Soundcheck Feb 29 – Mar 6: Homeshake, Alvvays, Basenji, Saskwatch & more
Need a live music fix? Here are our top gig picks in Sydney this week.
Playlist: Listen through the full FBi SMACs Festival lineup
Soundtrack your summer break with tunes from our all-Sydney lineup for the FBi SMACs Festival. Wave Racer, Cosmo’s Midnight, Sampa The Great, Gideon Bensen & more.
FBi Click Residency: Cosmo’s Midnight, Basenji, UNDR ctrl + Heavenly
Wednesday arvos have been handed over to some of the best local DJ crews and party-starters! The FBi Click residency starts this week with Cosmo’s Midnight and Basenji (and lots of their mates) in charge of your ears.
Watch :: Astral People: Our Own Identity documentary
Meet the three friends that have made Sydney and Australia move for three years and the people that have been with them along the way. Welcome to the Astral People family.
Listen :: Basenji – ‘Dawn’
Basenji’s ‘Dawn’ sounds like a marching band encouraging an army of pixies to tumble down a huge crystalline mountain, their bodies clinking and plonking their way over the uneven surface in joyful mayhem. Download it for free here.
Listen :: Panama – Always (Wave Racer Remix)
Wave Racer’s remix of Panama’s ‘Always’ is a thousand technicolour slinkys tumbling down a giant staircase at once.
Fade Up :: Basenji
Influenced by his mates Wave Racer and Cosmo’s Midnight, Basenji creates melodic bass music that doesn’t need lyrics to be as infectious as any pop song. He put together a twenty minute minimix for The Mixing Bowl and had a chat with Sandro Dallarmi.
Basenji on The Mixing Bowl
Basenji rocked up to the FBi studios straight from an extremely premature Halloween party and didn’t even think to put a shirt on. As you can see, I loved it. We talked some interesting stuff though: Daft Punk, dolphins, and the shitty Bruce Willis movie Hudson Hawk.
Fade Up :: Wave Racer
So we’ve set you up on a date with Wave Racer. He’s provided the soundtrack and we’ve already made the conversation for you, so there’s really no excuse for you to not be swept off your feet. Get inside him.