August 28, 2014 Posted by admin at 2:45 pm
Bit out of the bloody blue but we’re having a label party at Hugo’s Lounge on Sunday in celebration of Set Mo’s new EP, ‘The Crush’ out on etcetc this Friday August 29.
Atmospherics courtesy of Set Mo, Acaddamy, Sir Jonathan + more from 9pm.
August 27, 2014 Posted by admin at 5:55 pm
Following a string of seminal releases with acclaimed imprints such as Future Classic, Kitsuné and Nervous, Luke Million proudly joins the etcetc family with his new EP, ‘Light & Sound’.
Luke Million has gained house-party, cult status with ‘Arnold’ (1.3 million spins and counting) as well as enjoying bountiful JJJ play for his last EP ‘Midnight Galaxy’; which was released through historic NYC house label Nervous Records. Luke Million’s signature synth-laden, cosmic disco style also appears in all its glory through remixes for musical amigos Olympic Ayres, Moullinex, Midnight Pool Party, and upcomers for High Highs, Tkay Maidza and his other band The Swiss.
Completing a series of hot mix tapes for Thump, Discobelle and Last Gas Station, Luke’s created a Soundcloud series of disco re-imaginations of past hits – The Doors, Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and Pink Floyd – which have all been hyper-powered with racks and racks of bespoke analogue gear.
Written with Sterling Silver, lead single ‘Light & Sound’ enlists the beautiful mystery vocalist from previous track ‘Midnight’. The feel-good, disco-fuelled jam explores the emotive connection of light, sound and beyond juiced up with live bass, soaring synths and a guitar lick Nile Rodgers would be happy to call his own.
In collaboration with Entropico (Touch Sensitive, Beni, Nicky Night Time) and illustrator Laura Ives, the video for ‘Light & Sound’ features a beautiful watercolour fox traversing a landscape, embarking on a wistful journey of colour, sound and transmutation.
Whether you’re a disco dabbler or hard-out extremist ‘Light & Sound’ is poised to become a summer sizzler, with more class than a super yacht champagne brunch. With Luke Million’s ability for creating crossover cult classics ‘Light & Sound’ looks set to join the fold, just in the nick of time.
Ahead of the release of his ‘Light & Sound EP’, Luke Million will perform at Big Sound, Wednesday 10thSeptember 2014.
Friday 5th September – Mr Kim’s, Adelaide
Wednesday 10th September, Big Sound Showcase
Saturday 13th September, Arts SA showcase
August 25, 2014 Posted by admin at 6:05 pm
After garnering support on their debut single ‘Through The Fire’ from Skream, Duke Dumont and Julio Bashmore, London duo Arkon Fly (Big Jam and Bixby) continue their route into funk-fuelled house with ‘Back Seat’.
Gaining immediate attention through Earmilk and Annie Mac tweets, ‘Back Seat’ has already picked up continued support from Radio 1 specialist Rob Da Bank, Toddla T and MistaJam. ‘Backseat’ showcases with enhanced gusto the manifold talent and impressive vocal chops of this prodigious duo, with a tour de force of celebratory disco-funk, hook-laden falsetto and sneaking synth bass, coming on like Prince’s ’1999′ updated to present day London.
The throwback sound warming out the northern hemisphere signifies the start of an electronic soul /funk scene coming out of London’s progressive underground. With an LP in the works, Arkon Fly is leading the sound of funk and soul back into the clubs. In the interim keep an ear out for their vocal feature on a forthcoming Julio Bashmore track.
August 25, 2014 Posted by admin at 5:59 pm
You might remember the legendary dirtybird video for Claude VonStroke’s ‘Deep Throat’, which launched the infamous, iconic and pretty scary big blue dirtybird. Or perhaps Justin Martin & Ardalan’s 16-bit ‘Lezgo’ inspired by classic 80s and 90s videogames. But “CaliFuture’ might well top them all – from a cameo from the aforementioned blue bird, to VonStroke donning his Wall Street garbs and swilling a raw-egg, to the mysterious van dwelling snow cone seller who may or may not be Barry Drift, this is an instant dirtybird classic.
