Missed Calls: LDRU & Muki, ALPHAMAMA & more
If you haven’t got the memo yet, we at Purple Sneakers love new music. Each week, we’re graced with a tonne of new releases, and sometimes, it’s a little hard for us to keep up. Which is why we’re answering some of our missed calls and passing the line over to you. Below is a stellar bunch of new music that you might have missed over the last week.
YIBBY – Talk (Feat. Price J)
Adding another stellar clip and track to his artillery is Sydney rapper YIBBY. ‘Talk’ is his latest single and it features Price J for one hell of a collaboration. The clip sees him teaming up again with collaborator and pal Andy Bull to bring the sweet, nostalgic sounds featured so heavily to life.
The track’s production uses slow chords to juxtapose the articulate flow of YIBBY‘s voice. Price J coming in at the end of the track beautifully compliments the tones explored in the instrumental, and sonically, makes for one hell of a collaboration.
Andy Bull‘s clip aims to evoke that same feeling of nostalgia, using a variety of video techniques to hit home the lo-fi-ness of the single.
ALPHAMAMA – Move Me
Off the back of last year’s Oil & Water EP, Sydney’s force to be reckoned with ALPHAMAMA returns with a striking new clip for her single ‘Move Me’.
Directed by Jamie Murray of Bald Tower, the intensity of the track is synced with the no-holding-back approach to the visuals. Featuring an array of religious iconography, the clip aims to repurpose traditional ceremony and detail the reclamation of ALPHAMAMA‘s religious upbringing.
Of the track, she said “My dad is a preacher and I grew up in church. And so there’s been this big journey of reclaiming my own nature and exploring the things that always felt wrong and ungodly. I love ritual and art and finding what is truly sacred to me and it was liberating to be able to bring these concepts through in the video.”
LDRU – Lay You Down (Feat. Muki)
Kicking off the year with a certified emotional banger™ is producer extraordinaire LDRU and Sydney’s pop powerhouse Muki. It’s something different from both musicians, Muki putting down her bubblegum pop tendencies and instead opting for a sultry, stellar vocal performance and LDRU bringing emotivity to his usually bass-crazy electronic tracks.
‘Lay You Down’ sees both musicians bringing out the best in one another, and I think that’s the mark of a truly successful collaboration. Get on it!
Otiuh – Pink Gelato
Throwing back to the oddball sounds of Odd Future, or more recently the production-heavy stylings of Brockhampton, Perth duo OTIUH are bringing pop, RnB and hip-hop together for ‘Pink Gelato’.
Kicking off with a percussive playground of rim hits and hi hats, the track later moves into a more synth heavy sequence, allowing for their rapid-fire flow to stomp around. Otiuh‘s ability to move freely between genres is on show here, and they never once give you the opportunity to pigeonhole them. Try, I dare you.
Catch their debut EP, Cold Recreation, out on April 19.
Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF