EVERY THURSDAY IN MAY
CULT SHOTTA, THE SAUNA, DYLAN ATLANTIS, CHELSEA WARNER, ZION GARCIA, BOY SODA & RUBY JACKSON
Friends of Albies are you ready for some serious beats and moves? Then you don't want to miss Underground Beats, a joint event by Parramatta Council and the Albion, happening every Thursday this May.
We've got an awesome lineup of talented, up-and-coming local artists from the area who are going to blow your mind with their amazing performances. And the best part? Entry is absolutely free! So, bring your squad along and enjoy some of Western Sydney's most groundbreaking performers and musically gifted artists, all live at the Albion.
Our May line-up is fire, with six incredible acts that will have you dancing and singing all night long. Don't miss the explosive energy of Cult Shotta on May 4, the soulful sounds of The Sauna on May 11, the powerhouse triple header with Dylan Atlantis, Chelsea Warner, Zion Garci on May 18, and the catchy beats of Boy Soda and Ruby Jackson on May 25.
Mark your calendars, round up your mates, and get ready to party like there's no tomorrow at Underground Beats!
May 4 - Cult Shotta | From 6pm
May 11 - The Sauna | From 8pm
May 18 - Dylan Atlantis | Chelsea Warner | Zion Garcia | From 6pm
May 25 - Boy Soda | Ruby Jackson | From 6pm
Rapper E11even (f/n/a Charles X) and his energetic hypeman, Lil Golo, give us Western Sydney’s rap duo Cult Shφtta. Noted for their eccentric signature style and energetic stage presence, the childhood friends are nothing less than colourful. Cult Shφtta’s energy and following hasn’t gone unnoticed, landing them performances at festivals such as Splendour in The Grass, Field Day, The Plot, Snow Tunes and Hard Grime along with more intimate shows at Sydney’s most prominent clubs and venues including Hudson Ballroom, Enmore Theater and Oxford Art Factory. The two have also shared the stage with artists including Ghostface Killah, Fabulous, Chingy, Troyboi, Thundamentals, Haiku Hands, Youngn Lipz, 21 District, A.Girl, Lisi, NME and more.
The Sauna presents a Western Sydney special for our first event their of the year. Sydney's top DJ's going back to back for the entire night. High NRG music, No serial wall standers, BE RE
Western Sydney’s very own Dylan Atlantis creates intimate tracks to make you feel good while exploring all the little facets life has to offer. The 22-year-old is a singer, songwriter, producer and musician, with breezy tracks that have garnered recognition from fellow artists such as Knxwledge. Their music is a blend of smooth RnB and lofi grunge, drawing inspiration from masters like Frank Ocean, J Dilla, Last Dinosaurs and The Jungle Giants.
A meticulous songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Chelsea Warner fuses slick beats with clever lyricism from her home studio in Sydney, Australia. At age 20, she is cultivating her own lane of conscious alt-R&B, exploring self, girlhood and growth in amongst navigating the odd existential crisis. Having collaborated with artists such as Urthboy, Vetta Borne, Nardean and Liyah Knight, she pays homage to 90s hip-hop & R&B with crafty hooks and characteristic beats.
Zion Garcia’s approach to hip-hop is one of raw talent. Finding rare pockets and infectious cadences, his lyrical prowess comes stronger atop his jazzy left-field production. Inspired by his Tongan-Spanish heritage, Garcia stays true to his roots by maintaining a community mind while creating internationally palatable music. Full Circle is his communal creative battery, a group of like-minded Western Sydney artists including Nick Ward, Sollyy, Dylan Atlantis, FRIDAY* and Breakfast Road, coming together as a sum greater than its parts.
As the tide in Australian music culture shifts, a collective of emerging local artists are shaping a contemporary sound on our shores. Central Coast bred, Eora based artist Boy Soda is an undisputed leader in this new school of thought, utilising R&B and intricately crafted pop music to captivate his swiftly growing audience. As his sonic footprint began to grow after bursting onto the scene in 2019, the world stopped due to the great pause. Rather than halting alongside it, he utilised the time to create his debut EP THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THINKING AND FEELING, a conceptual wonderland of love, lust, self reflection, wrapped in a glaze of sugary pop melodies, grandiose production and a truly singular style that is impossible to pigeonhole, but perfect to listen to.
Sydney based songwriter, producer and performer Ruby Jackson has positioned herself at the heart of the Australian R&B/Jazz scene. Since completing her studies in composition at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Ruby has been flourishing into a world-class, authentic creator of music with songs that strike a chord with her audience. This can be traced back to November 2022, when Jackson was selected as FBI radio’s Independent Artist of the week for her release ‘Get Around To It’, which quickly became a crowd pleaser for its smooth & classy Alternative R&B touch.