June 20, 2016 Posted by aden at 1:16 pm
‘With their new track ‘At Sea’, Adelaide trio Flamingo provide what has been sorely absent from the refugee debate during the current Australian national election — empathy’ – Rolling Stone
Adelaide three-piece Flamingo continues their signature blend of heartfelt indie electronica vibes with their new single, ‘At Sea’. Built on an instrumental of ocean-pulsed synths and glistening guitar riffs, the lyrics reflect on the ominous past and terrifying future of those people who find themselves ‘At Sea’.
The topic of refugees who arrive by boat to Australia is politically-charged and heavily skewed in mainstream media. ‘At Sea’ provides an empathetic viewpoint to the issue, one which is they feel is lacking from the national conversation. The chorus “Families at seas, what a lovely place to be,” purposely exaggerates the sentiment of far too many Australians who believe that putting your family on an overcrowded boat to cross the dangerous seas is taking the easy option.
Kacee Heidt, vocalist for Flamingo explains, “Leaving your home and everything you have ever known to travel to the other side of the world in search of a life free from tyranny and devastation with nothing but your family and the clothes on your back. This is one of the hardest things a person can possibly go through and something most Australians couldn’t possibly imagine.”
Normally writing, producing and mixing their music themselves, Flamingo enlisted Steven Schram (San Cisco, Powderfinger, The Waifs, Cat Empire) who recorded, mixed and added additional production to ‘At Sea’, along with their previous single ‘Hypnotised’. Oli Kirk of Flamingo explains, “We went into that studio session with no expectations – we were going to be happy with getting one song ‘Hypnotised’ finished, but we managed to track that in the first day. Day two and Steven was like, ‘What are we recording next?’ Kacee had started sketching lyrics and melody around an issue very dear to him, asylum seekers. After hearing “Don’t tow them back, you must be mad” and “Families at seas, what a lovely place to be” we were all in and began tracking live as we wrote. As a result, ‘At Sea’ is a very honest track which we all feel conveys our opinion on the national issue of asylum seekers. We hope ‘At Sea’ provides an empathetic point of view to the current messaging which can hopefully evolve the national topic at least to a very small few.”
Flamingo have begun piecing together their national tour kicking off in their home town of Adelaide in August. Special guests will be announced very soon via the band’s Facebook page.
FLAMINGO ‘AT SEA’ TOUR
w Special Guests to be announced
12th August – Workers Club, Melbourne
13th August – Jive, Adelaide
20th August – Plan B, Sydney
June 2, 2016 Posted by aden at 4:15 pm
“(FATHERDUDE) is unstoppable, and his impressive list of collaborations and features keeps on growing. Produced by Infuze, today’s “Eyes On You” features an exhilarating instrumental, reflective lyrics, and the strong pop sensibilities we’ve come to love from FATHERDUDE. With Gabe Lambirth on guitar and Jared Scot on bass, we realize that he’s greater than the limitations of electronic music and will continue breaking out with arms in full swing.” – NEST HQ
Harlem-based vocalist FATHERDUDE has teamed up with fellow New York producer Infuze for “Eyes On You“, the first single off his upcoming EP ‘The Balance’, which comes out June 10th on etcetc Music. This exciting first taste from the new record features his swoon-worthy energetic vocals which perfectly pair with soaring overdriven guitar solos and the dancefloor-ready “Superfuture” sound fans have come to expect from FATHERDUDE.
Over the past year, FATHERDUDE has become a breakout artist with songs totalling over 10 million plays on SoundCloud and another 4.5 million on YouTube. He first cracked onto the scene alongside Sydney-based producer GRMM with “Electrify” which reached #2 on the Australian iTunes Electronic Charts and received high rotation on triple j. His Australian collaborations continued with Slumberjack for the song “Body Cry” and helped their debut EP also chart at #2 on the Australian iTunes Electronic Charts. Globally, electronic tastemakers Nest HQ named FATHERDUDE in their list of 10 Singer-Songwriters shaping Electronic Music Right Now
As the lone vocalist in the HEGEMON collective, he has caught the attention of tastemakers such as Skrillex, Diplo, and DJ White Shadow (Lady Gaga). FATHERDUDE is helping lead the wave by working with some of the biggest up and coming and established names in the electronic genre such as TroyBoi, San Holo, Lido, and Benny Benassi to name a few.
