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Bigsound 2022 Spotlight Playlist

Bigsound is Australia’s leading new music festival and conference, with a massive lineup comprised of emerging musicians, as well as talks aimed at solving today’s big issues and shaping the future of music. Bigsound has been the launching pad for innovative acts like Flume and Courtney Barnett, and the 2022 edition will feature performances from Budjerah, Ashwarya, Alter Boy, Mia Wray, BLOODMOON and Woodes, as … Continue reading Bigsound 2022 Spotlight Playlist

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Lost Gems: Boat Club – Caught The Breeze (2007)

On a beach. With the setting sun. I will anchor hereā€¦ in the Sound. The friendly wind loses me at sea. Seagulls away. The sand is green, and your dreams may be purple. You have Boat Club in your ears and you are looking for yourself. Silent. We all know the Balearic Beats from the mid-90s, when they started wreaking havoc on the islands of … Continue reading Lost Gems: Boat Club – Caught The Breeze (2007)

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Discover: Natalie Walker

Natalie Walker is an Indiana-born musician best known in the trip-hop/downtempo world for her two albums, Urban Angel and With You, offering listeners a distinctive, unforgettable flavor of melancholic, cinematic electronica. Having been part of the group Daughter Darling, Walker released Urban Angel in 2006, and her music has since been featured in film and television, including well known titles such as Marie Antoinette and … Continue reading Discover: Natalie Walker

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Lost Gems: Fear Of Tigers – Cossus Snufsigalonica (2010)

Either I was a perfect fit to assimilate him, or this collection of electro is the finest of 2010, as I screamed for the first time more than a decade ago. It’s shocking and hurried like hell. It’s the kind of record that makes me say “close your eyes and see the sounds!” It’s a trip to Cossus Snufsigalonica, about the meanings of which I … Continue reading Lost Gems: Fear Of Tigers – Cossus Snufsigalonica (2010)

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Discover: immi (Mayu Nakazawa)

[This article is a second version of a 2021 post I made about immi, with a lot of corrections] immi (Mayu Nakazawa) is a Japanese electronic artist who made her debut in 2007 with the single Cosmic Pink. immi takes listeners on a musical journey through a mix of genres – tech house, electro-funk, disco, rock, and even a bit of trance, EDM and r&b. … Continue reading Discover: immi (Mayu Nakazawa)

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June 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

We were in music discovery mode in June, and alongside the many great albums and EPs released in the past month, from artists like 070 Shake, Empress Of, The Range, Mr. Little Jeans and Purity Ring, there were also a lot of music videos and visual albums which raised the bar and surprised us. In addition, we enjoyed music by Black Dresses, IMLAY, Kat Cunning, … Continue reading June 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist

Around the year 2000, what really brightened up my Friday evenings was MTV’s Dancefloor Chart, an all-club-music selection show mostly consisting of house, trance and “dance-pop” tunes (but with Eurodance, Britpop, Italo disco and tekfunk also present). The best among a slew of MTV Europe “dance” shows (Party Zone, MTV Dance and Club MTV), Dancefloor Chart and its subsequent CD releases saw the rise of … Continue reading Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist

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Discover: ALTER, The Platform For Unconventional Horror

ALTER is a platform (together with website and Youtube channel) which focuses on innovative horror short films. In their own words: “reaching passionate horror fans across all social channels and a linear free-to-view OTT channel, ALTER gives the next generation of horror a rabid and global audience that allows us to challenge the status quo while still paying homage to the great horror of yesterday.” … Continue reading Discover: ALTER, The Platform For Unconventional Horror

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Heard It On: millennium parade – Secret Ceremony/No Time To Cast Anchor (Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 season 2, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki) + SAC_2045 Ending Explained

Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 is a sequel to one of the most influential and beloved anime series of all time, Ghost In The Shell: Standalone Complex. Kenji Kamiyama’s alternate take on Mamoru Oshii’s seminal 1995 film is, after Serial Experiments Lain, simply one of the most ambitious anime projects ever. Building upon Oshii’s setting of a near-future Japan which has seen technological advances such … Continue reading Heard It On: millennium parade – Secret Ceremony/No Time To Cast Anchor (Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 season 2, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki) + SAC_2045 Ending Explained

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Discover: Laurel Halo’s King Felix EP, Science, AI and Post-Humanism

Laurel Halo is our highlight in the Discover series today. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a pioneering electronic artist influenced by the music of Detroit and Berlin. Her first ever release was the King Felix EP in 2010 and hinted a themes such as post-humanism, technology, star-crossed lovers, and cyborgs. Borrowing concepts from physics and mathematics, the EP formally introduced the … Continue reading Discover: Laurel Halo’s King Felix EP, Science, AI and Post-Humanism