(Photographer: Teresa Pham)
Last night, Kilter and Carmada took live to the stage of Oxford Art Factory. Rapidly selling out shows, Oxford Art Factory was forced to adopt additional shows. Riding the new wave of electronic producers, Kilter kicked off his performance first.
The 20-year-old beat maker is known for his archetypal percussion-laden beats that he creates live on his electronic drum pads. Creating an atmospheric realm, his tropical undertones take you on a synergized journey, in which the mystical backdrop of Kilter’s set assisted in transporting you. Kilter’s live performance emanates sheer talent as his enthusiasm and energy echo the downbeat of his tracks. His popular tracks ‘Want To’ and ‘Coward’ slayed. The crowd were exactly where Kilter wanted them. Establishing a dense soundscape and tasteful experimentations with remixes and different tones, Kilter coats his work in precision.
Carmada took to the stage around 11pm, back to showcase their stellar performance after a tremendous set at Groovin the Moo recently. Carmada, made up of Sydney producers Yahtzel and LDRU, recently got signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA. They’ve also released an EP, a trajectory career move. Spinning trap off multiple Jack Ü tracks at Oxford Art Factory, Carmada set the stage alight once again. Their energy pushed beyond the decks as the trap music dropped hard along with the dirty bass. Using visual effects and confetti canons, they did not fall short of their Groovin performance. ‘Maybe’, once again was the killer track that drove home the power and skill of Carmada. The soulful hooks of ‘Maybe’, ‘Realize’ and ‘On Fire’ were chanted back to the boys on stage, as the mesmerised crowd danced uncontrollably. The night was an overall success showcasing some of the freshest talents of 2015.
Written by Otara Ath