Beat driven producer illstrtd is from Melbourne town and he’s doing some pretty sweet chopped up smooth r’n’b. Australia has such an incredible beats scene already, and this dude, putting forward a more straight r’n’b/ hip hop groove is definitely a name to watch out for.
I got ‘Violet Sunset’ below, a dreamy escape perfect for a pretty excellent Sunday afternoon here in Melbourne. Make sure you check out his soundcloud though for three other tracks, all pretty freakin killer.
illstrtd is working on his first proper release, an EP, hopefully due out in the next coupla months. Big things!
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
Niiice name aye? Fatti Francis (real name Raquel Solier) is ex drummer for quite a few local Melb bands (The Ancients, Jessica Says and Nathan Hollywood + a few others). She’s now gone out to do her own thing. Being a bit of an ex-drummer myself, I’m always jealous of drummers that go out and do their own solo thing (all the dumb drummer jokes kinda don’t make any sense if you look at people like Mike Noga and now Raquel).
So yeah, I guess the difference with Fatti Francis is that her solo work fits that experiemental r’n’b, real beat heavy stuff. It’s rather nice. It seems Melbourne, and Australia on a whole is beginning to develop a bit of an experimental r’n’b scene (think peeps like Collarbones and Oscar + Martin).
The beats really complement her vocals, a lot more than I thought they would actually. Check out her tracks on her Soundcloud page and make sure you grab a copy of her debut “12 mini album from her Bandcamp.
I’ve got a few of my faves from the mini album below.
If you dig though, she’s launching it at The Workers Club in Fitzroy this Saturday (25th June). Make sure you head along.