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1300

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1300 are the boys from outer space. Hailing from Sydney, the Korean-Australian rap crew transcends genre and illuminates the voice of Asian artists whilst reshaping the Aussie hip- hop landscape. Composed of rappers rako, goyo, DALI HART, producer-singer Nerdie and producer pokari.sweat, the group subsume the sounds of abrasive Soundcloud rap, sweat-doused electronic music and the feverish pace of 90’s breakbeat.

Following the success of their first few singles, ‘Brr’, ‘No Caller ID’, ‘Smashmouth’, ‘Oldboy’ and ‘Rocksta’, full-length mixtape ‘Foreign Language’, and their most recent singles ‘CARDIO (prod. SOLLYY)’, ‘Steve Jobs (feat. Kwame)’ and spontaneous Valentine’s Day EP ‘<3’ (pron. less than three) whilst accompanied by captivating music videos, 1300 have amassed local and international recognition from local to international outlets - securing accolades including #23 NME Best Australian Albums of 2022, Australian Music Prize Shortlist, triple j and Rage Australian Music Video of the Year, FBi Radio SMAC Award Nominations for Album of the Year and Best Video for ‘Oldboy’, nominated album of the week on FBI Radio, internationally selected as as HiphopLE's Group of the Year and Hiphopplaya's Upcoming Artists for 2022 and recipient of the Australian Council for the Arts ‘Contemporary Music Touring Program’ grant; features on Instyle Magazine, NME, i-D Korea, Dazed Korea, Hypebeast Korea, HiphopLE, Hiphopplaya, Mic Swagger, COLORXSTUDIOS, triple j’s Like A Version, Rolling Stone Australia, i-D Korea, Acclaim Magazine, Sound Doctrine, Apple Music’s Rap Life Radio with Ebro Darden, NME, HipHopDX, Paper Magazine, FBI Radio, VICE; syncs on Netflix’s viral Heartbreak High reboot and soundtrack to Samsung’s Galaxy Flip4 launch campaign. As their sound has the ability to bridge the gap between Australia and the world, 1300 has also landed cosigns from renowned Korean artists such as APRO, Kid Milli, Ugly Duck, Sumin and Lil Boi, including Incredible Australian artists that the boys have worked with include the likes of Ninajirachi, Ashwarya, Kian, Kwame, Taka Perry, Mung Mung, SOLLYY and Ta-Ku.

As an Australian rap crew encompassing a blend of Australian and Korean culture, their potential has been greatly recognised in both nations. WIthin South Korea, 1300 have been offered and delivered electrifying shows as headliners, support acts and media appearances for leading Korean music industry companies such as Henz Club, Value Club, Seoul Community Radio’s Hajodaze YangYang party as well as Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN). Additionally, their success has seen them secure their first national headline tour in May 23’, first US showcase ‘The AUSSIE BBQ SummerStage 2023’ supported by Sounds Australia, major festival plays such as Splendour in the Grass, OzAsia Festival, Spilt Milk, Falls Festival, Lost Paradise, Party in the Paddock, Dream Machine Festival (Bali), headline show at Vivid LIVE, and Phoenix Central park, alongside notching up a slew of notable support slots for Genesis Owusu, PNAU and Confidence Man. With one foot in Korea and the other in Western Sydney, 1300’s music embodies the abundant possibilities that emerge when you have to find your own way, existing between and across cultures.

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