Australia’s hottest funk-rock guitar export, Darren Hart, more commonly known as Harts, is one of many amazing artists riding the musical invasion wave over to North America from down under in pop music at the moment. Early Wednesday morning, the twenty-four year old multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne posted a few videos on his Instagram page as a shout out to his fellow hitmakers who released awesome music in 2016.
In the two videos which can be watched below, Harts is seen putting on some pretty solid covers of Anderson .Paak’s “Put Me Thru,” Chance The Rapper’s “Blessings,” Childish Gambino’s “Redbone,” Peking Duk’s “Stranger,” and The Delta Riggs’ “Never Seen This Before,” in one continuous mashup while handling all the instrumentation roles of drums, bass, and guitar on his own.
The young musician regularly posts videos on his social media outlets of him working on music ideas in his home studio, and often playing instruments other than his trademark painted Squier Stratocaster guitar. His latest full length LP, 2016’s Smoke Fire Hope Desire, was released domestically back in the summer via Dew Process/Universal Music, and continues to help Harts build a fanbase with his Prince-like style of playing with his electro-funk based rock music, filling venues and festival tents around Australia.