Heaps Decent is an Australian organisation empowering young people to express their creativity through music and multi-media.
We increase arts access and opportunity, providing mobile and online production resources and collaboration with professional artists. We support the development of exciting new work with a unique identity. 
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15 Years of Heaps Decent!

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Spotlight On: Princess Atlantis

Introducing our first feature artist for 2022: Princess Atlantis! The genre-bending sensation chatted with us about her first live performance, and we got the inside scoop on her influences and her musical journey so far.

CREATIVE KIDS PROVIDER

We are now a registered Creative Kids provider! Young people across NSW can redeem vouchers with us. If you don’t have a voucher, claim yours at Service NSW.

14 Years of Heaps Decent

We need your help to support change, positive futures, and the development of high quality Australian music with young people. Make a tax deductible EOFY donation to support our work now!

Artstate Wagga Wagga 2020 – Future Leaders

During Artstate, No Borders In Our Sky will present a photographic portrait series titled Future Leaders as well as the interactive public art mural. In the Future Leaders series participants collaged their own additions to their portraits by hand, exploring personal identity, culture and strength.

No Borders in Our Sky – interactive public mural

After over 12 months of multimedia workshops, creating artworks, recording songs, interviews and stories, we were proud to install a large scale interactive mural that celebrates the diversity and creativity of young people engaged in the No Borders project in Wagga. 28 beautiful self portraits make up the mural, each portrait a window into the […]

REMOVE HATE FROM THE DEBATE

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KXH x Vivid pt. 3: Heaps Decent x Shantan Wantan Ichiban

We’ve worked with some amazing talent over the years & some of them will be coming together for one big night at Vivid!
Spicy lineup and *FREE ENTRY*

Thanks FBi!

This month we are celebrating 4 years of Heaps Decent tracks played on FBi Radio! Since April 2015, Heaps Decent Radio has been featured (almost) every Monday at 5pm. We did the maths – that’s over 180 songs played!

ENNGONIA, MARCH 2018

In March we made the trip to the small town of Enngonia in northern NSW.

GIRLS REFUGE WORKSHOPS

Nina Las Vegas, Elizabeth Rose and Sparrows have recently been running all girls workshops in Sydney!

THANK YOU!

Our 10 Year celebration, I Heart Heaps Decent, was a great success! We sold every single piece and raised over $36,000 for Heaps Decent…

I HEART HEAPS DECENT

Come and celebrate 10 YEARS OF HEAPS DECENT!

Join our story – a charity art auction will be held on the night, an opportunity to buy some incredible pieces by Australian-based artists while contributing to the future of Heaps Decent. All funds raised will go directly into delivering projects where they are most needed.

HEAPS DECENT RADIO

Our weekly radio segment continues, with a new song from a Heaps Decent workshop played each week on Monday Arvos on FBi Radio. Tune in to 94.5FM in Sydney or online HERE at 5pm (AET) every Monday!

ATA – OUTTA SHAPE EP

Our next cab off the rank is HD004, Ata’s ‘Outta Shape’ EP; available for FREE download now.

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!

HEAPS DECENT FBi CLICK TAKEOVER

We’re taking over the FBi Click digital airwaves for the next month of our VERY OWN radio show!

HEAPS DECENT PODCAST – EPISODE 1: RAVIN

An insight into the influences and processes behind Ravin’s music…

Rassel Cool – Running (FREE download)

Signalling the second release for Heaps Decent, we’re really stoked to bring you HD002!

Rassel Cool’s new single ‘Running’ is available for FREE download now, and make sure you check out his incredible new music video…

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS x HEAPS DECENT

We’ve been fortunate enough to receive support from one of the most highly sought after music technology companies, Native Instruments!

The Native Instruments Maschine music production unit has long been a staple of the Heaps Decent workshop setup so we’re truly grateful to receive their help…

HEAPS DECENT RADIO! ON FBi

Every Monday at 5pm on the Monday Arvo show on FBi Radio, you can catch Heaps Decent Radio! Click through for details…

RAVIN – PURE MIND

Heaps Decent is proud to present ‘Pure Mind’, the jewel that completes the experience of Ravin’s debut EP, ‘Soulfood’.

VIDEO: RAVIN – LIFE DON’T SHINE

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

GTM x HEAPS DECENT 2015

This year Groovin the Moo and Heaps Decent are once again teaming up to present a series of music workshops at their 2015 Oakbank, Bunbury & Townsville events in April & May… Get in quick, applications close 8th April!

RAVIN – SOULFOOD EP

Heaps Decent is proud to announce the release of ‘Soulfood’, the debut EP from rising talent, Bankstown-based artist Ravin!

ASK ALICE STATIONERY 2015 CALENDAR

Ask Alice Stationery and Old School New School have collaborated to create an incredible hand-lettered calendar with a ‘hip-hop’ theme, packed with loads of hip-hop references and lyrics. It’s beautifully printed and presented and 100% of the proceeds will go to Heaps Decent!

