December 16, 2014 Posted by admin at 4:29 pm
Australian three-piece Flamingo have only been making their lush brand of alternate electronica for just over a year, but you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Taking influences from various styles to make music that doesn’t satisfy any one genre, Flamingo have spent the last 12 months refining their sound and building a powerful live show supporting the likes of Bonobo, Yacht, Giraffage, Classixx, Rüfüs, Kilter, Movement and most recently The Kite String Tangle for his national tour in September 2014.
In April 2014, triple j selected the trio to represent Unearthed on the main stage of Groovin The Moo Oakbank. Following this, Red Bull Music Academy invited Flamingo to perform at Splendour In The Grass amongst an incredibly talented line-up including Nicolas Jaar and Hiatus Kaiyote. On top of their debut festival performances, 2014 has also seen Flamingo embark on a ten-date sold-out tour around Australia with good friend and fan The Kite String Tangle.
In the last half of 2014, Flamingo have been putting pen to paper working their emotive electronic hearts into their ‘Drip Away’ EP. Featuring the additional vocals of Unearthed talent Hunt (Madeleine Hunt), ‘Drip Away’ is aural bliss – full of warm synth work, amazing vocal textures, deep lyrics and Flamingo’s trademark guitar riffs. Premiered last week by Indie Shuffle and instantly echoed by Earmilk, Acid Stag and blahblahblahscience, the support for new material from Flamingo is evident – check out the first official video by Entropico now.
Hitting the road throughout December, Flamingo will be landing in select capital cities in support of their EP sharing their big vibe for live on the ‘Drip Away’ tour below.
Sun 23rd Nov – FSSLSC, Adelaide (DJ set)
Wed 3rd Dec – The Beach Road Hotel, Sydney
Thu 4th Dec – Electronic Music Conference, Sydney
Sat 6th Dec – Secret Location, Adelaide (DJ set)
Fri 12th Dec – Marmalade Skies Festival, Goulburn
Sat 13th Dec – The Causeway, Perth
Fri 19th Dec – Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Tue 30th Dec – Lost Paradise Festival, Glenworth Valley
December 10, 2014 Posted by admin at 6:07 pm
Last Wednesday (after a taco tasting) we had the pleasure of showcasing some of our local up and coming talent at the 2014 Electronic Music Conference’s ‘EMC Play’. We shared a special party at World Bar which saw the clique along with our good friends at Pilerats and Halfway Crooks hold it down for what was a really early pre-party for stereo or a really solid ARIAs kick on. Amongst our talent showcased was Kilter, Luke Million, Acaddamy, Set Mo & POOLCLVB. Shout out to Jack Daniels for making it all happen and for always being just great. Here’s our retrospective:
November 28, 2014 Posted by admin at 3:39 pm
Along with the massive EMC conference in the coming week is the launch of EMC Play, an annual showcase of some of Australia’s hottest talent. Amongst the series of showcases across multiple venues, World Bar and #JDFUTURELEGENDS will be playing host to etcetc and six other local labels and crews to form ‘The 7 Wonders of World Bar’. Wednesday night will see etcetc legends Kilter, Luke Million, Godwolf, POOLCLVB, Acaddamy and Set Mo taking over World Bar with our friends at Die High, Pilerats and Halfway Crooks.
The etcetc family will be holding down World Bar from 8pm – 1am and will be showcasing the latest Australian talent, as well as some Special Guest DJ sets from a few friends who are in town. Taking you through the etcetc roster, here is what you can expect next week.
Kilter has had an immense 2014 with the release of his Shades EP featuring Triple J hit ‘They Say’, supporting Rufus on their national tour, as well as venturing on his own national Shades EP tour. Expect big things from the young multi-instrumentalist at this years showcase.
Luke Million is bringing his signature disco vibes down to World Bar after the realease of his ‘Light and Sound’ EP. Known for his signature synth-laden, cosmic disco style as well as that classic hit ‘Arnold’, Luke will be throwing down some serious disco on the night.
