Spit Syndicate bring fresh work to South West

Sydney's Spit Syndicate have just released their fifth album, Orbit, and will bring their new music to Bunbury. Image supplied.
Sydney's Spit Syndicate have just released their fifth album, Orbit, and will bring their new music to Bunbury. Image supplied.

Hip hop duo Spit Syndicate are keen to share their ‘best work ever’ with South West audiences this week.

Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, Spit Syndicate aren’t new to the scene. Their fresh release, Orbit, is their fifth studio album. 

Spit Syndicate’s Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice met in high school and formed a rap group.

Soon, they were billed as up-and-comers and ones to watch.

Their debut album, Towards The Light, was released in 2008 when the pair were barely out of their teens.

It earned them an ARIA  nomination for Best Urban Release, and the promise of big things to come. 

Fast forward to May 2018, when they’ve dropped their latest record.

Spit Syndicate described Orbit as their most confident and forward thinking record yet. 

“Our approach to making this album was like a mix tape,” Nice said.

“We weren’t thinking about singles, radio or even how we’d be releasing the music. 

“That allowed us to be weightless, almost childlike in our approach. 

“We arrived back at the essence of why we started creating songs, for that reason this album is our best  yet.”

Lupi said the pair even changed their music making process for this record.

“We felt the immediacy was missing from the way we’d make and release music,” he said.

“So we jumped straight into this album with a promise to go harder than we’ve ever gone before.

“Orbit is, without question, our best work yet and it’s the most fun we’ve ever had making a record.”

Between Spit Syndicate records, Lupi and Nice have spent time with their side project, the One Day collective. 

The pair founded the supergroup with high school friends Horrorshow, Joyride and Jackie Onassis.

Orbit was produced by long term collaborators Adit from Horrorshow and Jono Graham from Left.

The album also features guest appearances from hip hop industry stalwart Tuka and Kai from Jackie Onassis. 

Spit Syndicate will perform at The Prince of Wales Hotel on Thursday, May 31 and  and Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, on Friday, June 1. 

Tickets are available from spitsyndicate.oztix.com.au. 

This story Hip hop pair in Orbit first appeared on Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.