Here and Howl & Echoes, we love Japanese Wallpaper. The young Melbournian, otherwise known as Gab Strum, has had a well documented and acclaimed rise to prominence over the past year, where he released his debut EP Japanese Wallpaper, performed a slew of shows across the nation, spoke to us, all while completing his final year of high school.
He’s kept fans clamouring for more with the incredible batch of artists featured on his album, such as Airling, Pepa Knight, Wafia and Jesse Davidson. Now, after a period of relative musical silence since his Charli XCX remix, the man returns with a deluxe remix EP featuring UV Boi, Sable and more.
Brisbane native UV Boi lends his skills to Waves featuring Pepa Knight, while Sable does a rework of the Between Friends, the track that brought Japanese Wallpaper to forefront of the Triple J Unearthed comp. Also featuring on the EP will be Anatole, Elkkle, Grynpyret, Foxes In Fiction and Ceres.
Forces has been remixed by both Teen Daze and Yumi Zouma. The song starts out as a slow and gentle collection of drum beats, perfectly complemented by Airling’s soothing vocals.
The prodigal young bedroom producer has a big performance bill ahead of him. He’ll be playing nationally across the Laneway Festival circuit just as his EP drops, so keep your eyes peeled for this boy wonder.
Japanese Wallpaper Deluxe EP is out January 29 on Zero Through Nine via Inertia.