Wednesday, December 30, 2009

shut up louis

While I was compiling my top ten albums for 2k9 recently (as seen in Onion magazine) I came to a bit of a realization. I’m not into dance music, I’m into pop music. It just so happens that at the moment, pretty much all good pop music is influenced by some sort of dance music. Whether that record be a hip hop record or if it’s just some drum machines and synths buried in the mix. I know it’s just part of the revolving cycle of fashion in pop music’s sound (it was like this not that long ago, until The Strokes sent Daft Punk packing). But, it feels pretty much unstoppable right now, in between Lady Gaga dropping single number 6 of 312 singles off her debut album and not really any guitars in the entire US top 40. Even the Black Eyed Peas sound like Tiga now. It looks as though the only thing that’s gonna get rid of electro anytime soon is disco. But maybe, in the next couple of years a new Strokes will come along and save pop music once again and Electric Circus will be full of kids in leather jackets with long hair and I can start playing Stooges records again.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Louis' top twenty albums for 2k9

Pretty much in no particular order whatsoever (also there are 21)

1. WOOLFY - If Ya Know What’s Good for Ya! (Rong DFA/Stomp)
2. JAY-Z - The Blueprint 3 (Roc Nation)
3. THE JUAN MACLEAN - The Future Will Come (DFA/Inertia)
4. KIM - Selected Jerks (Modular)
5. TIGA - Ciao! (Different/Liberator)
6. SALLY SHAPIRO - My Guilty Pleasure (Permanent Vacation)
7. JOAKIM - Milky Ways (Versatile)
8. THE VERY BEST - Warm Heart of Africa (green owl)
9. THE XX - XX (Young Turks)
10. RIHANNA - Rated R (Def Jam)
11. BOYS NOIZE - Power (Boysnoize)
12. GIRLS - Album (True Panther)
13. YEAH YEAH YEAHS - Its Blitz! (Interscope/Modular)
14. COLD CAVE - Love Comes Close (Heartworm Press)
15. LADY GAGA - The Fame Monster
16. THE GLIMMERS - Disko Drunkards (
17. DANIEL WANG - The Balihu Years (Rush Hour)
18. PHOENIX - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
19. WHO MADE WHO - The Plot
20. VITALIC - Flashmob (Citizen, Different, PIAS, Liberator)
21. NITE JEWEL - Good Evening (Self Released)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Onion Column

I have broached the subject of “Normies” with friends a few times. Mostly I get this totally blank look. I thought everyone was familiar with the concept of a Normie but I guess not, which is kind of awesome because it’s a really useful term and I’m happy to let you all know about it.

So, a Normie is a term used to describe a certain kind of person, a demographic sub-culture, if you will. It’s short for Normal Person, you know, the people that vote and shop and live in houses and drive cars and have jobs and go to the beach and the pub and have children when they’re a bit older and visit their grandparents and like music but don’t really get it and other stuff like that. They’re different to bogans in that they often live in the Eastern suburbs and they dress in blue jeans that aren’t too tight but aren’t too baggy and they have haircuts and decent shoes and stuff. They can often be identified by the things they love, which include custom numberplates and nights out with the girls. They really love going to uni and getting a degree. While they’re at uni they may spend some time at the Uni Bar having a few beers with their friends. Their friends probably include an Asian one and maybe even a black one, but not more than one.

Normies love going out on a Saturday night and having a few too many drinks, they may even have some drugs if their friends are going to. Normies are great. They make the world go round. I love Normies. I have a few Normie friends. I bet you do too. with their friends. Their friends probably include an Asian one and maybe even a black one, but not more than one. Normies love going out on a Saturday night and having a few too many drinks, they may even have some drugs if their friends are going to. Normies are great. They make the world go round. I love Normies. I have a few Normie friends. I bet you do too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Swiss - Movements (Brennan Green edit)

This is NYC DJ Brennan Green's edit of the original Swiss release 'Movements'
A thankyou to all the Swiss fans

The Swiss - Movements (Brennan Green edit)

also, check this video of Connie from Sneaky getting up to do a song she wrote with the guys

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Join me, known ARITHMATIX! fanboy Roland, as I direct some fairly pedestrian interview questions towards top-shelf individual of anthemic proportions ARITHMATIX! about why he is so great and what he's doing at the moment:

We’ve seen your post-romantic side in Van She, had our 4ams 4am’d by your Van She Tech output and felt the silky feel of your inner dimension with Touch Sensitive, where is Arithmatix going to end up?

