For those of you who missed it, I headed down to Byron Bay with Kirsten a couple of weekends ago to take in a night of the world famous Byron Bay Bluesfest. We had a ball, spent yet another amazing evening with the Dave Matthews Band, and I wrote a wee blog post about it all, including a bunch of pics I took.
During the break, a bunch of great dance tracks emerged – hence why the latter half of the selection below is definitely skewed in that direction. So throw on your dancing shoes, crank up your speakers, and enjoy!
1. “Wonder (The Kite String Tangle Adaptation)” – Adventure Club ft. TKST
Frightfully talented for his young age, Brissie producer Danny Harley (aka The Kite String Tangle, or TKST), teamed up with management stablemates, Adventure Club, a dub stepping duo from Montreal to create the sweet single “Wonder”.
As he is want to do, Harley has tinkered/remixed that original version, slowing it down and adding in a more organic piano, string and wind-chime arrangement, creating an ambience not evident in the original.
I love it and hope you do too! This kid is the REAL DEAL!
2. “Home” – The Holidays
Fair warning, the opening few bars of this track from Sydney foursome, The Holidays possibly won’t sell this track for you – it didn’t for me.
I love what these guys have been releasing over the last year though, so I stuck with it. The killer chorus/hook kicked in and… well… the rest is history – here it is on #MusicMonday!
3. “Not About You” – One Bit
London duo One Bit deliver the first of the tight dance tracks I’m presenting this week.
This electronic beauty WILL, I repeat WILL, get stuck in your head. It’s a really good taster for what these guys are capable of, and to sweeten the deal, you can download it for free from their SoundCloud page right now!
4. “Do It Again” – Röyksopp & Robyn
One of the more exciting bits of musical news to emerge of late has been the revelation that Scandanavian pals Röyksopp & Robyn have got together to produce a 5-track mini album they describe as, “It doesn’t sound like Röyksopp featuring Robyn or Robyn produced by Röyksopp, it’s just something else entirely. The word ‘collaboration’ has never before been more justified in the world of music!”
There’s a snippet of another track from the collaboration titled “Monument” floating around out there. It’s what first got me salivating over the full release. I almost guarantee I’ll be posting that one once it drops on 23 May, if not earlier!
5. “Busy Baby (ft. Nina K)” – Tomas Barfod
Sticking to northern Europe, cause you know, that’s where some of the world’s best electronic talent resides, Tomas Barfod teams up with Nina Kinert aka Nina K to deliver us “Busy Baby”, the next offering from Barfod’s forthcoming June release “Love Me”.
Remember a few weeks back I introduced a new Aussie electronic maestro named PJ Wolf (aka Thief) and his track “Closer”?
I was quite happy reserved to the fact that this fella knew his way nicely around synths and his Mac. But lo and behold, he’s actually got a far wider array of talent given this beautiful acoustic version he dropped of the same song last week.
Again, you can grab this as a free download now if you’re quick!
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