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Moon Boots Releases Sophomore Album Bimini Road

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Inspired by the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas, Moon Boots’ sophomore album Bimini Road is a joyous listen that combines elements of soulful & melodic house, disco, and R&B. The album includes the new single ‘Clear’ as well as recent summer anthems ‘Tied Up’ and ‘Juanita’, which have received airplay on SiriusXM, BBC Radio 1, triple j, KCRW, as well as DJ support from Claptone, Above & Beyond, The Black Madonna, Diplo and many more. ‘Juanita’ was premiered by Mixmag (who called the song ‘a show-stopper’), and the new video for ‘Clear’ is a retro-fantastic delight, check it out here.

“Bimini Road is about discovering something new, and escaping from the everyday.  It’s a journey without a fixed destination, a road that could lead to a mythical paradise that’s ancient and yet futuristic. Or it might not! But that mystery is worth exploring. I experimented with lots of new styles and sounds but kept it grounded in what I do best. It’s an album with lots of dancefloor moments and a lot of heart.” – Moon Boots

Moon Boots’ debut album First Landing was a rare slow burn in today’s disposable music culture, steadily amassing a broad international following and an impressive 35 million streams since its release in August 2017. Praised by Mixmag for its ‘deep textures and funky melodies,’ First Landing has become a contemporary electronic masterpiece with support from Jason Bentley (KCRW) and Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1).

With Bimini Road, Moon Boots has brought back collaborators from both his debut album and his ambitious 7-person live show. Black Gatsby (“Power”), Nic Hanson (‘Keep The Faith’), and KONA (‘Fortune Teller’) all make appearances that help to make Bimini Road Moon Boots’ most compelling musical statement to date. Ross Clark (St Lucia) contributes guitar to three of the album’s hookiest and most affecting tracks. Moon Boots’ eagerness to bring melody and songcraft to unpredictable-but-accessible club grooves makes him stand out in a crowded field of beatmakers and careerists.

The album also features new collaborators, including Little Boots, whose song ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’ carries echoes of Blondie, ABBA and Giorgio Moroder. LA-based pop chanteuse Niia, next-generation house diva Kaleena Zanders, and Gary Saxby of the Harlem Gospel Choir round out the list of guest vocalists.

Born in Brooklyn, Moon Boots gravitated toward music at an early age, spending many years playing piano, keyboards, and synthesizers before he ever made a beat. Inspired by legends like Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, and Paul Johnson, he moved to the home of house music, Chicago, where he played synth in an indie band and worked as a local DJ before aligning with the legendary French Express label for his earliest releases. Eventually signed to taste-making UK label Anjunadeep, Moon Boots has always stayed true to his mission of making infectious music that transcends genre. Songs not just for DJs and dance-floors, but for everyone.

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      Renowned electrofunk duo Chromeo, consisting of Dave 1 (Dave Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel), presents their latest musical masterpiece, ‘Adult Contemporary.’ True to its name, ‘Adult Contemporary’ delves into the nuances of navigating funkiness in one’s 30s and 40s, offering a polished and sophisticated rendition of Chromeo’s signature infectious grooves and witty wordplay. As the duo reflects on the vibrant era of the early 2000s that propelled them to indie superstardom, they approach this new chapter with their trademark groove firmly intact. Throughout their illustrious career spanning five critically acclaimed LPs, Dave 1 and P-Thugg have crafted an electrofunk sound that has become synonymous with pop music. While their previous two albums leaned towards collaboration, ‘Adult Contemporary’ marks a return to Chromeo’s original formula, with Dave and Pee taking the reins as writers, producers, performers, and arrangers for every track. This album delves into the intimacy of their enduring relationship, forged over three decades of daily communication. After dedicating time to producing for artists like Omar Apollo, Blu De Tiger, Ian Isiah, and Onyx Collective, Chromeo retreated to their studios in LA and Brooklyn, clad in their signature double-breasted suits, to craft their most expansive, lyrically focused, and sonically polished record yet. With their trademark blend of humor and sincerity, ‘Adult Contemporary’ showcases Chromeo at their most authentic. While the album remains distinctly Chromeo, its few collaborations pay homage to the duo’s roots. Mixed by New York house legend Morgan Geist (known for Storm Queen and Metro Area) and mastered by French Touch pioneer Alex Gopher (associated with Phoenix and Air), ‘Adult Contemporary’ features a standout collaboration with longtime friend La Roux, reflecting Chromeo’s evolution over 15 years in the music industry. After nearly two decades of dazzling audiences with their shiny synths and sharp lyrics, Chromeo solidifies their status as masters of the groove with ‘Adult Contemporary.’ Their musical and visual language, refined over years of global touring, remains instantly recognizable, setting them apart as unparalleled innovators in the realm of contemporary funk. Adult Contemporary Track Listing 1. ‘(I Don’t Need A) New Girl’ 2. ‘Got It Good’ 3. ‘Lost And Found’ 4. ‘BTS’ 5. ‘Replacements’ feat. La Roux 6. ‘Lonesome Nights’ 7. ‘Personal Effects’ 8. ‘She Knows It (Personal Effects Pt. 2)’ 9. ‘Ballad Of The Insomniacs’ 10. ‘CODA’ 11. ‘Words With You’ 12. ‘A Cut Above’ 13. ‘Friendsnlovers’ 14. ‘Two of Us (Friendsnlovers Pt.2)’

