31 May Trading Tunes with Heart People
Ryan Grieve (Canyons) and Rachel Rutt perform together as Heart People. Their sharp alt-pop single ‘Show You‘ came in at #27 in our 100 Best Australian Tracks list last year, and soon after the Sydney duo proved it was no fluke with their next release ‘Voices‘. What I enjoy most about Heart People is their rare ability to be accessible to both casual listeners and those inclined to hear pop music with a more sceptical ear.
Their debut EP Homecoming takes on several diverse ’90s pop influences — and not the post-Spice Girls acts. Considering that late ’90s nostalgia is painfully cool again, I’m definitely on board for reminding people that there’s more to pop music than a mere sense of novelty and singalong vocals. A great pop single should still be able to impress as an instrumental, and Heart People’s music achieves that while portraying strong atmosphere, mood and ambition.
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Heart People have chosen trance as the theme for their Trading Tunes selections, telling us, “We love music that takes us to that other place, where we can let go. Forget what you know. Become who you are.”
Love, Peace, & Trance – ‘Yeelen’
Rhythm & Sound w/ Tikiman – ‘Music A Fe Rule’
Muslimgauze – ‘Curfew, Gaza’
Luis Gasca – ‘Spanish Gipsy’
Raul Lovisoni & Francesco Messina – ‘Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo’