DATE: October 28th, 2016
A few weeks ago, Melbourne’s finest dance-pop band Cut Copy surprise-dropped “January Tape”, a 44-minute ambient, instrumental piece of sonic art available as a limited-run of 400 cassette tapes. Due to the tapes disappearing instantly, the band has decided to share the music from this project digitally as well.
The digital version of “January Tape” is out today and comes accompanied by a hypnotic video, entitled “January Trip”, directed by Glen Goetze and edited by Brendan MacLeod. More meditation than music video, more hypnosis than hype, “January Trip” works as a harmonious visual companion to the soundscapes in the tape. Cut Copy are hard at work on their forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2013’s “Free Your Mind”. We can’t wait.
“January Tape” is out now digitally via Cutters Records. Get it here.
DATE: August 5th, 2016
Tonight is the night for our second “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) event! Drivetime special with two exceptional co-drivers, Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford, aka Bobby Boomerang, and fellow Aussie DJ/producer and Cutters Records very own Knightlife at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. To set the right mood, we’ve put together a 90-minute warm up “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” mixtape filled with some of our favorite current tunes. Grab this mix for free below, and join us for a long ride. Pull up to the bumper baby!
01. Jonny Sender – Luck Sum Don (Edit)
02. Larry Gus – The Sun Describes (40 Thieves Wawoobi Dub)
03. Gilad Kahana – Africa Sheli (Red Axes Remix)
04. MLiR – People
05. MH013 – Better
06. Låpsley – Operator (DJ Koze’s 12 inch Extended Disco Version)
07. Classixx – Just Let Go (feat. How to Dress Well) [Ray Mang Remix]
08. Hardway Bros – Pleasure Cry (Tuff City Kids Remix)
09. Jacques Renault – Redlight Rubber (Massimiliano Pagliara Remix)
10. Laurie Anderson – O Superman (M.Giordani Disco Spacer Mix)
11. Factory Floor – Ya
12. Crooked Man – This Machine (Kills Me) (machine build) –
13. Todd Terje & The Olsens – Disco Circus (Dan Tyler Remix)
14. Chaos In The CBD – Background Explorer –
15. Midland – Final Credits
DATE: August 4th, 2016
Tomorrow is party time! La.Ga.Sta. is driving to London for the second “ΓΚΑΡΑΖ” (Garage) event at our favorite hangout Dalston Superstore. Driving with us on August 5th will be two of our favorite peeps, Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford under his dance alter-ego Bobby Boomerang and fellow Aussie DJ/producer and Cutters Records very own Knightlife. They are joined by resident Vangelis, Nic Fisher, Fannar and Wes Baggaley. It’s gonna be epic fun. Get on down! For more info head here.
Bobby Boomerang (Cut Copy/Cutters Records)
Cut Copy’s frontman and Cutters Records label boss Dan Whitford recently stepped out from behind the microphone to drop his ace debut solo release, a two-tracker called “Uncharted Waters”, under his dance alter-ego Bobby Boomerang. Dan Whitford has long held a fondness for the deeper reaches of dance music, having DJed an eclectic mixture of house and disco and in Melbourne’s clubs some years before keyboards and guitars cross pollinated to bring Cut Copy into existence. And in some ways his first solo release is a musical homecoming. On “Uncharted Waters” we find Bobby Boomerang returning to its place of origin to explore his reinterpretations of Balearic house and techno, generated by experiments with his menagerie of vintage drum machines, samplers, and keyboards.
Knightlife (Cutters Records)
Australian producer and DJ Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife, who now has found home in deepest Bath in the UK, never ceases to amaze us. Since first emerging from Melbourne’s smoke-machine laden dancefloors during disco-tinged house revival of the late ’00s, Mike Gamwell’s penchant for forward-thinking electronica paired with meticulous production has entrenched him in the upper echelons of Australian producers. Signed to Cut Copy’s authoritative Cutters Records in 2007, over the next few years Gamwell released a string of excellent EPs and top-notch remixes that succintly encapsulated the sights and sounds of ever-evolving electronic landscape.
DATE: September 30th, 2015
Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford just dropped his debut solo release under his dance-oriented alter-ego Bobby Boomerang. Consisting of two original tracks, the “Uncharted Waters” 12” finds the man in charge of Cutters Records exploring his “reinterpretations of Balearic house and techno, generated by experiments with his menagerie of vintage drum machines, samplers and keyboards.” “Where Am I?” and “Uncharted Waters” are both finely crafted tune, taking the listener on a rich musical journey. You can preview the whole thing above.
The “Uncharted Waters” EP, the first of a series of new releases from Bobby Boomerang, is out now in both vinyl and digital formats via Cutters Records. Get your copy here.
DATE: September 15th, 2015
Is it Friday already? So excited for our “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5, which will drop on September 18th as a free download. After sharing Klaves’ superb disco edit of McFadden & Whitehead’s classic “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” last week, today we’re delighted to bring you a second taste from our upcoming compilation. And it’s yet another exclusive track.
Get your ears wrapped around this unreleased remix of Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning much loved single “Friends Of Mine” by Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Cooper Saver, the man behind the Far Away parties and mixtape series. On his remix, Cooper Saver infuses Ben Browning’s track with an extra dose of synths, delivering a deliciously summertime jam. What’s not to love? The original track is taken from Ben Browning’s recent debut album “Turns”, out now via Yellow Year Records.
As per usual, this year’s “Late Summer” compilation Vol. 5 features lots of exclusive tunes, including previously unreleased tracks from some of our favorite producers, as well as much-loved gems available as a free download for the first time. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more news on the release of our upcoming compilation.
UPDATE: Download our “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5 for free here.
DATE: July 24th, 2015
We’ve already heard and saw the video of Cut Copy’s bassist Ben Browning newest single “Friends Of Mine”, a disco-infused synth pop tune taken from his superb debut solo album “Turns”. Now, we’ve got our hands on a new version of the track from Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free, who spins the tune into much blissed-out territory with an array of synth melodies and laid-back, sunny grooves. It’s a well-suited remix for a summer drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. Give it a spin above, and ride with us.
DATE: July 7th, 2015
The last time we heard from Melbourne-based producer/DJ Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife, was late last year, when he contributed the track “Don’t Stop” to Cut Copy’s excellent “Oceans Apart” compilation. Now, he’s back with a brand-new track called “Heavy Down”, the first taste from his upcoming four-track “VII” EP, set to arrive in August on Cutters Records. Somewhat minimal and more stripped back than Knightlife’s previous releases, “Heavy Down” finds him still operating in top form. Blast it above.
Knightlife is also touring with Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford & Tim Hoey through July in the US.
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.
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