YLEM (pron. Eye-lem): Primordial substance from which all matter was formed.
Ylem is a musician who creates as part of the music/art collective The Community, which has contributed to underground culture in Perth by providing a platform for artists. His music pushes the envelope and reflects his taste for the emerging future beat sub-genres.
Ylem’s sound is a continuous exploration of synthesizers, recording, sampling, re-sampling and real world sounds spliced and twisted into harmonies and grooves that creates a space inviting listeners to submerge themselves into. After time spent in bands and djing in clubs, Ylem is now steadily focused on taking his production to the stage.
In 2012, Ylem was nominated for ‘Electronic Producer Of The Year’ in the West Australian Music Industry Awards and took out the ‘Song of the Year’ in the Electronic/Dance category for his track, ‘Slew’. This recognition, coupling with regular airplay on Triple J and local/interstate radio, shows Ylem’s production is starting to get the attention of the discerning ear.
Occasionally, he lends a hand with mixdown/mastering duties for his Community comrades, presents Bass Check on RTRFM 92.1, puts on an event, makes music for film/ads or releases other peoples music on his imprint, WattHz Records.
‘Trichome’ – Drop Frame (Ylem Remix)
‘Syndetic’ – The Overlord EP [Requiem Audio]
‘Disk.151 LP [The Community Records]
‘Strange Love’ – Rachael Dease & Ylem – The Community Words Compilation [The Community Records]
‘Dunk’ & ‘Wasteland’ – Divergence VA Compilation [Hopskotch Records]
‘Chicago’ & ‘Withdraw’ (re-release) – Gamma Audio Best Of Vol 2 [Gamma Audio]
I Go Slow – The Community Beats [The Community Records]
Flex Cop – I’ve Been Looking (Ylem Remix) [Lucid Dreaming Records]
Killeralien – Impertinence (Ylem Remix) [Gamma Audio]
Turbo Handshake EP – Usurper of Modern Medicine – I am the Panopticon (Ylem Remix) [Heartless Robot]
De Sine [Uncomfortable Beats #2]
Gamma Claus EP Gamma Audio – Ylem – Alkaline [Gamma Audio]
Redeemer/ Skylazer Remixed – Injured Ninja – Golden Top Mountain Journey – Ylem remix [Heartless Robot]
Paper Chain Sampler – Ylem – Incandescence [Paper Chain Records]
Articulate Robot EP GAMMA024 [Gamma Audio]
Global Wub 3 LP GAMMA022 – Ylem – Stratosphere [Gamma Audio]
Duality EP 2 (remixes) GRD013 – B1t Crunch3r – Sacrifice & Failure (Ylem Remix) [Gradient Audio]
Isolated City LP (Various Artists) WHZ001- Ylem – Future-Spec [WattHz Records]
Duality EP (Remixes) GRD012 – ‘B1t Crunch3r – Hollow Forms (Ylem Remix)
Universal Quantification LP (Various Artists) GRDLP001 – ‘Ylem – Broken Language’ – [Gradient Audio]
Eclectic Sounds EP (Various Artists) GRD011 – Ylem – Polydoor – [Gradient Audio]
Ylem – Urban Grey LP CMTY009 – [The Community Records]
Ylem – Entheogen EP BASWGT012 [Bassweight Recordings]
Ylem – Arrakis EP OFAR009 [One For All Records]
The Grassroots LP (Various Artists) CARBON004 – Ylem – Daybreak – [Carbon Logic]
Ylem – Matters of Matter EP ALT002 – [Alterkation Recordings]
Debut EP (Various Artists) ALT001 – ‘Ylem – Flying High’ – [Alterkation Recordings]
Ylem – Primaudial Mixtape – [The Community Records]
Wednesday January 30th, 2013
The next episode of The Community’s residency at the Velvet Lounge is Fractal Fields. A foray into the future sounds of Perth’s button pushers, knob twiddlers and forward thinkers.
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Tuesday January 29th, 2013
Hey guys and gals.
Our friends over at Fat Shan Records are throwing a party for the launch of Sam Perry’s film clip, Only Love.
Sunday February 3rd at The Bird, with support from Ylem, Lumiere & Feyek
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/119495614889186/
Saturday January 12th, 2013
Starting out on Ustream in 2010 and drawing heavily from London’s pirate radio culture, Boiler Room is a series of invite-only DJ sets & performances broadcast live on the World Wide Web viahttp://BoilerRoom.TV/
Over two massive nights Boiler Room TV will bring Perth Music into the homes of discerning dance floor lovers worldwide as they showcase the talented array of producers Perth has to offer!
Monday November 12th, 2012
With support from
YLEM / KIT POP / DR. SPACE / BOLSTY
// FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23
// GEISHA BAR: 135a James St, Northbridge
// Tickets from: www.nexthypeeskmo.eventbrite.com.au
ESKMO [UK / Ninja Tune, Warp]
Brendan Angelides is a San Francisco based electronic music producer who records and performs live as Eskmo. His multi-genre compositions have been featured on influential labels like Warp Records and Planet Mu. While Angelides’ tracks encompass a wide range of electronic styles, he avoids classifications. Bleep.com described his tracks as “Masterfully produced… sophisticated, post-Dilla hip-hop funk”. His last single of 2009 entitled “Let Them Sing” on Mu was met with equal praise and described by sites like Boomkat as “[Putting] Eskmo on his own electronic plateau.”
In the past five years he’s released over a dozen singles and EPs while touring throughout North America and Europe. He’s also remixed works by diverse artists such as Bibio, Spor, STS9, Bear In Heaven and Bar9, to name a few. Angelides also runs the Ancestor label, which issued his “Hypercolor” and “Angus Dei” singles in 2009 to positive reviews from numerous magazines, blogs and tastemakers. Ninja Tune recording artist and film composer Amon Tobin hailed his work as “some of the best production I’ve heard in recent times.”
Eskmo: “Language” EP – **OUT NOW**
Pay what you feel, head to www.eskmo.com to get your copy.
Thursday April 5th, 2012
Just a quick update on tunes, gigs and headspace.
The Community 8th BDAY was a corker. Cheers to all the folks who came down to make it a success.
Tonight I am supporting Machine Drum, one half of Sepalcure, and Jacques Greene at The Bakery. T’will be quality. I will be joined on stage with Rachael Dease, whom i have been collaborating with lately. Things are travelling along nicely and we are looking at putting some form of release together in the not too distant future. If you haven’t made any plans tonight, come down to the Bakery, there’s a huge local line-up, too.
I have a few tunes forthcoming:
‘Impertinence’ – A remix I did for Killeralien, producer and UK label Gamma Audio.
‘Something for The Pain’ – Coming out on an Australian label – details to come.
‘Dunk’ and ‘Whiskers’ – both forthcoming on a compilation from Melbourne based label, Hopskotch Records.
Panoptican – Usurper Of Modern Medicine remix – coming soon on their EP Turbo Handshake.
There are collaborations in the works as well – with TZR (US), Phonetic System (Aus) and Killeralien (UK)
I’m also writing and compiling tunes for 2 EP’s. One for Paper Chain Records and another for The Community.
PS – Mathas and I have a badass tune in pipeline too :)