Tag Archive: Australia

Diggin’ This: Sampology ft Seven Davis Jr – “Blooming In the Streets” (Middle Name Records)

  “Don’t go bringing up the future to those who live in the past.”       “Blooming In the Streets” sees Brisbane’s Sampology teaming up with LA-via-Houston’s Seven Davis Jr to create… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: YesYou ft OFEI – “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” (The Korgis Cover)

  Autumnal audio.       Originally recorded in 1980 by the Korgis, the pop-ballad hit “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” got the cover treatment a few years back by London soul musician… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leisure Centre – “Getting to Know” (HopeStreet Recordings)

  Melbourne got soul.       Formerly known as the Do Yo Thangs, Melbourne septet Leisure Centre specialize in left-of-center R&B and futurist soul.     “Getting to Know” effortlessly floats through… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: WVR BVBY – “And Another Thing” (Plug Seven Records)

  Ah, Melbourne, is there anything you can’t do?       Kllo, Lanks, Woodes, 30/70 Collective, Crepes, Slum Sociable, I’lls, Chet Faker, and of course, Hiatus Kaiyote, are just some of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kuzich ft Mei Saraswati – “Innervisions” (Ta-ku’s 823 Records) (Official Video)

  Perth musician, drummer for Ta-ku, and Aristophanes collaborator Sam Kuzich has released the first single from his latest EP, Dawn Chorus, via Ta-ku’s newly minted 823 Records.       Featuring the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kllo – “Bolide” (Lone Remix) (Ghostly International)

  Cosmic synth pads, mechanical percussion, and, yes, some life-affirming jazz flute from Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam aka Melbourne, Australia’s Kllo.     Track of the day.   Kllo – “Bolide” (Lone Remix)… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wallace – “Is It You?” (Produced by Kraak & Smaak)

  One of my favorite Antipodean soul singers returns with “Is It You?”, a weighted, late-night jazz jam with a beat rooted in hip-hop and a rarefied vocal.       Produced by… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Crepes – “Hidden Star”

  Melbourne! You’ve delivered the goods again!       Mightily diggin’ this drifting, cosmic, psychedelic-dream-pop nugget courtesy of Aussie five-piece Crepes.   Track of the day.   Crepes – “Hidden Star”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Frank Liin – “Before I Go To Sleep”

  Antipodean soul at its finest.       After a few nanoseconds of detective work I’m pretty sure Frank Liin is an alter-ego of the mighty Jordan Rakei (whose song “The Light” was… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 30/70 Collective – “The Strut”

  Melbourne (what is it with the inordinate amount of musical greatness that emanates from this city?!) nine-piece 30/70 Collective come correct with the feel-good, soulful bounce of “The Strut.”       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Slum Sociable – “All Night”

  Mightily feelin’ this turntable jazz-hop soul from Melbourne, Australia’s Slum Sociable.       The greatness of this gently psychedelic, nocturnal trip-hop cut only confirms my suspicion that Melbourne is one of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wallace ft Sampa the Great – “Beauty”

  If you dig the sounds of Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, and Electric Wire Hustle, you need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Grace – “Hills” (Official Video)

  That glorious, stumbling beat.   Those mahogany piano pillars.     Love this new one from Sydney, Australia’s Jack Grace.   Track of the day.   Jack Grace – “Hills” (Official Video)… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)

  Utterly entranced by this future organic-electro-jazz-dance excursion by I’lls.       Those rimshot clicks and egg shaker hits.   I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)       Hear more from the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MKO x Yusuke Akai – “Jellyfish” (Free Download)

  “Exotic grunge soul”—a genre name which piques my interest immediately—trio MKO hail from Brisbane, Australia and recently contributed this tantalizingly textured track that features guitar work from Yusuke Akai to the newly released and very wonderful… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote – “By Fire”

