25 Minutes With Ty, Mixed by Noel Boogie

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Revered UK hip-hop MC Ty is about to touch down in Australia, playing shows in Sydney and Melbourne this weekend with local funk supremos The Bamboos. To get you into the mood, Noel Boogie has put together this exclusive Ty mini-mix for ITM!

Ty is one of UK hip hop’s most innovative and original voices. As well as releasing three highly acclaimed albums of his own on the influential Big Dada label, he has lent his vocal talent to a host of recordings by his peers and been invited to share the mic with hip hop stalwarts such as De La Soul, Talib Kwali, and Platinum Pied Pipers. His second album was nominated for Britain’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize, and his third album ‘Closer’ (featuring De La Soul, Arrested Development’s Speech, and Bahamadia) recently brought him further into the mainstream.

This is Ty’s first ever visit to Australia and his live show is one not to be missed. With his trademark socially conscious lyrics backed up by infectious beats courtesy of DJ Bizznizz, it’s guaranteed to get the floor moving. Don’t miss out on this chance to see live hip hop at its freshest.

Co-headlining the night will be Australia’s own deep funk masters The Bamboos, celebrating the launch of their second album ‘Rawville’. The Bamboos are the country’s finest purveyors of super-heavy raw breaks, hook-laden funky workouts, and tight drum-break driven grooves. Their new album has been heralded a masterpiece by the media, described for example by iDJ magazine as “the best funk album of the modern era”. Currently playing to sold out crowds across the UK and Europe, The Bamboos return to Australian shores promising a show not to be missed at any cost.

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