[Video] The Presets’ ‘Goodbye Future’

 

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Australian ElectroPop superstars The Presets’ new single Goodbye Future, a euphoric and intelligent ElectroPop monster, has now got itself a video.

The clip was directed by Prad Senanayake and is a pretty cool, strobe light fuelled, journey through the history of gatherings.

The Presets’ Goodbye Future is out soon on Modular Recordings.

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[Audio] The Presets’ ‘Goodbye Future’

 

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Released today is the brand new single from Australia’s finest, The Presets, Goodbye Future. their first new release since 2012’s absolutely stunning, but poorly promoted Pacifica album. The intervening months have seen the duo touring extensively in Australia, but not venturing out of the country as often as we’d like (i.e. at all) and the single release marks the launch of another tour down under. A series of singles will drop over the course of the tour.

Goodbye Future takes no prisoners right from the offset, immediately launching into a house tinged groove before the esoteric narrative the marks a The Presets song kicks in. An energetic mix of thumping House and intelligent SynthPop, Goodbye Future is just another example of why The Presets are one of the best in the business and deserve to be much bigger than they are. And they should come and play the UK, we can barely remember the last time we saw them.

♫ The Presets – Goodbye Future

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[Video] The Presets’ ‘Fall’

 

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Here’s the video for Australian ElectroPop heroes The Presets’ forthcoming new single, Fall, taken from their, frankly, amazing third studio album, Pacifica.

The video lives up to the track’s title, featuring some extreme falling.

The Presets’ Fall is out soon on Modular Recordings.

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[Audio] The Presets reMixed by Alan Braxe

 

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As the release of Australian ElectroPop geniuses The Presets’ new single Fall, rapidly approaches we can have a listen to the track from the accompanying reMix package that we were most intrigued about hearing. Namely the version of Fall from French Touch pioneer Alan Braxe. Amongst all the names associated with the single, Braxe was the one that stood out as having the potential to be a stormer.

And it is. Just don;t expect any French Touch magic. Braxe’s mix is a deep, deep, slice of Electronica. A hypnotic House tune that mixes up bits of Deep and bit of Tech into five minutes of mesmerizing dancefloor intoxication. Low bassed and relentlessly rhythmed, Braxe’s mix undulates with compelling hook and ringing leads as choppy riff rub shoulders with the kinds of grooves that could brainwash people. The Vocals are used sparsely, but wisely, in a reMix that comes as a surprise, but is immediately arresting.

♫ The Presets – Fall (Alan Braxe)

The Presets’ Fall is out soon on Modular Recordings.

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[MP3] The Presets reMixed by Tomas Barfod

 

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Fall is the next single to be taken from Australian ElectroPop duo The Presets’ award winning (well, electronic rumors award, anyway) Pacifica album. The single, one of the bigger tunes on the album, comes equipped with a reMix package featuring the likes of Alan Braxe, SymbolOne, Hook ‘N’ Sling, Erick Rincon, Ta-Ku and this mix from, LA based, Danish producer Tomas Barfod.

Barfood cooks up a warm, enveloping, deep dance version of the tune. Folding in a slight House vibe and loads of big, progressive, sounds. Delivering a track that could work either as a hands-in-the-air sunrise tune or something more groovy and intimate, Barfood works a classic dancefloor sound and keeps the emotional content at the fore. While you’re here, check out Erick Rincon mix too, taking a different route, Rincon mashed the song to a jump-up beat and some tribal House electronics.

The Presets – Fall (Tomas Barfod reMix)

The Presets – Fall (Erick Rincon reMix)

The Presets’ Fall is out soon on Modular Recordings.

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[Video] The Presets’ ‘Promises’

Here, finally, is the video for The Presets’ new single, and one of the highlights of their Pacifica album, Promises.

Directed by Special Problems, the video is once again a collage of clips and animation and bright colours, but a bit more coherent that Youth In Trouble.

The Presets’ Promises is out now on Modular Recordings.

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[Audio] The Presets reMixed by Lifelike

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Promises was definitely one of the highlights of The Presets’ under promoted, and underrated, comeback album Pacifica and with the single release we’re definitely getting a better crop of reMix talent that the previous couple of singles from these guys. First up there was Plastic Plates’ awesome mix, now comes Lifelike fresh from the release of Don’t Stop with A-Trak, to take a crack at the track.

Lifelike? reMixing The Presets? Tonight are we going to party like it;s 2008? Indeed we are, this tune is both classic Lifelike and classic The Presets. It’s like This Boy’s In Love (Lifelike reMix) part 2, and that’s an amazing thing! A bit slower, a bit more funky than Lifelike’s frantic arpeggio fuelled The Presets reMix, but the same vibe shines though. The vocals in this track are pretty epic, a true gift for any producer who specialises in massive dancefloor tunes, such as Lifelike, which is handy. Punchy digital bass, solid beats, a swell of sparking synths that wrap around the chorus, all classic Lifelike sounding. Needless to say, this tune is very good.

