If youâre a sucker for the organic yet stark synthetic grooves from the likes Jon Hopkins and Shlohmo, theres a high chance you’re familiar with Willaris K, the mastermind behind some Australiaâs most polarising dance music in the current club landscape. After playing a handful shows around the country, the 24 year old has returned this time with âAlchemyâ, a monster 7 track EP containing some his darkest tracks to date.
Thrown straight into the deep end, the EP begins with the epic intro track âCatch Phraseâ which appropriately samples the dialogue Plan B from the 2009 British blockbuster epic Harry Brown before unleashing a flood skittering garage-esque drum grooves and roaring analogue bass. The grittiness the intro track effortlessly transitions into âRisenâ which is undoubtedly one the key highlights on the EP. The 7 and a half minute monster a track begins with an ensemble distorted lead synths and a bellowing bassline, before juxtaposing this sinister onslaught with an orchestration beautiful arpeggios underlined by a bed divine piano chords, the track then boasts a wall analogue synths that launch the track into full overdrive before reaching a raging crescendo.
âRiver Songâ shows us the producerâs delicate side, with a drumless orchestral piece that consists shimmering pianos and lush strings. This brings us to our fourth track âPerpetual Loveâ, which soundly demonstrates the producers ability to contrast light and dark, with a driving baseline topped by a chirping melody, a motif that carries the EP to itâs title track âAlchemyâ. This seething slow burner begins with a wall analogue synth before transitioning into a brooding yet catchy groove. Lastly we have ‘Dour Nights’, a seemingly calm finale, however we are soon thrusted into chaos, with a drum groove reminiscent late 2000’s electroÂ and a devastating bassline that grinds throughout the track.
‘Alchemy EP’ is out now Soothsayer.Â Check it out below as well as his tour dates.
Sat 29 SeptÂ âÂ Jack Rabbit Slimâs,Â Perth ()
Thu 4 Oct – Corner Hotel, Melbourne ()
Fri 5 OctÂ âÂ Corner Hotel,Â Melbourne ((SOLD OUT)
Sat 6 OctÂ âÂ Metro Theatre,Â Sydney ()
Fri 12 OctÂ âÂ Fat Controller,Â Adelaide ()
Sat 13 OctÂ âÂ The Triffid,Â Brisbane ()