Review Savo Focus EP

Savo has just released his highly impressive follow-up to his mixtape that dropped back in April 2013. Since then, he has been working hard putting the finishing touches on his first official release for Bomb Squad Presents. The EP titled Focus is a 9 track behemoth featuring production from Cam Bluff and a host of international producers. Despite being a 9 track release, Savo still insists that this is an EP release. A reflection of where this young rapper is at with his music. Savo kicks off his Focus with a pop infused electro banger titled Lost Myself. Savo presents a candid look … Continue reading Review Savo Focus EP

Rayza Year Of The Rayza

For more than a decade now Prophet Rayza has been a stronghold in the local hip hop scene perfecting his talents across the four elements of Hip Hop as an emcee, breakdancer, graffiti artist and beatboxer. Hailing from Brisbane, a city that often flies under the radar when it comes to recognition of it’s hip hop artists on a national scale, Prophet Rayza has his sights set on changing this trend. Working hard to prove Brisbane has some of the best talent in the country when it comes to hip hop, the imminent release of his debut LP Year Of The … Continue reading Rayza Year Of The Rayza

I AM D – The Daley Grind EP

I AM D AKA Tom Daley is an artist in the truest sense, a man that is unwaveringly dedicated to his craft. The Daley Grind is a journey. The landscape is as diverse as the list of producers that created it, and the story is narrated vividly with D’s impressive lyricism. From the classic boom-bap feel of Mid Mid Life to the ambient/new wave vibe of U-God and the trap sounds of Fools And Kings, I AM D matches the world class production with a flow that is both comfortable and succinct. His talents on the mic haven’t gone unnoticed, … Continue reading I AM D – The Daley Grind EP

Peezo – Vibe Out

Peezo’s recent mixtape Sunset Park and EP Thanks Heaps, has helped usher in a new wave of hip hop. Fat beats, swag out the ass, and watermelon… it’s all here.  Most recently Peezo dropped a track titled Water featuring production from beatsmith Cam Bluff. The track was picked up for full rotation on triple j Unearthed and was also featured in triple j’s Unearthed Year In Review. A mammoth effort! Peezo is gearing up for a huge year ahead, he has just released a brand new single lifted from the free album coming later in the year titled Old School Futuristic. The new track Vibe Out features production from Hamley and Cam Bluff. Pezzo’s last … Continue reading Peezo – Vibe Out

Peezo – Water (Prod. Cam Bluff)

Peezo is one of the cats leading Australia’s new wave of Hip Hop. Growing up in Byron Bay wasn’t always sunshine for Peezo, and he turned to music as an outlet. Gifted with expression, he started to rap. His mixtape Sunset Park and EP Thanks Heaps, gave him the opportunity to travel and share his words with audiences and enthusiasts alike. Most recently Peezo dropped a track titled Water featuring production from beatsmith Cam Bluff. The track was picked up for full rotation on triple j Unearthed and was also featured in triple j’s Unearthed Year In Review. A mammoth effort! … Continue reading Peezo – Water (Prod. Cam Bluff)

Verbill – Kong Promo

Known best for his punchy flow, slick wordplay, and at times, twisted sense of humour, Verbill meshes vivid stories of life, love, pain and everything else between into his music. His latest effort see’s him going in hard over a Cam Bluff produced beat, which was originally released on Cam’s King Kong Beat Tape released last year. You can check out the brand new video below, and pick up the King Kong Beat Tape, which includes 7 original beats from the deranged mind of Cam Bluff. Do that, by following the link here. You can also read below Verbill’s thoughts … Continue reading Verbill – Kong Promo

