Check out the “Ringwood Rich” EP that is available for streaming and free download on Bandcamp.
Ivan Ooze aka Ivanuzi has literally been catapulted into the spotlight. Ten weeks ago Ivan Ooze decided he would release a freestyle track every Friday; with the third video send his name and his music viral, being ‘liked’ by close to 10000 people on Facebook and shared by 2500 others. Ivan Ooze (Ben Townsend) is now experiencing the support and attention that takes artists lifetimes to achieve.
Ivan Ooze is apart of the band of emcees that are paving the way for a new style of local hip-hop music that is taking the country by storm. No longer is it easy to take away from what these artists are doing, this new wave of local hip hop is pushing the boundaries and Ivan is right there pushing back.
‘The Ringwood Rich EP has Ivan Ooze exploring his signature style, expanding on an already impressive string of singles that will drench your ears in hip hop goodness’ – allaussiehiphop.com
This is a rapper who is connecting with his audience and mostly due to the fact he isn’t taking himself so seriously, he connects with his audience by keeping his lyrics real, his beats minimal and stripping hip-hop down to the bare necessities.
For being pretty fresh on the scene, Ivan Ooze, has performed at some pretty impressive gigs; the weekend just past he supported Allday and Remi and then recorded his final Friday Freestyle with new hip hop pal Allday and that has also received a huge response over social media. His single from the EP On & On has also been charting up a storm on triple j Unearthed and is currently still sitting at number one on the hip hop charts.
Ivan Ooze Live
29/08/14 – Liberty Social, Melbourne with Baro and 90’RD Crew
20/09/14 – Laundry Bar, Melbourne with Mikey Hundred
26/09/14 – Revolver Bandroom, Melbourne with The D.Y.E. and Big Words
04/10/14 – The Evelyn, Melbourne with BAM BAM
08/11/14 – Sand Bar, Mildura with WZRDKID