FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED EP ‘LUSTRE’, FEATURING VERSATILE TRACKS LIKE ‘5 O’CLOCK’,
‘PAST LIGHT,’ AND ‘INDIFFERENT’ FEAT. GORDI
WILLARIS. K – ‘CHAPEL’
Australian producer Willaris. K (Jack McAllister) introduced today the first taste of his forthcoming club EP, Full Noise. “Chapel” features rapper WaveIQ, who boasts writing and producing credits for Lil Yachty, Jaden Smith, Goldlink and others. Receiving a first play from BBC Radio 1’s Mary Anne Hobbs, the track packs a powerful dose of bass and frenetic warehouse energy, in juxtaposition to Willaris’ latest introspective EP, LUSTRE. The post-apocalyptic rap-rave anthem is a testament to his underground sensibilities, setting the tone for more club-oriented tracks to come.
“Chapel” was born out of a midnight meeting of the minds inside a silhouetted chapel perched on a hilltop at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios in Malibu. The historic edifice emanated an unmistakable energy of endless creativity as Passion Pit’s Nate Donmoyer commands a roaring bass while rapper and sound designer WaveIQ lays on the ground nearby, spitting out verses into the mic. Willaris presides over the evocative studio scene with one hand on his laptop, another on a vintage synth, while Tim Anderson (Halsey, Banks, etc.) pieces it all together with unparalleled precision.
Full Noise follows Willaris. K’s April EP LUSTRE, which was met with praise from the likes of Mixmag, The Guardian UK, Beats 1, among others. The six-track EP is a varied package of electronica, ambient, and techno cuts that showcase his artistic depth. From his first track to incorporate vocals to his abstract dancefloor rhythms, the EP is a robust reflection of sonic and personal growth nearly two years after his debut album Alchemy. Across that time, he earned performance slots at world-class festivals like Coachella, Splendour in the Grass and Lollapalooza, alongside touring with GRAMMY-nominated band RÜFÜS DU SOL and selling out his own headline shows.
Willaris’ eclectic body of work has drawn him comparisons to a league of greats like Jon Hopkins, Brian Eno, and William Basinski. His previous career as an electrical instrumentation technician led him to music on an unconventional path. While out in the field he’d collect recordings as he walked through the bushland and across the metal trays that protected the electrical cables, later feeding them into the tech-driven productions that brought Willaris. K to life. Most recently, he provided a remix of DMA’s track “Life Is A Game of Changing” and previewed new music on Untitled Group’s digital live stream with the likes of Dom Dolla, Torren Foot, and others.