Aslan Presentz… Co-Offenderz Twelve Jewelz A.U.S.

Founder of Twelve Jewelz Productions and The Horns of Jericho Soundsystem. UK based Emcee/Producer Aslan has been creating music & performing for well over a decade at home and abroad cementing himself as both an innovative lyricist and solid beat maker. Heavily influenced by the sounds he heard growing up when he would borrow his parents vinyls/cassetes which he descibes as “…a mix of everything from reggae, classic soul, rnb and motown to rock, house, dub, and early hipn hop”. By age 10 he started to build his own collection of music, the 1st CD being Ice Cubes “Amerikkkas Most Wanted”, he … Continue reading Aslan Presentz… Co-Offenderz Twelve Jewelz A.U.S.

New Funkoars Clip & Single Out Now – It’s All Good {Is Very Good}

Fresh off the back of their #11 Aria Album Chart debut for their brand new album The Quickening, The Funkoars are proud to deliver their breakthrough single It’s All Good (Is Very Good). A certified party anthem It’s All Good (Is Very Good) has consistently been the stand out track performed on The Funkoars national album launch tour and gathered one of the biggest responses during their headline performance at Brisbane’s Sprung Festival. The Funkoars new single is available now on iTunes. The single package includes two exclusive remixes by Trials and Debate with a guest verse from Mortar. Produced by Funkoars group member … Continue reading New Funkoars Clip & Single Out Now – It’s All Good {Is Very Good}

Funkoars – The Quickening Interview

The Funkoars are back n’ badder than ever and are coming to a town near you with The Quickening Album Launch Tour, which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. We catch up with Trials as he recovers from a crazy Melbourne show late last week.  aahh: The Quickening is the 4th LP from The Funkoars, would you describe this as the most ‘Classic’ album to date from The Funkoars, in terms of sound and overall finished product? Trials: As far as OUR take on ‘classic’, yeah, I’d say this embodies everything that makes us … Continue reading Funkoars – The Quickening Interview

Ciecmate Presents: Chess Sounds Vol.1 Exclusive Leak Brad Strut – I Need Change

For every Ciecmate beat that’s made it out into the world, there have been scores of others laying in wait, lurking, watching for the right MC. With Chess Sounds Vol.1, Ciecmate has brought his cunning creations out into the light, pairing them with the craftiest slew of MCs you could hope to assemble. Named after his recently opened production house and recording studio, Chess Sounds features local artists such as the legend Brad Strut, label-mate and fellow Broken Tooth visionary Newsense, Koolism’s Hau, host of the triple j Hip Hop Show, Westline Boomtown murkers Kings Konekted, the irrepressible Trials of … Continue reading Ciecmate Presents: Chess Sounds Vol.1 Exclusive Leak Brad Strut – I Need Change

Fluent Form – Word Merchant LP: Riots, Raps & Religion

We catch up with Fluent Form fresh off the back of his Word Merchant LP drop to talk about all things regarding the album. Crate Cartel member and emcee heavyweight Fluent Form has not only been busy acting on the small screen he has also been making some great hip hop. Check out what he has to say regarding his recent Word Merchant release below. aahh: Your  LP release titled ‘Word Merchant’ dropped a few months ago. It’s had some time now to soak amongst the heads, what kind of reaction and feedback have you had for the album this time … Continue reading Fluent Form – Word Merchant LP: Riots, Raps & Religion

Funkoars – The Quickening Album Launch Tour

The Funkoars are back ‘n badder than ever and are set to unleash their highly anticipated fourth album The Quickening on Friday 16th of September through Golden Era Records. Fresh off the back of releasing their thumping first single Where I Am, the Funkoars are proud to announce The Quickening Album Launch Tour which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. Known for having one of the most dangerous shows in the business, Funkoars will be performing an all-new live show incorporating songs from The Quickening as well as their claaaassic material that forged them … Continue reading Funkoars – The Quickening Album Launch Tour

Bias B – Biaslife: Beginnings, Beats & Blessings Interview

Australian hip hop pioneer Bias B has announced his retirement after an extremely influential solo career. His last show in Melbourne at The Corner Hotel was true testament to his genre-defining reign as one of local hip hop’s original kings. The venue packed out with representatives from all corners of the industry showing their support. Here’s what fellow industry innovators Reason, Ciecmate and Pegz have to say about the legendary Melbourne emcee; “Being the first Melbourne based emcee I had ever heard, I’ve always drawn inspiration from Bias B. I have the esteemed honour of calling him a true friend, an honour I cherish. As an artist … Continue reading Bias B – Biaslife: Beginnings, Beats & Blessings Interview

Requiem: Grassroots debut offered up to the masses

Local hip hop artist Requiem is moving forward into the digital era. Instead of swimming against the current the musician has decided to re-release his music online for free download. The rural Victorian born MC has uploaded his debut album Grassroots Anarchy onto popular music website Bandcamp for fans to download and share. Grassroots Anarchy was released in 2009 to critical acclaim and helped the young wordsmith make his mark on the local scene. “Requiem could be one of the greats of the most emerging hip-hop scene in the world today,” said RapReviews.com head writer Steve Juon. The album was … Continue reading Requiem: Grassroots debut offered up to the masses

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!

