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Philly

Featured Artist

2014

28

Jul

Philly

( )

Mildura-Swan Hill, NSW

From the moment the words of Naughty By Nature hit Philly's ears, one thing in his life was certain, hip hop was the only way of life for him. Check out our interview with triple j unearthed's NIMA winner Philly from Mildura.

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

I grew up listening to hip-hop artists such as Naughty By Nature and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince which is why I love making upbeat, motivational, feel good and uplifting type music, I also grew up listening to a lot of country music which is a reason why I like telling stories through music and Tupac has been a huge influence on me coming up and because of that I'm also on a conscious tip, I guess with all of these elements I'm still trying to find a balance so I'm still developing as an artist but I'm finding my sound more and more each day and I will perfect my craft in the near future.

 

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

The greatest source of inspiration as of late has been my people and my family, when I first started making music it was just for fun but now that I've become more conscious of what my people (the Indigenous Australians) have been through and what we are still going through today it really inspires me to help any way i can and music is the best way I know how.

 

What can punters expect from a Philly live show?

Honestly I don't plan my set, I don't plan transitions and sometimes change the order of my tracks during my set so it's a surprise for everyone myself included but one thing I can guarantee is that you can expect a lot of energy and crowd interaction.

 

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

The best advice I can remember receiving was "just have fun" I can't remember who it was from because I've been given so much advice from so many people since i started but it really stuck with me.

 

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

A track that comes to mind straight away is Treaty by the legendary Yothu-Yindi, it has a deep message behind it but you can't help but to dance to it and I'm a bit of a clown so whoever it is that's upset will definitely get a full performance of me getting my boogy on while singing along to it.

 

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

An Australian track that I can think of to bring them emotions out would have to be Took The Children Away by Archie Roach, the combination of Uncle Archies voice and the message he brings with it is very heavy and you can tell from the emotion in his words that its coming from his heart, this song will definitely touch everyone.

 

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

Holdin On by Flume the mans a genius and that track always gets my head bumpin'

 

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

I actually haven't been to much gigs in Melbourne that I haven't been a part of and I've had a ridiculous amount of gigs so far this year and everyone of them were fun I definitely have to catch a gig soon though sometimes it's good just being in the audience and I'm hoping that will be my homie L-Fresh because I haven't caught any of his gigs yet but I've been meaning to.

 

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

Mildura has a pretty cool scene when it comes to music I've been to a couple gigs there that are mostly heavy metal which I'm not the biggest fan of but I have a lot of friends that ask me to come along and support them, our hip-hop scene is small but is growing slowly which is great. WZRDKID are dope as you might know and I have a couple other friends that are crazy talented when it comes to rap they call themselves Dismal & Grim1 they haven't released anything yet but I promise I'll push them to get something out.

 

What are your plans for Philly in 2014?

Release an album and go on tour they're my top priority as an artist right now, I have a long way to go so this year I want to build my fan base then take it even further next year.

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HANCOQ
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HANCOQ

Hip Hop

Melbourne, VIC

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Darcy Baylis

Dance, Electronic, Pop, Rock (alternative, Pop, Emo, ...)

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Dance

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Electronic

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LUCIANBLOMKAMP

Electronic (Shlohmo, James Blake, Mount Eerie, ...)

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Dance, Electronic, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

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Hip Hop

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SADIVA

Electronic, Hip Hop, Roots (hiphop, beats, maschine, ...)

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Milwaukee Banks

Featured Artist

2014

7

Jul

Milwaukee Banks

Melbourne, VIC

Milwaukee Banks stroll a perfectly fine line between electronica, R'n'B, and rap, making sounds so sexy, you cannot help but sway your hips to. A collaboration that pushes both of these talented artists into new territory as yet undiscovered by man or machine. Check them out as this week's feature artist on Unearthed.

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

We make spaced-out rap and R&B vibes for your headphones. Our sound developed really when Dyl contacted Edo to do some raps on some of his electronic music project production. We discussed some ideas we had about different vibes we were feeling at the time and then bam, the first track we wrote together was Sweater Made of Gold.

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

Our greatest source of inspiration for writing music is each other and all our friends. We've both got inspiring creative friends with heaps of different backgrounds, and they inspire us to keep doing what we’re doing and to keep pushing ourselves in our creative pursuits.

What can punters expect from a Milwaukee Banks live show?

Our live show is 45 minutes of sensory bliss. We perform our songs (and occasionally a few new tracks) to fully syncronsied motion graphic visuals made by our friend Jason Lee. You can also expect to see and hear plenty of basketball banter!

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

I’m not sure who it was but I was advised early on to just never stop writing tracks. And it is good advice, keep writing – you never know when you’ll hit gold!

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

You need those uplifting ballad vibes. So I would play Client Liaison – Feelings, every time you hear that song you feel like you can take on the world!

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

Hmm, we don’t usually want to make people cry, but if you need to hear those deep feels to let a cry out, listen to Namine – The Train, you might get a bit teary…

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

We’d drop Flight Tonight - Love me no more, from his edits EP.

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

We went to see local hip hop crew RaRa at Boney. Those dudes are awesome live. Lots of energy, rad beats, great vibes!

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

KIRA – KIRA is a collective of beat makers in Melbourne that have done some really cool work and inspire us on the regular! We worked with them on our title track Rose Water on our EP.

