Go ‘Big, Black and Bold’ with Mel D Cole


Self-taught hip-hop photography fixture Mel D. Cole first fell in love with the craft after buying a few disposable cameras on a whim to shoot a Common show in 2001. Known as one of the hardest working, most omnipresent photographers in the game, Mel documents everything and anything tied to parties, culture, and music.

Next week, he’ll be in Sydney for a one-night-only special exhibition showcasing his best photographs.

WET: Deadwater


Wet have finally shared the first taste of their upcoming debut full-length, Don’t You, and it comes packaged in the form of ‘Deadwater.’

The result? If you’re already a fan of the band, it’s everything you’ve come to know about the trio. And if you’re a first time listener? It’s time to jump on board.

You’ll instantly fall in love with their minimalist, smooth-sailing harmonies mixed with inescapable songwriting and a slick chorus.

Tei Shi: Go Slow


The buzz is growing for Brooklyn artist Tei Shi – and rightfully so.

Releasing the third single from her upcoming ‘Verde EP’, Tei Shi delivers yet another stellar track in the form of ‘Go Slow’.


Wet Is RnB Stripped Bare


Last Tuesday evening, The 5 to 9 Life was invited to two events in two Sydney venues across town from each other!

Whilst at times I wish I could be in two places at once, I knew that it was an impossible task so we sent our writer Claire Benito to the Dew Process Label Party to review an incredible line-up of acts at the Oxford Art Factory.

Photography by Luke Latty.

Tei Shi: Bassically


Brooklyn’s Tei Shi is back with a new single (+ visuals) and has ‘Bassically’ taken it up a notch.

Her new single is a dark pop song with stretching vocals that entice us and leaves us wanting more, more, more!

Tei Shi: See Me


Tei Shi is quickly becoming THE artist to be excited about. And if you’re sitting there still deciding if you should or not, the rest of the world is already one step ahead of you. Her previous release, ‘Bassically’ went straight to #1 on Hype Machine, and this new single ‘See Me’ is quickly following in its footsteps.

So the question to you is, are you going to just sit there or are you gonna jump on board?

Event Review: Magpie, Magpie by Matt Huynh


A few weeks ago, Brookyln-based artist Matt Huynh flew into Sydney and held a one-night-only special event, exhibiting a preview of his newest comic book, ‘Magpie, Magpie’.

The 5 to 9 Life was lucky enough to be invited along to the event, and our Sydney writer Claire Benito has shared her thoughts of the night via words and visuals.