Australian natives, RÜFÜS, or RÜFÜS DU SOL (as copyright laws suggest they be known as in the U.S.), are an act to be reckoned with as they fuse an energetic live setup with intricate electronic components that radiate a universal feeling to their audience. With a sold out show their first night in LA and a second show added for a packed house at Bardot on a Monday, it’s safe to say that America is catching the drift as well. We got the chance to talk to RÜFÜS in between their crazy schedule at SXSW and got some insight into what it’s like leaving Australia, how they came to be, and what it’s like to have their debut LP signed to Columbia Records. Continue Reading
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It’s an all Australian affair with one of the country’s most prominent techno lords in Craig Williams and his new EP which just dropped on one of the savviest labels in Sweat It Out. Craig’s mastery of all things analog once again shines on this release. His formula of thumping, four to the floor tracks are fit for the clubs, and the title track ‘Saw Throat’ is garnering support from the likes of Claude VonStroke, Crookers, and Yolanda Be Cool. And for all the budding producers out there, send Craig a receipt of your purchase of the EP and he’ll send you a sample pack which includes the stems for both tracks. What a legend!
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 Sunshine Justin 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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