“One of this countries most talented MCs” – Onion Magazine
“The future of Hip Hop in Australia” New York producer Erick Sermon, EPMD
“Leading a new generation of Australian MCs” – Delta The Lostralian
“Equal parts impressive and indeed scary what lyrical skills Dialect brings to the Microphone” – Rip It Up Magazine
Dialect And Despair are two P-Funk obsessed friends who make Hip Hop from Adelaide, Australia. The duo have received national and international acclaim as being at the new forefront of Hip Hop in this country. With two albums, The Vortex (2010) ; Self Evident (2012) they are now working on their highly anticipated 3rd release.
Dialect, aged 23, began rhyming at the age of 12, inspired by his eldest brothers collection of classic 80’s/90’s era Hip Hop. Entering his first freestyle battle at the age of 13 Dialect took it out and went on to win countless more battles making him a force to be reckoned with on the mic at an early age. Well renown for his remarkable freestyle ability and live show performance Dialect became a stalwart in the live hip hop circuit in Adelaide. He then released his debut EP The Sound of Change in 2006 featuring hip hop heavyweight Delta on the now classic Freestyle Exodus.
After his first EP Dialect continued touring Australia and has played support for some of the Biggest International acts hip hop has to offer; including Ghostface Killah, The Beatnuts, Lord Finesse, DJ Premier Grandmaster Flash, Jeru Tha Damaja, RZA, MOP, Pharoahe Monch, Masta Ace, Freddie Gibbs, Kool Keith ; Lupe Fiasco at 2009’s Big Day Out.
In 2008, Dialect released his long awaited debut LP Rugged Uncut to wide critical Acclaim. Dialect recently featured on 2 tracks off celebrated underground New York lyricist C Rayz Walz latest album ; was elected as a Triple J Unearthed Artist Spotlight in March, 2010 giving him nationwide attention.
Dialect teamed up with producer Despair in 2008 and the two released their first album The Vortex (2010), featuring Delta, Motion ; Social Change on CD ; 2LP. During legendary New York Crew EPMD’s tour of Australia, member ; multi platinum producer Erick Sermon visited the studio where Dialect ; Despair had been producing their new album, The Vortex, listened to the demo of the forthcoming album and labeled Dialect as the “future of Hip Hop in Australia”.
Dialect and Despair were given artist spotlight on Triple J for unearthed artists, played at the launch of Triple J’s new unearthed radio station in Adelaide and had feature articles in Acclaim Magazine and various street press publications. With an emphasis on their visuals complimenting their music, Dialect And Despair made 3 videos from The Vortex, one of which, “Prolific”, was given the independent video of the week by ABC’s music program Rage. Throughout 2011,
D;D have been touring extensively and released their second album, “Self Evident” in 2012. In early 2012 the duo traveled to the Mecca of Hip Hop, New York were they worked on completing their new album, did some live performances, radio interviews and worked on some new music with some of New York’s Hip Hop elite.
In 2014 Dialect ventured back to New York City and has been working with Bronx producer Ray West for his label Red Apples 45. D;D just finished touring Australia with DITC/Hip Hop legend AG ; are now back in the studio crafting a new sound and vision for their dedicated audience and new ears.
“Come Funk with us. Everything is on the One”
Performed at Home Grown 2 - Horrorshow, Def Wish Cast, The Tongue, Mantra, Delta & Staen1, Dialect, Despair, Grifters Inc, Dj Sanchez, Dj Dyems
Adelaide SA, Australia