Brisbane MC Gallu$ has been a name we’ve been watching with a whole lot of anticipation throughout the latter half of 2015. He represents a new wave of Australian hip hop that we’d all love to pin our hopes and dreams on, and thankfully he has been all kinds of busy since we last checked in on him following the release of his scorching debut single Versatile/Apathetic just a few short months ago.
Not content to rest on his laurels or to let his reputation ride for too long on the back of one (very well-received) track, Gallu$ has since released a fantastic accompanying music video for Versatile/Apathetic, backing up his first video for the track Basic Bitch which we scooped the pleasure of premiering, he’s played a handful of shows in Brisbane and, in most recent news, has dropped his sophomore effort, a nifty little track called Purgatory.
Featuring some off-kilter trap beats and a beautifully laid back though no less laser-precise verse from Gallu$ that juxtaposes perfectly with the frenetic alley oop verse from the featured Carmouflage Rose, the production is crisper than a cold green apple, the hook of ‘rolling hydro, blow it out the window’ one that should absolutely resonate with listeners and overall Purgatory is just a wonderful follow-up. A solid continuation of the same brand of high-quality hip hop that has Gallu$ setting the underground scene ablaze and catching the eye of radio stations like Triple J, who have given Versatile/Apathetic some well-deserved airtime since it dropped and should pick up the ball on Purgatory.
We did mention there was still ample time to get on the Gallu$ bandwagon. Releases like this are only going to generate a whole tidal wave of hype behind the young MC heading into 2016. If you want to catch him spitting flames in a live environment you’d be well serve to costume up and head to The Brightside in Brisbane for Bedlam Records ‘Deadlam’ Halloween shindig, where you’ll catch Gallu$ sharing a stage with Bedlam stablemates like Twin Haus and Baskervillain as well as Young Lions and Kaleidoscope.
Hopefully he doesn’t leave us hanging between releases too long.