Sheep, Dog & Wolf,Egospect I’m so utterly intrigued by this song. It’s the kind of tainted folk music that I really love – gorgeous melodies and acoustic guitars, but surrounded by unique instrumentation, fairly deep beats, and a generally compelling composition that keeps you wanting more. A seriously impressive new single from the 19-year-old New Zealander.
I was recently introduced to Monogem and I”m so glad that I was. Deep bass and a crunchy synth complement the vocals perfectly. The melody is so catchy and bright, it’s the kind of song you could easily listen to a few times in a row. There’s a definite ’80s influence, but it manages to not be deemed a nostalgic track. I just love the overall vibe here, and I think you will too.
Genevieve, Human Again Genevieve’s recent song Colours was by far my favourite for that whole week, and this one comes pretty close. Like Monogem, there’s a beautiful combination of synths and husky vocals. I love the airy soundscape and the breathy melody here, especially the chorus. Huge and sweeping, those lush notes are nothing short of breathtaking.
Paces, Nothing’s Forever (ft. Kučka) Brisbane producer Paces has been popping up everywhere lately, really starting to craft a finely tunes sound and reputation. Featuring angel-voiced Kučka, this is bright and delicate, with a deeper beat than his last couple releases. The bass rounds out the helium high vocals really nicely, altogether creating a catchy, captivating musical atmosphere.
Medium Punch, Gone ft. Sibling This track has a really lovely laid back beat, made up of a series of gorgeous, interesting beats and synths. The soulful melody is powerful and rich, with a velvety smoothness that perfectly contrasts with the slightly glitchy instrumental layers.
Babaganouj are back, with a brand new single Can’t Stop. A feel-good indie tune with a bright melody, catchy guitars and huge distorted bridges, it’s the kind of track that’ll no doubt get crowds movin’ and swayin’. Catch them on their east coast tour in March!
Scholar, Daylight ft. Cypher
This is a really interesting song – it starts off really bright, with those plinky-plonky synths and upbeat rhythms, but they soon give way to a sultry, husky melody and a buzzing synth. Shuffling percussive layers come in, followed by snaps, an ambient soundscape and more. There’s so much going on in this soulful track, but it just works.
Bobby Gray, Alchemy Sydney producer and DJ Bobby Gray has just dropped new single Alchemy, a breath of fresh air in the Aus electronic scene. It’s strange and funky, with a gorgeous melody atop semi-disjointed beats and rhythms – keep an ear out for the very cool percussive layers. A really interesting track, you can check out the wicked accompanying video clip here.
Collarbones, Emoticon Sydney duo Collarbones have been going strong for a couple years now, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Their latest single is soulful and fun, with a shuffling percussive rhythm, ambient layers and an interesting melody. Showing yet another side of their diverse repertoire, catch the emotion-filled track on their tour, which starts today in Sydney.
Human Movement, Paradise
We’re ending on something a little dark and heavy today. Upcoming Sydney techno duo Human Movement have dropped new single Paradise, and I can safely say it’s a refreshingly deep new addition to the Sydney electronic scene. With a crunchy, driving bass and a swift beat, the track keeps progressing from one dark place to another.