The Presets: “Do What You Want”

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November 1st, 2017
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After a long wait, Sydney electro duo The Presets are back with their new single “Do What You Want”, a dancefloor-ready jam that marks their first new track in nearly four years. Described by the group themselves as “pub rock techno”, the track “Do What You Want” features Kirin J Callinan and DZ Deathrays’ Shane Parsonson on guitars and Touch Sensitive on bass. The single also serves as the first taste of the grou’s long-awaited fourth album, the follow-tup to 2012’s “Pacifica”, which is expected to arrive early next year.

The single “Do What You Want” is out now via Modular/EMI. Buy it here.

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RÜFÜS: “Unforgive” [The Presets Remix]

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Touch Sensitive: “No Other High” (feat. Electric Fields)

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August 21st, 2017
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Next month, Sydney’s dance producer Touch Sensitive, aka Michael Di Francesco of Van She fame, will finally drop his long-awaited debut album “Visions” on Future Classic. We’ve already heard the record’s first single “Lay Down”, and here’s another infectious track “No Other High”, which features Electric Fields. Give it a spin above, and watch Touch Sensitive’s recently released trailer for “Visions” below. The “Visions” LP will arrive on September 15th.

Pre-order it here.

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Video: Touch Sensitive – Lay Down

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Touch Sensitive: “Lay Down” Video

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July 13th, 2017
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Sydney’s dance producer Touch Sensitive, aka Michael Di Francesco of Van She fame, has shared a new video for his infectious single “Lay Down” that has a funky late-’80s/early-’90s vibe. The clip was directed and designed by Lost Art and inspired by Prince’s “Sign O’ The Times” video. The single “Lay Down” is out now on Future Classic. Buy it here.

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Touch Sensitive: “Teen Idols”

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Touch Sensitive: “Lay Down”

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May 30th, 2017
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Everyone’s favorite Pizza Guy is back! After a four-year absence, Sydney’s dance producer Touch Sensitive, aka Michael Di Francesco of Van She fame, just dropped his infectious new single “Lay Down”. His first official release since 2013’s hit “Pizza Guy” finds Touch Sensitive delivering a supreme slice of slow-motion house, armed with a swaggering bassline and syncopated synths. It’s a great tune that you’ll be hearing a lot this summer.

The single “Lay Down” is out now on Future Classic. Buy it here.

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Touch Sensitive: “Teen Idols”

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Falqo: “Someday” (feat. Wild & Free)

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May 18th, 2016
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Sydney producer Alexander White, aka Falqo, makes a welcome return with his brand-new single “Someday”, a bright and breezy disco affair that’s perfectly suitable for those summer evening rides. This delicious track finds Falqo teaming up with Los Angeles-based duo Wild & Free for their smooth vocals and funky guitar licks, as well as fellow Aussie producer Touch Sensitive for his groovy bass waves. The single “Someday” is out now through a newly minted label called, Surfin Wavs. Grab it for free below, and ride with us.

Download it for free here.

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Falqo: “Across The Sea”
Wild & Free: “River Of Nile”

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Chrome Sparks: “Mannus & Venus”

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September 23rd, 2015
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Grab a free download of “Mannus & Venus”, a brand-new track from Brooklyn’s synth-obsessed producer Jeremy Malvin, aka Chrome Sparks. The track is featured on Future Classic’s nine-track 2015 Sampler, which also includes previously unreleased tunes from Touch Sensitive, Charles Murdoch and Thrupence, some recent favorites from Flume, Kenton Slash Demon, Basenji, HWLS and Panama and a series of exclusive photographs shot by Ta-ku. It’s now available for free download via BitTorrent. Get it here.

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Chrome Sparks: “The Meaning Of Love”

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Touch Sensitive: “Pizza Guy (I:Cube Remix)”

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August 25th, 2015
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Sydney’s Touch Sensitive, aka Van She’s bassist/keyboardist Michael Di Francesco, anthemic track “Pizza Guy”, his biggest tune to date, still sounds so fresh despite being released over two years ago. It’s not a total surprise that Future Classic has decided to revisit “Pizza Guy”, a perfect slice of 80s-infused disco, in the form of a strong remix package. The first remix from the release comes from French producer I:Cube, who manages to transform the original track into something different, a piano-laden house groover that clocks in at six minutes.

The “Pizza Guy” Remix EP will arrive on October 9 via Future Classic. The release also includes remixes by Fantastic Man, Sau Poler and Sage Caswell. Pre-order your 12” here.

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Touch Sensitive: “Pizza Guy” [Lauer Remix]

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Tear Council: “My Car”

DATE:
May 28th, 2015
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Back in February, Sydney’s Tear Council dropped their superb debut single “Anywhere”, a synth-driven ’80s throwback tune that has been on repeat on our car stereo. Now, the duo of Van She’s Matt Van Schie, who also operates as one half of Du Tonc and Michael Di Francesco, aka Touch Sensitive, takes us for a ride with their second single of the year, “My Car”, and it’s every bit as good as you’d expect from Tear Council, an outlet for Matt’s “more emotional outpourings.” Enjoy the ride. Update: Below, you can watch the video for “My Car” that pays homage to vintage cars and is a compilation of clips from iconic films such as “Bullitt”, “Vanishing Point”, and “Repo Man”.

The single “My Car” arrives on May 29th via Personal Best Records. Pre-order here.

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Tear Council: “Anywhere”

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Tear Council: “Anywhere” Video

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March 5th, 2015
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Spies, secret documents, surveillance, shady, slippery characters. Who’s spying on whom? Sydney-based duo Tear Council, the new project of Van She’s Matt Van Schie and Michael Di Francesco, aka Touch Sensitive, have shared this cool new for their brilliant ’80s-inspired single “Anywhere” (already posted here). It also features guest vocals and a video appearance from Holiday Sidewinder. The pair’s debut single “Anywhere” is out now digitally via Personal Best Records. Get it here.

Directed by Miška Mandić.

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Tear Council: “Anywhere”

DATE:
February 6th, 2015
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Let’s take a ride with Sydney’s Tear Council, the new project of Van She’s Matt Van Schie, who also operates as one half of Du Tonc, and Michael Di Francesco, also known as Touch Sensitive. Back in 2009 Matt teamed up with Michael Di Francesco to write “Journey”, a single from his “Balmy Nights” EP. This was the beginning of Tear Council, an outlet for Matt’s “more emotional outpourings”. Now the journey continues with Tear Council’s fantastic debut single “Anywhere”, once again co-written with Michael. It’s a synth-driven ’80s throwback with Matt Van Schie’s signature vocals. Colour us excited!

The single “Anywhere” drops on February 13th via Personal Best Records.
Pre-order your copy here.

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