Excited for what the future has in store, FATHERDUDE says, “This upcoming EP ‘The Balance’ is a testament to the great producers and musicians I work with.” The talent is real too. Grammy nominated hip-hop producer !llmind (Drake, J.Cole, Kanye West) is featured on two cuts. Brooklyn rap figurehead Joell Ortiz of Eminem-founded Shady Records makes an appearance, demonstrating FATHERDUDE’s diverse appeal and local influence, and the EP also features buzzing musician-focused dance music makers Brasstracks, future bass pioneer Infuze, and forward-thinking producer Konrad OldMoney (riff-raff, Pegboard Nerds).
Speaking about “Eyes On You”, FATHERDUDE explains, “‘Eyes On You’ is an ode to the everyday 21st century voyeurism we all experience. To exist online is to expose oneself. We desire to lurk but from a distance and without repercussion while knowing exactly what its discomfort feels like.”
FATHERDUDE will soon be hitting Australia for the first time including a special appearance as part of VIVID Music. Full details here!
“I’d suggest turning up the volume, put some comfy clothes on and get ready to dance to this bass driven electro dance piece.” – Purple Sneakers
“prepare to get your groove on to the Harlem based artist’s swooning future funky house jam.” – I Heart Moosiq
“Now we’ve got the first cut from the record – a super funky cut called Eyes On You.” – The Interns
May 27, 2016 Posted by aden at 9:46 am
‘Comfort You‘ Tour Dates:
Friday, 10th June
Old Soul, Maroochydore
Saturday, 11th June
Cafe Le Monde, Noosa Heads
Sunday, 12th June
MV Catalina Boat Party, Noosa
Saturday, 18th June
Chinese Laundry, Sydney
Saturday, 25th June
TBC Club, Brisbane
Thursday, 30th June
Cable Kidz @ Fat Controller, Adelaide
Saturday, 2nd July
Prince Saturdays, Melbourne
Thursday, 7th July
Australian Brewery, Rouse Hill
Saturday, 9th July
Argyle House, Newcastle
Sunday, 10th July
Florida Beach Bar, Terrigal
Saturday, 16th July
Deja Vu @ Grand Hotel, Wollongong
Sunday, 17th July
Our House @ Room For A Pony, Hobart
Wednesday, 20th July
SoSueMe @ Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi
Friday, 22nd July
Mr Wolf, Canberra
Friday, 29th July
Elsewhere, Gold Coast
Saturday, 30th July
Flinders Socials, Townsville
Saturday, 6th August
Geisha Bar, Perth
May 24, 2016 Posted by aden at 12:42 pm
Taylor’s Rooftop and DANCEetc are proud to present a series of feel-good autumn nights for Vivid Music 2016. Taking place of over three weekends from May 28th to June 11th, DANCEetc kicks off their weekly offering with some exciting electronic artists performing under the starry Taylor’s Rooftop in Sydney.
Kicking off DANCEetc’s Vivid Music line up on Saturday, May 28th will be the infamous Go Freek. A DANCEetc favourite, the pair will no doubt bring their sweaty party vibes to the Taylor’s Rooftop amidst their 13-date ‘Interconnected’ Australian Tour. On Saturday, June 4th, Yolanda Be Cool will join DANCEetc for the very first time as their latest single ‘From Me To You’ sets fire to the national radio airwaves. We know the boys like to party just as much as we do, so they’re locked in and we’re ready. For the third instalment of Vivid Music at Taylor’s on Saturday, June 11th, DANCEetc is very lucky to host Harlem-based FATHERDUDE. In Sydney to celebrate the release of his debut EP ‘The Balance’, FATHERDUDE will be an impressive closer to the three weekends of Vivid Music at DANCEetc in 2016. From his renowned vocal work for GRMM’s ‘Electrify’ and Slumberjack’s ‘Body Cry’, FATHERDUDE is somewhat of a SoundCloud superstar with over 5 million spins across his catalogue. As a solo artist he’s been performing sold out New York shows, US festivals as well as showcasing at SXSW earlier this year. We are very keen to see his big electronic jams fill our rooftop dancefloor and we insist you should come and experience it.
