Melbourne Artists Hudson Taylor & ConpleX Go From Nowhere to Number 1 on Triple J Unearthed!

 

Melbourne hip hop artist, Hudson Taylor and cowriter, Conor Ewing-Crellin, aka ConpleX, got a message this week from Triple J radio telling them their song, Right Way, was number one on this week’s Triple J Unearthed Hip Hop Top 100!

 

 

“This came out of nowhere,” Hudson says. “Last week, nothing – this week, there we are at number one, with some of our favourite artists in the top ten with us. Insane.”

 

DOWNLOAD HERE:

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/jukebox/play/track/7704406

 

Hudson is a 21 year old rapper/soul digger from Melbourne’s northern suburbs who started writing his own rap lyrics at the age of 14. Growing up in a strict Christian family, he was only allowed to listen to Gospel music, “I wasnt even allowed to watch The Simpsons, but one day a friend from my grade three class gave me a CD which was 50 cent ‘In Da Club’ and I’ve been hooked ever since. No cure, right?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson’s style varies from RnB, Trap and 90’s Boom Bap, but he follows the beat wherever his heart and soul take him, “ I try not to get too caught up in one particular style because i pride myself on my versatility.” Hudson said. He performs with his collective ‘DrankWater’ in collaboration with Conor Ewing-Crellin, who raps under the name ConpleX, who is also the co-writer and performer on Right Way.

ConpleX is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from inner North Melbourne who started rapping at the age of sixteen. His inspirations are Retchy P, E40, GoldLink, Big L and RedMan. Like Hudson, his style is old school and trap. He started DrankWater two years ago with his mate Syd-G with a view to “be able to collaborate with mates and create a new wave in the Aussie Hip Hop and so that we can record and perform, it’s just what we love to do,”

“Once I heard the hook Hudson made I came back with the lyrics for my verse in about 20 minutes. Sometimes you just feel it.” Ewing-Crellin said. Right Way also features UK rapper Rydah and was produced by LeinadBeats, which was then mixed and mastered by Adrian Swish.

“This track was recorded at a friend’s house at a total cost of zero dollars, which worked for us as we’re all broke! I mean, we all do shifts as rubbish removalists and Hudson is homeless at the moment and couch surfing between the houses of the other three ‘DrankWater’ members, but we got it done. I kinda feel like we went from the rubbish bin to the top of the heap this week, thanks to Triple J.”

Hudson’s E.P “Hit A Lick” is out on all platforms.

ConpleX – https://soundcloud.com/therealconplex

LAUNCH GIG DETAILS TBC – Watch This Space!

Melbourne Artists Hudson Taylor & ConpleX Go From Nowhere to Number 1 on Triple J Unearthed!

 

Melbourne hip hop artist, Hudson Taylor and cowriter, Conor Ewing-Crellin, aka ConpleX, got a message this week from Triple J radio telling them their song, Right Way, was number one on this week’s Triple J Unearthed Hip Hop Top 100!

 

 

“This came out of nowhere,” Hudson says. “Last week, nothing – this week, there we are at number one, with some of our favourite artists in the top ten with us. Insane.”

 

DOWNLOAD HERE:

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/jukebox/play/track/7704406

 

Hudson is a 21 year old rapper/soul digger from Melbourne’s northern suburbs who started writing his own rap lyrics at the age of 14. Growing up in a strict Christian family, he was only allowed to listen to Gospel music, “I wasnt even allowed to watch The Simpsons, but one day a friend from my grade three class gave me a CD which was 50 cent ‘In Da Club’ and I’ve been hooked ever since. No cure, right?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson’s style varies from RnB, Trap and 90’s Boom Bap, but he follows the beat wherever his heart and soul take him, “ I try not to get too caught up in one particular style because i pride myself on my versatility.” Hudson said. He performs with his collective ‘DrankWater’ in collaboration with Conor Ewing-Crellin, who raps under the name ConpleX, who is also the co-writer and performer on Right Way.

ConpleX is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from inner North Melbourne who started rapping at the age of sixteen. His inspirations are Retchy P, E40, GoldLink, Big L and RedMan. Like Hudson, his style is old school and trap. He started DrankWater two years ago with his mate Syd-G with a view to “be able to collaborate with mates and create a new wave in Aussie Hip Hop and so that we can record and perform, it’s just what we love to do,”

“Once I heard the hook Hudson made I came back with the lyrics for my verse in about 20 minutes. Sometimes you just feel it.” Ewing-Crellin said. Right Way also features UK rapper Rydah and was produced by LeinadBeats, which was then mixed and mastered by Adrian Swish.

