Northern Territory multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Resin Moon, who also makes music under his own name Dave Crowe, has captured the attention of many over the past few months with his original productions inspired by desert landscapes and analogue machines. Influenced by artists such as Air, Son Lux and Gotye, his sound delves into unknown musical territories and shows a distinctive flair for subtle electronica with a pop twist.
Following Resin Moon’s big win at the NT Song of the Year Awards with the song “Salt”, his next single “Feels” got playlisted on Triple J radio. In “Feels”, Resin Moon delivers some beautiful vocals over a swelling bed of warm synths, with unexpected twists and turns.
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Australian duo Bag Raiders have shared the Checkmate EP, the last in a series of EPs released over 2015-2016. The pair keeps things tropical and chilled with this groovy new offering.
The title track of this new EP is a euphoric dancy electro number featuring vocals from SAFIA frontman Ben Joseph. “Checkmate” is built around infectious melodies and catchy vocals backed by soaring synths and intricate beats.
The EP features two other tunes alongside the title track: “Magic Feel” and “Breakdown”.
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Australian electronic trio Seekae have shared new single “Turbine Blue”, the first original music from the group in over two years. The track is out now on Future Classic and can be streamed below.
In a striking step beyond last album The Worry, the band explores new sonic territory to create their most confident, honest and direct work to date. The song was composed and recorded in Berlin and features 80’s and 90’s Korg synthesisers that provide a mid-tempo, drone-like progression, like a siren’s song, just as blissful and as it is agonising. Full of hope but laced with melancholia, “Turbine Blue” is a song written as a confession about the cyclical nature of love, departing and arriving, hurting and pleasing all in one act.
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Singer, songwriter and producer Hayden James returns with a new infectious jam, “Just A Lover”, out via Future Classic. The track premiered last month on Stereogum and quickly made the rounds in the blogosphere and beyond, charting on Hype Machine and turning heads with its intricate percussion and catchy vocals.
A remix package for “Just A Lover” has also been revealed featuring remixes from Pomo, Karma Kid and Frits Wentlink.
After completing a run of Australian and Asia shows, James is set to embark on a mammoth 19-date US tour kicking off in October. For more info, check out his official site or Facebook. Buy on
Woodes is the moniker for 24-year-old Melbourne based producer, singer and songwriter Elle Graham, whose quick ascension into the limelight has caused many a head to turn. After the success of her debut solo single “Daggers & Knives” (over 120,000 views on YouTube and solid airplay on Triple j unearthed and FBi Radio), Woodes recently shared new track “The Thaw” which was co-written and co-produced by fellow Melbournian artist LANKS.
“The Thaw” is another powerfully beautiful track, which combines Graham’s poetic lyrics with a clever mix of textured synths and subtle beats. She is currently collaborating with local and international artists including Kilter, Milwaukee Banks, Set Mo, Kintaro, FØRD and Golden Vessel on some new tunes and she has a remix EP just out for “The Thaw”.
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