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23 May Trading Tunes with Sleep D


Ahead of the Freedom Time Music Festival 2018, Melbourne legends and dance-floor shape-cutters Sleep D have sent us five tunes with the theme of Australian music for laying on the floor.

Freedom Time music festival at the Coburg Velodrome is now in it’s 4th year. With Summer and Winter additions, the festival has become a north-side must attend, with forward thinking and diverse line-ups that bring a range of audio flavours to your ear holes. On New Years they expanded out to Sydney and Perth, hopefully making them a step closer to providing an Australian dance music day festival that’s unique to Australia. Speaking of unique to Australia, the duo Sleep D are one of Australia’s most respected DJs here and abroad. Aside from creating their own brilliant music, what really makes them a level ahead of most DJs is their ability to continuously flip genre switches from set to set, or even drop tracks from across the globe and leave you believing that they’ve genuinely gone vinyl crater digging all over the world. No Sleep D set is ever remotely similar to a previous, making every one a ‘must’ event — making Freedom Time a ‘must’ event, with tickets still available.

Words from Sleep D: “”A collection of music suitable for relaxing at home; on the floor, couch or whilst washing the dishes. After a hard days work, we all need some relax time with cerebral sounds as the backdrop. Sit back with a cuppa for this one.”

 

LINE-UP
Joe Claussell (USA) – Aus Debut
Veronica Vasicka (USA) – Aus Debut
Dopplereffekt (Live / GER)
dip in the pool (Live / JPN) – Aus Debut
Michal Turtle (LIVE / CHE) – Aus Debut
Kuniyuki (Live / JPN)
Tako (NLD)
Jamie Tiller (GER)
Wax’o Dystopio
Sleep D (Live)
Sui Zhen (Live)
Izabel (NLD)
Noise In My Head
Pjenné
Millú
Cale Sexton
Lauren Hansom (SYD)
Turner Street Sound
Ricci


Waak Waak Djungi – ‘Rainbow Serpent 4:52 (ES006)’


“Mid-’90s recordings of three Yolngu songmen from Northeast Arnhem Land. Being re-issued by Michael Kucyk‘s label Efficient Space in June.”

Fia Fiell – All In The Same Room


“We released a track of Fia Fiell‘s on Domestic Documents late last year and have since fallen in love with her gentle style.”

CS + Kreme – ‘Whip’


“I love this track.”

Low Flung – ‘Lichen Zones (Zone B)’


“Danny also runs local imprint Moontown Records. Keep an ear out for his debut Butter Sessions 12 coming later this year ;)”

Matthew Hayes – Indigo


“Matthew is a talented musician who’s involved with a number of projects around Melbourne. This EP was released by Melbourne label Analogue Attic, run by Albrecht La’Brooy.”

 


 

 


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17 May Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (17/5/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tropical Fuck Storm, The Finks, Courtney Barnett, Crepes, Kllo, The Ocean Party, Melbourne Cans, Bench Press, Two People and this week’s best new track by Phantastic Ferniture.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Two People – ‘I’m Tied, To You’ | Uploaded: May 17th

39. Bench Press – ‘Baby Steps’ | Uploaded: March 17th

38. Mio – ‘I Feel Like I’m Always Running Late’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Kwame – ‘WOW’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Melbourne Cans – ‘A Shape In The River’ | Uploaded: May 4th

35. Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton – ‘Plans’ | Uploaded: April 13th | Open with Bandcamp

34. Suss Cunts – ‘Temper’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with YouTube

33. Slow Dancer – ‘Bitter’ | Uploaded: April 9th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Figuero Jones – ‘Fortunes’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

31. The Ocean Party – ‘Promotional $ingle’ | Uploaded: March 15th

30. Kllo – ‘Potential’ | Uploaded: May 12th

29. Good Morning – ‘Escalator’ | Uploaded: March 27th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Katie Dey – ‘Darkness’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with Bandcamp

27. Courtney Barnett – ‘City Looks Pretty’ | Uploaded: April 20th | Open with SoundCloud

26. Crepes – ‘Bicycle Man’ | Uploaded: May 14th

25. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Music Machine’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Dog Futon – ‘l8 bloomr’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Donny Benet – ‘You’re Too Good’ | Uploaded: April 6th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Good Morning – ‘For A Little While’ | Uploaded: April 17th | Open with SoundCloud

