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Cut Copy Presents: Oceans Apart

9 October 2014 | 4:58 pm | Cheryl Billman

Cut Copy to release 'Oceans Apart', an eighty minute cross-section of Melbourne's dance music scene, in November. Get a taste with a new track from NO ZU.


Don’t ask us how but, amidst an ongoing international touring schedule and the release of a deluxe edition of their last studio album, Free Your Mind, homegrown heroes CUT COPY have mixed an eighty minute cross-section of Melbourne’s dance music scene and club culture: ‘Oceans Apart’.

The compilation is slated for digital release on Cutters Records – their own dance imprint – November 11th of this year, proudly featuring nineteen tracks from Melbourne’s various label rosters, party crews and lone rangers – including the likes of Roland Tings, World’s End Press and Myles Mac. (Check below for the full deets.) Two vinyl EPs will follow on November 18th.

Get a taste of what's to come with a new track from NO ZU'Raw Vis Vision':

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To promote the release, the Melbourne natives – who picked up a Grammy nomination in 2011 for their album ‘Zonoscope’ – will be running a showcase on Day 2 of Melbourne Music Week, Saturday November 15th, at Queen Victoria Markets. They’ll be joined by artists featured on the compilation (including Sleep D and Andras & Oscar). Tickets are available now via the Melbourne Music Week website, with the early bird release entirely sold out.

Founding member and vocalist, Dan Whitford, stated that the motivation for the project came from a late night conversation in a club with a friend. “One of us said, ‘the dance scene in Melbourne has gotten so interesting over the past few years – someone should really document this!’ We looked at each other knowingly, and from that moment, the idea for ‘Oceans Apart’ was born.” If the preview we’ve gotten vis-à-vis NO ZU’s ‘Raw Vis Vision’ is anything to go by, ‘Oceans Apart’ is set to be an upbeat, synth-y, innately enjoyable exploration of the city’s ever-expanding music scene, lovingly documenting the current state of the union. November can't come soon enough.

Oceans Apart


  1. Knightlife – Don’t Stop
  2. Andras & Oscar – Music Is My Life
  3. Michael Ozone – Oxygen
  4. Statue – Statue Theme
  5. Turkish Prison – Overboard
  6. Ara Koufax – Brenda
  7. Myles Mac – Suburban Odyssey
  8. Fantastic Man – Robotic Temptation
  9. NO ZU – Raw Vis Vision
  10. Coober Pedy University Band – Kookaburra
  11. A+O – Take Me
  12. Nile Delta – Aether
  13. Tornado Wallace – Circadia
  14. Speed Painters – Total Person
  15. Len Leise – Call of Kati Thanda
  16. Bell Towers – After Party at Jackson’s House
  17. World’s End Press – Feel City (Outskirts Dub)
  18. Roland Tings – Swimmer
  19. Sleep D – Austral Aura

Words by Cheryl Billman.