Boss Lady Presents “Go Down Under” Volume One (Mixed By DJ Leon Smith)

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When I landed in Sydney just before Christmas last year, I was in the car with my mum and sister driving home from the airport and as we stopped at a set of lights on the Pacific Highway, I turned and saw billboards advertising The Best Of Australian Hip-Hop compilation. As I read over the names, I wasn’t surprised to see the same artists listed that have been promoted to the forefront of the genre for many, many years.

Having been home for just over three months and heading back to New York next week, I made it my mission to deliver a mixtape that featured not only the established artists in the Australia and New Zealand region I most admire, but a plethora of new talent whose voices aren’t being heard loud enough. I enlisted my dear friend DJ Leon Smith to work his magic with our careful track selections and I’m extremely proud to present the first volume of our newly created “Go Down Under” series (named after the category on, of course).

Video: David Dallas x Daniel Merriweather “Spend A Lifetime”

If you’re looking for top-notch talent from Down Under, look no further than David Dallas and Daniel Merriweather.

Both artists have always produced the highest quality soul and hip-hop from Australia and New Zealand. I loved this song from the moment I heard it, maybe even more since I know the lovely lady Dave’s rapping about (his fiancee, beautiful model/reporter Leilani Momoisea).

Calling this “the most heartfelt song he’s ever written and ever will write” Dave pours his heart out on “Spend A Lifetime,” while Daniel’s yearning vocals sound perfect over a gentle beat from Kiwi production extraordinaires Fire & Ice. The video was directed by APlusFilmz.

Be sure to purchase David’s Buffalo Man CD (autographed and packaged with his “Ddot” t-shirt) from Duck Down Records.