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04 Dec Trading Tunes with Take Your Time




Take Your Time, a new and exciting project from Melbourne’s Angela Schilling and Lee Hannah, recently released a two track EP featuring ‘Sleep In‘ and ‘I Feel It Every Day‘ – two tracks that caught our attention in the huge year of music that 2016 has been.

‘Sleep In’ with it’s slight throw back to more mildly paced indie albums from the early to mid-2000s, brings back memories and sounds from Röyksopp‘s Melody A.M., Writer’s Block by Peter Bjorn and John and several other lesser known Swedish albums.

It’s a rather refreshing revival with a modern, and more dance orientated execution. Despite the track’s dreamy title, ‘Sleep In’ is deceptively spry with playful percussion and vocals bouncing back and forth. Being a fan of Lee Hannah’s work in the past, under the moniker The Townhouses, he has always had a good ear for sound combinations that prosper together.

Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with Take Your Time about their upcoming tour dates and they chose for us five songs to share with you that sing true to their namesake – finding the phrase ‘Take Your Time’ in their lyrics.

Sade – ‘Hang on to Your Love’

This one always gets kinda forgotten – being the single from Diamond Love that isn’t ‘Smooth Operator‘. I had only heard Sade really occasionally on the radio until I picked up this LP from Greensborough Savers for $2. I play it a lot, but it’s never really at home as my house mate always takes it out to DJ, which is fine with me because EVERY dance floor needs Sade.

The Lucksmiths – ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better’

The Lucksmiths were so special to me in high school – a band with Australian accents talking about the mundane things that I’d lost all interest in by that stage. They had an eye for seeing beauty in so many things we take for granted and the Staring at the Sky EP really is one of their strongest releases. I could go on for hours talking about them, because how could you not be sentimental about a band who taught you that it’s okay to be sentimental.

Grizzly Bear – ‘Two Weeks’

With an extremely creepy and beautiful video clip, this Grizzly Bear track is more outspoken than a lot of the earlier, more subtle tracks, but shows off their songwriting in an incredible manner. The juxtaposition of quick piano and synth stabs and slow melody is heart-stopping. I saw the tour for this album (Veckatimest) when it came to Melbourne at the Palais Theatre and I sat by myself crying for two hours or more – it was so inspiring. GB are an important part of my connection to contemporary music.

Kilo Kish – ‘Crosstown’

Kilo Kish is definitely a ‘someone’ if you’re into Alternative RnB, but this track was from her first release – the Homeschool EP – released independently in 2012. She was virtually an unknown then, and these tracks (although produced by some big names like Melo-X and The Internet) really show in their lo-fi nature and musical simplicity. Which, by the way, are what makes this EP so dreamy and compelling.

The Internet – ‘Go With It’

If I were going to sell my soul to the devil for a musical talent, it’d be for the ability to play bass lines like Patrick Paige from The Internet. I think these bass lines inform the way I brush my hair and what type of coffee I drink. This was the album of 2015 and is the future classic I’ll always turn to for inspiration on all levels.

 


 

T O U R D A T E S
1st Dec @ Penny Black, Melbourne w/ Evan Klar 3rd Dec – 7″ Launch @ Belleville, Melbourne
9th Dec – Supporting ‘Polographia’, Adelaide 15th Dec – Supporting ‘Polographia’, Melbourne @ The Gasometer Hotel

 


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01 Dec Trading Tunes with Amateur Dance


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska



Joseph Cookson A.K.A. Amateur Dance has been one of our favourite local electronic producers in Melbourne for a few years now. Last year he dropped the highly enjoyable It’s Really Something EP, and he’s followed it up this year with Love System, his debut EP on UK label Anjunadeep. Love System is even more refined, direct and confident than It’s Really Something, showcasing a producer in the midst of a productive, creative hot streak.

T R A C K L I S T
L O V E S Y S T E M
Dreamhack
Love System
You Give Me Butterflies
I Lost (Your) Touch

After you’ve enjoyed the new EP, take a nostalgic journey through Amateur Dance’s selections for his edition of Trading Tunes – a journey back in time of “songs to play off your Motorola Razor at the back of the bus.”

Darren Styles – ‘Takin’ Me Higher’

“It’s the summer holidays and you’ve got your feet up across four seats, chugging from a warm, flat two litre bottle of Coke while you incur hearing loss from the staccato rave stabs in this song traveling an entire millimetre out of your phone speaker and into your ear canal. Bliss.”

Sneaky Sound System – ‘Pictures (Tonite Only Remix)’

You have to take one of those two-hour Healesville to Epping bus rides and you’re just praying to the gods of Bluetooth that the 2007 Annual Ministry of Sound compilation successfully transferred from your mate’s phone in Textiles that afternoon so that you can listen to this absolute banger. You’re blessed and now you and your friends are free to sing the bassline and stay quiet during the chorus. The trip is saved.

ATB – ‘Ecstasy’

Your friend’s disconcertingly-older-than-the-rest-of-you brother puts this (incredible) track on from his Razr, cups the speaker in his hand to crank the volume and tells you about a few weekends ago when he took two white hearts at Viper Room and the DJ dropped this. It sounds kind of like a scary experience but you really like the song and you want to try it one day.

Washed Out – ‘Feel It All Around’

Some years have passed. You have an iPhone 3 but it still feels like a Razr at heart. You also have cooler friends now, both cooler than your old friends and cooler than you. One of them tells you to try out this song and you sacrifice a big chunk of your data allowance to be a part of something. It’s worth it, and as the sun flits through the trees into the bus windows in the leafy suburb of your new high school, you think this summer might be the one that you finally try wearing shorts.

