I hear a whole swathe of influences when I listen to the music of the Gold Coast’s Jacob Rohde. When I heard ‘Connected’ over on East to West yesterday I half thought I was hearing the newest single from the Postal Service (if only) by virtue of the 8 bit drum sounds that casually reference the washed down drum and base of yore. R&B vocals adeptly layed over his beats, Rhodes makes me think Jamie Woon, The XX or our own Chet Faker. While I’m obviously not an electronica officianado, I’m stoked to hear an Australian “producer” not doing glitchy “off-kilter” beats because let’s be “honest”, that hand is overplayed. I absolutely guarantee that his name will ring out over the coming “months”.