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Song of the Week: The Giver by Duke Dumont (Wave Racer Remix)

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After almost a year of near silence, Wave Racer has gone ahead and transformed Duke Dumont’s track ‘The Giver’ into an explosion of sparkling, dancing, pulsating musical glory. The thing about Wave Racer tracks is that they transport you into a video game-like world where you feel like each dance move you do takes you further and further through the levels until you’ve reached this incredible sense of achievement. As with most of his music, it could easily be mistaken for a song in the soundtrack of a Nintendo game.

This take on Duke Dumont’s track is just restrained enough to be easy listening, yet bouncy enough that it could light up a dance floor. Perfect way to finish the weekend? Yep:

By Erin Rooney

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Song of the Week: M.O.B by Tkay Maidza

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In addition to being one of our fave acts at Laneway, Tkay Maidza has really outdone herself on her new track, “M.O.B”, AKA ‘Money Over Bitches’. 

Featuring a future-esque DJ track provided by DJ Elk, and sounding much like Wave Racer, this song certainly brings a fun and playful beat into the mix. The lyrics are also perhaps a little cheekier than we’re used to from Tkay, representing her goals to her future self to work hard and prioritise real goals over dumb things. Give it a listen:

 

 

I for one am super excited to see how Tkay Maidza grows as a performer and a writer over the next couple of years. At just 18 years old, mark my words, she is one to watch! I will be sure to catch her next week at the Mountain Sounds Festival.

 

By Erin Rooney

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Song in Summary: “Streamers” by Wave Racer

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Flashback: You’re playing Mario Kart, zipping down Rainbow Road. Or maybe it’s Robot Unicorn Attack in the library back in high school.

Nope, you’re just listening to “Streamers” by Sydney producer Wave Racer.

For a song without many lyrics (Hey!), he sure manages to keep this track moving. Punctuated with tasty little pauses, Thomas Purcell has created a tune just as catchy and mystical as his popular “Rock U Tonite“.

But whichever way you look at it, there’s no denying that there are some serious video game soundtrack influences in “Streamers”. And he’s really nailed it.

Purcell is bringing his own unique flavour to this genre (you can practically hear pixels flying), and will be showcasing this talent in the upcoming Disclosure tour in Australia during April and May.

Check out Wave Racer on SoundCloud here to keep up with his latest work.

By Erin Rooney