Vic August Returns With His Latest Single ‘Bandit’ featuring Figuero Jones

Northern Territory-based rapper ​Vic August​ is back with a hot-tempered new trap anthem, ​BANDIT​, featuring common collaborator ​Figuero Jones​. Following the success of August’s ​Glass House 2​​ EP​ released earlier this year via WVS​, the 17-year-old lyricist has bounced back … Continue reading Vic August Returns With His Latest Single ‘Bandit’ featuring Figuero Jones

Muslim Australian Flimzy teams up with Lil Sknow on new track Hocus Pocus

Raised in Canberra with close ties to Sydney’s southwest, MC Flimzy reflects on life and his surroundings as a first generation Muslim Australian. Teaming up with rapper Lil Sknow, they have recently released a brand new track titled Hocus Pocus. With … Continue reading Muslim Australian Flimzy teams up with Lil Sknow on new track Hocus Pocus

Rainman Fire In The Belly (10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Digital Version)

Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palatable. Recognised nationally as one of Queensland’s finest, Rainman’s list of collaborations, support slots and guest appearances reads like a who’s who of local hip hop. The Herd’s Urthboy said it well: “destined to become a positive and very listenable force… with laidback but self-assured flows and a gift for hooks and phrases. One of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets”. He’s been a feature artist on triple j’s Hip Hop Show and played alongside everyone from Grandmaster Flash (USA), Ice Cube (USA) and Jungle Brothers (USA) through to The … Continue reading Rainman Fire In The Belly (10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Digital Version)

Thundamentals New Video “Think About It Feat. Peta & The Wolves”

An impressionist view of a romantic relationship, the ‘Think About It’ video looks at the bittersweet cycle of happiness and pain we feel in relationships. Filmed with the focus on real life lovers Los Angeles based Jess and Corey, the moments of real tenderness to power play are shared with the bed as the centre stage. Directed by ARIA Award winning Kris Moyes (Presets, Architecture In Helsinki, Sia), the Australian filmmaker injects pop culture references into these moments so they take on a surreal or absurd quality while viewing the relationship through a ‘feminine gaze’. The video release follows the … Continue reading Thundamentals New Video “Think About It Feat. Peta & The Wolves”

A Tribe Called Quest Sydney Mural By Mistery

Following the exciting news that “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” is now available for pre-order A Tribe Called Quest have begun posting some incredible murals from around the world to their Instagram. Included is a brilliant creation from Sydney artist Mistery. The group will continue posting murals from around the world including another brilliant design from Melbourne. Pre-Order  ||  Official  ||  Instagram Continue reading A Tribe Called Quest Sydney Mural By Mistery

Mr Grevis I Am Meth Official Video

Mr Grevis opens up with the brutally honest song ‘I Am Meth’ brings to light the issues everyday Australians face with the ice epidemic We be catching up on those Shake Down Records release’s with the latest form Mr Grevis, I Am Meth. Taken from past life experiences and stories, Grevis says most people have known someone who has been affected by this terrible drug and things should change. Mr. Grevis, WA’s most affable emcee and most recent inductee into the almighty Sylabollix crew returns after his second album My Escape and the popular debut release The Sampler. Already receiving … Continue reading Mr Grevis I Am Meth Official Video

Spit Syndicate signs to Inertia Music, reveals new track “Inhibitions”

Playing Falls Festival this summer This is the Uber driver passing you the aux chord on the way to the turn up. This is an open bar with no commitments the following day. This is your pre-party, party and kick on, all rolled into one. This is “Inhibitions”. One of Australia’s most dynamic hip hop duos, Spit Syndicate return with this brand new, feel-good track. Fusing garage with trap with Spit Syndicate’s trademark sleek style, “Inhibitions” showcases a stylish, forward-thinking side to the Sydney duo and was produced by Styalz Fuego who was also at the helm for “Know Better”, … Continue reading Spit Syndicate signs to Inertia Music, reveals new track “Inhibitions”

