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JANEVA
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JANEVA

Dance, Electronic, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

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New

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yung wiz

Dance, Hip Hop

Illawarra, NSW

Erik Sanders

Featured Artist

2017

23

Oct

Erik Sanders

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Get ready! Brisbane Hip Hop artist Erik Sanders is about to dominate this year’s Sprung Festival as our triple j Unearthed comp winner! Check out his latest track ‘Purple Panther ft Reese Laflare’. It’s fun, bright and loaded with energy.

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

I grew up in a hip-hop family, so it was natural for me to find a love for the music. When I started, I used to rap in a boom bap lyrical style but I ended up finding a good balance between rapping but still being melodic at the same time because I really wanted my melodies in my music to stick with people. 

 

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

Taking a break from writing and living life for a few days. 

 

Tell us about your latest single ‘Purple Panther ft Reese Laflare’.

I had been sitting on 'Purple Panther' for a minute, trying to find a good feature for it, and I happened to meet Reese Laflare at a showcase we both performed at in Sydney. So it worked out perfect to get him on the song after we met. This is also my personal favourite song I've made by far.

 

What can punters expect from an Erik Sanders live show?

Heavy bass, auto-tune and thunder.

 

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

The best advice I've received was from myself. Which is to not get too attached to things in life because everything around us is disposable. Houses, clothes, people etc. Things come and go so I had to accept that at a very young age and live with it.

 

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

Erik Sanders - 'In The Air Feat. Allday'.

 

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

 Shannon Noll - 'What About Me'.

 

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

That's a no-brainer! Erik Sanders - Purple Panther Feat. Reese Laflare

 

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

Travy P at The Black Bear Lodge. I played that night as well. Travy turned that place upside down with a sore throat. It was beautiful.

 

Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.

Strictly the people in my friend circle. It's a small circle but we all understand each other's intentions and vision.

 

What are your plans for 2017?

Keep playing shows, keep getting my money, lining up the flex for next year, and drop a new single since my EP got pushed to the start of 2018.

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Sophiegrophy

Featured Artist

2018

15

Jan

Sophiegrophy

Melbourne, VIC

Sophiegrophy is this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist!

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

My music is about positive vibes and appreciating and understanding yourself. I developed my sound by discovering who I was and wanted to be as an artist. Understanding who i was as an artist helped create my sense of style and my own unique sound.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

My greatest source of inspiration for my music is my family 

What can punters expect from a Sophiegrophy live show?

A fun and inspiring show that isn’t about the segregation between the artist on stage and the audience watching but rather a show as a whole and everyone coming together 

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

My Mum, she always tells me to treat everybody with one heart.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

IM THE REALI$T 

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

Let you down Peking duk

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

Air wolf ‘Blazin’

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

Fomo Festival, it was absolutely amazing 

Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.

Every artist in Melbourne and the whole of Australia is an inspiration. 

What are your plans for 2017?

My plans for 2017 to release more music 

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Kaiit

Honeyed vocals, fierce rhymes and a bold electric style to match, 19-year old Melbourne artist Kaiit, brings you a whole lot of attitude and sweet soul sounds with her latest offering 'Natural Woman'.

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

My music is a reflection of things I listen to and that inspire me, including hip-hop, jazz, RnB and neo soul. I feel like I'm constantly developing my sound and I do that through collaborating in the studio and just trying new things.

What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

I get inspiration from everything including a sentence someone might say, to hearing one of my favourite songs that I haven't heard in a while. Another great source of inspiration are my personal thoughts, feelings, things happening in my life and those close around me.

What can punters expect from a Kaiit live show?

What people can expect from my live shows are getting to know me and my playful personality, listening to a whole set of unreleased music and just meeting and relating to others and my music.

What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?

The best advice I have been given is to not expect anything from anyone and to stop being fixated on how people view me (especially people I don't know) and these are all things I had to learn for myself.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

The 'Nut Bush' is Australian right? Haha. I loved The Sapphires movie where Jessica Mauboy kills the cover of 'I'll take you there'. It's definitely a feel good number!

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

Shannon Noll - 'What About Me'.

You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

Diafrix - 'Before You Go'.

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

The last gig I went to was Koda at The Workers Club. It was great to see people my age doing their thing and really enjoying themselves. Their songs have inspired me to start writing more music.

Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.

I'm inspired by many people and things. This includes one of my mentors MoMo, and Mzrizk who has been so supportive of me. I'm also inspired by young people pursuing what they love!

What are your plans for 2017?

My plans for 2017 are to release more music, powerful visuals and a lot more gigs!!!
 

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Lara Andallo
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Artist

Lara Andallo

Hip Hop, Pop (Rnb, r&b, Pop, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Shukura Chapman
New

Artist

Shukura Chapman

Indie, Roots (Soul, blues, roots, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Nhatty Man
New

Artist

Nhatty Man

Roots (Ethio Jazz, Afro Beat, Reggae, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Phoebe Dubar
New

Artist

Phoebe Dubar

Dance, Electronic, Pop, Roots (#Modern Funk, #boogie, #funk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Madam Parker
New

Artist

Madam Parker

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop, Roots (hip hop, RnB Soul Electronic, "Alternative "indie"chill"pop"electronic)

Sydney, NSW

MIKE AKOX
New

Artist

MIKE AKOX

Dance, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Roots (Wizkid, #Afro-beats, #african #Beat #Needsrap, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Ivy Adara
New

Artist

Ivy Adara

Indie, Pop

Sydney, NSW

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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