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Interview with One Sixth

14 Jan 2016 spotlight words by Terence Ill
Interview with One Sixth photo credit: Michelle Grace Hunder (www.michellegracehunder.com)

On January 7th I sat down with One Sixth over a few drinks and a piece of meat off the BBQ and talked depression, delusion, fluctuating sex drive, anxiety, paranoia, suicidal tendencies as well as the passing of Melbourne artist Di Apprentice.

 

Lets talk about Di Apprentice, who passed away yesterday (6 Jan 2016). That's some pretty sad news, man...

One Sixth: (audio recording)

I find it effects me more when people who are close to me pass away as I get older. Do you find that?

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The news about Di Apprentice's passing came up on the release day of your new EP Hemicrania. That would have dampened the excitement of the release a bit?

One Sixth: (audio recording)

Hemicrania by definition is a headache on one side of the head. I have to admit I had to look it up. How did you end up with that name and what inspired the concept?

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The track list reads: Depression, Delusion, Fluctuating sex drive, Insomnia, Anxiety, Aggression, Paranoia and Suicidal Tendencies. How many of those have you experienced yourself?

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I think a lot of people have been waiting for you to release a bigger body of work of your own again. Between Electronic Mail and Hemicrania you only put features and single track projects out. How was it working with Phil on Hemicrania?

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There have been a lot of crossover projects between Pang Productions and Crate Cartel artists. Why do you think that formula and those collaborations work as well as they do?

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After you won the Hilltop Hoods Initative. How much do you think that grant helped put you and your album Electronic Mail on the map in the Australian Hip Hop industry?

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You left Facebook for quite a long time and only recently re-joined. Why did you leave and why did you join again?

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Kevin from your song Six Million Stories was 27 and struggling with life. What happened to Kevin? Did he make it? Did you think that story that far, or did it end with the end of the song?

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You were born in Australia then moved to Africa where you grew up, moving back to Australia as a teenager. How did that all happen?

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You told me once, that you are trying to create an album that is like a person; someone you don't know when you start listening to it and then get to know as you listen through the album. I feel like you are already doing that. So, do you ever feel like it's going to be hard to push it even further than you already have or improve any further?

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Name three Australian artists who you feel have the same quality standards as yourself and are putting in the work.

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