There is no real definition for "up and comer" anymore, as the music industry is as unpredictable as that old game "Bop-it." The only way to distinguish who truly is someone to watch out for is to look for their experiences with others.
Perth producer Leon Osborn is a picture perfect example, landing himself multiple touring spots with Shlohmo and landing a Boiler Room set alongside Ta-ku. It's one thing to conquer a large aspect of Australian music, but to showcase your style in such an original way and weave your own path into other places is pure genius. Sable, Cosmo’s Midnight, Wave Racer, Willow Beats and Elizabeth Rose have all praised the young producer, and it's no surprise.
The Fremantle native has a new track for all of you called "Vinson Massif" today. Within three minutes and thirty-two seconds, Leon takes you on a musical trek up and down, altering rhythms and synth tones like their merely light switches. He hides no hesitation to authenticity, stating in an interview with Pile Rats:
"I listen to what's 'going around' and I usually like it, but then I have a little voice in my head that is declaring that I must try to remain original and retain some integrity in terms of musicality…"
That's enough for me to hop on the wagon. Grab "Vinson Massif" for free download now via DIE HIGH Records and watch out for his newest project Nature Strip which has him dropping a new song every Tuesday of July.