Somewhere between 90 and 130bpm, I think it's good to vary in tempo plus it's a challenge to make things swing at slower tempos. Guitar solos are well and good but it's not until you slow things down that you are able to separate the men from the boys, I guess low-med tempo disco.

Should we be expecting an eventual live show?

It's funny "live" these days is not live at all, it's more "real time". I think that a guy triggering scenes in Ableton is boring unless they are dressed in Dior leather suits and robot helmets.

How about an EP?

Yeah I just finished a remix for the Future Classic label and I'm working on stuff in between other stuff…

What gear have you currently got on high rotation in the studio? Is the Memorymoog+ still at the forefront?

I love your attention to detail, there are raging debates on the net as to what's more stable; a + or a standard, but mine has been fine apart from a couple of issues here and there. High rotation: the Dave Smith PEK is always turned on and so is the Studio Electronics Code 8 which is sort of like a CS80, Oberheim, Moog and Arp in one box. I also love my MPC3000LE with the Vailixi OS from Mansell Labs but at the end of the day all this gear means nothing if you don't have an idea but sounds to inspire you to play a certain thing or a certain way so...

Yourself being someone who owns and adores a significant slice of the Prelude catalogue in a world where people come up to the booth and request Bloody Beetroots, is the tightrope between perceived DJ snobbery and your own enjoyment a difficult one to walk?

Haha no not really, whenever that happens I just play a Shazam track. Something becomes pop when it becomes popular.

It’s widely acknowledged that you’re a stylish individual – forever on the front foot but never flash in the pan. With so many looks in such little time, where do you draw your inspiration from?

My uncle Francesco Di Francesco is a tailor and the most stylish man on the planet, he wears white, drives a white car and lives in a white house.

At present, who are you feeling?

Helen Neville on the weekends and anything by Claudio Simonetti.

Do you have any other projects or collaborations planned at the moment or do you have enough on your plate right now with everything you’ve got on your plate at the moment?

Yeah always doing different things otherwise it becomes stale, doing another Van She record between that and whatever other activities occur, the plate is full. Maybe a small plate with a few good things as opposed to a massive bowl of shit is the way to go.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Swiss at the Enmore

The Swiss absolutely tore it up at the Enmore (supporting Ladyhawke) on Saturday night. I have some pretty rough Blackberry videos but coolhandluque on YouTube seems to have done alright with what I am going to guess was a rectangular silver digital camera. It starts off with the end of the current version of "Manthem" before blooming into the summertime wonder of "Bubble Bath".

Prior to "Bubble Bath", Connie Mitchell joined the boutique disco trio that we all love to love on stage and did a pretty solid job of grabbing the bull by the horns and knocking it out of the park.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pop Muzik

One of the coolest "dont care" pop songs of all time, put out by M in 1979 has been re-released for its 30th anniversary. There's like 50 billion remixes by heaps of awesome legends like Devo & Cage & Aviary. And this 10 minute mega-jam by Todd Terje.

M - Pop Muzik (Todd Terje remix)

check them all out here

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

REALLY REVEAL Vol. 3: Spruce Lee aka Toni Toni Lee

In case you're unaware, Australia's most satisfying DJ has just released his debut EP (the first release on the much anticipated Sounds of Goodgod label) and it's pretty incredible. On this audiovisionary outing Spruce Lee has taken a Bobby Digitalian approach to solo output and slid into the persona of Toni Toni Lee - club king, lounge legend and sultry producer (which is, to be honest, not really much of a departure from reality). I can very easily imagine Toni Toni Lee programming drums in an alter ego supergroup also featuring Jamie Starr and Devin Dazzle on keys and filters respectively.

