Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Popcaan, J Hus, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy


Influences

Kid Cudi, Sean Paul , Mr Eazi, Popcaan, R2Bees


Unearthed artists we like

SK Simeon, Françoistunes, Kaiit, Zac Slater


Bio

With the biggest names in urban pop music riding the current wave of Afrobeat infused sounds, from Drake to Justin Bieber, to Wizkid, to Rae Sremmurd, to French Montana - Australia has its own star in the making who happens to be a purist in the genre.
The 23 year old Ghanaian-Australian from Melbourne’s West, Yaw Faso hit the ground
running earlier this year with the release of two notable singles, Massive & Takeover, being quickly picked up and catching fire on stations such as FBI radio.
It was from this point the young prodigy quickly rose through the ranks of the
Australian music scene, featuring on Kilter's hit Shut It Down, attracting airplay from the likes of international megastar David Guetta, and resident DJs throughout Ibiza. Appropriately timed for the summer festival season, Yaw Faso is now ready to unleash his the single Expose This from his upcoming EP 'Breathe', which is set for release this November. Produced by up and coming producer Bill Will, another talent from the Alt Music Group family, Expose This vibes a summer flavour with Yaw Faso’s distinctive twist of surprise. Cleverly tackling elements of Afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop, and electronic sounds with boundary-breaking versatility.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

i feel goooood. is it the short week or is it yaw faso, both i think.

i feel goooood. is it the short week or is it yaw faso, both i think.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

Feeling Yaw Faso's vibe in a huge way here. Best I've heard from this artist.

Feeling Yaw Faso's vibe in a huge way here. Best I've heard from this artist.

Review

Review by Ebony Boadu Ebony Boadu

08 Apr 2019

Triple J
35

YESSSS more Afro(Aus)Beats please!!!

YESSSS more Afro(Aus)Beats please!!!