JONTI RETURNS WITH NEW MUSIC ‘SCROOD’ FT. STEVE LACY (THE INTERNET) + SIGNS TO FUTURE CLASSIC
Gifted multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist as well as touring member of The Avalanches, Jonti today returns with his first new solo material in 5 years. Featuring Steve Lacy from The Internet, ‘Scrood’ joins the news the Sydney-based producer has signed with acclaimed Australian label Future Classic in partnership with LA tastemakers Stones Throw Records. The single follows his 2011 debut album Twirligig and 2012 follow up Sine and Moon.
On his signing to Future Classic - joining the likes of Flume and Nick Murphy, Jonti says: “It's going to be cool to a part of the Future Classic family. I'm looking forward to having a team in Sydney that I can work with directly on bringing my music to life.” Born out of a late night jam session with Steve Lacy (The Internet) in LA last June, ‘Scrood’ was named by Steve who had graduation the following morning, Jonti took the track home and “Envisioned a story to go with it of a man walking through a burning city to get to this person he loves. Which is a metaphor, saying that even though it feels like the world is falling apart, I’m still going to try do my best and soldier forward with love.”
Jonti began assembling music after his departure from South Africa to Australia. Spending countless hours studying records like they were books, processing each song, this became Jonti's music school, testing his theories on a 4-track recorder. As Jonti started putting out his bedroom recordings, they started making their way across the globe.
During a world tour with Gotye, he received an email from legendary electronic outfit The Avalanches, who asked Jonti to write with them for their long awaited album ‘Wildflower’, which Jonti featured on three tracks. What began as a collaboration resulted in the infamous recreation of their first album ‘Since I Left You,’ reverse engineering 3500 samples and recreating the record with a 17 piece band. The Avalanches would later return the favour and ask Jonti to join them as a member of their live band.
With an array of collaborations that have taken Jonti across the world, sharing stages and studio spaces with his newfound peers, the producer has recorded with Badbadnotgood, Mark Ronson, The Avalanches, Gotye, Hodgy Beats, King Krule, Jagwar Ma and Warpaint, receiving co-signs from from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, James Blake, Questlove and Toro Y Moi. The producer most recently lenthis unique vocal offering for BADBADNOTGOOD’s rendition of Beach Boy’s ‘God Only Knows’ for triple j Like A Version.
‘SCROOD’ FT. STEVE LACY OUT NOW
VIA FUTURE CLASSIC/STONES THROW RECORDS