Pegz brings the heat, to warm you up this winter. There has been a steady build up over the last week or so with the news that Obese Records Head Honcho and all round hip hop legend Pegz, is back with a brand new track and an upcoming show at The Laundry Bar. His brand new tune and accompanying clip was unleashed yesterday, titled Hypothermia. The new track has Pegz going in with his signature style, backed by the one and only Plutonic Lab on the pads. The track is a raw stripped back piece, with a vibe everyone can appreciate. You can check out … Continue reading Capital P is back!
Just 7 months after the watershed release of their third album So We Can Remember Thundamentals are still pinching themselves to be honoured with nominations for a slew of major music awards in 2014. Thundamentals’ So We Can Remember, a #1 Digital, Independent, Australian & Urban ARIA Album, [rel. 2 May 2014, Obese Records] was a Feature Album on Triple J and Fbi FM, spawned a sold out tour following the success of single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’, and saw their YouTube views get within a Thundakat whisker of 3 million. As well, So We Can Remember is the ONLY record … Continue reading Thundamentals Stellar Award Nomination List For 3rd Album So We Can Remember
Shrewd emcee Mr. Ruckman (evolved from the former Kade MC) has been writing and recording songs for over a decade, toiling away in the underground for several years and generating interest through his passionate music and lively performances. Mr. Ruckman has grown a lot over the last year, from launching his debut album The Ruckman Record to a full capacity venue in mid 2012 – which saw release on iTunes and into commercial stores, to receiving radio play on the triple j hip hop show. All before shedding his ‘Kade MC’ shell in the new year of 2013 to become the more … Continue reading Release Day: Mr. Ruckman Sooner EP
After working together on Chasm’s last album This Is How We Never Die, the two developed a strong collaborative bond. Last year Blak Twang flew out to Australia to hook up with Chasm again. The result was the Night Vision EP, fresh and full of scope. The feel of the EP travels from laid-back and sunny, to moody and dark. Imagery is vividly brought to life by Blak Twang’s expert wordplay. In lead single The Summer, Chasm favours warm strings and laid back beats. Blak Twang along with Aussie emcees Ozi Batla (The Herd/Astronomy Class) and Hau (Koolism/triple j hip … Continue reading Chasm Night Vision
Still a month out from the official release date of their third album So We Can Remember Sydney’s Thundamentals’ have already sold out two of five tour dates – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne and Mojo’s in Fremantle – with Brisbane and Sydney selling quickly and a sixth date announced, the second at Melbourne’s famous Corner Hotel. Proudly announcing today that they will be joined on tour by buddies Astronomy Class and Fozzey & Van C, Thundamentals are sharing the love by releasing a brand new clip for Something I Said ft. Thom Crawford – the latest single from So We Can … Continue reading Thundamentals New Clip for Something I Said feat. Thom Crawford
Just months after romantic first single Smiles Don’t Lie romped to success, spawning sold-out headline gigs in every town on the tour, and proving a crowd favourite at Thundamentals’ 2013 festival appearances — Sprung Festival, Southbound and Falls Festival — the Sydney trio are back in full force. Having just announced, in a triple j exclusive, a massive run of dates to celebrate the [seriously] long-awaited release of third album So We Can Remember, out Friday May 2 through Obese Records, Thundamentals present second single Something I Said feat. Thom Crawford to stave off some of the anticipation. Safe to say … Continue reading Thundamentals So We Can Remember Album Release Tour Dates
Summer, the new single from Chasm features world renowned UK rap legend Blak Twang, and Australian Kings of hip hop Ozi Batla (The Herd/Astronomy Class) and Hau (Koolism/triple j hip hop show). Summer is an insight from Chasm’s upcoming fourth EP which is to be released in early 2014. A chilled out track; Summer is set alight by its warm strings and laid back beats. The three emcees trade verses on their Summer vibes, complementing each other with differing styles. “‘Summer was written one night at my studio, earlier in the year. From memory Blak Twang was just vibing on being out … Continue reading Chasm – Summer feat. Blak Twang, Hau & Ozi Batla
As an exclusive premiere for their fans, to “support the homies that support us” Blues Mountains via Newtown hip hop trio Thundamentals have leaked Noodle Soup and an accompanying clip. Noodle Soup takes the concept of small-minded hip hop “beefs” and stirs … Continue reading Thundamentals – Noodle Soup Music Video
Mr. Grevis returns with the second single The Apology Song featuring fellow Sylabollix member Drapht, from upcoming album My Escape (out September 13th). An honest and personal track, The Apology Song, as its title suggests, is a gesture of redemption to a past sweetheart. Some time ago, Grevis made a few bad decisions which lead to serious consequences, his then fiancé, who had already endured infidelities on his part in the past, broke off the engagement. Her decision was at first rejected by a scornful Grevis, but as he came to choose a more dignified path of life, he began to … Continue reading Mr Grevis – The Apology Song feat. Drapht
M-Phazes will be releasing a compilation album featuring some of his all-time favourite collaborative moments from his back catalogue. This sort after collection of production mastery is aptly entitled The Works. Back in twenty-ten M-Phazes released his ARIA award winning album Good Gracious, which featured an all-star lineup of local Hip Hop artists. With the release of The Works in 2013, M-Phazes will be displaying his international connections, featuring some of Hip Hop’s most elite, and sort after vocalists over his now world famous beats. Boasting pre-released tracks from Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch feat. Jill Scott, Slaughterhouse and CL Smooth … Continue reading M-Phazes – The Works
With production handled entirely by Plutonic Lab, and cuts by DJ 2Buck, masterful Sydney based MC, Dialectrix presents The Cold Light of Day. The third LP since signing with Obese Records in 2008, lead single New Generation heralded the album’s release almost a year ago, and has anomalously enjoyed month after month of high rotation on triple j in anticipation. A vernacular acrobat, Dialectrix combines rhythmic precision and variety, with content spawned from cathartic necessity. The album showcases his renowned technical skill and polish, reinforcing his reputation as one of the best in the business. The triad of skilled musicians set … Continue reading Dialectrix – The Cold Light Of Day National Tour feat. DJ 2Buck
