360 Announces National Regional Tour + New Video For Single ‘Money’

Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed #1 ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight. Kicking off in … Continue reading 360 Announces National Regional Tour + New Video For Single ‘Money’

Kanye West ‘Stronger’ In Aria Singles Chart For Ten Years, ‘Graduation’ Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

On September 11, 2007, Kayne released his now classic ‘Graduation’ via Def Jam and Universal Music in Australia. The album peaked at #2 on the ARIA Albums chart and spawned the notable singles Stronger, Good Life and Flashing Lights, which … Continue reading Kanye West ‘Stronger’ In Aria Singles Chart For Ten Years, ‘Graduation’ Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

Tuka Life Death Time Eternal Track By Track + Album Debuts at #6 on ARIA Album Chart

Australian rapper and songwriter, Tuka has celebrated his third studio album “Life Death Time Eternal” coming in at #6 on the ARIA album chart this week, his highest ever chart debut. One third of acclaimed hip hop heroes Thundamentals, Tuka … Continue reading Tuka Life Death Time Eternal Track By Track + Album Debuts at #6 on ARIA Album Chart

Bliss N Eso – My Life Goes Gold! Circus Under The Stars Tour On Sale Now

Bliss N Eso are continuing their massive start to 2014 with the announcement that their current single My Life (feat. Ceekay Jones) has now reached Gold sales status in Australia, just weeks after being added to radio. My Life is currently at … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – My Life Goes Gold! Circus Under The Stars Tour On Sale Now

MGM x Pozible Partnership

MGM and Pozible have partnered to offer musicians the option to have their crowdfunded albums, singles and merchandise distributed through MGM’s subsidiary Waterfront Records. Musicians that opt in will also see their crowdfunded music now count towards the ARIA and AIR Charts. The partnership will make distribution easier for musicians, who will no longer have to go to the trouble of fulfilling the ‘Reward’ orders of their music and merchandise following a crowdfunding campaign on Pozible. The service will also give artists the option to have online retail built in to both their own and Waterfront’s websites on an ongoing … Continue reading MGM x Pozible Partnership

Bliss N Eso – ‘Circus In The Sky’

The Frontier Touring Company and Illusive are excited to announce iconic hip-hop trio Bliss N Eso’s highly-anticipated return to the touring circuit this July with their House of Dreams tour. This tour announcement comes off the back of the release of Home Is Where The Heart Is – the first official single from their brand new album Circus In The Sky. The six-date tour will cover all mainland capital cities in the band’s first headline tour since 2011 when they embarked on the highest-selling tour by an Australian hip-hop act. This is the first chance fans will get to experience the … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – ‘Circus In The Sky’

Purpose breaks into ARIA albums chart with independent debut ‘Where It Starts’

Monday morning Purpose took to social media to advise fans his debut project has yet again proved larger than it’s bedroom roots, becoming the #18 highest selling Australian album on the ARIA charts week ending 8th of March and #12 across the Urban charts. A huge feat for a debut album, let alone one without the benefits of label support and funding. Below is footage of him performing to a warm reception at the coveted Clipsal 500 concert on his albums release day, March 1st. He will be taking his talents on the road yet again in April/May. In the meantime … Continue reading Purpose breaks into ARIA albums chart with independent debut ‘Where It Starts’

Candice Monique – FREE ME: The Mixtape

Originally from Adelaide, South Australia – Candice Monique is a talented & unique singer/rapper/poet whose individual vocal and lyrical style draws comparisons to Neneh Cherry, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu. It is this distinctive style along with her stage presence & artistic depth which makes her one of Australia’s most exciting & original new artists. After being discovered by Professor Griff (Public Enemy), Candice was flown to Atlanta, Georgia to record her first demo CD produced by Griff himself. There she worked with Atlanta’s Jason Orr (The FunkJazz Kafe) in 2003 and later returned to to the US in … Continue reading Candice Monique – FREE ME: The Mixtape

Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun No.1 on ARIA Charts

Hilltop Hoods are officially the first Australian act to land at No.1 on the ARIA charts this year, deposing pop star Adele from her top spot with their sixth album titled Drinking From The Sun. It is the hip-hop kings’ third album in a row to debut at No.1, following on from 2006’s The Hard Road and State Of The Art in 2009. Only Michael Buble, Foster The People and Lana Del Rey have stolen the No.1 spot from Adele’s juggernaut album 21 this year before the Hoods claimed the top spot this week.  The Hoods are now touring the US and … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun No.1 on ARIA Charts

Drapht – ARIA Performance

Drapht is still currently on cloud nine from a couple of weeks ago after taking home the ARIA for Best Urban Album.  It was his first year in attendance at the ARIAs and was lucky enough to have been asked to open the ceremony with a performance of Rapunzel which you can watch below. Drapht is currently enjoying a couple of weeks at home in Perth, but is excited about what’s to come with his summer Festival appearances kicking off again on the 30th December in Rockhampton for the Oxford St Party and finishing up in his home town for … Continue reading Drapht – ARIA Performance

