Undertow aka Scott Middleton is no stranger to the stage. A live career that spans more than 20 years with humble beginnings in punk rock ,to playing the largest festivals in Australia with a live bass music outfit (Kobra kai). As well as playing music with others, he's released two solo hip hop albums and toured nationally as a Drum and Bass MC for many years hosting sets for some of the largest internationals in the world. Along the way he has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, including Skrillex, Reprazent, Caspa, Dizzee Rascal, Scratch Perverts, Dr Octagon, Lyrics Born and DJ Q-Bert. Whether over riddims or beats, or more recently Spoken Word/Slam Poetry the art of connecting metaphors and syllables is, and always will be, Undertow’s passion. Undertow paints vivid imagery, a true poet at heart his passion for literature and the art of rhyme sets him apart from the average. Although quite new to the Spoken Word scene, his experience and dedication to the art has seen him become resident poet at the weekly Sydney poetry slam and also do guest spots throughout Australia.
I walked in home it's 10 pm another mountain I have climbed the fact I see my self again walking round this jaded mine. No hatred I'm just working so eventually I'm changing time, life will be much better you'll see I'll get it all in line. No appalling crime, just the morning I'm, still tired from the night I wake again and drag myself onto this conveyer belt of life. No reason for complaints though as I keep jumping in the quick sand. The seasons come and change go and we're working for the rich man. Just please promise me one thing that you take a breath, educate yourself on something that you've never said. Take a plane and dip your feet into a clear sea, just make this plain world disappear from your dreams. Replace this strain of life we feel if only just a couple days, and train your brain and mind to feel, forget about your worried ways. The aim I feel inside of us all is keeping calm whilst in the maze, contain the real confide don't fall we all are just not here to age. But lately I've been feeling that I need a change, and it's only me who can accept my fate and start to fill this page. With experiences and literature and take this to the stage, and share with you my deepest thoughts about how this war was waged.
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