After Dark Adventures

Golden Rules Tells Us What’s Behind The (Ultimate) Golden Ticket


Being in a long distance relationship can be pretty tough, so imagine what it must be like for two creative artists from two different countries to collaborate together to create a unique sound to share to the world through their debut album.

Golden Rules consists of UK beat maker extraordinaire Paul White and emcee/singer Eric Biddines and together they’ve not only formed our favourite new act of 2015 but also served up one of our fave records of the year so far.

Collectively, the Golden Rules sound transcends the traditional music genres you’ll hear on commercial radio today and that’s exactly what intrigued me to find out more about them.

Check out our interview with Golden Rules.

Living in a World That’s ‘Hypercolour’ with Ali Barter


Last weekend, our resident writer/gig reviewer Claire Benito headed over to Sydney’s Hibernian House to attend the single launch of Melbourne’s Ali Barter’s new tune, ‘Hypercolour’.

The result? It left her wanting to know more about Barter which turns this write-up into a special one: combining a review of the gig and an interview with Ali Barter where we all get to learn a little bit more about the Melbourne ‘folktronica’ artist.

Josué Vilches Emerges as Sydney’s Prince of Soul


We have a really special edition of the After Dark Adventures for you this month.

Introducing Sydney’s newest soul prince, Josué Vilches.

Our guest writer Krystel Diola had the chance to sit down with the emerging artist to get to know him a little better.

Fellas, get ready to groove along to his sound and ladies, get ready to fall in love with his smooth vocals. Trust.

TOKiMONSTA Steals Our Attention As She Embarks on AUS/NZ Tour


“I try to give very little focus on me being a female producer—it’s what I am, but that fact is irrelevant to my craft. That being said, I am very strongly opposed to people treating female musicians (or female whatever) unfairly because of their gender, but let’s keep the playing ground equal.” – TOKiMONSTA

TOKiMONSTA is kicking off her Australian/NZ tour this week and The 5 to 9 Life was lucky enough to grab some time to chop it up with the LA DJ/producer. Check out what she had to say.

*Words by guest writer, Krystel Diola (Behind The Front).

Introducing Melbourne’s Newest Fashion Label: ENA PELLY


Australian label ENA PELLY is defined by its luxurious quality and style, and combines practically with a fashion forward edge.

ENA PELLY will make you feel confident with just the right amount of attitude through its vibrant appeal and eccentric prints.

Want to know more? We connected with the designer behind the label in our latest After Dark Adventures.

One of the Most Prodigious Talents in the Future Soul Soundscape is Berlin-Based Noah Slee


Noah Slee is about to play his first headline show tonight – and it’s in Sydney. Aren’t we lucky?

Noah is a talented vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, and has been based in Berlin since 2014, collaborating with local producers, musicians, photographers and visual artists on creative projects. His appreciation for producing quality, timeless music is evident in his work.

The 5 to 9 Life was lucky enough to converse with the artist ahead of his show tonight. Check it out.

Michael Duchesne is Making His Mark in Australian Soul Music


Michael Duchesne is set to make his mark in Australian soul music once he launches his EP, Take Me, this Thursday in Sydney.
Duchesne believes music should transport listeners deep into the work of art and take them on a journey, which is precisely what his music and rich vocals effortlessly does.
If you’re ready to join Duchesne on this journey, check out our exclusive interview with him and make sure you head down to 505 (280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills) this Thursday at 6pm.
The perfect itinerary for your Thursday evening.

An Interview with Samantha Jade


Ever since X-Factor announced the winner in 2012 to be Samantha Jade, Australia’s own pop starlet has kept on rising and kept her name in the spotlight, co-writing every song on her album, and working with the world’s top producers including Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins and Wyclef to name a few. Plus, she starred as Kylie Minogue in the TV mini-series about INXS. Phew!

What’s next for the gorgeous singer?
Hit the link below to check out our interview with her.

An Interview with WAFIA


If you’re already familiar with WAFIA, then it’s most likely because you also fell in love with her vocals when she featured on Japanese Wallpaper’s ‘Breathe In’ last year, or perhaps it was when you recently heard her cover of Maria’s 2004 R&B jam, Let Me Love You.

No matter how or when you were introduced to WAFIA’s creations, I think it’s fair to say that the 21-year-old Brisbane singer is filled with so much talent that her angelic voice creates an ambient soundscape with such adoring beauty that simply cannot be ignored.

Find out more about the singer via our exclusive interview.

An Interview with Chris Yee


From one artist to the next.

Our latest interview from the After Dark Adventures series is with talented artist and illustrator, Chris Yee.

Mixing in America’s pop culture and their numerous stereotypes with mythological characters and various ‘menaces’, Chris Yee’s art and mind lives in a parallel universe compared to the rest of us.

Get to know him better via our exclusive interview with the artist.