Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Tags

hip hop


band members

Tasman Keith


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Bio

From a young age Tasman Keith has been compelled to continue the great traditions of his people by telling stories through music. As the son of hip-hop pioneer Wire MC ; Tasman brings forward the next generation of his family, delivering a powerful message through a unique sound of hip-hop, trap, R&B and neo-funk.
“Tasman Keith represents the strength in talent pushing the wave of Australian hip hop into new territory” – Sosefina Fuamoli, The AU Review
2018 exhibited an incredible year for Tasman with the release of his debut EP, Mission Famous , which was recorded in Skinnyfish Music ’s Studio G . Teaming up with ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig and Bad Apples Music’s own Nooky , Tasman was able to present a meaningful story inspired by his community of Bowraville. Tasman has continued to impress with his releases. His lead single ‘ My Pelopolees’ became staple hit with over 364k streams on Spotify , along with ‘ Divided’ featured on Apple Music ’s hip-hop playlist The New Australia and ‘ Mission Famous’ having earned a high-rotation spot on triple j and Spotify playlist All Aussie Hip-Hop .
“Tasman's EP is powerful, and this is a fantastic moment off of it” - Nick Findlay, triple j
Tasman is prominent on the scene as a performer, co-headlining the Sydney Opera House with fellow rapper Dobby. He also travelled the Australian East-coast on his first headline tour , The Mission Famous Tour and appeared at Barunga Festival (NT) . Previously sharing the stage with renowned Australian artists such as A.B. Original , Briggs , Birdz, Omar Musa and Caiti Baker , Tasman was lucky enough to end the year opening for Royce da 5’9” (Bad Meets Evil, Slaughterhouse) at Manning Bar .
2019 has continued to bring major attention to Tasman, with his most recent single ‘move up’ only to be followed up with the impressive ‘ Prey’ - both earned high rotation on triple j . The release of ‘ move up’ also lead to appearances at acclaimed festivals such as St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (NSW), Groovin’ the Moo (NSW), Bass in the Grass (NT), St Kilda Festival (VIC) along as a support slot with powerhouse group Haiku Hands’ latest national tour.
Tasman will see out the year with the ‘Evenings’ EP with Stevie Jean, a showcase at Bigsound, solo single releases and more performances around Australia. In collaboration with Entropico, Tasman will release Mission Famous: The Film, providing an insight into life in Bowraville, the extreme highs and lows in everyday life there and celebrating collective achievements of his hometown. Keep an eye out for a striking range of releases across a range of media continuing to echo the powerful message he presents in his music and using his platform to be an unstoppable voice for social justice and Indigenous issues. Tasman gears up for bigger opportunities to further his music, teaming up with his producer/brother Kapital J , to inspire a strong family-based narrative. Venturing into sounds that will rattle the music scene, this will lead Tasman Keith to be cemented as the future face and voice of hip-hop.

Unearthed in 2019

Laneway Festival

30 Dec 2018

Winner

Tasman Keith

Tasman Keith

Review

Review by Bryce Mills Bryce Mills

28 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

Just heard this one on Unearthed radio and now I need a lie down

Just heard this one on Unearthed radio and now I need a lie down

Review

Review by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

18 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

That Papertoy and Tasman chemistry is getting scary. This tune is a must. COOOOLD.

That Papertoy and Tasman chemistry is getting scary. This tune is a must. COOOOLD.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

01 Feb 2019

Triple J
45

woooooooooooooooah this is my fave from you so far!

woooooooooooooooah this is my fave from you so far!