Spit Syndicate – The Tongue – Chasm & Vida Update

Three of Sydneys premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of slamming hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday the 18th of December, the Oxford Art Factory will host Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne in what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar. After bursting onto the Australian hip-hop scene last year with an ARIA-nominated album and two national tours, Sydney wonderkids Spit Syndicate have been relatively quiet in 2009 as they prepare their sophomore record. They are breaking their 12-month hiatus with their … Continue reading Spit Syndicate – The Tongue – Chasm & Vida Update

Obese Records & GDH Events Present:

Obese Records and GDH Events are proud to present a huge night of aussie hip hop for those in and around Geelong. The gig will be happening December 12, 2009. Since joining forces in 2001, Muph & Plutonic have propelled themselves into the heart of Australian Hip-Hop and the wider music scene. The evolution of their cumulative talents has shone through both their unique live show and their stand-out albums, Hunger Pains (2004), Silence The Sirens (2006) and now their third and most mature album to date, And Then Tomorrow Came. Regarded among this country’s finest Hip Hop acts, the … Continue reading Obese Records & GDH Events Present:

Crate Creeps and Prue Product Albums 2010

Both the Crate Creeps and Pure Product have their own albums coming up for release in early 2010 and DJ Butcher and 4th thought they’d do a short track for Myspace (here) and Youtube (above) to let everyone know that shit is happening and that new albums are in the works!! Crate Creeps consists of DJ Butcher and Tommy Illfigga and are two like-minded producers who, with a similar sound became friends. After producing music separately for over 6 years each they have united to form The Crate Creeps. The guys are currently working on a 18 track compilation release, … Continue reading Crate Creeps and Prue Product Albums 2010

Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, Chasm & Vida Concert

Three of NSW premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of aussie hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday  December 18 @ the Oxford Art Factory,  Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne hit the stage for what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar. After bursting onto the aussie hip hop scene last year with an ARIA-nominated album and two national tours, Sydney wonderkids Spit Syndicate have been relatively quiet in 2009 as they prepare their sophomore record. They are breaking their 12-month hiatus with … Continue reading Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, Chasm & Vida Concert

Hilltop Hoods – Golden Era re-release

For all of the Hilltop Hoods fans out there, a reissue of The Calling, The Hard Road and The Hard Road: Restrung drops on Friday. The Golden Era re-release features brand new banging artwork, as you can see from the picture above, but thats not all – punters will also get some new songs and also some videos. The ‘missing’ track from the State Of The Art album ‘Here Come The Girls’ was played on Triple J today, we guess this will be one of the bonus tracks, and we’re happy about that. I think it will be hard not … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – Golden Era re-release

Dust Tones 4th Birthday

Dust Tones is a weekly party mashing it up in true hip hop spirit. Every Friday at the Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi from 8pm to 12am, come check out the best international and local talent for FREE. Since November 2005 Dust Tones has been bringing you everything from beats, breaks, dancehall, global, funk, dub, hip hop, and reggae on a now weekly basis. This week Dust Tones celebrates it’s 4th Birthday with Thundamentals, Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne, Noodles + Noel Boogie, DJ Ability + Mike Who and Bentley hitting the stage with true aussie hip hop flavour. Come down and help … Continue reading Dust Tones 4th Birthday

DJ Debris Wins ARIA for Best Engineering

This year the category of Engineer of the Year rounded out with two equal winners who worked with very different genres of music. Hilltop Hoods member, DJ Debris (Barry Francis) has been recognised for his work on State Of The Art, the follow up to the Hilltop Hoods 2006 ARIA Award winning album, The Hard Road. Greg Wales who engineered and produced for You Am I, was the other winner. The 23rd Annual ARIA Awards will be held Thursday, November 26 at Acer Arena. Continue reading DJ Debris Wins ARIA for Best Engineering

Heath Ledger directed N’Fa clip released

Aussie Hip Hop Artist N’fa Forster-Jones, best know for his work with 1200 Techniques, and also a boyhood friend of Heath Ledger, has released a music video Heath directed shortly before his death. N’fa posted the 3 minute, 31 second-clip for his song Cause An Effect on his YouTube and MySpace pages on Thursday, along with a video in which he explains how the project came about. Ledger, the celebrity-shy star of Batman blockbuster, “The Dark Night,” and the posthumously released “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” shot a handful of videos for low-profile artists he liked. Ledger died aged 28 … Continue reading Heath Ledger directed N’Fa clip released

One By One feat. Pez, 360 and Seth Sentry

Pez, 360 and Seth Sentry will all be appearing at the Onebyone Clothing Summer Launch Party. Read below for the full details on the event. As the summer season gets closer again why not throw a party to celebrate its long-awaited arrival! With the huge support from everyone last year and mother natures unfortunate curse with bad weather we have decided we owe it to everyone to throw the summer launch party again! MAKING IT BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE! Onebyone Clothing along side our supporting sponsors invites you to the hottest and biggest pool party this summer! We have … Continue reading One By One feat. Pez, 360 and Seth Sentry

