PIAF Blog

Breaking it down with ... Blackalicious

Monday 16 January 2017

Bringing their tongue-twisting rhymes and legendary beats to Perth, Blackalicious is set to transform Chevron Festival Gardens into an old-school block party. But before they jump on the mainstage, we talk to one half of this lyrical rap duo – DJ/producer Chief Xcel, aka Xavier Mosley.

Describe your live show in one sentence:

Classic Hip Hop

What is the greatest thing about being a musician?

Connecting with people around the planet.

What's your pre-show ritual?

Standing in the crowd before the show to feel the energy around us.

Who is your favourite artist right now and why?

Too many to name because I love so many different types of music. I really like the ERIMAJ record. ‘Conflict of a man’ is a stellar tune.

Describe your live show in one sentence:

It’s a transference of energy.

Something most people don’t know about you:

I hate cantaloupe and cottage cheese.

Program Associate: Contemporary Music

Written By Clara Iaccarino

Festival programmer, artist manager, wordsmith, wild child and more – our Contemporary Music programmer Clara Iaccarino wears a lot of hats while travelling far and wide chasing the world’s most tantalising sounds. All so she can program your summer nights at Chevron Festival Gardens.

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