Posts tagged “Ill’s

JUNE ’15 MIX.

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I fucking shouted it, much louder than I ever thought I knew my voice could go. Much bigger, louder, with this knowledge and acceptance.

Up until this point I had tolerated it. Now, I accept it.

It’s done. I’m down. Here in Melbourne, where it’s fucking cold but there’s amazing sights and great coffee at nearly every turn. And the site, the website that is, is changing and it’s all- everything’s a familiar new. Big generous helpings of everything you’ve come to expect, but all just sitting slightly different.

Full download available below, but if you just sitting at work/home/life looking for that next distraction/reason to live, you can stream ’em all too.

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Miks

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MAY ’15 MIX.

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Oh, you know, tonight I move. For just a couple of days short of 2 years and 5 months I’ve been in Sydney, doing a PhD. I know i know, i’ve banged on about the bloody thing for forever. It has taken a big part of my life, and it’s not over yet. Tonight, I head to Melbourne, land of ‘good’ music and ‘cool’.

Trouble is, the PhD still continues, and so does my involvement. This tape (yeah mate, it’s still maamf, you haven’t just opened up my sticky journal of personal going ons), this May tape that is short, but sweet, is excellent. As always, and again, broken record I know, this is the music that has been the constant in a time of going through ALL of my shit, packing up a house, falling bookshelves and housesitting with other people’s dads.

As the PhD continues on (Melbourne is so I can write, get away and into the thesis), what maamf is will undoubtedly change. Whilst we’re unsure as of yet, there is talk (really amongst myself with the occasional drunk chat with Adam) of pulling maamf back to just the mixtapes. These tapes offer me a chance to escape the work, and to reflect on the month (all pretty wanky right, but m8, we all gotta be in touch with our sensitivities ya know?). Also, letsbehonest yeah? It’s not like there are all that many individual posts going up anyways. We’ll start the tape only thing soon, although we might just start it from today. We’ll still be posting a bit over on the maamf fb, occasionally on the maamf twitter and if you’re keen to follow the Melbourne journey, my own instagram.

So yeah mate, this is the tape that’ll accompany my flight tonight, and the future tapes will be those that accompany other, important times of escape. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. ha jks no time 4 escape wid dis phd.

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Miks


I’LLS.

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I’lls are back and quietly changing things up a fair bit. This is exciting music. If you’ve heard I’lls before, you’d know that their work resembled more song-like structure. Underpinning their work was a strong pop song aesthetic that was layered and haunting enough as to not be dreary and straight.

This new work, a two track release, still sounds like I’lls, but has moved away from that ‘song-like structure’. Embracing a more dark and ethereal vibe, it’s a release full of rampant propulsion. Both ‘Fifty Phiphti’ and ‘Asakusa’ still have that introspection that harnessed their earlier releases, but this time the foundation on which it is built has changed.

You can grab the new release as a digital download or on vinyl. More on that here.

If you’re in Melbourne, then PLEASE go and see the guys live at The Workers Club on November 6. More on that here.

Miks


NOVEMBER ’13 MIX.

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ohmygosh it took me a while i know.

It’s here though. As is probably the same with everyone this time of year, things be fucking crazy. I don’t know if doing a freakin’ PhD helps. This is the tape for November though. Featuring tracks that hit the inbox/i came across during the month of November that I reckon are ace.

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TRACKLISTING:

Leaks – Often It’s You (Right Click/Save As)
Snakadaktal – Fall Underneath (Kilter Remix)
Jesse Davidson – Big Bois Gotta Eat 
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Banoffee – Reign Down
Major Leagues – Silver Tides
Cool Sounds – Ten Thousand Hours 
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Slum Sociable – Watch Me Turn Colourful
Tincture – Tryst (Feat. Hazel Brown) [Nagakin Remix]
Nathan Roche – Serafina
andre – friends 
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DANVERS – Oh Darling
Immigrant Union – I Can’t Return
Elroy 4.0 & The Kite String Tangle – Trinkets 
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I’lls – To All The Blurred (Rat & Co Remix)
Ma Petite – Lonesome 
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Miks


I’LLS.

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I’lls are a great little Melbourne band doing some killer moody layered pop. The guys have just signed to Yes Please and are set to release their new EP, A Warm Reception on May 21. The first cut from the release, ‘Plans Only Drawn’ sounds like some excellent Radiohead-styled weird noise guitar gem. It’s an incredibly warm bit of production too, and strangely uplifting.

You can stream ‘Plans Only Drawn’ below.

Miks


NAYSAYER & GILSUN.

So this is a name I’ve heard round the traps for a fair while. And man, glad I took the next step and listened to a track of theirs.

Naysayer & Gilsun‘s new track ‘In Mind’ features Simon Lam from awesome Melbourne dudes I’lls. It is something else. Simon’s vocals are chopped and changed and layered on top of this super massive pad of sound sitting underneath it. What i’m enjoying the most is the really large sound that these guys put across. There’s a depth in the sound, a sense that it’s all pretty much complete.

You need to/must listen/watch this with a good set of headphones on full screen in a darkened room for full effect (you can put your clothes back on later you creep).

Miks