A New Chapter in the BTE Story is Being Written…

Broken Tooth Entertainments newsletter will be hitting your inbox soon. The guys use this opportunity to dispel some of the rumors around Shogun Distribution. Here’s what they had to say: With a thousand and one rumours currently doing the rounds in regards to Shogun Distribution, Broken Tooth Entertainment would like to assure their fans that a new chapter is being written. We are working diligently to secure a new home for Australia’s most consistent label, and would like you all to stay safe in the knowledge you will still be able to find all our new albums and back catalogue … Continue reading A New Chapter in the BTE Story is Being Written…

Clash Of The Titans Postponed

Ironlak is disappointed to report that the Clash Of The Titans event in Melbourne has been cancelled. Originally COTT was to be a sub-event of a massive stadium event called Mega Rampage. After a series of hurdles the financial backers / promoters of the event had to cancel the larger side of the event but still attempted to proceed with a smaller event, which eventually became a graff only event. Unfortunately the financial issues for the main organisers led to the demise of the event. All the guys at Ironlak would like to apologise for the late cancellation of the … Continue reading Clash Of The Titans Postponed

Koolism – Jam Master Jay Til Infinity Tribute

Koolism; Hau and Danielsan have knocked together this tune in a day or two to show their love for the work of Jam Master Jay and his presence in helping to create this global phenomenon called hip hop. Koolism substituted some of the lyrics from ‘Jam Master Jay’ (from the ‘RUN-DMC’ album) – going head to head with RUN & DMC. Daniel created the beat, re-creating some of the same bits and cuts from the original tune. And there you have it. So to commemorate the anniversary of JMJ’s death, Koolism are unleashing this tune to Koolism, Jam Master Jay, … Continue reading Koolism – Jam Master Jay Til Infinity Tribute

Street Art of Sydney’s Inner West

Street Art of Sydney’s Inner West is a pictorial reference book, celebrating 30 years of street art and the people behind it. Sydney’s inner west has some of the best examples of street art in Australia. Yet many landmark street art pieces such as “Idiot Box” painted in 1993 have unfortunately disappeared in a time of intense high-density housing construction and renovation. Meet the artists and their crews such as teazer, phibs, zap, doer and the movement, in their own words and art. Street Art varies from the iconic “I have a Dream” mural on King Street, Newtown (see below), … Continue reading Street Art of Sydney’s Inner West

Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne

Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne have released the new video for the song Where Did We Go Wrong. Directed by the Artifact Collective (Dialectrix, Astronomy Class, Gully Platoon), the video features the song’s plotline played out in reverse as both Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne share the story in real time. You can now check out the video below. The song is the first released from the much anticipated sophomore full length album from acclaimed Sydney producer Chasm, who has teamed up with Melbourne-based singer Vida-Sunshyne for the collaborative soul/reggae/hip hop album Move. Featuring guest spots from UK artist Million Dan, Damajah, and Mantra, … Continue reading Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne

Flow Lab Presents…

Flow Lab is a Perth based organization, putting on live shows featuring local and interstate talents. With a majority of the focus on beat driven music such as Hip Hop and Funk, but also the occasional Rock or infusion band. With a regular friday at the Rosemount Hotel, and a monthly residency at the Paddington Ale House, the 4th Sunday of every month. Flow Lab offers a place for both established acts and newcomers. This time, Flowlab presents Seth Sentry with supports from others including the Bleeding Hearts Crew – Thorts, Esvee, Class A & DJ Bogues. The gig is … Continue reading Flow Lab Presents…

Aussie Hip Hop on Channel U

Channel U brings the best unsigned music straight to your TV, Mondays to Thursdays at 8:30pm on Channel [V]. Whether you’re a band/solo artist with a video to promote, or fan of cool new music, you’ve gotta check out Channel U. Plus you can Vote for your favourite videos and see who comes out on top! This is how it works Musicians submit their videos to be aired on the Channel U show. The videos that are accepted will be listed on this website. You then vote for your favourite clips, either via SMS or this website. Note that you … Continue reading Aussie Hip Hop on Channel U

Mantra and Krew at the Grovedale

GDH Events and the Melbourne International Arts Festival present another great night of hip hop featuring – Mantra & DJ Wasabi, Ramallah Underground (Palestine), CityWideKrew and Wydawake. Catch The gig will be held on Saturday the 24th of October at the Grovedale Hotel. Doors open at 9.30pm.  ( The time they should open for hip hop gigs, not 8pm). Tix $15 available from the Grovedale Hotel or live and direct from one of the CityWideKrew!! Continue reading Mantra and Krew at the Grovedale

Hunter and Crew at L!ve.

