L.K. McKay’s instant dance classics mixtape

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As a producer, you need to know what makes a good song, it’s kinda your job. So in L.K MCKAY‘s case, with the kind of background he has, it’s pretty clear he know what makes a good song.

For instance, his debut single ‘Tip Toe’ is a ripper. We called it “the kind of melodic dance anthem that’s made for hot, Australian summer nights (or early mornings if you’ve got the stamina for it.)”

But in the interest of fairness for all, we’re letting you, the people test Luke McKay’s chops, as we bring you L.K McKay‘s list of instant dance classics. Of course there are a few long-life classics thrown in there, but mostly this is a mixtape of some of the freshest tracks that are perfect for the dancefloor. No matter the location, time, date, DJ and so on.

L.K McKay ‘Tip Toe’

“Probably the best song ever written. Alexander Burnett (from Sparkadia) and Doe Paoro are wonderful and you should definitely listen to them ASAP.”

Dylan Stark ‘Shelter’

“It’s got Avalanches-y feels with some sprinkles of Panda Bear & Tropical-ness. I can’t believe the low play count. Feel’s like this guy should be famous. (His album is just as good)”

Jack Garratt ‘Weathered’

“The cocktail of this guy’s indie vs electronic is spot on. Loving it.”

Moby ‘Flower’

“I don’t care what Eminem says, I listen to moby. Still. (About 6 songs from his first album anyway). So much life from the southern blues samples he uses.”

Jam City ‘Magic Drops’

“Electronic trap way before that was a thing. Somehow industrial without being heavy.”

Louis The Child ‘It’s Strange’

“Been loooooving Louis’s recent stuff. It’s got the syncopation of Flume or Dilla, but more child-like and happy. Such vibes.”

DJ Paypal ‘Slim Trax’

“Sometimes i find footwork to be a little tedious, but this track rox my sox.”

Neon Indian ‘Annie’

“The guitar work on this whole album is amazing. I’m hoping to borrow (steal) some of this guitar sound in the future.”

Abelard ‘I’m Okay For Now”

“Let’s forget the perfect 80’s retro future feels this song provides, and just remember that this guy also has a seinfeld remix called ‘☆SEINWAVE☆2000☆ What’s the deal with airline food?’ on his soundcloud. Abelard obviously rules.”

Problems ‘Pretending’

“Adelaide m8s / legends. Anytime I need to discuss music, Justin from Problems will always answer the phone & bitch with me. That’s true love right there.”

L.K. McKay Upcoming Australian Shows
Special Guests To Be Announced. Tickets Available On The Door

FRI 26 FEB – RATTLESNAKE MOTEL, COOLANGATTA QLD
SAT 27 FEB – TBC CLUB, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 04 MAR – CATS @ ROCKET, ADELAIDE SA
SAT 05 MAR – ANYWAY, MELBOURNE VIC
WED 09 MAR – SOSUEME @ BEACH ROAD HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 11 MAR – ARCADE, JOONDALUP WA
SAT 12 MAR – DEATH DISCO, PERTH WA

Words by Tom Hutchins

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L. K. MCKAY ‘TIP TOE’

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Just a weird, socially awkward dude trying to get by. On the plus side he knows a lot about ramen, and you know, that’s pretty cool.