MOSSY GENERAL SHOT 2

08 May Trading Tunes with MOSSY

MOSSY is one of I OH YOU‘s (Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays, City Calm Down etc) latest signings. The Sydney musician caught our attention a couple months ago with the space-pop single ‘Electric Chair‘. His second single ‘Ginsberg‘ came out last month ahead of his upcoming self-titled debut EP.

It’s still early days for MOSSY, but his debut EP already displays his fability to be a subtly, intelligent songwriter with an interesting personality worth following in the future. Expect to hear more of his name as this year progresses. Before he plays his first official show later this month, he has sent us his choices for Trading Tunes.

MOSSY tour dates:
Friday 27th May – The Oxford Circus in Sydney. Entry is free.

MOSSY – MOSSY  track-list (out May 13th).
1. Electric Chair
2. Shipping Yard
3. Spa (Interlude)
4. Waterfall
5. Ginsberg

Below is a statement from MOSSY about his choices.

“The title of this selection of songs is ‘What Is Life’. It is made up of instrumental tracks with varying moods, tones and colours. There is no set genre. I chose instrumental tracks on this occasion to avoid any sense of prescribed meaning or direction. Music without words is limitless in its potential to move the listener. In particular, Acker Bilk‘s ‘Stranger On The Shore‘ is one of my favourite pieces of music of all time. It was my Grandma’s favourite song and was introduced to me at an early age. ‘An Ending (Ascent)‘ by Brian Eno destroys me every time. I saw it used in a brilliant production of Anton Chekhov‘s play Three Sisters, where the actors would walk in slow motion for up to 15 minutes on the periphery of the stage, before entering the light. The music added so much weight to the performance and it’s always stuck with me.”


Philip Glass, Bruce Brubaker – ‘Opening’


Acker Bilk – ‘Stranger On The Shore’


Miles Davis, Gil Evans – ‘My Ship’


Brian Eno – ‘An Ending (Ascent)’


Piero Piccioni – ‘This is Life’

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05 May Ripe’s Australian Chart (5/5/16)


Photography by Sarah Chavdaroska

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly list of the best new music released by Australian artists in the past two months. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got 50 tracks listed every week.

We start this week in Melbourne with ‘Paraphobia‘ by Ʌbelard at #44. ‘Paraphobia’ continues his mastering of glitter-wave as he calls it. If you dig Ford & Lopatin or just want to hear a modern version of your favourite childhood T.V. show theme song, check out Ʌbelard. Next at #43 we stay in Melbourne for ‘Do It Girl‘ by Poppongene. Poppongene is Sophie Treloar; a secondary singer in Sunbeam Sound Machine and both projects share a similar psych, dream-pop atmosphere. If you’re a fan of Memoryhouse or a fan of anything these two guys touch; Simon Lam (mixing) and Mikey Young (mastering), then you’ll be curious about ‘Do It Girl’.

Christopher Port keeps us in Melbourne at #23 with ‘Bump‘ off his upcoming Vetement EP out July 15th. Christopher Port co-produced ‘Clouds & Rain‘ by ‘BUOY‘, which debuted in the chart last week and now we have ‘Bump’ showcasing his sharp production chops. I’m hearing a strong DJ Rashad influence with the footwork rhythms. You can catch him on the 14th of May supporting Kllo at The Toff In Town in Melbourne. At #21 we have another artist from the always reliable label Solitaire Recordings, by the name of Wabz and the track is called ‘Shadow‘. It’s track four on his latest five track EP titled Sleep Less. The EP overall works better as a whole entity, but the slick, pulsating layering in ‘Shadow’, will likely catch your attention the most of all five tracks.

However the most intriguing new track this week is ‘Tap Tap Collapse‘ by Kane Ikin in Melbourne. Kane Ikin brings an experimental approach to the Melbourne electronic scene, making music better suited for dark movies or gallery exhibitions, than for dancing. ‘Tap Tap Collapse’ features on his latest album Modern Pressure and it contains traces of artists such as Clark, Ben Frost and Actress. You’ll need a pair of quality speakers to feel the full effect of the unsettling bass and jarring highs, throbbing inside ‘Tap Tap Collapse’.


50. Ara Koufax – ‘Infrared’

Uploaded: April 5th | Last Week: #48


49. Cool Sounds – ‘In Blue Skies’

Uploaded: March 17th | Last Week: #46


48. Nasty Mars – ‘Sundaynight’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #45


47. Dro Carey – ‘Grow Lithe’

Uploaded: April 7th | Last Week: #44


46. Zone Out – ‘Breakdown’

Uploaded: April 20th | Last Week: #43


45. Au Dré – ‘Wanna Know?’

Uploaded: April 7th | Last Week: #42


44. Ʌbelard – ‘Paraphobia’

Uploaded: May 1st


43. POPPONGENE- ‘Do It Girl’

Uploaded: April 5th


42. Nutrition – ‘Samba’

Uploaded: April 20th | Last Week: #41


41. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Milo Tin’

Uploaded: March 13th | Last Week: #40


40. The Good Sports – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #39


39. The Murlocs – ‘Young Blindness’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #38


38. Mall Grab – ‘Father’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #37


37. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #36


36. Luis CL – ‘Joy’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #35


35. Mic Mills and Furious Frank – ‘Bess Is On Acid’

Uploaded: April 22nd | Last Week: #34


34. Gregor – ‘Remorse’

Uploaded: March 29th | Last Week: #33


33. Foreign/National – ‘Tristesse’

Uploaded: April 8th | Last Week: #32


32. Contrast – ‘Livewire’

Uploaded: February 21st | Last Week: #31


31. S M Jenkins – ‘Boulder Valley’

Uploaded: April 10th | Last Week: #30


30. Ciggie Witch – ‘Walking The Tracks’

Uploaded: April 18th | Last Week: #29


29. Crepes – ‘Hidden Star’

Uploaded: April 3rd | Last Week: #28


28. Smile – ‘Central Business Dickheads’

Uploaded: March 29th | Last Week: #27


27. Dan White – ‘Ghost Train’

Uploaded: April 18th | Last Week: #26


26. Hideous Towns – ‘Don’t Forget’

Uploaded: April 21st | Last Week: #25


25. Broadway Sounds – ‘Exclusive Love / Digital Influence’

Uploaded: March 23rd | Last Week: #24


24. Dannika – ‘Next To You’

Uploaded: April 11th | Last Week: #22


23. Christopher Port – ‘Bump’

Uploaded: May 4th


22. Cools Sounds – ‘Shake’

Uploaded: April 26th | Last Week: #21


21. Wabz – ‘Shadow’

Uploaded: April 26th


20. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #20


19. The Goon Sax – ‘Icecream (On My Own)’

Uploaded: March 10th | Last Week: #19


18. Cable Ties – ‘Same for Me’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #18


17. Buoy – ‘Clouds & Rain’

Uploaded: April 26th | Last Week: #17


16. Chelsea Bleach – ‘Public Safety’

Uploaded: April 22nd | Last Week: #16


15. Gold Class – ‘Standing At The Fault’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #15


14. Major Leagues – ‘Get Lost’

Uploaded: April 8th | Last Week: #14


13. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #13


12. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #12


11. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Underpass’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #11


10. Hoodlem – ‘Collapse’

Uploaded: March 26th | Last Week: #10


9. Scott And Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Delivered’

Uploaded: April 27th | Last Week: #9


8. White Lodge – ‘Bella-Union Creep’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #8


7. Kane Ikin – ‘Tap Tap Collapse’

Uploaded: May 2nd


6. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’

Uploaded: March 7th | Last Week: #7


5. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Occlude’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #6


4. Free Time – ‘All Four Seasons’

Uploaded: March 6th | Last Week: #4


3. Kllo – ‘Bolide’

Uploaded: April 18th | Last Week: #3


2. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Career’

Uploaded: April 27th | Last Week: #2


1. Free Time – ‘5th Floor’

Uploaded: April 18th | Last Week: #1

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29 Apr Ripe’s Australian Chart (29/4/16)

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly list of the best new music released by Australian artists in the past two months. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got a huge 50 tracks listed every week.

We start #50 with ‘Dire Consequences‘ by Clea from Brisbane. It’s her second single and it’s somewhat of a cross between Widowspeak and Grizzly Bear. For the next four months she’ll be playing sporadic shows around Europe, before coming back home to record her debut EP. Next we have ‘Grip‘ by GL from Melbourne at #47. ‘Grip’ will feature on their debut LP and it’s another infectious, retro-pop, hip shaker. These jams are almost too easy for Ella Thompson to create at this point.

#43 comes from Zone Out in Melbourne with ‘Breakdown‘. Zone Out features Ashley Bundang (from Totally Mild, Sui Zhen and Ciggie Witch) and Dove Bailey (ScotDrakula). ‘Breakdown’ will feature on their upcoming debut album and it’s got that warm glow often found on songs by Glass Candy or Chromatics. We stay in Melbourne for ‘Samba‘ by Nutrition at #41. We’ve been following Nutrition for a while and it’s exciting to see him really tighten the screws on his sound with every new release. For seven minutes ‘Samba’ sits comfortably in its deep-house zone and he just dabs at it with little touches. Nutrition never over works the production and that’s the mark of elite deep-house producer.

At #34 we have more deep-house with ‘Bess Is On Acid‘ by Mic Mills and Furious Frank. The track will feature on the nine track album The Three Palms or you can buy it as part of 7″ with the track ‘Deepspace9‘. I suggest hearing more of this project, because it’s being released on Rory McPike‘s label Rhythm Works and that man only works with quality producers such as Dan White. Ciggie Witch from Melbourne come in at #29 with ‘Walking The Tracks‘. The single will feature on their upcoming second album Classic Connection and this song is really about the lyrics by Zac Denton (from The Ocean Party). Although the lyrics are likely there to be interpreted however you want; I got the feeling that he may be singing about the process of continuing to make music and the struggles that come with persisting with it.