Illy – The Cinematic National Tour 2014

Illy’s fourth studio album Cinematic landed loud and proud at #4 on the ARIA album chart last week. The triple j feature album is the Melbourne artist’s first top 10 debut and the second highest first week sales by an Australian hip hop artist in 2013. To celebrate the release, Illy has announced The Cinematic National Tour for March 2014. Fans will be treated to the best of Illy’s catalogue including new singles Youngbloods featuring Ahren Stringer and On & On. Tickets are on sale now! Joining Illy on The Cinematic National tour is Jackie Onassis. The Sydney hip hop … Continue reading Illy – The Cinematic National Tour 2014

aahh Radio – Episode 4 – Mr Grevis

In episode 3 of aahh Radio we chat to Mr Grevis, who has just released his sophomore LP titled My Escape, featuring production from Dazastah, Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. The album features the Funkoars crew, Joyride, Drapht and a heap more.  In Episode 4, we discuss the brand new album My Escape. Mr Grevis’ induction into the legendary SBX Crew, The Robert Hunter Cup, Mr Grevis’ new positive outlook on life, his work with the Funkoars and a whole heap more.  Expect a whole heap of dope guests and features in the upcoming episodes of aahh Radio. If you would like to feature in … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 4 – Mr Grevis

Watch: Fundamental Elements Independence

Clockwork Records are proud to announce the release of Fundamental Elements’ second film clip for the single Independence, taken from their 2013 EP The Homecoming – available now as free download.   The clip, filmed in & around FE’s home town of Brisbane, pays homage to the hip-hop culture and also features a huge range of rare & classic local hip-hop vinyl. This track is dedicated to all the independent artists, labels & crews doing their thing & of course all the hip hop heads & fans out there – this is for you!     Film Clip by Mindkill. Directed by Azzamate. Produced … Continue reading Watch: Fundamental Elements Independence

Mr Grevis My Escape Out Now

Mr. Grevis, WA’s most affable emcee and most recent inductee into the almighty Sylabollix crew returns with his second album My Escape after the popularity of his debut release The Sampler in 2012. Already receiving triple j airplay for singles So Beautiful feat. Joyride and Ness, and The Apology Song feat. Drapht, things are looking promising for Mr. Grevis’s sophomore release. Combining his supreme knack for story-telling with structurally savvy song writing, Grevis has teamed up with fellow SBX cohort Dazastah for the bulk of the album’s production, with additional beats from Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. Tinged with new-age sounds and … Continue reading Mr Grevis My Escape Out Now

Illy To Release New Album Cinematic On Friday November 8

Illy has announced the release of his forthcoming album Cinematic on Friday 8 November via ONETWO. “I decided on the title Cinematic because the album plays like a movie and is true to a vision,” says Illy of the new release. “This will be my fourth album in five years; I’ve learned a lot and directed this experience into Cinematic. The concepts are tighter, the hooks are more finessed and the beats are off the chart!” Cinematic was recorded over the past year at Executive Producer M-Phazes’ Melbourne studio. Jan Skubiszewski, Styalz Fuego and Cam Bluff have also contributed to the production of … Continue reading Illy To Release New Album Cinematic On Friday November 8

Mr. Grevis – My Escape

WA’s most affable emcee and most recent inductee into the almighty Sylabollix crew – Mr. Grevis returns with his second album My Escape after the popularity of his debut release The Sampler in 2012. Combining his supreme knack for story-telling with structurally savvy song writing, Grevis has teamed up with fellow SBX cohort Dazastah for the bulk of the album’s production, with additional beats Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. Tinged with new-age sounds and live instrumentation to match the array of subjects explored, My Escape reflects the times through Mr Grevis‘ eyes both sonically and lyrically. With plenty of guest … Continue reading Mr. Grevis – My Escape

Broken Aesthetiks – Still Broke

Due to the finalisation of legal proceedings stemming from their debut release, ‘Broke‘, Grhyme Productions are now slightly apprehensive to announce (pending all guidelines laid out by Livinia Nixon’s solicitors are met) the impending release of Broken Aesthetik’s sophomore album, the aptly titled Still Broke. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing the duo live, would be well aware of the tongue-in-cheek antics of the group’s lone emcee, FatGut. Scathing social commentary, celebrity undressing, and at times personal catharsis, are delivered with an always upbeat tempo. This can find you with a beaming smile, waving your hands in the … Continue reading Broken Aesthetiks – Still Broke

