Australian musician Dylan Joel is unlike most otherHip-Hop artists, standing out from the crowd with his exceptional singing voice, clever wordplay, socially aware lyrical content, that when combined, form a very unique take on Hip-Hop.
Two years in the making, Dylan’s debut album ‘Authentic Lemonade’ showcases his musical dexterity, taking on the role as co-producer for the record alongside Aria award winning producer Cam Bluff (Hilltop Hoods, Illy, Allday). Featuring an impressive list of collaborations, album guests include Australian Hip-Hop royalty Mantra and DJ Izm (Bliss N Eso), plus Dylan has enlisted some of the best session musicians in the business, with New York horn player/arranger Igmar Thomas (John Legend, Macy Gray, Bilal, Robert Glasper) and drummer Tim Coghill (best known for his work on Matt Corby’s smash hit “Brother”).
From an early age, it was obvious that Dylan would always walk his own path. His love of music saw him drawn to the guitar, and later exploring singing through his involvement at church. It wasn’t until high school, however, that Dylan was introduced to the art of rhyming. By fusing his love of rhythm guitar, gospel and soul music, Dylan found an instant affinity with this distinctive form of poetry. It was at this point that Dylan began crafting his own unique blend of all these musical styles around Hip-Hop, to create his own sound, with his own message.
With the release of ‘Authentic Lemonade’, Dylan and the music he makes effortlessly blend the sounds of Hip-Hop, Gospel and Soul. His passion for musical quality, combined with realistic and heartfelt lyrics, is confirmation to listeners just how diverse and talented he is. Poised and ready for greatness, Dylan Joel is making sure the label of him being ‘just a rapper’ is well and truly put to bed.