700 Feel are a Sydney-based electronic duo comprised of Jonny Hawkins and Juan Villamor who bring together UK garage, hip hop, dub and house with subtle shadings of footwork and jazz interspersed throughout. Together, they channel the organic electronica of Four Tet, the shuffling production of Jamie xx and Nicolás Jaar’s ability to move from ambient soundscapes to bass-heavy club beats and back again. Threading together London, Chicago, Kingston, Bristol and Sydney, these musical threads all come together in the meeting point of 700 Feel.
Despite possessing a sound pieced together from around the globe, 700 Feel ground their project very firmly in their Australian roots of Sydney. Energised by community and collectivism, they find inspiration in their surroundings and the people and stories that populate the city, with their debut AA-side ‘T1 Western / Back 2 The Area’ centred on that feeling of coming home. Filtered through the perspectives of two migrant kids growing up on the outskirts of Sydney, 700 Feel is an authentic, affectionate homage to the melting pot of the area, the kind of exchange of ideas and culture that could’ve only happened there.