Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

Isaiah Rashad, J Cole, Childish Gambino , Vic Mensa


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 – an internal battle of panic and uncertainty. The song had TheMusic.Com.Au noting, “fans can expect big things moving forward for Requiem.” Now back in Melbourne, Requiem has released new single Takeaway Coffee, ruminating on getting older and the mundane spectacle of daily existence.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

16 Oct 2017

Triple J
30

Those beats are a reallllll nice, chilled pace. I think the flow of those verses could be improved, at times the delivery felt a bit read out. But promising signs!

Those beats are a reallllll nice, chilled pace. I think the flow of those verses could be improved, at times the delivery felt a bit read out. But promising signs!

Review

Deadaccount

19 Oct 2017

40

I'm slightly more a fan of the production and sound design than the hip hop bars personally but I gotta admit, that hook is real catchy, connectable, and with a message deeper than most.

I'm slightly more a fan of the production and sound design than the hip hop bars personally but I gotta admit, that hook is real catchy, connectable, and with a message deeper than most.

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!