Dallas Woods Returns With New Single And Video ‘If It Glitters It’s Gold’

Following a triple j premiere last week, East Kimberly-bred, Melbourne-based rapper and songwriter Dallas Woods returns with a new single and video, ‘If It Glitters It’s Gold’.

Crafted together with Jerome Farrah, a long time friend and collaborator, the track reflects on his time in the music industry and the illusion of glitz, glamour and success. The new single also arrives with the accompanying visual directed by Zachary Harris.

Speaking of the track, Dallas Woods says: “We live in a world where we’re told ‘bigger is better’ and every day is a reminder of just how much we want to outdo the person next to us. I’ve been guilty of that too. I wanted to be as big, if not bigger, than people who inspire or paved the way for my journey. But that goes against my morals. And in doing that I realised just how much energy it takes to maintain an ego.”

‘If It Glitters It’s Gold’ blends hard truths with tongue-in-cheek rhymes and clever punchlines (lyrics here) – which is the Dallas Woods way. The 26-year-old’s music uses wit and wordplay to get his messages out, weaving comments on big issues into rapid-fire rhymes. His three previous singles, ‘9 Times Out Of 10’, ‘Hoodlum’ and ‘Chapter One’ spoke about the justice system and racial stereotyping, while his Baker Boy collaboration ‘Black Magic’ stormed in with bravado, Blak pride and that classic ‘90s hip-hop-style charisma.

Since releasing his first single in 2018, Dallas has been named triple j Unearthed’s Indigenous Artist Of The Year, dubbed “powerful” and “blistering” by triple j tastemakers, and enjoyed high rotation on the station. He’s received praise and support from FBi, Triple R, The West Australian, Acclaim Mag and Junkee, among others, and performed to huge crowds at the National Indigenous Music Awards, Bluesfest, Groovin the Moo Bendigo and at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, where he stepped up to support Sampa the Great.

In 2019, he contributed to Red Bull’s 64 Bars series delivering an incendiary three-minute rap about his hometown, which has now pulled in over 300,000 views on YouTube. He’s also been tipped to blow up this year by Red Bull and featured in their Australian hip-hop documentary series, This Is Home.

After spending much of last year touring alongside Baker Boy, Dallas is back and ready to dial everything up a notch. Stay tuned for more, coming soon.

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National Indigenous Music Awards announce date


The National Indigenous Music Awards are pleased to announce that Australia’s biggest virtual celebration of Australian First Nations talent will proceed on August 8 across TV, radio and online, ensuring that Australians from Cape York to Cockle Creek to Carnarvon and everywhere in between can join in.

Host TV broadcaster NITV will join with radio and online partners to create a unique presentation live from Darwin, Larrakia Country and locations across Australia, with iconic artist performances both at home and on-country and of course the presentation of 2020’s NIMAs acknowledging success and excellence from across the community.
Viewers will be encouraged to join in on social media and will contribute to the event live, bringing the country together in an ambitious production, letting the NIMA stars shine in every community.

“The NIMAs star has shone brightly for seventeen years and far from dimming that light, COVID has emboldened us to re-imagine what the event can be,” said Creative Director Ben Graetz. “At its heart, the NIMAs is about celebrating our culture and music’s important place within it and we think that being forced to let go of the constraints of location will enable us to reach even more people and create an even bigger welcome mat for Australians to experience and celebrate First Nations music.”

Nominations for this year’s awards close this Friday with all songs and albums released before May 31 by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people eligible. All artists who have appeared in the weekly National Indigenous Music Chart will also be automatically nominated for the awards. Awards will be judged by eminent community members and music industry professionals with finalists to be announced in early July.

“I am delighted to continue the NITV tradition of broadcasting the National Indigenous Music Awards. NITV is committed to celebrating Indigenous musicians from all over Australia. Music has always been a strong part of our people’s Cultures,” said NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Denning-Orman.

To nominate yourself or another artist, visit https://nima.musicnt.com.au/nominate/Photo credit David Hancock

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Baker Boy Releases New Video For Single ‘Move’

Baker Boy might be self-isolating like all of us, but recently the hip-hop artist has brought his A- game energy to his new video ‘Move’, certain to get you off your ISO couch. The video premiered on YouTube with Danzal (aka Baker Boy) interacting with his fans online as the video was viewed for its first time.

Baker Boy’s first release of the year is dedicated to his partner, a tribute to the strong women in Baker Boy’s life and those who raised him and for the video, it was important for Danzal that a strong female team worked with him on the 90’s feel clip.

Baker Boy says, “Move was a really fun video to make, it had such a chilled vibe and a really great team! One of the main things I wanted was to have a strong female team around the video, I was lucky to work with Freya Esders as the Director and I collaborated with Aurie Indianna again on the Creative Direction and Styling which is always a fun process. We had a mostly female team the whole way through this clip form Freya and Aurie, to the dance Choreographer, Hair and Make Up Artist to the editor.”

Shooting on film, and getting back to more rustic film making approach didn’t come without its difficulties, shot in early March, the film got delayed while processing in New York due to Covid-19 restrictions and postal delays but Baker Boy feels it was well worth the wait; ‘It was great process, it got slowed down a bit getting the film scanned in New York during a global pandemic, but it all came together, and it really nailed the vibe and direction I have been trying to send the Baker Boy project in.”

Creative Director and Stylist Aurie Indianna recalls where the inspiration came for the new video, “Danzal was keen on following the love song story line, so we worked together to kind of recreate some of our early memories as a couple, and keep it light and fun, with lots of energy! We knew right from the start that we wanted to shoot on film and create almost a retrospective feel to the clip. This really triggered the idea for the 90’s / millennium references but then playing with that through kitschy moments like Danzal spinning on the couch while FaceTiming.”

