by the partae

Where are you currently based?

I am based in Boorloo (Perth) Western Australia.

How did you first start playing music?

I made a decision about 5 years ago that if I didn’t pursue my dreams now that they would never happen. I found a DJ and Abelton production course through Lab Six and haven’t looked back since.

What’s been happening recently?

I have been quietly producing music in my little home studio which has been like a cocoon during the pandemic. Being nominated for a WAM SOTY award in 2021 really encouraged me to push myself forward and see how far I can go with my beautiful obsession to produce music. I am looking forward to my first live performance (previously it has always been DJ sets).

Your latest single ‘Threw It All Away’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

About a year ago, I really started vibing Trip Hop like Portishead and Massive Attack and decided that genre really suits my songwriting style. I also love Kanye style vocal processing so I decided to give Trip Hop a modern twist by incorporating that into this track.

How did you go about writing Threw It All Away?

I wrote the lyrics first with a melody in mind. Once I had that together, I sat at my piano and worked out some backing chords before picking the perfect synth for the track using Abelton which is the DAW that I use to create music. Once I had a rough draft of the song, I showed my mentor Morgan Then (from Slumberjack) and he had some great suggestions which really brought the track to life and complemented the song so well.

What does this single mean to you?

I feel personally connected to this song. You can hear that this song comes from the heart when listening to my vocals. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to create this song, and it is my intention that it will resonate with a lot of people, and bring them pleasure listening to it.

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?

The song was written in my studio at home and the vocals were recorded there also. There was some Mentorship over zoom with Morgan Then, but it was all in my home studio. Even the mastering. Lab Six Records requested some minor changes and I was stoked that they released it under their label.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

I love Portishead, but I am currently listening to Project Bexx, Tina Says, Ekko and Sidetrack, Boston Switch, Oddly Godly and of course Slumberjack.

What do you like to do away from music?

I am trying to grow the world’s largest tomato.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2022 going into 2023?

I am currently involved in a guiness book of world record attempt to beat the record for B2B DJ set and my latest single “Fly Away” is coming out October 13!

I have so much music lined up for release as well as DJ sets and performances scheduled, next up on October 12 at Lyric Underground in Maylands.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

I love Mushroom Burgers and to hang out at Lab Six.

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