Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Lauryn Hill, Ms Dynamite, Erykah Badu, MIA, Santigold, Ngaiire, Salt n Pepa


band members

ALPHAMAMA


Influences

Soul, 90's RnB, Funk, Hip Hop


Unearthed artists we like

Alice Night


Website

www.godqueen.com

Bio

ALPHAMAMA is not your run of the mill singer. She is a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial artist who is a phenomena to witness in action. Commanding her space with other worldly presence, she engages her audience through her raw and evocative performances. An ALPHAMAMA live show is never the same, for her or for her audience; she instead creates a unique experience combining poetic storytelling, audience interaction, hard-hitting rap verses, booty-shaking and occasional oracle card readings.

A love of Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop and World music underlies Alpha’s unique sound and approach to songwriting; sharing intimate accounts of her interaction with people and life but also her wonderings about the state of the world, the cosmos and a woman’s place in it. Her style has never been easy to box, constantly pushing boundaries of creative expression as can be heard on her debut album “Truth, Trips and Revelations” released through Creative Vibes. Since then much soul-searching and collaborating has uncovered a deeper tone to her voice and message. As a woman of mixed race, she inherited the unique features of her Indonesian father and European/South African mother, both of whom instilled a deep love of culture. She fuses her live sets with traditional Indonesian singing and African inspired beats when she’s not stripping it back accompanying herself on her keyboard.

ALPHAMAMA has performed on stages all around the world recently wrapping up a global art tour of Indonesia, South Korea, Germany, USA and South Africa. She has supported and shared stages with Dead Prez, Jean Grae, Macy Gray and Salt n Pepa, Tuka, L-Fresh The Lion and toured as a backing vocalist for Australia's own Jessica Mauboy. As an artist who is passionate about community, she is a highly regarded collaborator seeing her create music with Kween G, P.R, Danny G Felix, True Vibenation and Set Mo. Her recent release with Sydney house duo Set Mo introduced her to the dance music scene internationally with the track ‘Chasing Forever’.

As a spiritually aware artist who is passionate about individual and collective expansion, she heads a record label, more like an art tribe of women artists called God Queen whose purpose is to bring about positive social change through art and remind women of their innate power.

"...With the vigorous commanding energy and charisma of ten Beyoncés rolled into one... her presence on stage was magnetic and electrifying" - Tanya Bonnie Rae (themusic.com.au)

“The girl has charm and presence and style and charisma. Her voice and her personality fill the room. The songs have depth and the delivery oozes soul. Alphamama combines a raw, powerful sexuality with a smart, commanding toughness… She is going to explode and you’ll have to sell a child to get a ticket to see her. My advice is to get a ticket now while you still have the chance." - Benjamin (AMNPLIFY)

"She’s hip, she’s strong, she’s got one hell of a voice. ALPHAMAMA prizes creative expression over digestibility and injects much-needed passion into music." - Antigone Anagnostellis (Purple Sneakers)

https://soundcloud.com/alphamama

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Jun 2015

Triple J
40

I like the direction this one's taken, it's super smooth and ready for a late night.

I like the direction this one's taken, it's super smooth and ready for a late night.