Backyard Mixtape: GodWolf
By Jake Ausburn
Melbourne electro-chillers GodWolf have put their hand up for this week’s Mixtape. Fresh off the back of their uplifting new single See It Through, the lads sat down for a chat, and put in the hard yards to find a bunch of tracks that they’ll think you’ll dig.
GodWolf has just released a new single and video clip through etcetc. Tell us about
See It Through.
This one’s been in the making for us for a really long time. Brewing like that bottle of whiskey your Dad bought you when you were 14 but said you couldn’t drink until your 18th. Except we’re like 23 now and we’ve been drinking that whiskey for way too long and we’re completely plastered – but you know what? It still tastes pretty good!
It’s basically about finding someone important to you at a really dark or low moment; when you need it most, I suppose. Because of the timing and subsequently what that person means to you – you give yourselves to each other, and blindly trust – no matter what – that everything will work out. As we all know, however, that’s not always the case.
We’re really rapt with the result – it’s maintained a real sense of brooding and melancholy, but it’s still nice and electro-pop-catchy, with three separate hooks and the like.
What’s the plan for the rest of 2014?
Hopefully to just ride on the coat-tails of success that See it Through will inevitably bring? No, we’ll be working our butts off – hitting the road with the band (Marty, Tim & Tony), and locking ourselves in the studio for inhumane periods of time to polish up this forthcoming EP.
Are you guys still mates with Aunty Donna?
Those guys suck. LOL JOKES. They’re our best mates – we studied with them at uni and have practically lived out of each other’s pockets ever since. Joe was a founding member of the group back in 2011, and has continued involvement with sound & composition, and Tom in charge of all things audio for the group – everything from scoring to SFX to recording dialogue. The genius in charge of filming & editing all their material, Max Miller, is also the guy who shoots our film clips. It’s a pretty cute little family we’ve got going on.
What’s the best part about making music?
There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you know you’re onto something good. That buzz of a new idea, and then taking it to your writing-buddy and bouncing off one another. It can be really electric and fun and makes all the ensuing creative arguments very much worth it!
Tell us about the tracks you’ve chosen for us today.
It’s a pretty eclectic mix, which represents our musical dichotomy quite accurately. This mixtape should give you a pretty good idea of the two juxtaposing pools of music we draw inspiration from.
Kim Churchill – Window to The Sky
This Guy’s gone under the radar for quite sometime, and we’re happy to see him finally getting the attention he deserves! This track in particular is an absolute cracker. Organic and punchy, extremely catchy and a bit less balladic than his other material – he’s simply nailed it. The film clip is awesome too – terrific concept.
Meg Mac – Roll Up Your Sleeves
Probably the best thing to happen in neo-soul in forever. Love all of her stuff, and her in general, but this new one is particularly great right now. Her voice is truly unique, and while her music is very ‘trendy’, it has a sincere and timeless quality about it.
Kilter – When You Walked In
This dude is the master of syncopated riffs. He gives off a really awesome house vibe in a really tonal and original way. His patch selection is always interesting and well executed as well as his synth work. Big fans.
Deadmau5 – Pets
Deadmau5 has always been a massive inspiration and influence and every element of this track has been executed to perfection. To call art perfection would be oxymoronic… but this has got to be pretty damn close.
Eprom – Centre Of The Sun (VIP)
Eprom just manages to be so experimental and game-changing without having to compromise incredibly catchy production. This track has such crazy sound design and a killer beat to get down to too.
Ravolution Ft. the Unique Yagark – Annihilation (Your Ol’ Lady Remix)
This is a throwback to when we’d grab the latest dubstep and hard hitting electro tracks and drive around in joey’s car with the sub on full. This is the type of music that made us tick circa 2010 and got us into producing in the first place. Even though our music is getting progressively cleaner as our music matures (albeit inadvertently and organically so) Jules has captured that dark rave energy that can be so exciting in a sublime way here and we love it!
Japanese Wallpaper – Breathe In (ft. Wafia)
This one’s been around for nearly a year, but it just won ‘Unearthed High’ for this kid! Gab, the child-genius behind Japanese Wallpaper, has an incredible maturity to his music. His delicate production and effortless songwriting makes him a truly dynamic and exciting artist. We just love seeing what he keeps coming up with!