THIS THAT playing times announced, map released

There’s just over a week to plan that outfit, charge that phone and get that mate who was on the fence over the fence. Still not sure? The THIS THAT timetable and map might help. Dropping today, these set times have all the markings of a carefully curated good time. This Stage, That Stage and The Other Stage are firing on all fronts with almost ten hours of absolute killer sets. Chill through the afternoon with Jess Kent, Koi Child and Sampa the Great. Bring on the sunset with the twee sounds of Ball Park Music and kick on into … Continue reading THIS THAT playing times announced, map released

Pez Whatever It Takes

Pez has released a second track from his sophomore album ‘Don’t Look Down’. “Whatever It Takes is about being pretty open about all of the fear and everything that these last five years have been dealing with” “I love the dynamic of it – it starts off quite stripped-back, and with me just baring my soul, and then the energy really comes in towards the end and starts to lift… It was meant to be one big, long take – which made it cool in itself. Instead of breaking it up in little verses and having a chorus, it was … Continue reading Pez Whatever It Takes

Otis High Freedom of Choice EP

Having released their debut single ‘Welcome Home‘ just last month, Melbourne duo Otis High have announced their debut EP ‘Freedom of Choice‘ ahead of their first national tour.
 ‘Freedom of Choice‘ transplants their live and energetic party sound into the studio, with a reminiscent boom bap styling similar to that of The Funkoars and Australian favourites Hilltop Hoods – whilst still maintaining a contemporary flair. Otis High are a 2 man hip hop group from Melbourne consisting of DJ Marshall and MC MHz. Formerly known as The D.Y.E, Otis High was formed when one member stepped aside for personal reasons, … Continue reading Otis High Freedom of Choice EP

Midas.Gold OOOOOO

Midas.Gold AKA Ket Lawd is an enigma. Born on a summer storms night to a grandiose choir of baby angels on stage for Ghost Face Killah. He’s made a name for himself creating some dopest tracks this side of the hemisphere, and his latest single ‘000000’ is no exception to this. A track that brings together some atmospheric sounds and killer lines, Midas.Gold smashes a powerful break through release with ‘000000’; a track that packs a few surprises and is certain to turn heads.  With comparisons to “the first time you touched your private parts” by Midas.Gold himself, ‘000000’ is certain to make you feel something. The track pumps … Continue reading Midas.Gold OOOOOO

Sydney support acts for R.A The Rugged Man National Tour announced

Sub and Creep, N3 and Azmatik Drastik and Demise from Skrew Loose Records, will be supporting the legendary MC R.A The Rugged Man Manning Bar in Sydney in June. R.A The Rugged Man is a New York native and will be touring across Australia with his “Shoot Me In the Head” tour.  N3: N3 is a MC that is part of the infamous duo Smacktown, since 2007 the duo Smacktown has been pioneering their earth rendering fusion between hardcore hip-hop and heavy electronica, capturing the hearts of their loyal fan base of the self-titled “Smacktillians.” Their indescribable sound and performances … Continue reading Sydney support acts for R.A The Rugged Man National Tour announced

Vote for Aussie Hip Hop in Triple J’s Hottest 100

The idea is pretty straight forward: ask Australians everywhere to vote for their favourite song of the year and tell us why. triple j then collates the results and plays the countdown on Australia Day – but the end result is much more. By voting you are taking part in the world’s biggest musical democracy. You’re also joining a world-wide party as listeners in Australia and ex-pats everywhere get together, crank up the radio and party to the best songs of 2009. Voting is now open and closes at midnight (AEST) Sunday 17th January 2010. You can vote for up … Continue reading Vote for Aussie Hip Hop in Triple J’s Hottest 100

