Perth has seen tremendous talent stem from its growing music scene where different styles and genres are being explored by local legends. Expect these names to leave a dent on the music scene in the near future and don’t overlook these killer tracks.
Reviewed by Tanuj Ruhal
CAMIKAZE – THOUSANDS (ft. MAYA PAYNE)
Camikaze’s Thousands from his debut album Thousands is a scintillating track full of vibrancy and lush. It features powerful and full synths juxtaposing with Maya Payne’s cool and calming voice creating conflict and resolution at the same time. Thousands will take you through the emotions of awe and fantasy. It’s a great listen… watch out for Camikaze in the future!
WHAT SO NOT x GTA – FEEL IT (TWERL FLIP)
Twerl has been making more than mere ripples in the scene of Future Bass from the sunny state of Western Australia. This home grown talent have produced a tremendous flip of GTA and What So Not’s collaboration with Tunji Ige called Feel It. The original track is mellow and calming however Twerl raises the intensity with the ever so growing full synth package sound we’ve been hearing a lot recently from Perth, Sydney and other pockets of the world. The energy the track gives you will ensure the bopping of your head up and down at 154 BPM at the very least.
GALANTIS – RUNAWAY (ZZAZEL REMIX)
Zzazel is a new comer to Perth’s evolving Future Bass scene. A classically trained musician by trade, he has the ability to produce masterful compositions as well as anybody. In Zzazel’s take on Runaway he draws the listener in with subtly evolving arpeggiated chords. We are then delighted to a graceful yet powerful vocal chop based drop full of ingenious energy. You are guaranteed to get addicted to the carefully constructed melody of the vocals. I expect big things from Zzazel in 2017.
WHAT SO NOT x GEORGE MAPLE – BURIED (ORIENTAL CRAVINGS REMIX)
Perth-based Oriental Cravings are quickly growing into a powerful Trap unit. Their take on Buried features two distinctive drops – 1st which features oriental fills and future bass inspired synths; 2nd which features a filthy and main-roomy trap sound. Oriental Cravings are about to blow up, having already had a range of tracks under their belt. I am looking forward to their guaranteed future successes.
MURA MASA – LOTUS EATER (AVANCE EDIT)
Avance has turned the feel good oriental track of 2014 into a trap anthem. Boasting huge bass and brass hits with the infamous Lotus Eater melody played by chime sounds, this track has a lot to offer. Main-room Trap as it is, we get a chance to witness his masterful production skills. Coming off the success of his track Yacht Yacht, he is a big prospect for the future of Perth’s music scene.
AZÜRA & SEVEN40ZERO – EMPIRE
Azüra and Seven40zero are two talented producers from Perth who came together to bring us Empire. This track is extremely well made and bolsters the future bass scene of Perth. Listening to this, I was nearly deceived into thinking my copy of Empire was skipping because of the way it was composed. After much analysation, I conclude that there was indeed nothing wrong with my copy of it at all and it was just the way Azüra and Seven40zero decided to put the track together. The 140 BPM synth heavy track hits every frequency on the audible spectrum. These two are sure to watch out for in the future.
JCAL & UKIYO – COLD FEET
Coming off Ukiyo’s success with his EP Calling, his collaboration with JCAL – another Perth based electronica producer – is mellow, chilled and all levels of awesome. The piano based hip-hop rhythmic track they named Cold Feet is a beautiful harmony between classical and Rhodes piano with the chilled vibe of the tactile drum beat. I feel it hard to categorise this track so I’m going to leave the verdict with you!