etcetc drops party ready Decade of Dance: Reworked EP
One of Australia’s leading record labels etcetc is celebrating ten years of red hot party bangers by showcasing some of the best local and rising talent to cover songs from their extensive artist catalogue and more. Arriving in the form of a six-track EP named Decade of Dance: Reworked, listeners will hear some pretty epic covers of their favourite artists including Duke Dumont, Two Door Cinema Club, Duck Sauce, Fever Ray, and MSTRKRFT.
Beginning with indie-pop duo Kult Kyss and their cover of Duke Dumont‘s ‘Ocean Drive’, the EP starts off with an edge of atmospheric electronica that is upbeat, radiant, synth-heavy, and ready for a dim-lit pulsating nightclub. Up next, Sydney artist Sarah Wolfe brings pop-rock to the table with a reworked version of Jax Jones‘ hit single ‘You Don’t Know Me’. With elements of indie-rock heard through riffing guitars and warped electronic beats, this new rendition packs a punch with a fierce grungy feel.
Covering the Two Door Cinema Club classic ‘Undercover Martyn’, solo artist Nightingale brings together glittery electronic sounds, vibrating synths, smooth guitar, and soft vocals that put an entrancing new spin on this indie-rock anthem. The fourth cover on the EP shows Dan Vella turn Duck Sauce‘s iconic anthem ‘Anyway’ into a mix of dreamy pop layers incorporating groove, jazzy keys, funky beats, and smooth rhythmic vocals.
Indie-electronic duo China Roses bring a hypnotic spacious feel to MSTRKRFT‘s absolute tune ‘Heartbreaker’ with distinct echoing vocals and an upbeat tempo. Finally, electronic-pop artist LÂLKA transforms Fever Ray‘s track ‘If I Had A Heart’ into something of her own, with an outer-worldly techno sound that feels like a psych-infused trance set to transport us to wild places on the dancefloor.
Since their inception in the late 2000s, etcetc has been instrumental in establishing the careers of numerous artists belonging to a plethora of different genres including electronic, alternative, indie, dance, house, and disco. Playing a formative role with artists including Two Door Cinema Club, Duke Dumont, Fever Ray and more recently PNAU, FISHER and CLYPSO, this music juggernaut has asserted itself as a party starter who keeps the good times flowing.
Speaking about etcetc‘s role in the music industry, General Manager Aden Mullens said, “It’s been a lot of fun! Our focus has been around unique career artists, who forge their own path. I think that’s what’s been most exciting, the range of artists we get to work with being pretty diverse music fans ourselves.”
With a selection of outstanding covers, let loose and have a listen to etcetc‘s Decade of Dance: Reworked EP.
Decade of Dance: Reworked is out now. Buy/stream here.
Words by CLAUDIA FALLON