A$AP Ferg Listen Out Side Shows

American rapper A$AP Ferg has announced a series of headline shows, playing Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this September in addition to his appearances at Listen Out festival. A$AP Ferg emerged in 2012 as one of the leading members of the renowned, Harlem-based A$AP Mob. Immediately captivating critics and rap fans the world over, Ferg instantly fortified his reputation by appearing on A$AP Rocky’s major label debut, Long.Live.A$AP and wowing sold-out audiences while on tour with Rihanna and Drake. In 2013, A$AP Ferg released his debut album, Trap Lord, which entered at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and earned … Continue reading A$AP Ferg Listen Out Side Shows

Nico Ghost is coming for his souls…and he will collect

Out of the dark depths of the Melbourne scene, Nico Ghost emerged in July of 2015 to stake his claim with his debut EP offering ‘Kaishi’. Making a serious impact, the record resulted in a slot at the coveted Beyond the Valley Festival and culminated in an invitation to support US legends Wu-Tang Clan in an epic tour. Without missing a beat, his new single ‘Night Terrors’ dropped just in time for listeners to get acquainted with his unique sound ahead of his recent national tour support of G-Eazy. ‘Night Terrors’ is a journey into Nico’s mind, and how he … Continue reading Nico Ghost is coming for his souls…and he will collect

Tkay Maidza Announces Debut Album Tkay

Out October 28 Via Downtown / Interscope Records Having already carved a name for herself as Australia’s hottest new musical superstar, Tkay Maidza today unleashes, “Carry On,” featuring none other than cultural and political icon and one half of Run The Jewels – Killer Mike. “Carry On” is the first official single to be lifted from her highly-anticipated, forthcoming debut album titled TKAY, which is set to shake up audiences worldwide when it is released on October 28 via Downtown / Interscope Records. Pre-order the album via iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon. The 20-year-old, Zimbabwe-born, Australia-based pocket rocket with appropriate … Continue reading Tkay Maidza Announces Debut Album Tkay

Field Day Line Up 2017 feat. REMi & Tkay

Fuzzy, the team behind some of Australia’s most loved music festivals, including Listen Out, Harbourlife, and Parklife, are pleased to announce the lineup for Field Day 2017! What better way to celebrate the beginning of 2017, than being at the only Australian festival over New Year’s where you’ll be able to see both Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino on the same day! Now in its 16th year, Field Day has become Sydney’s best way to welcome in the New Year. Known for its super-friendly atmosphere, stunning venue and quality lineups mixing hip-hop, house, indie and electronic artists from around … Continue reading Field Day Line Up 2017 feat. REMi & Tkay

Baro Fuck the Judge feat. Remi

At just 18, Baro had his 2015 debut EP ‘17/18’ land at #6 in the Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts, he was also nominated for Best Independent Hip Hop at the 2015 AIR Awards. Having just wrapped up recording his follow up EP ‘Just Problems You Need To Know’, set to drop in the second half of the year which was recorded in Melbourne at Smooch Records in Brunswick (Josh Delaney’s studio) and Baro’s own infamous Bungalow Studio with a full live band, with production help from Josh Delaney (Chet Faker, Rat & Co) and longtime collaborator Mitch Graunke. BARO … Continue reading Baro Fuck the Judge feat. Remi

Dazed Hyperstrike

Here we have a dope little project from Melbourne based artist, Dazed. The project titled Hyperstrike is a collection of beats that didn’t fit in to any of the current projects Dazed has been working.  The project is available now as a free download and features 11 beats to delve into. All tracks are produced by Dazed with an encouraging call to action “bump it laying in the cut, spit something over it, DJ’s do your thing” Grab the project now by following the link here. Continue reading Dazed Hyperstrike

