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Billy Fox. Indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist/producer. If it feels good, then do it! | Episode #126

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Billy Fox drops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! on Bondi Beach Radio

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Billy Fox returns!

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! repeat offender and Sydney indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producerBilly Fox, joined me live in the studio last week to launch his brand new single ‘Shapes’.

We first met when I was music supervisor for Ballistyx Snowboard Show on Channel GO! back in 2010. Flash forward 7 years and Billy Fox- ‘Shapes’ is getting serious spins around the globe, plus he has just announced a series of exclusive Australian east coast tour dates including Oxford Art Factory – Gallery Bar (Sydney), Rare Finds -­ Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane), Moonshine Bar at Manly Food & Wine Festival and Penny Black (Melbourne).

I draw inspiration from my one-on-ones with Billy Fox every… single… time! (both on and off mic). Today we delve deeper into the meaning behind ‘Shapes’, a track created to reawaken the lost art of conversation, it highlights a culture that we’ve created for ourselves, where we force our individual opinions down each others’ throats and attack the person rather than entering into measured debates… there is a serious need for all of us to adopt an approach where we take a moment for introspection and to search within, before knee-jerk reaction opinions and seeking to change others’ to ours without consideration for where they’re coming from.

Aside from the D&Ms, we get serious about our music experiences with Billy Fox and I spitballing the iconic music of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, being given Rage Against The Machine’s self-titled album for the very first time, the experience of producing tunes for Australian filmmaker and musician Macario De Souza AKA Kid Mac, making a positive impact on the lives of others and SO much more!

We all grow from adversity and something that I champion in my own life is the way Billy Fox lives his. In music, like life, “there is so much to get distracted by… especially when you’re creating, especially with music”, so music like every other facet of our lives at this time “it’s all about streamlining, simplifying”… and Billy Fox indeed is living up to this through his personal Mission Statement and stepping back from the stresses of over-stimulation and white noise, by keeping things simple… “If it feels good, then do it”.

Let’s get into it!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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BILLY FOX ‘SHAPES’ TOUR DATES:

SYDNEY – SAT 13 MAY | OAF GALLERY, SYDNEY NSW w/ San Mei

BRISBANE FRI 26 MAY | RARE FINDS @ BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD

MANLY SUN 28 MAY | MANLY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, MANLY NSW

MELBOURNE SAT JUN 3 | PENNY BLACK, MELBOURNE VIC

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Billy Fox drops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! on Bondi Beach Radio

Artist & Producer, Billy Fox, taking on the USA, UK & the globe! | Podcast Interview

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Artist & Producer Billy Fox joins as our guest on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast in Sydney https://hotndelicious.com/
Artist & Producer Billy Fox joins as our guest on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast in Sydney

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #97 Billy Fox (indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producer)

 
Chris Baker AKA Billy Fox is one of Australia’s most prolific artists, talented producer and one hell of a top bloke!
 
Chris & I met in 2010 when I was music supervisor for Ballistyx Snowboard Show on Channel GO! and with a shared internal drive & ambition and love of the cheeky banter, we quickly became firm friends.
 
Drawing inspiration from the likes of James Blake, Sam Smith and James Vincent McMorrow for his latest single ‘Avalanche’, Billy Fox has been punishing the frequent flyer miles supporting the likes of Glass Animals, Boo Seeka, The Aston Shuffle, Tijuana Cartel and R.W. Grace on tours around Australia and his tunes getting the mad love from triple j, FBi and profile music blogs in the UK and the USA all spinning his tunes.
We catch-up about working with phenomenal producer/musician Nathan CavaleriRaging Bull, the joys of watching your career blossom to the next level before your very eyes, his next steps in the USA/UK and so much more.
If you’ve ever wanted to follow your dreams, no matter what industry you aspire to work in, then this is the podcast for you.
 
Let’s get amongst it!
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #97 Billy Fox (indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producer)

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #97 Billy Fox (indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producer)

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
 
Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!):
I recently wrapped my position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro Australia, transforming the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider & more, to focus on freelance clients and my own business, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, a travel, entertainment & lifestyle brand, business, blog & podcast.
 
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Bec Laughton – Little lion lungs & top secret global music deal.

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Bec Laughton drops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet... BOOM!
Bec Laughton drops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet… BOOM!

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Interview #21 – Bec Laughton. 

Little bit pumped for today’s podcast as I’m catching up with one of the most lovely, energising and positive humans I know, Australian indie soul songstress, Bec Laughton.

Now I met Bec about 2 years ago at the world’s largest music conference at SXSW in Austin, Texas and first came across her live tunes when I was shooting photos and providing social media for a series of international music showcases called The Aussie BBQ for Sounds Australia at the conference. For those of you who are musicians with a burning desire for success, Sounds Australia are an Australian organization tasked by the Australian and Federal governments to export Australian music to global markets.

Anyway, when Bec hit the stage at the first official event I was attending and I heard her voice for the first time I was like… WOW! Who the fuck is that? This little pocket rocket’s got some pipes!!! Think old school funk, r&b, soul.. think Eryka Badu think Lauren Hill.. seriously check this shit out…

I kept bumping into Bec at showcases all over Austin and we became buddies on that tour, staying in touch and I was just chuffed to have her chillin’ like a villain on a beanbag at my castle in the sky recently, chatting about her life so far and the next steps in her exciting career.

In today’s podcast we chit chat about her time in New York working with Grammy Award-winning producer Michael League and Snarky Puppy, going off the grid for 6 months as part of massive global management deal that she’s recently signed (currently living in an undisclosed international location recording a brand new album with some of the music industry’s top peeps.. VERY exciting!), being a female drummer with the most amazing voice (my words not hers), writing music for yourself from the heart and the balance of living in the moment whilst maintaining the tireless tenacity for the future. 

And when you hear her this little lion open up her lungs and sing for the very first time you’ll be like.. what the fuck… where did that come from? Ah-mazing! And maaaaan, does she just have the most magical smile that lights up a room.

Seriously.. once you’ve had a listen to this podcast come check out her jams that I’ve loaded up onto the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet blog…

p.s. Hello Bumface! 😀 :p Ha ha ha…

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Free Download: Bec Laughton (indie soul singer/songwriter) on ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

For more on Bec Laughton, her jams & to follow her on social media head to beclaughton.com

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

 

‘Rize Up’ with Blue King Brown’s latest sweet reggae jam #FreeDownload

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Blue King Brown are hitting the road with a worldwide tour to launch latest single ‘Rize Up’.

The Aussie blues/roots/reggae outfit’s tour begins on American Independence Day (4th of July) and will encompass USA, Canada, Europe, Australia.

Stream this wicked new reggae jam, then download a free copy of Blue King Brown’s #RizeUp here

Article & images by Dan Wilkinson @hotndelicious hotndelicious.com

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