A few days after his mindblinding EP launch party marathon jam set we had some email dialogue regarding drum machines and West German mixing desks with Spruce to get a sniff behind the curtain on the EP and this is it:

Killer EP, thank you. Is it something that you've been letting marinate for a while or quite a recent effort in terms of writing and production?

It's kind of a combination of both, there's some tracks on there that I've had floating around for a couple of months in various forms and a few that are less than two weeks old.

It's pretty all over the place, ranging from G-House to a bundle of other hyphenated genres that I could invent names for - were you aiming for that sort of variation from the beginning or did it just happen?

Well I guess you could say that this EP is sort of summing up what I've been doing in the past with my remixes, DJing and club production and pointing to the new direction I want to head in as "Toni Toni Lee". I had so much different unfinished material to draw on and I guess this was like a "cleaning out the musical closet" in a way so I can move on to something more cohesive. Saying that, I do like that there is a lot of diversity to the record and I think it kind of shows elements of a lot of digging I've been doing into the history of dance music because I missed a lot of it growing up.

Can you give me a bit of a breakdown regarding some of the gear used on the EP? What other gems make the magic happen beyond the LinnDrum?

I don't have a LinnDrum! I wish I did, it's actually a Sequential [Circuits] DrumTraks 1984 machine, which I love. I think it's on most of the tracks on the EP and it has a very early Prince sound to it, particularly the clap. I also use a Roland JX-3P extensively throughout the EP and I think it's the only outboard synth I used. "Overflow" is completely Jx-3P and the drumtracks and maybe a few external drum samples here and there. The JX is a really underrated analog synth. I use an old West German 70s desk which had awesome EQ on it and nice warm pre-amps for tracking. On some tracks I've used an old budget tape delay that runs off 8 track tapes! It makes some pretty cool delays. Everything that wasn't outboard was sampled, recorded, mixed and arranged in Ableton Live.

Is it you playing and sequencing everything on The Intercom or did some friends get involved?

Beyond any samples all the synthersiser and drum machine programming, playing and sequencing is me. I love drum sequencing. The only person who contributed to the EP was Jimmy Sing and he helped with some of the arrangment and acted as "Executive Producer" seeing as Sounds of Goodgod is his label. But i recorded, mixed, arranged, sequenced, programmed and mastered the whole thing.

Are there things that you can't do right now which you really wish you could? (eg: personally I [Roland] would like to be able to write a bassline that doesn't bore people into a black hole of depressive indifference)

Yes! I wish i could play keyboards like a demon and not have to edit my lines!!! I've been listening to a lot of Dam-Funk and older 80s boogie and funk and the keyboard playing on those records is just phenomenal. I'm gonna start taking lessons so I can step my game up.

Is Toni Toni Lee your Long Beach Ziggy Stardust?

Hahaah I guess you could say that. That is a fair assessment.

What's next?

Next is more Toni Toni Lee! Finishing this record has got my debut out of the way and now I can move forward with a more cohesive sound and style. Saying that, I'm also gonna get back in the studio with Catcall to finish some long overdue tracks and also I wanna get some more work happening with Killaqueenz and K1. I really wanna just get some interesting shit happening locally.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Here are some old songs you should definitely get involved with

Arthur Russell - Get Around To It

CAN - I Want More

Claudja Barry - Love For The Sake Of Love

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

mixtape teaser

I did this mini-mix for Loot & Plunder's saturday night show on Nova FM. I'm about to add a whole lot more songs to it and make it a full hour or so. But in the meantime you can listen to this:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Late Night Tuff Guy

A belated congratulations to Adelaide's best kept secret HMC and Lightspeed Recordings for hitting the top of the Juno disco chart.

