Top Ten Tracks with Ukiyo

Ukiyo
Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
November 13, 2020

Top Ten Tracks with Ukiyo

One of Australia’s most prolific and exciting producers, Ukiyo, has released his long-awaited Ukiyo LP.

The album features thirteen tracks including three previously released singles; The Middle, Make It Better, and Good Enough. The Ukiyo LP is a celebration of the Australian music scene, with some of the country’s best upcoming artists contributing to the record. Ukiyo enlisted an all-star line up of features with Panama, Maribelle, Janeva, Sammi Constantine being among some of the collaborators on the LP. Making the entirety of the creative process on the album 100% Australian, from production, to features, to artwork, had long been a project that Ukiyo was excited to complete. Speaking on the album, he explains:

“I’ve always been completely in love with the Australian music scene, so I knew that in my unique position as a producer I wanted to showcase some of the incredible upcoming Australian artists when it came around to creating my album. Everything from production, to features, mixing, mastering, artwork is all 100% Australian. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and I hope I can finally take people on the cloud-filled journey I’ve always wanted to through this music.”

In celebration of this important career and artistic milestone, Ukiyo shared ten tracks with us that have inspired him in the making of his Ukiyo LP.

Enjoy his playlist selection below!

Chet Porter – Bummed (feat. Alison Wonderland)

Just a straight bop – fast drums, cool sound design. Love the subtle vocals & the music video is an aesthetic watch too.

 

Flume – Warm Thoughts

One of the songs that inspired my Ukiyo project, I used to listen to this song nearly every day. There’s something about mixing super tight glitchiness and long reverbs that really does something for me.

 

OTR & Ukiyo – Midnight Sun

Super proud of this collaboration with OTR, one of my favourite songs I’ve worked on to date.

Ninajirachi – Alight

What pop should be. Nina has gone completely next level with this one from the addictive vocals (first time singing!) to the stellar production. I chuck this one and the rest of her EP on all the time.

CALIBR – Glitter

The most underrated song I know, less than 1000 streams on Spotify!!! I love this song so much, I’ve chatted to CALIBR and he said he was trying to make riddim synths sound aesthetic.

 

Fatima Yamaha – What’s a Girl to Do

I’ve started many a party with this track. Never one to shy away from a long track, especially when they keep it so simple but effective like this one.

Tourist – Run

A big inspiration for my album, his whole U album is incredible.

Madeon – Miracle

My favourite off his new album, the blend of big synths and FUNK is so gooood. Pretty deep lyrics too, I guess it’s got everything.

Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush

This song will never not blow my mind, if I could see a project file of any song it would be this one. How the hell.

Porter Robinson – Something Comforting

Just one of those songs that feels like a big tight hug. I’ve needed that a few times recently and this song has been there. Also it bangs.

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