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MIDNIGHT TO MONACO – SUICIDE (Electro – Canada/Australia)

Midnight to Monaco

Sydney label Future Classic recently announced their latest signing, Midnight to Monaco, a duo consiting of Canadian singer Ricky Ducati & Australian producer Donnie Sloan. They premiered their debut single “Suicide” in August and it has since received almost 300K plays on SoundCloud and accolades from major music blogs.

The song has all the makings of a great sing-along pop tune, fusing multi-layered vocals with a funky bass line and steady marching beat. Want more? Stream below to see how LA-based DJ/producer Jerome LOL and newcomer Wheathin flip the original.

Midnight To Monaco - Suicide (Wheathin Remix)     

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CHET FAKER – BEND (Electronica – Australia)

Chet Faker

An artist of considerable range, Melbourne-raised Brooklyn-based artist Chet Faker released his chart-topping critically acclaimed debut album Built On Glass last year on Future Classic / Downtown. After announcing a string of concerts (most of them already sold out), he has decided to extend his East Coast Aussie tour to include an additional show at the Sydney Opera House in November. These shows, dubbed the Built On Live tour, will see Faker perform rarely heard live songs, with an expanded band and special guests.

In other news, Chet Faker also shared previously unreleased track “Bend”, which was recorded during the Built on Glass writing period. He is now working on new material holed up in a studio in Brooklyn and aiming for a more “heavily performance-based” sound for his second studio album.

Check out his official site or Facebook. Buy his music on

FLIGHT FACILITIES – DOWN TO EARTH (Electro/Disco – Australia)

Flight Facilities

Four years ago, Australian producer duo Flight Facilities took the world by storm with their timeless debut single “Crave You”, featuring Giselle’s effortlessly sultry vocals. Building on their first success, Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell spent the next few years dropping hit single after hit single (“Foreign Language”, “With You”, “Clair de Lune”, “Two Bodies”) and touring around the world.

To say the duo’s debut album was highly anticipated would be a gross understatement and now that it’s finally here it doesn’t disappoint in the least. Down To Earth is a perfectly balanced mix of familiar favorites interlocked with brand new tracks and a few instrumental jams thrown in for good measure. Bridging the gap between electro and pop, the record feels like a smooth well-structured journey, from the breathy chill of “Two Bodies” and pulsing beats of “Heart Attack” to the funky vibe of “Sunshine” and the love-struck retro house of “Apollo”. Down To Earth features an all-star cast of talented female vocalists including Micky Green, Emma Louise, Christine Hoberg, Elizabeth Rose, Owl Eyes and Giselle Rosselli, as well as a few male voices: Reggie Watts, Stee Downes and teen US rapper Bishop Nehru.

Flight Facilities feat. Jess - Foreign Language (Beni Remix)     

Flight Facilities feat. Giselle - Crave You (Graz Remix)     

More info and music on FF’s official site or Facebook. The album is available worldwide on

PANAMA – STAY FOREVER (Indie/Pop – Australia)

Panama

Having already impressed with their first-rate  Always EP, released in late 2013 on Future Classic, Sydney-based trio Panama, have something special to share with you, the single “Stay Forever”,  available as a FREE download on SoundCloud.

Panama - Stay Forever     

Fronted by Perth-born songwriter and classically-trained pianist Jarrah McCleary, Panama have garnered stellar reviews in Australia over the past few years and they have also toured alongside Parachute Youth or Van She and recently performed their first headlining tour in the US and Europe. Keep an ear out for new material and as a bonus here is a great remix of “Always” courtesy of Classixx.

More info and music on Panama’s official site or Facebook. Buy their singles and EPs on

CHET FAKER – BUILT ON GLASS (Alt/Electro – Australia)

Chet Faker

An artist of considerable range, Melbourne-raised Brooklyn-based artist Chet Faker writes, performs and records all of his own music, giving it a warm, intimate feel with a solid groove structure. His critically acclaimed, debut full length album Built On Glass was released on Future Classic / Downtown in April 2014. The album was the highly anticipated follow up to his acclaimed 2012 EP Thinking in Textures and Lockjaw, his 3-song EP with fellow Australian producer Flume, released in late 2013.

Chet Faker won five ARIA Awards including Best Male Artist, Producer of the Year, and Best Independent Album. He also took the #1 spot on the Triple J, and the critics from The Guardian named him one of their “artists to watch” in 2015, among other accolades.

Check out his official site or Facebook. Buy his music on