This week, our Sydney based contributor Keegan cuts up some new prime tracks for you to list to. It’s a selection of brand new music that offers a nice change for The Wandering Lamb, focussing on Hip Hop, Electronica and Punk . Flume returns to complete electronic obscurity with this unexpected cut, Deftones do what they do best, White Lung prove they are here to stay and we cross over to Philly to deliver rapper Tunji Inge’s new cut. Finally, it’s back to Sydney where another electro maestro Mickey Kojak delivers his all on the decks.
Artist White Lung
Prime Cut Kiss Me When I Bleed
Cut From Vancouver, Canada
Kind of reminds us of Speedy Ortiz, Cloud Nothings
On the doorstep of their second album Paradise, White Lung have released ‘Kiss Me When I Bleed’, a song about love across lifestyles and the conservation of pride, no matter how destructive. “I will give birth in a trailer, huff in the gas in the air, baby is born in molasses, like I would even care” is an example of the bands impressive lyrical prowess, accompanied by tireless guitars and drums White Lung bring their songs to life through a constant, pulsing energy.
Artist Tunji Ige
Prime Cut Bring Yo Friends
Cut From Philadelphia, US
Kind of reminds us of Vince Staples, Young Thug
Philly’s Tunji Ige brings a welcoming familiarity to ‘Bring Yo Friends’, providing a tasty hook and an expertly fluent rap game as he saunters through each line, “If you ain’t having fun you ain’t living right”. There’s no reinvention here, but what is evident is a popular formula for making a song easily approachable for those that love hip-hop and for those who aren’t too fussed.
Prime Cut Wall Fuck
Cut From Sydney, Australia
Kind of reminds us of SBTRKT, ODESZA
At it again, Sydney originator and now global EDM reveller Flume has dropped what seems like a lab experiment in the lead up to his album Skin with the song ‘Wall Fuck’. All over the shop takes on an affectionate connotation here as Flume keeps you balancing on wires with rumbling bass, abstract melodies, mixed in with sublimely cut samples.
Prime Cut Hearts/Wires
Cut From California, USA
Kind of reminds us of Systems of A Down, Tool
Critically acclaimed nu-metal outfit Deftones have just released their 8th album Gore and they prove again that they are the definition of polished. Deftones are a prime example of a band that has learnt to evolve with the ever-changing sound landscape. ‘Hearts/Wires’ is an obvious standout thanks to the truly outstanding instrumentals from a complimentary unit. They succeed in almost arrogantly holding your anticipation on a knifes edge throughout.
Artist Mickey Kojak
Prime Cut Hit It (tl kcaR 035)
Cut From Sydney, Australia
Kind of reminds us of Hermitude, Wave Racer
Mickey Kojak is a staple diet for electric beat lovers in Sydney, providing plug-in and go builds that have considerably juicy payoffs. Releasing his debut EP Kojack delivers beats that bounce and shimmer with ‘Hit it (kcaR 035)’ being as enticing as a bit of silver to a magpie. Hitting pay dirt at every drop this is one song that should be welcomed on the decks at any time.