Astral People Recordings and [PIAS] are thrilled to welcome Sydney producer, musician and vocalist Skeleten to our growing family of artists – joining the likes of Stevan, Wave Racer and Milan Ring.
Alongside this announcement, Skeleten shares his debut single ‘Mirrored’; a hypnotic contemplation on connection and identity: “‘Mirrored’ always seemed like the right introduction as I guess it kind of reflects the project in a way; connecting with the world and sinking into your experience of it as the only way to actually see yourself.” He continues, “Skeleten is a bit of a meditation for me. It came from nothing more than just making music that resonates with what I’m feeling and really enjoying the process.”
Skeleten cut his teeth in Sydney’s tight-knit electronic community just as the city itself was forging its own identity. As an artist, his symbiotic relationship with his hometown saw his career blossom in tandem with the city’s electronic coming of age. A gradual shift from early maximal sample-based productions morphed into more dance-focused releases as he continued to cultivate his sound. Always looking to understand music in new ways, these years of restless experimentation led to the genesis of his most personal project date; Skeleten.
The new direction is the artist unfiltered for the first time as both a vocalist and producer. At the core of the project lies a strong sense of uncomplicated openness, as the music naturally took shape over relaxed, late-night sessions between other work. “For the first time, I was really just making music with absolutely no intention, just doing exactly what felt good in the moment,” Skeleten says. “It was only after I had all these ideas floating around that I started to realise how much it sounded like me, and maybe understand a little of what I was getting at.” Drawing from a seemingly limitless creative well, Skeleten contributes all design and visual components for the project, offering an all encompassing visceral experience for his listeners.
‘Mirrored’ is off to a flying start seeing additions to Spotify’s New Music Friday ANZ, Just Chill, Top Shelf Electronic and Night Shift as well as Apple’s New Music Daily ANZ, Heaps Indie, Astral Escapes and Untitled. The debut single has also been added to rotation at FBi, had it’s first triple j spin on Good Nights and caught the attention of NME – all in the first weekend!
‘Mirrored’ is out now on Astral People Recordings / [PIAS]