touch sensitive is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and production wizard michael di francesco. his debut single body stop was one of the first tracks released on future classic, all the way back in 2004. fast-forward to 2013 and his debut ep pizza guy / show me became one of the one of the most internationally beloved releases of 2013, due to the cult status æpizza guyÆ received. since then, touch sensitive has been relentlessly touring and writing, with recent highlights including supporting performances for disclosure, cut copy, flume and flight facilities. now he is back with his infectious, 13 track debut album visions, including the return to spotlight with his eclectic first single lay down, with its blissful melodies and driving keys getting praise and features on tastemaker blogs both nationally and overseas.
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code and poster included.
bus vipers is the moniker of canberra-bred, sydney-based multi-instrumentalist and producer daniel ahern. a new signing to future classic, bus vipers comes fresh with a new live band and ep, federal highway. sounding like a mix between unknown mortal orchestra and silversun pickups, this indie rock project is prone to hooky vocals, punchy drums and strong guitar riffs. in 2013, triple j unearthed ranked him 20 in the 50 most played artists of that year.
mit seiner missing link ep gelingt nick murphy der brückenschlag von den musikalischen anfängen seines alter egos chet faker ins hier und jetzt als nick murphy. die fünf neuen tracks, die über future classic erscheinen und bereits digital erhältlich sind, stellen eine art zäsur im bisherigen schaffens des australiers dar und läuten einen neuanfang ein. klanglich stößt der wahl-new yorker noch einmal in neue sphären vor und weiß nach wie vor mit seiner warmen soul-stimme umzugehen.
das vinyl erscheint inklusive poster und downloadcode.
double ep release: a-side includes their new undress ep (released 28 april), and the b-side includes their previous, self-released, jacket ep (which hasnt be pressed to vinyl yet) 3mm spine, 12inch jacket format includes .wav download card. after self-releasing two eps, new zealand (now melbourne based) duo fortunes. have signed to australian independent label future classic and are set to release their latest undress ep on 28 april 2017. featuring singles 5010s and new track focus, the four-track ep encompasses real talk and melbourne soul. the vinyl includes their new undress ep on the a-side and their previously self-released jacket ep on the b-side.
includes 3 x 12inchx12inch insert posters of thrupence’s own works (side note: thrupence is both a music producer and visual artist, well known for his style of painting.)will include three of these images) download card to high-quality.wav finish 160g black vinyl 3mm jacket, reverse board finish.rising melbourne-based producer thrupence releases his latest creative piece, ideas of aesthesis, featuring track rinse repeat, guest feature from wafia and his brother edward vanzet
introducing the brand new world champion aka julian sudek and will champion, who will release their debut ep on future classic on 04 december 2015. their first ever single avocado galaxy premeired on good nights with klp on triple j in late august, instantly setting up an immense buzz for their ep. they also premiered their second track, shakes, with esteemed musical tastemaker zane lowe on beats 1 radio.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
karma kid, aka sam knowles, is a self-taught, 19-year-old producer who will release his new single bird of prey on future classic. bird of prey is the title track from the forthcoming ep, bird of prey. karma kid is one of the freshest faces in the uk bass scene. the vinyl ep includes a download code.
following 2013s sparse, beautiful another, a busy sxsw, and a vinyl reissue of their first two albums, test & recognise represents the next chapter for seekae. bitter, belligerent and confessional, this track is punctuated by up tempo 90s industrial beats generated by a vintage drum machine emulator. it will be released in conjunction with the announce of their third album the worry, and pressed on a limited 12inch with remixes from sydneys cassius select, plus label mates flume and howls. the vinyl ep includes a download code.
