One of Australia’s leading indie labels, Sweat It Out!, just secured some fresh, home-grown talent that’s already showing great promise. Over the course of a year or so, the KCRW and Triple J-supported singer/songwriter, Yates, has been crafting his distinctive blend of genres, live instrumentation, electronic elements, and silky vocals. He recently announced his debut EP, Mercury, that’s due out early next year, but he also just unveiled this dance floor-ready Plastic Plates remix of “Virtue,” one of the tracks off of the EP, to tease the anticipated release. Check out the track above and be ready for Yates in the new year.
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If you’re a house head and you don’t recognize the name Billy Kenny, chances are you already know his widely reputable tracks. With tracks supported by so many heavy hitters in the scene, there’s no doubt you’ve caught his sound rinsed in clubs and festivals worldwide. Aside from releasing on Dirtybird and co-running the hidden gem of a label This Ain’t Bristol, Billy now has brought his production onto the perma-hot Australian label Sweat It Out, delivering a howling bass heavy flip for Benson‘s new single “Hollow”. The remix is officially out today, so we caught up with the man himself about the release and his upcoming shows in the USA.
Billy Kenny! Probably one of the most underrated producers right now, with everyone supporting your music from Skream to Chris Lake to Claude VonStroke. What’s one special ingredient that goes into a Billy Kenny track?
Thanks for the kind words! I test everything I make, live in my set’s before they go out as a demo to labels, so if it doesn’t work in the club, it’s most likely going in the bin (or “trash” if I’m in your neck of the woods!) I guess that’s not a specific ingredient, but definitely a formula I’ve been going by.
You’ve got a new remix for Benson just that just dropped on Sweat It Out. How did that come about with those Sweaty Aussies? Was it an easy flip of the original or a major process to get it where you wanted it?
I have indeed, Benson just hit me up out of the blue actually. As soon as I heard the original I was keen, but the final version being released was actually my third attempt! I scrap any idea I’m not fully into after three hours, which is what I did with the other two. Third time lucky aye!?
Your co-owned label “This Aint Bristol” churns out some of the best in underground house music, and your set for a 15 track compilation on September 24th. What was one thing you looked for in selecting the tunes? Who can we expect on the release?
Thanks! Yeah, I’m so excited about the compilation, it’s definitely my favorite release from TAB to date. I have a lot more freedom with our VA’s, so picking tracks for them is always much more fun. I had an idea where I wanted to go with it, but having each individual track stand out as much as possible was my main goal. “Even More Selections” has everything from absolute weapons to warm up and closing time stuff, so a bit of something for everyone! I won’t spoil the fun, but can tell you there’s stuff in there from artists we’ve previously worked with, new faces and of course contributions from our team including Maximono, Abby Jane and myself.
So we here a USA tour is in the works, with some big dates @ The Dirtybird Campout, HARD Day Of The Dead, and Holy Ship!… What are you most excited about with the American shows and the crowds?
I’m crazy excited for all three of these! I’m sure they’ll all be huge highlights of what has already been the best year for me so far and I’m really grateful to Vonstroke and Destructo for bringing me over there. First of all, I can’t wait to eat a burger from Grillson at the Campout and meet the rest of the DB family! I’ve been watching after-movies from HARD and Holy Ship! which both look unreal! Basically all three of those shows are most likely going to blow my mind! I’m getting pumped thinking about them now, so I’m moving on to the next question.
If you weren’t DJing/producing, what would you be doing?
Nobody knows this, but when i first moved to Germany, it was at a time when there wasn’t a lot happening musically, so i applied for a job at a coffee manufacturers just to stay above water. Anyway, about a week later, things just started to fall into place starting with a call i got from CR2 Records who asked me to do some sample pack work for them. A week after that i found a wicked studio to rent and moved in, so i knuckled down and worked on my music. In answer to your question, I’d probably be bagging up coffee beans!
Listen to Billy Kenny’s remix for Benson “Hollow” below, and watch out for This Ain’t Bristol Even More Selections compilation out September 24th!
No sign of slowing down for Aussie d-floor currency Dom Dolla. Following his recent ARIA #1 single alongside Go Freek ‘Define’, Dolla drops this super smooth remix of ‘Cranes’ for house royalty Monkey Safari. Dom was a massive fan of the original and wanted to keep the haunting vox feel, but totally flip up the bass vibes… Listen below, and add it to your weekday playlist or request it at the club, this musical offering is kinda like that paypal account.. handy everywhere.
