Throwback Track: Duck Sauce – aNYway

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

‘Time after time, I told myself…I’ve got nothing to lose!’

Once this track has started playing, it’s almost impossible to get the hook out your head but who cares anyways because it’s such a feel good tune. Armand Van Helden and A-Trak are Duck Sauce and if you don’t know who these guys are, think Barbra Streisand and Big Bad Wolf. If you still have no idea, then listen to the song anyways because it’s just that good.

Throwing it back almost a decade, Duck Sauce released their funky, fun and outgoing track aNYway and hit the number one spot on the UK Dance Chart.

aNYway is largely sampled from the classic Final Edition track I Can Do It (Anyway You Want) that was released in 1979 and with a 70’s inspired film clip to go with the song, everything becomes a lot more nostalgic.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane!


Alice Glass and Zola Jesus announce co-headline shows in Aus

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

After a high demand and a sold out Dark Mo gig, ex Crystal Castles member Alice Glass and electronic goth-pop artist Zola Jesus are teaming up for a round exclusive shows in Melbourne and Sydney!

The dynamic pair will be bringing their captivating sideshow to the two cities in June along with Tasmania’s phenomenal winter festival Dark Mo. 

After leaving the eclectic band Crystal Castles, former front-woman Alice Glass released her critically acclaimed debut EP and received a tonne praise from media outlets such Vice, Pitchfork and The New York Times, making Alice Glass one the most enigmatic and forward-thinking artists in the industry. Along with Alice Glass,  genre bending artist Zola Jesus will also be sharing the stage, making these co-headline gigs one helluva show.

They’ll be hitting up Melbourne at the Corner Hotel then making their way up to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory and wrapping up their tour down at Dark Mo in Hobart.

You can cop tix . See dates below!

June 17 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

June 19 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

June 23 – Dark Mo, Hobart (SOLD OUT)

 


ZHU superfans believe he has a new EP dropping very soon

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

ZHU never stops working, that much we know. The LA-based producer is constantly hopping around the globe and releasing music, so the concept a new EP uncovered by his superfans on the internet is really not that surprising.

The ZHU Subreddit have had something a brainstorm lat, piecing together clues that have led them to a tracklist for a coming EP. As reported by , user NikDroy has delved deep and a 7-song tracklist into the subreddit page under the title ‘Ringos Desert Part I‘, which is supposedly coming soon. They even included an album artwork. See below.

ZHU superfans believe he has a new EP dropping very soon

Now, this is obviously not confirmed as yet, but to add fuel to the fire, popular music publication has posted the lyrics the track snippets under the same track list. Furthermore, ZHU has deleted all his posts on Instagram and shared one with the caption “Just be ready”. That’s a pretty clear statement that new music is coming in our books.

Peep the tracklist for his upcoming EP, according to and Genius, and revisit his collab with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker while we have you.

  1. Desert Woman
  2. Still Want U (feat.Karnaval Blues)
  3. Stormy Love, Nm.
  4. Save Me
  5. Provocateur
  6. Guilty Love
  7. Burn Babylon


Clypso and Kwame drop vibrant new single ‘Middle Ground’

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

After building a stellar arsenal quirky club heaters over the past few years, eccentric Sydney producer Clypso has returned once again with her first single the year ‘Middle Ground’ featuring Sydney’s own Kwame. Trading in dense synth hybrids and club-ready rhythms for a slower dancehall vibe, ‘Middle Ground’ may be her most devious track yet.

Beginning with a loose reggaeton groove consisting organic percussion and dense bass, the track develops into a laid-back affair chirpy vocals contrasting with deep bass. The track then takes a sudden turn when Kwame’s verse comes in, boasting a bed rapid-fire chords and sharp vocals. With such a unique track coming from the mysterious producer, one can only anticipate more summery caribbean grooves in the future.

Check out ‘Middle Ground’ featuring Kwame below.


High definition Vinyl is a thing and it’s on it’s way!

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

Ever heard high definition vinyl records? Me either, but they’re a’coming!

German startup Rebeat Innovation are currently working on the first HD vinyls, which could be in stores as early as next year. Welcome to the future wax.

As reported by , the company patented a new method vinyl pressing back in 2016 that produces “High Definition (HD) Audio” and enables “LP records to be produced with full frequency response and a striking improvement in listening quality.” They use “3D-based topographical mapping combined with laser inscription technology”, which is layman’s terms means they have some futuristic-ass pressing system.

