Tom Showtime: The Bullet Train feat N’Fa Jones – EP3013

Introducing Tom Showtime, a man of many guises. Although appearing to the overt eye as a DJ, this talent brimming character is also labeled producer, café owner, saxophonist and gramophone enthusiast. From Be-Bop to Breakbeat, Tom’s passion for music is paralleled only to his tenacious enjoyment of watermelon, coffee and cricket. Tom began collecting and spinning records in London in early 2000, indubitably motivated by the collection of English house DJ’s and producers sharing his house. After several years, he returned home to Melbourne to release The Showtime EP’; a head nodding Trip Hop odyssey showcasing original horn lines and … Continue reading Tom Showtime: The Bullet Train feat N’Fa Jones – EP3013

The Forked Road Album Launch

Hilltop Hoods initiative winner Koolta has recently released a free mixtape (digital and physical) titled The Forked Road –  Presented and mixed by DJ PT. The release is a preview of what’s to come from this talented emcee and producer.  The Forked Road launch will be held this weekend in Adelaide Saturday Dec 1 at The Jade Monkey, everyone that rolls through the door will also get a copy of the mixtape! Performing on the night: Koolta and DJ PT  The Funky Scum Rumour  Allday  Gabriella Hyde  Hosted by Mase and Mattic $5 entry – Doors open @ 9pm Giveaways throughout night by GTNBZY and … Continue reading The Forked Road Album Launch

Purpose – The Secret/One Last Stop

After experiencing large underground success with If the City Had A Voice Pt. 2, touring the country twice and spending countless hours in the studio, Purpose rounds out the year by presenting the 3rd installment of his mixtape series. If the City Had A Voice pt. 3 will be released as a free download this Wednesday, November 30th. It features 14 tracks from the Adelaide MC/producer and is mixed by DJ Hacksaw once again, showcasing the growing on track chemistry they have developed in such a short space of time. It also features Prime & Motive of Pagen Elypsis and production … Continue reading Purpose – The Secret/One Last Stop

Purpose – I Know You Don’t Love Me

Adelaide producer / emcee and Pagen Elypsis member, Purpose has been building momentum to his début solo effort with his cracking If The City Had A Voice mixtape series. Late November will see If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 drop for free release and  is mixed by fellow South Australian DJ Hacksaw. Artists that feature on If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 include fellow PE members Prime and Motive, with production by Purpose, Answer, Rob Shaker (WA) and Cam Bluff (QLD). Purpose has put out 6 releases both as a solo artist and as an integral part of group efforts. His growth both in and out of the studio over the past few years has been impressive. This mixtape will serve as a … Continue reading Purpose – I Know You Don’t Love Me

Stalkz – We Never Left (Nov 25)

Stalkz is one of Gold Coast most celebrated artists. He’s been laying low for the past few years, and is about to return to the scene with a bang. That bang he’s referring to is a brand new 12 track album entitled We Never Left. It’s a mix album featuring new music from Stalkz and an array of local and overseas talent. Appearances range from The Winnie Coopers, Trace Elements & DJ Butcher to ferocious new comers such as Kamal Ali, Frekwent C and Lozzy Ozborn. The album made complete with the instrumental stylings of US producer Vherbal of Anno Domini … Continue reading Stalkz – We Never Left (Nov 25)

Prime & Purpose – Top Billin’

Adelaide MC’s Prime & Purpose (Pagen Elypsis) return to the Top Billin’ show armed with 100 bars a piece. The guys are both preparing for solo releases, Prime with his LP Good Morning and Purpose with his If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 mixtape, followed also by his solo LP.  Good Morning will be available for free download, so keep an eye out for further details on that coming real soon. You can still download Purpose’s newest mixtape track lifted from his upcoming If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 titled Don’t I Know It here. Prime Twitter  ||  Purpose … Continue reading Prime & Purpose – Top Billin’

Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3

Adelaide producer / emcee and Pagen Elypsis member, Purpose has been building momentum to his début solo effort with his cracking If The City Had A Voice mixtape series. Late November will see If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 drop for free release and  is mixed by fellow South Australian DJ Hacksaw. Artists that feature on If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 include fellow PE members Prime and Motive, with production by Purpose, Answer, Rob Shaker (WA) and Cam Bluff (QLD). Purpose has put out 6 releases both as a solo artist and as an integral part of group efforts. His growth both in and out of the … Continue reading Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3

The Psyde Projects OZ EP Tour

Late last year The Psyde Projects went off on their first ever tour to promote their début album, Welcome to Boomtown. After their very successful album launch, their hit single Kay-Pee-Em got picked up by Australia’s national music radio show, Triple J, received great reviews and was played on high rotation! This year they’re set to tour nationally again to promote their second 6 track EP aptly titled The Psyde Projects: Volume II. Whilst still staying true to the sampling culture of early hip-hop producers, this recent effort takes their sound into slightly more electronic territory. Watch Triple J Unearthed for the … Continue reading The Psyde Projects OZ EP Tour

