ESESE are a Melbourne-based funk/soul/hip hop collective led by vocalist and producer Hudson James Jr, and fronted by emcee Hancoq. They perform with between 8-11 members and this week, they perform as our Unearthed Feature Artist.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Jams, joints and juxtaposition.
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Women and spirituality.
What can punters expect from your live show?
A rad horn section, lush keys, beats, vocals and Mc's.
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
'If your first two bars are shit, no one will listen to the rest of the song' - Desh Amila, Founder at Think Inc.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
'Momentum', hosted by the Foreign Brothers - a little bi-weekly jam night at the Evelyn. It was mad, we got up and jammed with the band and somehow ended up in a late night studio session with Skomes drinking whiskey and writing.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
The Melbourne music scene is so diverse it's a has a great source of inspiration a lot of which comes from our peers: The Core-tet, Baro
, Hiatus Kaiyote, Raw Humps, Cazeaux Oslo, Rat and Co.
, Clever Austin, Hopium
, 3070, Dead Set Ledger
, Hoodlums, Alta
and countless more...
What are your plans for the rest of 2015?
Play as many shows as possible, throw a free party, collaborate and finish Act 2/other projects.