By Adam Madd
“shows off the simple 'less-is-more' songwriting...a staple of his output” - Complex
“Surefire Banger” - Noisey
"a minimal mood board for true romance" - Highsnobiety
“a divine mixture of light and shade, the rough with the smooth” - CLASH
“eternal summer vibes” - C-Heads Magazine
“electronic adrenaline rush” - HillyDilly
Today, New Zealand producer and songwriter BAYNK has released a brand new single "Water," a pristine electronic production cloaked in intricate layers of horns and percussion highlighting BAYNK's aptitude for crafting electrifying and innovative sounds. "Water" is out now via AllPoints and can be streamed everywhere here.
The new track comes in anticipation of the NZ producer's sophomore EP, Someone's EP II, which is set to be released 15 May.
BAYNK simultaneously released a visualizer for "Water" with the help of Tess Bijere who's created visuals for LANY and Jacob Banks, as well as co-director Spencer Graves, who has worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Lauv.
BAYNK has also announced a slew of 2019 festival performances including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Electric Forest as well as an Australia / New Zealand headline tour. These announcements follow BAYNK's North American headline tour, which concluded last month after traversing 13 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. See full upcoming date listing below:
Apr 19 - 21 // Indio, CA @ Coachella (Weekend 2)
Jun 27 - 30 // Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
Jul 4 // Melbourne, AUS @ Howler
Jul 5 // Brisbane, AUS @ The Brightside
Jul 6 // Sydney, AUS @ The Lansdowne
Jul 10 // Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation
Jul 11 // Wellington, NZ @ Meow
Jul 12 // Christchurch, NZ @ The Foundry
Jul 13 // Dunedin, NZ @ Union Hall
Jul 19 - 21 // Bali, IND @ Manarai Beach Club
Jul 19 - 21 // Jakarta, IND @ We The Fest
Jul 21 // Kuala Lumpur, MYS @ Good Vibes Festival
Aug 1 - 4 // Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Born Jock Nowell-Usticke, BAYNK has seen a meteoric rise from sheer obscurity to the brink of breakout in just 2 years with releases amassing 100+ million streams across platforms. Most recently, BAYNK received much critical acclaim for new EP singles "Off Limits" with Australian pop sensation Glades and "Settle" with UK artist and vocalist Sinéad Harnett.
Stream "Water" now at the links below and stay on the lookout for more news on BAYNK's upcoming Someone's EP II.
By Adam Madd
Da Hool, producer of the 1997 massive hit “Meet Her At The Love Parade”, has hit out on social media this week claiming that an artist called “Joel Corry” ripped off his track.
Da Hool (Frank Tomiczek) posted on Facebook this week stating Joel Corry had released a track called "The Parade" which used a sample of his track "Meet Her At The Love Parade" without his permission. Da Hool posted that label CR2 Records had contacted him three times in regards to using a sample of his track and each time he denied the request telling the label "We unfortunately can't give you approval , because there will be another release soon, Sorry for not having better news". The label informed him a few weeks ago that Corry had released the song on his own still keeping the original sample. Da Hool states that he and Warner Chappell have requested removal of this song from various social media and music sites, including YouTube, but the artist continues to re-upload the track to YouTube. When asked about it, Da Hool told us that “It's not the fact, that he has done it. it was just the way how this happened! We are planning to do a re-release by ourself and this is what i told the label and the artist when they asked for approval three times.”. Da Hool refers to the action as “An absolutely No-Go. Illegal, ignorant and disrespectful”. He adds “It's an honor for me as an artist and producer if other people, young or old, are remixing or remaking my tunes, but do it in a cool and respectful way and don't steal music.”
