Although primarily known as a Dubstep producer and DJ, Ylem returns to his roots for his debut LP, entitled ‘Urban Grey’, which showcases his down-tempo production and atmospheric Trip-Hop. The brooding soundscapes in his first full length release draw from his diverse musical background. He has tirelessly promoted Dubstep to the Perth underground over the past 2 years: founding WattHz and dedicated local Dubstep nights, co-hosting Basscheck on RTRFM 92.1 and supporting many international acts. He has also released several Dubstep tunes on international record labels as singles, compilations and EPs.
The departure from Dubstep on ‘Urban Grey’ sees Ylem explore his fascination with utopian/ dystopian futures and reflect on contemporary issues like Globalisation and the changing environment. The dark aural experience the listener can expect in ‘Urban Grey’ is created from obscure sound bites and carefully crafted synths layered over organic grooves. Shades of light and anticipation are also revealed in Ylem’s masterly crafted sounds, depicting his nuanced understanding of the turbulent society we live in.
released January 11, 2010
Produced, mixed and mastered by YLEM
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