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Movement – Feel Real by Chris
May 23, 2013, 12:47 AM
Filed under: Beats, Chilled, Dance, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , ,



Leaks – I’m Glad You’re Still Here by Chris

Fuck the Radio Collective homeboy Leaks went quiet for a bit while travelling.

Good to have him back. This track gets my BRILLIANCE tag.



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.



Willow Beats – Alchemy preview by Chris

Fuck the Radio Collective artists Willow Beats have just dropped a preview video for their new single Alchemy to be released on the 11th of March.

If you live in Melbourne you can catch them live throughout March as they play through their Workers Club residency, with support from Allday and other FTR Collective artists ColourwavesAlta and Yosemite.

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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.



Alta – Stay Awhile by Chris

ALTA are no strangers to Fuck the Radio but if for some reason you ignored our urgings to GO GRAB THEIR BRILLIANT FREE EP last time, perhaps this reminder will sway you. Check out the dope new video above while you are at it.



Capeface by Chris

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Rapidly gaining a well-deserved following is UK-based Capeface, a name you may be familiar with if you checked out our FUCK THE RADIO: EXORCIST MIXTAPE. On-top of tagging this release BRILLIANT (oh shit yes) download it free here right now -> http://www.mediafire.com/?a1e22bbelyc70jo. I caught up with Capeface a little while back to ask a few quick questions- hit the soundcloud ‘play’ button below and read what he had to say while soaking up his lush sounds.

First up- where’d you start? How’d you get into music?

I had a really classical upbringing to music. I started learning to play the tuba as well as joining a choir at the age of 8, more out of curiosity than anything, and then over the years I developed a very theoretical understanding to music. I started writing music properly when I got to secondary school for my studies, and then it became a hobby. Ever since then I’ve gradually adapted my styles until I got to this stage now.

Where does the name ‘Capeface’ come from?

My mate and I had gone up to Sheffield for a rave. Quite a few drinks later, we ended up convincing the DJ’s we were professional MC’s, so they asked us to get up on the mic. When asked for our names, my mate already had his alias, and i was alias-less. At the time, i was wearing a cape fashioned out of a sleeping bag and had some LED glasses on, so under pressure just blurted out ‘Capeface’, and ever since then i just ran with it!

What was the first record/cd/single you bought with your own money for yourself?

I think the first CD I ever bought was actually ‘Air Guitar Anthems’. I used to listen to my parents rock vinyls, (the likes of Black, Sabbath, UFO, Motorhead etc.) when I was a kid. I was brought up on a diet of that and Queen! I was so sure I’d be a lead singer of a rock band …

What are you listening to at the moment?

I’m starting to delve deeper into the underground scene at the moment; I feel I’ve only just skimmed the surface. South London Ordnance, Paleman, Dusky, Blawan are just a few of the people that I’m particularly into right now. Audio Cultures label is pumping out some incredible tunes at the moment as well. Oh and Thology’s also got a new EP out called ‘Introspect’ that’s well worth a listen!

What will music sound like in 10 years?

I couldn’t possibly comment! Capeface has only been going for 9 months, before that I was writing electro house tunes. Judging by that, I’d probably say some Tuvan throat warbling?

What non-music release has the best music?

The stuff John Williams writes is just insanely good, ‘Star Wars’ has incredibly evocative as well as powerful music, so most of the films he writes scores for are just brilliant.

If you could collaborate with anybody living/dead, who would it be?

Probably Freddie Mercury, just an fantastic musician on so many levels, plus the music video would probably be jokes!

Lastly, what’s your alcoholic beverage of choice?

A good fine English Ale, one in particular called ‘Taking the Pith’, plenty of citrus-y undertones, I highly recommend it.



ALTA – Stay Awhile by Chris

Shaping up to be the release of the year, you better believe I’m tagging Alta‘s Stay Awhile debut BRILLIANT (the lucky 7th tag earned this year).

From the seductive slowness of the eponymous opener Stay Awhile to the cheeky musac samples in Elevator, the overall progression of the record effortlessly moves from dreamy sample-heavy blues-ballads to solid trip-hop sounds in Next and Bees.

