Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Rad Sauce!

August 25, 2010

Rad Sauce is a great website dedicated to experimental beats, great mixes and up to date general music culture. Created by Grant Thomas, a Perth local living in the UK- he is a regular records scavenger and an amazing DJ (formerly known as DJ Jeeves). He knows his music well, has great style and is way friendly! Some of my personal favourite mixes he’s made are great chilled out dubstep.

Rad Sauce is a blog dedicated to “saucing” experimental, wonky and bassline driven beats including but definitely not limited to Dubstep, Hip Hop, Trip Hop, Wonky, Future Beat, Glitch Hop, Step-no, 2 Step, Garage, Grime, Techno, IDM and everything in between. Updated weekly with the latest tracks, albums, club nights and general music culture.

A highly recommended website to bookmark and check regularly!

Link:
Rad Sauce

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Children Collide

July 7, 2009

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These Melbourne guys have sky-rocketed on the music scene (Yes, It’s a pun). Ryan Caesar, Johnny Mackay & Heath Crawley create music centred around Space and Rockets- their single “Farewell Rocketship” proved to be the most popular with the crowd wailing the chorus during their gig at Amps.

Their album “The Long Now” was released October 2008 but they did have three EP’s before hand:
2005: We Three, Brave And True
2006: Glass Mountain Liars
2009: Farewell Rocketship

I would love to put up a free link for you guys but that’s just not possible or else I be in trouble- Plus these guys in my opinion a WAY too good I hope you all buy their album and support these Aussie musicians!

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Links:
Children Collide Official Site
Children Collide MySpace

Ike & Cee

June 10, 2009

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Ike & Cee is basically a website created in Sydney where many different fashionable bits and pieces can all be found in the one place.


We have a vast array of designers from all around the world that showcase a variety of products from the latest street wear available to the hottest sneakers hitting the streets.

We cater for all ages from toddlers learning to walk to the old rockers from way back.

It’s an awesome online store and it’s just great for Australians because you don’t have to pay HUGE international postage and handling costs- They also accept paypal which is handy!

ENJOY!

Links:
Ike & Cee Site

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Muv

June 5, 2009

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Chris Muvceski is one awesome DJ who seems to be on his way up, soon to be playing with Hickey (Daniel Dalton). I suggest everyone remember the name! He plays really good beats with awesome heavy bass which I know a lot of you out there are loving.

Check out the interview:
How did you come up with the name?
My last name is Muvceski and my mates started to call me Muv in highschool.

Tell me a little about yourself?
My name is Chris, I’m 21. And I live pretty close to Perth CBD on the exquisite Beaufort St. I’m originally from Sydney; I chose to come back to Perth to make a name for myself here and try to get Perth on the map.

What did you do before the starting?
I was going to school

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Close to 8 years ago I got into making NRG music, and it sort of took off from there. Thank fuck that I’m not doing that anymore, but in the same sense I’m happy it got me on the path that it did. I was actually a very shit DJ/Producer until 2007 then for some reason things just started clicking.

I wouldn’t say it was hard things just pan out along the journey.

Any big plans for the near future?
Yes, very big plans! In my attempt to get Perth on the map in the next two/three months I’ll be starting a record label called Kamche Rec. But I can’t tell you anymore at this point, so stay tuned!

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Hmm I’m going to put a few:

Zombie Disco Squad vs Swedish House Mafia – Leave the dance behind.
Tiga – What you need (Proxy Remix)
Laidback Luke – Generation Noise (Riva Star Rechunk)

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Blow dryer

What have you learnt from doing what you do?
Hmm Don’t stop till you get where you want to be.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Super Kent

Has your music helped in picking up girls/boys?
Yeah you could definitely say so.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
My first gig I did was back to back and anyway prior to leaving my house the other half of the duo was like “hey we don’t have to bring headphones they have some there” and i was like… “i’m pretty sure we have to bring headphones man every dj brings their own headphones”… somehow he convinced me that we didn’t have to bring headphones. by the time we got there i think 10 or 15 mins before set time we found that there was no headphones in the booth, and nothing looks worse then going up to bar managers and promoters asking them if they have some spare headphones! haha valuable lesson learnt.

