PLAYS: 31 dec
STAGE: rhythm supertop
Willaris. K is 23 year old Jack McAllister. Swapping tools by day for synthesizers by night, McAllister’s contribution to the electronic music landscape stretches beyond the walls erected by his modern techno counterparts.
This Northern NSW Coast producer harnesses the intensity of Jon Hopkins or Flying Lotus, infused with the beauty and intimacy of Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds, measured by the restraint of Bonobo and Clark. It’s a musical formula that is only achieved by an instinct for feel and texture and is evident in Willaris K’s debut offering, the brooding track “Alchemy”.
McAllister’s live show plots a course through emotional peaks and troughs, and has the rare capacity to move people both above the shoulders and below the waist.