This month's instalment of the artist development gig series sees sets from Kimchi Princi, Habits and Kllo.

Red Bull's artist development program Sound Select is about uncovering and supporting the very best of local talent by pairing them up with established acts. The result is a monthly gig that's both emblematic of the sonic culture of our cities, and pushes the boundaries of the music we know and love. This month's incarnation of the sonic celebration is curated by Sydney's own FBi Radio — because if anyone's qualified to comment on the music culture in this town, it's them.

Taking over the Chippendale Hotel on Friday, February 24, the gig will bring two of Melbourne's best new duos, Habits and Kllo, up to Sydney to feature alongside the frenetic rhymes laid over jagged beats from local pop culture critic and poet-rapper Kimchi Princi. While this one has been curated by outgoing FBi music director Stephen Goodhew, the rest of 2017's Sound Select events will be put together his successor Amelia Jenner alongside local music flag-fliers I OH YOU's Johann Ponniah and Travis Banko of Laneway Festival.

Since launching in the States in 2012, Red Bull Sound Select spread to Canada and New Zealand before launching in Sydney in April last year. They hold monthly live gigs in Sydney to support upcoming artists and allow us to discover them.

Image: Jam on Your Collar, Alexandra Anderson.

Published on February 08, 2017 by James Whitton

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