Three Albums That Changed My Life: Kilter

Kilter is one quarter of the line up on Tomorrow’s People – an all ages and alcohol free tour that will be heading around the country over the next couple of weeks. Also featuring Dylan JoelE^ST and UV Boi, it’s shaping up to be an absolute ripper of a time with all four acts really coming into their own as artists and performers.

Kilter has been doing the round on the touring and festival circuit for a while now, and continues to blow minds with his percussion laden, electronic beats and tropical rhythms. He has toured extensively for the best part of last year and even the year before that, and has quickly become a household name when it comes to the “Australian sound” boom.

Before he launches into what is looking like another huge year, we asked him all about three albums that changed his life. Choosing Buraka Som SistemaOnra and Rustie, Kilter let us in a little as to how these records have had input into his life. Take a look for yourself below.

Buraka Som Sistema, Black Diamond

Born out of the cultural and musical melting pot of Lisbon, Portugal, Buraka Som Sistema’s music fuses electro with African zouk and kudouro. At the time when Black Diamond dropped, I was just discovering dance music and was almost old enough to get myself into a club. Black Diamond introduced me to the world of afro music within the electronic scene, something that still makes up a big chunk of the music I listen to and influences the music I make.

Onra, Long Distance


When I first started producing I was really into flipping old funk and soul records into hip hop beats or future funk stuff. This was mostly because I didn’t know how to make my own sounds but it was also really fun haha. Onra was the best at this and this whole album is filled with awesome 70/80s tinged jams with a modern production twist.

Rustie, Glass Swords

Ask anybody producing beats/glitchy electronic music and they will tell you that Glass Swords changed the game. Rustie was and still is one of the most innovative producers out.

Listening to Glass Swords, it’s impossible to ignore it’s influence on modern electronic music particularly trap and internet.

Tomorrow’s People tour dates:

Friday 15 January
Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong, VIC

Saturday 16 January
Wrangler Studios, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday 17 January
Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC

Tuesday 19 January
The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW

Wednesday 20 January
The Lab, Brisbane, QLD

Thursday 21 January
Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW

Friday 22 January
Impact Centre, Central Coast, NSW

Saturday 23 January
The Lair, Sydney, NSW