Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Metal, Pop, Punk, Rock, Roots


Bio

Okayplayer - “Godriguez deserves abundant praise for his progressive tones and wide-spanning style. His production contains sounds both classic and completely new.” 

VICE/THUMP - “Godriguez is adept at unleashing torrents of Dilla-esque musical genius” 

The Guardian - “Production by Godriguez plunges into sounds more surreal, with scratchy, distorted samples and almost industrial sounding instrumentals that shiver and boom.” 

Godriguez first stepped onto the international hip hop scene as the creative force behind Sampa The Great's breakthrough release "The Great Mixtape". His unique blend of jazz and avant-garde samples with a distinctly raw production aesthetic helped secure the mixtapes release through tastemaker label Wondercore Island which saw it receive high rotation from Triple J and recognition around the world including a premiere on OkayPlayer.

In the year following it's release Godriguez continued to be a major force in the Sampa project, taking on the role of musical director pulling together a stellar line-up of musicians to reinterpret his beats in a live context. This live project performed at major Australian festivals such as Splendour In The Grass and Laneway and played supports for Kendrick Lamar and Fat Freddy's Drop among others.

Since then Godriguez has continued to grow in stature as a solo artist and producer working on original production for Wallace and remixes for Polographia and Winston Surfshirt and playing solo sets at Volumes Festival, Triple J's Mix Up and in support slots for Hiatus Kaiyote at Somerset House in London, Black Milk and Koi Child. His solo productions have also been featured on compilations by Wondercore Island and TAXX as well as received airplay from Triple J and support from major blogs Vice/Noisy, THUMP and Purple Sneakers.

Looking in the future it's the crossover between live music and production that's most exciting for Godriguez pushing the boundaries of improvised music within a framework of hip hop, jazz, soul and psychedelia. Working with the tastiest line-up of instrumentalists he's put together, keep an eye out for the exciting new direction in Godriguez' music.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

20 Jul 2017

Triple J
45

Rarely does an artist match their moniker as well as you do my friend. Forever delivering that masterclass. There's only one Godriguez.

Rarely does an artist match their moniker as well as you do my friend. Forever delivering that masterclass. There's only one Godriguez.