Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Electronic


band members

Joyride


Influences

Duane Eddy, Harry Fraud, Cody ChesnuTT


Website

donjoyride.com

Bio

An imposing figure on and off stage, Joyride has quickly established himself as one of Australia's most diverse musical talents. He has spread himself across various genres, using his expansive skill-set to fit seamlessly into each. Joyride's party DJing has seen him secure residencies at some of Sydney's most renowned parties all whilst headlining club nights around the country. Beyond that, he has left muddied dance floors for dead at Splendour In The Grass, Parklife, Field Day, Good Vibrations, Peats Ridge Festival and Secret Garden, leading him to now hosting FBi Radio's hip hop show, The Drop. Saying that the big marn has an involvement in the Australian Hip Hop scene would be an understatement. As a part of theOne Day Crew, he has been Spit Syndicate's tour DJ for the past 6 years, as well as collaborating with Horrorshow and drinking heavily withJackie Onassis. Beyond the crew, he has also worked with Hermitude, Drapht, Urthboy, Illy, Purposeand many more, singing on and writing for some of the biggest songs of the past few years. Outside of the hip hop world, Joyride is the bass player in Sydney gothic-folk (I know...) band Winter People, touring expansively with them since the start of 2012 as they did headline tours around Australia, shows in the USA as well as a run of dates supporting Gossling. If that isn't enough, in December '12 Joyride collaborated with Sticky Fingers keys player Crabbz on Make It Reindeer; a Christmas record that was feverishly spread across the internet by artists far more famous than them (see: Bag Raiders, Hilltop Hoods) and remixed by Drapht, as he put his own touch on White Christmas. All this had led to the second half of 2013, as Joyride prepares to release the first part of a 3- part EP series, Chivalrous. This series sees him writing, producing and performing the records all on his lonesome, bar the odd feature from Australian rap royalty. Chivalrous was recorded almost 4 years ago, and is being viewed by Joyride as an exercise in "cleaning out the closet" before releasing his newer work. Weaving it's way through gut-wrenching heartbreak to drug-fuelled lust, Chivalrous is a unique combination of r&b, synth pop and soul and features regular collaborator Drapht. He describes himself as a “social media mogul and an enthusiastic amateur athlete who was once in a round with Kirk Pengilly and Wayne Carey- the only time I’ve ever drunk Vodka Sunrises”. If you don't know Joyride's name already, you will soon.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

29 Apr 2014

Triple J
40

Step aside 'Irreplaceable', this is the new kiss-off anthem.

Step aside 'Irreplaceable', this is the new kiss-off anthem.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Sep 2013

Triple J
40

This new ting from Joyride is really impressive. Just clatters along with some soulful crusader energy like Joyride's wailing from the roof of Wayne Enterprises in the middle of a thunder storm.

This new ting from Joyride is really impressive. Just clatters along with some soulful crusader energy like Joyride's wailing from the roof of Wayne Enterprises in the middle of a thunder storm.

Review

Review by Carl Simon Carl Simon

03 Oct 2017

45

This is sick I fucking love it !

This is sick I fucking love it !