Influenced by artist/producers like Rostam and Jack Antonoff, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper) has produced records by Mallrat, Wafia, Allday, swim good now, Eilish Gilligan, Charlie Lim, Katz, as well as remixes for artists like Charli XCX, Broods, Death Cab For Cutie, E^ST, Luke Howard and more.
At 15, the Melbourne-based artist started messing with Garageband. Armed with a handful of tracks, he threw one up on Triple J’s Unearthed website, taking home the top prize in the coveted “Unearthed High” competition.
His debut self-titled EP has gone on to garner 20 million streams and found fans in Charli XCX, Flume, Gotye, Lily Allen, Chet Fader and Bombay Bicycle Club.
Now, he is gearing up for his next full-length release, a departure from his first effort, leaving his melancholic melodies behind and embracing a resounding sense of hopefulness and ambition. The record began to take shape in his apartment in Australia and eventually made its way to Atlanta, Georgia where it was completed with the help of Grammy award winning Ben Allen (Neon Indian, Cut Copy, Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) who mixed the effort. “It’s the record I’ve always wanted to make up until this point, but I’ve never really felt like I could until now.”