Even though it’s true, you’re probably sick of hearing about how many amazing young producers Australia has at the moment. I know I kind of am. To the point that when someone told me to listen to Yeo (with that very description), I almost didn’t want to. However, it was around the same time that I had about four assignments due and there’s nothing I like to do more than procrastinate through listening to new music. And so goes the story of how I ended up listening to Yeo’s Girl, on repeat for an hour rather than studying. All I could think of is how much it belonged on the soundtrack for Drive alongside Kavinsky’s amazing track Nightcall.
It turns out Yeo has been around since 2006 and has dabbled in pretty much everything you can think of. However, his upcoming EP, due for release in 2014 looks like it will see him conquering new sonic landscapes if Girl, is anything to go buy. It’s an unbelievably smooth, downbeat electronic track full of dark undertones and amazing repetitive, layered vocals. It manages to mix together the feel of a classic 90’s tune with some impressive modern day electronica. I walked around singing this song for days after I heard it.
Girl, (No – that’s not a typo, the comma is included in the title!) has given us a taste of what we can expect from Yeo and now we are all thirsting for more. Unfortunately we’ll have to keep on thirsting until 2014, but I’m willing to do it for this guy. Whether this is the first you’ve heard of him or whether you’ve been listening to his varied music over the years, Yeo is definitely one to keep an eye on. He’s a breath of fresh air in the booming Australian electronic crowd. You can give Girl, a whirl below. I dig it and I hope you do too!
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