Posts Tagged ‘Aussie’


Tommy Trash and Tom Piper (feat. Mr Wilson) – All My Friends

August 1, 2011

The AU version of The Annual 2011 is yet another solid production from Ministry of Sound that complements the UK version well. Mixed by Aussie electro lads Hook N Sling and Tommy Trash, it continues to put a strong showing against the much hyped international versions (though I wish we got 3 cd’s over here…). The album works well combining out-and-out popular tracks such as ‘Barbara Streisand with perhaps lesser known tracks such as Kiss My Trance by The Subs.

All My Friends has a drop strangely similar to Calvin Harris’ I’m Not Alone, and if that’s not enough of a comparison to get you to listen, I don’t know what is. Check it out below:


Seth Sentry – The Waitress Song

August 1, 2011

Amidst the “one-upping” so prevalent in the hip-hop scene, it’s refreshing to have artists such as Childish GambinoHoodie Allen and Chiddy Bang who are willing to play it down a bit. The likes of such dynamic artists certainly have it over the Australian scene though which still has some ground to make up. So it’s a good sign tracks like this come along.

Seth Sentry is an unsigned Melbourne emcee and a fellow rapper of 360 and Pez, two of the bigger names in Australian hip-hop, and is on the up, with “The Waitress Song” featuring heavily in Triple J Unearthed in 2009, and it’s still getting some heavy rotation on my iTunes. The relaxed storytelling style is easy to listen to…I love it, and if you’re a fan, check out “Train Catcher” off his EP titled “The Waiter Minute EP”.

Go check out his EP on iTunes.


360 feat. Pez – Just Got Started

August 1, 2011

This track by Melbourne emcees 360 and Pez is perfect for any summer afternoon. When Lupe Fiasco played in Sydney in 2009 Pez was along for the ride as a local support artist, and along with fellow Aussies Muph and Plutonic, got the crowd pumping for the superstar that is Lupe. “The Festival Song“, a hit collaboration between these two, featured on Pez‘s “A Mind Of My Own” in 2008, and now this time around the artists have swapped it around to have Pez featuring.

Just Got Started” heavily samples The Whitest Boy Alive‘s “1517” to great effect, and comparisons with “The Festival Song” are sure to be made. But, there’s nothing wrong with that; the laid back melody and rhymes they drop is their style, and it’s a refreshing break from the brash and arrogant personalities of the dominant hip-hop artists.

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Flight Facilities – Foreign Language feat. Jess Higgs

August 1, 2011

These Aussie boys know what they’re doing. You may have heard of them with a track that’s received tons of coverage, Crave You, which will definitely be a summer favourite for years to come. This follow up seems to emanate from the same basic sound, with maybe a touch of Jamiroquai about it. While that might sound like a bit of an imitation, Flight Facilities seem to have a unique twist on the music they produce giving them their own sound, and “Foreign Language” is no different.

Anyway keep an eye out on their Soundcloud page, it’s so very fressh.

It’s good to be back.


Miami Horror – Sometimes (Hook and Sling Remix)

March 4, 2011

I’ve always been partial to Hook and Sling, or Anthony Maniscalco, since 2007 when he collaborated with fellow Australian Kid Kenobi with the release of “Bump“. His obvious talent brought international attention and with that followed the release of several big remixes of Calvin Harris, Fedde Le Grand, Miike Snow, and later Miami Horror. Boasting regular gigs at Pacha London, Ministry of Sound, Space Ibiza and so on, the Sydney born DJ has developed his music to have a slightly more refined feel, rather than out-and-out dynamism, and it certainly paid off with tracks such as this. This remix of “Sometimes” has made my night for a long time now, and as much as I’m compelled by the likes of smooth crooners like Adele and Bruno Mars in the popular scene, its refreshing every once in a while to pump it up a bit with some electro, and of course to hear Aussie boys making some waves in the global music scene.


Bag Raiders – So Demanding

December 20, 2010

Off the back of their international hit “Shooting Stars”, the Aussie electro group Bag Raiders present an interesting, if not slightly underwhelming self-titled album. Then again, this may be a skewed view due to the huge success of “Shooting Stars”. None of the tracks seem to have that instant catch, but their suitability for the background as the sun sets before a night out, earn the album multiple listens straight through. Eventually, a few standouts emerge, such as “Sunlight”, “Golden Wings”, “Castles in the Air” and of course “So Demanding”. “So Demanding” sounds eerily similar to productions that Chromeo have put out, and to have that sort of likeness bodes well for this band on the cusp of even greater success.

Stream and download “So Demanding” below, and you can grab their album here.


Flight Facilities – Crave You [Official Video]

November 17, 2010

I love the cheekiness of these guys. They claim they’re from Trinidad and Tobago, and all promo material cleverly hides who these guys actually are. But this Sydney group has got something right – by shying away from the social media sides of things it has had the opposite effect – driving demand for their music. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have tracks like this. The sound is so pure and the lyrics simple, but its a good sign for the music – it doesn’t have to be overly complex to sound great.

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