Heaps Decent is an Australian based dynamic arts organisation working with young people & emerging artists from marginalised & disadvantaged communities, providing a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. Heaps Decent supports change, positive futures & the development of high quality Australian music with a unique identity.
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The latest video posts from Heaps Decent.

Heaps Decent Cypher

HEAPS DECENT CYPHER

The T.Era boys recently took on the very first Heaps Decent Cypher. With help from the legends at Subtype Store and The Lord Gladstone, we managed to put it together!

Life Don't Shine

VIDEO: RAVIN – LIFE DON’T SHINE

The music video for “Life Don’t Shine” from Ravin’s Soulfood EP is here!

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VIDEO: LEVINS’ TEDx TALK

Check out Levins’ TEDx talk about using rap at school!

Jump Off The Bridge

VIDEO: JUMP OFF THE BRIDGE!

“Jump Off The Bridge” was made on the last trip to Wilcannia, check out Stu’s account of the workshops….

Juniperina

VIDEO: REIBY & JUNIPERINA, MARCH 2013

An insight into Stu and Kristy’s day as a Heaps Decent facilitator. On this particular day, the guys visited Reiby and Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centres during our recent project at the two centres…

In The Pool

VIDEO: IN THE POOL

A song from our last Wilcannia visit of 2012

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VIDEO: CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE WORKSHOPS

In November 2012, Heaps Decent facilitators Joyride and Adam Bozzetto ran a week of workshops at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. A snapshot of their amazing results can be experienced with this beautiful little video…

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VIDEO: Hey Hey Hey!

Check the great little clip for “Hey Hey Hey”, both the song and clip were made on the last Heaps Decent workshop trip to Wilcannia

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Video: Heaps Decent on Living Black

In case you missed it on Sunday, here’s the feature that Living Black did on Heaps Decent! A huge thanks to SBS for sharing our story.

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VIDEO: JUNIPERINA SEPTEMBER 2012

A recap from our facilitators about their trip to Juniperina earlier this month!

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VIDEO: HEAPS DECENT x CHANNEL [V]

Check out the action from Channel [V] presenter Billy Russell’s recording session at ‘Home Base’…

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VIDEO: THE WINGS DROP IN CENTRE RAP

Meet Tony Gilfoyle and Candela Alvarez, who for the last 5 years have been running the WINGS Drop In Centre in Wilcannia.

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VIDEO: ‘My World’ by Tasha Lee Marshall + 2 new tracks!

Check out Tasha, she’s pretty awesome!!

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VIDEO: HOME BASE ALL-STARS SHOWCASE

Find out what went on at our Home Base Showcase at Fraser Studios in May!

Dinner Time

VIDEO: ‘DINNERTIME’ by St. Therese Community School, Wilcannia

The debut video from our first Wilcannia workshop is here! The amazingly talented Sydney illustrator Georgia Perry, along with the fine people at Toby and Pete, have crafted this brilliant animation for “Dinnertime”.

Big H

VIDEO: ‘Domestic Violence’ by Big H

Check out the new clip for Big H’s “Domestic Violence”!

Juniperina May 2012

VIDEO: HEAPS DECENT AT JUNIPERINA

Heaps Decent’s Alex and Stu’s account of their first juvi workshop at Juniperina

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VIDEO: HEAPS DECENT IN WILCANNIA

In March, we made the trip out to Wilcannia for the first week of our two year workshop project. Check out Kristy’s incredible video for an insight into our amazing few days…

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Icey: Live at Parklife

A big congratulations to Icey, Kurva, Tweak and Teks from our Home Base workshops at Redfern Community Centre. Heaps Decent were given the opportunity to program the opening slot on one of the stages at Parklife festival in Sydney this year and the boys from Home Base performed an absolutely killer set. Check out their performance live on tape here!

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Time to Get Deadly!

Check out the exciting final products from the Heaps Decent and Shopfront workshops we’ve been running with Miimali at Mount Druitt High School for the last six weeks.

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‘Tuned In’ at Oxford Art Factory

Huge THANKS to the Hobo Gestapo guys for coming down to shoot last week’s Tuned In event, run by NSW Reconciliation Council at Oxford Art Factory.

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‘Central Kids’

“I made a video for the cute little song I made when I was in Wilcannia last year with Sarah from Shopfront. Working from Wilcannia Central School and Wings Drop In Centre, I helped about 10 kids aged 8 to 14 write their own verses and the chorus. All the video footage was recorded while we weren’t recording vocals! The beat is Teach Me How To Dougie by Cali Swag District.”

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Vito from Aeroplane joins Heaps Decent

Heaps Decent were joined by Vito De Luca from Belgium’s Aeroplane for a workshop at Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre.

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Zombie Disco Squad with Heaps Decent

UK house peoples ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD joined Heaps Decent for a workshop at Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre after Field Day. Thanks to Fuzzy for hooking it up!

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12th Planet and Joyride Interview

From the luxurious locale of Joyride’s girlfriend’s car, we spoke to L.A.’s 12th Planet and Joyride from Spit Syndicate after they joined Heaps Decent for a workshop at Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre.

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Jesse Rose and AC Slater recording at Gadigal studios

During the Parklife festivities Jesse Rose and AC Slater joined RJ from Stunna Set to put down some tracks at Gadigal studios in Redfern.

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Heaps Decent at Key College- September 2010

One of our most frequent workshops happens each Monday at Key College, Redfern. The young people involved continue to impress us! Each week we see more confidence grow and desire to make more music increase.

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DJ Mehdi with Heaps Decent

Day 2 of our Parklife workshops featured none other than DJ Mehdi, from Ed Banger in France. After a day and a half of songwriting and recording, Mehdi showed up this afternoon and ran a DJ workshop with the girls at Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre.

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Brodinski and Sinden with Heaps Decent

Earlier today Heaps Decent took super producers Sinden and Brodinski to a workshop at Juniperina, a Juvenile Justice Centre for young females. We spoke with them about the workshop in Charlie’s car on the way back to Sydney.

Try and spot Adam Bozzetto, our other workshop guest, driving the car behind us!