Anthony Devine Presents: Contest Us The Album

Anthony Devine, son of Melbourne jazz musician Gary Devine, was almost inevitably set to pursue a career in music. Having taken up piano at the age of eight and studying primarily under Andy Cowan, he progressed to studying bass guitar at age twelve with notable figures such as Dan West, Wylie J. Miller, Tim Pryde, and Drew Deadman. Now, having worked for some years across a diverse range of musical styles including Hip-Hop, Reggae, Metal, Funk, Jazz, and Afrobeat, he has honed his skills as a progressive musician and had the privilege of playing with prominent artists such as King … Continue reading Anthony Devine Presents: Contest Us The Album

Delta Pyramid Schemes Album Sampler feat. DJ Staen 1

Delta is a living hip hop legend. Known globally for his razor-sharp rhymes, allegiance to hip hop culture and perfectionism, Delta has been honing his craft for over 20 years. On the 14th of February 2014 Delta will be releasing his third album Pyramid Schemes, five years after sophomore album The Second Story was released. Demonstrative of his formidable creative flair, Pyramid Schemes is an opus to behold for any hip hop enthusiast. For listeners less familiar with the genre, Delta epitomises what hip hop is about; intelligent lyricism, selection and structure of quality beats, and honouring the genre in its … Continue reading Delta Pyramid Schemes Album Sampler feat. DJ Staen 1

Eloquor – From The Oceans Of Karana

One of the most catalytic hip hop releases to date comes in the form of Eloquor’s third LP From the Oceans of Karana. Following on from the release of his 2011 EP, Eloquor continues to explore his fascination with the human condition. From the Oceans of Karana is a spiritual encounter, which explores both the fundamentals and intricacies of life. The album is divided into three parts; Creation, Preservation, and Destruction. Each part is proceeded ceremoniously by a foreword from Ramesh, a Hindu mystic. The concept behind Eloquor’s themes is inspired by the three Hindu gods Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the … Continue reading Eloquor – From The Oceans Of Karana

Candice Monique – FREE ME: The Mixtape

Originally from Adelaide, South Australia – Candice Monique is a talented & unique singer/rapper/poet whose individual vocal and lyrical style draws comparisons to Neneh Cherry, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu. It is this distinctive style along with her stage presence & artistic depth which makes her one of Australia’s most exciting & original new artists. After being discovered by Professor Griff (Public Enemy), Candice was flown to Atlanta, Georgia to record her first demo CD produced by Griff himself. There she worked with Atlanta’s Jason Orr (The FunkJazz Kafe) in 2003 and later returned to to the US in … Continue reading Candice Monique – FREE ME: The Mixtape

Obese TV – Episode 2

The second full length episode of Obese TV is here, the ‘summer edition’. Obese TV aims to feature dope new segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more. Each episode of Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene. In Episode 2 of Obese TV, we see highlights from Hopsin’s recent in-store appearance at Obese Records. In ‘New Releases’ we hear from the Broken Tooth Entertainment crew including Tornts, Fraksha and Ciecmate. The ‘Spotlight’ this time around, is placed firmly on the massively talented Candice Monique.  If that wasn’t enough already, Frank from Obese Records retail store talks about vinyl records and what they … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 2

Ishu – Way To Go feat. Mighty Joe

A killer flow from California’s Mighty Joe, paired with Ishu’s big beats and sample trickery, Way To Go is the first peek at the new album Hand Made, due for release in November, 2012. Produced after they met in Melbourne and worked on the MoneyKat album release, the track discusses the topic of which direction to take in life, with conscious lyrics and driving hip hop beat. An apt topic for the duo, who met when Mighty Joe was travelling from his native land of the USA, not long after Ishu’s debut LP A World In Progress which was written whilst travelling … Continue reading Ishu – Way To Go feat. Mighty Joe

MoneyKat – ‘Nothing Is Safe feat. Candice Monique’ Video Clip

MoneyKat is a full blooded album- political, personal and poetic. The debut album from international duo MoneyKat, comprising Omar Musa from Australia and Mighty Joe from California, it spans a diverse range of musical styles and ideas. With production from New Zealand’s Fire and Ice (Scribe, David Dallas), Australian producer Ishu, Mercury prize winning producer Lotek (Roots Manuva, Speech Debelle), Californian producer Count and US rock veteran Geoff Stanfield (Black Lab, Sun Kil Moon), this is an international album with rich sonic texture. The palate of sounds ranges from reggae Nothing is Safe to classic soul-sampled hip hop Each Footstep, … Continue reading MoneyKat – ‘Nothing Is Safe feat. Candice Monique’ Video Clip

MoneyKat – Omar Musa & Mighty Joe

MoneyKat is an international hip hop duo comprising Omar Musa (Australia) and Mighty Joe (USA). After being sporadic collaborators for years, a highly successful tour in Indonesia spurred them into creating MoneyKat, a group intent on bring their soulful, personal, political and poetic style to ears and minds. With contrasting accents, styles and tones, they are a dynamic musical partnership. Their debut album MoneyKat, recorded in the USA and Australia, will be released in mid 2011. Many people would recognise a money cat statue, painted gold with a waving paw, as a common feature of Asian grocery stores and restaurants. … Continue reading MoneyKat – Omar Musa & Mighty Joe

Simplex – Audio Biography (Available: February 18, 2011)

Adelaide hip hop artist and Terra Firma member Simplex releases his debut solo album Audio Biography. The long awaited album is the hard hitting, thought provoking next chapter of the Adelaide sound, summarizing Simplex’s life within and outside hip hop. Tackling the issues of identity, relationships and careers, Audio Biography highlights significant events in life that all individuals go through. Describing the harsh realities of the real world, Audio Biography gives listeners a glimpse of his life: the clash of wanting to be your own person while battling society’s norms and routines. Produced entirely by Simplex, the album weaves together classic hip hop with a … Continue reading Simplex – Audio Biography (Available: February 18, 2011)

Surreal – 2010 album sampler download + launch details

From the cipher to the battles to the stage Surreal has proven himself as an emcee not to be taken lightly. Friday June 25 at First Floor, Brunswick St will see Surreal launch his 2010 album sampler. The show will feature a live band and special guests Candice Monique and Lee Sissing. Supported by Nymphlow on his Sickadenmost Sampler launch. Plus Kast & D-Inph, DJ Cargo, Kay-Z, Crusader and DJ Aladdin. Free CD’s and give aways on the night. $10. You can download Surreal’s album sampler from the link here. You can also stream the songs from Surrreal’s FB page … Continue reading Surreal – 2010 album sampler download + launch details

M-Phazes & Gully Platoon Double Album Launch Melbourne

Bringing you one of Australian hip hop’s most anticipated nights, M-Phazes & Gully Platoon will launch their respective debut albums in a show that will boast an unprecedented array of guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the genre. Slated for March 27th at the Espy’s Gershwin Room, M-Phazes will launch his debut album, Good Gracious (named the Triple J ‘Feature Album’), featuring on-stage performances by Drapht, Phrase, Muph & Plutonic (w/ Candice Monique), Pegz, Illy, Delta, Dialectrix, Nine High, Mantra, 13th Son plus some very special guests. Gully Platoon (Pegz, Dialectrix, Joe New & DJ 2Buck) will … Continue reading M-Phazes & Gully Platoon Double Album Launch Melbourne