Drakezilla’s – Redhead Redemption

Drakezilla is a prehistoric creature that mutated due to atomic radiation and rose from the depths of the sea to make hot jams with his Atomic Breath… and stomp cities. Drakezilla is currently finishing up a new album titled Redhead Redemption which features production from Trials, Sammsonite, Engineer, Mdusu, Mules and more.  Guests include Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter), Syntax and Johnny Utah. Drakezilla has now dropped the official video for the track I Look Down which was produced by Trials, additional drums by Drakezilla and bass & keys by Mdusu. The whole video was animated by Elle Reid. You can check out the video clip below and … Continue reading Drakezilla’s – Redhead Redemption

Allday – Noue Yesue

Allday is another in the long line of rappers coming from the seemingly fertile breeding grounds of Blackwood, Adelaide.‘I basically grew up in the hip hop scene; I would have been about eleven years old when I went to my first show. I’ve done the shaved head and the air max thing when I was younger. As Jay Z says, I’m off that,’ he laughs. Like many, after completing an apprenticeship on the battle circuit, Allday made his way into the recording studio. This culminated in a collection of angry battle-style tracks that are still for the most part unheard. … Continue reading Allday – Noue Yesue

Headlock & K21 – Try A Little Penmanship (oh-tiz)

The Wolfshirt Extremist and After Hours emcee Headlock has teamed up with South Australian all-rounder K21 to deliver this cracking remash of a classic Otis R track of a similar name. Both K21 and Headlock have been quite busy of late, with K21 working in combination with a number of artist’s including the almighty Brad Strut and South Australia’s own Realizm. Headlock with his fellow After Hours crew members dropped their Darker Days release earlier this year with smashing results you can check out our review here. Below you can follow the link to the download page and grab the MP3. While you’re at it, check … Continue reading Headlock & K21 – Try A Little Penmanship (oh-tiz)

Impossible Odds – Announce New Single ‘Everything’

Based around the core of front-man MC Rival (aka Fred Leone) and DJ Returnagain (aka James Vincent), Impossible Odds are an Indigenous Hip Hop/Soul group from Brisbane. Renowned Australia wide, their list of award nominations reads like a tome. Deadly Award Nominated Artists in 2008 & 2010, they were 2010 QSONG finalists in the “Song of The Year” category, 2010 QSONG winners in the “Urban” category and previously, JB Seed Speak: ‘Indigenous Hip Hop Competition’ Winners. More recently, in the last 3 weeks alone, they have been nominated for: • 2011 QSong Courier Mail ‘People’s Choice’ Award • ‘Indigenous Hip Hop’ BUMP … Continue reading Impossible Odds – Announce New Single ‘Everything’

allaussie spotlight on: Arks Emcee

Arks is the young 16 year old Melbourne emcee bringing a refreshing style to local hip-hop. Arks started at the early age of 12 penning down his thoughts and rhymes to acoustic beats. Arks, although young knows too well about the trials of tribulations with stories of love, heartbreak, hardships and joy. As his knowledge for hip-hop and the culture grew, so did his love for the art. At The Age of 14, Arks released his first mixtape The Dead Poets, based upon the famous Robin Williams film, covering such beats as Talib Kewli’s – Get By and Lyrical Commissions – … Continue reading allaussie spotlight on: Arks Emcee

Matte Blac – The Colour Of Sound

After a long time of crafting his style, Melbourne MC Matte Blac, one half of the duo Mixed Alliance, has released his debut solo mixtape The Colour of Sound for free download. For his keen sense of social trends and world events, Matte is one who understands great lyrics, no backpedaling into tired metaphors each rhyme makes you think just hard as the previous.  Taking listeners on a journey from the mellow opening track to the thumping finale, Matte wanted people to see the world as he sees it, through his cryptic rhyme style, it makes you listen again and read between the lines to … Continue reading Matte Blac – The Colour Of Sound

Bam Bam Music

Bam Bam true to his name, this young emcee has burst on to the independent circuit with a huge buzz. Not only have we seen an explosive selection of tracks uploaded on to his Soundcloud page, but we’ve also seen this guy feature on 360’s mixtape Stand The Fuck Up and tour extensively with Uncle Six. Bam Bam heralds a new beginning in this emcee’s journey, pop culture, remixes, straight up hip hop and good times is this guys modus operandi. Be sure to keep an eye out for Bam Bam, an album will be coming soon. You can check out some of his recent tracks below, … Continue reading Bam Bam Music

