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Electronic, Indie, Rock (Stone Roses, Bon Iver, James Blake, ...)

Perth, WA

Golden Features

Featured Artist

2014

7

Apr

Golden Features

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Sydney, NSW

Who is Golden Features? All we can say is that it's an exciting new project for a Sydney producer who has just dropped an excellent debut EP, has another in the works, is about to hit the live scene and is inspired by the contrast between light and dark in art. Click below for a few more words from the man (of mystery) himself...

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
My sound was developed by sitting down for countless hours and playing around. There’s no great secret or synth, just a set of guidelines that I want my music to sound like.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
I'm extremely inspired by contrast between light and dark in art. Having uplifting, bright moments that progress into dark moody follow ups. I'm really inspired by artists like David Choe and Greg Simkins who manage to walk the line between the two in their own unique ways.

What can punters expect from a Golden Features live show?
The shows are going to be a lot of my own music, remixes and edits.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Best piece of advice I ever got was from Emoh Instead, he suggested that I listen to songs front to back, not just skip through. You can miss out on a lot of great music having that "skip to the drop" approach.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
I would play them tapes of my manager singing Bardot - 'Poison'.
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Frenzal Rhomb - 'All You Friends'.

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Aston Shuffles remix of 'Goodbye Future' is a heater
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Last show I went to was one of the Nina Las Vegas shows, it was brilliant. Tkay Maidza was amazing.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
What So Not have been really inspiring. They've made forward thinking club music that’s completely unique to them. Music that works in clubs and on iPods.

What are your plans for Golden Features in 2014?
2014 should be interesting.. A couple of remixes in the works, definitely another EP which will be substantially bigger than the first and a bit of touring in the latter half of the year. Exciting stuff!

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REMI

Featured Artist

2012

13

Feb

REMI

( )

Melbourne, VIC

Remi is a 20-year-old Melbourne MC turning heads with his debut album 'Regular People Shit'. Get a taste of it right here.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

I just listen to artists that I like, and how they get their personalities across through their music. I also recorded a bunch of songs that will never see the light of day, and worked my arse of until I was happy with how they sounded. With the beats, we tried to create a balance of organic sounds, with electronic bass instruments, though still trying to keep it as natural as possible.

What’s a Remi live show like?

If it’s up to my friends, wild as f**k! I love performing live, so I just get really amped and, usually, the crowd feeds off that and it results in pandemonium.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

Everything that J Smith (producer) has ever told me. Except for when he tells me I should eat less Nando’s, then he doesn’t know what the f**k he’s talking about.

Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.

I’m pretty lucky in the sense that the people who inspire me are in my team. Whether it is, Run For Your Life or the UY collective. J Smith has probably been my biggest inspiration/mentor. N’fa’s been like a brother and mentor. Syreneyiscreamy & Chris Scott’s voices make me pull my finger out on hooks. My homie Jarryd Williams, who is the other Leader of the UY collective, makes me hustle. Everyone else holds down his or her own instruments, whether it’s a camera or knowledge about the industry, and that makes you want to work harder. It’s basically my family (both real and musical) that inspires me, in the un-cheesiest way possible.

What’s coming up for you in 2012?

I’ve got a gig this Wednesday for Uncomfortable beats at Bar Open on Brunswick Street, that I’m pretty excited for. Heading up to Sydney this weekend to See Hau with the Run For Your Life peeps. Got some gigs in Perth during March, which will be siiiiiiick. Writing a bunch more tracks, and finding out how to make money by doing this music shit.

Australian music is…?

...slept on by the world.

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friendships

Featured Artist

2013

30

Sep

friendships

Melbourne, VIC

friendships are a Melbourne-based art collaboration that produce some wonderfully tripped out genre-bending beats. They're one of the winners of our Listen Out competition and will be opening the 909 stage of the festival this Saturday, October 5 at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

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Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?

Nic: It's definitely still developing. Im genre bi-polar, I like to embrace change and movement. I think genres should be explored and maybes exploited. I really enjoy pushing for new sounds.

You’re the Melbourne winners of our Listen Out competition and will be playing the festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens on Saturday, 5 October. What are you most looking forward to about Listen Out?

Mish: Welllllll, Nic's sister is flying over from WA to cop the show. She hasn't seen a friendships set yet, so that will be pretty dope. Shoutouts to Ernie. Legitimately looking forward to copping a decent boogie. Hudmo, Lunice and talabot will be off their respective gutsses.

What can the crowd at Listen Out expect from the friendships live show?

Hopefully a full audio/visual show (still investigating the logistics). We love a groove so we will be chootzing pretty hard. got some new rhythm and vissy's to sling about. it should be a good time, it's the rap game doe.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

"Don't be precious about your art." - Michelle Mantsio (Mish's Uni Lecturer). Never truer words have been uttered.

What else is coming up for you in 2013?

A few good parties. Few good projects. Paradise Music Festival will be off it's guts. We have a tour with Audego this October + November, Paso Bionic & Big Fella chootz hard, nuff said.

Australian music is…?

…incredibly dope! Totally inspiring. Some of the hottest grooves live right under our noses and will get the attention it deserves. Embrace community. Community is everything.

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