The release is the fantastic Late Night Tuff Guy edits vol. 1 - go check it out and cop it for yourself if you fancy yourself as a DJ

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Swiss in the studio

These are some shots from back in June when we traveled to Sydney to record the upcoming EP at the awesome Linear Studio.

sid & don
Sid & Donnie working hard

The guys tracking (all live cos they're a real band!)

Swiss in the studio

Swiss in the studio
Sid can't play bass without dancing

Swiss in the studio
Important conversations about snare sound (like it's fleetwood mac)

Swiss in the studio
Donnie at the helm

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Swiss update

The EP is almost finished now and it's mental. I can't wait for everyone to hear it. Our best buddy, Donnie Sloan is putting the finishing touches on it in between working with Kylie and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

The guys are real busy for the next minute with two of them playing as the Empire of The Sun backing band for Parklife and then the Ladyhawke national support in November.

Make sure you become a fan on facebook so you don't miss out on upcoming news and wicked other stuff.

Sunday, September 20, 2009



Friday, September 4, 2009

regarding 2007

Louis mentioning his lifestyle in 2007 reminded me of the time he was in town with Damn Arms when they were supporting Midnight Juggernauts and we DJ'd at the afterparty and were met with levels of success.

It was in a ballroom dancing hall. In the first photo I am just unzipping my pink canvas Ikea cd wallet prior to doors / pre-set. In the second photo I am zipping up my pink canvas Ikea cd wallet as either Tim & Yama or Juggers are coming on / post-set.

Thanks to Zonk for the photos.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Since Damn Arms dissolved last year the boys have all gone on to be very busy. Ben joined Cut Copy, Simon joined the Lost Valentinos, Tim moved to Tokyo to run a club night at Le Baron, make disco and eat loads of rice. But the topic of this post is Yama, he's been flat out with his producer/DJ alter ego "GLOVES".

I spent a large part of 2007 tour managing Damn Arms (we did laps of Australia with Cut Copy, Klaxons, Midnight Juggernauts and loads more). We all got to know each other quite well and wound up being pretty physically and mentally wrecked by pretty much 6 months of non-stop partying together. So whenever I get to see any of them I get pretty excited. This weekend, Yama is coming down to Adelaide to DJ and celebrate the release of his single "PYX" on Bang Gang 12 inches.

Make sure you get to see him play and ask him about the time we left Simon asleep on a plane cos he smelt like booze so bad.

GLOVES - Pyx (Strip Steve Paradise Dub)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

just got these

a pair of white, navy and red new balance 446 from '86 or maybe '87. i just got these in the post today and i run a new balance blog at

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby (Leron & Yves Eaux Dub) (pretty much the remixed soundtrack to growing up with hippie parents)

Steely Dan - Peg (with thanks to Sidwho?)

The Swiss on Facey

THE SWISS on Facebook

Friday, August 21, 2009

oh hello

Loving these two "remixes" right now yo

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks (Fred Falke mix)

Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity Of Huge (Dekker & Johan mix)


Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks video (WEIRD AND AWESOME!)

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks from Suspicious Sounds on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Swiss

We would like to officially and with great sadness say good luck and farewell to The Swiss.

It's cool, they didn't die. They have signed with our good friends Modular!

We will still be working with The Swiss on a management level and Modular will be putting out their records. So stay tuned for big things from the guys.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Luca Bacchetti

Coming in October we have Italian minimal techno producer and DJ Luca Bacchetti playing at Really Good.

It's a big step sideways for us in terms of genre and style but it's super exciting to be doing something different. And this guy's music is really cool, it's minimal but still melodic and fun.

If you want to check out a live mix by Luca recorded at an awesome little club in NYC called Cielo hit the link here

Check out his track Caribbean as well

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Photos from Really Good

If ya'll wanna check out some pics from Really Good just hit up the facebook group and go tag crazy...



