"Progressive Hiphip, Alternative Funk & Experimental Reggae."

'An original party band with throwbacks to 90s Alternative."

Based in Melbourne

Biography

1995. Rising up in South Gippsland, Victoria, Rients Johannes Huitema shared a love for hip hop music with his basketball buddies. Between street B-Ball sessions and Street Fighter 2 battles on their Super Nintendo, gangsta rap became an unlikely influence for the otherwise sensitive new age teens. Keeping a cynical yet empathetic view of the lyrical content, the G funk sparked an inspiration for what is now his ultimate release - Renelophus.

2018. Introducing Anastasia Lastovirya on vocals, Lauren Patullo blowing the trumpet and slapping the keys, Claus Tanjung sitting on top of the bass, Robert Saad hitting percussive instruments and Alexandra Velasco strumming electric guitars. Together, the band enjoys awkward silences, giggling hysterically, sexual innuendo and long-fully staring at each other for hours on end.

Listeners are treated to a full fruit salad of moods leaving a strange pop after-taste. Each song is dusted with the dirt from some outer Melbourne unsealed street and are brought together with the unmistakable vocal acrobatics of the tantalizing duo. 

With overly candid lyrical content (although almost entirely politically acceptable), enjoyment is definitely the intention of the band offering boogie-worthy rhythms to bounce to. Quickly becoming accepted as one of Australia's premier live Hiphop bands, the Aussie music scene is proving to be a hilarious calamity for a band with such an uncharted genre of music. Following their debut EP Release 'The Blue Dot EP', the band promises to give something out of the ordinary for a party-going audience yearning for something different.

Influences

Dr Dre, Mr Bungle, Outcast, Sia, Timberland, Peeping Tom, Gorrillaz, Frank Ocean, Beyonce, Incubus, Pharrel, Gotye, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Jeff Buckly, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Bjork, Radio Head, Tool, Pink Floyed, The Police,

 

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