LISTEN: Aussie Electronic Duo, KAYEX, Drop New Single 'Warrior Games'


Words by: Jack Warwick

If you’re yet to familiarise yourself with Bondi-based Aussie electronic duo, Kayex, then you’d best do so, and fast. They’re direction is refreshing, their approach fierce and their music thoroughly bloody enjoyable.

From 4-foot school friends in Perth, to studio partners in Sydney, Palassi Kailis and Tom Derickx formed Kayex as an expression of their creative tastes, embodied in music laced in electronic samples and live instrumentation.

They’ve played shows all around Australia performing alongside some of our best homegrown talent. Their next performance (which you 100% need to attend) is with Crooked Colours, as they support their national Australian tour in May/June 2019.

The boys latest single ‘Warrior Games’ sends an uplifting message about facing your fears head on. Co-written and produced by Lionel Towers (Gypsy & The Cat), and mastered by Mike Marsh (Calvin Harris, Chemical Brothers), ‘Warrior Games’ radiates complete warmth and originality setting a new tone for contemporary music. 

We had a quick chat with the boys lastnight before their new tune went live this morning. In short we wanted to find out who they feel they are in the music industry. Here’s the short of it:

“We'd like to think we're slowly starting to get some recognition for our music and our live shows. From the day we both decided to form Kayex, all we've wanted to do is make music that everyone can appreciate and enjoy, including us! We genuinely love the music we make and can't wait to keep spreading the love and energy throughout 2019. Before Kayex started, Tom played AFL for 6 years and Palassi sold Nutella. Both of us have always made music but completely different genres to what Kayex is. Tom was in a progressive rock n roll band from Margaret River and Palassi produced hip hop beats with his mates. We've come a long way from Perth, but super happy calling Sydney home......for now. While Tom was playing AFL he struggled with some mental illness and has since become a proud ambassador for "R U Okay?" which he plays a significant role in encouraging and promoting conversation today. This topic is something both of us hold close, and in fact, is what our debut single "My Friends" is about. Our upcoming single "Warrior Games" also touches on similar themes....things that we've overcome. It's always been important to us that we promote positive messaging within our music.”

From us to you, we hope you enjoy this new groover, and be sure to follow the boys journey on social here!