Having released on Lobster Theremin, created his own label and had support from the world’s best DJs for his production, you’d be forgiven for thinking Geordie Elliot-Kerr (aka Shedbug) was a little older than 22. The Aussie producer aims to tie together dreamy, astral house with wobbly acid lines and broken beats in a way that doesn’t conform to specific genres. Since his first release in 2016, Elliot-Kerr’s productions have varied, going between relaxed, synth-soaked Sunday morning house tones, to bass-heavy atmospheric techno.
His first release, an album ‘Acceptance’ on the French THRHNDRDSVNTNN records, despite not achieving the coverage it deserved, should be given credit for the expansive groove it expounds throughout. Since then, the diversity and quality of Elliot-Kerr’s production has followed an upward trend, with his 2017 release, ‘Honey Mushrooms’, being a stand-out piece. ‘Unwavering‘, the pick of the Honey Mushrooms EP, demonstrates Elliott-Kerr’s ability to delve deep into the realms of bouncy techno and shows why his diversity in production is so commendable. Shedbug’s own imprint, Saltmines, is steadily finding its feet as well, showing that that this artist in undeniably one to watch for the future.