MYAMI is a chick from Melbourne with a tremendous set of lungs on her and a real penchant for creating ballin’ RnB fused tunes.
‘Soldier’ is a track that is built around the strength of MYAMI’s vocals. They are loud, clear and instantly attention grabbing, with MYAMI having one of those voices that you feel could be entertaining in a capella. Yet, I also feel that the earthy RnB beats provided by Wayfarer are a perfect accompaniment to match the vocal prowess, and like the way it provides a nod towards nostalgic RnB group Destiny’s Child and Maria Carey, which MYAMI openly admits as influences. If you like what you’re hearing then be sure to keep an ear to the ground for the release of MYAMI’s EP due out late this year.
Following on from the infectious break through single ‘Brontosaurus’, is Tkay Maidza’s latest aural offering, ‘U-Huh’.
There is no warm-up with ‘U-Huh’, it kicks off with loud eclectic beats and just keeps going from there, and will be surely be lighting up dance floors around the country. It’s the ultimate mix of hip hop and synth dominated electro, something like Iggy Azalea getting mashed by The Presets or a more mellow Skrillex. I am just blown away by how many looping sounds this tune has, and how flawlessly they come together. Tkay Maidza has made a big fan out of us with this gem of a tune.
Classik Nawu is another band that I owe Soundcloud suggestions for discovering. The Brisbane boys are a five piece who are attempting fusion of multiple genres. Luckily they succeed with ‘So Tight’, a track that is super duper fun and catchy, and nails the guys ambitions of creating a sound that hip,funky and fresh.
WA whiz kid Mathas (AKA Tom Mathieson) has combined with fellow local Abbe May to create the intriguing and enjoyable track ‘Nourishment‘.
Having been heavily involved in the WA hip hop community for nearly a decade, it is clearly Mathas time as he has unleashed one hell of a tune to bring in 2014. A really interesting mix of hip hop and electro indie vibes, its about time that a local act really nailed this genre, and thank god Mathas has. A little reminiscent of Scroobius Pitt, Abbe May’s vocal influence adds this extra feeling of eeriness and makes this track truly haunting. We really dig it.
Australian Hip Hop continues to evolve, and as we know evolution is distinctively Darwinian. Only the fittest and strongest survive. With the plethora of new Hip-Hop artists hitting the scene over the last few years it’s refreshing to start seeing new sounds from young Hip-Hop artists.
From the opening guitar riff of this new track from ‘The Havknotz’, you realise that this isn’t just your standard DJ & MC combination. The raspy vocals of ‘Losty’ sound more mature than his years and combined with the smooth melodies of guest vocalist, Cactus, this track really permeates the brain.
Is it Rocky Rap, or Rappy Rock? Maybe we can just call it Nu-Hip-Hop. In any case, ‘The Havknotz’ appear to have hit the scene with something fresh and exciting. Check out some of their other tunes from their 2nd EP, release on June 28th.