Why Australian Producers Killed it in 2013
Below we've compiled a collection of five standout Australian producers who continue to kill it in a variety of new and innovative styles. Consider this our "Ode To Oi Oi Oi!"
There’s no denying the euphoric creativity of the one and only Flume. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Harley Streten has made quite the name for himself this year. From the release of his debut album, Flume, to announcing his first ever U.S. Tour, it's no wonder American fans jumped at every opportunity to see this young, talented producer live.
Also this past year, Flume received recognition for his orchestrally inspired remix to Disclosure’s “You and Me.” I think we can all agree on this being one of the top remixes of the year!
Not content to sit back and bask in the accolades derived from his debut, Flume followed it up with a Deluxe Edition as well. Below is the mixtape, which features some of his newly remixed tracks, as well as highlights from Flume’s greatest singles as a solo producer thus far.
This particular Australian has made quite the imprint on dance culture and will be back at it in early 2014, beginning with a sold out crowd during the one and only Holy Ship!!!
Dance fans have yet to truly discover melodic chillstep until they've listened to the sweet, rhythmic beats of Cosmo’s Midnight. Sydney’s twin producers, Cosmo and Patrick, otherwise known as Cosmo’s Midnight, are a garage chillstep duo who have been known for their focus on beautiful harmonies, as well as electro-inspired vocals and grooves.
This year, Cosmo’s Midnight received hype from artists like AlunaGeorge, Flume, Foxes and more. The duo also debuted their hit EP, titled Surge.
The pair has had quite the year as far as gaining recognition and playing in massive festivals alongside familiar producers like Disclosure and Flume. In an interview with Pulse Radio, the two discussed their desire to someday play at their dream festival, Coachella, because of it being so iconic. Perfect fit, wouldn’t you agree?
You may know him by his wavy rhythms, or from all the talk in the music industry regarding his highly praised release, “Rock U Tonight.” When I first discovered Wave Racer, I knew there was something fresh and exhilarating about his style and taste in musical exploration. Everything he touches seems to develop an aura of good vibes. Recently, his remix for Flight Facilities’ “Stand Still” starting popping up all over SoundCloud and garnered significant buzz on Twitter. It’s been quite the year for the underrated producer, and we can’t wait to hear what’s next.
Emoh Instead has gotten recent attention due to his ridiculous Facebook cartoons - but more so from being one half of the duo What So Not alongside the previously mentioned Flume. Together, both received massive recognition with the release of The Quack EP, as well as their latest track, "Jaguar," which is soon to become a festival favorite.
During 2013, Emoh Instead not only joined What So Not, but he also broke through as a solo producer. His choice of style can be described as futuristic chillstep. He’s also gone on to produce the EP titled Say So, which received airplay from Imanos in his recent Diplo and Friends set. We’re expecting great things from Emoh in 2014, as well as the much anticipated What So Not performance during 2014’s Holy Ship!!! In the meantime, kick back and go one deeper with his latest remix below.
Chet Faker is Melbourne, Australia’s diamond in the rough. From beautiful collaborations with Flume, to original solo releases, Chet Faker has positioned himself extremely well in the past few months to make a significant leap forward in his career in 2014.
Chet’s latest EP, titled Live Sessions, features the perfect after-work relaxation vibe that will keep any music lover pleased from start to finish. To be honest, all of his music is perfect for a glass of smooth red wine and sweet love making. Discover the downstep tempo of electronic dance culture with Chet Faker's hit collaboration with Flume below.