Mahne Frame and Buzz Kull share club-ready reconstruction ‘bk slep’

Photo by 21 N FUN
August 25 2022

PRAISE FOR Mahne Frame

“Sounding like an Australian Bladee”

PAPER Magazine

“Icy techno beats”

NME Australia

“Apocalyptic rave-pop maven”


“An album of dystopian no-hoper club thump”

‘bk slep’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Mahne Frame (pron. mah-nay frame), the Dharug and Gundungurra Country / Blue Mountains raised, Tokyo-based, avant-pop electronica producer, returns with ‘bk slep‘ via his own imprint 21 N FUN. LISTEN HERE.

A reconstruction of the previously released ‘slep‘, today’s ‘bk slep’ arrives in collaboration with Buzz Kull. Pumping the original composition deep into overload, ‘bk slep‘ is head first into New Order, coming up for air in Mahne’s low baritone vocal drawl. Motivated by energy over results, today’s release continues to illustrate his ability to build rich, dynamic musical worlds by using very little – or in this case, repurposing and rebuilding entirely.

Speaking to the release, Mahne shares “I’ve known Buzz Kull since before I started my own project, he was one of the first artists I looked up to and respected in Sydney. It’s rare to find an artist in Sydney with such a strong, singular vision, and that has inspired me ever since we met. It’s the strength of that vision that makes Buzz Kull a dream collaborator, you can easily dissect what we each bring to the table.”

‘bk slep‘ and its sister release ‘slep’, praised by RAGE and premiered on FBi Radio, follows Frame’s MAD WORLD EP, independently released to acclaim from NME, PAPER Magazine, triple j’s Something More, 2SER, FBi Radio, Weirdo Wasteland and more. Earlier his debut EP KISS MY ASS, DEATH’s lead single ‘21 N FUN’, premiered by Clash Magazine, was featured on Mark Ronson’s Zelects playlist.

At a glance, Mahne Frame appears to be a hard character to pin down – while his gloomy, dejected output is difficult to categorise or expect consistency from, what remains is Mahne‘s enduring ability to remain himself with each carefully considered step. Stay tuned as he steadies to reveal just how nihilistic – or not – his mission truly is.

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