It’s been two years since the four misfits which make up hip hop collective OrderSixty6 arrived in Brisbane from a galaxy far, far away. Whoever let them loose in a makeshift recording studio was clearly doing something right… the result is tracks that are “wild and energetic yet smooth and melodic”, influenced by the likes of Brockhampton and Injury Reserve.
“As a group we formed over a shared drive [to make] music. In our hip hop scene we didn’t fit in with any of the cliques, so we made our own.”
The group’s live shows are something to behold, with curated visuals, costume changes and choreography for every song. “We pride ourselves on giving the audience the best experience possible when they’re with us… The crowd for our ‘Suburbia’ headline show was insanely responsive, raging to our back to back ‘Bruce Banner’/‘Neighbours’ songs, then vibing out to ‘Rebound’ and ‘Showcase’.”
A tight-knit group, the guys say they’re inspired by each other to keep performing and make music.
“What keeps us going? Mum’s money, incompetent rappers, good rappers, Drake music videos, KFC and that feeling you get when your fellow band members validate your verse.”
As card-carrying members of #TheBIGSOUND50, they’re planning on planting seeds with as many people as possible (unsure on how COVID-safe this is, but ok), so that they’ll be exposed to even more opportunities in the year ahead. “We see BIGSOUND as a huge networking opportunity, a place to showcase what we bring to Australian music and a chance to grow our brand in a professional environment.”
And beyond 2020? Maybe OrderSixty6 have read ‘The Secret’ because they are next-level manifesting some good vibes into their future. Some highlights from their list of goals: sell out a 200-person capacity headline show, support Allday, collaborate with Tkay Maidza, land a spot on the Spotify playlist ‘The Hybrid’, follow in the footsteps of Drake’s Hotline Bling and become a viral internet meme from a future music video. Sounds good to us!