After cutting his teeth in Sydney's underground hip-hop scene and building 420FAM, a legion of dedicated fans, ChillinIt has created what even his harshest critics can't ignore is one of Australian hip-hop's biggest success stories.
The 26 year old artist from Hurstville, Sydney, emerged in 2018 with his debut album, Women, Weed & Wordplay which stood assertively on the ARIA charts for the entirety of 2019, racking up well over 100 million streams and producing multiple Gold & Platinum accredited singles.
Sophomore album ‘The Octagon’ dropped early 2020 and placed victoriously at #2 on the ARIA Album Charts, #1 on ARIA Urban Album Charts and #1 on ARIA Digital Album Charts, with lead single 'Ready For The Pain' quickly becoming the #1 trending video on YouTube in Australia upon its release and securing yet another Gold single for
And now in 2021 with an ARIA charting mixtape, Full Circle; his explosive new single & video - ‘Henny & Reefer’; and a highly acclaimed sold out tour across the country, the first of their kind since COVID hit, Chillinit continues his dominance with no sign of slowing down.
There's always something fresh in the waters of Australian dance music, and cousins Christian & Tim of party starting tag-team Choomba are no exception. Straight out of the gate with a debut EP that stormed into the notoriously competitive Top 5 Beatport Release Chart, earning them support from global heavyweights like Claude Von Stroke, the boys have gone on to define the let-your-hair-down brand of Aussie dance music taking over the world.
With two high rotation singles under their belt, the massive 2020 anthem ‘La Luh’ and latest melter ‘Say It’ achieving the ‘Triple J Most Played’ status this past March, the duo have established themselves as one of the countries most exciting exports in house and techno. The sold out ‘Pack Your Bags’ tour solidified them as dancefloor movers, and a must-have for major festival bills across the country. In recent news, Choomba have been announced as the replacement to Ashton Shuffles 11-year stint on Triple J’s widely popular Friday night dance show.
Since their inception in 2012, Cosmo's Midnight have been eagerly chipping away at genre boundaries, becoming one of the most celebrated and progressive acts to emerge from Australia.
Consisting of real-life twins Cosmo and Patrick Liney, the duo boast 225 million streams and 5 Gold singles, proving that their vibrant collage of sounds has landed with infectious success. The Cosmo's Midnight mission is a global one: They've commanded stages and sold out shows across America, Europe and Asia; with countless hallmark appearances across Australia including Splendour in the Grass, Laneway Festival and Falls Festival.
With their new sophomore album Yesteryear, Cosmo's Midnight continue their sonic explorations with a fluid, forward-thinking approach to creativity.
Crooked Colours released their debut album ‘VERA’ in 2017, a record patiently constructed from a band determined to create a timeless debut following the early success of gold selling single ‘FLOW’. ‘VERA’ demonstrates diverse and layered productions from a breed proving themselves as one of Australia’s hottest rising acts in electronic music today. Hit singles 'Flow', 'I Hope You Get It’ and 'Come Back To You' were picked up by radio stations and press around the world such as Radio 1, Eins Live, triple j, Sirius XM, Majestic Casual to name a few. To date the band has had over 50 million streams on their debut accompanied by award winning music videos for all previously released singles.
Their follow up album ‘LANGATA’ was released in 2019 to critical acclaim around the world. This record includes hit singles ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘Do It Like You’ & ‘Never Dance Alone’ featuring New Zealand pop royalty Ladyhawke. Locally it was featured on national broadcaster triple j and became a top 10 ARIA album propelling the band overseas seeing them perform at iconic festivals such as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest, Life Is Beautiful & CRSSD to name a few. Crooked Colours have established themselves as one of the hottest rising acts with Vera. Now they are on track to become one of our biggest electronic exports with this superb sophomore release.
A Yuggera woman and mainstay of the Brisbane music and culture scene, dameeeela has been praised as an innovative tastemaker from behind the decks.
