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in. Curated By Alizzz

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Music is one of the fastest moving art scenes in the world and artists’ interests are constantly changing, as are the audience’s tastes. in. is a specially curated playlist by an artist who we feel has the finger on the pulse musically – one who can share things you may not have heard but can also shed some light into what’s influencing them creatively.

For a young producer, Spanish beatmaker Cristian Quirante, better known to us as Alizzz, has racked up a golden list of accolades. He's collected over 100,000 Soundcloud plays on most of his remixes and originals, released a banging EP via Diplo-affiliated label Mad Descent and dropped mixes for everyone from BBC to RinseFM. He's been a bit quiet on the release front for a little while but apparently there's a new EP on the way later this year which hopefully he'll try out while in the country for his debut Australian tour.

He'll play five dates across the country playing clubs with local heroes Chiefs and Beayz joining him in Melbourne and Sydney. He's remixed everyone from Lido to Kelly Rowland so you can expect a diverse range of musical genres all wrapped-up in his own unique, energetic style.

To get to know the producer a little better we got him to put together the tracks he's digging at the moment, curating our latest in. playlist. See his reason for choosing each song below.

Sorsari - Blitz
This track is so massive, so many frequencies so many feelings. Those bended chords bring me out of space.

Kiiara - Feels
Kiiara has one of the most personal voice I've ever heard. With only three tracks released I can say she's one of my favourite artists right now. She's all mysterious, just a couple of pictures a very funny twitter and amazing tracks like this one, her last upload on soundcloud:

Robokid, AObeats & Manilla Killa - Heliz 2.0
Moving Castle is my favourite music collective right now, I really love their sound. They just released their first official release featuring some of the label heads.

Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me (Y2K Remix)
I've been working with Y2K on some tracks lately, he's such a talented artist. He's so good at making catchy hooks with very friendly and nice sounds. This is he's latest remix, definitely one of my favourites.

Maxo - Crush
Maxo is the best at turning the super complex into something sexy and smooth.

George Clanton - Never Again
FKA Mirror Kisses. I've been following him for a couple of years now. I must say I love 80s pop like Tears for Fears, Spandau Ballet or Duran Duran, George Clanton takes that vibe to the future. I love to play that, on a Sunday hungover.

Salute - Castle (Magic)
I was really expecting some new stuff from Salute. He took the club beat to his own thing and made this magic song.

Chloe Martini - Get Enough (Feat. Alyss)
Everything Chloe Martini makes sounds so clean. He uses complex structures and harmonies but everything sounds so in its place.

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in. Curated By Dugong Jr

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Music is one of the fastest moving art scenes in the world and artists’ interests are constantly changing, as are the audience’s tastes. in. is a specially curated playlist by an artist who we feel has the finger on the pulse musically – one who can share things you may not have heard but can also shed some light into what’s influencing them creatively.

Melbourne producer Dugong Jr is the kinda guy whose tunes you want to make and whose music tastes you want to have. He's affiliated with one of the interns' favourite internet collectives Moving Castle and he's making a big splash both locally and internationally. He's making crystalline electronica that would be the perfect soundtrack for Melbourne's main street canal should it ever eventuate.

Dugong Jr has put together a playlist for us of some of the finest electronica around. He's name-checked some of the brightest young talents in Australia and also served us some recent or rare gold from overseas. If you want to hear this and more, go and see Dugong Jr as he makes his way around Australia on his national tour. Details after he takes us through his reasoning behind picking these tracks.

Paces - Nothing’s Forever (Feat. KUCKA)

Massive new single from my homie Paces, Catch him on tour over the next couple of months <3

Big Sean - Me, Myself & I (Freestyle)

I’d forgot how good this old Beyonce beat was, thanks Big Sean for reminding us all.