In addition to the amazing talent for Vivid Music, Taylor’s Rooftop will be transformed with custom LED lighting throughout the venue. Powered by Eyebyte Visuals, six LED panels will be created by animator Ego. Best known for his visuals for Paces’ national Vacation tour, as well as music videos for LDRU’s ‘Keeping Score’, Go Freek’s ‘How Long’ and What So Not’s ‘The Quack’, Ego has spent the last few years wowing audiences around Australia and across the world with his live performances and visual work and DANCEetc is very happy to have him for these special Vivid Music events.
Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas and features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program. Vivid Music presents a cutting-edge contemporary music program, backlit by the 3 billion LED lights illuminating Sydney’s foreshore. Vivid Sydney hosts a lively and eclectic range of live performances and ground-breaking musical collaborations, and DANCEetc and Taylor’s Rooftop is thrilled to present this exciting line up of local and international artists.
For guest list requests, further line up announcements and event photos, keep in the loop and follow the DANCEetc Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DANCEetc. DANCEetc is the weekly party series brought to you by Sydney’s electronic indie label etcetc Music (www.facebook.com/etcetcAU), home to some of Australia’s leading electronic artists including Kilter, Paces, Set Mo and more.
Tickets for DANCEetc’s Vivid Music series can be purchased one week in advance via Ticketbooth and will guarantee access to the Rooftop during Vivid. Go to: www.events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/danceetcvivid
DANCEetc x Vivid Music at Taylor’s Rooftop
Corner of Bridge Street & Tank Stream Way, Sydney
Saturday, May 28th
Saturday, June 4th
Yolanda Be Cool
Saturday, June 11th
February 4, 2016 Posted by aden at 12:04 pm
It’s the last month of summer, and we aint messing around.
Coming up this month at DANCEetc…
Feb 06 – DANCEetc feat, Dom Dolla, Avon Stringer, Mo’funk & Kings
Feb 13 – DANCEetc feat., Baytek, Groove Terminator, Bitmore & Kormak
Feb 20 – DANCEetc feat Colour Castle, Terace, Acaddamy & Friendless
Feb 27 – DANCEetc feat., Indian Summer, Avon Stringer, Marks & OZ and Frenzie
Eat + Drink + DANCEetc
Set Mo in action last weekend…rain did not phase the froth https://www.facebook.com/events/1730237903875334
January 12, 2016 Posted by ben at 12:06 pm
PRE-ORDER VACATION OUT MARCH 4th ON iTUNES & GET A COPY OF ‘1993 (NO CHILL)’ HERE
Gold Coast producer Mikey Perry, better known as Paces, kicked off 2015 in typical swag-lord style, waltzing into triple j’s Hottest 100 at number 100 with his Tkay Maidza collab, ‘Switch Lanes‘. This was quickly followed up by his hit single ‘Nothing’s Forever‘, which featured vocals from Perth artist Kučka. ‘Nothing’s Forever’ hit the top 30 of the iTunes Dance chart after being added to full rotation on triple j. Off the back of this success, Paces hit the road with a sold out tour across the country and was tapped for official remixes for Years & Years, Tinashe and Hermitude.
Now Paces is ready to go back to the future with his latest single ‘1993 (No Chill)’. ‘1993 (No Chill)’ features the vocals of UK-born, Adelaide-raised Jess Kent, whose debut release ‘Get Down’ shot up the triple j Unearthed charts in late 2015.
