Jordan Dennis

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

08 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

I can hear this cheeky smirk of confidence all through your delivery. You've split your bars in these alternating rhythms just like JID do so well, which means, as I'm listening I'm holding on to each lyric to keep up. This helps me appreciate all the lyrical nods and name drops of hip hop legends that you've woven in. Also, on God, the smoke and mirrors of JUJO's produ...

I can hear this cheeky smirk of confidence all through your delivery. You've split your bars in these alternating rhythms just like JID do so well, which means, as I'm listening I'm holding on to each lyric to keep up. This helps me appreciate all the lyrical nods and name drops of hip hop legends that you've woven in. Also, on God, the smoke and mirrors of JUJO's production with those slithering horns are a time warp, it transports me to that magic show in your video clip. To bounce back in time but to sound fresh is a tough thing to do, but you've nailed this transportation trick.

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Maple Glider

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

30 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

You've created a track that feels just like that begging, all giving, suffocating experience of being left alone to ponder who and how we love. From the momentary quiver and break in your voice during the early part of the song, to the offering lyrics, "I can be soft... just what you want", to the borderline grotesque, "pull back my limbs", they all enable us to underst...

You've created a track that feels just like that begging, all giving, suffocating experience of being left alone to ponder who and how we love. From the momentary quiver and break in your voice during the early part of the song, to the offering lyrics, "I can be soft... just what you want", to the borderline grotesque, "pull back my limbs", they all enable us to understand this vulnerable sacrificing position. Alongside this wandering bass and anchoring piano you're singing a song about such emotionally intense moments and yet, you manage to channel them into this beautiful, delicate vocal phrasing. Thank you for singing about such dark spaces so earnestly.

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Swaine Delgado

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

30 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

You've made a track that makes me feel like I'm a stream of warm light coming through a terrarium. It's cozy and nourishing, braiding together the weird pop that sits between Darwin Deez and Rex Orange County. I really like your addition of these soft clicks and chimes but, my favourite bit is the buzzing synth taps popping up now and again. You've captured and bottled up th...

You've made a track that makes me feel like I'm a stream of warm light coming through a terrarium. It's cozy and nourishing, braiding together the weird pop that sits between Darwin Deez and Rex Orange County. I really like your addition of these soft clicks and chimes but, my favourite bit is the buzzing synth taps popping up now and again. You've captured and bottled up that perfect summer afternoon haze - it's freedom and dreaming without the weight of worries.

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Artist

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

24 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

You've made a track that is lean, on it's toes and rowdy. Recently I've been watching docos like 'Last Chance U' that follow the life of talented, up and coming American Football players and this would suit the soundtrack's vibe. It's got that same sweat drenched excitement that Pusha T, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar bring to the flips, touchdowns and cocky ...

You've made a track that is lean, on it's toes and rowdy. Recently I've been watching docos like 'Last Chance U' that follow the life of talented, up and coming American Football players and this would suit the soundtrack's vibe. It's got that same sweat drenched excitement that Pusha T, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar bring to the flips, touchdowns and cocky celebrations that happen during the show. The speedy, agile verse that happens half way through plus, the layered back up vocals create this palpable, gritty hype. I can't wait to see this go hard with people in a sweaty mosh soon.

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DENNI

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

22 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

You've captured that reaching, uncomfortable feeling when searching for a secure home in a person or place within this track. It's like when you're doing a big drive along a coastline - of course, it's pretty, the way it blurs into one bare, long running landscape but, due to all this unoccupied space in your mind all that's left to do as you roll across hundreds of k&#...

You've captured that reaching, uncomfortable feeling when searching for a secure home in a person or place within this track. It's like when you're doing a big drive along a coastline - of course, it's pretty, the way it blurs into one bare, long running landscape but, due to all this unoccupied space in your mind all that's left to do as you roll across hundreds of k's is to think. It's so beautiful how you bend the chorus vocals in and out of the verses, giving that breath were just the words are hanging on their own for a moment. Although it's a song about uncertainty, hearing someone process these familiar and usually isolating feelings is comforting.

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POOKIE

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

22 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

This is a perfect track to do some solo, late night, deep thinking car drives to. It's such an easy one to chuck on repeat because of the low key trap beats, and those deep piano chords. On top of that, like a fairy trap mother, you've sprinkled some solid advice on the lyrics of this track. You have such a calm flow when rolling through the advice you have about setting boundaries, m...

This is a perfect track to do some solo, late night, deep thinking car drives to. It's such an easy one to chuck on repeat because of the low key trap beats, and those deep piano chords. On top of that, like a fairy trap mother, you've sprinkled some solid advice on the lyrics of this track. You have such a calm flow when rolling through the advice you have about setting boundaries, minding your own business and being selective about relationships, which makes it easy for the advice to trickle into my psyche. I'm hoping through some earphone osmosis I might cop some of your "say it with the chest" confidence too...

