Posts tagged “kimbra


ok, so to say that Kimbra had a big 2011 is a small tiny understatement. And to say that Beni had a big 2011 is also a small tiny understatement.

Kimbra’s latest single Two Way Street has been remixed by Beni and it is all kinds of great. I love the fact that Kimbra’s vocals are so loose on top of Beni’s strict straight beat. Part of that is definitely Kimbra’s amazing sense of phrasing…but I also think Beni’s got an absolutely killer ear – it’s this contrast that makes this track what it is.

Anyway, you can download below. And if you want to see Kimbra in action, check out the new live vid she did at Sing Sing down here in Melbs. Nice!

Kimbra – Two Way Street (Beni Remix)




Yep, so think of it what you will, but this thing always manages to end up being a pretty massive day as well as creating a bit of controversy. Be it not having any females…to Angus & Julia Stone winning with a song about a big fucking plane. Shannon Noll sang about a big car…didn’t see him winning anything! (JOKES!)

Because maamf hasn’t done a best tracks of 2011 list (it is simply too hard and I think the ‘art’ of making a good album is more interesting), I thought I should post up what tracks I voted for in this years Hottest100. These are in no order…but hopefully they reflect my diverse taste which I try to put across on this here blog. If you still havent voted, then it all closes TOMORROW NIGHT! That’s Monday 16th Jan Midnight AEST. You can do so here. I do warn you though, it takes some time!

Without further ado:

Snakadaktal – Air

Oscar + Martin – Do The Right Thing

Step-Panther – My Neck

Battles – Ice Cream (Feat. Matias Aguayo)

Twerps – Dreamin

Architecture In Helsinki – Contact High

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)

M83 – Midnight City

Loon Lake – Bad to Me

Love Migrate – Little Kid



ok, so every Friday morning, Triple J have a thing called Like A Version where they get an artist to come in and play an original track as well as a cover. Kimbra was in last Friday and produced a rather spesh mashup of Grizzly Bear’s Two Weeks and Head Over Heels by┬áTears For Fears.

It’s amazeballs. Kimbra works that sampler/loop machine so freakin well. Got a clip of her performing on Rockwiz a litle while back just so you can check her out in action.

You can stream the track below…and make sure you check out the full interview complete with both tracks (she did Two Way Street as her original) over on the Like A Version page.

Kimbra – Two Weeks + Head Over Heels (Grizzly Bear + Tears For Fears mashup)



Melbourne Hip Hop royalty fella and international goto man, M-Phazes has remixed Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra). Apparently he wasn’t going to touch this, but then he heard all the remixes out there already, realised they suck, so he had a shot.



Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat Kimbra) (M-Phazes Remix)


wowz. Two of my fave acts combining for a super tune! Faux Pas (or Tim Shiel) and Gotye.

First off, Gotye’s album is amazeballs. The man is quite simply a genius. There’s no two ways about that.

Second, Faux Pas is equally genius in his approach. Tim actually plays in Gotye’s live band, so the two have something in common. This remix is an official one, and it kills. Especially that beginning. Completely taking you by surprise. And the use of that silence reminds me heaps of the original, silence is definitely something Gotye uses so bloody well in his music.

Other than that crazy opening, the track is a little nuts, full of vocal cut ups and riffs going off left right and centre. To say this is good…well…that be understatement!

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) (Faux Pas remix)



8tracks JULY MIX

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.

Gold Fields – The Woods

Washed Out – A Dedication

Batrider – Sweaty Magee

Gotye – Somebody That I Use To Know (feat. Kimbra)

Single Twin – My Silken Tooth

Brous – Streamers

M83 – Midnight City

Winter Street – A Little More

Make sure you check out the full mix over here!




Super quick post because I think the track does all the talking….ok, well except for that bit I just wrote…and the bit i’m about to write.


Gotye –┬áSomebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)

St Kilda Festival 2011 Full Lineup!

The full lineup for St Kilda Festival’s Festival Sunday came out today, and it’s looking good.

We announced the first four acts on the list about a month ago, and although they looked good, the full lineup looks better. Some great local bands and one that will get all the ’90s and early ’00s kids going nuts.

This year, Festival Sunday spans across nine stages, with a decent range of acts playing. You should recognise a few of the names, but like me, there’s a few there i haven’t heard of. Below is the full lineup with set times etc. As you can see, there is HEAPS on.

Especially looking forward to Gareth Liddiard, Jebediah, Muscles, Kimbra, The Medics, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Dan Webb, Jessica Paige, Paqman, The Bon Scotts, and Stonefield. It’s all for free, it’s on Sunday Feb 13th, and is right throughout St Kilda.

St Kilda Festival 2011 First Lineup

ok. So for anyone who lives down in Melbourne, you’ll know that the St Kilda Festival is always a bit of fun. Good food, some pretty awesome live music, and best of all, the whole thing is free.

The festival runs between Feb 5 and Feb 13 and is held right throughout St Kilda and Festival Sunday is on Sunday the 13th Feb. Festival Sunday sees about 60 bands playing across a few different stages with the main stage on the beach. Last year I saw Jonathan Boulet play this small little stage, and the year before I witnessed Cut Copy doing a pretty awesome DJ set and Aussie rock legends The Angels doing a set. So yeah, they always manage to attract some fairly decent acts. They also announce the shortlist for the Australian Music Prize – you can check out all of the entrants for that here.

Anyway, so on Friday they announced four of the acts playing on Festival Sunday. They always have some pretty great local acts. So anyway, without further ado, the first four acts announced are:

Tim Finn


Paris Wells

Hungry Kids of Hungary

I’m especially looking forward to Kimbra and Hungry Kids of Hungary (and we got two of their tracks below). They’re going to announce the rest of the lineup in January, so stay tuned.

Kimbra – Settle Down

Hungry Kids of Hungary – Scattered Diamonds



The full lineup has been announced, and we’ve got it on maamf. You can see it all, including playing times right here.