“I first heard Jess Kent via her track ‘Get Down’ on triple j Unearthed,” explains Paces. “I could tell right away that it was the feel good hit of the summer and that Jess and I were on a very similar musical vibe. I’d been writing some summery instrumentals, inspired by early M.I.A. tunes, which I thought would be a good fit for Jess’ sound. So I sent them over, not realising that Jess was currently being hit up by just about every musician on the internet. Luckily the timing was right and everything else just fell into place!”
To celebrate the release of ‘1993 (No Chill)’ and his upcoming debut album Vacation, Captain Paces will soon be hitting the high seas when V MoVement presents Ship to Shore album launch parties in capital cities around Australia. Tickets to these album launch parties will be extremely limited and can be purchased from Moshtix from this Friday.
V MOVEMENT PRESENTS SHIP TO SHORE
PACES ALBUM LAUNCH PARTIES
Friday, February 19th – Adelaide
Saturday, February 20th – Melbourne
Friday, February 26th – Perth
Saturday, February 27th – Brisbane
Friday, March 4th – Sydney
BUY TICKETS TO PACES’ SHIP TO SHORE TOUR HERE
December 11, 2015 Posted by aden at 11:01 am
Contemporary soul man Klue, aka Gabriel Clouston, this week signs to independent record label etcetc Music and electronic agency Nuffsaid. Equal parts producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Klue’s musical identity is a unique blend of garage, soul and Afro-beat which has brought him notable industry and media support in such a short time.
Klue’s debut ‘Way I’m Lovin You’ found its way onto Triple J earlier this year and promoted a natural flow of online support. FasterLouder said the single was one of the ‘8 Aussie Songs You Need To Hear’, while electronic behemoths Hermitude and Double J’s Lance Ferguson told everyone that Klue was one of the ‘Top Australian Artists To Watch’. Sydney’s FBi Radio also locked Klue in as ‘Independent Artist of the Week’ joining the likes of WAAX, Vallis Alps, Moonase Commander in 2015.
Strong in his vision, Klue’s sound encompasses a lot of his own skills as musician. Playing a range of woodwind instruments, percussion and drum programming, Klue’s sound is influenced by a mix of UK garage and Afro-beat musicians, while his vocal style comes from a childhood of classic soul tunes. Having toured through Australia and Africa with his band True Vibenation, Klue has developed an acute awareness of how to turn out a sure fire party vibe.
Klue’s emersion in the world music scene has been significant. Having toured through Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa, he also hosts a weekly radio show on FBi Click ‘Bare Necessitates’, an outlet for full of world music, rare groove and electronica.
Last month saw the release of Klue’s follow-up ‘Hiding’, a perfect summertime accompaniment of uplifting beats and topical feels. Building on Klue’s exiting hype, ‘Hiding’ hit #9 on Triple J’s Unearthed chart and as already accrued close to 100,000 spins on Spotify.
‘Hiding’ is the first single from Klue’s debut EP which is due for release in March 2015 on etcetc Music. After shows at One Day Festival and Subsonic Festival, Klue today announces his debut tour in support of Hiding, Taking him up and down the east coast of Australia, across to Adelaide & Perth for Southbound festival.
21-Nov One Day Only, Sydney NSW
5-Dec Subsonic Festival, Barrington Tops NSW
19-Dec Yours @ Beach Road Hotel, Bondi NSW
8-Jan Cats @ Rocket, Adelaide SA
9-Jan Southbound Festival, Busselton WA
15-Jan Platform One, Melbourne VIC
16-Jan DANCEetc @ Taylor’s Social, Sydney
23-Jan Rainbow Serpent Festival, Ballarat VIC
5-Feb Blend @ Craft, Central Coast NSW
20-Feb Oh Hello, Brisbane QLD
26-Feb Transit, Canberra, ACT
September 14, 2015 Posted by aden at 1:34 pm
Spring is kicking in strong, and we have the inner city rooftop to party the eve away.
September line up includes the likes of Beni, Luke Million, Go Freek, Groove Terminator, Frames, Acaddamy, Terace, Avon Stringer, Kormak and Chris Arnott.
