Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kilter Ready for Good Vibes; Sydney Producer Primed for Grafton Music Festival

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kilter Ready for Good Vibes; Sydney Producer Primed for Grafton Music Festival

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Byline: Lesley Apps lesley.apps@dailyexaminer.com.au

Violet Vibes timetable

Violet Vibes Stage

2.45: Salt & Steel

3.30: The Nights

4.15: Nyxen

5.15: Nocturnal Tapes

6.00: Jordan Burns

7.00: Luke Millions

8.00: Kinder

9.00: Kilter

10.00: Benson

Happy Valley Stage

2pm: Cordelira

3.00: Chef De Party

4.00: Two O

5.00: Ben Jackson B2B Webber

6.00: Get Down

7.00: Purple Hayes vs Satori

8.30: Surge vs Dream State

XXXX Summer

House Bar

From 3pm: Sex Wax DJs/Sam Blanch/Wilson

ADORED by listeners from all corners of the internet and festivalgoers alike for his euphoric, energised sound, Kilter is the stage name of 25-year-old Sydney rising star Ned East, one of the anticipated headliners at this Saturday's Violet Vibes at the Grafton racecourse.

And it's a pretty good indication of a young artist's trajectory when they're being selected by the heavy hitters of the game like ODESZA, MAaAaAeAe[sup.1], Duke Dumont and London Grammar to remix their singles off t back of just a handful of originals.

Having amassed over 40 million streams online, multiple visits to the top of Hype Machine charts and triumphed in the Triple J Like A Version studio, Kilter trotted out his debut album in July and hasn't slowed down since.

Having quickly developed a reputation as a gun producer in the studio, he stepped up his game to add accomplished live producer to his CV. Flanked by electronic drums and synth-gear galore, his live set delivers on the promise of an actual, live performance with limbs flying fast between keys, sample pads and drumstick duties.

Joining the ranks of the massive line-up for Violet Vibe, East said he had never had the chance to play Grafton before and was really looking forward to being a part of this new event.

"Everyone sounds pretty excited to putting on something of that scale there. It should be really cool. I have lots of friends who will also be playing so it should be a lot of fun," he said.

While capital cities and festivals like Splendour in the Grass are where the Kilter name is well worn, East said he likes "getting off the beaten track" to visit the regional centres and towns. …

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