It seems borderline absurd to suggest that the 25-year-old Catalan singer known as ROSALÍA, who’s already a bonafide superstar in her home country, would be an artist to watch in the coming year.
In 2018 it was all but impossible to take your eyes off SLOWTHAI.
When Perth teenager ARNO FARAJI became the first hip hop artist to win Triple J’s Unearthed High competition in 2017 it was undoubtedly a groundbreaking moment for the genre in this country.
Melbourne duo KULT KYSS (made up of producer HAXX and vocalist RROMARIN, who’s also established herself as a go-to vocal feature, working previously with GOLDEN FEATURES, THE PRESETS and LUCIANBLOMKAMP) have been remarkably consistent since their 2016 debut.
Formerly one-half of MADE IN HEIGHTS, KELSEY BULKIN has built her solo name on a string of impressive singles and equally impressive vocal features, including a scene-stealing turn on the latest ODESZA album.
Things have been quiet with ANNIE BASS for a minute or two now.
Life’s missed opportunities can evoke an agonisingly deep well of emotions: regret, frustration, a sense of cosmic injustice and a tinge of entitlement, all swirling around in a seemingly endless vortex of retroactive what-ifs.
With each of the three singles that Sydney multi-instrumentalist KIRSTY TICKLES released under her EXHIBITIONIST moniker in the lead up to her debut EP, Let Go Of Love, earlier this year, she shone new lights on the corners of the project, marking her young but enormously promising career with versatility and constant artistic left turns.
NIGHT TALES, the Sydney-based musical pairing of KAMALIZA (formerly of OLYMPIC AYRES) and THIRD FLOOR, have shared the visuals for their latest single, ‘Friends’, marrying their uplifting brand of house with the equally inspirational video created in collaboration with Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).
Melbourne duo HEMM (the musical pairing of JUICE WEBSTER and ROBERT DOWNIE) have returned with their new single, ‘Skin’, a track that dissolves as slowly as the relationship it voyeuristically watches in on.
Brisbane’s G ELENIL started this year with a bang, dropping her debut EP Kin, a diaristic, genre-defiant exploration of familial trauma, back in May which capped her ascension through the Brisbane hip hop scene.
It’s a historically meaningful moment when any producer begins to sing on their own tracks.