OC (DITC) + Brad Strut Australian Tour

SimmerDown Productions are proud to announce the first ever Australian appearance of OC from the infamous Hip Hop crew D.I.T.C. SimmerDown have reached out to get arguably one of the underground’s finest MCs to Australia in February 2015. OC’s first album ‘Word…Life’ to his follow up Jewelz has established him as a foundation contributor of the New York Boom Bap sound. Not to mention his contribution to the DJ Premier produced classic Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers which also featured Masta Ace, Chubb Rock and Jeru the Damaja. In 2012, OC joined forces with a true school Detroit producer Apollo … Continue reading OC (DITC) + Brad Strut Australian Tour

Interview LWP 003: Doc Felix Travelling In ‘The Right Direction’

Little Wonder Productions is a hip-hop, funk & soul label involved in the production, manufacturing and distribution of it’s products on various audio formats. Doc Felix’s latest release is a 10″ vinyl piece featuring South Australian MC Dialect. The Right Direction 10″ is available now.  aahh: Tell us a bit about the philosophy behind Little Wonder Productions, the label in general and your role in the whole show? Doc Felix: Well I started Little Wonder Productions firstly as a production company (term used loosely) to release my own stuff but with a view to release music from other like-minded artists. … Continue reading Interview LWP 003: Doc Felix Travelling In ‘The Right Direction’

Dwizofoz – Art Intimidates Life

Hailing from the sleepy Queensland capital city known as Boomtown, Dwizofoz has been around for more than a minute now. A big man with a big presence. At 26, Dwizofoz is a young leader in Brisbane hip hop who has earnt a reputation as an animal on the mic with his unique rapid fire flow delivery, honest and clever yet hard hitting and thought out lyrics and an undeniable passion for what he does. The long awaited follow up to his Baked Not Fried EP (released 2009) is Art Intimidates Life. A collection of tracks that serves as an audiobiography of sorts, … Continue reading Dwizofoz – Art Intimidates Life

Interview: Kings Konekted – Class, Corruption & The Campaign

Kings Konekted garnered a cult following among fans and hip hop luminaries alike with their 2009 pre-album release Trails to the Underlair. Looming at the edge of the underworld’s shadow, Kings Konekted are now passing off copies of their debut EP The Campaign under a jacketed arm: six tracks of street corner discussions and heavyweight production by Stricknine, Prowla and Trem. aahh: The Campaign is a relentless 6 track appetiser to the highly anticipated full length album Corrupted Citizens, due later in the year. Did you think it was important to get some new music in to the hands of the … Continue reading Interview: Kings Konekted – Class, Corruption & The Campaign

Kings Konekted – The Campaign

Looming at the edge of the underworld’s shadow, Kings Konekted pass off copies of their debut EP The Campaign under a jacketed arm: six tracks of street corner discussions and heavyweight production by Stricknine (Thirstin Howl, Tim Dog, KRS One), Prowla  and Trem. These are tales of treachery, trust and hidden malefactions conducted in broad daylight. Partners in crime from an early age, Indigenous Australian/Italian Dontez and Serbian/Australian Culprit forged their bond through exposure to the self-perpetuating cycle of violence and crime devouring the western suburbs of Brisbane. Bearing witness to a crumbling community, Kings Konekted illuminate the visceral, ugly … Continue reading Kings Konekted – The Campaign

Catch Wreck

Every so often, an event comes along with the purpose of cementing itself a place in history. In a time where large showcases are usually catered towards the more mainstream listener, Matt Van Rooy and Catch Wreck have proudly assembled an impeccable line up of artists revered by Hip Hop aficionados and fans Australia wide. This is a night put on by the fans, for the fans. Underground royalty, of this phenomenal caliber have never appeared together in this capacity to perform on the same night. Until now, Get ready to Catch Wreck. Catch Wreck will feature the legendary Lazy Grey with … Continue reading Catch Wreck

Verbill EP

Verbill is an Australian rapper/songwriter known for delivering sharp lyrical content and slick humor over well-crafted beats. With an unyielding foundation set in his hometown of Brisbane, Verbill is now poised and ready to unleash his music upon the rest of the country. Verbill obtained initial recognition after winning “Best Up And Coming Artist” alongside his former crew Left One. This achievement proved to be a sign of things to come with his win seeing him take on a series of successful live shows and guest spot on Australian hip-hop legend Brad Strut’s 2006 release. Verbill was awarded again in … Continue reading Verbill EP

