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DJ Snake Drops ‘Propaganda’

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Not normally known as prime time for new releases, DJ Snake has chosen the days leading up to Christmas to drop the latest single from his forthcoming album. ‘Propaganda‘ is the perfect accompaniment for any clubbing and or Christmas/New Years parties over the next few weeks. Have a very TURNT Christmas!

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in. Curated By Lewis Cancut

lewisinMusic 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 Lewis Cancut is making some of the most genreless, boundary-pushing music coming out of the country right now. Over the past five years he’s developed a mountain of sounds that cover bubblegum pop, eccentric electronic, afro-beats and hip-hop while still not fitting into any of those descriptions completely. He’s worked with Swick, Tkay Maidza and Diplo recreating club music for an audience hungry to find something new.

Recently, he’s been announced as one of the first signings to Nina Las Vegas’ NLV Records which has seen him join a bunch of innovators including long-time collaborator Swick. His most recent release, Systems, is off that label and gives us those bubbly synths and relentless beats that we’ve become used to.

A man with an output like this has to have an eclectic music taste so we tasked him with the job of putting together a playlist of his favourite tunes right now and he’s delivered. If you’re looking for the most futuristic sounds around right now, these songs have it all from the sugar highs of SOPHIE to the industrial beats of Murlo.

SOPHIE – Vyzee
There’s really, “Nothing More to Say” about SOPHIE (you like that?). He/She has permanently changed the direction of new music.

Namie Amuro – B Who I Want 2 B (Feat. Miku)
In Japan, where pop idols are worshiped rather than admired for creative genius, Hatsune Miku is a really big deal. The reality that an algorithm can now have a career, fan base and concerts is extremely liberating.

Holly Herndon – Chorus
Please go and listen to this year’s album from Holly Herndon. It’s the most ruthless mix of musique concrète, EDM and pop.

Cruel Boyz – Bamba
People once said the internet would homogenize all music, assuming everyone in the world given a choice would want to sound like Maroon 5. Instead the net has just created new geographies, partly in physical territories, partly in cloud storage.

Nina Las Vegas & Swick – Cool Sports
Both Nina and Swick are more committed to the future of music than almost anyone else I know. This track is proof of that.

Seiho – Plastic 
Seiho’s shows are an amazing mix of performance art, DJing and live sequencing. I once saw him make a floral arrangement on stage while playing keys.

Murlo – Lanced
Like so many artists on Mixpak Records, Murlo has forged his own sound and audience. His Odyssey EP from this year was such a highlight.

James Pants – Artificial Lover
James’ album from this year is amazing in its entirety. He was able to draw a link between 60’s/70’s exotica and Soundcloud music which is happening now.

Dotorado Pro – African Scream
Lisbon, Portugal is probably the most musically active city in the world at the moment. Warp and Principe have recently been putting a lot of music scene, but it’s really Enchufada’s efforts which first brought this music to the world’s attention.

Fatima Al Qadiri – War Games
This one is from a few years ago now, but I feel it’s only just starting to sink in. Her Asiatisch album from last year was amazing too.

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ODESZA Recruit Little Dragon For ‘Light’

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ODESZA are gearing up to repackage 2014’s excellent In Return with a few instrumentals and new tracks including this one with Little Dragon titled Light. If you’re familiar with Little Dragon’s work on SBTRKT’s Wildfire (If not, you’ve been napping since 2011), you’d be aware that frontwoman Yukimi Nagano is a damn good dance vocalist and she proves it once again here with Light. It’s a little more blissful than Wildfire – a slow-burning jam that makes way for Nagano’s beautiful harmonies.

ODESZA will be in the country in September for Listen Out festival and we’d hazard a guess you’ll be hearing this.

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Chet Faker Premieres ‘Bend’

Hottest 100-conquering Aussie all-rounder Chet Faker has dropped a funky new track on triple j this morning called ‘Bend‘. The latest offering from Faker was originally planned for his last album but ended up getting cut. We haven’t the foggiest idea why though, ‘Bend‘ is dripping in chilled and deep funk/electroey goodness.

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Non-Sappy Valentine’s Day Playlists For The Loved-Up & The Broken-Hearted

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With The Big V looming around the corner, some brace for hugs and kisses while others prepare for the barrage of loved-up couples and their sickening Instagram double-selfies. Here at the interns, we don’t discriminate and have your Feb 14th playlist sorted, whether you’re expecting flowers or dining for one.

Click on the heart that best applies to you. 

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Review: Rustie | Howler, Melbourne

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Five flamingo facts:

Flamingos have a wild life span of 20-30 years, but in captivity can live up to 50 years or longer.

Flamingo chicks are born grey or white and take up to three years to reach their mature pink, orange or red plumage.

The pink, orange or red colour of a flamingo’s feathers is caused by carotenoid pigments in their food, and a flamingo’s diet includes shrimp, plankton, algae and crustaceans.

A flamingo chick’s bill is small and straight, but will develop the distinct “break” curve after a few months.

A flock of flamingos is called a stand or a flamboyance. 

Rustie’s aka Russell Whyte AV was nothing but a display of flamboyance from start to finish. I felt like I was apart of a flamingo flock flying around the room on a journey that Rustie was directing. The tight repetition of the flamingos on his AV was so powerful and fit so well with his morphing electro beats and layers. An artist like Rustie understands the importance of repetition and staying true to the meaning of his art.

When his lower slung beats like Paradise Stone came on we were all gliding through a dream like state as if we were flying through an Andean paradise. Then next thing you know, Attak comes on and the whole room is back on the ground, losing their shit. This song proved difficult to take photos during because the crowd’s intensity was something of a heavy metal gig. There was pushing, jumping, just general craziness throughout the Howler venue.

For the genre-obsessed music lovers this guy is a hard one to tag, which is why I like him. He really does test all genres in combination with his electro-based beats and if you were going to try and compare him to other artist/producer I would give up now. Although some of the atmospheric sounds, like Workship, do remind me of a favourite of mine, Young Magic. Rustie does like to contrast his tunes from heavier sounding hip hop collaborations, to dancey pop and then my personal choice of spacey chilled sounds.

I love the direction he has taken with this new album. This Glasgow artist tells a story that is expressed through the language of birds aka Green Language. Witnessing him play mostly tracks off this recent album to the back room at Howler has made me appreciate his music more which proves to me that your relationship with an artists music can change dramatically after breathing in the whole experience. He may take you to another worldly paradise with the flamingo flock but then you have moments where you focus on him as the artist in the room and see that he has a real Scottish, ‘0 fucks’ attitude with a cigarette in hand throughout the whole set and a line of empty beer bottles around the mixer. He obviously isn’t concerned with the uptight nature of Australian hospitality regulations.

The AV, strobing lights, solid sound and amped crowd meant the set was on point. I absolutely loved the diversity in his style and have not stopped listening to his tracks since. It does also help that I have a real love for Flamingos.

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