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Angeles

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

You've tapped into an Alice in Wonderland dimension on this track. Just like Amen Dunes and Beach House, you've got these floating, sliding bass lines and the distant, echoing vocal that creates this beautiful, whining melancholy. This is music that sets everything in slow motion as I fall down the dark rabbit hole, and I'm embracing it.

You've tapped into an Alice in Wonderland dimension on this track. Just like Amen Dunes and Beach House, you've got these floating, sliding bass lines and the distant, echoing vocal that creates this beautiful, whining melancholy. This is music that sets everything in slow motion as I fall down the dark rabbit hole, and I'm embracing it.

Tara Bloom

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

I love how you've mixed this dirty, stomping, two step techno with your cleanly sliced vocals, the tension filled murky bass and scattered clap beats. I'm getting sweaty palms and a racing heartbeat when I listen to this, which perfectly mimics that feeling I get when I've realised my emotional state is at the complete mercy of someone I'm fascinated with. Like the title sta...

I love how you've mixed this dirty, stomping, two step techno with your cleanly sliced vocals, the tension filled murky bass and scattered clap beats. I'm getting sweaty palms and a racing heartbeat when I listen to this, which perfectly mimics that feeling I get when I've realised my emotional state is at the complete mercy of someone I'm fascinated with. Like the title states, this is what obsession feels like.

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NIASHA

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

15 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

From the first crackling bars I knew this was on that subtle, Blu Cantrell, 'Hit 'Em Up Style' trip. You had me cackling when you belted out the lyrics about Boo-Boo the Fool, but what really got me, was the suck-teeth! I ALMOST FELL OVER. I felt like my mother AND my aunties jumped into my headphones on backup disapproval for a second. I love that you haven't just soaked yo...

From the first crackling bars I knew this was on that subtle, Blu Cantrell, 'Hit 'Em Up Style' trip. You had me cackling when you belted out the lyrics about Boo-Boo the Fool, but what really got me, was the suck-teeth! I ALMOST FELL OVER. I felt like my mother AND my aunties jumped into my headphones on backup disapproval for a second. I love that you haven't just soaked your track in heartbreak, you've branded it with the fire that has you bouncing back from a shitty 4 am revelation about an average person. Thank you for making a track I can twerk my tears away to.

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Convenience Store

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

15 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Collectively, you've made a track so blissfully trippy and rhythmic through your layered percussion, guitar plucks, dings and echoes. This is the music playing in my head when I find myself daydreaming in one of those beige tiled, supermarket isles late on a warm Sunday afternoon and I know I don't have to snap out of it because I don't have any rushed plans to make. You've ...

Collectively, you've made a track so blissfully trippy and rhythmic through your layered percussion, guitar plucks, dings and echoes. This is the music playing in my head when I find myself daydreaming in one of those beige tiled, supermarket isles late on a warm Sunday afternoon and I know I don't have to snap out of it because I don't have any rushed plans to make. You've created such a sweet tune for some solo mind wandering.

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Bass

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

19 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

Listening to this song makes me feel a little jealous, cause during my adolescence I didn't keep any tangible mementos from my time as a crushing teenager. You've been able to capture an audible snapshot of the emotions you're going through in this rose-tinted window of time. This tune really highlights your maturity, foresight and sensitivity as an artist. So I'm really hap...

Listening to this song makes me feel a little jealous, cause during my adolescence I didn't keep any tangible mementos from my time as a crushing teenager. You've been able to capture an audible snapshot of the emotions you're going through in this rose-tinted window of time. This tune really highlights your maturity, foresight and sensitivity as an artist. So I'm really happy that you kept the instrumentals to a minimum in the background because really allows you to highlight the lyrics and your flex skills as a singer.

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FOURA

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

18 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

You've managed to get across a wavy, emotional push and pull in this relatively simple track. The roll through of the keyboard chords, the shuffle of the break beat and the minimal "you and me..." lyrics manage to convey so much feeling. I really appreciate that momentary tempo change at the end too because, it gave me a look at all the genres that have guided you as a producer. ...

You've managed to get across a wavy, emotional push and pull in this relatively simple track. The roll through of the keyboard chords, the shuffle of the break beat and the minimal "you and me..." lyrics manage to convey so much feeling. I really appreciate that momentary tempo change at the end too because, it gave me a look at all the genres that have guided you as a producer. You've captured the soul of the early 2000s garage scene, creating a track that we can smile and bounce around to when we need to shake somber thoughts away.

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Frankie

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

18 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

This fires out from the get go with such dark momentum. Straight away I felt like I was forced to keep up with these industrial drum beats and basslines. It's a crushing intersection of rock and RnB elements which creates this frantic energy that feels similar to N.E.R.D's 'She Wants To Move'. You've made a track that's grimy as hell and after a couple of listens I...

This fires out from the get go with such dark momentum. Straight away I felt like I was forced to keep up with these industrial drum beats and basslines. It's a crushing intersection of rock and RnB elements which creates this frantic energy that feels similar to N.E.R.D's 'She Wants To Move'. You've made a track that's grimy as hell and after a couple of listens I recognise you've got a few things to say in those lyrics too...

