Fraksha – My Way

Earning his stripes in the UK’s underground live circuit, Fraksha has proven himself to be one of the UK’s finest MC’s. Having shared the stage with artists like Skinnyman, Kano, Klashnekoff & Blak Twang as a founding member of the UK outfit Nine High, Fraksha spent time honing his craft and sold out two mixtapes, a testament to his tenure in the UK scene.   Opting to move to the greener pastures of Australia in 2006, after a previous visit in 2002/03, Fraksha hit the ground running, joining Aria Award winning Bliss N Eso on their sold out Get Loose … Continue reading Fraksha – My Way

Death Stars 2011 Wrap Up

Death Stars are Syntax & Mules. 2011 saw the release of a self titled 7 track EP. VHS funk for Star Wars gangsters and Home Alone homies. With samples crafted entirely out of old school movie scores, and raps ranging from George Lucas-inspired metaphors to full blown misogyny, this is an interesting listen to say the least. Death Stars wasn’t an official Soulmate Records project, but one that filled all our hearts with joy. Syntax of course dropped The Musical on Soulmate in 2010 and is a member of In Good Company, who released a self-titled LP last year. Mules the … Continue reading Death Stars 2011 Wrap Up

Vents – Rollin Balls Tour Hits QLD

Vents feat. Adfu is to hit QLD this Weekend for the next leg of his Rollin Balls tour, he has also been added to The Homebake Line-up and has new T-Shirts available at the GE Store! – Catch Vents on the Rollin’ Balls Tour this weekend here: Brisbane TONIGHT July 22nd at the Step Inn feat. Choose Mics As mentioned Vents has also been added to Homebake 2011 alongside an all-start Australian line-up including Drapht, Ladyhawke and The Vines. You can also grab a Vents ‘Marked For Death’ T-Shirt at the Golden Era Online store now! Vents on Twitter  || Golden … Continue reading Vents – Rollin Balls Tour Hits QLD

Syntax & Mules – Death Stars (July 15)

Bad, Meet Evil Streetwear announces the release of Death Stars, the free EP from Soulmate Records artist Syntax, and Gold Coast hip hop producer Mules. The first single Death Stars is now available online below: Death Stars is a throwback to colourful video stores, puffy VHS jackets, and pays homage to cinema’s greatest movie composers with slick samples, inventive pop culture infused lyrics, and a masterful overtone of well crafted production. It’s a seven track EP that is dynamism personified; an ensemble of razor edged wit, served alongside heeded warnings of not feeding the Mogwai after midnight, and shrilled screaming from muscled Austrian’s about getting to … Continue reading Syntax & Mules – Death Stars (July 15)

Can You Dig It? In Good Company, Matte Blac, T-Bar & more!

Head on down to The Workers Club for Can You Dig It? Hip Hop Showcase in Melbourne this Thursday night. Featuring: In Good Company (Whisper. Syntax, Breach), Matte Blac, Vintage Seed & T-Bar. This is going to be a massive night, so head down for some of the freshest hip hop in Melbourne. In Good Company Bluntly, each an accomplished recording artist in their own right, four Melbourne musicians have joined forces to create a free downloadable album for a clambering fast paced audience that is slowly becoming apathetic to the notion of the local music industry. Each with years … Continue reading Can You Dig It? In Good Company, Matte Blac, T-Bar & more!

Choose Mics drop their third FREE album ‘Ghost Soup’ – Download now!

 Formed in 2006, Choose mics haven’t stopped from the word go. With two highly revered free releases, (The Pre-Album & The Pre-Fix), and the official debut album, Beggars Can’t Be Choosers released early 2010, Choose Mics show no signs of even thinking of stopping there! Performing along side with some of the biggest names in international and Australian hip hop, 2010 saw the duo stepping out on there own with their first national tour Beggars Can’t Be Touring.  It’s been coming for a bit now and it’s finally here, Choose Mics brand new FREE record Ghost Soup. Available as a digital … Continue reading Choose Mics drop their third FREE album ‘Ghost Soup’ – Download now!

Vegas Aces – Interview: Gambling, Gear & Generics

aahh: The history between Vegas Aces goes way back to the days when Cam was working with Publik Relationz and you (4th) were apart of Pure Product, are we right? 4th: Yeah, I started sourcing beats for the Pure Product album and got put in touch with Cam through Mr Hill and Seven (Publik Relationz) and was just blown away at his beats, even back then. At the time I think he was just 18 and had only just started making beats, so I knew he was going to be someone to watch out for. aahh: Fast forward to 2011. We … Continue reading Vegas Aces – Interview: Gambling, Gear & Generics

Choose Mics – Ghost Soup (May 13th)

Formula Recordz and The Michelin Red Guide are proud to present: Choose Mics – Ghost Soup. Having Dropped two albums in the last 3 years the lads are back at it with this great release. Available on iTunes from May 13th, Choose Mics serve up a hot tasty treat of hip-hop that awakens your culinary senses. Featuring 11 songs and guest spots from their fellow Soul Cypha Alumni, Syntax and Baptist, you will be struggling to leave enough room for desert. Formed in 2006, Choose Mics haven’t stopped from the word go. With two highly revered free releases, (The Pre-Album … Continue reading Choose Mics – Ghost Soup (May 13th)

