Friday, June 3, 2016

BROODS || Just A Gent || Dot

When BROODS releases a track, you stop what you're doing to have a listen. And the latest, Couldn't Believe, is a serious example of why. The dreamy track, lifted from their new album Conscious is a smorgasbord of everything that makes indie pop a genre to listen to. Comprised of a pair of siblings, BROODS is one of those acts you mightn't have paid enough attention to in the past, so I'm here to remind you that this talented duo is one to pay some serious attention to.

Just A Gent is a DJ/Producer I wish I was heading along to Splendour in the Grass to see. His impressive skills are perfectly demonstrated in new release, Loaded feat. Melissa Ramsey and it doesn't take very long to realise this is on act that deserves the attention it's been receiving (you don't get in excess of 1.4 million rotations on SoundCloud for just anything produced in a bedroom studio). This is one 19-year-old to keep an eye on. And maybe head along to his set at Splendour or tune into Triple J where it's on rotation.

"I tried to pluck this from the future. I went into this track with future beats on my mind, it took a few minutes and I had that lead synth down and it all worked from there."

The Gold Coast's newest pop darling Dot has recently launched her first single Weekend  from her upcoming debut EP. While she may have danced her way through several genres, it's clear that electronica is where Dot's talents are best put to use. With catchy synth and hypnotising bass lines, Weekend is a tune perfect for, well, the weekend - however you happen to be spending it.