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]
Saturday December 27th, 2014
The Rosemount Hotel is excited to announce the lineup for this year’s edition of the annual New Year’s Eve Fiesta! Hassle-free, lots of parking and low on the dickhead factor, with the cream of 2014’s musical crop, plus the return of an old favourite!
Having BOTH had sold-out album launches this year at the same venue, is seems wholly appropriate that The Love Junkies and Timothy Nelson & The Infidels should return to the scene of their triumphs to cap off their amazing year by headlining the Fiesta.
They’ll be joined by Felicity Groom who’ll be armed with a brand new album, country songstress Ruby Boots with full band and instrumental favourites Apricot Rail, back after a long absence from Perth stages. Add to this Tired Lion, Pat Chow and Silver Hills and you’re talking the local show of the year!
PLUS Four5Nine Bar have a legion of The Community artists including Diger Rokwell, Empty, Maxy Bills (Jungle set), Setvice (live), Arms In Motion, Dejeong, Sibalance, Eddy Stone, Dj-Silence and a slew of DJs in the Backyard including RTRFM’s Rok Riley, Jane Azzopardi & DJ Holly Doll.
Tickets here: http://rosemounthotel.oztix.com.au/?Event=47920
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!
COURTYARD CLUB TIMES // FRIDAY, 19 DECEMBER
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/
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.
The Boost Hero Man
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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!