Mind Over Matter with DJ Ilz – Just Like Fireworks Album Tour with Coptic Soldier & Johnny Utah

Launching their sophomore album Just Like Fireworks, Sydney’s Mind Over Matter announce their national Just Like Fireworks album tour through April/May. Following a massive single tour at the end of 2010, Mind Over Matter will be returning to the stage with a whole new live set and special guests including Coptic Soldier and Johnny Utah. Set for release on March 18th, Just Like Fireworks will be released through new label partners Other Tongues. With almost two albums worth of tracks on the one seventeen track long player, Just Like Fireworks is a generous offering from local Sydney duo MCs Willow … Continue reading Mind Over Matter with DJ Ilz – Just Like Fireworks Album Tour with Coptic Soldier & Johnny Utah

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

The Herd Mark 10 Years With New Single & Tour

Celebrating 10 years since their debut, The Herd perform their first live shows in two years this autumn. Their first single Sum Of It All drops in March from their fifth album, due August 2011. The Herd are a culturally diverse expression of modern Australia, but they bring with them that grand Aussie tradition of storytellers ready and willing to question authority. If you’ve seen them live, you’ll also be familiar with their ability to laugh at themselves and bring the whole crowd together. Witness the heart of Elefant Traks live on stage this April. The Herd will be joined by special … Continue reading The Herd Mark 10 Years With New Single & Tour

Crate Cartel Records are proud to announce: Raven – The Ravenous Tour 2011

Fresh off the release of his sophomore album Ravenous 20Ten, Raven with label mates Fluent Form and Discourse and newjack Myk Reid will be bringing the album live to Australia on The Ravenous Tour in 2011. Since its release in late 2010 Ravenous 20Ten has fast been touted as one of the best albums of the year and Raven has been praised as one of the country’s best emcees. With a live performance career spanning over 5 years Raven has developed a powerful stage presence and improvisational performance full of thought provoking lyrics and neck breaking antics. This being Ravens … Continue reading Crate Cartel Records are proud to announce: Raven – The Ravenous Tour 2011

A-Diction – New Film Clip “Lost For Words” [Taken from the album Walkin’ Alone’]

Here is the brand new clip for A-Dictions track Lost For Words taken from the 2010 Release Walkin’ Alone, distrbiuted by Obese Records. Find our album review below and the link for the interview below that. Walkin Alone is the title to Melbourne duo emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Many will recognise these two, with previous mixtape releases under their belt, some may also remember Boltz’ classic Wishlist release from years back. Walkin Alone is an album which combines the observations of city life, relationships, the future and even the 7 deadly sins into a hip hop painted outline of Boltz and Breachs reality. Walkin Alone the title track … Continue reading A-Diction – New Film Clip “Lost For Words” [Taken from the album Walkin’ Alone’]

Illy – New Years @ The Espy

After touring nationally on the Groovin The Moo Festival and performing sell out shows around the country, Melbourne’s own Illy is primed to kick off 2011 with a one-off show in the Espy Front Bar on New Year’s Day. Also kicking it in the front bar will be Briggs, 360, M-Phazes and Manchild. Illy has been making waves since the release of his remarkable sophomore album The Chase in October. The album received the coveted feature album on Triple J in it’s week of release and the lead single It Can Wait feat Owl Eyes has been getting massive amounts … Continue reading Illy – New Years @ The Espy

Drapht’s ‘Rapunzel’ Film Clip

Check out the brand new clip from Drapht for his latest track Rapunzel. The track is produced by Trials from Funkoars and mixed by DJ Reflux. It’s been a long time between drinks for west coast emcee and wordsmith Drapht. Having had a massive 08 and 09, most of 2010 has been spent teaming up with Brothers Grimm producer Trials working on the follow up.Drapht has been holed up in a home studio writing, crossing out, rewriting, cutting, pasting, cutting again, deleting, occasionally banging his head against a wall and then finally kicking back and smiling. The success of 2008’s Brothers Grimm, which spawned … Continue reading Drapht’s ‘Rapunzel’ Film Clip

