Sampleface’s World Cup Playlist

We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

Stan Forebee – Release of the Unreleased

Aussie producer Stan Forebee releases the unreleased with… Release of the Unreleased. Having dropped one unreleased song every month, Stan Forebee decided to put them all together and stick them on Bandcamp. How thoughtful. Morning Coffee opens the project softly with a basic piano riff/beat combination, interjected with some guitar licks for good measure. Switch throws some jazzy 90s swing into the mix, while Wavey…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #102: Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda – Why Look Back?

Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda’s “Why Look Back?” is our Song for Sunday. The clocks have gone forward which means we’re creeping towards summer. That also means the folks down in Australia are inching ever closer to their winter. But that hasn’t stopped Aussie keyboardist Harvey Sutherland and his band Bermuda from salvaging the last of the summer rays for their latest EP Expectations. It’s brilliant…

VIDEO: The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra

After a 16-year absence, Australian group The Avalanches return with “Frankie Sinatra”, featuring Danny Brown and DOOM. When “Since I Left You” was released back in 2000, it put The Avalanches, and Australia, on the world map of sampling due to their extensive use of the technique. An estimated 3,500 samples were used from a wide range of sources, from Raekwon to Madonna. This was…

7 Alternative Professions For Iggy Azalea

We take a look at controversial Aussie hip hop “star” Iggy Azalea and consider 7 alternative jobs for the femcee. The furore around Australian hip hop “artist” Iggy Azalea has been bubbling under the genre’s surface for quite some time but it wasn’t until recently that the volcano truly erupted. In, Forbes wrote an article entitledclaiming Azalea’s influence was… Understandably, an internet backlash ensued causing…

How Did I Miss That: Jordan Rakei – My Time

Jordan Rakei’s neo soul jam My Time somehow missed our attention upon release. Here’s what we thought. Anyone who says “X music is dead/X music isn’t what it used to be” clearly hasn’t heard of internet streaming else they’d know just how difficult it is to keep up with each genre. Hip hop and jazz often get tarred with those brushes but a quick search…

Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamarra (feat. Q-Tip)

When one of the best rappers alive throws some bars on your track, you know you’re onto something big. Here’s Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nakamarra featuring Q-Tip. I found out about Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote and the phenomenal Nakamarra a few months ago (shout out to Buscrates) and being a big Jamiroquai fan, I noticed similarities in their sound and was instantly hooked. I’m also a big…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #37: Kaligraph E – Summerset

Our Song For Sunday, provided by Kaligraph E, is called Summerset. Shout out to The Auracle for the recommendation. Capturing the pure essence of summer is Kaligraph E’s Summerset, a sumptuous composition with a beautiful guitar sample and electric piano backing melody. But it’s the lo-fi nature that really resonates with me – it’s hazy and relaxing, much like a muggy summer’s day where you can…

Egon, Madlib & J Rocc Digging Down Under

In another Funk Archaeology article for RBMA, Egon remembers the time when he went digging down under with Madlib (sort of) and J Rocc. When it comes to Egon, Madlib, J Rocc and crate digging, a great story can always be found lingering in the air. Brasilintime of course took them over to South America with a few more from the Stones Throw family but…