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Tourist feat. Lianne La Havas – Patterns

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.”


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Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back

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.


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Q&A: Kilter

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.

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Wordlife Remix Claude VonStroke & DJ Nehpets for Dirtybird & etcetc

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.

Download the full ‘Re-Smoked’ remix pack now.

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Kilter feat. Citizen Kay – Alive Again [Official Video]

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.

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Behind The Scenes on ‘Alive Again’ [Video Shoot]

June 26, 2014 Posted by admin at 12:20 pm

Emanating from his sophomore ‘Shades EP’ out July 11, Kilter’s latest single ‘Alive Again’ is a tropical delight featuring the good vibes and true rhymes of Ghana-born, ACT-grown Citizen Kay.

To shoot the ‘Alive Again’ video, we headed to Garie Beach in The Royal National Park over 2 days (including 1 of torrential downpour) and droned it right up to achieve some incredible shots over the water and across the cliff faces.

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 and supports for The Kite String Tangle, Art Vs. Science and Basenji.

Being a fan of Citizen Kay’s ‘YES!’ and most recently ‘Manage’, Kilter was chuffed in getting the instrumental over to Kay who gave it a fresh spread. The ‘Alive Again’ video will be out soon but in the meantime you can listen to ‘Alive Again’ on Kilter’s SoundCloud or in our Listening Room.

The ‘Alive Again’ video was directed by Andrew Seaton and produced by Matt Samperi from Mint Films.

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Announces AUS/NZ Shades Tour

June 13, 2014 Posted by admin at 10:51 am



Presented by InTheMix and Spotify, human drum-machine Kilter hits the National Highway, Bass Strait and Tasman Sea in support his imminent ‘Shades EP’ out 11th July. Kicking off on release date in his hometown of Sydney, Kilter will then perform his heart out for Melbourne, Bathurst, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle, Brisbane, Townsville, Canberra and Wollongong, before heading across the Tasman to play shows in Ohakune, Queenstown, Christchurch and Auckland. Kilter will also be performing at the sold out Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay.

With his track ‘They Say’ being heavily supported by Triple J in Australia and George FM in New Zealand, Kilter’s sound is spreading wide and infecting rampantly. With an MPC, synths, microKorg and drum kit, his show’s energetic shows have become evident to audiences during his supports for RÜFÜS, The Kite String Tangle and Art vs Science in 2014 plus coveted festival appearances at Field Day and the Big Day Out. Kilter’s sophomore EP ‘Shades’ is a testament to the Australian talent pool in our country featuring an all-Australian contributions from Ghana-born rapper Citizen Kay, neo-soulstress Ngaiire, and the enchanting Ev Jones. ‘Shades’ will surely cement Kilter’s place as one of the most exciting electronic producers coming out of Australia.

Supporting Kilter on tour is one of the most diverse and emotive young producers in Australia, Hatch. Multi-talented in the studio, Hatch also offers a unique live experience at his shows with synth, percussion, electric violin, sampler and turntable all in the mix. 

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July 11th
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
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July 12th
Shebeen, Melbourne
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July 18th
Cats @ Rocket, Adelaide
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July 19th
Flyrite, Perth
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July 25-28th
Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay

Aug 1st
Fitzys, Bunbury
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Aug 2nd
Toucan, Manduarah
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Aug 9th
Bowler Bar, Brisbane
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Aug 14th
Village Fair Lunch Party, Bathurst
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Aug 15th
Macarthur Tavern, Macarthur
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Aug 16th
Flinders Social, Townsville
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Aug 22nd
Meche, Canberra
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Aug 23rd
The Grand, Wollongong
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Aug 26th
Turoa Lodge, Ohakune
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Aug 26th
Mint, Wanaka
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Aug 28th
The Wall, Queenstown
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Aug 29th
Dux Live, Christchurch
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Aug 30th
Platform, Auckland
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Sept 4th
Oxford Art Fatory, Sydney (Second Show)
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Sept 11th
Northcote Social, Melbourne (Second Show)
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Sept 12th
Rattlesnake, Gold Coast
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Sept 13th
Argyle House, Newcastle
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Sept 19th
Fusion, Cronulla
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Hatch Takes on a Roy Ayers Classic (FREE DOWNLOAD BTW)

June 6, 2014 Posted by admin at 9:09 am

A startling talent of virtuoso capabilities, producer/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Hatch is creating a new line of soul through the electronic landscape of Australia. His cover of the Roy Ayers classic, ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, is an artist-defining moment for the young 24-year-old Sydneysider. With his raw neo-soul vocals accompanied by a mid-tempo bass groove, his cover is certainly a revision of this soul classic for a new generation.

Hatch articulates, “I take a lot of inspiration from 70s and 80s soul and funk artists. It was an amazing time for musical movements and Roy Ayers changed the game. For me it’s all about his passion and realness. ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’ is a classic and one that I wanted to share with a new generation”.

Multi-talented in the studio, Hatch also offers a live experience at his shows with synth, percussion, electric violin, sampler and turntable all in the mix. His Rehatched cover of RÜFÜS’ ‘Sundream’ is a perfect example of the young man’s focus, passion and ability which was introduced on stages shared by Disclosure, Rustie and DJ Shadow in 2014.

‘Hatch – Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ is available free via his Soundcloud so we recommend grabbing a copy as well as signing up to his Soundcloud and Facebook. It feels like he’ll have a big year ahead.

Follow Hatch on Facebook and Soundcloud now.

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I Wanna Feel (Frames Late Night Dub)

June 4, 2014 Posted by admin at 5:51 pm

The explosion of disco house apexes with this week’s UK #1 single, ‘I Wanna Feel’ by SecondCity.

Following on from a breakfast punch of UK disco filtering through Australian charts and radio from the likes of Route94 and Duke Dumont, Secondcity squeeze it out with a Toni Braxton sample and a bright new video. The single will undergo an A-List DJ service this week featuring an exclusive remix from Sydney producer, Frames.

Frames’ remix is pineapple-sliced house with a heavily chugged bassline ~ a piña colada on the dancefloor. Download here.

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They Say [Official Video]

May 20, 2014 Posted by admin at 9:59 am

Kilter premieres the video for his new single ‘They Say’ with Pedestrian TV. Having already been added to the playlist over at triple j, ‘They Say’ is the first taste of Kilter’s upcoming EP ‘Shades’, to be released July 11.

Kilter has collaborated with Melbourne artist Kate Shaw for the entrancing ‘They Say’ video. The artistic concept is based on isolated patterns reinterpreting the natural environment – much like Kilter’s abstractions on the landscape of electronic music. The ‘They Say’ video aims to be an updated Claude Glass, combining video of natural disasters and footage of the poured paint Shaw uses in her collage works. The psychedelic creative direction behind the project emulates the liquidity and passion of Kilter’s new sound. Set balls to trip.

Download ‘They Say’ instantly when you pre-order the ‘Shades EP’:

Also check out the recent Pedestrian TV party for the launch of NEUW Denim’s ‘Black Wax’ Launch featuring the man himself.

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