360 – Stand The Fuck Up Mixtape (Art + Free Unreleased Track)

With the release of Falling and Flying ever approaching, 360 has lined up another mixtape for his legion of fans. Stand The Fuck Up features not only the tracks below, but also the Lil Wayne rip Elbow On My Dick and guest shots from Illy, Pez, Justice & Kaos and more still rumoured to come, this tape is shaping up bigger and better than both volumes of Please Be Seated. 360 (Unreleased) – I Hate You Track recorded for 360’s upcoming second album ‘Falling & Flying’ (2011). (Cut from final track listing.) 360 X Vegas Aces X Gotye – Hearts A Mess 360 X Prime X Frank Ocean – Swim Good 360 X … Continue reading 360 – Stand The Fuck Up Mixtape (Art + Free Unreleased Track)

360 – Stand The Fuck Up

With the release of Falling and Flying still a minute away, 360 has lined up another mixtape for his legion of fans. Stand The Fuck Up features not only the tracks below, but also the Lil Wayne rip Elbow On My Dick and guest shots from Illy & Pez rumoured still to come, this tape is shaping up bigger and better than both volumes of Please Be Seated. 360 X Vegas Aces X Gotye – Hearts A Mess (100 Downloads Available) 360 X Prime X Frank Ocean – Swim Good Download link will be posted here as soon as it hits … Continue reading 360 – Stand The Fuck Up

Kryptic – Another Day Of The Week

After spending the last 10 years writing music and lyrics, Kryptic emerged on the hip hop scene in 2006. Debuting on stage at the Jive Bar as part of the former group Broken World, he then went on to be involved in many performances in the years that followed. These included group and solo performances at venues such as Bar-code, Noise bar, Amber Lounge and The Pint n’ Pickle. The group were fortunate enough to collaborate with the now late DJ Bribe in early 2007. Later that year, Broken World decided to part ways, and pursue their own musical careers. … Continue reading Kryptic – Another Day Of The Week

Phrase – Apart (New Single From 3rd Album ‘Babylon’)

Described as a “garage stomper with rockabilly guitar twists”, the lead single from Phrase’s upcoming Babylon album is another evolutionary step in the career of the Melbourne-based musician. Debuted on Triple J the other night, Apart features You Am I’s – Davey Lane on the hook as Phrase further explores his rock tendencies with a louder, more brash delivery of his rhymes. “To me, ‘Babylon’ means a place of beauty and getting to a better point in life. That’s what the record represents,” offers Phrase of his upcoming album, which will include an eclectic cast of guests spanning Jimmy Barnes … Continue reading Phrase – Apart (New Single From 3rd Album ‘Babylon’)

Mase N Mattic – Sound The Horns

“Mase n Mattic are some really talented guys and dedicated artists, they’re always putting in work.I really look forward to hearing their debut album, especially with Adfu behind the boards.” – Suffa, Hilltop Hoods. Mase N Mattic have already gained a reputation for explosive live performances, both locally with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Funkoars, Urthboy & Phrase, and nationally as the supporting act for the sellout M-Phazes Good Gracious tour. Generating this measure of hype before a debut release is no mean feat, and places Mase N Mattic head and shoulders above emerging peers. Priding themselves on professionalism … Continue reading Mase N Mattic – Sound The Horns

MoneyKat – Omar Musa & Mighty Joe

MoneyKat is an international hip hop duo comprising Omar Musa (Australia) and Mighty Joe (USA). After being sporadic collaborators for years, a highly successful tour in Indonesia spurred them into creating MoneyKat, a group intent on bring their soulful, personal, political and poetic style to ears and minds. With contrasting accents, styles and tones, they are a dynamic musical partnership. Their debut album MoneyKat, recorded in the USA and Australia, will be released in mid 2011. Many people would recognise a money cat statue, painted gold with a waving paw, as a common feature of Asian grocery stores and restaurants. … Continue reading MoneyKat – Omar Musa & Mighty Joe

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life: Hip Hop, Heads & History (Interview)

We catch up with Trem as he sets to release one of the most anticipated hip hop releases these shores have seen. The For The Term Of His Natural Life LP has been a long time coming and let us be the first to tell you…it’s nearly here. We catch up with the man from Unkut to talk about the Omega Man single, hip hop history and of course  everything album related.  The first single taken from the upcoming LP release ‘For The Term Of His Natural Life’ Omega Man has gone wild. The limited edition pack sold out across … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life: Hip Hop, Heads & History (Interview)

New Bias B Film Clip: ‘Midlife feat. Joyride’

Executed by Full Clip (Heata & Discourse) Midlife featuring Joyride produced by DJ Bonez taken from the album Biaslife. Bias B has been an unrelenting presence on the Australian Hip Hop scene spanning over decades. The Melbourne Hip Hop innovator returns to the mic with another tenacious testament to his craft in the form of Biaslife. The 5th solo release to his name, Biaslife solidly exhibits a maturity and discernment only obtainable after time, persistence, and unrequited dedication to one’s art. Bias has come a long way since his pioneering debut album Beezwax in 1998, just like his local scene. Although Aussie … Continue reading New Bias B Film Clip: ‘Midlife feat. Joyride’

