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.