“Cut Loose,” is a dark and reflective piece that blends contemporary hip hop with elements of alt-rock. The hard-hitting beat blends with the cascading synths, filtered guitar and vulnerable lyrics to reflect Vinny’s meditative state. The track is an open confessional of a man navigating chaos during a period of anxiety, depression and growing pains in the dark Berlin winters.
As the implications of coronavirus started to hit home I sat down and tried to understand it through song with no intention of releasing it, but it came together easily. The song is my response to life turning upside down. Nothing more, nothing less. It offers no answers, it switches between narratives as an accompaniment to our current chaos.
Sydney collective Iron Gate Sound come in heavy with Wickedest, from their Different Hours EP. Making a name for themselves online, Iron Gate Sound have developed a strong following dropping mixtapes, mashups and dubs from some of the biggest names in Jamaican music. With this release, the Sydney reggae-dancehall scene stalwarts find themselves diving deep into harder hitting UK influences.
In case you missed our chat with Ebony and Bryce on triple j this afternoon, here’s what’s up!
We’ve written a song in isolation, about isolation called ‘I’m Good?’ All proceeds from the song are going to Support Act’s ‘Roadies (Crew) Fund’.
For the last month or two we’ve been in lockdown writing a new album, but decided to take a break to work on something that would help road crew whose livelihoods have been devastated by the impact of COVID-19. Road crew are the backbone of the live music industry and we want to show solidarity with them during this difficult time.
The song drops tomorrow, and was produced by our buddies VIIV and mixed by Plutonic Lab. It’s a really dark time at the moment, so we wanted to make something light-hearted in the hopes that it might give you a laugh or lift your spirits.
Thanks to Island Records Australia/ UMusic Australia Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia, Blue Max Music and Media Arts Lawyers who have all chipped in $2500 each to kick off the fundraising. If you would also like to donate to ‘Support Act’ you can do so over at supportact.org.au/donate-now/ and select the ‘Roadies (Crew) Fund’.
We’re dropping a lyrics video for ‘I’m Good?’ tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that. Stay safe and take care!
This song brings Shakespeare’s spectacular poetic drama to modern day life; and the reality of it. Nice draws out the day to day lives of the majority of the world and cuffs it to a cleverly written tune, he brings you the mellow-rap vibes and you get to enjoy it.
Jimmy Nice points out the bad, the good and the mundane aspects of what it’s like to be living in this world and in it, the world is not thy friend.
However, this song is dedicated to the hustlers. It’s encouraging, it’s uplifting and it’s humbling.
“This for the Queens that I’m down with and Gs I’m proud of”
Jimmy Nice isn’t just a prodigious lyricist, but also an extremely talented photographer who just knows how to bring out the beauty in everything – you can check out his photography here.
Words by Tabitha Chapman
In this hit record, Big Son talks about the hard work and dedication he puts into perfecting his craft and how he believes it is his time to be recognised. He understands his opportunity to be successful is possible if he keeps grinding and surrounding himself with people who are going to support him.