21. Loure – ‘Needs’ | Uploaded: April 1st | Open with SoundCloud

20. Greenwave Beth – ‘Love and Property’ | Uploaded: April 28th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Lisa Crawley – ‘You Got Me’ | Uploaded: April 20th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Lehmann B. Smith – ‘Tropical’ | Uploaded: April 29th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Courtney Barnett – ‘Sunday Roast’ | Uploaded: May 11th

16. Nylex -‘ Fascinate’ | Uploaded: May 11th

15. The Finks – ‘Body language’ | Uploaded: April 18th

14. Jaala – ‘Frogs Tears’ | Uploaded: April 20th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Baby Blue – ‘I Like You’ | Uploaded: April 17th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Dianas – ‘Leave Love’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

11. Den – ‘Into The Ether’ | Uploaded: March 26th | Open with SoundCloud

10. DJ Heure – ‘Eastbound [Let’s Play House]’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with SoundCloud

9. The Goon Sax – ‘She Knows’ | Uploaded: May 1st | Open with YouTube

8. Body Type – ‘Arrow’ | Uploaded: April 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

7. Tropical Fuck Storm – ‘Rubber Bullies’ | Uploaded: April 11th

6. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘An Air Conditioned Man’ | Uploaded: May 15th

5. Phantastic Ferniture – ‘Fuckin ‘n’ Rollin’ | Uploaded: May 8th

4. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: March 20th | Open with SoundCloud

3. Laura Jean – ‘Girls on the TV’ | Uploaded: May 2nd | Open with YouTube

2. Totally Mild – ‘Take Today’ | Uploaded: May 7th | Open with YouTube

1. Laura Jean – ‘Touchstone’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with Youtube


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13 May Ripe Guest Mix with DJ Heure


Vlad AKA DJ Heure recently moved across from Adelaide to Melbourne — an unfortunate reoccurring move for promising electronic artists from Adelaide, often due to the lack of late night venues to play compared to those in Melbourne. Now that DJ Heure is here in Melbourne, he’s quickly made a splash with his latest EP Let’s Play House.

Tracks such as ‘Last One‘ and ‘Eastbound [Let’s Play House]’, instantly display his swift production precision. That kind of slick layering created by someone who listens to everything, but knows exactly what he wants when it’s his turn to create music. His range of influences can be heard on this guest mix he kindly recorded for Ripe. It dances and dazzles seamlessly across multiple genres and decades of styles.

You can catch him playing at Higher State x Monster Robot BYO day party in Brisbane on Saturday the 12th of May.

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Max D – ‘The Figurine (Nod Mix)’
Momla – ‘First Joint’
Mori-Ra – ‘Kanwaza’
Golden Teacher – ‘Shatter (Version)’
Joan Biblioni – ‘Migas’
Urban Tribe – ‘D-2000’
Melchior Sultana – ‘Find Yourself’
D-Connection – ‘Re-Connected’
The Emperor Machine – ‘Africa (Wolf Muller Remix)’
The Loose Control Band – ‘That’s My Man Throwing Down’
DJ Heure – ‘Untitled’
Norm Talley – ‘If It’s Love That U Want’
Those Guys – ‘Sierra Leone (Jungle Mix)’
Circulation – ‘Burgundy’
Gherkin Jerks – ‘Don’t Dis The Beat’
Serotonin – ‘Fazamour (Instrumental)’
The Heavyweight Kru – ‘The Drea-MM’


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10 May Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (10/5/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Laura Jean, The Goon Sax, Lehmann B. Smith, Lisa Crawley, Greenwave Beth, Figuero Jones, Dave O’Connor and this week’s best new track by Totally Mild.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Dave O’Connor – ‘Song For A Dear (Deer)’ | Uploaded: May 7th

39. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Talking Straight’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

38. Georgia Mulligan – ‘So Long’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with Spotify

37. Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton – ‘Where It Ends’ | Uploaded: April 9th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Roza Terenzi – ‘Weakest Link’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

35. Katz – ‘Waterfall’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with YouTube

34. Dog Futon – ‘Goal w8’ | Uploaded: April 17th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Gradi – ‘I Do Not Play’ | Uploaded: April 20th | Open with SoundCloud

32. Suss Cunts – ’10 Years’ | Uploaded: April 20th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Mio – ‘I Feel Like I’m Always Running Late’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Totally Mild – ‘From One Another’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Amaya Laucirica – ‘Could This Be’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Kwame – ‘WOW’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

27. Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton – ‘Plans’ | Uploaded: April 13th | Open with Bandcamp

26. Suss Cunts – ‘Temper’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with YouTube

25. Slow Dancer – ‘Bitter’ | Uploaded: April 9th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Figuero Jones – ‘Fortunes’ | Uploaded: April 28th

23. Good Morning – ‘Escalator’ | Uploaded: March 27th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Katie Dey – ‘Darkness’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with Bandcamp

21. Courtney Barnett – ‘City Looks Pretty’ | Uploaded: April 20th | Open with SoundCloud

20. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Music Machine’ | Uploaded: April 25th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Dog Futon – ‘l8 bloomr’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Donny Benet – ‘You’re Too Good’ | Uploaded: April 6th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Good Morning – ‘For A Little While’ | Uploaded: April 17th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Loure – ‘Needs’ | Uploaded: April 1st | Open with SoundCloud

15. Greenwave Beth – ‘Love and Property’ | Uploaded: April 28th

14. Lisa Crawley – ‘You Got Me’ | Uploaded: April 20th

13. Lehmann B. Smith – ‘Tropical’ | Uploaded: April 29th

12. Jaala – ‘Frogs Tears’ | Uploaded: April 20th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Baby Blue – ‘I Like You’ | Uploaded: April 17th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Dianas – ‘Leave Love’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

9. Den – ‘Into The Ether’ | Uploaded: March 26th | Open with SoundCloud

8. DJ Heure – ‘Eastbound [Let’s Play House]’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with SoundCloud

7. The Goon Sax – ‘She Knows’ | Uploaded: May 1st

6. Body Type – ‘Arrow’ | Uploaded: April 23rd | Open with SoundCloud

5. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: March 20th | Open with SoundCloud

4. Laura Jean – ‘Girls on the TV’ | Uploaded: May 2nd

3. Totally Mild – ‘Take Today’ | Uploaded: May 7th

2. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube

1. Laura Jean – ‘Touchstone’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with Youtube


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04 May Trading Tunes with Jaala


Melbourne local artist Jaala released her latest album on April 20th entitled Joonya Spirit. It was recorded back in 2016 and plays somewhat seamlessly after Hard Hold. A few notable differences however is that it feels more focused, refined, gritty and overall a greater immersive experience. Now in 2018, that’s a really hard and impressive thing to pull off – because it’s the day and age of people just picking singles and adding them to their Spotify playlists.

Jaala has achieved through Joonya Spirit an album that you have to play from the start and ride out, otherwise you feel like you’ve cheated the process. A lot like reading a Wikipedia recap of a TV episode instead of watching the episode.
It feels like an almost flawless release, in fact setting the bar high for a lot of similar local releases of late. I’d really enjoy hearing Jaala take even more risks, be even bolder, and hopefully hear down the track a release that is absolute perfection.

The album can be bought as a vinyl package on the Bedroom Suck Records website with Hard Hold for $45, which is a sweet birthday/Christmas/Easter – name your holiday – gift for anyone.

Alongside the release of her album, Jaala came up with five tracks for us that “make me feel good (in a bad bitch way).

Spacegirl Gemmy – ‘Kamehameha’


“Watch this space- Gemmy is gonna be a big star. This track is fire and Slug Christ‘s feature is impeccable.”

Queen Of This Shit – ‘Quay Dash’


“I had the honor of seeing Quay play at the Gasometer recently. This song changed my life.”

Andy Garvey – ‘Club Music’


“Can’t stop listening to this. It’s funny and makes me shake ass.”

SIMONA – ‘Breakfast of Champions (Various Asses Remix)’


“So much vibe in this track. Big fan of Simona and VA <3″

Lossless ft. Ah Me Ah Su and Html Flowers – ‘Fools’


“My fave group to see live in Melbourne. Apparently it’s a love song to ecstasy.”


