Ben Madden

1300: Korean-Australian rap collective unleashing bilingual bursts of fire

Every month in First On, we introduce a shit-hot artist you’d have no doubt seen opening the bill for your favourite act. WIth raucous new single ‘Oldboy’ under their belts and a Splendour festival slot on the way, the Sydney hip-hop five-piece are headed to the next level

Lisi: Samoan rapper determined to rep Goodna and share his own ‘Perspective’

The New Zealand-born, Queensland-raised rapper on his distaste for lyrical liars, showcasing Samoan pride on his debut album and his quest for constant improvement

Nooky talks his life-changing new EP ‘Lyrebird Park’: “I had to release it, regardless of how good or shit it is”

The Yuin MC and triple j host closes a tumultuous chapter of his life with the release of his new EP ‘Lyrebird Park’, named after the sports park in his native Nowra

Mysterious hip-hop duo ROYBOY share new single ‘Ramen Bowl’ and give their first interview

The Sydneysiders talk their tasty new song and why they’re content to remain masked and mysterious – for now

Dulcie release debut EP ‘Sake Of Sound’: “Who doesn’t want to learn more about what you love doing?”

The Perth four-piece on working with producer Joel Quartermain, how they hone their vocal melodies – and a possible punk pivot