Cashmere Cat - Adore (Feat. Ariana Grande)

How could this song ever be bad

Fossa Beats - Thank U

Been smashing this one in almost every one of my sets since Fossa put it out, Look out for some co0ol Dugong x Fossa collabs coming one day soooon 😀

Mishon - Luckiest Man (TVTSURO)

I don’t really know much about this guy, I think he is Malaysia though and this song is fucking amazing, pretty excited to hear more stuff from him 🙂

Loudun - Gold (Feat. Tashka)

Another new Aussie artist killing it right now! This song is so bubbly and the vocals are "</p

Mura Masa - I'll Be Alright (Tonight)

A nice hot slow love maker from Mura Masa <3

Recluse - Straight Up

One of my homies from the surf coast in Victoria (AUS), this one is fire, just like all his other tracks <3

OSHI - I <3 U

Chiefs - What U Do

This one is a few months old but is still amazing. S.O Grey Marle Music <3

Brandy - I Wanna Be Down (Canblaster Remix)

I have been opening a lot of my sets with this, Canblaster kills it as usual

Benzel & Stevie Neale - Wasted Love (Swish Remix)

Was already in love with this track and was so happy when I found this club ready remix because I could sneak it into my sets <3

트랩 야옹 FLORTEPUS - FLORTEPUS

A rare old track from a certain Kitty   

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in. Curated By Montaigne

in_montaigneMusic is one of the fastest moving art scenes in the world and artists' interests are constantly changing, as are the audience's tastes. in. is a specially curated playlist by an artist who we feel has the finger on the pulse musically - one who can share things you may not have heard but can also shed some light into what's influencing them creatively.

For our first in. playlist we've chosen 19 year-old singer/songwriter, Montaigne. We interviewed Montaigne early in the piece last year and she struck us with her eloquent insights into her own musical palette. She's delivered us an inspired list of everything from pop to introspective electronica to a Bjork b-side. Check out the playlist below and also read about why she made the choices she did.

Gang of Youths - Benevolence Riots

So I didn’t choose this song just because I do BVs on it, nor because Dave’s a bro - I chose it because it’s actually a really fucking good song. Dave’s vocals are so good, and that middle 8 is all kinds of epic.

Setec - Lumen Lake

I played this song while doing an all-nighter on FBi Radio (local community station). It was the first time I’d heard it, and I was so into it from the start that I wrote the title down in my iPhone notes and looked it up later. Still as good as that first time. Reminds me of Radical Face.

Japanese Wallpaper x Tay Tay - Shake It Off x Between Friends

BEST MASH UP. The quality of the vocal track isn’t great but it doesn’t matter. This is essential. Seriously, listen to it. For my sake. Please.

Twinsy - Tear It Down

I found this song whilst collating this playlist in fact - the only song I knew prior by Twinsy was ‘Water Bombs’ which is HELLA, and this one doesn’t seem to move in the same vein however it is still cool. Actually, it’s so different that I’m thinking they might be two different artists??? I don’t know. Sounds pretty Jonathan Boulet-esque.

High Water - Someday

More ambient goodness. It’s sparkly and unusual (there’s a saxophone solo and it totally works???). That sort-of-whimper sample is gorgeous. Reminds me of something from an old Disney animation because of its quality, which I really dig. I really like how the song moves and changes. (There are also strings so I am easily won.)

Marina & The Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot (Penguin Prison Remix)

Like I said, I am not a fan of remixes, but this one has milky-purple grooves of which I can’t really deny the sex. The way it changes the chord progression is also magnificent. Just so damn funky.

Curious Creatures - So Tall

I’m not usually into this kind of thing but it’s grown on me. I really like the bassline; if I were to imagine a music video based on dat bass and the vocals, there would probably be a lot of dorky dancing involving clicking

Sigur Rós - Sæglópur (ENiGMA Dubz Remix)

One of the few remixes of songs I’m actually keen on. It manages to retain the oceanic beauty of Sæglópur while beatsing it up. It’s pretty understated dubstep, and it feels right. I also love strings a great deal (you hear the strings in all but one song on the EP) and I like that the remixer has made sure they still play a proper part in the track.

Owsey & Resotone - Broke My Promise & Stared To The Sea

SUCH A FAN OF THE T.a.T.u SAMPLE. I love T.a.T.u, for starters, and I am also into coastal ambient music in a big way (another artist that does stuff kind of like this, though uses less electronic sound, is Sea Oleena). Very peaceful song, very calming.

