Last year we featured community based group Living Music and their work with youths involved in the Juvenile Justice System within Victoria.

The community group have been working on its latest compilation Listen Up. Mentors (mainly hip hop producers) are paired together with young people to create music together. The album will be launched during Fringe at Shebeen next Tuesday September 29th, and ahead of its launch we spoke to mentor LOCHBEE.

You were a participant on last year’s Meeting Ground album. How was that experience? We had a lot good vibes on that last album, i’ll say it was good.

You’re also involved in this year’s release but this time you’re helping mentor the album. How does it feel to be a mentor? It feels good that I’ve got rappers asking me for advice. Being a mentor to somebody who kinda lived like me is easy to work with.

What can of impact has Living Music had on your life? It has opened my mind. Made me write better songs and also changed me in a good way.

What can we expect from the album launch? A lot of talent.

Who are your favourite Melbourne acts? Hard to go past local acts. Some of the acts for this gig are my favourite at the moment.

And your favourite Melbourne venues? Shebeen is up there.

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