♫ The Presets – Promises (Lifelike reMix)

The Presets’ Promises is released 7th December on Modular Recordings.

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[MP3] Plastic Plates reMixes The Presets

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This is easily the best reMix of the new material from Australia’s kings of ElectroPop The Presets so far. Coming from one of our favourite producers Plastic Plates, this reMix follows his recent trend of reworking single from Aussie Indie-Electro acts and this time he really gets to 100% spot-on.

The track, Plastic Plates’ reMix of The Preset’s forthcoming now single, Promises, strikes a nice balance between synthetic Nu-Disco and 80s SynthPop. it’s got a solid Disco groove that builds into nice big-room sound, but pairs this with some really interesting synth flourishes. There’s a percussion style arpeggio that has got more than a little of a Yazoo vibe to it, couple that with Julian Hamilton’s dry vocal wit and you’ve got a track with classic dancefloor appeal but a deep retro soul. Great Job all round. You can download the MP3 for free at the link below, and be sure to check out The Preset’s new album, Pacifica, it’s pretty stunning.

The Presets – Promises (Plastic Plates reMix)

The Presets’ Promises is released 7th December on Modular Recordings.

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The Presets’ ‘Pacifica’

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2007/08 was pretty much soundtracked by Australian ElectroPop duo The Presets. 2005’s Beams was impressive as hell, but with 2008’s Apocalypso they really hit their stride, both capturing and defining the mood at the time. Club dancefloors filled within the first couple of bars of a The Presets song and their live show what something really special. It’s been four years since Apocalypso. Music has moved on, the mood has moved on. Four years is a long time for their crown to be passed around. Now, with very little promotion (handled quite badly if you ask us) The Presets’ new album, Pacifica, is here and, despite mis-management of what should have been one of the electronic music events of the year, it’s everything we could have wished for and so much we couldn’t have imagined.

The first two single from the new album, Youth In Trouble, and Ghosts were surprising and unexpected. Youth In Trouble pounds onward with an ominous, Underworld-like, Acid groove and Ghosts has divided opinion with it’s Electro-sea-shanty call-to-arms. We loved both singles, but they weren’t The Presets most people were expecting. They are also the first two tracks on the album, and once you hit track three, Promises, all fears of an hour of introspective navel-gazing are laid to rest with a huge, very ‘80’s sounding ElectroPop tune, with an infectious chorus, that, basically, sees The Presets picking back up their crown going “oh, did I leave this here?”. From there on in Pacifica soars. No-one can mix musical experimentation and integrity, lyrical intelligence and poetry, and damn catchy Pop hooks quite like The Presets. The album effortlessly swings from the abrasive robo-Techno of the likes of Push and Fast Seconds to slick DiscoPop in the likes of Fall and the ‘90’s vocal House of Surrender. It;s on Adult’s Only that you really feel like you are back in the world of The Presets, a six minutes dark epic, deep and tribal with that evil The Presets sense of humour. We will admit to being worried about The Presets comeback, we didn’t need to be. Two of the best songwriters in the world are working in the field of eclectic, smart, electronic music. We should be really thankful for that. Essential.

♫ The Presets – Youth In Trouble

♫ The Presets – Ghosts

The Presets’ Pacifica is out now.

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The Presets’ ‘Ghosts’ video

Right then, I had written quite a long post about The Presets’ new single, Ghosts, when it was released, but unfortunately, the record label or PR people or whoever deemed that providing a stream of the track somewhere in order to get, essentially, free advertising from music websites was just too easy and not allowing the song to be streamed was a much more challenging route. So despite having written the tracks praises, we could not feature it until now. Weeks after the single’s release there is a new video for the track (I don’t know who handling the release track for The Presets, but they need a better calendar, a video should be promotion for a single, not an afterthought) so we can finally feature it in some for. This is what we had wrote previously, but been unable to post:

It’s not just a crazy dream, they really are back! After the storming first single from their forthcoming album Pacifica, Australian ElectroPop/House gods The Presets are unveiling yet more teasers for their third proper album. Overnight, Ghosts has had exactly the reaction that a good The Presets song should have. Very divided opinion. Mostly negative comment have come from the kind of person who got ‘into’ The Presets quite late and only really knows the hits. The Presets were never about producing ‘bangers’ or whatever, regardless of how some people like to see them, their output has consistently, from the beginning, been about producing intelligent, left-field electronic Pop music that often contains surprises. And this they have done once more with Ghosts.

Hypnotic is the best way to describe Ghosts. Like an electronic Folk tale, the urban narrative found within Ghosts tells a tale, maybe a warning, for the 21st century and it is sung as such. The warm, heavy, bass and enveloping strings just invite the listener to stay and pay further attention. Ghosts is a gentle track, despite it’s dancehall groove, with The Presets showing us that the new album isn’t going to be all about the kind of musical assault that we’d heard with the previous single, Youth In Trouble, and this is excellent news. The Presets are always at their best when doing intimate, emotionally resonant songs.

Enjoy the clip.

The Presets’ Ghost is out now.

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