Fresh off the release of their summer stunner “Soul Makossa (Money)”, the Sweat It Out chiefs Yolanda Be Cool have ventured back stateside for a full fledged tour of clubs, festivals and everything in-between. To roll it out right, they have delivered a 30 minute mini mix packed with a sampling of the house heat they’ll be cooking up all summer long – new tunes both Sweaty and supported from the likes of Rufus, Playmode, Dash Groove, Cassian, Worthy, and more. Get the vibes going and look out for when the YBC boys will ripping speakers near you!
1. You Were Right – Rufus
2. Legs – Chuck Inglish feat. Chromeo (Yolanda Be Cool mix)
3. One Track Mind – Playmode
4. Wobble-dy – Dash Groove, illusionize
5. No ID – XXXXXXX
6. Define – Dom Dolla & Go Freek (Cassian mix)
8. Soul Makossa – Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP
9. Handle It – Worthy (Yolanda Be Cool’s Disco Knights mix)
Get ready for a weird one from Astronomar & AiNSLEE. This one is catered for 4am club nights, a remix of Wongo’s legendary tune, “Hollywood.” Do you eat cous cous out of Richard Gere’s tupperware? Probably not, but you are listinging to one of the hottest tracks of the week. The Main Course head honcho Astronomar picked a swell remix-mate to help tackle this tune, as this one is knocking the speakers off my desk. Do yourself a favor and rinse this one at your next function.
“Who’s got complicated handshakes with Hanson? Wongo does. Who sits courtside eating schnitzel? Wongo again. Who has a magician on retainer? That’d be Wongo. And who eats couscous out of Richard Gere’s tupperware container? You got it. WONGO
Okay so maybe none of that is true, but it is all taken from the ridiculously fun new tune from Wongo ft. Nacho Pop; a single that pokes fun at the infamous city of angels in the most spectacular way.
After one listen to Hollywood ft. Nacho Pop, you’ll soon realise that this young talent doesn’t need to make up facts at all.
So let’s reset.
Who’s been asked to officially remix both Beyonce & Azealia Banks. Wongo has. Who’s released on labels like Dim Mak and Main Course. Wongo again. Who’s had their music supported by the likes of Peking Duk, What So Not, and Claude VonStroke? That’d be Wongo. And who is without a doubt one of Sweat It Out’s hottest up and comers? You got it. WONGO”
Frames is about to give you some serious sounds to step to. Literally, Step2 is the latest release from the young producer, and we’re giving you the exclusive first listen. This one is a cool little crossover, house vibes at a little slower pace. An elegant yet tough bassline wrestles with a variety of sounds, so its a little tough to stay focused on one segment for too long. Doesn’t matter much to me, everything Frames throws at us is trying to force me out of my seat. Stream the track courtesy of Club Sweat below.. loud!
To get you ready for our GDD x Sweat It Out Miami pool party, the label chiefs Yolanda Be Cool have offered up a little WMC secret weapon – their Sugar Man vs Mossi Mossi bootleg! Grab this one now for FREE DOWNLOAD and we’ll see you in South Beach
Don’t miss the Sweat It Out! Miami pool party on Friday, March 27th @ The Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel in South Beach, Miami.
We roll into a warm September and a very special guest mix to cool us down. Sweat It Out’s newest mystery POOLCLVB put in time-and-a-half to bring you 90 minutes of the house vibes and delivers more than we could ever have asked for. Listen for new and forthcoming exclusives from the likes of Motez, Tube & Berger, Disclosure, ZHU, Moon Boots, Lxury, Billon and many more.
Something must be in the water over in Australia. The Sweat It Out! boys are always nailing it with not only the originals but incredible remix packages to boot. We’re proud to bring you the exclusive Dom Dolla remix of Benson’s new jam “Hot Mess.” The original (as the Sweat promo dictates): “It’s wonky. It’s swampy. And yet somehow, kinda poppy. And Lex Famous kills it on vox.” Dom Dolla takes the pop driven original and creates a jackin bass heavy trip thats fit for the club. His remix is our fav by far and we’re lucky enough to be rolling out the premiere… fans of Gorgon City, Motez and Duke Dumont will be all over this one.
Our now Amsterdam-based Canadian familiar Poupon just dropped his debut release on Sweat It Out’s Club Sweat label and it is a vibe machine. “Want It All” pairs the melodic vocals of Alicia Keys with a deep driven bassline and the product is baby making house at its best. Listen below and grab it today on iTunes!