Hip Hop: New EP from Boy Graduate, single from Milwaukee Banks, and shows from Mallrat, Dave, more

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Hip Hop: New EP from Boy Graduate, single from Milwaukee Banks, and shows from Mallrat, Dave, more


Melbourne artist Boy Graduate has released his latest four-track EP It’s Not You, It’s Me. Melding elements of hip hop with R&B sounds and pop-infused hooks, the genre-bending EP showcases the rapper’s musical versatility. Hamley hopped on the project to help with production and the end result is an exciting emotional collection of songs that offers a glimpse into Boy Graduate’s life. The project also features local rapper Dex who accompanied Boy Graduate on the Bliss N Eso ‘Dopamine’tour earlier this year. Vibe out to Boy Graduate’s It’s Not You, It’s Me on Soundcloud.


Electro hip hop duo Milwaukee Banks have teamed up with rap-queen Sophiegrophy on their latest single ‘Lights Down’. Sounding like it’s the soundtrack to a retro video game, the bouncy pop track is actually the perfect summertime jam with happy synths and slick drum beats. However, Sophiegrophy manages to steal the spotlight, spitting killer bars and echoing a catchy chorus. Make sure to add ‘Lights Down’ to your party playlist.

Sensible Antixx have joined forces with Smart Base Entertainment to showcase some of Burn City’s freshest talent. Forget about the Melbourne Cup. Spend your night witnessing local hip hop acts 1/6, Sol’ MANIC, Charlie Threads, Olive Amun, Mistress of Ceremony, Verbal Tactics and other special guests. The team will be taking over the Northcote Social Club on November 4.

Valve Sounds and Complex AU pair up for Melbourne Music Week to present a dream team of Melbourne’s finest soul, R&B and hip hop artists. See live performances by your favourite local acts including Baro, Big Words, ESESE, Nasty Mars & The Martians, Villette and Jade Zoe DJing between sets. This event will take place in car park of St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday November 22. Get your early bird tickets now for only $15. Final release tickets are $30.This is an all ages event.

Brissie-based teenager and rap-pop artist Mallrat will be heading on tour to celebrate the release of her new single ‘Better’. The track is from Mallrat’s forthcoming sophomore EP which is set for release early 2018, so expect to hear some new music. Featuring guest acts Kinder and Eilish Gilligan, don’t miss Mallrat’s single tour on Friday December 8 at The Workers Club.

South London’s 19-year-old grime phenomenon Dave is heading to Australia this summer. The rapper began his career back in 2015, uploading freestyle clips to YouTube and showcasing his fast-paced raps to a worldwide audience. He has made a sneaky appearance on Drake’s More Life compilation, had two hotly anticipated sets at SXSW and sold-out his UK tour. Make sure you see Dave when he arrives Down Under, performing at the Howler on Friday January 5.