Kilter :: released July 11 2014
Riding at the forefront of the new wave of electronic producers coming out of Australia is Kilter, AKA Ned East. The young Sydney-based producer’s tropically-infused, percussion-laden beats have seen a loyal fan base build among punters, peers and industry types alike.
With his latest single ‘They Say’ getting love across the board at triple j, Kilter’s sophomore EP ‘Shades’ is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated releases this year. With feature artists like Citizen Kay, Ev Jones and Ngaiire on board, ‘Shades’ is set to cement Kilter’s place as one of the most exciting electronic producers coming out of Australia. The EP is also an all-Australian affair, from the feature artists to the specially created artwork from Melbourne artist, Kate Shaw.
Constructing rich soundscapes and crafting remixes for Duke Dumont, London Grammar, Ben Pearce, RÜFÜS, Shapeshifter, Snakadaktal and MØ, Kilter infuses each track with deft precision; be it summer vibes courtesy of bouncing steel drums, nods to his hip-hop influences or pounding militaristic drumbeats.
These remixes, and his debut EP ‘Hold Me’, have seen Kilter gain traction from the blogosphere and industry, nailing top spots on Hypemachine (two #1s and a #3), while also securing positions on Spotify’s ‘Spotlight on 2014’, Hillydilly’s ‘Best Remixes of 2013’ and inthemix’s ‘New Breed of Producers To Watch’ lists. He has also garnered attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1's B. Traits, Toddla T, and EDM stalwarts like M.A.N.D.Y and X-Press 2.