Based in Sydney, Brad Sabat is a musician, producer , and hip hop artist. Sabat
possesses a unique musicianship (piano/ drums), lyricism, and production which makes him a fresh triple threat to the hip hop industry. From a young age, Sabat was a student of many
genres but was drawn to the hip hop genre. Brad would go on to study music in school and by
the time he was 20 years old he was performing at the Sydney Opera House. After graduating
with his masters in Creative Media, he would later be produced on a flight to Thailand in 2015.
Sabat intends to spread positivity to people through his music by his deep lyricism.
His newest track “Bounce” has a sound that pays homage to the early 2005 hip hop music
scene. A classic beat and instrumental is introduced to the listener with a cool chorus of “just
bounce”. The production quality is excellent blending all the sound effects together molding it
into this head nodding track. The song is an autobiographical track if the listener pays attention
the lyrics. Brad Sabat introduces himself in the first verse and continues to tell his story as the
track progresses. This track is a great way for the listener to know who Brad is as a person and
as an artist. Make sure to add this one to your playlist!
Check out our exclusive interview with Brad Sabat below!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
You could say that Brad Sabat was destined for a career in music. Playing classical piano since the age of four, and picking up drumsticks at eight years old, he is an accomplished and well cultured musician, though it was the energy of hip hop that drew his attention. Since the humble beginnings as a DJ, Brad would MC his own set and throw in verses of his own. He dominated school talent shows growing up and has now reached milestones that many in his field only dream of. By the age of 20, he had performed at the Sydney Opera House, and in front of over 7000 people at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, which later aired on national TV as well as opening a show
for Grammy award-winning hip hop artist Lecrae. Brad began to write and develop his lyrical ability, and was quickly intrigued by the studio environment. This came with the ambition to learn the ropes as a producer so as to mould his own sound.
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
Sure, there are some dope stage names, but I think there’s something genuine about artists who can use their real name for music. It brings a sense of authenticity and I more than anything want people to connect with who I am. It’s easy to know an artists stage name, but not know their real name or what they look like so I’m just trying to be myself more than anything. Plus it’s got a ring to it.
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
Yes I write my own music. I like to have the production done before I start on the lyrics. I find inspiration in different kinds of beats and I feel like whatever I write is only meant for the beat that I wrote it to. I usually like to lock myself in the studio for the writing process and just loop the beat and see what wave I catch. I have a bunch of punchlines ready to go so I usually set them up and work backwards. I’m all for wordplay, for me it’s one of the most exciting part of rap music.
We’re really into your new song "Bounce"! Can you tell us a bit about it? Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
“Bounce” really came from a Dr. Dre influence, we wanted to make a slapping drum beat for everyone to vibe to. This track sits true to 2005 Jay Z and 50 cent, with no singer featured or needed but filled with orchestral hits and inspired by the sounds of Brooklyn, NY. The lyrical genius of this song is featured throughout with constant word play from top to bottom and includes paying homage to a few of his greatest heroes like Jay Z, Michael Jordan and Trey. Launching his album with this song, Brad unapologetically sets the scene and introduces himself to the hip hop world with braggadocious poetry featured throughout the entire track. It is a song for the boys - repping the crew on a night out, having a good time and saluting the boys who prefer to stay away from the dance floor, stay in the back and vibe in the background.
What’s next for you?
I’m finishing off the year with a bunch of singles, heating up for the summer. As the project “Value$” had no features, the next few songs are full of talent from Western Sydney. There will be more for the clubs, and more content for those who know what to expect from my records. Videos on the way!
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