Pop Up Store: Native Tether


Pop-up stores are becoming more and more popular for brands to showcase their collection of work, and at the same time connect with their consumers on a personal level.

Native Tether are bringing together 5 young designers to show the streets of Sydney their creative designs and to share with them their stories, their inspirations and themselves.

Kicking off today at 10am, make sure you head on down to 374 Crown St and be exposed to four unique brands that are surely to make a name for themselves in the future.

The Native Tether pop-up store will be open from 9th – 29th November.

Product Review: UE BOOM


The new Ultimate Ears BOOM has some serious sound going on.

And by that, I mean that it’s LOUD.

The speaker not only looks simple in design but music emanates from 360 degrees, transforming the space around you into a lively and enveloping soundstage.

The UE BOOM has been developed for a deep, rich sound and with its simple cylindrical design, it features just four simple buttons (power, volume functions and the Bluetooth connection), and delivers optimal sound quality no matter where it’s placed in the room.

Its Bluetooth functionality also means you can wirelessly link it to your smartphone, laptop or tablet device.

Oliver Tank: Different Speed


Oliver Tank.

I heard a snippet of the Sydney-based artist’s music this week when I saw he was the support act for New Zealand’s teenage songstress Lorde; and even though I caught the end of his set, I was hooked.

Oliver Tank is a young producer and musician who is turning heads and melting hearts with his enchanting down-tempo electronica.

And most recently, he’s teamed up with the extraordinary producer that is Ta-ku for an enchanting tune.

Record Review: Ta-ku – Songs To Break Up To


It’s been a while since I did a write-up on Perth producer Ta-ku but that’s not because I’ve stopped loving his music.

Over the past couple of months, he’s been releasing songs and creating teasers and hype for his newest EP, ‘Songs To Break Up To’ which was released today.

And for me, personally, knowing that a full record was in the works, I wanted to wait for the record to be released so that I could review it in its entirety.

So read on for my thoughts on a very emotionally-driven record.

JMSN: Love & Pain


Last week, LA-based act JMSN, aka singer and producer Christian Berishaj, revealed his visually striking new video for single ‘Love & Pain’, a sax-heavy standout track from his self-released debut †Priscilla† currently slated for re-issue October 2013.

Watch the video, listen to the track and read the video’s explanation from the artist himself.

Record Review: Ta-ku – DOWHATYOULOVE


Regan Mathews aka Ta-ku has been at it again.

Whether it’s albums, guest mixes or taking a song that already sounds good and remixing it to make it sound even better, the Perth producer has shown that he really can do it all. And it seems as though he is not prepared to slow down or stop anytime soon.

And let’s all hope that he doesn’t.

Check out his debut record DOWHATYOULOVE, which you can purchase now via Jakarta Records.

Ta-ku: Sid Pattni – Mr Alpha (Remix)


Yep, it’s another post on Ta-ku.

But this one I just could not let go of without saying something about the track.

Originally released by Sid Pattni, and featuring the captivating and moving vocals of Whisky Winter, Ta-ku has put his signature spin on ‘Mr Alpha’, ending in a result that has left me listening to this song on repeat all afternoon.

Ta-ku x Kit Pop: #TREATS


Twenty-four hours ago, Perth boys Ta-ku and Kit Pop released their 2nd collaborative mix together and it’s a MUST LISTEN.

Aptly titled #TREATS, the mixtape delivers all the goodies you want to hear on your musical platter.

Ta-ku: Love Lost // Soundcloud Community Interview



I know I’m always posting pieces on this particular producer but that’s because he’s always releasing new music. Or in the case of this week, he released a new song, and an interview that he did with Soundcloud – both of which are free to download.

The Perth beatmaker is really making the rest of us look bad. For those of us (myself included) trying to fit in a creative lifestyle and balance it with whatever else we have going on in our lives, it just seems like Ta-ku does not sleep – at all.

Read on for his latest release and the exclusive interview with Soundcloud.