Anna Lunoe reviews new tracks from Kota Banks, Muki, Kito, MEZKO and more
Also, be sure to check out the Australian export's latest collaboration with Born Dirty, Badass.
When it comes to electronic music tastemaking, there's no-one quite on the same level as Anna Lunoe. The LA-based, Sydney-raised master-of-all-trades hosts Beats 1's Dance Chart (formerly known as HYPERHOUSE - which is now the name of her own label), which is basically a go-to radio guide to boundary-pushing electronic from everyone around the globe which since its launch, has been turned into festival stage-sized gigs and tours, huge live streams and whatever else she has planned for the program in the future. She's also, of course, a kick-ass producer, vocalist, DJ and somehow on top of all this, a mother too. Basically, she's one of the hardest-working and most-adored names in the electronic music industry both in Australia and the US, and you should really be familiar with AT LEAST one of her many ventures if you're not already.
Anyway, she's just dropped a new collaboration with France's Born Dirty called Badass and it's a characteristically high-octane stomper, uniting this thumping, relentless house production with Anna's now instantly recognisable vocal that slices through the single's thick beat with a refreshing edge. "It just basically encapsulates how I want people to feel: free, bold, spirited and enjoying the hell out of every moment they have on this planet," says Lunoe on the single, which follows up from her more pop-leaning return Blaze of Glory earlier this year. "To me, my favourite tracks are the ones with a sense of humour about them. Yes, they are bangers, but it's light-hearted - and that’s what is behind this track. Having a moment thinking you’re the shit."
Celebrating the track's release and highlighting her position as one of electronic music's best tastemakers, we got Anna Lunoe herself to review a bunch of tracks from Australia's own badass electronic wizards, from MEZKO, Kota Banks and Kito to tracks from Christopher Port and Dro Carey. Dive into Badass below (and grab it HERE), then have a gaze at her reviews and make sure you catch her at Splendour In The Grass this weekend for her long-awaited Australian live return.
ANNA LUNOE REVIEWS:
MEZKO - They Like. We Like.
Oooo kinda Le Tigre crossed with early era Midnight Juggernauts vibes! I felt that.
Kota Banks - Prize
Kota. What a talent. Taking up her own perfect space in the pop world, love her.
Kito - Ego
Production sounding crispier than coco pops w/ cold milk. Kito is classy as hell. I hope u all appreciate how much we need her right now.
Christopher Port - DTF
Ooo I love this. Riding that perfect sonic balance between future and classic. Not fucking easy.
Dro Carey - Atmosphere
Yeah. This bangs. Hard.
Muki - Player
Muki going hard on this. And sorry but this beat is mental. New breed Aus pop generation coming thru strong.
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