Equal parts producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Gabriel Clouston aka Klue has a musical identity that is a unique blend of garage, soul and Afro-beat which has brought him notable industry and media support in such a short time.
Strong in his vision, Klue's sound encompasses a lot of his own skills as musician. Playing a range of woodwind instruments, percussion and drum programming, Klue's sound is influenced by a mix of UK garage and Afro-beat musicians, while his vocal style comes from a childhood of classic soul tunes. Having toured through Australia and Africa with his band True Vibenation, Klue has developed an acute awareness of how to turn out a sure fire party vibe. He also hosts a weekly radio show on FBi Click 'Bare Necessitates', an outlet for full of world music, rare groove and electronica.
Klue jumped onto the scene in early 2015 with his artist-defining, 'Way I'm Lovin You'. With a soul vocal sample, some fresh horns on a garage-filtered afro-beat groove, found its way onto Triple J and promoted a natural flow of online support. FasterLouder said the single was one of the '8 Aussie Songs You Need To Hear', while electronic behemoths Hermitude and Double J's Lance Ferguson told everyone that Klue was one of the 'Top Australian Artists To Watch'. Klue's success continued in 2015 with the release of his uplifting tropical anthem 'Hiding' which accrued over 200,000 plays on Spotify. Released as the debut single for his new EP 'Daybreak', 'Hiding' became the perfect hype machine as it worked its way to the top of the Triple J unearthed charts. Klue also took Hiding on tour nationally in the late months of 2015 and the early months of 2016, furthering the hype that was being created around his EP.
Then, in mid May this year, Klue dropped his massively hyped EP Daybreak, which features two recent singles, 'Hiding' and 'So Good', alongside two previously unheard tracks, 'Uh Oh and 'My Friend', all featuring the UK-garage/Afro-beat tropical vibe that Klue has become known and admired for.
On the EP title, Klue explains, "Daybreak is a pretty remarkable part of the day (whether it's the beginning or the end of your day), and the process of making my first solo record definitely felt like a beginning, and so that's pretty much where the ep's title came from".
Written in part, while touring Africa with his band True Vibenation, 'Daybreak' encompasses some of the spirit of the trip. Specifically working with a variety of musicians, be it professionals backstage at a gig, amateurs, even a barber shop group he jammed with on the street. All those moments helped to influence the overall sound of the EP. The Sydney local is now set for his second national tour with the
Daybreak EP - and with a total of 7 dates, we know its going to be a big ol' party.