Tour Essentials: Golden Rules

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GOLDEN RULES are beginning to make international waves with their forward thinking brand of hip hop paired with some pretty out-of-the-ordinary production skills.

Florida native Eric Biddines worked hard with his South London partner-in-crime Paul White to put out their Golden Ticket LP back in August on Lex Records, which is absolutely teeming with innovative sounds and introspective lyrics.

The guys are headed our way at the end of this month for the last Red Bull Music Academy Club Series of the year, so chances are, they’re coming to a club near you.

Ahead of their FREE national tour dates, we grabbed a couple of items Eric and Paul can’t live without on tour with some flat lay images to accompany them.

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Eric Biddines

Copalivin Snapback
I like wearing hats because I am bald; I’m hardly ever seen without one. This is a new favourite of mine because some locals from my area created it representing Florida.

Burt’s Bee’s Chapstick
I’m uncomfortable with chapped lips. I usually have the honey flavour, but the pomegranate is awesome because it makes my face smell good.

USB Flash Drive
I’m always paranoid that I will forget files, music or documents. I trust this Gorilla Flash because it can get dropped, immersed in water and withstand hot temperatures.

iPhones
I’m addicted to my phones unfortunately, so I have two. One to manage my personal accounts, friends and business people while the second phone is a public fan line, 561.414.8953, that allows a more personal connection with individuals. I also have Golden Rules social media installed so it makes it easy to bounce back between the two.

Black Tourmaline
I’ve had this necklace since we released the Golden Ticker LP. The black stone protects you from negativity, nothing but positive results since wearing it.

Colgate Wisp Max Fresh
I have these on standby because of my gold teeth; food can get stuck between them which is gross so I use it after eating. It has a little brush on the end with a mint ball that doubles as a brush to go, what a genius idea.

Cologne
Burberry London. My signature smell as I like to call it. It’s distinctive and lasts pretty long, especially in clothing. The scent reminds me of a wood fire in the middle of a forest.

Passport
This is obvious. I take it even when flying in the states. Lately we’ve been getting requests all over the world, so within days I need to be able to hop on a flight and head to a location I can’t even locate on a map.

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Paul White

Flute & Percussion
When I’m away I get music making withdrawals so I need to take instruments I can make sound with instantly whilst on the road. A flute is perfect as it’s easy to carry and you can play it anywhere, while with some percussion you can find a stranger and have an instant jam!

303 Sampler
I can make beats wherever I am with this. I can plug a mic in and record anything, anywhere and ultimately go home with a beat tape done.

Laptop
Combine the flute, percussion and the 303 along with my laptop and Pro Tools, and I have got a whole studio with me on the road!

Book
With lots of flight time you need a good book. I’m still reading this Alan Watts book at the moment, which inspires me every time I pick it up!

iPod & Headphones
I need music in my ears as much as possible whilst on the road. I don’t like using my phone because the battery always dies too quickly, so these two items go with me everywhere!

Red Bull Music Academy Club Night Series Presents: Golden Rules

Thursday, December 3
Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane

Friday, December4
24 Moons, Melbourne

Saturday, December 5
Goodgod Small Club, Sydney

Friday, December 11
Rocket Bar, Adelaide

Saturday, December 12
The Bird, Perth

Words by Caitlin Medcalf

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC HERE

SEE ALSO:

GOLDEN RULES ‘DOWN SOUTH BOOGIE’

About:

No idea where she’ll be in 10 years, but as long as she has a good record and a glass of white wine, she’ll be sweet.