3. Meridians - Four in the Morning, Restless (Sam Stosuur Remix)
4. Ozacure & Mr Moustache - I Am Dreaming
5. Metapattern - Parallels
6. Dystopian Soundscapes - Ankh
7. Quin - Cerulean
8. Penelope Two Five - Nimbus
9. Chris George - Synchronous
10. Bcharre - Said a Blade of Grass
11. Christopher Brooks - Voodoo House
12. Ben Reeves - Intoxic
13. Rahms - Why Am I Running?
14. Sloxxx - I Don't Know the Question
15. Ozacure - Marmalade
The producers we've worked with on Skies [MOTH02] have inspired us. In the realm of analogue photography and development, Jack McKenzie (@35mmmkenzie) has blown us away with his expertise and guidance. And of course, your consistent support has and continues to push us to do bigger, better things.
Sam Stosuur's remix of Meridian's Four in the Morning, Restless takes the angelic voices from the original recording and repositions them over a shuffling house beat, packed full of live drums and hand percussion. A totally infectious tune in both its melody and rhythm - as can be expected from the cosmic house magician. On I Am Dreaming, Tel Aviv's Ozacure and Mr. Moustache come together to create an instantly funky electro house track. A playful baseline dances around off-kilter drum machines and vocoded chants of I am dreaming.... The tune could easily be the soundtrack to one of those dreams where you can't decide if it was the best dream ever or a nightmare.
A diverse triplet of tracks, drawn together by the notion of care and love. Rahms invites a gentle piano to join him on his slow and emotive house track, 'Why am I Running?'. This track is a story in itself, narrated by Rahms' unique family of synthetic and natural melodies and rhythms. Sloxxx takes us on a deeply hypnotic journey with 'I Don't Know the Question'. Psychedelic sounds of unknown origins meander around a groove that will absolutely lock you in. Over the 15 minute duration, the track shifts subtly and constantly around its central themes - it's tracks like these that really make you think. The closer to MOTH02, Ozacure's Marmalade, was taken as a live cut from a performance at an underground party in Jerusalem, 2018. The track was performed on a combination of drum machines, samplers and modular units - the product is totally unique. Marmalade is a trip through Ozacure's sound world; distant voices sound relaxed and meditative, trippy dru...
A pair of tracks that showcase two sides of techno. Chris George's Synchronous begins with a gutsy synth bass sequence. From there, it builds endlessly. A thumping kick and metronomic hats and percussion enter, laying the groove for a luscious pad to float over. Bcharre' Said A Blade of Grass is a different beast entirely - drawing emotion out of synth parameters and clever melodies, Bcharre has crafted a burning dance-floor ready track that feels comfortably intimate. Some words from Bcharre himself to accompany the track: Said a blade of grass to an autumn leaf, “You make such a noise falling! You scatter all my winter dreams.”
These two tracks are some of the deepest and darkest on MOTH02. Dystopian Soundscape's Ankh is an immersive dub techno journey - it feels like you are in a train station about to embark upon an outer-space trip. Underwater grooves and shimmering atmospheres lay down the foundations for beautiful dub chords to wash over our ears. Metapattern's Parallels is definitely a form of auditory hypnosis - a relentless, yet gentle kick drum is the floor upon which beautiful modular sound design is built, creating an ever-evolving journey from start to finish.
There's no messing today. Introducing a pair of tightly produced, unapologetic monsters. Christopher Brooks' Voodoo House sees precise percussion punctuating an ever progressing sequence in a super-slick, tech house number. Ben Reeves' Intoxic pushes a bit harder and faster, with booming kicks and a huge acid line leading this massive club-destroyer.
We are over the moon to present two label debuts: Penelope Two Five's Nimbus and Quin's Cerulean. Penelope Two five have been staples in Brisbane's electronic scene for years now and it's a pleasure to have a track of theirs on Skies. Quin is a collaborative project between label co-founders Quincy Raw and Black Mannequin. Both tunes are deep acidic house journeys with enough atmosphere to prove the existence of a magnetic field. We hope you enjoy!
Reflecting on Saturday night, we are so proud to have witnessed a packed room in support of a young, local lineup. The turnout was a testament to the energy and growth that's occurring in Brisbane's electronic music scene. We thank everyone that rolled through for a dance, and promise to keep the energy coming in our next editions.