B Wise


Is it time Western Sydney music receives the respect it deserves?

February 4, 2022

With a population of approximately 6 million people, Sydney is the largest city of Australia. And just like every other city in the country, Sydney has many suburbs, cultures, sub-cultures, communities and milieus that make it culturally and artistically rich. The most important, and often overlooked, is Western Sydney. Always seen as the poorer and […]

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Music Video of the Day: B Wise “Flex On” (2018)

June 12, 2018

As many predicted early on, B Wise’s trajectory upward off the back of a successful 2017 of new music and touring would be a rapid one. Having recently finished up a major national run of dates with Thundamentals has only further cemented the Sydney hip hop artist’s position at the forefront of the fresh faces […]

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Parramatta to host 70 local artists this weekend at free “Live and Local” music event

April 11, 2018

Parramatta’s CBD will be livened with the sound of music this weekend, as the City Of Parramatta hosts its now annual “Live and Local” event. For the second time, over 70 artists of Sydney’s West will perform throughout the CBD, taking place this Saturday, April 14. The mini-festival will last for five hours, spanning across […]

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Kevin Parker, Jesswar, Basenji & more join Laneway’s ‘Festival Within a Festival’ – Block Party!

January 16, 2018

The 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is mere weeks from kicking off now and this week, a new festival has been announced to be going down at the exact same time as the main event, within the event. Between Red Bull Music and I OH YOU, the new addition comes in the form of Block Party. Set to […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week: 30th October 2017

October 30, 2017

We’re back! Diving into what’s been a heavy few weeks of new music, we present tunes from all over the country and beyond. Whether the new Sleigh Bells banger is your fare, or Sydney’s HANDSOME has brought you in with her captivating new music, there’s something for you this week, below. ———- This content has recently been […]

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Music Video of the Day: B Wise “Feel Something” (2017)

October 19, 2017

The release of B Wise‘s new single “Feel Something” has come with perfect timing; the weather is starting to warm up, the summer vibes are well on their way and for the Sydneysider, it’s the best time for him to be dropping songs that will be enjoying solid playlist action as we wrap up 2017. “Feel […]

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Sampa the Great, Dustin Thomas and more prove to be early highlights of Splendour in the Grass

July 21, 2017

While most people wait to start their Splendour weekend on Friday, plenty of festivalgoers – especially the campers – know that heading along to the festival’s official kick-off on Thursday is well worth it. This year even moreso as Red Bull Sound Select came on board to curate a program at the Mix-Up Stage that […]

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Music Video of the Day: B Wise “Drugs & Drama” (2017)

February 2, 2017

B Wise is no longer a fresh horse out the gate; 2016 was incredibly good to the Sydney MC and he more than proved that the hype surrounding him was justified. Now, we look ahead to more greatness from B Wise and it would seem that he’s stepping up to the plate, just as we […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016

January 10, 2017

For Hip Hop, 2016 was the year of cosigning anything and everything. So called ‘mumble rap’ became a thing and there was a massive push back against the term ‘real Hip Hop’, championing newcomers like Lil’ Yachty and Lil’ Uzi Vert (who, like it or not, have been attached to the music and the culture) […]

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The Jezabels, Oliver Tank, Alex Lahey & more for Secret Garden 2017

December 14, 2016

Secret Garden has long held a soft spot in the hearts of many Australian music lovers and it’s no reason why. Held in a gorgeous part of NSW over two days, the festival sells out before the line up even gets announced, such is their stellar reputation. Don your fancy dress and get ready for […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Live Review: Horrorshow + B Wise – The Gov, Adelaide (23.10.16)

October 26, 2016

Horrorshow have always been welcomed with open arms by their loyal Adelaide crowd and it was no different this time around, with a whole lot of familiar faces flocking to The Gov despite it being a chilly Sunday night. It might have something to do with the fact that it’s been a minute since Horrorshow were […]

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Music Video of the Day: Horrorshow ft. B Wise and Omar Musa “Right Here” (2016)

October 25, 2016

Horrorshow have been on the road with their catchy as hell tune “If You Know What I Mean”, not to mention their whole swag of music that has drawn in thousands of Australian hip hop fans around the country over the last few years. What’s been particularly great about watching this tour roll out, has been […]

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Elefant Traks to throw huge 18th birthday party in Sydney this December!

October 6, 2016

Happy birthday, Elefant Traks! The Sydney-based label has been keeping the fires going since 1998, supporting and nurturing the careers of some of the country’s beloved artists and this December, the crew is inviting you all to celebrate a very special anniversary with them. Putting on an exclusive Sydney gig on December 10th in the Cake Wines […]

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B Wise on introducing himself through his debut EP Semi Pro & not compromising his style for anyone

September 20, 2016

Meeting up with Sydney hip hop artist B Wise for a chat at BIGSOUND was a bit of a highlight for us. Having been supporters of this guy’s music back in the early days of his career, to be able to nab some of his time ahead of what would wind up being an extremely well-received live showcase in […]

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Music Video of the Day: B Wise “No Questions” (2016)