K21 – Never feat. Joy Sparkes

Adelaide’s K21 introduces Never, the second film to be released from his debut LP Single Minded Civilian. The track Never also features the chilled sounds of Joy Sparkes. The film clip was shot by helloREVOLUTIONco. Single Minded Civilian features a host of Australia’s finest emcees including Trials, Vents, Sesta, Brad Strut with production from Sesta, Trials, Vampts and K21 himself. Cuts are from DJ’s Snair, adfu and PT. Never is produced by K21, scratches by DJ PT, video by helloREVOLUTIONco. Shot by Matthew Thorne and James Millard. Directed & edited by Matthew Thorne. Single Minded Civilian‘ out now. K21 Official  ||  Twitter  ||  Purchase  || … Continue reading K21 – Never feat. Joy Sparkes

Realizm – Before You Seem Dead

re•al•ism/ˈrēəˌlizəm/

Noun:
1. The attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly: “a new mood of realism”.

 Realizm is an obscure lyricist and producer from Adelaide, Australia. After his debut verse on the original critically acclaimed Battlehoggs Official Mixtape Volume 1, Realizm has been steady on both the live circuit and in the studio. Performing alongside long time collaborator K21, he has shared the stage with acts such as Jedi Mind Tricks, Celph Titled, Ill Bill (Non Phixion), Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Brad Strut, Funkoars and more. Studio wise, the past 4 years have … Continue reading Realizm – Before You Seem Dead

Maundz – Maundzilla

Straight out of Melbourne city comes one of the Nation’s most talked about MC’s, Maundz, ready to unleash his highly anticipated sophomore LP titledZero upon the masses. Flying the flag high for the scenes undeniably most hyped up emerging independent force that is Crate Cartel, Maundz is joined by fellow Cartelian and beat smith extraordinaire WIK for the entirety of what is sure to be heralded as one of the country’s slickest hip hop releases to date.  Wik, having proved his skills behind the sp1200 in recent local releases, has collected an eclectic slew of head nodders for and neck snappers for Australia’s most promising up and coming MC to … Continue reading Maundz – Maundzilla

Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

Maundz, the outspoken rascal of Melbourne’s rap-scene; has a heart of gold, a potty mouth, and an acid tongue. His second LP Zero, is the first release of 2012 from irrefutable hip hop collective Crate Cartel. Zero is a fast approaching sun on the horizon after what has been a long winter for Maundz fans. Featuring collaborative efforts from New York’s number one man of the moment Action Bronson, ARIA award winning Drapht, Golden Era’s Vents and Sesta, Melbourne kings Brad Strut and Bias B, and of course Crate Cartel. Revered by the likes of Hilltop Hoods and Drapht as the “next big thing”, Maundz has become highly respected by his underground and commercially established cohorts alike. The lead single Take … Continue reading Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

Maundz – Zero

Straight out of Melbourne city comes one of the Nation’s most talked about MC’s, Maundz, ready to unleash his highly anticipated sophomore LP titled Zero upon the masses. Flying the flag high for the scenes undeniably most hyped up emerging independent force that is Crate Cartel, Maundz is joined by fellow Cartelian and beat smith extraordinaire WIK for the entirety of what is sure to be heralded as one of the country’s slickest hip hop releases to date.  Wik, having proved his skills behind the sp1200 in recent local releases, has collected an eclectic slew of head nodders for and neck … Continue reading Maundz – Zero

K21 – Single Minded Civilian Out Now!

Adelaide’s K21 introduces his highly anticipated debut LP Single Minded Civilian. The title track Won’t Stop produced by Mdusu has been well received amongst the hoards and is still available as a free download from K21′s website. The release of the single also coincided with the release of the official film clip by Capital Waste.   Single Minded Civilian features a host of Australia’s finest emcees including Trials, Vents, Sesta, Brad Strut and more, also production from Sesta, Trials, Vampts and K21, plus you will also be treated to a host of murderous cuts from DJ’s Snair, adfu and PT.  On Saturday May 19, K21 will launch his album Single Minded Civilian at the Rocket Bar feat. Claz … Continue reading K21 – Single Minded Civilian Out Now!