THE SOUND OF TREES FALLING ON PEOPLE / +DOME (3X12 LP + MP3)
3x12" Vinyl lp D11.03.14
this will be the first time the albums have been pressed to vinyl, following their debut 2008 (the sound of trees falling on people) and 2011 (+dome) releases, and marks the milestone signing to australia and electronic musics front running, award-winning label future classic (flume, flight facilities, jagwar ma). 30 tracks across two critically acclaimed albums, now featuring two unreleased vinyl-only locked grooves. it is a surprise that this album of sharp-edged, glacial, organic electronica, hails from sunny sydney, australia.
just in time for the australian summer, sydneys indie-electronic-popettes, convaire bring the first and title tune from their highly anticipated debut ep, the new you. equal measures quiet childhood nostalgia and barefooted summer festival romance, the new you is a sparkling indication of what convaire do so exceptionally well - the art of creating synth-happy, 80s inspired, chill-sweet pop songs. inspired by the likes of talking heads, friendly fires and phoenix, convaire were first given airtime by local sydney radio heroes, fbi radio. since then, the four-turned-five piece released their first single gate track in september 10 to national airplay and gushing reviews. their exceptional reputation was vindicated whilst winning a triple j unearthed initiative, which saw the band play alongside delorean, kele (bloc party) and 2manydjs at sydneys iconic dance festival, parklife. two singles, over one hundred shows and a few tambourine shakes later future classic saw potential in john toweys vocal likening to the cures robert smith and the energy of the synth-loving slattery sisters. the new you ep is available in a 7 inch vinyl package + 5 track bonus cd, which is exciting enough to warrant a shoe shuffle and a couple of hand claps.
special remarks: download code, customised b-side etching of rose flowers, heavyweight 180g ...
two of australia’s most promising prospects have collaborated on a stand alone release. modern day renaissance beat maker ta-ku and brisbane-based vocalist wafia will release the (m)edian - ep worldwide on future classic. having previously work together on wafia’s own standout single ‘heartburn’, the plan for a collaborative release was hatched when ta-ku produced a cover of estelle’s ‘american boy’, aptly titled ‘american girl’ with wafia on featuring vocals, for a sold out moma ps1 live show in october 2015. the result is a 5 track release that unites the strengths of each artist - a unique, creative and classy exploration of admiration, paternity, compromise and egalitarianism.
LIVE WITH THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (3X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp D18.04.16
flight facilities, future classic and the melbourne symphony orchestra collaborate to bring you flight facilities - live at the sidney myer music bowl. set under the stars of the outdoor amphitheatre at sidney myer music bowl on saturday 17 october, 12 000 fans witnessed flight facilities recreate their five year journey from their first dj mix to the release of their acclaimed debut album down to earth. the 15-track performance was captured live and mixed by aria award-winning engineer eric j dubowsky features musical guests touch sensitive, surahn, kurt kristen, owl eyes, katie noonan, george maple, reggie watts & emma louise. one night, one album, 90 piece orchestra 12.000 tickets sold in 3 hours.
tt/dok is kenton slash demons third ep on future classic. the two track ep is set to hold down the same amount of anticipation and support of precious offerings of the danish duo. this release affirms again the strength of kenton slash demons organic and futuristic sound, and their obvious skills take their productions further than the typical frame and dramaturgy of a club track. they want to create soundtracks for clubs as well as music that you can listen to on your home stereo, thus blurring the space between the public and private experience. the vinyl release includes a download code.
incl download code... the re-issue includes remixes from melbournes fantastic man and enigmatic french house producer i:cube who holds down the b side. the original pressing sold out extremely fast and there has been a consistent demand for a re-press. the original mix pizza guy sold 42k units worldwide since its release 2013. a dedicated pr & marketing campaign is implemented in both uk and anz. 6 weeks pre-order campaign with several remixes pitched in for premiere partners & coverage.
parallelism is jeremys third ep on future classic. the three track ep is set to hold down the same amount of anticipation and support as the pervious offerings. the release also has us publicity team engaged. the ep sees jeremys affinity for synthesizers, unusual sound combinations and sample manipulation mature from his previous releases. the lead single, moonraker is ever-progressing track with subtle groove and intricate percussion. give it up demonstrates malvins ability to heighten intensity and produce mind-bending music through layering ever-evolving synths and luscious percussion atop of a solid bass groove. finally, ride the white lightning takes listeners on an epic nine-minute sonic journey that effortlessly glides through builds and breakdowns, whilst intricately forming a club weapon.
future classic - the australian independent label and home to flume, chet faker, flight facilities and jagwar ma - are proud to announce the signing of danish production duo kenton slash demon. to celebrate the new signing, kenton slash demon have released harpe - the first half of a forthcoming aa-side 12inch harpe/syko. the vinyl ep includes a download code.
special remarks: baby-blue coloured vinyl, includes .wav download code + a1 poster insert
songs to make up to is the follow-up ep to ta-kus critically acclaimed songs to make up to (2013). the ep’s first track, love again feat. jmsn & sango, was premiered on nrp and amassed over 1 million soundcloud streams in its first week.
