Social Change 100

Adelaide’s Social Change, release brand new track with 12″ to follow over summer! Social Change gets it started back up with their new track ‘100’. Produced by Funkwig with cuts by DJ Snair, the Hip Hop supreme team pick up where they left off delivering a hard funk driven beat topped off with sharp lyrics, scratches and the increasingly rare rap hook. ‘100’ serves somewhat as a reintroduction for Social Change who last released music on the 2010 Butterthief Phat Tape. Since then Social Change has collaborated on tracks with Dialect, Matchless Gift, Ben Iota (Bornski), Chris Bass, Joseph Duigan … Continue reading Social Change 100

Speekup The Lost City of Secrets

A fierce and passionate MC, Speekup has been working tirelessly at his craft for well over a decade. From unreleased demos to countless open mics and battle nights, Speekup has delivered his brand of lyricism straight up raw with a no-nonsense approach. Speekup has taken the time to develop his own unique and unconventional style yet he rhymes with substance in a way that pays respect to the architects that have come before him. Having spent years waiting in the wings receiving guidance from some of South Australia’s most recognised emcees, Speekup is now poised to take his music to … Continue reading Speekup The Lost City of Secrets

Matchless Gift “Inquire Within” Out Now

MC/Producer Matchless Gift from the Butterthief camp presents his debut EP Inquire Within featuring Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix), LKR, Dialect & Social Change with cuts by DJ Snair and Inkswel. A hard-hitting, thought provoking introduction for the artist from South Australia, It’s been a long time coming and well worth the wait for the 8-track release. With an open and honest writing style and an impenetrable mark on production Matchless Gift makes music that inspires the listener to see beyond the grind of everyday norms. A producer born from the love of digging in the crates and an MC born from … Continue reading Matchless Gift “Inquire Within” Out Now

100% Butterfat Vol. 1

Butterthief is an Australian independent recording label featuring artists such as Social Change, Taylor Made Tactics, Matchless Gift and many more. DJ Snair who recently took home first place in the DMC South Australian Finals and second place at the Australian titles. For their latest release, Snair has teamed up with fellow Butterthief head Funkwig to bring you a fat-tape of new hip hop music. 100% Butterfat Vol. 1 is available now for free download below. Tracklisting:  House Shoes “Time” Instrumental  Nas feat Large Pro – “Loco-Motive”  DJ Premier & Freddie Foxxx “More Levels”  Oh No feat Roc Marciano “The Hitmen”  … Continue reading 100% Butterfat Vol. 1

Taylor Made Tactix – Uninvited Guests

Introducing Taylor Made Tactix (TMT), the Hip Hop 4 from the southern suburbs of Adelaide consisting of MC’s Mesha, Mnops and Senca along with veteran Australian Turntablist DJ Snair (Social Change, Cross Bred Mongrels, BattleHoggs). TMT’s journey begins at Morphett Vale High School in 2001 where MC Mesha would frequent ciphers with Johny C and Eckles building up steam in local battles. It was in these freestyle circuits where Mnops would appear all guns blazing, eventually joining the TM team along with MC Senca (formally of Peripheral Visions). By 2006 TMT began making their presence known in the local scene delivering boom-bap … Continue reading Taylor Made Tactix – Uninvited Guests

Dialect Interview: The Vortex, Vinyl & Video Clips

aahh catches up with one of the hottest emcees in the country right now, emcee Dialect from Dialect & Despair. In the interview we talk all things Vortex related, digging, technology and how it affects our hip hop world plus much much more. Check it out. aahh: The Vortex has been out for a few months now and has been dubbed by many as one of the top albums of 2010, you’ve also toured and dropped two killer film clips. Can 2011 beat that? Dialect: We’ll have to wait and see! We are not out to rush anything we produce. … Continue reading Dialect Interview: The Vortex, Vinyl & Video Clips


We’re giving away 1 free entry to Full Circle at the Jade Monkey (Sept 17) plus a free copy of Realizm’s new 12″ and Koolta’s EP – What more could you want?! To win, all you have to do is be the first person to email with “Full Circle @ The Jade Monkey” in the subject heading and in the body of the email tell us the name of Realizm’s new 12″ and Koolta’s EP. It’s that simple! Enter Now! Full Circle will be held at the Jade Monkey on September 17. Featuring Social Change performing tracks off their … Continue reading FULL CIRCLE COMP! (Win, Win, Win)

Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement

If you are looking for something to do in Adelaide this Friday night, Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement. On the night catch Social Change performing with a live band, emcee Requiem from Victoria, Alter Reign, Inkswel (VIC), One Above (Beat Showcase), and Fat Pockets (Funkwig & DJ Snair) spinning Funk and Hip Hop. Details in short: Friday 30th July at Electric Light Hotel 235 Grenfell Street Adelaide $10 Entry 8pm. $15 after 10pm 18+ Butterthief webpage Butterthief twitter roster Continue reading Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement

Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets

In the lead up to the long awaited release of the full length Social Change album V.High.P, Funkwig and DJ Snair of Social Change have created their first Phat Tape under the name Fat Pockets. On the 09.09.09 (cool little date) Butterthief will release Fat Pockets online for a FREE download, yes people free. The Phat Tape is a Funkwig Production and features exclusive music and  some big guest appearances by Social Change, Crossbred Mongrels, Dialect, K21, 2Biz (Common Cause) and Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix). Everyone in Melburn can catch Mata and Must, Social Change feat. Funkwig and DJ Snair, … Continue reading Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets