Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

Isaiah Rashad, J Cole, Childish Gambino


band members

Requiem (vox)


Influences

Kendrick Lamar, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Jehst, Ghetts


Website

www.requiemhiphop.com

Bio

Hip-hop artist Requiem is an artist with Melbourne in his heart and Darwin in
his blood. After a childhood living along the Murray River in country Victorian border town Echuca, the young MC moved to hone his craft in the smoke-filled venues of mid-2000s Melbourne. While his early years were influential, Requiem’s late 20s were life changing – flying north to the thick humid soup of tropical Darwin six years ago seeking new adventures.

Requiem’s experiences immersed in the Northern Territory culminated in 2015 with his album Louvres. Gaining accolades from the Herald Sun (“...an exploratory – and imaginative – official debut”, 4/5 stars) and Guardian Australia (“wry observations of a city which has clearly gotten under his skin”), Requiem went on to support giants of Australian hip-hop such as Illy, Drapht, Horrorshow, Jimblah, Seth Sentry and Spit Syndicate.

His 2016 song Treading Water took cues from Requiem’s self, rather than his surroundings. The song had TheMusic.Com.Au noting, “fans can expect big things moving forward.” The 2017 follow up Takeaway Coffee had Beat Magazine describing it as "airy, ethereal sounds (that) weave between thought- provoking lyrics and existential contemplation". Now back in Melbourne, Requiem is ready to up the BPM on his latest single Match Fit, a grime track that stakes his claim has one of the country's most exciting artists.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Jun 2018

Triple J
35

plenty right about this from requiem. needs to be ramped up a touch but that chorus is tuff and the production is dangerous.

plenty right about this from requiem. needs to be ramped up a touch but that chorus is tuff and the production is dangerous.

Review

Louvres (featuring Dave Crowe)

Requiem

Review by Lachie Macara Lachie Macara

30 Jun 2015

Triple J
35

I'm hopping along to this. Always good to hear hip hop from the Top End. Keep it coming!

I'm hopping along to this. Always good to hear hip hop from the Top End. Keep it coming!

Review

Review by Helena Ho Helena Ho

22 Jun 2018

35

Chant-along chorus meets some hard-hitting production (S/O to Poncho on the beat). Taking absolutely no prisoners here!

Chant-along chorus meets some hard-hitting production (S/O to Poncho on the beat). Taking absolutely no prisoners here!