Fletch – Our homegirl Maquarie is a local club dj and radio host, she is always keen to hear and share new music and she always stay based.

Andrei Eremin – This guy has mad talent and an inspiring work ethic.

Nuff said. Mata and Must – These guys are possibly the hardest working artists in the Melbourne hip-hop scene. Their sound is grimey and underground. They own and run an independent label Pang Productions.

W1SP - W1SP is a producer from Melbourne. He’s a hard worker and a bit of a perfectionist. His catalogue isn't deep but what he has dropped is straight fire! Keep an eye out for him.

What are your plans for Milwaukee Banks in 2014?

We’ve released our EP which was a pretty major step for us, and now we’re looking forward to playing some shows, including BIGSOUND in September. After that we should get to work on an album!

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Alice Ivy

Featured Artist

2016

19

Sep

Alice Ivy

( )

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne producer Alice Ivy is one of the winners of our Listen Out competition. She'll be taking her blissed out soul-inspired beats to the 909 stage of Listen Out in Melbourne this Saturday, September 24.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I have always been super into soul music. I used to play in an all girl soul band, we used to arrange old soul classics by Marvin Gaye, Etta James, and also soul stuff by artists such as Jill Scott. Playing this music is what made me obsessed with it. A few years ago I was introduced to J Dilla and The Avalanches, and I was really inspired to make music like that - beat driven sampled soul that just made you feel good.  Once I got into production at uni I realised this is what I wanted to do!
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Creating music that makes people feel good and excited. I love that adrenaline rush you get when you listen to a song that you just love, I try and keep this in mind whenever I write. 
 
What can punters expect from an Alice Ivy live show?
A really sweaty good time. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
'Always BYO Linen' - Melinda Dine. I learnt the hard way on tour last weekend. 
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
The Avalanches - Because I'm Me
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Natalie Imbruglia - Shiver
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Christine Anu - My Island Home, classic Australiana banga. 
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Last local show I went to was Alexander Bigg's single launch. It was phenomenal, if you haven't heard him you need to check this guy out. 
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
There are so many bands in Melbourne who are absolutely killing it at the moment. Particularly recently at BigSound, it was so great seeing so many Melbourne bands up there showcasing! Artists that really inspire me are those who are amazing at what they do musically and who are just genuine people. I'm talking about artists such as Ainslie Wills and Alex Lahey - dead set legends. 
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2016?
The rest of 2016 is looking insane, I am lucky enough to be playing some pretty amazing festivals and tours this summer! Will do some writing in between ;)

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Kwasi
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SK Simeon

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SK Simeon

Roots (Mathius Walukaga, Madoxx Ssematimba, Tenor Saw, ...)

Gippsland, VIC

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Yaw Faso

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop, Roots (#Alternative #Indie #electronic #hiphop #Afrobeat #EDM #Dancehall)

Melbourne, VIC

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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Nasty Mars
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Artist

Nasty Mars

Hip Hop (Soul, Jazz, r&b, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

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Electronic, Hip Hop, Punk (Jazz, Lounge Rap, kanye west, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

REMI

Featured Artist

2012

13

Feb

REMI

( )

Melbourne, VIC

Remi is a 20-year-old Melbourne MC turning heads with his debut album 'Regular People Shit'. Get a taste of it right here.

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

I just listen to artists that I like, and how they get their personalities across through their music. I also recorded a bunch of songs that will never see the light of day, and worked my arse of until I was happy with how they sounded. With the beats, we tried to create a balance of organic sounds, with electronic bass instruments, though still trying to keep it as natural as possible.

What’s a Remi live show like?

If it’s up to my friends, wild as f**k! I love performing live, so I just get really amped and, usually, the crowd feeds off that and it results in pandemonium.

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

Everything that J Smith (producer) has ever told me. Except for when he tells me I should eat less Nando’s, then he doesn’t know what the f**k he’s talking about.

Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.

I’m pretty lucky in the sense that the people who inspire me are in my team. Whether it is, Run For Your Life or the UY collective. J Smith has probably been my biggest inspiration/mentor. N’fa’s been like a brother and mentor. Syreneyiscreamy & Chris Scott’s voices make me pull my finger out on hooks. My homie Jarryd Williams, who is the other Leader of the UY collective, makes me hustle. Everyone else holds down his or her own instruments, whether it’s a camera or knowledge about the industry, and that makes you want to work harder. It’s basically my family (both real and musical) that inspires me, in the un-cheesiest way possible.

What’s coming up for you in 2012?

I’ve got a gig this Wednesday for Uncomfortable beats at Bar Open on Brunswick Street, that I’m pretty excited for. Heading up to Sydney this weekend to See Hau with the Run For Your Life peeps. Got some gigs in Perth during March, which will be siiiiiiick. Writing a bunch more tracks, and finding out how to make money by doing this music shit.

Australian music is…?

...slept on by the world.

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ECCA VANDAL
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ECCA VANDAL

Electronic, Punk, Rock (future-dancefloor)

Melbourne, VIC

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RaRa

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop (rap, Soul, Electronic, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

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Hip Hop, Pop (hip hop, Trap, Funk, ...)

Perth, WA

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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DRMNGNOW
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DRMNGNOW

Electronic, Hip Hop

Melbourne, VIC