Johnny Mackay is an Australian musician, songwriter and producer mainly known for his work as the front man of Children Collide, and also as the enigmatic Lord Fascinator of Fascinator as well as being a member of the mysterious Electric Smile Band among other things.
Children Collide’s songs, albums and videos have been nominated for and won all kinds of accolades and the band has been a mainstay on both Triple J radio in Australia and the Australian touring circuit.
Johnny’s latest project, the New York City based Fascinator, has toured with Tame Impala, Midnight Juggernauts, Kirin J Callinan, Splashh, Pond and Jagwar Ma - most recently playing Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Series and Burning Man festival on top of an art car called The Mirage.
Fascinator is managed by Jodie Regan of Spinning Top Music (Tame Impala, Pond)
Children Collide is managed by Rae Harvey of Crucial Music (The Living End, 360)
Fascinator just released the single “showin off” accompanied by an amazing new video.
Mauricio Jimenez and Fernando Familiar are Wolfside.
With the release of two debut EPs LOBO I and LOBO II in 2016 the alternative pop band have proven a unique approach to the mix of urban sounds and indie music. The duo bring a fresh and new perspective with their modern wall of electronic sound, grabbing the attention of numerous indie publications around the world. Their songwriting, production, and sound design fuse together to showcase the art of our digital age. With their mysterious album artwork, these wolves are here to offer a colorful sound that will make you dance. Their breakthrough singles "Dream Girl" and "Chaos" hit with big drum beats and vocals that soar. Wolfside, with the musicianship and charisma of their two lead singers, has generated a global fanbase that has recognized their distinguishable style. These wolves don't just dream about the future, they live in it. Wolfside is a band that is ready to run in the wild, and their music will be fearless.
Summery indie pop maestros Polarsets are a four-piece band from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. They have been active since late 2009 and have refined their deliciously tropical, electronic up beat indie pop sound. In late 2014 they released their debut album, Parasols, which spawned the singles “Leave Argentina” and “Parosols”.2015 will be a busy year for Polarsets with a Remix album, new EP and follow up album all due in 2015.
Award winning musician composer producer from France, Sebastien Chialli is spreading his music around the world under many shapes. First guitarist composer and genius noise maker of world touring band Munshy, he has then crafted the sound of many artists as a sound engineer and producer. Now based in London he DJ and release smashing dancefloor tracks as Tansao and compose music in different genre for artists, fashion and media.
Farah Moanz is a genre-bending songwriter based in Los Angeles who is fusing hip-hop, tribal electro and jazz to create a sound that is entirely her own. Her style has evolved over the ten years that she has been writing and recording, with one thing staying constant: her bold story telling from a strong female perspective. She is currently working in the studio with fellow indie artist and producer, Andy Clockwise, to create recordings that are reflective of her eclectic influences and passion for lyricism. Look out for her debut EP coming out this summer.
The Night Party pack punches with the strutting coolness of the early Stones like few other Australian bands. With minimal instrumentation and a cocktail of influences, the duo cook up a wild spread of soulful rock'n'roll, spanning slow cheek-to-cheek crooners to grime-infested journey’s into soul’s dirty garage.
Lo-fi Garage soul brothers Rick Sands and Buck Lexton are The Night Party and their righteous, twin- vocal attack sounds like a band that’s been locked in a basement since 1967.
“..The Night Party is soul stripped back to its bare essentials.” (Patrick Emery, Mess&Noise)
Having toured Japan in 2013 The Night Party have been gathering a reputation for their rollicking live show, this unique amalgamation of lo-fi garage and soul has got the people talking. Their debut album Get to You released in March on Rum Jungle Records (through MGM) showcases a cocktail of influences that Lexton & Sands shake and stir into an eclectic brew of rock and roll. From Mussel Shoals swamp to the strutting coolness of the early Stones.
DEDE is a vocalist, songwriter, and visual artist from Los Angeles. Known by her peers as a nomadic chanteuse, DEDE’s sound evolved out of a love for French pop, vintage fashion and dark British 90s trip hop. Her debut album is a mix of French 60s/70s post-rock, vivid and poetic lyrics married with her icy, pure vocal texture. DEDE has also contributed her vocals and visuals to Tiny Hearts’ debut EP “Stay” - which has blogs and DJs buzzing around the globe- as well as many advertising campaigns worldwide. Recently, NPR named her one of the “female artists making waves” in music today.
