Studios 301 announces winners of its 40 hours comp
Studios 301 has announced the five local artists who will share in 40 hours of free studio time and be paired with the studio’s producers and engineers for a mentoring partnership.
They are: Melbourne duo Someday June, electronic-kraut-pop duo, Mezko, Sydney-based songwriter/producer Jacob Moore, Sydney-raised, LA-based electronic duo Atlas Bound and Kenya-born, Sydney-raised rapper 316.
Someday June (aka Bec Sykes and Troy White) blend indie, contemporary folk and soul, taking cues from Matt Corby, Kimbra and Paul Dempsey.
Mezko (aka Laura Bailey and Kat Harley) self-released two singles which have earned a place on FBI, RRR, RTR and Unearthed playlists. The groundswell from airplay saw them invited to join line-ups of 2015’s Gizzfest, Heaps Gay x Vivid and the Volumes festival. The duo’s latest single Golden reached #4 on Amrap metro chart and is out as a limited edition cassette through Moontown Records.
Jacob Moore was previously in the band Bell Weather Department and has worked with a multitude of acts around the country since has gone solo. Moore aims to bring back some blues-influenced soul to today's modern day musical spectrum.
Following their international success with singles Talk and Tell Me on LA-based Next Wave Records, Atlas Bound broke through with Landed On Mars. The track peaked at #25 on the iTunes singer songwriter charts in Australia where it received airplay on triple j and #31 in the US, where it was played on KCRW in LA.
316 launched his career with underground NSW hip hop group Rayzed Hoodz. Handpicked to support Bliss N Esso at their mixtape launch, the group went on to collaborated with Snak the Ripper and Nova Rockafeller. 316 left the group following the release of its eponymous debut album and released two solo offerings Cold War Wine and The Menace Mixtape. Most recently 316 joined hip hop group Decypher Us and is working on their next project as well as his own solo mixtape.
Each winner will be paired with one of 301’s producers or mastering engineers to track, mix or master their work collaboratively. The artists have also been offered the opportunity to meet with artist management, consulting and marketing agency Original Matters for career advice.
The competition’s inaugural five winners were: triple j favourite Eleanor Dunlop, Byron hip hop artist Nastaij, Sydney singer-songwriter Odette, singer-songwriter, dancer and multi-instrumentalist Eden Mulholland and the supergroup formed by DIG members Scott Saunders and Terepai Richmond, as well as Michael Di Francesco (aka Touch Sensitive) and Peret Von Sturmer (aka DJ Mako).