Posts tagged “Wave Racer



I won’t try and deconstruct the brief history of the tidy hyperactive trap sounds coming from all corners of Australia right now, because (like most people over the age of 20) I figure I’m on the outside of that loop.

Maybe there are places on the internet where quiet/shy/anonymous/intelligent kids go to talk about various animals and inside jokes. Actually, that is probably most of the internet. But maybe there are also more specific places where those kids pick through Cashmere Cat tracks and chat through bed squeak samples, delicate percussion and clean plastic synth sounds… Well that’s not for me to know.

But however it started and whether or not Wave Racer was really the first to climb the mountain of this sound locally, the cordial is flowing freely right now and there is cool stuff coming from all directions. Our challenge here is who else do we pluck from the sweetened stream?

Today we have chosen Sydneysider JAWS. His debut ‘Need Me‘ doesn’t stray too far from the cat’s tasty tree of sound design, but it’s put together with a steady ear for clarity and a slower pace than most – measuring out the melodies without flustering my (probably much more ancient) insulin levels.

I dig it because it’s light, uncrowded and ultimately good smiley music. A good sign on the first track, as there is still nothing like a good old-fashioned smile.

Free download from the soundcloud too.



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So I dunno what a dog has to do with October. Or this mixtape. There’s not even a song that mentions a dog. But he’s a cute pooch (yeah, that’s right, I said a fluffy toy was cute, and I also called it a ‘he’. Well, actually, his name is Fang and he’s the raddest and, strangely, the quietest dog I think me or my housemates have ever had, but doge’s be kool homie. k? even stuffed ones).

But, anyway, the music? Yeah, well, October has been solid. Some excellent album and EP releases as well as some really excellent one-off singles. Too many (13 to be precise) to list off right now, but man, get this bloody thing inta ya.

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Japanese Wallpaper – Breathe In (ft. Wafia) (Right Click/Save As)

COVERS – The Automation

Early Woman – Feathers

Motion Picture Actress – Water Lyf

Ry – The Breakdown (Right Click/Save As)

World’s End Press X Client Liaison – Video Life

Panama – Always (Wave Racer Remix)

Seagull – All For One

courtney barnett – anonymous club

Black Cab – Games Of The XXI Olympiad

Keep On Dancin’s – Grey Ghost (Right Click/Save As)

The Ocean Party – Quarter Life Crisis

The Ancients – Night Bus




Woah. There is so much eagerness in the sounds of Wave Racer, a Sydney dude doing some of the greatest bouncy glittertronica (new genre) ever made.

Both his tracks ‘Stoopid’ and ‘Rock U Tonite’ nail this jumpy hyperactive vibe. It’s full to the brim with a crazy amount of positivity, so much so that too much of it might actually make you feel as though it’s time to give up. on everything. THIS IS IT KID!

Stream them below and if you dig, head across to his unearthed profile for some download action.