Sydney based four piece band Convaire has concocted an indie disco anthem that boosts your confidence and assures that you woke up on the right side of the bed. It’s hard not to close your eyes as you soak in the vibes and sashay from point A to B, grooving to a down under bassline and punchy live drum kit. The lead singer takes charge and makes sure you get exactly where the track is supposed to take you as you day dream about young love and more innocent days through their infectious pop bars. Out now on iTunes, be sure to cop and subscribe to their SoundCloud for future releases.
Perfectly fitting for this Halloween season, the aussie duo known as Go Freek have just released the devilishly funky Bump In The Night EP on Sweat It Out! records. The production on this 4-track bundle portrays blog house nostalgia, with the slimey basslines and creepy synths getting an Australian techno overhaul. The title track is a staple in my sets right now, alongside support from the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Botnek, Tommie SunshineJustin and Christian Martin. Listen and below and grab these for your October festivities…
After transplanting to LA from Australia, the man with long black hair and a penchant for dark techno has been a slave to the studio. Craig’s newest EP dropped this week on fellow Australian label Motorik, and he dialed in two heaters with the underground queen Louisahhh!!! Her vocals pair dangerously well with Craig’s raw power, and with support from the likes of Brodinski and Riva Starr, this release should see him boost up the ranks of upcoming techno producers. You can catch Craig at Dim Mak Studios on September 17th where he’ll be doing a back to back set with label mate Jensen Interceptor.
Following our Aussie-heavy takeover of Dim Mak Studios two nights ago, we’ve got another “mate” in our midst: Ta-Ku! After falling in love with Ta-Ku’s stuff when I first heard tracks like “When I Met You” and “Glacier” I’ve been keeping an eye and an ear on the veteran Australian producer. His edit of Flume and Cosmo’s Midnight have been very strong entities on the ‘free download’ front this year, and that doesn’t even begin to touch the amount of stuff he’s released and given away just in the past few months.
Next up for grabs is “I Miss You”… it’s a little bit sad and a little bit charming… overall it makes me really happy Soundcloud offers an open-ended option for artists to put a genre on the track, as this one being defined as “music to break up to” is simply perfect.
Hayden James is an up and coming producer out of Sydney, Australia who has recently flown on to my radar with his single “Permission To Love.” Future Classics Records has the pleasure of debuting this as his first official single and will have Charles Murdoch and Touch Sensitive on the remix package. Its groovy guitar riffs combined with the chopping and pitching of the vocals makes for one funky record. Out today on 12” and digital, you can head over to Future Classics and spread the love.
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Another day and another Aussie coming through with great listening material here on GDD™. Yesterday it was Sleep D, but today, it’s the master based out of Sydney, Light Year. It is quite apparent that his show at Melbourne’s Survivor was one to remember, and I’m very happy someone was forward-thinking enough to make the decision of recording the set before it all went down. Have a listen to mix that’s filled to the brim with tasteful deep house and techno, and check out Survivor’s quick chat with Light Year before the show after the jump.
I’ve still never been to Sydney, or Australia for that matter, but when I do, I’m sure my experience could be summed up very well by this new EP from the mysterious new project, Australia, recently signed to Tiga‘s new sub-label, Twin Turbo. The Sydney On Acid EP features two collaborative tracks from two of our favorite Aussie artists, and I can’t tell you how excited we are to hear more from this new musical alliance. Watch out world, there is Techno coming from Australia, and it is better than you could ever imagine.