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The Australien Singer/songwriter Benjamin Jacob Yates, better known as YATES, offers his own distinct pop music, one that is both evocative and deliberate.
YATES began turning heads in 2014 with a number of self-released tracks which gained radio support from leading tastemakers like KCRW and Triple J and led to collaborations with Booka Shade, Monkey Safari, Nina Jirachi, Kilter, Love Thy Brother, Running Touch, and Plastic Plates.
YATES has since signed to Sweat it Out and the upcoming EP "Holiday Apartment" will be his 2nd release on the Australien label. The tracks were recorded at Yates adopted home in Berlin last year together with his musical partner Rene Corbett and produced by Alexander Burnett in London in March 2018 with YATES taking into account in how the songs would work in a live context. YATES applies dance music's minimalism to give a newfound sense of texture to his previously chosen soulful pop music.
“In Holiday Apartment, I really wanted to create exactly that world. I’m currently living in a shared 34 square meter apartment in Berlin with a balcony looking over a nice green garden and we don’t have much, but life’s pretty good.”
“Each EP feels like another jigsaw puzzle. Finally getting new music out there is what I’ve been wanting to do for so long now and I’m already into working on more. I’m constantly searching for not necessarily the ideas I can work with but the ones that feel like are me. I imagine myself doing this forever.”

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