SKYDANCER I & II (ONE-SIDED 12INCH, SILK-SCREEN PICTURE DISC)
12" Vinyl, one sided D13.05.15
silas moldenhawer and jonas kenton, both children of the early 80s, grew up alongside each other in the tiny big city of copenhagen. in their teenage years they discovered electronic music and this led them to start spinning records and producing tracks together. years later they met two other talented musicians and formed well-establish danish indie-electro outfit when saints go machine, but still kept on building kenton slash demon as a separate project.
future classic, home to the likes of chet faker, jagwar ma and flume have signed sydney-based singer/producer george maple, announcing her debut ep *vacant space* and lead single, *talk talk*. the ep comes pressed on white vinyl and includes a download code.
jack vanzet is a melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist, producer and visual artist who records under the alias thrupence. his debut ep voyages was released independently on the thrupence bandcamp. he has played outsidein festival the same year alongside flume, shigeto, smoke dza to name a few, supported chet faker at revolt in melbourne, sold out his voyages ep launch at workers club in melbourne and played alongside oliver tank, mitzi, lost animal at melbourne music week. pressing on translucent blue, multi-color splattered 180 gram vinyl, download code included.
TWO BODIES (ROBERT WRUHME, LIDO, HNNY RMX) (EP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D05.11.14
ever elusive duo flight facilities dropped a bombshell on unsuspecting, devoted fans, announcing the wholly unanticipated - and yet incredibly welcomed - debut album, >down to earth<. the production pair, best known for their string of popular club singles have done the unexpected, announcing a cracking new set of tunes to compliment their already impressive back catalogue, along with a headline world tour that will see the guys conquer their biggest headline shows to date, via the likes of the enmore (syd), the forum (melb), webster hall (nyc) and the regent in la.
CITY LIGHTS (FRANCIS INFERNO ORCH, SPLIT SECS REMIX) (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl + mp3 D18.03.14
incl. mp3! enigmatic dfa-affiliated producer woolfy, long time friend of future classic, returns with an eclectic and brilliant ep. title track city lights is a joyful, nostalgic summer jam, full of marimbas and woolfys vocal drawl. meanwhile, 17 is pure disco, featuring a mesmerising falsetto that floats around the tracks driving bass line.genius!
etched as per photo introducting future classics newest signing, 123mrk -the enigmatic french whose intricate brand of future garage production has won over the internet. on his first vinyl release are two instrumentals versatile and secret secret, and on the b-side, his iconic dice logo etched into the 180gm black wax. this release will be launched in france with a co-headline show - fc labelmates bodhi and 123mrk.
nu-disco duo flight facilities release their latest single *stand still*, earmarking a full year since clair de lune was released in late 2012. in that time, it has amassed 2.5 million views on youtube and the recent vinyl release is selling furiously. *stand still* will be available with two incredible remixes, featuring future classic alumni (and lithuanias producer of the year) mario basanov, and new yorks com truise, who brings his synth-heavy sounds to the table. the original is a hit single in australia, france and the usa, with the video clip soaring at 30k plays in its first day and scoring a vimeo staff pick as well. the vinyl comes with download code.
title track mira will be sure to make dancefloors move effortlessly with its euphoric, house-inspired synth stabs and throbbing bass progressions. last years impressive debut is set to be eclipsed by the forthcoming mira ep and welterweight is one reason why. boldly contagious,welterweights undeniable bounce is brought to life via sinister bass and humanized by the yearning vocals of baio, before the chorus makes for an all round hands in the air moment as an array of blissful synths and warped melodies take over.
