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Playlist: Du Tonc

Du Tonc

Du Tonc

The Du Tonc disco boys have finally put together a playlist for us!

Du Tonc are still one of our favourites, which is handy as their new single, ‘Wonderland’ (which also features on the playlist), is one of their favourites too.

V – La Nouvelle Epoque
It’s pretty apparent we love the 80’s, can’t get enough of this gem. Modern 80’s vibes (if that makes sense).

Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Opened
If there is one track we’ve love to get the parts for and re work, it’s this.

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – White Cow (Erol Allan Rework)
We’re big Wizard and Erol fans. This is stunning.

Charlie – Spacer Woman (Vocal)
More 80’s spaced out funkiness.

The Cure – A Forest
Think this tracks still get’s better overtime you listen to it.

Du Tonc – I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
The only cover we’ve done and possibly our our favourite track.

Tears For Fears – Head Over Heals
Tears for Fears are a big inspiration to us, this track is genius (also featured in a rather awesome film).

Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus
Love the Depeche Mode version, but this is just filthy.

Du Tonc – Wonderland
Our favourite song we’ve written.

Midland – Final Credits
Effortless perfect dance floor record.

Sisterhood – Tunnels (Bicep Remix)
Still cane this, get’s better with each listen.

Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million, Neon Indian, Classixx, Holy Ghost!, Blood Orange

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GL – Hallucinate

GL

GL

So, these guys are good. Very good.

If you don’t know, get to know.

Meet Melbourne-based duo called GL. They create synth funk music.

‘Hallucinate’ is a retro, dance-floor gem. The video is a throwback of late-night 90’s MTV visuals paired with the vibrant electronic funk of the song and double-vision lyrics.

Their debut album ‘Touch’ is released on 15 July via Midnight Feature/Plastic World and can be streamed in full below.

Sounds like: Ekka, Goldroom, Chaka Khan, Classixx, DFA

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Exclusive: Them Swoops Playlist

Them Swoops - Into The Atmosphere

Them Swoops – Into The Atmosphere

Forming in 2012, and making a return in 2016, it’s Melbourne alt-indie band, Them Swoops.

They’ve made a lovely ‘Seasonal Conserves’ playlist for the readers of Indietronica, full of funky beats and summery vibes.

See the track list below:

1) Total Giovanni – Can’t Control My Love

Saw/heard about these guys for the first time at Meredith Music Festival, they promptly proceeded to blow everyone’s minds with their Stardust meets Talking Heads meets quasi-ironic Italian shtick.

2) Mini Mansions – Death Is A Girl

From one of our fav albums of last year. Pounding rhythm, floating lyrics, hooks flying everywhere. Saw them open for Tame Impala and was sold on the spot.

3) Ben Browning – Make It Easy

Local boy made good, BB plays bass in Cut Copy and in his spare time writes ridiculously catchy tunes such as this one.

4) Baptism Of Uzi – Stray Current

There’s something about this song that I’ll never be able to pinpoint what it is that makes it so awesome. Basically, I wish I wrote it. Simple elements, but when put together make something strange and beautiful.

5) Tom Vek – Sherman (Animals In The Jungle)

Takes a while to kick in but when that bassline hits, it’s relentless. Love the verses in this one. Detached, but delivered with attitude.

6) Nantes – Charlie

We played with Nantes a few years ago and while the majority of their sound is a lot darker than this, this shimmering, colourful pop song really stuck with me. It’s a feelgood track that makes it onto almost any playlist I put together.

7) Donny Benet – Sophisticated Lover

This track is best consumed with its video clip. It straddles the fine line of being pathetic, ridiculous and pure genius.

8) NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision

Excellent party vibes in this track from crazy Melbourne locals. These guys are old friends and it’s awesome to see them continually not give a damn.

9) Young Hysteria – This Is Not A Love Song

Super smooth and minimal, this track is sparse in places, lush in others, but beautiful throughout.

10) Jagwar Ma – The Throw

A good buddy of mine tried to get me along to one of Jagwar Ma’s early shows in Melbourne a few years ago. I didn’t make it and spent the next 2 years kicking myself as Howlin’ is one of my favourite records of the last 5 years. Saw them live at Meredith and lost my mind.

Listen to ‘Into The Atmosphere’ by Them Swoops below.

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Van She, Holy Ghost!, Gypsy & The Cat, San Cisco, Classixx, Friendly Fires, The Kooks, Bag Raiders

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RÜFÜS – Sundream

RUFUS

RUFUS

Australian trio RÜFÜS are back with their new single ‘Sundream’. The summery track is the third single from their album ‘Atlas’ which also includes remixes from Hayden James, Claptone, Wordlife, Classixx, Casino Gold and TACHES and can be purchased in Australia here.

The hypnotic and psychedelic video for ‘Sundream’ can be watched below.

‘Sundream’ is out on 8 September on Columbia Records and coincides with their tour dates below:

22 August – Reading Festival BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

23 August – Leeds Festival BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage

31 August – Lodestar Festival, Cambridge

26 September – Glasgow King Tuts

27 September – Manchester Night & Day

30 September – Bristol Start the Bus

1 October – London Scala

2 October – Birmingham Temple

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Foals, Booka Shade, Holy Ghost!, Midnight Juggernauts, Goldroom

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