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Vertiqua – bruno by OBSA
December 19, 2014, 1:25 PM
Filed under: Beats, Chilled, Jazz, Psychadelic | Tags: , , , , , ,

The prettiness of the keys, the undecipherable background noise… the melodic day dream that follows. Danke Schön Vertiqua.



henneysee – nocturne_ep by Chris
December 8, 2014, 12:15 AM
Filed under: Beats | Tags: , , , , ,

Lo-fi beat fans peep nocturne_ep by NYC based henneysee.



B9 – Jero by Chris
December 2, 2014, 1:27 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Dance, Electronica | Tags: , , , , ,

B9 of the Chord Marauders has put out this dope slow house thing. Peep.



Shūnya – Painted Hearts by OBSA
November 14, 2014, 10:27 AM
Filed under: Beats, Chilled, Electronica, Experimental | Tags: , , , , ,

Shūnya is the philosophical concept of the non-duality between infinite and finite. Sent from a distant place in the cosmos, Shūnya walks the clouds of Melbourne painting our hearts with sounds like this.

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Casey Borchert – Arctic Dub Guest Transmission by alex
September 14, 2014, 12:32 PM
Filed under: Ambient, Chilled, Electronica | Tags: , , , , ,

I don’t usually recommend mixes but it’s a Sunday and this one is too good. Casey Borchert, hailing from Minneapolis in the U.S of A has presented us with a gorgeous Arctic Dub mix on Neonlogic World Radio. It’s an absorbing ambient/techno-dub affair. Excellent for thinking, studying and sleeping. Put it on and get to it.

Check out Borchert’s SoundCloud and the Arctic Dub Website.

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The Network – When Ur Down [EP] by alex
May 5, 2014, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Ambient, Chilled, Experimental | Tags: , , , , , , ,



The Network
, pseudonym of beat-maker Jesse Rintoul, recently dropped his first EP – after listening not once, not twice, but thrice, my verdict is in: it’s beautiful.

Presented as a 15-minute continuous mix, When Ur Down seamlessly blends between tracks, enveloping them in dark ambience and the familiar vinyl distortion you’d hear in a Burial releaseMore than anything, the sense of atmosphere Rintoul evokes is so tangible and real that you won’t have any trouble wandering off into the deep, dark recesses of your consciousness.

If you’re anything like me, it’ll keep resonating even after you’ve stopped listening – that said, given the nature of this release, the saying “you get out what you put in” couldn’t be more applicable. Take your time with it.

Speaking of… if you haven’t already started listening, do yourself a favour; sit down in the comfiest seat you can find, plug in your headphones, close your eyes and put it on.  This EP works in all the right ways – it’s visceral, emotional and a true reflection on the day and age in which we live.

In other words, soak up The Network’s When Ur Down; it’s something you won’t forget any time soon.

Words: Alex McDiarmid



Willow Beats – Blue (Bee Ampersand remix) by Chris

Bee Ampersand remixes fellow Fuck the Radio Collective members Willow Beats‘ track Blue into a simplistic chilled house track.



Alta – To The Water by Chris


New from Alta who will be holding down a pretty dope August residency, 10pm every Wednesday at The Workers Club with some of Fuck the Radio‘s favourite local acts… no seriously, check out the line-up:

Friendships – 9pm, Audego – 8pm (Wed 7 Aug)
Condensed Milk – 9pm, Flash Forest – 8pm (Wed 14 Aug)
*Secret Guest* – 9pm, Leaks – 8pm (Wed 21 Aug)
Rat & Co – 9pm, Silent Jay – 8pm (Wed 28 Aug)



Leaks De Landa EP Launch by Chris

At age 19, Thomas Guida aka. Leaks is the youngest member of the Fuck the Radio Collective. His De Landa EP (out on the free digital label Absent Fever) was put out late May, and is holding up to be one of my favourite releases of the year (check out the brilliant I’m Glad You’re Still Here). He’s finally got a release party together with supports from Audego, Surf Dad and fellow brilliant Fuck the Radio artists Alta.

