I don’t think I’ve heard anything new from Mathas all year, so this new release is well and truly welcome. Stone Cold Sober sees Mathas taking a rare break from production, instead letting fellow Perth local, Empty take over, using something he produced for his EMPTYBARS Vol. 2. Give this a spin if you want to hear a real hip hop song from one of Australia’s more lyrical rappers. Enjoy.
Weekly Match is a weekly series highlighting a song, album, artist etc that doesn’t necessarily fit in with the usual posting on the MatchMusik. This lets me sift through my music collection each week & pull something out that may be a little older, or that slipped through the cracks, and bring it back for all of you to enjoy.
A Seated Craft is the music endeavour of the Australian born, Berlin based Alexia Peniguel. Her only album to date is The Savage and The Small, one that I admittedly have not heard in quite some time, but upon revisiting it I immediately remembered why I loved it so much. Eclectic instrumentation, and Alexia‘s vocals on an album that somehow manages to be simultaneously melancholic and able to draw out some joy, makes this a release to get your hands on. To top that off, Alexia‘s second album, a result of crowdfunding, is complete and being pressed. So look out for that.
I just saw Japanese Wallpaper in Brisbane last night at his first ever interstate, headline show and I can’t stop listening to anything that is even remotely related to the young Melbourner. Thankfully Golden Vessel, a Brisbane based producer of the same age has given us a remix to Wallpaper‘s magical Waves, as an addition to the few songs that Wallpaper has out. Adapting Wallpaper‘s production and Pepa Knight‘s vocals to his own style, Golden Vessel turns Waves around and makes it his own. If you’re keen on hearing more of Golden Vessel’s sound you can head over to soundcloud and check out last year’s Stairwell EP on bandcamp. Enjoy.
Perth’s Marksman Lloyd now has released his new EP and damn is it great. Rewrite The Ending opens with You Won’t Be The One, a song that I’ve been listening to heavily for the last two months, that has a vocal feature from Whiskey Winter (who is featured rather heavily on the EP) and production from JL. The rest of the production is handled by Creed Birch and fleshes out to be a total of seven solid songs without any fillers. This is a damn good EP from one of my favourite Australian rappers right now. Have a listen to the songs that bookend the EP, below. Definitely get on it. Enjoy.
You might recognise the name Jesse Davidson from Japanese Wallpaper‘s magnificent Between Friends, well it turns out the Adelaide native has some pretty great material of his own. Ocean is his most recent release and it is something that you need right now. Get on it. Enjoy.
We’re fans of Petit Biscuit over here and he recently had his song, Alaska, featured on S O M I C O‘s first compilation album. S O M I C O is a collective for artists aged 18 and under (which in this day and age is quite a few) with an effort to help “lay the foundations for young artists’ futures”. There are quite a few familiar names on the compilation and I’m going to go check it out now. Enjoy.
Update: Now with video for closing track, Cantona.
Loyle Carner was last seen spitting some bars over Tom Misch‘s latest, thankfully, shortly after this he released his A Little Late EP. Sitting at six tracks long the EP is full of some of the best hip hop I’ve heard come out of the UK in some time. Loyle Carner is a name to remember. Enjoy.