Mistress – solo female artist from Melbourne. First release in 2013. Also known as Mistress of Ceremony.
Australia has been anticipating the arrival of a female MC the likes of Mistress (FKA Mistress of Ceremony). Now the wait is over.
From what started out as backyard house party performances; Mistress has honed her born skill of poetry and her natural ability to mesmerise audiences to a grand scale.
Recently performing at the opening ceremony of the AFC Asian Cup to it’s 84,000 capacity and 2.5 billion viewers world-wide, Mistress has stamped down her name on a worldwide scale. Such is her reputation that Mistress has been called upon to support an impressive collection of national and international acts including 360, The Pharcyde, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Grandmaster Flash, Mobb Deep, Thundamentals and Briggs.
After the long awaited released of her successful Mixtape “Let Them Eat Cake’ – an introduction into the mind of the young musician, partnering her seemingly effortless ability to convey her opinions with a variety of hand selected beats, Mistress is now preparing her second self titled EP release. Teaming up with Aria award winning producer Cam Bluff (Hilltop Hoods, Illy, Bliss N Eso), there is no doubt that the EP will promote her recognizably astute persona, her sly yet highly personal lyrics and her innate storytelling abilities.
Calling Melbourne home, Mistress has had a multicultural upbringing. From the first memories of her family living in a small, isolated village in Crete, Greece, to her later teen years in Tasmania, it’s Mistress’s experiences along with her determination, courage and humor that have helped shape this inspiring musician into the savvy, spitfire poet that she is.
Unabashed to face the preconceived stereotypes of female Hip-Hop artists, Mistress has made it her mission to promote her indisputable talent through wit, style and verbal dexterity first and foremost. The topic of gender is somewhat ‘the elephant in the room’, as Mistress points out
“I think that art has no gender, that said though, I’m not completely oblivious to how female’s are perceived in Hip-Hop… I want people to know that I’ll always be a writer before anything else.”
The empowered and individual approach she has towards the Australian Hip-Hop community has impacted not only other aspiring and significant females musicians, but has summoned interest from a number of industry top tier names. Seen as one of the flag bearers for the female MC movement, national radio station triple j, along with artists such as Thundamentals, Urthboy and REMi have all stood behind her, eager to assist in the quest to dispel the outdated ideas surrounding females within Hip-Hop.
Mistress is here, and she means business.