Hailing from Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Tijany Bacci operates under the sobriquet of AUST. The producer began his audio-visual career as a boom recorder before moving on to compose music for commercial films. In 2007, a long-time friendship with Lawrence Bamberger initiated the founding of electro-pop duo Chic and the Tramp. Together, they received support from big names like Justice and The Bloody Beetroots. Six years later saw the founding of Bacci’s personal project of AUST.
AUST has released his two-track EP, The Hive, out now via Enhanced Music’s new Chill imprint, Enhanced Chill.
“’The Hive’ refers to the new place me and my wife live in,” says AUST shedding light on the intimacy that lies behind the track’s title. “It’s a tiny house surrounded by wild nature where I recorded some sounds that are featured on both songs. I’ve also just built a second studio there to focus on new inspirations. The place was full of bees during the summer and the chorus on The Hive took me back to those sounds.”
For the title track of the EP, AUST introduces jagged electronic elements paired with thrumming basslines. The pairing is smoothed over with harmonizing vocals that give reminiscence of the pop influence. Melting synthetic and organic sounds with elaborate melodies results in an intricate auditory journey for the listener. AUST creates an effortless loop with enough complexity in the rhythms to keep his fans coming back for more.