Bliss N Eso
With the second highest-selling Australian album of 2013, Bliss N Eso deserve their multitude of awards and accolades. The Sydney trio continue to push not only themselves, but hip-hop, forward in Australia. From an early stage in their career, Bliss N Eso primarily built their fan base from their compelling and energetic live performances. An exhilarating blend of fluid rhymes and banging beats teamed with beat boxing, impromptu freestyling and seamless turntablism make their live shows a brand in their own right, and has seen the group hailed as one of the best live acts in the country.
Bliss N Eso have sold out shows in Australia, US and Canada and received high acclaim from two invitational stints at the SXSW music conference in Austin. Get ready for Bliss N Eso at Park Sounds 2016!
Drapht has been one of the leading hip hop authorities in Australia since his debut single, Jimmy Recard made it into the top 10 of triple J’s Hottest 100. In 2011, the Perth MC released his fourth album, The Life Of Riley, which went on to receive a staggering seven ARIA nominations, including a win for Best Urban Album. Drapht (A.K.A Paul Reid) has got bars that pack a punch and an immediately identifiable flow, both of which are evident in his latest offering, All Love, taken from his forthcoming album Seven Mirrors, due out mid 2016. Getting added to triple J rotation, Drapht has the support from fans nation-wide and this is just a taste of what to expect from the upcoming album. You can look forward to hearing more anthems like All Love soon as well as some noteworthy collaborations.
2016 is set to be the year Nicole Millar makes her mark as a solo artist, with the release of her debut EP, and second single “Tremble”. Nicole has created an immense hype towards this release after her successful debut single “Wait”was released in late October last year. “Tremble,” boasts beats and synths that make the track feel full and compliment the depth of Nicole’s voice. Starting off smooth and ultra sultry, it kicks up the tempo quickly, adding a power and playfulness that sees Nicole take you on a journey from beginning to end. It has been one of the most played tracks on Triple J since it’s release and has amassed over 2 million Spotify streams in a short time. Nicole used 2015 to debut not only her first solo track; she also revealed her new live show at Sydney’s premier Electronic Music Conference (EMC). She played alongside the likes of LDRU, Porches, Set Mo, Indian Summer and Oscar Key Sung at the EMC showcases and introduced her three-piece band. Earlier in the year, Nicole was called up last minute to play alongside Troye Sivan at the Enmore Theatre where “Wait”& “Tremble” were pronounced standouts and the set received solid reviews. After cutting her touring chops with the likes of Peking Duk, RÜFÜS and The Kite String Tangle she steps out solo with her new band set up. Millar’s music trajectory has already seen so many peaks – winning an ARIA, performing with Peking Duk at Splendour In The Grass and the A-League Grand Final, singing with RUFUS at triple j’s huge One Night Stand, televised around Australia. But for the girl who started singing when she was 14, her debut EP offers the headiest high…“It’s been inspiring and a long time in the making, so I’m thrilled to get it out there,”There is a lot more of Nicole Millar to see this year and we can’t wait!
Running Touch is the mysterious artist from Melbourne that has grown from an industry whisper to one of the most esteemed and talented new acts about to hit the Australian dance music circuit in recent times. Having only been on the scene for just under two years, Running Touch has gained the praise and support of some of the industry’s most notable names for being one of the most innovative and talented acts to grace dance floors this year. At the back end of 2015, Running Touch saw himself named as the #7 artist to watch for 2016 [inthemix]. To kick off 2016, Running Touch released his first official single ‘Courtesy Of’ and embarked on a debut national tour that saw him bring his live show to 25 stages around the country, winning the hearts of crowds around the nation. In between tour slots, Running Touch managed to secure himself placements on some of the biggest and most prestigious stages in Australia –Splendour in the Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, Beyond The Valley, Listen Out and Southbound Festival to name just a few, additionally, supporting global sensation ZHU on his only standalone show in Australia. An artist more than just a producer alone, Running Touch not only curates his own tracks, but acts as a one-man band – playing guitar, drums, piano, launch pad, curating lyrics, singing and even rapping on his own productions and live show. The sound and performance style Running Touch brings to the table has been compared to the likes of Chet Faker, ZHU and Rufus, and his musical capabilities have seen him praised as one of Australia’s most promising talents by Triple J. Now Running Touch has his sights set on his soon-to-be-released debut EP and headline tour down the East coast of Australia. With a name that is seeping across all corners of the globe, it’s a known fact that Running Touch is nothing short of Spectacular.
Sydney based producer PON CHO, today announces a string of special tour dates around the country giving fans the chances to hear his bass heavy and cavernous tunes live. The music from PON CHO traverses the worlds of future bass from the sweetest of RnB and Pop to undeniable head-nodders and trap bangers. With an immense output of work and hunger for collaboration, PON CHO teamed up with vocalist Paige IV for his first single ‘Lonely Walls Feat. Paige IV. An incredible reaction from media earning the young producer healthy radio adds which sent the track to #1 on the Spotify Viral charts within two days of release. PON CHO has been performing around the world, as a member of the celebrated Sydney Hip Hop group THUNDAMENTALS – having contributed half of the production to their ARIA Award nominated 2014 Album ‘So We Can Remember’ along with half of the material for THUNDAMENTALS MC, Tuka’s ARIA Award nominated 2015 Album ‘Life Death Time Eternal.
GG Magree, named one of Spotify’s “One to watch” artists in 2014, hales from Sydney, Australia where she grew up partaking in dance-offs around the globe under the guise of “The Least White, White Girl”. GG Magree‘s insatiable appetite for hip hop, trap, & house party genres coupled with her polished talent behind the decks and in the studio has landed her industry notoriety & continual global gigs in England, Hong Kong, Bali, Jakarta, India, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, and the United States. GG Magree has crushed the decks supporting the likes of Pharrell, T -Pain, Azaelia Banks, Wu-Tang Clan, Naughty By Nature, Die Antwoord, and toured nationally with Rudimental & Rita Ora. Closer to home she has conquered the Fashion world, festivals and radio – playing for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Adidas, Topshop, Future Music Festival, Splendor in the Grass, Stereosonic and a regular on Today FM’s Party People and KIIS FM. The passionate girl-gang leader commands an online social media presence through her fashion brand ‘Yeah Pussy’, which is as strong as her musical presence. The brand ‘Yeah Pussy’ has been carefully crafted through intelligent fashion write ups, magazine editorials, photo shoots, music blogs & fashion blogs. ‘Yeah Pussy’ is sold across all 7 continents, worn and celebrated by not only herself, but women killing it in their relevant fields. It has been embraced by the likes of Rita Ora and her band members, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessie Andrews, Katy Perry and Sahara Ray.
You will probably remember him by his ITunes Number 1 album “Session Twelve” W/ Generik or maybe even from when he was touring with Australia and Asia’s acclaimed Future Music Festival. It could even be by the way he lures club cats with a feast of electronic offerings, Tenzin holds his own- seizing thousands of dance music devotees. Having held the first residency at super club Marquee Sydney and boasting a ferocious blend of house, electro and self-commanding party-dub, this dance decoy is ravenous behind the booth and in the studio across cities globally.