Achievement Unlocked

For the past few years, I have really loved reading Make Believe Melodies, a blog covering the whole spectrum of Japanese music.  I love the mix of interesting underground music and interesting J-Pop that gets covered on this blog (where else do you get Pamyu Pamyu being blogged about alongside lo-fi bedroom producers?), and the passion that the author has for the music he covers.  I have found heaps of now-favourites here, and at some point it probably crossed my mind that it would be cool if Super Magic Hats somehow made it on there.

And then we did, via our inclusion on Fogpak 11.  Check the career highpoint that is the Make Believe Melodies wrap of it here.

July News

These don’t really get updated very often and so in the 51 weeks of the year that I probably don’t have an EP coming out it’s an easy assumption to make that I am lazy and not really doing anything.  At least part of that is not true.  Some of the things that are happening round our way at the moment are:

– Making lots of remixes.  9 since March, and they are almost all done now.  Keep an eye out for them as they get released.

– Writing new music, for a new single or EP.  It’s hard to say right now, but the aim is make everything bigger.

– Doing some sessions with vocalists, which is a lot harder than just sampling stuff.

– Making covers of songs from the 90s.

– Working on some videos.

– Moving my studio from its ancient homelands in Richmond to pastures new in Melbourne’s inner north.  This is max exciting but takes a lot of time.