Chasm – This Is How We Never Die Tour

This Is How We Never Die is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer Chasm. True to the quality displayed throughout debut album Beyond the Beat Tape (2008), and Move (with Vida Sunshyne, 2010) Chasm proves himself once more as a consummate composer. Joined by local and international artists; This Is How We Never Die features USA underground vocal heavyweights AG (Showbiz & AG), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Vast Aire (Def Jux), and Fashawn (One), New Zealand’s Dave Dallas, and Blak Twang (UK). Not to mention an assortment of Australia’s top lyricists including Solo, Lazy Grey, Mdusu, Delta, Dialectrix and Brad Strut. Chasm approaches beats like a … Continue reading Chasm – This Is How We Never Die Tour

Tornts Interview: Tales Of Trauma

From the depths of Melbourne, the highly respected rapper and venomous author, Tornts, is back with his highly anticipated LP, Concrete Slang. Broken Tooth Entertainment’s most prolific MC returns with a hard-hitting dose of reality rap and imagery riddled visions of city life in 2012. Explain to us the concept behind the title of your new album Concrete Slang and how that relates to the tracks on the album? I set out to do an album that had a lot real life rap content and story type joints about living in Melbourne…so ‘Concrete Slang’ relates to what I’m rapping/writing about…life in the city … Continue reading Tornts Interview: Tales Of Trauma

Chasm – Smokey

This Is How We Never Die is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer Chasm. True to the quality displayed throughout debut album Beyond the Beat Tape (2008), and Move (with Vida Sunshyne, 2010) Chasm proves himself once more as a consummate composer. Joined by local and international artists; This Is How We Never Die features USA underground vocal heavyweights AG (Showbiz & AG), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Vast Aire (Def Jux), and Fashawn (One), New Zealand’s Dave Dallas, and Blak Twang (UK). Not to mention an assortment of Australia’s top lyricists including Solo, Lazy Grey, Mdusu, Delta, Dialectrix … Continue reading Chasm – Smokey

Doc Felix – Guilt By Association

Little Wonder Productions is proud to present the first in a series of releases from the Doc Felix project: Guilt By Association. On the weekend the new Doc Felix single entitled Enough Of Me? feat. Brad Strut was released.  There had been a small amount of limited edition 7″ packs that were available from the site but have now SOLD OUT!  Additionally you may be able to get your hands on one of the small number of the limited 7″ packs available at Wax Museum Records (Melbourne) released in conjunction with Record Store Day. We first heard a taste of this … Continue reading Doc Felix – Guilt By Association

Chasm – This Is How We Never Die

This Is How We Never Die is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer Chasm. True to the quality displayed throughout debut album Beyond the Beat Tape (2008), and Move (with Vida Sunshyne, 2010) Chasm proves himself once more as a consummate composer.  Joined by local and international artists; This Is How We Never Die features USA underground vocal heavyweights AG (Showbiz & AG), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Vast Aire (Def Jux), and Fashawn (One), New Zealand’s Dave Dallas, and Blak Twang (UK). Not to mention an assortment of Australia’s top lyricists including Solo, Lazy Grey, Mdusu, Delta, Dialectrix … Continue reading Chasm – This Is How We Never Die

Chasm – This Is How We Never Die

Chasm’s highly anticpated LP release This Is How We Never Die is due  April 27th through Obese Records and features big names such as AG (DITC), Delta, Lazy Grey, Hau, Brad Strut, Guilty Simpson, Fashawn, Solo, Blak Twang, David Dallas and many more.  Chasm is one of the leading hip hop producers in Australia, signed to Obese Records for his solo work and to Elefant Traks for his work with his crew Astronomy Class featuring Ozi Batla and Sir Robbo. Having released 2 crew albums, Exit Strategy (2006) and Pursuit Of Happiness (2009) and 2 solo joints in the last … Continue reading Chasm – This Is How We Never Die

Clandestien – ‘Weapons Grade’ Out Now

It’s the return of the chosen ones. Perth’s undisputed Overlords of hardcore; Clandestien, from the mighty Syllabolix Crew, are back in effect. The trio of Tomahawk, Graphic and Mortar have ventured out from the Citadel to once again unleash their trademark darkness upon those who would claim king. They’re back. And this time they’ve bought the whole armoury. Unlike the groups previous releases such as Dynasty 2004 and Chasms of the Citadel 2007, where production was handled predominately by Mortar, here the sonic weaponry has been deployed by a variety of arms dealers. Suffa of the Hilltop Hoods provides a guitar heavy … Continue reading Clandestien – ‘Weapons Grade’ Out Now

Clandestien – Weapons Grade

It’s the return of the chosen ones, Perth’s undisputed overlords of hardcore, Clandestien from the mighty Syllabolix Crew are back in effect. The trio of Tomahawk, Graphic, and Mortar have ventured out from the citadel to once again unleash their trademark darkness upon those who would claim king. They’re back, and this time they’ve bought the whole armory. An armory full of weaponry in the form of hip hop at its most razor-sharp. Weapons Grade, the groups forth release, sees the cohort combine their venomous lyrical prowess teamed with a gang of the countries standout bomb manufacturers to conjure up … Continue reading Clandestien – Weapons Grade