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26 Apr Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (26/4/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Den, Caroline No, Jaala, Gabriella Cohen, Courtney Barnett, Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton, Mio, Suss Cunts, Gradi, Cool Sounds, Hatchie, Assorted Pleasures, Leisure Centre, Exhibitionist, Alta and this week’s best new track by Body Type.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Alta – ‘Now You Want Me’ | Uploaded: April 24th

39. Exhibitionist — ‘Sway’ | Uploaded: April 20th

38. Leisure Centre ft. Bec Rigby – ‘Don’t Let Go’ | Uploaded: April 20th

37. Assorted Pleasures – ‘Blonde’ | Uploaded: April 22nd

36. Hatchie — ‘Sleep’ | Uploaded: April 25th

35. Cool Sounds – ‘Grudge’ | Uploaded: April 19th

34. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Talking Straight’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Georgia Mulligan – ‘So Long’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with Spotify

32. Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton – ‘Where It Ends’ | Uploaded: April 9th | Open with SoundCloud

31. Roza Terenzi – ‘Weakest Link’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

30. Katz – ‘Waterfall’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with YouTube

29. Dog Futon – ‘Goal w8’ | Uploaded: April 17th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Gradi – ‘I Do Not Play’ | Uploaded: April 20th

27. Suss Cunts – ’10 Years’ | Uploaded: April 20th

26. Mio – ‘I Feel Like I’m Always Running Late’ | Uploaded: April 25th

25. Totally Mild – ‘From One Another’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

24. Amaya Laucirica – ‘Could This Be’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

23. Kwame – ‘WOW’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton – ‘Plans’ | Uploaded: April 13th

21. Suss Cunts – ‘Temper’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with YouTube

20. Slow Dancer – ‘Bitter’ | Uploaded: April 9th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Good Morning – ‘Escalator’ | Uploaded: March 27th | Open with SoundCloud

18. Katie Dey – ‘Darkness’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with Bandcamp

17. Courtney Barnett – ‘City Looks Pretty’ | Uploaded: April 20th

16. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Music Machine’ | Uploaded: April 25th

15. Dog Futon – ‘l8 bloomr’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

14. Donny Benet – ‘You’re Too Good’ | Uploaded: April 6th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Good Morning – ‘For A Little While’ | Uploaded: April 17th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Loure – ‘Needs’ | Uploaded: April 1st | Open with SoundCloud

11. Jaala – ‘Frogs Tears’ | Uploaded: April 20th

10. Baby Blue – ‘I Like You’ | Uploaded: April 17th | Open with SoundCloud

9. Caroline No – ‘Alex’ | Uploaded: March 6th

8. Dianas – ‘Leave Love’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

7. Den – ‘Into The Ether’ | Uploaded: March 26th

6. Jaala – ‘Horn’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

5. DJ Heure – ‘Eastbound [Let’s Play House]’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with SoundCloud

4. Body Type – ‘Arrow’ | Uploaded: April 23rd

3. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: March 20th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube

1. Laura Jean – ‘Touchstone’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with Youtube


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18 Apr Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (19/4/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Baby Blue, Good Morning, Slow Dancer, Dog Futon, Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton, Trevor, Way Back Inc, Hatchie, The Harpoons, Carla dal Forno, Holiday Park, Blank Realm and this week’s best new track by DJ Heure.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Blank Realm – ‘Speedboat on a River of Blood’ | Uploaded: April 17th

39. Holiday Park – ‘Move So Slow’ | Uploaded: March 22nd

38. Loure – ‘Smooth Talk’ | Uploaded: March 9th | Open with SoundCloud

37. Shit Bitch – ‘Royal Heady’ | Uploaded: March 18th | Open with Bandcamp

36. Arthur Miles – ‘Eastern Hymn’ | Uploaded: April 1st | Open with SoundCloud

35. Carla dal Forno – ‘Summertime Sadness’ | Uploaded: April 14th

34. Way Back Inc. – ‘Way Back’ | Uploaded: April 16th

33. Hatchie — ‘Sugar & Spice’ | Uploaded: April 4th | Open with SoundCloud

32. MOD CON – ‘Kidney Auction Blues’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

31. RVG – ‘Eggshell World’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

30. TOMSK – ‘Cranklord’s Theme’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with Bandcamp

29. Hymns – ‘Confidence in Quiet’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Sophiegrophy – ‘Bag’ | Uploaded: April 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

27. Trevor – ‘Toy Militia’ | Uploaded: April 12th

26. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Talking Straight’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

25. Georgia Mulligan – ‘So Long’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with Spotify

24. Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton – ‘Where It Ends’ | Uploaded: April 9th

