SHVRDZ (pronounced “shards”), the moniker of Michael Holmes, has been crafting his hard-hitting production and unruly soundscapes since the age of 13, after being inspired by Skrillex’s ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ EP. Holmes began producing under SHVRDZ in early 2016, his first handful of releases reflect the influence of Skrillex, with his remix of “Red Lips” and single “Gem” featuring familiar shattering dubstep drops and jagged synthesisers.
In the past 18 months SHVRDZ released seven remixes, five singles, a collaborative EP with fellow Brisbane beatmaker Allistere, and in April 2017 his début EP ‘Waiting’. His Soundcloud profile has already amassed well over 1 million streams, with his remix of Skrillex & Rick Ross’ “Purple Lamborghini” alone racking-up almost 800k plays.
Today SHVRDZ presents us with his new single “One Life” featuring silky vocals from Brisbane artist Aerborn. The track was recorded, mixed, and mastered by SHVRDZ over two days in a temporary bedroom studio, using only a microphone and his laptop.