18+ Event. Entry is $15. Raffle at the door, prize = 5 free drinks & 2 free entries To The 100% Aus Beef Emcee Battles. Come down to L!VE on Light Square, November 6 for a huge night of raw aussie hip-hop. Hunter (SBX Crew) drops in all the way down from Perth, supported by After Hours (Certified Wise), K21 feat. Koolta & DJ Pt, Chase,  Lariken and Train. If you don’t know already, here is a bit of a bio on each artist. Hunter – Myspace / Facebook Hunter, born in Yokine, emerged as one of Perth’s most venomous … Continue reading Hunter and Crew at L!ve.

Revolver MC Championship 2009 results

The 11th annual Revolver MC Championship was held last week on Thursday 16th  September. Melbourne MCs, as well as a few from interstate who made the trip to enter the competition battled it out for the grand prize valued at over $8000. Local Defron was victorious with a unanimous decision form the judges. He beat Illuminate to the prize, who was also the 2008 runner up.  Crowd favourite, with a prize pack valued at $1000 was awarded to Gabi from Sydney. The final battle can be viewed on Revolver’s YouTube channel here. The remaining 14 battles will be online for … Continue reading Revolver MC Championship 2009 results

Sketch The Rhyme

As a part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, running from September 23, till October 11 hip hop will meet visual art in a theatrical improvised performance. This is a collaboration of artists, rappers and musicians where the audience is as much a part of the show as the performers. Artists sketch on paper which is filmed and projected live. Rappers freestyle about what the artists are drawing and audiences are invited to participate as the improvisation is structured into games. Games are inspired by Mr Squiggle, Pictionary and live animation. The live musical accompaniment is courtesy of Sydney hip hop … Continue reading Sketch The Rhyme

DUAL ALBUM LAUNCH – Bias B & Lazy Grey

Well it’s now confirmed that Bias B and Lazy Grey are set to perform combined shows in both Brisbane and Melbourne to launch their respective recent releases, Aerosol Era and The Soundtrack. Dates confirmed so far are – MELBOURNE – Friday OCTOBER 23 – THE ESPY Supports – Mata & Must,  Fluent Form, DJ Doc Felix. Hosted by Slap 618 BRISBANE – Saturday NOV 21 – THE STEP INN Supports – Fluent Form, DJ Complex other acts TBA. Sponsored by Phattape Hiphop Show Hosted by Sean B & Chubbadubbe. Continue reading DUAL ALBUM LAUNCH – Bias B & Lazy Grey

Ozi Batla Vs Young Libral (Triple J Hack)

The Herd have officially pulled out of the Coal To Coast Festival after a shit storm of criticism. Ozi Batla appeared on Triple J’s Hack this afternoon defending The Herds position on pulling out of the festival. The band were scheduled to headline the event near Mackay tonight but pulled out at the last minute due to conflicting interests with the coal industry sponsors. How can a band/group come under fire for trying to spread their message to a larger audience. Having grown up in a mining town, I have seen first hand the negative effects that mining has not … Continue reading Ozi Batla Vs Young Libral (Triple J Hack)

11th Annual Revolver MC Championship

This Thursday (September 17), Revolver Upstairs are proud to present the 11th Annual Revolver MC Comp. Eleven years of unsurpassed talent battling their skills for a heavyweight title that has been held by such greats as The Tongue (NSW), Bias B (VIC), Justice (VIC) and Delta (SA). The winner prize pack is valued at over $8,000, and consists of cash plus a flight voucher, goods from sponsors including McKenna Bourban, Revolver Upstairs, Triple R, All Of The Above, Burn Crew, Chapel Tattoo, Colonel Tan’s, Factory Sound, Final Outline, Fur, Implant, Inpress, Madman, Obese, Ozhiphop, Razor Paint, Seven Milligram and Sneaker … Continue reading 11th Annual Revolver MC Championship

OZ Hip Hop.com Phrase Competition

Phrase kicks off his national Clockwork tour this weekend in Wagga and Griffith and ozhiphop.com has 3 pairs of tickets to give away to each show. All you have to do to is email slatecomps@ozhiphop.com and tell them in 25 words or less “what PHRASE would you use to describe the music of PHRASE?” Be sure to get there early to catch support acts such as Illy, Snob Scrilla, Optamus (Downsyde) and the ever-present DJ Flagrant. If you’ve forgotten, dates are as follows: September 4: Wagga, NSW @ The Capital Saloon Bar September 5: Griffith, NSW @ Gemini Nightclub September … Continue reading OZ Hip Hop.com Phrase Competition