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Song of the Week: New Dorp. New York. By SBTRKT Ft. Ezra Koenig

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This exciting new track from SBTRKT will have you hooked the minute you start listening. Personally, I have been listening to it on repeat since its release earlier this week, and with a full album coming out in September, I know I’m excited to hear more. 

SBTRKT have a history of releasing top notch remixes and original tunes that stretch the limits of sound and rhythm. With the inclusion of Ezra Koenig’s (from Vampire Weekend) vocals, this track really hits the ball out of the park and truly deserves the title of song of the week this week.

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By Sophie Henry

 

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Electronic Trio SAFIA Drop Rhythm Charged New Track

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Canberra electronic trio SAFIA have just released their new single, “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds” after a successful running in the Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2013 with their single “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues”, coming in at #76.

SAFIA have had a a slight hiatus after the hype from “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues“, but have come back well with this track, indicating that they still have more tricks up their sleeves.

Darker than their past tunes, “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds” has some really special moments. Particularly noticeable is the intimate nature of Woolner-Kirkham’s vocals, which are maturing over every track released as SAFIA establishes their style. There are some subtle and sweet echoes throughout, and some solid harmonies that grace our ears at highlights.

But as usual, it’s that vibrating synth that is helping to create the signature SAFIA sound. Always present, it’s the heartbeat of the track that keeps everything together as the decorative sounds dance around it.

With a tour in process with Elizabeth Rose and an ever growing following, SAFIA are a group to keep a very close eye on in the emerging Australian electronic scene. Be informed about their latest releases on Soundcloud here.

By Erin Rooney