REMi Relases New Single ‘Lose Sleep’ feat. Jordan Rakei

Melbourne hip-hop artist Remi and musical collaborator, Sensible J (collectively known as REMI) get ready to share their highly anticipated full-length album, ‘Divas and Demons’. Out on REMI’s imprint, House of Beige on September 16, the sixteen-track sophomore LP features the widely loved, triple j high-rotation ‘singles ‘For Good’ featuring Sampa the Great, ‘Substance Therapy’, and the most recent single ‘Lose Sleep’ ft. Jordan Rakei. A hip-hop and soul release at its core, ‘Divas and Demons’ explores REMI’s personal experiences from the state of race issues, to the personal demons of relationship breakdowns, depression and the ongoing challenges faced as … Continue reading REMi Relases New Single ‘Lose Sleep’ feat. Jordan Rakei

Hau ‘Sleep’ feat. Sarah Corry

Hau returns in 2016 with a follow up to his debut solo album ‘The No End Theory’; a new killer single, ‘Sleep’. Entirely written by Hau, brought to life by the stunning vocal performance of Sarah Corry (singer of Left) and produced by Miracle, this dancehall-inspired track is an instant ear worm. ‘Sleep’ shows even after 20 years in the game, Hau is in his best form; he continues to challenge and redefine how local Hip Hop can sound. Despite the title, don’t sleep on this one. Continue reading Hau ‘Sleep’ feat. Sarah Corry

Thundamentals Return With New Single ‘Late Nights’

Hip-hop outfit Thundamentals have returned with their new single “Late Nights”. Premiering the track on community station Blue Mountains 89.1 FM Radio, “Late Nights” is the first release since their 2014 acclaimed album So We Can Remember and can be downloaded or streamed from here. ‘Late Nights’ isn’t just a nod to partying it’s also an acknowledgement of all of the late nights spent working on your craft. This song is about that epiphany moment where you realise you are better off taking a risk rather than trying to conform. It’s about celebrating the process rather than the finish line”. … Continue reading Thundamentals Return With New Single ‘Late Nights’

L-Fresh The Lion Announces A Huge National Album Tour

…And He’ll ‘Becoming’ To You All Around The Country! The first half of 2016 has been crazier than cray for L-FRESH The LION and things are just heating up. After smashing shows as main support on the recent Urthboy ‘Second Heartbeat Tour’, L-FRESH and team are prepared to pounce, launching his new album Become and bringing hype to capital and regional areas all around Australia. Become (released May 13) has been met with high praise and quickly accumulated accolades from critics and fans alike, landing 4 stars reviews left, right and centre, as well as being named Feature Album on … Continue reading L-Fresh The Lion Announces A Huge National Album Tour

Cris Gamble Anthony James

We’ve been following emcee/producer Cris Gamble for a moment now, he released his debut EP around a year ago which featured Sinks, and youngster Nyuon both who have gone from strength to strength since. The new track titled Anthony James is a strong sign of evolution from this relatively new artist. Anthony James is self produced and successfully combines a modern sound with clear boom bap influences. Cris’ trademark flow is on point, and lurches towards a more newschool style. This will be perfect for those progressive rap fans, who still need a bit of that 90s flavour. There is no word yet … Continue reading Cris Gamble Anthony James

Topics drops debut EP ‘Away With Words’

The beast from East Arnhem Land all up in your speaker! Here we have the debut EP from emcee Topics, titled Away With Words. This one has been coming for a minute now, and was released about a week ago. Comprising 8 tracks, filled with some tasty boom bap flavour, you’ll hear production from aussieozborn, Vampts, CJ Beats and more. Emcee’s Percepts, Atticus, and Sizr appear with a verse or two and Prospeks holds it down on the cut front.  Away With Words as an album crawls out from the undergrowth of the local Hip Hop scene to push through the ever growing amounts of pop bullshit … Continue reading Topics drops debut EP ‘Away With Words’

