As adored gothic-rock turned psych-new wave group The Horrors emerge from their East London studio with album #4 in the bag, keyboardist Tom Furse dives straight back into his record collection to compile this journey. No surprise that these sonic adventurers and musical sponges have immaculate taste, collecting from every record store in every town on tour.
This month The Horrors return to the stage as part of the amazing BBC 6 Music Festival lineup while Furse will also soundtrack visual artist Trevor Jackson's Palindrome installation at ICA. We sat down to discuss both events, recording the new album and an appreciation for Wes Anderson.
Guitar and effects maestro Dave Harrington is well versed in the art of orchestrating arresting soundtracks. Switching from a mournful Nick Drake cover to classical inspired house within the opening minutes, the Darkside member applies his performing musician principles to DJing with this captivating Modcast that pulls you in instantly. He even found a minute to discuss pop song structures vs improvisation and his Olympic pin collection with us below.
Don't miss Harrington and Nicolas Jaar's Darkside perform at The Hi-Fi in Sydney on April 2 and Melbourne's Palace Theatre on April 4. Both shows supported by Movement. Tickets are running low and additional dates will not be announced. The Modular released 'Psychic' is now available in Australia via I-Tunes and all good record stores.
Responsible for taking Beni's Love On The Run / Summer's Gone EP to peak club delirium with his charged remix, Riton is a bit of a hero around these parts. French slang for "Henry", the electronica musician's resume covers all bases from hip-hop roots to krautrock ode Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, the nostalgic house tag-team with the late DJ Medhi Carte Blanche and breakbeat soul of Symphony Hall. This latest mix is an absolute boot-rattler. Get to know everyone's favourite character below.
Jump into the flames of Francis Inferno Orchestra, the Melbourne producer who's marked his turf as a deep sample-house wonder from down under. His finest has been championed by the likes of Mark E, 6th Borough Project, The Revenge and Jacques Renault and endorsed with top shelf remixes from Soul Clap and Linkwood. We're still praising him for the work he did remixing Softwar for Club Mod, turning Believe into a bewitching spell of late night tension.
Plug in the headphones and surrender to this quality mixtape. Read on for our Q&A with the charmer, discussing his Northern Hemisphere relocation, 90s hip hop and his insatiable appetite for KFC.
Standish/Carlyon are a two piece from Melbourne, made up of Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon, formerly of revered shadowy rock group The Devastations. Deleted Scenes (out now on Chapter Music) is their debut album and sees the duo enter a world of shimmery dub pop and sounds for late night altered states. They've just signed recently with the Musique Agency!
They play Sydney next Friday 09th August at Goodgod Small Club alongside Horse Macguyver, Four Door and DJ Nigel Yang (HTRK). Tix available here.
The knight of a different round table, Aussie DJ Lancelot and new Musique Agency signing is mixing his way around the globe; currently spending his days on European beaches and nights getting heavy in the clubs. He's put forth a Holy Grail of a mix for this week's Modcast, over an hour of slithering grooves and beats.
He's working on a couple of new EPs including an exciting collaboration with Antony & Cleopatra (Alex Burnett of Sparkadia & Anita Bray AKA Cocknbull Kid).
For a live fix, our European friends can catch him smashing Summer gigs in the coming weeks including sets at Kiki, Istanbul on the 23rd of August & Carpe Diem, Hvar on 29th and 30th of August.
Chat & tracklist below.
Fresh from Splendour in the Grass, the guys are heading to Sydney on July 27th, to let loose on the decks at our What We Do Is Secret party at Oxford Art Factory. More information & tracklist below.
The Canyons boys took their music down a new direction with side-project Pink Gin. Its the culmination of the duo's private stash of rhythm tracks, harkening back to Canyons' early days of warehouse beats & fun club cuts.
Keep reading after the jump for an interview with the techspert-half of the group, Adam Bozzetto, and the tracklist for this week's hour of Modcast power.
Raf Daddy - aka Raphael Rundell - met Joe Goddard (taking time out from his day job as one fifth of Hot Chip) through a party scene that saw them share deck duties at the legendary Greco-Roman parties.
Upon venturing into the studio in an attempt to replicate some of the records that they'd lost themselves in the night before, Raf found himself laying down vocals over Joe's skipping, bassomatic backing tracks safe in the knowledge that they'd soon be replaced by someone with sweeter, more melodious tones. In the end, it was Raf's voice that characterized and personalized The 2 Bears.