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3K

Featured Artist

2019

10

Jun

3K

Melbourne, VIC

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Sophiya
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Sophiya

Hip Hop, Pop (artist, Creator, Producer)

Melbourne, VIC

Kobi Spice
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CD
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JK-47

Featured Artist

2020

20

Jul

JK-47

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North Coast, NSW

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, JK-47!

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

Well I've been writing and rhyming since 14 so it’s taken me nearly 10 years to get to where I’m at. I didn’t always sound and rap like this. My rhymes and voice developed and evolved over time along with the content of my writing, and I think when I joined Gratis Minds it gave me a chance to express what was truely on my mind. In my early years of rapping, I was just a wanna-be, because I was looking to America and a lot of hard rappers for inspiration because that’s what I though I had to be to be liked. But I was trying to be something I wasn’t. Now I’m looking in my own backyard and realising I got my own story to tell. And I should tell it raw and as real as I can. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

Sometimes listening to the greats like, Tupac, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Nipsey Hustle (just to name a few) gets me in the mood. Sometimes it comes from the beat when I feel it, I just gotta write to it because it just comes to me. Mostly it comes from inside. Just wanting a better life for my family. Hoping I can write a song that can relate to everyone. I wanna take care of my people but I hope I write the type of music that speaks to everybody everywhere and sparks change at the same time. Not just some banger that you hear in the club. Something timeless.
 
What can punters expect from a JK-47 live show?

Pure energy from the jump. You can hold me to that.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

My mum always told me to give all my problems and cares to God. Like if I had a problem she couldn’t solve, she’d say “Give it to The Lord son.” And for me giving my problems to God takes all that weight of my shoulders. It helps my smile and love my wife and son more. Appreciate the good I got and a focus without frustration. And God always makes it work out in the end so that’s probably the best advice given to me that’s help me the most.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

'Yil Lull' by Joe Geia.

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

'Took the Children Away' by Archie Roach.
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

'Relief' by Gratis Minds.
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

Before Corona hit, at the start of February I opened up for Adrian Eagle and after my set I sat back and watched him do his thing. He was real dope. You could feel everything he was putting down. Mad energy.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney / Tweed Heads South music community that inspire you.

There’s a lot of musical talent where I’m from. Young and old. Though I’m choosing to drop this solo album, I’m in 3 different groups all from the same place with mad talent. East Coast Brotherhood, Gratis Minds and Kinship Collective. There’s so much to say about the musical talent and potential there is in Tweed I don’t know where to start. But I think there’s a lot of people yet to be discovered from Tweed Heads. 
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2020?

Connect with people in a positive way through my music and give strength and motivation to those who need it. I started this a long time ago but this is still just the beginning for me. I have a lot of other tracks   waiting to be heard by Australia and the world but you’ll know about them soon enough. 

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Agung Mango

Featured Artist

2020

3

Feb

Agung Mango

Melbourne, VIC

This week's feature artist is Melbourne rapgod Agung Mango.

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Ben Alpine
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Ben Alpine

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop (Indie, Pop, House, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Japanese Wallpaper

Featured Artist

2014

1

Sep

Japanese Wallpaper

Melbourne, VIC

This year's Unearthed High winner Japanese Wallpaper has just released his brand new single, featuring Jesse Davidson. It follows on from outstanding collaborations with Wafia and Pepa Knight, but who else is on the 17 year-old's 'collaborator wishlist'? And what are his plans for the rest of 2014? Find out below...

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What’s the first thing you’re gonna do when you turn 18?
Most likely just go and see some bands - not being able to get into venues is definitely the worst part of being underage.
 
Who’s on your collaborator wish-list?
Hmm… I think Bon Iver would be pretty beautiful, his voice is so superb. Phoebe (ex-Snakadaktal) would be awesome too.
 
On average, how much time do you spend in your bedroom making tunes each week?
I’m not sure how many hours but definitely a lot! It’s a great way to procrastinate and avoid schoolwork…
 
What’s your go-to snack when making music?
Definitely this frozen yoghurt ice-cream thing that Mum has started buying. It doesn’t last very long when I’m recording ;)
 
What’s your vision for the ultimate Japanese Wallpaper live show?
I’d love to make it a band-driven show at some point - I love playing in bands and I think that with a little tweaking the music would really lend itself to it.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Hmm, 'Pickles From The Jar' by Courtney Barnett would be a pretty good one. Or maybe 'Void' by Seekae. Depends why they were crying in the first place I guess!
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Sorry to use Seekae twice but their song 'You’ll' is a definite tearjerker. Works on me every time.
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
That Polographia and Cosmo’s Midnight collab always goes down well! Or maybe an Andras Fox track. Depends on the party.
 
What are your plans for the rest 2014?
I definitely want to do some more touring and keep developing my show, so hopefully there will be plenty of time for that in the school holidays…

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Soren
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Artist

Soren

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock (Melbourne, alternative, Rock, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Stella Farnan
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Artist

Stella Farnan

Indie, Pop, Rock

Melbourne, VIC

Orange Orange
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Orange Orange

Electronic, Indie, Pop (orange, 0range, orange you glad, ...)

Melbourne, VIC