Music Interviews

Malian music pioneer Moussa Diakité

Malian music pioneer Moussa Diakité looks to Australia’s First Nations Peoples with new album

Infusing an amalgamation of West African music styles with blues, jazz and Cuban music, Diakité’s sunshiny guitar licks bring an ultra-cool ‘Afro-groove’ to the world of music.

Combatting discrimination and amplifying queer voices: JamarzOnMarz on Up For It

From campaigning to stop school discrimination against Afro hair textures to auditioning for the Mardi Gras stage, JamarzOnMarz is on the up.

Feature image of South Sudanese musician, Ajak Kwai

Of Women, Cows and War – Ajak Kwai shares her experiences as a South Sudanese refugee

From speaking very little to recording albums in three languages and hosting a show on Melbourne community radio, Ajak Kwai has thrived in the face of adversity.

Staying prepared, community care & hard rap sh*t: Tasman Keith on Race Matters

The rapper & proud Gumbaynggirr man spends time with Sara Khan during NAIDOC Week ruminating on how he came to be and where he wants to go.

Rapper JK-47 on his recipe for change

“Go out there and learn. Keep your ears open. Be quick to hear, but slow to speak.”

Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest talks influences, evolution and keeping his options open

The Car Seat Headrest blueprint to making a record in a post-genre world.

Musical genius in isolation: The Streets’ Mike Skinner on Arvos with Tommy Codling

Call Mike Skinner’s phone thinking he’s doing nothing better? He’s probs doing a puzzle.

Wafia

Flowers & Superpowers (& Tumblr): Wafia on Arvos with Tanya Ali

Ever had to confront a celeb you used to DM on Tumblr? Tanya Ali has, and it was CUTE!

Conscious Presents

Conscious & killing it: the women from the West running Sydney hip hop

Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely never been done before.