DATE: June 30th, 2015
Fresh off the release of his debut solo album “Turns”, Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning has shared a cool new video for his disco-infused catchy pop track “Friends Of Mine”, one of the record’s many highlights. Filmed in a six-room, 500-square-foot 1920s beach bungalow, the clip features a guest appearance from “Girls” actor Alex Karpovsky. Watch it above, and stream the album in its entirety here.
Directed by Trouble Hands.
Ben Browning’s album “Turns” is out now via Yellow Year Records. Get it here.
DATE: June 5th, 2015
To celebrate their first-ever proper DJ tour this summer, Melbourne’s finest dance-pop outfit Cut Copy have dropped a superb new mixtape called “Forest Through The Trees”, which effortlessly blends classics from Talking Heads, the Chemical Brothers and Durutti Column with contemporary blazers from Jamie xx, Four Tet and John Talabot. “We’ve always DJed as long as the band has been around, and club culture is an important part of what Cut Copy is about,” frontman Dan Whitford explains. For their upcoming DJ tour, Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford and Tim Hoey will be joined by Cutters Records labelmate Knightlife. Grab this mix for free below, and ride with us.
01. The Durutti Column – Otis
02. Jamie xx – Gosh
03. Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi
04. Round – Lucky Star
05. Hot Chip – Atomic Bomb (John Talabot Remix)
06. Taro Tokugawa – Here My Dear
07. The Hypnotist – Rainbows In the Sky
08. Jee Day – Sum of Love (Lauer Remix)
09. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Tears (Stallions Remix)
10. The Chemical Brothers – Got Glint!
11. Archie Bronson Outfit – Chunk (6th Borough Project Remix)
12. Talking Heads – I Zimbra
13. Black Fan – Hercules & The Beast
14. Bobby Boomerang – Unreleased
15. New Jackson – Jam On Summer
16. Longineu Parsons – The Gathering
17. Paul White – Where You Gonna Go?
DATE: May 21st, 2015
It always feels good when a new track from Australian producer/songwriter Ben Browning comes to our station. After dropping his self-directed video for his catchy single “Make It Easy” just a few days ago, Cut Copy’s bassist is already back with his brilliant second single from his upcoming debut album “Turns”. Entitled “Friends Of Mine”, it finds Ben Browning delivering a disco-infused pop tune full of bright synth melodies, upbeat energy and sun-soaked vibes that’s totally irresistible. It only takes one listen to get it stuck in your head. Needless to say, it’s already on repeat. Roll on summer!
Ben Browning’s debut album “Turns” arrives on June 16th via Yellow Year Records.
DATE: May 11th, 2015
We’ve already heard “Make It Easy”, the bright and catchy first single from his upcoming debut solo album “Turns”, and now Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning has shared the video for the track, which was directed by the man himself. Shot in Melbourne, the clip shows Ben Browning biking through the nocturnal streets of his hometown. Check it out.
Ben Browning’s debut album “Turns” will drop on June 16th on Yellow Year Records. Pre-order it here.
DATE: April 7th, 2015
Back in 2012, Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning dropped his first solo EP “Lover Motion”, a fine collection of five electro-pop tunes, via the band’s own Cutters label. Now, Ben Browning is gearing up for the release of his debut solo album, called “Turns”, set to arrive on June 16th on Yellow Year Records. In the meantime, we’re treated to a stream of the record’s lead single “Make It Easy”, perfect for warm summer days. Give it a spin above.
DATE: April 2nd, 2015
Melbourne-based producer/DJ Mike Gamwell, better known as Knightlife, recently dropped a great tune called “Don’t Stop”, which you may already be familiar with it if you heard Cut Copy’s excellent “Oceans Apart” compilation, showcasing a “glimpse of dance culture” in their home city of Melbourne. True to his usual eclectic style, “Don’t Stop” finally sees a single release on Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records imprint. The single comes complete with a new acid-tinged techno jam “Interstate 08″ and a remix of “Don’t Stop” from Los Angeles producer/DJ Diego Herrera, aka Suzanne Kraft, who recently wowed us with his killer tune “Renee Running” under his new alias Dude Energy.
