Monday, July 19, 2010
Despite the my constant bitching about the loud, noisy, steaming-pile of shit electro that is the screen door to my submarine, I will always love the electro of the Australian variety. The sort of electro that is done oh-so-well by acts like Cut Copy, Shazam, DCUP and Miami Horror. That melodic and funky variety, closer to disco than anything else, that makes fans of it around the world believe that life in Australia is a permanent beach party.
Add to that list a Sydney kid by the name of Cassian. His tracks as I’ve found are insanely dope. Descended directly from that tradition of worshipping Daft Punk’s Discovery (his bootleg of High Life is especially sweet), he creates tracks and remixes that are catchy, memorable and very fun to DJ with. He’s a member of the Bang Gang roster, but mark my words, if he keeps up this run of form he’ll be getting that Modular Money in no time.* However in trying to find any more information about the guy, no bio seems to exist beyond a press release for his first EP describing him as “the original fuuuuuunky-fresh zulu synth warrior”.
Grab some tracks from him, they’re well worth it and don’t forget to head over to beatport to buy the rest, they are well worth your hard earned simleons.
Miami Horror - Make You Mine (Cassian Remix)
Flight Facilities - Crave You (Cassian Remix)
Daft Punk - High Life (Cassian Bootleg)
*I’ve always been under the impression that the way Modular works is that it takes its revenue from lesser acts like Wolfmother and The Presets and uses it to fund promotion of more awesome music, eg. Tame Impala, Canyons, The Swiss. (Cut Copy and Bag Raiders are self sufficient)
PS WHERE THE FUCK IS THE NEW AVALANCHES ALBUM? ITS BEEN TEN FUCKING YEARS!