An Adelaide native
Tigerilla is at Australia’s forefront of a new wave of electronic production – mould-smashers like K-Flay and Anderson Paak inspire him right now, as do eternal genre-benders like Moby and Disclosure.
But his sound can’t entirely be attributed to them – it’s totally its own and it bends constantly, whilst always maintaining a hip-hop swagger, a pop energy and an electronic undercurrent – whether he’s working with Mallrat, who loved his charismatic approach so much she approached him to manage her, Allday, who Tigerilla’s toured the country multiple times with, or on his solo work.
Collaboration is the key to what Tigerilla does. His talent is brought out even further with a second pair of ears to take his ideas to the next level – and the personality and banter between him and Gill Bates on Tulips is a prime example of that.
In August he guest vocalled at sold out arena shows in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide with Nicole Millar on a duet before Troye Sivan’s shows
Tulips is left-field from the more electronic Tigerilla he’s been in the past, but “dancing is dancing, and I just want to keep people dancing.”
“TULIPS is a wonky dance track I made after Mark Ronson invited me to his Melbourne show after Splendour. I was inspired so much by the movement in his show and we were probably (definitely) a little high”. I had to get Gill Bates for the feature, just listen and you will know why.” – Tigerilla