Today, we’re psyched to share with you an exclusive stream of Suzanne Kraft’s sublime remix of Knightlife’s “Don’t Stop”, who turns the tune into a cosmic disco ride, replete with lush synths, bright melodies and tropical-inflected percussions. And yes, it doesn’t get any better than this. Give this remix a spin or two above, and ride with us.
The “Don’t Stop” EP is out on vinyl and digital via Cutters Records. Pick up your 12” here.
DATE: March 19th, 2015
Having previously operated under the moniker Das Moth, the now Germany-based Australian producer/DJ Tim Sullivan returns as This Soft Machine, a “band at heart”, as he says. Next month, This Soft Machine will finally drop his superb debut EP, consisting of two tracks, “On & On” and “This Place Was Meant For Me”, which marks his first release on Eskimo Recordings. Our first taste of that forthcoming EP comes in the form of “On & On”, a perfectly crafted disco-infused tune that showcases his elegant style. On this track, Dan Whitford (of Cut Copy fame) helped with recording the synthesizers, Dave Harrington, one half of Darkside, played the electric guitar, while Lorraine Nicholson contributed vocals. It’s definitely worth a few spins. Blast it above.
This Soft Machine’s “On & On”/”This Place Was Meant For Me” EP will drop on coloured 7″ vinyl and digitally on April 13th via Eskimo Recordings. The track “On & On” will also appear on “The Orange Collection”, the fourth installment of the label’s ongoing compilation series based around colours.
DATE: January 2nd, 2015
[Artwork: Y. Foulias]
Today, we’re psyched to share with you La.Ga.Sta.’s Top 50 most downloaded tracks of 2014. It’s a long list filled with great tunes from some of our favorite producers and bands. As always, this is a chart compiled by our readers. It’s no surprise that LA’s “daytime disco” duo Poolside sublime acid-tinged edit of Cassiano’s 1977 classic “Onda” in collaboration with São Paulo-based duo Fatnotronic is top of the list. An exclusive track taken from La.Ga.Sta.’s recent “Late Summer Compilation Vol 4.”, our most popular compilation so far with more than 30.000 downloads and still counting. Here’s your chance to revisit 2014′s most popular mpFrees. Fill it up and stay gas!
DATE: December 22nd, 2014
Last month, Cut Copy dropped a great mix compilation called “Oceans Apart”, a homage to the current dance music emerging from the band’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia. You can now stream the 80-minute mix of “Oceans Apart” in full above. This continuous mix marks the band’s first DJ mix since 2006’s “Fabric Live 29″. Give it a spin above, and make sure to check out a short documentary, featuring some of the artists from the compilation, here. “Oceans Apart” is out now via Cut Copy’s own label Cutters Records. Get it here.
01. Knightlife – Don’t Stop
02. Andras & Oscar – Music Is My Life
03. Michael Ozone – Oxygen
04. Statue – Statue Theme
05. Turkish Prison – Overboard
06. Ara Koufax – Brenda
07. Myles Mac – Suburban Odyssey
08. Fantastic Man – Robotic Temptation
09. NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision
10. Coober Pedy University Band – Kookaburra
11. A+O – Take Me
12. Nile Delta – Aether
13. Tornado Wallace – Circadia
14. Speed Painters – Total Person
15. Len Leise – Call of Kati Thanda
16. Bell Towers – After Party at Jackson’s House
17. World’s End Press – Feel City (Outskirts Dub)
18. Roland Tings – Swimmer
19. Sleep D – Austral Aura
DATE: November 21st, 2014
To accompany the release of their excellent 19-track “Oceans Apart” compilation, their tribute to the Melbourne dance scene, Cut Copy have dropped this cool 12-minute documentary, featuring some of the artists from the compilation. This short documentary explores “the backgrounds, lives and thoughts of some of the unique artists involved, in the hope of painting a broader picture of what Melbourne’s current scene is about,” explains Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford. Watch it above, and make sure to check out another track from the compilation called “Brenda” by Ara Koufax, the new project from Sam Gill and Luke Neher (of Naysayer & Gilsun fame).
Directed by Thomas Pollard.
The “Oceans Apart” compilation is out now digitally via Cut Copy’s own label Cutters Records. Two limited-edition vinyl samplers from “Oceans Apart” are also available for purchase here.
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