Quick Hits: Chiefs & Nick Acquroff, Downtown Struts, Julius, Gary Calamar

  • Australian producer Chiefs has teamed up with Nick Acquroff, of Sons Et Al, for their debut EP “Inside Out.” Its title track single is now streaming over on the 405. Inspired by the serene beach town of Portsea where they wrote and produced together, the songs float between the realms of soul, electronic, and indie music. The first single from the EP, “Stay,” drew comparisons to the artistry of Flume and Chet Faker. The EP is out November 18th on the brand new Vitalic Noise label.
  • Downtown Struts have premiered “Abused” on AbsolutePunk. The track is the second single from the band’s upcoming EP Hope You’re Dope out November 18th on Pirates Press Records.
  • Rising artist Julius releases a new song and video: Heat of the Moment/Tuesday, combining parts of two very recent songs, Drake’s “Heat of The Moment,” and iLoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday,” which is climbing the charts thanks to a new version featuring Drake. Julius gracefully combines elements of both songs in his emotional vocal performance, and references his classical background with a self-composed symphonic orchestral accompaniment. The result is an epic and expansive take on these very recent songs by two of Julius’s favorite artists.
  • Singer/songwriter (and let’s not forget KCRW DJ and in demand music supervisor) Gary Calamar’s new album, You Are What You Listen To, is making people sit up and take notice. The LA Times, Billboard and now Spin.com have all lauded his debut E.P. and Spin premiered his new video for “She’s So Mid-Century.”


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