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Alison Wonderland drops warehouse-inspired video for ‘Cold’

Following up from the clips for I Want U and Lies, Alison Wonderland has now released the accompanying visuals to her latest single and Lido collab, Cold. Drawing inspirations from her recent Warehouse Project, the Prad Senanayake-directed video features Alison wandering around a mass of semi-naked fighting, kissing & vomiting bodies on constant loop whilst she meanders around in real time.



10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week


It’s Friday and we know what you’re thinking- “gotta go downstairs, gotta have my cereal”. You’re completely right for thinking this; breakfast is without a doubt one of the most important meals of the day, but we’ve got one more piece of sustenance to prepare you for the weekend- new music. While you’re slurping down your high-in-sugar healthy muesli, taste some of these tunes that you might have missed during another busy week of Big Brother, The Bachelor and David & Margaret at the Movies (sigh).

Kero Kero Bonito- Sick Beat (Danny L Harle Remix)

You know we love a lil’ bit of PC Music here at the interns and this week we were delivered some more from the honey-nest of their Soundcloud. Danny Harle, who’s part of the PC Music bunch has remixed this super kawaii track by London group, Kero Kero Bonito. The band have already done a lot of PC Music’s work by creating a song that is incredible kitsch but Harle adds more bubblegum synths, shooting it further into the realm of video games. With Harle on board, the title holds even more relevance.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/kerokerobonito/sick-beat-danny-l-harle-remix[/soundcloud]

RL Grime- Reminder (Feat. How To Dress Well)

RL Grime’s last track, Core, was a minefield of alarms and abrasive sounds, but he’s taken it down a notch on Reminder including our ultimate bae, How To Dress Well. As such, RL Grime happily obliges in making a moody RnB track that suits Tom Krell’s vocals down to the ground. If RL Grime’s latest album, Core, is meant to represent some sort of war, then this is the calm before the storm. It’s beautiful melodic, textured and probably the most gentle thing this LA producer has churned out.

Lapalux- Movement I, II & III

Lapalux is the ultimate purveyor of smooth electronica. Guuurl off his debut album Nostalchic was one of the best songs of last year and this one doesn’t slip on quality whatsoever. As the title suggests, it’s really split up into three distinct parts. The first is gentle and atmospheric, the second features vocals and is much denser while the third lays down the beat and jitters along. I suppose you could call it the Bohemian Rhapsody of contemporary electronica. Galileo!

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/lapalux/movement-i-ii-iii[/soundcloud]

Shay Lia- 3 Months

As well as serving up brilliant solo material (have YOU heard Leave Me Alone?), Kaytranada has been making a name as a formidable producer. Here here puts together a smooth, pulsating beat to lay beneath Montreal Shay Lia’s 3 Months. In many ways the track returns the favour. Shay Lia featured on Kaytranada’s Leave Me Alone. On that one, the producers future RnB beat took centre-stage but here it’s Lia’s vocals that steal the show. They are addictively sulky, sounding like the end of a burning cigarette.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/shay-lia/3-months-prod-by-kaytranada-1[/soundcloud]

Made In Heights- Ghosts

If you haven’t heard Made In Heights, Death, yet we’ll give you a moment to go and right your wrongs.

Right, now you’ve done so, here’s the latest track from the American duo, Ghosts. Much like Death, the track is a masterful display of ambient, RnB with the vocal of Kelsey Bulkin sounding like candy clouds. The whole affair is completely effortless with melodies that will blow your mind without you even knowing it. If it all floats over you, give it another chance. The unobtrusive nature of it is part of its eventual charm.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/madeinheights/ghosts[/soundcloud]

Jack U- Take U There (Feat. Kiesza)

Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack U’s collaboration has been teased for a number of weeks now and finally they’ve bestowed upon us the golden collaboration. Along for the ride is throwback vocalist, Kiesza who lays down a crystalline vocal alongside Skrill and Dip’s bipolar beat. The chorus is like a rush of blood to the head with Kiesza’s flighty vocals meeting the trap-based beat.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/shitnew/jack-u-take-u-there-ft-kiesza-1[/soundcloud]

Frames & Elizabeth Rose- Intentions

This is our Australia-represent inclusion to 10 Songs this week and what a doozy it is. All-round cool chick, Elizabeth Rose has teamed up with fellow Aussie producer Frames for a double A-side single that features this tune and another one titled Anywhere. The two go together like spilt red wine and bicarb soda, with Rose sounding completely at home over Frame’s four-to-the-floor, late-night beat.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/octoberrecords/frames-elizabethrose-intentions[/soundcloud]

Jessie Ware- Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe

Jessie Ware’s, Tough Love, is shaping up to be one cracker of a record. Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe is the fourth track we’ve heard from the able and it’s penned by Miguel, meaning that it’s destined to become a bedroom anthem. Not in the late night, dirrrttttyyy way though- it’s a sweet, love song that plods along with Ware’s whispy coos. She tweeted saying, “Enjoy and have a whisky with it”. Well we’ve had seven and it’s getting better and better.

Zola Jesus- Go (Blank Sea)

Big-ass ballad alert. If Dangerous Days taught us anything, it’s that Zola Jesus would be embracing big pop melodies on her forthcoming album, Taiga, and her new track Go (Black Sea) completely confirms that. It’s an unashamedly huge ballad in the way that I Wanna Know What Love Is , but with far less ‘80s-bizarre and a little more emotional finesse. There’s beautifully layered vocals, hard-hitting beats and a chorus that will smack you right in the stomach. Get ready for Taiga, it’s going to be more exciting than the upcoming Ninja Turtles movie and that we can guarantee.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/zolajesus/goblanksea[/soundcloud]

Tinashe- Feels Like Vegas

On first thought, Vegas feels like bright lights, lost money and too many drinks which inevitably ends with a horror morning. You can rest easy though, Tinashe’s Feels Like Vegas sounds nothing like that. It’s effortlessly smooth and classy and gives us plenty of time to revel in her unbelievable vocals. Schoolboy Q is along for the ride but he really does nothing but adds another name to a song that Tinahse owns. Give us the album now, thanks.