The self-taught Gemini is well versed in the long history of various music genres and always has two fingers on the pulse of current trends and cutting edge sounds. Having built a strong following from around the festival circuit including Splendour In The Grass, Listen Out, Falls Festival and Groovin The Moo, dameeeela provides her audience with an unforgettable musical experience.
The South African-born, Australian-raised Dena Amy is a chameleon of the arts; an accomplished DJ,singer, producer, dancer and actress. Having spent the past few years writing, recording and touring across North American, Dena has recently relocated from Los Angeles to Sydney to continue her journey and accolade as one of Australia’s most important new electronic artists.
Inspired by her homeland and the great Nelson Mandela, Dena’s tribal club hit ‘Jol’ [for prominent dance imprint Sweat It Out] was a celebration of hope and happiness, and received international support from Black Coffee, Claptone, Horse Meat Disco, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Nora en Pure, Roger Sanchez,Danny Tenaglia, Mark Knight and Purple Disco Machine to name a few. On ‘Your Eyes’ [Stoney RoadsRecords], Dena combined her beautiful emotive vocals to the brooding bliss-house production ofLondon Topaz to devastating affect, whilst ‘Wait For You’ [WM Music] hit harder in the club, with Dena’s delicate vocals soaring over the deep, thumping bass. Dena returned to Sweat It Out for her collaboration with Kyle Watson on ‘Weaker’, her soft layered vocals complimenting the wubbing synths of this darker house track.
In 2016, RÜFÜS DU SOL released taken from their acclaimed secondalbum ‘Bloom’. Dena supported DU SOL as a DJ across their extensive North America album tour, performing the song live at iconic venues including New York’s Terminal 5 and Colorado’s RedRocks. The RDS tour followed another major North American run for Dena, where she jumped on main support for Hayden James’ ‘Just A Lover’ tour, plus joined him on stage to perform ‘Something AboutYou’. Closer to home, Dena toured with London electronic artist Tourist in early 2019.
Since breaking onto the scene a few years ago, Dena has stockpiled a seriously impressive list of festival and club plays both here in Australia and the United States. On this side of the Pacific Dena has wooed crowds from Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Field Day and FOMO, to Harbourlife, Beyond The Valley, Spilt Milk, For The Love and Snowtunes. In the U.S Dena has played at Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, CRSSD Festival, Electric Forest and a number of exclusive RÜFÜS DU SOL & Friends events. Plus, she’s sailed international waters with Holy Ship [dropping ab2b set with Louisahhh and Sita Abellan] and returns to Fiji’s Your Paradise in 2019 for a second idyllic year in a row. Dena has recorded a live stream mix for Mixmag’s global series and late last year wash and picked by the dance music bible for a creative-focused writing camp in New York together withLittle Boots, Kidnap and Moon Boots. Around the traps Dena has shared the stage with The Black Madonna, Bob Moses, Rampue, Gerd Jansen, Denis Sulta, Green Velvet, Kaytranada, Yotto, Palms Trax, Patrick Topping, Fisher, MK , The Blaze and Duke Dumont amongst others.
From South African street parties to LA rooftops, Sydney sunsets and sweaty Berlin warehouse raves,Dena’s musical palette is rich and well refined. Her desire to represent a visual motion of movement and expression through dance – whether in the literal sense or through the speakers is her main driving force, and she is excited to share a wave of new music over the coming 12 months.
To put it another way, Dena Amy is only just getting started.
Everything's falling into place for Eves Karydas to become the next pop icon. Eves’ cocktail of next wave pop, an independent yet relatable attitude and a striking visual aesthetic stands out as a powerful proposition. Those traits have been distilled to perfection with the release of her new single ‘Get Me so High’, out via Island Records today.
Loaded with attitude, firmly rooted in reality but always with an edge, Eves’ songs are inspired by her life and what she sees around her. Her melody-heavy strain of intelligent pop showcases an unabashed young woman with an innate ability to craft instantly relatable sonic snapshots.
