Over the last few months Australian trio daste have given us three awesome lo-fi/electro-funk tracks (‘Thinkin Of’, ’SOBER’ & ‘Myself’), while also teasing with word of their debut ep on the horizon.
That ep arrives today, it’s called ‘Palette’ and it features a tidy 5-track collection of beautifully polished tunes!
With the project forming just over a year ago, the culmination of their debut EP began in the early stages of the project whereby daste took a step back to redesign and manipulate their sound into the cohesive blend of electronic and lo-fi influences that we’ve come to know and love.
“Following the release of ‘Thinkin’ Of’, the inevitable question of “what’s next” became the catalyst for the writing of ‘Palette’. With only one song behind our name we decided as a group the next best step would be to focus on our writing and production to create something truly special. As we worked and created demo after demo, we realised that it was impossible for us to approach each track with the same ingredients and recipe without becoming tired of ourselves.” – daste
In particular, what stands out in the ‘Palette’ EP is a uniqueness that stems from several attempts of trial and error, ensuring the best possible combination of depth defying instrumentation and playful melodies was tried and tested before landing on the final product that allowed for the grooving nature to live throughout each individual offering.
“It became freeing to the group to stop narrowing our sound into one category and try every idea until we were happy. The lyrics followed suit as we drew on themes that highlighted our opinions of the music industry and our own approach. Realising the unique quality of each track, the concept of the EP was born – A palate of tracks, each with its own flavour to create the EP.” – daste