Our newest favorite addition to the already-booming Melbourne electronic scene is the uncle-niece duo known as Willow Beats. Their new water EP has got some compelling tracks on it, but none more so than that of “Chess”, where the surging bass and swirling apreggiated synth grooves flow seamlessly alongside Narayana Johnson’s enticing vocals. But what’s most impressive on this track is the creative use of percussion, featuring everything from water droplets to fluttering bird sounds to God knows what else. What we do know is that these two have got something quite special going with Willow Beats. And all that’s left to fully establish themselves in the Aussie electro scene and beyond is a debut LP which we
can probably (and eagerly) expect sometime next year.