Melbourne via Perth via Seattle artist Strictly D.T makes his entry on our site with his new single “My Life” which serves as his first release after a 2-year hiatus from music. The track sees him reflecting on life and the need to be self-reliant on his own resources and also talks about community building in the true sense. Over the soulful and punchy backdrop provided by New Zealand DJ and beatmaker Spell, Strictly D.T delivers a smooth performance underpinned by his evocative and reflective lyrics.
“My Life” is the first offering from an upcoming album tackling mental health, relationships, family politics, and much more.
Seattle, Washington born rapper Decial Douglass also known as Strictly D.T, moved to Perth, Australia in 2005 and is now currently based in Melbourne. Since moving to Australia Strictly D.T has supported the likes of Mos Def, Common, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and has hosted his own B-Boy shows and spoken word nights as well as making an appearance on triple j’s Bars of Steel alongside some of the best established and emerging rappers around Australia. D.T has worked with the likes of veteran DJ Tek, Sydney based producer Ralph Radical, and most recently with the HALO Vocal Ensemble, selling out both the Melbourne Museum for Melbourne Music Week, and Northcote Town Hall for Melbourne Jazz Festival, as well as performed packed shows at the iconic Fremantle Arts Centre, Mojos Bar and the Rosemount Hotel. Now Strictly D.T is gearing up to open for Aussie hip hop icon Drapht at his Melbourne show on the evening of My Life’s release, Thursday 7 July at The Night Cat.
D.T’s first four projects were released under a local independent label, where he worked until the beginning of 2017. His first mixtape was hosted by Wu Tang Clans’ official DJ, DJ Symphony, and featured artists like Hopsin. Growing into his first EP, D.T’s project was produced by Perth’s OathOne and featured artists like A.G from D.I.T.C, Chino XL, Kid Tsu, Rizvan, and DJ Bless. D.T has since become a fully independent recording and performing artist releasing albums such as Note To Self being fully produced by Sydney’s Ralph-Rad. Strictly D.T recently won an International Songwriters Competition win endorsed by Ziggy Marley, Lorde, Booker T. Jones, Tom Waits etc.