Australian electronic and ambient producer Willaris. K (Jack McAllister) has released a collection of remixes based on his debut project, ‘5 O’CLOCK’. The collection features reworkings from rising electronica artists TSHA, Ghost Culture and Juno Mamba. You can listen to the remixes via SoundCloud below.
Diving into the remix package, Ghost Culture gives ‘5 O’CLOCK’ an upbeat edge, introducing the compilation with an edit that transforms the synth-heavy soundscapes into weightless atmospheric melodies. Juno Mamba follows with a track that plays to the likes of Willaris’ experimental flare, building varied instrumental progressions into an unexpected bridge of spoken word. TSHA brings the package to a close, keeping the brassy elements from the original, whilst weaving in warmer basslines and emotive tones.
Willaris. K’s ‘5 O’Clock’ Remixes are out now via Virgin EMI
In light of the recent bushfires in Australia, the remix package coincides with Willaris announcing a benefit show in Melbourne. The producer was raised in Tweed Heads, a small town on Australia’s east coast, also home to comedian Celeste Barber who has now raised over A$40 million in funding for the recovery efforts. Fires have destroyed a number of surrounding communities in the area.
“It’s devastating to see the damage that’s been done and the lack of urgency on prevention and climate change.” – Willaris. K
The benefit show will be held at Seaworks in Melbourne on Sunday 9 February, with Willaris waiving performance fees and donating all merch proceeds to various charities. Tickets sold out in under 20 minutes with full information available here.