Tornts – Concrete Slang

From the depths of Melbourne, the highly respected rapper and venomous author, Tornts, is back with his highly anticipated LP, Concrete Slang. Broken Tooth Entertainment’s most prolific MC returns with a hard hitting dose of reality rap and imagery riddled visions of city life in 2012. Since he exploded on to the scene in 2003 with his groundbreaking first album Adding Insult to Injury, his uncompromising approach has inspired young hopefuls nationwide. Concrete Slang is another chapter in the evolution of Tornts’ undisputed originality, as he continues to grow in his style, delivery, content, and as an artist. Stark and confronting, and always pushing … Continue reading Tornts – Concrete Slang

Shan Frenzie – Show and Prove

It’s been well over twenty years since DJ Frenzie made his debut in the local Hip Hop scene. Originally a Melbourne native, Frenzie was part of the infamous RFK Hip Hop crew in the early 90’s, who also spawned such legends as Trem One, Brad Strut, Raise, and Len One (Brothers Stoney). Frenzie now resides in Sydney, where he has continued as one of the cities most respected working DJ’s in the club circuit, and hosts Australia’s longest running continuous DJ mix style radio show Groove Therapy (Now in it’s tenth year) every Friday on radio 2SER FM. The Show and Prove … Continue reading Shan Frenzie – Show and Prove

Aslan & Brad Strut – The Testament (Twelve Jewelz A.U.S)

Founder of Twelve Jewelz Productions and The Horns of Jericho Soundsystem. UK based Emcee/Producer Aslan has been creating music & performing for well over a decade at home and abroad cementing himself as both an innovative lyricist and solid beat maker. Aslan has been busy building with his Twelve Jewelz family around the globe and is set to present the follow ups to The Concentration Camp Pt. 1 with The Latin Quarterz, French Legion, Twelve Jewels Australia, and The Horns Of Jericho compilations. This is the 2nd single from the forthcoming Aslan Presentz… Twelve Jewelz A.U.S titled The Testament feat. Brad Strut. Production by Aslan, for more information head to http://www.twelvejewelz.com. You can also purchase … Continue reading Aslan & Brad Strut – The Testament (Twelve Jewelz A.U.S)

Brad Strut cast in feature film ‘Pinball’

The Melbourne-based production company, Holscope, announced today that local hip-hop icon and Lyrical Commission founding member, Brad Strut, has been cast as Kurt Thorp in the crime actioner, Pinball. He will be starring alongside up and coming talent and recent VCA graduate, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy, who has been cast in the lead role of Clint Thorp. Writer/director, Matt Holcomb, stated, “Brad has been a formidable force in the Australian and international hip-hop scenes for over ten years, and Kevin is a major new talent who blew us all away in the proof-of-concept “Pinball” short film. Brad and Kevin together onscreen is a … Continue reading Brad Strut cast in feature film ‘Pinball’

Ciecmate Presents: Chess Sounds Vol.1 Exclusive Leak Brad Strut – I Need Change

For every Ciecmate beat that’s made it out into the world, there have been scores of others laying in wait, lurking, watching for the right MC. With Chess Sounds Vol.1, Ciecmate has brought his cunning creations out into the light, pairing them with the craftiest slew of MCs you could hope to assemble. Named after his recently opened production house and recording studio, Chess Sounds features local artists such as the legend Brad Strut, label-mate and fellow Broken Tooth visionary Newsense, Koolism’s Hau, host of the triple j Hip Hop Show, Westline Boomtown murkers Kings Konekted, the irrepressible Trials of … Continue reading Ciecmate Presents: Chess Sounds Vol.1 Exclusive Leak Brad Strut – I Need Change

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life (Official Listening Party)

In a time capsule unearthed in an overgrown train yard on the outskirts of Melbourne, archaeologists discover a dirt encrusted artefact, a codex of the art and science of hip hop based on a blueprint etched in concrete during a period of innovation. It bears the marks of the late 1980s and early 90s when the elemental standards were laid down by a small elite. The artefact in question is For The Term of His Natural Life, the debut solo LP from Australia’s finest lyrical craftsman, Trem One. To say début is misleading, though. With a small but revered discography including two sought after vinyl EPs and his … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life (Official Listening Party)

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

In a time capsule unearthed in an overgrown train yard on the outskirts of Melbourne, archaeologists discover a dirt encrusted artifact, a codex of the art and science of hip hop based on a blueprint etched in concrete during a period of innovation. It bears the marks of the late 1980s and early 90s when the elemental standards were laid down by a small elite. The artifact in question is For The Term of His Natural Life, the debut solo LP from Australia’s finest lyrical craftsman, Trem One. To say debut is misleading, though. With a small but revered discography including … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life