Rapping in his native language of Yolngu Matha and English, ‘Move’ was produced by Willie Tafa (Ariana Grande, Ella Mai) and mixer Andrei Eremin.

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Baker Boy Shares New Video For ‘In Control’

Fresh from his dynamic set at Melbourne’s Reclink Community Cup and as part of NAIDOC week appearances on TV program’s Playschool (ABC) and Insight (SBS), Baker Boy today drops a brand-new video for his single ‘In Control’.


Directed by Onil Kotian, whose previous works include videos for Angus & Julia Stone (‘Snow’, ‘Cedar Door’), the clip was shot at the PCYC in North Sydney and features a crew of energetic young dancers, handpicked by the director and Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy.

Baker Boy says about the video, “It was so much fun getting the kids involved in the video, they were all crazy talented dancers, blew me away!

For me, it was such an obvious choice to have kids and a mini-me lead the video to really marry the concept of the song to the visual. Also connecting the kids of T.I.M.E in the chorus back to the video as well!

I wanted to give some kids out there an opportunity I didn’t have growing up as well – you never know this opportunity could lead to really big things for one of those kids or even inspire other kids out there to get involved, believe in themselves and put themselves out there to be chosen for an opportunity like this. No matter young or old, you are in control of your future!”

‘In Control’ was co-written with award-winning writer/producer and multi-instrumentalist Pip Norman (Troye Sivan, Tuka, CXLOE). Rapping in his native language Yolngu Matha, the track was premiered on triple j and features the T.I.M.E (Thornbury Instrumental Music Experience) Crew of Thornbury Primary.

The song was instantly added to triple j and major community radio influencers FBi, 4ZZZ and Radio Adelaide as well as playlists; Spotify’s Front Left, Indie Arrivals and The Drip and Apple Music’s Heaps Indie and The New Australia. ‘In Control’ has also been championed by influential music media in Australia such as Happy Mag, Red Bull Australia, Pilerats, Tone Deaf, The Music and Music Feeds to name but a few.

Baker Boy will be performing at the Yours & Owls All -Ages Festival in Wollongong on Saturday, October 5th and a free performance at the Palmy Street Party on Saturday, July 20, celebrating Youth Week in Palmerston N.T. (include all Festivals)

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Baker Boy Releases New Single ‘Cool As Hell’

January 25th 2019 turned out to be quite a day for Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy. Since ‘Cloud 9’, the Fresh Prince of Arnhem Land has played over 70 gigs and collected 23 key awards. His feet don’t look like touching the ground anytime soon with the release of his first track for Island Records Australia/ Universal Music titled ‘Cool As Hell’. The date coincides with the announcement of Young Australian of the Year 2019 for which Danzal Baker has been nominated.unnamed-1

‘Cool As Hell’ was written by Baker Boy, along with Hip Hop greats Thundamentals and writer/producer Carl Dimataga; and is a fresh new style. With hooks galore, sprinklings of disco and a dancefloor bass-line, ’Cool As Hell’ proves “fun” is infectious. Working with Thundamentals pushed Baker Boy to build on his arsenal and embrace his singing nature. He rose to the challenge with ‘Cool As Hell’ where we get to witness another side of this brothaboy who has the innate ability to keep the element of fun and positive vibes burning bright.

Baker Boy knew he had to bring his hallmark positivity packed message and Thundamentals imagined a song Baker Boy and his crew dancing to. It didn’t need to be clever, it didn’t need to pull on the heart-strings, it just needed to be fun.

“I just came up with a loose concept of celebrating the way that music makes us all feel good”, says Baker Boy.

“Everyone latched on to the concept from the first few notes of the bassline and the song morphed really quickly and seamlessly from there,” says Carl, “basically we all had fun making this, and I think that’s come through in the finished song.”

They continue to write more songs for a forthcoming album in August.

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KIAN Wins Unearthed High 2018

KIAN stepped into the spotlight with his killer chorus on Baker Boy’s debut track Cloud 9 back in May 2017. 16-year-old KIAN hails from the goldfield town of Castlemaine. A […]

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KIAN stepped into the spotlight with his killer chorus on Baker Boy’s debut track Cloud 9 back in May 2017. 16-year-old KIAN hails from the goldfield town of Castlemaine. A life surrounded by music, songwriters, and rappers – he’s no stranger to the inner workings of the music scene.

Since the age of two KIAN’s been travelling with his dad making music in remote Indigenous communities. It was at Beswick Community [NT] that KIAN met Baker Boy. Aged 13 & 17 the connection was instant. A few years on the crew were at a loose end and decided to create Cloud 9. KIAN stepped up to the microphone and delivered his killer hook smashing it out of the park. Inspired and encouraged by Baker Boy KIAN began focusing on his own songs.

Since that time he has been listed in triple j’s “best new music” [Feb 2018]. “Waiting” is the first song he wrote, and the second to be released after releasing his debut “Too Far Gone” with Vince the Kid earlier this year. Now KIAN has just been crowned the winner of this year’s triple j Unearthed High competition, stunning the judges with his song ‘Waiting’, an insightful slice of neo-soul expressing uncharted feelings.

KIAN is playing his first solo show later this month, performing with a four-piece band at Castlemaine’s Theatre Royale – the perfect prep for his BIGSOUND debut in Brisbane.

Photo credit: @josephmayersphotography

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