The new Australian record label Mansion Recordings is platforming young and engaging artists from the realms of hip hop, R&B and adjacent genres. Helmed by Greyscale Records label manager and host of Short.Fast.Loud on triple j, Joshua Merriel, a venture like Mansion Recordings may seem like a bit of an odd turn.
It’s not foreign territory for Merriel though, as his passion for developing and helping young artists not only evolve but retain creative control of their music is key across all genres he works in.
Hip hop artist X4nder is the first Mansion Recordings signee
The first we’re hearing from the label is an enticing single from Burmese-Australian hip hop artist, X4nder. The track, ‘Soul Searching’, is a mix of melodic rap and R&B-flecked production. ‘Soul Searching’ is just the latest release from an artist who is already starting to gain momentum.
X4nder’s love for trap, classic rap and R&B feeds the artist’s style and flow. A few months ago, X4nder dropped ‘Worst Mistake’, a track that marked him as one to watch. With more new music on the horizon and with the official roll out of Mansion Recordings to come, we’ll keep you posted on what comes next.