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Canyons: Exclusive Mix

Ahead of their new album release, we speak to the pop and disco-tinged electronic double-team about their eclectic sounds alongside their new mix for us

Aussie duo Leo Thomson and Ryan Grieve who together form 'Canyons' are set to release their debut album, 'Keep Your Dreams', out on Modular Recordings this November. Betraying the origins of their eclectic influences, here they took some time out to make us a new mix featuring Nick Drake to Donovan and The Beatles. Alongside their message:

"Through the songs selected for this mix, we've attempted to evoke the many different feelings that come with the changing of seasons. The feelings and thoughts that accompany the end of one season and beginning of another are often a mixture of happiness and melancholy, nostalgia as well as excitement for what the future holds. These songs are some of our favourites and we feel they each radiate a powerful sense of reflection, inspiration and possibility. We sincerely hope you enjoy!"
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...Your secret talent?
We make amazing porridge & breakfast food in general.

...What/who is your greatest influence?

...Your worst vice?
Chocolate, way too much of it, too often.

…The story behind your name?
It sounds nice and is a handsome word written down.

...Your favorite sound?
Mark Wahlberg's voice.

...Your worst fashion secret?
Not sure that I totally understand the question, but maybe the answer is the Cultural & Ethnic clothing category on eBay.

...Your favorite website?

...The best thing about where you're from?
The weather.

...At the top of your shit list?
Negative creeps.

...Are you listening to now?
Honestly, the mix we just did for you - making sure it sounds good.

How would you describe your work?
We're in the business of keeping dreams alive!

Laurie Anderson - Kokoku
Nick Drake - Place To Be
Rodriguez - I Think of You
Smokey Robinson - Baby That's Backatcha
The Creatures - Gecko
Karma - Voce Pode ir Alem
Altered Images - I Could Be Happy
The Honeymoon Killers - Histoire A Suivre
Ken Dang - Born In Borneo
The Clash - Sean Flynn
The Chantells - Waiting in the Park
Quincy Jones - Summer in the City
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
The Beatles - Sun King
The Cougars - I Wish it Would Rain
Galaxie 500 - Snowstorm

Photo by Ben Sullivan