Premiere: DyspOra - 'The REBELUTION'

Words by Lewis Brideson
Photo by Dave Court


DyspOra (Gabriel Akon, 23 year old artist and founder of Playback 808) has just unleashed The REBELUTION. It's a project that follows the young sonic activist on a "larger-than-life journey". It is based around the theme of finding yourself in a place that doesn’t really feel like home.

Download The REBELUTION here.
Stream on here.
Follow on Soundcloud here.

Gabriel was born in South Sudan and raised in various locations across East Africa until his family migrated to South Australia, a place where music became a way to break down the cultural, lingual and racial barriers accumulated from his collective nomadic experience.

Showing versatility, socio-political awareness and dynamic lyrical activism, DyspOra's sonic influence can be traced to various locations, sounds, languages and cultures. As well as being a musician and writer, Gabriel is the founder of local independent label imprint Playback Records.

Find out more about DyspOra and Playback 808 on Facebook, Soundcloud and their website.

Read about DyspOra and Playback 808 in Issue 008 here.