LISTEN OUT WORKSHOP: T.E.E.D.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs took some time out from his 2014 Listen Out tour to come and do a studio session with Tasha Lee Marshall…

Ravin’s Green Screen Shoot

We shot a green screen music video with Ravin, watch this space for the finished product…

Recap: Home Base Showcase

We held our 5th Showcase for the talented Home Base crew, it was a great success!

POZIBLE REWARD RAP

It’s HERE!

Your name in a song thanks to our successful Pozible campaign…. Tag yourself on Soundcloud and share it with your friends!

$22,550 RAISED FOR HEAPS DECENT AT THE FUNDING NETWORK’S EVENT!

With great success we pitched our organisation to an extremely generous room of philanthropists at The Funding Network’s Sydney event…

WE DID IT!

We made it! We smashed our Pozible target with an incredible total of $12,838 thanks to our incredible supporter network!

VIDEO: THANKS HEAPS! 8 DAYS REMAIN FOR OUR POZIBLE CAMPAIGN

A huge THANKS for the support of our Pozible campaign! We have 8 days remaining, help us continue to increase our total…

HEAPS DECENT X GROOVIN THE MOO

Enter here to win a spot at Groovin The Moo x Heaps Decent music workshop with What So Not on Saturday 3rd May in Bendigo!

WIN A HEAPS DECENT WORKSHOP WITH ILLY AT GROOVIN THE MOO MAITLAND

Groovin The Moo and Heaps Decent have teamed up with MusicNSW to create a special workshop for emerging MCs and producers: a FREE backstage production and songwriting masterclass with Illy at GTM Maitland!

ARE YOU HEAPS DECENT?

We’ve just launched a Pozible campaign, help us give a voice to young Australians by getting their music heard. You can pledge your support at pozible.com/heapsdecent

HARMONY DAY 2014!

A recap of our Harmony Day event at Riverina Community College!

HEAPS DECENT NEWSLETTER #1!

Check out the first instalment of our newsletter to find out what we’ve been getting up to!

HOME BASE SHOWCASE PHOTOS

Flashback to November, some beautiful images from the Home Base Showcase at Goodgod Small Club.

WILCANNIA DECEMBER 2013

Our last trip to Wilcannia was in December 2013, here’s what went down!

SHORE THING & FIELD DAY: THANKS!

Heaps Decent, once again, had a hugely successful New Year period thanks to our benefactor Fuzzy, incredible volunteers and generous event guests!

HOME BASE SHOWCASE WRAP-UP

Last night was the Home Base Showcase, here’s a quick wrap-up with the first of the photos…

VIDEO: LEVINS’ TEDx TALK

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

CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AUSTRALIA AWARDS

WE WON! the Toyota Community Award at the Creative Partnerships Australia Awards for our partnership with our benefactor Fuzzy

LISTEN OUT PERTH – WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We need volunteers to help Heaps Decent at LISTEN OUT PERTH on 29th September…

RECAP: WAGGA WAGGA WORKSHOPS

A quick recap on Stu and Boz’s latest trip to Wagga Wagga and what’s been happening there for Heaps Decent over the past months…

JERRY BOUTHIER IS HEAPS DECENT

French DJ & Producer Jerry Bouthier visited the Home Base workshop on Monday!

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….

WILCANNIA, APRIL 2013

Heaps Decent facilitators Adam Bozzetto, Joyride and Kristy Lee made their way out to Wilcannia earlier this month for the first week of workshops there this year…

LOUISAHHH! IS HEAPS DECENT

Louisahhh! came and facilitated a workshop at Juniperina where the girls layed down some epic vocals over an incredible techno beat…

VIDEO: IN THE POOL

A song from our last Wilcannia visit of 2012

RECAP: YEAH 4X – HEAPS DECENT DOES WILCANNIA – NOV 2012

An account of Nina’s cousin Paul Wighton, who had been working at Broken Hill High School. Paul accompanied our Heaps Decent’s facilitators on last Wilcannia trip and here’s what he had to say about the trip…

THANKS FUZZY!

THANKS to our benefactor FUZZY for allowing us to collect over $58,000 at their Parklife, Harbourlife & Field Day festivals!

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…

TASHA LEE MARSHALL AND MEDS SUPPORT GRIMES

Tasha Lee Marshall opened for Grimes’ shows this week. Along with Meds, she provided a brilliant warm up show!

DJ Gina Turner

The amazing DJ Gina Turner was a special guest at Juniperina in 2012!

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Following on from the success we had with our volunteers at Parklife this year, Heaps Decent are calling out for Sydneysiders to help us collect donations at Field Day on New Year’s Day…

RECAP: HEAPS DECENT IN WILCANNIA

While the Heaps Decent crew are out in Wilcannia this week, check out our recap of what went on during their trip in September!

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

OVER $42,000 RAISED AT PARKLIFE 2012!