Drapht Rapunzel Tour

It’s been a long time between drinks for west coast emcee and wordsmith Drapht. Having had a massive 08 and 09, most of 2010 has been spent teaming up with Brothers Grimm producer Trials working on the follow up. Drapht has been holed up in a home studio writing, crossing out, rewriting, cutting, pasting, cutting again, deleting, occasionally banging his head against a wall and then finally kicking back and smiling. The success of 2008’s Brothers Grimm, which spawned the massive radio hits Jimmy Recard and Falling (Jimmy Recard was the #2 most played track on JJJ in 08 and … Continue reading Drapht Rapunzel Tour

Mata & Must – Low Life’s Gospel 12″ EP (Out Nov)

Mata & Must are about to let loose their second vinyl only release for 2010, the Low Life’s Gospel 12″ EP. This time the lads have teamed up with world travelled Rasta/Dub vocalist Jornick Joe Lick from French Guyana, as well as local lynchpin DJ Wasabi (aahh spotlight here). Available digitally and physically in November from iTunes and independent record stores or pre-order now at http://www.pangproductions.com.au Catch Mata & Must on their Business In Tracksuits Tour through November and December with One Sixth and Kings Konekted on selected dates. Vinyl Tracklist: Side A 1. Universal Cryout feat.. Jornick 2. Low … Continue reading Mata & Must – Low Life’s Gospel 12″ EP (Out Nov)

Illy – The Chase [Out Now]

Melbourne MC Illy returns with a stunning second album, The Chase. Fuelled by the blazing first single It Can Wait feat. Owl Eyes (#3, #4 most played on Triple J through the first two weeks of October 2010 and added to NOVA nights nationally and across the board in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane), the album is the addiction to desire- the moments that define all the emotion and uncertainty of the pursuit of happiness. Buoyed by an incredible palette of infectious production, The Chase is filled with soaring melodies (M-Phazes work on Cigarettes), hard hitting flow (We Don’t Care) and unmistakable chart topping appeal … Continue reading Illy – The Chase [Out Now]

Spit Syndicate – Wildside Tour FREE Download

The Wildside Tour heads around the country throughout November, co-headlined by Spit Syndicate with support from Class A. In celebration the lads from Spit Syndicate have released a brand new track, for FREE download. Get that below. Tickets are available now from elefanttraks.oztix.com.au More info on the tour is available here. Wildside Tour feat. The Tongue + Spit Syndicate Supported by Class A 5th November – ANU Bar, CANBERRA, 6th November – The Cambridge Hotel, NEWCASTLE, 11th November – Rocket Room, PERTH 12th November – Mojo’s Bar, FREMANTLE 13th November – Studio 146 (formerly Xomniax), ALBANY 18th November – The National Hotel, GEELONG 19th … Continue reading Spit Syndicate – Wildside Tour FREE Download

Grafffiti At The Wall 2010

Graffiti at the Wall 2010 is an independently run all aged festival, which promises to be an epic night of hip-hop music, freestyle battles and street art. Solo artists Phatchance & Coptic Soldier will be co-headlining the festival with support from fellow I, Forget Sorry member Johnny Utah. There will also be support from Sydney’s best-kept secret, Daily Meds. Electric Elements Crew will be blasting their melodic mix of funk, blues and hip hop. Dseeva and DJ Skae will be teaming up on stage to produce an amazing set. Opening the festival will be lyrical smart-arse Billy B playing songs … Continue reading Grafffiti At The Wall 2010

The Winnie Coopers – Surface Parasites Album Launch [QLD]

Geek hip-hop all-stars, The Winnie Coopers return in style with the launch of their hotly tipped new album Surface Parasites on October 23 at Fitzy’s Loganholme for a one night only Brisbane hip-hop triple bill party which also features The Optimen and The Coalition Crew. The Winnie Coopers have been working hard to move this country forward and out of a musical recession that… has seen the increase in boat arrivals for the likes of Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry and have therefore taken the extraordinary fiscal approach by appointing a 15 year old school student as their … Continue reading The Winnie Coopers – Surface Parasites Album Launch [QLD]