The second EP from Chasm’s 2013 EP series is Smoking Aces and features rising star Monchichi who has enjoyed considerable airplay on triple j’s Unearthed of late. Chasm once again delivers another air tight release to add to his ever increasing musical catalog. The pursuit of an imitable vibe opened the door for the pair to forge a release bursting with clever production. The Smoking Aces EP is out on the 14th of June. You can purchase Chasm’s first EP from 2013, Diamond Cuts from iTunes here. Twitter || Facebook || Soundcloud Continue reading Chasm x Monchichi Smoking Aces EP
The ever masterful Dialectrix drops his exhilarating third LP today, titled The Cold Light Of Day. No, this has nothing to do with the recent Bruce Willis movie of the same name, but it does want to make us yell out ‘Yipee ki yay mother fucker‘, as loud as possible. Teaming up with one of Australia’s most talented producers and live drummers in Plutonic Lab, whilst enlisting the help of platter assassin DJ 2Buck, The Cold Light Of Day is Dialectrix’s most accomplished work to date. Fresh off the back from releasing his highly successful Satellite EP, The Cold Light Of Day … Continue reading Review: Dialectrix – The Cold Light Of Day
The fourth full length episode of Obese TV is here. Obese TV aims to feature dope new segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more. Each episode of Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene. In Episode 4 of Obese TV, we see highlights of World Record Store Day at the Prahran Store. The guys at Obese get down to the One Outs Battle League with Greeley and Manaz Ill plus Philippino rappers Protege and Anygma. They also head out to Plutonic Lab Studio to talk to Dialectrix about his … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 4
Cold Light Of Day is the title of Dialectrix’s new album. Like Audio Projectile before it, the production is entirely handled by Plutonic Lab, with cuts by DJ 2Buck. After a wildly successful EP campaign, with large thanks to fan-support, DTrix’s Satellite was distributed on both vinyl and CD, and received high rotation on triple j with its lead single Stop. The new album, dropping May 24th, is a transcendental piece of work. A meticulously detailed, enthralling, and unique listen from start to finish. A limited edition lyrics booklet will be included with all physical albums, and pre-ordered signed copies will be … Continue reading Dialectrix – Go
One of the most catalytic hip hop releases to date comes in the form of Eloquor’s third LP From the Oceans of Karana. Following on from the release of his 2011 EP, Eloquor continues to explore his fascination with the human condition. From the Oceans of Karana is a spiritual encounter, which explores both the fundamentals and intricacies of life. The album is divided into three parts; Creation, Preservation, and Destruction. Each part is proceeded ceremoniously by a foreword from Ramesh, a Hindu mystic. The concept behind Eloquor’s themes is inspired by the three Hindu gods Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the … Continue reading Eloquor – From The Oceans Of Karana
The third full length episode of Obese TV is here. Obese TV aims to feature dope new segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more. Each episode of Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene. In Episode 3 of Obese TV, we see features from Kerser and Rates, Catch Wreck with Lazy Grey, Jake Biz and DJ DCIDE. Plus chats with Geko, and community radio’s Adrian Basso (PBS), Stewart Farrell (RRR), as well as publicist Sam Cameron (Beatbroker). If that wasn’t enough already, take a look at the new Obese Records Frankston store opening! Obese Records || Youtube || Twitter || Facebook Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 3
Kerser returns in 2013, this time teaming up with brother and best mate, Rates for We Here Now. Having dropped last Sunday 24th March, the stand alone single is now available on iTunes as a digital 3 track package, including radio edit, instrumental and accapella. This past year has been intense for the Campbelltown emcee. With increased notoriety, Kerser has endured the biggest transition of his life, not to mention the most isolating. We Here Now is a rags-to-riches tale, contrasting between an optimistic present and days survived. On writing and performing with Rates: “It’s the best ay. ‘Cause he’s my brother, but … Continue reading Kerser – ‘We Here Now’ feat. Rates
Obese Records, Australia’s first hip hop label, was established in 1995 as a small record store originally named OB’s. After the business was bought and renamed by Tirren Staaf (Pegz) in 2002, the label was created as an outlet for the distribution of Australian hip-hop. Melbourne’s emcee Reason with his album Solid, was the first release on the label, closely followed by the scene-defining Culture of Kings and Obesecity compilations. Over the course of its twelve years, Obese Records has seen success stories such as Hilltop Hoods, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Illy, release award winning albums, play to crowds of … Continue reading Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening
The second full length episode of Obese TV is here, the ‘summer edition’. Obese TV aims to feature dope new segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more. Each episode of Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene. In Episode 2 of Obese TV, we see highlights from Hopsin’s recent in-store appearance at Obese Records. In ‘New Releases’ we hear from the Broken Tooth Entertainment crew including Tornts, Fraksha and Ciecmate. The ‘Spotlight’ this time around, is placed firmly on the massively talented Candice Monique. If that wasn’t enough already, Frank from Obese Records retail store talks about vinyl records and what they … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 2
The third studio album from Illy came in the form of Bring It Back. Described by the popular emcee as “a heart album“, the LP was not stylistically intended to follow-up from its predecessor The Chase. Reflective of the scene behind the genre, Bring it Back is largely a collaborative album, including all manner of vocal and production guests. aahh: After a bit of a break from recording, you’re back now with your latest LP titled ‘Bring It Back’. Tell us a bit about the new album? Illy: It’s a throwback to music I listened to coming up. It’s also an album that … Continue reading Illy Interview: Back To Bring It.
