Multi-instrumentalist FKJ today releases ‘Greener’ – the first delectable track off his upcoming second studio album ‘V I N C E N T’ (out 10 June). The enviable collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santana combines Santana’s signature Latin American jazz infused rock ‘n’ roll with the modern hues of ambient electronics, and the result is luscious sophistication.
‘Wonder’ is the latest release from American future-funk producer Yung Bae that forcibly demands your attention in all the right ways. Amidst a sonic waterfall of magic, and a bit of that signature James Bond-style soundtrack intensity, Wonder is absolutely glowing. Throw in the infatuating vocals of Californian rapper Channel Tres, and you’ve got an orgasmic whirlwind of chunky beats that is undeniably lustrous.
Together is a song that creates vastness in an enclosed space and provides a complete body shake up in a really tight production. Pulling from his ‘love of trance, house and progressive synths’, Perth artist Solsta has created an intense and understated track with a touch of lightness from vocalist BEXX.
Lexicon H’s debut single is a reflective track that tackles big topics in a short burst, and the official video clip exclusively launches today on LIKE VELVET Music. ‘Get Dizzy’ challenges the pursuit of future dreams at the cost of our present happiness. It pinpoints the blurred lines of self-interest and how heavily it can affect our journey through life, and more significantly, how our own identities are formed.
This month, Melbourne-based production duo Close Counters teamed up with 30/70 singer Allysha Joy to deliver their latest track SPEAK IN TRUTH. The track mixes lush sonics with tantalising off-beat rhythms to create an understated dance song, elevated more by the jazzy styling of Joy’s vocals as she liberates listeners and empowers them to speak their own truths.
Somewhere between an intergalactic space war or what could become the modern day take on Cantina Band, Melbourne duo Juno Disco’s latest song is glittery and zingy. You’re So Hung Up On My Colours is an energetic and funky track that practically sparkles with its dancing rhythms and ethereal vocals. Read on as the pair take us through their Top 5 Up & Comers in music.
Melbourne-based electronic duo GL (a.k.a Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson) have released their latest studio album, You Read My Mind. From simmering percussion, to edgy pulsing synths, GL have continued to raise the bar for modern disco and funk, with a sprinkling of something unique. We had a chat to Graeme and Ella about releasing music in lockdown, spontaneity in the studio, and how friendship and music mix. We also take a little deep-dive into the record too.