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.”
▷ BREAK BREAD - Jacey
“Jacey represents the future of Hip Hop in Australia. Break Bread sounds like loyalty and royalty, something really rare these days.”
▷ OVER SEX - Baby Prince
“Too much sauce... Babyprince's gives my favourite flow, cadence, and vocal performance time after time.”
▷ On Top - Billymaree
“Billymaree makes me excited for R&B in Australia and On Top is just the tip of the iceberg of her talent. ”
▷ PICK YOURSELF UP - Sahxl
“I love Sahxl's voice and delivery. He sounds like a star on every song.”
▷ Dangerous - Skenzo
“This is the only Aussie drill song I like.. Skenzo reps his area but also the Africans and Arabs in Australia.”
▷ Love Me - Soli
“Soulful and sensual. Soli's voice is beautiful and she's literally pitch perfect.”
▷ DASH - Mason Dane
“Mason Dane is the most underrated singer/songwriter/producer in Australia. Dash is just a taste, he's got hits on his hands.”
▷ My Brother - Blueboy
“This song is so uplifting and motivational. Blueboy proves that positive energy can transcend music.”
▷ Undefeated - Solochulo
“Western Sydney's Drip Prince. Solochulo is fresh on and off the track while representing the same area I grew up in.”
▷ We Them Boyz - A.GIRL ft. Jacey
“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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