This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

A monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music.

Genre Electronic


Tapir
Tapir are a pair of herbivorous ungulates who steer a course between summoning up mirage-like soundscapes from some hidden world, and pitching headlong into the deepest of grooves. You are welcome to dance something we can play to.


Stormworm & La Sauvage
Stormworm and Sauvage is the collaborative experimental electronic music project of lutruwita/Tasmania based visual artist/musician/performers David Fooks (Stormworm) and Edith Perrenot (Sauvage) Stormworm utilises synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines to produce an amalgamation of spliced vowels with experimental and progressive synth passages. Bouncing between light and dark, fast and slow, experimental and ambient. Sauvage brings the living, breathing human core to the collaboration. Adding her haunting vocal melodies and French spoken word passages reverberating over the electronic pulses


IAE
IAE is the solo, purge project of Elliott (The Huskees, The Trash Vultures). Lyrics, guitar and synth subject to variation, depending on the level of shyness. 


Baltimore Charlot
The Saddest cowgirl in RnB


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Mum and Dad

MUM and a DAD are from Moonah. They tell it like it is while making you shake your rump.


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Saturday 17 Dec 2022
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Genre Experimental

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The Curator

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Jacqueline Collyer

Jacqueline Collyer is a musician, composer and producer based in Hobart. She has recently begun a PhD in Music Technology at the University of Tasmania. Collyer was a founding member of Melbourne band KINS and has toured extensively throughout Australia, the UK and Europe.

In 2020, Collyer won a Tasmanian Theatre Award in Sound Design for her work in The Tasmanian Theatre Company’s production of ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’. Collyer has also delved into the realm of film scoring, composing for short films including ‘AQUA’ (2021), ‘A Hairy Problem’ (2019), ‘The Snake Lady’ (2019) and ‘In Search of Family’ (2019), both as a part of the 10 Days on the Island Festival, and Chris Pender’s ‘Ruthless’ (2016). Collyer has also composed for sound installation, most recently creating a work for the Cardinia Art Society’s ‘New Beginnings’ exhibition in February 2021.

Collyer recently worked as the assistant sound designer to Glenn Richards for Archipelago Production’s ‘The Bleeding Tree’ (2020) and as a composer for the theatrical production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’ (2021), which was featured as a part of the Mona Foma Festival. 2021 was an exciting year for Collyer, who composed for ‘Mental: The Motherload’, a production that opened as a part of the Junction Arts Festival that year. Collyer has also recently released a new single entitled ‘Sky Diver’ under the solo moniker ‘Q.E.’, a project which combines the pop and experimental genres. In the future, Collyer hopes to continue honing her skills in composition and sound design through ambitious new projects, continuing her research in spatial music composition and giving back to the music community through teaching.


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curated by Matthew “Chalky” Chalk
Saturday 17 Dec 2022
Founders Room
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Genre Metal

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The Curator

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Matthew “Chalky” Chalk

Going by his preferred moniker, “Chalky” is a musician, promoter, booking agent and entrepreneur based in Hobart, Tasmania. Having spread his time across various industries and worksites for over 20 years, he is most at home in the world of Music, especially of the Heavy kind.

Chalk has worked as promoter of events since before he could drive a car and has engaged with bands of varying sizes from the local, national and international scene.

For the last 6 years he has been a Programmer at the Dark Mofo Festival, in addition to continuing his work under his Southern Extremities Productions banner, which he founded in 2006, along with various other roles at different events.

He’s most well known for his tenure fronting some of Tasmania’s best known Death Metal bands and is currently working a new album for a yet to be announced project, to be released in 2022.


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Genre First Nations


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DENNI

DENNI is a Tasmanian Aboriginal artist and proud advocate of her culture, performance and music. For close to a decade DENNI has been both the stage name and collaborative project of Denni Proctor. With a colourful career so far DENNI has played all over the country and continues to build a brilliant reputation as a strong live performer and recording artist in the industry.

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Artist of the year 2020 and proud pakana woman has been busy this year developing her new body of work ‘Growing Pains’. Coming a long way since her first single ‘Rabbit to the Bird’ (released in 2013) starting out as an indie folk singer/songwriter. With her 3rd independent release ‘Growing Pains’ EP set to hit all platforms this September, following on from her EP ’Runaways’ (released in 2020) and ‘Wise Ones’ EP (released in 2019), both reaching the top 10 in the Australian music charts. ‘Growing Pains’ shows the artist putting it all on the table while navigating a harsh climate. Looking back on what seems a faraway world, DENNI has played a host of National Festivals such as Falls Festival Marion Bay, Mona Foma and GARMA festival. With a solid catalogue up her sleeve the future of what a DENNI set looks like is exciting.