Illy – The Chase Tour with M-Phazes. Supports announced including Pagen Elypsis, BBS Crew & more

In less than one week, Illy has sold-out Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel on his upcoming national album tour! With such large demand, a second show has been added for Sunday 20 March. Be quick, this will be the last Melbourne date on the tour. A special second show in Sydney has been announced at the University of Sydney’s Manning Bar on Thursday 7 April. For WA fans, Illy and M-Phazes come your way in May playing 5 headline shows in Bunbury, Mandurah, Albany, Perth and Fremantle. In the world’s biggest voted music countdown, triple j’s Hottest 100, Illy took out … Continue reading Illy – The Chase Tour with M-Phazes. Supports announced including Pagen Elypsis, BBS Crew & more

Rap Relief – Together (QLD Hip Hop Artists For Flood Relief)

Queensland hip-hop talents Seven (Triple J Unearthed winner), Syntax, Vegas Aces, Choose Mics and Tommy Ill have joined forces to record a new charity single, Together, to support communities ravaged by devastating floods throughout the state. The track, recorded under the moniker of Rap Relief, is now available for download from http://www.raprelief.com for a charitable donation of AU$2.00. All proceeds from sales of Together will be donated directly to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html, a fund set up to rebuild Queensland communities affected by the recent floods. Track producer Simon Mula (of Choose Mics) said all of the artists involved jumped … Continue reading Rap Relief – Together (QLD Hip Hop Artists For Flood Relief)

A-Diction – New Film Clip “Lost For Words” [Taken from the album Walkin’ Alone’]

Here is the brand new clip for A-Dictions track Lost For Words taken from the 2010 Release Walkin’ Alone, distrbiuted by Obese Records. Find our album review below and the link for the interview below that. Walkin Alone is the title to Melbourne duo emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Many will recognise these two, with previous mixtape releases under their belt, some may also remember Boltz’ classic Wishlist release from years back. Walkin Alone is an album which combines the observations of city life, relationships, the future and even the 7 deadly sins into a hip hop painted outline of Boltz and Breachs reality. Walkin Alone the title track … Continue reading A-Diction – New Film Clip “Lost For Words” [Taken from the album Walkin’ Alone’]

A-Diction – Walkin Alone (Review)

Walkin Alone is the title to Melbourne duo emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Many will recognise these two, with previous mixtape releases under their belt, some may also remember Boltz’ classic Wishlist release from years back. Walkin Alone is an album which combines the observations of city life, relationships, the future and even the 7 deadly sins into a hip hop painted outline of Boltz and Breachs reality. Walkin Alone the title track to the album has Breach and Boltz asking the hip hop community to join them on a journey or they will be going it alone. Lewis One provides … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin Alone (Review)

Syntax – The Musical

Early on in your rap career you were one third of Queensland mainstays Trace Elements –  featuring hip-hop producer  M-Phazes and also emcee Tactic One. Tell us a bit about how that crew came together? Myself and Tactic One were friends in high school, and we met M-Phazes through a mutual friend called Lee who worked at a local record store. He had heard about myself and Tactic through the grapevine and wanted to know if we were interested in meeting his friend M-Phazes. Being new to the whole music thing we were totally interested, and Lee played us a … Continue reading Syntax – The Musical

Melbourne – Got Beef? #3

Meta4gasmz vs Cryptic & Blue Newcomers to the Got Beef? circuit Cryptic and Blue take on everyone’s favourite drunkard scouser Sprungy, and Got Beef? president Decoy in a promo 2 on 2… Melbourne – Got Beef? #3 Performances: NoCanDo FLO w/ Philip Drummond Choose Mics Emcee Battles Line up includes: NoCando vs Greeley FLO vs Anecdote Mike Hunt vs Cryptic Aikers vs Planz Dunn D vs Fluence Kerser vs Mellowdramatik Jay Legend vs Sprungy Dribbles vs Karni Chase vs Mandle Broadkast vs Mr. MeenR Rowdy vs Dunks Vampts vs Ilyak Greeley vs Defron Dliver vs Kale Plus: 16 Bar MC … Continue reading Melbourne – Got Beef? #3

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Walkin’ Alone is the title of your first LP release and features a whole range of crews and mates chipping with vocals, beats and cuts on various tracks, from M-Phazes to Fraksha and Mules to DJ Juice of the battlehogs, Doc Felix and more. Has this release … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone

Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Touring

Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Touring Having dropped their new album Beggars Cant Be Choosers last April, the Choose Mics lads are heading out on the road to cause a rukus on nine massive shows around the nation. Choose Mics will be joined by Syntax, who will be performing new joints off his forth coming album The Musical (preview here) and A-Diction who will be shortly releasing their LP Walkin Alone (details here). Beat master M-Phazes will also be on hand spinning tracks in between sets. Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Touring dates 20 Aug Beach Road Hotel … Continue reading Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Touring

