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Native America – “Like A Dream” (Stereogum Premiere)

Native America sounds ancient, but not pre-Columbian ancient. Rather, on upcoming LP Grown Up Wrong the New Orleans trio trades in ebullient, hooky classic rock as filtered through about a half-dozen psych-pop revivals. “Like A Dream,” for instance, is slightly hallucinatory, highly rambunctious, and always riding a contagious groove. It’s as physical as it is [...]



After signing with Future Classic earlier this year, Aussie…

After signing with Future Classic earlier this year, Aussie beatsmith Basenji, aka Sebastian Muecke, finally delivers his highly anticipated 1st release on the label: “Heirloom” – out now as a free download!!

Heirloom ✞ free download [FB like required]

The long-awaited single has been a hot topic on Soundcloud ever since fellow Sydneysider Wave Racer – Basenji’s high school friend + former production buddy – dropped the “Heirloom” demo in his mix for the BBC Radio 1 “Diplo and Friends” mix series.

Taking note from the Cashmere-sound, yet formulating & flipping it into an original that embodies every bit of the Basenji spirit, this high-energy track is packed with effervescent, instantly hooking, severely addictive melodies – invoking many happy feelings + undoubtedly infiltrating airwaves near you before long. The single precedes the much-rumoured EP, which is expected to drop via the prolific Sydney-based imprint.

Octave Minds (Chilly Gonzales & Boys Noize) – “Anthem”

Canadian superproducer and part-time pop deconstructionalist Chilly Gonzales has worked with a fascinating array of artists including Feist, Daft Punk, Drake, Peaches, and Jamie Lidell. Now that he’s based in Germany he’s teamed up with the techno producer Boys Noize under the name Octave Minds. The duo’s self-titled album is out next month, and single [...]



The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2014

Guys, I usually kick off the Black Market with a lengthy introductory essay, an aggregation of my thoughts on the month in metal. But August … August kinda ate me alive. That is not to say that I don’t have thoughts, or that August didn’t generate enough thoughts to inspire an essay. I do! It [...]



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