FAULT Weekly Playlist: Kite String Tangle

Australian beatmaker The Kite String Tangle (Danny Harley) reaches into the recesses of your fragile heart with his emotionally stirring music. Earlier this summer, he released his debut self-titled album and it’s nothing short of a work of art.

His dynamism as a producer as well as a vocalist is showcased across the 11 tracks, displaying his penchant for edge-y production and unburdened lyrics. Music is of course, supposed to be a release from the mundane, from reality is it not? The Kite String Tangle makes that so.

We asked Danny to put together some of his current favorite tracks including cuts from Tourist, The Beach Boys, and Jamie XX to name a few. Be sure to give his latest single “Waiting” a spin as well.

Tourist – Run

“This song is one of the first I heard from his debut album. I’ve been watching his career for a while and hoping he’d drop an album and it was everything I could have hoped for. I feel like this album was made specifically for me. World class production and tastefully restrained where it needs to be without losing any interest.”

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

“I was revisiting some older tunes lately. Not really sure why. I stumbled across this one and had totally forgotten how untouchable a song it is. It’s a classic for a reason and the harmony and melody are just so genius. Go Brian.”

Ambassadeurs – Tonight

“I’ve been a fan of a bunch of remixes from these guys and only the other day i decided to delve a little deeper and found this album from 2015, this is the last track from the record and is just a lovely little spacious tune to zone out to. Really digging it right now.”

George Fitzgerald – Full Circle

“I was pretty late to this one but totally fell in love with it years after it being released which is just a testament to the song and the power of honest music. This tune is crunchy unpredictable but still has such a great flow, just feels familiar in a nostalgic kind of way.”

Caribou – Mars

“One of my favourite tunes to throw into DJ sets when I do them. I love the unassuming groove and how it doesn’t really go anywhere and how absolutely fine that is.”

Jamie XX – I’ll Take Care of U

“I’m a massive Jamie XX fan and I’ve recently been going back to that album he did with Gil Scott-Heron. There’s some pretty wacky stuff on there, in a really good way. This is probably my favourite from that record.”

Fever Ray – Seven

“This is an album i was super super into ages ago. It’s still stuck with me because it’s just such an insanely unique sound, nobody really sounds like this or has tried to since then. The lyrics are just as quirky as the production. Great album, great song.”

Jonsi & Alex – Happiness

“This song changed my life. I’m a big fan of ambient music and I listened mostly to Brian Eno to get that fix…until this album. This song in particular showed me that something can be intensely beautiful through texture alone. Such a powerful thing.”

Flume – Wallfuck

“A super important album for electronic music. This song is a really good representation of where I think Flume wants to go with all of his music. I love that he still gets to be experimental but also make amazing pop music. Clever boy.”

Golden Vessel – Never Know (Feat. LASTLINGS)

“This is a song by super talented producer Max Byrne who is signed to my label Exist Recordings. It features effortlessly cool act LASTLINGS who are also signed to my label. It’s one of the best tracks from this EP and he has some even stronger stuff coming out on his next EP soon too. I recommend digging deep into Golden Vessel.”

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FAULT Weekly Playlist: Sun City

Perth duo Sun City have pleasured our ears with tracks off their “Daytona EP” that is the perfect companion to the fact that it’s the first day of Spring. The duo, comprised of Tobias John and Daniel Mackey, have allowed this record to be a vessel to share what’s been happening while they’ve been in hibernation.

The EP recalls the glory days of nu-disco and echoes the tropicana beats of production heavyweights like Fred Falke and Gigamesh. We asked Sun City to put together some of their favorite Spotify songs and it’s no surprise that they’ve selected some of their Australian buddies like The Aston Shuffle and Pnau to lead the charge. Take a listen below!

Benson – Trying (feat. Yeo)

“The combination of these two Aussie guys is fire. Production lords! Both well and truly doing big things ATM, they have created something really special. Full of melancholy melody’s and heart hitting hooks this track really hits the spot. Get around it!”

Crooked Colours – Flow

“Growing up in the scene with these 3 dudes, watching and listing to there tunes has been awesome. Their new track Flow has them really showing us what they can do. Lead singer Phil’s vocals and story telling really sets the tone for this song. Accompanied by some beachy surf rock beats and Wavy synth sections, it makes us feel like We’re at some kind of psychedelic beach party. Lovin it!”

New Order – Age of Consent

“A classic track by one of the classic 80’s dance floor kings. Age of consent pretty self-explanatory. A coming of age song! A track that just makes you want to grab all your mates and road trip down the coast. Making your own adventure and getting into trouble.”

Commandeur – Speak your mind (ft. Yeo)

Pnau – Chameleon

“Yeah ok it’s a bit of a banger (is that even a bad thing? Surely not), but Chameleon is the latest release from Oz dance outfit PNAU! It’s been a while between tunes but it was worth the wait! It is everything and more you’d expect from legends of the scene. They just know how do right. It’s Progressive and super catchy!”

Tourist – Too Late

“British lord Tourist is that one guy on the scene who has just mastered the progression of a beat and sound. Such simple changes thru out his tracks create whole new ways of hearing them. It is a skill! This track too late is prime example. Always gets you moving.”

The Aston Shuffle – Pass You By

“These two guys have been a massive inspiration to us. Both as super talented artists, but also just super nice guys (cue the time they took us out to dinner five years ago when we supported them in Perth – it was our first big show!). Talented and always pushing the envelope with what aussie dance music is, and the nicest blokes you’ll ever meet. Their new track Pass You By continues to hit all the right places.”

Danny Darko – Los Angeles (Slinko Remix )

“Such a funky, tropical, house jam with a pop polish. With hooks in all the right places and a solid cruising 4 on the floor. This remix sets you up for a good afternoon in the sun with your mates.”

Gigamesh – The Music

“We love this track and is a regular in our Dj sets. It always gets the crowd moving. With such a suitable name for a song, “the Music” is a track that shows how all the different moving parts of a track come together to give us a joyous dance floor jam.”

Bonobo – Kerela

“The musical landscapes created in Bonobos tracks are more than often ridiculous! Being able to pull at your soul from a few sound waves and changing your moods… you have to give credit. This track Kerela is a bit of a lounge track, showing off their percussive prowess and emotive melodies. True artists!”

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