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Music for...
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.”

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“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. ”




“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.”

Bangarra Dance Theatre Bennelong


Still from Blueboy's My Brother music video

▷ 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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