The finish line is in sight! Happy Friday, you legends. Here’s a mix of upbeat and downlow tunes for the weekend. I found a vintage leather jacket today for Splendour. It’s all coming together. Winter will not beat us. Check out the videos from St. Lucia and Fascinator – they are most excellent, and I’m sure you’ll be won over by one Mr Kent Jones. It’s an ear worm, that’s for sure.
St. Lucia: Help Me Run Away
St. Lucia has released a new, high energy video for Help Me Run Away, one of my favourite songs from his Matter album. He teamed up with Converse for the official video, which was directed by NORTON. It follows a pair of Converse high tops across the U.S. as it searches for its lost love, a pair of red high heels (of course). Read our interview with St. Lucia here.
L D R U : Next to You feat. Savoi
For his latest music video L D R U teamed up with Australian fashion and music video director Chester Buchanan (Cosmo’s Midnight, Basenji) and local production company Entropico.
L D R U is one of Australia’s favourite electro artists and producers right now. Catch him live on tour in July. A new show has just been added for Melbourne. See dates below.
Keeping Score TOUR DATES
Supported by triple j
- Saturday July 2nd – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
- Friday July 8th – Villa – Perth
- Saturday July 9th – Fat Controller – Adelaide
- Friday July 15th – Triffid – Brisbane
- Saturday July 16th – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne
- Sunday July 10th – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne NEW SHOW
- Saturday July 16th – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne SOLD OUT
Fascinator: Oh Bukkake
The Avalanches: Frankie Sinatra
The Avalanches return in fine form with Frankie Sinatra, taken from their brand new album Wildflower. The song has all the hallmarks of an Avalanches tune – unexpected elements, circus like music and killer samples. The Avalanches, a few of my favourite things, indeed (too lame?) Pre-Order the new album here. Can’t wait to see these guys at Splendour!
Video directed by Fleur Fortuné. Video produced by Division. Single Credits: Produced by Robbie Chater Mixed by Robbie Chater and Tony Espie Engineer Aaron Dobos, Michael O’Connell, Matthew Neighbour Recorded at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne Mixed at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne Master by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound NYC
Fetty Wap: Wake Up
Fetty Wap’s new track Wake Up heralds the release of his eagerly awaited sophomore album, due out later this year. It’s been a massive month for Fetty. He was nominated for a whopping eleven categories and took home “Top New Artist” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and won “Best New Artist” at the iHeartRadio Awards.
Slumberjack: Open Fire feat. Daniel Johns
George Maple: Sticks And Horses
Los Angeles based George Maple returns to Australia for a National Tour in July. Read how she tested her latest single in a strip club to ensure the vibe was right in our recent story. This is a banger.
J Dilla: The Sickness feat. Nas
The video for J. Dilla’s The Sickness features Dilla and Nas spitting bars over a head-nodding Madlib beat. The single is from The Diary album, which was originally intended to be released in 2002 as the legendary producer’s proper solo debut as an MC (rapping over beats from the likes of Nottz, Hi–Tek, KarriemRiggins, and more). The album was shelved by parent label MCA and was the stuff of legend up until now. It finally got a proper release on 15 April and in addition to Dilla (& Nas) features vocals by Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Frank & Dank and others.
Bryson Tiller: Exchange
Bryson Tiller‘s debut album came out in 2015. His 2nd single Exchange now has a video. Watch it here. The album TRAPSOUL is out now. Get it here or stream it online.
Kent Jones: Don’t Mind
Kent Jones is a South Florida native who poses a hip hop triple threat – he’s a producer , rapper and singer. He draws inspiration from Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre and Timbaland.And if this doesn’t get stuck in your head, I don’t know what will. Proceed.
Matt Gresham: Ghost
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