The speculation has been mounting for months, but Fleetwood Mac have finally confirmed they are touring Australia this year. The current line-up of Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood are playing seven shows across the country during November and December. The American/English ensemble are responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 70′s, with the likes of [...]
Future Classic artist Touch Sensitive has been getting mad love for his ‘Pizza Guy’ tune, 270000 listens and counting, and will likely get even more love now that the clip is out. It follows him on a pizza delivery, only not the usual delivery. It shows him cruising the town in his lovely ’85 Ferrari [...]
We posted the extended audio version of this a lil while back, now here’s the video component. Jagwar Ma are seeming pretty unstoppable at the moment, they’re pushing out great stuff on the regular, props to them. It’s a nice animated clip, with expertly blended mediums, a really creative number.
Collaborations can go either way, sometimes they’re just not equal to the sum of their parts. Not so this brand new EP from Big Village dudes Mc Mute and producer extraordinaire Roleo (Daily Meds). Nice diverse flavours, smooth beats and tidy rhymes, nice work all round. Top effort-how catchy is the chorus in ‘Monkey’?! Mute [...]
Here’s some epic Soul infused Reggae for your weekend, and that sunshine that has just peeked through. It’s from Texas singer Latasha Lee, and her band The Black Ties. The video is all about the fishing, apparently. Nice it up.
It seems that Christchurch doesn’t just have a decimated city centre, but also a thriving Future Beats scene, as witnessed by the work of this chap, as well as the previously posted Pxlx. It’s a strong tune, with a smooth beat, chopped and screwed vox, 808s, lush keys. The whole bit. Nice work. His previous [...]
19 year old Christchurch based producer Polo, or Pxlx has just dropped this lovely slice of forward thinking electronica. It’s a very nice piece of work, coming from an upcoming EP, entitled F X R X V X R P X L X, out in June. Keep an ear out.
Fancy some large D’n’B/Bass music for your weekend? Sydney producer Itsu has you covered, with his Psychotria Digitalis EP release, out now on Hopscotch. I reckon maybe turn it up, as loud as your speakers can handle, then get back to me. The origin of the name? “A psychoactive plant that exists within a computer [...]
From a forthcoming EP entitled Europa on Frequency Lab, here’s a fine pair of Jonny Faith numbers, both featuring slick, on-point production, lush tones and lovely melodies. What more do you need. Jonny has been an integral part of the Sydney Beats scene for years now, with his Headroom parties, work with Chris from Frequency [...]
Kooky Kiwi singer (is there another kind?!) Princess Chelsea took the music/youtube world by storm a couple of years ago with her single ‘The Cigarette Duet’ (above-8000000 views and counting!) which took not a little inspiration from the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood collaboration, and the album it came from Lil’ Golden Book, which you can handily [...]
German Beatsmith Dexter-not the fictional serial killer, nor the erstwhile Avalanches DJ, rather the chap who makes killer tunes, has an album out June 7, entitled The Trip. It’s so named for it’s psychedelic influences and samples, akin to labelmates FlatPocket and DJ Adlib, who makes an appearance here. We’ve posted a couple of the [...]
Yes Please Records have released a compilation featuring remixes of The Townhouses‘ 2nd album, Diaspora. Milk Teddy & Moon DDice, Pikelet and Outerwaves are among the headlining contributors. On the whole, it’s wicked but eerie stuff; consider blasting it with caution. My neighbours at one stage thought my stereo had melted. The folks at Yes Please [...]
One of the things I personally love about some of my favourite bands is their ability to evolve and yet retain the same spark that attracted me in the first place. This was a realisation I came to while listening to The Black Angels fourth release, Indigo Meadow, in anticipation of the Sydney leg of [...]
Sydney beat-makers What So Not have been hard at it of late, dropping The Quack (Dubs) EP online. In a couple of weeks we’ll see full collabs with the likes of Action Bronson and Blood Diamonds, but these instrumentals will more than do ’til then. In the meantime, if Switch‘s verdict of the boys is anything to go [...]
Dig if you will the debut single from Prince‘s new outfit 3rd Eye Girl. ‘Fixurlifeup’ has all the chic and lovesexy we’ve come to expect from the pop veteran, along with a swanky-arse riff care of his rock-chick posse. Smooth as silk; worth a watch.
Caveman’s self-titled sophomore record has been released with relative calm, but promises to garner attention and longevity with confidence and activity. Since 2010 we’ve enjoyed the experience of the New York five-piece, a kind of wisdom they are able to transfer into song in such a way that it supervises their ensemble with omniscience. Caveman [...]
So, as you may have noticed, we never post live videos on this page. Til now. Given it’s immaculate production value, and the entire TOP team generally loving James Blake‘s bones, I figured this needed to be posted, and an exception was appropriate. It’s a recording of his show at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C, [...]
Sydney by way of Papua New Guinea’s Ngaiire is owning the Future-Soul nexus at the moment, and here’s her second single for her upcoming album Lamentations. Surprise surprise, its dope. Of course. Nice PR blurb too… ‘Around’ muses upon the appeal of having someone fight for you, delving into the relentless push and pull of [...]
Kids be going crazy for that Matt Corby biz. Here’s the clip for his recently released tune ‘Resolution.’ The vid itself is no great shakes, just an in-studio kinda thing, serves the purpose I guess, showcasing his immaculate delivery. Enjoy.
Kiwi Singer/Beatsmith Adi Dick is a smooth mofo, he knows his way around a tight groove, laying honey dripped vocals over the top. Here’s his latest effort, a 5 track EP out on legendary NZ label Loop. As with his previous works, it’s a corker, check it out for yourself… Layers EP by Adi Dick [...]