Parys X

I am becoming (Performance)

September 2019

Talk length:


I am becoming (Performance) | Parys X | TEDxPerth

Former drug addict and prisoner, Parys X realised he wouldn’t live long if he didn’t change. From dark times to reinvention, Parys tells his story through a layered, multisensory performance.

Parys X started writing music at 13 and released his first project when he was 23. He defines a unique sound by blending pop, hip hop and EDM anthems.

Parys X
Music producer and visual artist

Hailing from Perth, Parys X started writing music at the age of thirteen and released his first project when he was 23.

Heavily influenced by Hip Hop culture and spurred on by his endeavours as a graffiti artist, Parys began competing in regular rap battles in high school. He recorded his first rhymes rapping over instrumentals using only a pair of headphones as a microphone.

Around the same time, Parys got access to a Roland SP-808EX sampler, this sparked a creative journey of musical discovery as Parys used the 808 to experiment by recording sounds and distorting samples.

Several years later Parys X continues to draw from years of inspiration, now delivering a kaleidoscope of melodies. Parys X has defined his own sound by blending multiple genres, resulting in a unique musical crossover between pop, hip hop and EDM inspired anthems.