From September we’ll be introducing our special ‘Sunsets’ set from 5pm giving you the opportunity to get stuck in a little earlier below the evening glow, with good food and tasty drink specials
For weekly event info, guestlist and photos follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DANCEetcetc
EAT ~ DRINK ~ DANCEetc @ Taylor’s Social, Tankstream Way, Sydney
September 14, 2015 Posted by aden at 1:29 pm
Trans-Pacific three-piece Favored Nations have announced their debut Australian tour this October/November along with release date for their highly anticipated debut album ‘The Great Unknown’. The band, made up of eccentric front man Morgan Phalen (NYC’s Diamond Nights, Justice collaborator), Surahn Sidhu (DFA Records and co-writer for Usher & Kimbra) and James Curd (Greenskeepers and solo artist of Classic Music, Defected, DFA Records) will kick off their very first Australian tour on 28th October playing Sydney, Geelong, Melbourne, Manly and Adelaide.
With praise already from the likes of SPIN, Buzzfeed, NOISEY and Stereogum, Favored Nations’ second single lifted from the LP, ‘I Can See You’, premiered today with US Fashion and culture media channel, PaperMag.com. The dream-wave single traverses funk, rock, and disco, conjuring musical pairings alongside Fleetwood Mac, Beach Boys and LCD Soundsystem, while the band’s 18-tracks of sunlit pop will drop on 2nd October via etcetc Music.
“Frenetic, house-infused dance-pop with smooth new wave overtones.” – Stereogum
“…a funked up feel fine smash” – NOISEY
“…disco to the Beach Boys” – Earmilk
“A loose, disco-inspired love song” – Buzzfeed
“mellifluous vocals” – SPIN
“a vibrant mix of disco, R&B and pop for fans of the latest Tame Impala record.”
Singer Morgan Phalen offers, “It’s impossible to define the space from which our music is coming from. They are very immediate songs you could sing to, or dance to—they’re almost useful songs, in a lot of ways. They’re able to accompany… living.”
“I think all of us are at a stage in our careers where we have proven ourselves to ourselves. This project for us is pure enjoyment.” Reflects Surahn from his coastal home in Coorong, Adelaide “We don’t look at things in terms of ‘Making it Big’ or search for bigger opportunity. We feel lucky enough to create the way we do. It’s always been about trying to craft interesting pop songs that make people think and dance at the same time.”
FAVORED NATIONS ‘GREAT UNKNOWN’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2015
supported by Running Touch
Wed 28 Oct Sosueme, Beach Road Hotel, Bondi
Thurs 29 Oct The Workers Club, Geelong
Fri 30 Oct Shebeen, Melbourne*
Sat 31 Oct Moonshine, Manly
Sun 01 Nov Newtown Social Club, Sydney*
Thu 05 Nov Rocket Bar, Adelaide*
August 3, 2015 Posted by aden at 12:45 pm
After a notable entrance to the electronic scene in 2014, you’d be forgiven for thinking Perth-based producer Palace had disappeared underground. More accurately, Palace aka Jeremy Smith has been underground fine-tuning his craft, the likes of which he’s about to reveal.
Fellow Western Australian Sable tells the Palace story as an uncompromising commitment to great sound and good music while Slumberjack note their consistent marvel of the Palace simple, yet catchy mastery. Palace’s new single, ‘Too Young’ is a momentous return to the fold featuring a tight and witty flow of rapper Ziggy, Palace blends vibe and attitude perfectly into an exciting new format for the Australian electronic scene.
Joining the remix duties for etcetc is Kyle Watson who has also been gaining traction worldwide with support from Pleasurekraft, Trickski, Audiojack, Shiba San, and releases on DIRTYBIRD, Bunny Tiger and This Ain’t Bristol. Watson’s remix makes smooth work of Ziggy’s dope flow putting it in proper g-tech zone…that’s right, g-tech. Traversing the soundboard of future beats, great northern Queensland producer Atticus Beats transforms ‘Too Young’ into Drake-wave. smooth and sensual business from the topical home on Townsville. Get in touch.
‘Too Young’ is out 7th August 2015 on etcetc music.
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