DATE: December 5th, 2015
Last year, Melbourne-based producers Luke Neher and Sam Gill, who also work together as Naysayer & Gilsun, introduced their new project Ara Koufax with the nine-minute epic tune “Brenda”. The track was featured on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records excellent “Oceans Apart” compilation, a record featuring the best of Melbourne’s current live artists. Following the release of their self-titled debut EP on Downtime, Ara Koufax returns to Cutters Records with their new “Adult Concepts” EP, a two-track offering that showcases the pair’s constantly evolving sound.
Originally written as an introduction to Ara Koufax’s live show, the record’s title track is a perfect, driving piece of house music full of warm melodies. Blast it above. The “Adult Concepts” EP, a snapshot of what can be expected of Ara Koufax in 2016, is out now digitally on Cutters Records. It comes backed with b-side “Makers”. Buy it here.
DATE: November 27th, 2015
Melbourne-based producer and Cutters Records’ very own Mike Gamwell, aka Knightlife, recently contributed a killer acid-tinged house edit of The B Boys’ ’80s classic “Rock The House” called “Haus Angeles” to our annual “Late Summer” compilation Vol.5. Now, he’s back with his new EP “VII”, a four-track offering that reveals a concoction of house, acid and slow-burning balearic rhythm structures, stripping back the layers and re-emerging from the haze. And it’s a great ride from start to finish. Here’s the EPs opener “Solstice” for your listening pleasure. Knightlife can do no wrong!
The “VII” EP is out now in both vinyl and digital formats on Cutters Records. Get it here.
DATE: October 21st, 2015
Melbourne producer Harvey Sutherland works his synth magic once again, delivering a sublime rework of “Australian Boy” by fellow Aussie four-piece Speed Painters. This six-minute remix full of smooth, warm vibes is yet another example of Harvey Sutherland’s signature style. Give it a spin or two above and ride with us.
The remix appears on Speed Painters’ six-track “Bellarine II” EP, the second installment of their two-part “Bellarine” series, which marks the group’s debut release for Cutters. The record sees Speed Painters dropping a fine collection that curve from slow-burning house, minimal techno and Balearic surf jams to grubby, visceral rhythm tunes.
The “Bellarine II” EP is out now digitally via Cut Copy’s own Cutters Records. Buy it here.
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: July 30th, 2015
The newest member of Cut Copy’s Cutters Records family is Melbourne’s Statue, a new percussion-based dance project erected by two drummers, Tom Gould (of World’s End Press) and Nicolaas Oogjes (of NO ZU). Statue’s debut release, a four-track offering called “Built”, finds the dance duo fusing raw synths, drum machines, haunting vocals and live percussion to craft a unique sound, which sits somewhere between minimal techno and percussion-driven tribal house. Today, we’re treated to a full stream of one of the EPs standout cuts, the eight minute house jam “Jade”, a guaranteed dancefloor burner.
Statue’s “Built” EP is out now in both digital and vinyl formats on Cutters Records.
Get it here.
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: 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: June 13th, 2014
Melbourne’s dancefloor wizard Joel Dickson, aka Nile Delta, who last graced us with his solid EP “Aztec”, is currently supporting his friends and fellow Australians Cut Copy on their US tour. And now, he delivers this infectious, acid-tinged rework of “Meet Me In A House Of Love”, a standout track from Cut Copy’s latest album “Free Your Mind”. It’s yours for free!
DATE: September 30th, 2013
More heat from the talented Nile Delta. Having already wowed us with his debut EP “Channel”/”All This” and the vinyl-only release “Dance To The Rhythm”, the Melbourne-based producer returns to Cut Copy’s own Cutters imprint with his third offering, the “Aztec” EP, and it’s a winner.
The EPs title track is a solid dancefloor jam with hypnotic congas, bubbling acid lines and infectious vocals from John Parkinson of rising Melbourne-based band World’s End Press. Here we have for you the late-night 12” version of “Aztec”, which you can stream above. The release also features another new house track, called “Achilles”, and remixes Plastic Plates and Roland Tings.
Our favorite remix is the vinyl-only rework of “Aztec” from Spanish producer and longtime Talabot collaborator Pional, who transformed the original cut into a piano-driven house anthem.
Nile Delta’s “Aztec” EP is out now digitally. Buy it here.
DATE: April 1st, 2011
A former Damn Arms member, Das Moth (aka Timothy Sullivan) drew a lot of attention with his recent brilliant debut EP “Moon/Wrong” on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records. Originally from Australia, he moved to Japan in 2009, where he was deeply influenced by the country’s culture and people’s mentality. Apart from Japan, the talented producer and dj is in love with disco and travelling. In view of his upcoming European tour this summer, he pulled over at Last Gas Station for a little chat about music, his influences and future plans, as well as about disco. Keep an eye on this guy!
La.Ga.Sta.: What made you turn to disco? Das Moth: Music needs to make you feel something…something worthwhile. Listening to Ramones or Morrissey does this. So does listening to Al Green or Inner Life. It just seems right.
What’s the story behind your name?
My older sister, Ami, has always called me “Moth”. Since i was a kid. I always thought it would be nice to use it for a project one day. The “Das” part…I’m not sure. It sounds better than “the moth”.
What has influenced you most in the past years?
Life changes I guess. Challenging myself in as many ways possible. Leaving Australia and moving to Japan has had a huge influence on me. The people I’ve met here…even the people I haven’t met.. just admired.
Has your music be influenced by your stay in Japan?
Totally. Since living here I can now see it becoming more apparent. I’ve always been a huge fan of YMO, Flower Traveling Band and sound track composers Shigeru Umebayashi & Ryuichi Sakamoto…but recently I’ve found myself listening to them all more and more. It pretty much gives me the confidence to try new ideas and sounds, because they all push the limit on that so well.
Five words to describe Das Moth…
Skinny, White, Kid, Tokyo, Tattoos.
What excites you in today’s Australian music scene?
Last time I was in Australia [Cutters Records Tour w/ Cut Copy & Nile Delta] I realised I was sooo far out of “the loop” with what was happening in Australia. Canyons are always impressive. The new records from Midnight Juggernauts, Tame Impala & Cut Copy were all amazing. I’m also looking forward to the long awaited new Avalanches album.
What makes you feel bored?
A dead laptop battery in an airport.
What moves your imagination?
Bill Withers – My Imagination.
What turns you on?
What is your favorite sound?
A Rhodes Piano.
Which is your greatest fear?
Which is your favorite destination?
I love traveling. Currently, I’m really looking forward to visiting Europe in June. But I would have to say my favourite destination would be Tokyo. Every time I come back here, it’s exciting as the first time.
What three things do you always travel with?
iPhone, change for a morning coffee & the book I’m reading.
What’s your plans for 2011?
Release a new record. Travel…I mean “Tour”. Make Das Moth into a live band. Drink coffee. Hang out.
EUROPE / JUNE / 2011
ヨーロッパ / 2011年 / 6月
4th – London @ Orlando Boom w/ In Fragranti & Tronik Youth
10th – Barcelona @ Razzmatazz
11th – Palma de Mallorca @ Cassette
16th – Paris @ Social Club
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