Melbourne based hip-hop / electronic duo Milwaukee Banks have today released their debut record Deep Into The Night via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records. To celebrate, the pair have shared an incredible video for ‘Reincarnated.’
Dyl and Edo explain the inspiration behind the track: “We like exploring the supernatural as inspiration for new material. The idea of reincarnation is spiritual (something we truly believe in) but it’s also reflected in the cyclical nature of society. We’re rebirthing the good and the bad, over and over again. We’ve seen it all before but we can’t break this cycle. You wonder if the world is even changing for the better sometimes. Or if it’s changing at all. ‘I open up my eyes I can see them telling lies’.
“We were really into the idea and vision Jono had for the video, taking the concept of reincarnation on a philosophical and spiritual level, and turning that idea into something fictional using elements of the real world.”
From Director Jonathon Lim: “When I first saw Dyl’s explanation of the track, I immediately began to think of cultures that embrace reincarnation. I was in the airport in Malaysia, which has a huge Indian population, so my mind began ticking with everyone around me.
Reincarnation is one of the core beliefs of Hinduism. In Varanasi, in the North of India, it is believed that sins accumulated in previous lives can disappear if one dies there. Resulting in over 300 bodies cremated on the banks every day.
It’s an interesting challenge to be able to take something as different as Hindu Cremation ceremonies from the North of India and recreate it in an inner city Melbourne context.”
After successfully bringing the good vibes and great music to BIGSOUND in September for the DOT DASH BIGSOUND PARTY, we are excited to announce we are going global and are headed to New York City to bring you the official DOT DASH CMJ PARTY.
Good vibes are once again ensured with an incredible line up of the label’s ever expanding Australian roster.
To celebrate Dot Dash’s growth over the past two years and the label’s international push, the Dot Dash/Remote Control Record family will host an official CMJ Party at Leftfield in New York City on Thursday 15th October.
The label is incredibly excited to announce that this year we have five bands invited to showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon: Sunbeam Sound Machine, Pearls, Methyl Ethel, Sui Zhen and Client Liaison.
We are incredibly excited to welcome Sui Zhen to the Dot Dash / Remote Control Records family! To celebrate, Sui Zhen has shared her latest single ‘Take It All Back’ via Noisey. The song comes from her LP ‘Secretly Susan’ which is out in August this year. Sui Zhen is the alias of Melbourne-based artist Becky Sui Zhen.
Have a listen to previous single ‘Infinity Street’ below.
Perth’s Methyl Ethel have shared their new single ‘Twilight Driving’. The track is from their incredible debut album Oh Inhuman Spectacle out Friday 5th June via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
The track premiered via RTR FM and Noisey. Have a listen to the stunning track below.
The band have had a pretty great year so far – they were announced as the winners of WAM Pop Song of the Year for 2014 with their track ‘Rogues‘ and are currently doing a mega tour with San Cisco! Catch them on tour here.
You can also pre-order ‘Oh Inhuman Spectacle’ via the button below. Pre-order vinyl here.
Our friends Klo are excited to share a stunning live vid of ‘Make Me Wonder.’ The track comes from their gorgeous first EP Cusp which is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
On top of that the band are travelling to Europe to play The Great Escape and Primavera!! Tour dates are below!
UK & EU TOUR DATES
May 14 | The Great Escape (Komedia) | Brighton UK
May 16 | The Great Escape (Paganini Ballroom) | Brighton UK
May 17 | The Aussie BBQ London (Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen) | London
May 21 | The Stillery | London UK
May 23 | Liverpool Sound City (Kraken Stage) | Liverpool UK
May 23 | Liverpool Sound City (Heineken Tall Boat) | Liverpool UK
May 29 | Primavera Pro (The Aussie BBQ) | Barcelona SPAIN
May 30 | Primavera Sound (H&M Stage) | Barcelona SPAIN
Our pal Jeremy Neale has shared his brand new vid for ‘Hold On Together’ with the help of Fasterlouder.
Jeremy spoke about the video and said why wanted to create an awkward clip. “I saw this amazing video of Mireille Matthieu and Patrick Duffy performing their song “Together We’re Strong” on an 80s variety show and it was just so incredibly awkward that I wanted us to have a go at something similar. I sent the example to the director Jennifer Embelton and she sent mentioned framing it from a film crews’ perspective ie. “I’ve Told Every Little Star” from Mulholland Drive.”
“After a bunch of excited brainstorming and Jen being a total ace director, here’s what we ended up with. You can’t even tell I’d dislocated my knee the day before and had to stand on one leg for most of the shots. That’s the magic of cinema y’see. I hope you enjoy it!”
Watch the video below.
The track is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records and you can grab it on iTunes or listen to the banger on all good streaming services.