Down at #25 we have ‘Don’t Forget‘ by Hideous Towns in Melbourne. Along with ‘Wake Us‘, both of these tracks will feature on their debut album later this year. ‘Don’t Forget’ reminds me of a shoegaze version of Altered Images. Hard not to be drawn to that guitar riff and Alana West‘s lofty vocals. Cool Sounds make a second appearance with ‘Shake‘ at #21. Both tracks look set to feature on their upcoming album via Deaf Ambitions. I’m very curious to hear their work as one continuous long piece, because I think that plays more to their strength than individual tracks. You can probably hear more tracks from the album at their ‘Shake’ & ‘In Blue Skies’ launch on the 7th of May at Hugs&Kisses in Melbourne.

Buoy‘s new track ‘Clouds & Rain‘ at #17 was probably the most talked about track of the week. I was sent this track by a multitude of people and for a good reason. It’s the first single from her Break EP and while the chorus hook “I’m in clouds and rain” is likely what’s getting stuck in everyone’s head. For me; it’s actually the drum section instrumentation and the understated keyboard outro, that gets me the most intrigued about the dynamics of this Buoy project. At #16 we ‘Public Safety‘ by Chelsea Bleach in Melbourne. This is their debut single and it jumps straight out at you – making you ask “who is this band?”. The five piece don’t hold back and I know this isn’t the last time they’ll feature in the chart posts.

Jumping into the top ten with ‘Delivered‘ by Scott And Charlene’s Wedding. It’s the title track off a new EP and while the EP is only four tracks long, it’s always nice to hear new music from this band. Every lyrical moment in ‘Delivered’ feels like it’s currently happening live. Never overwritten, yet never underdeveloped either, just a lesson in the perfect balance between the two. At #2 we have band that are ridiculously red hot and are ready to breakout big time. The creative juices in Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are overflowing and they can’t stop releasing exciting new music. ‘Career‘ is their most effortless release to date and it’s the second part of a 7″ with ‘Write Back‘. I hope the lead guitar player in this band teaches guitar lessons and if your dad ever complains about modern bands, shove any R.B.C.F. track down his ear-pipes.

However the new #1 had to be ‘5th Floor‘ off Free Time‘s new second album In Search Of Free Time. It’s not the closing track, but it’s the albums pinnacle track at the back end of the album. It’s Yo La Tengo meets Real Estate, but at just under ten minutes in length, it’s a masterclass in progressive, garage rock sprawling. The saxophone topping at the end, will leave every listener 100% satisfied that Free Time couldn’t have done anything more to this track. Dion Nania‘s local all-star band went for it with ‘5th Floor’ and they nailed it.


50. Clea – ‘Dire Consequences’

Uploaded: April 18th


49. Client Liaison – ‘World Of Our Love’

Uploaded: April 18th | Last Week: #42


48. Ara Koufax – ‘Infrared’

Uploaded: April 5th | Last Week: #39


47. GL – ‘Grip’

Uploaded: April 19th


46. Cool Sounds – ‘In Blue Skies’

Uploaded: March 17th | Last Week: #38


45. Nasty Mars – ‘Sundaynight’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #37


44. Dro Carey – ‘Grow Lithe’

Uploaded: April 7th | Last Week: #36


43. Zone Out – ‘Breakdown’

Uploaded: April 20th


42. Au Dré – ‘Wanna Know?’

Uploaded: April 7th | Last Week: #35


41. Nutrition – ‘Samba’

Uploaded: April 20th


40. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Milo Tin’

Uploaded: March 13th | Last Week: #34


39. The Good Sports – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #31


38. The Murlocs – ‘Young Blindness’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #30


37. Mall Grab – ‘Father’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #29


36. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #28


35. Luis CL – ‘Joy’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #27


34. Mic Mills and Furious Frank – ‘Bess Is On Acid’

Uploaded: April 22nd


33. Gregor – ‘Remorse’

Uploaded: March 29th | Last Week: #25


32. Foreign/National – ‘Tristesse’

Uploaded: April 8th | Last Week: #24


31. Contrast – ‘Livewire’

Uploaded: March 19th | Last Week: #23


30. S M Jenkins – ‘Boulder Valley’

Uploaded: April 10th | Last Week: #22


29. Ciggie Witch – ‘Walking The Tracks’

Uploaded: April 18th


28. Crepes – ‘Hidden Star’

Uploaded: April 3rd | Last Week: #21


27. Smile – ‘Central Business Dickheads’

Uploaded: March 29th | Last Week: #20


26. Dan White – ‘Ghost Train’

Uploaded: April 18th | Last Week: #19


25. Hideous Towns – ‘Don’t Forget’

Uploaded: April 21st


24. Broadway Sounds – ‘Exclusive Love / Digital Influence’

Uploaded: March 23rd | Last Week: #18


23. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘People-Vultures’

