Hunter Music Production Collective

Why Boys Noize playing in Newcastle is such a big deal. by Kian West

Let me get this out of the way real quick, yes, I work at King Street Hotel as a DJ so you may consider me biased for this article, but as I stood in a room full of people on Thursday (Good Friday eve) last week I had a discussion with a good friend and fellow passionate music lover about other big electronic music artists that have toured Newcastle in recent years or ever and it had me thinking 'wow, this really is a big deal'.

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Treasure Troves, By Laura Kebby by Laura Kebby

‘So… What does Treasuretroves sound like?’ There was a long pause echoing through the phone on that late Monday afternoon. ‘It’s a tough question,’ I said after an extended period of silence. ‘Yeah, you’re right about that one!’ came the reply.

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Indie Collective's Will Gleeson, by Kian by Kian West

It was about brunch time when William Gleeson wandered into Suspension Espresso (apparently one of our favourite Mirage meeting spots) while I waited for a latte (yes, Ryan, some of us buy drinks) and we had a quick chat about his radio program, what moving to digital really means, and general thoughts about the state of local music.

 

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Have you taken a Soundbite... by Kian West

This particular Thursday, last week, I stopped by The Edwards for a couple of beverages and to check out their night "Soundbite" a musical pairing to food. The idea is that an album is selected, a classic album, this time it was Dj Shadow's 'Entroducing' ....

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Having fun at School, Playground Sounds by Kian West

It is pretty incredible watching a school full of students all dancing around and having fun, knowing that they are also doing something good for their bodies and minds. It's pretty impressive once you realise this idea came out of our own home town. 

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Deadtown Nothings by Kian West

After speaking with Darcy Rice O’Connor, band member of , about their new, upcoming EP, it became clear to me- in between him taking the piss of himself- that the hard-core scene has a much more sentimental, caring side to it then may be regarded by some as a “violent subculture, filled with ignorant people”

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Machines For Dreams...new song PREMONITION by Amy Theodore

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Venturing into the path of solo artists, Machines For Dreams (Lachlan Morris) has just released his new song Premonition. IMG_3540-Edit-Edit

Working on the track for the last two years, the piece boosts a cool complex combination of electronic and indie sounds. With production that vibes with the lyrical content, it has an almost movie soundtrack quality feel to it. As the song builds the sounds continue to layer so that by the end, if you listen closely, you can here a magnitude of sounds happening. Despite a lot going on, each piece is perfectly pieced together to create that beautiful, dream-like sound, that then fades into a funky experimentation of sounds.

 

You can grab a free copy for yourself via Soundcloud (link: https://soundcloud.com/machinesfordreams/premonition) or his Triple J Unearthed page (link:https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/machines-dreams)

 

Watch for another single within the coming months, and some live show dates come 2015.

LC McKenzie - 60 seconds with... by Kian West

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hmpc260 Seconds with LC Mckenzie

by Hunter Music Production Collective

1.  How would you describe the music that you make?

The music I make I look at it as a form of motivation. I want to spark a mind that can change for better not for worse, Regardless of your environment or background.

2. What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on a mixtape called Breaking Reality On Konkrete Exits (B.R.O.K.E)

Based on two different approaches. The first is me been broke as an artist and the second is me breaking reality and forming my own over the Konkrete exits aka barriers we encounter in life.

3. Where is your next event?

I haven’t got one yet but hopefully not long

4. When is the next release

The Mixtape is going to be released on Friday 22 August 2014

5. Who is your biggest influence/s?

Craig Mack, Method Man, Redman, Wu-tang, T.I, Swiss Beatz

Dmx, Missy Elliot, 2pac, J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar

6. If you could play anywhere where would it be?

Small Ballroom is a nice place to start

7. Which artists will feature on the mixtape & How many?

Artists that will feature which are: Spesh, Claudia & Dapperhmpc1

 

60 seconds with MATT MELER by Kian West

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60 Seconds with MATT MELER

Interview by KIAN WEST

MM_WEBMatt, We caught up with you 12 months ago, would you say there have been any major changes in the music you are creating? For those that didn’t catch the last article, How would you describe the music that you make?     A bit of stuff has changed  after travelling to the States and Europe last year. All good changes though that just make me strive towards my musical goals. The music I make has stemmed from so many influences, and I'm still very wet behind the ears when it comes to production and writing. It's usually House driven with hints of Disco in there, but I find it can really vary though, like there are a bunch of things I'm doing at the moment that are very deep and dance-floor driven that you'd expect to hear after 3am in a club, I just go with what comes out.

What are you working on at the moment?   Fair-bit going on, got some cool collabs finishing up that I can't wait to be out. I've learnt a lot by working with other producers, musicians & vocalists, by the varied approach they take to writing and how they develop a record. It helps you break your usual patterns and makes you think out of your box. There are also a bunch of originals in the pipeline; one of which should be out by the time this goes to print ….. I hope. I'm super excited about it.

Where can people catch you playing in Newcastle?      On a weekly basis I'll usually be at Merewether Surfhouse, The Landing or The Delany, which are all pretty different musically which is always fun and keeps me on my toes. I'm also at 'District' a couple of times a month getting rude playing burners on a big sound-system … Haha … Which has been awesome.

When is the next release?     This is the one I'm excited about, It's on a UK Label called 'Guess Recordings', home to 'Spiritchaser' (Check them out). The record is 'I Can't Believe It' Featuring an amazing vocalist from Sydney 'Erin Marshall'. It's on the deeper and more moody edge, pretty stripped back with a stunning vocal by Erin. There is a great remix package with it too and film-clip to match. Should see it out mid-year, perhaps a touch earlier.

We asked you previously who your biggest influence is, but is there anyone new to the scene that is currently inspiring you? Does this affect your music? I've been diggin' heaps of new stuff actually, big fan of Chela, Motez & James Blake at the moment. Also, Tensnake who is not new but does have a new album out 'Glow' is dope too. It definitely affects my music, possibly because I listen to so much stuff, like today I listened to a Crazy P record when I woke up, some Steely Dan at lunch and when I was in the car I had the ABC on playing Classical, so random sometimes, but it's what I was in the mood for at the time. I think it helps me get out of one mindset and draw influence from various genres.

1965649_516004721838725_3665806445957577309_oWho do you really want to work with?    Hmmm, there's a few. One of them is totally cliché: Nile Rodgers. The guy is a total genius. Vocally I'd love to work with Danielle Moore from Crazy P or MNEK. Lastly MK (Marc Kinchen).

This wasn’t a question you asked me but I'd like to mention a small tribute to one, of if not my biggest influences that got me into dj'ing and House music; Frankie Knuckles 'The Godfather Of House', who passed away on the 31st March. Rest In Peace.