aahh Radio Podcast: Jurassic 5

Jurassic 5 formed in the early nineties and quickly became known as one of the soulful and socially aware Hip Hop groups of the LA underground scene. They weren’t throwback or old school, but they embodied a nostalgic sound that was also at once fresh and has remained the benchmark for original Hip Hop ever since. The group gave us timeless tracks such as ‘Quality Control’, ‘What’s Golden’ , ‘Day at The Races’ and ‘Thin Line’ featuring Nelly Furtado before they parted ways in 2007. Although the band was out of sight they were certainly not out of mind and … Continue reading aahh Radio Podcast: Jurassic 5

Hilltop Hoods Are Number 1!

This week the brand new album from Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars has debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, and we couldn’t be happier for the boys. There seems to be something right with the world when the Hoods are number 1 in the country. It’s a great time.  Shout outs should also go to the amazing guests & producers who helped out on the new record including Aaradhna, Maverick Sabre, Brother Ali, Drapht, Dan Sultan, One Above, SixFour Music, Debate, Cam Bluff & Jamie messenger. In other related Hoods news, it has just been announced that DJ Debris has gotten engaged!! … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Are Number 1!

aahh Radio Hilltop Hoods

Hilltop Hoods make their highly anticipated return with their brand new album Walking Under Stars. The new album, which is out now through their own label Golden Era Records  is the Hilltop Hoods first album since 2012s Drinking From the Sun, an album that changed the game, becoming the groups third consecutive #1 album which went gold on the day of its release and certified platinum within one week. The aptly titled record showed that local hip hop was enjoying its time in the sun, no longer an underground scene but an aural assault that had pushed down the barriers … Continue reading aahh Radio Hilltop Hoods

aahh Radio Season 2 Episode 6 Geko

Enigmatic Geko AKA Phil Gektor makes up one sixth of formidable Melbourne label Crate Cartel. His new album, titled Real Heads Don’t Listen, is out May 30 2014. Entirely self-produced, Geko has poured his contrarian genius into the album, ensuring every detail has purpose. Consistent with his previous work, Real Heads Don’t Listen further explores Geko’s underground ethos and his satirical take on mainstream society and commercialisation. Using samples as his muse, Geko’s production and lyrical themes evolve organically. The album’s overall gritty, trippy feel resembles its creator’s cynical obscurity. Though dark, and sometimes confronting, Geko’s music is a brilliant … Continue reading aahh Radio Season 2 Episode 6 Geko

aahh Radio Season 2 Episode 5 Atmosphere

Southsiders, was recorded in south Minneapolis and Oakland and is a shout-out to their native neighborhood. While it is a celebration of Atmosphere’s fortitude, it is also deeply introspective and “a very detailed look at my life,” says Slug. With Southsiders, the group’s unique sound featuring vibrant, live instrumentations and Slug’s often-weighty subject matter, continue to push the boundaries of what indie rap can mean. We catch up with Slug, as he hurtles through Northern America, in a tour van trying to avoid a crazy storm. He talks about touring Australia, the brand new album Southsiders, the recording process and … Continue reading aahh Radio Season 2 Episode 5 Atmosphere

aahh Radio Episode 12 Hermitude

The HyperParadise LP is Hermitude hitting the bullseye of their artistic vision, a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. It’s not just their meticulousness in production and musicianship, it’s the passion and love they have for instrumental music that makes them so special.  The songs are bubbling with personality: choruses leap out of songs demanding an emotional response, differing for each listener. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine the more notably adventurous R&B/soul vocalists wishing they could get their hands on the likes of All of You and HyperParadise. Fresh from their overseas success Hermitude undertook some high-profile … Continue reading aahh Radio Episode 12 Hermitude

aahh Radio – Mix Master Mike

Revered master of the 4th element. Musical DJ and collaborator with the Beastie Boys. Three-time undefeated winner of the DMC World DJ Championship. Mix Master Mike is one of the most towering and influential figures in hip hop. His body of work equals flawless. Skill behind the decks equals best of the best. He is the Dream Team. A party-rocking vinyl magician who effortlessly switches between gob-smacking scratch acrobatics and cold-dropping the biggest dancefloor erupting bombs ever written. All with a flick of the finger. Originally from San Francisco, Mix Master Mike is one of the pioneers of turntablism. Having … Continue reading aahh Radio – Mix Master Mike

aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 2: Michelle Grace Hunder – Rise Campaign

For our second ever Community Series episode, which aims to highlight those who are heavily involved in the local hip hop scene. We catch up with the photography extraordinaire Michelle Grace Hunder. Michelle is a Melbourne based photographer who has … Continue reading aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 2: Michelle Grace Hunder – Rise Campaign

aahh Radio – Episode 5: Illy – Cinematic

In Episode 5 of aahh Radio we are joined by ONETWO artist Illy, who has just released his 4th studio album Cinematic.  Illy speaks about working with executive producer M-Phazes on Cinematic, Thomas Jules of Rudimental, Drapht, the almighty Hilltop Hoods, Kira Puru, and planning triple j’s Like A Version performance from last week, plus a whole heap more. Official  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Purchase Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 5: Illy – Cinematic

aahh Radio – Episode 4 – Mr Grevis

In episode 3 of aahh Radio we chat to Mr Grevis, who has just released his sophomore LP titled My Escape, featuring production from Dazastah, Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. The album features the Funkoars crew, Joyride, Drapht and a heap more.  In Episode 4, we discuss the brand new album My Escape. Mr Grevis’ induction into the legendary SBX Crew, The Robert Hunter Cup, Mr Grevis’ new positive outlook on life, his work with the Funkoars and a whole heap more.  Expect a whole heap of dope guests and features in the upcoming episodes of aahh Radio. If you would like to feature in … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 4 – Mr Grevis

aahh Radio – Episode 3: Mind Over Matter (Smiles)

In episode 3 of aahh Radio we chat to MC Smiles, who is one half of the Mind Over Matter crew along with MC Willow. In Episode 3, we discuss the recent Sounds Of The Suburbs festival, the beautiful KiKi, Mind Over Matter’s brand new single Somebody’s Love, the upcoming album, working with a legend of the game, and all about Smiles‘ experience with a granny dating website. It’s all that and a whole heap more. this week on aahh Radio. If you only check out a few minutes, check out 7.08 – 10.20.  Expect a whole heap of dope … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 3: Mind Over Matter (Smiles)

aahh Radio – Episode 1: Mantra

Welcome to the first ever instalment of aahh Radio. Episode 1 features Melbourne Emcee Mantra who has just released his third cracking studio LP in Telling Scenes. In Episode 1 of aahh Radio, we discuss with Mantra his brand new album, upcoming tour, and a whole lot more.  Expect a whole heap of dope guests and features in the upcoming episodes of aahh Radio, as well as all your latest news, reviews, and happenings from the world of Hip Hop. If you would like to feature in an upcoming episode of aahh radio, submit a track for play, have an upcoming event … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 1: Mantra