Jesswar

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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The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl returns in February, hosting the Philly Jays, Gooch Palms & more

December 8, 2017

Returning to take over Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for another year, the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl is lining up for another expansive party on February 17th. Next year, the Philadelphia Grand Jury, Gooch Palms, Jess Locke and more will take to stages throughout the city hub, including The Foundry, The Flying Cock and Black Bear Lodge. 35 artists have been confirmed for the Mountain […]

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“Woman’s World 2.0” brings Miss Blanks & Jesswar in to add more fire to Okenyo’s original

December 7, 2017

OKENYO. Oh, OKENYO. For a woman who has been continuously making excellent moves in music for years now, it’s been wonderful seeing the Sydney performer’s star rise more publicly through 2017. Her single “Woman’s World” was quick to wrap fans up and alert newcomers to her presence as part of the strong community of women […]

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Best New Music Mondays ft. Jack River, Pataphysics & more (November 27th)

November 27, 2017

Whether you’re into some hard hitting rhymes coming from Omar Musa, intricate production style from Melbourne’s Pataphysics or some glorious new material from Jack River and Walken, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our new playlist and start adding to your own with these choice cuts from Australia and abroad.   ———- This content has recently been […]

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Festival Review: A Weekend in the Gardens overcomes torrential rain in delivering a night of prime Aussie hip hop

November 22, 2017

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens endured one hell of a beating on the weekend as it, along with the rest of the city, was battered by torrential rain and storms for most of Saturday afternoon. A Weekend in The Gardens, which had previously run the night before (headlined by Paul Kelly), was teetering on the fence of […]

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Interview: Jesswar’s “Savage” earns the aunties’ seal of approval as the official music video drops today

November 21, 2017

Seated in the artists’ catering area at A Weekend in The Gardens on Saturday afternoon, Jesswar is looking remarkably fresh for someone who has also been caught in the rain the Melbourne site endured throughout the day. Her partner, Brisbane artist Hannah Brontë, also sits across from me, looking effortlessly stylish. It’s enough to make you feel even more […]

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Single of the Day: Jesswar “Savage” (2017)

November 16, 2017

Well, damn. Jesswar is definitely not playing round. “Savage” is the latest from the Brisbane MC; as her rise within the local hip hop game is only gaining more strength behind it, this may well be the single to solidify her presence as not only an artist to watch, but definitely not one to be messed […]

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A Reminder: A Weekend in the Gardens offers up possibly the best way to spend your weekend in Melbourne

November 15, 2017

Starting on Friday, A Weekend in The Gardens is giving Melbourne music lovers three days of prime live music. From one of Australia’s greatest songwriters in Paul Kelly, to some of the country’s best hip hop artists and songwriting collectives, the three-day festival event is not like your usual branded series of shows. Playing to the likes […]

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Interview: Jesswar chats Australia’s increasingly diverse hip hop scene and forthcoming EP

September 18, 2017

After a total of five showcase events across this year’s BIGSOUND it’s safe to say Jesswar more than proved her worth. Ferocious on the mic with a penchant for witty lyricism, the young Brisbane emcee dominated discussions on the “next big thing” in Australia’s hip hop scene, and with all that hype and excitement lifting […]

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Sosefina’s picks: 11 acts who left a lasting impression at BIGSOUND

September 12, 2017

My third BIGSOUND brought with it some definite highlights, from corners I wasn’t expecting. There was a solid hip hop presence at this year’s festival, striking an instant contrast between the hard hitting MC’s and the usual fare of bands taking up on stages throughout the Valley. A main take away I came away from […]

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Festival Photos: BIGSOUND Live – Fortitude Valley, Brisbane (05.09.17 – 07.09.17)

September 12, 2017

Whether it was at the Woolly Mammoth or out on the ground in The Brightside’s carpark, BIGSOUND had some epic live sets kicking off last Tuesday and continuing through until Thursday night. We capture sets by the likes of Joyride, Two Steps on the Water, West Thebarton and Apakatjah! Photos by Michelle Grace Hunder. [print_gllr id=45064] ———- This content has recently […]

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Brisbane’s Jesswar inks distribution deal with Golden Era Records

July 12, 2017

If you haven’t yet heard of Jesswar, now is the perfect time to get yourself acquainted. The Brisbane-via-Fiji rapper has been generating serious momentum around her music over the last year; we first came across her in later 2016, her tune “Blue Roses x Red Violets” hooking our attention immediately. Since that discovery, we’ve been stoked […]

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Friday Fresh Five #002 – Eilish Gilligan, BATTS, Mesa Cosa, Jesswar…

October 7, 2016

And we’re back at Friday for another week (though given the long weekend just gone by, we really haven’t had that much of a slog, right?) – below are five artists we’ve been listening to this week who have perked us up, gotten us keen for the weekend and excited for some special shows coming up. A […]

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