Our new friends from WA share some of their favourite rhythmic influences.
Category: We Love
mara: “I wish I could sing like this comet.”
Ambient pop artist mara shares some of her current faves ahead of her set at our next Kindred event.
Avalon Emerson – Natural Impasse
An undeniably diverse techno track and a video that revels in hyper-stimulation.
Karriem Riggins – Bahia Dreamin’
A short and sweet track that’s firmly planted at the intersection of jazz, beat music and hip-hop.
Leftenent – Control
Haunting and unsettling music for the night from an accomplished Sydney producer.
Youandewan – Waiting For L
Playful and warm electronics paired with introspective atmosphere.
Good Morning – Step Aside / Oppsie
Every little bit of music from this beautifully existential jangle band is fantastic.
Jack Grace – Nice To Meet You
A multitude of styles blended into a uniquely moving and emotional performance.
Aphir – No Muse
A powerful new single and the first taste of Aphir’s next album, needless to say we are very excited.
Take Your Time – Sleep In
Playfully sweet “cappuccino dub” from this new electronic pairing.
Swet Shop Boys – Phone Tap
A celebration of culture and protest against authoritative surveillance from a critical hip-hop group.
Homeshake – Call Me Up
Sweet and lighthearted bedroom R&B from this prolific DIY solo-project in Montreal.
tracy chen – Yeah It’s Alright (Voice Memo)
This young artist from Adelaide shares a sincere performance through the most direct medium.
Obongjayar – Creeping
A powerful and mature debut single from a young Londoner making beautifully experimental hip-hop.
DJ Plead – Levant Motors
Creative use of traditional percussion being filtered into a modern club track.
Hyde – Ox Hill
A ruthlessly unpredictable post-modern experimentation in electronic music.
Blank Banshee – Ecco Chamber
This enigmatic electronica/vapor-wave producer brings us a new album of experimentation.
CORIN – Void
Another elegantly dystopic single in the lead up to her debut EP.
Douglas Dare – Greenhouse
A powerful songwriter and effectively poignant production from this brilliant UK artist.
Rioux – Spectral Chop
Cavernous sound-design and haunting melancholia.
friendships – Purebred Dogs (ft. Yaw Faso & thelovelyme)
Unapologetic and relentlessly bold dance music from the Melbourne duo.
Cliff Martinez – Neon Demon
Nicholas Winding Refn and Martinez are on their way to becoming one of the great director/composer duos.
Machinedrum – Do It 4 U (ft. D∆WN)
Pulsing and energetic dance music from Machinedrum’s latest album.
Hairy Hands – Wildcats ft. (Roseau)
A style reminiscent of a gentler time in electronic music with charming production qualities.
Daedelus – Special Re: Quest
A relaxing and breezy single to announce a new album from the eclectic producer.
Jikuroux – Ruptured Pulse
Eerie synth melodies, clanging metallic percussion and skull-crushing bass is just the beginning.
ABRA – Big Boi (ft. Tommy Genesis)
A moody hip-hop track with sultry R&B influences and minimalist instrumentation.
Makeness & Adult Jazz – Other Life
A reminder of why disco-funk can be a beautiful thing.
Sporting Life – Court Vision ft. Evy Jane (Actress Remix)
A moody electronic remix of Sporting Life’s experimental R&B track.
Bangalore Whispers (feat. MD Pallavi) – Andi Otto
German electronica meets Hindustani classical music meets bass-heavy House.
Marie Davidson – Naive To The Bone
Thought-provoking music for the dance-floor by an equally talented producer and poet.
Feels – Slope
Playful and enjoyable IDM from the Perth duo.
Planète – Nightcrawler
A stunningly creative arrangement from one of Melbourne’s finest house producers.
Lo Moon – Loveless
The debut single from a band crafting ambitiously lush indie-pop.
ENTRO// – Wave 92′
An impressively soulful release from an exciting producer out of Melbourne.
Jenny Hval – Conceptual Romance
A song that is fragile in its instrumentation yet razor sharp in its content.
serpentwithfeet – four ethers
A modern take on gospel and R&B that is unlike anything you’ve heard.
mara – Service Bell (Grizzly Bear cover)
A beautifully constructed cover with a refreshing change in production style.
Olaf Stuut & Marlon Penn – Maze (Floex Remix)
Pulsing atmospheric electronica from an innovative composer.
CORIN – Vexations
A futuristic venture into fractured electronic composition.
Nils Bech – Waiting
A moving vocal performance over an evolving and unpredictable electronic composition.
Prequel – Saints ft. Caseaux O.S.L.O
When jazz meets Detroit-house you have something very special.
Smerz – Blessed
Deconstructed pop music from Denmark with bass-heavy beats and smooth vocals.
Ôntreɪ – Insensate ft. Stackhat
Eccentric left-field hip hop out of Sydney.
Kadhja Bonet – Honeycomb
This young songwriter encapsulates the soul with worldly influences.
Thundercat – Bus In These Streets
A breezy and light-hearted tune from the soulful bassist.
Katie Gately – Tuck
Haunting, glittery pop from an expert in sound design.
Zack de la Rocha – digging for windows
A long overdue return, with a burning track that makes the wait worthwhile.
AT/ALL – Frequency
Hazy, relaxing and detailed synth-wave from an exciting Melbourne trio.
BUOY – Exit
Left-field production and enchanting vocals give way to an explosive ending.
Mick Jenkins & BADBADNOTGOOD – Drowning
Two respectively intriguing acts come together for a creative collaboration.
Brutalist – He Was A Great Man
A powerful, cinematic mood piece from two boundary-pushing musicians.
Pional – Casualty
The first taste of an exciting new direction for the Spanish producer.
RYAN Playground – I Won’t Sleep On You
An eclectic take on modern pop from a promising young producer.
Albrecht La’Brooy – Eventide
A preview of ambient experimentations of the night from the Melbourne duo.
Hyetal – Near Water
Densely melancholic production, poignant vocals and one hell of a beat.
Jamie Isaac – Find the Words
Jazzy piano, crooning vocals and trip-hop percussion come together perfectly.
Surfing – Deep Fantasy
Vaporwave? Psych-rock? Plunderphonics? Whatever it is, we love this record.
Moses Sumney – Worth It
A spiritual, beautifully composed song and a moving video from the young singer.
Katie Dey – Flood Network
A DIY bubble-gum pop album filled with noise and experimentation.
Gaika – 3D
Industrial dancehall music from the new Warp Records artist.
Kishi Bashi – Say Yeah
Serial over-achiever Kishi Bashi makes grandiose, heart-on-sleeve chamber pop.
friendships – It’s Vermentino Dickhead
In short, this release represents the bleeding edge of Australian electronic music.
Arian Cook – “Come Down”
Young Perth producer channelling Moby on this one, but that’s ok.
Darkstar & Empress Of – Reformer
Atmospheric lead single from upcoming Made to Measure EP.
Kelsey Lu – Church EP
Recorded live in one take in a Brooklyn church, this simply jaw-dropping collection of tracks is a spine-tingling must listen.