Washed Out – ‘Feel It All Around’ (Again)

Your mates get off at their stop, you put it on again and pinch yourself.

 


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01 Dec Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (1/12/16)

Photo by Marcus Rimondini

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Coloured Clocks, Hyde, Swim Team, Consumer Watchdawgz, Hideous Towns, Quivers, Nabiiou$, These Guy, Martin King, Truly Holy and this week’s best new track by Sunset Dreams.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 60 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

spotifysoundcloud

60. Truly Holy – ‘One Thousand Years’

Uploaded: November 25th | Open with SoundCloud

59. Martin King – ‘Pepsi’

Uploaded: November 30th | Open with SoundCloud

58. DEN – ‘Inertia’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with YouTube

57. Lower Plenty – ‘All The Young Men’ | Uploaded: October 24th | Open with YouTube

56. These Guy – ‘Technical Jazz’

Uploaded: November 17th | Open with SoundCloud

55. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Downtown’ | Uploaded: October 30th | Open with YouTube

54. Hazel English – ‘Control’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

53. Redspencer – ‘Rainbows’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

52. Honest John – ‘Midweek Exotic’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

51. I Know Leopard – ‘Rather Be Lonely’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

50. Nabiiou$ – ‘Bape’

Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

49. Mio – ‘You’re Not That Nice Anyway’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Manu Crook$ ft. Miracle – ‘Blowin’ Up’ | Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

47. Flicker Vertigo – ‘Life In Bloom’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Lossless – Full Raichu (Corin – No Gronks Remix)’ | Uploaded: November 23rd | Open with YouTube

45. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

44. Gauci – ‘Hurry’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

43. PVT – ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ | Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with YouTube

42. Dan White – ‘Low Poly’ | Uploaded: November 6th | Open with SoundCloud

41. Pure Moods – ‘Dolphin Quest’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with YouTube

40. Quivers – ‘Chinatown’

Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Seagram Murals – ‘Albion’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

38. BV – ‘Up In The Flesh’ | Uploaded: October 29th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Kane Ikin – ‘Packet Loss’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Hazel English – ‘Make It Better’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Tyrøne – ‘Wait’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

34. Beyond Solutions – ‘Oxyacetylene’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Tkay Maidza – ‘Tennies’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

32. Sampa The Great – ‘Mona Lisa’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

31. Hideous Towns – ‘Natural Expression’

Uploaded: November 25th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Curves – ‘The Wedding’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Twelve Point Buck – ‘Home’ | Uploaded: November 14th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Lower Plenty – ‘Glory Rats’ | Uploaded: November 18th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Sam Weston – ‘Never Been In Love (Part II)’ | Uploaded: November 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

26. Consumer Watchdawgz – ‘Untitled 12″ (BSR010)’

Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Swim Team – ‘Are You Forgetting Something?’

Uploaded: November 28th | Open with YouTube

24. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Hyde – ‘Thunder Paint’

Uploaded: November 20th | Open with Bandcamp

22. Coloured Clocks – ‘The Hat Song’

Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

21. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

20. Sunset Dreams – ‘Mister Me’

Uploaded: November 29th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Tim Coggins – ‘Empty Suits’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Medicate Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

17. D.D Dumbo – ‘Oyster’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

16. Simona Castricum – ‘Nights Don’t Breathe’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

15. Arthur Miles – ‘Jessica’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Knight Ali – ‘God Complex’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Take Your Time – ‘Sleep In’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Christopher Port – ‘Sum 1 (‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ Edit)’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Good Morning – ‘Step Aside’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

10. Fantastic Man – ‘Galactic Ecstacy’ | Uploaded: November 12th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Curves – ‘Perfumery’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with Vimeo

8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Julie’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’ | Uploaded: November 10th | Open with YouTube

6. MM & Roy G – ‘Grass Is A Fairweather Friend’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Priestess’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with Bandcamp

4. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

3. Amateur Dance – ‘Dreamhack’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Roland Tings – ‘Eyes Closed’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Christopher Port – ‘My Love’ | Uploaded: November 8th | Open with SoundCloud

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23 Nov Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (24/11/16)

Photo by Clancy Walker

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Sam Weston, Lower Plenty, Corin, Gamirez, Sadults, Jack Grace and this week’s best new track by Roland Tings.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 60 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

spotifysoundcloud

60. Jack Grace – ‘All Lost’

Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

59. POPPONGENE – ‘Belgravey’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

58. Foreign/National – ‘Too Sentimental’ | Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

57. Lonelyspeck – ‘All My Skin on the Air’ | Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

56. Sadults – ‘Car Crash’

Uploaded: November 21st | Open with SoundCloud

55. LIF – ‘Swing Right Back’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

54. Gamirez – ‘Apex Part 2’

Uploaded: November 17th | Open with SoundCloud

53. DEN – ‘Inertia’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with YouTube

52. Lower Plenty – ‘All The Young Men’ | Uploaded: October 24th | Open with YouTube

51. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Downtown’ | Uploaded: October 30th | Open with YouTube

50. Hazel English – ‘Control’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

49. Redspencer – ‘Rainbows’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Honest John – ‘Midweek Exotic’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

47. I Know Leopard – ‘Rather Be Lonely’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Mio – ‘You’re Not That Nice Anyway’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

45. Manu Crook$ ft. Miracle – ‘Blowin’ Up’ | Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

44. Flicker Vertigo – ‘Life In Bloom’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

43. Lossless – Full Raichu (Corin – No Gronks Remix)’

Uploaded: November 23rd | Open with YouTube

42. NИLL – ‘In Unity’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

41. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Tornado Wallace – ‘Trance Encounters’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

39. Gauci – ‘Hurry’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

38. PVT – ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ | Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with YouTube