With a triple J Unearthed High winning debut ‘Circles’ in her stride and making a splash with follow up single ‘Stuck in a Bubble’, 2020 has been a big year for 17 year-old George Alice climbing to #1 on Australia’s viral chart.
Both ‘Circles’ and ‘Stuck in a Bubble’ have now clocked a combined 10 million global streams, landing coveted cover profiles on Spotify’s Pop n’ Fresh and The Local List as well as picking up a spin from Sir Elton John on his ROCKET HOUR show on Apple Music 1.
It’s been a whirlwind career kick off for the Adelaide local – playing to thousands of music fans at event and festivals including Laneway Festival, Rolling Sets, Twilight at Taronga and the Australian Open, as well as opening for Broods, Vera Blue and Tash Sultana.
Turning heads quickly, Godlands is the product of old school sounds meeting new school methods. A forerunner of the freshest wave of Australian electronic music, this young upstart has the enviable ability to transform beats into heaving club anthems, with a festival-ready steeze that’ll test even the best systems.
Existing at the junction of music and fashion, Godlands is your girl’s crush, whose constant ambition to push the needle sees her effortlessly apply a cavalier vogue to her production, performance and aesthetic.
Less than a year into the Godlands project, the producer has torn up the scene and carved a name for herself in the ever-changing electronic landscape. Having launched her debut tour ‘Pleasures’ for 2018, Godlands has performed alongside the likes of Jauz, Getter, Habstrakt, Excision and QUIX – not to mention previous runs with ShockOne and Baauer. Her reputation on the decks preceding her, she has already touched down at Groovin’ The Moo, Party in the Paddock and Touch Bass this year, unveiling a jaw-dropping new visual show to fans throughout Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
A veteran of clubs and festival stages alike, her unique sound design and dexterous sets are as unmissable as they are unpredictable.
Get used to this future legend, because the Godlands era has only just begun.
More than half a decade into his career, Australian producer Golden Features has well-and-truly established himself as one of the country’s premier electronic acts amassing over 120 million global streams, one platinum and four gold records to his name. Over the years Tom Stell’s musical evolution has seen the producer push boundaries in aesthetic and sound revealing more of himself to fans and slowly unmasking himself in the process.
Stell instantly became a festival and airwave staple with his debut EP, driven by the success of the Nicole Millar-featuring ‘Tell Me’. Never one to rely on a formula, he developed his sound further on the following EP XXIV which housed two of his biggest songs ‘Telescope’ with K. Flay and ‘No One’ with Thelma Plum. That was only to be topped by standalone drop ‘Wolfie’ featuring Julia Stone, a track that has since had over 20 million streams.
Stell had already become a firm favourite in his home country, selling out his 2015 national tour, but the rest of the world was catching. He drew praise from the likes of electronic music heavyweights like Porter Robinson before taking his shows to the US. He played large-scale electronic music festivals including HARD Summer and Holy Ship.
As always, Stell is already looking ahead to his next creative turn. He has been reinvigorated once again by time immersing himself in the Berlin techno scene. There’s a clear direction for what he wants to do yet, not that anybody will be able to guess it.
“You lose scope of your work the more you work on it,” Stell says. “I’m all about getting the ideas down quick...getting the heart of the song in it and then going in to refine the song until it shines.”
Stell’s next move is a mystery until it’s unveiled but there’s one thing we know for sure. He’s always looking for a detour into the next unexplored space of electronic music.
jamesjamesjames makes sexy Y2K techno music for anyone who is skinny, rich, blonde, a little bit of a bitch, or all of the above. Originally from Beverly Hills but now based in Brisbane, jjj makes perfect house music for any occasion. With catchy hooks and pounding bass lines, jamesjamesjames is best played loud when you’re on the plastic surgery table having your second nose job, on your way to a Paris Hilton meet & greet, or at a 5am kick on’s.
