With the latest collab release from Voldy and Big Skeez, 'Time Tells', we asked the pair to interview each other about their upcoming plans for 2023, artists to watch and more.
With the latest collab release from Melbourne's Voldy and Sydney's Big Skeez, Time Tells we asked them to interview each other about their upcoming plans for 2023, artists to watch and upcoming performances.
Time Tells draws its inspiration from Voldy’s South African roots, with sounds of amapiano and afro-fusion. This connection to his home can be felt throughout the record’s heartfelt and honest lyricism, as both artists ride the beautifully vibrant production handled by IJALE.
The Nigerian/Melbournian artist/producer who is signed to Valve Sounds of Mushroom Group is no stranger to this sound and compliments Skeez and Voldy wordplay, as they together showcase the immense talent of the African Diaspora in Australia’s music scene.
The lyrics tell a tale of surprise and love, with both artists confessing their admiration for their new-found partners/ passions. The song opens with Voldy admitting, “I ain’t loved somebody in a long time, feelings I left in the past”, showing both artists in a new light, with honest and open discourse of their changing feelings towards love.
Big Skeez has been releasing music since the latter half of 2020, with releases like No Trace, On Tonight (Foura), Where Yuh From” with Gold Fang, singles Bang and Up, with more recently working with Human Movement on House Check, a House-Garage anthem.
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He works closely with Nina Las Vegas at NLV Records (Ninajarachi, Kota Banks, Gold Fang) Producer Swick (MIA, Tkay Maidza) and Korky Buchek to fuse Afrobeats, Dancehall and Ampiano sounds together and showcasing his African foundation.
Check out what Voldy and Big Skeez had to ask one another below.
Skeez: Hey Voldy, It's Big Skeez -- How are you doing?
Voldy: I'm good my dawg
Skeez: How are we feeling about our latest drop Time Tells?
Voldy: Feeling good, South Africa is showing alotta love, it's been spun on radio there a couple of times so I feel good.
Skeez: What are your artists to watch in 2023?
Voldy: Would be Mali Jo$e , IJALE, Big Skeez , Jaal and ME
Skeez: What is your favourite show of 2023 so far?
Voldy: Joey Badass fasho when he came out for his latest Australian tour.
Skeez: What's next for Voldy?
Voldy: I'm dropping a single next month w/ IJALE AND OX4ORD something a bit dancey called WERK which I believe is going to push the envelope for what hip-hop is in Australia.
Voldy: What are your artists to watch in 2023?
Skeez: well that's an obvious one -- Voldy, VV Pete and Datbreddadom
Voldy: What is your favourite show of 2023 so far?
Skeez: Performing at 2022 Falls Festival over the New Year on the Jack Daniels Stage, It was a great set and trip spending New Year's in Bangalow.
Voldy: What are you releasing this year?
Skeez: I've got a few singles + something else..
Voldy: What is coming up that you're looking forward to?
Skeez: Looking forward to performing at Promiseland 2023 on the Gold Coast in September with a massive lineup of heavy hitters