DATE: March 5th, 2015
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.
DATE: February 6th, 2015
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.
DATE: January 20th, 2015
It’s been over a year since we’ve heard anything new from our beloved Du Tonc, the dynamic duo of London disco maestro Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie (of Van She fame). And now they’re finally back in action with their glorious new single “Every Song”, which marks the pair’s debut release on Eskimo Recordings. Filled with disco-tinged synths, delicate guitar licks and bright melodies, “Every Song” finds Du Tonc effortlessly showcasing their unmistakable style once again. It’s a perfect song for driving with the windows rolled down. Needless to say, it was well worth the wait.
“It was a labour of love”, they say. “We kept coming back to it, leaving it, coming back to it for a year. But despite this we never got tired of listening to it. That’s when we realised it was something special to us and had a timeless feeling to it. Just like “Darkness” and “Surging Memories”, it’s full of emotion and power.”
Du Tonc’s new single “Every Song” is out now via Eskimo Recordings. Buy it here.
DATE: May 29th, 2014
Say hello to Nicky Night Time, the new moniker of Nick Routledge, aka Nicky Van She, frontman of Sydney electro-pop band Van She. After delivering a collaborative track called “California” with Dangerous Dan via Sweat it Out earlier this year, Nicky Night Time is getting ready to drop his first single “Everybody Together”, an infectious piano-led house jam for hands-in-the-air dancefloor energy. It’s a heater! “Everybody Together” has already been featured in The Magician’s magic tape 43.
Nicky Night Time’s new single “Everybody Together” can be previewed above before it sees a full release on June 13th via Onelove. Pre-order your copy here.
DATE: February 26th, 2014
Sydney-based dance producer and Future Classic affiliate Touch Sensitive, aka Van She’s bassist/keyboardist Michael Di Francesco, the man behind the massive “Pizza Guy” single, one of last year’s best tunes, returns in a big way with a new track, called “Slowments”.
This slow jam, which uses a sample of Art of Noise’s classic track “Moments In Love”, is already on repeat mode on our car stereo. You can grab it for absolutely free, below. Slow down and enjoy the ride.
DATE: May 21st, 2013
Here comes Mr. Pizza Guy. Sydney’s Touch Sensitive, aka Michael Di Francesco of Van She, is driving a 1985 blue Ferrari and delivering wax to Flume, Chet Faker, Jagwar Ma, and Van She on this cool video for his great tune “Pizza Guy” – one of our favorite tracks of the year so far.
Touch Sensitive’s solid debut EP “Pizza Guy”/”Show Me” is out now on Future Classic. Just in case you missed it, grab Lauer’s remix of “Pizza Guy” for free below.
From “Darkness” to bright summer days. Du Tonc, the new project of London’s Mighty Mouse and Sydney’s Matt Van Schie (from Van She), take us on a ride with their disco-tinged second single “Surging Memories”. This incredibly catchy song is exactly what we need right now as days get hotter and the only thing on our mind is driving to the closest coast.
Du Tonc’s “Surging Memories” is out now on Cheap Thrills. Buy it here. Just in case you missed, watch the official video for Du Tonc’s brilliant debut single “Darkness” here.
DATE: April 11th, 2013
Van She’s amazing bassist/keyboardist Michael Di Francesco make a welcome return with his solo project Touch Sensitive. Under that moniker he dropped his perfect debut single “Body Stop” all the way back in 2004 and it was one of the first tracks released on the ever-excellent Future Classic. Now, he’s back for more goodness!
Following last year’s massive tune “Real Talk”, his collaboration with Sydney’s DJ/producer AAnna Lunoce, Touch Sensitive just released his solid debut EP “Pizza Guy” that has been on repeat in our car stereo for a while now. The EP consists of two original tracks, “Pizza Guy” and “Show Me”, and a fine remix of the title track by German producer Lauer. Below, you can stream the track “Show Me” full of smooth and warm vibes.
Touch Sensitive’s new 12” “Pizza Guy” is out now through Future Classic. Get it here.
DATE: January 23rd, 2013
Here comes Du Tonc. Today, the unstoppable London producer Mighty Mouse has unveiled his new project called Du Tonc in collaboration with Matt Van Schie from Sydney’s own Van She. Here we have the duo’s great debut single “Darkness”, which you may have already heard it in The Magician’s magic tape 29. We love it! Can’t wait to hear more from Du Tonc. Get involved.
“Darkness” is out now on Cheap Thrills. Get it here.
For those who missed it, here is our latest radio show “OFF The Road #39″. It features some of our favorite new tracks by Lindstrøm & Todd Terje, Toro Y Moi, Benoit & Sergio, Tigerskin, Bottin, Wolf + Lamb, Slow Hands, and more. See you next Saturday on Off Radio, from 22:00 to 23:00 EET. Also, check out our previous radio shows on Mixcloud. Stay gas!
01. Toro Y Moi – Rose Quartz
02. Crazy P – Wecanonlybewhoweare (Wolf + Lamb feat. Slow Hands Mix)
03. Matthew Dear – Fighting Is Futile (Benoit & Sergio Remix)
04. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara – Weltareh (Freeform Five & Kevin McKay Reform)
05. Digitalism – Zdarlight (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix)
06. Spiller feat. Nina Miranda – Urastar (Bottin Remix)
07. Tigerskin – Windfall
08. Bronx – Coconuts
09. Lindstrøm & Todd Terje – Lanzarote
10. Boys Noize – Ich R U (Van She Remix)
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