Filed under: Beats, Chilled, Dance, Electronica, Experimental, Hip-Hop, Psychadelic, Upbeat | Tags: Acid, album, beats, Electronic, Electronica, experimental, future beat, melbourne, music, Psychedelic, Synth, Trip-Hop
Fuck the Radio Collective picked up Melbourne’s FLOW around 9 months ago after peeping an amazing live set. His first album has finally hit the Internet for your listening pleasure. If described in one word? I’d use something like ‘trippy’. Melbourne is surely delivering on the electronic beat goodness lately.
Filed under: Chilled, Dance | Tags: bee ampersand, Chilled, Dance, Deep, downtempo, fuck the radio, House, house track, melbourne, melbourne australia, music, Soothing, willow beats, willowbeats
Bee Ampersand remixes fellow Fuck the Radio Collective members Willow Beats‘ track Blue into a simplistic chilled house track.
Filed under: Chilled, Chillwave, Electronica, Vocals | Tags: chillwave, colourwaves, Electronica, melbourne, melbourne australia, music, Psychedelic, Synth, vocals
Colourwaves has released some new work and it’s brought us out of hiding. World Warp contains a poignant commentary on consumer culture and human’s creative spirituality.
Filed under: Beats, Electronica | Tags: Electronic, future beat, glitch, Synth
Future-beat junkies will dig this new release from Fresh Yo! label’s HLMSNRA.
Filed under: Beats, Chilled, Hip-Hop, Jazz, video, Vocals | Tags: Amin Payne, beat, beats, Ben Bada Boom, cascade records, collaboration, Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, music, sample based, Video, visual, vocals
There’s somewhat of a global effort behind this collaboration between local Melbourne hero Amin Payne, Germany-based Ben Bada Boom and French label Cascade Records. A well-deserved sexy video for a sexy song; pushing the limits of what the YouTube monkeys will allow.
Amin and Ben have a talent for making beats which stand on their own as ‘songs’ rather than simplistic instrumentals- really bringing the craft to a new level of creativity and musicianship.
Filed under: Interview, News | Tags: festival, interview, melbourne, music, music festival, news, paradise, Paradise music festival, party
Fuck the Radio fans usually have their ears to the underground for the exciting things happening around Melbourne so the upcoming Paradise music festival may not be news to some. But for a quick refresher; running from November 29 to December 1st in the beautiful Lake Mountain area, Paradise is an independent BYO festival showcasing some of Australia’s most exciting musical acts (including a hefty chuck of the Fuck the Radio Collective and our friends from around town).
Festivals, while often marketing themselves on the premise of being a ‘party’ to connect with fellow music fans, can often-times be a quite impersonal experience. You rock up, are herded through the gates like livestock by apathetic volunteers; avoiding the over-zealous security guards, battle with the crowds to see a tiny dot on the stage and then head off home again exhausted. Paradise is a scaled-back version of the typical festival setting. With crowds just big enough to create that special festival energy, but not too huge as to become an ordeal. You can also expect to see the artists themselves enjoying the music of the other acts right next to you, not locked away in some VIP-fortress enjoying their $300 rider of grey-goose and ice tea.
I caught up with boss-man Andre who has been hard at work putting together his idea of an ideal music festival in-between working his full-time day job (he’s funding the entire thing from his own pocket) to see what it takes for somebody to say “fuck that, I’m going to do my OWN festival” and actually pull it off.
He describes the line-up as containing two loose categories of ‘indie bands’ and ‘producer/djs’, split up across two different stages. Choosing acts was not based around a particular genre or scene, or even on who sells the most tickets; Andre describes his method as “we just started booking bands who we thought were good” (so simple, yet so brilliant). The result is a 100% Australian line-up of contemporary independent music. The aspect of an entirely local line-up is part of the charm behind Paradise, Andre points out that international does not mean ‘better’, and that Melbourne festivals have often excluded the plethora of talent in our own backyard.
Andre’s Picks (in no order):
Really Love his new album
- Client Liason
I feel like there’s a sense of humour in their music and performances that I share
- Glass Towers
Great new album
I’m yet to see him live, but I love his music
For their song called The Outside
My Picks (in no order):
I’ve seen each of these acts multiple times, but I still can’t get enough
- Silent Jay
Full Line-up Poster:
Filed under: Rock | Tags: Electronica, Guitar, music, progressive, Progressive Rock, Rock, Soothing, squarehead
Squarehead have been hard at work on their new EP Fables and have released the intricate Diddy Kong as a taste. Enjoy.