Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches!

Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS are teaming up once again to give one emerging Australian hip hop/soul artist or group $10,000. The initiative will help fund the costs associated with the manufacture, marketing and release of an album, legal advice from Media Arts Lawyers and a Zoo York prize pack will also be included. The initiative is open to artists around Australia who haven’t previously released an album professionally and who are members of APRA AMCOS. It will be judged by a panel of influential Australian hip hop figures and artists including Hau, Nish, Ran-Dee, Raph and Tommy Illfigga, one … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches!

XT The Art Of Dreaming

XT is a solo emcee originally from Adelaide, now based on the Gold Coast. A poet from a young age, rap music caught his attention in 2001 and he has been rhyming over beats ever since. In early 2012, X finally stepped out of his bedroom to release his debut record ‘The introduction EP.’ In 2013, XT released his second record ‘The Evolution EP.’ which launched him into radio rotation. X has since released follow up’s including The Definition EP and The MiXTape. We now see XT release his debut LP titled The Art Of Dreaming. The brand new release features production from … Continue reading XT The Art Of Dreaming

Jayteehazard Unleashes ‘We Do’, Announces Red Shift EP

In-demand DJ and producer jayteehazard continues to surprise with ‘We Do’ delving further into the intersecting turf between hip hop and electronic music. The heavy percussion of his hip hop roots are here, as is the nuanced ‘sample-like’ instrumentation, but a more distinct electronic personality comes across, with outspoken synth-leads in full cry amongst the booming bottom end. He builds upon his acclaimed production work on debut EP Cold Blue and remixes for the likes of Hermitude. ‘We Do’ was mixed by Diplo collaborator and Grammy nominated engineer/producer Franklin Rodríguez aka El Medico. Red Shift EP will be out February 6 … Continue reading Jayteehazard Unleashes ‘We Do’, Announces Red Shift EP