Duck Sauce - aNYway

Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Siriusmo remix)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

upcoming in the ADL

Monday, August 10, 2009


Hey friends

I thought I would post some MPfrees of some of the tracks you'll hear regularly at Really Good (our night in Adelaide), Download them and listen at home and appreciate the radness so you can get psyched when you hear dem in da clurb. And if you like them, buy them off itunes or beatport ok

Rolling Stones - Emotional R (In Flagranti edit)

Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane remix)

Tensnake - Holding Back My Love (loving the shit out of this right now)

Flash & The Pan - Midnight Man

Joakim - Come into my Kitchen
(if you've been to the party you'll know this one)

Ilija Rudman - In Motion (everything he does is gold, check him out)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009


yet another reason tiga is so great:

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Swiss "Movements" (RLY000) Digi EP for sale

The Swiss' "Movements" EP is now available digitally (in WAV or 320kbps mp3) at
the Really Real Records Internet Shop for $6AUD. That is a mindwrecking bargain of a pricetag. Also, good luck trying to find this anywhere else.

1. Movement Part I
2. Movement Part II
3. Movement Part III

In a time when everyone who isn’t Crookers is claiming to be a “disco act”, there is an insurmountable wash of pretenders. Adelaide trio The Swiss, however, are a legit live disco band who’s existence is based entirely on flavour and good times rather than the Cobra Snake and fitted caps. [NERDY BIT: They are a band who are getting Giancarlo Meo tattoos rather than googling Giorgio Moroder best-of tracklists]

This EP is testament to what lies at the core lifestyle of The Swiss: crisp and snappy drums that cause pregnancies, quicksand lazer-sludge bass, dizzy pops & flourishes, melody rays and synthesised strings that glide on the thermal currents of life. It’s as much a breathy telephone call as it is a mid-range Bordeaux shared between ensconced lovers.

Produced by Donnie Sloan (Empire Of The Sun, Sneaky Sound System), “Movements” is a 3-part jam-lover’s jam. A first-class ticket aboard the Jam Express, all the way to Jam Central, Jamsville, the Jamniverse.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Really Good

We're doing a new party in one of our home cities (Adelaide) first one is May 8th with The Outlaws

It's in an awesome little club called Cuckoo, if you're in Adelaide drop in. If you're from out of town and you'd like to DJ email us (only if you're amazing).

I'll try and post pics up after the event - have a look for it on facey also

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Moderate level of behind the scenes voyeurism into Really Real Records' first release "Bubble Bath" by the Swiss, as produced by total production legend producer Donnie Sloan:

Donnie Sloan weaving the dreams that dreams are made of.

(Top-Bottom) Moog Multimoog, Roland VP-330, Solina String Ensemble.

The Yamaha CS-80, quite possibly the most incredible synth of all time. This particular one is retr0-fitted with midi.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Okay, next up in our scorching series of tell-all interviews is Definitely DLO, the lower-echelon DJ and co-founder of Really Real Records also known as Louis:

Hi Louis.


Why are we running Really Real Records? Surely a recession marinated in digital music piracy is not the ideal climate for us to be doing this.

I don't know why you're doing it Rols, but I'm in it pretty much to thrust my musical tastes on the general public. Kind of the same reason I like DJing. You know "I like this cos it's rad and if you don't, you're an idiot."

How great did the t-shirts come out!

They're amazing, super nice AmAppy shirts for boys & girls - remember they're at

How are things going at the Adelaide office?

Pretty good - just hanging out with the Swiss having a few cheeky lattes on Rundle St. Gonna start a weekly disco night soon. Just got back from a week in NYC with Adelaide's favourite son Donnie Sloan.

Who is your favourite ever recording artist?

Um, maybe Chic? Or Converge? That's too hard. I like Woolfy heaps. Yours is Prince I'm pretty sure.

Are you up for listing your top 5 songs of all time?

