Link to our Facebook
Link to our Instagram
Link to our TikTok

PREMIERE: Discover The Unique Sound Of Melbourne's Hidden Gem Jaal With 'AINT NO WAY'

29 June 2023 | 4:44 pm | Staff

Plus, five of the hottest artists coming out of Australia and New Zealand that Jaal thinks you should be across.


Jaal (Supplied)

More Jaal More Jaal

Today, we are thrilled to bring you an exclusive sneak peek into the distinctive sound of Jaal, a rising star in Melbourne's vibrant music scene. 

With his brand new single, AINT NO WAY, set for release tomorrow (June 30), Jaal is ready to make a resounding statement and showcase his unique style to a wider audience. 

Not only do we have the pleasure of delving into Jaal's artistic journey, but we also have the opportunity to shine a light on some of the other remarkable Melbourne artists from his collective.

"This song energizes and reminds me to stay focused. It captures the ups and downs of pursuing my dreams, sometimes feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges," Jaal said of his latest track. 

"Yet, music and self-reflection always reassures me that I'm on the right track. Despite the occasional struggle, I must remember my blessings and appreciate my achievements. It's a personal message screaming, 'Keep going, you're a king on the right path," ready to face any obstacles and build my success gradually.'"

Plug into the latest music with our FREE weekly newsletter

Back in 2016, Jaal burst onto the local scene with his debut mixtape, Kurt Place, under his previous moniker, NYLTCK. Immersed in the hip-hop culture of Melbourne, Jaal explored various artistic avenues, discovering his profound connection to music. 

Undergoing a personal transformation, he shed his old name and emerged as Jaal: a visionary artist armed with a fresh perspective and a burning desire to make a meaningful impact through his art.

For years, Jaal diligently built his fanbase through independent releases on Soundcloud, steadily gaining recognition for his talent and dedication. 

In 2020, he unveiled projects like El Negro and PARADOX, further showcasing his evolution as an artist. Seeking to expand his reach and connect with a wider audience, Jaal recently embarked on a new journey, determined to make his mark on the global stage.

In 2021, Jaal achieved a significant milestone in his career when his inaugural headline show at The Workers Club sold out. This momentous occasion marked the beginning of a series of triumphant performances, eventually leading him to fill renowned venues like the Northcote Social Club

With each stage he graces, Jaal leaves an unforgettable impression, captivating audiences with his magnetic presence and undeniable talent. Now, on the verge of a new chapter, he's prepared to explore uncharted territories and push the boundaries of his music even further.

Throughout his journey, Jaal has released several noteworthy tracks that demonstrate his artistry and ability to leave a lasting impact. The impactful double single, Foes/Dark Knight, showcases his lyrical prowess and introspective storytelling. 

The electrifying More Gas, featuring Chin Out with Church & AP, injects an infectious energy into the scene, leaving listeners craving for more. And who could forget the undeniable groove of Shinin', a track that exudes confidence and charisma?

The Melbournite's talent and dedication certainly hasn't gone unnoticed. In 2022, he was honored with the prestigious SoundCloud Wildcard Award from Acclaim Magazine, solidifying his position as a rising star.

 Additionally, his exceptional work in the realm of hip-hop earned him a well-deserved nomination for Best Hip-Hop Work at the Music Victoria awards, a testament to Jaal's relentless pursuit of excellence and his unwavering commitment to his craft.

As he continues to carve his path in the music industry, Jaal's unwavering passion, boundless creativity, and relentless drive will undoubtedly propel him to even greater heights. 

With each project, he fearlessly ventures into new sonic territories, constantly evolving as an artist. The future holds endless possibilities for this gifted musician, poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of hip-hop.

Beyond Jaal's individual journey, it is also essential to acknowledge the thriving music scene in Melbourne that has nurtured his growth. Melbourne has long been recognized as a hotbed of musical talent, with its diverse and eclectic community of artists pushing the boundaries of various genres. 

In celebration of his latest release, Jaal dishes the goods on five artists and producers leading the force in unique hip-hop sounds coming out of Australia & New Zealand that he reckons you check out.

Meanwhile, you can peep Jaal's AINT NO WAY below before its release this Friday, June 30.

D3JA (@d3ja___

"I grew up making music with D3JA, since we were kids we’ve been pursuing music together and I just think he’s unique in the way he approaches his music. His versatility, tone of voice and lyricism make him one of my favorite artists and someone you should keep an eye out for."

OGK (@ogk.beatz

"This dude right here is like a Swiss Army knife. As a producer, he’s the most versatile I know. OGK and I have been friends for a long time and we’ve been locked in working together on my upcoming project. His special ear for music and passion for hip hop, coupled with drive and commitment make him someone you should definitely keep an eye out for. Melbourne producers, y'all should be scared lol."

Mali Jo$e (@mali.jose_

"I met Mali only just last year. But we clicked immediately and I came to realise that he’s cut from the same cloth as me. I really dig his artistry and the way he strives to keep hip hop alive through his music. Not only that, his work ethic is crazy, which is something I gotta commend. Mali is one of the real ones, and someone that’ll take it far."

VOLDY (@voldyyyyyy_) 

"Voldy is just too smooth with it. I met him not too long ago either but he’s another dude I just clicked with. I love how he seamlessly goes from rapping to singing in songs and uses his voice in many different ways. His character and bravado is something I really fuck with and I think it’s that confidence, and talent that’ll take him far."

Church & AP (@churchandap)

"Ah man, these dudes are something else. I opened up for them on their Australian tour last year. From there, we linked and made some tunes which is when I realized how dope they are. They both bring their own unique flavors to the table, and it works together so well. They kinda remind me of OutKast, in the sense of character. Definitely my favourite artists from NZ and a duo you should mos def keep an eye out for."