Joelistics – Voyager Records Episode 2

This is the second episode of Voyager Records, Joelistics’s new series. Things are pretty bad in the future, everyone is pretty much dead. In amongst this post-apocalyptic backdrop, Joelistics decides to open a record store with six records and a box of cdr-s. This is his story. The adventures of Joelistics continue in Voyager Records Episode 2 http://www.joelistics.com Written and directed by Peter Brennan Introducting Voyager, the debut solo record from producer, rapper and singer Joelistics (TZU) Regarded as one of the most charismatic lyricists in hip hop, Joelistics is one of the most gifted freestylers to have never battled; a … Continue reading Joelistics – Voyager Records Episode 2

Exclusive Horrorshow – The Rain (Acoustic Version) recorded from One Day At The Basement

This is an exclusive video of  the acoustic version of Horrorshows track The Rain, which was recorded as part of the One Day at The Basement show earlier this year. The gig featured all acoustic sets from Joyride, Spit Syndicate and Horrorshow and was based around the guys reimagining their songs using the talents of their musician friends from other inner west bands like Made In Japan and Milan. The gig was sold out and was a dope night – it was a special experience for Horrorshow to be able to bring a local hip hop flavour and crowd to a venue that is iconic as The Basement. … Continue reading Exclusive Horrorshow – The Rain (Acoustic Version) recorded from One Day At The Basement

The Stoops & J Squared – StoopSquared

The Stoops have teamed up with acclaimed beat maker J-Squared (Illy, Pegz) to produce what can only be described as a master piece. A year in the making StoopSquared has got it all. I know people say this a lot but there are  literally NO fillers and at 12 tracks in length that is a hell of a lot of quality! Every track has its own purpose and is there for good reason. Bucket  List with its clever topic applicable to anyone, Who I Be to let the  listener know that no one is perfect, Right Time shows how willing they … Continue reading The Stoops & J Squared – StoopSquared

360 – Miracle In A Costume feat. Gossling (Falling & Flying Teaser)

Pez, 360 and the lovely Maya Jupiter are hitting the road in May/June, in support of The Line – promoting respectful relationships among young people. Pez will be performing with a full band so this is one tour not to be missed! Ticketing details are on the poster, or you can find more info here. Miracle In A Costume feat. Gossling (Teaser) from 360’s new album Falling & Flying Pez will unleash his stand out single Shine and unveil songs from the much anticipated follow up to his ARIA nominated debut album Mind Of My Own. Maya Jupiter is fresh … Continue reading 360 – Miracle In A Costume feat. Gossling (Falling & Flying Teaser)

Competition: Are you ‘Marked for Death’?

To celebrate the release of Vents’ – Marked for Death, Golden Era Records are running a competition to see who else is Marked for Death. Simply take the sleeve off your Vents CD and take a picture with the cross hairs on your face. E-mail your picture to markedfordeathface@gmail.com and the guys will upload it to their Facebook album and you will automatically be entered in to win an awesome Golden Era Prize Pack. If you haven’t heard the album yet download it from iTunes here. In the second of 3 webisodes, Trials, Ad-Fu and Vents lead you through the … Continue reading Competition: Are you ‘Marked for Death’?

Matte Blac – The Colour Of Sound [Single Download]

An MC with a passion for dynamic wordplay and sweet rhythms is set to release his solo mixtape, The Colour Of Sound. For his keen sense of social trends and world events, Matte is one who understands great lyrics, no backpedaling into tired metaphores each rhyme makes you think just hard as the previous.    Each and every line delivered has been painstakingly brought to perfection of recording and re-recording and even rewrting in the studio, this is nothing short of special. Matte is one half of well known Burn City crew Mixed Alliance who recently released they’re mixtape Mixed … Continue reading Matte Blac – The Colour Of Sound [Single Download]

Bias B – Biaslife (Drops: May 27, 2011)

If you aren’t reading Bias B’s name in the history of the local Hip Hop scene, you must be reading the wrong history. Bias B has been an unrelenting presence on the Australian Hip Hop scene spanning over decades. The Melbourne Hip Hop innovator returns to the mic with another tenacious testament to his craft in the form of Biaslife. The 5th solo release to his name, Biaslife solidly exhibits a maturity and discernment only obtainable after time, persistence, and unrequited dedication to one’s art. Bias has come a long way since his pioneering debut album Beezwax in 1998, just … Continue reading Bias B – Biaslife (Drops: May 27, 2011)

Hau’s Version Excursion – ‘Get In My Life’ (Original By Hermitude)

For the fun & love of making music & paying homage. Original by Hermitude (http://www.elefanttraks.com) Refixed by Hau Lyrics: (verse one) As soon as I heard the sirens I looked for the nearest spot that I could hide in Leapt over a fire hydrant to slide in… Between a Merc’ and some white thing They shone the light in, forced me to scatter like a cockraoch They got close, I’m cooking under pressure like a pot roast Blokes like me have got choked once caught So that one thought alone makes me run towards.. This one door that’s half open, … Continue reading Hau’s Version Excursion – ‘Get In My Life’ (Original By Hermitude)

