Following the release of “Have You Ever?”, “MR LUCKY”, and “In Ya City” featuring Arz earlier this year, Australian breakout artist and creative Day1 is continuing the string of singles with“Southside Dilla” out today via Warner Music Australia/DB Music. Listen HERE.
Produced by British producer duo Slim Typical (M24, MORGAN, Professor Green, Rudimental), “Southside Dilla” heralds the recent throwback to the iconic era of hip-hop that inspired him to make music with gritty street realism, catchy hooks, and hard-hitting beats, and pays homage to how far he’s come
“Working with Slim Typical on this was dope, we were in London with Olantekkers and there was a heatwave going on, we kept grinding and the end result was this heater” Day1 says of the track.
The accompanying music video was shot in Paris and London by 17-year-old Sydney creative Jack Billiau, and features some captivating street landscapes. Watch HERE.
Day1 was recently nominated for “Song of The Year” at the 2023 ARIA Awards with “MBAPPE” featuring KAHUKX, which follows his 2022 nomination for “Best Hip Hop/Rap Release”. You can vote HERE.
Signed to Warner Music Australia and DB Music, DAY1 has already amassed over 121M streams and 638K dedicated monthly listeners on Spotify alone, while gaining major attention across the likes of NME, Vogue, GQ, Purple Sneakers and Acclaim — all proclaiming his energetic and unapologetic brand of rap as a standout.
In 2022, Day1 embarked on his first national headline tour, bringing his unique sound to stages across the country. The dates were followed by appearances at festivals including Lunar Electricand YKTV, while Day1 was also tapped to create the official launch single for national radio station CADA alongside Mason Dane, A.GIRL and Reyanna Maria. He also toured with artists like Jay1, attended Paris Fashion Week, and gained an ARIA Award nomination for “Best Hip Hop / Rap Release” with “MBAPPÉ” featuring Kahukx. Featuring English and French bars woven together effortlessly, “MBAPPÉ” was premiered by UK publication CLASH and quickly became a runaway hit single, appearing on the Spotify Viral charts, Spotify 200 charts, and Shazam charts. With the track’s rapid success, an international remix featuring UK star Jay1 and French legend Gambino La MG was released later in 2022, making “MBAPPÉ” a truly global affair.
With a clear rap nous and innovative creative vision, DAY1 continues to push the international boundaries of rap. With a highly anticipated sophomore project confirmed for early 2024, the Australian rap prodigy is set to garner a huge amount of attention over the coming months.
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