Continuing our preparations and list-making for Record Store Day this coming Saturday April 21, today we're sharing a couple more stories and sweet tips.
Dinamo Azari from Azari & III, Michaek Kucyk, host of Melbourne's iconic RRR radio show 'Noise In My Head', and Nick Allbrook of Pond / Tame Impala fame all share a special record / store moment with you.
Our good friend Maurice Terzini provided us with signature lamb chops, squid and octopus, quinoa salads and vine leaves from his restaurant, Neild Avenue. The wine and margaritas flowed freely. Taste-maker blogger and photographer Yimmy Yayo came, he brought his camera and charted some of the goings on as shown in the above gallery. For more from Yimmy's blog, head here.
Last Friday night we held an intimate family & friends dinner at Modular HQ. Azari & III, The Rapture and Horse Meat Disco were in town so we got our good pal Maurice Terzini from Neild Avenue to sort the food and invited other long-time friends and Modular collaborators Juan MacLean and Hercules & Love Affair, who were on the same tour for Future Music Festival.
Our guests were exemplary, the wine was abundant, and the menu displayed some of the best of Sydney cuisine. Modular's head honcho Stephen 'Pav' Pavlovic might've even rewarded late-stayers with a snippet of as-yet-largely-unheard-but-highly-anticipated-releases. We can't confirm or deny, but we can share these photos, taken by Kasia Werstak.
Two big shows are going down this week in Melbourne and Sydney. The Rapture and Azari & III are teaming up and we have some double passes to win over on our Facebook page here for each show.
If you need convincing, peep the Softwar remix of 'Into the Night' here, The Rapture's video for 'In the Grace of Your Love' and some killer Azari & III remixes of a couple of their best and brightest label-mates here.
Azari & III are hitting Future Music Festivals around Australia and getting wavy with label-mates The Rapture in sideshows for the fans in Melbourne and Sydney as well as those keen music-loving travelers with great taste.
Softwar have an EP out and Sydney-siders can catch them at Chinese Laundry in Sydney on March 10th.
We've got double passes to give away over here.
To double the sweetness - if you're a fan of Azari & III download the Aston Shuffle remix of 'Reckless With Your Love' for free just there to your right.
Canadian house quartet, Azari & III are touring Australia in March, performing at Future Music Festival. Lucky fans in Melbourne and Sydney have the opportunity to catch them at side-shows with The Rapture, tickets on sale now - dates below.
To mark the occasion, we've got an Aston Shuffle remix of their single 'Reckless With Your Love' for you to enjoy, for free.
Australian fans in Melbourne and Sydney will be lucky enough to see both, together at their combined side-shows. Both groups are renowned for their upbeat and fevered frenzy-inducing qualities - expect a lot from this show, it's bound to be snappy.
If you're a fan of The Rapture, make sure you have a listen to the latest remixes of Sail Away by Cut Copy, Aeroplane and Cosmic Kids.
While fans of Azari & III should keep their eyes peeled for some new remixes of Reckless. Friend us here for updates as they come to hand!
Show dates and details below.
Azari & III's unique blend of moody electronica, dark yet hooky vocal choruses and analog-thick rhythms has earned them a hardcore following and sees this album as one of the most-anticipated in the calendar. The four-piece, consisting of producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full, have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references while maintaining a future perspective.