This week’s crop features music from old favourites and new stars.
Banx & Ranx And Ella Eyre – Answerphone ft. Yxng Bane
Hailing from Montreal in Canada, Banx & Ranx are forerunners of the Electronic Caribbean Music (ECM) scene, describing themselves as ‘a high octane explosion of island rhythms, trap influences, funk grooves, electro energy and contemporary pop’. The duo have produced remixes for a number of high profile artists such as Gorillaz, David Guetta and Diplo. Their latest track (which just has a casual 30 million streams on Spotify BTW) with English artists Ella Eyre and Ynxg Bane is a tropical, bouncy tune with an infectious hook.
Benson – Hold Out ft. ZOLLY
Melbourne producer and Medium Rare Recordings label co-founder Benson’s latest release is an eerie, melancholic dance floor anthem featuring a driving bass guitar. As well as producing cheeky banter during his DJ sets, Benson has also produced other hits such as Resolution (2017) with Rromarin and Trying (2017) featuring Yeo. Benson will be touring to support his new single, and will hit up Adelaide on June 30 at Fat Controller.
Flowidus – Don’t Walk Away ft. Edde
If you froth liquid drum and bass and enjoy artists like Wilkinson and Netsky, then you need to get around Flowidus. Although based in Perth, the DNB duo actually consists of Raphael Henderson from New Zealand and Garo Wolf Tanzi from Germany. Previously known as Dealt Fairly and Spillage respectively, the two have recently joined forces to bring you that sweet melodic DNB goodness. They’ve already released a few neat tracks, such as Medicate and a remix of Elk Road’s Hanging By a Thread, so get listening now before they undoubtedly blow up within the scene.
Milwaukee Banks – Coming For You
Hip-hop duo Milwaukee Banks hail from Melbourne, and Coming For You is the lead single from their upcoming album No Time, due for released on June 29. This track is a hard-hitting production, a collaborative effort from both members, and is described as a song about the state of the world and how fragile society feels. Milwaukee Banks have also collaborated with radio princess KLP on her track Carried Away, released earlier this year.
Peking Duk – Fire
Peking Duk are hot property, constantly producing hit after hit, and Fire is another one with that classic Duk sound. The music video for this track is actually part of a western-themed short film called Reprisal that also features the other track from their new Reprisal EP, Chasing Arizona. The clip features the acting talent of Australia’s mischievous party boy, Benson.
LSD – Audio
LSD is a newly formed supergroup consisting of English rapper and producer Labrinth, Adelaide’s own Sia and Diplo (we don’t really need to introduce him, do we?). Audio is a lighter trap-influenced follow-up tune to their debut single Genius (2018), which came out earlier this month. There’s not much info about this ginormous collaborative project, except for the fact that they’re due to release an album later in the year. Watch this space!