Since first emerging from Melbourne’s smoke-machine laden dance floors during the disco-tinged house revival of the late ’00s, Mike Gamwell’s penchant for forward-thinking electronica paired with meticulous production has entrenched him in the upper echelons of Australian producers.
Signed to Cut Copy’s authoritative Cutters Record imprint in 2007, over the next few years Gamwell released a string of EPs and high-profile remixes that succintly encapsulated the sights and sounds of the ever-evolving electronic landscape.
After a three year hibernation following 2011′s I Want You EP, Gamwell finally returned to the fold with his Tangerine Dream-inspired cut Don’t Stop opening Cut Copy’s Oceans Apartcompilation, a collection of Australia’s foremost producers in which he featured alongside fellow Melbourne dance royalty Tornado Wallace, Andras Fox and Roland Tings. Don’t Stop was then released as an EP in early 2015, which also featured a cosmic rinse of the title track by Running Back and Rush Hour’s disco don Suzanne Kraft alongside an original acidic number titled Interstate 08.
Having since relocated to Bath in the UK, supporting Cut Copy DJs on their recent tour of the USA and headlining Cooper Saver’s decadent Far Away party in Los Angeles, Gamwell is set to round out 2015 with the release of his four-track EP VII. A refinement of the hedonistic sounds from his previous releases, this record reveals a concoction of house, acid and slow-burning balearic rhythm structures, stripping back the layers and re emerging from the haze.