Originally from Byron Bay, but now based based in Berlin, Parcels are five passionate musicians whose interests cover innumerable genres ranging from folk pop to disco-funk and psych rock. Released last January, their highly anticipated debut EP, Hideout, showcased their unique brand of indie pop, featuring laid-back grooves, infectious choruses and psychedelic synths. Now Parcels are offering the perfect end-of-summer soundtrack by giving the EP a full makeover with completely reworked versions of their originals.
They invited the finest selection of producers to remix five of their tracks and, boy, are we in for a treat! From the psychedelic electro of Inagwa, a side project of Aussie band Tora, the mesmerizing rhythms of French producers L’Impératrice, the versatile electro of German duet Mouse on Mars, misty vibes brought by Helsinki-based Disco Despair, and an electronic ballad courtesy of Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak, the Hideout Remixed EP is an incredibly diverse collection, demonstrating the eclectic aesthetic of Parcels’ universe.
As their latest offering is being acclaimed as “rapturous retro-pop” (The Guardian), the young musicians best deliver their unbridled energy on stage. Following a European Tour supporting Two Door Cinema Club, Parcels embarked on a summer festival tour with shows at Le Printemps de Bourges, Great Escape, Dot to Dot Festival, We Love Green, and more.
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Wayfarer// is a product of the burgeoning production and beats scene from Melbourne, Australia. Joining the city’s growing output of musician-producers who meld dusty samples with live instruments and synths, Wayfarer// is building a new unique sound. His brand new tune “Broken Wire” features guest vocals by fellow Melburnian singer/songwriter Will Cuming aka LANKS.
In 2016, the stunning remixes he produced for LANKS (‘Golden Age’) and Woodes (‘Daggers & Knives’) helped put the young beat-maker on the radar, getting a few mentions on trend-setting blogs downunder, as well as some airplay on Triple J. Since the beginning of the year, he has released three singles and racked in over 100K plays on SoundCloud — and counting!
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Rising Australian multi-talented artist Golden Vessel (born Max Byrne) is back with “Shoulders”, the latest preview of his second EP. Released in collaboration with Exist Recordings (a label founded by none other than The Kite String Tangle), “Shoulders” sees the Brisbane-based producer venture further into soundscapes mixing sultry R&B and future electronica with a sprinkling of hip-hop edge.
Influenced by Flume, James Blake or Chet Faker, Byrne’s smooth blend of bouncy down-tempo beats and wonky synths create the perfect backdrop for some seriously infectious vocals provided by fellow Brisbanites, and accomplished artists in their own right, Elkkle and Mallrat. A match made in heaven if there ever was one!
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With over 20 million streams on SoundCloud / YouTube, a support slot with RÜFÜS under their belt and a series of European shows scheduled in October, Byron Bay electronic 4-piece Tora have finally released their album Take A Rest. Singer Jo Loewenthal explains: “Most of the songs […] were influenced by experiences we had whilst touring the world, resulting in quite a broad sound. Some of the songs have flies, bamboo creaking in the wind, washing machines and even the sound of us scraping and hitting cactuses with rakes.”
Produced and mixed by the band in the idyllic surrounds of Byron Bay, before being mastered by Grammy nominee Andrei Eremin (WAFIA, Chet Faker & Hiatus Kaiyote), Take a Rest continues Tora’s DIY ethos, effortlessly shifting from smooth grooves and bass-driven beats to soaring falsetto vocals.
“A lot of this album is more upbeat and dancey than anything we’ve made before,” Loewenthal said in an interview, “so the title is not so much referring to the sound of the music, but more so an encouragement for the listener to forget about their problems for a moment and ‘take a rest’ from their responsibilities while they listen.”
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Member of Hot Chip, 1/2 of the 2 Bears, songwriter, producer, DJ, Grammy award nominated remixer and co-founder of the Greco-Roman label, Joe Goddard is a man of many hats. Following hot on the heels of singles ‘Lose Your Love’ and ‘Music Is The Answer’ he recently released his brilliant new album Electric Lines via Greco Roman / Domino Records.
The title refers to the colourful cables that link the modules in his Eurorack synthesizer and to the invisible wires that run between all the different kinds of electronic music that he loves. An apt title for a record which brilliantly unites the strands of his prolific career.
Combining an unquenchable thirst for experimentation, an instinctive understanding of the dancefloor and a love of left-of-centre pop music, Electric Lines confirms Joe Goddard’s place in the front rank of British producers.
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