Gold Coast hip hop duo, Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell have proven dreams can come true, thanks to the power of the internet.
Lane Harry, 22 was blown away upon hearing a new track by his favourite band, The Griswolds, that he reached out to the Sydney-based indie rock band’s manager via email.
“I first heard The Griswolds’ song Beware The Dog on the radio, and almost crashed my car trying to Shazam it,” Lane joked.
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“I have been a real fan of their music for a while, so I emailed their manager in search of someone to manage us, and he linked us up with Daniel Duque-Perez (lead singer and songwriter of The Griswolds)
“I’ve flown down to Sydney twice in the last two months, and we’ve spent days in the studio working on new music together.
“Ike and I have really hit it off with Dan – he is an absolute legend.”
The feeling was obviously mutual with the trio collaborating on new track ‘The Dash’, set for release in October.
However, this is not the first time the pair have connected with an idol – with Lane and Ike gaining the attention of Australia’s answer to Eminem, rapper 360.
Lane, who was only 18 at the time, had been trying for months to reach out to 360, but it was when a song he wrote was heard by the Aussie hip hop superstar that a friendship and artistic alliance was formed.
“360 was my idol in high school and one of the main reasons i wanted to do hip hop,” Lane said.
“He heard a song I recorded called ‘Open Season’ after I had been trying to get his attention for months on end. He posted one of my songs online when he was on tour with Eminem, and at one of the Eminem after parties, he invited me to come along.
“I was 18 without a car or any money, and my Dad actually drove me up to the club in Brisbane. Ike had been at the Eminem show and we met outside, went in together and met 360.
“Since then we’ve opened for him multiple times, and worked on music together as well as being good friends outside of music.”
The hardworking Gold Coast duo have since taken out the title of Album of the Year at the last two consecutive Gold Coast Music Awards and say their ultimate collaboration would be to work with American rapper Kanye West.