Lord Leonator – Can You…? by Chris
February 15, 2013, 12:00 PM
Filed under: Beats, Dance, Hip-Hop, Upbeat, Vocals | Tags: , , , , ,

Style plus ease seems to be the perfect formula for hip-hop production, and Lord Leonator has successfully achieved this in his latest album Dirtport. The Düsseldorf based producer is no stranger to this blog, but he just keeps on giving.

The first track of the album, Can You…? is an animated opener oozing with buoyancy and life, you can feel Leo‘s enthusiasm for music through his cuts and glitches. An energetic launch, this gets you right into the diverse set of raw head-bopping beats of the rest of the album.


The XX – Angels (Japanese Wallpaper remix) by Chris
October 17, 2012, 2:33 PM
Filed under: Electronica, Inca Roads, remix | Tags: , , , , , ,

I’m going to jump on posting Japanese Wallpaper so that I can brag about knowing him before he was big. At just 15 years of age, he’s pumping out some pretty simplistic, yet aurally pleasing stuff, and this remix of Angels is really something else. Cheers to you mate. This track is great.

You can catch Japanese Wallpaper at the upcoming INCA ROADS festival.

Jahnne – And I Would Again For You by Chris
August 31, 2012, 9:00 AM
Filed under: Dance, Upbeat | Tags: , , , , , ,

Music from Melbourne’s Jahnne has only emerged a month or so ago, but there’s a sophistication and quality present in his releases which suggests he’s been making music under a different alias for a-while longer.

A brief exchange of messages suggests this project is for fun- and that’s how it sounds. The two creations on Soundcloud are up-beat and woven together with joyous enthusiasm- just what I needed to get me through this busy week. And I Would Again For You is a summery tune which brings names like Lemon Jelly to mind. 2.35AM is a little more house-y, perhaps a pinch of Mr. Scruff? Who knows? Why bother comparing when you can enjoy the music:

L Λ WNMOWHER – Navi by Chris
August 6, 2012, 12:54 PM
Filed under: Beats, Dance, Electronica, Upbeat, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Those that played or knew someone who played Ocarina of Time in their younger years (ie. everybody) are probably very familiar with the ever-persistent little blue fairy thing bugging you every two seconds trying to boss you around the game. HEY! LISTEN!

Luckily, L Λ WNMOWHER‘s wonderfully produced Navi track has more to offer than bringing back memories of telling the Nintendo 64 to SHUT THE FUCK UP.


Kaligraph E – Done Good EP by Chris

It’s wet in Melbourne at the moment, and I mean that in the ‘rainy and miserable’ sense… not the “haha- you said ‘wet'” way.

Luckily there’s some summery tunes out there that can always brighten up the cloudy grey weather until it changes radically the next minute.

An artist who seems to specialise in such tunes is Kaligraph E, who’s Done Good EP  was released on UK-based cassette-tape label 100 Akres last month. Funnily enough, Kaligrah E resides in Melbourne himself, so I’m not sure where the inspiration for these sunny tunes is coming from- but I’d sure love a taste!

The whole EP is available for a choose your price (with no minimum) off of Bandcamp direct download, so you can grab it there for free if you like! It’s got some neat remixes from Fuck the Radio faves Handbook and Vanilla

Star Slinger – Mornin’ by Chris
May 4, 2012, 6:29 PM
Filed under: Dance, Party, Upbeat | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Star Slinger‘s soulful and joyous music puts a smile on my face.

Daedelus – Curtains Don’t Talk by Chris
April 4, 2012, 12:45 PM
Filed under: Electronica, Upbeat | Tags: , , , , ,

I don’t like playing favourites, but if I absolutely had to- Daedelus would be a strong contender for my favourite producer in the L.A beat scene.

His creative musical works contain inspirational elements from a range of genres including hip-hop, classical do-wop and electronica. Curtians Don’t Talk was released earlier today as an exclusive free mp3 for Mixmag and it’s quality stuff! There’s also a neat interview where Daedelus ‘ quirky yet humble personality really shines.

Daedelus – Curtains Don’t Talk

Mixmag interview:


Handbook – 23 by Chris
December 19, 2011, 12:00 PM
Filed under: Electronica | Tags: , , , ,

Handbook‘s music is no stranger to people’s ears, at 10,000+ Soundcloud fans, he could easily sit back on his throne of musical accomplishment and feed bullshit to the masses.

But there’s a nostalgic sincerity present throughout Handbook‘s music that brings groups like The Avalanches and perhaps, Bibio to mind. I think ‘sweet’ would be the right way of describing it… not candy sweet or pleased frat boy “sweeeet”; but bringing flowers home to your wife ‘sweet’.

No, despite having followers in the 5 digits, Handbook crafts his music with love. And the wonderful 23 is a good example 🙂


Handbook – 23



Repeat Pattern – Bruce Lee Poster by Chris
November 8, 2011, 12:00 PM
Filed under: Chilled, Upbeat | Tags: , , , , , ,

Repeat Pattern has put out a real trip-hop gem with Bruce Lee Poster.

The beat moves along in a jittery, head-bob inducing way comparable with Bibio‘s Fire Ant. The flute sample and heavy sidechain compression work together with the warm lo-fi bass and vocal stabs to make Bruce Lee Poster a trip-hop track you’ll find yourself coming back to time and time again. It’s a pity it’s only 1:50 long 😦


Repeat Pattern – Bruce Lee Poster



Rustie – Ultra Thizz by Chris
October 2, 2011, 9:16 PM
Filed under: Electronica, Upbeat | Tags: , , , ,

So Warp Records are looking to have quite a big release on their hands with Rustie‘s Glass Swords coming out on the 10th.

Artists Skream, JokerBibio and many more have already given it praise, and as Rustie‘s twitter following sky-rocketing to over 5,000 about 18 hours ago, you can watch the hype growing.

Ultra Thizz was given a special limited edition 12-inch vinyl release ahead of the album, with another track Dreamzz  which is only available on the vinyl.

Here’s Ultra Thizz for your regular radio-fuckery:

Rustie – Ultra Thizz

Now that Glass Swords is out you can find it here:

Rustie – Glass Swords

Secret Knives – Black Hole by Chris
September 1, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Acid, Chilled, Noise, Psychadelic, Rock, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Secret Knives are one of those amazing acid rock bands. A real pleasure to listen to. Really organic- if you love groups like Yeysayer, Tame Impala, Animal Collective and The XX then chances are you’ll love the sadly lesser known Secret Knives.


FTR download:

Secret Knives – Black Hole

Mr Scruff – Get a Move on by Chris
August 1, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Jazz | Tags: ,


Mr Scruff always reliable to put out gold. This one is an oldie, but it’s acid Jazz at its best.

Mr Scruff – Get a Move on

Bluetech – Honey In the Heart by Chris
July 20, 2011, 8:55 AM
Filed under: Electronica, Upbeat | Tags: , , ,

Honey in the Heart begins as a pretty fluttering of synths and progresses into a happy funky electronica piece.

The whole album is a gem, give this song a try though, you won’t regret it:

Bluetech – Honey in the Heart

Bibio – Lovers’ Carvings by Chris
October 2, 2010, 8:00 AM
Filed under: Electronica, October Tracks | Tags: , , , , , ,

Upbeat, Happy. Something to listen to on a Sunny morning.

Bibio – Lovers’ Carvings

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