AKA SUGA is a producer, composer, arranger, flutist and keyboardist born and raised in Kyoto, Japan and now based in Brooklyn New York.
Earlier this year AKA SUGA released her self-produced EP “Suga Rush”, an authentic blend of crisp hip hop beats, accompanied by a sound that drew upon the musical traditions of her upbringing as well as finding inspiration amongst the classic film score’s of cult Japanese cinema from the seventies.
As an artist she has a deep and intuitive love for Hip Hop especially the pioneers of Hip Hop's golden era. She is also an in demand DJ. Hitting the decks in cities as diverse as Tokyo, London and NYC.
Daze, a guy straight from France, that produces Nu-Funk music with his vintage synths, vocoders and talkboxes. His mission : funk the world ! When we was a kid, Daze has fallen in love with the Funk teachers like Cameo, Zapp & Roger, D-Train, Skyy, Midnight Star, George Clinton and all the New-York's Funk underground scene. Funk has always and will always take an important part in his heart & in his compositions. Daze produces his music using no sample but only his vintage synthesizers like his "teachers" did years ago. Be ready to share this positive and energetic music !
Australian recording artist and producer Winston Giles has been making killer albums under different monikers for years. He has released numerous albums under the names "Atari Baby", "Floor 13", "The Winston Giles Orchestra" & "Winston Giles". His albums have challenged different styles from punk rock to psychedelic electronica and everywhere in between. He continues to be prolific with releases and new projects. as well as managing his music licensing company Playup and of course Young Hero Music Publishing!
Aubergine MACHINE is a collaboration between world renowned multi-platinum selling producer Ian Carey and new-comer to the scene Shanti Ellis. They formed the band in late 2012 after realizing their unique capability to create genre-blending electronic music with pop/mainstream appeal. Having both travelled the world in their own right while picking up many influences along the way, their mental catalog of music includes everything from pre-EDM electronica to the uber-current sounds of post-dubstep and future garage. Ian who is very established in the international House Music scene and has visited more than 60 countries on tour sites influences ranging from Fleetwood Mac, Black Flag and DJ Premier, while Shanti sites influences such as Santigold, Vampire Weekend, and No Doubt. Ian's production, while cutting edge but not alienating to new listeners, combines with Shanti's brand of indie-pop laced vocals to build a foundation of melodies that range from youthful to emotive and haunting. Shanti and Ian like to sum up what they do in their mantra: we make music, love life and laugh sometimes. we are Aubergine MACHINE
Call it destiny, when two strangers from Mexico City found each other in L.A. and formed Indietronic duo: The White Cherries. The union started with a jam session and a ukulele, and after encouragement from friends, vocalist Fernanda Romero and musician, composer and producer Abie Toiber are now preparing to release their sexy debut EP ‘Stranger Lovers,’ working with mixing engineer Caleb Shreve (Yoko Ono, Phantogram,).
Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Jesse Fultone has had a lifelong love of music. Having played in numerous bands over the years (Flux Capacitor, Bobby Blackbird and the Bluejays, The Maples) and supported acts as varied as Sharon Jones, The Black Keys, Jamiroquai and Ugly Duckling, Jesse now produces and performs under the name Tin Lion.
Influenced by acts such as Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, The Meters and Prince amongst, basically, anything with a good beat, Tin Lion’s music is a swirling mix of big drums, spacey synths, heavy bass and percussive guitar. Music as much for your head as for your feet.
Tin Lion has been described as ‘a sprawling exploration into the ways which rock and electronic can combine in a cohesive and mesmerizing manner’ by Undertow Magazine and ‘truly the reincarnation of the late LCD Soundsystem’ by Melissa Scheinberg of Unrecorded and has dominated the JJJ Unearthed charts and gained rotation with singles 'Best Pants’ and ’No Clothes’.
Having supported Lorde, Oliver Tank, Harts and The Aston Shuffle off the back of debut 'From Space With Love', Tin Lion is now preparing to release a five track EP entitled ‘Secrets’, leading with the single ‘Make The Scene’.