Hopestreet welcomes new artist Erin Buku to the roster, and her signature sound of synth heavy hip hop soul. Erin is a vocalist, producer and DJ based in Adelaide, and has created a spacious, uncluttered sound that takes cues from UK broken beat as much as neo soul and will be of particular interest to fans of Cleo Sol, Jorja Smith and Tiana Khasi. Before the pandemic Erin was living and touring in Europe with her husband and production partner Inkswel and their two young children, DJing and performing as the duo Planetself. The pandemic drove them back to their hometown of Adelaide and in mid 2020, Erin had a close call with cancer which propelled her on a journey of self discovery and, eventually, heartfelt gratitude for the second chance she’d been given. This triggered an incredibly fertile period of writing and creativity and from that Erin’s solo project began, this being only the first taste of that material.