ITM's Local Producers You Need To Hear: The Sequel

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When ITM named its first stack of acts in The New Breed of emerging Australian producers to watch at the end of May it was clear that keeping the list to 20 just wasn’t enough. Not only were eagle-ear’d ITMers offering their own suggestions at the best talent bubbling up around the country but there were plenty of names that couldn’t squeeze into that original list. What was also clear was that ITM’s praise alone wasn’t enough and that tunes from the artists themselves were needed to show off that seldom-discovered talent. So let’s tick off both of those demands with the next installment in ITM’s New Breed series.

As someone whose actual job it is to search out and find new music from rising Australian acts it feels like I could make a new list like this each week; that’s just how strong the talent out there is. And it moves so bloody quickly. Since the first edition of The New Breed bowed on ITM I’ve become enamoured by a heap of new artists doing incredible things off their own bat.

This list doesn’t even touch on the wealth of promising live dance acts like Dream Delay, City Calm Down, Bastian’s Happy Flight, Sun City and Tokyo Denmark Sweden, focusing rather on electronic producers on the rise. And still, talk to me next week and there’ll be a whole new crop of favourites.


Charles Murdoch

With any luck this won’t be your first exposure to Charles Murdoch, though you may not know it immediately. As well as making up 1/4 of Queensland live disco outfit Mitzi, Murdoch gained a heap of blog love under the Charlie Why a tenure under which saw a release on Bang Gang 12 Inches. As a member of the new Australian beats movement Murdoch has seemingly saved his best work for now, releasing tracks online with alarming frequency and showing off a knack for bright ‘n bent electronics and springy production tracks. For me Compatible is Murdoch’s earliest masterstroke with a wonderfully lush build and a dip (I won’t call it a drop) that gives so much more than it should.

Charles Murdoch – ‘Compatible’

Charles Murdoch – ‘Ahama’


Grey and Patrice

That Adam Bozzetto is one talented dude. As well as DJing around Sydney and playing an integral role in the Heaps Decent initiative, Bozzetto made it onto the last edition of The New Breed for his work with Kato as Wordlife. But somehow it gets better when he’s producing as Grey And Patrice, a new start-up moniker trading in floaty sample collages. Dreaming Dreams is the standout offering thus far in my books with the sped up vocal loops and jittery beat evoking the long dormant Avalanches sound.

Grey and Patrice – ‘Dreaming Dreams’

Grey and Patrice – ‘So Beautiful’


North Pollard

Tom Pollard’s work as North Pollard has been impressing me for a minute now and I’m not the only one who he’s won over, having recently played some sets outside of Australia and releasing on the UK’s Audio Parallax Records. You can sum up his sound with a listen to newish tune Phoenixmauritus, an unassuming club number in the key of classic house that doesn’t waste a bar of its five minute length. It’s all beachy percussion and deep filter effects that reveal an exquisite gift for production from this dude.

North Pollard – ‘Phoenixmauritus’

North Pollard – ‘Lost in Kyoto’


Brokers

Set aside whatever judgements you might hold for Adelaide; right now theirs is a music community as vital as any other city’s in the country. Serious, that place is spawning new gems on a weekly basis these days – I could rattle on at length about acts like Oisima, Rummage, Symphonia and Collarbones of course – but let’s take a moment to shout about Brokers. I’m so impressed with these guys as they seem like legit originals of the local electronic beats scene. Instead of the standard bedroom introvert Brokers gives you five times the audio genius, making them ready for live show duty. What’s better is they’re not afraid to throw around their influences, with beats and saxophones colliding to form some kind of jazzy Junior Boys hip-hop sound. From the future.

Es Ist Super – ‘Perfect Summer’ (Brokers Remix)

Brokers – ‘Seattle’

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ChemicalJames

ChemicalJames said on the 27th Jun, 2012

What about Gatty/Hawman ?

He's from Melbourne and he's playing at Defqon on sydney and Q-base over in Europe?

Perhaps not everyone's favourite style but he's certainly making waves both in Australia and internationally?

