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Danny Barwick Is Melbourne’s New Electronic Maestro

Introducing Melbourne’s newest crooner, with a breath of fresh electronic air, Danny Barwick. Flickering is the artist’s debut single and he’s also shared news of his upcoming EP release.

Flickering was mixed by Holy Holy’s Oscar Dawson—a long time friend and believer in Barwick’s music. The Melbourne producer strikes a compelling intricacy of minimal post-dubstep, akin to James Blake, and a delightful electricity to his looping and sample-play much like Oliver Tank or later Thom Yorke work. Much like the crushing new wave of recent future-pop artists—Kllo, Kirkis and Daily Holla—the electronic flourishes to Barwick’s music only further enhances his ability to create a charming and deep pop track.

The song has a beautiful, natural build that steadily rises to a forceful and climatic ending. Barwick’s years of experience in production, remixing and experimentation pays off incredibly well. An edge of ambience hinders underneath the pop bridges on Flickering—mixing Barwick’s inspiration toward a Brian Eno-inspired raw electronic recording.

Barwick has also announced the release of his debut EP, ‘Distance’ at the beginning of 2018—of which Flickering is the EPs first taste. A collection of home recordings entirely written and recorded on his own home, Barwick used these tracks as a comment on social entrapment and layer then with his own direction of experimental electronic production.

Each song began as a poem which I paired with sounds that I had been sampling. At the time I felt disconnected from several beautiful people in my life and really wanted to bridge that divide. This led to a collection of tracks which in turn became this EP,” says Barwick.

Danny Barwick, currently, has no upcoming shows planned. For the meantime, stream his gorgeous debut single, Flickering, below.

Written by Jake Wilton