GLOVES, the synth whiz, production mastermind and occasional tennis enthusiast better known to some of us as Yama Indra, holds a list of accolades long enough to make just about anyone double take.
Between working under his solo alias GLOVES and as one half of the now defunct Melbourne indie-disco darlings Damn Arms, he's toured the world with the likes of The Kills, Cut Copy and Klaxons, playing throughout USA, Europe, Australia and Asia from Bangkok to Barcelona, London to Los Angeles, Tokyo to New York and almost everywhere in between. After co-producing alongside Nick Littllemore, Lindsay Gravina and Haima Marriot in the studio with Damn Arms, Yama finally took the reigns in 2009 by self producing their final release, featuring the seminal Aussie-touch nu-disco anthem Destination.
In the last three years the word on his production finesse has definitely got out, resulting in him producing scores of commissioned remixes for the likes of Miami Horror, Sneaky Sound System, JET, Cut Copy, Van She, Bag Raiders and Operator Please. His productions have landed him spots on three Ministry of Sound compilations, Hed Kandi's Nu Disco, One Love's Mobile Disco and three Bang Gang Deejays releases among others, as well as being championed by the classiest tastemakers of the dance realm, with support coming from French king-pin Alan Braxe, Jaymo and Andy George (BBC1), The Magician, Flight Facilities, Miami Horror and Breakbot to name a few.
As a producer and songwriter, in the last year he's been at the helm of releases for Catcall, Radio Ink, The Touch (aka MESSRS), James Holly & Teleprompter. At present he's in overdrive with current projects including DJ Minx, Myth & Tropics, Dreamers, Archie & Buzz Kull as well as an impending release under his GLOVES alias.
Behind Yama's impressive track record on both sides of the studio glass is a seemingly unquenchable thirst for knowledge. After graduating from RMIT with a Diploma of Technical Production, he has added to this a Bachelor of Music Industry, resulting in a rich academic understanding of sound, production and the music industry to support his extensive real world experience.
Unanimously regarded by tastemakers as one of the up-coming producers to watch in Australia, with Yama's experience, skills, enthusiasm, unique sounds and affable nature, the future not only looks bright, but it seems it will be served up by a man wearing GLOVES in 2012.