The latest instalment in our ongoing Virtual Mixtape series with whothehell.net comes from Sydney musician Marcus Whale (Collarbones/Black Vanilla).
Marcus selected Scott Walker as the theme for his mixtape guiding us through his intriguing solo career, from the lush orchestral ballads of the late 60’s, through to the eccentric explorations of his more recent work.
Check out the full mixtape along with commentary from Marcus over on whothehell.net here
We have teamed up with the awesome peeps from whothehell.net to bring you Virtual Mixtape, a new feature series where we ask musicians to create a mixtape based on a genre, artist or theme which they are passionate about but not necessarily associated with.
The series also features illustration from Melbourne-based artist Lucy Roleff who not only created the wonderful series artwork pictured above but is also providing an illustration of all the musicians involved (see the Jono Boulet illustration below).
The first instalment comes from Jonathan Boulet who takes us on a journey through sludge rock, hardcore, post punk and all things heavy.
Check out the mixtape over on whothehell.net here and stay tuned for the next instalment.
The lovely folk at Who The Hell have just premiered the POWER MOVES remix of Spartak’s track Nightshift stating the “remix emphasises Buckett’s penchant for loops and abstraction – not to mention footwork. It’s a frightening snippet of mutated vocals and clattering snares; a very different animal to the original track”.
Listen to the remix and read the full article at the Who The Hell website here
Nightshift is taken from Spartak’s recent Five Points EP, and the remix comes from a special edition release of the EP which includes remixes from Andrew Pekler, Scissor Lock and Gatherer as well as a limited edition T-shirt.
Grab the special edition of the EP via the Spartak bandcamp page here
The band will be hitting the road shortly to launch the EP with dates confirmed for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Check out the details below and stay tuned for further launch dates in Perth and Adelaide.
Sydney – Saturday May 24 @ FBi Social (with POWER MOVES, Scissor Lock & Reykjavictim)
Canberra – Friday June 6 @ Transit Bar (with Mornings & Power Moves)
Brisbane – Friday June 20 @ The Waiting Room (with Naked Maja & Spirit Bunny)
Brisbane – Saturday June 21 @ Sonic Masala Fest
Fremantle – July 10 @ Mojos (with Ron Pollard Quintet, Lower Spectrum & Gilded)
Perth – July 11 @ The Bird (with Flower Drums & Lanark)
We’re only 50% of the way through the year, but that hasn’t stopped Australian blog ‘Who The Bloody Hell Are They?’ putting together their ‘Best Of 2010 (So Far)’ list. And we’re delighted to see Feral Media’s VORAD FILS grabbing the No.2 spot ahead of critically lauded albums by other Australia artists PVT (aka PIVOT) and PARADES. Here’s what they had to say:
“This is solo project of John Hassell from Seekae. I love Seekae, and a lot of the stuff I love about Seekae is retained here, yet Hassell feels joyously free from the icy aesthetic that defines his main band’s music. As a result, we get tracks like ‘Lioness,’ which are no less technically impressive but far warmer and inviting. It’s the most immediate thing on there, but not even the best. Delve deeper if you enjoy.”
Who The Hell – Best of 2010 (So Far)