1300 subverts expectations of what it means to be a Korean rap crew. Founded in a garage in Sydney's west, 1300 is a team of 5 multi-talented boys with dreams to take over the world. Their latest single ‘No Caller iD’ received praise from both the Aussie and Korean scene for it’s refreshing take on hip-hop.
Josh and Amy Dowdle are Lastlings, the Gold Coast sibling duo who have taken their place as new leaders in the sweet spot between live and electronic. Amy contributes her double-edged sword of intricate, wistful lyrics with her own ethereal vocals at center stage while Josh complements with perfect electronic-driven synergy, injecting sweeping synth work and robust bass lines to weave together dynamic and emotional dancefloor moments.
The duo harbor a powerful, slow-burning energy and a deep dedication to their craft that has set them far and apart across today’s musical landscape. These Lastlings traits were likely inherited from their Japanese roots, impressed upon them throughout the trips they spent balancing the duality of the high-energy, electrified city of Tokyo and the tranquility of Aomori, a small fishing village on the northern side of the main island and their grandparents’ hometown. “Every time we’d visit the city, there would be something new that we hadn’t yet experienced -- like we were venturing into the unknown,” they share. “But upon returning to the smaller towns, there is such beauty in the simplicity and tradition of Japan
that deeply grounds us. This balance between simplicity and complexity had great influence on us, and the concept of the album.”
Lastlings are ready to debut their first album, the aptly-titled First Contact. Partially written in a remote stillness of a snow-capped house in that Japanese village and fine-tuned and finished all across Australia, the record aims to capture emotions that feel familiar, while transporting listeners to a universe far away -- one that feels closer to fiction than reality.
The pair are entering into their new chapter with grand support. Championed by fellow Australian superstars RÜFÜS DU SOL, Lastlings have also been warmly welcomed to the band’s own label, Rose Avenue and toured alongside the band at iconic venues like Colorado’s Red Rocks and the Los Angeles State Historic Park. They are recognized and lauded by industry-defining platforms like Billboard, NME and Mixmag and featured within the pages of cultural paragons like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, Flaunt, and W Magazine.
First Contact is a transcendent debut, and marks only the beginning for Lastlings -- a forward thinking duo and ultimate combination of art, tradition and determination. It’s an auspicious first glimpse into the universe, as built and told by Amy and Josh Dowdle, and a promise of what’s still yet to come.
Lime Cordiale’s infectious performances and genuine interactions with their fans has made them one of Australia’s buzziest bands. It’s a fact that was reflected in July when they scored their first #1 album on the ARIA Charts with 14 Steps to a Better You. Earlier this year, Lime Cordiale was the only act to have four songs under 40 in triple j's hottest 100 of 2019 -- a feat that not even Billie Eilish could pull off. It’s been an incredible 2020 so far for the Sydney duo, but the brothers would be quick to tell you that it’s been a long way to the top.
Back in 2009, when they started Lime Cordiale, “we didn't really know what we were doing,” Oli explains. Rowdy, drunk crowds at house parties and in pubs and RSLs across Sydney’s northern beaches helped shape the band’s upbeat, quirky sound, forcing them to play louder and groovier to command the audience’s attention. Eleven years, three EPs and one album later, the boys have over 117K followers on Instagram and are playing to wildly enthusiastic crowds across Australia and overseas.
Australian electronic producer LUUDE has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene with his bass heavy dance music, and now Sweat It Out welcome Christian Benson aka LUUDE to the fam. Continuing his upward trajectory, LUUDE recently released a dynamic double A-side, ‘Luudooskins’, fusing his forward-thinking electronic production with tasteful drum and bass elements. For only his first foray into Drum and Bass - the release has already seen support from gatekeepers within the genre such as BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges, Pendulum, Fred V & Graffix and Hospital Records.
