Blending the futuristic and the classic, Cy Gorman’s remix of San Lazaro’s sultry ballad Ladridos is a mesmerizing meeting of two worlds. The original is a dark, sparse and completely analogue tango ballad. For the remix – Cy has drawn the song into the digital realm and shaped it into a deeply bent piece of symphonic electronica, synthesizing elements of cumbia, deep house and tongue in cheek references to eurotrance while somehow remaining true to the essence of the original song.
Cy Gorman is a multi-disciplinary digital artist whose work takes him from film, theatre and new media to music production and back again. His 2015 album Carmen on Melbourne’s Heard and Felt record label was lauded by Giles Peterson as: “at the forefront of the Australian new electronic scene.“ Always productive, Cy’s next EP is coming out through Heard and Felt later in 2017.
San Lazaro have been creating original Latin music in Australia since 2003. Their music is a synthesis of far flung elements from all over Latin America’s musical history: Afrocuban Rumba, Son Montuno, Peruvian Cumbia, New York Salsa and Chilean protest-folk. The collaboration with Cy Gorman marks the band’s first foray into electronic music.
The Do Yo Thangs are back with Those Days, another slice of minty fresh R&B with a twist. A Darker, more electronic musical direction sees the band take their staple of 808 kick drums and tight vocal harmonies into almost Little Dragonesque territories with frenetic drum programming, growling synthesizers and fuzz bass.
The sentimental songwriting and soulful vocals are classic Do Yo Thangs, from Audrey Powne’s sensual lead track to the richly harmonised and layered ensemble vocals supporting her. This song is the Do Yo’s longing for the freedoms of youth in a world of stress, responsibility and pressure. Adulting is hard – even for musicians apparently.
@ The Evelyn Hotel
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Tomorrow HopeStreet and all our artists are standing up with SOS Blak Australia to support the 5th global call to action against the closure of remote indigenous communities.
WHAT: A global protest against the threatened closure of Aboriginal communities.
WHY: Because 247 communities in WA, as well as communities in other states and territories are still in jeopardy due to cuts to funding. It’s urgent that all communities and supporters stand up to defend communities, culture and land and achieve ways of keeping communities alive and strong.
HOW: By mobilising in large numbers in different towns and locations in Australia and around the world and making out voices united, loud and clear to say “NO FORCED CLOSURES”
WHEN: 27 November 2015 (check local times in your area)
WHERE: In all major cities in Australia, smaller towns, Los Angeles, Berlin and other locations.
Follow the links to your local event from the worldwide facebook event page here.
Visit the SOS Blak website for more information on how you can help www.sosblakaustralia.com
AWME 2015 was a big part of a big week for Hope Street artists. Emma Donovan and The PutBacks, Quarter Street and The Meltdown showcased to solid crowds and made friends from all over. Big shout out and thanks to the AWME organisers and crew for another great festival, and big love to all the delegates, artists and punters that consistently make AWME a one of a kind event in Melbourne, year in year out. It was great to be there! Our friend Cy from cygormanvisual.com took these crackers of Emma Donovan and The PutBacks and Quarter Street on the opening night last week.
Dear Hope Street family. After a week of terrible news, we offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Jill Meagher. In addition, we would like to express our ongoing love, respect and solidarity with all the residents and businesses of both Hope Street and of Brunswick in general.
As a strong community, we can survive this and while both this suburb and the world are poorer for the loss of Ms Meagher, we can only hope that the horrific events of the past week bring us closer together. Despite some of the characterisations made in the media, we continue strongly to believe that this part of town embodies everything a diverse, creative, tolerant and safe community can be.
To everyone on the block – from the panelbeaters to the printers to the dressmakers to the musicians, artists and poets: We hope you are ok. This has hurt us all very deeply. Please look out for one another. Be safe. One love.
Bob, Tom and Tristan.