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About a month ago Du Tonc gave away their stellar sounding rework of the 1992 released Annie Lennox track “Little Bird”, support came from the likes of Tensnake, The Magician, Yuksek and The Aston Shuffle.

Now, friend and filmmaker Stef Smith has made a “found footage music video” paying homage to the creative force that is Annie Lennox. Exploring both her incredible imagination through performance and quiet sensitivity in the real world. Stef said she wanted to show both her moments of joy and reflection previously captured on film.

The time has come, it’s SPLASH HOUSE SEASON.

For those of you out of the loop, Splash House is a bi-annual festival that takes place in Palm Springs and spans over three hotels around the city to create the ultimate summer party. With the festival just around the corner, we thought we’d put together a little playlist to highlight some artists we’re extra excited to see. If you like what you hear, go on and check out the rest of the lineup and purchase tickets over on their website.

Now let’s get wavy y’all.

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Productive Sydney based duo Matt Van Schie (Van She/Du Tonc) and Michael Di Francesco (Touch Sensitive) are Tear Council, their debut track “Anywhere” was well received when it arrived back in February with its 80s influenced new waveish sound.

Now they unleash the brand new mixtape aptly titled “Mixtape For The Heart”, this is on that 80s throwback vibe with a funky yet romantic sound for those long summer drives.

Be on the lookout for their second single release “My Car” which will be released in June.

I first came across Du Tonc by happenstance when I saw their track (probably reposted by Pat Lok since he’s the first one on top of any new music that’s good) “Darkness” in my Soundcloud feed. I immediately fell in love and have been following the duo of Mighty Mouse and Matt Van Schie ever since. Today the two release an impressive Bruce Springsteen cover inspired by a desert drive through the Southwest. Like the original it is full of emotion and tension, but with the duo’s unique sound and Matt Van Schie’s enchanting vocals.

The brain child of Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse, Du Tonc has been making some serious waves in 2013 with their previous releases Darkness, Surging Memories and Rise. We’ve been anxiously awaiting their next single “Island”, and just as we thought these two did not disappoint. This lovely and romantic disco infused tune features Matt Van Schie’s enchanting vocals, and will be released October 18th on Du Tonc’s very own label Nightfilm.

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Make sure to catch them live at one of the upcoming tour dates below.

7th October 2013 – Sfuzzi Uptown, Dallas (USA)
10th October 2013 – Foro Masaryk, Mexico City (Mexico)
11th October 2013 – Lure, Hollywood (USA)
12th October 2013 – Moustache, Tijuana (Mexico)
29th November 2013 – XOYO, London (UK) w/ The Magician

Du Tonc (1/2 Mighty Mouse and 1/2 Matt Van Shie of Van She) released the official video for their first single “Darkness”, which is without a doubt one of my top tracks of 2013 so far. The two are set to perform their first show as Du Tonc at XOYO in London on June 14th. Keep your eyes on these guys.