Words by Lewis Brideson
Director and General Manager of Fresh 92.7, Troy Sincock, will be one of a talented bunch of musicians and industry experts representing Adelaide at this year's BIGSOUND. As well as managing Fresh 92.7, Troy has a rich background in radio (NOVA, SCA, ARN), is a member of the Music Industry Council, the Music SA Board, the UNESCO City of Music Advisory Committee and an experienced DJ.
Before Troy jets off to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley next month, Yewth found out who his top 5 picks are for the four day music festival and conference.
Adelaide artist Sione Teumohenga, is a gentle, mysterious and thoughful DIY-er. I first came across Lonelyspeck at Futuresounds’ fortnightly local music showcase Sidechain. Last time I saw him he was going to see Wonder Woman at the cinema, which just adds to the mystery surrounding him. Haha! Check him out live and make up your own mind!
Matthew Khabbaz has gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months. From the stage at The Ed back in the day, to the playlists of triple j, Fresh 92.7 and a remix for Major Lazer, this guy is getting it done! With the extraordinary ability to amp up an audience, Tigerilla is on the verge of something special.
One of my favourite record labels of all time, Ninja Tune is the home to some extraordinary artists, from Bonobo to Cinematic Orchestra, Spacek to Jordan Rakei. Getting time with Ninja Tune’s A&R and Marketing Manager would be a dream for any Aussie electronic musician.
Managing Director of Novatech, Leko is one of the great champions of innovation in the live event/technology space! From Womadelaide to Rufus, Novatech have done it all. A finalist in the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards, hear Leko talk about the next shit, first.
With the changing of the guard at triple j there’s renewed interest in the future direction of the national broadcaster from radio industry professionals and Australian artists and record labels alike. Nick Findlay carries the futures of emerging artists in hands, find out how you can get on!