From Byron Bay to the UK.
25-year-old Jacksone Sweaney AKA YAKIS, will be Melbourne’s newest breakbeat prodigy. By day, he’s hitting the surf on the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay. By night, he’s filling the walls of nightclubs with sounds of heavy bass. We had a quick chat to Yakis about what inspired a beachside kid to produce UK-inspired beats. Check out his EP Buzz Aldrin below.
Tell us about about yourself?
Hey, I'm Jaksone Sweaney, I'm 25, I produce under the name YAKIS and I live in Byron Bay.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
A UK house inspired spin on breakbeat and garage.
Writing process starts off with hours of playing around with synth settings and samples, usually with an aim to produce a sound similar to a particular track I'm loving at that point. And ends in either a half decent demo or a pool of my own tears.
What do you do outside of YAKIS?
I like getting in the ocean, hopping on the old mal if the surfs any good, and messing around on the piano.
Any shows coming up?
At the moment, no. This EP is my debut, so plan is to get that out there, let people get an idea of what I'm about, and then hit the road (I'll be sure to let you know when dates are up).
The Buzz Aldrin EP is my first release, it came out this week and is on Medium Rare Records - which I'm stoked to be a part of.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
More studio time, a run of shows and a bit of travelling.
Where can we hear more of your music?