IMPERFECTION, NO MORE (CHARLES MURDOCH REMIX) (+MP3)
12" Vinyl+mp3 D15.10.13
one listen to the crystal clear rapture in the sound of bodhi(cardiff 24 year olds olly howells and luke welsby) shows a heavily funk-influenced take on dance music, akin to many of the uks current crop of genre owning electronic artists (see disclosure, blawan, bondax). the response to their enchanting, dancefloor-ready vibe is already demanding considerable attention, with a bondax tour support under way and the likes of xlr8r already tipping these boys for big things.
inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, jeremy malvin creates music under the name chrome sparks. the project kicked off in mid 2012 with the release of marijuana, a thumping, fluttering piece of electronica that set the internet alight. marijuana finally sees official release as part of chrome sparks debut ep sparks, a 6-track exhibition of future funk.
the ever elusive duo, flight facilities, will release their new single i didnt believe on may 7th (north america) & may 8th (australia & rest of world) 2013. alongside the tandem production outfit, alexander burnett (of sparkadia) & marcus browne share songwriting credits and bring a silky pop feeling to the song. it comes complete with a remix package, including another world-renowned secretive disco duo tiger & woods, new york based label owner lou teti (tigers on a leash) and studio buddy light year.
PERMISSION TO LOVE (TOUCH SENSITIVE RMX,CHARLES MURDOCH REMIX)
12" Vinyl D11.06.13
hayden james is a singer/songwriter and producer from sydney, australia. he makes music with organs, noisy synthesisers and guitars. this being haydens first solo project, its given him the freedom to create music that resonates on a very personal level.
touch sensitives debut single body stop was one of the first tracks released on future classic, all the way back in 2004. cloaked in anonymity its cosmic vibes and italo authenticity made it a cult favourite among discerning dj circles from east london to brooklyn.
this ep picks up where those moments left off. windfall and lied are killer non-linear batty disco infused house jams that set dancefloors alight while try the impossible and in public are deeper jams for the more serious moments of club emotion if you can put it that way. a rare future classic club twelve inch for our deejay friends.
flume is a 20 year old beatmaker from sydney. he got his first taste for producing at age 13 from the most unlikely of places - a music production program he found in a cereal box. sleepless is flumes debut single and has enough lush pads, chopped and chipmunked vocals, saw synths and awesome percussion to impress any fan of hudson mohawke, flying lotus, seekae or space dimension controller.
the 2nd in future classics 7inch cover series. cadillacs cover of daft punks >too long< pulls the tempo down, brings out the tropical mallets, brings the same catchy bass lines and crooning vocals that you remember from the original. new navy have stripped out all the electronic elements of the telepopmusik original and replaced with their signature clean bright guitars,island percussion and ben mcinerneys rich vocals.
vinyl comes with download code inside) here is the first official compilation by the future classic djs, a collective from sydney, australia who has generated a cult following through their free mixtapes, radio show, record label and parties. on the compilation youll find specially created, all exclusive originals and remixes by danny daze, dj t, perseus, soul clap, flume, softwar, pharao black magic, slow hands, tigerskin and worst friends.
a classically trained pianist from the age of six, jarrah mccleary grew up in the sticky heat of the northern territory, australia. his previous project, the dirty secrets saw the band working between australia and london with iconic producer and engineer, nick terry (klaxons, libertines). after working on ideas for a new record for over two years, in early 2011, mccleary declared a new album and boarded the airplane, bound for los angeles. between splashes of yacht rock, trop-pop and nods to peter gabriel (thanks to the iconic 80s yamaha dx7 synth), a short summer experience in the city where dreams are made lead to tracks tinged with hints of hopeful house music strewn with the sleaziness of venice beach and too much free poured tequila. and so, panama was born. magic is a modern summer anthem. and what better way to celebrate the party season than some bonus remix action by the worlds most avid dance enthusiasts? the sydney-based quartet join forces with dfa heavyweights and panama fans, midnight magic and gavin russom (the crystal ark) on remixing duties for their debut release.
anna lunoe & friends real talk ep is all australian and all party! on real talk anna teamed up with mysterious sydney producer touch sensitive - who you may remember brought you body sto’ back in 2009 on future classic - for what could be the perfect summer house anthem..
flight facilities are first up with their personal extended mix, germanys david august, the 20 year wiz kid whos just be inducted into cult hamburg label diynamic, enters with a pitch shifted druggy flip on the original. danny daze is the man behind the huuuge hot creation anthem -your everything- and has gone crazy with his glitched out aphex twin-esk 5am mix while uk duo mam (matt hughes and miguel campbell) bring it back with a chunky bass and rhodes summer anthem.
