SAFIA Paranoi, Ghosts & Other Sounds

Princes of electronic-pop with a nu-soul bent and Canberra-based overachievers SAFIA have kicked off 2014 in style. Having just announced that they will support Kiwi queen bee Lorde on her Australian tour, the trio are also revelling in the success of their latest single, Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds. The single hit the #1 spot on Hype Machine, racking up almost 80K Soundcloud plays. Their layered, warm production style and intricate vocal stylings of frontman Benjamin Joseph won hearts instantly, taking out a position in triple J’s hottest 100 and putting the band on the shortlist of acts bound to break out … Continue reading SAFIA Paranoi, Ghosts & Other Sounds

Young Franco drops free Futurefunk EP + National Tour

If Australia’s recent bloom of young prodigies might be enough to make you question what the hell have you done lately, then this is one that will probably hurtle you into a quarter-life crisis. 19-year-old producer Young Franco is Brisbane’s newest wunderkind who’s offering up his debut EP Futurefunk for free as well as performing at a slew of national shows. ‘Futurefunk’ is making waves around the Australian dance music scene, earning approving nods from Motez, Indian Summer, Alison Wonderland, Peking Duk and Allday alike. The 4-track EP is a medley of awesomeness; described as funky beats meets old disco … Continue reading Young Franco drops free Futurefunk EP + National Tour