Independent Artist of the Week: Gian Santoro

Gian Santoro’s Reflections On The Waters pulls back the curtains in their soulful recount of navigating queer identity, intergenerational trauma, and grief. Draped in soothing lofi percussion and introspective lyricism, their album Reflections On The Waters is testament to their artistic triumph. 

FBi Monthly Mixtape #013

I can’t be the only one who’s ‘seriously’ been ‘vibing’ with some music lately. Let this all star lineup guide you through some of their favourite tracks from May in FBi’s Monthly Mixtape.

Independent Artist of the Week: Elle Shimada

Elle Shimada’s latest single is like a 3D printed heart on fire, blistering with bass, polished in plastic and bleeding like a screeching violin. FBi’s Independent Artist of the Week this week, the Naarm-Melbourne-based producer, DJ, and vocalist spoke to Kate Saap on Up for It! about the process behind her latest single.

Collarbones forever

Legendary Australian duo Collarbones are breaking up. Mainstays of the scene who, in the 16 years they’ve been active, basically wrote the script for Australian electronic pop music, Travis Cook and Marcus Whale have decided it’s finally time to say goodbye. However, as they told Tommy Codling on Thursday Arvos, they’re not going out without a bang.

Independent Artist of the Week: Doris

Doris’ music is chaotic, collaborative, inspirational and occasionally contradictory. Just like life. Up For It!’s Lill Scott chatted to Ziek, Myles and Bronte about their upcoming EP Birthday Cakes, the pains of customer service and being vulnerable on stage.

HAND IN HAND with PluggnB: Andre Bugatti chats his new record on JUICE

Rapper/ producer/ musical polymath Andre Bugatti is a master in the art of deliberate effortlessness. He swung by the studio on Monday for JUICE with Nazty Gurl to chat about his latest record HAND IN HAND.

Independent Artist of the Week: 33

33’s latest EP ‘Bradley’ is a dreamy composite of sonic experimentation. A massive return from a 10 year hiatus, each piece of the EP combines to create a kaleidoscopic insight into Mary’s creative process, and her rebellion against the jarring pursuit of perfection.

Independent Artist of the Week: Kootsie Don

Sydney via Darwin rapper, singer and songwriter Kootsie Don is making moves across theatre and music to connect people from all walks of life. Her latest single ‘Lemme Know’ is an upbeat, RnB-shaped message: ‘If you can’t support me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best’.

A story about mundane breakups – Shoeb Ahmad on Surfacing

“The best way to look at it is like chapters of a book, you know, it’s chapters to a story” reflects award-winning musician and composer Shoeb Ahmad, aka Sia Ahmad, on the five-part song cycle of her new project. Sia joined Luke M de Zilva and Mara Schwerdtfeger on Surfacing last week to discuss how her latest EP captures this forebodingly bathetic narrative.

Meet our 2023 FBi Radio Dance Class trainees!

We’re beyond excited to introduce you the first Dance Class cohort we’ve had in a minute. These are our 2023 trainees AKA  the hands that are about to shape this city’s dance and electronic music space.