Mansion Recordings returns with two brand new releases from Boorloo-based Ryanizdead + Angel
Mansion Recordings, the new label established by a collective of artists across the hip-hop spectrum, today shares the announcement of two brand new releases from Boorloo / Perth-based artists, with ‘Deadly’ from Ryanizdead (out now) and ‘Hades ft. X4nder’ from Angel (out today). LISTEN TO ‘DEADLY’ HERE + LISTEN TO ‘HADES’ HERE.
Under the mentorship of labelhead Joshua Merriel (triple j’s short.fast.loud, Greyscale Records), Mansion Recordings formally launched with their first release of the year, ‘TOUGH’ by Burmese-Australian artist X4nder, which landed support across VICE Australia, Acid Stag amongst others. Mansion Recordings serves as more than just a service to distribute and promote, Mansion is a platform created by first and/or second-generation Australian immigrants from Asia, Africa and more, operating on the autonomy and creative helm of its roster.
Born from a freestyle that quickly evolved into a catchy chorus and beat, ‘Deadly’ launched on July 14 and in motivation to continue growing with every release, Ryanizdead launches a unique path in music that challenges the current state of the drill space locally while also building a name for the scene abroad. Marking the second release from Mansion Recordings, ‘Deadly’ marries drill and jersey beats with authentic charisma.
Mansion Recordings continue to represent a dynamic collective of visionary creators, driven by a shared passion for pushing the boundaries of innovation across multiple domains. Blending the mainstream with the underworld, Singaporean-raised Angel takes inspiration from the worlds of metal, rap, and the underground car scene. Produced and mixed entirely on his own, his upcoming track ‘Hades ft. X4nder’ (out July 28), speaks to that underworld with vices personified as a toxic love interest, of the loaded gun that triggers a deeper assessment of choices and habits.
With seven artists already signed to the Mansion Recordings roster, each act comes together with a shared understanding of the migrant experience. Each reconciles with experiences of re-homing, isolation, cross-cultural crises, and more in sonically varied and unique forms that highlight a mutual passion to create, reveling in the everyday experience and more, their artistry enhanced by a firm drive to build new roots.
From SoundCloud-come-underworld inspired rapper Angel to soulection RNB crooner Timi Afilaka; NWOO delivers experimental alternative hip hop – straight-up bars atop jazz and soul instrumentals – while ApexAfi pulls from the genre’s dreamier corners and Ryanizdead covers hard-cut drill. Mansion Recordings promises a steady stream of releases this year, each unveiling another exciting offering of talent, nurtured and developed, ready to stake their claim for the national mainstream and beyond.