Sydney beats maker and party-starter Kilter has announced a three-date New Zealand tour. It follows the rip-roaring success of his latest track - the sizzling and sexy ‘Fool For You’ – and comes after solidly touring throughout 2015 and playing sold-out shows with the likes of Rüfüs, Hermitude, Carmada and Little Dragon.
Since exploding onto the scene a few years ago, Kilter has been at the forefront of the new wave of Australasian electronic artists. He’s toured Australia extensively and has played all major festivals, wooing crowds with his infectious live show.
He’s now poised to take Europe by storm, with a series of tour dates across the continent, dotted with appearances at some of the biggest festivals at the thriving heart of Europe’s electronic, dance scene including Positiv in France, TheSoundYouNeed in Malta and the Ephemere Festival in Tunisia.
The accomplished producer will then bring his blend of atmospheric soundscapes, pumping party tunes and cracking remixes to New Zealand, with shows in Dunedin on September 22, Christchurch on September 23 and Auckland on September 24.
Kilter’s latest tune ‘Fool For You’, featuring Micah Jey, has been on high rotate in George FM’s Top 5 since March. It’s clocked up a whopping 2.5 million plus spins online and has received much love from the mighty triple j, across the Tasman.
With two Hype Machine chart-topping remixes under his belt for heavy hitters London Grammar, Ben Pearce as well as a #3 place for Duke Dumont, it’s clear that Kilter’s remix game is tight. His originals – from ‘Want 2’ featuring Porsches (that has 2 million plays on Spotify alone), to the Flume remixed ‘Gravel Pit’ with Matt Miller and the GRMM link-up on dusty hip-hop number ‘Look At Me’ – are evidently just as strong.
And his live game is next level! Kitted with drums and synth-gear galore – Kilter zooms between keys, sample pads and drumstick duties – bringing his productions to a new dimension.
Kilter credits an upbringing surrounded by music at home and jamming in school jazz bands. “Using drums, keyboards and samplers I can perform and express myself in a way that’s unique to that particular show and crowd. That uniqueness is what I’ve always loved most about seeing my favourite artists perform and it’s what I try to capture at a Kilter show.”
Thursday September 22nd : 018 The Cook, Dunedin
Friday September 23rd: Empire, Christchurch
Saturday September 24th: Neck of the Woods , Auckland