If you have not come across the contrasting sounds of Godwolf, prepare to have you mind blown. Offering both ambience and exhilaration into their live sets, Godwolf manage to make something that is both relaxed and highly electronic. “We like the idea of blending the ethereal with the vicious; the ambient with the aggressive; the God and the Wolf”
Beating to their own drum of positive vibes and all round good times is Poolclvb, a new co-lab by two notable production talents going that extra step to push the boundaries of their craft. Defined not by a sound but more so a feeling, Poolclvb culminates the fruits of chill & house with a distinct future edge; systematically unleashing a bounty of musical delicacies reminiscent of a sunset bike ride along Venice Beach. Poolclvb manages to blend in a forward thinking sound with nostalgic and carefree inspiration from the 90′s, shaking it all up to masterfully deliver a dynamic cocktail of musical delight. With a series of successful remixes for the likes of Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup, Golden Features, Kilter and Motez, expect some serious house vibes from these local legends.
Rising from the studio of his bedroom, Acaddamy has established himself as a young act to watch. Forging a blend of groovy basslines, UK house kicks and samples into his own sound, Acaddamy has seen early success, major supports and prolific remix duties in a short space of time.
Hot off the press of a European tour and resident DJs for Defected In The House Sydney, Set Mo are unquestionably developing into house music masters in Australia. With the recent success of their latest EP ‘The Crush’, Set Mo tops off a massive night of local talent at this years showcase.
November 27, 2014 Posted by admin at 2:18 pm
He’s ridden us raw with his naked piano, made our booties clap so hard we’ve needed medical care, shown us his titsss and he’s even taken us to the mo… Wherever that is. Now Belgian wunderkind Kill Frenzy is about to flip the biggest switch of his career and whisk us away on his most exciting, most extensive dirtybird adventure yet: His long-awaited debut album Taylr Swft.
Famed for his ability to carve carnal drama from one smouldering 808 sermon and a sleazy panty-dropping vocal loop, here we find Sebastian Vanschoonbeek developing his uncompromising, ghetto-bound repertoire with serious maturity, depth and class. Building on his well-established bass-laced bedrock, each of these cuts flex with dynamics that will find favour with all house and techno connoisseurs and do so with complete consistency as a whole body of work… hell, they work so well dirtybird bossman VonStroke is almost reluctant to release them.
“I’m almost sad to start sharing the new Kill Frenzy album with everyone else because it has been my secret weapon all summer. At one point I was playing seven tracks from the album in the same set, it was almost embarrassing. I’m very fickle about choosing what I play and this album is amazing.”
Proof of Kill Frenzy’s next-levelism is evident in every single direction; the cavernous thundering march of “All Night Long”, the bouncy techno fluctuations of “Inflation”, the sultry deep house dish “XXX”, the sheer tech tenacity and roof-burning electro-fication of “Lava”, the delicate jazz keys and purring sub bass of “So Fine”… The list goes on.
Press play, then press it again for good measure: debut albums often dangerously dice with displays of inconsistent dexterity, but with Taylr Swft Kill Frenzy has carefully created a collection that completely makes sense of his past work while staring guilefully into an exciting future. A bona fide dirtybird document that confirms Kill Frenzy’s position as one of electronic music’s boldest creators, Taylr Swft is everything you could possibly want from a modern day album: dancefloor gold, depth, range and an unswerving narrative. Get to know.
Kill Frenzy’s debut album TAYLR SWFT is available now on iTunes
November 27, 2014 Posted by admin at 2:12 pm
Resident DJs for Defected – In The House Sydney, Set Mo are unquestionable house music lover and makers.
This week we have Tiptoe, the lead single from their latest EP The Crush, receiving a refreshing makeover with top shelf remixes by Ben Gomori, Tim Fuchs & Jagwoh and lastly Sweetland. Drink it all in.
