We don’t know what they are putting in the water Down Under at the moment but we’d like to know where we can get some as Australia seems to be exporting more and more high quality music from across the electronic spectrum. The latest Aussie outfit to catch our attention are Sydney DJ duo Flume and Emoh. United by a love of surfing and the sweaty corridors and dancefloors of nightclubs, the pairing have quickly forged a fearsome reputation for stepping up to the decks to deliver an aspect all too often lacking in the sometimes too serious world of electronic music, the most universal of feelings: fun.
This is not to say that there’s not a serious intent going on with their music-making. Their debut EP release ‘The Quack’ (out via local legends Sweat It Out and internationally via Skrillex’s label OWSLA) dropped hard and featured a swathe of heavyweight guest appearances with Action Bronson, D Mac & Blood Diamonds all lending the pairing their vocal talents and helping garner the attention of electronic giants Diplo, Bauuer and Flosstradamus.
Speaking on new single ‘High You Are’, Emoh says: ‘’High You Are’ was an experiment. We wanted to take the concept of groove-based house and push it to the extreme. Something that could hold its own, against the biggest ‘EDM’ hit, without compromising the feel and soul. The power to make people move, not just fist pump.”
And we couldn’t agree more which is why we are delighted to kick off the week with this excellent remix of ‘High You Are’ by Adelaide-based producer Motez who has enjoyed a breakthough year of his own with a well-received EP on Say Wat, an appearance on UK radio Rinse FM and another EP on Kry Wolf & Shadow Child’s imprint Food Music.
Check out the Moetz remix of High You Are below