Since combining a lifelong passion for poetry with hip hop, 22 year old female emcee Madame Wu has worked tirelessly to produce a sensitive yet fearless style of lyricism commenting widely from social justice issues affecting youths to the highly personal.
With over 50 live shows under her belt in Sydney, Katoomba, Brisbane and New Zealand supporting the likes of De La Soul, Def Wish Cast, Thundamentals, Hermitude and Tuka as well as running her own monthly hip hop nights (she co organised the biggest all female hip hop lineup last year to raise funds for Sisters Inside) and with an album on the way, there are no signs of this emcee slowing down.
Ethereal vocalist Elise Graham and turntablism mastery by DJ Prolifik complete a commanding yet intimate live performance. Her album is now available at jbhifi through Creative Vibes and on iTunes.
DJ Skae is back again with his third compilation album, DJ Skae’s Guestlist 2. Showcasing artists from Sydney’s Hip Hop scene Skae has hand picked some Australia’s finest artists to feature on this compilation.
These include Kerser, Sky’ High and pioneers Def Wish Cast. Production is also handled by some of Sydney’s favourite producers including DJ A$K, Nebs and B-Don. The limited run of physical copies comes with a free DVD with video clips from album and some bonus videos too.
Track list: Booby Trap – Daily Meds Bacon & Eggs – Benji Catchin’ Z’s – Sleepwalkers Fortune 500 – Collective Crew Mad World – Sceptic, Nihilist & 2Far In Crime & Ivey Darknights – DJ A.$.K feat Defwish Comin For The Throne – Dseeva Down With The Heights – Herb (J.Neri, Provocalz, Gunsta) Fresher Than You – Sarm New Day – Izzy n The Profit feat B-Don Lonely Lyricist – Kade MC Don’t Wanna Know – Sarah Connor Kerser is Sick – Kerser Mr Neverdidright – Kaye Look At Me Now – Sky’High Midnight Streetz – 2LOCO In Crime & Ivey Ram Raid – Hyjak Get On Down – Illergic Madd Technik – SWR (J.Neri, Provocalz, Gunsta) In The Club – The Hed UBD feat Fortay At Large The Weed Song – Tycotic
Day Tripper is a stop motion music video created by budding filmmaker and human beatboxer, Luke Cavalan (aka LC Beats), for the latest single off Def Wish Cast’s recent album Evolution Machine. The hard hitting track features production from esteemed Australian beat maker, Dizz1, and vocals from the UK’s Spikey Tee.
The video features claymation caricatures of pioneering Sydney Hip Hop group, Def Wish Cast, running wildly through the city streets, promoting their upcoming performance, eventually finishing things off by delivering a high energy live show. Expect to see an incredibly entertaining, fast paced treat for the eyes and ears! The Day Tripper music video, which recently walked away with the “Animal Logic Encouragement Award” at the annual COFA / UNSW film screening, is the third stop motion animation video created by Luke Cavalan.
His first two features, Mayhem in May Lane and Kaos in King Street, were well received by the industry, but it is this latest project which pushes the boundaries of his talents even further. After nearly 3 years in the making, having filmed 1 hour of footage for each second of film, the time has finally come to showcase this work of art.
Def Wish Cast are back in full force with the release of their 20th Anniversary album, Evolution Machine! Always staying true to the culture, DWC utilize Hip Hop’s purist elements to transport us through time and space. This is futuristic B-boy funk at its finest!
