aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 2: Michelle Grace Hunder – Rise Campaign

For our second ever Community Series episode, which aims to highlight those who are heavily involved in the local hip hop scene. We catch up with the photography extraordinaire Michelle Grace Hunder. Michelle is a Melbourne based photographer who has … Continue reading aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 2: Michelle Grace Hunder – Rise Campaign

Motley – The Dope Squad Pt. 1

Motley has been making music in his makeshift home studio since 2002. In 2003 he was noticed by Live Nation and hand picked to tour his native UK with Hip-Hop legends De La Soul. Since 2005 Motley has shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest artists including Nas, Nelly & Beyoncé. Sending thousands crazy with his infectious stage presence and smooth, energetic rhymes at Sound Relief (MCG) and Big Day Out. In 2004 he worked with Nitin Sawhney on Melbourne’s 2004 International Arts Festival. He was immediately snapped up by Bliss N Eso to record on their album, … Continue reading Motley – The Dope Squad Pt. 1

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!)

Ghosts In the Room

Canberra producer Ghosts In The Room unleash his debut production album. Having assembled a team of Australia and America’s finest, this release will be sure to surprise listeners with its diverse soundtrack of soulful, dark and often unexpected collaborations. In Its Your Life – Ghosts In The Room has teamed up with one time Dr Dre portage Bishop Lamont, Briggs and Armageddon for an inspirational track to motivate its listeners. In Where I Come From the legendary Kool G Rap teams up with battle rappers Iron Solomon, Okwerdz and 360 who makes a return to his hip hop roots. In Timeless New … Continue reading Ghosts In the Room

The Funkoars – Carl Sagan

2012’s Golden Era Mixtape was the second in the series of mixtapes showcasing the talent, depth and skill of the artists on the Golden Era Records label, including artists Briggs, Hilltop Hoods, Adfu and more. Released on the triple j hip hop show with Hau, The Golden Era Mixtape 2012 featured a host of dope tracks including Funkoars – Carl Sagan. As a part of the ‘Funkoars Fam Appreciation Day‘, Carl Sagan has been released as a free download, minus any drop overs. Written by Hons, Trials & Sesta with cuts from DJ Reflux, and production from Trials, this is the … Continue reading The Funkoars – Carl Sagan

Hilltop Hoods – The Good Life In The Sun

To celebrate the launch of the Hilltop Hoods Speaking in Tongues National Australian Tour the Hilltop Hoods are giving away The Good Life In The Sun – the official Drinking From The Sun Remix EP. With all tracks remixed by Suffa, the EP features Black Thought, Lotek, Chali 2na, Classified, Solo, Briggs, Plutonic Lab & One Above. The Good Life In The Sun Remix EP is available from the Hilltop Hoods website as a free download and can be picked up as a hard copy at the Speaking In Tongues National Australian Tour only. After being hailed as one of the major draw cards for The … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – The Good Life In The Sun

Raise The Roof IV

The Espy is pleased to announce that it is once again opening its doors up to a night of all local hip hop. Raise The Roof IV picks up from where 3 left off, a colossal lineup showcasing the finest in established and emerging local hip hop. The first 3 instalments of Raise The Roof were a raging success, volume 4 is shaping up to be bigger then ever. Featuring Funkoars, Lowrider, Vents, Def Wish Cast, Briggs, Mase & Mattic, Purpose, Death Stars, DJ Reflux, Remi, Eloquor, Soliloquy, Mu-Gen, Prequel, Slap618 and DJ Flagrant’s Aussie Hip Hop video show. Hosted … Continue reading Raise The Roof IV

Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

This is the brand new film clip for Melbourne MC Maundz, the new track Take It Back is taken from the upcoming album titled Zero. Shot over a hot weekend in Preston Melbourne, the throw back clip features many notstalgic memories from back in the 90’s. The clip features a who’s who of local hip hop and is sure to get that head noddin’.  The clip is executed by Full Clip (Heata & Discourse). Additional skate photography by Andrew Dorny. Beat produced by WIK, mixed & mastered by Geko. Maundz – Zero will be out soon on Crate Cartel. Clip stars: Maundz, Bias B, WIK, Fluent … Continue reading Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

