Social Change 100

Adelaide’s Social Change, release brand new track with 12″ to follow over summer! Social Change gets it started back up with their new track ‘100’. Produced by Funkwig with cuts by DJ Snair, the Hip Hop supreme team pick up where they left off delivering a hard funk driven beat topped off with sharp lyrics, scratches and the increasingly rare rap hook. ‘100’ serves somewhat as a reintroduction for Social Change who last released music on the 2010 Butterthief Phat Tape. Since then Social Change has collaborated on tracks with Dialect, Matchless Gift, Ben Iota (Bornski), Chris Bass, Joseph Duigan … Continue reading Social Change 100

Speekup The Lost City of Secrets

A fierce and passionate MC, Speekup has been working tirelessly at his craft for well over a decade. From unreleased demos to countless open mics and battle nights, Speekup has delivered his brand of lyricism straight up raw with a no-nonsense approach. Speekup has taken the time to develop his own unique and unconventional style yet he rhymes with substance in a way that pays respect to the architects that have come before him. Having spent years waiting in the wings receiving guidance from some of South Australia’s most recognised emcees, Speekup is now poised to take his music to … Continue reading Speekup The Lost City of Secrets

Coven Of The Incognito Natural Selection out now

Adelaide based Hip Hop artists Realizm & Everyday have joined forces in a full length collaborative effort titled Natural Forces under the collective name Coven Of The Incognito. The two artists have featured together previously on the solo debut by Everyday titled Equality and the two have since worked together by releasing the Eyes Never Close/Money Trees Split 7″ Vinyl. This will mark the first time they have worked on an album together. Natural Selection is a 12 track release which sees Realizm holding down production as well as mixing, with guest verses by K21, Matchless Gift, Sinks, Castro The Savage and Rezadent, Sinks … Continue reading Coven Of The Incognito Natural Selection out now

Ben Iota – Born ‘Free’

Ben Iota (formerly known as Bornski of Adroit Effusive/Common Cause) and Matchless Gift (Butterthief) proudly presents Born ‘Free’. Lyrically inspired by Ben Iota’s recent studies, travels and experiences living in a developing country, alongside the manifest production of Matchless Gift, this release explores the theme of freedom, or lack there of. Ben Iota has recently released the video for More Than Just Words featuring Visionz, Motion, Mesha and Social Change. The video is filmed and edited by Maintain from Labrat productions. The production by Matchless Gift is his finest work to date, demonstrating his grasp on both Western and Eastern musical forms, … Continue reading Ben Iota – Born ‘Free’

Everyday – Death From Above 7″ Vinyl

Off the back of his recently released album Equality, Adelaide emcee Everyday is releasing a 7″ to coincide with the album launch that was held on Saturday night at the Butterthief ButterJam, Light Hotel Adelaide. The 7″ features album tracks Death From Above featuring Tomorrow and Realizm (produced by Realizm) on the A Side, and Rise and Fall In HD (The Undead) featuring DJ Snair (produced by Mat Rafle) on the flip. The 7″ release is pressed on clear vinyl with colour poster wrap and cardboard sleeve and was available at the Taylor Made Tactix, Matchless Gift and Everyday triple launch held … Continue reading Everyday – Death From Above 7″ Vinyl

Everyday – Equality

Everyday is an Adelaide emcee that was raised in a home where music was always being played, and with fond memories of staying up til the early hours of the morning with the entire household singing and dancing to “Saturday night jukebox”, it came naturally when he decided to start making his own music. Picking up a set of sticks, Everyday’s first musical adventure started as a drummer and songwriter, playing along side collaborator Tomorrow in a hardcore band, where he also had his first taste of being up on stage, a taste that would grow in the years to come. … Continue reading Everyday – Equality

Matchless Gift “Inquire Within” Out Now

MC/Producer Matchless Gift from the Butterthief camp presents his debut EP Inquire Within featuring Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix), LKR, Dialect & Social Change with cuts by DJ Snair and Inkswel. A hard-hitting, thought provoking introduction for the artist from South Australia, It’s been a long time coming and well worth the wait for the 8-track release. With an open and honest writing style and an impenetrable mark on production Matchless Gift makes music that inspires the listener to see beyond the grind of everyday norms. A producer born from the love of digging in the crates and an MC born from … Continue reading Matchless Gift “Inquire Within” Out Now

