FAULT Weekly Playlist: Midnight Pool Party

Sydney producers Midnight Pool Party make the kind of music you want to play while out on a late night drive or in the club dancing under a disco ball. The pair have released their anticipated debut EP ‘Dalliance’, which sees a playful five-track body of work brought to life through a clear musical objective. Lyrically, the EP draws from the bittersweet emotions of the ups and downs of relationships, but musically expresses an irresistible groove with soulful, feel-good rhythms. So if you’re in need of a pick-me-up post-breakup, this is what just the doctor ordered.

We asked MPP to put together some of their favorite tunes, which includes tracks from fellow Aussies Flight Facilities and Flume, as well as one of the duo’s inspirations, Snakehips.

Cosmos Midnight – History

“Getting drunk and going home with someone shouldn’t. Taking that scenario turning it into a dance song applies to so many people on the dance floor, smart and catchy AF.”

Calvin Harris/Frank Ocean/Migos – Slide

“When we read ‘CALVIN + FRANK + MIGOS’ we did know what to expect… until we pressed ‘PLAY’ and it was instant love.”

Kaytranada – Got It Good

“Kaytranada never does anything wrong and pairing up with smooth vocals from Craig David makes this song so smooth and so chill.”

Drake – Take Care

“Drake combined with Jamie xx was unexpected but so cool. It was different from what other hip hop artists were doing at the time. Drake always seems to keep things interesting.”

Banks – Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)

“We loved the original version by Banks, but Snakehips injected so much grove into their remix that we couldn’t stop listening. It’s everything we aimed for when we were making our own music.”

Flight Facilities – Clair de Lune

“FF Boys are gods to us and this song inspired us to write our track ‘collide’, intense, beautiful.”

Young Franco – Drop Your Love (Ja Funk Remix)

“Young Franco is the coolest dudes ever! The original amazing but this funky ass remix just takes it to a different level.”

Flume – Never Be Like You

“There’s a reason why this was #1 on triple j hottest 100! Flume is doing Australia proud.”

Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You

“That falsetto! Oooft! Even if you can’t sing, you can’t help but sing along anyway… and cry at the same time haha.”

Chance The Rapper – All Night

“His whole album is amazing and this song is an absolute jam. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, when this song comes on your body just moves to the beat without you knowing it… now THAT is a good song!”

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Paramount Pictures presents Ghost In The Shell immersive pop-up at Lights of Soho

On Thursday 23rd March, in order to celebrate the launch of their latest blockbuster movie, Ghost In The Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, Paramount Pictures transformed neon art gallery and member’s club, Lights of Soho into a completely interactive and high-tech immersive pop-up experience.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Lights of Soho set up for the “Ghost in The Shell” London Gala Screening After Party on March 23, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Lights of Soho set up for the “Ghost in The Shell” London Gala Screening After Party on March 23, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell tells the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi in mid-21st Century Japan.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Lights of Soho set up for the “Ghost in The Shell” London Gala Screening After Party on March 23, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Lights of Soho set up for the “Ghost in The Shell” London Gala Screening After Party on March 23, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

 

Bringing the film to life, the Soho gallery space has been transformed into a completely immersive and interactive environment using the very latest modern technology. From a 360° holographic Geisha mask and interactive windows to exclusive memorabilia from the film, guests from the world of film and music were transported to a fictional cyber world with the help of London trio, Sälen who hit the decks with a mixture of electro and trip hop beats to set the futuristic tone and keep guests dancing into the night.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Lights of Soho set up for the “Ghost in The Shell” London Gala Screening After Party on March 23, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Lights of Soho set up for the “Ghost in The Shell” London Gala Screening After Party on March 23, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)

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Live Review: Sundara Karma – Kamio, London

Headlining the latest instalment of Phil Taggart’s renowned Slacker night, Sundara Karma blazed into East London’s Kamio bringing an epic party with them.

Armed with a selection of new cuts from debut album ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’, and fresh off the back of their own sold out UK tour, it’s a rare occurrence to see this band in such an intimate setting these days and the infrequency of the occasion is not lost on the crowd. Storming into ‘A Young Understanding’ and ‘Olympia’ their building sonic presence tears through the room immediately.

