The Presets consist of Julian Hamiliton and Kim Moyes based out of Sydney , Australia. Their most recent album Apocalypso released in ’08 along with the kajillion of remixes they put out are great listens. The music itself is fast paced, high BPM, dark electronic dance with the fundamental digital synth hook to keep you on your toes.
The best part of the Presets, IMO, is Hamilton’s vocals. It’s just one of those voices that are unforgettable, a marker of what’s to come. Hamilton’s vocals are dark, edgy, and at times very intimidating and scary but there’s just something about it that draws you in. A forest in the night-time, wind rustling, trees whistling, quiet echoes reverberate your spine and it chillllls you. But there’s a curiosity to explore this abyss, the goosebumps are not out of being afraid but of being aroused, pulled in by the inevitable.
Imagine the distinctive voices of of Zach Condon (Beirut), Paul Banks (Interpol), and Matt Berninger (The National). Add Hamilton to this list. The dark, deep baritones of the notes set the tone for the entire production.
They are gonna KILL the Sahara tent. Our faces will be melted and we won’t mind. We won’t notice ’cause we’ll be too busy dancing the rest of our bodies off.