Uploaded: April 4th | Last Week: #17


22. Dannika – ‘Next To You’

Uploaded: April 11th | Last Week: #16


21. Cools Sounds – ‘Shake’

Uploaded: April 26th


20. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #15


19. The Goon Sax – ‘Icecream (On My Own)’

Uploaded: March 10th | Last Week: #14


18. Cable Ties – ‘Same for Me’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #13


17. Buoy – ‘Clouds & Rain’

Uploaded: April 26th


16. Chelsea Bleach – ‘Public Safety’

Uploaded: April 22nd


15. Gold Class – ‘Standing At The Fault’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #12


14. Major Leagues – ‘Get Lost’

Uploaded: April 8th | Last Week: #11


13. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #10


12. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #9


11. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Underpass’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #8


10. Hoodlem – ‘Collapse’

Uploaded: March 26th | Last Week: #7


9. Scott And Charlene’s Wedding – ‘Delivered’

Uploaded: April 27th


8. White Lodge – ‘Bella-Union Creep’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #6


7. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’

Uploaded: March 7th | Last Week: #5


6. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Occlude’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #4


5. Jahnne – ‘Practice In Limitations’

Uploaded: April 18th


4. Free Time – ‘All Four Seasons’

Uploaded: March 6th | Last Week: #2


3. Kllo – ‘Bolide’

Uploaded: April 18th | Last Week: #1


2. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Career’

Uploaded: April 27th


1. Free Time – ‘5th Floor’

Uploaded: April 18th

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27 Apr Trading Tunes with Gregor

Gregor caught our attention last month with his first single ‘Remorse‘ off his new album Thoughts & Faults. The 22 year old artist from Melbourne makes unearthly-psych music along the lines of Talking Heads, earlier Ariel Pink, Unknown Mortal Orchestra or even Connan Mockasin. The diversity of Thoughts & Faults 14 tracks makes the album a repeat exploration. His heavy focus on detailed, layered instrumentals is somewhat of lost art form these days, which I think gives Gregor a few bonus points.

Thoughts & Faults is out on limited edition cassette and digital via Chapter Music. While you wait for that cassette to arrive in the mail. Gregor has sent us a few songs he saved in his favourites folder on YouTube or in his words “I don’t have an abundant mental index of good music but every so often I save something that strikes me on YouTube. Here are half of those saved songs.”

Upcoming shows:
Gregor Thoughts & Faults tape launch on Saturday April 30th at Hugs & Kisses with Laura Jean + Hyperborea.
Tickets are $10 on the door.


Sinead O’Connor – ‘Thank You For Hearing Me’


“She keeps singing and thanking, and her melody makes sense to me. The drum machine sounds cute and groovy, the bass is appropriate. I judge a song by how tasteful the sum of its parts is; no need to over-pronounce things. Achieving this is probably more difficult than composing a complex piece of music. I like Sinead’s voice, leather jacket, hairstyle and eyelashes.”


Daniel Johnston – ‘Hard Time (live)’


“It’s nice for me to see this living room performance by Daniel Johnston with accompaniment by The Rhythm Rats. It’s that fist of Daniel Johnston that rises and drops that I find particularly arresting in the video, as well as the looks of the band members. The song is perfectly simple and the lyrics are perfectly clear.”


Liz Phair – ‘Fire Up The Batmobile’


“I heard it in a short documentary called Dirty Girls about some outsider teenage girls who make zines in high school. Just guitar and voice but it doesn’t need more. I didn’t listen to what I think of as “teenage-sounding” music when I was a teenager but these days songs that I feel fit into that category appeal to me. Maybe I have some kind of advantage, because I didn’t satisfy the teenage thing at the right time, so now I can be a teenager for life.”


Conway Savage – ‘When The Moon Is Gone’


“I’ll never be a critic or a reviewer, because I don’t have the energy to muster up words to describe why I like something. I like it because I like it. The chords and the melody were simply the right choice; the end result is me opening my ears and being made to feel differently to how I felt before pressing the play button. I like Conway Savage‘s voice.”


Dave John Grew – ‘Alone And Dreaming’


“It reminds me a little bit in a funny way of that song from Toy Story 2 – ‘When She Loved Me‘. So it takes me to that tire swing hanging from that tree. Again, the songs that satisfy using only voice and guitar are admirable. I know nothing about Dave John Grew, but I’ll look him up soon. I just know this one song and I think it’s charming.”

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24 Apr Premiere: Chelsea Bleach – ‘Public Safety’

Last week the Melbourne radio station 3RRR FM premiered Chelsea Bleach‘s debut single ‘Public Safety‘ and now we have the online premiere to share with the world.

Chelsea Bleach are a five piece band from Melbourne who you shouldn’t confuse with the Los Angeles band Bleached. Despite a similar raw ’90s punk garage sound. Chelsea Bleach sound closer to Sleater-Kinney or Ex Hex (without the lead guitar hooks).

Their debut single ‘Public Safety‘ deals with the angst generated from invasions of private space and property. The stabbing guitars create a tortured atmosphere, while the band shouts out “I shouldn’t have to explain. What’s mine is mine”.

