Embarking on his first ever (inter)national tour, Astral People and Future Classic present a pioneer of Sydney’s contemporary dance music scene, Wave Racer. The groovetastic beatsmith will be hitting up clubs and small venues across the country this February and March, including a date in Auckland at The Imperial. To mark this momentous event for the kid, he’s releasing a new single Streamers tomorrow, and it’s a doozy.
Streamers is up for streaming (ha!) on SoundCloud today and is embedded below. The song is classic Wave Racer, shuffled one two beats with filtered synth sounds that drip in vivid chemical trails rather than swoosh or drop and a healthy dose of weird noises over the top. Seriously, the phone rang in the office while I was listening to it for the first time and I thought it was part of the song. Cool story, I know.
While the history books might someday see Sydney’s brand of electronic exports as a reactionary movement against the Melbourne Bounce, the lighter, shuffled beats that keep Sydney dancing until the early hours rose more or less simultaneously with it’s southern counterpart. Harbourside artists influenced by 8-bit soundtracks and the vivid pixels of old Atari systems like Cosmo’s Midnight, JaysWays, Yahtzel and of course Wave Racer are the staple of what makes Sydney’s electronic music unique, making Wave Racer’s tour one that everyone should make their way down to.
WAVE RACER 2014 AUS/NZ TOUR
Fri Feb 7 – Trinity Bar, Canberra
Sat Feb 8 – Oh Hello, Brisbane
Sun Feb 9 – St Kilda Festival, Melbourne
Thu Feb 13 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/ Nina Las Vegas
Fri Feb 14 – Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Sat Feb 15 – King Street, Newcastly
Wed Feb 19 – Sosume @ Beach Road Hotel, Bondi
Sat Feb 22 – Speakeasy @ Gilkisons, Perth
Fri Feb 28 – Civic Underground, Sydney
Wed Mar 5 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/ Ryan Hemsworth
Fri Mar 7 – Star Bar, Bendigo
Sat Mar 8 – The Imperial, Auckland
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