Having scaled the heights of sell-out orchestral headline shows, ARIA awards and international festival stages, Flight Facilities are deep into the writing and recording across all corners of the globe. This much needed studio time followed a run of singles that included features with Reggie Watts, Broods & Dustin Tebbutt, demanding world tours and festival headline performances.
What is to come next? Expect anything, as Jimmy & Hugo return to the wide-eyed naivety that first brought the two together. “We want to make a statement one day and write a pop song the next.” These are uncertain times but one thing is assured; Flight Facilities have plenty more gas in the tank.
Prepare for the next journey.
Lastlings is the artistic output of sibling duo Amy Dowdle (18) & Josh Dowdle (24). Self taught musically, the Japanese-Australian pair has devoted the better part of four years to their craft, fine tuning their songwriting and production from their home in the hinterlands of Southern Queensland. Releasing two EPs to early acclaim, the duo found themselves having to make a choice between fulltime musical pursuit and allowing Amy, then sixteen, to focus on finishing highschool. They resisted the pull of the industry, Amy finished her schooling and in 2018 Lastlings return with new music and the world at their feet.
Motez’ soundscape pushes the boundaries of your regular house producer, going way back before he was making wholesome, wall-to-wall club cuts and rocking festivals stages. His classical piano know how and clear influences of the 90’s allows him to flex his skills and musical-taste across all of his releases, chalking up six Hype Machine #1s, an ARIA Gold single and dropping official remixes for Disclosure, Sam Smith, Goldlink and Ellie Goulding. Motez has also joined Diplo & Friends, Beats-1 Radio and triple j Mix Up to lay down his favorite selections.
Motez’ back catalogue across Sweat It Out, Food Music and Universal/AATW speaks for itself. His streak of infectious dance-driven releases continued on from 2016’s ‘Down Like This’ ft. Tkay Maidza to 2017’s ‘Praise’, which led him to his first ARIA Certified Gold single, ‘The Future’ ft. Antony & Cleopatra, amassing over 16 millions streams. Motez’ latest offering comes through the lush house groove that is 'Steady Motion' featuring Zimbabwe born UK based, KWAYE.
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Solace finds RÜFÜS DU SOL charting new territory, exploring deeper subgenres and more potent lyricism for an entirely new side to the group. “It’s about finding a sense of hope in a darker time,” the trio says. The album was born out of a particularly poignant period for the band and thus tackles heavier themes such as the pain of loss and the persistence of memory.
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, born Orlando Higginbottom, is a producer, songwriter, vocalist, composer and DJ. Now based in Los Angeles, he grew up in Oxford, England, where his father was professor of music at Oxford University’s New College. Raised on classical music—Rossini, Holst and Gershwin were early favorites—he discovered jungle and drum n’ bass as a teen at Oxford’s legendary record shop Avid. Dropping out of university a couple of times led to early demos discovered by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and Greco Roman Records, where he released several sought-after EPs. His debut album, Trouble, was released in 2012 to great critical acclaim and led to several years touring a now legendary live show. In the years since, Orlando has DJed all over the world, returning focus to the straight-ahead club music he explored in his youth. He’s a rare breed of DJ, happily playing amongst the full spectrum of electronic music line ups - from Richie Hawtin’s Minus parties in Ibiza to Damian Lazarus’s Rebel Rave events in Mexico, from Disclosure’s Wildlife events around the world to LA's legendary Rhonda. Simultaneously he’s spent considerable time writing and recording new music for the next chapter of his solo career, working in London, Los Angeles, Marfa, Tokyo, Australia, some forests, New York and beyond. New music is imminent.