Hilltop Hoods guest Program Rage

For the last big week of AusMusic month, rage has invited aussie hip hop kings the Hilltop Hoods to guest program with a playlist including all their favs like Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Sia, Jay-Z, Sigur Ros, Brother Ali, Jungle Brothers and great stories about first meeting their influences. The Hilltop Hoods are on rage from 10.00am Saturday morning on ABC1 (if you sleep in, never fear, you can catch the repeat on ABC2 at 5.00pm) then they are sticking around into the wee small hours with you starting from 11.25pm Saturday night on ABC1. The full program list is … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods guest Program Rage

Ozi Batla – Paul Kelly Tribute Video

Over his thirty year career Paul Kelly has released nearly twenty albums that have inspired generations of Australian musicians. His amazing back catalogue will be celebrated over two nights at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne with a host of local singers offering their interpretations of some of his classic songs. Here’s the list of vocalists who performed: Missy Higgins, John Butler, Paul Dempsey, Katy Steele, Bob Evans, Ozi Batla, Dan Kelly, Clare Bowditch, Jae Laffer, Adalita, Dan Sultan and Megan Washington. Ozi Batla performed two songs on the night, Sydney From a 727 and Careless. YouTube has a video clip … Continue reading Ozi Batla – Paul Kelly Tribute Video

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

Graffiti Watch

It seems everyone wants to stamp out graffiti these days and a new technology dubbed E-Nose could be the answer. The following article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, highlighting the fact that it’s going to become harder and harder for graffiti artists to bomb certain areas while making it easier and easier for the police to bust people in the act. With the help of chemical sensors mounted to any wall, a secret SMS can be sent to police as soon as paint touches the surface. Trails are still continuing around the nation with reports that one location has … Continue reading Graffiti Watch

Still Standing Tour Footage – Vents & Ad-Fu

Diggindeeptv’s YouTube channel featured a banger of a clip from Vents and Ad-Fu on the Hilltop Hoods Still Standing Tour. If your in Adelaide this weekend we’d recommend that you head on down to the show grounds and catch the Still Standing tour live and in all it’s glory. This clip got us in the mood and I’m sure it will get you going too. This would quickly remind some why Vents is such a crowd fav. Vents will surely be dropping a new release sometime in 2010, let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later. VENTS & AD-FU – STILL … Continue reading Still Standing Tour Footage – Vents & Ad-Fu

Horrorshow – Inside Story JJJ Feature Album

If you haven’t heard, Horrorshow’s Inside Story is Triple J’s feature album of the week. It’s great to see that the lads are getting the props they deserve for this truely awsome album. Horrorshow are constantly noted as one of the most exciting prospects on the aussie hip hop scene, through excellent live shows and much-loved songs.  If you haven’t already, check out allaussie hip hop’s review of Inside Story here to get the full run down. You can catch Horrorshow as a part of the Spitshine Tour with Urthboy in Fremantle this weekend, November 12. You can get tickets … Continue reading Horrorshow – Inside Story JJJ Feature Album

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Pokerbeats

You may have heard the name Pokerbeats floating around the traps lately and if you have it’s for good reason. Pokerbeats is a 25-year-old hip hop producer from Regensburg, Germany (around one hour from Munich for those geography heads). Pokerbeats has worked with variety of artists in a variety of locations from Austria, Switzerland, Japan, America and more of late Australia. For someone who lives so far away he has been working with some big names in the Australian scene. Pokerbeats first hit the aussie shores after he did a beat for the Hilltop Hoods track She’s So Ugly, which … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Pokerbeats

The Tongue Is Dead Mixtape (Out Now)

If you missed it yesterday, Elefant Traks, The Tongue, dropped his brand new mixtape The Tongue Is Dead. Not only is it 15 tracks deep, featuring some fine artists including the likes of Joyride, Jane Tyrell, Dazastah, Ozi Batla, Mind Control, Blades and DJ Skoob, it’s also available for a FREE download. You gotta love that! You can follow the link here to grab your copy. 2010 has been announced for when The Tongues drops his new album and while we all hang for that, we’re sure this mixtape will keep you in check till then. Below you can check … Continue reading The Tongue Is Dead Mixtape (Out Now)