Wildside Tour feat. The Tongue + Spit Syndicate Supported by Class A

For those of you who have been following The Tongue saga we’re relieved to let you know he has been released and is free to tour Australia in November. His touring partners, Spit Syndicate, covered his legal expenses (hello, record label?) and we caught the big moment where they met up on tape above. If you need a refresher on the infamous ‘press conference’ that got The Tongue into trouble, you can see the video here. The Wildside Tour heads around the country throughout November, co-headlined by Spit Syndicate with support from Class A. Tickets are available now from elefanttraks.oztix.com.au … Continue reading Wildside Tour feat. The Tongue + Spit Syndicate Supported by Class A

Thundamentals – Still Sleepin’ Tour 2010

Almost 12 months to the day since releasing their debut album Sleeping On Your Style, Thundamentals are showing no signs of slowing down as they announce their Still Sleepin’ Tour. This upcoming tour will be the last chance this year for fans to catch Thundamentals touring their debut album Sleeping On Your Style before they release new material in 2011. As well as appearances at Newtown Festival and Peats Ridge Festival, two of these tour shows will see Thundamentals team up with USA legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on their 2010 Australian tour. Still Sleepin’ Tour 2010 Nov 14th @ Newtown Festival, … Continue reading Thundamentals – Still Sleepin’ Tour 2010

I Forget, Sorry! National Tour

On the back of a year already packed with a massive touring schedule, including the national Inkstains tour and supports for heavy weight acts like Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts; Solo Artists Phatchance & Coptic Soldier are once again hitting the road with their unique brand of fiercely independent, progressive Australian hip-hop. Both solo artists have quickly established themselves as key members in the new guard of Australian Hip-Hop music, their pragmatic approach and personal song writing has bridged the genre gap and seen them forge a dedicated and growing following beyond the typical reach of … Continue reading I Forget, Sorry! National Tour

The Wildside Tour – The Tongue + Spit Syndicate

Presented by Elefant Traks, New World Artists & Select Music Two of Australia’s most electrifying hip hop acts combine to bring you the Wildside Tour, kicking off in early November. Longtime collaborators, The Tongue and Spit Syndicate joinforces for a national tour of epic proportions. This is hip-hop’s answer to Voltron, or was it Captain Planet? The Tongue’s new album, Alternative Energy has just dropped and it’s been generating quite a buzz. The record has already featured as Album of the Week on FBi, 2SER and Austereo’s Radar Radio. The video for first single The Show has been screened on … Continue reading The Wildside Tour – The Tongue + Spit Syndicate

Briggs – The Blacklist (Sept. 24)

Briggs set to release forthcoming single & album through Golden Era Records. Since exploding onto the national scene a little over a year ago, the incomparable force that is Briggs immediately established himself as a formidable new presence in the Australian Hip Hop scene. From the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and groundbreaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival on the scene, of an emcee with a melodic rapid-fire approach, and a powerful and unique voice. It was this rare combination of characteristics that lead to him being embraced … Continue reading Briggs – The Blacklist (Sept. 24)

The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy is the title to your second full length LP dropping today. How are you feeling about the finished product? I feel like its my best work to date. I’m working with the best producers, I’m writing the best songs of my career, all the guests brought their A-game….I’m really proud of this album… It’s a slick-looking package for sure, is there any meaning behind the title Alternative Energy? The human race is headed for disaster….I don’t believe in that 2012 crap but all the signs suggest we need to change our ways. If we don’t find a better … Continue reading The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Funkoars – Tour Diary Pt. 3

Funkoars hit the snow recently for some shows with Ash Grunwald on his album Launch Tour. Alot of driving and partying was done before they headed back to Adelaide to prepare for The Ultimate Hangover show at HQ on 10th September. After a string of sold out tours and festivals, the Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show … Continue reading Funkoars – Tour Diary Pt. 3

Funkoars – Tour Diary Part 2

Funkoars hit the snow recently for some shows with Ash Grunwald on his album Launch Tour. Alot of driving and partying was done before they headed back to Adelaide to prepare for The Ultimate Hangover show at Hq on 10th September After a string of sold out tours and festivals, the Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show … Continue reading Funkoars – Tour Diary Part 2

Bliss n Eso return to America

Bliss n Eso return to America for the Party Monsters Tour this September! By popular demand Bliss n Eso return to America with their explosive live show and join forces with the Kottonmouth Kings for the Party Monsters Tour! The US tour kicks off in Dallas on August 28th and whirlwinds through 25 cities in less than a month before finishing in Kansas City on September 25th. “We are really excited to be heading back over to tour the USA and see all our fans on the East Coast for the first time. We were stoked to receive an invitation … Continue reading Bliss n Eso return to America

