It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of EDARCY, the work of Melbourne’s Michael Nolan. Earlier this week, we were treated to both intro tracks from his forthcoming debut EP which just so happens to be a dual release. The White EP and Black EP are set to drop soon. Both intro tracks are a perfect first taste of what we can expect from the dual release. Check out ‘Intro (White)‘ below, and keep a lookout for the EPs.
Melbourne’s Planète is back. The incredibly talented musician returns with two vibe-laden, slow-motion dance tracks that are all too irresistible. ‘Embers‘ is a beautifully crafted seven-minute gem, taking the listener deep into the realms of lush, electronic bliss. Get lost in the beautiful world of Planète below. Coup de maître.
‘Aquarius‘ has got it all; five minutes and twenty-three seconds of pure, vibe-laden bliss. This gem from Planète featured in my favourite tracks of 2013 list but given its sheer brilliance, I felt it was worthy of highlighting again. The talented Melbourne-based artist has developed a stellar collection of tracks in the last few years. Grab a free download of ‘Aquarius‘ here.
The last few months I’ve found myself consistently revisiting the sounds of Hinako Takada. Born in Japan, now based in Melbourne, this twenty-one year-old beatmaker and electronic music producer is definitely one to watch. ‘Apricot‘ is a truly stunning piece of electronic music; atmospheric synths, crisp percussion, and echoing vocal sounds are combined beautifully. Last month, she played a superb live set at Ferdydurke, listen to it here. Hinako Takada is the future.
I recently landed on the impressive sounds of Melbourne, Australia-based musician Isere. The solo project of Joe De Blasio, his soundcloud page is decorated with a nice array of varied electronic music. His most recent offering, ‘Terrene‘, is a vibe-laden, dance track perfect for this mighty weather we’ve been having. The track is free to download here, follow Isere‘s work on the cloud.
Since arriving on the scene, the Melbourne-based electronic artist Female (aka Darcy Thornycroft) has been nothing short of prolific in his consistent delivery of impressive electronic treats. His latest, ‘Night‘, is an absolute stunner with its incredible, moving vocal work and crisp production. The track is available via bandcamp. Female is definitely becoming a firm favourite.
Harbours is the work of twenty-one year-old Melbourne residing producer Dylan Barfield. His excellent debut EP was released today through the recently formed Melbourne-based music and art label Mojikit. The five-track release is rich in ambient beats, rhythmic percussion, and nicely sampled textural sounds. Check out the joyous ‘Twig Walk‘ below and grab the self-titled EP on bandcamp. Expect big things from both Harbours and the exciting new Mojikit label.
Female is the latest addition to the ever-expanding crop of talented electronic musicians residing in Melbourne, Australia. With two glorious tracks released to date, Female is definitely one to watch. Both ‘Her Too‘ and ‘Air // 159‘ evoke feelings of warmth and sun-soaked, emotive vibes. The latter is a staggeringly beautiful electronic opus with rolling synth work and moving vocals. Grab both tracks via soundcloud.
Melbourne’s PLANÈTE returns with another wonderfully crafted electronic opus, evoking those perfect feelings of summer. ‘WRLDS‘ takes the listener on a vibe-laden, feel-good journey into the depths of aural bliss. This is the first we’ve heard from the Melbourne residing musician in a while. ‘WRLDS‘ is free to download here; get lost in the dancey, floating vibes below.
Aside from speculating that Kirtur is the work of Melbourne resident Tom Dickeson, there’s not a whole lot of information available about the project. However, that’s beside the point, I recently came across Kirtur‘s work and his most recent track really impressed. ‘Stay‘ is a soothing five-minute cruise into the realms of minimal electronic tones and ambient-based treats. Hopefully this is the first of many new tracks, follow Kirtur on the cloud. Free download of ‘Stay‘ here.