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Over the pond, in the mecca for all mid-twenties nomads Brooklyn NYC, lives Asian sensation producer Antonio Cuna. Going by the name of Sweater Beats, this dude has got a lot of buzz and is picking up steam.

Now this write up may be weird for me, as Antonio (or “Jat” is what I know him by) is my cousin! There’s my shame claim to fame. He’s known in the family to dabble in the music related arts, but I didn’t realise how legit he’d gotten. First it was his tours around the US, Australia and Europe – and now he’s supporting (our very own) Chet Faker in his North American tour. How’d he get there?! Let’s take a look.

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He’s got loads of mixes, messing with some 90’s R&B classics and applying his musical/producer genius to it such songs as Mariah’s Touch My Body and Brandy‘s Baby – this sort of strong hip-hop and R&B sound runs throughout his music with electro hooks and samples that (in his words) “make yr booty bounce”. I guess most of us born around that 90’s area of some sort of soft spot or clinging obsession to the old-school-guilty-pleasures.

Other tracks range from slow beat jams to harder hitting trip-hop bass hits, fills and riffs (see That Feel EP). He’s also played heaps of shows and has collaborated with other producers in the scene which has opened a lot of doors for my big cuz.

Sweater Beats has some solid stuff. If you’re in the US right now and planning to go to one of the Chet Faker gigs, don’t be a stranger – take a listen to Sweater Beats. I’m also fairly certain he’ll be touring again in Australia (according to my Mum or Auntie.. not quite sure), so definitely check him out.

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May 28, 2014

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