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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Over the past couple of years, Australian outfit Panama have won many hearts with their trademark electronic power ballads (“Always”, “Stay Forever”) and 2015 saw them release new single “Jungle”, a slow-burn 80s tinged pop jam featuring epic synths.
The Jungle EP includes an exciting remix package featuring Motez, LUKA, Octo Octa, GXNXVS and, last but not least, Brooklyn-based producer Chrome Sparks. Listen below!
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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.
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Clubfeet are back with “Cape Town”, a new dreamy tune taken off their sophomore album Heirs & Graces. With this unassumingly cool and sexy track, the Australian / South African five piece take us for a ride around the hot streets of Cape Town, where the party goes on far into the night…
Fellow Aussies Panama bring the disco to this slow paced number, giving it a solid groove and an extra shot of floaty synths tailor-made for the dance floor.
Clubfeet - Cape Town (Panama Remix)
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Panama are the latest new band to emerge from Sydney’s bubbling indie scene. Spearheaded by Jarrah McCleary, the four-piece has been picking up lots of love from Australian radio and bloggers all over the world.
Their first single is “Magic”, a modern summer anthem recorded in Los Angeles by Eric Broucek of DFA fame (Holy Ghost, Eleanor Friedberger, !!!). It will be released on vinyl with remixes by Brooklyn’s own Midnight Magic and DFA heavyweight Gavin Russom.
Panama’s live show is already a huge hit having supported Dappled Cities, Parachute Youth and Elizabeth Rose. If you want to see them in the flesh, Panama will be supporting Van She in Melbourne and Sydney in July…
Panama - Magic (Midnight Magic Remix)
Check out the band’s website for more info or follow them on Facebook. Buy the music on Beatport.