Few artists deserve the title of “prodigy” more than 20-year-old Just A Gent. Hailing from Maitland, the young producer has gained critical acclaim beyond his years. Standing tall as a mainstay in Australian electronic music, Just A Gent is well on his way to breaking the global dance scene and his latest offering ‘Hold’ featuring Thief demonstrates that his sonic trademark is continuing to evolve.
“It was a really cool experience working with Thief, I got to go to his home studio and we knocked out the original idea forever ago and it was cool to go back in on that track and polish it up to be one of my favourite tracks I have ever finished”.
To date, the rising talent has clocked up over 10 million streams on Spotify alone with his debut EP ‘Stories To Tell’, which took him to multiple Hype Machine #1’s. With support from Triple J and remixes of Alison Wonderland, Peking DUK and ZHUunder his belt, it is hardly surprising the young producer has caught the attention of industry forerunner Skrillex. Now, joining the legendary San Holo on his upcoming tour across Australia, Canada and the USA,Just A Gent is keeping the momentum up and 2017 is shaping up to be a milestone year.
Blending rich piano chords, energetic drum patterns and detuned synth lines, ‘Hold’ delivers an all-encompassing experience. Thief’s enchanting vocal performance sits high in the mix, underpinned by sophisticated string arrangements – a Just A Gent hallmark. This track is chaotic and emotive in equal measure, with future bass vibes written all over it.
Just A Gent’s Hold ft. Thief is out now, via Casablanca Records.