37. Dan White – ‘Low Poly’ | Uploaded: November 6th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Pure Moods – ‘Dolphin Quest’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with YouTube

35. Friendships – ‘0.0.0 (Eat Your Flesh)’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with YouTube

34. Seagram Murals – ‘Albion’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

33. BV – ‘Up In The Flesh’ | Uploaded: October 29th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Kane Ikin – ‘Packet Loss’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Hazel English – ‘Make It Better’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Tyrøne – ‘Wait’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

29. Beyond Solutions – ‘Oxyacetylene’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Tkay Maidza – ‘Tennies’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

27. Sampa The Great – ‘Mona Lisa’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

26. Curves – ‘The Wedding’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Twelve Point Buck – ‘Home’ | Uploaded: November 14th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Lower Plenty – ‘Glory Rats’

Uploaded: November 18th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Sam Weston – ‘Never Been In Love (Part II)’

Uploaded: November 22nd | Open with SoundCloud

22. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with YouTube

21. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

20. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

19. Tim Coggins – ‘Empty Suits’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Medicate Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

17. D.D Dumbo – ‘Oyster’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

16. Simona Castricum – ‘Nights Don’t Breathe’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

15. Arthur Miles – ‘Jessica’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Knight Ali – ‘God Complex’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Take Your Time – ‘Sleep In’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Christopher Port – ‘Sum 1 (‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ Edit)’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Good Morning – ‘Step Aside’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

10. Fantastic Man – ‘Galactic Ecstacy’ | Uploaded: November 12th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Curves – ‘Perfumery’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with Vimeo

8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Julie’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’ | Uploaded: November 10th | Open with YouTube

6. MM & Roy G – ‘Grass Is A Fairweather Friend’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Priestess’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with Bandcamp

4. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

3. Amateur Dance – ‘Dreamhack’ | Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Roland Tings – ‘Eyes Closed’

Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Christopher Port – ‘My Love’ | Uploaded: November 8th | Open with SoundCloud

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23 Nov Trading Tunes with A. Swayze and the Ghosts


A couple of months ago Hobart band A. Swayze and The Ghosts sent us one of the best Australian songs of the year, ‘Reciprocation‘. We still can’t get enough of the track two months later, making us eager for more music from the band.

They have some shows coming up early next year and a few unannounced festival slots, but before that they have sent us a Trading Tunes with one of the more eye-opening themes of the year.

Andrew: “Here are five possible sexual endeavours compared to five songs.”

 

The Party Couple: James Brown – ‘The Boss’

Sometimes you need a count-in to get your shit together and realise you’ve both got something you need to do…
“1, 2 (and) get down!”
And it’s on! You’re all in, immediately groovin’, jamming and laying it down because you know why? because you the motherfuckin’ BOSS!”.
But the, “WAIT A MINUTE! Surely the chorus is over by now?” – Is equal to – “oh shit, I am not gonna remember this in the morning and I need to be at work in an hour – at least I’ll still be high… maybe too high?”

The ‘Hurry, time is of the essence’: Black Flag – ‘Spray Paint’

You don’t have a second to spare – clothes get ripped, ornaments shattered, and you’re only half-hidden from the public eye – but it’s bloody liberating.
Raw, all or nothing, fuck thinking about dynamic, only explosive passion – Great!
But akin to the song, both can be ruined by your mother walking in to tell you to lower the volume.

The LSD: Pink Floyd – ‘Echoes’

On a subtle afternoon stroll through the garden of understanding – you may think of yourself as a disciple of universal awareness and even possibly become entwined with another ‘wanderer of space’. Like ‘Echoes‘, sex on acid is fucking long (supposing time is linear). Starts off dandy, but only to result in a bad trip. Yes, you could wait for the last section where everything feels nice again; but fuck it, go look at clouds or something.

The Marathon: Total Control – ‘Black Spring’

This track is no slow-burner, but like the ‘Marathon’, it creates a build up of comfortable intrigue and focus – delivered by repetition and great attention to dynamic layering. The layers are the positions that are slightly altered/added every so often, the voice is the guide. Mikey Young‘s constant riff alone keeps gearing you up for what may be following – which to me, is what ‘The Marathon’ is all about.

The Soloist: John Farnham – ‘Burn For You’

I don’t feel I need to justify this…

 


 

T O U R D A T E S
1st Jan – Falls Festival Marion Bay, Tasmamia 10th March – A Festival Called Panama

 


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16 Nov Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (17/11/16)

Photo by Marcus Rimondini

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fantastic Man, Twelve Point Buck, Pure Moods, LIF, Black Springs and this week’s best new track by Amateur Dance.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 60 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

spotifysoundcloud

60. Black Springs – ‘Slinky Day’

Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

59. Body Type – ‘264’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

58. POPPONGENE – ‘Belgravey’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

57. Foreign/National – ‘Too Sentimental’ | Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

56. Lonelyspeck – ‘All My Skin on the Air’ | Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

55. LIF – ‘Swing Right Back’

Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

54. DEN – ‘Inertia’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with YouTube

53. Lower Plenty – ‘All The Young Men’ | Uploaded: October 24th | Open with YouTube

52. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Downtown’ | Uploaded: October 30th | Open with YouTube

51. Hazel English – ‘Control’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

50. Redspencer – ‘Rainbows’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

49. Honest John – ‘Midweek Exotic’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

48. I Know Leopard – ‘Rather Be Lonely’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Mio – ‘You’re Not That Nice Anyway’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Manu Crook$ ft. Miracle – ‘Blowin’ Up’ | Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

45. Flicker Vertigo – ‘Life In Bloom’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

44. NИLL – ‘In Unity’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

43. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

42. Tornado Wallace – ‘Trance Encounters’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

41. Gauci – ‘Hurry’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

40. PVT – ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’ | Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with YouTube

