Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Influences

Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse


Unearthed artists we like

Sampa The Great, FRANÇOIS, Yaw Faso, Tempus Sun


Gig

Kaiit

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

11 Aug

The Gasometer Hotel

Melbourne, 3066

484 Smith St Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

8:00pm

Bio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc3Ez10tjaY

Hailing from southeast Melbourne, the young songstress has been singing for as long as she can remember. Born in Papua New Guinea, Kaiit bounced back and forth between Australia and her homeland as a child before her family eventually settled down in Melbourne. She grew up listening to alternative music, with her parents embracing the likes of Pink Floyd. Kaiit is blessed with an enchanting voice that crosses musical boundaries.
Her love for jazz and neo-soul is evident in her music, drawing upon inspiration from her idols Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill and the contemporary sounds of Noname Gypsy and SZA.
Kaiit’s artistic background in both beauty and fashion is apparent in her inimitable style and edgy aesthetic. Her pursuit into music is recent, becoming involved in the Arts Centre Melbourne’s flagship hip-hop and urban music mentoring program Dig Deep where she met mentor Momo from Diafrix and began to learn more about the industry.

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

11 Jul 2017

Triple J
45

You are taking me to new places with those vocals, that warmth and them neo-soul vibesssss. Yas, get it gurl!

You are taking me to new places with those vocals, that warmth and them neo-soul vibesssss. Yas, get it gurl!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Jul 2017

Triple J
45

you've jumped out of the gate with this one and it sounds like you'll be just fine keeping up this pace.

you've jumped out of the gate with this one and it sounds like you'll be just fine keeping up this pace.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

11 Jul 2017

Triple J
45

It's great to see a true artist create something beautiful and amazing. If you're a fan of 90s RnB and Neo-soul this starlet is for you. A cross between Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill, Kaiit gets real in an o-so-fine fashion.
It's so refreshing to see a w.o.c slaying it and I can't wait to see what comes next.

It's great to see a true artist create something beautiful and amazing. If you're a fan of 90s RnB and Neo-soul this starlet is for you. A cross between Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill, Kaiit gets real in an o-so-fine fashion.
It's so refreshing to see a w.o.c slaying it and I can't wait to see what comes next.