Master Mathas on menu

After nearly a decade in the local rap game, Mathas' hard work paid off when he won the WAM Song of the Year grand prize late last year for his song, Nourishment.

The masterful lyricist known to his mother as Tom Mathieson says he was stoked by how the song, which features guest vocals by Abbe May, was received by the WA music community and across the country as well.

"Winning that prize was really awesome, I was actually very blown away because of a lot of things," Mathas says.

"It was a slow, long song, it was a hip-hop/ electronic song, so I did feel very honoured that so many people seemed to resonate with it."

The gong perfectly segues into the long-awaited release of his sophomore album, Armwrestling Atlas, which has suffered a number of setbacks because of a few pesky computer problems.

"I lost a bunch of stuff that I'd been working on and I had to basically restart it all from scratch and had to get back in the right headspace to do it," he sighs.

"Basically I'm trying to get the album to a point where I'm happy with it by the end of this month."

After his self-imposed deadline, Mathas can spend June looking forward to the epic celebration of the Community, the collective of innovative music producers, lyricists and artists he founded alongside Ash Hosken, better known as beatmaker Diger Rokwell.

Mathas says an epic two-room party at The Bakery is in order with two Community artists, Naik and DJ Silence, launching releases for the occasion.

"The two rooms are headlined by those acts and then we have pretty much everyone in the Community on the bill," he reveals.

'I lost a bunch of stuff that I'd been working on and I had to basically restart it all from scratch and had to get back in the right headspace to do it.'


The West Australian

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