David Ryan Harris will return to our shores this week and bringing with his his newest album “Lightyears”. If you were lucky, then you might have seen Harris when he was in Australia, his home away from home as he calls our beautiful country, earlier this year. Harris is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California, but [...]
By and large, I’m not a fan of the current music era and the sound of default independent music. It’s become too safe; everything soaked with reverb and buried under a horde of keyboards, and heaven forbid if there isn’t a faint beat underneath it to give the kids something to dance to. That’s not [...]
Wow. Skeewiff are awesome. How awesome? Just press play, then read… Tell us in your own words what your sound is. Wow! No pressure on the first question then. Well… originally we were known as funky breaks act. Which kind of works. There is definitely some funk going on, and plenty of breaks. But then [...]
So this track has managed something fairly unusual, that of being stuck in my head, despite being an instrumental. Instrumental earworms are a rare breed. It’s the latest release from Sydney beat alchemist Ribongia, a remix of a tune by freaky folksters The Crooked Fiddle Band, from their just released Moving Pieces Of the Sea [...]
Suff Daddy has had his way with Mayer Hawthorne‘s latest single ‘Crime,’ which features a rap from hiphop’s hottest ticket at the mo, Kendrick Lamar, all in all a most surprising trio of collaborators.
Sydney Reggae/Beats producer Kakhand is back with a fresh single, featuring none other than the one and only Sizzla Kalonji, a true legend of Reggae and Dancehall. Shifting between singing and firing off quick rhymes, it’s a strong performance from him, with Kakhand’s on point production laying a strong foundation. It’ll be released as an [...]
Lily Allen is back with a cheeky (hurhur) new single, and it’s quite the barbed statement, taking potshots at many of todays biggest (or at least most talked about) stars. I quite like it, it reminds me of the refreshing bullshit free attitude of her much loved debut, with a touch of my man Brett [...]
Melbourne based Femcee Vida Sunshyne, surely one of the country’s finest, has been featured on this slice of bashment niceness, taken from her forthcoming LP Forward, but released here as a Sizzla tune. The production is by Jake (Mista) Savona, pretty much Australia’s foremost purveyor of Reggae/Dub/Dancehall vibes. Wicked tune Vida! Bo! Here’s the full [...]
With a Soulful Hiphop flavour not dis-similar to the latest Thundamentals single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie,’ but quite different lyrical content, the latest single from Mr Hill & Rahjconkas is quality gear. The Brisbane duo have been putting in the hard yards over the last few years, with a string of top notch singles, and near [...]
Melbourne Trip Hop duo ALTA are back with the clip for their latest single, ‘Tell Me,’ and it’s predictably good stuff. It comes from their upcoming album Game Broke Out, and the clip was directed by one of the lads from friendships, with a recognisable murky visual sensibility. You can grab the single from their [...]
Whilst I prefer the more DnB oriented work they used to put out, Brisbane crew Pigeon do Electro-Pop pretty damn well, as exemplified here. Taking in elements of Boogie, it’s a wild ride through electronic pastures, both old and new. They’ve recently done a remix for remix with Canberra’s SAFIA, here they are;
Melbourne producer Chiefs has just dropped his debut EP, Reign Dance, and it’s pretty damn good. It’s not the most unique of sounds, borrowing heavily from Trap, but it’s a cohesive statement of intent, and has been getting a whole swath of soundcloud love. Rock solid first up effort, looking forward to more from this [...]
Hayden James is back, with a nicely understated, lush take on Dillon Francis‘ tune ‘Without You,’ which features Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on vocals. Nice work all round, lovely stuff.
Say what you will about Flume‘s talent, extreme levels of hype or whatever other tall poppy-isms you need to get you through the night, but his star is still shining bright. He clearly has skills, which are being recognised, and much to his credit, as he takes his ride into the pop stratosphere, he seems [...]
With killer production from Plutonic Lab, the latest Dialectrix single is a surefire banger. Epic classical crescendos, bouncing double time beats and raps, nice lyricisms, with a simple but effective video, what’s not to love?! Smooth. It follows on from his just released previous clip, which was also rather large;
Spiderbait. You know them, you love them, and have done so for a long while. True legends of Australian music, with a diverse sound, traversing rock’n’country’n’pop’n’blues’n’whatever ‘Glockenpop was’n’more. They’re a hardy breed too, managing to stick together and keep making great music (if the video above is anything to go by!) well past the time [...]