Kogz Leaving feat. Kathleen McCormack

Leaving lends real weight to the album’s narrative, harnessed around a sinister beat courtesy of Mat Rafle We revisit the latest album from Western Australian emcee Kogz. Leaving is a serious track which finds Kogz telling dark stories of a personal woe accompanied by the serene vocals of Kathleen McCormack who finds the calm between an exchange of brunt verses. While he knows very well to let the wax talk, it’s become Kogz’ style to etch his raps all through a beat carving his name deep into the local hip hop scene. The Perth emcee first came to note after entering … Continue reading Kogz Leaving feat. Kathleen McCormack

Bitter Belief Classixxx MixtaEP

SBX artist Bitter Belief has just released a brand new 6 track mixtape titled Classixxx MixtaEP. The mixtape is available now for the measly price of $5. The tape features a remixes of some of Bitter’s all time favourite classic tracks. Including tracks by Phil Collins (In The Air Tonight), Bruce Springsteen, Al Green and more. Dropping alongside the tapes release is brand video clip for the track Is It Fair Tonight, which you can peep above. The video was shot by Cortext. You can purchase the new mixtape here. Continue reading Bitter Belief Classixxx MixtaEP

Kogz Had Enough feat. Sever & Rob Shaker

Kogz, one of Perth’s younger emcee’s to emerge recently, has been working on his debut project for the good part of a year now. After entering a competition for ‘up and coming’ rappers organised by SBX member Mr. Grevis, Kogz won a weeks worth of studio time with Rob Shaker. The opportunity allowed Kogz to adapt his idea for a project from mixtape to full LP. Supporting Grevis a couple of times, the young emcee caught the attention of a few local stalwarts of the Perth scene. Guest verses and collaborators on the album include Mr. Grevis, Bitter Belief, Complete, … Continue reading Kogz Had Enough feat. Sever & Rob Shaker

Omac Inside My Insomnia

Omac has wasted no time since entering the local scene in Perth, releasing numerous mixtapes and free music online, aswell as performing at dozens of memorable shows over the last few years, including opening up for International hip hop acts such as Jeru the Damaja, Naughty By Nature, Obie Trice, Hopsin and Masta Ace. The Psych Ward crew member has twice toured nationally supporting MC Kerser, and is now preparing for his own national tour for the 2nd part of 2014 to showcase The Omaculate’s debut album Inside My Insomnia! The 16 track album was produced by Rob Shaker and is blessed … Continue reading Omac Inside My Insomnia

Kerser S.C.O.T National Tour 2014

In the next chapter of one of the greatest success stories in Australian music history; Kerser returns with third album S.C.O.T. Proving to be his most popular release yet, chart results shocked critics nationally during the day of release. S.C.O.T maintained a strong position at #2 on the overall iTunes charts, second only to international pop superstar Katy Perry. A week later it was announced that S.C.O.T had secured #5 on the main ARIA Charts and #1 on the ARIA Urban Charts. With a national tour ahead of him across four states including a revised date for Newcastle, Kerser will … Continue reading Kerser S.C.O.T National Tour 2014

Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 4 Coming Soon

MC Purpose last week announced that If The City Had A Voice Pt. 4 is coming out on October 24th as a free download from his new site ifthecityhadavoice.com and has recently leaked a brand new song titled ‘Falcy‘. If The City Had A Voice Pt. 4 features Creo, Madness (USA), Prime, Motive, Mr Hill, Bitter Belief, Rob Shaker & Emily. Purpose is recognized not only as a rapper, but as a killer producer with a diverse and fresh sound. His on-point, energetic live show has already toured the country extensively, gathering even more steam since the release of his … Continue reading Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 4 Coming Soon

Rob Shaker – Shaken Not Stirred Mixtape

Rob Shaker is a Producer/ Turntablist from Perth, the Shaken Not Stirred Mixtape features a host of dope artists including Hunter & Mortar, Layla, Bitter Belief, Mr Grevis, Maundz, Raven, Fluent Form, Tomahawk, The Optimen, Purpose and more. You can pick up this killer release for a ‘Name Your Price’ fee. You can grab yours here. Official  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook Continue reading Rob Shaker – Shaken Not Stirred Mixtape

Bitter Belief’s lead single ‘Mr Big Man’ taken from sophomore album The Gallery

If the name Bitter Belief sounds familiar to you, maybe it’s because you know him from the live circuit as Drapht’s hype-man, or as part of WA’s famous Syllabolix crew alongside the late and great emcee Hunter. Bitter has been an integral part of Perth’s hip hop scene for close to a decade. Having released over ten mix-tapes and one LP already, BB has honed his craft. Lead single Mr Big Man is a sobering look at the obnoxious behaviour typical of young males after drinking a few too many. Produced by long-time friend and collaborator Rob Shaker, the beat is … Continue reading Bitter Belief’s lead single ‘Mr Big Man’ taken from sophomore album The Gallery

Bitter Belief – The Gallery (Out Now!)

