Racerage is a queer Blak radical, post-internet rapper based on Wurundjeri country, who has been described as "the future of Melbourne music".
Their lyrical themes draw from their background in spoken word; focussing on the struggles, frustrations and interweb meme-ry of their lived experiences as a Blak non-binary queer. Their rhymes explore intersectional feminism, decolonisation, race issues and life in the queer bubble, sprinkled with relatable humour. Racerage collaborates primarily with other QTIPOC beatmakers and artists and is excited about creating music within and about their communities.
Racerage's debut single, Diamonds and Sapphires, features the frosty electronic beats of Melbourne producer YUMGOD and has received airplay across community radio on 3CR, RRR and PBS. It is their first release from their upcoming EP, yet to be named, currently available on Soundcloud.
Racerage has performed at Melbourne Writers' Festival 2018, Smith Street Dreaming Festival, Peel Street Festival, Transgenre, Changes Festival, Midsumma Festival, PBS event Beasts of No Nation and as part of United Struggle Project's hiphop musical The Change for this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival. They have supported international artists including Yeni Kuti, Coco Solid and Ah-Mer-ah-su as well as nationally renowned acts such as Bart Willoughby, Dave Arden and his band, Alice Skye, Birdz, Habits, Miss Blanks, Kaiit, Oscar Key sung, Combat Wombat, Kt Spit, Simona , Two Steps on the Water and Spike Fuck.
Media Quotes about Racerage:
“A talented rapper, Racerage combines smooth rhymes and emotive harmonies. Their “politi-cute” lyrics relate to their experiences as a QTIPOC living on Wurundjeri country. In the white, cis, heteronormative music scene, Racerage is one of the new artists creating change, musically and politically. This is the future of Melbourne music. “
“ Listening to a Racerage track feels like a visit from a true friend; there to make you sparkle inside, to tell you their deep dark secrets without shame, while simultaneously calling you out on your shit and dragging you out of your depression hole to go start a revolution.” -Kt Spit for i-D Magazine