Gifted multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist as well as touring member of The Avalanches, Jonti today returns with his first new solo material in 5 years, ‘Scrood’, on Future Classic. Featuring Steve Lacy from The Internet, ‘Scrood’ joins the news the Sydney-based producer has signed with us in partnership with LA’s Stones Throw Records. The single follows his 2011 debut album Twirligig and 2012 follow up Sine and Moon.
Jonti began assembling music after his departure from South Africa to Australia. Spending countless hours studying records like they were books, processing each song, this became Jonti’s music school, testing his theories on a 4-track recorder. As Jonti started putting out his bedroom recordings, they started making their way across the globe.
During a world tour with Gotye, he received an email from legendary electronic outfit The Avalanches, who asked Jonti to write with them for their long awaited album ‘Wildflower’, which Jonti featured on three tracks. What began as a collaboration resulted in the infamous recreation of their first album ‘Since I Left You,’ reverse engineering 3500 samples and recreating the record with a 17 piece band. The Avalanches would later return the favour and ask Jonti to join them as a member of their live band.
With an array of collaborations that have taken Jonti across the world, sharing stages and studio spaces with his newfound peers, the producer has recorded with Badbadnotgood, Mark Ronson, The Avalanches, Gotye, Hodgy Beats, King Krule, Jagwar Ma and Warpaint, receiving co-signs from from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, James Blake, Questlove and Toro Y Moi. The producer most recently lent his unique vocal offering for BADBADNOTGOOD’s rendition of Beach Boy’s ‘God Only Knows’ for triple j’s Like A Version.