Sydney producer Moonbase stormed into 2017 with certified banger ‘It Don’t Matter’, a collaboration with the masterful Anderson .Paak. Riding on the success of the track, Moonbase is currently taking his phenomenal live show to stages across the country.
Still, achieving home-grown and international acclaim doesn’t mean Moonbase is letting his finger off the pulse of Australia’s underground producer scene, the scene where he cut his teeth. Having launched his own label, Trench Records, in 2016 Moonbase is also in the business of curating the rising talent Australia has to offer.
So, leaving it to the experts, we asked Moonbase to shine a spotlight on a handful of choice rising Aussie producers we should be keeping an eye on right now.
Geelong-native Tiber is a young producer that’s making big waves right now. Over the past year he has gone from strength to strength, releasing multiple collaborations, remixes, edits and not to mention his debut EP Self Control released under my new label, Trench Records.
Another recent Trench signee, Herzeloyde hails from the heart of the Victorian bushlands. Garnering props from fellow producers such as Mr. Carmack, Noisia and more, Herz continually drops mind-bending tracks via SoundCloud. Make sure to catch his 4D EP out now.
Residing deep in southern Sydney, SINIQ is one of the most skilled local producers I’ve heard in a minute. If you want to talk percussive genius, look no further than this guy. The design process he undertakes with each of his tracks always leaves me asking “Oh shit! How’d he do that?” Definitely keep your eyes on SINIQ for the year ahead.
From big edits and bootlegs to forward-thinking originals, Sequel has been on my map since Wu-Xi’s Vol. II collection. Apart from being a crazy producer, young Sequel is easily one of the most talented DJs I’ve caught out in the club before. Stay locked onto his SoundCloud for some killer weapons!
Victoria keeps bringing the goods! Raymer is a producer I was turned onto a few months back and have been rinsing ever since. He makes large, bass-heavy music that is hard-hitting yet theatrical at times. Each tune I’ve heard from Raymer so far has found its way into my live sets – can’t wait to see what he’s got lined up for 2017.
Moonbase’s Australian tour is underway. Here are the remaining dates.
Moonbase Australian Tour
Thursday, 2nd March
Section 8, Melbourne
Friday, 3rd March
Brown Alley, Melbourne
Friday, 10th March
Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday, 11th March
Death Disco, Perth