A track from Dux, which I discovered through listening to a featured song with Allthingslost called ‘Sky’, this track ‘Mushy/Ginuwine’, also collaborated, with track produced by Allthingslost. He is amazing! and this track is truly captivating, the tones and textures are actually quite inspiring I think in a way.
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Allthingslost - Hold You Down
'With touches of SOHN and James Blake, yet with elements of folk hidden amidst the songwriting, Hold You Down is an absolute gem, and hopefully the sign of even better to come.' - Cracks in the Road
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Artist: Mount Kimbie
Track: You Took Your Time (feat. King Krule)
Leading up to Mount Kimbie’s Second Album release, they have been drip feeding us tracks get our taste buds ready for a hopefully incredible album. The track ‘ You Took Your Time’ features a seamless collaboration with King Krule, with a very ‘Less is More’ production style. The Album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is released on the 27th of May.
Artist: Say Lou Lou
Track: Fool Of Me (Feat. Chet Faker)
Australian/Swedish Twins, Say Lou Lou, are venturing the electronica scene with much success following their latest release of the single ‘Julian.’ The Duo’s latest track, Fool Of Me, portrays a very emotional mood greatly the twins vocals. Chet Faker’s addition to the track is simply dreamy, providing a great contrast in tone between the voices.
Artist: Jacob Clarke
Track: Hurricane Flux
The latest track from Australian producer, Jacob Clarke, provides a very emotive electronic exploration throughout orchestral instruments. The result is passionate, and hopefully sets the bar for Clarke’s future productions.
Artist: Mac Miller
Track: S.D.S. [Feat. Flying Lotus]
LA Producer, Flying Lotus, whilst busy producing left right and center has released his latest collaboration with rapper Mac Miller. Support Mac Millers plead for somebody to do something, the track is a classic FlyLo production taking you on a fast paced trip through space. The track will released on Mac Millers forthcoming album, ‘Watching Movies with the Sound Off.’
Track: Closing Doors
'this genre-jumbling track comes from allthingslost, a relatively new solo producer out of brisbane. ’closing doors’ is a minimal blend of beats, hip-hop and soaring synths. it features a fairly strong, raw vocal at its core.’
Live Review: The XX
Date: 9th April 2013
Venue: Brisbane convention centre
Minimalist indie trio, The XX mesmerised crowds at the Brisbane Convention Centre with their smooth soothing vocals and alluring instrumentation. On their Coexist tour, The XX also performed songs from their debut album and spoilt the audience with a live performance of Jamie xx’s Far Nearer, with live vocals from Romy and Oliver. The augmented special accompaniments of their songs further seduced the audience into a state of isolation and intimacy with their music.
The minimalism continued through the set in the visual accompaniment containing abstract projections, lighting the stage so shadows of the artists consumed the entire venue, and at the climax of the set, the cloth was raised to reveal their iconic symbol – The X. The X soon filled with steam and light as it transitioned between each symbol on each album. The perfect way to end a compelling set.
Track: Why Don’t We Fall In Love (Amerie Remix)
Montreal’s beat extraordinaire, Kaytranada, is back with his latest remix of Why Don’t We Fall In Love by Amerie. The track takes a much more upbeat perspective of the track, which is what the producer is most renowned for.
Artist: George Maple
Australian born vocalist, George Maple, presents a very emotive performance in any track that she is involved in. Her latest track, Fixed, contains a crazy diverse production style which greatly suits Maple’s voice. The track is available on a three track remix EP on Beatport.
Artist: Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
Track: Get Lucky
The online music world almost came to a Holt as our first preview of the French Duo’s productions came to the screens on Saturday Night Live. The track ‘Get Lucky’ features Daft Punk’s silky smooth production and the amazing vocals by Pharrel. The track will release on the album ‘Random Access Memories,’ available late May.
Artist: Snakehips Feat. George Maple
Track: On & On
London duo ‘Snakehips’ are back with their latest track featuring Australian Vocalist George Maple. The track has clear funk and R&B influences tied together nicely to suit George’s Vocals. Big things appear to be ahead for the duo.