For February our featured artist of the month comes from Melbourne, an intriguing and entertaining dynamic duo that go by the name of ‘Friendships’. Described as a ‘art collaboration that produce wonderful, tripped-out beats, that re-shape sound in strange and attractive ways’ this partnership of Nic and Misha are encompassing not only music to their live shows, but visuals as well.
They’re starting to pick up some really serious gigs too, after winning Triple J’s Unearthed competition and playing Listen Out in Melbourne, they have went onto showcase at Bigsound, CMJ (NYC), played Volumes Festival in Sydney & Paradise Music Festival in VIC. Not to mention also supporting the likes of Purity Ring, Mark Pritchard, Sinjin Hawke, Shigeto, Cashmere Cat & Mr Carmack.
In the introduction here we mentioned they were ‘entertaining’, this here might be a perfect example of what we’re speaking of – When we spoke earlier in the week and asked them 'how would you would best describe this mix', they simply wrote to us “friendships half hour of power//slave to the grave//keep smiling at me like that and you will be picking up your teeth out of the gutter// megamixxx”
When we asked how long they’ve been doing what they be do?
“Ben Beare ripped us a copy of Frooty loops a couple a weeks back, so I guess maybe almost a month producing. Choof-dog does most of the dj-ing, she has two disc-mans and links them up. it's full tilt. “
You really need to follow them yourself on Facebook to keep track of their amusing posts and lets say ‘unique language’. Look out for the duo to soon be doing an Aus tour, playing Golden Plains in March and dropping their Debut LP in May!
FUL TRACK LISTING you can grab here:
Uriels Black Harp – Actress
Ya Mun Dakhal Bahr Al-Hawa (SaBBo Remix) – Fatimah Al-Zaelaeyah
Where Do I Begin – Chemical Brothers
Ded Soun Konduktah – friendships
Tarraxo Suicida – DJ Bebedera
Wicker and Pearl – Om Unit
Memories (Machinedrum Remix) – Yaw Faso
Smoke Rings – Photek
Fracas – Lapalux
Judith (Renholder Mix) – A Perfect Circle
Angels Fell – Dillinja
Finlay's Rainbow – A Guy Called Gerald
Sinner – Arca
This Is How They Kill Us – Shit Narnia (CHECK THIS BAND OUT!!!!!!)