Baths - Ocean Death

This song actually sounds like Ocean Death??? Which is why it’s so good. It makes me think of some über creepy shit crawling out of the sea. Not anything harmful or dangerous, just grotesque and generally unpleasant to look at and be near. And as the song progresses, they sort of unfurl, stand up on their hind legs and stretch out into these horrific walking creatures.

Björk - Charlene - 1995

I love everything Björk does because of her voice and her eccentricity and the unique sound she has for herself. This song almost has a porn-music vibe (and I think it’s intentional) and it’s gr9.

0point1 - Cartoon River 

This is some really cool production. It’s all over the place but makes so much sense. 10/10 would be a fantastic wreck to.

Tkay Maidza (prod. by Elk) - M.O.B.

Met these guys the other day finally after seeing them play and daaaayyyyuuuuum. Some sweet beats. So easy to get down to this shiz. Tkay raps like it’s her birthday everyday, and Elk has a serious knack for producing bangers. Chorus has Captain Hooks.

Life Of Montaigne Tour

23rd April
The Milk Factory, Brisbane
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24th April
Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
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25th April
Wesley Anne, Melbourne
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26th April
The Aviary, Perth
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Bang Gang DJs made us a Bermuda triangle-inspired playlist

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Sydney-based dance duo and local legends, Bang Gang DJs, will be representing Australia at the very first BACARDÍ  Triangle Festival, an epic music adventure taking place this Halloween. The festival will see guests from 22 cities around the world being whisked away to a private, Caribbean island, right in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, for the massive three-day festival. Playing alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and Tensnake, both Gus Da Hoodrat and Jaime Doom are set for an overseas adventure in one of the most mystifying locations in the world. And you could be too.

BACARDÍ have announced that a total of twelve lucky fans from Australia have the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to this incredible event. Click here for a chance to win tickets and see below for the Bermuda Triangle-inspired playlist, hand-picked by Bang Gang DJs themselves.

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William Onyeabar - Fantastic Man

I don’t know about you but when I’m on holiday I aim to be a fantastic man and this song and a Pina Colada pretty much gets me there. The David Byrne on Jimmy Fallon version of this is also quite amazing.

 Circle Children - Zulu

Beach party bongo mayhem. Roll me in coconut oil and watch me go.

Ofo & The Black Company - Allah Wakbarr

A fuzzy Afro trip out meets morning prayer jam. Grab a shake and bliss the hell out of your tan.

Pachanga Boys - Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQRV1phVHBk

A holiday is not complete without watching the sunrise. And this is the tune to accompany you on the task. In case the 15min version isn't quite long enough, Hoodrat's 26min edit will set you sail on your own special voyage.

 Esso Trinidad Steel Band - I Want You Back

Steel Drums? Tick. Jackson Five song. Tick. The ultimate, Bermuda, end of the night jam. Double tick.

Paul McCartney – Check My Machine

White boy tropo-dub session. Where can't you take a Beatle ?

Jay Deee – Crushin’

Dilla. Just because this is holiday hip-hop. And when in "the triangle" I would like to crush all night and at least half of the day.

Yello – Bananas To The Beat

Have to have at least one song with 'Banana' in the title when spending time in a semi-tropical climate. Keeps you in the zone.

Despicable Me 2 – Minions Banana Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCkerYMffMo

Actually, make that 2 'Banana' songs.

Pepe Bradock – Intriguing Feathered Creature

This is the type of classic house I want to be doing some fucking 'air-piano'.

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Playlist: 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week 29 August

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Shine, shine, shine. It’s Friday once again and the week has delivered us an awfully large bucket of audible material. With Spring in the air and the drinks in full flow, nobody has time to trawl through new music. Luckily, we get a serious case of hayfever in the Springtime and are better off inside with the headphones on. We’re trading pollen for beats and serving up the best music this week had to offer. 

Click here for the full write-up.

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Sunday Smorgasbord #1

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Sunday Smorgasbord is an interns curated playlist of new RnB and electronica built for hangovers, house-hangs and roasts.

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