Swiss artist WILDLIFE!’s wide-ranging exploration of sound has long been centered around dancehall and soundsystem culture in its various iterations. Since acquiring an MA in sound art, the Brooklyn-based artist – also operating as Samuel Riot – has shifted his focus towards more experimental sonic territories. The past few years have seen him refine a distinct musical voice and sonic repertoire, defined by texturally complex compositions that explore the evocative and physical qualities of music.
He’s released two records of ambient and noise exercises under his Young Palace alter-ego, as well as the sinister “Patterns” and “Anima” EPs on Mixpak. WILDLIFE! has also shown sound-installation work in Europe, Asia and the U.S.