Monday, February 6, 2012

New Navy - Zimbabwe (RUFUS Remix)

This is always good to hear. Young Australian artist producing genuine quality music. The original version of Zimbabwe by Sydney band New Navy was one of last years catchy gems and launched them into a really good place. They released an excellent EP Ulawatu on local Syd label Future Classic (available here), were one of Triple J's Next Crop Artists and toured with artists the ilk of the Holidays and The Midnight Juggernauts.

Rufus are also Sydney locals (they do produce a lot of talent as much as it hurts me to say that as a Melburnian) and first came to my attention early last year when they remixed Elizabeth Rose's track Stars Ago. Truth be told I thought it was one bloke producing tracks but they'e a band and one whose live show I'm eagerly awaiting. Paris Collides is a standout track from them, haunting vocals soaring over rhythmic kick drums in the chorus before returning to more melodic verses. Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed. 

I'm definitely a bit late on these guys but you can't keep up with everyone!

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