SUPPORT FOR ‘MINIMAL STUFFING’
“A heaving return firmly rooted in dance music that pushes their sound into new directions, taking their worldly instrumentation and aligning it with a thick dance core that really brings things up a notch.”
– Pilerats (AUS)
QLD Gold Coast-based electronic-dance outfit Tijuana Cartel have just revealed their new single ‘Minimal Stuffing’,the first offering from their forthcoming new album ‘Acid Pony’ – due November 13th.
Taking cues from luminaries Bonobo and Caribou, the band mesh lush instrumentation and World music, with heavy electronic beats. The track creates a dense hypnotic feel, through brooding synth bass intertwining with lighter percussive samples, all complimented by reverberating acoustic guitar riffs. Halfway through the song transitions, expressing stark dynamic range, building a kaleidoscope of colour that builds momentum leading to its rewarding conclusion.
Tijuana Cartel talk about the process behind ‘Minimal Stuffing’:
“We wanted to create something you could lose yourself in headphones to or dance around your living room to. The band now have two studio set ups; one on the Sunshine Coast hinterland and one on the Gold Coast. Carey and Paul work on songs separately and email the tracks back and forth. This was another way the band dealt with making music during social distancing laws. Much of the animated stuff comes out of Carey’s back yard garden. The flora was scanned in using a 3D scanner made out of a hacked record player.”
In the live arena the band have sold out multiple Australian headline tours and played renowned events such as Falls Festival, Bluesfest, Wollombi Music Festival and Subsonic Music Festival. To coincide with the release the band will play three shows across Maroochydore, Sydney and Brisbane, coming off the back of them winning the ‘Live Act of the Year’ award a few months ago at the Gold Coast Music Awards.
Previous releases have been widely embraced by Australian radio stations triple j, Double J, triple j Unearthed, FBi, 3RRR, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, Bay FM, Edge Radio, NOOSA FM and Radio Adelaide. They’ve also seen online coverage from Music Feeds, Beat Mag, The Music, The AU Review and Forte Mag.
‘Minimal Stuffing’ is available worldwide now
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
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