NEW MUSIC | MAGNETIC RAPPER UNDERTOW RELEASES ‘ON SIGHT’ EP

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Fresh off the release of his single ‘On Sight,’ Under­tow returns to release his highly anti­cip­ated EP with the same title. Back with a ven­geance and dif­fer­ent to his oth­er releases, Under­tow strays away from his sig­na­ture boom bap rap style to diver­si­fy his skills into com­bin­ing his bass music his­tory of Dtech­mc (DnB/Grime/Dubstep/Breakbeats) fur­ther show­cas­ing the rapper’s versatility.

The 4‑track EP see’s the skil­ful rap­per get play­ful with his tracks, circ­ling around with high­er energy music with BPMs upwards to 140. Whilst his single ‘On Sight’ cre­ated a vibe that’s famil­i­ar and cent­ral, the track ‘Who’ dabbles into early grime sound circa early 2000s.

“This album is just me hav­ing a flex on a dif­fer­ent bpm. I have a major his­tory with this music, I was host­ing Gar­age sets back in 2001 so it’s noth­ing new. It’s the first time that the Under­tow name has been asso­ci­ated to this as when I was com­ing up in Hip hop in Aus­tralia, the garage/grime scene was a very dif­fer­ent one to that of the hip hop,”

“I remem­ber a review I got on my first album from Beat Magazine in Mel­bourne which stated, I didn’t know what to think about this album as it was from a club Mc. So yeah it took me a while to com­bine both of these per­so­nas into one so to speak,”

 His drive, pas­sion for music and tal­ent has led him onto the radar of loc­al and inter­na­tion­al media taste-makers.

Styl­ist­ic­ally Undertow’s broad ver­sat­il­ity is refresh­ing and genu­ine as he lyr­ic­ally dips into real life dilem­mas with loc­al ref­er­ences and witty punch­lines, mak­ing him intriguing and access­ible whilst provid­ing a relat­able fig­ure to the flour­ish­ing music scene and beyond.

Hav­ing made a bold and con­fid­ent state­ment with­in his career, Under­tow is no stranger to the stage. He has over 20 years ten­ure enter­tain­ing Aus­trali­an and New Zea­l­and audi­ences nev­er sway­ing too far from the spot­light. Since releas­ing his debut LP ‘Minds Believ­ing’ in 2010 to some great reviews and recog­ni­tion. He then went on to release two albums and an EP with the act

Kobra Kai. As a found­ing mem­ber the D&B/Grime/Hip Hop/Electronica act Kobra Kai made a huge impact on the Aus­trali­an scene. Fol­low­ing that release, ’Light in the Dis­tance’ dropped 2018 and a col­lab­or­a­tion with Sydney pro­du­cer O.T and Dj Maniak for 2019’s ‘Stair­cases’ release.

Under­tow has gone on to per­fect his craft of con­nect­ing meta­phors and syl­lables over craf­ted instru­ment­als. Along the way he shared the stage with some of the best in the busi­ness, includ­ing Caspa, Dizzee Ras­cal, Scratch Per­verts, Ocean Wis­dom, Sigma, DJ Fresh, Q‑Bert, The Four Owls, Jam Bax­ter, MIA, Foot­sie and more.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.