DRMNGNOW is a Yorta Yorta independent artist who has built a loyal following in the underground of Naarm (Melbourne) since first stepping onto stages in 2015. DRMNGNOW brings a striking interdisciplinary approach as an MC, instrumentalist, poet, keeper of song and cultural performer. Known for his experimental beats-driven sounds fusing Indigenous singing, live instrumentation and hip-hop into paradigm-challenging, decolonising poetry, his songs are built of soul and ambient electronic textures.
Most recently, DRMNGNOW has released the potent singles ‘Australia Does Not Exist’ and the trap-infused ‘Indigenous land’, both tracks receiving critical praise locally and globally. DRMNGNOW has been working with MAV to develop the inaugural 2018 MAV Songwriters’ Camp for emerging Pacific, Aboriginal and African Australian young artists, and was supported by MAV to deliver a pilot Indigenous Music Development Program for young Aboriginal men in Mooroopna. DRMNGNOW is currently working on his debut album.