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]