Nominated for a WAMi for Electronic Producer Of The Year and taking out the WAM Song Of The Year award for the Electronic/Dance category with his track Slew, Ylem’s forward-thinking music is all about pushing envelopes and reflecting his taste for emerging future beat sub-genres, and his new EP continues this evolution.
Marked by Ylem’s continuous exploration of synthesizers, recording, sampling, re-sampling and real world sounds, spliced and twisted into harmonies and grooves, Motif picks up from where album disk.151 and Singles left off, thrusting his sound deeper into new sonic seas filled with glitchy waves of bass.
“It’s called Motifs because I find myself going back to certain sounds, techniques, tones etc to make my music,” explains Ylem aka Ryan Burge. “I’m not done with exploring the juxtaposition of the organic and synthetic. Field recordings make percussive trills and fills, contrasted with chords and melodies with analog tone, used to create distinct mood changes.”
With regular airplay on triple j and local/interstate radio, his own label imprint in WattHz Records, diverse releases on a large spectrum of labels (including Requiem Audio, The Community, Hopskotch, Gamma Audio, Lucid Dreaming, Heartless Robot, Uncomfortable Beats, Paper Chain, Gradient Audio and Carbon Logic), a presenter of Bass Check on RTRFM 92.1 and often lending his discerning ears and skills as producer behind the music of many of his comrades from music/art collective The Community, Ylem also takes pride in his live stage-show. Having supported the likes of Zed Bias, Joker, Kryptic Minds, Plastician, Ramadanman, LD, Kito, Eskmo, Gold Panda and Maribou State, Ylem arrest your senses when launching Motif at The Bird this Saturday 25 January. Support comes from Setvice (with live backing band), Diger Rokwell, Umone and the recently returned Maxybills.