By David Peter Simon | November 15th, 2012
This is a sweet track with a great intro from Australian electronic producer Yahtzel. The vocal cuts are nearly perfect for this beat. It pairs really well – like wine and cheese, or beer and nuts if that’s more your thing.
Yahtzel is Max Armata, a 19 year old from New South Wales (which is in East Australia). He explains his love for electronic music on Triple J Unearthed: It begun “when [he] replaced an old 8-track tape recorder for a computer to record live instruments. This soon turned experimentation with synths and classic drum sounds 606, 808, etc.” Sounds like a good enough way to get started.
Similar to fellow Austrlaian beatmaker Flume, and inspired by artists like Hudson Mohawke, Basement Jaxx and Throwing Snow, Yahtzel makes music that is soulful-sounding but with what shuffler Hugh McClure describes as the modern glitch-hop feel. There’s a lot of good stuff in this short track, so I’m excited to see what comes next. Apparently the Girls EP is on the way, so I’ll keep my eyes peeled. I recommend you do the same.