Sydney hip hop duo Spit Syndicate return in 2013 with third album Sunday Gentlemen. After the success of previous releases Towards The Light and Exile, a hungry fan base have been waiting anxiously for the next instalment from Spit Syndicate. We catch up with emcee Jimmy Nice of the Double S, on the eve of the Sunday Gentleman release, here’s what he had to say. aahh: What’s the first thing you guys plan to do on release day? Jimmy Nice: I’m actually working on release day. Release night will be a different story. I may hold off on full celebrations untill … Continue reading Spit Syndicate Interview: Sunday, One Day.
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
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 colloaborator 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 … Continue reading Dialectrix – Satellite EP
The long awaited first full length episode of Obese TV is here. With an dope new format inclusive of segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more, Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene for each episode. In Episode 1 of Obese TV we visit master graphic designer Ben Funnell of April 77 Design, hear from Spit Syndicate on their album plans over the next few months of the back of their hit single Beauty In The Bricks, speak to WA distro artist Mr Grevis about his album The Sampler, … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 1
Off the back of a 26-date national tour celebrating the release of his #15 ARIA debuting third album Bring It Back, Illy has announced a special show for Gold Coast fans. The pre- New Year party will be happening at the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday 29 December, with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes. An overwhelming response to the Bring It Back tour earlier in the year saw 6 new shows added across Far North Queensland and Tasmania. And with Illy’s hometown of Melbourne reaching capacity, a third Corner Hotel show was quickly added. A sign that Illy’s standing as one … Continue reading Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)
The long awaited first full length episode of Obese TV is fast approaching. With an dope new format inclusive of segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more, Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene for each episode. Take a look at the trailer, and have a guess who the first host is. Obese Records || Youtube || Twitter || Facebook Continue reading Obese TV – Coming Soon!
Jump on your pushie and tour around Sydney with Spit Syndicate in the video for their great new tune Beauty In The Bricks. Produced by Adit from Horrorshow (who’s definitely left his touch on the track with its soulful vibe). Beauty In The Bricks is the first taste of Spit Syndicate’s third album Sunday Gentlemen which will be out next year. “We are first and foremost lyricists – that said, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, I guess. But we take song writing and hip-hop very seriously.”- Nick Lupi You can catch the Sydney duo at the following shows: Thurs 25 October – Transit Bar, … Continue reading Premier: Spit Syndicate – Beauty In The Bricks Film Clip + Tour Details
The Silent Titan comes forth with his second solo production record since his debut, For The Rest of My Days dropped worldwide in September, 2011. Travel, movement, time, space, speculation, nostalgia, and observation; These everyday circumstances are the themes highlighted on this record. The Silent Titan aka Tom Charuk is a producer from Australia working consistently behind the boards to develop a worldwide following through his hip-hop roots.Soulful, hard hitting, sample heavy production, seamlessly intertwined with live instrumentation, synthesis, and an array of talented vocalists, makes this release a monumental benchmark in The Silent Titan’s ever expanding portfolio. Always providing originality with … Continue reading The Silent Titan – Outer Circle Movements
The second clip from the Obesecity 2 compilation has gone live this week! P-Link’s Turn the Tables is the second single from the national dual disc effort, produced by Must, with cuts from Secondhand DJ’s. A truly innovative video, credits again go to the remarkable crew at Full Clip. You can purchase Obesecity 2 from iTunes, Soul Clap Records, or from any good record store nationally. Make sure you check out the first video released from Obesecity 2 – Goatmob – Space Trip Oddity. P Link Facebook || P Link Twitter || Obese Records Continue reading P-Link – Turn The Tables