Tag Archives: Melbourne Music

WMR-012 SILVER LININGS “DON’T MAKE TRACKS” OUT NOW!

It has been a year of rapid growth for neo-Boogie front runners Silver Linings. Following their triumphant debut LP (and literal expansion from duo to trio) band members Françoise D’Argent, Benny Badge and Lachlan Peavey have wasted no time, dazzling new audiences on their recent tour of Europe/UK and mixing it with the cream of Australia’s crop at Inner Varnika 2017. Forward-facing and free, “Don’t Make Tracks“ clocks them at new altitudes with a sound as classic as it is cutting-edge.

For many, “So Good To You” was a bolt from the blue, 2016’s answer to a brand of romantic R&B owned by Loose Ends in the 80s and Flyte Tyme in the 90s: sorely-missed and rarely done right since. For Boogie heads it was a fresh treat from a reliable source (producer Benny Badge being a seasoned supplier to the renaissance) whilst Melbourne locals dubbed it a ’scene record’, part of a small and affectionately named catalogue highlighting notable collaborations.

Fast forward one year and “Don’t Make Tracks” sounds like a band both on the rise and on the move. The group’s busy schedule has proved to be an aggressive catalyst for new material – the misty veneer of their ‘project’ days fanned away by an assured renavigation of some favourite themes. While undoubtedly Funk-driven, references to Electro, Jazz and World influences have plenty of breadth as the trio mess with vibes far beyond their vintage – yielding much wilder results in the process.

Standouts include album A-siders “Like Before” and “Searching”, which dip into the realms of Brit-Soul and Jazz-Funk (the later including a serious Incognito-style mid-track twist). Vocoders, drenching FX chains and the furious 128 bpm “It’s Not Me” [search for the accompanying video] carve out the reverse side – leaving just enough room for Françoise’s epic Whitney-esque performance on “Look The Other Way”, a fan favourite for some time now.

Visual concept and design provided by Melbourne’s award-winning HM. Group. Buy online today from the source!

HORATION LUNA ALBUM LAUNCH OCTOBER 11 AT BONEY

??? Mellowdías Thump ??? and Wax Museum Records are proud to present the album launch of Horatio Luna‘s ‘Local Honey’.

Horatio Luna is the brainchild of 30/70 bassist Henry Hicks. Spawned from a session in the Mandarin Dreams studio accompanied by Silentjay and Danny Cordozo (Raw Humps). The result is ‘Local Honey’, a live blend of jazz, broken beat, house and a little touch of BRUK!

After a very limited cassette release, Wax Museum Records have pressed ‘Local Honey’ on vinyl for the first time. To celebrate this great release, the full Horatio Luna line up will be forming like voltron and performing a fully improvised set. They will be joined by Moonshoe Records FREDA & JACKSON who will be making their debut Melbourne performance.

ENTRY = $10
Check the event page here!

Don’t miss what will undoubtably be another special night of Melbourne music!

WMR-012 SILVER LININGS “DON”T MAKE TRACKS” PREORDER

Wax Museum is proud to announce the next in our label’s series of hot local releases. Melbourne’s neo-Boogie front runners Silver Linings are back to follow up their triumphant debut LP with “Don’t Make Tracks”! To get you excited they have just released a new video and first single from the album, check it below.

Preorder your copy of the LP here! **Stock arriving mid November!**

WMR-009 HORATIO LUNA “LOCAL HONEY” OUT NOW!

Wax Museum Records are proud to present the latest offering on our in-house label from Melbourne’s own Horatio Luna. An associated act of the notoriously talented 30/70 collective, their jazz-tronic improvised tape has been for a minute in these parts. Skilfully remastered from cassette by WMR technical department aka “Mixa”, Local Honey is sweet, natural and available Friday Sept 8th at select local stores or via Rush Hour Distribution internationally.

SILVER LININGS SINGLE LAUNCH AT THE GASOMETER 25/6


In the months since releasing their debut album “So Good To You” – widely regarded as modern soul classic – Silver Linings have used a bustling schedule on the Melbourne band circuit to influence recent sessions. “Like Before” is the first of these, heralding the addition of guitarist Lachlan Peavey to the group and a new phase for the trio – also consisting of Françoise & Benny Badge.

To celebrate this upcoming release on Gulf Point Records (as well as the band’s imminent tour!) Silver Linings will be joined at The Gasometer Hotel by some of their close friends and supporters. Local duo messy mammals will kick off the show, backed by DJs Barry Whiter and Ricardo McFly.

Sunday 25th June, 8 til late. $12 presolds via www.oztix.com.au or $15 on the door! Check out the facebook event for more.

RECORD STORE DAY 2017

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Join us in the subway for a full day of music in celebration of vinyl stores wordwidel

We’ll be opening for trade at 10am (yes TEN) with live bands/beats and DJs from midday.

Featuring performances from;
Tigermoth
Skomes (Live)
Plutonic Lab (Beat Set)
Crate Cartel (Film Screening)
Cara Mia
• Myles G
Silver Linings (Live)
Au Dré (Live)
SEDGWICK
M5K (DJ Set)
• Wax Museum DJs

Info on RSD releases and Wax Museum exclusives dropping throughout the week so stay peeled!

WAX MUSEUM SUBWAY SESSION #3


Alright! We’re back for round three and this time we’re diving head-first into the land of the BEATS.

Join us in the tube for the perfect weekend warmup, with LAB Co. heavies SADIVA, ENTRO // and Walla C pitching in for a monster live SP throwdown + special guest Chopeye sharing his own productions on the The Beats Below sound system.

Samuel Haller aka Barry Whiter will be supporting this lot with a fresh selection of Hip-hop, instrumental beats and beyond + your usual Wax familia pouring beers and telling jokes.

Part 3 looks to be a jam, be there or be square!

**art by MIND TWIST**

DISCOURSE “MEGALOMANIAC” LP RELEASE PARTY

Crate Cartel head honcho Discourse has his Megalomaniac album launch Friday October 7th featuring an epic line up: Lazy Grey, Starvin B, Maundz, Flu, Raven, Must Volkoff, Dialect, Joe Snow, Ðj Vawnagraphic & Arks. Presented by Upfront Fridays at Revolver Upstairs. Brought to you by Crate Cartel, Matt Van Rooy Presents & Myspherical Entertainment.

9pm, $20 on the door & 18+

Full event info here.

DEEP ABOVE THE BEATS – A PLUTONIC LAB BACK-CATALOGUE MIX BY AUX ONE

Our very own AUX ONE has put together this dope mix of Plutonic Lab‘s back catalogue to fill in some gaps in the lead up to ‘Deep Above The Noise’ dropping this friday. Check it out via Pilerats! (Photo credit: Nicole Reed)

GREY MATTERS DOCUMENTARY POZIBLE CAMPAIGN

Seven years in the making, ‘Grey Matters’ is a documentary film that follows four hip-hop artists and their manager as they try to break into the music industry from Melbourne, Australia. With two artists from New York (Chase Baker and Kid Mac), one from the Bahamas (Chico) and solo female artist (Tessa Cattanach) born and bred in Melbourne but strongly influenced by African-American hip-hop, the film explores the effect of race, style and accent on the public’s opinion and definition of Australian Hip Hop.

The work involved in finishing this project includes video editing, color grading/correction and sound design/mixing. In addition there are marketing costs after the completion of post production and copyright clearance for songs in the film. Check out the team’s Pozible campaign to help get this project across the line.