The track ‘Califuture’ is about that little optimistic bug in everyone who moves to California that makes them think that someday they will be plucked up out of obscurity to become famous. Everyone has it in the back of their mind. But the music video goes one step further into madness. It’s the heart-wrenching story of a snow cone salesman trying to get a job at dirtybird and then realizing the life of a snow cone maker is really his passion.
August 1, 2014 Posted by admin at 9:00 am
The 1992 original undergoes a deep flavoured makeover via Defected Records, Ministry of Sound and is available now in Australia and New Zealand through etcetc. ‘Always’ manages to incite more dancefloor revelry than the vast majority of modern day house productions. Twenty years down the line and some of today’s most exciting producers are stepping up to add their own signature twists to the cut.
Remixes from Route94, Shiba San and MK himself have been backed by A-List additions on BBC Radio 1, Capital Xtra and Kiss Fresh with the Route94 remix hitting #1 on the Upfront Club and Cool Cuts Charts (UK) and #3 on the Shazam New Release chart.
July 25, 2014 Posted by admin at 2:20 pm
Tourist is the latest addition to the burgeoning roster of Disclosure-affiliated label, Method Records.
After a string of high-profile indie remixes for HAIM, CHVRCHES, Sam Smith and London Grammar, Tourist unveils ‘Patterns’ from his sophomore EP. ‘Patterns’ features the vocals of British soul singer Lianne La Havas who was nominated in BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll and accredited iTunes Album of the Year in the same year.
Pitchfork professes: “It’s masterfully crafted, from the restrained fade-in and exhausted fade-out to the arpeggiated synths that take it to the bridge, quietly bow out, and then resurface for the final sprint to the finish line.”
July 17, 2014 Posted by admin at 3:10 pm
Chart topping dance music maestro Duke Dumont returns with a new single ‘Won’t Look Back’, to be released in Australia via etcetc & Virgin EMI.
The last year has seen Duke perform an incredible feat with two consecutive UK number one singles, with ‘Need U (100%)’ picking up a Grammy nomination and latest single ‘I Got U’ following suit to become one of 2014’s biggest singles and club anthems. The latter sold over 2 million copies globally, topped the iTunes chart in 13 countries, went to #1 in the US Billboard Dance Chart, was on the BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM A-List, and accumulated well over 40 million plays online. Duke also toured Australia in 2013 as part of the Listen Out festival alongside fellow UK house stars Disclosure and AlunaGeorge.
‘Won’t Look Back’ is a glorious tour-de-force of soulful sun-kissed house, larger than life vocals and the elegance of Duke’s by now signature majestic piano chords, culminating in a simultaneously ecstatic and yearning refrain. Melding together contemporary UK garage with elements of timeless disco and French house, with ‘Won’t Look Back’ Duke Dumont delivers yet again an intelligent and sublime dance floor classic.
Currently putting the finishing touches on his debut album, Duke has a busy year head with festival slots including Lovebox, Lollapalooza and Creamfields, along with his own Blasé Boys Club residency at Sankey’s in Ibiza, plus another Australian tour in the works for late 2014.
July 14, 2014 Posted by admin at 4:34 pm
We spoke to Kilter just before he kicked off his Australia and New Zealand Tour about getting fucked up at gigs as well as his latest EP, ‘Shades’.
Hey man! How did the RÜFÜS ‘Worlds Within Worlds’ tour wrap up and what’s going on here?
Haha that video is from Adelaide. We were playing at HQ and they had a green Green Room (this is acually the first time I’ve seen one like that, I have no idea why they call them that if they never have green walls?) so naturally we had some greenscreen fun. Probably the last thing I remember from that night before heading to Hobart on no sleep the next morning for my final show with RÜFÜS. The final shows for the tour happened in Sydney over the last weekend and the wrap parties were awesome!
Whats the loosest gig you’ve been to?
I think seeing Borgore play at Manning Bar in 2011. Dubstep may have been shortlived but it definitely made up for it in crazy. Afterwards everyone was just punching each other for fun.
Has your own show changed much dince you began playing?
