My Favourite Tunes: Rat & Co

Rat & Co are quickly becoming one of Melbourne’s best exports. Their unique brand of experimental ambient electronica is one that you probably haven’t heard before, but also one that you won’t be able to get enough of. Seamlessly weaving organic drums, samples and more together to create something entirely their own, this four piece are doing things their own way and they’re doing it right.

They’ve worked with Ta-Ku, supported Tycho and Chrome Sparks, played at Strawberry Fields and Mountain Sounds and can count Darkside‘s Dave Harrington and Chet Faker among their fans. They continue to push boundaries and limits not only within themselves but in the Melbourne music scene and beyond, and really they’re only just getting started.

Because we can only assume you are into them just as much as we are, we jumped at the chance to ask the guys a bit more about themselves, and their favourite tunes. From classics like Claude Debussy, to Four Tet, Boards of Canada and even Seal, their eclectic taste actually makes for a really great playlist. Check it all out below and head to their Soundcloud or Facebook to keep up to date!

My favourite track to wake up to is…Luke Abbott, Dumb
A beautifully simply lullaby. Although dark, its always nice to wake up too

The best track for cooking is…Claude Debussy, Clair de Lune
By far one of my most listened to tracks since I was a little kid. I feel like this is what my childhood sounded like

The best track for spring cleaning is…Burial & Four Tet, Moth
Favourite song. Period. Always gets me going even after listening to it every couple of days since its release in 2009

The ultimate road trip track is…Boards Of Canada, Roygbiv
I feel like this track really fits well with the Australian landscape that I have travelled across time and time again. The repetive nature really works with the driving.

My favourite love song is…Sarah Vaughan, Body and Soul
To my ears, Sarah’s voice is the sound of love

The best track for sweet love makin’ is…Gigi Masin, The Word Love
Beautifully relaxed composition, never does its dynamics get loud enough to distract you from the job at hand

The track that always gets the party started is…Max Graef, Tittenkuschler
Max is a personal favourite of mine, always loved his mixes and in a lot of ways he inspires my own dj sets

The best track to wind down a crowd is…Rouge Mécanique, Stingray
Great finisher to the night, nice flow and super chill dance vibes. Especially love the guitar

My favourite drunken karaoke track is…Seal, Kiss from a Rose
Guilty pleasure song.

My favourite song to sing in the shower is…Sam Cooke, You Send Me
I’ve played live renditions of this song more times than I can count so its always the first thing that comes to mind when I start singing.

A song that always makes me cry is…Ice Cream Van, Glasvegas
Something about the Scottish accent and the dark production gets me every time.

I love going to sleep listening to…Benge, 1975 Moog Polymoog
Nice and dreaming little synth number

I can’t stop dancing when I hear…Floating Points, Nuits Sonores
Hard to choose a track because everything by floating points is just so on point