The most impressive element of Alta‘s sound is the way beatmaker Julius’ sample-heavy beats marry with vocalist Hannah’s organic soulful voice to create a fresh-yet-familiar vibe within the tracks. The only thing I dislike about this album is that when I listen to it on my iTunes, Alta Mira by Björk always comes on once it’s over and that song drives me fucking nuts; but, assuming you won’t have the same problem, I highly recommend you take the time to give this release a download.



ba. – Paklausyk by Chris
August 8, 2012, 9:43 PM
Filed under: Electronica, Experimental, Rock, Vocals | Tags: , , , ,

Getting exotic today with some goodness from Lithuania of all places. This unique breed of… experimental-indie-pop? I don’t know what you’d call it. Alternative electronica perhaps? I don’t know. My job isn’t to needle genres anyway.

Benas Aleksandravičius (+10 points for impossibly difficult surname) is a tricky one to write about due to my inability to speak Lithuanian. Even armed with Google translator, you’d have to do some pretty crazed Facebook stalking to find anything beyond the fact that ‘ba. is what he calls himself- assumably derived from his initials.

Now I’ve briefly spoken about my past love for German rock before on this blog (albeit in a hugely un-related context), and there’s just SOMETHING about ba.‘s music which tingles that little bit of my brain. That being said, the rock sound is only a subtle tinge in Paklauskyk compared to his other tracks like Tai nėra rimta (split) and Era. Worth a listen to all the same- something a little different for your ears today.



Hawaii94 – Cruise CTRL by Chris

More or less a slight step-back from the usual swirling game-boy-style chiptune arpeggios and excitable dream-pop hyperactivity found in Hawaii94‘s previous releases; Cruise CTRL brinks on progressive-disco-esque thumping and sweeping filtered waves of sound. Something that anyone can groove to; especially when the familiar vocal swoons drift in over the top. A final highlight is when Hawaii94‘s glo-fi sound climaxes into a glitchy crescendo of fun-noise.

Hawaii94 –  Cruise CTRL



The Doppelgangaz – Here We Go by Chris
June 28, 2012, 12:17 PM
Filed under: Hip-Hop, Jazz, Vocals | Tags: , , , ,

The mysterious Doppelgangaz duo produce some killer hip-hop and are on their way up the ladder- their music has been featured on the front-page of bandcamp, and I can foresee some favourable reviews coming their way.

I know normally on this blog I feature largely instrumental tracks, today I’m posting Here We Go which has some pretty dope flow and lyricism as well as tight, jazz-sample-based production. If you are into rap, I recommend checking the rest of their tracks. As whole, the record flows quite smoothly from start to end.

The Doppelgangaz – Here We Go



The Wednesday Experiment – Play With Something by Chris

Something a little different, The Wednesday Experiment was formed in a whirlwind of creative excitement from the discovery of a  busker’s beautiful voice.

A unique blend of down-tempo and somewhat experimental sounds with Emily’s beautiful jazzy vocals causes The Wednesday Experiment  to play like a more accessible  and beautiful Massive Attack– Emily’s vocals are something really special, especially considering this recording is one of her first times singing into a microphone… before that she was just busking in Brunswick.

The Wednesday Experiment – Play With Something



Olympic Ayres – The View by Chris
May 21, 2012, 3:33 PM
Filed under: Dance, Rock, Upbeat, video, Vocals | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Been digging this kind of sound lately- a little different from the usual mellow beats and pieces that find their way onto FTRbut it’s a Monday and I’ve just re-charged my batteries with a 13hour sleepfest. Perfect way to start the week with a positive attitude.

Olympic Ayres is an indie duo from Sydney, Australia. Check out the video above, and give The View a free download below.

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PS: From Melbourne, Australia? Some exciting news for you soon…



Elizabeth Rose – Ready by Chris

Thought I’d hit you up with something slightly different today; Elizabeth Rose is doing an Aussie tour, and since she’s already established herself as a local favourite on the Summer festival circuit, the news has a-lot of people excited. If you are keen you might want to check out the article I wrote for Purple Sneakers.

The video for her January single titled Ready got released earlier this month. It has lots of colours and seizure-inducing effects- and although I’m not usually a fan of videos that look like someone has vomited rainbows onto film and animated it- the music makes the clip well worth it in this case. Her electronic-pop fusion kind of nods towards the stylings of La Roux, but without sounding like 100 kittens drowning in a pool of acid. Check it.



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.




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