Kiwi Kimbra Johnson is a 21 year old singer/songrwriter based in Australia. I first heard about her when she collaborated with Miami Horror on a couple tracks from their Illumination album – and if Miami Horror likes her, then maybe she’s worth checking out. One of her singles ‘Cameo Lover’ for her upcoming Sep 2nd release ‘Vows’ has been remixed by another aussie favorite G.L.O.V.E.S.
I couldn’t resist! Smooth disco grooves as expected, great for hanging out with friends.
Kimbra – Cameo Lover (G.L.O.V.E.S. Remix)
- Nine Lives ♠
Once again, I am writing about some damn Aussies…
In November of last year, these two individuals, known collectively as Bag Raiders (don’t want to know where the name came from), released their feel-good groove-a-long ‘Sunlight.’ This Summery anthem was about 8 months shy of said season, but it provided some much appreciated island imagery and solar metaphors during a bitter winter on this side of the Atlantic (first NYU snow day in years suckas). Just in case you weren’t aware, these are the geniuses behind that sentimental disco hit ‘Shooting Stars.’ I never really appreciated Dan Black’s vocals until this song, I had always just thought he was another Jason fucking Mraz. Since the time Sunlight was released, it racked up a handful of remixes – with a couple of them appearing on the Single at its release.
So put on those fake Ray-Bans and slather on that SPF cuz I’m about to expose you to a big blazing ball of vitamin D.
And D’s for disco.
Miami Horror, another one of those awesome electro outfits from Australia (seems like a lot of good electro comes out from down under, e.g. Bag Raiders, Cut Copy, G.L.O.V.E.S…. ). They played in Brooklyn earlier this year at the Knitting Factory. Great show, near the end the crowd went up on stage and danced right there with the band.