5 YEARS ON (volume ⬆️): I love that such a difficult time for me as an artist resulted in this record that gave me so much back….

5 YEARS ON (volume ⬆️): I love that such a difficult time for me as an artist resulted in this record that gave me so much back.

It was an ambitious concept started in my mid 30s and released in my late 30s. I wiped my ego almost clean and entered without the burden of expectation so I enjoyed the release; the touring and everything about it, in a way that I’d kinda forgotten after so many years of album cycles and gigs and all the industry stuff.

Funny how the more professional and adept you become as an artist, the less enjoyable it can be. I gave everything to this record but I gave less of a fuck about *success* and just appreciated the privilege of being able to do it. Turned out that was the sweet spot 😍

Too many brilliant artists I got to work with who I can’t tag. Many barely use facebook anymore cos of how facebook uses artists. But I have so much love for Hermitude, Pip Norman, Kira Puru, Bertie Blackman, Jane Tyrrell, B Wise, Nic Martin, Sarah McCloskey, L-FRESH The LION, Mirrah, Okenyo, Jayteehazard, Claire Nakazawa, Meklit, Sampa the Great, Montaigne, Rahj Jordan, Dggz, Elefant Traks, Caitlin Park, Broken Yellow, Jen Ng.

Ty to Sereen Sounds for cutting this video together.

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Exclusive: Hermitude go deep on The Buzz, break down its creation in new video

5 yrs ago Hermitude dropped Dark Night Sweet Light and it went #1. So hectic, 13 years after their first release with elefant traks. There is hope for all us artists! One song cut through and went multi-platinum with 100s of millions of streams. Gusto and Dubs opened up the session and deconstructed the song here

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Ok so we’re all in it together now

Bushfires, floods, coronavirus. 2020 has been a ride and we’re less than a 1/4 deep. Take care of your fam, take precautions and think particularly about the oldies around you (and ppl with underlying health conditions). We’ll get through it 😎 💚 from me and my woif See More
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THIS FRIDAY! Shouts to my bro Nooky for putting this on for his hometown

THIS FRIDAY!

Shouts to my bro Nooky for putting this on for his hometown, and getting around South Coast fam affected by fires.

Music is healing, it’s not just about money. We’re on the South Coast to take music to the people.

You can help by donating a ticket to someone struggling in the local area. Your actions mean a lot so click on the link 🙏

https://shoalhavenentertainment.com.au/…/event-…/coastchella

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It’s been harrowing seeing all the suffering across Australia with these fires

It’s been harrowing seeing all the suffering across Australia with these fires and we want to show our solidarity and compassion. With your help we can make a small but important difference. Please get involved and share this, and donate what you can. These are tough times, and there are tougher times ahead, but we go through it together.

Tix on sale in the morning at 11am through the venue.

All proceeds go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/fire-relief-fund-for-first-natio…

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Lives have been lost. So many homes incinerated

Lives have been lost. So many homes incinerated. 😞

Environmental disasters are abstract until your family and friends are being evacuated and ash is falling from the sky. My heart is in the Blue Mountains as one of the biggest megafires on record bears down. But it’s also with all of NSW, from the North to the Central and South Coasts. We’ve all been burning and breathing hazardous smoke for a month now.

And SA… We’re watching those flames roar so close to your streets and homes. Terrifying.

Smoke had drifted 1000kms from NSW bushfires to hit Melbourne. What the hell. Memories of terrible Victorian fires must hang heavy and the threat is rising. The whole country is experiencing record temperatures and we’re seeing heatmaps of the whole country inked deep red.

Crazy to think about the courage and sacrifice of all the fire services standing between us and the burning chaos. It may be a job or a personal commitment but the levels of crazybrave that you’d need to stare it down and wade into the smoke is so deeply, profoundly appreciated. I read reports of RFS workers queuing up at Bunnings and paying for fire fighting gear out of their own pocket. Unfathomable that our gov’t seem so completely out of step with circumstances on the ground. Beyond appalled. And the worst seems yet to come, today is dangerous.

The environment should never have been an ideological battleground for humans to have a culture war. For too long we’ve been buried in debates about what is real rather than getting on with preparing for everyone’s future. It takes my breath away how casual govt has been these last few weeks and these things are clearly connected.

It’s a hard time for a lot of ppl on the eve of christmas.

It’s a good time to be with people you love.

Hoping you see this through 👊🏻💜

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I hope Sampa the Great wins best hip hop at arias tonight

I hope Sampa the Great wins best hip hop at arias tonight. She’s done extraordinary things with this record, here and internationally. Respect to the Hoods, they’re icons and they win this every year they have music out (and will probably again). Big respect to Tkay, Baker Boy and also my fam Horrorshow, B Wise, Homeward Bound, Okenyo, Nooky and Tasman Keith.

Too many artists have sacrificed years of their lives and sanity to create their art and may never get a nomination, so take em with a big grain of salt. Awards will never sum up your value.

With the speed that hip hop is moving in this country, I feel like things will change forever from here on and I’m pumped about it.

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Jayteehazard

Lucky to call Jayteehazard my touring DJ, a collaborator who enhances our performances and literally holds me down. His own releases are mad, they don’t get enough attention imo. In addition he makes his own videos – have a look at this animation visualiser he created for newest song Drown. I mean, seriously?!! The guy is a genius. Show him some love and don’t be shy. Life is too short.

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Hi Melbourne 👋. I’m here to play with The Bamboos tonight at the Recital Centre. Come thru!

Lucky to call Jayteehazard my touring DJ, a collaborator who enhances our performances and literally holds me down. His own releases are mad, they don’t get enough attention imo. In addition he makes his own videos – have a look at this animation visualiser he created for newest song Drown. I mean, seriously?!! The guy is a genius. Show him some love and don’t be shy. Life is too short. See More
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You Are What You Haven’t Done – Tim Levinson, Urthboy

If you know your local hip hop culture from the early 2000s you’ll remember Mark Pollard, a young journalist who created Stealth Magazine. Years later he moved to NYC and into advertising and communications and he’s someone I’ve admired forever. It was a pleasure to sit down and talk for an hour about art and what motivates me when I visited New York last month. I talked about untangling right and wrong and aspiring to be a yes man (for reasons that aren’t what they may seem). He put it up on his Sweathead podcast you can listen to here

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