Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


band members

Okkaido


Website

Bio

Born Adin Taylor in Sydney’s inner western suburbs, Okkaido was genetically embedded with an ear for sound by the parents who raised him into the music scene from an early age.

A young influence of his father’s band found Okkaido in an unorthodox upbringing with nights spent immersed in Sydney's grunge rock scene of the 90’s. His early exposure to the stage and to the world of writing and creating music lead to a natural ability for performing and storytelling, which is reflected in the music he makes today.

It wasn’t until he was gifted a copy of 2 Pac’s “Strictly for my Niggaz” that his head turned around to the hip hop genre. Okkaido eventually began ditching school to write rhymes of his own and went on to live in New York for several years which developed his taste and appreciation of hip hop further.

His confidence and charisma on stage is raw and unhinged. A singular talent that mashes Old School Boom Bap style of music with a lyrical flow and chameleon esc variations that don’t conform with the mainstream formula of the musical world. His verses and hooks take you on a personal journey that hits on life, death, faith, mourning personal loss, spirituality and comments on lighter everyday experiences with a sense of cheek and humour.

He is currently working on his debut EP entitled ‘Just For Today'

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

09 May 2020

Triple J
35

That steady bassline and the boom bap make are a solid bed for you to do what you do on this. And it's been mentioned already in a few reviews that you're channeling a similar aesthetic to a few other acts that are popping off right now, you're doing it real well and making it sound A+

That steady bassline and the boom bap make are a solid bed for you to do what you do on this. And it's been mentioned already in a few reviews that you're channeling a similar aesthetic to a few other acts that are popping off right now, you're doing it real well and making it sound A+

Review

Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

08 May 2020

Triple J
40

Steady rock, sweet stroll I'd love this in the morning on my way to my local for the first caff of the day. Smooth on painting the clear picture without mention of the title too.

Steady rock, sweet stroll I'd love this in the morning on my way to my local for the first caff of the day. Smooth on painting the clear picture without mention of the title too.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

06 May 2020

Triple J
40

locked into this beat and riding with okkaido, no regrets!

locked into this beat and riding with okkaido, no regrets!