23. Roza Terenzi – ‘Weakest Link’ | Uploaded: April 10th | Open with SoundCloud

22. Katz – ‘Waterfall’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with YouTube

21. Dog Futon – ‘Goal w8’ | Uploaded: April 17th

20. Totally Mild – ‘From One Another’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

19. Mildlife – ‘The Gloves Don’t Bite’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with YouTube

18. Amaya Laucirica – ‘Could This Be’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

17. Kwame – ‘WOW’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

16. Suss Cunts – ‘Temper’ | Uploaded: April 5th | Open with YouTube

15. Slow Dancer – ‘Bitter’ | Uploaded: April 9th

14. Good Morning – ‘Escalator’ | Uploaded: March 27th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Katie Dey – ‘Darkness’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with Bandcamp

12. Dog Futon – ‘l8 bloomr’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

11. Donny Benet – ‘You’re Too Good’ | Uploaded: April 6th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Good Morning – ‘For A Little While’ | Uploaded: April 17th

9. Loure – ‘Needs’ | Uploaded: April 1st | Open with SoundCloud

8. Jaala – ‘Sames’ | Uploaded: April 6th | Open with SoundCloud

7. Baby Blue – ‘I Like You’ | Uploaded: April 17th

6. Dianas – ‘Leave Love’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

5. Jaala – ‘Horn’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

4. DJ Heure – ‘Eastbound [Let’s Play House]’ | Uploaded: March 21st

3. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: March 20th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube

1. Laura Jean – ‘Touchstone’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with Youtube


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17 Apr Trading Tunes with Baby Blue


Baby Blue caught my attention in the most Melbourne way possible, on the RRR radio station. The single ‘New Girlfriend‘ hit me with an immediate riff, and with that playful lyric “But I, I, I, I, I know how to dance,” I knew it would instantly become a Spotify playlist go-to at any social event.

I then saw Baby Blue perform live, and it was very clear that this is a band with a lot of sharp talent across the board and Rhea Caldwell is the ship’s captain. On one of their new singles ‘Fire And Ice‘, the band compares to ’90s bands like Blur or The Breeders as well as more recent pysch-rock bands like Wooden Ships or Night Beats. Baby Blue lures you in almost hypnotically, and before you know it, your mind is drifting off to the far corners of your imagination. The other new single ‘I Like You‘ goes even further back with its comparisons to ’80s bands like The Bangles or Pat Benatar, but thankfully far less cheesy/glossy with the guitars popping more like ‘I Wanna Be Adored‘ by Stone Roses.

Their obvious talent and this wide range of artist comparisons is what makes Baby Blue more interesting than your average rock n roll band. Fittingly, music from different decades is also Rhea’s theme for Baby Blue’s Trading Tunes.

Rhea of Baby Blue:
“5 of my favourite live performances that I never ‘really’ saw.”

The Motels – ‘Total Control’


Martha Davis is completely badass. Look at her smoking that cigarette. I love the lyrics to this song and the sax solo. She’s incomparable and so bloody powerful and confidant.”

Talking Heads – ‘Psycho Killer’


David Byrne is so incredible and his vision for his performances and band were groundbreaking. I wish I got to go to this show. It’s flawless.”

Patti Smith – ‘Free Money’


“Words are fairly unnecessary here, but WHAT A WOMAN!”

Barbara Lynn – ‘You’ll lose a Good Thing’


“I love the honesty in the lyrics and Barbara’s style of playing guitar. I really love songs that have a simple message and this one rings so true.”

Mazzy Star – ‘Fade Into You’


“Mazzy, Mazzy, what a humble star. Truely inspirational to watch.”


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11 Apr Ripe Guide: Australia’s Best New Music (12/4/18)


Photo by Sarah Chavdaroska


This is our updated weekly playlist of the 40 best new Australian songs released within the past two months. This week’s guide includes new entries from Donny Benet, Suss Cunts, Katz, Roza Terenzi, Georgia Mulligan, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hymns, Hatchie, The Harpoons, PALS, and this week’s best new track by Jaala.

As always, we have an updated Spotify playlist, updated SoundCloud playlist, and our full guide below.

