DUAN & ONLY
You may not be familiar with New Zealand native Duan & Only but, take note. The 30 year old Sydney based solo artist is making waves in the Australian music scene with his unique and soulful sound. Upon hearing the tracks “Gold & Honey” and “Oxytocin” it makes perfect sense that much of his inspiration is derived from Motown and Soul music.
Then, there are acoustics and melodies which spotlight Duan’s traditional Maori influences and production that channels Reggae and Dub music. His sultry voice lends a modern R&B tone and makes it almost impossible to assign his music to a genre. According to Duan, he has “gone through phases of listening to all sorts of music growing up” but thinks he has finally found where he wants to be.