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Watch FKA Twigs’ breath-taking performance of ‘Two Weeks’ on Jools Holland

Mercury Prize nominee, FKA Twigs performed the hauntingly beautiful Two Weeks on Later With Jools Holland earlier in the week, proving her oscillation between fragility and soul-rendering, sexually-charged confidence further transcends onto the stage. Carefully filtering words such as ‘mother fucker’ with breathy vocals that would have us none the wiser about its M-rated content, while simultaneously pulling off the bleached eyebrows look, Twigs has once again achieved a dazzling performance. Fingers crossed the wild rumours regarding her upcoming appearance at next year’s Laneway Festival aren’t so wild.

Read our review of FKA Twigs’ LP1 here. 


Zola Jesus releases a bold anthem, ‘Go (Blank Sea)’


Zola Jesus is really embracing big, pop melodies and anthemic instrumentation in the lead up to her forthcoming album, Taiga. First we heard the grandiose, Dangerous Days and now we’ve been served up an equally big pop song in the way of Go (Blank Sea). While all the big popstars are seemingly turning towards an RnB aesthetic, Jesus gives us a power-ballad for the ages with huge vocals, a thudding beat and brooding synths. It’s in-line with her usual dark vibe but it seems she’s stepping it up a notch for Taiga. Pretty phenomenal stuff. Taiga is out 3 October.

Listen here. 



Hear Jessie Ware’s, Miguel-penned, ‘Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe”


We’re not far off hearing Jessie Ware’s sophomore album, Tough Love and today she’s dropped the fourth offering from the album Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe. The track was penned by BenZel and Miguel and has an old-school, throwback vibe that we’re yet to hear from Ware. She coos over a laid-back melody sounding the most relaxed she ever has, comfortable in the brilliant melody. On Twitter she wrote, “Enjoy & have a whiskey with it” and we think we just might. Once again, here’s proof that there ain’t nothing tough about falling in love with Jessie Ware.


RL Grime recruits How To Dress Well for ‘Reminder’

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Los Angeles producer RL Grime (aka Henry Steinway) has teamed up with How To Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) for Reminder, the latest track to be released from the former’s upcoming debut album, Void. Grimes has said the single was inspired by a doomed relationship, labelling it as “incredibly meaningful” to him. Premiering on Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 show earlier today, it’s a subdued number compared to RL Grime’s usual trap-heavy palate. Bathed in sleek production, Krell’s crooning falsetto is flawless as usual, paired effortlessly over a sexy, downtempo R&B beat.

You can stream from Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio 1 here (skip ahead to the 43-minute mark) or listen to a radio rip below:

[soundcloud width=”750″height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/neighbors-hate-us-future/rl-grime-reminder-feat-how-to-dress-well[/soundcloud]

Void is out in November via WeDidIt.

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Frames & Elizabeth Rose team up for ‘Intentions’ & ‘Anywhere’

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Two of the hottest electronic producers in Australia have joined forces, today dropping not one, but two tracks ahead of their joint EP. In between working on their separate projects, Elizabeth Rose and Frames have spent the past year building something from scratch for their first ever combined release. Floaty pop melodies and rich vocals courtesy of the former, laid atop of the warm, disco grooves of the latter, both singles, Intentions and Anywhere, already prove that this duo are a force to be reckoned with.

Their 2 track, double A-sided EP is due out on September 26 and will feature a ’90s warehouse remix of Anywhere by producer Null as well as a late-night dub version of Intentions. 


Tinashe ‘Feels Like Vegas’

The release of Tinashe‘s debut album Aquarius  is drawing closer and so far we’ve heard 2 On and Pretend from the record. We can now add Feels Like Vegas to that list which is a pretty stellar trio to be leading up an album with. Stargate have taken production duties for this one delivering a mid-tempo number which is a playground for Tinashe’s soulful voice. Schoolboy Q also pops up a few times but doesn’t deliver a full verse, rather he just adds a few lines for good measure.



Skrillex and Diplo (Jack U) drop ‘Take U There’ featuring Kiesza


Kiesza has been busy of late. She’s already had a massive hit, Hideaway, and has followed up with the equally stunning, Giant In My Heart and No Enemiesz. Now she’s featured on the new single, Take U There, by Jack U which is a collaboration between Skrillex and Diplo. The pair have been teasing this track for a while and it lives up to the hype. It’s a tempo-raising anthem that is equal parts melodic and thrashing. It actually has the potential to become the pair’s biggest commercial hit which,  given their success already, is saying something.


BIGSOUND day 2 wrap-up

Brisbane has once again been transformed into a new music haven with BIGSOUND rolling into town. With it, the annual music conference has brought some of the most hype-worthy names in music to play over a number of venues in Fortitude Valley.

It says something about the state of new Australian music that despite it being a lineup of many fresh faces, it stands up against many major festivals. In the past year, DMA’s have become NME darlings, Oscar Key Sung has become one of the internet’s most buzzed names and Tkay Maidza has attracted the attention of International producers Ryan Hemsworth and Bok Bok. The talent at BIGSOUND 2014 lineup doesn’t just stack up locally, the artists playing are garnering international attention as well with many of them likely to pop up on the SXSW roster next year.

The head may have been a little bit sorer than day one, but our new music caps were still firmly on for day two of BIGSOUND. It was a night that moved from dulcet electronica to rambunctious hip-hop, once again proving the sheer quality of Australian music right now.

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