DEER

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Melbourne beat-maker Deer, née Tom Hitchcock, is perhaps the most pronounced example of a quiet achiever on the current Austalian electronic music landscape. 

Early forays into production saw release on enviably hip labels from Perth’s Pilerats through to NYC’s Mishka off the back of fortuitously timed collaborations with rising stars such as U V b o i and remix prowess such as his take on MssingNo’s single ‘XE2’, which featured in the majority of RL Grime’s 2015 live sets. 

Consolidated buzz in quality corners of the electronic community gave way to coveted support slots for the likes of Ryan Hemsworth (whose also been spinning Deer’s tunes live), Shlohmo & Djemba Djemba as well as local legends Alison Wonderland and Nina Las Vegas. 

Deer’s output has always exhibited a sophistication that defines him from his compatriots, straddling the intersection of bass, pop, club and more on the frontier of contemporary electronic production.