Rhythm and Vines, George FM & WE MOUVE Presents..
Golden Features (AUS)
Saturday 16th July
Studio The Venue, Auckland
Since the genres inception, producing under a mysterious moniker has yielded some of the greatest intrigue in dance music. It elevates the curiosity of fans to explore whether they know this act already, is it a fresh new producer, or who is behind the mask? All three of these questions were no more captivating than with ‘overnight sensation’ (AdamNotEve) and ‘next big thing in Australian dance music’ (Pulse) Golden Features whose name made its entrance to the flourishing scene in breakneck speed. With a ‘killer’ (Pilerats) EP like nothing people had heard before and an electric word of mouth, this masked producer knocked many for six – but the hype that followed few could foresee.
It was only at the tale end of February 2014 that Golden Features arrived into the thriving music world of Australia when triple j host Lewi Mckirdy dropped the four-track EP on his Friday lunchtime show. Swiftly after the first play, fans anticipation for the Australian artist went in to a frenzied excitement for an EP that was brimming with originality and teeming with brooding touches to create this now inimitable wall of sound. 50 thousand plays in 2 weeks, turned in to 300 thousand in 3 months, which quickly turned into over a million in 6 months on his soundcloud, a figure that still rises rapidly today.
Support from Dan Aux, Lee Matthews, Gentz, Kadyn Webster + More TBA