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hood rich
New

Artist

hood rich

Dance, Electronic

North Queensland, QLD

Odesity
New

Artist

Odesity

Dance, Electronic, Pop (Future, Electronica, downtempo)

North Queensland, QLD

Jake Carmody
New

Artist

Jake Carmody

Dance, Electronic, Pop

Gold Coast, QLD

Choomba

Featured Artist

2019

8

Apr

Choomba

( )

Gold Coast, QLD

Get to know Choomba! They are our Feature Artist all this week on triple j Unearthed.

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

Well we have always loved techno, house and tech house music to some extent, just never really felt the inspiration to jump in - our sound pulls a lot of inspiration from all those genres but brings in the production approach from the heavier side of Luude, using synths and drums that maybe don't get used as much in house and techno.

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

The intial trigger is always being out on the rinse, and seeing how people react to a tune - there's nothing better than a crowd of people losing their shit - we try to take that energy and build something that's unique to us.

What can punters expect from a Choomba live show?

The longer term plan is for us to play a live show of all original music, with a really engaging production setup - but until then we want our shows to feel like insane house parties run by two idiots, even when we do build up to a bigger live show - we want to always be able to go back and DJ and just have mad fun. So yeah people can expect to see two different styles of show in the future hopefully.

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

Probably from my old footy coach Wazza, he told me "Tim you need to grow the f*ck up".

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

'Smoko' by The Chats. If that doesn't lift your mood you might possibly have no soul.

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

I still call 'Australia Home' by Peter Alan.

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

A hell cheeky edit of 'Home Among the Gum Trees' would get people fizzing like a bag of sherbert in a coke can. Can hear the big dusty open hi-hat on that already working a treat.

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

We went and saw a local band on the gold coast called Ivy, they are sick.

Tell us about the bands or people in the Gold Coast / Tas (you decide) music community that inspire you?

M-phazes is originally from the Gold Coast, which is a pretty big inspiration. Seeing someone coming from here, going all the way up the chain to producing music for some of the best in the world and being a proper professional about it all.

What are your plans for 2019?

We're writing heaps of music and just seeing where that takes us right now. Having a good time playing shows and traveling.

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Lowdown
New

Artist

Lowdown

Dance (House, bass, Groove)

Gold Coast, QLD

LÂLKA

Featured Artist

2021

1

Mar

LÂLKA

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, LÂLKA!

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

I make pop music with lots of glitches and exaggerated sounds; "hyperpop" is a term often used to describe my music. When I was starting out I wasn't able to find band members to stick with me, so I depended on my laptop to make music and that's how I ended up with my sonics. Also, drum machines (unlike drummers) have no ego. 

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

I'm always inspired by other artists, so I can't say that I have ONE GREATEST source of inspiration. I like to make sure I'm across popular culture + music, read a lot, watch movies and stay curious.  

What can punters expect from a LÂLKA live show?

A cardio workout. Seriously. My music is not meant to be consumed standing still.  

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

I used to be really self-conscious about my singing voice, but Rromarin (Kult Kyss) helped me realise the uniqueness of my voice. She actually told me that I shouldn't take any singing lessons bc it'll just polish out all the unique qualities of my style and timbre. Rromarin is one of the best vocalists in AU (and the world) IMHO and to have her validate my voice meant a lot.  

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

Depends why they're crying?

If it's bc they're being bullied: my track 'Make U Nervous' - it's about being aware of one's own power and how it makes others wary of you. Take back your power, make them quake in their boots!

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

This might sound weird but 'Alight' by Ninajirachi. It's not a sad song, but you know how it kinda hurts when you're obsessed/have an intense crush on someone???? That sentiment of being so infatuated but it's all inside your mind and they probably don't know is kinda bittersweet. 

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

'Atomic Blonde' by LÂLKA (feat. BRUX) - that drop is meant to make every ass on the DF shake. 

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

I went to a festival on Boxing Day 2020. I'm usually pretty depressed around Christmas time (it's complicated) so I decided to go to a festival and do a solo rave. It was cathartic.  

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

  • Tim Shiel - his conversations always provoke me to consider my own artistic practice 
  • The people who have worked so hard on independent music publications (shout out Emma from Purple Sneakers and Hayden from Pilerats, for example) - their FB pages got Zuck'ed recently, but I've always admired the way they had spent years taking the time to search for and break emerging Australian artists
  • Nina Las Vegas - she is an amazing curator, and her contributions have made such an impact on the AU music scene 
  • Kučka - for carving her own sonic path 
  • Tkay Maidza - for absolutely killing it, doing her own thing! 

