A voice reminiscent of some of the greats of 90s; a prolific multi-instrumentalist having worked alongside the likes of Tim Hart and Bliss N Eso; and a producer whose collaborations include work with One Above (Hilltop Hoods, Chance Waters) and Matik (Seth Sentry, Pez); Reichardt is a man of versatility – and is the newest member of Sydney’s I Forget, Sorry! collective.
To date, Reichardt has been the go-to producer and instrumentalist for bands and artists nation wide, and is now finally releasing his debut single “Sunflower” featuring Tim Hart (Boy & Bear); a stripped back folk-pop tune with the singer-songwriter’s raw talent on full display.
“Sunflower” featuring Tim Hart is available Thursday 3rd July on iTunes.
Watch Reichardt’s many talents in action below – a self-produced remake of Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights”, filmed and recorded in a makeshift home studio.
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Sydney duo Mind Over Matter are primed to deliver their highly anticipated third LP This Way To Elsewhere – out May 30 via I Forget, Sorry!/Shock Records.
MCs Willow (Rowan Lockyer) and Smiles Again (Martin Brown) met in Year 7 planting the seeds for Mind Over Matter by exchanging rhymes over lunchtime breaks and spitting freestyles over the phone after school. Their lyrical prowess and musical hunger were eventually consolidated with the duo making Mind Over Matter official.
Mind Over Matter have gone from strength to strength since the 2006 release of their debut mixtape For Our Hip Hoppers. They subsequently released two full-length albums – 2008’s Keepin’ It Breezy and Just Like Fireworks (2011) and have been invited to perform with the likes of established hip-hop titans Bliss N Eso, 360, Pez and Drapht.
Their rapid musical growth can be heard on the world-class production of This Way To Elsewhere. Pre-production on the album took place over a two week period with producer Matik (Seth Sentry, Pez, Bliss N Eso) and multi-instrumentalist Jon Reichardt at a holiday house in the beautiful Salamander Bay. The remainder of the album was recorded at Smiles Again’s Sydney studio The Swordfish Tank. Once the record was complete, the band headed to Chicago for an intensive mixing process with Craig Bauer (Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West). “When we set out to make this album we wanted the most universal sound we could achieve. We’re stoked with what we cooked up,” says Smiles Again.
This Way To Elsewhere features the powerful new single ‘What They Say’, featuring guest verses from hip-hop heavyweights and touring buddies Bliss N Eso. The track follows on from the success of the album’s lead single and triple j smash ‘Real Life’, which peaked at number 8 on the iTunes hip-hop charts.
Mind Over Matter have matured alongside the rise of the Australian hip-hop community, with both the band and genre ascending to become forces to be reckoned with. Says Smiles, “I can distinctly remember 10 years ago where you’d be teased for being Australian and trying to rap, everyone making fun of the accent. But since then it’s gone a full 180, now everyone wants to be a part of it.”
The signing follows on from a huge year in 2012 for Chance; he released his acclaimed sophomore album Infinity, he was nominated for Unearthed Artist of the Year at the 2012 J Awards and his video for second single Maybe Tomorrow (ft. Lilian Blue) was voted #7 in the 2012 rage fifty ahead of M.I.A., Alt-J, Grimes, Tame Impala and The Temper Trap among others. Chance then proceeded to secure not one but two entries in triple j’s Hottest 100 with Maybe Tomorrow (#89) and Young&Dumb ft Bertie Blackman (#45). He also spectacularly covered Mumford and Sons’ Little Lion Man for triple j’s Like A Version.
“I’m ridiculously excited to team up with Island, this is a career defining moment for me, they’re an amazing team who understand my sound and creative direction and the best home I could hope to have found for my music” Waters has said of his recent signing
“Chance has a special gift of being able to convey an affecting message through his melodies. He’s a gentle soul who’s also a hard-core troubadour. We’re thrilled he’s come to Island Records Australia!” Michael Taylor, Head Of Island Records Australia.
Sydney based hip hop duo Mind Over Matter have released the long-awaited, energetic first single “Real Life” from their third and highly anticipated upcoming album “This Way to Elsewhere”.
Mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Craig Bauer (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco) the song signals a new direction for the group, drawing from indie-pop with rustic Motown influences. The catchy guitar riffs and honeyed vocals are a testament to Mind Over Matter’s versatility and ability to seamlessly glide between genre, however the track stays true to the veteran outfit’s grassroots vibe with features from a children’s choir and wordplay that flawlessly captures the everyday.
Written in Salamander Bay and finalised in Chicago, the project was a collaborative process from day one, calling on the talents of renowned hit-maker Matik (Seth Sentry, Drapht, Pez) and singer/songwriter Jon Reichhardt – as well as an exciting new voice in female vocalist K.I.K.I.
Mind Over Matter will tour the single nationally starting April, alongside fellow I Forget, Sorry!
member and double Hottest 100 debutante Chance Waters on his Infinity Album Tour.