November 21, 2014 Posted by admin at 3:40 pm
#JDFutureLegends + EMC Play present
THE 7 WONDERS OF WORLD BAR
1 VENUE. 2 NIGHTS OF PARTY. 3 ROOMS OF MUSIC. 7 LABELS & CREWS. 35+ DJs & LIVE ACTS. INFINITE VIBES.
etcetc are bringing the party on 3rd Dec as party of a huge two nights with Jack Daniel’s at EMC Play 2014. showcasing talent from no less than 7 of Australia’s freshest labels and crews – Sweat It Out, etcetc, Pilerats, October Records, Die High, Purple Sneakers and Halfway Crooks – at Sydney’s legendary World Bar. As well as the after dark manoeuvres, look out some (inter)stellar creative collabs between artists for your looking and listening pleasure.
Featured DJs and live acts include Yolanda Be Cool, Cassian, Crooked Colours, Indian Summer, Sable, Ribongia, Kilter, Slumberjack, Amateur Dance, Young Franco, Leaderboy, the Purple Sneakers and Halfway Crooks DJs, and some very special secret guests.
Tickets and full lineups at ElectronicMusicConference.com
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November 20, 2014 Posted by admin at 12:30 pm
At last year’s EMC Inthemix introduced the very first Spotlight showcase, issuing an open invitation to dance music producers around the country to submit their best work, in the hope of being picked to play a showcase in front of an audience of A&Rs, talent bookers and media. One thing quickly became clear: there’s a lot of talent out there. From over 250 applications, inthemix whittled down six acts to perform at EMC 2014; since then, all the 2013 alumni have gone onto bigger and better things and some – like KLP and SAFIA – have gone huge.
This year, Inthemix brought in EMC Play’s Head of Programming Dan Zilber (former Music Director at FBi Radio) to scour the country and find ten rising Showcase stars – the acts they’re tipping for huge things in 2015. Some will be names you’ll recognise from club bills around the country, others you might be hearing for the first time; but on 3 and 4 December you’ll get to see them perform in person, as part of the stacked line-up of EMC Play, which sees 20 of the country’s biggest labels, agencies and media brands get together to throw two nights of parties in Kings Cross.
etcetc’s very own Paces and Set Mo are amongst the list of Aussie artists that have had a strong year, and are expected to blow up in 2015. With the recent release of his ‘On My Mind’ EP, it is no surprise that Paces was given the call up to be showcased at this years EMC Play. Off the back of a successful EP featuring the ‘Tiptoe’ single, and touring Europe for the Amsterdamn Dance Event (ADE), Set Mo are also bringing their house heavy dj sets to the EMC showcase. Watch out as these two hot acts tear up Kings Cross at the EMC Play event.
One lucky artist performing at EMC Play will even walk away as the JD Future Legend. The EMC programming committee will be keeping a close eye on every artist playing, and giving a $5K award – based on creative merit and artistic merit – to one producer to put towards international travel to an overseas music industry event. Always wanted to visit ADE or SXSW? Now’s your chance. Get acquainted with the future stars of Australian dance music.
Mikey Perry has been dropping bass bombs as half of Surecut Kids since 2010, but it’s his tropical side project that has really connected with people over the last twelve months. As Paces, the Gold Coast producer finds his signature in throwing sunny synths over bouncy percussion; experimenting with Jersey club and footwork rhythms but never letting things get too serious. Having remixed Safia and collaborated with Tkay Maidza, Paces is keeping good company within Australian electronic music – and is sure to keep rising.
House music in its more subtle, deeper form isn’t as visible in Australia as it is in the UK, but Sydneysiders Set Mo might be the ones to change that. After spending a long time tuning their craft at home and releasing a full-formed EP, the duo jetted off around the world to find inspiration and play in the clubs that their music was born in. The resulting tunes should see Set Mo step above the bar they’ve set for themselves and bring more house gold to Australian ears.
November 19, 2014 Posted by admin at 2:52 pm
It’s been an exceptional year for Adelaide trio Flamingo. If they weren’t busy on sold out tours with The Kite String Tangle or making festival appearances at Splendour in The Grass and Groovin’ The Moo, they were supporting the likes of Bonobo, Classixx, Rüfüs and Kilter and somehow still managing to produce a masterful debut EP and some stellar singles along the way.