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Yet, having released a number of well received works (2005’s To be Announced EP; last year’s The Three Year Itch mixtape and more recently the In Good Company mixtape), the group have never released a full … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

Syntax – The Musical (August 23)

Who is Syntax? The name might not immediately ring a bell, but if you’ve been familiar with Australia’s burgeoning hip-hop-scene long enough, you’ve more than likely had subconscious exposure to the Gold Coast veteran’s not inconsiderable talents. With an apprenticeship served as one third of Queensland mainstays Trace Elements – the crew that birthed this country’s most preeminent hip-hop producer, M-Phazes – and time spent on the road with such luminaries as Bliss N Eso, Phrase and US emcee Supastition, there’s no doubt that Syntax has put paid to that old hip-hop notion of “paying dues”. What’s most surprising about … Continue reading Syntax – The Musical (August 23)

In Good Company – Whisper, A-Diction, Syntax

It’s time to give you the heads up on a FREE LP that A-Diction, Syntax and Whisper are putting out next week. The LP will be available for free download and the guys are also pressing up 1000 hard copies. So what is In Good Company? Bluntly, each an accomplished recording artist in their own right, four Melbourne musicians have joined forces to create a free downloadable album for a clambering fast paced audience that is slowly becoming apathetic to the notion of the local music industry. Each with years of industry experience behind them, In Good Company sets the … Continue reading In Good Company – Whisper, A-Diction, Syntax

allaussie hip hop’s monthly cook up with: Sammsonite (The Optimen)

It’s been some time between drinks now since Brisbane’s best, The Optimen have performed a headlining show for their fans, but even with the AA meetings and late night phone calls to their sponsors they just can’t control their thirst any longer. For this reason, and also to bring their blistering new album The Out Of Money Experience to the live stage, The OPees are back in the lab and planning their launch for Friday, May 28 at the new home of hip-hop in Brisbane – The Step Inn. Not leaving anything to chance, they have joined forces with fellow … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s monthly cook up with: Sammsonite (The Optimen)

The Prefix – Choose Mics and Crate Creeps

To hold you over until you get the proper “fix” with the Choose Mics release Beggars Can’t Be Choosers and the Crate Creeps release Its About That Time, the guys have provided you with a “Prefix” for free! Make sure you grab Choose Mics latest release Beggars Can’t Be Chooser’s, out now (early) through JB-HiFi, everywhere else April 9. Let us tell you, Choose Mics latest offering is worth the coin, allaussie hip hop will be reviewing Beggars Can’t Be Chooser’s, expect that soon. We will bring you more on the Crate Creeps –  It’s About That Time in the coming days. … Continue reading The Prefix – Choose Mics and Crate Creeps

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

As a member of the UK group Nine High, Fraksha has consistently displayed a level of skill to put him up there with the big boys. Playing shows extensively around the UK alongside most of the scene’s heavyweights including such artists as Skinnyman, Klashnekoff, and Blak Twang has given him the ability to hype crowds of any kind impressing fans and peers alike with his wordplay and presence in the live arena. In 2006 after having sold out two well received mix-tapes in the UK, Fraksha and Nine High made the move out to Australia where they had previously made … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (April 9)

Choose Mics, the duo comprising emcee Haunts and DJ/Producer Mules, would have to be a couple of the hardest working geezers in the biz. With their debut album Beggars Can’t Be Choosers hitting stores in April, Choose Mics have also just wrapped up a massive east coast tour with aussie heavy weights Phrase, Bliss N Eso and Muph & Plutonic, the timing couldn’t be better for them to drop their first official release. Now based on the Gold Coast, Birmingham born Haunts brings a fresh new flavour to the local hip hop scene. Described as a hard nosed and in … Continue reading Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (April 9)

mdusu – new album + free mixtape

Hailing from Hobart – Australia’s southern-most capital city, mdusu (pronounced muh-DOO-soo) is one of Tasmania’s premier hip hop artists. Since his first live performance as an emcee in 2003, the MC/producer has built himself a reputation Australia-wide for quality recordings and raucous live shows, a feat which is all the more remarkable considering the isolation of his home town. In just a few short years, he has performed alongside acts such as De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Jungle Brothers, Z-Trip, Swollen Members, The Herd, Drapht, Funkoars, Muph & Plutonic etc. and can even lay claim to having shared a stage … Continue reading mdusu – new album + free mixtape

SOCIAL CHANGE AND BUTTERTHEIF RECORDS

With the almighty Social Change due to drop their full length album this year, big things are on the horizon, for them, and their label Butterthief Records. Established by Funkwig and Social Change, Butterthief has grown into a strong collective of musicians, DJ’s, producers and emcees. Their aim is to release music, promote artists and further establish Butterthief as a recording label.  Currently Butterthief is working on a collaboration project with various artists, as well as new projects by Dialect, One Above, Metrical Minds and Taylor Made Tactix. You can find some samples of this project at the Buttertheifs Myspace … Continue reading SOCIAL CHANGE AND BUTTERTHEIF RECORDS