Listen Out Guidance Mixtape


You there! So you’ve got a fresh flesh-bearing outfit and you’re ready to get your trainers fucked in the grounds of the beautiful Centennial Parklands (or Observatory Precinct, Brisbane Showgrounds or the Ozone Reserve) over the next week? So are we! We’ve rounded up the acts to see on the day… including maybe some that didn’t make your own edit but we think are rad and you should see in your respective city. Who knows, you might even find your newest fave act, while everyone’s losing their shit at Flume or similar fare.

Chet Faker – 1998

One off the better tracks off Chet Faker’s selection of greats from his sophomore release, Built on Glass. 1998 further proves his ability of producing a swoon-worthy electronic track that is likely to bend knees in a festival environment. The bouncy animated video is also quite pleasing. You’re sure to make everyone very happy again, bearded man.

Four Tet – Buchla

Four Tet’s set is likely to have a mosquito gravitating to light effect on all the kids on assorted vices at Listen Out, which is a worry. I will be there to enjoy the up-tempo bass heavy beats from his 2014 release, Beautiful Rewind.

Shlohmo Remix – Pretty Boy Swag

The only way I can listen to Soulja Boy without teasing (teasing which entirely internal dissonance) is when the guy’s song has had the lush Shlohmo treatment. Heeey!

Snakehips – Forever

More of a candy flavoured electronic affair than I would normally opt for, but these Brits will surely make a mighty fine dance pit.

Young Fathers – No Way

The Scottish outfit borrow from genres to create a heaving tribal influenced sound. I’ve seen firsthand how sweaty things will likely get and it makes me want to slap on a tank top and booty shorts for optimum movement ability hastily.

Tkay Maidza – Brontosaurous

The best dino related track of 2014, hands down. It’s a real stomper.

Other options are available for your viewing/dancing pleasure. We’ll probably detour to Flume, ZHU, TEED and Just A Gent also. It’s sure to be a grand day of thumping music and overexposed 18-21 year olds, which to you, dear reader could be upmost exciting or a fearful nightmarish situation, take your pick… If you want to nab a last-minute ticket or need further assurance to get along on the day, see the Listen Out website, here.

27.Sep.14 Centennial Park, SYDNEY NSW
28.Sep.14 Ozone Reserve, PERTH WA
04.Oct.14 Observatory Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens, MELBOURNE VIC
05.Oct.14 The Avenues & Expo Place, Brisbane Showgrounds, BRISBANE QLD



Mixtape by Carol Bowditch, she’ll be tweeting and ‘gramming for Something You Said on the day so stay tuned! Images by Anna Warr