Exclusive Selects: Ukiyo for Master & Dynamic

In keeping with the trendsetting musicians from his native Australia, Timothy Arnott, aka the twenty-year-old multi-instrumentalist and producer Ukiyo, has a progressive music style that incorporates sounds from a number of genres, from hip-hop to electronica. The 10,000 tasked the talented young musician with putting together a playlist featuring both his own music and songs that have inspired him. Listen to the playlist above, and find out why he chose each track below.

Ukiyo, Calling (feat. Your Girl Pho) “My brand new single! The first track I’ve ever had to wait to let people hear, and it’s nearly killed me. Enjoy.”

Gramatik, “Skylight” “This one sits fittingly at the top of my playlist because it’s the track that inspired me to start making the kind of music I make today. An amazing sample.”

Flume, “Paper Thin” “Flume is an absolute mastermind of both sound design and melody; this track shows them both off flawlessly.”

Gold Panda, “In My Car” “I just absolutely love the way this track stays interesting from start to finish by switching between different instrumentation and sound palettes.”

Electric Mantis, “Daybreak” “Another huge inspiration in sound design, this track hits so hard using so little.”

Kllo, “Bolide” “You’ll start to see a recurring theme of ‘less is more’ in this playlist; simple catchy melodies and beautiful sound design.”

Mura Masa, “Lovesick/Lovesick Fuck” “The new version is great too, but I’ll never forget hearing this for the first time. As a piano player, I always try to integrate piano into my electronic stuff as much as possible; this track does it with perfection.”

Flume, “Warm Thoughts” “Chopped vocals, sampled pianos, and an effortlessly groovy beat come together seamlessly to make up my favorite Flume track.”

Joakim Karud, “Love Mode” “This is an artist I’m proud to call a friend. We both produce music for a popular YouTuber named Casey Neistat. This is another piano track sampled perfectly.”

Baths, “Aminals” “This is the first track in the playlist I listened to (in high school!) and the first song I heard that made me realize that not everything has to sit perfectly on the beat to sound good.”

Shlohmo, “Places” “A perfect blend of acoustic and electronic, another great track that showed me perfection doesn’t make a perfect track. It’s been more than five years since this track’s release, and it’s still as relevant as ever.”

Kenny Segal, “Procrastination” “Every time this track comes on, the world stops for a moment. But really.”

Fatima Yamaha, “What’s A Girl To Do” “Warning: This track will be stuck in your head for years to come. Another track that’s so stupidly simple, but so powerful. It’s easy to dance to as well, so that’s a bonus.”

Toro Y Moi, “Still Sound” “This one’s groovy as hell. I’ve definitely taken some inspiration from this track’s loose rhythms and crunchy sound design.”

Bombay Bicycle Club, “Lights Out, Words Gone” “I had this on repeat years ago while I was working up the driving hours I needed to get my license. It still makes me feel something. Bombay’s electronic roots shine through to make something seriously special.”

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