Hide yo kids, hide yo wife because Touch Sensitive is back. The Aussie has touched down once again with another piece of gorgeous dancey House.
Sydney based artist Wishes has just blown me away with this supremely catchy track. Underpinned by some solid production and addictive melodies, the song just refuses to leave my head. New Aussie on the block indeed.
Loving the smooth, soulful vibe of this remix/multi-mashup of James Blake, Bon Iver and Anohni by Aussie producer Golden Vessel. You can hear the elements he’s pulled from each artist and fused into one seamless Soul track.
Young Sydney producer Piecey unleashes a superb piece (hehe) of crunchy and lush House. Courtesy of Stone Roads Records.
Aussie friends and collaborators Ta-Ku and Wafia have teamed up for a 3-track ep, (m)Edian, out on August 5th.”Love Somebody” features the gorgeous vocals of Wafia over always warm and smooth production from Ta-Ku. Yet the biggest surprise is when Ta-Ku lets loose with some singing of his own, his voice is the perfect foil to Wafia’s.
Slick and smooth remix of José González’s track from Tropical House master Thomas Jack. TJ takes a pretty restrained approach to the haunting original track, building up the atmosphere and injecting just the right amount of tempo and verve. This is not Tropical at all and shows a depth of production that might signal a change of style for the Australian
Nearly a year ago, Bag Raiders released a track called “Nairobi” with warm vibes and tropical drums. Kenyan musician Blinky Bill was inspired to rework the Aussies by adding an excellent, earthy guitar melody and making the track even bouncier than the original.
Australia’s Bag Raiders first popped on my radar, like most people, when their track “Shooting Stars” became a breakout hit back in 2009. Yet these guys have progressed so far since then, never satisfied with conquering one genre, and their current sound is so delightfully refreshing. In a special blend of synth-pop, House and super-charged electronica, the Australians are making me fall in love with them all over again. The Checkmate EP has something for everyone: with “Breakdown” they show their softer side with the help of some delicious synth builds; on “Checkmate” they dust off the keyboard and electric drums for some upbeat pop; and by the time we get “Magic Feel”, you are in a frenzy of semi-tropical psychedelic bliss.