Rebeat Innovation’s founder Günter Loibl believes we – the lovers vinyl in the world – will have ears on HD vinyl as soon as 2019. How exciting? It’s certainly doable considering the sizeable $4.8m in funding they have raised late.

Are you excited about High Def vinyl? Or should wax stay true to it’s traditional ways?


The comical failure of Fyre Festival is getting a Doco series

Filed by Antonio AlbertyAntonio Alberty

Remember Fyre Festival? Of course you do, it was only one the most talked about topics in 2017 and for good reason – it was a royal failure. Well, it’s getting it’s own documentary series, and I for one am excited.

The brainchild Ja Rule and Billy MacFarland, Fyre Festival was pitched to be a tropical getaway in the Bahamas, however it was sadly not the case. I say sadly because a lot people got screwed over in the process, but to he honest, we found it hilarious.

As reported by , streaming service Hulu has made it known that they will be bringing the full story Fyre Festival to screens in 2019, promising “in-depth interviews” with “local Bahamians, stranded festival-goers, vendors and investors” and will reveal “hours exclusive never-before-seen footage, leaked documents, emails and recordings.” Sound juicy!

We have a little while to wait, so to hold you over relive one the golden vlogs from Fyre Festival below.


Let No Mono swoon you with ‘Frostbitten’ from debut album

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

No Mono are one those groups that come along and truly stop you in your tracks. Their impeccable blend electronica and remarkable vocals deliver a truly unique listening experience, something that caught our eye upon first listen.

Back now with the fourth single f their forthcoming LP ‘Islands’, the Sydney two-piece continue their string brooding, emotionally driven neo-soul music. In his own words, No Mono’s Tom Snowdon says ‘Frostbitten’ is “about things ending”, a theme that certainly resonates through the tone the music.

Speaking on songwriting, Snowdon says “recording the track was like letting go a heavy, sad weight. It was important to make in that way because it helped with accepting things and moving on.”

Listen to ‘Frostbitten’, and pre-order No Monos debut LP ‘Islands’ ahead it’s Mat 4th release. You can also catch No Mono performing their debut album live at Vivid Sydney or Splendour In The Grass int he coming months. See the dates below.

Tour Dates
June 2 – Vivid Live 2018 – Sydney Opera House – Tickets on sale .
July 20-22  – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay – Tickets on sale 19 April .


Radar Radio goes off air following sexual harassment accusations

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

Radar Radio has suspended broadcast until further notice following sexual harassment accusations leading to a mass exodus staff, including Australia’s own Strict Face.

The popular London station has been at the centre up-and-coming music in the UK for years, however toxic masculinity has been an unspoken, underlying factor in the environment for some time now and has finally been aired.

Former Radar Radio producer Ashtart Al-Hurra published a on Friday titled ‘I’m a Woman Color Who Was Mistreated at Radar Radio‘. In the post, she details the mistreatment herself and staff at the station and touches on the statement made by DJ collective Pxssy Palace who have also with Radar.

She says “I was a fan ( Radar Radio) not only because I’m a huge music nerd, but because I’m an angry brown woman who grew up in the ends. I heard voices like mine on there, chatting shit about colonialism and calling people out for their bullshit. How was it that down the line, it turns out the place is owned by a rich white dude (Ollie Ashley) whose dad (Mike Ashley, owner Sports Direct) exploits people like me and my family every day on a huge scale? Mad.”

“At times when harassment took place at the station itself, I notified whoever was in charge. For some reason, nothing ever really seemed to come this. Most the time, though, I was victimized while out at events, but by Radar DJs. To me, this was an industry issue, not just a Radar issue, so I took to Facebook to complain.”

Radar Radio today responded to the accusations in the way a brief post on Facebook. See their post below:

Personally, we are disgusted by this news, and fully support all staff at Radar Radio who have been mistreated. This is simply not right, and action needs to be taken. We will update this story as it unfolds, but for now, Radar Radio is silence.

See some Tweets on the matter below from radio hosts, artists and listeners alike.


Moodymann teases new album, shares track: Watch

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Legendary Detroit DJ/producer extraordinaire Moodymann has teased a new album, set for release in June.

