Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

Currensy, Action Bronson, Mick Jenkins, Vince Staples, Joey Badass, Vic Mensa, Casey Veggies


band members

Defreezy


Influences

The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Notorious B.I.G., Skyzoo, Lupe Fiasco, Freddie Gibbs


Unearthed artists we like

Tasman Keith, Krown, Kwasi, ELEJI, Mosé + The FMLY, Marcus


Website

mrdefron.com

Bio

Defron is an English-Australian rapper, writer and poet from Melbourne, Australia. He is the 2009 Revolver MC Battle Champion and 2013 and 2017 Victorian State Finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam. A hip-hop facilitator with over 10 years experience, Defron runs the hip-hop & electronic department of The Push as well as delivering hip-hop/rap workshops in a freelance capacity.

Beginning his career as a renowned freestyle and battle emcee, from 2009 to 2012 Defron faced off against international battle-rap veterans illmaculate, The Saurus, Real Deal and Madness as well as competing alongside Australian hip-hop royalty including Allday, Kerser and Manaz Ill.

In 2015 Defron released his debut EP “Invalid” to glowing praise on Tone Deaf, The Music.com.au and Beat as well as radio-play on Australian stations Triple J, Triple R, FBI, PBS and Syn FM.

In 2016 he released the warmly received promotional singles “William Foster” and “Phantoms” produced by close-collaborator Rahj Conkas, who has laced beats for the likes of Nooky (Bad Apples Music), Urthboy (Elefant Traks) and Funkoars (Golden Era).

A stalwart of his city’s hip-hop scene, Defron has performed in Melbourne’s most esteemed venues including Workers Club, The Espy, Laundry Bar, Max Watts, Evelyn Hotel, Penny Black and has shared the stage with the likes of Odd Future, 360, Mantra, Illy, Seth Sentry, Pez and Akil of Jurassic 5.

His debut mixtape 'Maybe You’ll Be Famous When You’re Dead' produced by Entelechy is due for release in late 2018, alongside promotional singles produced by Kwasi (WVS) and Sinks (2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative Recipient).

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

15 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

Vibing on that Prefuse 73/DJ Shadow piano cut up. And you're delivery is bringing me right into your world. Tight.

Vibing on that Prefuse 73/DJ Shadow piano cut up. And you're delivery is bringing me right into your world. Tight.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

that steak line grew on me big time across this bomb blast of a jam. quality combo you two are, like a steak and chips.

that steak line grew on me big time across this bomb blast of a jam. quality combo you two are, like a steak and chips.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

20 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

Loving that Kwasi production, and your delivery rolls perfectly over it all. Nice one.

Loving that Kwasi production, and your delivery rolls perfectly over it all. Nice one.