My earliest memories of childhood are always of my Parents and Family playing Soul/Funk/Disco and Reggae Music. Eventually, I would grow up alongside my older Brother and my Cousin’s listening to a lot of Hip- Hop and R&B. From there my Passion for Music and wanting to know what and who was creating the latest tunes became my everything. With my love of Music firmly in place, I also was very creative in the Arts during High-School and later in life this led me to become a Hip-Hop Artist and perform as a Rapper under the alias “Hyclass”, which I do now full-time. I appreciate all genres of Music, past and present and always keep an open ear to what’s going down in the NOW.
How did you become involved in the station?
As a local Artist, I had been lucky enough to be a guest a few times over the years, thankful to Presenters and Shows that were supportive of my work. Over time on the local scene I had come across Aslan and always loved his live sets at different clubs and events I would catch him at and really enjoyed his shows at the Station. After some distant admiration, we connected online through a mutual love of tunes and he asked If I would ever want to do some Presenter work on his show Cloud Waves and of course, I couldn’t say no! So that was my foot in the door to be on the other side of the desk.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
The Isley Brothers – The Heat Is On
Various – Essential R&B 90s Anthems
Aaliyah – One In A Million
UGK – Underground Kingz
Ghostface Killah – Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Being exposed to the diverse and eclectic range of shows and folks at the station and coming across so many new local artists who are doing amazing things at home and abroad. I love the community spirit!
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Its early days yet for myself but I’m sure some strange things are going to happen in due time but for now I am safe.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Because I’m greedy It would have to be two shows Drastic on Plastic and El Ritmo because I love ladies who support ladies and I also love to dance so I would be enjoying the best of both worlds, no brainer.
What do you do in real life?
As of late 2017, I have been a full-time Artist/Performer aka Part-time Babysitter, Cook and Cleaner at my family residence whilst chasing up Invoices. Real life is rad.
Monday 11th June
Presenter Maggie is in the studio with Hyclass aka Suzie Tuiali and has a chat about […]
8th December 2017
Before local hip-hop jazz outfit Premiss hit the Courtyard Club, bandleader Brendan Scott Grey and MC […]