DENNI has spent the last few months through the disappointments of Covid19 preparing, recording and filming for the release of ‘Growing Pains’ EP. Already releasing her title single ‘Growing Pains’ and ‘Pictures (ft. Greeley)’ the second single and official film clip from her project. DENNI has recorded 7 new songs with Cortext- Lahai Creative and produced 5 tracks alongside Paulie P- Playing for keeps. The EP boasts a feature from Aus Hip Hop Artist ‘Greeley’ with their collab ‘Pictures’ and beat production from Nerve with ‘Honey Bee’ and AO ‘Darlin’.


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Saturday 17 Dec 2022
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Genre Punk


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The Curators

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Rough Skies Records

Rough Skies Records is an independent artist-run record label based in nipaluna/Hobart and is dedicated to releasing music from the region. The label’s debut ‘Community – a compilation of Hobart music’, was curated by Rough Skies’ founder Julian Teakle and released on CD and digitally via Bandcamp, in the summer of 2009. Teakle has since curated another 3 Community Compilations, all of which have served as snapshots of the local music scene and were dubbed ‘open love letters to Hobart Music’ by Vice journalist, Jennifer Park.

Over ten years and 30 releases, Rough Skies has steadily built a niche profile in Australian independent music, recognised for documenting unique underground bands from lutruwita/Tasmania. The label operates as a collaboration between two friends, Teakle and Claire Johnston, who joined in early 2018. Teakle and Johnston are currently working on several exciting new releases for the label in 2022 alongside their day jobs and individual music projects.

www.roughskiesrecords.bandcamp.com


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Saturday 17 Dec 2022
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Thursday 11 August
5pm – 9pm
Salamanca Square

Genre World Music

5pm | Lanterns unveiled in Salamanca Arts Centre in The Courtyard
5.40pm | Svetlana Bunic
6pm | Kattleya
6.30pm | Salsita Kids – Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet) 
6.45pm | MMT
7.15pm | Rhythmz Bollywood
7.30pm | Miettes
8.00pm | Son Del Sur
8.45pm | Bon Odori performance
9pm | Opening Night After Party in Founders Room – a free event with DJs L$F and Ari Eva!


Celebrate the opening of Winter Light with sounds of warmth and light from around the world. Local performers will welcome the coming end of winter with brightness – high energy Latin American beats, East African dancehall, Gallic tunes and a host of other influences will ring in the change of season.

Photo: Yumemi Hiraki

Obon lanterns – see the installation of lanterns created in the lead up to Winter Light by community members and facilitated by Yumemi Hiraki, mirroring the practice of Japanese obon festival to commemorate and honour ancestors.

Obon dance – gather beneath the lanterns to learn the Obon dance, practiced throughout Japan as part of the Obon Festival, with Yumemi Hiraki and Eri Mulloolly-Hill Konishi.

Rhythmz Bollywood – get ready for high energy classic Bollywood dance from nipaluna (Hobart) bollywood dance institution, Rhythmz Bollywood. Workshop participants have the opportunity to perform during opening night event. (workshop dates to come)

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MMT – Madi Mega Talent Hita Man and Rasta Jay of South Sudan. These energetic MC’s rip up the stage with their brand of Badman style East African Dancehall.

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Miettes – A contemporary and performative journey into the musical history of France. This unique trio explore their Gallic roots and present a show full of striking sounds and sights, leaving you begging for more than just the crumbs!

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Svetlana Bunic – Accordionista Svetlana Bunic presents a well-travelled cinematic repertoire of Frech musette, Argentinian tango, continental movie themes, retro melodies, gypsy grooves, smoking jazz, Latin and cabaret show tunes.

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Son Del Sur – Son del Sur is an exciting 10 piece Latin-Jazz and Salsa band. Son del Sur (meaning “they are from the South”) has performed at many of Tasmania’s premier music events and has wowed audiences with their impressive sound.

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Kattleya – Kattleya are an acoustic duo from Colombia featuring Latin American music with distinctive upbeat, tropical sounds and uplifting melodies. 

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Salsita Kids – Salsitas is an intergenerational dance group with ancestral roots transmitting folklore stories. Salsitas explores traditions which are then performed by modern Latin Americans with a mission to rediscover their unique histories, through Latino rhythms and traditional dance.


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Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie

Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and community development worker based in nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania.

Her creative practice is responsive and explores belonging and cultural heritage in contemporary Australia, drawing on lived experience as an Asian-Australian woman. Representation, connection and community building are central themes which ground her curatorial practice.


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A Warm Glow to Remember

Yumemi Hiraki
Wednesday 3 – Sunday 28 Aug 2022
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Last Dance Orange Roughy

John McCormick & Adam Nash
Thursday 11 – Sunday 28 Aug 2022
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Random Acts of Weirdness

Risa Ray + Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine
Friday 12 – Friday 19 Aug 2022
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Peacock Theatre
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Body of Work (Live)

PARKER
Friday 19 – Saturday 20 Aug 2022
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This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

A monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music

Pop music encompasses many disparate styles but their commonality is that they are ephemeral and accessible. Pop musicians are constantly adopting avant garde explorations in music and making these challenging and exciting ideas accessible to broad audiences.

Tasmania has a rich community of alternative pop artists who traverse the line of the avant garde and the popular, creating powerfully relevant and moving music for local audiences. I’ve curated an all women line up to join me in celebrating the diversity of pop music in Tasmania.

FFLORA ( ℎ ) epitomise the ephemeral quality of pop in their improvised sets that are guaranteed to sweep you onto the dance floor.

Drawing inspiration from ‘crying in the club’ ballad mavens like Lykke Li and Robyn, PARKER smashes out soaring vocals with subdued minor-key dance groove and dancehall-inspired beats.

Formally known for her prowess in the Tokyo Punk troupe from FARO 2021, エミエミ (pronounced Emi Emi) takes a Tasmanian spin on the J-pop genre with her sweet sassy sound.

Live Visuals by Grace Huie Robbins (founder of MOOD: A Queer Party in Launceston)


Photo: Isabella Connelly

PARKER

Tash Parker (PARKER)  is a multidisciplinary artist and musician born in Western Australia and raised on a tropical fruit farm in the North East Kimberley, now based in Launceston Tasmania.  Her music is a powerhouse of retro-futurist electronica that soars with glossy synths and commanding vocals.

Her artistic practice is centred around reactionary works in collaboration with musicians, visual artists and technology artists to curate multi-sensory experiences:

“I write about what is real and happening whether that be about my own relationships and experience in my body or an imagined reality of a space travelling future ancestor.” –PARKER


Photo: Bella Waru

FFLORA (FLUID FEMME LUMINARIES OFFERING RHAPSODIC ASCENSION)
A place of musical exploration and expression, FFLORA presents a journey into group improvisation. The ever-evolving ensemble take inspiration from jazz, folk, free improv, sick beats, collisions of sounds, failures, glory, poetry and synergy. Each time the group performs together it is truly unique. Be prepared to experience uplifting, unsteady, un-conforming utters of unreal music.


Photo: Jacob Collings

エミエミ (emi emi)

エミエミ (emi emi) is the experimental J-pop project from 24-year-old Emi Doi. Born and raised in lutruwita to her Launcestonian mum and Japanese dad, エミエミ represents a new venture for Emi, combining her existing indie-music flavour with uptempo neo-kawaii-pop, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, CHAI, Kyary Pyamu Pyamu and Superorganism. 楽しんでください (≧▽≦)


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Tash Parker

Tash Parker is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Launceston Tasmania. Her music released under the name PARKER is ‘a ‘a powerhouse of retro futurist electronica that absolutely soars with its glossy synths and commanding vocals.’ Her artistic practice is centred around collaboration with musicians, visual artists and technology artists to curate multi-sensory experiences for her audience. She holds a degree in Fine Arts majoring in Sonic and Spatial Practice and made the Vice Chancellor’s list at RMIT in 2016. In 2019 Tash had her first multi-media exhibition ‘You, Me & that Other Thing’ at Sawtooth Gallery in collaboration with Melbourne based drawer and sculptor Jo Lane. Her music videos have since gone on to win awards for best music video at New York Film Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, Top Shorts and the Melbourne Short Film Festival and Clipped Music Video Festival in Sydney. In 2020 Tash received the Tasmanian Women’s Art Prize Emerging Artist award for her debut music video Can’t Keep Waiting. Tash’s songs have been added to rotation on ABC’s Double J radio station (Superhuman by PARKER) and reached number one on the AMRAP regional charts (Flames by Runaway Belles). Her last single and music video Lie Low, ‘a brave, cathartic, and above all, mystifyingly – beautiful song.’  released March 8th 2021 for International Women’s Day was premiered on Rolling Stone Australia. In 2021 Tash received an Arts Tasmania grant to present a series of music video exhibitions and performances in the second half of 2022. These exhibitions and performances will be; in Devonport at the RANT Gallery in July, in Hobart at Longhouse Gallery partnering the Winter Light Festival in August, and in Launceston partnering with Sawtooth Gallery and Junction Festival in September.


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ARCHIVE December

curated by Matthew “Chalky” Chalk
Saturday 17 Dec 2022
Founders Room
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Archive is a monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music. Each month features a different genre curated by a Tasmanian musician or artist who excels in that particular genre. Archive is a collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio. Edge Radio are recording each gig, broadcasting five live and broadcasting all the gigs on the Sunday night following each gig.


The Sleepyheads have spent the last 6 years immersed in the Tassie music scene. Originally starting as the solo acoustic project of Pat Broxton, the band quickly picked up a strong local following with their fun, heart-on-sleeve style of indie-punk.
They’ve done multiple interstate tours and festivals off the back of their second EP, “Be More Optimistic?”, which also saw them score a feature artist slot on Triple J.
The band has spent the last two and half years crafting their debut album, and will use this special night at the Founders Room to share some brand-new material.


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208L Containers
We sell paintings to Lars Ulrich and are rock band.


Photo: Will Moon

Rabbit
RABBIT is a rock and roll band with a lot of rhythmic crunch and sharp guitar hooks and they play fast. Ventolin inhaler recommended.


Photo: Graham Meresith

The Trash Vultures

The Trash Vultures are a Death Western Outlaw band, writing songs about the Wild West, cowboy decapitation, mutilation by grizzly bears and other day to day adventures. Formed in Hobart in 2019 for the Arts Hall Little Bands festival, popular demand saw the band continue on to be a permanent act. They released their debut album “Talking Trash and other songs and stories” and the single “Stupid Town” has been receiving good national airplay through the CBAA network and support from EDGE Radio Hobart


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Photo: Luke Henery

EWAH

EWAH is based in Hobart, Tasmania and is the moniker for Emma Waters, who has appeared under various guises over the years. Her current projects are dreamy electro post-punk outfit EWAH DUO and EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, whose sound is often cited as cinematic, merging post-punk and new wave.

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise’ debut release, Everything Fades to Blue captured attention nationally and internationally and was longlisted for the Australian Music Prize (The AMP) in 2017.

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise have played at festivals including Mona Foma, Party in the Paddock, A Festival Called Panama, Dark Mofo, BIGSOUND and Junction Arts Festival.

In 2017, they won the National Live Music Awards for Best Live Act Tasmania and were nominated again in 2019.


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curated by Matthew “Chalky” Chalk
Saturday 17 Dec 2022
Founders Room
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Salamanca Arts Centre & Edge Radio present April Archive.
A gig recorded live in the Founders Room and broadcast on Edge Radio.

This month will be curated by The Sleepyheads, you can expect a night of expressive alt-rock and great storytelling.


The Sleepyheads have spent the last 6 years immersed in the Tassie music scene. Originally starting as the solo acoustic project of Pat Broxton, the band quickly picked up a strong local following with their fun, heart-on-sleeve style of indie-punk.
They’ve done multiple interstate tours and festivals off the back of their second EP, “Be More Optimistic?”, which also saw them score a feature artist slot on Triple J.
The band has spent the last two and half years crafting their debut album, and will use this special night at the Founders Room to share some brand-new material.


Photo: David Beckett

Lincoln Le Fevre
Linc is possibly one of the best songwriters to ever come out of Tassie. With three incredible LPs under his belt, he’s finally coming back home to play one of his much-adored solo sets. It’s been a while between drinks, and we can’t wait.


Photo: Aiesha Hanson

Meres
Meres is the brainchild of Mary Shannon, a very familiar face in the Tasmanian music scene. They’ve really sculpted a signature sound for themselves over the last couple of years, pairing beautifully written melodies with fuzzed out, alt-rock guitars. Meres has also been working on some new material, so we’re hoping to get a taste of that on the night!


