At BTE, 2011 has been the year of Ciecmate. With all of our artists being quite vigilant on the local show front, Ciecmate has risen above and beyond releasing both his debut full length solo album, Game Over, and a production album, Chess Sounds Vol. 1 highlighting local and international guests over his signature sounds.

Following on from the success of the two albums, Ciecmate toured the full country with the Funkoars in support of their new high energy album, The Quickening. Joining the tour with Ciecmate, and also officially joining the BTE fold was $2 Scratchies star, 2 x ACT DMC Champion, and general lord No Name Nath. Bigfoot & Tornts, Maggot Mouf, Diem and Gutz were all busy on the Melbourne front frequenting support slots on shows and radio appearances.

December also saw the release of a free download, Maggodatron featuring Maggot Mouf and Dekoda as you’ve never seen them before. With a number of releases lined up for 2012 including Tornts, Maggot Mouf, and whispers of a Newsense album, February will see BTE’s 21st official release and a massive 21st birthday party at the Laundry on February 18th. Come down and party in true style, will the whole BTE roster on board and typical 21st birthday shenanigans!

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