Be sure to catch MUV playing at Shape on July 4th!! Plus download Muv’s Mini Mix!!!

Links:
Muv MySpace

Mini Mix by Hickey

February 27, 2009

The organiser of Bitch! Please! and a little newer to town Jukeboxxx has created a cool little mix. A delicious taste to his mixing skills which can be seen at any of his dance parties he organises! Don’t worry kiddums I’ll tell you all about Jukeboxx soon…

Message from Hickey:
Heres a little mini mix I made last night when I couldnt get to sleep, download it from the link below. Includes MIA, Kill The Noise, Santogold, MSTRKRFT stuff off the new album! Villains ridiculously bangin’ Britney remix, and the mighty LA RIOTS.

Come Dance, Get Sweaty

♥ Hickey

Minimix!!

Empire of the Sun

January 8, 2009

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Perth born Luke Steele from The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore from Pnau decided to combine their two styles of music together to create Empire of the Sun- the album “Walking On A Dream” sounds amazing! After I heard the single Walking On A Dream played heaps on the radio on holiday I HAD to shut the radio off because I loved this song too much to be ruined by the radio overplaying it.

It’s has such soothing and smooth melodies and beats- so relaxing. And the two contrasting vocals just works together so well- one brings the smooth clean sounds and the other brings the slight awkward alternative sound to the music. To be honest it kind of reminds me of Cut Copy working with the Bee Gees!

I’m sure most of you guys have heard of Empire of the Sun- you gotta support these guys yo! Enjoy the music!

Links:
Empire of the Sun Official Site–> With Free Sam La More Remix!
Empire of the Sun MySpace

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BIG NEWS!

November 19, 2008

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Well for those of you in Australia (especially lil old perth like me) be prepared to be blown away with this awesome news filled with a healthy dose of awesome.
Crystal Castles is coming!
Triple J have announced that they are indeed touring Australia and they are coming to Perth on Feb 11th to Capitol- better go and scoop up tix asap!

If you are curious about this crazy duo- check out the article I wrote earlier this year! CLICK HERE!

Calerway

October 17, 2008

If any of you Perthians love the rock music scene and love Amps, no doubt you’ve heard of these guys before. Calerway has performed locally and entertained all of us at one point- drunken or sober- during awesome nights at Amps. Their songs are so easy to get into and enjoy you’ll start joining in the singing in not time. As for this interview, they have one weirdass “crazy” story- enjoy:

How did you come up with the name?
hmmm i am new to the fold.. i do know the story behind the name but it escapes me at the moment.. i dont think its anything too thrilling! 🙂

Tell me a little about yourselves?
I am ryan de rozario I am 24,, jp is 25 I think, phil is 23, cam and james are both 27.. jp lives in the city. Me, cam and james all live in scarborough. Phil just moved from scarborough to up near hillarys. 3 guys are tradies, 1 lectures at a couple of Uni’s and I basically sit behind a computer replying to everyone on myspace all day.

What did you guys do before the group started?
Musically? We alll played in other bands basically… Cam played in a band that did reasonably well called Last Years Hero, and before that a fucking great melodic hardcore band called Ballpoint. James played in a band called Whitechapel and a hardcore sort of band called Boredumb (this is going WAY back), JP and Phil played in a band called Saving Rushmore, and I was playing in a band called Change of Face.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Well I only hooked up with the guys last October, so they had already put in a lot of groundwork. So I was lucky to come in at that time.. but if it was anything like any of the other bands I have been in over the years.. Like any band you sort of have to ‘pay your dues’ playing a lot of shows etc… eventually it gets there thankfully :). Having said that once you finish paying one set of dues, you just start paying another just on a different level I guess.

Any big plans for the near future?
Yachts, Mansions, Holidays off the south of France. Collaborations with Puff Daddy, and Timbaland.
Hahahaha. Nah its hard to really make big plans yourself.. you can set big goals, for sure, but its up to the people working with you and around you to make these big plans and help you realise those big goals..