Nymphlow – Ain’t It A Pity // City Under Siege // Digital 12″

A forgotten child of note pads and spray-cans, Nymphlow is the writer’s emcee of 90’s hip-hop lost in a saturated new millennium. Influenced by the cerebral lyricism and DIY ethic of crews such as Wu-Tang Clan and D.I.T.C., Nymphlow’s authorial discipline as a recording artist offers a rebirth of hip-hop’s golden era. The homie Nymphlow just dropped his debut digital 12″ for free download so here’s your chance to pick it up. Produced by Geko, it features 2 remixes, one by WIK (Crate Cartel) and one by Newsense (BTE), with the cuts provided by Dazed. This is def one for the … Continue reading Nymphlow – Ain’t It A Pity // City Under Siege // Digital 12″

Cozzabags – Boganics

Originally from Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs Cozzabags was a part of the city’s vibrant graffiti scene in the 90’s and 00’s. He also DJ’d in small Melbourne clubs during the burgeoning Hip Hop scenes earliest days. His first influences were Funk, US Hip Hop and seeing local punk & hardcore bands perform in community halls in Melbourne’s outer East. His unusual influences are often reflected in his music whilst still giving a tip of the cap to Old-School Hip Hop. His bedroom produced track Boganics generated some 18,000 views on YouTube in 2010. Not quite a dream come true but the … Continue reading Cozzabags – Boganics

After Hours – Darker Days (Album Review)

After Hours are back (after a long break) with their third release, an EP titled Darker Days. Available now on iTunes here, Darker Days is a departure from their earlier work – with a nastier, more evil sound. 11 tracks deep, packed with some serious heat – this is a release not to be slept on. Darker Days features the talents of Pohetikut (Pagen Elypsis) as well as production from Trials (Funkoars), Newsense (Hospice Crew) and Debate (Train of Thought). As members of the illustrious Certified Wise crew DJ Jugular, Edits, Headlock & Integer1 are back with their third release Darker … Continue reading After Hours – Darker Days (Album Review)

Thorts – Discography (Free Download)

Thorts has been putting in the hard yards since around 2005 and now has decided to “shed his skin” by releasing his collection of works over at his bandcamp page for FREE download. Not only can you pick up Thorts discography to date, you can also pick up a few rare gems, including a track featuring Hau and Ozi Batla with a beat by Admin. See what Thorts had to say about the whole thing below. “I have uploaded all my previous albums onto my bandcamp page for free download. Basically I feel like I need to shed my skin … Continue reading Thorts – Discography (Free Download)

Fatty Phew – The Best Things In Life Are Free Pt. 2 (Out Now)

The name Fatty Phew is now very familiar to cherished lovers of the music scene that is Hip-Hop. His versatility has always been known to leave an indelible mark on Geelong’s music culture. Fatty Phew has achieved far more than he could have ever dreamt of at the ripe age of 13 when he started illustrating lyrics that would be the starting point for a thriving career. Growing up in the Geelong Hip-hop/Street scene, Phew saw that music culture was absent in his city and so he made it his mission to put Geelong on the Map. The passion he projects is emphasised by his will … Continue reading Fatty Phew – The Best Things In Life Are Free Pt. 2 (Out Now)

MoneyKat – Each Footstep (Atonement)

Each Footstep (Atonement) is the debut music video from international hip hop duo MoneyKat, MoneyKat comprising MCs Omar Musa (Australia) and Mighty Joe (California) are based in Melbourne and hope to take their unique brand of poetic, socially conscious hip hop to the world. The film clip for Each Footstep (Atonement) was shot by music video director Vis Pajori on the wintry streets of Melbourne in the early hours of the morning. Produced by New Zealand production team Fire and Ice (David Dallas, Scribe), the song is a soulful meditation on perseverance and self-betterment. MoneyKat will release their self-titled debut … Continue reading MoneyKat – Each Footstep (Atonement)

Aphsub – The Crust (Out Now) *Win*

Sevva, Sublime and Perennial are the three piece hip hop group APHSUB, formed back in 2001 in Adelaide, South Australia. The guys have recently released their debut LP The Crust. It details the working week of a typical Australian lower-middle class earner with all the ups and downs and hilarity that should come with it. Featuring artists on this album include Evan the Evolve and Koncept from the New York based group Brown Bag Allstars who came down to the Adelaide studio to work on the track As The Crowd Roars. Features cuts from DJ Hacksaw.  Tracklisting: Take It All Can’t Help It (It’s Not … Continue reading Aphsub – The Crust (Out Now) *Win*

NJE – Like Food For The Soul

NJE is a solo hip hop artist who raps about life experiences & topics that everyday people can relate too. He is based in the city of Campbelltown, in Sydney Australia, (Originally born in New Zealand to English parents).   In 2010 NJE put out his 2nd LP From The Outside Looking In, the album featured some well respected Aussie talent like Mind Over Matter, Phatchance, Torcha & more. The album also featured US R&B/Soul artist Danny Boy who sang with the late/great 2Pac on his tracks I Aint Mad At Cha & Picture Me Rolling. The album was very … Continue reading NJE – Like Food For The Soul