100% Butterfat Vol. 1

Butterthief is an Australian independent recording label featuring artists such as Social Change, Taylor Made Tactics, Matchless Gift and many more. DJ Snair who recently took home first place in the DMC South Australian Finals and second place at the Australian titles. For their latest release, Snair has teamed up with fellow Butterthief head Funkwig to bring you a fat-tape of new hip hop music. 100% Butterfat Vol. 1 is available now for free download below. Tracklisting:  House Shoes “Time” Instrumental  Nas feat Large Pro – “Loco-Motive”  DJ Premier & Freddie Foxxx “More Levels”  Oh No feat Roc Marciano “The Hitmen”  … Continue reading 100% Butterfat Vol. 1

Taylor Made Tactix – Uninvited Guests

Introducing Taylor Made Tactix (TMT), the Hip Hop 4 from the southern suburbs of Adelaide consisting of MC’s Mesha, Mnops and Senca along with veteran Australian Turntablist DJ Snair (Social Change, Cross Bred Mongrels, BattleHoggs). TMT’s journey begins at Morphett Vale High School in 2001 where MC Mesha would frequent ciphers with Johny C and Eckles building up steam in local battles. It was in these freestyle circuits where Mnops would appear all guns blazing, eventually joining the TM team along with MC Senca (formally of Peripheral Visions). By 2006 TMT began making their presence known in the local scene delivering boom-bap … Continue reading Taylor Made Tactix – Uninvited Guests

Summer Jam 2011 feat. Social Change, Mase & Mattic, Pagen Elypsis, Dialect & Despair & more! March 11 Upstairs @ HQ [Adelaide Fringe Festival]

Premiere Entertainment are pleased to announce the line up for a new series of  hip hop shows beginning at this years Adelaide Fringe Festival. This all local talent show brings together many of the heavyweights within Hip Hop in South Australia. SUMMER JAM 2011, will feature live performances by, Rhyse Marks – Beatboxing, DJ Sanchez, Social Change, DJ Motion, Mase & Mattic, Pagen Elypsis, Dialect & Despair and more. This massive night will be hosted by none other than K21. Tickets for’ SUMMER JAM 2011 are on sale now thru, Fringtix.. $25 plus booking fee. SUMMER JAM 2011 will be … Continue reading Summer Jam 2011 feat. Social Change, Mase & Mattic, Pagen Elypsis, Dialect & Despair & more! March 11 Upstairs @ HQ [Adelaide Fringe Festival]


We’re giving away 1 free entry to Full Circle at the Jade Monkey (Sept 17) plus a free copy of Realizm’s new 12″ and Koolta’s EP – What more could you want?! To win, all you have to do is be the first person to email with “Full Circle @ The Jade Monkey” in the subject heading and in the body of the email tell us the name of Realizm’s new 12″ and Koolta’s EP. It’s that simple! Enter Now! Full Circle will be held at the Jade Monkey on September 17. Featuring Social Change performing tracks off their … Continue reading FULL CIRCLE COMP! (Win, Win, Win)

Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement

If you are looking for something to do in Adelaide this Friday night, Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement. On the night catch Social Change performing with a live band, emcee Requiem from Victoria, Alter Reign, Inkswel (VIC), One Above (Beat Showcase), and Fat Pockets (Funkwig & DJ Snair) spinning Funk and Hip Hop. Details in short: Friday 30th July at Electric Light Hotel 235 Grenfell Street Adelaide $10 Entry 8pm. $15 after 10pm 18+ Butterthief webpage Butterthief twitter roster Continue reading Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement

Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets

In the lead up to the long awaited release of the full length Social Change album V.High.P, Funkwig and DJ Snair of Social Change have created their first Phat Tape under the name Fat Pockets. On the 09.09.09 (cool little date) Butterthief will release Fat Pockets online for a FREE download, yes people free. The Phat Tape is a Funkwig Production and features exclusive music and  some big guest appearances by Social Change, Crossbred Mongrels, Dialect, K21, 2Biz (Common Cause) and Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix). Everyone in Melburn can catch Mata and Must, Social Change feat. Funkwig and DJ Snair, … Continue reading Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets


With the almighty Social Change due to drop their full length album this year, big things are on the horizon, for them, and their label Butterthief Records. Established by Funkwig and Social Change, Butterthief has grown into a strong collective of musicians, DJ’s, producers and emcees. Their aim is to release music, promote artists and further establish Butterthief as a recording label.  Currently Butterthief is working on a collaboration project with various artists, as well as new projects by Dialect, One Above, Metrical Minds and Taylor Made Tactix. You can find some samples of this project at the Buttertheifs Myspace … Continue reading SOCIAL CHANGE AND BUTTERTHEIF RECORDS