Last week, the sample maestro and dancefloor innovator shared a new track, ‘Got Me Coming Back Right Now’, featuring regular collaborator Amp Fiddler and his band, Amp Dog Knights.

The album is expected to drop in June on his own Mahogani Music label. The single also appeared as the B-Side on his new 12”, ‘Pitch Black City Reunion’, on another of his imprints, KDJ.

‘Got Me Coming Back Right Now’ is a slow, codeine jazz infused number with the classic hallmarks of Moodymann at his hip-hop leaning, innovatively strange best. Listen to it below.

Moodymann is back on the festival circuit this year, with sets lined up at Dimensions and Farr to name a few. 

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DJ Mag France Announce 'Best of French' Awards Results

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

Throughout December 2017, thousands of French music fans voted in DJ Mag France’s Best of French Awards.

More than 60 French DJ-producers and electronic music artists were nominated across 16 categories to give an overview of the French electronic scene, which has never been so relevant.

The results – which landed last week – were dominated by 18 year-old Petit Biscuit, who scooped three awards.

DJ Snake kept his as France’s Best Global DJ and Justice were awarded Best French Electronic Duo.

Many new French talents have broken through within the electronic scene in the last twelve months. Among them, the revelation of the year is Damien N-Drix. Signed to Spinnin, the French artist managed to get attention from many A-List EDM DJs and he lately co-produced a banger with GTA.

On a more Underground note, Popof won the House category while Hungry Music’s stalwart Joachim Pastor won the Deep-Techno award.

For the first time, new categories for Switzerland & Belgium were also submitted for votes. Nora en Pure was voted as the Best Swiss representative while Lost Frequencies (best new entry in last year’s Top 100 DJs) was voted as the best DJ from Belgium.

You can read the full results below and check out DJ Mag France for the best dance music news from France.

  • BEST DJ : DJ SNAKE
  • BEST LIVE ACT : PETIT BISCUIT
  • BEST ‘BIG ROOM / PROGRESSIVE’ DJ : MERCER
  • BEST DEEP-TECHNO : JOACHIM PASTOR
  • BEST “ALTERNATIVE” : TONY ROMERA
  • BEST HOUSE DJ : POPOF
  • BEST DUO / GROUP : JUSTICE
  • BEST COLLABORATION : DAVID GUETTA & JUSTIN BIEBER.
  • REVELATION OF THE YEAR : DAMIEN N-DRIX
  • CONFIRMATION OF THE YEAR : PETIT BISCUIT
  • BEST NEWCOMER : BORIS WAY
  • BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE : JUSTICE
  • BEST SINGLE : DJ SNAKE FT. LAUV ‘A Different Way’
  • BEST REMIX : PETIT BISCUIT
  • BEST ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL : ELECTROBEACH
  • BEST BELGIAN DJ / LIVE ACT : LOST FREQUENCIES
  • BEST SWISS DJ / LIVE ACT : NORA EN PURE

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Carmada return with an absolute doozy of a tune ‘Ready For It’

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

Straight f the back the news that they will be returning to Splendour In The Grass in 2018, hometown trap heroes Carmada have released a banging new single.

Ready For It ft Tribes sees the boys flex their future bass muscles, with a tune that would be just as home in the clubs as it would the main stage. With all the quirky hallmarks that one would expect from LDRU and Yahtzel, ‘Ready For It’ shows an improved level and depth production – which leaves all us here at Stoney Roads thirsty for a new EP! WHERE IS IT FELLAS??

Follow the link to check out ‘ and catch Carmada at Splendour In The Grass 2018. 


Central Coast local Jantoje impresses with dreamy new single

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

The latest fering on Stoney Roads Records comes out the Central Coast in NSW, in the form  Jantoje’s ‘Come My Way’.

Initially turning heads with his quirky yet defined remixes Touch Sensitive, Hermitude and Childish Gambino, ‘Come My Way’ portrays an artist who has truly come into his own, stamping out his own unique soundscapes on a truly mesmerising original piece music.

Haunting instrumentals paired with emotionally driven vocals kick-start the mood the the track early on, with the energy steadily rising in line with the intensity his production, before collapsing into deep, synth heavy climax.

It’s pretty obvious Jantoje is going to be one to keep eyes on. Listen to ‘Come My Way’ below and enjoy.