“This track was recorded at a friend’s house at a total cost of zero dollars, which worked for us as we’re all broke! I mean, we all do shifts as rubbish removalists and Hudson is homeless at the moment and couch surfing between the houses of the other three ‘DrankWater’ members, but we got it done. I kinda feel like we went from the rubbish bin to the top of the heap this week, thanks to Triple J.”

Hudson’s E.P “Hit A Lick” is out on all platforms.

ConpleX – https://soundcloud.com/therealconplex

LAUNCH GIG DETAILS TBC – Watch This Space!

A TRIBUTE TO INXS — NEW JAZZ ALBUM BY CAM GILES

It’s a brave musician who dares to take a masterwork and reinterpret it. It’s a long-standing tradition, of course, particularly in the world of jazz, but it takes a stout heart and loads of talent to step up to the plate and throw one’s fate to the wind when the source is INXS.

And yet that’s exactly what CAM GILES has done, and knocked it right out of the ballpark. This album is a startling, sexy reinvention of the music of INXS. It’s been translated into the language of jazz and the translation is spellbinding.

Read on for more info and show details…

Connie Lansberg residency at Chinacy Bar & Restaurant

On the back of her sold out launch of Insomnious Volume 1 Connie Lansberg will be doing a residency at Chinacy Bar & Restaurant at 352 Chapel Street, South Yarra every Friday and Saturday night. Connie will be appearing with her quintet CLQ.

If you haven’t heard her lush new CD Insomnious Volume 1, it’s available from Bandcamp at https://tinyurl.com/ybbzbhuh.

Contact me for an interview or a review copy.

All India Radio releases ‘Space’

Earthlings & Others,

All India Radio aka Australian musician Martin Kennedy releases a new album ‘Space’. Dripping with atmospheric analogue synths and floaty vocals, the album takes its musical cues from David Lynch, Pink Floyd, Jean-Michel Jarre, Brian Eno, Stereolab and AIR.

The album artwork by veteran British artist David A Hardy was originally commissioned for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of The Moon’ but missed out to the famous prism art. David A Hardy says, “It would give me pleasure to see that image on a record after all these years.”Read on for more info and show details…

Old Man River launches his magnum opus – ‘ILOVEYOUSORRYPLEASEFORGIVEMETHANKYOU’ at The Fyrefly St Kilda, Sat. June 16.

Playing his first Melbourne show in years, Old Man River will launch the new long awaited album: ‘ILOVEYOUSORRYPLEASEFORGIVEMETHANKYOU’.

Ohad Rein is the singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist behind the internationally acclaimed Old Man River project, an eclectic musical voyage that manages to blend conscious pop, folk-rock, psychedelia and world music, all under one warm blanket of positive, melodic and inspiring sounds.

“He’s the wild sonic lovechild of Beck and the Beatles…”Read on for more info and show details…

MARY COUGHLAN (Ireland) – Australian Tour Dates – May/June 2018

Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday” Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. “Her lifestory gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives.” — The Guardian

Mary said, “I Iove love love Australia. I honestly think about it most days! I’m so looking forward to being back down under and this whole tour.  It’ll be great to be back and these shows are very special to me.”Read on for more info and show details…

Werewolves of Melbourne ‘Crossing The River’ album launch, Catfish Hotel, Saturday April 28th

Awoooooooooooooooo!
Hello Fellow Howlers!
Following hot on the heels of their Gasometer Hotel launch for their blues-infused psychedelic new single ‘Close To Me,’ Werewolves of Melbourne are proud to launch their full length album titled ‘Crossing The River’.

The band will be holding the event at The Catfish Hotel, 30 Gertrude Street Fitzroy on Saturday April 28th. Doors at 8pmRead on for more info and show details…

Connie Lansberg releases new jazz album ‘Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’ – launch 9 June, Lido Jazz Room

Songwriter/jazz artist and author Connie Lansberg releases her new album of bedtime stories for the sleep deprived Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’.  The album is part of an ongoing creative collaboration between Connie and one of Australia’s premier jazz artists, Mark Fitzgibbon.

She’ll be launching the CD live at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 9th June at Lido Jazz Room at 9pm.  Click here for tix – every ticket purchase comes with a copy of Insomnious Vol 1 – Whistling Away The Dark’.Read on for more info and show details…