Plagiarism is rife in the music industry, with a large number of popular producers using samples of other people’s tracks in their own. Ed Sheeran has famously been caught out on in on a number of occasions, with using tracks from the late Marvin Gaye in his track “Thinking Out Loud”, and Sheeran’s collaboration with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on track “The Rest Of Our Live”, which rips off Jasmine Rae’s song “When I Found You”. Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams has also been caught out, with a $5million lawsuit against them for using Marvin Gaye’s track “Got to Give It Up”. In fact, even recently, Marshmello is facing a lawsuit from fellow EDM producer Arty over similarities between Marshmello’s “Happier” and Arty’s remix of OneRepublic’s “I Lived”. A google search on plagiarism in the music industry shows so many cases where a popular artist has ripped off another artist’s sample or song. Our research even found that another track by Harry Ley, called “Love Parade”, released by the same label that released “The Parade”, Up-Tempo Records, also contains a sample that sounds very similar to the Da Hool hit from 1997.
When we reached out to Da Hool to find out more about what he plans in regards to the copyright infringement, he told us that “(his) legal department and Warner Chappell are just working on (the claim) but it seems that JC is understandable and he knows that he has done something wrong, so it should be settled”. Da Hool recognises that most labels know how to do business correctly, and does not believe it was in any way the fault of the label, CR2 Records.
At the time of writing, a representative for Joel Corry and CR2 Records had not responded to our requests for comment, and Up-Tempo Records could not be contacted, with their Facebook page and website being taken offline. In fact, the Corry track has also since been removed from many of the mainstream music sites such as Beatport, Google Play, Soundcloud, and Apple Music.
If there is one huge bonus to come of this, we now know to keep an eye out in the near future for a re-release of Da Hool’s massive hit! Watch this space people!
Listen to the tracks below to decide for yourself if you think Joel Corry and Harry Ley are ripping off Da Hool’s track.
By Adam Madd
When ‘Lord of the Mics’ Jammer, was recently pushed over on stage, in a shock incident at Wiley’s long-standing event ‘Eskimo Dance,’ claims quickly started to arise that it was none other than Premiership football legend Ian Wright who was the culprit. The claims lead to a social media frenzy with speculation as to why Ian Wright would have been so angered by Jammer and why he was even in attendance at a grime event in the first place. With confused fans of both parties calling for answers to the many questions that were on everyone’s lips, Ian Wright took to his own Instagram to respond to the whole situation. The incident then snowballed and the entire scenario made national news. Setting off a wave of hilarious memes (that included Jammer moonwalking) the story was trending across social media over several days. Read here: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/767371/ian-wright-jammer-video-grime-mc-england-push-twitter-eskimo-dance-printworks.
This event lead Jammer straight into the studio and the result is a track called, yes, you guessed it: 'Ian Wright’ and by the looks of things, Ian fully approves: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvl10k7lYG0. In fact, Ian is fully embracing it and is also rumoured to appear in the video, which launches today, alongside a number of celebrity guest cameos from the football and music world.
Although born from a negative incident that would be pretty difficult for any artist to recover from, Jammer has been quick to show that there is no place for any bad vibes and has flipped the situation in to a pretty epic outcome that only he could do. Naturally pulling in one of the world’s biggest Football legends and also a production courtesy of huge Australian producer: ‘What So Not,’ (who has previously worked with Flume, RL Grime, Dillon Francis and Skrillex), ‘Ian Wright’ is born as an electronic grime masterpiece doused in wonky baseline and topped with Jammer’s lyrical skill and wit.
Known for his humour and creative genius to his hundreds of thousands of followers, Jammer is one of the foundational lynchpins of the grime scene. Part of ‘Boy Better Know’ alongside Skepta and also director of seminal brand Lord of the Mics, Jammer gets it in the back of the net as 'Ian Wright' scores with football and music fans, plus anyone that enjoys a bit of top entertainment!
By Adam Madd
Mathieu Koss is the French producer that’s collaborated with singer, song writer and rapper Aloe Blacc on a care free party anthem that’s jam-packed with musical positivity. Never Growing Up is a single that rejoices in the ability to connect with your inner silliness. The new video embraces these elements and depicts an imaginative version of what it’s like to be young. The narrative follows an abundance of children who take pleasure in disrupting the mundane pattern of the 9-5, all whilst Aloe Blacc and Mathieu Koss encourage the innocent injection of mayhem.
