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Playlist: Du Tonc

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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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Du Tonc – Keep Movin’

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Du Tonc

We are big fans of Du Tonc, so had to check out their new B-side, ‘Keep Movin”.

It’s a romantic, disco number with a sexy bass line, that takes us back to retro times and leads us all the way to the dance floor.

It’s counterpart, ‘Wonderland’ drops on 28 November and is the perfect way for Du Tonc to finalise 2016.

Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million

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Du Tonc – Slow Down

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Du Tonc

The Du Tonc boys are back, but with more of a slowed down, dark electronic release than their usual, more upbeat offerings.

The “anti-pop” track, called ‘Slow Down’, features additional backing vocals from Jenny McCullagh of I Know Leopard.

Despite the slight change in direction, Du Tonc are exactly where they want to be, saying;

“We didn’t grow up making music together, we never had that luxury. This is the first song we’ve made where we both feel like everything in it is exactly what we want it to be, this feels like the beginning and it feels amazing.”

“When you gonna slow down?”. It’s a question we should all be asking ourselves.

Sounds like: Kavinsky, ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million

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Du Tonc – Animals

Du Tonc - Animals

Du Tonc – Animals

Heardy indie-disco outfit Du Tonc is back with cracking new track ‘Animals’.

Composed of Du Tonc is Australian Matt Van Schie from Van She, and trailblazing UK producer Mighty Mouse.

Du Tonc on Animals:

“We started ‘Animals’ somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco, California definitely has an impact on our music. We’ve achieved a lifelong ambition of putting animal noises in a song and nothing will ever beat that feeling.”

With its summery bass lines intertwined with Matt’s soprano vocals, this is one track to be reckoned with.

You can pre-order the track on iTunes here. Official release will be 30 March via Eskimo Recordings / N.E.W.S.

Sounds like: ROOSEVELT, Summer Heart, MGMT, Day Wave, Washed Out, Yeasayer, Miike Snow, RAC, Goldroom, Set Mo, Luke Million

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Voltaire Twins – Long Weekend

Voltaire Twins

Voltaire Twins

Voltaire Twins is formed of siblings Jaymes and Tegan Voltaire, and drummer Jack Stirling.

The hyper-autobiographical ‘Long Weekend’ is a new glittery synth pop track with fragments of 70’s disco, 80’s pop and 90’s beats.

The band currently live in Melbourne and have worked with producer Anna Laverty (Cut Copy, New Gods) and mixer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Little Red).

Voltaire Twins will release ‘Long Weekend’ on 20 March.

Tour Dates:
20 March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
1 May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
2 May – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney

Have a listen to the Luke Million remix too, it’s awesome:

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Mystery Jets, Du Tonc, OH Land, Goldroom, Holy Ghost!, Van She, The Presets, Two Door Cinema Club, Friendly Fires

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Cut Copy – Free Your Mind (Album)

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Aussie lads Cut Copy release fourth album ‘Free Your Mind’ on Modular Recordings, on 4th November 2013. It is available to purchase here.

Title track ‘Free Your mind’ has an accompanying video which stars Alexander Skarsgard (The East, True Blood, Melancholia) as a deranged cult leader, and can be viewed on Indietronica here, where you can also listen to the rework by Fort Romeau. It was premiered to those who physically attended remote corners of the world, including the Californian desert, a small town in the Australian outback, and a secluded village in Wales. It is a psychedelic synth-driven masterpiece with a ‘Madchester’ feel.

Cut Copy themselves promote how, the album ‘Free Your Mind’ creates a fantasy of the next youth revolution, binding the two epochs without the negative baggage.’ The two epochs refer to the Vietnam War and Thatcherism in the UK – San Francisco 1967 and the UK ’88-’91, the sounds of which can be heard throughout the album. Hedonism, partying, sexuality and freedom are themes which run through the album.

Having formed around 15 years ago, Cut Copy put a considerable amount of effort into their production; as much science as art. Their eclectic sounds emulate from skillful crafts, made out of carefully thought out ideas and instruments ranging from trademark synths, to unusual percussion and saxophones.

The album includes five short ‘filler’ tracks of just a few seconds to a minute of transition, which make the album flow beautifully with a whole completeness, as a marvellously engineered creation of Hacienda, Hippies and Hedonists.

Stream the album in full, below.

Sounds like; Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Du Tonc, Jagwar Ma, Basement Jaxx
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Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

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Australian indietronica artists Cut Copy released the title track of their imminent album; ‘Free Your Mind’, a psychedelic synth-driven masterpiece with a disco feel.

The video was directed by Christopher Hill and depicts hunky Swede Alexander Skarsgard (from The East, True Blood, Melancholia), walking around an estate tooking over his cult followers, who are all dressed in tracksuits and behaving strangingly. The leader clearly doesn’t seem happy with his set up, and instead makes an escape, in an attempt to ‘free your mind’.

The ‘Free Your Mind’  remix by Fort Romeau, was unveiled recently too, and is, quite frankly, awesome.

Cut Copy’s fourth studio album, titled ‘Free Your Mind’, will be released 4th November on Modular Records, and is available to pre-order here.

Sounds like; Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Du Tonc
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Scenic – Shockwaves

Scenic

Youthful Perth boys Scenic joined the likes of Aeroplane and fellow Aussies Jagwar Ma on the Future Classic roster in 2011, fitting in like a missing giant disco jigsaw piece.

They were quickly spotted by ‘The Godfather of French Electro’, Joakim, who released their first single ‘This Can’t Be’ on his Tigersushi label out of Paris.

Their fantastic debut EP ‘Another Sky’ was recorded in a studio that the boys set up in a beach house in a small community south of Perth and the songs are simply written about the places they’ve been and the people they’ve met.

Following the release of ‘Another Sky’ with the two original tracks and an insanely good remix from The Magician, Future Classic introduces the lead single and title track from their sophomore EP titled ‘Shockwaves’. The single was released on iTunes on 28 June. The release date of the EP is still being kept under wraps by Future Classic.

The new video of ‘Shockwaves’ is a montage of well-timed scenes from the early 80s and is classic retro, nostalgic, and disco psychedelia.

Sounds like: Phoenix, Jagwar Ma, Cut Copy, Gypsy & The Cat, Du Tonc

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