Melbourne represents with Wayfarer// and Lanks latest collaboration – Broken Wire. This healthy dose of home grown electronica is filled to the brim with foot stomping beats and a distinctive sound which signals the musical produce we’re making is mightily nutritious.
Melbourne based producer Wayfarer// teams up with fellow Australian LANKS on “Broken Wire”, the third in a string of wonderful collaborative singles leading up to upcoming Garden State EP. The track themes’ focus on growing up and not wasting your opportunities, with Lanks’ intuitive songwriting and beautifully cadenced vocal soaring above cinematic production.
The line that really sums it up for me is ‘growing up for nothing, but another time’. Sometimes I look forward too much, not appreciating the present – a timely reminder to myself. – LANKS
Hearing Sampha’s new record was a pivotal moment in my creative mind – almost giving me permission to strip some of the density out of this track, letting the drums and piano carry the tune, giving it space to breathe – Wayfarer//
Wayfarer// is a product of the burgeoning production and beats scene from Melbourne, Australia. Finding inspiration in everything from dusty samples to rattling 808 hi-hats, soaring synths and live instrumentation, his progressive sound is equal parts unique and familiar.
Wayfarer// has enjoyed support from Australian national broadcaster Triple J, as well as features on KCRW, high-profile blogs Pigeons and Planes, Complex, Hilly Dilly, Indie Shuffle and EARMILK.