Synergy Waiting For The Collapse

Politically poignant music & design project ‘Waiting For The Collapse’ is released by Brisbane-based emcee & visual communication designer Jordan McGuire (MC Synergy) just over a month before the Australian Federal Election. ‘Waiting For The Collapse’ a music & design project that includes a 10-track album, an ongoing street art series and a blog about the phenomena of ‘collapse’ with design work and essays interpreting the theme. Jordan explores the audio/visual crossover to offer political critique and challenge societal assumptions in a boundary-pushing first for Australian Hip Hop. Launching on May 27, 2016 with a limited edition LP, ‘Waiting For … Continue reading Synergy Waiting For The Collapse

Dylan Joel Delivers Debut Album Authentic Lemonade

Australian artists Dylan Joel has just recently released his debut album titled Authentic Lemonade. Authentic Lemonade features the hip hop party jam Swing (feat. Mantra & DJ Izm) and the captivating first single Numbers. Widely known for his philanthropic lifestyle, Dylan … Continue reading Dylan Joel Delivers Debut Album Authentic Lemonade

Skurge & MarsMadness Resonate

Here we have a recently released album from Skurge and MarsMadness titled Resonate. Resonate reflects the collaboration between the psychedelic wordsmith Skurge Swindle, and the smooth hustling, street busking, MPC master Mars Madness.  Skurge launches in, planting seeds of infinite possibility and articulating his perception of this fascinating multi-dimensional reality, whilst MarsMadness executes his wizardry on the MPC. Resonate seeks to achieve equilibrium and transcend duality by telling deep and significant stories through both beats and rhymes. This release not only harks back to a time where hip hop artists were actually respected for their skill level, but also aims to reinforce the importance we all … Continue reading Skurge & MarsMadness Resonate

Graphic Boom State

Since his teenage years, Graphic (of Perth based hip-hop group Clandestien) has developed a lyrical and poetic writing style filled with complex rhyme patterns and even more complicated subject matter. His life experiences, in particular several trips throughout Latin America, have helped to shape his perspective and feelings towards modern civilisation. His thoughts can only be describe as Raw Intelligence. Boom State refers not only to Western Australia and Queensland (the mining hotspots of Australia) but rather the state of mind the government, power brokers and the general public find themselves in during recent economic times. Australia has a proud … Continue reading Graphic Boom State

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

Go Gettaz Presents: Gabreal x Wyo

Live @ Club London (11 Fitzroy St, Melbourne) 15/11/14 Melbourne vs Sydney Hip Hop? We think not. As a part of Wyo’s ‘Cell To Stage’ national tour. The young Melbourne ex-prisoner turned Go Getta is teaming up with Sydney wave maker Gabreal. Known very well for his captivating and energetic live performance’s around Australia, Gabreal has opened show’s for Kid Ink, Ja Rule, La Coka Nostra and more. Featuring on the night will be: Chevy Levett, Grinny & Big T (Rawlab Entertainment) Jesse James, Visao Melbourne and the current Victorian DMC Champion DJ Rellik. Hosted by Skandal, sponsored by Overnight Gang … Continue reading Go Gettaz Presents: Gabreal x Wyo

DJ Vame Decorus Vulnero Delectatio

DJ Vame is the man behind some of Australia’s defining Hip-Hop releases. A beat making savant, DJ Vame has created anthems, set trends and helped build some of today’s top artists. The Western Sydney based producer made his debut in 1991 and soon after produced Knights of the Underground Table the Def Wish Cast album often quoted as the defining record for the local Hip-Hop scene. A beatmaker from the days of DIY and limited sampler times, DJ Vame has built a reputation for maintaining the purest of street sounds in his productions. In recent years he has continued behind the beats for stalwarts such as Reason, and The … Continue reading DJ Vame Decorus Vulnero Delectatio

SkankMC & Babashake The Long Road Ahead: Road Diary

SkankMC and his best mate Babashake recently drove to Darwin to play at the Bass In The Grass music festival. A 3000km* round trip to play a 20 minute set. Film maker Brad Hapke (NT Hip Hop: The Documentary) came along for the ride to document the trip up to Darwin and back. This is the third time Skank has made the drive to Darwin to perform, a fair few kilometres to drive just to play a gig but as he spits’ in his track ‘Skank N Flim Flam‘ a song written about the original trip to Darwin* in 2012, … Continue reading SkankMC & Babashake The Long Road Ahead: Road Diary

