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Author: Daniel Jaramillo

Sarah Connor – ‘Just Breathe’

Written by on 27 February 2018

Sydney rapper Sarah Conner is an artist that brings poetic prowess with a social message into being. She has created her own path in the Australian hip hop scene and has fostered a positive image amongst a hip hop culture that at times glamorises toxic masculinity and misogynistic lyrics. Her latest EP Just Breathe contains [...]

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Mistress OC – ‘Control Alt Delete’

Written by on 8 December 2017

The Australian hip hop scene is a flourishing movement with participants of all ages, genders and ethnicities. Mistress of Ceremony aka Mistress OC is a hailing hip hop artist from Melbourne and after taking a year’s hiatus she has just dropped her latest album Control Alt Delete. Her lyricism is reflective and her choice of [...]

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Omar Musa – ‘Since Ali Died’

Written by on 5 December 2017

Many artists are becoming the voices of society, opposing the current discourse of ugly nationalism, racism and sexism that Australia can be a beacon for. They signify the start of an awakening for what a new Australian narrative could be like; a re-imagining of a fairer and more equal society. Rapper, author and poet Omar [...]

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Ecca Vandal, Born Lion, Haiku Hands

Written by on 13 November 2017

10 November, Oxford Art Factory Musicians cannot be reliant just on albums sales to make their careers. The real test comes from how well an artist can translate their recorded music into a live performance. Having just released her self-titled debut album, Ecca Vandal has been on the road touring intensely around Australia to promote [...]

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Suburban Dark – ‘Death From Below’

Written by on 9 November 2017

As the spirit of Halloween has just blown past leaving its chill behind, the latest Suburban Dark album conjures the sound of ghoulish noises in scary proportions as it takes samples from horror flics and adds bass music to them. Death From Below is the Sydney duos second release and it truly is a dark [...]

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The Big Village Block Party

Written by on 23 October 2017

21 October, Oxford Art Factory In an age of streaming and constant social media click-baiting, it’s easy to forget there is such a concept as a music subculture capable of generating a real sense of community and togetherness. Sydney hip hop collective Big Village has used their music and camaraderie to create not just an [...]

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Luka Lesson, Kahl Wallis

Written by on 17 October 2017

13 October, Brighton Up Bar The art of spoken word is an ancient oral tradition. Over the centuries poetry and music have collided creating an almost transcendental experience that lives beyond the physical realm. Although popular music is ridden with poets, often poetry is reserved for textbooks or to be studied in quiet reading rooms. [...]

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Ecca Vandal – ‘Ecca Vandal’

Written by on 12 October 2017

If you are a millennial, your teenage years were probably spent listening to rap music on your headphones. Or, maybe you were into the whole pop-punk movement or even the nu-metal craze. Music identifies who we are and is a means to being accepted, nurturing a sense of belonging and a method of self-expression. But [...]

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Yours & Owls

Written by on 4 October 2017

1 October, Stuart Park The Australian music festival circuit is one that we can be proud of. Bands and artists from this country and internationally have built their fan base and profile in our backyard, and it is all thanks to the loyalty and dedication of Australian audiences who go annually to these festivals. Even [...]

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