Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Omar Musa, Remi, Drapht, Dylan Joel, Thundamentals, Urthboy


Influences

A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Cypress Hill, Talib Kweli, Nirvana, Anderson.Paak, Sublime, Curtis Mayfield, Common, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Hilltop Hoods, Thundamentals, The Police, Bob Marley


Unearthed artists we like

Omar Musa, Akouo, Marcus, Dispraze, Nibs


Website

swzmusic.bandcamp.com

Bio

https://www.facebook.com/swazbenjamin/

Drawing equal influence from soul, roots & electronic music as much as he does from all forms of hip-hop & spoken word, Swaz Benjamin’s particular brand of music has taken time to manifest.

Hailing from the humble island of Tasmania - after some years rapping & crooning on street corners, in backyards, home studios & on stages from Tasmania to Tanzania - Swaz’s debut album Souled Out Volume One: Daze Gone Bye is set to be released on June 15.

Daze Gone Bye is a reflection on youth, it captures the vibe of an era, tells stories from times past & then plants itself firmly in the present. The fluid lyricism delivers light hearted odes to enjoying life, as well as harder hitting thought provoking pieces, & motivating messages. The album's musical backdrop although fresher than ever, pays homage to the type of music that the artist resonated with during his earlier youth (primarily soulful hip-hop of the early 2000s from Australia, the US, the UK & Europe).

The album’s primary collaborator is Melbourne producer HFNR (WVS music) who co-produced or produced all songs. Other collaborators include IAMMXO (Diafrix), Chasm (Astronomy Class), Sensei Walingh (Netherlands), Lucas Miller & Michelle Monique Blessie.

Following on from Daze Gone Bye, in the near future you can expect a variety of music from Swaz that ranges from organic acoustic feels, through to the progressive sounds of today. 

Swaz Benjamin has supported international artists Akil (Jurassic 5), Buck 65 (Canada) & Lotek (UK) as well as Australian artists including Thundamentals, Maundz, Hau (Koolism), Omar Musa & Luka Lesson.

email swazbenjamin@gmail.com

Instagram @SwazBenjamin (you can access all artist links from here)

Facebook Swaz Benjamin (facebook.com/swazbenjamin)

Youtube Swaz Benjamin (youth.be/BxmHmSvT5i4)

Bandcamp Swaz Benjamin (swzmusic.bandcamp.com)

All tracks taken from “Souled Out Volume One: Daze Gone Bye”

https://youtu.be/BxmHmSvT5i4

Review

50

Great production!

Great production!

Review

Jenzenn

19 Sep 2017

50

Yep....another amazing intelligent entertaining tune.

Yep....another amazing intelligent entertaining tune.