Posts tagged “dark

GRANDSISTER.

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This track, ‘Our Company’, it sounds easy. You could go as a far as to suggest that perhaps, not a lot of effort went into making it.

I think that’s an easy route though. Sure, I think lots of people might hear this and think, oh but I could make that maybe. And i’d go, hey man, wanna fucking medal? The fact that it sounds as though you could do it is not the point. I mean, it is partly the point in that it helps to make the track feel relatable, but the main point that I think is really important to get across is that this is a project that, sure, wears it’s influences on it’s sleeve (New Order, Grafton Primary etc), but it still manages to sound fresh and not like anything else being created NOW. And I think that’s where the ingenuity lies – GRANDSISTER obviously knows where he’s going with this project, and it’s being stuck in that sense of propelling, continuous motion that makes this work.

GRANDSISTER is the work of a Sydney based dude by the name of Will Colvin who you might also know as front man of HEDGE FUND. Looking forward to hearing more of this fellas work.

Miks


CROOKED COLOURS.

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I kind of don’t know what to think of this. I like it, but it’s relentless. I wish it would calm down a bit. The vocals make me want to be calm. But THEN THAT CRAZY BEAT JUST MAKES ME FEEL INCREDIBLY NUTS.

Crooked Colours‘s track ‘Come Down’ is some pretty intense dark introspective electronic music. And whilst it does manage to induce a slight panic attack (I am seriously on the fucking edge today #humpdayblues), the combo of that rather smooth vocal layered on top of this almost overpowering groove works so bloody well.

The guys have an EP due out early next year. They’ll follow that up with a tour shortly after as well.

Miks


VOLITAIRE TWINS.

This has been sitting in the inbox for a while…and I don’t really know why.

Voltaire Twins have been around for a little while, but their new single, Animalia is doing some pretty good things. Getting play on the J’s, getting blogged a heap, and some really decent remixes. Naice!

The track has a bit of a dark side to it, even if it does get you up, around, bouncing off walls. Those little yells at the end of the chorus line kill it I reckon.

Anywho, check out the original as well as the Purple Sneakers remix. The download comes with remixes from Lifelike, PS DJs, as well as a remix by Voltaire Twins themselves…but, in my books, the PS remix, just wins. just. You can download the single as well as  the remixes over at their website.

Volitaire Twins – Animalia

Volitaire Twins – Animalia (Purple Sneakers DJs Remix)

And as a bonus, we got their remix of the Architecture in Helisinki massive, Escapee. If you have’t remixed this, then I don’t know who the hell you are, coz it seems like everyone and their dog has had a shot. There’s is a goodun though!

Architecture in Helsinki – Escapee (Voltaire Twins remix)