With so much activity it was hard not to catch the eye (and ear) of Select Music star Casey O’Shaughnessy who had them pinned early as an act to watch. Flamingo now join the likes of RÜFÜS, The Preatures and Miami Horror through Select Music. Casey O’Shaughnessy says “Flamingo are one of the most exciting acts we have come across this year & we couldn’t be more pleased to represent their live bookings!”
We’re joining the team too! As the home of Kilter, Luke Million and Paces, Flamingo who will bring their new 2 track EP to life through etcetc November 21.
“Drip Away” is the first taste of Flamingo’s upcoming sophomore EP, and solidifies their status as an act to watch. Typically well-produced, it’s a smooth, upbeat track perfectly suited to the coming Australian summer.” – Indie Shuffle
Big dog Aden Mullens says “I’m super stoked to be adding Flamingo to our amazing roster of fresh Australian artists. Flamingo are a talented trio of songwriters and musicians who’ve crafted a signature sound that’s gorgeous to the ears and warm for the soul.” In light of their new agency, label and EP release, Flamingo will be hitting the road to round out the year spreading the good word at Electronic Music Conference (Sydney), Marmalade Skies and Lost Paradise Festival. Listen to ‘Drip Away’ below!
Full run of dates to be announced shortly.
SUN 23rd NOV – FSSLSC, ADELAIDE (DJ SET)
WED 03rd DEC – THE BEACH ROAD HOTEL, SYDNEY
THU 04th DEC – ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONFRENCE, SYDNEY
SAT 06TH DEC – SECRET LOCATION, ADELAIDE (DJ SET)
FRI 12TH DEC – MARMALADE SKIES FESTIVAL, GOULBURN
SAT 13TH DEC – THE CAUSEWAY, PERTH
FRI 19TH DEC – CATS @ ROCKET BAR, ADELAIDE
TUE 30TH DEC – LOST PARADISE FESTIVAL, GLENWORTH VALLEY
November 11, 2014 Posted by admin at 11:24 am
Mikey Perry, aka Paces, has had an absolutely stellar year. After being named as an artist “Set to own 2014” by inthemix, this is exactly what has unfolded. With two massive Australian and New Zealand tours in support of singles ‘Julian’ and ‘Can’t Touch Me’. His busy touring schedule culminated in a performance on the main stage at Splendour In The Grass. As a testament to all the hard work Mikey has put in this year, he recently signed a record deal with fast rising Australian dance label etcetc <--- that's us!
'On My Mind' is the title single taken off his latest EP, of the same name, which is Paces' first release with us. It features vocals from UK band YOUTH and continues with Paces unique sound. Check out the full EP here.
Catch ya boi Pacey-Pace this November and December as he tours his energetic live show around Australia. Dank times guaranteed!
≈≈≈ PACES – ON MY MIND TOUR ≈≈≈
November 4, 2014 Posted by admin at 1:21 pm
POOLCLVB have a tight noose around everything that’s cool in house music right now. With support from names like Nina Las Vegas, Nicky Night Time, Golden Features, Hayden James and Paces the POOLCLVB guest list is getting longer and the party has only just begun.
Infectious vocals, full-bodied basslines, and mezmerising hooks is a POOLCLVB way of business. It’s dancefloor-primed house music which has already been showcased on remixes for Motez, Kilter, Tube & Berger and Micky Kojak. Backed by the nostalgic and carefree inspiration from the 90′s, POOLCLVB keep it fresh & fruity, every time.
On their first journey off the back streets of Venice Beach, POOLCLVB enlist the vocal prowess of Erin Marshall who delivers the word, some real warm love, to this bumping hooked-up instrumental. ‘Here You’re Mine’ is a classic slice for the future sound of house music…we warmly welcome them to the floor. Take a listen below and download now.
Rolling into a warm September, US blog Gotta Dance Dirty premiered a recent DJ Mix deliverying 90 minutes of the house vibes including new and forthcoming exclusives from the likes of Motez, Tube & Berger, Disclosure, ZHU, Moon Boots, Lxury, Billon and more.