Behind the scenes with ‘Vents – Marked For Death’ webisodes Pt. 1 + New leak “Everyday Is A Blast”

Go behind the scenes with Adelaide emcee Vents as he takes us inside his sophomore album Marked For Death, out May 13. In the first of 3 exclusive webisodes, Vents reveals what inspires him and offers a taste of new track, Rolling Balls. aahh interview with: Vents – Marked For Death: Militarism, Alienation & Unhappiness Since wrapping up touring in support of Hard To Kill Vents has been working on his sophomore album Marked For Death, once again enlisting Trials of the Funkoars to handle production duties. Trials has recently experienced a huge amount of success behind the boards – … Continue reading Behind the scenes with ‘Vents – Marked For Death’ webisodes Pt. 1 + New leak “Everyday Is A Blast”

Pegz – Drama Competition (Win tickets to the Bombs Away tour & a copy of Drama)

Australian hip hop MC Pegz returns to the solo live scene with his first national tour in 3 years. Celebrating the release of his new album, Drama, Pegz will hit the road this May for a 15-date trek that will see him hit Adelaide, Melbourne,Sydney, Brisbane, Perth alongside regional towns and cities across the country. Starting in Adelaide (now ALL AGES), the tour makes its way through Victorian territory before hitting the nation’s capital, down to New South Wales, around Queensland before heading out west for its final leg. Dialectrix will be supporting on all dates promoting his recent release … Continue reading Pegz – Drama Competition (Win tickets to the Bombs Away tour & a copy of Drama)

Horrorshow – Public Consumption (Free Download) + New Merch

This is a brand new track called Public Consumption from Elefant Traks crew Horrorshow. This little gem was cooked up recently and has now cracked over 1000 downloads in less then 24 hours. Attending Fort Street High School, whose musical output includes Josh Pyke, Unkle Ho (The Herd) and Joelistics among others, both Solo and Adit were heavily involved in bands, ranging from jazz through to rock. Along with fellow school mates and current One Dayers, Spit Syndicate, they embraced hip hop as the genre made big strides in Australia. Horrorshow have officially solidified their position in the ranks of … Continue reading Horrorshow – Public Consumption (Free Download) + New Merch

Jackie Onassis – The New Dumb (Kai-Tan and Raph Zarkov)

This is Jackie Onassis, a duo consisting of Kai Tan and Raph Zarkov. The guys met in high school and are both currently in our last year of uni. Zarkov handles the majority of the beats and Kai the majority of the rhyming and singing, although both contribute to all aspects. Jackie Onassis have been listening to Hip-hop since early high school, but their tastes are varied. Kai was once part of a rock group called Origami Kitten. Zarkov has also featured on dubstep and glitch hop compilations and is part of the Tape Death beatmaker collective (www.tapedeath.com). Zarkov has … Continue reading Jackie Onassis – The New Dumb (Kai-Tan and Raph Zarkov)

Koolta @ Jade Monkey (Friday April 29)

After the success of winning this years Hilltop Hoods Initiative, Koolta is doing his first joint set in a while! Going down this friday night at the Jade Monkey (Twin St, Adelaide), Koolta with live band the Funky Scum Rumour will be doing a set, with supports from Penny Farthing and Allday. If you can’t wait till Friday, you can purchase a copy of Koolta’s – The Deportation EP above with new bonus tracks. Entry is only $5 and doors open at 9. T-Shirts and CDs will be available on night for real cheap! Myspace  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook  ||  … Continue reading Koolta @ Jade Monkey (Friday April 29)

BBS – Qualified: Album Launch (April 23, Melbourne)

BBS are four hardworking musicians consisting of J Stark, Rare and Jorgan with J Twice on the decks. Since releasing their debut mixtape 3 mics and we swear in 2008 BBS have been busy doing countless numbers of shows ranging from the Bsound shows with artist such as Phrase, Illy, Fluent Form, Pez and 360 to Phrase’s Clockwork album launch in Melbourne and M-Phazes/Gully Platoon’s recent album launch. It’s time to celebrate the much anticipated album release by BBS titled Qualified due out the first week of April. Guest’s such as Illy (Obese Records) , Fluent Form, Skryptcha (Obese Records), … Continue reading BBS – Qualified: Album Launch (April 23, Melbourne)

Theory Of Face – Demz Sqidz EP Review

At some point during 2010 the words Theory Of Face rippled throughout the community, it wasn’t long before those few words became associated with mentions of a master DJ, teaming up with a powerhouse of rhyme and production…..Cunts got scared and rightfully so. It wasn’t until the guys over at Ironlak released their brand new Reload Cans, late last year, that the public truly became aware of the dangerousness they were facing. With the cover artwork produced by gaff artist Sofles, you could be confused into thinking that this release has something to do with graff…..don’t be fooled. Having shelved … Continue reading Theory Of Face – Demz Sqidz EP Review