39. Dan White – ‘Low Poly’ | Uploaded: November 6th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Pure Moods – ‘Dolphin Quest’

Uploaded: November 15th | Open with YouTube

37. Friendships – ‘0.0.0 (Eat Your Flesh)’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with YouTube

36. Heart Beach – ‘Brittle’ | Uploaded: September 19th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Seagram Murals – ‘Albion’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

34. BV – ‘Up In The Flesh’ | Uploaded: October 29th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Kane Ikin – ‘Packet Loss’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Hazel English – ‘Make It Better’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Tyrøne – ‘Wait’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

30. Donny Benét – ‘Working Out’ | Uploaded: September 20th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Beyond Solutions – ‘Oxyacetylene’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Tkay Maidza – ‘Tennies’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

27. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Sampa The Great – ‘Mona Lisa’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

25. Curves – ‘The Wedding’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Twelve Point Buck – ‘Home’

Uploaded: November 14th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with YouTube

22. Good Boy – ‘S.O.G.K.’ | Uploaded: September 20th | Open with YouTube

21. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

20. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

19. Tim Coggins – ‘Empty Suits’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Medicate Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

17. D.D Dumbo – ‘Oyster’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

16. Simona Castricum – ‘Nights Don’t Breathe’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

15. Arthur Miles – ‘Jessica’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Knight Ali – ‘God Complex’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

13. Take Your Time – ‘Sleep In’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Christopher Port – ‘Sum 1 (‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ Edit)’ | Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Good Morning – ‘Step Aside’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

10. Fantastic Man – ‘Galactic Ecstacy’

Uploaded: November 12th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Curves – ‘Perfumery’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with Vimeo

8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Julie’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’

Uploaded: November 10th | Open with YouTube

6. MM & Roy G – ‘Grass Is A Fairweather Friend’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’ | Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with YouTube

4. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Priestess’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with Bandcamp

3. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

2. Amateur Dance – ‘Dreamhack’

Uploaded: November 15th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Christopher Port – ‘My Love’ | Uploaded: November 8th | Open with SoundCloud

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15 Nov Overcoming Writer’s Block – An Interview with Planète


Words by Marcus Rimondini // Photos by Nikki Williams


Dion Tartaglione aka Planète has slowly emerged from the electronic scene in Melbourne over the past four years. Sitting somewhere between a live act and club DJ, he’s carved out his own dynamic, an intriguing and important niche in Australia. His lengthy periods between releases have served as a teaser for a lot people, considering he’s about as highly critically respected as they come in this country.

We recently sat down with him at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood, Melbourne, to find out why it takes so long for him to release music. We also dived into how he joined Good Manners, the direction shift between ‘Altair‘ and ‘Nightcrawler‘ and why he’s looking to make the move to Europe next year.

Marcus Rimondini: Where did you grow up?

Planète: As a child I grew up in Parkville, and then moved to Williamstown as an early teen, went to school in the Western suburbs, started learning guitar at 14, lessons and bands up until I was about 19 or 20 years old with a couple mates. Then I introduced myself to electronic music at that age. I was also playing in a band with Brooke Addamo, in Owl Eyes.

How did that come about?

Through mutual friends. She grew up where a lot of my mates went to school. We learnt that we were both in music, we went to a few gigs together, we hung out, and basically she was reforming a band and needed a bass player. So I stepped in and played bass for about two or three years. At the same time, I had sort’ve started Planète. Then she went off to do more gigs with Flight Facilities and I started with Good Manners. It was a seamless transition to where I am now.

 

Did you study music?

Just guitar lesson for a couple years, when I was about 16 I stopped. So I’ve got very basic theory, but I learnt more about music from producing and sort of mucking around, playing around. Also learning keyboard, I was never trained, I never did piano or anything. I feel lot more at ease on the keyboard than I do on the guitar now. Which is a bit funny.

Do you ever bring the bass guitar back in while recording Planète?

I did at one point, but I wasn’t into the tone. I felt like I was more into synthetic bass, sub bass, more analog tones. But definitely, learning to play bass has been a huge thing in my learning with like bass arrangement. Prior to ‘Altair‘, tracks like ‘Felix‘ and such are very bass driven – I think I was doing it subconsciously without evening noticing. The bass guitar is now just in my case at home still *laughs*.

How did the whole Good Manners thing happen?

I remember doing a gig at STEP with Rat & Co on that night at The Toff. From there I was introduced to Huw Nolan, and then he started following my stuff, I think about that time he booked me to play at LUCIANBLOMKAMP‘s Post Nature launch with Emerse as well. That’s how I met Emerse. That was just prior to Paradise Music Festival 2014, where Huw saw me play and after then he was like “hey mate, we really want to have you on board with Good Manners”. I was pretty stoked, because of the roster.

Had anyone else approached you at that point?

There were a few people that did, close to round that time as well, but for me I wasn’t sure if I was ready for it then, plus I really wanted to be with the Good Manners guys. I waited it out at that point, it’s always good to wait in some things, not all things, and it turned out I went on board with the Good Manners guys.

Was ‘Altair’ released to signal a slight change in sound?

Definitely. Coming out of the two track with ‘Helix‘ and ‘Två Fontäner‘, I really wanted to do something that was more club orientated, but really percussive driven. It really took me a while to fine tune ‘Altair’, because when I go back and look at it all, there’s so much tuning of like sampled Kalimba, Kalimba from my mate’s studio, and also like things in the kitchen on my iPhone as well *laughs*. And I just tuned it all, it took me ages to find something that kind of works. It was really complex at one stage, then I brought it down and it was too simple, then I sort of found a middle ground. I really wanted to explore that jangly thing going from there.

