As Fresher’s Weeks come to an end, it’s easy to think that all teenagers exist purely to ruin public transport systems, drink too much and make life a misery for anyone unfortunate enough to live near a university. But, it must be remembered, that they do also serve a vital role in society by occassionally producing some amazing music. Meet Hamish Duncan, still in his teens yet making some of the most troubling electronic music around under the name Sleep In.
Hailing from Australia, his home of Sydney is hardly known for it’s progressive, post-dubstep scene, but a team up with countrymen Nightgull records has bourne some spectacular fruit with his debut album ‘Where the Sun goes at Night’. An exhilarating listen, the Duncan takes in parts of the glitch scene and the stranger moments of the electronic dance scene and regurgitates them as something fascinating and new. Far from an easy listen, these are works that constantly subvert and keep the listener on edge through it’s unsettling array of effects and samples – including terrifying 30 second sample of laughter that manages to feel like everyone you’ve ever known laughing at your insecurities. In short, he’s very, very good indeed, but probably try staying away if you’re liable to bad dreams.