Daily Operation Episode 1 feat. House Shoes, Katalyst & Alchemist

Grindin‘ and photographer Tristan Edouard join forces to present “Daily Operation” a web TV series dedicated to showcasing music, art, lifestyle, fashion and culture in Australia featuring local and international artists. The premiere episode of Daily Operation features House Shoes, Katalyst & Alchemist hanging out, digging for wax and talking all things sampling. Filmed at Katalyst’s lab and Revolve Records, Sydney, Australia. More information. Continue reading Daily Operation Episode 1 feat. House Shoes, Katalyst & Alchemist

Dialectrix – Satellite Official EP Launch

After spending the last year or so accustoming himself to fatherhood and fine tuning his 3rd LP The Cold Light Of Day with long time collaborator Plutonic Lab, Dialectrix is kickstarting 2013 with a rare and limited edition release involving some of the worlds best talents. The result is Satellite, an exclusive 5 track EP being released to vinyl only (digital D/L included) with each track showcasing an overseas producer while Dtrix exhibits the hunger and versatility the Sydney wordsmith is known for. Artwork for the EP is being handled by April77 Creative, longtime collaborators with Dialectrix and creators of artwork for Obese … Continue reading Dialectrix – Satellite Official EP Launch

Home Brew – Speakeasy Official Album Release Australian Tour

If you don’t know New Zealand’s Home Brew, ask NZ Prime Minister John Key. Or The University of Auckland. Or watch the EPK. Despite what these people might tell you about Home Brew being burdens on society, or advocates for drug dependency, you’ve got to respect the integrity of their independence and the diligence of their work ethic. Off the back of launching their self-titled double album (the first Hip Hop album to debut at #1 in New Zealand since 2003) by throwing a 48-hour party in an old brothel, having their controversial pop-up store closed down early, then touring … Continue reading Home Brew – Speakeasy Official Album Release Australian Tour

Sky’High “Forever Sky’High” Album Launch Tour

Grindin’ & Elefant Traks invite you to the live experience of Forever Sky’High, the debut album from Sky’High, the most unexpected signing to the Elefant Traks label yet. Some people just won’t get it. They’ll see the rough and miss the diamond. Others will hear the raw aggression and recognise the ideas, hooks and melodies are undeniable proof of one of the most exciting voices to emerge in local hip hop yet. Sky’High diversifies and illuminates the possibilities of what’s going on here, giving volume to an Australian voice the mainstream generally shut down. The creative fearlessness of Sky’High’s debut not only … Continue reading Sky’High “Forever Sky’High” Album Launch Tour

David Dallas – East Coast Tour

Back by popular demand New Zealand Hip Hop artist David Dallas returns to the East Coast of Australia with his full live band The Daylight Robbery and special guests. David Dallas begins The Rose Tint turning over a new leaf, stating there will be no more sitting round, wishing things were different round here. And so the tone is set for the South Auckland rappers sophomore album (nominated for NZ Music Award Album Of The Year, Best Urban/Hip Hop Album and Best Male Solo Artist), with his self-motivational dialogue as the running theme. I write songs to inspire myself and hopefully … Continue reading David Dallas – East Coast Tour

P-Money Interview on Sky’High

A few weeks ago, New Zealand producer P-Money shared his thoughts and experiences on twitter, regarding the production he did with newly signed Elefant Traks member Sky’high. We caught up with P to delve a little deeper in to his role on the Your Highness EP. Check that out below. How did you first come across Sky’high and what were your first impressions? I first saw Sky’high rhyming on a YouTube video early last year posted by Sydney’s Fbi Stolen Records.  After watching that video I asked my mate Sam Dutch from Grindin’ to introduce us (I was hyped). We met … Continue reading P-Money Interview on Sky’High

Exclusive: Sky’high Interview

Sky’high is Australia’s most compelling hip hop artist yet who displays a raw and aggressive style born from the gutters of Sydney. Tough as nails from a glance but catch a glimpse of that disarming smile and you get a hint there’s a lot more to this character than meets the eye. Sky’high drops another taste from her upcoming Forever Sky High EP. P-Money provides the killer Don Dada beat for Sky to rip apart with raw lyrics and that signature Sydney flow. aahh: Your first ‘official’ track ‘Look At Me Now’ has gained a lot of attention, with spins on Triple … Continue reading Exclusive: Sky’high Interview

Sky’high – Look At Me Now

Sky’high is Australia’s most compelling Hip Hop artist yet who displays a raw and aggressive style born from the gutters of Sydney. Tough as nails from a glance but catch a glimpse of that disarming smile and you get a hint there’s a lot more to this character than meets the eye. Growing up in the Housing commissions of Maroubra and Ultimo surrounded by a lifestyle of drugs, alcohol and violence it’s a surprise Sky found the will to do anything other than succumb to criminal influences and/or depression. Yet Sky channeled the frustration and despair of her upbringing into … Continue reading Sky’high – Look At Me Now