Don Vitale Drops ‘Dope Nation’ EP

Written By Jack Cain on 11/24/2015

Don Vitale is a Byron Bay local and a natural wordsmith. When he isn’t plugging away in the office of the ever popular clothing brand Affends, you can be sure he is¬†writing music with some of Australia’s best up and coming producers. He’s just dropped his new Dope Nation EP full of after-dark beats and confident flows that establish him as a rapper to keep a firm eye on in 2016.

We had a brief chat to Vitale to delve a little deeper into the EP. You can hear the full thing below.

How long have you been working on the EP?
Well I started this EP a fair while ago but I got fucked around by mixers and and all sorts. Bedlam records got behind me and I found my boy James Angus through some of the other bedlam rappers / now my Dead Caucus Boys.’

What was the hardest part and where were you inspired?
Finding myself and my place in this confusing world. Finding my sound. I feel i’ve found it now after this EP and the next is going to have more direction. I’ve lived in some pretty weird places.. I lived in Alice Spring when I was younger and all my neighbours were Americans.. I grew up playing base ball and admiring their sports and music… alice springs has the biggest US military operation in Australia…. Weird I know.’


You can cop the EP here.