Stalkz is undoubtedly one of the Australia’s most talented emerging young hip-hop artists. 2012 has seen him carve his way through the live circuits supporting International and interstate acts such as DJ Krush, Cut Chemist, Class A, GDP, Fort Kilsby, 2Dogs (Resin Dogs), Def Wish Cast and Kerser.
Now in 2013 Stalkz returns with his debut single Brave New Worldoff the coming EP We Never Left. The single Brave New World captures in detail the many varying aspects of desperation and indulgence. It’s an honest and direct account leading you through the deep lows and great heights of extravagance, and it’s toll on the human condition. The song is set on the Gold Coast and its narrative is raw, gritty and most importantly, true. It deals with themes of culture, politics, addiction and truth in a uniquely poetic format.
It’s mellow instrumental was assembled by U.S super producer Vherbal, well known for his work with artists such as Vinnie Paz, Canibus, R.A Rugged Man & Sean Price. Singer/song writer Jacob Rohde adds his distinct vocals to the songs catchy hook, collectively creating an unforgettable piece of music.
As a part of the single release there is also a couple of remixes available to tend to the varying appetites of listeners, one of which is of the Jazzier Hip Hop vibe and has been produced by yet another very talented new addition to the Australian music scene Zeed Mantis. Then we have a funk lounge mix, thrown down by the Respect Music Records resident funk outfit Rubber Johnson giving a whole new vibe to the track inclusive of Instrumental, No Rap and Acapella mixes for the DJ’s that like to mash things up!
Lastly the single is accompanied by a powerful, dirty and thought provoking film clip, which takes the viewer on a journey from the vandalised streets of an abandoned neighbourhood to the affluent business precincts of the city. Reminding the viewer to look deeper than the surface, because often, looks can be deceiving.