Cosi of Mangelwurzel (Melbourne) talks Gary, Whitney Houston obsessions and hyperactivity

The first listen of Mangelwurzel can be a bit of a mind fuck. But in the best way possible. Tantalising overstimulation meets uncompromising direction. There’s a thousand elements whooshing around, but it maintains the kind of effortless fluidity that’s not often paired with seemingly disjointed brilliance. We chatted to Cosima Jaala ahead of the release…

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Bill Curtis of Fatback Band (USA) talks the universality of funk, reciprocated partying and the demise of the greats

If we’re talking longevity, Bill ‘Fatback’ Curtis is your man. Trail blazer, lover of music and worshipper of the funk. Fatback Band’s prolific turnout glorified the amalgamation of jazz beats with New Orleans funk. Their honeyed melodies, slippery rhythms and slick licks offer a hefty dose of eclectic funk. We spoke to the Bill Curtis…

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LUCIANBLOMKAMP (Melbourne) talks about ‘From Afar’ clip and new LP Bad Faith

Polished, concise and ambitiously experimental. LUCIANBLOMKAMP or better still, Lucian Blomkamp (for those on a need to know basis) makes considered electronic music, pushed to inventive limits of possibility. Following on from the release of his first studio album, Post-Nature, Blomkamp has diversified, progressing into unfamiliar territory with relative ease. With a newfound focus on…

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