Also recognised as one half of the well-respected Australian duo, Choomba, who have been endorsed by tastemakers such as The Magician, Claude Von Stroke, Richie Hawtin, Claptone, Riva Starr, and Erick Morillo. Most recently the production powerhouse released ‘Say It feat. LP Giobbi & Blush’ko’, which had the heavy support of triple j and dance music icons, Martin Jensen and Benny Benassi!
LUUDE talks about refining his sound, “I always want to be making stuff that feels exciting - and I’ve been working on this next phase for LUUDE for a while, just trying to find all the right elements, so while Choomba was doing it’s thing last year I’ve been really refining the LUUDE project and I couldn’t be happier to launch into it with Sweat It Out a label who’s always on the cutting edge of Australian dance music.”
With only a handful of releases under his belt, LUUDE has scored over 30 million streams across his catalogue. Moreover, his singles have also caught the attention of tastemaker outlets Stoney Roads, Pilerats, DJ Times and This Song Is Sick. On the touring side, The Tasmanian born, Perth Raised, Gold-Coast based artist quickly took hold of the local club circuit, becoming an in-demand name across Australia. From there, the local talent sold-out shows around Australia and New Zealand as well as festival appearances at Listen Out, Field Day, This/That and Wildlands!
It’s the tongue-in-cheek moniker that Grace Shaw gave herself early in her career as Mallrat, the best description the then 16-year-old could ascribe the bright, bouncy pop she made inspired by the likes of her rap heroes Allday, Drake and Kanye.
Smash cut to three years later and now when you say, “Mallrat,” you know exactly the vibe and sound we’re talking about. The 19-year-old is perfectly positioned to be Australia’s next big name in pop music and with the release of her second EP just around the corner via Dew Process and Nettwerk, stardom seems inevitable.
Then, towards the end of last year, she announced the next phase of her career with the sparkling single ‘Better.’ Praise was once again instantaneous and widespread, garnering write-ups from the of the New York Times, international radio play, and millions more streams. And as for Mallrat – well, she just wants to make music that you can relate to. “I hope that it makes someone feel more relaxed after a weird day and they can just feel calm. I think it’s amazing when music can make you feel something and I’ve tried to do that.”
Motez’ soundscape pushes the boundaries of your regular house producer, going way back before he was making wholesome, wall-to-wall club cuts and rocking festivals stages. His classical piano know how and clear influences of the 90’s allows him to flex his skills and musical-taste across all of his releases, chalking up six Hype Machine #1s, an ARIA Gold single and dropping official remixes for Disclosure, Sam Smith, Goldlink and Ellie Goulding. Motez has joined Diplo & Friends, Beats1 Radio and triple j Mix Up Exclusives to lay down his favorite selections.
Over the course of her decades in the music industry, Nina Las Vegas (Nina Agzarian) has become a powerful female force in both the Australian & International dance music landscapes. Her unwavering dedication to dance music has created her a lasting career in a multitude of spaces, with Nina’s passion for this music remaining front & centre throughout her work as a label head, producer & DJ.
Running Touch is a multi-dimensional Melbourne musician constantly pushing the boundaries of his work, showcasing an artistic vision that since its debut, has evolved to become one of Australia’s most intricately detailed - and successful. Since making his entrance, Running Touch’s music has been streamed 150+ million times, earning multi-platinum accreditations, an APRA Award nomination, and consistent playlisting on commercial radio and streaming services. Additionally, he’s performed shows at institutional venues throughout Australia and the US, supported electronic pioneers including ODESZA and ZHU, played festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, and in the face of the pandemic, played a first-of-its-kind sold-out live show at Melbourne’s iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl - with plenty more to come.
Canberran trio SAFIA is Ben Woolner (Vocals/Keys), Michael Bell (Drums) and Harry Sayers (Guitar/Keys). Their sophomore album 'Story's Start or End' was released in 2019, featuring Gold certified single ‘Starlight’ and triple j favourites 'Resolution' and 'Runaway'. Written and recorded over a span of 2.5 years, the self-produced record showcases the indie pop trio’s bold vision as well as their meticulous production and knack for adventurous arrangement.
