Joe Snow I Know You Know Me You EP

Here we have the brand new EP from Joe Snow, titled I Know You Know Me You.Originally from Leeds UK, Joe Snow has spent the last year in Melbourne linking up with local producers. After a hand full of successful albums with his home crew Defenders Of Style this will be Joe’s second solo release. The 7 track EP features the likes of Lego, Datkid, Res One and Defender’s Of Style’s Prys, with production by Hashfinger, Must Volkoff, Able 8, U Wish and Sinks. Download the EP for free here. Continue reading Joe Snow I Know You Know Me You EP

Uncomfortable Beats Natural Selections

Natural Selections marks the 7th compilation album to drop from Melbourne’s eclectic Uncomfortable Beats label. Jam packed with over 20 different electronic and jazz influenced creations from artists across the globe including Je$u$, Roleo, Jae Genius, YLWFRND, Wermonster, Bambu Hands, Amin Payne, DOC Mastermind, Dusty Ohms, Midflite, Able8 & many more. Grab Natural Selections for Free or Donation pricing from the Uncomfortable Beats Bandcamp site. Continue reading Uncomfortable Beats Natural Selections

Heliosphere – Uncomfortable Beats

Uncomfortable Beats presents it’s 5th Australian Beats Compilation titled Heliosphere. Uncomfortable Beats is an Australian-based music label dedicated to showcasing emerging beat-makers with an innovative, off-kilter sounds. This 13 track release showcases a diverse selection of beats from producers across Australia, with emphasis leaning towards the more mellow spectrum of electronic music. Compiled by: Able8 & Ghostsoul. Mastered by: Ghostsoul. Heliosphere is available now as a name your price download here. Official  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter Continue reading Heliosphere – Uncomfortable Beats

Beit Nun & Able8 Feat. Spider Jaroo & Benny Diction – Expansion Official Video

Recently, UK MC Beit Nun and local beatmaker Able8 teamed up to produce Lucid an 8 track collaborative EP. The track ‘Expansion’ is taken from the release and features London-based MC Benny Diction & Manchester’s Spider Jaroo, alongside Beit Nun, over Able8’s production. Purchase  ||  Beit Nun  ||  Able8 Continue reading Beit Nun & Able8 Feat. Spider Jaroo & Benny Diction – Expansion Official Video

Benny Diction & Able8 – Life Moves

Life Moves is the brainchild of prominent London-based MC Benny Diction and prolific Australian beats producer Able8. The two met at a Melbourne hip-hop night in 2011 and have been working together since. Both established artists in their own right, they have combined to turn hip-hop on its head and create something that stands out from the usual format. Able8’s signature sound combines the world of dusty vinyl samples with heavy bass-laden electronic sounds and swinging drums, providing the perfect backdrop for Benny to paint his intricate, tightly-woven rhymes. The result is an exciting mix of classic hip-hop with a … Continue reading Benny Diction & Able8 – Life Moves

Able8 x Benny Diction – Spring EP

In the run up to the release of their Life Moves album and mini-tour this Summer, Australian producer Able8 and London-based lyricist Benny Diction bring you the Spring EP. Spring consists mainly of songs written and composed between 2011 and 2012. It begins with Lost It and Popularity Contest, the first songs the pair ever recorded after they met in Melbourne. These are followed by the title track, a moody head-nodder awash with haunting vocal samples, chaotic chords and crashing cymbals. The listener then gets a taste of the summer with the upbeat banger Holiday Snaps, which Benny wrote during his time in Australia. In … Continue reading Able8 x Benny Diction – Spring EP

Ribongia – Play My Hits

Ribongias (Antonio Rosselli) music is an exploded technical drawing for the ears. Referencing a vast array of pop culture mediums, his sounds are collected and layered until, like light fragmenting through a crystal prism, they enter the aural sphere; chaos ensues. The lead single off of Ribongia’s EP of the same name Play My Hits sees the Sydney’s finest Italian musical import launching headlong into the dark heart of Beats, with a twisted melange of raw bass, chopped and screwed vocals, sparkling synths, and chunky beats, all with that signature Ribongia sense of barely controlled mayhem. This is music made to … Continue reading Ribongia – Play My Hits

Able8 x Wisdom2th – The Only Thing

Wisdom2th (pronounced ‘wisdom tooth’) is a musician/comedic performer currently residing in Perth, Western Australia. Wisdom2th is known for two distinct qualities: firstly, his phenomenal afro; and secondly, the fact that he is a highly proficient multi-instrumentalist and accomplished emcee and beatmaker.  Wisdom2th has worked with numerous artists including Marksman, ASAP, The Anonymous, RhymeAudial, FG, G.B.X and the list goes on. A producer in the true sense of the word, Wisdom2th has constructed, arranged, co-written, recorded, mixed and mastered tunes for a wide range of artists in a wide range of genres from the comfort of his personal studio space. As an artist, Wisdom2th’s … Continue reading Able8 x Wisdom2th – The Only Thing

Cash Krzma – Excessive & Disgusting Degrees EP

Cash Krzma’s has been deemed a lyricist to watch out for in 2013. By pure chance his debut single All Fonts was selected for Obesecity 2, and Cash was promptly offered distribution for his then unfinished debut EP. Collaborating with producers Neversaidall (DVS) and Able8 (Uncomfortable Beats) Cash Krzma brings you an original sound, heavily laced with self depreciating, comical braggadocio. Expect a dose of strong, intelligent lyrics depicting life seen though the eyes of a semi – vagabond, twenty something social misfit. From Meanderings a ballad like depiction of the emcee’s journey thus far to Tumor Fists a brutal assault on commercial … Continue reading Cash Krzma – Excessive & Disgusting Degrees EP

Benny Diction X Able8 – Over Here

London-based emcee Benny Diction and Melbourne-based producer Able8 bring you Over Here, the first single from their forthcoming collaborative album, tentatively titled A2B.  Over a beat that combines the ‘true school’ sampling ethics of classic hip-hop with the sensibilities of modern electronica, Benny displays the witty, intricately-woven rhymes that make him one of the scene’s unique vocal talents. The result is a jazzy, upbeat banger that you can either relax or move to. The video, edited by Dave Silver (who has previously worked with the likes of Beardyman and the Foreign Beggars), compliments the light-hearted, loose feel of the track perfectly … Continue reading Benny Diction X Able8 – Over Here

Uncomfortable Beats – Technology Box

Melbourne based label Uncomfortable Beats presents Technology Box, the fourth release in a series of popular Australian Beats compilations. The 11 track album showcases a diverse range of styles, that maintains an off-beat electronic edge floating somewhere in between the dance-floor and the lounge chair. Technology Box features a host of producers from around the country including Roleo, Able8, Master Of Ribongia and many many more. You can check out the full track list below. Technology Box is available now through Beatport, you can pick it up here. Track Listing: 01. Prequel – Good Girl Stoned 02. Roleo – Boss pt.2 … Continue reading Uncomfortable Beats – Technology Box

Uncomfortable Beats #2

Uncomfortable Beats is a Melbourne based collective that is dedicated to expanding and exposing the best in Australian beats culture to the rest of the world. This multi-headed beast is a record label, web blog, regular live music showcase, and even TV show. For over a year it has been a successful monthly residency showcasing the wealth of local talent in electronic and sample-based music. The new release of compilation album Uncomfortable Beats #2 (Launched 10/2/2012) is a solid addition to their discography. This release displays the bright future of this generations local electronic music pioneers. 2012 has seen the manager David … Continue reading Uncomfortable Beats #2