WA duo Mosquito Coast have come a long way since bagging the crown in the 2015 triple j Unearthed High competition.
They capitalised on the success of Call My Name with Commotion and then followed it up this year with the release of summer-ready jam Let’s Be Friends.
On top of that, they impressed at the Bendigo edition of this year’s Groovin The Moo, rose to the top at BIGSOUND and are about to play Mountain Sounds joining a lineup that includes RUFUS, Hermitude and Dune Rats.
In light of that, we got them to put a playlist together for us of what they’re listening to right now to get into their heads. Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton both gave us five each to make up 10 eclectic songs.
One wasn’t available on Spotify so here it is elsewhere:
5 FROM CONOR BARTON:
Whiteout – Warpaint
This bassline is so good, especially with the hectic beat and gonging percussion. The 90s tinged vocal hooks get me every time.
Cardiocleptomanie – Pas de Deux
Found this one by chance in a Belgian record store; love the dark stomping disco beat.
Don’t Touch My Hair – Solange
Solange can do no wrong and this track proves it. Bonus points for ace video as well.
Lowrider – Yussef Kamaal
When I need to chill I head for this album Black Focus. It’s so smooth and funky. This is one of the dance-y tracks off it.
Downtown – Gabriella Cohen
We’ve seen Gabriella a couple of times and she is seriously amazing. Her songs are so interesting. Love this late Sunday night tune.
5 FROM NAOMI ROBINSON:
Broken English – Marianne Faithfull
Bass synth line is so good in this and the synth does this awesome pitch bend.
Villa Mariana (De Tarde) – Azymuth
This band from the 80’s has the most gorgeous keyboard progressions and bass lines.
Cocaine Cat – Anton Newcombe & Tess Parks
Anton from Brian Jonestown Massacre helped with this track. Really slow and her voice is haunting.
Another No Answer – Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore
R. Stevie Moore is one of the first home recording musicians. I like this little instrumental song, which really shows how you can make music out of simplistic things if you get creative.
Peaches en Regalia – Frank Zappa
Amazing musician and an innovative that constantly changes and the riffs are sick.