Since 2015, Mathieu Koss has delivered an array of persistent pop house tracks that are shamelessly tinged with the guilt-free atmosphere of summer. He saw his career sky rocketed after the release of Angus and Julia Stones’ folk flip, Big Jet Plane, alongside fellow dance enthusiast Alok. He continued to over flow musically with successes such as Best Is Yet to Come, Rebel Yell and Campfire. These releases saw huge DJ support from mammoth influencers like Sam Feldt, Robin Schulz, Lost Frequencies and Martin Garrix.
Echoing Mathieu’s inspiring message of unity, Aloe Blacc always ensures an inspirational vocal that nods towards his jazz and soul roots. In 2013, Aloe Blacc received deserved recognition as a song writer after co-writing Avicii’s mega hit Wake Me Up, which shot to #1 in over 100 countries. Shortly following, Blacc released chart topping single The Man, followed by his Interscope debut album, Lift Your Spirit. The album went on to receiving a Grammy nomination for best R&B Album. Lift Your Spirit presented Aloe for the first time as a versatile artist that thrived through the medium of pop, soul, funk and R&B. Since then, Aloe Blacc has embraced more dance music realms by featuring on the Tiesto dance mix of Carry You Home and co-writing by Blacc and Stargate.
Making the world their playground, the Never Growing Up video, follows a mischievous day in the life of children. The story sees the little actors planning their rebellion, and interrupting scenes of every day routine. Unwilling adults are depicted by carrying on their heavy work load, perfectly juxtaposed with the tracks invigorating pop-tinged melodies and Aloe’s earnest vocal performance. Eventually the adults join Mathieu Koss and give in to the playful nature of the song. They display an energising release in the form of complete chaos by throwing themselves into the important underlying message of the song, to never grow up.
Mathieu Koss & Aloe Blacc – Never Growing Up is out now!
Purchase Tickets: http://www.culturejam.com.au Music Genre: Electronica,Glitch,Psytrance Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/763772270645229/ An immersive 3 day Festival of interaction, games, music over multiple stages, comedy, dress-ups and theatre. All taking place in a mock village that parodies society while also exploring how to party and live sustainably.
Moontricks (Canada) - Dub Fx (Solo Set) - Formidable Vegetable - Digital Afrika - Staunch - Hypnotech (Usa) - Hello Tut Tut - Bumble - Ganga Giri Experience - Cheshire - Smilk - Moses Carr - Dinobitch - Rat Child - Hypnagog - Terrafractyl - Pirate Ska Rebellion - Lobe - Lady Banton - Suseri - Trickbox + Hugo The Poet - Kundalini Project - Danika Smith - Mz Lopez - Moontide - Lunar - Selki - Treats + Friends - Talll Paul - Sknow - Drum N Bouncercise - Ugly Bunyip Band - Elle Shimada Feat Abbey Howlett - The Chief - Hugh Jass - Light Sawce - Hafner - Bonanza Jellybean - Mras Nitzi - Pandorrr
+ An original production of Dr Zeus' The Lorax ♫
- The Experiential Cafe (order unique experiences)
- Absurditory Science Labs
- The Dispensary (natural remedies)
- 'It's just a ride' free bike public transport
- Official Town Court (See you in court)
- 'Avant Guache' interactive art gallery
- Grandma Ursula's Op Shop
- Centrelink Job Services
- Veggie Gardens and fresh Vegan food.
- University (sustainable workshops)
- Karma Hotel late night entertainment
- Rainbow Chapel (weddings and rituals)
- Yarra Trance Train Service
- Inconvenience Store
The Town also provides indoor heated chill spaces, fires, hot showers and indoor toilets.