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

Mini Documentary on the life of Sydney MC Sky’high Pt. 1

Elefant Traks announces the signing of Sydney’s Sky’high, arguably the most surprising act to join the label’s roster yet. One of the most compelling artists to emerge from the local hip hop scene, Sky’high’s raw aggression seemingly puts her at odds with many of the Elefant Traks family, but her sheer talent and songwriting skills are undeniable. Growing up in the housing commissions of Maroubra and Ultimo, surrounded by a lifestyle of drugs, alcohol and violence, Sky’s inner strength guided her through an upbringing completely foreign to most Australian kids. In many ways though, she embodies the spirit of hip hop and staunchly represents her area in a … Continue reading Mini Documentary on the life of Sydney MC Sky’high Pt. 1

Golden Era Records Mixtape 2012

The Golden Era Mixtape 2012 is the second in the series of mixtapes showcasing the talent, depth and skill of the artists on  the Golden Era Records labels. Released on the triple j hip hop show with Hau, the Golden Era Mixtape 2012 is out now. You can grab it by following the link here.  Mixed by ADFU, hosted by Briggs the mixtape features all of the usual suspects the Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents, Briggs, Hau and K21. Highlights include The Hilltop Hoods Feat. Sia – I Love It (Trials Remix),  the new Hilltop Hoods track Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom, Debris, … Continue reading Golden Era Records Mixtape 2012

Sky’high – Your Highness EP

It’s a big day for Sky’high today! The free download of Your Highness EP is available now. Sky’high is Australia’s most compelling Hip Hop artist yet. She displays a raw and aggressive style born from the gutters of Sydney. Tough as nails from a glance but catch a glimpse of that disarming smile and you get a hint there’s a lot more to this character than meets the eye. Sky’high has just been announced as the latest artist to sign with Elefant Traks and will be releasing an album in May 2012. The Your Highness EP features the 5 tracks including the … Continue reading Sky’high – Your Highness EP

Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun – Limited Edition Pre-Order

The new Hilltop Hoods album, Drinking from the Sun will be released on March 9, 2012. A limited Edition Pre-order package is now available! Only 1000 units of this unique package have been manufactured. The pre-order package will come in an 11” round box container. This package contains: A signed copy of ‘Drinking from the Sun’. A copy of the 2012 Golden Era Mixtape feat. Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents, ADFU & Briggs. An ‘I Love It’ sticker. A 7” of ‘I Love It’ featuring a remix by Trials of the Funkoars. A ‘Drinking from the Sun’ T-shirt An exclusive pair of … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun – Limited Edition Pre-Order

Home Grown – Da Klinics 10th Birthday Party @ HQ July 29th

Tickets are selling fast for Da Klinic’s 10th Birthday Party held at HQ Adelaide on 29th of July and will featuring – Koolism -Bias B – Vents – Briggs – Terra Firma – K21 & more. Help join us for a night to remember. Tickets are avaialble now from Da Klinic and  Clinic 116. Prices are $25+bf (first round). $30+bf(2nd round). More information can be found here.  Continue reading Home Grown – Da Klinics 10th Birthday Party @ HQ July 29th

Hau back at it again: Audio newsletter goodness

This time rocking over Madvillain’s, ‘Meat Grinder’ instrumental from their album, ‘Madvillainy Instrumentals’. Purchase here. See us perform… Tuned In. Also performing: Briggs, Tuka, The Last Kinection & Stunna Set. The Oxford Arts Factory, Oxford Street, Sydney. Friday, June 3rd Website  ||  Facebook  ||  Myspace  ||  Twitter  ||  Blog  ||  Youtube Continue reading Hau back at it again: Audio newsletter goodness

Vents – Marked For Death (May 13): Militarism, Alienation & Unhappiness

Golden Era Records artist Vents is set to release his highly anticipated second album Marked for Death which will be in stores and online on May 13, 2011. The first single History Of The World has already been released to a whirlwind response. We catch up with Vents below for a quick chat about his new LP, the release of the single and much more. You have just dropped the first single from the soon to be released sophmore LP titled ‘Marked For Death’. The first single ‘History Of The World’ is a cracker. Tell us a little bit about … Continue reading Vents – Marked For Death (May 13): Militarism, Alienation & Unhappiness