Eskatology – Martyr Musik Vol. 1

Eskatology is an indigenous Artist from Adelaide South Australia, Eskatology has been making some noise with his recent release Martyr Musik a 10 track free promotional Album available for free download below. Eskatology first found Hip-hop at the age of 9 whilst listening to a cousins mixtape of old N.W.A. tracks. At the age of 12 Jonathan Stier wrote his first rap which was a dedication to his Grandma that passed away. At the age of 14 he started recorded at a friend’s place to old beats that he found on a 10 dollar microphone, he would later do a … Continue reading Eskatology – Martyr Musik Vol. 1

Kryptic – Another Day Of The Week

After spending the last 10 years writing music and lyrics, Kryptic emerged on the hip hop scene in 2006. Debuting on stage at the Jive Bar as part of the former group Broken World, he then went on to be involved in many performances in the years that followed. These included group and solo performances at venues such as Bar-code, Noise bar, Amber Lounge and The Pint n’ Pickle. The group were fortunate enough to collaborate with the now late DJ Bribe in early 2007. Later that year, Broken World decided to part ways, and pursue their own musical careers. … Continue reading Kryptic – Another Day Of The Week

Subsketch – Department Of Human Services

Subsketch is a Sydney based Hip Hop artist (MC & Producer), originally from the Adelaide foot hills. The Subsketch story dates back to 2002 and the short lived group Def Before Dishonour. DBD were a 3-piece consisting of DJ Mula, MC Trubador & a then 17 year old Subsketch. Arriving out of nowhere, performing alongside some of Adelaide’s best including Delta, Terra Firma, Hilltop Hoods, After Hours and more, DBD wrote and produced an entire album before throwing it away, breaking up and vanishing as quickly as they had appeared. Subsketch cautiously re-emerged as a solo artist in 2004 with … Continue reading Subsketch – Department Of Human Services

Koolta @ Jade Monkey (Friday April 29)

After the success of winning this years Hilltop Hoods Initiative, Koolta is doing his first joint set in a while! Going down this friday night at the Jade Monkey (Twin St, Adelaide), Koolta with live band the Funky Scum Rumour will be doing a set, with supports from Penny Farthing and Allday. If you can’t wait till Friday, you can purchase a copy of Koolta’s – The Deportation EP above with new bonus tracks. Entry is only $5 and doors open at 9. T-Shirts and CDs will be available on night for real cheap! Myspace  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook  ||  … Continue reading Koolta @ Jade Monkey (Friday April 29)

Omar Musa – My Generation (Spoken Word)

Omar Musa is a rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia in 1984 and is of Malaysian-Australian heritage. He has lived in London and California and spends most of his time on the road, performing and writing. He has won numerous awards for poetry and music, including the Australian Poetry Slam in 2008 and the British Council’s Realise Your Dream award in 2007. While living in London in 2008, he recorded with MOBO award winning British rapper Akala. He has also run creative workshops in Aboriginal communities in remote Australian towns. His first hip-hop record, The Massive EP, recorded in … Continue reading Omar Musa – My Generation (Spoken Word)

BBS – Qualified: Album Launch (April 23, Melbourne)

BBS are four hardworking musicians consisting of J Stark, Rare and Jorgan with J Twice on the decks. Since releasing their debut mixtape 3 mics and we swear in 2008 BBS have been busy doing countless numbers of shows ranging from the Bsound shows with artist such as Phrase, Illy, Fluent Form, Pez and 360 to Phrase’s Clockwork album launch in Melbourne and M-Phazes/Gully Platoon’s recent album launch. It’s time to celebrate the much anticipated album release by BBS titled Qualified due out the first week of April. Guest’s such as Illy (Obese Records) , Fluent Form, Skryptcha (Obese Records), … Continue reading BBS – Qualified: Album Launch (April 23, Melbourne)

MC/Producer Koolta Wins The 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

Emerging South Australian Hip Hop artist Koolta has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Kultar Ahluwalia, aka Koolta, is a 22yo South Australian MC/Producer. With an all-round skill set, Koolta employs a DIY mentality, handling all his own production, writing, recording and mixing. Making music since the age of 15, Koolta has shared the stage with such artists as Urthboy, Drapht, Funkoars, Foreign Beggars and C Rayz Walz.

 Koolta receives $10,000 from Hilltop Hoods and APRA to release and promote his debut LP. He also receives a prize pack valued at $1000 from DC clothing … Continue reading MC/Producer Koolta Wins The 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative