A celebration of independent music from Sydney and beyond, the 24-track compilation features an array of dynamic new music from a range of Australia’s brightest up-and-coming DIY artists.
Highlights include ‘Straight Back’, an unreleased B-Side from No Local‘s sophomore album, ‘Never Really Feels Like I’m Going to be Around for Long’, ‘Stranglehold’, a hypnotising song of self-empowerment from Sydney-via-Melbourne quartet, Babey and ‘Feelings’, a lo-fi synth-soaked track by Solo Career (AKA Body Type’s Annabel Blackman) which saw rotation on FBi Radio and Perth’s RTRFM when released as a feature track from the tape last month.
Amongst these tracks, discover cameo’s from Body Type’s Sophie McComish (Tuffence Meringue) and Cecil Coleman (Special Guest), a mutant disco hit from Melbourne duo Premium Fantasy and an ode to Osaka by experimental synth-pop producer Impatiens.
To celebrate the release of the compilation (and three years of the label!), we are throwing a launch party at Sydney’s Marrickville Golf Club tonight (October 18). $10 pre-sale tickets here.
1. Poison Abbey ft. TJB – Beautiful
2. Premium Fantasy – Obelesk
3. Nick Griffith – 7am
4. Gum County – Brain Song
5. Impatiens – Osaka
6. Cody Munro Moore – Only Jokin’
7. Tuffence Meringue – Hummingbird (Alll Out Of Balance)
8. .gov – Beach Cop
9. Blessé – Career Suicide
10. Repo Man – Goodbye Desire
11. Navy Gangs – Phat Boy
12. New Lovers – Diving
13. Solo Career – Feelings
14. e4444e – Dubkids
15. Babey – Stranglehold
16. No Local – Straight Back
17. Special Guest – Over Now
18. Timeshare – Evidence
19. Chakra Efendi – Ego Death
20. No Sister – Swinging
21. Monica Sottile – I Do Not Want To Fight With You
22. Paige Emery – Tangible Illusions
23. Hugh M. Hominid – Precursor
24. Wytchings – The Uprising
PRAISE FOR DINOSAUR CITY RECORDS
“Dinosaur City founders Cody Munro Moore and Jordanne Chant, have built a solid scene of prolific and well-loved (if not entirely well-known) Sydney artists around them.” –Noisey/VICE
“Dinosaur City is shining the spotlight on some of the city’s best, most exciting weirdo rock, psych, electro, pop (and everything in between) bands playing right now.” – Tone Deaf
“Spanning 24 tracks, the [Dinosaur City Records Mixtape 4] encapsulates the brightness of musicians teetering on the edge of a larger national break-out; their masterful displays of musicianship in the spotlight as the mixtape moves between sounds and genres. – Pilerats
“[Dinosaur City] have been flying the flag for alternative artists since their humble inception a few years back, and have built a reputation as the outfit with their finger on the pulse of Sydney’s strengthening music scene. – Life Without Andy