April 23, 2015 Posted by aden at 11:34 am
Riding at the forefront of the new wave of electronic producers coming out of Australia is Kilter and GRMM. Meeting over a game of Battleships on the Falls and Southbound Festival circuit, they soon ditched the games and set out on writing the electronica they are renowned for.
The result is a percussive driven, stripped back hip-hop masterpiece titled ‘Look At Me’. Reigning in Cayman Island local Yung Fusion for the vocal duties, the track’s subtle yet super catchy hooks complement the flow and rhythm that Yung Fusion is fast becoming synonymous for. Finding space and breathing room, while still packing a punch ‘Look At Me’ is the perfect combination of these two producers distinctive styles.
Kilter’s infectious and atmospheric sounds have been driving people to the dance floor, but it is his percussion and synth stacked live show that keeps them dancing and sets the electronic whiz kid apart. Be it engaging small sweaty clubs or sprawling festival fields, Kilter has become a seasoned performer in his short career. With his single ‘They Say’ getting love across the board at triple j, Kilter’s sophomore EP ‘Shades’ debuted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic Albums chart. With his original recordings and exclusive remixes, plus a constant string of live shows around Australia, Kilter is one name that’s reverberating across the country for good reason.
It’s no surprise GRMM has been turning all the right heads. At only 24, GRMM – the solo project of Sydney’s Benn Markos – has emerged as one of the Australian beatmakers leading dance music’s new guard. And in the six months since his Diplo seal of approval, GRMM’s over-delivered on his next-big-thing tag. After What You Need broke him to the world, GRMM connected online with New York vocalist Father Dude to create the chill-trap powerhouse ‘Electrify’. ‘Electrify’ landed on high rotation on Triple J, hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Electronic Chart and amassed over 600K streams on SoundCloud. However there is no hold up for GRMM with his debut EP set for release later this year and a lead single burning your ears over the coming months.
With these two electronica masterminds setting the pace in the Australian future beats realm, it’s no surprise that ‘Look At Me’ is a mature depiction of their sounds. Their knack for finding and breaking vocalists is obvious when you hear Yung Fusion dropping the first verse. Watch this space, this isn’t the only studio time these two have planned for 2015.
February 20, 2015 Posted by admin at 4:05 pm
Our friends over at The Sound You Need, the mammoth YouTube channel famous for it’s on-point clocks of the best international electronic music are coming to Australia! Now uploading their weekly sounds to a chill two and half million subscribers, the channel plays an integral part in breaking the careers of new and fresh faced producers from around the world.
We’re chuffed to announce that none other than our man Kilter will be joining the Melbourne exclusive line-up alongside Basenji, LWKY, Track Sift and Sweetland for what should be a stellar celebration of Australia’s buzzing online electronic scene.
RSVP here to get the updates and follow The Sound You Need on the tube now.
February 18, 2015 Posted by admin at 2:41 pm
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be curating the Saturday night line-up at Beach Road Hotel throughout all of Feb! DANCE ETC made a splash into Sydney’s night scene at the top end of the summer with Acaddamy and Luke Million starting off a heated season of sun and surf.
This week, we’re kicking off with a bang up aftermath for the Bondi Bowlarama skate comp with Touch Sensitive setting his sun drenched vibe onto the bill. The man with the best mo in Sydney has been busy remixing the likes of RÜFÜS and Hayden James as well as working on his own original productions off the back of a hectic tour itinerary supporting Cut Copy, Disclosure and Bag Raiders.
Following this weekend, DANCE ETC will continue the heatwave with some great line-ups celebrating Sydney’s popping culture of house, bass and indie electronic to elevate the tail end of the season with the best acts in Australia’s burgeoning party environment. Don’t miss out.
