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Welcome to the Curious Case of Jordan Millar, the Australian bluesy pop singer-songwriter who is treading his own path with his DIY musician attitude and critically acclaimed, self-produced ‘bedroom’ album Cold Lights On Curious Minds.

Don’t be fooled however, he’s not just an amateur with GarageBand and a MacBook. He’s a hardworking musician with years of recording and touring experience behind him. He’s played hundreds of shows and earned critical acclaim nationwide. He’s performed on The Morning Show, at some of Australia’s biggest festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest and the Falls Festival, and toured with the likes of The Fray, Xavier Rudd, Diesel and Christina Perri, and has dozens more award wins and accolades one could list, but it’s not about that.

What it is about, is that this 26-year-old musician/producer/singer-songwriter/whatever you want to call him, is going to blow you away! His unique blend of pop, folk and bluesy acoustic riffs, mixed with intimate and candid lyrics, have wowed Australian audiences. With 4 EPs, a full-length debut album (Lies In Translations, 2008) and a live album under his belt, he writes and performs with maturity well beyond his years, and has formed an active and truly diverse fan-base across the globe because of it.

After releasing ‘Cold Lights’ in February 2013, and with single’s ‘Walking On Me’ and ‘Maps’ on steady radio rotation, Millar hit the road with a 29-date national tour, and received critical praise for his pumping, full band and John Butler-esque shows as well as his intimate and honest solo performances.

Whether it be opening a show at the Enmore Theatre or in a tiny cafe in Sydney, Jordan Millar gives it everything he’s got, and it’s with this attitude that he’s become one of the most intriguing musicians on the Australian musical landscape today … Curious??

“With the smoothness of Pete Murray, the sometimes off-kilter groove and quirk of Jason Mraz and John Mayer’s attention to songwriting craft, this second album from Sydney’s Jordan Millar is simply great. 4 stars” … The West Australian

“A pretty special piece of Australian folk-pop” … Timber and Steel

“Every so often a certain album appears in your life that you instantly connect with. Cold Lights On Curious Minds … is one of those albums” … Tone Deaf

Face + Heel, aka Luke Taylor and Sinead McMillan, started working together in Jan 2012 and have been gaining plaudits over the last year for the excellent ‘No Stars EP’ on Warm Records and their self released ‘Chipped Tooth EP’.

They’ve already supported artists such as Blondes, Matthew Dear, Orbital, NZCA/Lines, Portico Quartet, AlunaGeorge and oOoOO in the last 18 months, and have tucked away some superb festival shows under their belts at the Great Escape, Lovebox, Garden Festival, L.E.V, and Simple Things.

Having been tipped by the Boiler Room founders as the ones to watch after their acclaimed live set back in April 2013 the band have the sights set on conquering 2014.

“They manage to combine delicate piano and vocals with deep synths and rhythmic elements of house and garage to create ambitious and thoughtful live electronica.” (Crack Magazine)

“An elegiac instrumental featuring a percussion break resembling the distinct, metal-on-metal rattling of trains rolling over railroad switches, altogether building a song both earthbound and angelic.” (Fader)

“No Stars crafts a profound synth-heavy soundscape that is adorned with moaned, soulful vocals and sparse bassline, resulting in an immensely dark, forlorn and atmospheric ballad” (Dummy)

“intricate electronic compositions with an acute focus on songcraft” (XLR8R)
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HANNAH WANTS // MIXTAPE 1114 (eleven-fourteen) // NOVEMBER 2014

It’s that time again… I’ve dropped this a day early due to a hectic weekend of gigs and to make sure it’s available for your Halloween weekend!

This mix contains 23 tracks that I’m feeling and as always from a variety of genres. I’m rinsing some of these bangers on the dance-floor right now and the others I’m just absolutely in love with.

My mixtape’s are my 80 minute journey of music, my way to explore, express and share my passion. From all sub genres of house music to my outro’s which usually go deep and downtempo, another kind of music I listen to religiously.

Searching for the music and then making them literally takes me days and days but mixtape making is something I really love to do. I hope you enjoy them as much as I love making them!

Big appreciation to all of the producers featured, loving your work! <3<br />

1. Breakage – Treading Water
2. Green Velvet & Jay Lumen – It’s All About Me (Cajmere RMX)
3. Yagiz Bayrak – Love Story
4. London Grammar – Sights (Dennis Ferrer RMX)
5. Pedestrian – Drop Bear
6. Sirus Hood – Don’t Stop
7. Madstate – Purple Rockstar
8. Billy Kenny & Karl Allen – Got Me Runnin
9. Curses – Trouble (Shiba San RMX)
10. Mak & Pasteman – Oh Baby
11. Andrew Diggs – The Ghost
12. ZDS – Rude Girl
13. Mella Dee – Helter Skelter
14. Tessela – Hackney Parrot (Special Request VIP)
15. Sonny Fodera & Cervendos – Let’s Go
16. Kalyde – This Joint
17. Simone Vitullo & Relight Orchestra – Goodnight Moom (Simone Vitullo Deeper Dub RMX)
18. Marquis Hawkes – Can’t Find A Reason
19. Louis Mattrs – Oops Wus Good
20. Andrea – Over
21. Banks – Drowning (Stwo RMX)
22. The Weeknd – Trust Issues (RMX)
23. Spooky Black – Reason

Download, turn it up and enjoy!

HW x

Recorded at Dean Street Studios
Produced by Ben Robbins & Chris Smallwood
(Precise Master)

Follow the Rhythm – Single released 30th April 2012

Produced by Ben Robbins at Dean Street Studios

Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering


Buzzy guitars, loops, synth, tight drums and sweet vocals transport you from reality to a fairytale world where everything is colourful if a little distorted!

A 3 Piece from the South coast of England. Arp Attack are made up of:

Frankie Murdoch – Grew up in West London and moved down south be closer to sea and study at Audio Technology. She likes to dance like a silly, take pictures and sing songs as well as finding the most exciting new music.

Chris Smallwood – From a small town in the Midlands moved south to escape the quiet country life. An avid gig goer, film fanatic and comedy eccentric as well as a wizz on the guitar and synths.

Kevin Jones – Born and bred down South, musically educated in the East. A fan of theatre and timeless rock but a weird and wonderful indie kid at heart. He bangs the drums. Hard

This track is available for purchase on CD Baby here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sonatakay3

Sonata Kay is a London-based singer-songwriter that devotes the time perfecting her own style and co-operating with musicians and producers of multiple genres.
She combines her influences from the world of soul with a straightforward quality of pop-music paying a lot of attention to lyrical depth.

Vocals written and performed by Antranita

In the Nineties & Noughties the Brothers Grinn released various tracks under the names Dub-c and Uluvit on various labels, one example being Subfunk Records. They held a few residences most notably GARAGE NATION for Kent venues. As the garage scene dispersed they found themselves drawn to the Electro house scene, House wasn’t a word they were normally comfortable with but similarities between Electro’s bouncy bass-line rhythms and the old garage bounce were drawing them in. Holding Events in Kent such as Elecatech , they didn’t have much time for production….but , as the scene became more minimal and reminded them of the old repetitive house tracks of days gone by they turned their hand to producing again but this time they were trying to incorporate all that they loved about Rave, Jungle, Hardcore, Garage, Breakbeat, Drum and Bass and…Electro. The result is nice !! They have just recently started their own record label ‘Luvdub Records’ to release their material and are looking for local artists of a similar sound to release and unleash

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