Hailing from the West African Nation of Mali, Luka Guindo has been dabbling in music since age eight. He started out singing and playing instruments in church choir but after more than a little insistence from friends lent his vocals to secular recordings too. From here his career in music moved upward fast. Today Guindo is a prolific producer and runs one of the top recording studios in the country. He has also released a string of critically acclaimed albums under the alias of Luka Productions. These records have won him a growing international following. Drawing inspiration from life in Mali, Luka continues to create heartfelt and explorative music.
‘The Real Thing’ embodied Australia’s psychedelic era. But how Russell Morris’ 1969 debut, a six-minute-long musical collage became a number one single at first glance seem like anyone’s guess. Costing $10,000 to produce - enough to fund two to three entire albums at the time - the song’s astronomical cost is legendary. Yet Morris contends he cut ‘The Real Thing’ in relatively few takes, it was producer Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum who ran up the studio bill which had their financial backers all but beating down the door.
In support of fifth album, Good Mood Ball Park Music have hit the road on a massive Australian tour. Across 21-dates Brisbane's indie favorites will be hitting up every corner of the Australian continent including many regional areas they’ve rarely visited and others the band have never been before. Shortly before it all kicked off, guitarist Dean Hanson caught up with Lennox Groove's Tayla Sudall to talk all things Ball Park Music. The full interview below.
Codie Latour is a Gold Coast DJ. He’s been in the game for eight years but is still searching for the right sound. He’s opening Circus Paradise Festival this Sunday and here are a few of his thoughts.
Tia Gostelow had a massive 2018. At 19 years old she released debut album Thick Skin through her own label Lovely Records and celebrated its arrival with a series of parties in Brisbane, Sydney as well as Melbourne. The very same year she was picked by The Rubens to tour with them through Queensland. Gostelow also opened for Ball Park Music and San Cisco. In July she performed for triple j’s Like A Version covering Empire of the Sun’s ‘We Are The People’ before rounding it all out with a series of performances at Falls Festival. But where is she heading in 2019? We caught up with her to find out.
Celebrating surfing, community and great Aussie music, The Drop Festival is back for its second year. Taking place in five cities alongside some of the most incomparable surfing tournaments in the world, this year's festival will feature a range of talented acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Client Liaison and The Jungle Giants. Ahead of the festival kickoff, we caught up with Director (and world surfing champion) Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew. We found Wayne in good spirits and more than willing to share what The Drop's second year had in store.
Join Tesla Coils on Their Journey to Help a Dinosaur Floating Through Space "Find What He's Looking For"
Amidst a long career of '80's inspired industrial synthesizers, quirky, at times, almost horror movie-like lyricism and electrifying, memorable live performances, Gold Coast's beloved Tesla Coils bring us one of their longest standing live-set additions, DINOSYNTH. Alongside standout animation from newcomer and friend of the band, Peter Anthony, the standout track is met with a stunning cartoon-ish visual element, giving the already complex story and arrangement a whole new level of meaning. Watch the dinosaur fight his way past enemies and rekindle with a loved one as growling synthesizers guide his journey to mark his place through the vastness of the galaxies and space. Standing as a fantastic metaphor for the complexities of human emotion, DINOSYNTH finds its way into all of our playlists, and we expect it to make its way into yours too.
Perth dream-popsters Mosquito Coast are heading out on a national tour taking in capital cities and visiting the Gold Coast and Newcastle for the first time, as well as a coveted support opening for Beach House at Perth Festival.
The Kooks started their career with a bang in 2006 with their unstoppable debut ‘Inside In/Inside Out’, which went five times platinum. The four-piece have continued to go from strength to strength. With three more studio albums including a ‘Best of…So Far’. The band have acquired over 1 billion streams worldwide – embarked on a number of massive world tours, awards and critical acclaim under their belts they’ve maintained a steady ascent to the top, constantly growing in popularity throughout the last decade.
California's radical sons The Growlers are coming back to our Aussie shores, with all their swirling psychedelic glory, alognside good friends, self-acclaimed 'monkey disco' band The Babe Rainbow. Playing at one of our favourite GC spots, Miami Marketta, we definitely couldn't be more ready for the most psychedelic day of the year year this Jan 10.
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