Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Vic Mensa, Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt


band members

AK Smeezy


Influences

Jeff Buckley, The Smiths, BadBadNotGood, Karnivool, Run The Jewels


Unearthed artists we like

Peezo, Allday, Mikey HUNJ


Website

akroydsmart.bandcamp.com/

Bio

An up and coming rapper and producer from the eastern end of Melbourne, combining the experimental styles of noise, industrial and jazz music with the catchy hooks and melodies of more mainstream hip hop and pop music. Akroyd Smart brings his own flavor with a plethora of influences to his music.
Starting early 2014, Akroyd began his catalogue of music releasing a couple songs on YouTube for his friends and peers to hear before he decided to move into a more public place. Producing almost all of the instrumentals he raps/sings over, he aims to be as well versed in all areas and styles as he can be, going over loud, fat trap beats to more subdued boom bap type instrumentals, to poppy new school styles, to more noise rap influenced music. Akroyd has been consistently performing and engaging audiences all around the Melbourne music scene now performing with a full live band set up.

His debut mixtape, INTROVERT, is now available on Bandcamp and Soundcloud

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

20 Jul 2016

Triple J
40

It's so smooth. Mmmmm.

It's so smooth. Mmmmm.

Review

Review by tommyfaith Tommy Faith

27 Jul 2015

Triple J
35

Not lyrical dynamite and normally I'd shy away from an American accent in Aus-hop but there's some strange x-factor about this one.

Not lyrical dynamite and normally I'd shy away from an American accent in Aus-hop but there's some strange x-factor about this one.

Review

Review by Gen Fricker Gen Fricker

17 Jul 2015

Triple J
35

I dig this. HARD. Love the little melt down at the end too.

I dig this. HARD. Love the little melt down at the end too.