PEDESTRIAN.TV has teamed up with Aloft Hotels to bring you exclusive coverage of Project: Aloft Star Asia-Pacific 2018, a comp for unsigned musos, where the winner will score a Universal Music record deal.

If there’s one thing that unites us all, it’s the deep and all-consuming importance we feel when recommending new music to a mate. It’s a serious mood and can genuinely make you feel like a champion among humans when you hit them with a banger from an artist they’d never even heard of.

So we’ve rather thoughtfully compiled a list of fresh new artists that are in the running to win a ridic great deal – a contract with Universal Music incl. mentoring from Alex Dyson and a worldwide release of their song. Oh and a music video. Just casually.

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It’s all part of the Project Aloft Star 2018 comp, with musos around Australia vying for the chance to score those prizes, as well as bragging rights for all eternity. Check out some of the entries below if you like pleasing your ears.


Self-proclaimed producers of ‘ass-shackin’ tunes, D-Stellar are a duo that deliver a blend of rock n roll and hip hop.


Her recent single debuted at number 1 on the triple J unearthed charts, and we’re pretty ready to welcome a bit of KÖDA into our eardrums.


With lyrics inspired by a pretty hectic life, D.Minor won gold for Australia at the 19th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) – so he’s got the credentials.

Jack’s Band

Who doesn’t love a song about sharks? This indie rock band knows what the people want. Shark content, come at me.

Reckon your name should be on this list in the running to win the contract? Well mates you better get those entries in quick smart cos’ the comp closes on July 31st and as you can see, the standard is pretty bloody high. Get on it, folks.

For all the specifics, head to Project: Aloft Star 2018.