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PLAYLIST: BASENJI’S ‘BEST OF THE WEST’ FOR HOOCH FEST

Local bro Basenji has been gaining a strong following with his vivacious approach to electronica, soundtracking the blogosphere with animated synths that scream for dancefloor attention. Having now signed with tastemaker clique Future Classic, Basenji is set to rise even further with his shimmering catalogue. Cool story: One time I saw Basenji IRL and he was wearing white-on-white Nike TN’s. Strong footwear choice.

Soon, Basenji will be leaving Sydney and heading over to Western... read more

DEAR LORD: JUSTIN BIEBER HAS A TRACK PRODUCED BY DIPLO & SKRILLEX

With Diplo, Skrillex & their respective record labels holding many of dance music’s most hyped artists, it’s really no surprise that they’ve been pinched to produce tracks for those outside of the genre. Skrillex collaborated with ASAP Rocky on ‘Wild For The Night’, while Diplo recently released a Major Lazer collaboration with Ariana Grande titled ‘All My Love’. Now, Diplo & Skrillex (who also perform together as Jack U) are set to launch even... read more

MAC DEMARCO ARRESTED DURING LIVE SHOW IN SANTA BARBARA

Mac DeMarco’s recent gig at the University of California in Santa Barbara was recently stopped by a string of arrests – including the star of the show himself. According to The Santa Barbara Independent, two people were arrested for reasons ranging from moshing to resisting arrest at the gig, which drew a modest crowd of around 100 people.

However, the... read more

THIS WEEK’S MUSIC NEWS

FALLS FESTIVAL ADDS LA ROUX, EMPIRE OF THE SUN TO LINEUP ... read more

WATCH: FLYING LOTUS DROPS UNRELEASED KENDRICK LAMAR COLLABORATION ‘EYES ABOVE’

While Flying Lotus recruited Kendrick Lamar for his sprawling epic ‘Never Catch Me’, it has been revealed that there’s another collaboration between the two that hasn’t seen the light of day – until now. ‘Eyes Above’ appeared on Flying Lotus’ recent album You’re Dead!, but Lamar actually recorded a verse for the track – in the end, it was scrapped due to ‘political reasons’.

Still, that wasn’t stopped... read more

AZEALIA BANKS SAYS SHE WANTS TO PUNCH ‘THE LITTLE ONE’ FROM DISCLOSURE

Another day, another stream of serious shit-talking from Azealia Banks. The rapper recently released surprised us all when she decided to release music rather than spend her days feuding with the entire population of Twitter, dropping her album Broke With Expensive Taste out of nowhere. Still, it seems as though she’s still held onto her old ways, recently discussing her issues with dance duo Disclosure. While the two were slated to collaborate back in 2013, Disclosure... read more

DEAR LORD: PARIS HILTON HAS WON A ‘BEST FEMALE DJ’ AWARD

A few months ago we reported that Paris Hilton was getting paid $347,000 per hour to DJ in Ibiza – but contrary to popular belief, Paris Hilton also has an ounce of artistic integrity. Either that, or French radio station NRJ is fucking delusional. The station recently held an awards ceremony where Hilton was crowned ‘Best Female DJ’. Last year, Hilton won ‘Best... read more

WATCH: LYKKE LI COVERS DRAKE ‘HOLD ON, WE’RE GOING HOME’

While Drake’s mainstream success has been nothing short of monumental, he’s an artist whose also been able to capture the imagination of niche artists from around the globe. Shlohmo, Cashmere Cat & Classixx are just some of the artists who have remixed and covered the Canadian crooner, and now Lykke Li has given her interpretation of his Nothing Was The Same anthem ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ at a recent London gig. Here, the down-tempo track gets even... read more

WATCH: CLIENT LIAISON ‘FEED THE RHYTHM’

We already know that Client Liaison have a tendency for amazing video clips, but we have no words for ‘Feed The Rhythm’. Wraparound sunnies, barbecues, all-white co-ordinated outfits and plenty of ‘gnarly’ snowboarding tricks are just some of the amazing scenes we get here, all set to an amazing retro pop soundtrack. Watch below, while the lads also stepped inside Triple J this morning to cover Christina Anu & Regurgitator for ‘Like A Version’. Of course... read more

SYDNEY: WHERE TO PARTY THIS WEEKEND

FRIDAY BRITISH INDIA @ OXFORD ART FACTORY ... read more