Drapht – The Life of Riley: Drops April 1 + Download ‘On & On’ for FREE

Triple J, Drapht,The Ayems Records and Fidelity Corporation are incredibly proud and happy to announce the release of Drapht’s new studio album The Life of Riley, as well as the tour to launch said album around the nation. It’s been a long time coming and a hell of a process but we assure you, The Life of Riley has been worth the wait. To quote the man himself, “Never in my life have I put so much time and energy into one single thing. Mentally, the making of this album broke me and drove me to the brink of insanity … Continue reading Drapht – The Life of Riley: Drops April 1 + Download ‘On & On’ for FREE

Koolism update from Hau

Hau from the almighty Koolism crew has dropped the first mail out for 2011 – Recorded on the iPhone & Garage Band. Hau is rocking over ‘No Guest List’ from Oh No’s, ‘Dr. No’s The Oxperiment’. (Purchase Oh No @ iTunes: http://bit.ly/fDLKGH) In this update Hau celebrates Australia Day and  sends universal blessings out to all affected by the floods in Queensland. Sh*t is crazy. If you’re able to help, folks, please do. You can start here: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods If your missed the Triple J Hip Hop Show with Hau last night, you can catch it here. Hau had the pleasure … Continue reading Koolism update from Hau

Golden Era Records: Mixtape 2011. Hosted By Trials. Mixed By DJ Madcap

Golden Era Records with Hilltop Hoods present the Mixtape 2011, hosted by Trials and Mixed by DJ Madcap. Mixtape 2011 features all of the Golden Era Crew with a few special guests including Vents, DJ ADFU and Ash Grunwald. Here’s Vents with a snippet from The Discrete Charm Of The Bourgeoisie The track  appears on the Golden Era Mixtape 2011 Filmed & edited by Selina Miles. Get it here Golden Era Mixtape 2011 320kbps (Direct Link) Golden Era 2011 Tracklist 1. Intro 2. Sesta & Suffa – 99 Bottles 3. Pressure – The Fire 4. Briggs – Let It Burn … Continue reading Golden Era Records: Mixtape 2011. Hosted By Trials. Mixed By DJ Madcap

Sydney Hip Hop Artists Unite for QLD Floods Relief

GigTone is proud to present: Blood’s Thicker Than, Water (Sydney Hip Hop QLD Floods Relief Gig) Wednesday 19th January @ Tone. Sydney’s Hip Hop elite has banded together to hold a fundraiser for victims of the Queensland Floods – some of which have family or friends directly affected, and everyone jumped at the chance to help out. Blood’s Thicker Than Water will feature a special appearance from Melbourne’s Briggs (Golden Era) and a stellar line-up of Sydney hip hop acts including Ozi Batla (Elefant Traks), Spit Syndicate (Obese), The Tongue (Elefant Traks), Dialectrix (Obese),  That’s Them, The Last Kinection (Elefant … Continue reading Sydney Hip Hop Artists Unite for QLD Floods Relief

Golden Era Mixtape 2011 – Trials ‘Baby C’mon’ (Snippet)

The Funkoars Mr Trials re-imagines the legendary ODB’s Baby C’mon. The track will be appearing on the forthcoming Golden Era 2011 Mixtape (dropping January 17, 2011.) The Mixtape will feature new and old music from Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents & Briggs. Filmed & edited by Selina Miles. GOLDEN ERA MIXTAPE 2011 Tracklist 1. Intro 2. Sesta & Suffa – 99 Bottles 3. Pressure – The Fire 4. Briggs – Let It Burn 5. Funkoars – Lock Me Up 6. Vents – Love Song 7. DJ Reflux, DJ Debris & DJ ADFU – Portion Of The Raw 8. Funkoars Feat. Ash … Continue reading Golden Era Mixtape 2011 – Trials ‘Baby C’mon’ (Snippet)

Hilltop Hoods – Parade Of The Dead: Zombies, Execution & The Old Adelaide Gaol

Hilltop Hoods have recently dropped what must be a frist for hip hop in Australia…a full length feature zombie flick. Filmed on location at the Old Adelaide Gaol, Parade Of The Dead isn’t just your ordinary zombie flick, in fact this isn’t even your ordinary movie. In 2010 a virus spread throughout the world’s population killing millions and turning many survivors into mindless zombies. Around the same time of these apocalyptic events the Hilltop Hoods were due to make a DVD for their album State of the Art. As civilization collapsed, people died in the streets, thousands starved… The Hoods … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – Parade Of The Dead: Zombies, Execution & The Old Adelaide Gaol

Hip Hop Flood Relief – Briggs, M-Phazes and more!

