Monster by Thirty1 | Voices of the Beautiful Struggle


“When I heard that the Shelter 2 project is collaborating with local creatives. I decided to submit the beat I made during the lockdown.

As a Flemington resident who went through the lockdowns, I never imagined something like this could happen to me in my home, the place where I felt the safest from the outside world.

The sample signifies how I feel about my home now.

I am grateful to have an opportunity like this and be a part of this amazing project and I am grateful to MAV for giving me a platform which further allows me to express my feelings through my music.”

Music Credit:
Khalid Abdi-Aziz (Thirty1) – Drums
Amart – Melody
Wills – Melody

“I’ve started Prolific Studio so I can assist in nourishing the amazing talent Melbourne youth have to offer musically.

The 9 towers lockdown was a devastating time for our community. Witnessing the injustice and inhuman way our people were treated. This has brought so much anxiety within our community.

When MAV gave me the opportunity to curate and produce an EP compilation for the Shelter 2 project, it was a great honour to be able to work with a group of talented and resilient young people who experienced the effects of this lockdown.

Especially as a past Flemington housing estate resident, this project was very close to my heart.

We have a long way to go to repair the damage made. However I’m a true believer that art can open dialogue and begin the healing that we all need.”
– Khaled Abdulwahab, Founder, Prolific Studio.

Monster by Thirty1 | Voices of the Beautiful Struggle is created for Shelter 2.

Shelter 2 is proudly supported by VicHealth, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and Australia Council for the Arts.