Production is handled byM-Phazes, Plutonic Lab, DJ JS1, Katalyst, Resin Dogs, Dizz1plus more, and features a stack of guests, including Thomas Rockon vocoder, Joyride, Tom Thum, Thvy Ear, Spikey Tee, and more. Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine is available May 18th on Creative Vibes
Track list: 01. Entry feat Tom Thum (prod by the Human Beatbox Tom Thum) 02. Evolution Machine (prod by Plutonic Lab) 03. Dun Proppa (prod by Resin Dogs) 04. Rock On (prod by M-Phazes) 05. Preparing For Re-Launch (prod by DJ Sing & DJ Skizo) 06. I Can’t Believe It feat Thavy Ear (prod by DJ JS1) 07. The Possibilities feat Joyride (prod by Sereck) 08. Hard Times feat Scotty Mac (prod by DJ Vame) 09. Day Tripper feat Spikey Tee (prod by Dizz1) 10. Rap vs Hip Hop (prod by DJ Sing & DJ Skizo) 11. Rhyme Animalz (Scientific Mix) (prod by DJ Murda 1) 12. One Destination feat Andre Kaman (prod by JP & Brass) 13. Forever feat Sye McRitchie (prod by Katalyst)
The Espy is pleased to announce that it is once again opening its doors up to a night of all local hip hop. Raise The Roof IV picks up from where 3 left off, a colossal lineup showcasing the finest in established and emerging local hip hop. The first 3 instalments of Raise The Roof were a raging success, volume 4 is shaping up to be bigger then ever.
Featuring Funkoars, Lowrider, Vents, Def Wish Cast, Briggs, Mase & Mattic, Purpose, Death Stars, DJ Reflux, Remi, Eloquor, Soliloquy, Mu-Gen, Prequel, Slap618 and DJ Flagrant’s Aussie Hip Hop video show. Hosted by Reason, Raise The Roof IV will be held at the Esplanade Hotel, April 24. Tix are available now. You do not want to miss this one Melbourne.
Forever is the 2nd release from their forthcoming album, Evolution Machine, which features production from Sydney’s king of beats, The Manipulating Agent from Invada Records, Katalyst.
The track pays homage to the incredible 20 year career that Def Wish Cast has endured. The journey hasn’t always been easy, but through hard work and sheer determination, Def Wish Cast has proven, time and time again, that they are here to stay. They will be here forever, because it is their passion for Hip Hop culture that drives them…
The video is a preview of the upcoming Def Wish Cast documentary, and gives a little sample of some of their incredible 20+ year history. Many old school legends are featured, but plenty of important people are missing. We haven’t forgotten about you guys (you know who you are). The full history, and those people we missed, will be featured on the documentary due out later this year.
Created by Versus. All Archival footage: Def Wish Cast
It all began as a zany scheme. Two heavy metal fans who couldn’t play guitar, who couldn’t sing, drums? fuggedaboutit. Rap? why not. Last Credit are Jaius Maxwell Constantine and Reverend Maekism Oswald, you can now download their self titled LP for free by following the download link below.
2004: Maekism had tried his luck as a rapper, ammusing friends and offending workmates. Not long after JMC joined him in similar circumstance but in reverse. 2005: The duo came up with Last Credit. Unsuccesful group names include: “The Stormtroopers”, “Willy Wanker and the Chocolate Experience”, “Death-Thrush” and “Lisp-Service”. By the end of the year they slap together a mixtape titled “Destroying Empires”. 2006: After playing to mostly Punk crowds, Last Credit link up with Sydney label Nurcha Records and form a working relationship that eventually results in a deal. 2007: After perfroming with the likes of Funkoars, Def Wish Cast, Bias B, Pegz and more, The Credit drop their debut LP, Breakfast of Champions in August. Rave reviews ensued… 2008: They rerelease their whole LP online for FREE, remixed with rock and heavy metal classics, titled Metaltape. 2009: Saw the boys take a (not so much) needed break from the scene. 2010: So much breaking…
2011: Gigs? yeah sure why not, as a matter of fact why don’t they work on more material. 2012: Long awaited self titled Last Credit album is finally release online for FREE. Ears around the world fall pregnant instantly.
HQ’s celebration of the local hip hop scene returns with a line up featuring some of Australia’s finest. The event will also see the return to Adelaide for hip hop legends Def Wish Cast.
Def Wish Cast return with the banger Dun Proppa, the first single from their upcoming album Evolution Machine. Also featuring on the night are Sydney’s Horrorshow, and Adelaide’s Dialect & Despair. The Tongue, who is currently on his national The Sextape tour will also be in Adelaide to share his sexual secrets on stage. Jjoining this already massive line up is none other than your rappers favourite rapper Mantra, who just released his Speaking Volumes LP, and prepares to drop a massive video clip for his second single Voodoo Music.
