April 23 2015
Riding at the forefront of the new wave of electronic producers coming out of Australia is Kilter and GRMM. Meeting over a game of Battleships on the Falls and Southbound Festival circuit, they soon ditched the games and set out on writing the electronica they are renowned for.
The result is a percussive driven, stripped back hip-hop masterpiece titled Look At Me. Reigning in Cayman Island local Yung Fusion for the vocal duties, the tracks subtle yet super catchy hooks compliment the flow and rhythm that Yung Fusion is fast becoming synonymous for. Finding space and breathing room, while still packing a punch Look At Me is the perfect combination of these two producers distinctive styles.
Kilter's infectious and atmospheric sounds have been driving people to the dance floor, but it is his percussion and synth stacked live show that keeps them dancing and sets the electronic whiz kid apart. Be it engaging small sweaty clubs or sprawling festival fields, Kilter has become a seasoned performer in his short career. With his single They Say getting love across the board at triple j, Kilter's sophomore EP Shades debuted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic Albums chart. With his original recordings and exclusive remixes, plus a constant string of live shows around Australia, Kilter is one name that's reverberating across the country for good reason.
It's no surprise GRMM has been turning all the right heads. At only 24, GRMM – the solo project of Sydney's Benn Markos – has emerged as one of the Australian beatmakers leading dance music's new guard. And in the six months since his Diplo seal of approval, GRMM's over-delivered on his next-big-thing tag. After What You Need broke him to the world, GRMM connected online with New York vocalist Father Dude to create the chill-trap powerhouse Electrify. Electrify landed on high rotation on Triple J, hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Electronic Chart and amassed over 600K streams on Sound Cloud. However there is no hold up for GRMM with his debut EP set for release later this year and a lead single burning your ears over the coming months.
With these two electronica masterminds setting the pace in the Australian future beats realm, it's no surprise that Look At Me is a mature depiction of their sounds. Their knack for finding and breaking vocalists is obvious when you hear Yung Fusion dropping the first verse. Watch this space, this isn't the only studio time these two have planned for 2015.