Blink 182 - Carousel

Weezer - Say It Ain't So
Chic - I Want Your Love
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge

Hatchback - White Diamond

(None of these are really true, except maybe all of them)

The other day a 2pm coke-fiend started haranguing me when I said that Coldplay aren't contributing anything to music. Was I in the wrong? I just feel like their output is so calculatingly middle of the road. Their music is like ten pin bowling with the gutter barriers up.

Good chat man.

How is your crusade to make the cappuccino a socially acceptable coffee working out so far?

It was hard in NYC - they have a very strange idea of how coffee works there, but don't try to tell me you're not into a little chocolate on the top of your coffee dude. [note from Roland: I am not]

Are we going to see DLO make the leap from DJ to producer or perhaps even "songwriter" in the near future?

Maybe if I can get Donnie to ghost-write for me...

At this point in your life, have you identified your power animal yet?

Pretty sure it's either that mole that looks like a dick that's all over the internet or it's a golden lion tamarind.

Thanks Louis.
No wuckas mate!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


In attempt to avoid the spiral of irrelevance that Myspace are currently facing and copper coins have already succumbed to, we will be posting a series of interviews with Really Real Records artists and affiliates entitled REALLY REVEAL. First up is Sid from the Swiss...

01. How's Adelaide?
Adelaide is paradise when you let it be.

02. Are you called The Swiss because the band is a multicultural hotbed of diversity?
We're called The Swiss because Mr Fun-Pants aka Tony had a fleeting idea in the classroom in high school whilst we went through the list of band names we'd compiled at lunchtime. It bares no relevance.

03. Were any bandmembers ever in an acid jazz band?
We grew up on groove so acid jazz kind of did happen for us...we were teenagers. In between listening to Jamiroquai's first two records we all listened to Headhunters and heaps of Herbie along with other jazz, disco and stoner rock like Floyd and Doors.

04. What is your favourite BPM?
My favoutire BPM is 90-110, but I love half time ballads too.

05. Other than the upcoming 12", what have you guys been doing since "Movement"?
Tony has been touring with Pnau all over the Planet, Luke has been doing loads on Film and TV and I've been trying to put out some bedroom disco.... Jono has been playing arenas all the while.

06. Is it at all frustrating to be a legitimate disco band in a time when the D word is getting applied to an incredibly large portion of things that aren't really remotely disco and are just bad?
I remember Tony trying to invent words at school for people to latch on to. Instead of "cool" we said things were "disco" for a while. That lasted about 3 weeks.

07. SOLAR or Full Time?
Full Time.

08. To the dwindling minority who haven't yet heard your stuff, how would you describe The Swiss?
Party band. Classic disco in a club and sometimes jazz explosion in non-dance clubs. Best at house parties. Freeform disco. All real synths and live commitments.

09. Can you please explain the relationship between Donnie Sloan and you guys?
Donnie Sloan is our spiritual guide. Our brother. He has been with us and us with him for many years. He can help us tame the wild beast that is disco and help us harness the power of the groove. 4th member.

10. For the synth nerds out there, what gear do you guys use in your live setup?
Luke uses a variety of vintage synths from an extensive studio collection. Live its an Emax, Roland SH2 and an R3 vocoder... sometimes Rhodes and Clav make it out too. In the early days it was a synth-off, bringing everything to the shows. Tony has been known to play Simmons drums, the full kit and in some late night episodes an 808 by candlelight. I have been using a Roland GR Synth Bass.... Human League style lately... I like that.

11. What are your thoughts on the internet?
We all love the net, like a sister.

12. Has Louis given you a Really Real Records t-shirt yet?
I have an eggplant t-shirt

13. Thanks very much.

r r r r

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mix tape!


I did this mix for yall. It's prob not finished and there's some things that should be different but it's nice. I guess it's sort of deep but light balearic cosmic pop. Lot's of DFA and Rong stuff on there. Enjoy!