  Hiatus Kaiyote‘s brand new songs are so good it’s not even fair. They are my favorite band of the moment.       Large spherical synths, apocalyptic operatic vocals, Stevie funk keyboard… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aywy – “Voyeur”

  Watery experimental house vibes soaked in oil and vinegar from Sydney, Australia’s Aywy (pronounced like the letters “a” “y”).       Aywy – “Voyeur”         “Voyeur” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tkay Maidza – “Switch Lanes” (Produced by Paces)

  After releasing the M.I.A.-ish “U-huh” earlier this year, Adelaide, Australia’s Tkay Maidza pairs up with Gold Coast producer Paces for an Azealia Banks-ish blend of UK garage and R&B on new single… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sticky Fingers – “Just For You” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Like Howard Moon fronting Black Grape after listening to Jagwar Ma on repeat and taking fashion cues from Justin Hawkins from the Darkness.         Love those pools of psyche-piano that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jordan Rakei – “Alright”

  This is more than “Alright.”   So very splendid and soulful sounds from Brisbane, Australia’s Jordan Rakei.       Like D’Angelo, Jose James, and Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Joe Dukie all rolled… Continue reading

Banoffee – “Got It”

  Melbourne, Australia’s Martha Brown is Banoffee, a singer-songwriter with a taste for sweet retro synths and experimental, honeyed R&B.       Banoffee – “Got It”         With a track this good… Continue reading

Fishing ft Jonas Nicholls – “Your Mouth”

  Clappy-go-lucky, joyful, ramshackle, impossible-to-Google madness from Sydney, Australia duo Fishing.   Love it.   Fishing aka best friends Doug Wright and Russell Fitzgibbon wrote their debut album, Shy Glow, (from which “Your… Continue reading

Taylor McFerrin ft Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote – “The Antidote”

  Bobby’s son Taylor McFerrin is a very talented multi-instrumentalist and singer from Brooklyn, New York.   Here he teams up with Hiatus Kaiyote head honcho Nai Palm for the shaker-driven and stirring future… Continue reading

Jagwar Ma – “Uncertainty” (Cut Copy Remix)

  Boing, boing, boing, boing.   Seriously bouncy, metallic, and vital house remix of Aussie psychedelic indie-dance outfit Jagwar Ma from fellow Aussies Cut Copy.       Jagwar Ma – “Uncertainty” (Cut… Continue reading

Flume x WKND – “Hyper Paradise” (Free Download)

  “Never have to worry… never have to worry… ”   19-year-old Munich producer WKND aka Max Seethaler remixes Aussie electronic music star Flume‘s own remix of Hermitude’s “Hyper Paradise.”       Flume x… Continue reading

Tame Impala – “Stranger In Moscow” (Michael Jackson Cover)

If Tame Impala ever wanted to form a permanent side-project where they exclusively play psychedelic covers of Michael Jackson songs and called themselves Psychel Jackson, I would be more than okay with that.… Continue reading

Vancouver Sleep Clinic – “Vapour”

Bon Iver meets his choral doppelgänger in 17-year-old Tim Bettinson, also known as Brisbane, Australia’s Vancouver Sleep Clinic.   Vancouver Sleep Clinic – “Vapour”       Increase the peace.     Listen to more… Continue reading

Flume & Chet Faker – “Drop the Game” (Official Video)

Both hailing from Australia with continent-sized electronic beat talent, Sydney producer Flume and Melbourne producer/crooner Chet Faker have combined their soulful musical superpowers to create this charged and melodious cut. You may remember the… Continue reading

Audego – “Fight” (Free Download)

In preparation for my podcast, I usually shuffle a load of potential song candidates on my car stereo to see which ingredients are truly fit for the gourmet audio soup that is the… Continue reading

Flex Cop – “This Is Not Meth” (Breaking Bad Finale Tribute) (Free Download)

If you’re as amped as I am (and the rest of the wider universe) for Sunday’s Breaking Bad finale, you’ll no doubt dig Australian producer Flex Cop‘s flip of San Francisco singer Darondo’s… Continue reading

Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”

My favorite track from the latest Project Mooncircle compilation is Melbourne, Australia’s Tom Day and Monsoonsiren’s elegant and epic “Elegiac.”   Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”       Download the 33-track… Continue reading

Ta-ku – “Clap for Me” (Official Video)

Perth, Australia’s Ta-ku has rapidly become one of my favorite beatmakers of this, and probably any, year.   Ta-ku – “Clap for Me” (Official Video)   Suff Daddy and Ta-ku’s Bricks & Mortar… Continue reading

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Lace Skull” (Live at the Seed Factory) (Official Video)

Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote is easily a Neon Milk favorite. Their debut Tawk Tomahawk was one of the best albums of last year and their track “Mobius Streak” was number 18 in my top… Continue reading

Guerre – “For Qwanisha” (Free Download)

Ambient electronic R&Business from Sydney, Australia that sounds like an album cut from James Blake’s debut.   Guerre – “For Qwanisha” (Free Download)   Download “For Qwanisha” (and the equally mellow, moody excellence… Continue reading

Flume ft Jezzabell Doran – “Sleepless” (Official Video)

Sydney, Australia’s Harley Streten bka Flume melds warm electronic pulses and pitch-shifted R’n’B stylings.   Flume ft Jezzabell Doran – “Sleepless” (Official Video)   The 20-year-old’s self-titled debut album is out November 9… Continue reading

Melody’s Echo Chamber – “Endless Shore”

Some magnificent French psychedelia to get your Friday started right. Paris, France’s Melody Prochet enlisted Aussie psyche-rocker and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker to produce this swirling, cosmic jam.   Melody’s Echo Chamber… Continue reading

City Calm Down – “Movements” (Official Video)

City Calm Down (great name) are a four-piece live electronic outfit from Melbourne, Australia, who have quite possibly titled their band after fellow Melburnians (real word, I checked) Architecture in Helsinki‘s song of… Continue reading

Jonti – “Nightshift in Blue” (Official Video)

This is South Africa-via-Australia future psychedelic soul composer Jonti.   Somewhere two Muppets must be feeling the cold.  

Chet Faker – “No Diggity” (Blackstreet Cover) (MP3)

One of the best covers I’ve heard in a very long time.     This late-night, haze-hop, crooner rework was my main inspiration in putting together the “Cover Me Radd” covers mix on… Continue reading

The Gooch Palms – “Cucaracha” (Official Video)

Sydney, Australia’s the Gooch Palms are currently supporting fellow Aussies (and members of Tame Impala) Pond on tour. Watch the duo’s DIY lo-fi ode to cockroaches below.   We need more music videos… Continue reading

Oscar and Martin – “What I Know” (MP3)

Former Psuchers Oscar and Martin wonkify your pop-infused r’n’b on a Thursday.   Oscar and Martin – “What I Know”   Love the analogue production on this one. Also, need that sweater and… Continue reading

Killbot Kindergarten – “Be Defeated” (MP3 from the “Killbot Kindergarten” EP) (Free Download)

Soulful electronic’n’b (that’s a thing, right?) from Australia’s Killbot Kindergarten, which is either a school for three to five-year-old sentient death machines or the first and last name of an elderly Dutch gentleman.… Continue reading

Cut Copy Bassist Ben Browning’s New Single – “I Can’t Stay” (Official Video)

Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning snips highlife guitar tinkles, splices mournful indie-pop vox washes, and pastes disco sheen on the lot to create the best aftershave commerical/French New Wave film that never was.… Continue reading

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Mobius Streak” (Taken from the “Tawk Tomahawk” LP)

  Grab your ears and stick them on this Aussie future soul shimmer and r’n’beats glimmer from Melbourne.       Hiatus Kaiyote is their name, which still has me thinking of a… Continue reading