Remote Control are excited to announce the newest signing to Dot Dash, Melbourne producer and musician, Katz. Katz reveals details of his debut EP Waterfall, out Friday 6th April, and shares first single ‘Hollow ft. Charlie Lim’. Watch the accompanying video below!
Learning piano from the age of 4, Katz cut his teeth leading jazz ensembles around Melbourne. It wasn’t until he found himself sitting in on friends’ electronica projects that he decided to try making it himself. It was here that Katz began laying foundations for his debut output.
“On some level jazz will always influence the music I make,” says Katz. “It’s something I try to keep at bay when writing pop music, but I’ll regularly draw on jazz sensibilities and instrument choices. Equally inspirational is the music my friends are making.” Those friends happen to include Japanese Wallpaper, Charlie Lim, Woodes, Buoy, Fractures and Lanks, who all either feature or collaborated on Katz’s debut EP.
‘Hollow’ was co-written with Gab Strum, aka Japanese Wallpaper, and features Charlie Lim on vocals. A frequent collaborator with Katz. “It’s a heart-on-sleeve, bittersweet kind of song,” says Katz. “Melancholy lyrics against a hopeful backdrop.”
Recorded largely in his Collingwood home studio and co-produced with Simon Lam, Katz’s debut EP announces his expansion from jazz artist to deft purveyor of hazy, heavy-lidded electronica.
Stream / purchase ‘Hollow ft. Charlie Lim': https://katz.lnk.to/Hollow