    • Peach PRC Announces ‘Secret PRC’ Australia Tour Dates peach-prc-secret-prc-tour-feature-oz-edm

      Australia’s rising pop start Peach PRC is set to will tour Australia this March/April. With a new look, Peach PRC brings an exciting new era, set to play her biggest headline shows to date, the Secret PRC Tour will be hitting stages in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. 2023 was Peach PRC’s year – we were all just living in it – as she captivated audiences and tastemakers with her Manic Dream Pixie debut EP. Beyond stockpiling millions of streams, it debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The chart-topping EP included singles “Kinda Famous”, “F U Goodbye”, which secured #68 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2023, and “Perfect For You” which notably pays tribute to Paris Hilton’s gold-certified 2006 smash hit “Stars Are Blind” and secured #63 on triple j’s iconic countdown. Among the EP’s acclaim, Peach received multiple ARIA Award nominations (Best Pop, Best Video, and Best Artwork), and was also nominated for a 2023 TikTok Award (Music Act of The Year). 2023 also saw Peach PRC traveling the globe, with a sold-out debut headline tour with stops across Australia, North America, and the United Kingdom. With special performances that included a support spot for BlackPink in London’s Hyde Park, Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Spin Off Festival, and more recently Spilt Milk Festival. Before the year came to an end, Peach gave the best gift of all with the release of her latest single, “Like A Girl Does”, which saw her third appearance in the Hottest 100 of 2023 coming in at #81. The rising pop star has already had an unbelievable journey, from writing and recording in her bedroom to social media phenomenon into smart, slick, and sweet songs with a bold bite. Equally funny and sensitive, she holds nothing back when it comes to life’s ups and downs, mental health, and everything in between. She’s already built an audience of 4 million-plus social followers, generated over 1.7 billion TikTok views, 175 million combined artist streams, and attracted acclaim from Billboard, Vogue Australia, BuzzFeed, Consequence, NME, Paper, Refinery29 and more. Launching her TikTok page in 2019, she organically attracted an audience by posting everything from funny moments to self-care advice and, of course, music. Along the way, she carefully cultivated an undeniable style with a twist. That twist defines her debut single “Josh”, the ultimate kiss-off to the worst ex ever and has received over 36 million streams and counting. Peach PRC followed up the success of “Josh” with her self-proclaimed girly camp pop single “Symptomatic”, receiving 12 million plus combined streams to date, and ending 2021 with “Heavy”, which has tallied 22 million plus combined streams. In 2022, Peach PRC released the liberating single “God Is A Freak” and had everyone talking including pop music titans Billie Eilish, Finneas, and Justin Tranter. She followed it up with “Forever Drunk”, where she teamed up with GRAMMY Award-nominated powerhouse songwriter Bonnie McKee. Enter the world of Peach PRC this March/April for her Secret PRC Tour, joined by Sydney-based singer-songwriter, musician and producer, Carla Wehbe, who is set to hype crowds across the country with her nostalgic sounds and catchy pop hooks. Peach’s 2023 Australian headline dates sold out well in advance. Jump on these tickets quick! Presale begins from 1pm local time Thursday 1 February and tickets to the general public are available from 1pm local time Friday 2 February. PEACH PRC – SECRET PRC TOUR 2024 Fri 22 Mar 2024 – Forum, Melbourne Thu 28 Mar 2024 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane Sat 6 Apr 2024 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney TICKETS Presale available from 1pm local time Thursday 1 Feb – register here. Tickets on sale to the general public from 1pm local time Friday 2 Feb – secure tickets here.

