Introducing: Worst Critic
A new player enters the WA production game.
From Perth to Sydney, Timothy Elks AKA Worst Critic has been raising his profile with a stream of banger-infused party DJ sets in clubs all over the place. In 2016 he's turned his attention towards production, and just as the year rounds out he's unveiled his debut single, Be My Bae. Working with some of WA's finest and honing his craft, expect some big things from Worst Critic has 2017 rolls around:
Tell us about about yourself?
I've been DJing for five years and producing since May, taught by Shaun Pickert (Command Q). I've been in Perth for four years and pretty much six month after I got here I was in a DJ and artist company, which is also home to TIME PILOT, Boston Switch, Melotyx. I’m also part of a Sydney DJ group, Allfriend. I'm self taught in DJing and also in most instruments, playing guitar since I was 9. I don't follow a norm and usually will play heaps of different genres in a set, I've opened for Slumberjack, Alison Wonderland, Moonbase Commander, Tonight Only, TKST, Axen, and YNGJALEPENO. I love music - every type has a story behind it, a feeling that inspired it - even country.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
As I'm so new to actually writing music I just have a crack at anything but I like stuff that moves you, my first track was Be My Bae which was all about vibes, inspired by LDRU, Yahtzel, Kilter, Paces, Akouo and Kilter. I'm not too sure but even after hearing it a million times (as every producer knows) it still brings a smile to my face.
I've just released a new remix which was for Allfriends in a competition run by American label Art Department for MKAY & Underfilter's Little Closer. The original is a house track, but I flipped it future-bass style. I'm pretty stoked with it, and have a few more in the works to come soon.
I think it all starts with an idea, as i said I like to write stuff with feeling, I like to move people... I'm really committed also; 12 hours daily is not unusual for me to work on something.
What do you do outside of music?
Well I DJ private and corporate events, gyms, and venues, I also train dolphins...
What’s the next year have in store?
Tunes, tunes, tunes and more production lessons.
Where can we hear more of your music?