LISTEN: Yahtzel ‘Jungle Feels’
YAHTZEL definitely has mastered his signature sound and his latest offering ‘Jungle Feels’ is the perfect example of his talents.
As soon as you hit play you are washed over with beaming synths and a high-pitched vocal track that just sounds like your lost in a sub-tropical rainforest before falling into a trickling waterfall. The beaming sounds mixed together with a vast array of vocal chops make for a fantastic electronic track.
‘Jungle Feels’ may feel more like a rainforest in Cairns rather than the usual jungle in Africa or South America, but that’s where the vibe of YAHTZEL is shining through.
YAHTZEL‘s tunes are very closely associated with a movement that a lot of critics are calling the ‘Australian Sound’. Artists that have also been mentioned in relation to this genre are LDRU, WAVE RACER and WILLOW BEATS. Big man FLUME has even talked about it being a unique sound with Music Feeds not to long ago:
“Just wanted to say how proud I am to be a part of Australian electronic music scene right now, and its not just me. I’ve been travelling the world for the past 6 months and I’m constantly getting asked in interviews about the “Australian sound” and this new wave of producers.
I never thought much of it, being part of this new wave and all, but after this trip to the USA I’m starting to see it from an outsiders perspective. Australia, we’ve got something pretty special going on here, we’ve got our own sound, and the world’s starting to take notice.”
Words by Lauren Payne