‘She Said’ showcases the four-piece’s incredible knack for summing up youth in a nutshell which is evidenced with references to The Smiths’ ‘Strangeways Here We Come’ and lines like, “Acting like he doesn’t care but he’s really the most self-aware.” Set against, now quintessential, soaring riffs and bouncing percussion, their sound is nothing short of euphoric.

The penultimate track is the touching Happy Family, it’s semi-autobiographical and more mellow nature allows the East London crowd to reflect for a moment in between the frenzied and ramshackle effect the rest of the show has on them.

Closing with the anthemic ‘Loveblood’ it’s hard to pin down one pinnacle of the evening. Consistency has always been a strong point for the Reading quartet – with every release being just as infectious as the last – this paired with the adoring audience gazing in front of them, it’s a definite sign things will continue to go from strength to strength for Sundara Karma.

Words: Shannon Cotton

Photos: Lauren McDermott

FAULT MEETS ETTA BOND

Jacket – H&M / Crop Top – BooHoo / Skirt – Topshop

She’s been called the ‘Skinhead Soul Princess’, and the Guardian has mentioned her as one of the Future 50 rising stars to watch of 2017. Miss Etta Bond – hailing from London – is known and loved for her soulful vocals, self empowerment and visual creativity. Set to release her new solo EP since Emergency Room with Raf Riley, we chat to Etta to find out what she’s been working on.

Etta! Have you had a good day?

Yeah Yeah, (laughs) I’ve had a good day, I’ve not done much, been abit lazy so its been a chilled one for me.

Oh that’s good.

But to be honest I was getting ready to go to the gym before you called, so once I get off the phone, I’m gonna get a little work out in I think.

You’re too good haha. I keep putting it off to the next day, and then it gets to the end of the day and I can’t even be bothered (laughs)

Ah! it’s so easy to do that isnt it? I’ve been meaning to go to the gym all day but i keep making excuses like “oh, i’ll get ready soon” (Laughs) and then finally getting ready now and I thought, “Fuck it i’ll just wait” (laughs) I’ll go eventually!

Dress – Samsoe & Samsoe

 

(Laughs) So! We’ve not heard anything solo wise from you in a while, can you tell us anything about your new EP?

I don’t want to say too much about the EP. It’s about to start revealing itself with the release of ‘Kiss My

Girlfriend’. Chris Loco and I have been working very closely on this project for some time now. I’m so

excited to share it!

You mentioned the EP was with Chris Loco, the last was with Raf Riley – what are the similarities and differences of working with them both?

That’s like asking me to compare two lovers… The similarity is that making music in the presence of either

of them feels very natural to me, there’s a spark. I love them both.

So you’ve got some live gigs coming up, what can we expect from your set?

I’m planning a headline show which is going to be really special. I also have my set at The Secret Garden

Party coming up. I’ve never been before so that’s exciting.

Top – Fila / Trouser – Etta’s own / Boots – Dr Martens

Your new single Kiss My Girlfriend is out today! Who was it inspired by and what was the message

behind the song?

My friend, Jenay, who’s actually standing next to me in the video – she inspired the song. It’s about the

special and unique relationship that exists between women. It’s a reminder for women (myself included)

that men will do and say just about anything to get a piece. We’ve gotta look out for each other, it’s a

beautiful thing when we do.

How involved were you in the direction of the video?

The video was directed by Sophie Jones. We worked very closely together on the concept and

casting. We’ve already started discussing our next creative collaboration!

What was it like working with her?

Second nature! We’ve been friends for years now so it was a really organic process. With support from her,

Zateesha Barbour on hair, Daisy Deane on styling, Grace Vee on makeup, all of their wonderful assistants

and each and every one of the girls that took part – it was a wonderful experience that I’ll never forget. A

day that brought the song and its meaning to life.

Where do you see yourself in one year’s time?

I never tend to think like that, I just end up where I end up. It’s where I’m supposed to be, you know?

Wherever I am, I just hope the music that’s coming has reached the people it’s meant for.

Lastly, what is your fault?

Addiction.

Cape – Felder Felder

 

Words and Photography: Ashleigh Nayomi

Styling: Edith Walker Millwood

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