Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Roots


Sounds like

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


band members

Swaz Benjamin, Dameza, AO & Ziak.


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, Promise


Website

swzmusic.bandcamp.com

Bio

Drawing equal influence from neo-soul, roots & future beats as much as he does from all forms of hip-hop & spoken word Swaz Benjamin’s fluid lyricism & fresh musical backdrops deliver light hearted odes to enjoying life, harder hitting thought provoking pieces & motivating messages.

Swaz has played shows with Thundamentals, Horrorshow, Akil (Jurassic 5), Adrian Eagle, B Wise, Buck 65 (Canada), Maundz, Pez, Lotek (UK), Hau (Koolism/Triple J), Omar Musa & Luka Lesson, as well as playing Marion Bay Falls Festival, Vibrance Festival & many community events.

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 available now.

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), Lucas Miller & Michelle Monique Blessie.

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.

email swazbenjamin@gmail.com

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'Souled Out Volume One: Daze Gone Bye' digital LP available now
* swzmusic.bandcamp.com
* Vinyl & Launches this summer

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Instagram: @SwazBenjamin

Facebook: (facebook.com/swazbenjamin)

Watch

"Days": (youth.be/BxmHmSvT5i4)

"Daze Gone Bye" (youtube.com/watch?v=5rkjTCALP9A)
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Review

aj

11 Feb 2019

50

Great stuff!

Great stuff!

Review

aj

11 Feb 2019

50

Just caught myself grooving in the kitchen, morning coffee in hand. Nice one Swaz.

Just caught myself grooving in the kitchen, morning coffee in hand. Nice one Swaz.