Where are you currently based?
I was originally raised in the UK in East London but since moving to Australia I have been based on the north side of Sydney.
How did you first start playing music?
I first started playing music when I picked up the guitar at nine years old, and from there began rapping and producing as I got older.
What’s been happening recently?
I’ve been working hard at music! I didn’t release as much music as I wanted to last year so in 2021 my goal is to drop heaps of content, so I’ve had my head down and have been focused on writing and recording.
Your new single ‘Go Up’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
‘Go Up’ was influenced heavily by the new wave of afrobeat music coming from the UK. I wanted to tap into this vibe as I thought it was a relatively unexplored genre in the Australian Hip Hop scene that I am a massive fan of.
How did you go about writing ‘Go Up’?
The writing process for ‘Go Up’ was very smooth and effortless. The lyrics and melody for the hook just kind of came to me randomly one day while I was listening to beats in the studio. From there I wrote the verses for the track, trying not to overthink anything and let my ideas flow as naturally as possible, which I think is reflected in the laid-back and smooth style of the song.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?
I recorded the track spontaneously one night in my home studio when I caught a vibe with some friends. I mix and master my own music so this was also all done in the home studio.
What programs/equipment did you use?
I use Logic Pro X to record, mix and master and I used the Neumann TLM102 microphone to capture the vocals.
How did you approach the recording process?
I tried to loosen up with the recording process for this song. I didn’t overthink anything and tried to let it flow as naturally as possible, which I think reflected in the loose and laid back style of the track.
How did the concept for the music video come about?
The concept for the music video was a combined effort by myself and my videographer Connor Neil. We wanted to come up with an idea that was culturally relevant while still funny, so we eventually decided on going with the theme that you see in the final video with me and the gang clashing against the COVID marshalls.
Who did you work with during the creation of the music video?
I worked with my videographer and close friend Connor Neil during the creation of the music video. We have collaborated together in the past on other music videos and it’s always a great time working with him, he’s one of the best and most unique videographers in Sydney!
Where and when did you film and how was the experience?
We filmed the video roughly two months ago at various spots in our local area. It was a great experience, its always a fun time working with Connor and we captured some great energy with the boys during the shoot.
What’s your opinion of the current state of Australian Hip Hop and how has it evolved?
I’ve been a fan of Australian Hip Hop for over a decade and I’m very proud of the current state of the scene. It has been so rewarding to watch the scene grow and expand over the years and I’m very eager to see how it evolves going forward.
What do you like to do away from music?
I spend most of my time working on music, however outside of this I do have a couple hobbies. I enjoy going to gym, kicking back with the bro’s, spending time with the fam and playing video games if anyone wants the smoke!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’m listening to a lot of Australian and UK artists at the moment. Some of my current favourites are Chillinit, M1llionz, Lisi and AJ Tracey.
What’s planned for 2021?
Takeover is planned for 2021! I’m extremely motivated to keep releasing regular content in the form of new music and videos throughout the rest of the year.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
My favourite food varies from day-to-day but I’m a sucker for some good fried chicken. My favourite place to hang out is in my home studio where I can work on music and chill out with my friends.