Disclosure returns to form on ‘Nocturnal’ remix

After the disappointing fizzle of Disclosure's Caracal late last year, there was an uneasy fear that they would fade back into the pack.  The Lawrence brothers came onto the scene in a hurry with Settle, a smash hit of a record that reintroduced pop music to garage dance music. Welding the sounds of their homeland of England with a … Continue reading Disclosure returns to form on ‘Nocturnal’ remix

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Review: ‘Say It’ – Flume & Tove Lo

Australian producer Harley Streten, better known as Flume, bounded out of the gates with his instant classic self-titled debut album. A forward-thinking, intelligent LP, it blended the most experimental corners of electronic music with some intrinsically addictive elements of pop. The success of the album propelled Flume to festival slots around the world and made … Continue reading Review: ‘Say It’ – Flume & Tove Lo

Review: ‘Money On Me’ – Snakehips & Anderson .Paak

It's only fitting that Snakehips and Anderson .Paak linked up as 2016 finally settles into some form of resting pattern. It was only 12 months ago .Paak's reinvention from his days as Breezy Lovejoy was in its infancy and Snakehips were another English electro-duo with some hipster blog buzz. Fast forward to now and nothing … Continue reading Review: ‘Money On Me’ – Snakehips & Anderson .Paak

Meet Will Ospreay, wrestling’s next megastar

Originally posted on Shorthand Social to test out all of the cool features there, re-published here. Will Ospreay doesn't cut the most imposing figure. The gangly Englishman can walk the streets without fanfare and doesn't turn heads as he shops for groceries. Truthfully, it's hard to imagine that behind the wiry frame, boyish grin and tufts … Continue reading Meet Will Ospreay, wrestling’s next megastar

Coffee shop cluster provides challenges, opportunities

The Lawson Grove Shop has weathered the challenges of South Yarra's competitive coffee market and remains successful. Picture: Reece Hooker The inner south-eastern suburb of South Yarra has been a stalwart in Melbourne's iconic coffee scene. Already amongst Melbourne's most saturated coffee markets, a spate of new cafés has stores are feeling the pressure to stay popular. 'It doesn't matter where your … Continue reading Coffee shop cluster provides challenges, opportunities

Analysis: Kanye West comes full circle on ‘Pablo’

Published at ReeceListens on 4 April 2016 Drawing coherence from Kanye West's messy, delayed The Life of Pablo is not an easy task. Kanye jumps from one idea, one style to the next with little regard for concepts like structure, sense, or tastefulness. However, if there's one stabilising force extracted from the skittish release, it comes … Continue reading Analysis: Kanye West comes full circle on ‘Pablo’