Perth native Bitter Belief (Syllabolix) drops his sophomore album The Gallery through Obese Records Distribution today! The LP features the likes of The Tongue, Purpose, Briggs, Hau, Creed Birch, Mr Grevis and more. With producer Creed Birch handling most of the album’s production, the two have been working together for years developing their sound. Production credits also include M-Phazes, Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker, who also handled cuts, mixing and mastering. You can purchase The Gallery here. Bandcamp  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook  ||  Purchase Continue reading Bitter Belief – The Gallery (Out Now!)

Bitter Belief – The Gallery

Growing up in a family of musicians Bitter Belief was constantly surrounded by the sounds of his cousins and uncles jamming. At the time never taking an interest in any of the instruments he found more enjoyment in just sitting, watching and soaking it all in.  Bitter Belief then began writing poems at the young age of 14 but with his growing love for hip hop by the time he was 15 that love for writing had transcended into rhymes/raps. Influenced by the likes of Nas, 2pac, NWA and other rappers Bitter then discovered his passion for the music and using … Continue reading Bitter Belief – The Gallery

Cortext – Streaming Consciousness 2.0

Cortext is a WA hip hop artist who has been making noise around the state for a while now. The Perth based/South West raised lyricist has been apart of several projects over the last few years, as well as releasing two collaborative CDs, Champion Music, with SMA crewmate Chekid, and Ill Recognise Ill, with long-time friend and collaborator Aero.D.   Cortext latest effort comes in the form of two disc release titled Streaming Consciousness 2.0. Featuring a host of artists including Ulla Shay, Bsyde, Crispe, Bryte MC, Porsah Laine, Fatty Phew, Graphic, Greeley, Bitter Belief and more. Productions duties are … Continue reading Cortext – Streaming Consciousness 2.0

Bitter Belief – The Circus

SBX crew member Bitter Belief first started writing poems at the young age of 13. In time with his love for writing combined with his love for hip hop it evolved from poems to rhymes. Recording over downloaded instrumentals with very basic cheap equipment Bitter B put his head down and got to work recording at least a track a day for the next few years to come. At the age of 17 he was signed to an independant label but left two years later to continue his journey alone. After leaving the label Bitter put out a series of mixtapes … Continue reading Bitter Belief – The Circus

Adelaide: West Coast Showcase feat. Optamus, Mr Grevis, Bitter Belief & K21

After a short absence from touring, he’s back on the road, we’ve got the Downsyde and SBX general himself headlining the upcoming show with his solo project Optamus, backing him up is Obese Records latest distro signee launching his debut album The Sampler – Mr Grevis!!! No stranger to Adelaide after extensive touring with Drapht, is Bitter Belief, he’ll be dropping tracks off his last mixtape The Tourguide and also drop some sneak peaks from the up coming album The Gallery, which is set to do some big things. Holding down the decks for nearly everybody on this night, is … Continue reading Adelaide: West Coast Showcase feat. Optamus, Mr Grevis, Bitter Belief & K21

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

Treehouse Collective Mixtape

Matt Beaton, Josh Gilmour and Kel Corbett all studied together at High School, Tafe and University, forging a strong friendship along the way. Between us we’ve had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients across various industries such as the Arts, Music, Fashion, Theatre, Editorial Newspaper & Magazine Design, Film, TV and Web/Multimedia Design. After working for various design & photography companies around Perth, we established Treehouse in ’07 as a way to pool our skills and pursue the type of work we love to do. With a shared passion for music, this is one area we … Continue reading Treehouse Collective Mixtape

Bitter Belief – Isolation (Out Now)

The debut album from Perth MC Bitter Belief. Bitter B has been paying his dues over the last few years on mixtapes, guest spots and rocking stages all over the country, on his own and also touring with SBX’s Drapht. Bitter Belief was also a part of the recent album The Dragon Project with Tomahawk, Defyre and Rob Shaker. Who Would Want me Dead? (feat. Dazastah & Drapht) Isolation is his debut album, featuring production from the West’s best, Optamus, Dazastah, Rob Shaker and Creed Birch. Tracklisting: 1. Introduction 2. Who You Came To See 3. Move Back 4. Burning … Continue reading Bitter Belief – Isolation (Out Now)

Thundamentals – Wake Up Tour!

NSW hip-hop collective Thundamentals have announced their first national headlining tour in support of their recently released full length, Sleeping On Your Style! After successful runs supporting Astronomy Class and shows on the current Obese Records Block Party Tour, Thundamentals will cross the country hitting major cities and regional locations on a trek dubbed the Wake Up Tour! The tour kicks off in Sydney on October 30 at The Gaelic Club with an eclectic lineup featuring the improvisational comedy/hip hop troupe Sketch The Rhyme. The tour will see the group perform live alongside labelmates Mantra and Coalition Crew (sets not … Continue reading Thundamentals – Wake Up Tour!