Stateovmind – Better Than Postcards

Stateovmind returns with his new EP Better Than Postcards (BTP), the follow up to his well-received debut Something for Nothing. BTP quite literally picks up where his debut left off, as only days after finishing his first EP, Stateovmind took off backpacking around Europe much like many other first time travelling Australians. While away, Stateovmind linked up with European based beatmakers and emcee’s, gathered some beats, collaborated with some great artists and had many unforgettable experiences. 4 months and 14 countries later, the new 8-track EP is the final result, mixing descriptive language, a booming soundscape and hypnotic harmonies. The lead … Continue reading Stateovmind – Better Than Postcards

APHSUB – Never Be A Soldier

Never Be A Soldier is the first single off of South Australian outfit, APHSUB’s sophomore LP The Scoville Unit due for release August 16th. Being a soldier doesn’t necessarily mean you fight wars. It could mean that you’re regimented and disciplined. It could mean that you are controlled and informed on a need to know basis. It could mean that you work for the man for the rest of your life without giving any thought to a different way of living. You have a choice in how you live your life, live it to the fullest! APHSUB – Never Be A … Continue reading APHSUB – Never Be A Soldier

Flu aka Fluent Form – Flu Season

It’s no secret that Melbourne boutique hip hop label Crate Cartel have been putting out some of the purist hip hop music in Australia for years now. Having the deepest respect for the genre’s roots, the Cartel is conscientiously on point when adhering to age-old principals and legacies. None demonstrates this dedication to the movement more than Fluent Form, possessing all the background knowledge, experience and sensitivity required .Flu is the A-grade emcee, and what he has produced with new album Flu Season is no less than top-shelf hip hop. As Fluent Form has matured, so too has his music. … Continue reading Flu aka Fluent Form – Flu Season

B Wise – The Benchman Vol. 2

The sophomore mixtape to B Wise’s The Benchman mixtape saga. In Volume 2, Wise continues to give us a front line look at whats involved in the mostly gritty and sometimes glamorous come up of an independent musician. The view from the bench continues for now but entering the game is inevitable on this record. In 2012 B Wise released his debut mixtape The Benchman, which was recorded in both Sydney Australia, and London UK.  You can grab The Benchman Vol. 2 now for free download by following the link here. Track List: 01. Intro 02. The Mission Statement (Prod. Pro … Continue reading B Wise – The Benchman Vol. 2

Horrorshow – King Amongst Many

After a four year wait, Horrorshow’s third album King Amongst Many is finished and set for release August 2nd. If their first two albums established Horrorshow as one of our finest young acts, King Amongst Many may be the album that defines them as one of our finest acts. One of local hip hop’s most loved bands is back with one hell of an album. Armed with an immediacy thanks to the production, melodies and flows – from the inter-generational and biographical Down The Line to the starkly honest lost love of Waste Your Time – King Amongst Many is … Continue reading Horrorshow – King Amongst Many

Tuka, Ellesquire & Jones Jnr. – June Long Weekend @ The Newton Hotel

Fresh from Groovin’ The Moo and Seth Sentry’s national tours, Tuka and Ellesquire have been tearing the country apart with sold out shows everywhere. Saturday June 8 will see them come direct to their hometown to join fellow locals Jones Jnr at Newtown Hotel for one hell of a night of Soul and Hip Hop. Tuka, one third of Newtown’s beloved Thundamentals has had an insanely busy 18 months starting with the release of Thundmentals highly acclaimed Foreverlution which ignited a blazing tour all over the country. Thundamentals fast became Triple j’s most popular ‘Like A Version’ with their cover of Matt Corby’s Brother. … Continue reading Tuka, Ellesquire & Jones Jnr. – June Long Weekend @ The Newton Hotel