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Playing at Rainbow Serpent Festival was unbelievable. One of the most enjoyable sets I have ever played and easily the best “festival” I have ever had the honor of attending. Thankyou s… Source: Live @ Rainbow Serpent 2016 – FREE D/L

The third release in my Beats mix series! Following on from my previous offerings, Beating Me Up and Beating Me Around, I’ve done my best not to be constrained by genre or style, spanning a whole cross section of different sounds, textures and styles, all whilst attempting to convey a cohesive journey. Covering ambient, trip-hop, […]

Melbourne based record label, For The Record, have started off 2013 in stellar form with a bevvy of quality releases centering around the house, deep-house and progressive genres. Still somewhat in their infancy, they have shown an intuitive ear for great sounding underground dance music. For FTR’s 12th release local Melbourne producer, Monsieur Ali, steps […]

In the pipeline for quite some time, and spurred on by the unique nature of the collaborative project in which Elite Force and Klaus Badult were commissioned to create a soundtrack for the PS3 game Motorstorm Apocalypse, the hype surrounding the Shockland album release has been huge, to say the least.

The next edition in the Prognosis Promo series has just landed! Put together in prep for the June 18th event being held in sunny Melbourne, resident and highly talented Prog-bomber, Aaron Static, has stepped up to mix the third installment. Perfectly summing up the style of Prog-House Aaron has been pushing both in his production and DJing work, it’s a 60 minute journey full of exclusive unreleased tracks, along with a storming remix from the man himself.

New to my ears, Star Slinger popped up after a friend dropped me a recommendation on Facebook (thanks Ciaren!). All it really took was one listen and my interest was sparked. His sublime, melodic beats, weaved together with pitched up soul vocals, and on-point sampling, went down a treat. A quick trawl through his Soundcloud […]

For those unfamiliar with the brilliance that is Dextro you now have the chance to get extremely intimate with his entire back catalogue, completely free of charge! This is essential listening for any and all that are partial to chill-out and ambient music. By far Dextro is one of my favourite chill-out/ambient producers. Similar in sound to Boards Of Canada, Dextro is the moniker of Scottish producer Ewan Mackenzie. Primarily he produces music that takes on influences from a broad-range of genre’s from rock, folk music, ambient and electronica and rolls them all into a ball of warm heart-felt beats. His production has an epic cinematic feel that begs for you to let your mind wander and dream. Words don’t really do his music justice.

A few weeks back Teebs released a limited edition hand-painted B-Sides counterpart of a selection of out-takes and remixes from Ardour. Only 150 were made and they sold out in under a day. For those that were unlucky enough to miss out on securing one you’ll be happy to know that Teebs has now made available a previously unreleased CDR from 2009. Similar in vein to the B-Sides release, the unnamed 2009 CDR contains a total of 10 tracks containing a selection of unreleased pieces and alternate versions of music that didn’t originally make the cut for Ardour or the B-Sides.

DnB holds a special place in my heart. A genre I’ve been playing and listening to for quite some time now, Im always on the look-out for quality DnB in all forms and styles. Personally I’ve found alot of current DnB has been sounding quite stale, and my current intake has dwindled somewhat. I suppose one might say im not looking hard enough, which is probably true… but honestly it really hasn’t pricked my ears. A lot of stuff being released on Beatport and other digital retailers has started to sound really washed out and begun to follow a tried and tested structure. So needless to say I was quite surprised to find a 46 track compilation full of quality DnB (and some dubstep) available for free download. At first I was quite skeptical, thinking that the production levels would be low and shoddy, but upon my first listen i was instantly set back – this shit is tight!

In the lead-up to Ninja Tune’s XX Boxset release, which marks their 20th birthday, the label have been giving away a selection of free downloads via their XX mini-site. Each week a new artist is highlighted and some free music is given away. Over the past few weeks there’s been some fantastic tunes from the […]