Ryan Hemsworth & Tomggg drop ‘Cream Soda’


A bit of fun for your Wednesday morning, served up in the form of the sugary sweet Cream Soda. Along with dropping the news of three Japan tour dates, Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth has further proved Japan’s influence on Western Electronica by releasing his latest collaboration with Japanese producer Tomggg. With the character of an 8-bit video game, the bubbly track features effervescent instrumentals and chirpy sound samples with the backing marching drum being the perfect cherry on top of the Cream Soda. 

The duo’s latest track is available for a free download from Soundcloud.

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Hear Abhi//Dijon’s brooding RnB EP

Distant Love

It seems inevitable that eventually the RnB revival will become over-crowded but while there is still new music this good trickling out, the more the merrier. The latest finessed RnB EP comes courtesy of producer/singer duo Abhi//Dijon. The two sound like a toned-down version of Jeremih and Shlohmo with atmospheric beats and a voice that’s whispy yet still stands above the instrumentation. The self-titled, four-track EP is a tight collection of mid-tempos that rarely raises the heartbeat but often weakens the knees. The highlight is Distant Love, a pulsating track softened by warming keys.



Airling releases new single, ‘Wasted Pilots’


Certainly not my first choice of who should fly my plane, Wasted Pilots instead has been the perfect antidote to this dreary Tuesday afternoon. Airling‘s ethereal voice reigns supreme atop washes of heavenly synths, lush electronics and fluttering percussion. This is the second single from the Brisbane-based artist’s upcoming EP, Love Gracefully, and it’s certainly a sign of exciting things to come. Airling is performing at this year’s BIGSOUND as well as touring Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in October.

Love Gracefully EP is due for release September 19th

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Shura remixes Jessie Ware’s ‘Say You Love Me’

Jessie Ware - Say You Love Me (Shura Remix)

This is the best delivery we could’ve hoped for on a Saturday. British artist Shura‘s who’s made quite an indent on this site with Touch and Just Once has remixed Jessie Ware’s most recent single, Say You Love MeWhile many applauded the original for its crossover appeal, others complained the track didn’t reach the heights of Tough Love. This remix should appeal to the latter, as Shura strips the track back and adds dark synths and mournful beats to take the song into a whole other place. Gone are the warm guitar plucks, instead we’re presented with a much more desolate version. It’s pretty spectacular.

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Hear Ariana Grande’s Cashmere Cat-produced, ‘Be My Baby’

Looking at the tracklist of Ariana Grande‘s latest record, My Everything, there are a few curveballs. One of those is the inclusion of rapper A$AP Ferg, the other is the use of Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat‘s production. The latter, Be My Baby, has found its way onto the internet today and is a ’90s-inspired banger. Keeping very much with the style of Cashmere Cat, the track is trap-based but textured with throwback RnB stylings. Ariana Grande is the perfect songstress to take on the track, with her effortless vocals sounding unbelievable here.

Read our feature on how Ariana Grande won over the music world here. 

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Brisbane artist WAFIA covers Mario’s ‘Let Me Love You’

Let Me Love You

And the fascination with early 2000s RnB continues. Brisbane artist WAFIA is gearing up to release her second EP soon and this cover of Mario’s 2004 hit ‘Let Me Love You’ is a taste of what to expect. If you think you recognise the vocal, you probably do. WAFIA featured on Japanese Wallpaper‘s Breathe In last year. On Let Me Love You Those breezy vocals sit perfectly alongside RnB meets electronica production courtesy of new Future Classic signee, ThrupenceThere’s no denying listening to this is an extremely nostalgic experience but this crisp interpretation brings it up to date.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/wafia/let-me-love-you[/soundcloud]


Bloc Party’s Kele drops ‘Doubt’ ahead of his sophomore solo album


Bloc Party‘s frontman Kele has dropped the lead single, Doubt from his upcoming sophomore solo album. It’s more of a moody affair than what we saw in 2010’s The Boxer, with Kele evidently treading into the darker sphere of house music.  His voice shines, as usual; although this time over a dirty bass and pulsating synths which blend together to create the ultimate in broody house tracks.

Trick will be released on October 14th.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″]https://soundcloud.com/keleokereke/doubt[/soundcloud]

Trick Tracklist:
1. First Impressions
2. Coasting
3. Doubt
4. Closer
5. Like We Used To
6. Humour Me
7. Year Zero
8. My Hotel Room
9. Silver and Gold
10. Stay the Night

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Enter another weird and wonderful world with Kimbra’s ‘Miracle

Kimbra‘s The Golden Echo has been met with brilliant reviews over the past week and she’s running with the momentum, dropping the video for album favourite, Miracle. At the beginning, everything apart from Kimbra’s costume seems normal but we quickly descend into a woozy world of dancing postmen, mimes and fluorescent athletes. The collection of weird and wonderful characters break out in synchronised dance, taking over the streets but seemingly blocking no traffic, thank goodness. The video was directed by Tom Kerr who’s done a great job creating the slightly skewed world.

See our infographic review of Kimbra’s The Golden Echo here. 

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Watch Nicki Minaj get dirty in the jungle in ‘Anaconda’

The single cover for Nicki Minaj‘s Anaconda may have caused enough controversy to single-handedly promote the song but the video is sure to strike up even more conversation. There’s plenty more arse to be seen in the Jungle-themed video for Anaconda with a lot of flesh and some butt-slapping aswell. Drake even makes an appearance at the end playing host to Nicki Minaj’s forceful lap-dance. Like Eminem‘s circa-2000s videos, parents will no doubt be standing in front of the TV to block the youngsters from watching. This is without a doubt, NSFW.


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