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Seth Sentry

by Beatsy

Australian hip hop artist Seth Sentry goes by his stage name, Seth Gabriel Marton, and was born in January 1983. He has released 3 extended plays and three studio albums thus far.

Sentry’s first appearances were during live performances with Melbourne’s D.S.O.L. in 2003. He placed third in the Revolver Battles comp├ętition in 2005, as well as organised and appeared weekly in a hip hop night at The Old Colonial venue in Fitzroy. Old Colonial’s involvement with Sentry led to a cameo on The ForthWrite Mixtape in 2007 and presented on Pez’s album in 2008.

After creating a number of songs for the Triple J website, he was chosen as one of the “Featured Artists” by host Steph Hughes of Home & Hosed. “The Waitress Song” is the most downloaded track from this website. It reached No. 31 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2009 and was later compiled into the compilation The Best of Australian Hip Hop Vol. 1. “Simple Game,” the second single from Sentry, received high rotation on Triple J.

In November 2008 Sentry released his debut LP, The Waiter Minute, containing five tracks, including his previous singles. Accompanying the upload of conscious material “Strange Lot” to Facebook, Sentry stated that he “wrote it between train trips back and forth to work.”


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