Photo: Aiesha Hanson

Den.
Denni Sulzberger has spent the last few years honing her craft as a songwriter. She has an incredible ear for the perfect vocal melody to match her lyrics. Denni will have her trio behind her on the night, and we can’t wait to hear her amazing songs brought to life in a full band setting.


The Curators

Photo: Luke Henery

The Sleepyheads

Since forming in Launceston in 2016, The Sleepyheads have turned heads all over the country with their honest approach to heart-on-sleeve punk and indie rock. It’s that buzz-worthy style that earned The Sleepyheads a coveted Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist slot, leading to a milestone performance at Triple J’s One Night Stand in St Helens.

The band have since gone on to appear at some of Australia’s most-loved festivals, including Falls Festival, Party In the Paddock, Til The Wheels Fall Off and Woolly Mammoth. Their charismatic and engaging live shows have seen The Sleepyheads sell out multiple headline gigs, and tour nationally three times. With more new music to come and their charming brand of indie rock at the ready, The Sleepyheads are equipped to continue captivating audiences, new and old, every step of the way.

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Saturday 17 Dec 2022
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ARCHIVE Is a monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary/popular music, each month will feature a different genre and curator who will program the nights events.

Curator of this month’s Archive showcase is Swaz Benjamin.


As an artist Swaz takes command of storytelling, party-starting, and poetics through his dexterous lyricism and evocative imagery. Drawing equal influence from a a variety of roots and electronic music, as much as he does from all forms of hip-hop and spoken word, Swaz Benjamin’s fluid vocals and fresh musical backdrops deliver light hearted odes to enjoying life, harder hitting thought provoking pieces, and motivating messages. Joined by his band “The Benjamins” his live sound is given a rawer, transcendent, rockier feel, elevating the energy of their performance. Swaz has shared stages with some of the country’s finest artists including ARIA Award Winners such as Drapht, Thundamentals, Mallrat and Adrian Eagle, and international artists such as Akil (Jurassic 5), Buck 65 (Canada) and Lotek (UK). He’s performed at numerous fundraisers for social and humanitarian causes, and played Falls, Nayri Niara and Vibrance Festivals.


Joining “Swaz & The Benjamins” on the night are:

SteezE DreamR

Combining their lyrical forces once again, the formidable duo of MightE DreamR and SteezE. Meeting one another through local improv band CM3 three years ago, where young SteezE bugged the band unmercifully to let him have a go on the mic, the pair have been seen freestyling, cyphering and sharing stages together from Marrawah to Moonah ever since.

Their sound and style would best be described as conscious, funky, and outrospective, with a pinch of anti-capitalism.

Accompanying the duo for the night will be Ivan Megirian on keys, Chris McGuinniess-Terry on drums and Alex O’Leary on bass. The band will be playing completely blind to create an authentic improv experience, so expect the unexpected. Also you may want to bring an umbrella because these two are a couple of slick spitters!


Pseudo Lucid

In their own words:

We are Pseudo Lucid so shut up.
There are two of us. That’s almost TWICE as many as if there was one of us. We travel the universe, melting minds with our irreverent raps and adorably quaint delusions of grandeur.

With Lachy piloting the BAR-TARDIS and Paul karate chopping faces off mumble-rapping aliens, we really feel like we’re having a positive impact on this scum-muffin planet.


Photo: Matt Osborne

An intrepid traveller hailing from lutruwita (Tasmania), Swaz Benjamin’s storytelling, party-starting and poetics have seen him perform with artists such as DraphtThundamentalsMallratHorrorshowAdrian EaglePezB WiseMaundzAkil (Jurassic 5), Buck 65, Omar Musa, Luka Lesson and Zac Henderson.

On his first full-length release ‘Souled Out Volume One:Daze Gone Bye‘ mixtape. Swaz worked closely with producer Hugh Lake (Jessica Mauboy, Stan Walker, Split Enz) curating the sounds Hugh would work with to create the instrumentals for the album. APRA AMCOS award nominee IAMMXO (of Diafrix Sony Australia) also mentored and oversaw much of the project. In particular, Chasm‘s remix of the title track, and lead single ‘Days‘ helped garner radio play and press across Australia & the UK. In 2018 UK Hip hop royalty Skinnyman was supported by Swaz, playing his first show in London. While in the UK, he talked through each song on the mixtape on Terra Slim‘s ‘The Shout‘ on ImInRadio.


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curated by Matthew “Chalky” Chalk
Saturday 17 Dec 2022
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