Travel through the Palm Tree Portal with WZRDKID
For Melbourne hip-hop trio WZRDKID, the last few years since winning a spot on the triple j one night stand stage have been rather quiet musically. But, that’s not to say they haven’t been at work. Each release since their debut, ‘Hitchhikers Galaxy’, has been up-skilled exponentially. Growing in confidence, the boys from WZRDKID returned in style with ‘Cold Clocks’ and now their third release, ‘Palm Tree Portal’, from their upcoming album Black Ocean has dropped. One thing is for certain – the continuation in their growth has not ceased.
This new hype-track includes soft synth keys played behind a plethora of percussion. It’s a softer sound, true to their experimental hip-hop mindset, but the rap flow has nothing soft about it. The feature from Melbourne emcee MARCUS comes harder than ever.
The feature from the Melbourne rapper – and the whole production itself – has qualities of Atlanta multi-talent DONALD GLOVER AKA CHILDISH GAMBINO from his Because the Internet era. WZRDKID have managed to source so much good inspiration through the likes of PINK FLOYD, TRIBE CALLED QUEST, CHET FAKER and countless others varying from a large array of genres. It’s no surprise these boys have such a fresh sound.
Continuing the current nationwide trend of making good homegrown hip-hop that could stand up overseas, if WZRDKID can keep the heat coming, there is no reason why their breed of experimental hip-hop couldn’t find solidarity in the global hip-hop scene.
With their upcoming release, Black Ocean, in the works as we speak, the hype around these boys continues to grow, with them even collaborating with an inspiration of their own musical style, OLIVER TANK and now the hyped up feature from Marcus.
The music world understands the potential surrounding these young artists, and it’s only a matter of time before that becomes apparent to everyone. Be smart and get on WZRDKID before the album drops and it’s too late. Get around their newest joint featuring Marcus, ‘Palm Tree Portal’.
Words by STEVE COPP