Local label founder, podcaster, DJ and more: Xander Byng's talents traverse the musical universe. We bring you a mixtape from the Melbourne-based party-maker, developed as a meditation on psychogeography: “I’ve always found that experiencing unfamiliar settings, especially in a familiar environment, really helps me to think more positively."
For Assemble Papers, musician, podcaster, and Wheeler Centre senior digital editor Jon Tjhia has created a mixtape that combines expansive minimalism and 'very stretched out sound' with different takes on the human voice: "I pushed the mix through some heavy handed dynamic compression because I wanted its parts to squash together and have no option but to interact."
Fresh from a sonic tour of Eastern and Western Europe, Louise Terra of Sugar Fed Leopards has made us a mixtape: "This playlist talks to the ambient and hypnotic elements in electronic music that I love, with a mix of old European folk music and a few bombastic erratic rhythmic tracks, for impact."
When she isn't writing songs and singing for Melbourne outfit The Harpoons, Bec Rigby DJs under the name Big Rig. Lately, she's been busy co-organising the Coal Blimey! fundraiser for the resistance against the Adani Carmichael mine in Queensland. Here, she shares a hearfelt mix ahead of the event
Equally at home playing a dancefloor set as she is spinning slow & sweet deep soul, Melbourne tastemaker Miss Goldie (a.k.a. host of PBS show Boss Action) will appear at solar-powered music and arts festival Off the Grid in the ACCA Forecourt on Wednesday 21 December. Ahead of the event, she shares this exclusive EARS mix with us, packed with lovingly selected soulful tunes
Golden Girls write songs about love, sex and literature, blending hard beats and soft vocals with deep subs and melodic bass. On Sat 10 Dec they’ll be appearing at Blow-Up in Brunswick: a one-night festival inside a blown-up inflatable structure conceived in association with RMIT Architecture's Pneumatic Structures Unit. Jake from Golden Girls shared this mix ahead of the party