Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Radio Bermuda

A Fantastic space for Mixtapes. And i'm talking tropical fresh! Lots of 80's synth funk/new wave electronik, perfect tunes to add to your  'esthetics of summer' soundtrack. So check it out
Oh and one of our mixtapes are on there aswell.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Laziness trikes blog!

The Bad news is...
We've been taking a long break lately or you could just say its laziness. Either way, we'll eventually get back into the swing of things, so dont ditch us just yet. But thats up to you.

And now the good news is....
We had our first Dj set at Fashion Keyboard, Melbourne on the 25th july, 10-12pm. I'd say it went off and where would we be without connections, eh?. So Hooraaa for that.

Now off to sleep......

Sunday, 15 June 2008

A Night In The Love Motel

We've had this in our folder for a while now and finally we can do a post because finally someone did their job!
Love motel are a stylish outfit from the home of the famous Swiss Army knife, Switzerland.............. Their promotor literally sent over a potato sack full of remixes for us. Chilled and upbeat dancey dance, it's got remixes from Grum, Cryptonites and Leonard de Leonard just to name a few. Also if you want all the remixes, you can go on a magical treasure hunt and explore the wonderful world of music blogs. So when you've got the whole set, invite a lot of drop dead gorgeous girls to your house (but don't make a party out of it) and get some of those flashy flashy laser lights happening, a big mirror ball, smoke machine and turn of all the house lights and get the spin doctor to wear christmas lights all over himself. And finally get seriously hammered and dance like a baboon on mushies because this album is great for pumping up really loud and pissing off the neighbors un-till the Jacks pull up and shout "alright guys, parties over". Then you'd say, "what party? There's only 4 people here."......................Or is there........................;
Peace in the middle east.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

There Is A Magical Land

A Mystical fusion of magical lullaby sounds created in a child's dream. Thats what it sounds like when you listen to Ghost in the Water's new Album 'Tooth'. Hailing from
Minneapolis, Minnesota, this duo somehow, have created a whole magical land in their basement, creating amazing sounds from electronic sources as well as hand made sounds from guitars to chimes all the way to synthesizers to percussion. The contrast between male/female vocals adds that extra special quality to their delicate dreamy songs. Its quite incredible how much detail you can hear in one song when you close your eyes, lying down on a comfy bed and letting your imagination run free. Just beautiful. I've chosen 2 songs i really like, however they're all fair good so check them out at
myspace and get the album.

The Campfire - Ghost in the water

A Nightmare - Ghost in the water

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Ice Cold Melbourne Winter

I Love Swedish bands! Especially The Radio Dept. The group named it after a gas-station-turned-radio-repair-shop called "Radioavdelningen" (The Radio Department in Swedish). I first heard of them when i was in Thailand of all places and saw their 'Pulling Our Weight' music video on television. With I think 8 Ep's and 3 albums since 1995, The Radio Dept. have gone through alot of changes. Starting out as a 2 piece, then going through 7 other members, they are now a 3 piece consisting of Johan Duncanson, Martin Larsson and Daniel Tjader. The sound they produce has a kind of a raw vibe to it with a subtle ambience feel. To some of their songs, I'd say its like having a whole bunch of Soothers in your mouth, then drinking a glass of ice water on a cold, frosty Melbourne winters day. Now Thats Ice Fresh! So, heres a couple of finely selected tunes for you.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Sitting By The Fire

I cant believe how sexy this vocalist is. I mean her voice. I think its the raspiness that does it. Especially in GETO BOYS. I'm so dooped that i missed out when they came to Melbourne. I'm talking about the band GLASS CANDY. Johnny Jewel and Ida No. You should've heard about them before, playing at V festival, if you haven't, check out their myspace. They're like 70's italo disco with their futuristic echoes of the past and 80's synths. Its just really sexy lounge music. Sexy, sexy, sexy. Somone roll me one thanks.

I'm Falling In Love

I had a weird dream the other night. I was boppin up and down to a tune by A Flock Of Seagulls called Space Age Love Song in some kind of club during the 80's. There were people everywhere, neon lights, smoke machines and balloons above the ceiling, it was spectacular. However, while i was dancing around, this really beautiful girl with curly boofed up brown hair, wearing high tight stressed denim caught my eye. We made eye contact and to my surprise she was touching her herself. I was definitely aroused. So i slowly walked up to this fine looking female and as it so happens we started passionately kissing. It seemed so real too.
Then i woke up and needed to go to the toilet..............
What a classic song.

Space Age Love Song - A Flock Of Seagulls

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Stand Fresh, Come On...

Once again, France is the place to be to discover up and coming electro pop musicians. And with that, i present 'Franklean'. Influenced by the french, british and australian electronic scene i can tell that 80's synthesizer pop is coming back dramatically. His song 'get up stand fresh' is definitely fresh and at TRKD we love saying FRESH!! I love songs that are inspired by the 80's because it brings back fond memories of our youth. Like when you had that moment of when you lost that beautiful girl and at the end of it all, it got better because there were plenty of fish in the bloody sea. This song documents that nicely.
He specifically told me not to make it downloadable. I guess this is just a build up to what amazing tunes he will be creating next. So visit his  myspace.

Get Up Stand Fresh - Franklean

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Defte into the cosmos

Defte, is Michael Delaporte, an artist from New York who describes his music as a synthetic appreciation of sound design. Smart words i'd say, because it really does relate to his music. So Fresh, so clean, so tight, so atmospheric, so beautiful, so skillful. What else can i say?
I've supplied for you people a song called Below Seven. Just have a listen and pump it up, its a bloody masterpiece!!

Below Seven - Defte

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Its Friday, who wants Joints?

FactoryFactory is a local from Melbourne, who just discovered the Valerie Collective late last year and really got inspired by the sounds that they were creating. With his background in producing experimental music for the past 2 years, 'FF' decided to create his own sound influenced by Italo pop, textures from the 70's and 80's and space travel films. So I got him to hook me up with a tune of his. A song called Night Patrol, it sounds really deep and mellow as if it were from the black hole. Something to definitely smoke up to. Enjoy the weekend.......