Coming in hot and heavy, Slumberjack are due to touch down in New Zealand and Australia for their ‘Fracture Tour.’ With their latest track ft. Vera Blue sitting at almost a million streams and topping the tripleJ charts – their brand new live show is one not to miss. With online support from world-renowned tastemakers including Beats 1’s Anna Lunoe, Skrillex, Diplo, Porter Robinson, Peking Duk, Ta-Ku, and What So Not, and recently signing to world-renowned dance connoisseur label Mad Decent overseas, 2017 continues to prove the duo as a force to be reckoned with.
Tastemakers in their own right, the infamous Australian duo were poised with the task to spotlight their favorite New Zealand talent before they touch down on our shores. View their list below, and sink into what’s in their headphones.
‘With his instantly recognisable signature sound, Quix is an obvious choice for this list. His knack for finding just the right rhythmic pocket makes for extremely catchy riffs which can be easily identified in the handful of impressive solo and collab pieces he’s release over the past couple of years. While we love the 2016 defining “Boombox collab”, we thought we’d feature his flip of Skrillex’s Purple Lambourghini with Ian Munro.’
‘We’re already impressed by the fact that ‘T1R’ is a clever play on his actual name, ‘Tiwana’ but his musical prowess is another beast altogether. We love that he doesn’t shy away from being experimental with both his sound design and drum programming. By employing uncommon and complex rhythms, T1R gives his beats an edge that makes them really special to listen to. ‘contact’, is glitched out to no end and it’s awesomely intricate.’
‘Listening to SACHI’s music makes us feel like we’re flying a roofless car in some kind of dreamy cartoon world at sunset. Their track Hold On has a ‘rolling’ vibe that reminds us of the glory days for funky house in late 00’s years. It refreshing and comforting to hear a modern take on that style of music.’
‘In a time where so many artists are constantly striving to make their tracks sound ever bigger and heavier it’s a nice change of pace to see someone deliberately moving in the opposite direction by making beautifully ethereal and ambient sounds. Flight instinct is the opening track from the ‘Finally EP’ and sets the pace perfectly.’
‘Big analogue sounds reminiscent of the very beginnings of electronic dance music meet the deep future of hip-hip sonics. montell2099 epitomizes everything we love about the Soundcloud culture, showing incredible talent from the depth of the internet. We love the syncopation in his tracks and fearless use of negative space – especially in this one entitled ‘randrop2099’.
Catch SLUMBERJACK on tour in Australia // New Zealand:
Fri 21 April / Foundry Bar / Christchurch, NZ
Sat 22 April / Studio the Venue / Auckland, NZ
Fri 19 May / The Triffid / Brisbane
Fri 26 May / The Metro Theatre / Sydney
Sat 27 May / Max Watts / Melbourne
Fri 2 June / Villa Nightclub / Perth