The new Australia
‘Music for...’ is one of two Opera House Spotify playlist series where we ask friends of the House to curate playlists based on a theme of their choice: music for a particular moment, place or feeling.
A musical enigma on the verge of superstardom, Ghana-born Sydney-sider BLESSED brings his singular mix of hip-hop, punk rock and soul to the Joan Sutherland Theatre for his Sydney Opera House debut as part of Liminal. To mark the occasion, BLESSED has curated a playlist of emerging local talent in the R&B and hip hop space that will blow your mind. In the words of BLESSED:
“This playlist is made up of Aussie artists that the world will be listening to.”
“Jacey represents the future of Hip Hop in Australia. Break Bread sounds like loyalty and royalty, something really rare these days.”
“Too much sauce... Babyprince's gives my favourite flow, cadence, and vocal performance time after time.”
“Billymaree makes me excited for R&B in Australia and On Top is just the tip of the iceberg of her talent. ”
“I love Sahxl's voice and delivery. He sounds like a star on every song.”
“This is the only Aussie drill song I like.. Skenzo reps his area but also the Africans and Arabs in Australia.”
“Soulful and sensual. Soli's voice is beautiful and she's literally pitch perfect.”
“Mason Dane is the most underrated singer/songwriter/producer in Australia. Dash is just a taste, he's got hits on his hands.”
“This song is so uplifting and motivational. Blueboy proves that positive energy can transcend music.”
“Western Sydney's Drip Prince. Solochulo is fresh on and off the track while representing the same area I grew up in.”
“A.GIRL was born for this. Her versatility sets her apart from both male and female artists. This song is so tough.”
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