Link: (77mb, 192k, 56min)

Track list:
motor city - xaver naudascher
brooklyn club jam (brennan green edit) - runaway
SOS (prins thomas edit) - matsuhara band
wheres jason's k - syclops
i need your love (pilooski edit) - chic
i cant go for that (some edit, maybe beatconductor?) - hall & oates
set it up - projections
cerebral tremolo - kaos
ulysses (beyond the wizards sleeve mix) - franz ferdinand
let it happen (edit)- vangelis/demis roussos
i wouldnt wanna be like you (edit) - alan parsons project

Sunday, March 15, 2009

spotlight on: the tonal eggplant shirt

some shots of the tonal eggplant shirt that are a bit more representative of what it actually looks like. although that said, these photos were taken on a below average nokia.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

really real snacktime

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

one reason institubes > ed banger

ed banger photo posing technique:
ironic 80's band t-shirts and wayfarers

institubes photo posing technique:

looking 16 and doing the dicksucking gesture

nb: i know kavinsky is not on ed banger but come on you know what i mean

practical merchandising

No one is going to remember us after our deaths if our only merchant contributions to the world are records and t-shirts. We need to get on the level of this Factory Records duct tape:

If you have a suggestion for an item that a) is practical, and b) has surface area which allows for high-visibility branding, then please let us know.

Ideas so far include: tea towel, passport cover/wallet, wall clock and emery board.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

the t-shirts are in

the Really Real Records logo t-shirts are now available for purchase over at the Really Real Records webstore.

click on the picture to make it bigger

As poorly outlined in the amateur photographs above, the available colourways are:

purple on grey
black on white
lemon on white
soft baby pink on eggplant

click here for a photo of Really Real affiliate Magic Happens wearing the eggplant shirt

The shirts retail for $30AUD and are printed on American Apparel. This is pretty good considering blank American Apparel shirts are $32AUD.


Friday, February 13, 2009

taking a break from playing wip3out to post some new order

Some New Order gold circa Low-life for anyone that's interested: the full version of "Elegia" (the album version is just a 5min portion of this version) and the dub of "Sub-Culture".

New Order "Elegia" (Full 17.30 version)
New Order "Dub Vulture"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

dj dandy "the doldrums" mix

Really Real Records affiliate (and designer of our logo) DJ Dandy just sent this mix through to us, it's called "The Doldrums" and is well suited to your loungeroom. 

DJ Dandy - The Doldrums

01. Tropical Track
02. Prins Thomas remix of something?
03. Hercules & Love Affair "Iris"
04. Not sure
05. Kano - "Ikeya-Seki"
06. Guided by Voices - "Jill Hives"
07. Some mellow little Royksopp number from Melody AM?
08. Canyons "Apples & Pears"
09. Some calm track
10. Sebastien Tellier "La Ritournelle"
11. Ratatat "Wildcat"
12. The Zombies "Time of the Season". Pretty sick hammond in it
13. The Tough Alliance "Neo Violence" (Woolfy Remix)
14. Lo-Fi-Fnk "Steppin' Out" (Pretty sick remix)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

getting real

We are actually becoming a serious entity. Pretty soon you'll be able to buy some amazing Really Real shirts online.

Soon after that we're going to be able to give you details on our first release. Needless to say, it's going to be pretty much the hottest jam you'll hear this year. Producer extraordinaire Donnie Sloan is putting the finishing touches on the tracks now and we'll be shopping for remixers following that. Get excited kids!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


will laren does some pretty good watercolours. check them out in the watercolour section of his flickr

Saturday, January 31, 2009

when fred falke did more epic solos...

fred falke ft. savage "omega man"

kris menace ft. fred falke "fairlight"

i miss this type of fred falke and wish he would resume wylin' out like this on a regular basis

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Music worth checking out

We're in the business of music so here's some stuff you should listen to us about:


this kid makes super cool pop music, he's going to be one to watch in 2k9

The Swiss

amazing live disco, wait til you see them play, you'll flip




The Emperor Machine,+The