    • The Midnight Announce 2024 Australian Tour the-midnight-2023-australian-tour-feature-oz-edm

      Secret Sounds are delighted to announce that American synthwave band The Midnight will make their return to Australia in February/March 2024, setting stages on fire with headline performances in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. From their synth-heavy beginnings to arena rock chords and infectious pop hooks, The Midnight’s musical journey is one fuelled by insatiable curiosity. The duo lives at the intersection of varying paths, driven by the friction that fires when Southern-born singer-songwriter Tyler Lyle’s all-American dreamer tales meld with Danish-bred drummer and producer Tim McEwan’s cinematic soundscapes. Together, they form something deeper than house, vibier than pop, and altogether more exciting than the sum of its parts. The fan favourite track “WeMoveForward” from their 2014 debut EP Days of Thunder, was created during their very first encounter. The single’s euphoric rhythms, bittersweet synths and Lyle’s romantic lyricism lay the foundation for The Midnight’s signature style, a theme that continued all the way into their latest album Heroes. Infused with dramatic nostalgic streaks, The Midnight’s catalogue weaves its way from their debut LP Endless Summer, with its retro-futuristic feel, to the introspective reflections found in their follow-up record Kids. As they delved deeper into their emotions with the release of their fourth album, Monsters in 2020, their sound expanded and became more vibrant, reaching the Top 30 on the Australian pop charts and No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Created during the isolation of the COVID quarantine, their most recent release Heroes tackled the issue of loneliness by inviting the whole world to dance under one roof, celebrating shared human connection. Infused with slivers of Springsteen, The Police, AC/DC and an electrifying arena rock spirit, Heroes weaves together a fusion of sexy-but-sensitive sing-alongs made to be belted by a room full of music lovers. With the new album, the duo has hit new heights on stage, moving on from club rooms to selling out iconic venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. They have also expanded their live performance by welcoming Lelia Broussard on bass, Royce Whittaker on guitar, and Justin Klunk on saxophone and synth. The Midnight are ready to unleash their live set for fans around Australia next February/March! Presale is available from 9am local time Thursday 21 September. Tickets go on sale to the general public from 9am local time Friday 22 September. THE MIDNIGHT AUS TOUR DATES Thursday 29 Feb 2024 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney Friday 01 Mar 2024 – The Tivoli, Brisbane Saturday 02 Mar 2024 – Forum, Melbourne Sunday 02 Mar 2024 – Forum, Melbourne TICKETS Presale available from 9am local Thursday 21 Sept Tickets on sale to the general public at 9am local Friday 22 Sept

    • ODESZA Tease Fans with Highly Anticipated New EP odesza-2023-oz-edm-feature

      ODESZA set to release a “psychedelic indie-dance EP.” In a surprising turn of events, the dynamic electronic music duo ODESZA has set the internet ablaze with news of their forthcoming EP, marking their first release in nearly a decade. Their dedicated fanbase couldn’t contain their excitement as ODESZA took to social media to unveil details about the project, describing it as a “psychedelic indie-dance EP.” Known for their deliberate approach to releasing new music, ODESZA has built a reputation for keeping fans on their toes. Last year’s captivating album, “The Last Goodbye,” broke a five-year hiatus between albums, and it’s been even longer since their last original EP, “My Friends Never Die,” dropped back in 2013. While specifics about the EP, such as the title and release date, remain undisclosed at this time, anticipation is skyrocketing within the music community. ODESZA’s ability to blend genres and deliver immersive experiences has made them a beloved act in the electronic music scene, and fans are eagerly awaiting the duo’s latest sonic offering. In the midst of this excitement, ODESZA is also gearing up for the premiere of their “The Last Goodbye Cinematic Experience,” an immersive concert film that provides an intimate glimpse into the creative process behind their awe-inspiring return to the touring stage last year. This upcoming visual spectacle promises to transport viewers behind the curtain and showcase the magic that unfolds during their mesmerizing live performances. As fans eagerly await further details on ODESZA’s EP, they can rest assured that the duo’s signature sound and innovative production will undoubtedly be on full display. Stay tuned for updates as ODESZA continues to captivate audiences with their unique musical vision and mesmerizing performances. We made a psychedelic indie-dance EP. — ODESZA (@odesza) June 25, 2023 pic.twitter.com/IgYXv2GG74 — ODESZA (@odesza) June 25, 2023