Artist info


Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Roots

Sounds like

Slum Village, Nick Hakim, Anderson Paak, Timbaland


Slum Village, Nick Hakim, Anderson Paak, Timbaland, Prince, Jaydee



John Masina, or better known as Hj, is an emerging soul/r&b artist, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist originating from Auckland, New Zealand. Now based in Melbourne, Australia, the talented musician is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style. Through his emotion-filled vocal performances and productions, Hj radiates raw emotion through explosive instrumentation. Starting off as a producer, John found the necessity of singing and rapping on his own music, and Hj was born.

Inspired by his life experiences, Hj strives to push the envelope with his sound and bridge various elements from different genres to make a well-rounded, dynamic style. The Melbourne-based artist seeks to connect intimately through his lyricism with listeners around the world. Hj will have listeners engulfed in the musical world he creates with his no-frills approach and realness. Hj is an artist to watch as he is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come.


Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Feb 2021

Triple J

Hedonism flows forth from this lowkey house track.

Hedonism flows forth from this lowkey house track.