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40. Keeskea – ‘You Did’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with SoundCloud

39. Basic Mind – ‘Precipice’ | Uploaded: March 9th | Open with SoundCloud

38. PALS – ‘Consumed’ | Uploaded: April 5th

37. Flowertruck – ‘Come Across’ | Uploaded: March 9th | Open with SoundCloud

36. Stella Donnelly – ‘Mechanical Bull’ | Uploaded: February 26th | Open with YouTube

35. Big White – ‘Right Before Everything Dies’ | Uploaded: March 12th | Open with SoundCloud

34. The Ruminaters – ‘Psychopath For You’ | Uploaded: March 14th | Open with SoundCloud

33. Tangents – ‘Arteries’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

32. Moody Beaches – ‘Guns’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with YouTube

31. The Harpoons – ‘Set Me Up To Fall’ | Uploaded: April 6th

30. Snake & Friends – ‘Men’s Shed’ | Uploaded: February 13th | Open with SoundCloud

29. Loure – ‘Smooth Talk’ | Uploaded: March 9th | Open with SoundCloud

28. Shit Bitch – ‘Royal Heady’ | Uploaded: March 18th | Open with Bandcamp

27. Arthur Miles – ‘Eastern Hymn’ | Uploaded: April 1st | Open with SoundCloud

26. Hatchie — ‘Sugar & Spice’ | Uploaded: April 4th

25. MOD CON – ‘Kidney Auction Blues’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

24. RVG – ‘Eggshell World’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

23. TOMSK – ‘Cranklord’s Theme’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with Bandcamp

22. Hymns – ‘Confidence in Quiet’ | Uploaded: April 5th

21. Sophiegrophy – ‘Bag’ | Uploaded: April 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

20. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Talking Straight’ | Uploaded: April 10th

19. Georgia Mulligan – ‘So Long’ | Uploaded: April 5th

18. Roza Terenzi – ‘Weakest Link’ | Uploaded: April 10th

17. Katz – ‘Waterfall’ | Uploaded: March 21st

16. Totally Mild – ‘From One Another’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube

15. Mildlife – ‘The Gloves Don’t Bite’ | Uploaded: February 22nd | Open with YouTube

14. Amaya Laucirica – ‘Could This Be’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with SoundCloud

13. Kwame – ‘WOW’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

12. Suss Cunts – ‘Temper’ | Uploaded: April 5th

11. Good Morning – ‘Escalator’ | Uploaded: March 27th | Open with SoundCloud

10. Katie Dey – ‘Darkness’ | Uploaded: March 29th | Open with Bandcamp

9. Dog Futon – ‘l8 bloomr’ | Uploaded: March 24th | Open with SoundCloud

8. Donny Benet – ‘You’re Too Good’ | Uploaded: April 6th

7. Dianas – ‘Leave Love’ | Uploaded: March 28th | Open with YouTube

6. Jaala – ‘Horn’ | Uploaded: March 2nd | Open with SoundCloud

5. Loure – ‘Needs’ | Uploaded: April 1st | Open with SoundCloud

4. Jaala – ‘Sames’ | Uploaded: April 6th

3. Gabriella Cohen – ‘Baby’ | Uploaded: March 20th | Open with SoundCloud

2. Couture – ‘O.H.M.’ | Uploaded: February 27th | Open with YouTube

1. Laura Jean – ‘Touchstone’ | Uploaded: March 21st | Open with Youtube


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10 Apr Trading Tunes with Sophiegrophy


One of the main arguments against recent Atlanta trap-rap is how the rappers are reproducing a successful formula that is considered ‘easy money.’ A chorus with few key distinct nouns, vocally flicking in with exclamation marks between every comma, like they’re a hype man with hiccup — silly, but serious and it gets the kids going like candy.

However, Melbourne rapper Sophiegrophy may have money on her mind but her tracks deliver verse-minded content, not just the money chorus. In fact on most sites, the lyric sheets read different lyrics entirely for each “chorus”. Sophiegrophy doesn’t shoot ideas all over the place, she’s focused on “Bag,” because she doesn’t want you to “be fucking with our bag.” You could argue that some of the lyrics are predictable, but those moments are used as lulls to a forthcoming lyric punch.

There’s no messing around with Sophiegrophy, she’s serious business and a business that’s about to make a lot of bags.

Word from Sophiegrophy:
“These are the 5 Songs that inspires me to never let any distractions come in my way of success and getting the bag & to stay jubilant and fly at all time. Each song has its own element whereby they all connect and form the characteristics of who I am, whether it’s fashion, loyalty, joyfulness, satisfaction & my alter ego they are all important aspects of Sophiegrophy.”

Techn9ne – ‘Like Yeah’

Skepta – ‘No security’

Jon Bellion – ‘Simple and sweet’

A$AP Rocky – ‘Fashion killa’

Lucky Dube – ‘Feel Irie’


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