- 50's Prom
- Town Barn Dance + B&S Ball
- Immersive Scavenger hunts + interactive games
- Town Parade
- Roller Disco
- Art Cars
- Live comedy, circus + theater shows
- Giant rope swing + ropes courses
- Circus, Sustainability + alternative workshops
- Original production of Dr Zeus' The Lorax ♫
The Town is a creative and colorful mock village to explore, co-create and interact with. It is full of spaces that parody our city lives, while also providing and exploring better alternatives for them.
At different times of the festival people dress sup and get silly role-playing different characters and happenings of their own choosing. There is no pressure and it isn't about acting, but about letting go of taking ourselves seriously and embracing the absurdness of life.
On the more serious side, the festival also explores how to live more sustainable lives. This melding of fun and community care is at the core ethos of the town.
This year's 🌟 Theme will be Transport. The Town will be boasting a new train transport system, quirky bikes, modified grandma scooters and more., It will also explore Sustainable Transport and the pace and awareness at which we move through life with. Please carpool to the event and feel free to explore the theme in your own way 🚗
The Town is a family friendly event. It prides itself on self-care, land care, and community care, with a huge focus on connection instead of consumption. Each year we further explore how to be more sustainable, and encourage all to party in a way that is healthy and could literally keep being done forever. This is one of the most important things to keep our beautiful Town striving.
By the end of the year, Licola is planning to be running on 90 percent Sustainable energy!
This year we will be introducing a 'Safe Travel's program to create an even safer and more educated community.
In a beautiful valley on the Macalister, river lives a little town called Licola. It is owned by the Lions club and the Villages main goal is to run disability and disadvantaged youth camps all year round. The running of our festival helps support them do this great work.
At this time of year, the deciduous trees are falling beautiful colors all over the site, the rainfall is low, and the grass is green. The site is one of the few Festivals that can boast lush green grass and no dust.
🌟 Video + Photos
Site video: http://tiny.cc/orxs2y
Site photos: http://tiny.cc/2qxs2y
Town 2018 photos- https://tinyurl.com/ydh5psw9
Town 2018 video 1- https://tinyurl.com/yd4fxhrl
Town 2018 video 2- https://tinyurl.com/ycky82nh
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♫ In a world that moves and pulsates so fast.
The Town lives in a way that allows it to last.
We conjure up mischief and poke fun at life.
A playground by day, a surreal dream by night ♫
Dastardlyd posted an article in Magazine,At first glance, Brisbane DJ DefWill appears to be going from strength to strength, balancing university studies, events management roles for festivals like Splendour in the Grass, Rabbits Eat Lettuce and Live Large, DJing some of the deepest techno rhythms at some of the primest techno parties on the east coast of Oz and also that he has never let the fact that he is deaf hold him back. Though if one takes the time to look (and talk) a little deeper it becomes clear that he, like many of us, carries burdens that are well beyond his control and the weight of which has been known to bring even the strongest of us down.
New OzClubbers writer Dastardly Kuts gets deep with DefWill.
NathanJones posted an article in Magazine,From the DJ’s perspective; since Larry Levan’s early days at the Paradise Garage, the remix – or playing different versions of songs – was one of the first notable aspects of what we now know as DJ Culture. His ethic of refreshing successful dancefloor movers in the late seventies passed down generations of DJ has been long-established as almost a perfunctory task, almost a must-do to be undertaken by the disk jockey.
BrendanClay posted a topic in Sydney,Here is a fresh new mix from us—and one that definitely gives us the warm and fuzzies!
So, our 'Attic' brand as a whole, the music we push—and, indeed, Andrew and I as individual DJs—is often centred around music on the lower, slower, deeper, warm-up tip. That is a label we've always worn with pride.
Elektropanda posted an article in Magazine,Recently I got to go check out the official Outlook Festival Queensland launch party in Brisbane. Presented by Quality Street Byron Bay, the event concept paid tribute to one of Europe’s most exciting Drum and Bass festivals and is a celebration of sound system culture.
Nobody has received reputation this week.