Today, Astral People Recordings and [PIAS] are thrilled to welcome Sydney producer, musician and
vocalist Skeleten to their roster. The label signing announcement comes in conjunction with a partnership
between Niche Productions and the Sydney electronic scene staple.
Alongside these announcements, Skeleten shares his debut single ‘Mirrored’; a hypnotic contemplation on
connection and identity: 'Mirrored’ always seemed like the right introduction as I guess it kind of reflects
the project in a way; connecting with the world and sinking into your experience of it as the only way to
actually see yourself.” He continues, “Skeleten is a bit of a meditation for me. It came from nothing more.
than just making music that resonates with what I'm feeling and really enjoying the process.”
Skeleten cut his teeth in Sydney’s tight-knit electronic community just as the city itself was forging its own
identity. As an artist, his symbiotic relationship with his hometown saw his career blossom in tandem with
the city’s electronic coming of age. A gradual shift from early maximal sample-based productions morphed
into more dance-focused releases as he continued to cultivate his sound. Always looking to understand
music in new ways, these years of restless experimentation led to the genesis of his most personal project
to date; Skeleten.
The new direction is the artist unfiltered for the first time as both a vocalist and producer. At the core of the
project lies a strong sense of uncomplicated openness, as the music naturally took shape over relaxed,
late-night sessions between other work. “For the first time, I was really just making music with absolutely no
intention, just doing exactly what felt good in the moment,” Skeleten says. “It was only after I had all these
ideas floating around that I started to realise how much it sounded like me, and maybe understand a little of
what I was getting at.” Drawing from a seemingly limitless creative well, Skeleten contributes all design and
visual components for the project, offering an all encompassing visceral experience for his listeners.
Through Skeleten, this multidisciplinary artist crafts a sound that is informed by a history in dance and
electronic music alongside a broad ear for raw and emotive energies from new-age and chill-out
contemporaries to city pop and dub. His productions seem more concerned with atmosphere than style, as
eras and influences interweave to create something that feels familiar and new all at once.
‘Mirrored’ is out now on Astral People Recordings / [PIAS]