Context brings a modern take to an old school style, fusing sample based beats with relevant lyrics and on point delivery.
Context is an MC who creates a boom bap, smooth flow sound using relevant concepts and lyrics. Raised in the capital and currently living in Melbourne, Context is relentlessly making music and consistently pushing boundaries. He has supported artists such as; Rahzel, R.A. The Rugged Man, High Focus Records, Guilty Simpson, Katalyst, P.Smurf and Dialectrix, and always brings high energy to his stage performance. From an early age Context has had a love for a hip-hop and at 13 he started writing and recording tracks. As a teenager he started developing his style and was highly influenced by the likes of Cypress Hill, Phi Life Cypher and the Hospice Crew.
In 2011 Context released The Dusty Track Mixtape – this was very much a bootleg experiment of styles, however it displayed his skills both lyrically and musically. It was from this release that Context felt it was time to make his debut EP –
In 2012 he released The Monkey Bars EP which was well received. It was reviewed in Wordplay Magazine (UK) and enabled Context to develop relationships with rappers and producers in both England and Australia. A notable feature on The Monkey Bars EP was Jimmy Flipshyt would later become a long-term collaborator.
The pair developed a great sound together and went on to release a joint EP called The Shadows in 2013. Dz They are both still early into their careers, but both show alot of maturity and understanding as to what makes their hiphop work. The Shadows is enjoyable on its own, but it’s even more exciting to think that the best is still to come from these two young artists.dz – Scratched Vinyl (US)
Stateovmind, Context & Jimmy Flipshyt, SADIVA
Melbourne VIC, Australia