They call the genre Wetwave and you can catch the single launch at The Old Bar in Melbourne on May 20th. Two Steps On The Water, Wet Lips & Habits DJs are also on the bill.

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22 Apr Ripe’s Australian Chart (22/4/16)

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly list of the best new music released by Australian artists in the past two months. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got a huge 50 tracks listed every week.

This week we start at #49 with ‘Helluva Lot‘ by Shining Bird from Wollongong outside of Sydney. ‘Helluva Lot’ will remind you of INXS with a little bit of Cut Copy towards the end, and the single will feature on their forthcoming spring 2016 album titled Black Opal.  At #46 is Melbourne’s The Murlocs with ‘Unknown Disease‘, a track which features on their latest album Young Blindness released last month. They just completed their Australian tour, but start their US tour April 29th in Austin.

Donny Love from the Gold Coast comes in at #45 with ‘Hey You‘ – a track with a little Orange Juice vibe. I recommend catching them this Friday opening for White Lodge at Elsewhere in Surfers Paradise. At #43 we have Joshua Delaney’s (Rat & Co and Smile) side project Ocdantar. The minimalism of ‘Sad Child‘ reminds me of Majical Cloudz, but with a little more reverb atmosphere. The single will feature on his upcoming EP Time In Flux which he is launching at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne on May 7th with Queen Magic, ALTA and Couture.

Client Liaison are back at #42 with a new single called ‘World Of Our Love‘. The Melbourne duo are set to tour 10 locations around Australia next month and ‘World Of Our Love’ combines the summer feel of chill-wave with the high octane vocal sampling of an early ’90s club hit. Melbourne group Slum Sociable have remixed Sampa The Great’s single ‘Blue Boss‘ at #41. Slum Sociable have given the track an extra kick and their own vocal chorus and added guitar line. The flow between the two sections is very seamless, and it features on a remix EP including remixes of snogs by Mossy and Mansionair.

Moving down to #23 we have ‘Livewire‘ by Melbourne group Contrast. Following on from their previous adrenaline filled shoegaze songs, it’s the first single from their debut album. I recently saw them play at Yah Yah’s in Melbourne, and even though it appeared that the drummer may have left the band, they still sounded giant with just a drum backing track. Staying in Melbourne for #19 ‘Ghost Train‘, the opening track of Dan White’s new four track EP Digital Physics (available on vinyl directly from Dan), it stays submerged under soft dabs of acid house for nine minutes.

Jumping in at #3 is ‘Practice With Limitations‘ from Jahnne in Melbourne. You may remember Sam Maguire as Flash Forest, but since changing his name to Jahnne he has become one of Australia’s most underrated artists. ‘Practice With Limitations’ displays not only his technical understandings of subtle manipulation, but his ability to make your spine tingle.

The #1 track this week ‘Bolide‘ comes from the Melbourne cousin duo Kllo – featuring Simon Lam (I’lls and Nearly Oratorio) and Chloe Kaul. ‘Bolide’ is the new lead single on their forthcoming five track EP Well Worn, and the natural studio chemistry between the two has hit a new high. Chloe softly dazzles with her vocals, while Simon works his magic in and around them. It’s modest R’n’B on the surface with a dense electronic microbiology underneath. Expect to hear the name Kllo a lot this year.


50. Mossy – ‘Ginsberg’

Uploaded: April 11th | Last Week: #40


49. Shining Bird – ‘Helluva Lot’

Uploaded: April 11th


48. Dorsal Fins – ‘Let ‘Em In’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #39


47. Arthur Miles – ‘RB Head’

Uploaded: April 3rd | Last Week: #38


46. The Murlocs – ‘Unknown Disease’

Uploaded: April 18th


45. Donny Love – ‘Hey You’

Uploaded: April 11th


44. Knightlife – ‘Too Serious’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #37


43. OCDANTAR – ‘Sad Child’

Uploaded: April 18th


42. Client Liaison – ‘World Of Our Love’

Uploaded: April 18th


41. Sampa The Great – ‘Blue Boss Remix (Slum Sociable)’

Uploaded: April 6th


40. Smile – ‘Old Boys’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #36


39. Ara Koufax – ‘Infrared’

Uploaded: April 5th | Last Week: #35


38. Cool Sounds – ‘In Blue Skies’

Uploaded: March 17th | Last Week: #34


37. Nasty Mars – ‘Sundaynight’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #33


36. Dro Carey – ‘Grow Lithe’

Uploaded: April 7th | Last Week: #32


35. Au Dré – ‘Wanna Know?’

Uploaded: April 7th | Last Week: #31


34. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Milo Tin’

