Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Sounds like

Kaytranada, FKJ, Tom Misch


band members

Caleb Williams


Influences

D'angelo, Kimbra, Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Taylor McFerrin


Unearthed artists we like

BILLY DAVIS, JANEVA, Crooked Letter


Bio

For lovers of the Soulquarian movement, Tentendo's debut single 'One Stop Shop' will be a pleasant throwback to past pleasures, while still holding the ability to resonate with modern hip-hop fans. A collaboration between the producer and a fellow Melbournite vocalist (who will, for now, remain unnamed), the track speaks of 'hanging on to a past relationship even though you know it's toxic', while shining light on the multi-faceted musician's promising ability.

Tentendo has a diverse background in his music and production life, studying bass guitar and music performance, before a wrist injury turned his attention to production recently when he was unable to play. Shifting his energy to production he found interest and influence in a range of artists, citing Taylor Mcferrin, Flying Lotus, J Dilla and the Roots as his musical inspiration.

His production took a positive turn over the past year as he joined forces with rising Melbourne act Billy Davis (for who he plays bass and produces), who have seen recent support from the likes of BBC1, Okayplayer, and High Snobiety, while sharing the stage with the likes of Anderson Paak and Blackalicious. From there, he has gone on to produce for several other artists in the growing Billy Davis camp, Blasko and Jordan Dennis, while also launching his own solo career. As part of this nurturing Melbourne collective, expect to hear lots more from Tentendo, with 'One Stop Shop' just scratching the surface of what is sure to be a fruitful career.

Review

Review by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

06 Jul 2017

Triple J
40

The sauce is real.

The sauce is real.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

04 Jul 2017

Triple J
45

another new artist with a new song that sounds like they've been smashing it for years. so suave, soulful, complete and balanced.

another new artist with a new song that sounds like they've been smashing it for years. so suave, soulful, complete and balanced.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Jul 2017

Triple J
45

This is dynamite! Voice is commanding as hell and Caleb's work on the keys is precisely slippery.

This is dynamite! Voice is commanding as hell and Caleb's work on the keys is precisely slippery.