nitetime is the new production duo from boston, usa comprised of kon (from kon & amir) and whisky baron and was actually first send to us by fellow bostonians soul clap. nitetimes debut ep. jive talk sits on a bridge between og boom bap hip hop - with its tough drums and grooved up interludes - and the 4/4 rhythms of classic house and disco. it also comes packed with a little more history than meets the eye…,.the ep has only just been pressed to wax and its already picking up love from gilles peterson, jacques renault, eli escobar, soul clap, recloose, karizma, lefto from belgium and lovemonk in madrid. dont let this record slip through those dusty fingers of yours.
dubbed the godfather of french electro by i-d magazine and considered to be royalty of the french electronic music scene, joakims diverse and trendsetting musical tastes have earned him a pretty damn big global rep. on the labyrinth ep you can catch joakims darker dj friend extended mix, a lush analog slow burner from canadian duo and domino records regulars the junior boys, an even slower - borderline chopped and screwed - melodic mix from uk producer lone and a dirty arpeggiated beast from deadstock 33s and stopmakingme. future classic have been working with joakim in australia for some time now - touring him down under, partying and hosting shows together, trying to get him to go surfing with us and even getting him to put some club touches on future classic alumni mitzi. what a record!
softwar are 2 body builders from sydney - myles du chateau & jeremy lloyd - and they have finally finished their ep on future classic called > this time around<. as much as we tease softwar at how slow they are they have some pretty serious chops - their debut ep was signed to dj kaos label > jolly jams<, their remix of two door cinema club was hand picked by kitsune, their residence at slow blow at goodgod, sydney has got millions of hot >fashion< girls into deep house and theyve remixed mario & vidis and mitzi - meaning this will be their third appearance on future classic vinyl. >this time around< resonates filtery deep funk, soul and house and we are glad its finally here and not called brown noise
cadillac is an australian luxury vehicle marque signed to future classic.if you like guitar solos, slow mo piano jams and the sounds of baleric,disco,pop and rock then we might have just the vehicle for you. on first inspection of their self titled ep youll find their guitar and synth beast dreams featuring guest vocals of wolf & cubs joel byrne, the stadium jammer past midnight, sexy porno interludes, blue skies and make you feel - two great tunes for dancing to and the glorious piano outro high for me. the remixes on this summer champion include dfa and eskimo regular ray mang, prince rama - recently picked by pitchfork and sup magazine as rising stars,marcos cabral of runaway and on the prowl fame (busting out some organ house),germanys daniel bortz whos remixed some of our favourite usher and 112 tracks, miracles club who have been loved by cut copy, with releases on cut copys very own cutters label and american label mexican summer then rounding it all off is luxembourg residents the sun glitters who were just picked as band of the day by the guardian. this bad boy is available on digital but most importantly available on vinyl as a double 12 inch - a future classic first! come and embark on cadillacs journey of an endless summer.
limited to 100 copies! future classic have teamed up with le coq sportif for a series of covers by new australian artists of classic french songs.they are available on as super limited 7 inch vinyl records. the a side is a cover by mitzi of a super rare disco classic voyage voyage by zig zag. the aa side is by perth band scenic, covering classic french artist air. only 100 available so get in quickly!
from the >whistle while you work< opening of >zimbabwe<, the summer grooves of >tapioca< to the dramatic crescendo of >oceans<, new navys debut >uluwatu< ep demonstrates the australian bands powerful songwriting ability and consistent style. new navy balance sparkly guitars with front man ben mcinernys smooth vocals, delivering strong bass-lines and breezy indie grooves to great effect. they have received impressive early support from radio and media with comparisons to foals, the whitest boy alive and cold war kids when talking about this promising young 4 piece.
