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

Louvres (featuring Dave Crowe)

Requiem

Deadaccount

19 Oct 2017

45

Wow, got serious Avalanches vibes off this one. Top production here. Totally agree with it getting airplay. You totally nailed that hook, catchy af!

Wow, got serious Avalanches vibes off this one. Top production here. Totally agree with it getting airplay. You totally nailed that hook, catchy af!

Review

Treading Water (featuring K...

Requiem

Signal Fire

05 Aug 2016

40

Man, I just heard this while listening to Unearthed radio... cool song. Had to wait for the hook to find a recurring lyric that I could search the site for so I could find this song. Cam did a great job on the beat (as always), Kathryn sounds nice and eery, and Requiem has some radical bars. Bright things ahead - bless, man!

Man, I just heard this while listening to Unearthed radio... cool song. Had to wait for the hook to find a recurring lyric that I could search the site for so I could find this song. Cam did a great job on the beat (as always), Kathryn sounds nice and eery, and Requiem has some radical bars. Bright things ahead - bless, man!

Review

Treading Water (featuring K...

Requiem

Review by David James Young David James Young

04 Jul 2016

Super Reviewer
30

The production and the hook are really solid here. The verse flow doesn't always quite sit, but there's a world of potential here. One word of warning, though: There are at least 15(!) artists that use the name Requiem. Try something different!

The production and the hook are really solid here. The verse flow doesn't always quite sit, but there's a world of potential here. One word of warning, though: There are at least 15(!) artists that use the name Requiem. Try something different!