It goes without saying that India Sweeney is making grounds to becoming one the most exciting new faces in the Aus music spectrum.
The Wollongong local turned heads earlier this year with her stunning, debut single – a track that a quirky yet forward thinking approach to pop and electronica, a sound that has been developed upon and furthered with her new track, ‘To The Ground’.
Out Stoney Roads Records, ‘To The Ground’ sees Sweeney pair catchy vocal work with some building instrumentals that lead to a climactic chorus that is bound to stick in your mind after the first listen. This, contrasting with some st, calming piano keys create a rather abstract pop tune with a clear electronic influence.
Speaking on the release, Sweeney writes: “The song’s about wanting to be able to control your mind and feel ok, but how your mind stops you. ‘Up, down, all around’ are those three feelings you get when you feel all over the place.”
Listen to ‘To The Ground’ below.
In the lead up to his debut appearance at SXSW, singer / song writer Benji Lewis teams up with production maestro Golden Vessel’s for ‘Deep Blue’.
Widely known for his single ‘drift’ that has in excess 10 million plays Spotify, ‘Deep Blue’ continues The Melbourne based vocalist’s soulful musical journey with his voice drawing comparison to the likes Sam Smith.
‘It’s about how good and passionate a connection, a relationship can be between two people. Most the things I sing about I have been lucky enough to feel or experience.’ Benji’s vocals are beautifully complimented with percussion and light chimes.
Chilean producer Nicolas Jaar discreetly shared an album length project last week, under the guise A.A.L. (Against All Logic).
Titled 2012-2017, the album is made up previously unreleased tracks from Jaar’s deep catalogue, including a track that samples none other than Kanye West. The track ‘Such A Bad Way’ uses the familiar line from Yeezy’s ‘I Am A God’, a cut from from his 2013 album ‘Yeezus’.
Overall, the 11-track album is an exciting listen for any Nico Jaar fan; blending lush electronica with dark, experimental soundscapes throughout it’s entirety – standard practise for Jaar, really.
Listen to ‘2012-2017′ in full below.
EDM has always hit a bit a snag when it comes to monster scale promotional performances like at The Grammys or televised performances. Half the excitement a DJ set is the energy the crowd all moving in unison to the music, and course the excellent production as well.
With Martin Garrix‘ Olympics , those shortcomings are very visible. The mini-mix style set was almost more like exit music, as people stream out the stadium during the performance. Sure the production is epic and Martin is having the time his life, but beyond that the experience is pretty awkward. There’s a few isolated circles people having a good time, but generally the crowd is just idly walking around.
Regardless the awkwardness the spectacle, Garrix certainly has plenty to be proud . Check out the full video below what went down.
Koelle – Lost Tribe
Koelle is a German producer who needs to be on everyone’s radar. His tactful use melodies and atmospheres have garnered him attention from some the biggest names in the deep and progressive scene. While he is typically seen releasing tracks on labels like Anjunadeep; he now makes his move over to Ton Töpferei with his track ‘Lost Tribe‘.
Featuring a slow rolling arpeggiator that carries much the momentum throughout the track, timbres and tones slowly morph and change over the swirling progressions. The bass line is there to steadily churn away the groove underneath, and the restricted percussions are there to emphasize the groove. Listening through the track in its entirety, over seven minutes in length, really allows for all the melodics to open up and truly deliver a heart warming soundscape.
The track recently saw a remix from label-mate Ben Böhmer, which made us excited to get a glimpse the original mix. Check out the stream below.
Koelle – Lost Tribe |