I Forget, Sorry! is so thrilled to announce that Chance Waters has signed to Universal Music Publishing, please see link below for more details;
“Chance is an engaging lyricist and a freakishly good hook writer. We are delighted to welcome him into the UMPG family, and we can’t wait to forge a number of local and international writing opportunities for Chance as he works on the follow-up to Infinity,”
Heath Johns, Director of A&R, UMPG Australia
More details: http://www.umusicpub.com.au/#/en-AU/News/2013/Mar/UMPG-Signs-Chance-Waters.aspx
NEW FILM CLIP: Conjure Up A Fire
2012 was a huge year for Sydney’s Chance Waters; he released his acclaimed sophomore album Infinity which debuted at #54 on the ARIA Charts, was nominated for Unearthed Artist of the Year at the 2012 J Awards and his video for second single Maybe Tomorrow (ft. Lilian Blue) was voted #7 in the 2012 rage fifty ahead of M.I.A., Alt-J, Grimes, Tame Impala and The Temper Trap among others.
Chance Waters then proceeded to secure not one but two entries in triple j’s Hottest 100 with Maybe Tomorrow (#89) and Young & Dumb ft. Bertie Blackman (#45).
2013 is promising to be an even bigger year for Chance Waters as he announces he is hitting the road and embarking upon a huge 19 date tour.
Armed with tracks from his acclaimed album Infinity, Chance Waters will be zigzagging across the country throughout April, May and June and bringing his infectiously upbeat and thought-provoking tracks to Sydney, Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Traralgon, Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Ballarat, Adelaide, Devonport, Launceston, Hobart, Canberra and Newcastle as well as appearances at Live It Up, Caxton Street and Big Pineapple music festivals.
Chance Waters’ second album Infinity is a challengingly existential collection of songs; equally in his element questioning the fabric of reality (‘Infinity’), joking about the end of days (‘Maybe Tomorrow’) and confronting personal demons (‘Feel Alright’), Infinity is a record which demonstrates the depth of detail and passion that sets Chance Waters’ writing apart.
Don’t miss Chance Waters bringing Infinity LIVE to a city near you!
12 APRIL – THE STANDARD, SYDNEY NSW
Support: Stories For Nothing
13 APRIL – LIVE IT UP MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE QLD (U18s)
- Mind Over Matter not playing
17 APRIL – THE ZOO, BRISBANE QLD
18 APRIL – SURFERS PARADISE BEER GARDEN, SURFERS PARADISE QLD
Support: Duke Box
19 APRIL – THE SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA QLD
20 APRIL – THE BIG PINEAPPLE MUSIC FESTIVAL, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
- Mind Over Matter not playing
24 APRIL – KAY STREET SALOON BAR, TRARALGON VIC
25 APRIL – FERNTREE GULLY HOTEL, FERNTREE GULLY VIC
26 APRIL – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC
27 APRIL – KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT VIC
5 MAY – CAXTON STREET SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, BRISBANE QLD (ALL AGES)
FRIDAY 24 MAY – THE ED CASTLE, ADELAIDE SA
30 MAY – SPURS SALOON, DEVONPORT TAS
31 MAY – HOTEL NEW YORK, LAUNCESTON TAS
Support: Akouo (Live)
SATURDAY 1 JUNE – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART TAS
THURSDAY 6 JUNE – TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA ACT
FRIDAY 7 JUNE – THE GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
Support: Johnny Utah
Permanent Records, the brand new imprint label from Shock Records and I Forget, Sorry! are extremely excited to announce that they will be teaming up to release the new Chance Waters’ album later this year…. Stay tuned for more details!
Here’s some of the things that have happened for Chance Waters this past month;
#20 on iTunes urban charts
#130 on iTunes overall (soz Skrillex ex oh)
#2 on Air Independent Radio charts
#9 Most added to radio nationally
#4 Most added to alternative radio nationally
#11 Most played on triple j last week
#1 most spammed to hell on national geographic
NEW FILM CLIP
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVERT
New single added to high rotation on Triple J!!!!
“One of the hardest working MC’s in Australia at the moment.” - Dom Alessio (Triple J)
“A breath of fresh air.” (Rave Mag)
Following the success of his first single ‘Infinity’, (currently sitting at over 20,000 views on YouTube), Chance has had his head down in the studio and has just released his new track, ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ from his soon to be released sophomore album, ‘Infinity’.
The new single demonstrates Chance’s lyrical potency and his potential to push the typical boundaries of the hip-hop genre with an up-beat tempo, off-beat rhythm, piano-rock influences and live instrumentation.
It’s finally here, the long awaited first single and title track from Chance Waters (formerly Phatchance) upcoming second album ‘Infinity’, and it drops alongside a pretty awesome video clip, if we do say so ourselves. Swing by and give it a listen and an eyeball, and don’t forget to leave us a comment with your thoughts, and a thumbs up if you’re feeling generous.