Uploaded: March 13th | Last Week: #30


33. Remi ft. Sampa The Great – ‘For Good’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #29


32. Hoodlem – ‘4 Real’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #28


31. The Good Sports – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #27


30. The Murlocs – ‘Young Blindness’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #26


29. Mall Grab – ‘Father’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #25


28. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #24


27. Luis CL – ‘Joy’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #23


26. Dan White – ‘Spectrum’

Uploaded: April 4th | Last Week: #22


25. Gregor – ‘Remorse’

Uploaded: March 29th | Last Week: #21


24. Foreign/National – ‘Tristesse’

Uploaded: April 8th | Last Week: #20


23. Contrast – ‘Livewire’

Uploaded: February 21st


22. S M Jenkins – ‘Boulder Valley’

Uploaded: April 10th | Last Week: #19


21. Crepes – ‘Hidden Star’

Uploaded: April 3rd | Last Week: #18


20. Smile – ‘Central Business Dickheads’

Uploaded: March 29th | Last Week: #17


19. Dan White – ‘Ghost Train’

Uploaded: April 18th


18. Broadway Sounds – ‘Exclusive Love / Digital Influence’

Uploaded: March 23rd | Last Week: #16


17. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘People-Vultures’

Uploaded: April 4th | Last Week: #15


16. Dannika – ‘Next To You’

Uploaded: April 11th | Last Week: #14


15. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #13


14. The Goon Sax – ‘Icecream (On My Own)’

Uploaded: March 10th | Last Week: #12


13. Cable Ties – ‘Same for Me’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #11


12. Gold Class – ‘Standing At The Fault’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #9


11. Major Leagues – ‘Get Lost’

Uploaded: April 8th | Last Week: #9


10. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #8


9. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #7


8. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Underpass’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #6


7. Hoodlem – ‘Collapse’

Uploaded: March 26th | Last Week: #5


6. White Lodge – ‘Bella-Union Creep’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #4


5. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’

Uploaded: March 7th | Last Week: #3


4. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Occlude’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #2


3. Jahnne – ‘Practice In Limitations’

Uploaded: April 18th


2. Free Time – ‘All Four Seasons’

Uploaded: March 6th | Last Week: #1


1. Kllo – ‘Bolide’

Uploaded: April 18th

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18 Apr Ripe Guest Mix with A.M. Limonata

San Pellegrino is A.M. Limonata (After Midnight Limonata). San is a young producer from the Houses in Motion label in Melbourne. He caught our attention last month with his Mansion EP (HIM003) and has recently been a regular DJ at the Good Manners weekly events at Boney. We think he’ll become a household name over the next year.

A.M. Limonata has recorded the latest Ripe guest mix and it’s an hour long featuring his own work, along with sounds of lounge, disco, acid-house, smooth jams, old jams, African beats and Outsider house.

Track list:
A. M. Limonata – ‘Mansion (Extended Intro)’
Neue Grafik – ‘Foo Foo’
Frank Booker – ‘Sugar’
A. M. Limonata – ‘???’
Hiraku Nagasawa – ‘Matrix Track’
My System Echo – ‘So Near’
Auntie Flo – ‘Miajica’
O’Flynn – ‘Spyglass’
Sade – ‘Couldn’t Love You More (Vin Sol and MATRiXXMAN Remix)’
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra – ‘Too Much Information (Rainy City Music Version)’
Gary’s Gang – ‘Let’s Lovedance Tonight (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)’
Urulu – ‘Lullaby’

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14 Apr Ripe’s Australian Chart (14/4/16)

 

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly list of the best new music by Australian artists released in the past two month. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got a huge pile of 40 tracks every week.

This week we start at #40 with ‘Ginsberg‘ by Mossy from Sydney. It’s the final track on his self-titled debut EP, and will appeal to fans of the now-defunct band Smith Westerns. Mossy will play his first show on May the 27th at The Oxford Circus. Next at #37 we have ‘Too Serious‘ by Knightlife from Melbourne, which features on a recent upload of three unreleased tracks titled Storage 1. It definitely carries Discovery-era Daft Punk vibes, while demonstrating Knightlife’s own keyboard hook skills.

Sydney’s Dro Carey comes in at #32 with ‘Grow Lithe‘, which reminds me of the dark and serious electronic music Hyetal makes. He’s performing this Friday with Roland Tings, Otologic and CC: Disco at Soothsayer’s 0th birthday at Hugs&Kisses in Melbourne. Back in Melbourne for #31 with ‘Wanna Know?‘ by Au Dré, which features on their forthcoming debut EP and will appeal to fans of retro-pop acts like GL – the synth player James Bowers is also in Sex On Toast. They’ll launch the EP on May 13th at the Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne.

We stay in Melbourne at #20 with ‘Tristesse‘ by Foreign/National. It’s the first taste of their upcoming debut album and, in typical Foreign/National style, it’s hard to pinpoint one direct influence on the track, with elements consisting of disco, new-wave, Manchester sound and brit-pop. They’ll celebrate the single’s release on April the 28th at Boney in Melbourne. S M Jenkins returns to the chart at #19 with ‘Boulder Valley‘. He’s from Step-Panther too, and currently resides in Melbourne. The Bob Evans (of Jebediah) vocal comparisons are still there, and the guitar hook even reminds me of ‘Amber‘ by 311, but none of this takes anything away from his tight arrangements and sharp songwriting.