Hip Hop Flood Relief with Pharoahe Monch and Boogie Blind, this Friday night at The Corner Hotel. It’s been a devastating week for Queenslanders, so New York and local Hip Hop artists have rallied together with Mistrust Music to raise money for the flood victims. Just recently on our shores, Pharoahe Monch is back with his mind blowing technical skills and lyrical mastery. Joining him is Boogie Blind from the legendary X-Ecutioners plus a host of Aussie talent. More acts to be announced soon! Pharoahe Monch, Boogie Blind, Promoe (Looptroop), Briggs, Tourettes & Young Lean, Mantra, Prequel, Thief & Wolfgram … Continue reading Hip Hop Flood Relief – Briggs, M-Phazes and more!

Golden Era Records | Mixtape 2011 (Tracklist)

Golden Era Records with Hilltop Hoods present the Mixtape 2011, hosted by Trials and Mixed by DJ Madcap. Mixtape 2011 will feature all of the Golden Era Crew with a few special guests including Vents, DJ ADFU and Ash Grunwald. The mixtape will be availble early 2011. Check out the track listing below, exclusive to Beat.com.au and check the You tube Snippet if you haven’t already. So make sure to check back soon for more details. GOLDEN ERA MIXTAPE 2011 Tracklist 1. Intro 2. Sesta & Suffa – 99 Bottles 3. Pressure – The Fire 4. Briggs – Let It … Continue reading Golden Era Records | Mixtape 2011 (Tracklist)

Rappertag #28 – Motion

This is the 28th installment of rappertag featuring Motion. New LP Motion Picture coming soon. So far it’s been: 18.) Class A MC 19.) The Tongue 20.) Tuka 21.) Drapht 22.)Sesta 23.) K21 24.) Vents 25.) Maundz 26.) Delta 27.) Simplex 28.) Motion To Come: Dedlee Adelaide hip hop crew Adroit Effusive are set to release their long awaited debut album – The Album. ‘Australian Hip Hop group to watch out for’ J-Mag, 2009. The time has finally arrived for the quintessential dysfunctional hip hop family, Adroit Effusive. After toiling in the depths of underground hip hop, honing their skills, … Continue reading Rappertag #28 – Motion

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

Rappertag #27 – Simplex

This is the 27th installment of rappertag featuring Simplex So far it’s been: 12.) Lotek 13.) 1/6 14.) Suffa 15.) Headlock 16.) Lazy Grey 17.) BVA 18.) Class A MC 19.) The Tongue 20.) Tuka 21.) Drapht 22.)Sesta 23.) K21 24.) Vents 25.) Maundz 26.) Delta 27.) Simplex To Come: Motion Emcee Simplex will drop his long-awaited solo joint on Obese early next year titled Audiobiography. One of this country’s most talented (and under-rated) hip hop talents to grace this country. Simplex’s solo album is slated for a mid-year 2010 release. The album is pretty much a collection of tracks … Continue reading Rappertag #27 – Simplex

Golden Era 2011 Mixtape (Jan 17, 2011)

This is a snippet from the forthcoming Golden Era 2011 Mixtape (dropping January 17, 2011.) The Mixtape will feature new and old music from Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents & Briggs. The beat in the video is Slaine’s ’99 Bottles’. Golden Era are currently running a sale for their online store. Use the voucher below to receive 15% off your order. For all of those producers out there…Golden Era heads Suffa and Trails have released drum samples for everyone to download and use. You can find the links to the downloads below. Suffa Drums Trials Drums Continue reading Golden Era 2011 Mixtape (Jan 17, 2011)