Author: Lauren Mitchell

Shannon Cruz Patterson of Koi Child (Fremantle) talks surreal partnerships and creative cesspools

September 5, 2016

If you’re yet to witness the energetic prodigy that is Koi Child, do yourself a favour. Their raw energy is infectious. Their arrangements are downright impressive. There’s a wild ferocity to their sound, but at the same time, everything seems to have its place, and with seven heads coming together to forge the hip hop/jazz […]

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Gonzo Jones (Melbourne) talks solitary creation, ruthless self-reflection and riddles

July 7, 2016

Our very own Melbourne man of mystery, Gonzo Jones is here to spike your intrigue. His extraordinary debut EP, Misty Dreams, seemingly pushes you one step closer to exposing the truth. And whilst his stark deliberations appear as transparent as ever, the man himself remains an enigma. And that’s just the way he likes it. […]

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Cosi of Mangelwurzel (Melbourne) talks Gary, Whitney Houston obsessions and hyperactivity

February 26, 2016

The first listen of Mangelwurzel can be a bit of a mind fuck. But in the best way possible. Tantalising overstimulation meets uncompromising direction. There’s a thousand elements whooshing around, but it maintains the kind of effortless fluidity that’s not often paired with seemingly disjointed brilliance. We chatted to Cosima Jaala ahead of the release […]

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Bill Curtis of Fatback Band (USA) talks the universality of funk, reciprocated partying and the demise of the greats

December 9, 2015

If we’re talking longevity, Bill ‘Fatback’ Curtis is your man. Trail blazer, lover of music and worshipper of the funk. Fatback Band’s prolific turnout glorified the amalgamation of jazz beats with New Orleans funk. Their honeyed melodies, slippery rhythms and slick licks offer a hefty dose of eclectic funk. We spoke to the Bill Curtis […]

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Kuki Blaze of Fat Freddy’s Drop (New Zealand) talks about new LP Bays and dance floor affliction

October 23, 2015

An affinity for drawing on a lexicon of genres and a live show that packs a punch. That’s Fat Freddy’s Drop. Their unguarded structures enable their signature improvisation to teem, rife with their ever-familiar horns and the soulful croon of Joe Dukie. The welcomed release of Bays will see the much adored Fat Freddy’s Drop […]

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LUCIANBLOMKAMP (Melbourne) talks about ‘From Afar’ clip and new LP Bad Faith

October 22, 2015

Polished, concise and ambitiously experimental. LUCIANBLOMKAMP or better still, Lucian Blomkamp (for those on a need to know basis) makes considered electronic music, pushed to inventive limits of possibility. Following on from the release of his first studio album, Post-Nature, Blomkamp has diversified, progressing into unfamiliar territory with relative ease. With a newfound focus on […]

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