The 10 Best Aussie Tracks of October '22
From hip-hop to art-pop, techno to straight up rock, take a listen through our top picks from the month that was.
As retailers change over pumpkins and skulls for santas and reindeer, we say goodbye to the month that was October with a collection of tracks released by Australian artists that we thought (in our expert opinion) were the best.
With headphones-to-ears or UE Booms-by-side, be sure to have a listen through the following tracks from Agung Mango, Beckah Amani, Genesis Owusu, Georgia Fields, Gordon Koang, Grace Barbé, Jade Imagine, Rebel Yell, Vissac, and Wildfire Manwurkk.
Agung Mango - Miserable Man
Taken from his most recent EP MAN ON THE GO (read more here), the Naarm/ Melbourne-based rapper and producer settles into a deep groove with Miserable Man, firing away with a fast yet smooth flow “about thriving on your own”.
Beckah Amani - Smoke and Mirrors
The opening track to the singer-songwriter's debut EP; April, Smoke and Mirrors is a somber piano-lead ballad that is equal parts vulnerable and powerful, showcasing Beckah’s impressive vocal range, and ear for melody.
Genesis Owusu - Get Inspired
The second single from the Multi-ARIA award-winning Ghanaian-Australian artist for the year, Owusu flexes his diversity and willingness to embrace any and all genres, taking things in a motorik, addictive, post-punk direction.
Georgia Fields - In My Blood
The Naarm-based art-pop artist continues to tease her forthcoming LP Hiraeth (out Nov 17th) with a thoughtfully composed track, produced to perfection creating the ultimate sensory experience.
Gordon Koang - To You My People
Hailing from the Upper Nile region of what is now South Sudan and now calling Naarm/ Melbourne home after being granted asylum after 5 long years, Gordon releases a single from their forthcoming album Community - and it's an uplifting shuffler of a track with plenty of soul and melody.
Grace Barbé - Fatige (GUM & Ginoli Remix)
The local Fremantle-based musical minds team up to yield a vibe-filled, DJ friendly, housey slice of dancefloor goodness by remixing the Afro-Creol legends 2013 single Fatige.
Jade Imagine - I Guess We'll Just Wait
Lifted from the Naarm/ Melbourne based trio’s sophomore LP Cold Memory, I Guess We'll Just Wait is a daydreamer's anthem, sparkling with bright synths and an effortlessly smooth bass line, and rounded out with reverb-drenched harmonies.
Rebel Yell - Protect
The moniker of Grace Stevenson, Rebel Yell is hard music to explore soft ideas - Protect being no exception as this industrial dance track commands listeners to look to the future, uplift one another, and care for the land we inhabit in a chant-like fashion.
Vissac - Prosaic
The Walyalup/ Fremantle collective continue to effortlessly fuse jazz and prog-rock elements to create a new unique sound, breathing new life into instrumental music with their intriguing and enjoyable trip that is Prosaic.
Wildfire Manwurkk - Don’t Smoke
From Maningrida, the heart of the Arnhem Land region of Australia's Northern Territory hails this exciting rock band, teasing their upcoming debut EP The Next Future with this high energy guitar-led anthem to quit smoking.