2018-06-27 17:22:23 UTC
The inventive 21 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer, Ukiyo returns today with a bubbling new single "Clicky," an eccentric instrumental track that percolates with intricate percussion, out June 27th. "Clicky" is the latest taste of Ukiyo’s much anticipated EP entitled Fantasy, a heady collection of distinctive production moments, featuring instrumental tracks and exceptional collaborations with vocalists Chymes and Feelds, set for release on July 25. The Perth local has also announced a very special gig at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on July 1, supporting American artist Quinn XCII.
"Clicky" is playful and captivatingly peculiar, undeniable in its bouncy hooks and curious harmony. It’s impossible not to tap along to this one, as each layer dips and weaves amongst themselves, creating a perfectly balanced amalgamation of different sound. Ukiyo has a soft spot for this uber cool track, saying, “Instrumentals have a special place in my heart, definitely stemming from my love of soundtracks…I started and basically finished 'Clicky' in one hot Aussie summer day. The track started with all the percussion stuff which is why it got that name - most of my tracks start with a silly name like that, but somehow this one stuck. I recorded the synth stuff live and really liked how out of time it was so I kept them like that and kind of warped the rest of the track to be in time with these synth stabs instead of the other way round.”
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