|Jan 31, 2018||The Lansdowne, Sydney - 18+|
|Feb 01, 2018||The Toff in Town, Melbourne - 18+|
ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER SOLO SYDNEY & MELBOURNE SHOWS FOR JAN/FEB!
Frontier Touring and I OH YOU are stoked to announce that New York City rap prodigy Wiki will head Down Under for two special headline shows at Sydney’s The Lansdowne and Melbourne’s The Toff this summer.
Wiki returns to Australia for the first time in three years, last on our shores in 2015 with his former rap outfit Ratking for slots at Laneway Festival and headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
Formed in Harlem in 2011 when Wiki was just 18 years old, Ratking signed to XL Recordings and went on to perform with Skepta and tour alongside Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt and Run the Jewels.
Since Ratking’s split in 2016, Wiki has rapidly grown as a solo artist, garnering a massive following worldwide and collaborating with the likes of King Krule, Princess Nokia and A$AP Ferg, and in December 2015 put out his debut solo album Lil Me (out now through Letter Racer Records) to rave reviews:
‘The sooty atmosphere, the complex rhyme structure, the tactile combination of claustrophobia and swagger: New York rap is a religion in decline. That makes Wiki's devoted practice of it all the more striking… he's pure texture: His voice is raspy and nasal, and he clusters his syllables tight, as if huddling under a large coat in cold weather.’ - The New York Times
In August of this year Wiki put out his second solo album No Mountains in Manhattan (out now through XL Recordings). Featuring collaborations with Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada and Ghostface Killa, the LP has received critical praise and is being heralded as Wiki’s most cohesive and diverse body of work to date.
‘No Mountains doesn’t reinvent New York rap, it buries itself in it.’ – Pitchfork
‘His love letter to the city, No Mountains in Manhattan is the most New York-ass sounding rap record all year.. No Mountains in Manhattan is Wiki's best project yet.’ – Pigeons and Planes
This may be your only chance to see Wiki command the stage in such intimate venues. Don’t miss out on seeing this poetic master in his debut solo Australian visit this January/February.
Wednesday 31 January – The Lansdowne, Sydney SOLD OUT!
Thursday 1 February – The Toff In Town, Melbourne (18+)
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After the release of their EP Sincere late last year Australian duo ALTA continue to garner a strong following locally and overseas. Their single ‘Fix It’ released in June this year was seen as a step up for the duo, the track pushed the parameters of their sound and gained them exposure - being added to triple j and featured on a number of blogs and Spotify playlists. This buzz around ‘Fix It’ led to a string of shows including Sugar Mountain, Let Them Eat Cake, Splendour In The Grass, Kilter tour, ABRA tour, BIGSOUND and an NGV showcase. ALTA are returning with their new track ‘Sentiment’.
SYDNEY SHOW ONLY
Lillian Ahenkan/FlexMami has established herself as an integral part of Australia's youth and urban culture. As the ultimate millennial in media, her experience in television presenting, interviews, radio hosting, writing, music and fashion are well sought after. Best known for her DJ-ing prowess (and hilarious one-liners), you might've seen her mixing the hypest Rap and R&B tracks around Australia. Having supported SZA, Kaytranada, Novelist, Miss Blanks and more, she’s showing no signs of slowing down. Don't be fooled, rap and hip hop is her bread and butter but best believe she’s going to mix in Dancehall, House, Disco, Funk, Soul, Trap and Future Bass.
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8.00pm | Doors Open
8:20pm | Alta
9:30pm | Wiki
8.00pm | Doors Open
8:30pm | Flex Mami
9:40pm | Wiki
* Please note stage times are a guide only and subject to change without notice