Backing the release of introspective single ‘MI GORENG’ comes Melbourne-based vocalist, producer & rapper IJALE’s latest release ‘LIKE THAT’, a high-energy collaboration featuring Melbourne’s rising Hip-Hop stars Yung Shōgun & ThatKidMaz.
Pivoting from the heavy themes that often encompass IJALE’s music, ‘LIKE THAT’ is a carefree, Afro-fusion banger born from an impromptu session between the three post Melbourne’s gruelling nine month lockdown.
“We were just vibing and having fun and obviously gassed to be hanging out with people in real life”, says IJALE on the recording of the single.
Capturing the energy in the studio that night, the trio exchange blazingly flippant bars over a high energy bar self-produced by IJALE.
‘LIKE THAT’ follows his triple j supported debut EP ‘Wildly Disparate Sounds’ & triple j Unearthed Feature Artist mid last year, as well as his recent collaboration with Dugong Jr. ‘Ceramic’ which landed coveted Spotify playlists New Music Friday AU/NZ, The Local List, metropolis, Poolside Grooves, crush & the hybrid.
IJALE is one of six lucky recipients of a triple j Unearthed/NIDA music video competition, and will be creating a music video later in the year.
Melbourne producer, vocalist and performer, IJALE, is a self-contained master of his sound.
A keen music fan and avid creator, he blends a myriad of afrocentric sounds and western influences that reflect his Nigerian heritage, his Australian upbringing and the multifaceted taste of an open-minded listener of the internet age. These concoctions vary in sound from piece to piece, but are usually punctuated by hints of African percussion, infectious basslines and layered electronic textures, all of which pay direct homage to the hallmark genres of black creativity including jazz, soul, r&b and hip hop.
Jerry Agbinya, aka IJALE, began releasing music in 2017 but has been busy honing and perfecting his songwriting and production skills for years. Following a brief break from his previous project Spirals, IJALE hit the ground running with support shows alongside Winston Surfshirt, Raiza Biza and Phondupe. Since then, the Melbourne based artist has been busy releasing multiple singles, including his recent track ‘Coffee Cups’ feat. Zephyrr Greene, out via French label Kitsuné Musique. In January of 2020, IJALE hosted his first show and played alongside some of Melbourne’s most promising up and comers including Jordan Dennis, Nasty Mars, Rara Zulu & more.
IJALE has a unique knack for sound design and mood, which he effortlessly encapsulates in both recordings and in his live shows. Keep your eyes on this latest Melbourne producer, as he’s about to take the next step on his eventual path to global fame.
Praise for IJALE
“It’s clear that IJALE is destined for stardom” – Mixdown Mag
“Continuing to defy expectations with every release, you’ll want to get IJALE on your radar now” – Ticketmaster
“Some of the brainiest bars and complex beats on Unearthed” – triple j
“Sounding like the golden age of Hip Hop” – The Guardian
“IJALE continues to defy expectations with each and every move” – Purple Sneakers
“IJALE is the true definition of a hidden gem” – EARMILK
“With a unique sound that separates him from the crowd and a melting pot of influences, each new track from IJALE displays his dynamic creativity” – AMRAP