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: December 11th, 2012
As you may already know, we’re big fans of Tokyo-based producer and DJ Das Moth, aka Timothy Sullivan, here at La.Ga.Sta. We’ve already featured his superb remix of Sébastien Tellier’s “Cochon Ville”, and now we’re pleased to share with you this rework for free download. It still sounds so good.
Grab it below while it’s hot. Christmas came early this year. This remix was a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Sébastien Tellier’s album “My God Is Blue”, which was released via Plus Vague. Pick up your copy here.
DATE: December 8th, 2012
This Saturday’s “An Edit To Remember” is a great rework by one of our favorite producers Das Moth, aka Tokyo-based Timothy Sullivan. His edit of France Joli’s 1981 classic “Gonna Get Over You” brings back so many good memories, and we’re still can’t get enough of it. A lot of people have been asking for this edit for quite a long time, and now it’s finally here in all it’s 320kbps glory. Not to be missed!
DATE: August 2nd, 2012
We’ve heard plenty of remixes of Sébastien Tellier’s latest single “Cochon Ville”, and now here’s a great rework of the track by Tokyo based producer Das Moth, aka Timothy Sullivan. This remix was a bonus track on the Japanese release of Sébastien Tellier’s new album “My God Is Blue”. Also, Sébastien Tellier just launched “The Alliance Bleue Remix Contest” with Record Makers. You can now make your own remix of “Russian Attractions” (watch the video for inspiration here). All you need to know is here. Deadline is September 14. Go!
DATE: April 2nd, 2011
[Artwork: Lambros Prentzas]
The third instalment of our monthly mixes is here! This time Das Moth, aka TiMOTHy Sullivan, takes us on a long disco journey from Japan to Australia with volume five of his Tokio Disko Mix Series. Listen/download his brilliant mix: Over 75 min of great jams. Das Moth knows how to groove us. It’s time to move, it’s time to groove…
Tokio Disko [Volume Five] – A Mix For La.Ga.Sta. Tracklist:
01. YMO – Hirake Kokoro Jiseiki
02. Das Moth – Moon [Jacques Renault Remix]
03. Bottin – Eagle
04. Super Value – Dance With Me
05. Roxy Music – The Main Thing [Rub-n-Tug’s Proton Saga]
06. Rozz Nash – More To Love [Jon Cutler Mix]
07. Carmen – Time To Move [Marcello Giordani Boogie Down Edit]
08. Sunfire – Shake Your Body
09. Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure [Jad & The Ladyboy Edit]
10. Demis Roussos – I Dig You [Todd Terje Housemix]
11. Orlando Johnson & Trance – Turn The Music On [Slow It Down Edit]
12. DJ Nature – Everyone
13. Brooklyn Express – Sixty Nine [Tee Scott Mix]
14. T.C. Curtis – Body Shake
15. Soul Clap – Conscious
16. Sidwho? – I Do The Night
17. Shigeru Umebayashi – A Scene From Sorekara
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
DATE: January 20th, 2011
[Photo: Gui Martinez]
Back in October, we posted Das Moth’s (aka Tokyo-based musician and former punk-band-member Tim Sullivan), brilliant debut 12” ‘Moon/Wrong’ on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records. Das Moth’s EP is finally available digitally. As well as the two originals the digital EP contains an array of remixes from Jacques Renault, Kink & Neville Watson, Sidwho? from The Swiss and Rio Lobotomy and sounds delicious! Take a listen to Kink & Neville Watsona remix of ‘Wrong’ that goes deeper than deep…
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