Mantra – ‘Telling Scenes’ Track By Track

Following on from radio anthem Loudmouth, Melbourne rapper Mantra has dropped the emotionally heavy Break Tradition – the second single from his forthcoming album, Telling Scenes. Due for release in September, Telling Scenes is an album in the most creative sense: not just a collection of songs, but an experience that takes its listener on a journey. As one part of this journey, Break Tradition represents a side of Mantra very close to his heart. Using dexterous rhymes to unfold stark and literal narratives, Mantra delves into the cycle of violence that sees the endless chain of one person passing their abuse on … Continue reading Mantra – ‘Telling Scenes’ Track By Track

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!)

Dutch – Hank Moody feat. Puks

Emerging from Sydney’s underground hip hop scene, Dutch has been involved in the hip hop world for a number of years now. Growing a musical partnership with respected producers Ta-Ku and Cam Bluff , Dutch is fast becoming a highly regarded artist with unquestionable potential.  Dutch is almost set to release his first and highly anticipated album Arcadia in early 2013… What is most exciting about Arcadia, is the textured blend of Dutch’s first picturesque mixtape “The Point Of No Return” released in 2011, and the daring and collaborative sounds newly developed over the two years since. The album features a stack … Continue reading Dutch – Hank Moody feat. Puks

Interview: The Tongue – Government, Gerald & Gangsterism

Surrender To Victory sees The Tongue coming into his own as artist and collaborator, articulating a positive vision beyond the confines of modern local hip hop. From the opening track the listener can hear this development. We catch up with The Tongue, fresh off the back of the announcement of his Surrender To Victory Tour yesterday.  aahh: You’ve talked about one of your goal’s for the new album, Surrender to Victory was to be a lot more positive and uplifting. Why was that decision made? The Tongue: It was just the kind of mind-set I was in really. I don’t delve into it … Continue reading Interview: The Tongue – Government, Gerald & Gangsterism

Fundamental Elements – The Homecoming EP

One of the freshest acts out of Brisbane have emerged from the studio with their 2013 EP, The Homecoming. The 5-track project picks up where the pair left off, following off from their 2008 EP Living Secrets, providing that same grounded sound with a Boom Bap theme for which the duo are synonymous but with a noticeable growth on wax work. Like they never fell off, they’re back on the play button. Please welcome back the Fundamental Elements and pump the volume! This latest effort contains production from Vegas Aces’ Cam Bluff, Species and Pleura and track cuts from special guest, Johnny … Continue reading Fundamental Elements – The Homecoming EP

Fundamental Elements – The Homecoming

With a vision to produce classic boom bap rap music, MC’s Species & Pleura bring a grounded sound back to a scene that has somewhat lost focus at times. Shaping their honest & direct lyrics to focus on personal life, politics & hip hop culture into modern day classic rap tracks, Fundamental Elements manage to seamlessly capture the hype of their party vibe & energetic live show in the studio.  Along with the help of seasoned DJ Johnny Love, a recent new addition to the crew at all live shows. Clockwork Records are proud to bring you the first film clip … Continue reading Fundamental Elements – The Homecoming

Vegas Aces – Black x Purple

Vegas Aces is a duo consisting of 4TH and producer Cam Bluff. After previously winning triple j Sprung Hip Hop competition – they went from strength to strength releasing their first debut and then a follow-up EP which saw the duo tour around the country several times with acts such as 360, Seven, Mr Hill to name just a few. Now the guys are set to release their 3rd installment – Black and Purple, today. Vegas Aces are showcasing a more refined and matured sound and bring a few special guests along for the ride including Spit Syndicate, Seven, Mr … Continue reading Vegas Aces – Black x Purple

