HARD SUMMER MIXTAPE
OUT TODAY ON DANCING ASTRONAUT (here)
GOLDEN FEATURES NEW ‘XXIV’ EP
AVAILABLE NOW AS A FREE DOWNLOAD ON SOUNDCLOUD
IN ADVANCE OF JULY 24 RELEASE (Listen here)
(Warner Music Australia)
AUSTRALIAN ARTIST TO DEBUT TO U.S. THIS SUMMER:
7/31 – WEBSTER HALL – NEW YORK, NY
8/2 – HARD SUMMER- LOS ANGELES, CA
8/7 – Q NIGHTCLUB – SEATTLE, WA
8/8 – TATTOO – TORONTO, ON
“If you aren’t yet familiar with Golden Features, a couple minutes into the mix, the mystery behind the metallic face plate will be trumped by the mixtape’s selection, technique, and originality. Working through syrupy trap beats and into static, bouncing house cuts, Golden Features weaves together a 45-minute session priming fans for his coming HARD Summer appearance with a taste of what to expect from one of the brightest talents emanating from down under right now. From tribal rhythms to wiry, ambient grooves, the forward-thinker lets the mix do all the talking, without allowing the anonymity of the project to be an overshadowing feature.”
–David Klemlow, DANCING ASTRONAUT (July 20, 2015)
In anticipation of his forthcoming U.S. debut, Australian, artist, producer and songwriter GOLDEN FEATURES has released his HARD SUMMER MIXTAPE today via Dancing Astronaut (here). See the full tracklisting for GOLDEN FEATURES’ HARD SUMMER MIXTAPE below.
GOLDEN FEATURES new EP XXIV is available now as a free download on Soundcloud, in advance of its release (here). XXIV will be officially released Friday, July 24 and available on iTunes,Spotify, and via Warner Musicin Australia.
XXIV expands on the darkly beautiful electronic beats GOLDEN FEATURES has become known for in his native country. XXIV features tracks “Baxter,” “Telescope Ft. K. Flay,” “Do You?” and his official single “No One Feat. Thelma Plum.” Listen to the deep, sexy track which spans London, Berlin and Detroit dance influences and yet, is purely and uniquely Australian (here). Influential British DJ Pete Tong is playing the song on his BBC Radio 1 show “Essential Selection,” French DJ Tchami added the single to his Spinnin’ sessions and the song is now on high rotation at Triple J Radio Australia.
Following the release of the EP, GOLDEN FEATURES aka TOM STELL is currently in the midst of his biggest national headline tour to date including five sold-out shows in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and two consecutive nights in Sydney. After his Australian tour, GOLDEN FEATURES will debut to U.S. audiences with performances on July 31 at Webster Hall in New York City, Sunday, August 2 at HARD SUMMER in Los Angeles–alongside The Chemical Brothers, Porter Robinson and Jack Ü and many more–and on August 7 at Q Nightclub in Seattle as well as August 8 at Tattoo in Toronto. For ticket information, visit: www.goldenfeatures.com.
Recorded in GOLDEN FEATURES‘ studio in Kings Cross, Sydney, the XXIV EP–which follows his critically acclaimed self-titled 2014 debut EP (see soundbites below)–is entirely self-produced. “The idea behind this EP was to elaborate on the first release,” says Sydney’s masked producer, GOLDEN FEATURES aka TOM STELL. “I decided to create a set of guidelines to work within and the goal was to create a body of music more refined and thoughtful. Its purpose is to end a chapter and depart from strict club format.”
In March 2014, GOLDEN FEATURES dropped his self-titled debut EP brimming with originality and teeming with brooding touches to create an inimitable wall of sound. In the year that followed, he was named as one of In The Mix’s Top 25 producers and MTV Australia’s “Artist To Watch,” he performed at major music festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Beyond the Valley and Field Day. GOLDEN FEATURES quickly became recognized by his EDM peers, including Porter Robinson. LESSTHAN3 described his remix of Porter’s “Years Of War:” “Golden Features effortlessly transforms ‘Years of War’ from a breezy, floating ballad into a fist-pumping, floor-busting machine. Holding on to the vocal work from Breanne Duren, the Aussie producer swaps out Porter’s airy, ethereal mix with his signature style of teasing beats and heavy bass. The Australian mystery man has been a known favorite of Robinson’s since releasing his self-titled EP back in March.” (12/16/14)
Expect big things to come for GOLDEN FEATURES who has already won the 2015 In The Mix’s “Best Breakthrough Artist in Australia” award.
Catch him on tour in the U.S. this summer:
|New York, NY||Webster Hall|
|Los Angeles, CA||Hard Summer|
|Seattle, WA||Q Nightclub|
Following is the tracklisting for GOLDEN FEATURES‘ HARD SUMMER MIXTAPE:
- Baxter – Golden Features
- Horizon – Sluggerz
- No Fun (Golden Features Remix) – The Presets
- Tell Me Ft Nicole Millar – Golden Features
- Heart Weighs a Tonne (Cassian remix) – Alex Metric Ft. Stefan Storm
- Grit – Atran & Manfred
- Lovefool (Goshfather & Jinco vs Dr Fresch Remix) – The Cardigans
- I Can’t Help Myself – Brodinski ft SD
- Lazerbeams x On Off (Golden Features Remix) – Green Velvet & Harvard Bass vs Cirez D
- Get Yourself High – The Chemical Brothers (Acapella)
- Maybe We Are Different – Golden Features
- Cruise Control – Sleepy Tom & gLAdiator
- Maximus (Harvard Bass Remix) – Beni
- Cerebral – Boys Noize & Pilo
- Years Of War (Golden Features Remix) – Porter Robinson
- No One Ft. Thelma Plum – Golden Features
Get GOLDEN FEATURES’ new EP XXIV now on Soundcloud.
2. No One Ft. Thelma Plum
3. Telescope Ft. K.Flay
4. Do You?