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Falqo
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Falqo

Dance, Electronic

Sydney, NSW

At Depths
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At Depths

Metal (After The Burial, Veil Of Maya, elitist, ...)

Perth, WA

Ryland Rose

Featured Artist

2013

7

Oct

Ryland Rose

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne rapper Ry delivers complex, crisp lyrics over some slick production from the likes of Hamley and Chiefs. His twenty-something's hip hop is so smooth it'll make you want to buy a convertible just so you can put the top down.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

I've been rapping quite some time now, ever since I was a lot younger just trying to get better and better at it. Over the past few years I've developed more of a interest in actual song writing and I think that's where I found my niche or style. Once I did that it all kinda began to take shape.

You we’re one of the winners of our NIDA video clip competition, and the clip made for your track 'Ride For Me (feat. Shadow Kitsune)' just premiered on rage. In it you channel Frank Sinatra, which looks fun. How did you find the experience of filming the video?

It was great fun, seeing a team of talented students all focusing on the one goal and outcome was pretty motivating. NIDA is a great institute, world class. It was a bit overwhelming arriving on set and seeing 20-30 extra's waiting to shoot their scene, I've definitely never had that before. I'm used to driving all my sets and props around in my car boot and shooting without permits. As soon as we started shooting it I knew it was going to turn out awesome, couldn't have asked for more.

What can an audience typically expect from a Ry live show?

Twerking (jokes), me performing any of my upbeat songs, some bad jokes from me and good ones from my DJ Jimmy, me rapping over a well known song by Phoenix or doing a Drake cover, then closing it all off with a tribute to Biggie Smalls.

What are you doing when you’re not making music?

Running my clothing label RYWS with my girlfriend, using my Dad's laundry to do my washing, or at my part time job awkwardly whispering voice memo's into my phone.

What else is coming up for you in 2013?

My new EP Amnesia comes out late October and then I'm off to the USA just for November. When I come back I'd love to tour a bit more and get straight into finishing off my album that's produced by Hamley!

Australian music is…?

Currently incredible. The music coming out of this country is just as good if not better than the worldwide standard and that goes for all genres. The sense of community has built as well and it's great to see artists crossing over and pushing the boundaries. It's exciting to be a part of it.

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PLANET
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PLANET

Pop, Rock

Sydney, NSW

Southbeach.
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Southbeach.

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop

Sydney, NSW

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Spilt Cities

Indie, Rock (Post-Rock, Indie, indie-rock, ...)

Perth, WA

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Foxquel Pope

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Tiber

Electronic, Hip Hop (bass, hip hop, Electronic, ...)

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White Wash

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artsea

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Daze Affair

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North Queensland, QLD

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The Brown Wunda

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (#hip hop, #rap, #funk, ...)

Sydney, NSW

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Delphine Geoff

Indie, Rock (Alternative Rock, jazzy, Soul-Rock)

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CHIEFS

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop (Sad Boys, Cashmere Cat, Mr Carmack)

Melbourne, VIC

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Lojack

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop

Melbourne, VIC

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Moonsign

Electronic, Indie, Pop (Moonsign, dreampop, Electro, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

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The Dead Love

Indie, Punk (90's, grunge, Punk, ...)

Sydney, NSW

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REKON

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie (Electronic, Indie, dance)

Ballarat, VIC

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H. FORD ESCORT
New

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H. FORD ESCORT

Indie

Newcastle, NSW

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Foreign Correspondent

Indie, Pop (#indiepop, #Psych, #Dreampop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

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New

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Emily Ulman
New

Artist

Emily Ulman

Indie, Pop, Roots (The Magnetic Fields, M Ward, Laura Jean, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

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New

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Hideous Sun Demon

Indie, Punk, Rock (Hideous Sun Demon, Melbourne, post punk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

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New

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Dead Ties

Punk, Rock (Dead Ties, Adelaide, Melodic Hardcore, ...)

