Feature: 5 Local Tracks We're Addicted To This Week

Thursday, June 11, 2015

With so many new local releases around recently, we've trailed the web to find some of our favourites. This weeks collection is diverse - we've got tracks for you to rock out to, and some tracks that you should add to your party playlist this weekend. Check out our discoveries below.

Chiefs - 'Demon' (ft. Beayz)

He has done it all from putting together killer Drake mixtapes to remixing everyone from CRNKN, Ta-Ku, and Crooked Colours. Melbourne based producer Chiefs presents his most haunting and rawest releases to date with 'Demon'. The thing I love most about this track is that you can imagine the masses sweating it in the club jammin' to it, but it's also the perfect track to close your eyes and relax to. You can catch him at Mercat Basement for Grey Marle Music Vol. 1 Release party on June 27th, get the deets here.

Magic Bones - 'Danger Am I'

They're about to appear with Bad//Dreems in Melbourne on June 19th, as well as Bad News Toilet on June 20th in Ballarat, and Stonefield throughout their shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Fremantle. In conjunction with all the shows coming up, they've fit time to release 'Danger I Am' from their forthcoming album due for release this year. The garage rock track is killer and will be stuck in your head all day. 

Tempest - 'Tidal Wave'

What's there not to love about Tempest - they're twins (yay for fellow twins killin' it!), and they create tunes that are captivating. Their most recent release 'Tidal Wave' is nostalgic in the sense that it exhibits elements of 70s-esque psychedelia, but with a modern and contemporary twist. The track is available as a free download via their bandcamp via the link.

Woodes x Elkkle - 'Cocoon'

Yet again this week, Melbourne is heavily represented in this weeks local round-up. 'Cocoon' is their second collaboration after the release of 'Muddy'. Containing quirky percussion and a sparse instrumental, the track is other worldly and will bewitch you during your first listen. It was recorded and produced by both Woodes and Elkkle, and was mixed by Darren Ziesing - who has previously worked with the likes of Hermitude,  Elizabeth Rose, and RÜFÜS. They've also got an EP in the works, so watch this space. 

Urtekk - 'Pareidolia' 

Okay, this one isn't a new track, but they did release the music video for the track a few weeks ago.The progressive dance 4-piece from Adelaide released the track as part of their series of instrumental electronic compositions that probe different concepts of the human psyche. Along with the release, they've been busy appearing at various boutique festivals around the country in the summer, such as Rainbow Serpent 2015 and WOMADelaide. You can also check out the music video for the track here