Budding Melbourne producer, Gab Strum, would be on quite the high at the moment with the success of his impressively self-organised warehouse launch party in Melbourne over the weekend. Strum plays under stage name Japanese Wallpaper, and organised the launch party with friend and Brisbane musician Wafia, to coincide with the release of his new EP Breathe In.
This debut single was only released in early October but has already received notable recognition, including some rave reviews from Chet Faker and Goyte. Amazingly, this one guy can play 9 instruments, he likes to keep as proactive as possible during a live show and you won’t see him downing Jack Daniels on stage anytime soon – he’s only 16.
Sixteen is an awkward time for all of us, but Strum seems to be breezing smoothly through it. He’s played at 18+ events, such as triple J’s Hottest 100 party alongside Rufus this year and at last year’s Inca Road Festival with Willow Beats and Canyons. However, like any serious artist at a young age, he’d rather the focus be just on his music. And he’s done a pretty solid job at achieving that, all before walking out of the school gates for the last time. I’d recommend you keep your eyes peeled for what he does next.
FIND OUT MORE ON