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.

Contact: ylem6000@gmail.com
Web: thecommunity.com.au/ylem
FB: facebook.com/ylemdubs
Souncloud: soundcloud.com/ylem
Bandcamp: ylem.bandcamp.com



‘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]


The Community at RTRFM Courtyard Club

Saturday December 20th, 2014


Community throw down at NYE Rosemount Fiesta

Friday December 5th, 2014


Community Colab at Courtyard Club

Thursday December 4th, 2014

Local community radio station RTRFM 92.1 have teamed up with Perth Theatre Trust to present the Courtyard Club series at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia courtyard.

Every Friday from 5pm, RTRFM will broadcast Drivetime – RTR FM 92.1 live, followed by sets from some of Perth’s best live acts and RTRFM DJs.

The closing night party will see a live outside broadcast of Drivetime hosted by WAM‘s Aarom Wilson, followed by sets from The Community Supergroup.

The Community Supergroup have formed especially for this event and will feature some of Perth’s best beat-makers, lyricists and performers, including: Empty, Mathas, Ofa Fotu, YLEM, The Boost Hero Man & Diger Rokwell.

DJ Ben EM & the Underground Solution DJs will keep the party going ’til late, closing out 2014′s Courtyard Club series with the best in underground dance music.

We’re going out with a bang, so get ready to party!

17:00-19:00 – Drivetime Live Outside Broadcast
18:30-19:15 – The Community Supergroup
19:15-20:15 – DJ BEN EM
20:30-22:00 – Underground Solution DJs

Courtyard Club is fast becoming a popular place to start the weekend, so head down early to enjoy FREE live music and radio! Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/309455315907718/


The Community Fridays Presents…

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.


Leon Osborn
The Boost Hero Man

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Only Love

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/

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qktrR3WBbg&feature=youtu.be


Boiler Room TV (Perth)

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!


Life Is Noise Presents Chi Poption

Tuesday December 18th, 2012

Two massive rooms w/

Shy Panther
Rachael Dease vs Ylem
Diger Rokwell vs Mathas
Mei Saraswati
Dani Marsland
Jo Lettenmaier
Aarom Wilson vs Craig Hollywood
Ben Taaffe vs Rok Riley
PCJ vs Nik Ridik
Miranda Menzies

Lose some extra kilos. Go and see more local music. Catch up with old friends. Drink less. If you haven’t planned your New Year’s resolutions yet, come down to the Bakery and we’ll give you something to resolve come January 1. 

Instead of forking out all your holiday pay on a party that might not even be worth it, count down to midnight with life is noise and the {MOVE} crew this New Year’s Eve. While we can’t make any midnight pash promises, we can guarantee a party that will be a fun and affordable way to ring in 2013. TWO ROOMS will be open all night, fizzing like an overshook bottle of champagne with a massive local live lineup of electronic treats and beats aplenty. So get all your auld acquaintances together and let’s say farewell to 2012 and bring on 2013 at one of Perth’s most beloved venues. 

The life is noise room will be full to the brim with local live electronic treats and a few of Perth’s finest selectors thrown in for good measure. Get down for the tripped up psych hop of Shy Panther, the industrial glitches and captivating grooves of Kucka, Community hip hop legends Diger Rokwell and Mathas (who will count in the new year), the minimal beauty of Leure, the future soul of Mei Saraswati, the beauty and the beat that is Rachael Dease vs Ylem plus on the wheels of steel Dani Marsland, Jo Lettenmaier and Aarom Wilson vs Craig Hollywood.

In the {MOVE} room check the DJ action as curated by the {MOVE} crew, including sets from Rok Riley vs Ben Taaffe, Clunk, PCJ vs Nik Ridik and Miranda Menzies. This is sure to be a room full of future/past ground breakers and {MOVE} shaped frivolity.

Get in quick! 

Limited early bird tickets $20+BF, available now until November 30 fromhttp://lifeisnoise.com/, heatseeker, Oztix and nowbaking. 

$25+BF presale tickets from December 1.

$35 on the door if available. 

CHI POPTION – NYE 2012/13 – AT THE BAKERY: brought to you by The Bakery, {MOVE}, Charlie’s Pizza and http://lifeisnoise.com/.