Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Influences

MF DOOM, Jam Baxter, Jehst, Ocean Wisdom, The Avalanches, Pink Floyd, Massive Attack, Roots Manuva, Madlib, DJ Shadow


Website

www.benfear.com

Bio

Having well-and-truly cut his teeth playing, recording, and touring with bombastic Australian hip hop powerhouse The Brow/Brow Horn Orchestra for seven years, multi-WAMi Award-winning emcee, producer, and instrumentalist Ben Fear now has much shorter teeth. His trophy cabinet includes previous support slots for Arrested Development, Public Enemy, and De La Soul. As part of The Brow, he played at events and festivals such as: BigSound, Groovin’ The Moo, Pyramid Rock, Future Music Festival, and Beerfest Asia (Singapore).

This new, solo project sees the rapper take a more definitively-hip hop approach, while incorporating elements of trip hop, jazz, classic rock, and world music, and bringing to these his trademark poetic style. The soon-to-be-released debut record features POW! Negro (of SuperEgo), Harvey Fresh (a.k.a. Lyndon Blue of Methyl Ethel), and Sam Perry (previous winner of The Voice Australia). Studio recording and production comes courtesy of award-winning producer Matt Gio (Rudimental, Abbe May, San Cisco).

Both of his so-far-released singles - “Fear (feat. POW! Negro)” and “Lotus” - have been played (with personal introduction) on …And You Don’t Stop!, the New York-based radio program hosted by Chuck D of Public Enemy. The music video for “Lotus” has been shown multiple times on MTV Australia, while the music video for "Fear" was premiered by themusic.com.au. His debut full-length record - Beast in Your Porridge is due for release on the 17/07/20, accompanied by new single, "Clouds".

W: www.benfear.com
FB: www.facebook.com/benfearmusic
IG: www.instagram.com/benfearmusic
E: benfearmusic@gmail.com

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Jul 2020

Triple J
35

A proper bar fest from Ben Fear and his rubbery vocab. That said it doesn't feel weighed down by the rhymes either.

A proper bar fest from Ben Fear and his rubbery vocab. That said it doesn't feel weighed down by the rhymes either.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

17 Apr 2020

Triple J
35

this one grows on you with each listen, the flow and passion is spot on and it's catchy too!

this one grows on you with each listen, the flow and passion is spot on and it's catchy too!

Review

Review by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

23 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

Yeah, buddy. Drums snappin' like the release after a wedgie. Also appreciating the conviction in the rhyme deliveries. Baow!

Yeah, buddy. Drums snappin' like the release after a wedgie. Also appreciating the conviction in the rhyme deliveries. Baow!