How were you playing the song live?

Because it was really percussive focused, I had a launch pad set up, and all 64 buttons were all one shot triggers of all the kitchen sounds, then 16 were tuned to Kalimba as well, and now I’ve completely taken that out. I’ve now got other bits of gear in there, there’s still a bit of jangly percussion feedback stuff happening, but it’s more focused on the bass, the arrangement and the dynamics.

 

You mentioned to Jason Moore on Triple R that you wanted to simplify your sound?

Coming into ‘Nightcrawler’ I wanted to simply the production so it sounds more placed than accidental. A lot of the stuff in ‘Altair’ was accidental. So I wanted to establish myself at being better, cleaner in some production, and not just rely on busyness and a huge bass *laughs*. I wanted you to hear like the synths and they carry. The drum beats are intricate, but they carry also. Just fine tuning the production techniques and skills I’ve gotten away with. Have more confidence in stuff that’s drier, and instead of having like four or five things going on, it’s just one.

Was ‘Nightcrawler’ intended to be part of an EP?

It’s just an individual track, it had the intention of an EP, and I have other tracks that I wanted to pair with it, but I feel like the model of putting out a one track is going to be better for me until I have an EP that I think will really pop. The EP won’t be all feature tracks, the whole EP should sound as one, but that’s really tricky and that’s what I want to nail with the production stuff – get it really tight and then be ready to do an EP.

I think in the meantime I want to get some things out of the system. in terms of types of tracks, like a heavy techno track or just a really kind of 12-minute background track, that’s just really repetitive. Then once I get those tracks out of my system or feel I can convey those tracks well, then focus on an EP that’s got a bit more depth, bit more instrumentation, actual piano, actual strings, and all of that. It’s going to take time to number one, arrange it, number two, record it and stuff. I want to put effort into a final EP.

Did the clubbing influence come from here or overseas?

It came from here. It came from going out and also starting to do DJ gigs as well. That got me more into club music, that’s not very like eccentric. It definitely gave me more of an appreciation for very simple tracks that someone’s made with just a drum machine, bass synth and that’s it. Very simple and everything you hear is what you get and there’s not much thought into it, it’s just a jam.

I like that simplicity. That’s what I want to do, more so. I think getting into the club music sort of realm, because I didn’t really get introduced to it. I sort of got introduced to it, but I didn’t like it, I had to really dive in and find the artists that I like, DJs that I like. Even then I won’t make a track [influenced] by a DJ that I aspire to. ‘Nightcrawler’ is on the edge [of that], if I went any closer to club then… I don’t want to be sort of pigeonholed to that’s all I do. I tend to teeter on the edge and then come back a bit.

Which artists did you find?

I definitely like a lot of Midland‘s production and mixes, I like Max Graef and all those guys, like Glenn Astro.

What else have you been doing this past year?

I moved to a new place in Footscray, and that’s changed my whole creative process. Who I’m sort of talking too, where I’m situated, and I guess just what I’m doing in a different home environment. I’m learning a lot more about gardening and water culture. That’s because that’s what my housemates do. They’re into that and I love it. It’s so interesting, I’ve learnt so much about different strands of Broccoli, like if you can’t learn anything, how are you supposed to output anything new. I’ve also just been doing normal work, just my day to day kind of thing, just to get by.

Also between the period of ‘Altair’ and ‘Nightcrawler’, that’s when all of this happened, that move. It took me a while to get my setup and environment to a point where it was nature, where I feel like I could sit down and do something. Then once I did that, I hit a writer’s block for about three months and was really stressed out. Really anxious, and I spoke to as many people and everyone about it. I spoke to producer friends, the Good Manners guys, mum and dad, close friends. From there, I think it was only a couple months ago, where I felt like I come out of that.

 

Do you know what was creating the writer’s block?

No, I’m not sure. I think it was less trying to do it like ‘Altair’ and more trying to do it like ‘Nightcrawler’. Going for that less is more approach, doing things that you’re not comfortable doing and sticking with it, learning new things to get out of old ways. Especially with just general learning and then with production as well. I’ve turned my whole setup upside down. Everything that I play with live, I use to record with. So in the past, I’d go to my laptop, I’d have some shitty recordings or some recordings on my phone, and I would just put them in and sample them, or sample from where ever. But now I use the little bits of gear that I have, and I’d have really simple sounds, simple processes, and just running with it. I think that is a key thing that I saw and read about with writer’s block, having limitations, because if you’re sitting at a computer, you could just go forever into the ether. You could be tuning something for ages and it doesn’t get you anywhere. But if you sort of go “hey, that’s the hi-hat sound done” bang, that’s it, don’t finesse for 15 minutes over it. That mindset going forward was how I got things done and got out of it.

As for what created the writer’s block? I don’t know, I guess it was just finishing tracks or making tracks that didn’t really hit the mark, that didn’t feel like a step up from ‘Altair’. Like I felt like I produced a really great track – if I listen to it now, I’m happy with it, with just how it flows and everything. But everything I was doing was just a bit slapdash, it didn’t really cut the mustard *laughs*. Then it just spiralled into a nothingness for ages.

Where else do you get your sounds from?

I’ve sampled sounds from like records, I guess, cassettes, like hip-hop stuff that I heard on the radio and crunched it in. Then play the synth parts, and then the piano and stuff I sampled from recordings as well. All at home, no external stuff, all sampling. Which is something I want to move away from a little bit or at least record stuff to re-sample. I want to be doing my own thing.

Did you think about bringing in guest musicians?