First formed in 2012, SAFIA shot to public attention after winning the triple j Unearthed Groovin The Moo competition, and gained international attention with breakout single ‘Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues’. The band followed it up with ‘Counting Sheep’, which has since amassed a cult following – most recently in China where it has amassed over 300 million streams. Their debut album ‘Internal’ shot to #2 on the ARIA chart in 2016 and includes Gold singles ‘Make Them Wheels Roll’ and ‘Embracing Me’.
No strangers to collaboration, SAFIA have previously teamed up with Canberra locals Peking Duk for their 2x Platinum single ‘Take Me Over’, and lent vocals to Alison Wonderland’s ‘Take It To Reality’. They’ve toured with the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Lorde and Disclosure.
SAFIA’s theatrical stage show has earned them a reputation as one of Australia’s best live acts. They take the expansive sonic worlds they create and turn them into a jaw dropping live experience. They’re regular festival favourites, having performed at Splendour In The Grass, Groovin the Moo, Primavera (Spain), Concrete & Grass (China) and SXSW (US) among
others. In support of their recent record, they sold out theatres around Australia and took their impressive new live show to the main stages of For The Love, NYE In The Park and Adelaide Fringe Festival.
The enigmatic and elusive Skin On Skin burns all night through a mix of smoked-out techno and 909-soaked classic house to deliver dancefloor anthems straight to your brain. SOS exploded onto the scene when his bone shaking debut EP dropped in early 2019 via iconic Newcastle label Steel City Dance Discs, including underground classic ‘Multiply’. A string of sold out records followed, including the launch of his own in-house label and workshop Stay On Sight.
Thumping tours across the UK and Europe with Looking For Trouble/SCDD head Mall Grab in support of the pair’s joint-EP ‘Strangers’, and a sold out headline run around Asia were backed up in 2020 with iconic sets at Beyond The Valley and Pitch festivals back in Australia. SOS has quickly become a household name in the country’s techno scene, with this year’s 12-stop national headline tour once again selling out in a matter of minutes. Armed with a new set of the most sought-after IDs, Skin On Skin is taking over.
After landing an artist feature in ID Magazine with the release of her debut mixtape (“PURPULARITY”, 2017), things have been rapidly progressing for Sophiegrophy - the Australian based, Nigerian born and New Zealand raised artist currently making massive strides in the world of New Wave Hip Hop & underground Club Culture. Ranked highly among the class of leading artists to emerge from Australia’s seminal WVS Hip Hop imprint (Lil Spacely, Anfa Rose).
Sophiegrophy leveled up with appearances on Spotify’s 'Starting Point' series via Acclaim and Complex AU, NIKE’s A1 promotion, as well as holding solid positions in all the biggest national Hip Hop & Viral Chart playlists over a multitude of her own genre defining trap anthems (“Bag”, “Fa$t Life”) including appearances on Ebro’s One to Watch (“Shake”) and New Australia Show on Apple Music, or features on a set of future-forward international club tracks (Walker & Royce “All For The Gram”, J. Worra & Codes “Bounce Back”, Taiki Nulight “Trip”).
On the live front, Sophiegrophy demanded audience attention on a host of performances including Australia’s inaugural Rolling Loud Festival, national The Grass is Greener and Festival X tours, as well as a headline set at debut Spotify A1 Live showcase as well as left of centre events including Brunswick Music Festival and Tasmania’s Faux Mo. With a unique and charming aura, hard-working attitude and swag as fierce as they come, riding alongside her innate gift for genre-bending bars (as heard in appearances on Triple J Bars of Steel, and YO! MTV Raps), Sophiegrophy has made as much a mark delivering hard-hitting cut-throat 16’s as melodic pop-inspired hooks.
