Sound of the week: Em Flach

Australian musician, producer and photographer Justin Hunter just released his first EP #LDKS under the stage name Em Flach. While studying Classical Piano at the Conservatorium of Music, he began writing songs in a small cafe in his hometown of Katoomba. Hunter’s first major hit was ‘Your Love’ with DJ Kid Kenobi, garnering millions of plays online and reaching Number 7 on the ARIA club charts. With #LDKS, Em Flach presents a refreshing melodic blend of modern hip-hop, down-tempo beats and piano, ultimately creating a sound for the new age.

“The down-tempo hip-hop vibe has been something that I created from an early age, writing original piano pieces for when I would perform at local cafes and restaurants. This naturally transformed when I started working in the studio with Tomasz Charuk aka The Silent Titan. Having so many talented collaborations on this EP, including Japanese MC Dag Force, really gave #LDKS the flavour I was searching for” explains Em Flach.

The name Em Flach was inspired by his grandmother from the Netherlands, where at the time, she supported her husband working for the Dutch Resistance against the Nazi Regime. Drawing inspiration from his family history, late nights in the studio collaborating with some of the hottest beat makers around and even his home high in the Blue Mountains of Australia, Em Flach’s debut EP, #LDKS is storytelling at its finest. #LDKS started to take shape after working with beat maker TA-KU and performing with him Live on Spotify Sessions and then on triple j’s ‘Like A Version’.

#LDKS is out now