so finally, a new flight facilities song. one in the form of a single, featuring the beautiful vocals of a local talent named jess. titled >foreign language<. a tune that looks back on the last year of adventures and experiences, swoons us with smooth walking bass lines, classic house strings, loads of guitar noodling and anthemic vocals. all the perfect ingredients for a timeless summer anthem. what happens on the wax? flight facilities go for an extended drum work out, will saul - founder of aus and simple records - dubs it out with production partner tam cooper, sydney new comer rocco raimundo puts the edit touch on it and the super clean sweedish producers drop out orchestra amp it up to jamiroquai level of funk with a brand new bass lines, solos and classy solo
future classics newest addition is four-piece scenic from perth, australia - home of tame impala, canyons and a wealth of young musical talent. scenic create enchanting dance music rooted in pop. theirs is an abstract journey of drifting, floating, dreaming, falling in love. they were quickly spotted by the godfather of french electro joakim who released their first single this cant be on his tigersushi label out of paris. scenics first ep for future classic features two blissed out songs another sky and endless days and a floor-friendly remix by the magician, whos remix for lykke li and peter and the magician ep with yuksek made us smile.
picture 7 inch! luke million is a fellow out of adelaide, australia and is the hectic keys player and synth wizard from the swiss. he often starts his morning by bench pressing his yamaha cp-70 and drinking 3 or 4 shakes of reel to reel tape. this limited edition 7 inch picture disc celebrates the arnold we used to know… on the first side is the stella italo jam >arnold< . on the flip side is >sun splash< - a smoking new tropical jam that should please fans of our poolside 12 inch and early metro area workouts.… dont get big, get massive.
very nice remixes for mitzi by parisian legend joakim and italys super value edits head honcho ltj, plus 2 previously unavailable vinyl exclusives by the revenge & softwar. some early feedback: >great ep! 10/10! my favorite mix is joakim! but softwar really good too!< - the magician >super nice positive vibrations from the ltj edit. can certainly see a nice dancefloor moment here!< - soul clap >what?!?! these are all insane! i will play every one of these for sure!< - slow hands / wolf & lamb “>great remix ep!!!! the joakim mix is absolutely stunning.< - roy dank / wurst music >joakim mix is pure sunshine!< - rory phillips
jeremy glenns >new life ep< is filled will sun-drenched euphoria, it comes bearing soul, embraces jeremys natural pop sensibilities and celebrates the underground scene thats shaped him as a dj. the title track takes us down to the beach with its 90s pads and thumping bass line to hang out with mitch buchanan, >found a love< reminds us of a rare vintage cut that the revenge or jacques renault dig up (check that acid line!) while >overtime oozes of prince. alex barck of jazzanova also rolled out a cheeky feel good remix of new life. its sure to make you grab a partner, throw them into a twirl or two and play an air bass guitar. already jeremy glenn has shared the decks with james murphy, tensnake and andy butler as well as performing live alongside dam-funk, aeroplane, and alexander robotnick. check the video by dakota of >new life< and take in all 80s boobs, 90s muscle, yachts and tiger fades
CHANGED - SOULCLAP , ANDRE LODEMANN, JOHN TALABOT RMXS
12" Vinyl D26.04.11
future classic have gone back to their deep house roots with >changed< by mario & vidis. they have also invited their friends andre lodemann, john talabot, soul clap, jozif and softwar to grab their pianos, drum machines and string ensembles for remixes. mario and vidis are two gentlemen from lithuania
DO YOU BELIEVE, COSMIC KIDS, J.CURD RMX / JACQUES RENAULT REMIX FT. TIFFANY ROTH
12" Vinyl D14.03.11
the next future classic release is the debut from la production duo poolside with their tune >do you believe?<. big piano keys, whispered vocals, a light drizzling of 303 acid served at 105 bpm over a thick summer disco groove, with remixes by jacques renault feat. tiffany roth from midnight magic, james curd and cosmic kids. theres buzz on this tune! it was debuted by aeroplane in their january 2011 mix for bbc radio 1 and amassed over 10.000 youtube plays for the video clip in just a week! an end of summer hit for the southern hemisphere, while a welcome sign of spring for the northern hemisphere.
mitzi are a 4 piece of awesomeness made up of dominiqe bird, jad lee, charlie murdoch and cale suesskow. they all hail from australias most laidback and sunny city brisbane. some people call it brisvegas because its sexy too. after playing in various killer bands such as bmx (2009 unearthed parklife winners), comic sans (2010 unearthed st jeromes laneway festival winners), charlie why! (recent bang gang 12 inches signing) and the gallery kiss all the dudes have united to create some genuinely exciting australian music. the three tunes on >all i heard< fuse the sounds of garage disco, nyc indie and the light heartedness of australian pop. jono ma (lost valentinos, tracy thorn, teenagers in tokyo) mixed the record at ewan pearsons studio in berlin and made all those trumpets, snares, keys, whispers and vocals sound ridiculously tight. future classics history has always been rooted in bands and were pretty stocked to be getting back into it. plus its our 50th release!
now a full time member of australian super group empire of the sun and 1/3 of the genius of the swiss we honestly dont know how sid found the time to make this heated late night gem. all we do know is arthur russell was integral in his life when he turned it out. echoed moans and whispers, chunky bass line, percussion, arrangement and everything else involved in this 8 minute and 22 second burner are all by the shirtless gentleman of the night you now know as sidwho? session victim is matthias reiling and hauke freer, their house and techno adventures on delusions of grandeur and retreat records have been rinsed out many a time at our future classic parties and all around the world so we knew it was time to get a remix. some guys and gals might think this is too deep or minimal, you just need a bigger sound system!
luke million is a fellow out of adelaide, australia and is the hectic keys player and synth wizard in the swiss. he often starts his morning by bench pressing his yamaha cp-70 and drinking 3 or 4 shakes of reel to reel tape.
the loin brothers are long john saliva and dj silvio, two dashing farmers raised on strobe lighting, fuzz guitars and pork spare ribs. this is their second original single and follows on from heavy helmet, the mock & toof remixed single that caught the attention of aeroplane, ewan pearson and ivan smagghe with ivan featuring it on his live at robert johnson mix compilation. on this outing the loins have pruned, mowed, fertilized and watered their way through the studio to create the garden of vargulf. the original takes off with a thumping bass guitar, orchestral string leads, the odd desert wolf howl and a real guitar soloà with a guitar no less.
worst friends bring the balearic and conquer summer in the north of the world! we are from australia though and heading into winter, its almost less than 15 degrees celsius. for real. this neat little ep is built to relieve the stress, and with eddie c of jisco fame on the remix it also bring a lot of party at the 7:15 mark.
PAY FOR LOVE (JAMIE PATTON REMIX, AZARI & LII REMIX)
12" Vinyl D17.05.10
sidwho? last years ævote bowie for presidentÆ freaked out todd terje, tim sweeney invited him to do beats in space while prins thomas named it his favourite track of the year. in between recording and touring with the swiss and empire of the sun sid is back with another low slung disco weapon.
jamie lloyds sophomore album gets remixed by some of our favourite newcomers and older legends. tuff city kids are gerd janson from running back and phillip lauer from arto mwambe and brontosaurus. as expected these two come up with something unexpected, think bobby orlando.
the fourth and final installment in future classics aprés vinyl series, dedicated to its weekly sunday afternoon sessions of the same name that has hosted guests including brennan green, joakim, mock & toof, mudd, lovefingers, aeroplane, canyons, jamie lloyd, padded cell, idjut boys, foolish felix, todd terje, sidwho?, loin brothers, jazzanova, karsten john, jimi polar, marcus worgull, the revenge, yam who?, peret mako, arto mwambé, move d, roland appel, dave aju, trus me, jacques renault, will saul & woolfy to name a few with residents nathan mclay & chad gillard.the vinyl version of volume four features music by lithuania’s mario basanov and remixes by arithmatix! (a new project from the artist formerly known as touch sensitive) and downtown party network (eskimo), with a lovely vocal and instrumental mix by 6th borough project (craig smith & the revenge)
the third instalment of the apres vinyl series explores the indie disco dimensions of future classics 2 year old sunday afternoon session in sydney. when we commissioned gemma smith to produce four artworks for the series this angular and intense piece sat well with the spiky hot chip meets junior boys disco punk funk of melbourne 3 piece clubfeet. it also worked with adelaides sidwho, another promising newcomer whos recent 12inch on cage & aviarys the walls have ears imprint got rave reviews from horse meat disco, mock & toof, tim sweeney and optimo to name a few. millionaire is an early taster of the pop sensibilities of sids forthcoming solo album with future classic. sids also a member of the modular signed live disco act the swiss. chad and nathan took some time out from the future classic hq to turn in a remix of millionaire together with good friend bryan o callaghan who also happens to be head chef at the tilbury where aprÞs is held. bryan quickly became a firm friend of future classic after mudd and aeroplane were booked for sets at apres with bryan seeking us out, immediately impressing us with his unparalleled knowledge of rare disco and groove. last but definitely not least (since it made the a1) came pink frosts remix of evening star by another local sydney band todd sparrow. after a heavy vinyl digging session at redeye records,the stores vinyl buyer scott, handed nathan a cdr and the call was made then and there and we had our third apres release - an intentionally all australian installment!
