In a time capsule unearthed in an overgrown train yard on the outskirts of Melbourne, archaeologists discover a dirt encrusted artefact, a codex of the art and science of hip hop based on a blueprint etched in concrete during a period of innovation. It bears the marks of the late 1980s and early 90s when the elemental standards were laid down by a small elite.
The artefact in question is For The Term of His Natural Life, the debut solo LP from Australia’s finest lyrical craftsman, Trem One. To say début is misleading, though. With a small but revered discography including two sought after vinyl EPs and his work with the Lyrical Commission on his own Unkut Recordings label, Trem is an elder statesman. Finally, For The Term… makes good on all the promises of his back catalogue. Following up on 2010’s rapturously received teaser single Omega Man, this project hits every target set for it.
From 6-9pm tomorrow night in Fitzroy Melbourne, you can take part in something that’s usually only available to the industry heads, an Official Listening Party for Trem’s – For The Term Of His Natural Life. These words were posted on Trem’s website a few days ago.
“We takin it back with this one, but its something I always thought was a cool concept although generally initially catering to industry heads, why not flip it on its ear and invite everyone? The first of a series of listening parties, we are kickin off the album release festivities with a bang.
Melbourne heads & touring interstaters, please join us at the Laundry Bar in Fitzroy on Friday the 7th Oct. between 6-9pm to help celebrate the release of this thing! Regardless of whether you’re an industry type, Trem fan or street urchin we’d love you to come along and help celebrate such a momentous occasion!
I’ll be offloading the album as well so if you havent had the opportunity to secure a copy via pre-order and can’t hit up one of the dope Indy spots stocking it on Friday, I got you covered (while they last of course!)
We’re also screening the first viewing of my new clip ‘Animal Kingdom’ a track produced by non other than Beat Butcha, featuring Donny The Chief of my Kings Konekted fam and executed by the Game Changers (Josh, Heata n Hank)! It’ll screen live to air on youtube as well round the same time but what better way to peep it than on the big screen! So if you’re free, on your way home, or on your way out, we’d love to see you there, the Laundry’s even offering half priced longnecks to kick the weekend off in style…”
There will be a couple of Listening Parties taking place over the month of October. Brisbane and Adelaide outdoor dates to be confirmed in the next few days. Stay tuned. If you haven’t already check out our recent interview with Trem on his For The Term Of His Natural Life album release right here. Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life is out tomorrow.