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.