Another two hip hop giants set to grace the stage at Homegrown 2 is Adelaide’s very own Delta & Staen 1. Delta’s third LP Pyramid Schemes is due very soon, stay tuned for more details on that one. Also on the bill are the talented Grifters Inc along with DJ Dyems (Terra Firma Crew) and DJ Sanchez. You do not want to miss out on this one, be sure to get your tickets quick. Full line up and link for tickets below.
Homegrown 2 – Friday October 21st – HQ Complex Lineup: Horrorshow Def Wish Cast The Tongue Mantra Delta & Staen 1 Dialect & Despair Grifters Inc DJ Dyems (Terra Firma Crew) DJ Sanchez
Tickets on sale now from Venuetix, Clinic 116 & Da Klinic.
Since the initial days when hip hop culture first arrived in Australia, there are many who’ve become obsessed with the traditional four elements; B-boying/B-Girling, Emceeing, Deejaying and Graffiti. They symbolise hip hop at its most pure and are the living embodiment of all four elements in their rawest form as each member was born from the 80′s explosion. Def Wish Cast embraces all the aspects and ideology but never imitates.
They created something localised that was revered and is now mythologised: they are Def Wish Cast; they are Australian; they are Hip Hop. In 1990 Def Wish Cast began taking there skills to the stage. Every show was an experience. Already at this early period in their career they were perfecting stage techniques and crowd interactions that hadn’t been witnessed previously by local crowds. Def Wish Cast championed the importance of representing oneself by having a very identifiable style and sounding distinctly Australian. It’s been a few years in the making but we finally have a sneak preview of what Def Wish Cast has been working on over the hiatus. Dun Proppa is the lead track from their forthcoming album, Evolution Machine, which features production from Queensland’s Resin Dogs who team up with the UK’s own Brad Baloo (Nextmen). As if that wasn’t enough talent on the beats, the track is also overseen by the mighty Plutonic Lab (Muph n Plutonic), who lends some of his hit making abilities to the mix.
Motion’s involvement in hip-hop began when he hit the scene as a B-boy in 2000. Once realising his skills in freestyling and lyricism, he entered the battle circuit and won virtually every battle held in Adelaide over a 2 year period, winning SA’s MC Battle For Supremacy and ending up as a runner up nationally in 2005.
Motion is a part of Adelaide favourites Adroit Effusive, an 8 man crew that has been active since the early 2000s. He released a demo with fellow Adroit member Bornski called Introducing in 2003, and Adroit soon followed up by releasing the 2 part vinyl EP collection which included crowd favourite Moeshzilla & King Kongseps. The crew recently completed and released The Album, their first full length CD. Motion’s solo joint off The Album has since been nominated for Ozhiphop.com’s Best Track of 2010.
Motion has been involved in music with some of the country’s best and most well known. He was personally recommended for work by the UK’s Mark B and Adelaide’s Delta, landing him a spot on the diabolical 2006 posse cut The End Is Here, featuring Prowla (Nuffsaid) and Trem (Lyrical Commission). His verse was compared to Nas’ first appearance on the Main Source classic Live At The Barbeque.Motion was the first MC to feature on the original Battlehoggs tapes alongside Conseps, inadvertently naming the crew. He recently recorded two standout verses for Dialect & Despair’s – The Vortex, which has been dubbed classic by Australian media and fans alike.
Motion is not only recognised as a talented recording artist, but as having undeniable stage presence. He has stood tall when performing across the globe with names such as Masta Ace, The Beatnuts, Edo G, DJ Premier, Kool Keith, Delta & Mark B, Dedlee, Lyrical Commission, Jehst and Def Wish Cast; amongst many others.
Motion is currently working on The Motion Picture, his debut LP. Due out in 2011, the album is already highly anticipated, being spoken about by some of Australia’s current biggest names. Featuring production from Delta, Simplex (Terra Firma) and P-Body, The Motion Picture is sure to find its place as an Australian classic. In the meantime, you can check for another solid Motion guest verse on Simplex’s solo debut Audio Biography.