At #14 we have the first single from Melbourne’s Dannika, titled ‘Next To You‘. Dannika also includes three members of Good Morning, and reminds me of acts like Grouper. Dannika is the latest addition to the Solitaire Recordings label, which at this point guarantees it’s a project worth following closely.

Finally, the track of the week comes off Brisbane’s Major Leagues‘ second EP, titled Dream State. ‘Get Lost‘ places at #9, showing off the band’s impressive and consistent take on garage dreampop. ‘Get Lost’ even features some My Bloody Valentine-sounding guitar distortion before breaking and fading out.

 


40. Mossy – ‘Ginsberg’

Uploaded: April 11th


39. Dorsal Fins – ‘Let ‘Em In’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #33


38. Arthur Miles – ‘RB Head’

Uploaded: April 3rd | Last Week: #32


37. Knightlife – ‘Too Serious’

Uploaded: March 12th


36. Smile – ‘Old Boys’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #31


35. Ara Koufax – ‘Infrared’

Uploaded: April 5th | Last Week: #30


34. Cool Sounds – ‘In Blue Skies’

Uploaded: March 17th | Last Week: #29


33. Nasty Mars – ‘Sundaynight’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #27


32. Dro Carey – ‘Grow Lithe’

Uploaded: April 7th


31. Au Dré – ‘Wanna Know?’

Uploaded: April 7th


30. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Milo Tin’

Uploaded: March 13th | Last Week: #26


29. Remi ft. Sampa The Great – ‘For Good’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #25


28. Hoodlem – ‘4 Real’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #24


27. The Good Sports – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #23


26. The Murlocs – ‘Young Blindness’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #22


25. Mall Grab – ‘Father’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #21


24. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #20


23. Luis CL – ‘Joy’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #19


22. Dan White – ‘Spectrum’

Uploaded: April 4th | Last Week: #18


21. Gregor – ‘Remorse’

Uploaded: March 29th | Last Week: #17


20. Foreign/National – ‘Tristesse’

Uploaded: April 8th


19. S M Jenkins – ‘Boulder Valley’

Uploaded: April 10th


18. Crepes – ‘Hidden Star’

Uploaded: April 3rd | Last Week: #16


17. Smile – ‘Central Business Dickheads’

Uploaded: March 29th | Last Week: #15


16. Broadway Sounds – ‘Exclusive Love / Digital Influence’

Uploaded: March 23rd | Last Week: #14


15. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘People-Vultures’

Uploaded: April 4th | Last Week: #13


14. Dannika – ‘Next To You’

Uploaded: April 11th


13. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #12


12. The Goon Sax – ‘Icecream (On My Own)’

Uploaded: March 10th | Last Week: #11


11. Cable Ties – ‘Same for Me’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #10


10. Gold Class – ‘Standing At The Fault’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #9


9. Major Leagues – ‘Get Lost’

Uploaded: April 8th


8. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #8


7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #7


6. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Underpass’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #6


5. Hoodlem – ‘Collapse’

Uploaded: March 26th | Last Week: #5


4. White Lodge – ‘Bella-Union Creep’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #4


3. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’

Uploaded: March 7th | Last Week: #3


2. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Occlude’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #2


1. Free Time – ‘All Four Seasons’

Uploaded: March 6th | Last Week: #1

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06 Apr Ripe’s Australian Chart (6/4/16)

 

Ripe’s Australian Chart is our weekly rotation of the best new music by Australian artists released in the last month. With so much great local music coming out at the moment, we’ve got a huge pile of 40 tracks in this week’s playlist.

We start at #35 with another entry from Edward Vanzet out of Melbourne, titled ‘In The City‘. Unlike his electronic music producing brother Jack Vanzet aka Thrupence, Edward’s main instrument here is an acoustic guitar, while he sings almost a bedtime lullaby. Next over in Adelaide at #32 we have a new demo from one of the country’s most exciting new electronic producers in Arthur Miles. ‘RB Head‘ is more spaced out and textural than his usual immediate hitters, and it’s interesting to see him explore this territory.

Back in Melbourne for #16 with ‘Hidden Star‘ by Crepes. It’s the first new song by the band since last year’s nice debut EP. If you dig the keyboard-featuring Mac DeMarco tracks, then you’ll find comfort in ‘Hidden Star’. Staying in Melbourne for #15 with the track ‘Central Business Dickheads‘ off Smile‘s second album Rhythm Method. It’s the longest track on the album and its subtle, growing arrangement and peaceful outro section make me believe that the longer Smile tracks best play to their strengths.

At #9 we stay in Melbourne for Gold Class with ‘Standing At The Fault‘. The band are currently in the midst of a hectic tour consisting of 26 shows in 38 days, but they have found time to release a 7-inch split with Mere Women through Black Wire Records. ‘Standing At The Fault’ proves that they haven’t lost any of their debut album’s remarkable band chemistry. I’m not sure there’s a band with tighter guitar intricacy in Australia currently than Gold Class.

