Alright, for this month’s featured artist we reach out to Canberra, let us introduce to you a young man by the name of Angus Murphy, or maybe better know as AMASTRO.
Originally Angus actually started his musical quest off as an acoustic artist as well as playing in a band, but after following and being influenced by artists like Alison Wonderland and Safia, it wasn’t long before he jumped ship, came over the dark side and started dabbling in the word of electronic music. Now not much more than a year later he’s topped the Unearthed Charts, released on Sydney’s Iconic Stoney Roads Label, supported the likes of LDRU, Sticky Fingers and Boo Seeka, as well as landing festivals slots at Splendour and most recently Your Paradise (alongside Skrillex, What So Not and Anna Lunoe). It’s not a bad start!
Angus has given us a stellar mix here, with a huge variety of music and he was even nice enough to share a sneak peek of the upcoming EP! So, look out for a few unreleased gems.
We of course, needed to throw a few generic yet essential questions at this young up and comer, to get to know him a little better. This is what Angus had to say earlier in the week:
FIRSTLY, WHAT HAVE YOU WENT FOR & HOW HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO USE YOUR 30 MINS IN THIS MIX? Basically shared some of my fav tunes atm and thought i’d give y’all a taste of some unreleased tracks off the new ep!
WHAT SWUNG YOU INTO ELECTRONIC MUSIC? Well.. I was sitting next to Alison Wonderland (bae) on the plane to Fiji for your paradise. She was showing me a bunch of stuff from her new album and I was fangirling HARD. I eventually got the balls to show her some of my music (which was acoustic, singer/songwriter at the time), and she was basically like super un-impressed and asked why I made this type of music..I stammered and was like idn, which I didn’t, it just sorta happened. Then she was like dude why don’t you make the type of music you listen to and love! So yeah when I got back from Fiji hell inspired I got Ableton and was into it!
ITS BEEN A BUSY YEAR, WHAT ACHIEVEMENTS STUCK WITH YOU? I’ve been touring since September lad, this is my first week off! It’s been such a fun experience seeing the country and bits of the world !! I also met skrillex hahaha that’s the biggest achievement I think I’ll ever make
HOW DO YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND It’s always evolving, I think I’m still tryna find my ‘sound’.. but you’d def call it like an Australian sound, electronica, bitta grooveyyyy future bass/pop?? I’ll let ya know when I figure it out haha
WHATS THE GAME PLAN FOR THE NEW 2017? RELEASE MY NEW EP THEN TOUR IT MFKR
HE WHOLE AUSSIE SCENE IS GROWING BY THE MIN, SO MANY GEMS OUT THERE NOW. SO, IF YOU COULD PICK ANY OTHER AUSSIE TO COLAB WITH IN 17, WHO WOULD IT BE? ALISON WONDERLAND PLZ OMG
& WHAT ABOUT ONE HOT TIP, ONE ACT YOU THINK IS ABOUT TO POP & WILL BE THE NEXT BIG THING? Sachi for sure lad
LASTLY, HOPE THIS IS NOT TOO PERSONAL, BUT IF YOU HAD TO PICK ONE, AVO’S OR MANGOES FOR REST OF YOUR LIFE WHERE WOULD YOUR ALLEGIANCE LAY? Mangoes brudda ! Make a man go cray