We can’t begin to thank Fuzzy enough for the incredible amount raised for Heaps Decent at Parklife this year. At each of their events, Fuzzy allow us to collect a $20 donation from all complimentary ticket holders as they enter the festival. These donations have allowed us to keep putting on our workshops each week, […]

Photos: Heaps Decent at Adelaide Parklife

Here are a few photos of our Heaps Decent volunteers working hard at Parklife in Adelaide earlier this month – stay tuned for more pics from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Thanks to everyone that helped out on the day, we hope you had a great time and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Chairlift

Parklife favourites Chairlift made a very special appearance at our Juniperina workshops in 2012!

VIDEO: HEAPS DECENT x CHANNEL [V]

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

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”.

Parklife Volunteers Needed

Heaps Decent are looking for volunteers to help us out at Parklife Festivals all across Australia!

VIDEO: ‘Domestic Violence’ by Big H

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

ONE YEAR OF WAGGA WAGGA SATELLITE SESSIONS

Heaps Decent has a long history with the Riverina, the region of south-west NSW that includes Wagga Wagga. Since the first ever Heaps Decent workshops at Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre in 2007, we have returned regularly, meeting new people to include in our workshops with each new visit. Over the last 12 months we were […]

DJ CRAZE & CODES AT HOME BASE

On Monday we had a special visit from international DJ/Producers DJ Craze & Codes…

Home Base All-Stars Showcase, Fraser Studios

We threw an encore warehouse jam on 20th May for the Home Base All-Stars Showcase!

Rhanni From Key College

Kristy and Rowan take some time out from producing hits at Key College to chat with Rhanni about what she’s been up to lately…

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…

ALL STARS: HOME BASE SHOWCASE

A little over two weeks ago, the back room of Sydney’s Goodgod Small Club was heaving with onstage energy via our Home Base All Stars.

12th Planet, Jack Beats, Devlin & Ghostdad at Home Base

We were recently lucky enough to score some more amazing guest artists from Fuzzy’s touring roster, who came down to work with us at Home Base.

MAELSTROM AT HOME BASE

Late in 2011, French producer Maelstrom graced us with his presence at our  Home Base workshop in Redfern. After hearing about Heaps Decent from friend and fellow Frenchie Teki Latex, Mael contacted us about coming to a workshop during the Sydney leg of his recent Australian tour so we took him up on his generous […]

Rapping at Parliament House

Two weeks ago, Heaps Decent was lucky enough to be invited by the Department of Human Services to have some young people we work with perform at Parliament House in Canberra. MC Kurva and Fowl Murk put on a stunning performance, making history in the process as the first ever people to rap in Parliament House!

Key College Presentation Day

Yesterday Heaps Decent turned out in force to support the young people we work with at Key College at their 2011 presentation day. We want to extend a huge congratulations to all the Key College graduates and want to thank them for the amazing music that Heaps Decent facilitators Nina Las Vegas and Joyride have been producing with them all year. We are super proud of them all!

Wagga Sessions – October

Heaps Decent’s October Wagga Sessions saw facilitators Adam Bozzetto and Joyride reach more areas of Wagga Wagga, unearth more budding young rappers and record more tracks than ever before.

HEAPS DECENT HURSTVILLE WORKSHOPS

Heaps Decent facilitators Kristy Lee and Joyride recently facilitated some workshops with the Hurstville Council. Check out the great music they made with the young people there!

Riverina Boys EP

Wax Motif produced hit “Burnt Warrior”!

Check out the awesome EP we’ve just released with tracks from some of the young people are Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre in Wagga Wagga, produced by Heaps Decent superstar facilitator Adam Bozzetto with special guests Wax Motif and Joyride.

Shore Thing and Field Day Volunteers!

The end of the year is hot on our heels, which means huge New Years celebrations Shore Thing and Field Day will soon be upon us. This is a callout for volunteers to help out Heaps Decent at these festivals.

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!

A-Trak is Heaps Decent

Last week, A-Trak, one half of Duck Sauce, took some time out from his busy Parklife tour schedule to hang out at Home Base, Heaps Decent’s weekly drop-in workshop at Redfern Community Centre.

Lykke Li is Heaps Decent

Last week in the midst of Parklife madness Charlie Chux, Adam Bozetto, Alison Wilkes and I were joined by none other than Lykke Li and her backing singer Zhala, as we headed to Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre for HEAPS DECENT.

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.

Snickers Sessions

Snickers Sessions is proof that even Miami Horror and Phrase aren’t themselves when they’re hungry. To raise money for Heaps Decent, they’ve agreed to cover a song completely out of their genres. And the best bit is you get to help choose what track they cover! Vote for your favourite from 11th – 22nd July and Snickers will donate $1 for each vote until we reach $20K!

Home Base

Our drop-in project Home Base has been running for almost 4 months now! Being set up at the Redfern Community Centre affords us a great facility and location for anyone to drop by and make music with us. We started off with 3 attendees and now have a regular attendance of 10 or more. The young peoples’ ages range from 14 to 20 years old and they are from all parts of Sydney.

‘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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