Nexus Arts is a company dedicated to promoting contemporary culturally diverse art and innovation all over the country. Their up-coming event, Nexus & Chill, is an awesome opportunity to experience some of the most exciting interstate musicians along side local aerialists, visual artists and DJs. If you submit to our up-coming Mental Health edition by this weekend, you’ll go in the running to win a double pass – get those laptops, cameras and sketch books out quick smart!
Headlining the show will be Melbourne-based SAATSUMA and Sydney producer CLYPSO, with ALL GOLD EVERYTHING keeping the dance floor hot until late. Verse had a chat with CLYPSO, who is most excited to make new friends in Adelaide and explore the art while she’s down for the event.
The afrobeat and Atari-esque influenced artist has reached No. 10 on the Australian Viral 50 Spotify playlist, and was FBi’s Independent Artist of the Week last May. She’s received rave reviews on Triple J and has recently teamed up with Paces and Raven Felix on his latest single ‘Going Mad’.
Verse: What do you love about the Australian music scene?
CLYPSO: I love the diversity and I also love how community radio is so supportive.
Verse: What are your thoughts on Nexus Arts’ ethos of promoting multiculturalism and cultural and linguistic diversity of the arts?
CLYPSO: It’s an excellent example for other organisations to follow.
Verse: If your music could be embodied as an animal, what would it be?
CLYPSO: A mythical creature… with a face and mouth of a hyena, the body of a Bengal tiger, and the tail of a chameleon.
Verse: What is your advice for young emerging artists?
CLYPSO: Don’t sit on stuff, just put it out there.
Verse: What other Australian artists should people keep an ear out for?
CLYPSO: Sparrows, Okin Osan, Kwame, Raave Tapes.
Today she released her latest single ‘Middle Ground’ featuring Kwame. “This is like a full on jungle party,” says Triple J’s Dave Ruby Howe on her Unearthed page. “There’s leopards on the floor cutting sick, snakes serving looks and posing for selfies and like a big ‘fuck off’ gorilla behind the bar making some wild drinks. C’mon, you definitely want to hear this now.”
Catch CLYPSO and the rest of this popping line-up this Saturday April 21 at the Lion Arts Centre from 8pm. Tickets are $20, see you there for a boogie!