If you are in Melbourne on the 19th, you can head down to Ding Dong lounge, where Guida will be giving away 100 limited physical copies of the EP for free, and also playing for you live. As you can imagine, I have seen him live before and just a hint: it’s a good gig to bring a special guy/girl friend along to for holding hands and looking into each-other’s eyes n shit.

OR just go with your 100% nothing suss platonic mates and chill out to some soothing beats either way.

Peep the event here -> https://www.facebook.com/events/1398726227006016/



Wintercoats – Heartful by Chris
July 10, 2013, 9:53 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , ,

One of my favourite local young Melbourne artists, Wintercoats released the soothing EP Heartful in April as a ‘name your price’ download via Bandcamp.

Wintercoats will be performing at the Yes Please 2nd Birthday Party happening in Melbourne on July 18 at The Worker’s Club with live sets in the band room from artists on the Yes Please artists I’lls, Fishing, Wintercoats, Guerre and The Townhouses. Plus DJ sets in the front bar from Oscar Key Sung, Andras Fox, Simon Winkler, Tim Shiel and Adam Christou.



Dylan Hill – The Fall by Chris

Melbourne-based Dylan Hill shows a great deal of heart in his productions, with the same mellowing touch of say, Leaks or even Holy Other.

The Fall blends recorded guitar with some fluttery electronic instrumentation, some soft-to the touch percussive samples and delicate vocals- a style that’s rapidly developing it’s own little place in the greater scheme of electronic music through the likes of Oliver Tank, the aforementioned Leaks and many more.



Sir Deckster – Rewind Me Up (Feat. Mari Posa) by Chris
January 17, 2013, 12:30 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Jazz, Vocals | Tags: , , , , ,

I’ve had this one for a-while, but I have to share, because Brussels-based Sir Deckster is a really fantastic find. With a solid musical fusion of various elements- there’s a hint of The XX, perhaps a little SBTRKT and everything in-between. Rewind Me Up features some smooth jazzy vocals which mesh very well with the intricate percussion and fluttery ambiance.



Embassy – Taste My Sad x Changes by Chris
January 15, 2013, 12:00 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Mellow | Tags: , , , ,

Embassy’s re-work of Bear//Face’s Taste My Sad is the perfect way to kick off posting for the new year.



Fuck the Radio EXORCIST Mixtape by Chris

It’s about time we released another Fuck the Radio mixtape! Bee Ampersand spun this up on Halloween and it’s packed full of dank head-bobbing goodness from local/international artists mixed into a seamless flowing 30-minute set (with the tracks split up so you can enjoy them individually too!) ranging from trip-hop, dubstep and more.

DOWNLOAD:
http://www.mediafire.com/?hmtw6giptfop6nj

ALT LINK:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2xcbvopcqmh81l/FTR%20Exorcist%20Mixtape.zip

You can also check out more FTR mixtapes here.



Ellie Herring – Touch Point by Chris

Why is it that electronic music seems to be a boys club? I can rattle off a few female artists, sure; Rainbow ChanTokimonsta, BoyfriendSleep ∞ Over… but when it comes down to it, the majority of guys out there producing beats are just that- guys!

Ellie Herring‘s atmospheric downtempo pieces brink on the experimental- a Heligoland era- Massive Attack- or eerie evil cousin of UNKLE. Something about Defect puts me in the mindset of a mouldy tunnel- the vocal line teeters precariously on the edge of ‘creepy’, yet manages to avoid being un-nerving. Touch Point is over a year-old now, off of a release on Racecar Productions. I feel it’s more accessible than her newer tracks, while staying true to her dark sound. It’s also available for free download off of her Soundcloud which is always a bonus. If you are feeling like something a little more comforting- her Boards of Canada (Damp Heart Mix) is nice to have on in the background (also on Soundcloud).




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