“The country’s hottest and most controversial crossover star.” -The Sydney Morning Herald
Utopia is a bold step forward for 360: The soundtrack to one of Australia’s most popular young artists who found himself growing up in public and evolving with every turn of the page. It’s a finely crafted, precise and passionate album from 360, largely about the double edged sword of fame, the perils of flying too high, vulnerability and self-esteem and maturing in the limelight.
The album features a who’s who of amazing musical talent – either up front or behind the scenes – including Gossling, Styalz Fuego , M-Phazes and S1 (who have worked with Eminem), Sarah Jaffe (who has sung with Eminem) and Los Angeles producers Lifted X Ryan (Lifted has produced tracks for Kanye West). Daniel Johns from Silverchair is here, and The Living End’s Chris Cheney. The album was mixed by three time Grammy winner Anthony Kilhoffer.
Touted as “the country’s hottest and most controversial-crossover star” by The Sydney Morning Herald, 360 is rapidly earning himself vast amounts of respect amongst the Australian public and music industry alike for bringing Australian hip hop to the forefront of the musical landscape.
His second album Falling and Flying (2011) spent 57 consecutive weeks in the Top 50 and wound up going double platinum, winning an ARIA for Best Breakthrough Artist and Producer Of The Year (Stylaz Fuego) and was also nominated for Album Of The Year, Best Urban Album, Best Male Artist, Engineer Of The Year, Best Video and Best Live Act 2012.
Falling and Flying also spawned a string of hit singles including ‘Boys Like You ft. Gossling’ (4 x Platinum), ‘Child’ (Platinum), ‘Run Alone’ (Platinum), ‘Killer’ (Gold), Throw It Away (Gold) and ‘Just Got Started ft. PEZ’ (Gold) – all together amounting to over half a million combined track sales from the album. The success of Falling and Flying also led to Sixty being awarded Best Independent Hip Hop Album for Falling and Flying, 2012 AIR Awards, Channel V Oz Artist Of The Year 2011 and APRA Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year 2013.