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

I'm gonna do a worldwide livestream on 20th March of me performing new music (as in, in real-time, not pre-recorded) and with augmented reality visuals. I've missed performing soooo much after what 2020 served us, so I am really looking forward to this! After that I'm gonna knuckle down and finish my next body of work (that I've already started). On the frivolous front, I'd really like (but probably can't afford) to get a pair of high-end designer sneakers (Balenciaga is my top preference) so if there's anyone out there who feels generous, HMU. 

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Carmouflage Rose

Featured Artist

2017

28

Aug

Carmouflage Rose

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Bringing you your weekend party anthem is Brisbane rapper, Carmouflage Rose. He's taking Australia's Hip Hop scene into his own hands with his new track 'Late Nights', a fierce fusion of funked-up production and slick vocals.

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

I develop my sound through long hours and dedication to the studio and creating a sound with James Angus. I went through all the stages of becoming an artist, from a rapper's rapper, to a flex rapper and to an emotional rapper and now I've reached the stage where I know I can rap and I'm creating a vibe. To be honest, I just stopped trying so hard. 

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

Pain, love, and emotions. I'm also inspired by good times with people I love and the fact I can do this and not be paid a cent and still be happy doing it.

What can punters expect from a Carmouflage Rose live show?

Hype! It's totally a hype thing. We always have a high energy type vibe and we gradually move into the more heartfelt songs while we cool down. You've got to be ready to express!

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

The best advice I was given was from my brother Wayne. I used to send him my music all the time and he never liked it, until one day he called me and asked me how I was making music that sounded American because I lived in Australia and was born in Zimbabwe. It didn't make sense to him. So he told me I should go back to my roots and mix it with Australian culture and that's how we made my track, 'Late Nights'. 

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

'Late Nights'. Haha. Or UV boi and his track 'Feel Love' for sure and would have to make a cocktail of tracks that includes tracks by Peking Duk, Spenda C, Joyride, Tkay Maidza and of course, Allday. 

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

When it comes to Australian music, I usually listen to my inner circle like Brisbane rapper I AM D and his tracks 'Acceptance Speech' and 'Lessons'. I feel like he really touches some heartfelt emotions I can relate to. So does Gallus with 'Lionheart'. But if I had to choose an international song it would be Whitney Houston with 'I Have Nothing', Luther Vandross with 'Dance With My Father' or James Blunt with 'Goodbye My Lover.

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

I'm gonna be hella bias here and say 'Late Nights' because it really gets the vibe naughty haha. But if it's not 'Late Nights' it has to be Flumes remix of 'HyperParadise' by Hermitude.

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

I saw Kilter and Feki at the Triffid. It was pretty amazing. I love the way they do live shows. The Sonics were also colourful.

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

Midas.Gold for sure. His passion, drive and how he approaches things wholeheartedly amazes me. Gill Bates as well. He was the first to do it like nationally. He's such a creative person when it comes to anything videos, music, drawing and art. He has ideas that can change the world for sure. James Angus also inspires me because he's the guy that brought my voice to your device. His ear for music is amazing and unmatched. His drive and how fast he produces his music is crazy. He's beyond skilled and the pioneer with in the entire Brisbane music community. He's also behind every instrumental coming out of this city right now.

What are your plans for 2017?

I've got heaps of shows coming up, so my plan is to meet a lot of new people at the shows and connect with everyone nationally. There is always more music coming. I've been waiting for this moment my whole life and I'm not slowing down anytime soon. I've also got an EP in the works so look out for that!

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Kayex
New

Artist

Kayex

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop

Sydney, NSW

Zathlute
New

Artist

Zathlute

Dance, Electronic

North Coast, NSW

Alexander Absynth
New

Artist

Alexander Absynth

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop (bass, Trap, Future, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Enschway
New

Artist

Enschway

Dance, Electronic, Pop (Enschway, chilled, Flume, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Feki
New

Artist

Feki

Electronic (Future, Soul, Ta-Ku, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

ëmmë
New

Artist

ëmmë

Dance, Electronic, Pop (dance, Electronic, Pop, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Rore
New

Artist

Rore

Dance, Electronic (dance, House, Deep House, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Moss
New

Artist

Moss

Dance, Electronic (Electronic, dance, bass, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Yvng Jalapeño
New

Artist

Yvng Jalapeño

Dance, Electronic

Brisbane, QLD

NOY
New

Artist

NOY

Dance, Electronic (#bass, #basshouse, #Dance, ...)

Brisbane, QLD