NJE – From The Outside Looking In – Adelaide Album Launch

Sydney city solo hip hop artist NJE makes his return to Adelaide to launch his brand new album From The Outside Looking In (out now on itunes). This album has been well received, especially on the single/video for the track Appetiser (The Entree) (As seen on RAGE) & the new video Blackout (above). The album features artists such as Mind Over Matter, Phatchance and Torcha. Over the years NJE has worked hard to gain respect in the scene. This has paid off and seen him support artists such as Xzibit, Public Enemy, Phrase and Forthwrite over the years. His live … Continue reading NJE – From The Outside Looking In – Adelaide Album Launch

The Funkoars Update (Live Streaming Show!)

The Funkoars are excited to announce that on Friday 10th of September, the guys will be streaming their final Adelaide performance of 2010 LIVE! Tune in at 9PM CST on Friday 10th of September by simply clicking this link: FUNKOARS USTREAM WATCH PART 1 OF THE FUNKOARS TOUR DIARY Take a ride with Hons, Sesta, Trials & DJ Reflux as they make their way from Adelaide to Melbourne to Falls Creek and beyond in this 3 part mini-series of Funkoars debauchery! Parts 2 and 3 coming soon! THE FUNKOARS PERFORM LIVE @ HQ COMPLEX – TICKETS ON SALE NOW! FRIDAY … Continue reading The Funkoars Update (Live Streaming Show!)

The Three Up Tour

Showcasing three of the country’s most talented emcees, the nationwide Three Up Tour brings Illy, 360 and Skryptcha to cities and towns across Australia starting this September. Fresh from the success of his Triple J Hottest 100 listed single (#66) Pictures and stints on the most recent Groovin’ The Moo festival, Illy is set to showcase hits from his debut album Long Story Short alongside brand new tracks from his much anticipated second album. Slated to hit stores later this year via Obese Records, the Three Up Tour will be your first opportunity to hear his latest material. Melbourne rapper 360 … Continue reading The Three Up Tour

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

Indent 10 Year Tour

Indent, a project of Music NSW, has been providing all-ages events and opportunities for young musicians for 10 years. Indent dates back to the 1996 Drug Summit where one of the many outcomes was the development of a Youth Entertainment Pilot (YEP) project to promote developments in government policy relating to the staging of under 18’s and all ages events and drug and alcohol free entertainment. This excellent program is now 10 years old so in celebration of ten years of live all-ages drug and alcohol free events MusicNSW has just announced the Indent Ten Year Tour, supported by NRMA … Continue reading Indent 10 Year Tour

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Walkin’ Alone is the title of your first LP release and features a whole range of crews and mates chipping with vocals, beats and cuts on various tracks, from M-Phazes to Fraksha and Mules to DJ Juice of the battlehogs, Doc Felix and more. Has this release … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone

Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Touring

Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Touring Having dropped their new album Beggars Cant Be Choosers last April, the Choose Mics lads are heading out on the road to cause a rukus on nine massive shows around the nation. Choose Mics will be joined by Syntax, who will be performing new joints off his forth coming album The Musical (preview here) and A-Diction who will be shortly releasing their LP Walkin Alone (details here). Beat master M-Phazes will also be on hand spinning tracks in between sets. Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Touring dates 20 Aug Beach Road Hotel … Continue reading Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Touring

M-Phazes – Good Gracious album launch tour

On March 27th in Melbourne’s Espy Gershwin Room, Australia’s #1 Hip-Hop producer M-Phazes brought together some of Australia’s finest emcee’s and performers to help him launch his debut album Good Gracious and allaussie hip hop were lucky enough to be there. Drapht, Phrase, Pegz, Illy, Muph with Candice Monique, Mantra, 13th Son, Dialectrix, Delta, Nine High, Haunts, a full band, mini choir and even a marching band made up the 35+ crew performing as part of M-Phazes unforgettable show! Catch M-Phazes from August through September 2010 on his official Good Gracious album launch tour – This is one not to … Continue reading M-Phazes – Good Gracious album launch tour