Blue Mountains fella Spoonty is doing some really nice textured, layered intricate electronic music. He manages to put in such a big encompassing sound into all he does.
You can check out his EP Collections Vol. 1 over on his bandcamp page (free download).
I got my fave cut from the EP below as well as a new track that Spoonty uploaded a few days ago onto his soundcloud.
To my ears, this feels as though it should be the other way around. The original track sounds like a remix, and the remix sounds like the original.
Maybe that’s DEJA‘s rather excellent sense of production -that slowed down groove of the original is big as all hell and absolutely kills. Then there’s Claire’s vocals – sitting so tightly with that groove.
Cosmo Black‘s remix ramps up that groove into a more dancefloor friendly big club track. I really dig the Cosmo Black boys and yeah, they kill it with this remix – THAT SAX!
You should also check out Cosmo Black’s new project Saturn Program, something that the DEJA peeps helped out on.
I know absolutely nothing about this guy, apart from the fact that he’s from Sydney, his real name is Marcus Solomon and he has one track out called Holmes that works!
If vocal layering and some beats are your thing, then Pilloes might be your man. His track Holmes starts off with some vocals, continuously layered upon. You think this is the melody, but then a new voice comes across, on top of it all with the melody. Then some beats hit you and man, the continuous building of layers in this track is done really really well.
You can find Pilloes on Triple J Unearthed…and that’s all I think. Keeping the mystery going. I do hope we hear more from this fella though.
Beautiful. The sound, the feeling, the voice. It’s all just lovely. It’s like these guys know everything that could go into a song, then pick the bare minimum to evoke the exact sound and mood they desire. The voice is mesmerising, and the melodies haunt you for days afterwards. Recognise is my favourite I think because of the excellent staccato beat but I also really love Oyster…
Oscar + Martin – Oyster
Oscar + Martin are part of the stellar line up for Meredith in December. I’m definitely going to make a point of being in the amphitheatre for these Melbourne kids.
Guerre. This is a name I’ve heard a bit, namely from the excellent To & Fro as well as the equally excellent Sound Lab. It was only until I checked out the very good rose quartz blog that it all clicked.
Guerre do some almost soul style beaty atmospheric kinda stuff. Big track that people might know is Millennium Blues which we got streaming below. You should also make sure you check out the EP though, Darker My Love – grab it over on the Yes Please Records bandcamp.
This is some rather excellent stuff for a night in. or a Sunday morning. It be a win win for me.
We got Millennium Blues and Transnautica from the Darker My Love EP down below as streams. YES!
Guerre – Transnautica
Guerre – Millenium Blues