The best new entry this week, however, comes from the Melbourne duo Hoodlem with the opening track ‘Collapse‘ off their self-titled debut EP. ‘Collapse’ crosses a classic TLC or Destiny Child RnB melody with a variety of genres such as 2-step, glitch, and jazz fusion. It’s actually a little difficult to nail down a brief explanation on what ‘Collapse’ sounds like, and that’s exactly what makes it their most exciting track to date. They play their last show for a while on the 16th of April with Nico Ghost at Howler in Melbourne.

 


40. Blake Gilray – ‘I Jus’ Wanna Fall In Love (Preview)’

Uploaded: March 28th | Last Week: #34


39. Mope City — ‘Letterbomb’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #33


38. Spookyland — ‘Big Head’

Uploaded: March 10th | Last Week: #32


37. Wireheads – ‘Arrive Alive’

Uploaded: March 14th | Last Week: #31


36. Gonzo Jones – ‘Misty Dreams’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #30


35. Edward Vanzet – ‘In The City’

Uploaded: April 3rd


34. The Pretty Littles – ‘Pride’

Uploaded: March 23rd | Last Week: #28


33. Dorsal Fins – ‘Let ‘Em In’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #26


32. Arthur Miles – ‘RB Head’

Uploaded: April 3rd


31. Smile – ‘Old Boys’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #25


30. Ara Koufax – ‘Infrared’

Uploaded: April 5th


29. Cool Sounds – ‘In Blue Skies’

Uploaded: March 17th | Last Week: #24


28. Antony & Cleopatra – ‘Love Is A Lonely Dancer (Amateur Dance Remix)’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #23


27. Nasty Mars – ‘Sundaynight’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #22


26. Tiny Little Houses – ‘Milo Tin’

Uploaded: March 13th | Last Week: #21


25. Remi ft. Sampa The Great – ‘For Good’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #20


24. Hoodlem – ‘4 Real’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #18


23. The Good Sports – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 16th | Last Week: #17


22. The Murlocs – ‘Young Blindness’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #15


21. Mall Grab – ‘Father’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #14


20. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

Uploaded: March 11th | Last Week: #13


19. Luis CL – ‘Joy’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #12


18. Dan White – ‘Spectrum’

Uploaded: April 4th


17. Gregor – ‘Remorse’

Uploaded: March 29th


16. Crepes – ‘Hidden Star’

Uploaded: April 3rd


15. Smile – ‘Central Business Dickheads’

Uploaded: March 29th


14. Broadway Sounds – ‘Exclusive Love / Digital Influence’

Uploaded: March 23rd


13. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘People-Vultures’

Uploaded: April 4th


12. Black Cab – ‘Uniforms’

Uploaded: March 9th | Last Week: #11


11. The Goon Sax – ‘Icecream (On My Own)’

Uploaded: March 10th | Last Week: #10


10. Cable Ties – ‘Same for Me’

Uploaded: March 22nd


9. Gold Class – ‘Standing At The Fault’

Uploaded: March 11th


8. Summer Flake – ‘Wine Won’t Wash Away’

Uploaded: March 24th | Last Week: #9


7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Gamma Knife’

Uploaded: March 8th | Last Week: #7


6. Asdasfr Bawd – ‘Underpass’

Uploaded: March 12th | Last Week: #6


5. Hoodlem – ‘Collapse’

Uploaded: March 26th


4. White Lodge – ‘Bella-Union Creep’

Uploaded: March 15th | Last Week: #5


3. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pool Party’

Uploaded: March 7th | Last Week: #3


2. Nearly Oratorio – ‘Occlude’

Uploaded: March 22nd | Last Week: #2


1. Free Time – ‘All Four Seasons’

Uploaded: March 6th | Last Week: #1

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05 Apr Ripe Mix with Arthur Miles

 

Arthur Miles is an electronic producer from Adelaide who caught our attention last year with a run of sharply-produced tracks including ‘Slow Cooling Heat Pt. 2‘, ‘Navajoa‘, and ‘The Prince‘. Arthur, along with his Untzz Rec. labelmates Luis Cl, Babicka, Mic Mills and HVCK, has made the independent label not only currently the most exciting label in Adelaide, but one of the most exciting electronic labels in the country.

While we wait for more new official material from Arthur Miles, he has sent us an hour-long guest mix that features his diverse range of musical interests, from disco to jazz to African. It’s an interesting insight into Arthur Miles and his high music IQ.

 

Track list:
Lino Capra Vaccina — ‘Antico Adagio’
Gaussian Curve – ‘Impossible Island’
Tartit – ‘Ofous D’Ifous’
Marco Di Marco – ‘I Miei Ricordi’
Bajy / Electrical Haitian Orchestra – ‘Fou de toi’
Brian Bennet – ‘Image’
Kool and the Gang – ‘Summer Madness’
Donald Byrd – ‘Love’s So Far Away’
Ned Doheny – ‘To Prove My Love’
Guem & Zaka – ‘Percussion’
Lette Mbulu – ‘Down By The River
Shaolin Afronauts – ‘Kilimanjaro’
Susumu Yokota – ‘Untitled’
The Live Band – ‘A Chance For Hope’

 

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