Aussie DJ extraordinaire KLP has plied her trade with Zhu’s debut tune ‘Faded’, to take the already worldwide hit to new levels.
Adding an extra layer of vocals and knocking the tempo down on an already chilled tune has created an ambiance that I have never heard, but I freaking love it. I think that KLP’s slightly edgy vocals add a real essence of vulnerability to the tune, that just combines with the maze of electronic beats to just create a much more mysterious vibe. Which given the notoriously evasive nature of Zhu himself, makes it seem all the more appropriate.
‘Dreamers’ is the second single from Melbourne duo Hopium, and it is one of the raddest indie electro tracks to come across my ears this year.
Showing shades of other breakthrough Aussie artists like The Kite String Tangle, Oliver Tank and Vancouver Sleep Clinic, this tune has just nailed the production one on super smooth synth dream ride. ‘Dreamers’ also features the stellar vocals of Phoebe Lou, perhaps best known for the now immaturely deceased band Snakadaktal. Her dreamy vocals just add that extra dimension to a song that is so freaking cool and chilled that it could quench your thirst on a hot day, whilst also wanting you to break out your moves on the DF. A truly awesome follow up to debut single ‘Cut’ from April this year, that definitely leaves you wanting wanting more.
Following on from the infectious break through single ‘Brontosaurus’, is Tkay Maidza’s latest aural offering, ‘U-Huh’.
There is no warm-up with ‘U-Huh’, it kicks off with loud eclectic beats and just keeps going from there, and will be surely be lighting up dance floors around the country. It’s the ultimate mix of hip hop and synth dominated electro, something like Iggy Azalea getting mashed by The Presets or a more mellow Skrillex. I am just blown away by how many looping sounds this tune has, and how flawlessly they come together. Tkay Maidza has made a big fan out of us with this gem of a tune.
Mammals has returned with his long overdue second single ‘Circles’, and boy is it worth the wait.
I remember Mammals bursting onto the scene a year or so ago, playing Laneway Festival and his track ‘Move Slower’ blowing my mind. So I am pretty happy that the eventual follow up ‘Circles’ is equally as epic. His low-fi, chilled, ensemble of sounds just resonates with me, with ‘Circles’ being the perfect amount of dreamy and not overstepping the line into the category of slow wait for it electro pop. This is one talented dude, get on to Mammals now.
The Oil Baronn is a bedroom producer from Melbourne, who I stumbled across whilst hunting through the local soundcloud scene, who has an interesting number out called ‘Efuge’.
Soundcloud suggestions is often a pretty bad predictor for music I will like, but for some reason there is something about ‘Efuge’ that really got me going. Despite its 50-ish plays, the looping tune this guy has produced is damn catchy and impulsively has you nodding your head to the beat. Check it out.
Gold Coast bedroom producer GOVS has returned with his most addictive offering yet, the dreamy ‘Australian Summer’.
Atmospheric and emotionally brooding, ‘Australian Summer’ is an irresistibly magical taste of Australian indie electro. GOVS has captured the carefree and lazy nature of summer and surmised it perfectly in electro-synth form. He’s created a track where the chilled and puslitile nature of the synth beats just resonate perfectly with me. A top notch tune, with hopefully plenty more to follow.