It’s her drive to experiment and push new ground that led her to collaborate with the next level studio creatives including Aus Hip Hop buzz-artist Kwame, Lewis Can Cut (NLV Records), Eric Boavida and frequent studio partner producer Jia Lih (Troye Sivan, Meg Mac). Keep your eyes and ears peeled for Sophiegrophy as she promises to make an indelible mark on the international Hip Hop & Club world.
Pardon the pun, but it’s fair to say that Spacey Jane’s recent rise has been of the meteoric variety.
For relatively new kids on the block, the four piece from Fremantle have had a very impactful start, clocking up over 40 million streams and garnering huge support from industry and fans alike.
In 2019, Spacey Jane nabbed a J Award Unearthed Artist of the Year nomination and undertook three completely sold out tours of Australia, with the most recent run taking in New Zealand.
Over the last 18 months, festivals have been pounding on their door too, with Spacies taking to the stage at Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Yours and Owls, BIGSOUND and Wave Rock Weekender.
They started 2020 with a bang - January saw “Good For You” voted #80 in triple j’s highly coveted Hottest 100 countdown. February saw them join the likes of The 1975 and Charlie XCX on the Laneway Festival national tour.
Their “Skin” single tour was cut short due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop the band releasing their debut full length album Sunlight in June, which reached #2 on the ARIA album charts.
As restrictions eased in WA, the band packed the touring van for the Back on the Road regional tour and Wave Rock Weekender, as one of the headline artists.
In November, Sunlight received a nominated for a J Award for Album of the Year for Sunlight, a mean feat to jump from an Unearthed nomination to this accolade within the course of a year!
Onwards and upwards for Spacey Jane.
18-year-old Brisbane songwriter and producer Sasha McLeod is SYCCO. Equally at home in the studio and on the stage, Sycco demands attention for her soulful voice, observant lyrics, psychedelic jazz aura and undeniable charisma. Following a buzzy set at this year’s Bigsound, Sycco was added to the line-ups of the 2020 Laneway Festival and Groovin The Moo (confidential) and asked to support the likes of Spacey Jane and Vera Blue.
Sycco released her third single, Peacemaker, to widespread acclaim in her home country. She was made triple j unearthed's feature artist of the week and the track was added to full rotation on triple j as well as Spotify's New Music Friday, Front Left and Indie Arrivals playlists as well as several key Apple playlists.
Telenova are a Melbourne three-piece band, fronted by the haunting vocals of Angeline Armstrong, alongside the refined musicality of Edward Quinn and Joshua Moriarty. With an air of quiet confidence and cinematic aesthetics, Telenova trade in a sound thats unequivocally Melbourne yet global in scope.
Assembled by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) at a writing camp in early 2020, Telenova evoke the elegance and feminine power of Lana Del Ray and Karen O, the sophistication of 90’s trip-hop production and the effortless energy of Khurangbin and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
The Veronicas hail from Australia, yet their impact has been felt around the globe.
Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, twin girls born on Christmas Day, were teenagers when they moved to LA, signed a record deal with Sire Records and released their first album, The Secret Life Of…. and three top ten singles including the timeless anthem 4Ever.
A second album followed. Hook Me Up the lead single shot straight to Number One and was quickly followed by the iconic worldwide hit Untouched (which became the first Australian single to sell more than a million copies digitally in the USA).
In 2014 after signing to Sony Music, the girls again reached the Number One spot in their home country with You Ruin Me and it was also a hit around the world including Top 5 in the UK.
Just two years later in 2016, The Veronicas were again at the top of the charts with In My Blood another Number One single.
In 2019, The Veronicas remain at the forefront of pop music with their latest single Think Of Me. In the streaming age, the song has already amassed millions of streams and critical acclaim, it was the Most Added Song to Australian radio the week of release and was certified GOLD soon after.
This year they’ve shown their versatility and staying power again with appearances at Field Day and Bluesfest and a newly signed global deal with MTV: with their own TV series airing around the world in late 2019 in more than 180 countries.
