Mosca - The Way We Were
you guys read this blog to hear me talk crap? or to listen to dynamite house slowburners like this? The Way We Were by DeejayMosca less talk more tunes. download - http://www.mediafire.com/?5ij6vyoc8v5omec
Erothug - We Should Have Built From Metal
You can pile genre names on this all you want, but at it’s core it’s a very clever pop tune. Erothug’s style reminds me of Friendly Fires and Jimmy Edgar, and he sings and produces entirely non-ironic r’n’b styled electronic pop in an Australian way, like Oscar ‘n’ Martin and Collarbones. I think the real strength of this is that you can’t tell how...
Jamie XX - Far Nearer
This new tune from Jamie XX, king of the bass-hipsters and one half of ‘the xx’, fits a fine, languid summer headspace. After the first xx album came out with it’s indie-folk-with-an-MPC sound, Jamie XX pretty quickly made it clear that he was into electronica, with a few dynamite mixtapes and remixes, including his infamous full-album remix of Gil Scott Heron’s...
Galapagoose - Insider
A friend of mine recently pointed out that Galapagoose has got Sleigh Bells levels of hype. What I’m saying is that ten million blogs have already posted this. But it bangs. Since he played at Tone at the Eastern Aquarium gig a couple of weeks back, I’ve been telling people in the street to youtube this guy, so now I’m telling you. insider // preview by galapagoose I...
Hyetal - Black Black Black
Hyetal is one of the most interesting dubstep/postdubstep producers out there at the moment. The last track on the album, Black Black Black, is a shoegaze-y vocal tune with tight percussion, dubstep weight and a lot of space. It’s the vocal from Alison Garner (who I know nothing about) which sets it apart, and makes me think that this track, released on a dubstep/experimental CD on a...
Saint Surly - LeBunked
Australia is really winning at instrumental hip hop right now. Following in the footsteps of the OG Elefant Traks greats, like Hermitude, Unkle Ho and Pasobionic, we’ve now got a huge number of producers making sample based tracks in a sort of Nightmares on Wax vein with that same feeling of sun and sand that made 90s West Coast party hip hop so great. Saint Surly and his bro Monster...
TrakShot - No You Sleep
Remember when chillout was a thing? Not the same thing as chillwave, downtempo, trip hop and ting; it was it’s own sound with it’s own beachside cafe scene before it became the soundtrack to department store bathrooms and trendy solariums. I remember back when I was about 14, I bought a Chillout Sessions cd that introduced me to Massive Attack, Radiohead, Lamb, Goldfrapp and Royksopp...
Liquid Electric Playlist 27/5/11
21021 11:01 Eskmo - Moving Glowstream (Amon Tobin Remix) 21022 11:04 Icicle ft DRS - Bitter Taste 21023 11:08 Addison Groove - It’s Got Me 21024 11:13 Boxcutter - Cold War 21025 11:18 Option Command - Polybell Strategy 21026 11:21 TrakShot - No You Sleep 21027 11:26 Galapagoose - Insider 21028 11:31 Low - Especially Me 21029 11:36 Saint Surly - LeBunked 21030...
Oliver Tank - Beautiful
While this is technically a Snoop Dogg cover, it reminds me of some kind of Brian Eno - era Roxy Music song reworked by Hot Chip. Also chillwave. And maybe Sigur Ros. Kind of. That’s probably not what Oliver Tank was going for at all, but it’s a savvy interpretation that brings the emotion out of what was originally a club r’n’b chart-topping hook. Beautiful (Snoop Dogg...
Option Command - Horizon Glow
Beautiful ambient work from the Blue Mountain’s Option Command, also known as Broken Chip. It’s hard to write about his music without talking about the place it was made - beyond the outskirts of Sydney, in amongst the tall trees, where the fog rolls heavy on a crisp winter morning. It’s lovely stuff which side-steps it’s own swagger and sits in a place between Pantha Du...
Eloq - Why Don't You?
We all pretty much know that ‘aquacrunk’ means essentially nothing, but now that I’ve said it you’ve got an idea of what this tune is going to sound like. The debut EP ‘Galactic Neckbreaks’ from Dutch (?) producer Eloq reminds me of producers like Rustie and Slugabed with his bright colours, his tough bass and sloppy drum rhythms. Eloq sets himself apart with...