future classic continues its momentum with the future classic attractions 12-inch sampler from a full-length compilation of the same name previewing the immense quality of talent emerging from australian shores. first up come the soulful broken beats of eddit, known for his solid 12Æs on equatorial and freestyle records. the a2 rumpski is a hip house jam from meem with a chunky bassline dropping in the second half of the track reminiscent of early morgan geist. flip and we are treated to mutual sigh, a sublime late night production by deepchild (following up his recent blackness of the sea classic) in collaboration with gauche. touch sensitive concludes the sampler with body stop, a standout slow burner of new school disco deepness. look out for the future classic attractions mix cd featuring 12 exclusive tracks mixed by nathan mclay, a quality overview of the bourgeoning australian scene.
the second instalment of the aprÚs vinyl series sees australian producer touch sensitive (also a member of van she) kicking things off with >body stop<, an italo disco stomper thats been at home in the fc catalogue for quite some time. recently unearthed by london based producer toby tobias in a chart of >hidden gems< it seemed only natural to ask toby to remix body stop and the result sees toby putting more space in the track, pushing it further onto the dancefloor and keeping it playful all at once. on the flip we take the uk connection a little further with leeds based producer bonar bradberry floating into cosmic territory with >fought & won< whilst toby tobias turns in some glorious tour-bus-disco on >azul blue<, guitars and acid lines sitting comfortably side by side for the ride.
british staples charles webster and swag contribute two dancefloor driven remixes of songs from the beautifully rich and downbeat debut album from australian producer peret mako. with his interpretation of >export< charles webster expertly weaves the vocals of tania bowra into a sensual nugget of 4am bliss, tried and tested on the future classic dancefloor by charles himself on his recent visit to australian shores. the flip shows swag in a bumpin and grindin state of mind with a jackin hip house groove, chunky drums and the deft musicality synonymous with their productions. ‘the devils in the detail album has won praise from media & djs alike with accolades coming in from allies such as henrik schwarz, slope, quarion, dirk rumpff … the usual suspects… for its deep musicality, layering and attention to detail. future classic are embracing the pro vinyl ideology of keeping the mp3 files offline until the vinyl sees light of day, so watch this space for dj feedback.
after the success of the last drumpoet community remixes 12inch for jamie lloyd, australian label future classic returns with another selection for djs in tune with the deep end of the dancefloor. westpark unit (herb lf and ingo sänger) are the founders of the excellent farside imprint from dortmund germany. in addition to their farside releases including 2007 hit >jeepah<, westpark unit have contributed productions to top imprints such as dessous, stir 15 and stormed playlists of steve bug, djinxx and rocco to name a few. hooking up with future classic in cologne in 2007 the bond was cemented, with the >bar of choice< ep further building westpark units reputation for extremely deep, highly playable and musical productions already in the playlists of jimpster, Âme, motorcity soul, lars behrenroth and the warm hq in london. jimpster (freerange): new future classic is awesome mate!! need to play it out!! Âme (innervisions): really like it! c-rock (motorcitysoul / cocoon): wicked ep! directly in my set erik (giant step): i’m really feeling the bar of choice ep (will definitely add to my personal chart for the coming month)… >bad weeds grow tall< and >goin steady< are my favs!! ric mcclelland (urbantorque): bad weeds no. 2 in chart asli (farside / thugfucker): brilliant stuff! lars behrenroth: would fit perfectly in my set
over the past six years, the australian-english outfit have won a hugely loyal following and a swag of awards for their signature blend of electronic pop, idm, post-dubstep, post-rock, house and ambient. their stunning debut the sounds of trees falling on people was anointed one of the albums of the decade by fbi radio, assured follow-up +dome achieved mojo magazine’s album of the month in the uk and saw seekae nominated for four australian independent music awards.