Australian producer Willaris. K (Jack McAllister) recently introduced the first taste of his forthcoming club EP, ‘Full Noise’. ‘Chapel’ features rapper WaveIQ, who has 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 dose of bass and warehouse energy, in juxtaposition to Willaris’ latest introspective EP, ‘Lustre’.
‘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’. Passion Pit's Nate Donmoyer displays a roaring bass while rapper and sound designer WaveIQ lays on the ground nearby, spitting out verses into the mic. Willaris presides over the studio scene with one hand on his laptop, another on a vintage synth, while Tim Anderson (Halsey, Banks, etc.) pieces it all together.
‘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 dancefloor rhythms, the EP is a reflection of sonic and personal growth nearly two years after his debut album ‘Alchemy’. Across that time, he earned performance slots at festivals like Coachella, Splendour in the Grass and Lollapalooza, alongside touring with RÜFÜS DU SOL and ‘selling out his own headline shows.’
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.
Willaris. K 'Chapel' feat. WavelQ is available now on Astralwerks.