It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities for cats straight out of the bedroom, and those of us who have been hibernating. You’re part of it already, so here’s your chance.
The Next Movement Pt. 7 will be on Thursday, August 22nd, and we’ve got a very talented local line up for you. Please see below:
Spawning from the primordial soup leaking from the seedy underbelly of the ACT, Toddla (AKA the hairbrain) is here. He dropped his debut LP “Defcon Foreplay” this June and it’s far from your average rap release. Featuring production from some of hip hop’s heavyweights including Leafdog (UK), Naive (UK) and Zed Katsu, with a wealth of local talent featuring on verses, be sure to catch one of his blistering live sets as soon as you get the chance.
Singer and MC Odeon moved from Sydney to Canberra in 2003. After arriving in the ACT, he joined a local hip hop crew known as House Of Reps. Odeon is passionate about youth work, and holds regular Hip Hop workshops. He also organizes events such as Rhyme Intervention, Garema Beatz and Wall of sound. With a smooth, soulful voice and intelligent rhymes, Odeon has a fresh, versatile and adaptive style. Keep an eye out for his first self-titled album, due out later this year.
Keech is an up and coming hip hop artist from the ACT. After writing rhymes with mates and as a solo mc for years, he finally started recording in early 2012 and took to the stage with Semantix to feature regularly. Now, after building some confidence and set list of his own, with the help of DJ Octathreat, Keech is set to make some big moves.
Tales From tha Underground
Fiji Born Tales From tha Underground is a singer, songwriter, dancer and rapper. Tales takes inspiration from a wide range of influences and creates her own, unique blend. Having come from a large musical family of Indian singers and traditional Indian instrumentalists, she’s been exposed to music from a young age. Throughout the struggles in her life, Tales has always turned to hip hop. With passionate, meaningful lyrics and an exclusive cultural sound, Tales From tha Underground will definitely impress.
Hayd will be on hosting duties and Buick will be on the one’s and two’s throughout the evening. Remember that we will have an open mic from 8.30pm so be sure to jump up and show us all what you’ve got.
So. Thursday, August 22, La De Da – 102 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Kicks off at 8pm. $5 entry, and strictly over 18s. Bring some friends along and enjoy it.
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