Panama is the moniker of Sydney-based electronic pop producer Jarrah McCleary. His most recent EP, Hope For Something, is another signature Panama release, with songs like “Hope For Something” and “The Highs” containing huge anthemic choruses and powerfully poetic lyrics that draw from his rich personal experience.
As a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist, Jarrah McCleary has the rare ability to blend raw emotional songwriting and lush synth-heavy production in his music. It’s a skill that allows him to paint every element in his songs, from the moment he first sits down at the piano to the final touches in the studio.
Panama’s previous EPs and singles (“Jungle”, “Stay Forever”) have amassed millions of streams between Spotify and SoundCloud and received significant airplay on Triple J BBC Radio 1.
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Sydney-based singer/songwriter Hayden James returns with his new single ‘Numb’, featuring GRAACE, out now on Future Classic. Hayden’s previous singles “Permission to Love”, “Something About You” and “Just a Lover” garnered worldwide love and attention – reaching top spots on Hype Machine, getting hotlisted on indie radio Triple J, and earning millions of streams on SoundCloud and Spotify.
Hayden James is set to kick off a massive 11-date US tour next week in Chicago. Check out his official site or Facebook for more info. Now, why don’t you do yourself a favour and download his new single now on
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
Hot on the heels of previous hit singles “Smoke and Retribution” and “Never Be like You”, Aussie beatmaker Flume has released the new official single from his forthcoming album Skin. “Say It” features Swedish songstress Tove Lo, best known for dark pop, yet highly addictive, track “Habbits (Stay High)”.
Flume’s album Skin will be out May 27 via Future Classic and will include collaborations with Kučka, Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge and MNDR amongst others. You can pre-order it now via iTunes and get four tracks as instant downloads!
For more info, go to Flume’s Facebook or sample more tunes on SoundCloud. Order his new album Skin on