Brisbane Sounds is pleased to announce the next showcase in their series of spin off events to showcase Brisbane’s diverse music artists. The Brisbane Sounds Hip-Hop showcase will take place at the Hi-Fi in West End on Saturday 9 October and will offer a tasty selection of Brisbane’s finest Aussie hip-hop artists that includes the amazing crew The Optimen launching The Out of Money Experience, the esteemed talents of Rainman and fresh newcomers Vegas Aces as well as more guest DJ’s that are yet to be announced.
The Optimen or The OPees to their friends have quickly become one of the buzz bands in the Brisbane and Australian hip-hop movement not least due to their recent banger The Out Of Money Experience and intense live shows which have seen them climb the hip-hop ladder to new heights.
2010 has been an exciting year for The Optimen which has seen them become one of only 60 artists to be featured at leading Australian music conference, BigSound in early September as well as playing packed out interstate tours around the country. This is a hip-hop band that thrives dropping beats in their live show and who is set to take Australia by storm over the coming months.
Billed as ‘a watershed in local hip hop’, Rainman has attracted some hefty praise since releasing his debut album Fire in the Belly. Rainman has been hailed as ‘Queensland’s best kept secret’ with ‘an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop’. Rainman is a regular performer in the local hip-hop scene and has appeared as a feature artist on the Triple J Hip Hop Show and his music was selected for the Rhythm and Poetry DVD – a documentary detailing the evolution of Australian hip hop as well as having crowd favourite Australian Story music video appearing nationally on Rage.
Rainman has played alongside Grandmaster Flash, Ice Cube, Z-Trip & Soup (Jurassic 5), Jungle Brothers, The Herd, Hilltop Hoods, Michael Franti, Urthboy, Muph n Plutonic and TZU.
Rainman is now working on his next album with some of Australian hip hop’s most well regarded producers including Chasm, DJ Bonez, Count Bounce (TZU), El Gusto (Hermitude) & Sammsonite (The Optimen).
Vegas Aces are a buzz band when it comes to the hip-hop scene and is a collaboration of 4TH (Pure Product) and producer Cam Bluff who has produced for The Optimen and Spit Syndicate amongst others. Vegas Aces are about to release their debut EP for FREE which was entirely self produced with vocals by good friend and extremely talented emcee, Seven. The group have already started work on their full length album which was recorded and mixed by Sammsonite of The Optimen and are excited to be able to share some of these tracks with hip-hop fans on October 9.
It all goes down on October 9 at The Hi-Fi in West End. Tickets are $12 plus booking fees or $15 on the door and are available from http://www.thehifi.com.au, tel 1300 THE HIFI (8434434) and all regular outlets.