Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

earl sweatshirt, majid jordan, Chance the rapper, Kendrick Lemar, Kanye West, Tkay Maidza, Baro


band members

Miles Glyphers - Rap/Perform/Create


Influences

earl sweatshirt, majid jordan, childish gambino, chance the rapper, childish gambino, kendrick lemar, Kanye West


Unearthed artists we like

Tkay Maidza, Joy, Baro, Sampa The Great


Website

soundcloud.com/milesglyphers

Bio

Over the past 18 months, Miles released his debut mixtape 'Twisted Youth' including the singles 'They are Free', 'Out of Time' and 'Lake House', which were supported online by Noisey and i-D. He was also hailed 'one to watch' by Complex and is currently Sampa the Great's favourite up & coming artist. Miles and UK producer Sound Of Fractures began collaborating in 2014 through their mutual love of experimental Hip Hop.
New single 'Dollar and a Dream' explores the meaning of 'home'. “I’ve always led a nomadic life, finding where to fit in has been a running theme of my life. The song represents that, its about its about growing up as a young person in a system that you feel alienated from, and finding your way forward.” - Miles
Miles was born in Saaley, a small town in the Ivory Coast. He and his family got the opportunity to move to Australia when he was 11 years old after living in Guinea for a short while. Miles now lives in Sydney but his nomadic experiences as a youngster have made him hungry to explore new places and travel. “For most people the word home is peaceful, home is where they are most happy after a long day. For me home is like a jail I feel like am stuck in.”
Music became an escape for Miles, and also something he felt in control of for once. Describing his style as chilled and relaxed, Miles doesn't necessarily think it's hip-hop in the conventional sense. Similarly he feels his love for fashion sets him apart from his peers. “My style is a mixture of things am into, lots of colours which makes it seems a little tropical. I dress like a skater in a hip hop form, am into shorts and high socks, Vans etc. I rather call my style unlike hip-hop, because usually people expect chains and certain type of fashion wear.”
Catching some attention, Miles opened for Kid Ink in 2014 at his Sydney tour show at the Hi-Fi Centre, in 2016 he performed at the Thank Guards launch at Boneys in Melbourne alongside Manu Crooks, Baro and Nasty Mars. He also hosts his own event at the Chippendale Hotel, with close friends Baby Veeno, Maverick and Nyuon.