Multi-instrumentalist Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, has been making music out of his home studio in Georgia for close to 10 years. His album Mister Mellow was released a few months ago on Stones Throw Records, accompanied by a visual album on DVD.
Conceived over the course of 2 years, Mister Mellow is intensely personal (Greene’s only collaborator was mix engineer Cole MGN) – but the ideas and observations found within the album speak to a much larger shared experience that is affecting an entire generation. The album was influenced by old classics as well as the experimental collage techniques of musique concrète. Styles as diverse as free jazz, house, hip-hop and psych are combined together to create a busy, chaotic mix.
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Melbourne artist Elkkle (Callum Baker) has been getting a lot of attention in the past few months; he collaborated with Aussie songstress Woodes and also co-wrote Golden Vessel’s ‘Shoulders’. And now he has a brand new single ready for your listening pleasure.
“‘Frails’ is about the relationship between mental and physical health. Sometimes when one begins to slip, it’s very easy to let it drag the other one down. It describes feelings of fragility, hopelessness, and isolation. Albeit with a desire to be better.” – elkkle
This new tune follows on from Elkkle’s critically acclaimed singles “Soft Erasure” and “Diderot”, released in June 2017 and November 2016 respectively. He is now working hard on his debut solo EP, which should hopefully be released before the end of the year.
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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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