Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

Black thought, Dead Prez,


band members

Neil morris


Influences

Dead prez, the roots, flying lotus, common, jimi hendrix, Andre 3000 , Indigenous music , Boards of Canadaeddie hazel, funkadelic, ancestors , Sigur Ros , sun ra


Website

Bio

DRMNGNOW is independent Artist based in Naarm/Birraranga Neil Morris. His sound and approach, grounded in strong cultural and values fuses a striking interdisciplinary approach to his art as an MC, Instrumentalist and poet with a searing decolonial and culturally engrossing message.

He has developed a reputation as one of the most important rising artists in the land with his live show known to transfix audiences.

DRMNGNOW is beginning to gain more attention with each passing release and most notably collabed with Ethiopian Jazz legend Mulatu Astatke this january on his 2019 tour here and opened for Akala recently.

He was awarded single of the week for latest single 'Ancestors' with Beat magazine and PBS fm, and given unanimous support across the nation with the track, peaking at #2 on the Amrap metro charts. Recent performance at Golden Plains festival was one of the festival highlights and in March performed at SXSW in the US.

DRMNGNOW is driven by 100, 000 plus years of ancestral force and it shows. Not only in his work in the stage but also as an active community member, working tirelessly accross various spaces for the elevation of indigenous peoples in society to a just position that was never afforded in the horrific colonial upheavel that Australia was founded in .

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

a voice that everyone needs to listen to.

a voice that everyone needs to listen to.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

this is the secret room in your favourite bar that only a lucky few know about. knock three times for drmngnow.

this is the secret room in your favourite bar that only a lucky few know about. knock three times for drmngnow.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

18 Feb 2019

Triple J
45

Powerful. Every time. I love everything you've done in and to this. You're amazing.

Powerful. Every time. I love everything you've done in and to this. You're amazing.