Elevating Grooves in Sondrio - Crisis

Clipp Art is no stranger to ADSR as we have reviewed tracks from Computer Data and Tekkla in the past on the Melbourne-based house label. Clipp Art is well know for delivering up-front, emotive, groove based house music that focuses on 90s’ aesthetics. In doing so giving us a familiar foundation of sound that still resonates with us today. 

Sandrio’s ‘Crisis’ is no different. It knows what it is. There is a reason why the magical combination of 120bpm kick drums, crisp snares, dreamy Rhodes and lavish synths still persists today. It is a genre that has been a constant since the 90s, really it never went out of fashion. Largely because this particular approach to music is based entirely on feeling. If you think about other genres that hold the same appeal: 90s Hip-Hop, Classic Rock, Jazz, Motown, Disco… they all have an honest direction basing their sound on being present in the moment , transcendent through masterful instrumentation, and infectious grooves played or sampled. These are basic, feel-good elements that we naturally crave, and for that reason, tracks like ‘Crisis’ will still hold their value in a musical culture that hops and skips from a new trend and fad every few months. Deep house is modern day Motown and if you want to listen to something with an infectious groove, lush melodies, elevating vocals and, most importantly, something with a lot of soul then look no further than “Crisis’ because it has it all of the above in spades. 

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A slice of 90s rave culture from Australia's Tunnel Vision

Growing up in Sydney’s Hardcore Punk scene, Australian producer ‘Tunnel Vision’ has always had a certain affinity for gritty distortion, driving rhythms and all around counterculture. But it wasn’t until he discovered electronic music and producing beats that he was able to fully distill his own unique version of melancholic melodies and lofi soundscapes.

"Pay The Rent" flirts within dark and ominous atmospheres as an entry point into the young producer's emotive world of house. Interested in creating audio collages of nineties rave culture with a modern house sound, ‘Pay The Rent’ pays homage to artists like Legowelt and Luca Lozano, with pounding breakbeats & moody chords, evolving into an upbeat acid vibe.

clipp.art promises an ongoing series of weekly/bi-weekly digital cuts - complemented by the occasional limited edition split artist 12 inch and dance party. Current clipp.art events and tours feature headlines from Gerd Janson, Ross From Friends, Bloody Mary, DJ Seinfeld, DJ Boring, Black Loops, Coeo, Auntie Flo and Demuja, while supporters for clipp.art original music include: Andrew Weatheral, The Black Madonna, Dusky, Laurent Garnier, Vin Sol, Skream, Little Helpers, Horse Meat Disco, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Jacques Renault, Nightmares on Wax, and more. 

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Lofi vibe starter from Australia's Gold Coast

If you like your beats hazy, vibey and irresistibly musical, then Australian producer ‘Darks’ is definitely someone who should be on your radar. Hailing from the sunny eastern shores of Australia’s ‘Gold Coast’, Darks’ music is combination of laid back synth-driven soundscapes and nostalgia-tinged aesthetics.

Utilizing a variety of both digital and analog tools in the studio, the young producer creates head bobbing dancefloor tunes that are versatile enough to also flick on for those chill evenings at home.

Case in point, the breezy dancefloor heater that is ‘Fade in and Out’ released earlier this month on Melbourne imprint Clipp Art. It’s 5 minutes of tape washed ‘Gold Coast’ vibes, surfing the pixelated waves on that cruisey 303 bassline with soft pads slowly rolling beachward.

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