71 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
February 9, 2015 Posted by admin at 12:37 pm
Mikey Perry is never going to be at risk of being called a lazy guy. If not writing tropical party anthems as Paces, he’s producing tracks for friends (Tkay Maidza, Madeline Vida, Vanessa Elisha), remixing SAFIA, Kilter, Parachute Youth, YesYou, Sampology, Danny T, Rattraps, Sietta; supporting beat-maker extraordinaires Lunice, Ryan Hemsworth, Kaytranada, Djemba Djemba and Mr Carmack; or creating some pretty powerful meme’s with the help of his French bulldog Chilli.
Mixing influences from Jersey Club, Future Beats, and Garage, Paces has crafted a style which is undeniably his own but could sit at home amongst any of his musical idols (Cashmere Cat, Ta-Ku) gaining awareness through his Hottest 100 single with Tkay Maidza, ‘Switch Lanes’. With the added valour of Perth-based singer Kuĉka, brand new single ‘Nothing’s Forever’ is an electronic power ballad catapulted onto the dancefloor by Paces’ truly unique production. If you’re not yet across the work of Kuĉka, you’re in for a treat. Praised in Rolling Stone and flagged as an Artist to Watch in 2015 by triple j Unearthed Music Director Dave Ruby Howe, Kuĉka (pronounced Coo-ch-ka) brings perfect compliments to ‘Nothing’s Forever’. Amongst the amazing local talent of New Zealand, ‘Nothing’s Forever’ became Single of the Week ahead of radio service on the countries most influential electronic station, George FM.
Paces national tour will run from 20th Match into 18th April 2015.
January 23, 2015 Posted by admin at 4:16 pm
To say that 2014 has been a huge year for the Adelaide 3-Piece is an understatement.
When Flamingo weren’t busy inking deals with Select Music & etcetc, appearing 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, Classix, RUFUS and Kilter and somehow still managing to produce a masterful debut EP and some stellar singles along the way.
With all this in mind, 2015 is set to be an exciting year for Flamingo, as they embark on their first headlining tour around the country, dazzling audiences with their super tight, hypnotic live show.
If their debut clip for ‘Drip Away’ is anything to go by, Flamingo will be sound tracking the vibe to a long, balmy summer.
Supporting them on all shows is the incredible JOY., who burst onto the scene with her debut single ‘Captured’ and more recently stunned audiences with her single ‘Stone’ as well as a guest appearance on triple j’s Like A Version with Peking Duk, JOY. means business. The multi-instrumentalist one woman band is bound to give you goosebumps.
See the event here and listen to the brand new single, ‘Lost on You’.
January 13, 2015 Posted by admin at 2:53 pm
Rounding out a big 2014 of recordings and touring, Kilter delivers an album of exclusives, unreleased remixes and live favourites featuring artists like ODESZA, Duke Dumont, The Kite String Tangle, Mø feat. Diplo, RÜFÜS, Andy Bull and Snakadaktal – all ReShaded by Kilter. Prime listening for the Australian party season, the ‘ReShades’ album brings together an impressive discography as well as future hits for Kilter fans, new and old.
1. ODESZA – All We Need feat. Shy Girls (Kilter Remix)
2. Disciples – Poison Arrow (Kilter Remix)
3. Duke Dumont – I Got U feat Jax Jones (Kilter Remix)
4. The Kite String Tangle – Stone Cold feat. Tiana Khasi (Kilter Remix)
5. Kilter – They Say (LWKY Remix)
6. Mø – X*X 88 feat Diplo (Kilter Remix)
7. Kilter – Coward feat. Ngaiire (Akouo Remix)
8. Andy Bull – Talk Too Much (Kilter Remix)
9. Shapeshifter – Shadow Boxer (Kilter Remix)
10. Ben Pearce – What I Might Do (Kilter Remix)
11. RÜFÜS – Tonight (Kilter Remix)
12. Snakadaktal – Fall Underneath (Kilter Remix)
13. Kilter – Alive Again feat Citizen Kay (salute Remix)
14. Kilter – Hold Me feat. YOUTH (Paces Remix)
15. Matt Miller x Kilter – Gravel Pit
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.
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