Out of the depths of Sydney’s thriving underground hip-hop scene, enticing duo No Label Necessary have returned, brandishing a new type of sauce for 2019. After making a stamping impact in 2018 with ‘Problems’, amassing a social media following exceeding 40k and supporting the likes of Tech N9ne and R.A The Rugged Man during their short history together, No Label Necessary wasted no time in making their presence known. Teaming up with Melbourne’s Kudzai(‘4 Deep In The Suburbs’) on new single ‘Like You’, No Label Necessary turn up the heat and provide a jam that is bound to have bodies moving when their club tour hits the east coast this winter.
Slick and mischievous, ‘Like You’ is primed for those nights out where inhibitions are gleefully left at the door. With Kudzai’s flair threaded throughout the single, No Label Necessary have formed a fast partnership that matches lyrical flow with sultry on-track presence.
Recorded in Sydney with MixedByEspa (Pharrell Williams, Future, Triple One, Kerser) on engineering and mastering duties, No Label Necessary’s latest is a strong release from the duo who, off the back of an impressive 2018, are levelling up. Gearing up for the release of their new EP MIDN9T X, No Label Necessary are further stepping out into a spotlight hungry for new talent with rhymes to spit. “Just getting to that point of being able to bring so many like minded people together who see your vision and happily want to help bring it to life has been a complete blessing. The new music this year is a huge step up from anything we’ve done and we can’t wait to head out on tour and show you guys.”No Label Necessary
Teaming up with director Kyle Watson out on the Gold Coast, No Label Necessary’s music video for ‘Like You’ indulges in the excess; receiving its online premiere with Scenestr. “The ‘Like You’ music video was definitely a fun project. Everyone that came through was on point, it just made the process so much easier. We most definitely have to give a shout out to the team and our NLN fam for coming through with magic.”No Label Necessary
Coming together in 2017, Creepah (Sydney) and Thony Remy (Brooklyn, New York) formed No Label Necessary as a vehicle for them to take aim at the judgements, the preconceived and prejudicial labels in place by society’s gatekeepers, resulting in a strong run of single releases through into 2018.
Shows alongside the likes of Tech N9ne, R.A. The Rugged Man and more gave No Label Necessary great stages to cut their teeth on as live performers, while the hype and support generating for the duo in their hometown of Sydney continued to grow and strengthen with each new music release and news tease.
PRAISE FOR NO LABEL NECESSARY
“Not a single problem with this track. [fire emoji]” Triple J Unearthed, Tommy Faith (‘Problems’, 2018)
“With supports alongside Tech N9ne, R.A The Rugged Man and Merkules on their resume, hip hop duo No Label Necessary have gained a solid foot-hold in the music industry, including 40k Instagram followers, after only a year of making music.” Scenestr (‘Problems’, 2018)
“A deadly combination of thought-provoking words and a skillful flow, the duo touch on people’s individual issues and the ways they go about dealing with them, narrating worldly relatable themes of self-medication and society’s constant scrutiny.” StarvingKids (‘Problems’, 2018)
‘Like You’ demonstrates No Label Necessary’s ability to kick back and have fun with the hip-hop form, delving into the same territory that has seen the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, YG and more recently Blueface emerge as popular hitmakers. Their final form hasn’t been reached yet though, with more music in the bag and ready to roll out through 2019. For now though, No Label Necessary Season kicks off with the single’s release come April 5th, and some highly anticipated launch dates to follow.
NO LABEL NECESSARY ‘LIKE YOU’ LAUNCH DATES
Friday 21st June Gallery Bar Sydney with Kudzai, Candyman Tickets
Saturday 22nd June The Zoo Brisbane with Kudzai, Candyman Tickets
Thursday 27th June Laundry Bar Melbourne with Kudzai, Candyman Tickets