Prior to it, no, but moving forward, yes that’s what I’m going to do 100%. It’s almost like the best thing and the worst thing, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I think with getting tracks out, it’s always good to get peer review, show people who are musicians, people who aren’t musicians, and with ‘Nightcrawler’ I did do that. I want to collaborate moving forward and have the credit split, just because moving creatively, I want to build on what I’m doing. And I think because I was in a bit of writer’s block, I didn’t want to go to a session with someone and be like “hey, I’ve done nothing for six months, lets write a track” *laughs*. It’s not really convincing. Now I feel like I’m on the brink of making something different all the time, let’s do a collaboration.

I used to show a lot more of my friends what I’ve been working on and I’ve cut that down. I only show, sometimes my housemates because they’re listening to it. I always show my mum, she’s a really good indication. Sometimes I really like her feedback, sometimes I think it’s crap, but it’s good.

It’s good, because you want their view that’s a little further back.

Exactly. She’s not in the scene (I hope *laughs*), she listens to whatever and she’s got a really good taste in music. That’s probably where I get my attention for different things, from her. If she likes something, I’ll be 50/50 on it, because maybe it’s really lame or maybe it’s really good. But if she hates something, well then I think, well I think it’s good. But I always take that into consideration.
She makes me refine things better. Then when I show her the next step, then it’s like “hey, I like this better, I think what we’ve spoke about works, good on yah”. *laughs* I don’t know if she likes it, but I like to show her.

When you play live, is it all tracks that are released? How do you construct your set?

I’ve got a couple tracks that are not released. They’re just tracks that I like to play, they sort of work in the set. One is a new track, that I’ve only just written and finished. Then there’s ‘Altair’ which I’ve changed a lot. I’ve simplified it a lot. ‘Helix’ as well, I’ve taken and snapped loops in there, and ‘Visions’ as well, I’ve sort of like snapped in to small loops, I’m not playing the whole song, just playing parts. So there’s a bit of a mix. It’s about half and half. About four songs that are out, and four songs that aren’t. In that, ‘Altair’ doesn’t even sound the same, well it sounds the same, but it’s de-tuned, so it’s really clunky sounding *laughs*. ‘Nightcrawler’ sounds the most like the actual recording. Usually making the set an hour long.

 

Do you just test run this all at home?

Yeah I do. I didn’t do it for this show, which I always do for every other show. For this one I was practicing just doing the show, because I [am using] bits of different gear. I’m almost liking that I haven’t practiced all the transitions, so there will be parts between songs where it might go for a bit longer. So it will be a bit more genuine, and it makes me stay on my toes.

The last gig that I did, I compiled the live set all on the day, I was like, I’ll just drag everything in and quickly chop it all up, make like a few simple drum tracks or whatever, and it was the most fun I’ve ever had. Having a live set that could completely fall to the ground, that could be crappy or chaos, has given me the most thrill. Because if I have tracks that I know are going to be sweet for eight minutes, then I’m just standing here, feels really boring, so it’s now a bit more on the edge. If people don’t like it, great. If people like it, great *laughs*. Because I’m just going to have fun.

Do you have travel plans for next year?

Yes, personally and yes for music. I really want to get my Italian citizenship, so I can move there and live there and be based in Europe, that would be amazing if it happens soon.

And make some Italo Disco?

*Laughs* Yeah probably that might happen, who knows, I might get there and be completely immersed in it. But I think the plan is to put out a whole bunch of tracks at the start of next year, that’ll give me a little bit of weight, for a European thing. who knows, it’s in the plan, I definitely want to do it, whether I just go overseas or do music at the same time, who knows. It’ll be based upon when I do go, and what I have ready by the start of next year. So I’m writing as much as I can by December 31st *laughs*, then the first day of January, here’s the plan, boom boom boom boom.

Anywhere in particular you want to travel to?

I’m sort of happy to go everywhere. I have mates living in the UK, which it would be great to play some shows there, hang out with them as well. Germany would be great also, but then I really want to get immersed in the scenes of like Italy or Denmark, or in Switzerland, or France or wherever, or Spain as well. I just want to have an open mind to everywhere, and not sort of be like “hey, I already know this is a cultural hotspot for electronic music”, you know maybe it’s in Belgium now for me, who knows, I don’t know. I obviously want to go to the big ones, definitely want to go to like Berlin and the UK.

If I go to Italy, I’ll go with the intention of writing music at the same time, if I can tee-up little things whilst I’m there, just to like keep it afloat, great. But it’s a bit too hard to say without being there, I just want to throw myself in the deep end. If that doesn’t happen, then I really want to make sure that what I’m doing in Australia and Melbourne is ticking all the right boxes, playing everything I want to play. I guess we will just see at the start of next year.

 


 

T O U R D A T E S
Nov 18th – The Wildlands, Strawberry Fields Festival Nov 19th – State Library of Victoria, MMW Closing Party x Good Manners
Nov 25-27th – Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Paradise Music Festival

 


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10 Nov Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (10/11/16)

Photo by Marcus Rimondini

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Harvey Sutherland, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Curves, Tyrøne, Dan White, PVT, Mio, Lonelyspeck, Body Type and this week’s best new track by Christopher Port.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 60 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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60. Body Type – ‘264’

Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

59. POPPONGENE – ‘Belgravey’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

58. Liahona – ‘Kiss Your Favourite Part Of Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

57. Foreign/National – ‘Too Sentimental’ | Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

56. Lonelyspeck – ‘All My Skin on the Air’

Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

55. DEN – ‘Inertia’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with YouTube

54. Lower Plenty – ‘All The Young Men’ | Uploaded: October 24th | Open with YouTube

53. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Downtown’ | Uploaded: October 30th | Open with YouTube