Vents – Marked For An ARIA

Congratulations go out to Golden Era Records artist Vents with news that his album Marked For Death snagged an ARIA nomination for ‘Best Urban Album’. Vents sophomore release Marked for Death was produced by Trials from The Funkoars, with the album featuring Golden Era label mates Hilltop Hoods, and Sesta from The Funkoars. Also big congratulations to Trials who not only produced Vents’ – Marked For Death but also primarily produced 7 time ARIA nominee Drapht’s – The Life Of Riley album, including the track, Rapunzel which was also nominated for Single Of The Year. We catch up with the man of the moment, Vents as he prepares to grace the official red carpet at the 2011 ARIA awards, or at least check it out on TV.  aahh: … Continue reading Vents – Marked For An ARIA

Illy Goes ARIA Gold!

Illy’s smash-hit single It Can Wait feat. Owl Eyes has just received ARIA Gold status after selling its 35,000th copy! The Chase has been nominated for Best Urban Album at the 2012 ARIA Awards! To top that news, he is also back in the studio already after his huge tour with Spit Syndicate, M-Phazes and Sietta. “I have been in the studio with Phizzle pretty flat out working on shit for the next album (coming mid 2012) and it is really, really coming along well. Can’t wait to get some more stuff out. If you’ve been to one of the recent … Continue reading Illy Goes ARIA Gold!

Vents receives ARIA Nomination

Congratulations to Vents with news this week his album Marked For Death snagged an ARIA nomination for ‘Best Urban Album’. Vents sophomore release Marked for Death was produced by Trials from The Funkoars, and the album features Golden Era label mates Hilltop Hoods, and Sesta from The Funkoars. Also big congratulations to Trials who not only produced Vents’ – Marked For Death but also primarily produced 7 time ARIA nominee Drapht’s – The Life Of Riley album, including the track, Rapunzel which was also nominated for Single Of The Year. Coming soon from Vents a brand new film clip for the title track … Continue reading Vents receives ARIA Nomination

Katalyst – Deep Impressions [Out Today]

Internationally renowned, ARIA nominated producer Katalyst returns with new album Deep Impressions, set for release today via Invada Records / Remote Control. The follow up album to his highly acclaimed 2007 album What’s Happening, a former triple j feature album, Deep Impressions is Katalyst’s third full length album and his most impressive work to date. The latest product of his audiophiliac obsession, Deep Impressions deconstructs and distils soul, hip hop, funk, jazz, reggae and electro influences into what is perhaps most accurately described as “the Katalyst sound“. Deep Impressions is a reflection of the large variety tunes that influence Katalyst’s own musical … Continue reading Katalyst – Deep Impressions [Out Today]

Drapht adds new dates and a Gold Record!

Drapht’s adding new dates to his Party, Party, Party Tour so that he can finally take the number one debuting The Life of Riley album to the dusty stages in the northwest of the country. Not only is the album and his full live show hitting towns in the north of WA this tour now also marks Drapht’s first visit to the Northern Territory. Bali Party is the new single from the The Life of Riley album, which we are very excited to announce has now reached official ARIA Gold Status. This is Drapht’s first gold album, an enormous achievement for … Continue reading Drapht adds new dates and a Gold Record!

The Herd – Future Shade

It is the most complete realisation of the band’s vision, and their most carefully produced record to date. From a love of ‘90s hip hop (Red Queen Theory) to Eastern European soul (Grandma’s Song); from a Sufjan influence (My Sister’s Palace) to the incomparable (Signs of Life), Future Shade is underpinned by hip hop, but is not contained by any genre. At their essence, The Herd have always explored the personal and the political: but the fury of a song like 77% has given way to the subtlety of a song like Shihaba, detailing a family member’s encounter with racist … Continue reading The Herd – Future Shade

Katalyst – Ready To Drop feat. Kween G

Producing since the mid nineties, Sydney based Ashley Anderson initially recorded under the moniker of Moonrock with the late Illpickl, releasing a self titled album in early ’98 to critical acclaim, and went on to contribute tracks to the internationally renowned Cafe Del Mar. Katalyst, he had his first solo release with a track on the internationally respected, Dope on Plastic compilation. May 2002 saw the release of the Katalyst’s debut album Manipulating Agent. The first release for Invada Records, this well crafted album received remarkable acclaim. Initially Triple J album of the week, the album went on to earn … Continue reading Katalyst – Ready To Drop feat. Kween G

