Meet Sydney Hip Hop game changers and this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Triple One.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Even though we're rooted in hip-hop, we've always loved to experiment. Some of our tracks are more trap-heavy, some are more melodic, some are centred around chunky guitar riffs. Having four members means that everyone brings their flavour to the table. We also collaborate and play shows with street rappers, grime emcees, R&B singers, rock bands, punk bands. We take a little bit of everything that we love - no matter the genre - mash it together, keep our fingers crossed and pray that it works.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Watching the sunset while riding the train from Hurstville station, and spending time with our loved ones and pets.
What can punters expect from a Triple One live show?
A couple of sing-a-longs, some high-quality merchandise, lots of obnoxious yelling and maybe a circle pit or two, if you're lucky.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
“If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost" - Gucci Mane
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Hunters & Collectors with ‘Holy Grail’.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Natalie Imbruglia with ‘Torn’.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Depending on what type of party it is...
Sydney Serchaz - Fuckin' Oath
Riot In Belgium - La Musique
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
Fraksha - Creepin' ft. Diem & Brinks
Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
That was actually our own gig with SCK CHX, last weekend at Waywards. It started at 4:00pm, people got rowdy, we had pho for dinner, we were in bed by 9:30pm, it was mad.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you?
How about this for a big namedrop: Johnny Hunter, ChillinIt, Mitchos Da Menace, Fortay, Sydney Serchaz, Turquoise Prince, One Day, Big Village, Elefant Traks, imbi the girl, Hau, Slim Set, Raj Mahal, Phil Fresh, Kwame, SCK CHX, Manu Crooks, BLESSED, B Wise, and about a million other Sydneysiders making music. Also, a big shout out to all the venues like the Botany View Hotel who host our shows and give us chicken schnitzels and/or fruit platters on our rider.
What are your plans for 2018?
In July, we'll be embarking on the 'Eastconnex' tour with our good mates, Johnny Hunter. After that, we'll be dropping a couple of throwaway bangers before releasing a very sad EP in late 2018. Also, Lil Dijon is going to get a new hairstyle, so stay tuned for that. Thankyou to triple j and all our fans for the consistent support, we love you all.
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