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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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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Reasons I’m looking fwd to performing with The Bamboos in Melb:1. The Bamboos at Melbourne Recital…

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 See More
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L-FRESH The LION

Alchemy. Music video. Out now

Stream/buy Alchemy here: https://smarturl.it/lfresh_alchemy

Video credits
Director – Zig Parker, L-FRESH The LION & Joseph Parma
Producer – Zig Parker & L-FRESH The LION
DOP – Casimir Dickson
Lighting & Gaffer – Matt Willis
Editor – Joseph Parma
BTS Photo & Video – Christopher Woe (IG @christopher_woe)
Storyboard Art & production assistant – Tyrone Eastlake (IG @rones.art.ink)

Cast
Groundskeeper A – Ron McCormick-Taylor
Groundskeeper B – Chris Zammit
Superfan – MK-1
Mirrah

Special thanks to John Tzortzis and family for their presence, support and car: ’71 Ford Falcon XY GT.

This video was filmed with the support of Campbelltown City Council at the Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

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Melbourne Writers Festival – Program

The lineup of artists on this Duets series for Melbourne Writers Festival is outrageous. I feel honoured to be amongst it, and talking to my friend Ecca Vandal, an artist I admire heaps. Moderated by my mate Sosefina Gwendaline, it’s going to be fun! I think? I’m excited about it. Come along.

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DJ A.L.F

My ol mate Alf Nguyen died suddenly at work on Friday night. He was doing what he loved, DJing and filling the dancefloor under his artist name DJ A.L.F. I can’t say enough about the sadness I feel for him, for his lovely partner of 21 years, Rita, and their beautiful kid Chauncey. Ozi Batla introduced me to Alf and he became a really important person in my early days of making music. He joined my first band Explanetary (feat elgusto and luke dubs of hermitude) and was known for his tasteful musical cuts rather than DJ battle wizardry – exactly our vibe. We did a lot of sessions in his little granny shack setup down in the Shire, experimenting with melody, production, songwriting and collaborating. He co-produced a song that was so dear to me that I gave it to my wife on our wedding day! I reconnected with him a couple of years ago and was reminded about how cool he was. A friend you could just slot back in with. He’s one of those people you want to know for decades just to have time for when life opens up some space to hang out more. It hurts to know that won’t be the way it is. There is a gofundme page set up, which is in support of his family https://www.gofundme.com/f/alf-nguyen See More
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Jetlagged, tryna cross streets in a new city

Respect to you young legends for driving home the deadly serious state of affairs with climate change. All the pushback and denial is proof that reckless idiots will always have power, and they won’t do things in the interest of your future, only their short term gain. They are utterly compromised. 100% solidarity with everyone marching and rallying around the world today 💪🏻👊🏻♥️ See More
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Urthboy – Lil snapshot of my NYC trip

Lil snapshot of my NYC trip. Hermitude world tour announce (who’s coming?!); caught up with a lad I’ve wanted to kick it with for ever Nelson Dialect; Central Park show feat Hermy, A.B Original and my man Jayteehazard with the mad talent Mojo Juju, the phenomenal Tkay Maidza; writing session today with Kimbra and Clams Casino.. back soon fam

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Joyride – Underwater

A beautiful video and sentiment created entirely by Joyride. Have a read and take a moment with the song, it’s a beauty. Joyride plays The Corner in Melbourne tonight (happy valentines day yo)

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The great philosopher Tkay Maidza once famously wrote “last year was weird”. She wasn’t wrong.

Releasing the video for Underwater today is significant for me because, in many ways, it marks the end of the Sunrise Chaser journey. There’s nothing else planned or scheduled. It’s all done, closing out maybe definitely the weirdest period of my life. I’d like to take a moment to write seriously about some serious feelings.

Firstly, a little about the vid: I made this by myself. The story is about looking outside yourself for something that will reignite your happiness, and not necessarily finding it.

Perhaps you have found something that does that for you; I’m not 100% I have yet.

That’s not to say I am always unhappy, because I’m not. Although I doubt myself more than I ever have. I have more down days than I used to. I constantly worry about letting down the people that rely on me. I think that this may be a common thing for musicians from things I’ve read. Maybe for everyone?

It’s shit because it hampers the wins, because I don’t fully allow myself to celebrate, because I know there’s more work to do, and at no point have I exceeded the ridiculously high expectations I have of myself.

It’s shit because I have ended up second guessing myself and softening the things that I artistically took most pride in previously.

This may all sound a bit bleak, because it is quite bleak I guess. But i don’t think I’m the only person who has felt it, and in a certain way I’m glad that I’ve gone through the process so that I don’t have to again.

The lessons I’ve learnt about how I want to create moving forward are invaluable and I think this song and video are a taste of that.

I’ve recalibrated back to wanting to make things that I want to make, rather than a compromise between what I want to make and what I think other people expect me to make. I can’t wait to make new music, and videos, and podcasts, and DJ mixes, and stupid Instagram posts.

There is a level of catharsis that came with making this video. It helped me express how free I feel now.

I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you enjoy what’s to come from me in the years to come (whichever hat I may be wearing.

A final thought on happiness, from one of my best friends:

Everyone is deluded by their own positive thoughts about themselves. That’s the only way to maintain happiness.

I look forward to deluding myself again.

Love Jxxxxxxx

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