There’s something about the melding of two, quite distinct ideas and combining them into one. It’s a tried and tested formula – rather depressing lyrics put against an achingly sweet acoustic pop song, or, alternatively, a new form of instrumentation put against a genre or sound that usually uses something different. It’s how musicians create tension, something that draws in the audience and creates that immediate intrigue important to good art.
You may know Andras Fox – he’s a Melbourne based producer that works within the disco sort of sound. He melds an analogue aesthetic into it though, making a style that has been a consistent over the past 40 or so years sound old and new at the same time. It’s that play on expectation and that tension that makes Andras’s production work stand out so much.
You would definitely know of Oscar Key Sung – he’s been a regular feature here on maamf. I think this is where the tension comes in again – we are so far used to Oscar’s polished, cleanly produced forays into the strange soul music he’s so bloody good at. Oscar’s voice, placed with the rawness of the production diverts your expectation though.
Instead, we’re left with something that is full of funk, a vocal that compliments rather than overpowers, and a collaborative project that feels as though it’s pushing forward in it’s own time.
‘Everytime I Go’ is taken from the debut full length Cafe Romantica due out October 17 through Chapter Music. Keen.
Man, two mixes in as many days. This here be the MAY mixtape, full of the tracks that have helped me survive what has been a really full on month.
In true maamf form, it’s a whole heap of genres in there from the killer techno of Sydney gents CSMNT61 to the Australiana sing-a-long feel of The Starry Field. These mixes are actually a heap of fun to make – might see if I can up the amount.
Allday X C1 – Run A Mile
Goldroom – Fifteen (ft Chela)
Catcall – Shoulda Beeen
The Temper Trap – Need Your Love (RAC Mix)
DiIV – Doused
Joe McKee – A Double Life
Giraffage – Holy Mountain
CSMNT61 – Keep Holding On
Catcall – The World Is Ours (Lancelot Remix)
The Trouble With Templeton – Someday Soon
Bored Nothing – Only Old
The Starry Field – If All Your Troubles Were A Sea