52. Hazel English – ‘Control’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

51. Redspencer – ‘Rainbows’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

50. Betty & Oswald – ‘Stuck In The City’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

49. Honest John – ‘Midweek Exotic’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

48. I Know Leopard – ‘Rather Be Lonely’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Mio – ‘You’re Not That Nice Anyway’

Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with SoundCloud

45. The Goon Sax – ‘Sweaty Hands’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with YouTube

44. Manu Crook$ ft. Miracle – ‘Blowin’ Up’ | Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

43. Flicker Vertigo – ‘Life In Bloom’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

42. NИLL – ‘In Unity’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

41. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

40. Tornado Wallace – ‘Trance Encounters’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

39. Gauci – ‘Hurry’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Gamirez – ‘India Love’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

37. PVT – ‘Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend’

Uploaded: November 3rd | Open with YouTube

36. Broken Mountain – ‘Earthquake’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Dan White – ‘Low Poly’

Uploaded: November 6th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Friendships – ‘0.0.0 (Eat Your Flesh)’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with YouTube

33. Heart Beach – ‘Brittle’ | Uploaded: September 19th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Seagram Murals – ‘Albion’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

31. BV – ‘Up In The Flesh’ | Uploaded: October 29th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Kane Ikin – ‘Packet Loss’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Hazel English – ‘Make It Better’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Tyrøne – ‘Wait’

Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

27. Donny Benét – ‘Working Out’ | Uploaded: September 20th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Beyond Solutions – ‘Oxyacetylene’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Tkay Maidza – ‘Tennies’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

24. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Sampa The Great – ‘Mona Lisa’ | Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

22. Curves – ‘The Wedding’

Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with YouTube

20. Good Boy – ‘S.O.G.K.’ | Uploaded: September 20th | Open with YouTube

19. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

18. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

17. Tim Coggins – ‘Empty Suits’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Medicate Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

15. D.D Dumbo – ‘Oyster’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

14. Simona Castricum – ‘Nights Don’t Breathe’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

13. Arthur Miles – ‘Jessica’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Knight Ali – ‘God Complex’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

11. Take Your Time – ‘Sleep In’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Christopher Port – ‘Sum 1 (‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ Edit)’

Uploaded: November 9th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Good Morning – ‘Step Aside’ | Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

8. Curves – ‘Perfumery’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with Vimeo

7. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Julie’s Place’

Uploaded: October 15th | Open with SoundCloud

6. MM & Roy G – ‘Grass Is A Fairweather Friend’ | Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

5. Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’ | Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with YouTube

4. Harvey Sutherland – ‘Bravado’

Uploaded: October 10th | Open with Spotify

3. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

2. A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

1. Christopher Port – ‘My Love’

Uploaded: November 8th | Open with SoundCloud

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06 Nov Trading Tunes with Pillow Pro


Photo by Dominique Elliott


Sophie and Christobel, who make up the dreamy alt-pop Melbourne duo Pillow Pro, are finally coming out of a recording hibernation to play a bunch of shows this month. Which is double good news, because that also means new material is on its way, after the first round of releases ‘Beyond The Rave,‘ ‘Juice Hoops‘ and ‘Deadbeat‘ all displayed signs of a sound they’re beginning to carve out for themselves. A sound that can be traced back to recent groups such as Puro Instinct, Nite Jewel or Blouse—but Pillow Pro already hold their own amongst those names.

To get a sense of their inspirations and perhaps the direction of the upcoming releases, Pillow Pro have sent us their choices for Trading Tunes:

“We chose to focus our five tracks on duo’s because, being a duo ourselves, we think they’re special.”

 

Holysix – Dance all Night ‘

The band Holysix, based in Berlin, is the result of the solo artists V (soon to release her second album entitled So Pure) and Meddicine, coming together to create a powerful sound of glammed-out synth pop. The depth and power of V’s voice creates a contrast with the lighter timbre of Meddicine’s vocals, and makes for a very dynamic dance track. Plus, the matching jumpsuits in this video are amazing.

Habits – ‘Reverend Mother’

Habits, of course! Their live shows are so engaging and invigorating and if you’ve never seen them, you’re missing out. We chose ‘Reverend Mother‘, because it’s somehow both completely soul destroying and danceable at the same time. Fat bass and screeching synth lines—it’s almost animalistic. The video is bursting with femme-strength and power, and features an abundance of talented Melbourne babes. The video was directed by the incredible Lara Kose, who also directed our latest video premiering later this month!

Madboots – ‘Thanx For Tha Tranx’

Madboots are a rapping sister duo who collaborate with DJ Returnagain and producer/hype guy Hayato (Madgif). They rap about Brizzy life, in particular Dutton Park (where they grew up), and QLD beaches. They make chill music and this track is one of their chillest – makes us feel like we’re listening to Bone Thugs n Harmony while on valium in a warm bath.

Tommy Genesis ft. Abra – ‘Hair Like Water Wavy Like The Sea’

Okay, the next two are not technically a duo (and kinda neither was the last) but we’re gonna do what we want, ’cause we can. Tommy Genesis and Abra—what a god damn dream team. This song is one of our favourites and the whole thing was produced by Tommy Genesis herself.

Klein – ‘Reflections’

This is our wildcard, London based solo artist Klein with ‘Reflections‘.
We wanted to include it, because of the collaboration between her and London film maker Eve Mahoney. Klein’s style is quite experimental and minimal. Repetitive pitch bends and spacious, poetic vocals create a feeling of uneasiness whilst being strangely comforting. Maybe it’s the pairing of Eve’s aesthetically intuitive visuals that does this. This is an older track of Klein’s and work of Eve’s, and we highly recommend checking them both out.

