TOTD // 16/08 // Harvey Sutherland

Published: August 16, 2016, words by Undefined author

Harvey Sutherland is a relatively new artist on my radar. After hearing his live Boiler Room set in his hometown of Melbourne at the beginning of the year I was hooked, and immediately scoured the web for more of his music. Seven months later I got the opportunity to witness him in action at the Dimensions afterparty at Sunfall (which was one of our highlights), cementing my love for his breezy lo-fi and celestial funk.  

Debuting in 2013 with his cassette release Nexus on This Thing Records – ‘a trip through lo-fi boogie and Roland house music’ – he soon gained attention. After two further EPs on Voyage Recordings and Echovolt in 2014, sprinkled with a number of one-off releases and remixes, he was named one of FACT’s ‘Australian Electronic Artists to Watch in 2015’ and made his European debut in May 2015 with an eleven-date club tour. Shortly after his latest 12” Bermuda found a home at the legendary MCDE Recordings, which has developed into his latest live formulation: a futuristic disco trio by the same name featuring Melbourne session drummer Graeme Pogson and Tamil Rogeon on electric strings. As he currently tours Europe with this three-piece live show, he’s stopped by to pick out Tracks Of The Day, choosing four of his favourite warm-up cuts.

“I love playing a warm-up set, but I especially like picking opening tunes where you can really create a mood, even if you’re just playing to the bar staff at first.”

Grab tickets to one of the remaining ‘Bermuda’ shows here

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Patrice Rushen

Puttered Bopcorn

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Well before ‘Remind Me’, Patrice Rushen cut her first album for Prestige. It’s a great album start-to-finish, but this tune has some dope woozy ARP lead work that puts it above the rest of the record.”
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Don Blackman

Heart’s Desire

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Shouts to my boy Oscar O on this one. Stone-cold classic, and a nice way to bridge into more danceable territory once you’ve got some folks on the floor. Piano solo!”
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Lô Borges

Vai Vai Vai

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I bought this at Rush Hour recently. I love his first album (the one with the shoes) but hadn’t heard Nuvem Cigana. This is an A-side highlight – great arrangement amongst the odd time signatures.”
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Mamman Sani

Ya Bismillah

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I’m obsessed with Sani’s work, some of which was recently reissued by Sahel Sounds of ‘Saharan Cellphones’ notoriety. Beautiful, floating melodies from traditional Niger, but played on synthesiser to a drum machine accompaniment.”

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