Kilter is the moniker of young Sydney beat architect Ned East. The 20-year old has been performing locally since mid-2011, and has supported the likes of Elizabeth Rose, Albatross, Fishing and Galapagoose. Unlike these fellow local producers, his sound sits thoroughly within the hip-hop genre – smooth and soulful, with a definite J Dilla influence.
His SoundCloud is awash with accomplished remixes and original tracks – including “Gravel Pit,” which fellow Sydneysider and buzz-artist Flume recently chose to remix.
I found it difficult to choose a track to share, but I decided on “Treat You Right,” which appears on his Forever Ago EP. Featuring the rhymes of American lyricist YourManManic and sampling 70s crooner Darondo’s “Didn’t I,” this track is as sleek as music could possibly be. He’s really added his own fingerprint to the track, while still maintaining the beauty of the original.
Australia doesn’t just produce indie pop, we’ve got plenty of soul, too.