Global Melbourne ambassadors Cut Copy recently released Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart via the band’s own dance imprint, Cutters Records. A 19-track continuous DJ-mixed snapshot of new & exclusive music from their hometown’s thriving underground dance music scene & club culture, Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart was mixed by the band themselves. Two vinyl EPs of compilation highlights will additionally be released tomorrow, November 18th.
Having previously dropped compilation cuts NO ZU’s “Raw Vis Vision” & Ara Koufax’s “Brenda,” the band has now unveiled the accompanying Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart documentary. Exploring the stories of four groups featured in the compilation, the 12-minute documentary provides a rare, fascinating glimpse into Melbourne’s burgeoning dance music scene.
Both a local scene document, which is increasingly rare in this global age, and a pulsating 80-minute dance journey, Cut Copy presents: Oceans Apart is the product of the band’s observations of its hometown, where it became undeniably apparent that this fertile community was mushrooming. The compilation threads together a cross-section of the different party crews, label rosters & ambitious lone rangers that have been catalysts in making Melbourne vibrant & happening week in, week out- all in the format of a continuous DJ mix.