In June they featured on triple j’s Like A Version with their musical collaborator and friend Allday covering Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi and the performance had more than a million views in Australia that week.
With Ten top 10 hits, 3 x Number Ones, 500 million+ streams, ARIA Awards and more than 175 million Youtube/VEVO streams and 3.5 million social connections The Veronicas are unstoppable.
TORREN FOOT a house dj/producer raised on the working docks of Melbourne’s inner west, a fixture of Australian club culture as one of the countries most in demand touring club dj’s - recently gained international attention following the release of ‘More Life’ topping #1 Beatport overall, 6 million+ stream, spins from tastemakers Adam Beyer, Claptone, Mat.Joe & Wax Motif. Receiving A-list radio support from Triple J Australia and international support including BBC Radio 1 UK, SiriusXM, Studio Brussels, KCRW LA, SLAM FM & 538 NL.
Torren received an ARIA nomination ‘best dance release’ for his collaborative single ‘Be Randy’ alongside Dom Dolla. Charted 2 x ARIA #1 club tracks ‘Hot Sauce’ & ‘Be Randy’ whilst delivered notable remixes of Tiga ‘Bugatti’ via Mad Decent/Turbo recordings, Lastlings’ ‘Take My Hand’ via RUFUS DU SOLS Rose Avenue/Astrawerks and Eats Everything's ‘Honey’ through ffrr.
Triple One are an amalgamation of sounds, beers and all-nighters, impossible to categorise and even harder to ignore. Brash bars come courtesy of rappers Marty Bugatti and Obi Ill Terrors, melodic hooks by Lil Dijon float in paranormal fashion, while greyscale production is expertly crafted by Billy Gunns. Triple One are a sonic experiment between hard, soft and all the textures in between.
Triple One’s early cult single’s ‘Doozy’ and ‘Overflow’ scored millions of views and streams, earning applause from a swelling army of fans in North America and Eastern Europe. Having accumulated serious underground buzz for years, 2018 was the year that Triple One broke into Australian mainstream consciousness. Their singles ‘Showoff’, ‘Tarlo’ and ‘Valentine Kid’ were added to high rotation on triple j and they were also profiled by Complex, GQ and Highsnobiety. Similarly, their 2019 single ‘Butter’ also dominated radio airwaves, leading to the group’s debut UK/European tour and five sold-out shows across Australia.
And onstage is where Triple One truly state their case. Having earned a notorious live reputation through relentless gigging in Sydney, their shows are a vortex of flailing limbs and sweat-drenched circle pits. Triple One’s sprawling performances have led to sold-out headline gigs around the country, support slots for Smokepurpp and Lil Xan, as well as landmark festivals like Falls Festival, Listen Out and The Great Escape.
2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of What So Not. For Chris Emerson, the creative at the heart of the project, it is a time of realization and research, rethinking and renewal. It would be easy for the Australian producer and DJ to stay sequestered in What So Not’s significant accomplishments, not the least of which are surpassing one billion global streams and collecting Gold Plaques. Instead, Emerson scaled back his touring to get re-centered as a person and refreshed as an artist. He immersed himself in an artist community, absorbing a variety of creative stimuli and exploring new ways of expressing himself.
The first decade of What So Not revolved around high-profile collaborations, headlining tours and major festivals across the globe, not to mention creative artistic achievements. The second decade of What So Not starts with reflection and revitalization, and new innovations from the ever-shifting Emerson.
Willaris. K creates moments to catch your breath, dance, forget , exalt, reflect and/or draft a text to an ex.
From techno to electronica, punk and metal, Willaris. K is drawn to the melodrama and melodic craftsmanship of artists like Seekae, Jon Hopkins and Shlohmo, but never straying too far from being the kid listening to Rage Against the Machine on the school bus.
Willaris. K has sold out shows in Australia and played festivals including Coachella, Splendour in the Grass, Lollapalooza and Forbidden Fruit.