September 19, 2016

B Wise released the music video for his single “No Questions” at the end of last week, another gem from the rapper who has been consistently building himself up as one an exciting artist to watch though this year. We fell even harder for him and his music at BIGSOUND last week and with three impressive showcases […]

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Editor’s Wrap: Sose delivers her thoughts on BIGSOUND 2016

September 11, 2016

Oh, BIGSOUND. You’ve done it again. Returning to Brisbane for my second time at the conference/music festival in 2016, I approached the trip with a list of my own personal non-negotiable, must-see artists, some recommendations from friends and a steely determination to not burn out too hard on the first night. That steely determination lasted until […]

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BIGSOUND 2016 in Photos: Off Stage & Behind the Scenes with Artists to Watch

September 10, 2016

With BIGSOUND serving up a live music lineup that no doubt brought solid highlights across all genres this past week, we were lucky to spend some time with some of the artists who performed some bloody amazing shows over the course of the event. Photos by Zakarij Kaczmarek. SAMPA THE GREAT An artist who came to BIGSOUND with a lot of […]

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Single of the Day: B Wise “No Questions” (2016)

August 17, 2016

I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to assume that when B Wise drops his debut EP Semi-Pro later in September, it stands to be one of the best hip hop releases of 2016’s second half. What we’ve heard from the MC so far has continued to impress but still, it feels like we’re just scratching the […]

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BIGSOUND unleashes excellent first artist announcement including Tigertown, Alex Lahey, Gideon Bensen & more

June 22, 2016

Here we go! The first round of artists set to perform at BIGSOUND this year has been officially released, giving us a taste of the high calibre of quality we can be expecting in September. We already expected the Brisbane music conference and showcase event to be coming out swinging, as it does every year, […]

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B Wise becomes latest artist to join Elefant Traks roster

June 21, 2016

After appearing on stage at the Oxford Art Factory with Urthboy last week, popular emerging MC B Wise has officially been announced as the latest artist to have joined the Sydney based label, Elefant Traks! Announcing the news on stage at the show, all the press releases surrounding the new signing were distributed today so we’re kinda Facebook/internet official now. And […]

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Live Review: Urthboy + L-FRESH The LION + OKENYO – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16.06.16)

June 20, 2016

I’ve said it before, but mid-week shows are always outstanding. It’s not just mid-week gigs that go down a treat; it’s anything that breaks up the monotonous nature of work. While there would have been plenty of other reasons for people to have a cheeky night out on a Thursday night, for me, it was […]

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Urthboy announces special guests for upcoming album tour as dates continue to sell quickly!

May 24, 2016

Urthboy‘s tour for latest album The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat has continued to gain momentum, with almost half the tour completely sold out, new dates added and now, the announcement of some special guests confirmed to join the rapper on stage! The tour bill, already packing some heat with the presence of L-FRESH THE LION and OKENYO, […]

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Single of the Day: B Wise “40 Days” (2016)

March 10, 2016

Coming off of some very well received support slots earlier this year for the likes of Vince Staples and Tuka, Sydney emcee B Wise has given us a listen of some new material with single “40 Days”. Producer Nic Martin has matched B’s relaxed, melodic flow with a steady drum flow, allowing the SMAC award […]

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Live Review: Vince Staples + B Wise – Max Watts, Sydney (09.02.16)

February 12, 2016

Released mid last year, Vince Staples‘ double-album debut Summertime ‘06 was praised as a clever, vivid, and blunt entry into the long history of reality-rap coming out of L.A, fully delivering on the potential the 22 year old rapper had been showing across four mixtapes and one very well-received EP. That potential shifts well to […]

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The 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Tracks of 2015: Part one – 50 to 26

December 22, 2015

It’s that time of the year again; we’ve already rounded up the full AU crew’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, but here’s something a bit different. The AU’s Chris Singh looks at the best hip-hop and R&B tracks of 2015 after countless hours (probably days; who knows) of picking apart the year’s best releases and […]

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Nominees announced for the 2015 FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards

November 19, 2015

Awarding the most exciting new voices across music, arts, and culture, FBi’s SMAC Awards (FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture) have today announced nominees for 2015. 11 categories will be carefully chosen from, and we don’t doubt that the judging process will be incredibly difficult, seeing as these shortlists are full of names which have […]

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FBi Radio announce inaugural ‘FBi SMACS: A Festival of Sydney Music and Arts Culture’ event.

October 28, 2015

The FBi SMAC Awards have long celebrated the Sydney music and arts scene – the cultivation and nurturing of a thriving artistic hub that constantly sees some brilliant emerging and established individuals bringing some awesome ideas to fruition. For seven years now, the Awards have acknowledged these accomplishments and the 2016 event stands to be […]

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The Plot is comin’ this December featuring Art vs. Science, Urthboy, Tkay Maidza & more!

October 1, 2015

The Plot is bringing some of our favourite bands and musicians through to Parramatta Park in Sydney this December for a festival primed to kick off the summer music circuit well and truly! Featuring some great electro, hip-hop, indie and pop acts, The Plot is backing up previous successful events this year with a nine-hour […]

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