We’ve been tracking Dylan Joel for a minute now, and now that the good folks at triple j have gone and added his latest tune Numbers to rotation, we’re not going to be the only ones keeping an eye and ear on the Melbourne emcee.
Numbers is taken off his forthcoming full length which is scheduled for release in the early part of 2015 through It’s Official and shows off DJ’s continued growth and knack for penning a different kind of skip hop. Sure the accent is there but your average radio shit hop this definitely ain’t.
Don’t believe us, listen for yourself -
We managed to pry Dylan away from the mixing desk as he puts the final touches on his new record and got him to play the Numbers game with us by answering a series of numerical related questions…
DYLAN JOEL BY THE NUMBERS
How old were you when you started rapping?
How many combined plays do you have on your YouTube account?
How many Facebook fans do you have?
Oceans 11 or 12 Monkeys?
One Direction or 5 seconds of Summer?
One Direction! - I personally feel like they’re more talented ha. Sorry 5sos.
Biggest audience you’ve played to?
3,500 - Don’t ask what it was for, or I’ll have to tell you it was a carols event haha.
Smallest audience you’ve played to?
6. Was a council gig held in a venue that seriously would have fit 2,000 people, and 6 kids sat on the ground in front of this mega stage. It was amazing…
Give us your 5 fave tunes that feature numbers in the title?
3005 - Childish Gambino
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
99 problems - Jay Z
99 Red Balloons - Gold Finger (many memories as a young teen ha)
5, 6, 7, 8 - Steps (kidding…)
107 degrees - Citizen Cope