Heeeeeaaaaps. Not only has my music evolved quite a lot (started off quite hip-hoppy) I’ve expanded my live show to include lots of drums. I still actually use the same core piece of gear (Roland SP404-sx) that I have had from the start but have changed the way I use it.
How did the collaborations come about for this EP and who are some artists you’re ambitious to work with?
I worked with three vocalists on this EP; Ev Jones, Citizen Kay and Ngaiire. They are all amazing Aussie artists so i’ve been lucky to work with them all in person. Working with vocalists has been great but I am interested in exploring working with other producers in the future. If I had to take a pick I would make a tropical banger with Djemba Djemba or Carmack.
Any surprises planned for the tour?
I’m going to try sneak in a couple of guest appearances from my talented friends. I’ve already got Citizen Kay and Ngaiire locked in for OAF on the 11th but I will see who else I can pull out over the other shows.
Any records you can share with us to psych up for the Shades Tour?
Can you take us through some of your favourite youtube clips as well?
I spent way too much time on YouTube as is, so in the the interest of keeping the rest of my day productive I am just gonna show you my favourite two.
Most fucked up thing that’s happened to you on while touring?
Probably the last 24hrs of my recent NZ tour. I was doing shows with Tigerlily, Platform 19 and Mitch Lowe at the time and had played in Wellington the night before. All four of us missed our flights to Auckland in the morning and by the time we got to Deep Hard n Funky Festival (which started at 10pm and went till breakfast) we had already lost the plot. The festival itself was in a shopping-centre-cum-horse-racing-clubhouse and the only way to get between the stages was via escalators. It was probably pretty simple to navigate but in my head it was impossible. We went straight to airport after the festival at 5am and I wasn’t allowed on the flight because my name wasn’t correct on the boarding pass. Heavy days.
You can grab Kilter’s latest EP on now.
July 9, 2014 Posted by admin at 5:38 pm
Lifted from Claude VonStroke’s acclaimed third studio album Urban Animal, ‘Lay It Down Re-Smoked’ is a tribute to DJ Nephets 2003 classic juke track ‘Lay It Down’. Turned down with all the Claude VonStroke trimmings, ‘Lay It Down Re-Smoked’ delivers on everything we’ve come to know him for: the fun, the booty, the bass.
Backed by remixes from Jimmy Edgar, Kill Frenzy and Sascha Robotti, etcetc proudly introduce an exclusive remix from Australian techno-duo Wordlife – covering all basses for underground clubage this Winter. With local support clocked from RUFUS, Anna Lunoe, Lewis McKirdy (Triple J), KLP (Triple J), Charlie Chux, Sandro Dallarmi (FBi) and Doslyf, ‘Lay It Down Re-Smoked’ is the AM record you stayed out past lockout for.
July 3, 2014 Posted by admin at 4:23 pm
With his 17-date Australian and New Zealand tour just announced, Kilter unveils the next single from his ‘Shades EP’, out Friday July 11. Following on from the first single ‘They Say’, ‘Alive Again’ features the good vibes and true rhymes of Ghana-born, ACT-grown, Citizen Kay.
Since the Australian summer, ‘Alive Again’ has become a standout, steel-drum favorite in Kilter’s sets at Field Day, Breathe of Life, Rabbits Eat Lettuce plus his support slots for The Kite String Tangle, Art Vs. Science and Basenji. Being a fan of Citizen Kay’s ‘YES!’ and most recently ‘Manage’, Kilter was excited to get the instrumental to Kay, who gave it a fresh spread of his own. Check out the official video below produced and directed by Mint Films. We been dronin’.
While on the road for the RÜFÜS’ Worlds Within Worlds Tour, Kilter and Citizen Kay performed ‘Alive Again’ for the packed out Tivoli in Brisbane. Citizen Kay dropped a class performance alongside Kilter before running back to his own double headline show with Adelaide-based rapper Tkay Maidza. Watch the live vid here.
‘Alive Again’ also receives a page-one re-write from Austrian #sadboy, salute, premiering on Pilerats Magazine and is followed up by a slice of housed up paradise from enigmatic Sydney producer, POOLCLVB, as featured on Stoney Roads. Listen to the full ‘Alive Again’ set now and get amongst the ‘Shades EP‘ now.