Yours & Owls presents
Y&O Sundays w/ Slim Set // Tasman Keith // Kid Fiction // Special Guests
We've teamed up with the famous Yours & Owls crew to bring you Illawarra's favourite Sunday session for another season.
Featuring the best local and visiting talent Australia has to offer along with drink and food specials, good times are guaranteed. Bands start from 4pm EVERY Sunday in the sunny NGH Beer Garden. 100% wallet friendly with FREE entry.
Welcoming very special guests:
- Slim Set
Slim Set is a producer-rapper duo coming out of Western Sydney. Made up of Uncle Kal and DJ Atro, the duo draw from rap, UK bass music and experimental electronica. The boys are coming at Aussie Hip Hop head on. Not content with regurgitating sounds that have been done before, Slim Set's hybrid sound is an anomaly within the Australian hip hop landscape. Packed with cheeky humour and rowdy millennial energy, their tracks have earned them a loyal cult following.
In 2018, Slim Set had the #1 and #2 most played songs on FBi Radio with their explosive singles 'Cooked' and 'Lazy'. Those singles saw them nominated for 3 SMAC awards, sell out their launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne and support international acts including The Streets, Flohio, AJ Tracey and Sir Spyro. They've also appeared as guests on Triple J Mixup and taken up the Wednesday Sunset slot on FBi Radio where they push the hottest talent out of West and South West Sydney every week.
- Tasman Keith
From a young age Tasman Keith has been compelled to continue the great traditions of his people by telling stories through music. As the son of hip-hop pioneer Wire MC ; Tasman brings forward the next generation of his family, delivering a powerful message through a unique sound of hip-hop, trap, R&B and neo-funk.
"Tasman Keith represents the strength in talent pushing the wave of Australian hip hop into new territory" - Sosefina Fuamoli, The AU Review
2018 exhibited an incredible year for Tasman with the release of his debut EP, Mission Famous , which was recorded in Skinnyfish Music 's Studio G . Teaming up with ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig and Bad Apples Music's own Nooky , Tasman was able to present a meaningful story inspired by his community of Bowraville. Tasman has continued to impress with his releases. His lead single ' My Pelopolees' became staple hit with over 364k streams on Spotify , along with ' Divided' featured on Apple Music 's hip-hop playlist The New Australia and ' Mission Famous' having earned a high-rotation spot on triple j and Spotify playlist All Aussie Hip-Hop.
"Tasman's EP is powerful, and this is a fantastic moment off of it" - Nick Findlay, triple j
Tasman is prominent on the scene as a performer, co-headlining the Sydney Opera House with fellow rapper Dobby. He also travelled the Australian East-coast on his first headline tour , The Mission Famous Tour and appeared at Barunga Festival (NT) . Previously sharing the stage with renowned Australian artists such as A.B. Original , Briggs , Birdz, Omar Musa and Caiti Baker , Tasman was lucky enough to end the year opening for Royce da 5'9" (Bad Meets Evil, Slaughterhouse) at Manning Bar.
2019 has continued to bring major attention to Tasman, with his most recent single 'move up' only to be followed up with the impressive ' Prey' - both earned high rotation on triple j . The release of ' move up' also lead to appearances at acclaimed festivals such as St. Jerome's Laneway Festival (NSW), Groovin' the Moo (NSW), Bass in the Grass (NT), St Kilda Festival (VIC) along as a support slot with powerhouse group Haiku Hands' latest national tour.
Tasman will see out the year with the 'Evenings' EP with Stevie Jean, a showcase at Bigsound, solo single releases and more performances around Australia. In collaboration with Entropico, Tasman will release Mission Famous: The Film, providing an insight into life in Bowraville, the extreme highs and lows in everyday life there and celebrating collective achievements of his hometown. Keep an eye out for a striking range of releases across a range of media continuing to echo the powerful message he presents in his music and using his platform to be an unstoppable voice for social justice and Indigenous issues. Tasman gears up for bigger opportunities to further his music, teaming up with his producer/brother Kapital J , to inspire a strong family-based narrative. Venturing into sounds that will rattle the music scene, this will lead Tasman Keith to be cemented as the future face and voice of hip-hop
- Kid Fiction
Between the footpath and the stage, Kid Fiction has devoted himself to music. After spending several years busking and playing in roots and reggae bands throughout his hometown of Sydney, Louis Isaac a.k.a. Kid Fiction has cemented himself within the hustle of Australia's electronic music scene.
Finding influence from all corners, Kid Fiction's musical output is in part marked by its diversity, from the darker shades of the UK underground to lush melodic soundscapes, soulful pop aesthetics, and the rowdy polyrhythms of his afro-Caribbean roots. From Stravinsky, Steve Reich and Clark to Stereotyp, Bjork and M83, his inspirations transform themselves into his own signature style: a fusion of highlife, afrobeat, footwork, future beats, warp-styled IDM and hip-hop. His music is rich with animation, melody and memory. It's grounded in the tradition of his inspirations but his eyes are fixed on the horizon, constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of himself but also his music.
Kid Fiction began experimenting with electronic music early on. By 12 years old he stumbled across a demo version of Fruity Loops which allowed him for the first time to make noise, but not save the work he was making. He would drag the family Hi-Fi system to his computer and record his one one-off improvised electronic jams to a cassette tape which he could pass around at school.
Electronic music took a back seat for the next couple of years as Louis discovered the guitar and began to play in bands. Throughout high school, he began busking, and formed a street based reggae band that played curb-side from Byron Bay to Sydney with a guitar case plastered in NO WAR stickers.
He's played Secret Valley Music Festival, Subsonic Music Festival, events curated by the Red Bull Music Academy as well as touring circuits around Europe. For this, he was featured at #9 in Radar Music's 'Top 20 Aussie Electronic Artists You Need To Know'. With Sydney rapper Steady Bills, he formed Corner Store Superheroes which released an EP in 2015, with its first single 'Balloon' earning them the title of 'FBi Radio's Unsigned Artist Of The Week'.
Kid Fiction's experimental electronic tones stem from his writing environment: almost exclusively at night time in his home studio. His writing process is organic, with a simple idea or noise pushing his works forward as he sits back and enjoys the journey where the music takes him.
Alongside his musical output, Kid Fiction has dabbled in film, working as a cable runner and playback operator on the Australian feature musical Bran Nue Dae, and co-producing/directing a 2012 television adaption of Sydney's improvisational hip-hop gameshow Sketch The Rhyme. He also hosts the Monday Drive-Time Show on Bondi Beach Radio.
Until more recently, his penchant for songwriting has been largely hidden from view, opting to explore instrumental sounds and collaborations with other vocalists. Lyrically, his new work tends to reflect a strong interest in the political, and speaks to the fissures and fault lines of our tumultuous times.
Special Guests to be announced