I was going to begin this month’s with some long winded metaphorical ramble about names and hey, what’s in a name you know?
Big statements make us take notice. That immediate impact, no matter what, can be pretty hard to forget. Statements that are distinctive in their voice, in their makeup, hey even in their words.
It looks like a scene from The Great Gatsby out my window – a low lit swimming pool with young, attractive people, cavorting around, champagne in hand. They’re making impacts. Drunk, flirtatious immediate impacts. You’ll see what’s underneath those pert bods soon, the distinct beings that they are. But for now, those quick smacks in the face’ll do you.
A tape, full of everything, all marked and unmistakable in what they’re conveying. All for you. And please try the download – you won’t regret it (ha mate, hopefully).
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Oh man! This be all nuts and stuff. Holidays are an amazing thing, and so is travelling down to see all those friends and family you left back down there. I actually think I might re-listen to this tape on my flight home. Prolly the correct length too.
Anyway, gosh, mate, enough of my crazy travel exploits (not that crazy, or exploitative even). This here tape is full to the brim of some real maamf faves. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s mid-year and I haven’t done that list that everyone else has done. Maybe it’s the fact that all my old maamf faves actually put out some killer tracks in July. Either way, the tapes a bloody bonza listen k?
A few little mentions though. Our mate Snowy Nasdaq joked that I should call these MiksTapes and then recoiled from that idea suggesting that perhaps I had thought of it already. To be honest Snowy, it did cross my mind early on, but I thought no one would take me seriously. Maybe I’m wrong? On the music front though, the guy is going from excellent to excellent with his one single a month thing. Seriously, the man knows his way around a wonky pop tune.
I also thought that this blog may run the risk of becoming the Laura Jean fanpage. Her new single ‘Don’t Marry the One You Love’, the second off her new self-titled album due out in a couple of weeks, is so much more upbeat sounding than ‘First Love Song’. The name doesn’t suggest that though – it still has that trademark world-weariness that Laura is becoming pretty well known for.
And finally, Flube. To put it simply, when you come across a good remix, it’ll most likely get a run. The new Seekae stuff is nice, but I gotta be honest, it’s taking me a while to get into it proper. There’s something about the whole Alex Cameron singing thing that although works in his super niche solo project, doesn’t resonate as much within the context of a band who have gone some way to define Australian electronic music. Maybe it’s the fact that it makes it a little more accessible, but the Flume remix still stays a little weird. It also hits reasonably hard. And maybe it’s the #clubbanger in it, but I like it over the original.
This month we’re also experimenting with a playlist of the tracks in soundcloud. The only track not on the playlist that is still in the tape is the Straight Arrows tune ‘Don’t Call My Name’. It’s not on soundcloud, and knowing what they’re like with shutting down accounts, I didn’t want to risk uploading it myself. The full tape is still available as a full stream and download though!
MAAMF – JULY ’14 MIX.
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Richard In Your Mind – Hammered
Tim Fitz – Sour
Straight Arrows – Don’t Call My Name
Bad//Dreems – My Only Friend
Laura Jean – Don’t Marry The One You Love
Klo – False Calls
Jack R Reilly – Collapse In One
Snowy Nasdaq – Lopsided Smile
Tora – Eat The Sun
Banoffee – Got It
Seekae – Test & Recognise (Flume Re-Work)
Lower Spectrum – Hex
Fractures – Won’t Win (Japanese Wallpaper remix)
So, this is easily one of the better mixtapes I think I’ve put up here. It’s a bit more guitar based this one, with a bit of a lack of anything disco or tech, maybe apart from that KLP track. There’s also a little bit of incestuousness, with a couple of Chapter Music artists getting a bit of a look in. Then there’s soda eaves, the solo project of Jake Core of Hot Palms. And no, it’s not really a suprise that the newy from the Hot Palms fellas has made the tape, with his solo work proving a bit of an entree (albeit completely different in style). There’s also a whole heap of other excellent tracks, the tracks that I didn’t get time to post, but still make the grade.
So yeah, that’s it! You can download it below. Hopefully it’s nice and suave.
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Vancouver Sleep Clinic – Vapour (Right Click/Save As)
Damn Terran – Lost (Right Click/Save As)
Dumb Blondes – Into The Light
Sagamore – I Had A Dream
sures – Waste
Wolf & Cub – I Need More
Darren Sylvester – Dream Or Something Like That
Pikelet – Pressure Cooker
Avaberee – Running Out (Right Click/Save As)
KLP – Down South (Right Click/Save As)
soda eaves – A Hundred Years To The Day
Hot Palms – Benny And The jets
Bad Dreems – Chills
Holy Holy – Impossible Like You
Going Swimming – Knackers
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Jackie Boy
Bitch Prefect – Drifting
Well well well…who woulda funk it? A Monthly Mixtape delivered on time? Yeah, it’s the 1st of August and here is July’s Mixtape all up in your grill n shit.
Pretty good mix this time round, if I don’t say so myself – bit of everything. Majority local, new Jordan F EP is amazing. Then there’s also some killer stuff from Amali Ward & QWARMS, The Nectars, Pop Singles, and serial maamf feature man, Ry.
Then of course there’s the internationals – man, that Frank Ocean record is something amazing. And there’s also a killer track from New Yorkers, Romans.
But yeah, you can stream/download the mix below…but if bandwidth ain’t your friend, a few of the tracks are available for free download too!
MAAMF – JULY ’12 MIX (Right click/save as)
Jordan F – Crime in Fourth Sector
Sable – Euphoria
Van She – Coconuts
Frank Ocean – Pink Matter (feat. André 3000)
Wildcat General Strike – Is Jonathan Taking You Out Again?
The Nectars – Do You Want Me To Possess You?
Velociraptor – Riot
Bad Dreems – Too Old
Love Migrate – Making This Hard
Pop Singles – Field in Flames
Bored Nothing – Get Out Of Here
Welcome to the latest installment of our monthly best of mixes. We been a bit slack for sure, but hopefully the incredible tunes of July will make that all better.
We’re also making a few of the tracks available for download this month, hopefully upping the love!
Anyway, without any more crap, here it is.
Washed Out – A Dedication
Batrider – Sweaty Magee
Gotye – Somebody That I Use To Know (feat. Kimbra)
Single Twin – My Silken Tooth
M83 – Midnight City
Make sure you check out the full mix over here!