Adelaide, SA

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New

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Mary Handsome

Pop, Rock (maryhandsome, goodvibes, surf, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

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TWERL

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie (electronic-dance-new wave-future bass-trap)

Perth, WA

Safe Sex

Featured Artist

2016

7

Mar

Safe Sex

( )

Perth, WA

Safe Sex are a Perth-based duo made up of vocalist Molly Biddle and producer Andrew Wright. Molly describes their sound as a combination of her "effeminate squeak" and Andrew's "bassy tones".

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
The sound emerged as an amalgamation of myself and Andrew Wright (Forest Studios Perth). I always wished I was danq rapper and Andrew makes some incredible hip-hop and electronic stuff. So the music was sort of born of that combination between my effeminate squeak and Andrew’s bassy tones. It’s like a buttered cat, but it’s a perpetual sound that seems to work. There’s a lot going on in our tracks and think that’s sort of emerged as an addictive or obsessive quality we both possess… nothing ever feels quite finished. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
There are a lot of different sources that feed into this project- the music, the performance aspect, the film, the art. For myself, I wanted to make something that was more than it seemed at first glance - and I think I can assume that’s what we all wanted. Sexual repression and repression of identity is something that’s been an ongoing dialogue for a lot of different communities - and for myself on a personal level. I saw a problem, and I sought to apply myself to that problem in a way that might be able to reach people - via pop culture and by the rubbernecking of train wreck. I stumbled upon the best people for the job and I’m lucky to have them invest such intimate parts of themselves in the mission.
 
What can punters expect from a Safe Sex live show?
Punters can expect a live show yes! It’s a thing that’s on the cards. I hope they like DJ, VJ and live performance art because that’s what they’re going to get. It’s going to be bizarre and uncomfortable for everyone involved. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
The best advice I have been given is to be brave. Be brave and don’t apologise. I give that advice to myself every single day. If you’re not harming anyone and you feel passionately about something, there is no reason not to do it and no reason to apologise. I used to apologise because I felt my mere existence was somehow offensive to people. The more you apologise the more people begin seeing you as something that requires an apology. 
Also - listen to people if you are trying to affect change in underrepresented or victimized populations. We are all products of social construction and there is more to this story than you think. This advice comes from the most endearing researcher at my University. She's rad. She probably doesn't even know I exist. 
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
If I wanted to cheer someone up who was crying I would play them something from Gotye, probably Hearts A Mess, because maybe they’re crying because their hearts a mess and they want that validation. Everybody’s heart’s a bit of a mess. 
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
If I wanted to make someone break down into tears I would play them something from The Cat Empire, maybe Fishies, and then tell them it’s not their fault over and over like in Good Will Hunting. 
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
I’m the DJ at a party and the dance floor is pumping… but it’s well past my bedtime and I want out (slight change of tactic). So I cut the music and play a little Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and start reading aloud from chapter one of ‘”And the Ass Saw the Angel.” Nick Cave is an incredible novelist, people don’t know that. 
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The very last local gig I went to was The Brow’s single release at AMPS in Perth. They’re friends of mine and I danced like there was a bee on me. It was great. You can always count on a great live show from those guys. 
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the WA music community that inspire you.
Western Australian bands that inspire us are Empire Of The Sun (Luke Steele), S.O.X., Abbe May, Sun City, Marksman Lloyd, The Love Junkies, The Siren Tower, Our Man In Berlin… we’re probably leaving a lot out… we hear a lot of great music emerging from WA.
 
What are your plans for 2016?
Oh my goodness gosh. World peace. But for seriously, we have a bunch of new and bizarre tracks hibernating until we decide to release them. I guess something that stands out about us is that we’re not precious about releases or perfection - we just keep churning out material and sharing our music as soon as we can, however we can - so we can move on and keep creating. We have some obscene videos coming out too- all featuring myself and the very talented actor Nick Pages-Oliver (and some new arrivals too), executed by the ingenious Peter Cheng (Acid Flicks). We also have some symbiotic Safe Sex education tips, but I won’t spoil that…

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PL - formally Private Life
New

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PL - formally Private Life

Electronic, Indie (Alternative synth, indie synth, 80s vibes, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

BEARS
New

Artist

BEARS

Indie (#soul #groove #psych #rock)

Melbourne, VIC