Electronic Music Australia ep.25 aired 26 August 2022
It's been another super busy week at EMA with a steady flow of great new music submissions coming through via the website as well as bucketloads coming through via promo. It's exciting to hear so much fire coming out of our fab "island continent" Australia. I've had one of those weeks where focussing on any one thing is a challenge, and my procrastination skills have reached professional levels of perfection, so listening to new music is a great reprieve from the other tasks at hand!
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It was a big episode of EMA last Friday night, with new music from Brisbane's Skitzoid kicking off the hour with 'Structure', a massive tune. He's promised new music every couple of weeks, DnB heads I'm talking to you! This rolled into the latest offering from Sydney's Lo'99, 'Echo In The Dark'. Once again, Lo'99 defiantly refusing to adhere to one genre, exploring techno vibes with 'Echo In The Dark'. Melbourne duo and founders of label Butter Sessions Sleep D came at us with 'Border Control (Ahora Sí) Ft. Ivy Barkakati & Furious Frank'. This is off their album 'Freak of Nature Vol. 2' which is out on 30 September.
A new submission via the EMA website this episode was from Melbourne's Megadead (Benjamin Shaw). The track is called 'Fleetwod '98' off the album 'Tragedy, Doom & So On', a journey through emotions, with contemplative and sad moments at least in part inspired by the loss of the artist's father, as well as his cat, Ned (appropriately honoured with a track called 'Song For Ned' - have some tissues handy). A beautiful album and I would encourage you so strongly to buy it, listen to it, feel it. Electronic music is SO much more than club bangers and I love being able to explore it and share it with you!
Now for story time. It's '97 or '98, and my best friend and I are wondering around Fortitude Valley as we often did, maybe the Valley Markets were on, I'm not sure. We popped in to a café for a bite and spotted none other than Martin Lee, who was the drummer for Brisbane band Regurgitator at the time and, well, he was eating jam on toast. I remember thinking, why go to a café to eat jam on toast?... Which leads me to this week's throwback, 'The Song Formerly Known As' off the band's second album, 'Unit' released in 1998. In 2015, the track made it to number 60 in the 100 Greatest Australian Dance Tracks of All Time from In the Mix.
'Things don't get no better, better than you and me' * BOOP *
As always, if you're an Australian producer and you've got new music that you think I should feature, be sure to submit it to me via the website! I love discovering new talent. And for everyone else, send me your favourite Australian electronic tunes for the listeners pick segment!
That's all from me for this week. I'll be back next week with more Australian electronic music and maybe even some more weird stories from me about stalking musicians eating breakfast. In the meantime, if you need me I'll be over here procrastinating... I mean, working hard on bringing you the best in Australian electronic music ;)
Deadline mode saves us again,
Ky Mi x
Skitzoid - Structure
Lo'99 - Echo In The Dark (Original)
Sleep D - Border Control (Ahora Sí) Ft. Ivy Barkakati & Furious Frank
Triforce - Misty Moon (Doppel Remist)
Colour Castle, Clicks ft. Fleur De Mur - Climbing Up (Colour Castle Dub II)
Regurgitator - Song Formerly Known As
Planet Funk - Chase The Sun (MaRLo Extended Remix)
Aston Shuffle, Tommy Trash - Sunrise (Won't Get Lost) (Tommy Trash Version)
Tom Riddle - Focus (Radio Edit)
Guy Contact - 90 Mile Straight (Nullarbor Mix)
Megadead - Fleetwood '89
Scott Stevenson - Supnomag