Music nowadays is on some kind of global takeover — what seemed to start in Canada with the likes of Drake and now Ryan Hemsworth and Kaytranada, has trickled to the lands down under in Australia and New Zealand. I mean, let’s face it, some of the folks that we have on constant rotation right now are straight out of the southwestern hemisphere: Flume, Ta-Ku, Hiatus Kaiyote, Lorde, and The Wyld, are all respectively from from either Australia or New Zealand. And, well, we’re about to add another one to our list.
Enter ChoiceVaughan. We caught wind of the Lower Hutt valley native through London DJ/radio host Complexion‘s weekly “Future Beats Show,” and it was love at first bass drop. The featured cut, titled, “Loves BabyFace,” is one off his recently released EP, “The Reveremixes,” a seven track project of favored 90’s R&B reworks with amplified boom-bap production re-sexified for your body-rolling pleasure. We don’t know about you guys, but we think it’s going to be a minute before the whole 90s-R&B-edit trend dies, but you know what.. we’re not complaining. Check out the track below, and check out ChoiceVaughan’s soundcloud here.
While the LAC clubhouse has been rocking out to all things Daft Punk lately (thanks Pharrell), we have also found the sultry voice of Lorde irresistible. Lorde’s debut EP, The Love Club dropped at the end of November 2012, and finally crossed oceans to reach our ears in the States. Over the last few months, she signed to Universal Records, completed her first music video, and booked an extended, sold-out tour of New Zealand and Australia . All while barely pushing a C cup and the greater part of her teenage years. She may only be 16, but something about those deep bass patterns, her music video imagery, and those curly locks keeps us coming back for more. And curious to see what this New Zealand native has in store next. Rebecca Black, eat your heart out.