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Finest Ego Compiles the Best Beatmakers from Australia and New Zealand

There are beatmakers everywhere.

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We know that Australia has been smashing it up with bands reviving disco and new wave, but Finest Ego is showing us another side of the South Pacific.

As part of their Beatmaker series, which has covered Japan and Russia, the collective has compiled an album of tracks from Australia and New Zealand’s instrumental hip hop community.

If you thought that the ambient, textured sounds of abstract boom bap was limited to LA’s Brainfeeder, check out these tracks from down under. You may not have heard any of the names on this list, but any of these guys could be the next Flying Lotus.

You can hear that Australian affinity for cheesy vocoded voice and disco-y synth through out this comp, but keep in mind that this ain’t the sugary good-time dance stuff you’re used to from Australia. It’s eerie. It’s wonky. It’s bouncy. Had no idea things sounded this good on the world’s underside.

Download the comp in full for free here.

Check out more from Project: Mooncircle.





Written by M

February 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Posted in Music

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