The Tongue – Drums

Widely regarded as one of the country’s most imaginative MCs—with a natural charisma that sets him apart from the horde of anonymous rappers vying for your attention. In the past year he’s performed everywhere from parties in Phnom Penh to the iconic Sydney Opera House (he stole the show in the much lauded Dr Seuss meets Elefant Traks events). Drums packs major punch with The Tongue’s trademark sharp flows and cheeky wordplay. The sophisticated new-school production comes courtesy of Cam Bluff (Vegas Aces), showing why peers rate him as one of local hip hop’s most exciting producers. The pair have … Continue reading The Tongue – Drums

Seven – The Island

Since the release of Good Thing late in 2011, Seven has risen from relative obscurity to being heralded as ‘the one to watch’ amongst his peers. He now returns with single The Island,’ an upbeat take on a downturn that ooze’s the summer life that Seven chases so frenetically. The ongoing partnership with Brisbane producer Cam Bluff again proves to be a rewarding one, with Bluff bringing his trademark drums to the tune in the only way he knows how, strong. Still, The Island sits on a different tangent to the previous work of the Gold Coast rapper, but given … Continue reading Seven – The Island

Big T – Hole In The Head

After having a long space of time in the underground Australian Hip Hop scene, Big T has been out of the game for a little while. Rawlab Entertainment are proud to bring you the Hole In The Head Mixtape (Soundtrack to the End of the World). A mix of old/new/unheard material from Big T, mixed together by DJ Rellik. Features production from Cam Bluff, Wolverine, Mr Boomkat, Zetes, Troy K and more with emcees Mark Deez, Zetes, Gzutek, Grinny and Mitus. 1. Hole In The Head Intro 2. No Church In The Wind – Feat. Grinny and Gzutek 3. Follow The System (Prod. Cam … Continue reading Big T – Hole In The Head

Sky’High – Wake Up feat. David Dallas

Wake Up is taken from Sky’High’s debut album Forever Sky’High and features New Zealand Hip Hop artist David Dallas with the track being produced by Cam Bluff. The album is out now through Elefant Traks and can be purchased here. Filmed and edited by Tristan Edouard & Bryce Hooper. Sky’High has just been confirmed to perform for the launch of the 2012 Deadly Awards at SBS Studios. The purpose of the Deadly Awards is to recognise the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to their community and to Australian society. The Deadlys showcases the outstanding achievement of Aboriginal and … Continue reading Sky’High – Wake Up feat. David Dallas

Just Matters – Born As One EP

A year has gone by since the name Just Matters was first spoken. Starting off as an Acapella writer, in March 2011 Matters made the switch to the studio. Just Matters now brings you his debut original the Born As One EP.  Just worked with numerous artists before launching head first into the creation of his own EP. One of those initial projects involved Brisbane artist Heap-Rize, the result a track by the name of Interruptions, which received air time on triple j unearthed Radio. Just Matters was also in contact with producer Cam Bluff, who at the time was working on a … Continue reading Just Matters – Born As One EP

Vegas Aces – The Departure EP

Amidst the mayhem that was touring with Australian sensation, 360 and heading straight back on the road with label mates Seven and Mr Hill, Vegas Aces have managed to craft an EP touted as ‘next level’ by the local hip hop scene.  The Departure is VA’s coming of age, both lyrically from emcee 4th and in the production from Cam Bluff, who is fast becoming Australia’s man to beat behind the boards. The two clearly set out to craft their own sound in making The Departure, a title directly related to a change in sound since their debut, VA All … Continue reading Vegas Aces – The Departure EP

Prophet Rayza – Spits & Pieces Vol 2.

With a passion and drive for perfection, Prophet Rayza draws from his musical inspiration the likes of Nas, Rakim, Ice T, KRS One and Wu Tang Clan.  In 2009 he released the first Spits and Pieces mixtape which went on to move all of the limited 5,000 copies pressed within two months of its release. Prophet Rayza now brings you the follow up to Spits and Pieces with Volume 2.  His last record Six Books (Born Fresh Records), saw him working with some of this countries and abroads most up and coming producers including 5th Seal from New York, Dats … Continue reading Prophet Rayza – Spits & Pieces Vol 2.