JackT

JackT said on the 27th Jun, 2012

^^ There's always part three! The good thing about these round-ups are the suggestions from people.

bartonez

bartonez said on the 27th Jun, 2012

Check out Rustique from Melbs! Here is one of my faves: http://soundcloud.com/rustique/cryptic-threat

Weinertron

Weinertron said on the 27th Jun, 2012

Dysphemic and Miss Eliza for the next feature please! Leaps and bounds they are doing (shameless plug, as Eliza is my BFF)

Check em, they're quality http://dysandeliza.com/

Weinertron

Weinertron said on the 27th Jun, 2012

Quote=daverh - it feels like I could make a new list like this each week.

Do it! some of these tracks are great (Mr Pollard is a bit of a gun imo) and sure beats a lot of other articles doing the rounds at the moment. And there is HEAPS of great stuff happening all the time. This "introduce new music loop" needs to be sped up I reckon. Doing it once a week would be fantastic.

Would be happy to contribute if you don't have the time yourself. I accept all forms of currency including BJ's, pizza, and cash (no cheques)

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 27th Jun, 2012

bitrok...never heard of em but i like it very much

Acperience 1

Acperience 1 said on the 28th Jun, 2012

Rodskeez from Sydney for part 3 - http://soundcloud.com/rodskeez
Originals and remixes released labels such as Vapour, Traum, Sudbeat, Proton and more.
Championed and played by Kasey Taylor, Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha Le Monnier

katiecunningham

katiecunningham said on the 28th Jun, 2012

diggin' Whyte Fang, wish I could download the tracks *cough*

pomrocks

pomrocks said on the 28th Jun, 2012

Good stuff ITM :thumb:

Rodskeez from Sydney for part 3 - http://soundcloud.com/rodskeez
Originals and remixes released labels such as Vapour, Traum, Sudbeat, Proton and more.
Championed and played by Kasey Taylor, Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha Le Monnier

+1 one of Sydney's best young talents

SiNKA

SiNKA said on the 28th Jun, 2012

Bitrok are excellent... I could never work out why they were finding it so hard to find a (major) label for their album, it's so polished.

I'm going to suggest fellow TBC member - Dima. He's a young hip-hop producer with two mixtapes under his belt. His first tape is straight-up cut-n-paste style hip-hop, sounding like some of the less scattered Ninja Tune instrumentals.

http://www.mediafire.com/?lq42m8aeppl8mmp << Beat tape one...

And his second tape is a slow-baked, trip-hop experiment...

http://dima-beats.bandcamp.com/ << Beat tape two...

Shall

Shall said on the 28th Jun, 2012

Loving Gran Calavera...Interesting aspects for sure.

Weinertron

Weinertron said on the 28th Jun, 2012

Bitrok gets much love from me.

Dylan Hill is mega lush

Client Liaison is pretty fun.

Good article daverh. moar plz

Heist9000

Heist9000 said on the 29th Jun, 2012

Bitrok have been doing the hard yards in Brisbane for a long time... Good to see them get props as they are great live also

jamesyo

jamesyo said on the 29th Jun, 2012

elroy 4.0
dizz1
andres fox

daverh

daverh said on the 29th Jun, 2012

Elroy 4.0 is really firing right now. There's just only so many glowing paragraphs a guy can write!

JackT

JackT said on the 29th Jun, 2012

OH BUT YOU WILL WRITE MORE DAVERH

C-Yee

C-Yee said on the 29th Jun, 2012

Is Chet Faker too big to be on this list?

kone

kone said on the 30th Jun, 2012

this guy here:

http://soundcloud.com/biggiesmalls

been dominating the doof scene this past 12 months with fresh releases and been a main reason canberra's techno scene is still kicking. has grabbed attention from alex smoke, and his tunes wouldnt sound out of place amongst bodzin, huntemann, romboy etc

DylanG

DylanG said on the 2nd Aug, 2012

Some worthy suggestions:
Sydney Techno and House producers: JML, Rodskeez, Trinity & Beyond.
Melbourne: Thankyou City, Steve Ward, Oblique Industries.
QLD: Funkform