If you haven’t heard of up-and-coming Sydney artist, Daisy, you’re about to get to know her (and her killer music taste) right now. Daisy produces, writes and performs electronic 80s and 90s inspired tracks, garnering attention around Sydney with sets at Heaps Gay Mardi Gras party and Beams Festival. She’s handpicked a selection of songs from all different genres that have inspired her musical journey, just for us!
Listen to her A+ playlist and check out Daisy’s music on Soundcloud below.
Aphex Twin – Xtal
What a highly underrated ambient producer and musician. This song reminds me of walking through the city on an empty, cold, winter, morning.
FKA Twigs – In Time
FKA is an amazing artist and creative. She is inspiring me a lot at the moment, and I find her collaborations with another one of my favourite producers, Arca, on her albums to create the perfect feminine balance with heartbreak and future sounds. As a dancer, I love her use of rhythms in her songs too. Is close to connect with me feeling emotional and feminine yet having a dark, edgy turmoil of dealing with things.
Ngaiire – I Can’t Hear God Anymore
Ngaiire inspires me a lot through her soulful vulnerabilities as a songwriter/poet.
The lyricism of this song is unbelievable. The minimalism of this song catches my heart and resonates with a lot of feelings I wish to translate. And plus, she’s a sassy Queen.
Jon Hopkins – Open Eyed Signal
Imagine a classically trained pianist that has worked with Brian Eno and has created a techno track. This is Hopkins. I am so inspired by his success in mixing ambient textures and sounds with techno house sounds.
Solange – Don’t Wish Me Well
Solange, Sampha, and Dev Hynes are inspiring me so much at the moment. The ultimate dream team of creators and producers. This is a really sweet song that reminds me, somewhat vocally, of an old Diana Ross song.
Kraftwerk – The Man Machine
The techno Godfather’s.
The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart of Mine
I am a sucker for those old fashioned love songs. Especially when they are sung with such expression like this one, and being a track you enjoy with your love, too.