 


 

T O U R D A T E S
7th Nov – Monday night Mass @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne w/ Jonny Telafone, Makeda & Saint Saunas 12th Nov – DJ Set at Unicorns Party @ Rubix Warehouse, Melbourne w/ Infinity Blade, Jlaw, Gay Cliche
17th Nov – Melbourne Music week, RRR live broadcast @ The State Library 19th Nov – Melbourne Music Week, Music in motion @ Hugs n Kisses, w/ En. V, Geryon & Slow Job
20th Nov – Grace Darling, Melbourne w/ Lucy Cliche (ambient set) and Still Works

 


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02 Nov Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (3/11/16)

Photo by Nikki Williams

This is our updated weekly playlist of the best new Australian music released within the past two months. This week we have new entries from Good Morning, Take Your Time, Knight Ali, Sampa The Great, Tkay Maidza, BV, Gabriella Cohen, Pure Moods, Nolan House, CDAD and this week’s best new track by MM & Roy G.

We have an Openwhyd player, where you can listen to all 60 songs in the playlist resourced from YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify. As always, we also have an updated SoundCloud playlist, a Spotify playlist, and our full guide below.

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60. CDAD – ‘Cleaning The Elephant’

Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

59. Nolan House – ‘Full Being’

Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

58. Corin – ‘Void’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

57. Pure Moods – ‘From My Pocket’

Uploaded: October 27th | Open with SoundCloud

56. POPPONGENE – ‘Belgravey’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

55. Liahona – ‘Kiss Your Favourite Part Of Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with SoundCloud

54. Foreign/National – ‘Too Sentimental’ | Uploaded: October 17th | Open with SoundCloud

53. DEN – ‘Inertia’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with YouTube

52. Lower Plenty – ‘All The Young Men’ | Uploaded: October 24th | Open with YouTube

51. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Downtown’

Uploaded: October 30th | Open with YouTube

50. Hazel English – ‘Control’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with YouTube

49. Redspencer – ‘Rainbows’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

48. Sam Weston – ‘Don’t Save Face (Extended Edit)’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

47. Betty & Oswald – ‘Stuck In The City’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

46. Honest John – ‘Midweek Exotic’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

45. I Know Leopard – ‘Rather Be Lonely’ | Uploaded: October 20th | Open with SoundCloud

44. Seekae – ‘Turbine Blue’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with SoundCloud

43. Suiix – ‘Pacific Dreamer’ | Uploaded: September 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

42. The Goon Sax – ‘Sweaty Hands’ | Uploaded: September 16th | Open with YouTube

41. Manu Crook$ ft. Miracle – ‘Blowin’ Up’ | Uploaded: October 13th | Open with YouTube

40. Flicker Vertigo – ‘Life In Bloom’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Tree & Ray – ‘Beyond Body’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with SoundCloud

38. NИLL – ‘In Unity’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

37. Broadway Sounds – ‘Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting’ | Uploaded: October 10th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Tornado Wallace – ‘Trance Encounters’ | Uploaded: September 30th | Open with YouTube

35. Gauci – ‘Hurry’ | Uploaded: October 18th | Open with SoundCloud

34. Gamirez – ‘India Love’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Broken Mountain – ‘Earthquake’ | Uploaded: September 12th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Friendships – ‘0.0.0 (Eat Your Flesh)’ | Uploaded: September 29th | Open with YouTube

31. Heart Beach – ‘Brittle’ | Uploaded: September 19th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Seagram Murals – ‘Albion’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

29. BV – ‘Up In The Flesh’

Uploaded: October 29th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Kane Ikin – ‘Packet Loss’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Hazel English – ‘Make It Better’ | Uploaded: October 26th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Donny Benét – ‘Working Out’ | Uploaded: September 20th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Gold Class – ‘Kids On Fire’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

24. Beyond Solutions – ‘Oxyacetylene’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Tkay Maidza – ‘Tennies’

Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with SoundCloud

22. Tram Cops – ‘Bb Jesus’ | Uploaded: September 18th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Sampa The Great – ‘Mona Lisa’

Uploaded: November 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

20. Planète – ‘Nightcrawler’ | Uploaded: September 28th | Open with YouTube

19. Good Boy – ‘S.O.G.K.’ | Uploaded: September 20th | Open with YouTube

18. Kwame – ‘I Get It’ | Uploaded: October 5th | Open with SoundCloud

17. West Suburban Shrine Club – ‘Motorbike Warrior’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

16. Tim Coggins – ‘Empty Suits’ | Uploaded: October 19th | Open with SoundCloud

15. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Medicate Me’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

14. D.D Dumbo – ‘Oyster’ | Uploaded: October 7th | Open with Spotify

13. Simona Castricum – ‘Nights Don’t Breathe’ | Uploaded: October 3rd | Open with YouTube

12. Arthur Miles – ‘Jessica’s Place’ | Uploaded: October 25th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Knight Ali – ‘God Complex’

Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

10. Take Your Time – ‘Sleep In’

Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Good Morning – ‘Step Aside’

Uploaded: November 1st | Open with SoundCloud

8. Curves – ‘Perfumery’ | Uploaded: October 23rd | Open with Vimeo

7. MM & Roy G – ‘Grass Is A Fairweather Friend’

Uploaded: October 28th | Open with SoundCloud

6. Friendships – ‘The Roof’ | Uploaded: September 4th | Open with YouTube

5. Jaala – ‘Junior Spirit’ | Uploaded: September 23rd | Open with YouTube

4. Julia Jacklin – ‘Hay Plain’ | Uploaded: October 1st | Open with SoundCloud

3. A. Swayze and the Ghosts – ‘Reciprocation’ | Uploaded: September 14th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – ‘Distant Sky’ | Uploaded: September 9th | Open with YouTube

1. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Bush’ | Uploaded: September 8th | Open with YouTube

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