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Hmmm, I listen to some things a bit off kilter… I know the guys have been loving the new Kings of Leon album…. And it is a fucking great album.. … that Dizzee Rascal tune with Calvin Harris is fucking awesome too and has 2 thumbs up from everyone. I have always been a big Dizzee fan with his UK hiphop/grime sort of shit (I have been pumping Maths & English in my car for months and months) but I really like this electro path.. I hope he does more.. the sounds go really well together. Other than that….. I been listening to .. just good music.. rock, pop, house, breaks, electro.. whatever really! J

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
My macbook. Straight out. It literally sleeps on my bed next to me.

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
Probably to treat business and friendships seperately – which can be hard in a band situation, because you are all friends.. and especially when writing music – which is a very personal thing, its hard not to take decisions made on songs personally. But you have to learn to do it. and try and think about what is best for the song, not whats best for you, or most fun for you.. .. things do get heated sometimes.. but its definitely an important part of the process…. and I guess its even more important for everyone to be able to walk away from ‘the band’ situation and have a beer and a laugh and not talk about music. This is something I don’t think you can ever stop learning… you just get better at it J

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Everyone except for myself lives with their girlfriends who they been with for ages, and I have been a loner for 4 years. So I guess not! hahahahahaha

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
This isnt crazy or embarrassing… but this was just a bit of a strange show.. we did 2 weeks ago actually at the WACA in Perth. It was for some sort of Environmental awareness day or something.. was a private show we had been asked to do.. sounded kind of interesting so we jumped on board.. anyway we turn up to load in.. and there is probably 40 or 50 big round tables all beautifully dressed with about 10 seats at each.. – almost like a wedding! There was a stage with white drapes behind it and all!…. anyway, we finish setting up and sound checking.. still not knowing what to expect… we thought it would be realllllllllly awkward…. And we asked about the free alcohol – and the head honcho guy was like ‘na fellas this is drug and alcohol free’… so the next second piles of kids between the age of maybe 10 and 15 arrive with teachers…. Anyway.. we played and the kids got up and had a great time and ran amok.. It was really different.. but really very cool.

They are reshooting some stuff for the video to Blood Sweat Years and if it’s as good as the song it’ll be just awesome. Should be out within a few weeks on myspace! They have their debut album out Midnight Mercinaries + a bonus disk out now if you guys are loving them.

Links:
Calerway Oficial Site
Calerway MySpace (Which looks awesome by the way)

She Said Yoo Hoo [update]

September 5, 2008

Hope you guys all remember Lauren Boyle and her label “She Said Yoo Hoo” – her designs definitely stand out. Here’s a preview of her new season, which are all stocked at Popsicle!– Check out more photos on her MySpace!

Popsicle!

September 1, 2008

POPSICLE has come!

“Showcasing 11 days of fresh designer wares!

4 -14 September | 11am – 6pm daily | 214 William Street Northbridge

Popsicle! is a pop up retail space that is the first of its kind in Perth. Discover the latest collections from a selection of our State’s most exciting designers right in the heart of Northbridge.

This 11 day event has been especially created for the Perth Fashion Festival and is where the public and buyers can shop for the latest in clothing, jewellery, accessories and more. Popsicle! showcases Perth’s finest within an abandoned building, which has been transformed by interior designers and will stay open only for the duration of the festival.

Popsicle is bought to you by The William Street Collective with the support from the City of Perth, Department of Culture and the Arts and the East Perth Redevelopment Authority.

Featuring:
Bim Kenesis, Joveeba, ANAN, ADAM Wore Short Pants, Beardsley in Blue Jeans!!!, minniMon, Golden Child, She Said Yoo Hoo!!!, Igor and Katja, KV Reyes, Ignite Gear, Malachi Alister Yiap!!!, Dapple-Grey, Generics Accessories, Anna Vedelago, Lucky Kat Kustom Jewellery, Ali J, Love is My Velocity, Relative Magazine, Mayk, King Brown Magazine, Cry Bloxsome, Serps Press, MD Zine.

Popsicle! continues Northbridge’s trend of offering alternative retail environments for the adventurous shopper.”


Links:
Popsicle Website with links to designers
Popsicle Map with links to venues