For any young producer being able to call revered artists like Flosstradamus Diplo and Post Malone your friends is the stuff of dreams, but for 17-year-old Sydney-based producer Perto, it is very much a reality.

Finding inspiration at the grand old age of 10 after hearing Skrillex’s Bangarang on the radio for the first time (“I was like, ‘what the fuck is this?!”), he spent the next few years teaching himself music production via YouTube – “Everything else I’d done before that, I’d done for a few months and gone, ‘cool, I don’t like that anymore’… This is the only thing that ever really stuck with me.”

It’s not hard to see why he’s making friends in high places – his brand of electronic music shows a maturity beyond his years, already translating into official remixes for Flosstradamus (Back Again ft. Waka Flocka Flame) and Valentino Khan (Gold ft. Sean Paul), a collab with Enschway, singles What U Need ft. all damn day (earning high rotation on triple j’s Unearthed and stellar reviews from programmers Dave Ruby Howe and Declan Byrne), Down 2 Ride ft. DCMBR and more recently Myself ft. Lil Raven, inaugurating prodigious Perto into SoundCloud’s rap fraternity.

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