Bliss N Eso – Biggest ever national tour! The Running On Air Tour 2011

It’s been speculated about for months, and now its official. Bliss N Eso are taking their explosive live show on the road for their biggest ever Australian tour. After what was without-doubt their biggest 12 months ever, with a #1 ARIA debut, a platinum album, international touring, headlining slots on some of the country’s biggest festivals and main stage Big Day Out performances that blew tens of thousands away. The trio are renowned for their spectacular audio-visual live experience that has set a new benchmark in the genre, and they promise that this will be their biggest and best tour … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – Biggest ever national tour! The Running On Air Tour 2011

Illy – The Chase Tour with M-Phazes. Supports announced including Pagen Elypsis, BBS Crew & more

In less than one week, Illy has sold-out Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel on his upcoming national album tour! With such large demand, a second show has been added for Sunday 20 March. Be quick, this will be the last Melbourne date on the tour. A special second show in Sydney has been announced at the University of Sydney’s Manning Bar on Thursday 7 April. For WA fans, Illy and M-Phazes come your way in May playing 5 headline shows in Bunbury, Mandurah, Albany, Perth and Fremantle. In the world’s biggest voted music countdown, triple j’s Hottest 100, Illy took out … Continue reading Illy – The Chase Tour with M-Phazes. Supports announced including Pagen Elypsis, BBS Crew & more

Evil Eddie – Queensland: Brand new single from “Butterfingers” frontman

Hailing from what rural Queenslanders commonly refer to as ‘The Big Smoke’, Brisbane born Evil Eddie looks set to become the next big winner on the cult variety show “Bundamba’s Got Talent”. Having served as front man for the three time Aria award nominated Hip Hop/Punk outfit Butterfingers for the last nine years, Evil Eddie is now a solo man for the first time under his own moniker -while the rest of the Butterfingers team tend to the communally owned truffle farm. With an Apra award for Most Performed Urban Work already to his credit, Evil (as he is affectionately … Continue reading Evil Eddie – Queensland: Brand new single from “Butterfingers” frontman

Illy’s The Chase – Hits ARIA Charts at #25!

The second album from Melbourne emcee Illy has made a phenomenal impact in its first week of release, landing at #25 on the ARIA Album Chart and #4 on the ARIA Urban Chart. The album received a Triple J ‘Feature Album’ slot and the hit single It Can Wait (ft Owl Eyes) was the #9 Most Added track to radio (The Music Network) during the week of October 25th. The Chase is fuelled by the blazing first single It Can Wait (ft. Owl Eyes) (#3, #4 most played on Triple J through the first two weeks of October 2010 and … Continue reading Illy’s The Chase – Hits ARIA Charts at #25!

Urthboy News!

Recently at the Big Sound Conference held in Brisbane Tim Levinson aka Urthboy and member of The Herd, talks about his early influences, the success of The Herd, his latest release as Urthboy, and his experiences as owner of the successful label Elefant Traks. Interviewed by Bluejuice singer/songwriter and music journalist Jake Stone. In other related news, Urthboy won an Independent Music Award and also got nominated for ARIA. Nice work! REMEMBER: There’s only a few days left to contribute your video or photos as entries close for the ‘Your Thing’ comp Monday 18th October. Full details here. New Urthboy … Continue reading Urthboy News!

Bliss N Eso – Running On Air: Debuts #1 on ARIA chart

Illusive are excited to announce that Australian hip hop trio Bliss N Eso’s latest album Running On Air has knocked Eminem from his six week reign at the top of ARIA Album Charts. It is the band and Illusive’s first ever number one album making the debut doubly special for all involved. Currently on a sold out Australian tour the band are gearing up to announce a US tour very soon. Previous releases Flying Colours (2008) debuted at #10 and won the boys an ARIA Award, while Day of The Dog (2006) reached #43. Bliss N Eso’s fourth album release, … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – Running On Air: Debuts #1 on ARIA chart

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: The Last Kinection

The Last Kinection are an Indigenous Hip Hop trio made up of brother and sister Weno and Nay, as well as DJ Jaytee. No strangers to the music industry, The Last Kinection have had significant success and experience for years before the group formed. Naomi (MC Nay) was one half of R&B Pop group Shakaya and signed with a major multinational label at the age of 16, quickly climbing the ARIA charts and selling platinum singles and a debut album. Joel Wenitong (Weno) and Jacob Turier (Jaytee) were on the rise as part of the infectious group Local Knowledge (Music … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: The Last Kinection

Spit Syndicate – Starry-Eyed National Tour

ARIA-nominated hip-hop group Spit Syndicate are poised to hit the road in July in support of their latest release Exile on the ‘Starry-Eyed National Tour’. The Sydney duo recently released their highly anticipated sophomore album Exile to widespread acclaim, debuting at no. 8 on the ARIA Urban charts and no.3 on the AIR Album Charts. With their lead single Starry-Eyed currently on Triple J, the Double S are set to embark on a headline tour around Australia, joined by special local guests at each stop. Accompanied on stage by musical mercenary DJ Joyride, Spit Syndicate have built a monster reputation … Continue reading Spit Syndicate – Starry-Eyed National Tour