Australian artists Dylan Joel has just recently released his debut album titled Authentic Lemonade.
Authentic Lemonade features the hip hop party jam Swing (feat. Mantra & DJ Izm) and the captivating first single Numbers. Widely known for his philanthropic lifestyle, Dylan used his feel-good single, What’s Good as a vehicle to launch his Pop-Up Op-Shop campaign earlier this year, raising over $10,000 for the Australian Himalayan Foundation.
With the release of Authentic Lemonade, Dylan effortlessly blends the sounds of hip-hop, gospel and soul. His passion for musical quality, combined with clever wordplay, socially aware lyrical content, forms a very unique take on hip-hop. Two years in the making, Dylan’s debut showcases his musical dexterity, taking on the role as co-producer for the record alongside ARIA award winning producer Cam Bluff (Hilltop Hoods, Illy, Allday).
Featuring an impressive list of collaborations, album guests include Australian hip-hop royalty Mantra and DJ Izm (Bliss N Eso), plus Dylan has enlisted some of the best session musicians in the business, with New York horn player/arranger Igmar Thomas (John Legend, Macy Gray, Bilal, Robert Glasper) and drummer Tim Coghill (best known for his work on Matt Corby’s smash hit Brother).
This week, Dylan kicks off his Authentic Lemonade Album Launch Headline Tour. Gifted with an effortless ability to jump from double-time raps to spoken word through to vocal harmonies, Dylan also incorporates an impressive list of instrumental skills into his work and live performances. Dylan’s unique combination of musical abilities have seen the talented wordsmith crossing the country, supporting international acts Pharoahe Monch and Hopsin, as well as iconic Australian Hip-Hop stars Bliss n Eso and Illy on their national tours. Overseas, Dylan has performed a selection of international events, most notably selling out his intimate headline show in Toronto Canada, plus numerous Aussie festivals including Pyramid Rock and St. Kilda Festival.
The brand new album is available now. Pick it up at all the usual places.
Authentic Lemonade Album Launch Tour Dates
Thursday 15 October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Friday 16 October – Boardriders, Gold Coast QLD – Free show
Wednesday 21 October – Transit Bar, Canberra ACT
Friday 23 October – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney NSW
Saturday 24 October – Rad, Wollongong NSW
Friday 30 October – The Workers Club, Geelong VIC
Saturday 07 November – Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA
Sunday 08 November – Jimmy’s Den, Perth WA
Dylan Joel – Additional Tour Dates
Saturday 28 November – Gorgeous Festival, McLaren Vale SA