Raury

 

At only 19 years old, Raury is the free-spirited singer, rapper, guitarist, songwriter and producer who has turned heads with his unique fusion of folk, hip-hop and soul. He collaborated with SBTRKT, swapped tracks with Kanye West and was booked to open for OutKast before releasing a single record. His debut mixtape Indigo Child (2014) saw Pigeons and Planes declare “Raury is a star,” drawing comparisons to esteemed artists such as André 3000, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean, with lead single “God’s Whisper” immediately escalating to a global anthem.

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Roland Tings

 

First making his debut on the L.A. cult label 100% SILK in 2013, Roland Tings has made waves across the electronic music scene with his Balearic, deep-house sound – the perfect cool evening to late night soundtrack. His tropical, disco-house single “Pala” released in early 2015 was an instant favourite and his self-titled debut album followed shortly after as the much-coveted triple j Feature Album. Roland Tings has performed at clubs and festivals worldwide including a revered Boiler Room set, testament to this producer’s precise craftsmanship.

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Sampa The Great

 

A female poet and singer-songwriter hailing from Africa the motherland, Sampa The Great aims to inspire through music, poetry and visual art. Her music bonds from spoken-word to pure hip-hop rapping, with stops at psychedelic and bluesy waypoints in between, and draws listeners into a lush, imaginative world. Sampa’s astonishing release The Great Mixtape in October 2015 was praised across the board, and led to a nod as triple j Unearthed Feature Artist in November, and saw her recognised as the ‘Next Big Thing’ at FBi’s 2015 SMAC Awards.

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Saskwatch

 

Having earned a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most electrifying live acts, six-piece Saskwatch have become renowned for their catchy, soulful ballads and heart-wrenching lyricism. The group received love from triple j and community stations around the country with their hits “Hands” and “Born To Break Your Heart” in 2014, and their latest release Sorry I Let It Come Between Us the feature album on 2SER in 2015. Saskwatch have performed their unique music at some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe.

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Sex on Toast

 

Sex On Toast is an irrepressibly charming 10 man organisation who specialise in raw early 80’s funk, hard-edge new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul. Their choreographed stage act, complex arrangements, performative larrikinism and danceability have won the hearts of casual punters and hardcore fans alike, all across Australia. Their self-titled debut album spawned the much-loved singles “Takin’ Over” and “Hold My Love,” which launched sell-out gigs in Melbourne and Sydney, and three East Coast tours to rave reviews. 

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