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Turtle Skull

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

11 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

This is Siiickkk. I was wondering where the Sleep influence was going to come in because it starts off in a pretty mellow spot that's bright with a couple of shining vocal harmonies and the use of some psychedelic guitar melodies. It all became clear in the final minute... that deserves a wall of bone-rattling amps for the end of the track, it's huge.

This is Siiickkk. I was wondering where the Sleep influence was going to come in because it starts off in a pretty mellow spot that's bright with a couple of shining vocal harmonies and the use of some psychedelic guitar melodies. It all became clear in the final minute... that deserves a wall of bone-rattling amps for the end of the track, it's huge.

CLARIYAH BO$$

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

11 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

I'm in awe of how nonchalant you were in the clean switch up of your vocal flow. You really caught me off guard with how you kicked it into a few different gears through this track.

This is solid bar after bar proof that you're driven and focused on getting to where you know you deserve to be as an MC. This track epitomizes fire in the booth and it's clear you are an artis...

I'm in awe of how nonchalant you were in the clean switch up of your vocal flow. You really caught me off guard with how you kicked it into a few different gears through this track.

This is solid bar after bar proof that you're driven and focused on getting to where you know you deserve to be as an MC. This track epitomizes fire in the booth and it's clear you are an artist who is continuously working hard to be a rapper leading from the front.

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SERF

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

11 Aug 2020

Triple J
45

This track had me singing along to the harmonies from the first listen and it took me back to my memories of nakey swims in icy ocean water on balmy summer nights.

I love that you've leaned into creating this cheesy backing track too. You've created a proper homage to the 80's which makes me want to do a Jonathan Pierce (The Drums) inspired dance in my bedroom. I'm cu...

This track had me singing along to the harmonies from the first listen and it took me back to my memories of nakey swims in icy ocean water on balmy summer nights.

I love that you've leaned into creating this cheesy backing track too. You've created a proper homage to the 80's which makes me want to do a Jonathan Pierce (The Drums) inspired dance in my bedroom. I'm currently very far from a beach and warm weather so I'm appreciative of all the nostalgic vibes you've meshed together on this track.

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Szn's

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

11 Aug 2020

Triple J
45

I love that there is no rushing on this. It's so graceful how your vocal floats atop jazz instrumentals, it reminds me of some greats like Jill Scott or Erykah Badu. You've got this similar way of being able to use your voice to embody your feelings. The lyrics through the middle hit me hard too, "...now you want me... is it only, because you're lonely? As a matter of fact I...

I love that there is no rushing on this. It's so graceful how your vocal floats atop jazz instrumentals, it reminds me of some greats like Jill Scott or Erykah Badu. You've got this similar way of being able to use your voice to embody your feelings. The lyrics through the middle hit me hard too, "...now you want me... is it only, because you're lonely? As a matter of fact I just don't care... You've got something I'd rather mess with..." - Wow, haven't we all been there?

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Ryan de Ocampo

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

You've fit the whole love/ lust narrative in a smooth and soulful 4 mins complete with "ohhs", "ahhs", a cassette tape and a voice memo. From the heart stopping moment of meeting a new crush, to the fumbling feeling pre-catch up, to the heart squeeze when they tell you they don't feel the same. I appreciate you laying out your inner monologue under a backing track ...

You've fit the whole love/ lust narrative in a smooth and soulful 4 mins complete with "ohhs", "ahhs", a cassette tape and a voice memo. From the heart stopping moment of meeting a new crush, to the fumbling feeling pre-catch up, to the heart squeeze when they tell you they don't feel the same. I appreciate you laying out your inner monologue under a backing track that's such a jam - it's helped my goofy self feel less singled out by all the feelings!

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Tyler Nakoa

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

You've generously opened yourself up to create this deep, earthy track. You shift so delicately from this earnest, heavy space to unfold it in the chorus through the use of your soaring vocal and intertwined strings to evoke such a range of emotions. Somehow, you've managed to make it rattling and calming all at once.

You've generously opened yourself up to create this deep, earthy track. You shift so delicately from this earnest, heavy space to unfold it in the chorus through the use of your soaring vocal and intertwined strings to evoke such a range of emotions. Somehow, you've managed to make it rattling and calming all at once.

Tim Zen

Review

Review by Tanya Bunter Tanya Bunter

07 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

This is easily one of the more original tracks that I've heard of late. To hear you take a chance and force the drastic switch about a third of the way through, creating an explosion of broken, disintegrating, electronic beats, was so disruptive to listen to in the best way. I could imagine floating in space just watching the cosmos with this playing in my headphones.

This is easily one of the more original tracks that I've heard of late. To hear you take a chance and force the drastic switch about a third of the way through, creating an explosion of broken, disintegrating, electronic beats, was so disruptive to listen to in the best way. I could imagine floating in space just watching the cosmos with this playing in my headphones.