Soul Language is a Melbourne based hip-hop duo with producer Stay Nice (The Allganiks) and emcee Tom Kwan. The duo has created visions big enough to match their level of passion for the music. "We want to create straight up amazing hip hop, the kind that people can relate to all over the world. We believe that because hip hop is one of the forms of music closest to a conversation, it has a huge potential to deeply connect with, move and influence listeners."
After almost two years of slogging it out in the studio, Soul Language has recently completed their debut EP titled Whadup Life? This is due for release on 8th of April 2016. The launch party in Melbourne is planned for 22nd of April at bar 303 Northcote.
Lately, the duo has been collaborating with some very talented local musicians with the aim of showcasing some of their songs from the upcoming EP with a live band. Since January 2016 they have been back on the local circuit playing at venues all around Melbourne.
For the better part of the last decade Stay Nice has been exploding through the underground Australian hip hop scene. His production flashes a unique style of dreamy soul moving melodies sprinkled delicately over head nod official drum kits and face melting bass-lines. Since first grabbing the attention of many of Australia's hip hop fans with his work as the main sound behind the Allganiks' debut album First Words, Stay Nice has since been collaborating with some of the scene’s best up and coming artists including Coin Banks, Royalty Noise, Tumi, Rayjah45 and Elf Tranzporter.
Tom Kwan, the group's emcee, has been pulsing through the Melbourne hip hop world since he began playing shows alongside some of the city's most talented emcees in 2011. Over the last four years he has earned a reputation for excellent live performances and a solid freestyle ability. In partnership with DJ’s Daily and Decktektive, Tom has been organising and also hosting the city’s most popular open mic freestyle night that goes by the name of Can I Kick It? This weekly event has seen the emcee actively engage in supporting the community's up and coming rappers whilst displaying undeniable freestyle talent and helping to enrich the city's freestyle culture. Tom's debut solo EP The Rain was released in late 2015 and since then has received a consistently positive response with nationwide radio play.
You can catch Soul Language rocking shows at local venues all around Melbourne and festival gigs across Australia. Be sure to get down to their Launch party at Bar 303 on the 22nd of April.