Ciecmate – Game Over

We go track by track on the Game Over LP with Broken Tooth Entertainments’s very own Ciecmate. Ciecmate has craftily built a stable of some of Australia’s most influential underground hip hop artists. A scene builder. It’s time for him to reveal the vision he’s been refining over the past ten years. 1.) INTRO/SANE Ironically, this was actually the last song I did for the album.  I had already made the beat and was holding it and waiting for the right time to use it.  When I had finished all the other songs , I was searching for the right way to … Continue reading Ciecmate – Game Over

New Bias B Film Clip: ‘Midlife feat. Joyride’

Executed by Full Clip (Heata & Discourse) Midlife featuring Joyride produced by DJ Bonez taken from the album Biaslife. Bias B has been an unrelenting presence on the Australian Hip Hop scene spanning over decades. The Melbourne Hip Hop innovator returns to the mic with another tenacious testament to his craft in the form of Biaslife. The 5th solo release to his name, Biaslife solidly exhibits a maturity and discernment only obtainable after time, persistence, and unrequited dedication to one’s art. Bias has come a long way since his pioneering debut album Beezwax in 1998, just like his local scene. Although Aussie … Continue reading New Bias B Film Clip: ‘Midlife feat. Joyride’

Fluent Form – Word Merchant

True paragon of Melbourne’s hard-hitting hip hop scene; Fluent Form, continues to stay true to his namesake with new release – Word Merchant. Since releasing debut LP The Furnace in 2009, the first official release out of powerhouse independent label Crate Cartel, Fluent has gained much recognition and respect amongst his peers and industry alike. In between albums, Fluent Form has toured the country; penning guest verses for some of Australia s finest emcees including Bias B, Dialectrix, Ciecmate, Bigfoot, his fellow Crate Cartel label mates, and many more. He has opened for, and shared the stage with international heavyweights … Continue reading Fluent Form – Word Merchant

Bias B – Biaslife (Drops: May 27, 2011)

If you aren’t reading Bias B’s name in the history of the local Hip Hop scene, you must be reading the wrong history. Bias B has been an unrelenting presence on the Australian Hip Hop scene spanning over decades. The Melbourne Hip Hop innovator returns to the mic with another tenacious testament to his craft in the form of Biaslife. The 5th solo release to his name, Biaslife solidly exhibits a maturity and discernment only obtainable after time, persistence, and unrequited dedication to one’s art. Bias has come a long way since his pioneering debut album Beezwax in 1998, just … Continue reading Bias B – Biaslife (Drops: May 27, 2011)

Ciecmate – Game Over LP (April 18th): Hip Hop Strategy with Ciecmate

Strategy is the cornerstone of any good plan. This rule remains intact and relevant regardless of what path you are on, where you are, what you’re doing, or what medium you are working with.  If there’s a desired end outcome than a strategy to achieve it is always required. Chess being the ultimate game of strategy, its principles translate well into the music industry and all things it encompasses. Artist is King. Chief strategist who gives subjects a purpose and job to do (Aid in the growth of the empire being the artists music career.). Publicist is Queen. Moving in … Continue reading Ciecmate – Game Over LP (April 18th): Hip Hop Strategy with Ciecmate

Rappertag #33: Fubex

Rappertag started a few months ago when 360 ‘tagged’ in Urthboy. Since then we have seen the list of participating emcees grow and grow. To celebrate the first half of Rappertag (#1-28) and for no other reason then our man @sroc hooking us up – You can check out and download all the Rappertags (# 1-28) in HD 1080p or normal widescreen video – back to back! This is the 33rd instalment of Rappertag featuring Fubex That’s right all Rappertags #1-28 have been packaged beautifully in this video format. All you have to do is follow the download the link below (in your choice of HD or Widescreen) … Continue reading Rappertag #33: Fubex

Download Rappertag Compilation Part 1 (HD & Widescreen Video #1-28)

Rappertag started a few months ago when 360 ‘tagged’ in Urthboy. Since then we have seen the list of participating emcees grow and grow. To celebrate the first half of Rappertag (#1-28) and for no other reason then our man @sroc hooking us up – You can check out and download all the Rappertags (# 1-28) in HD 1080p or normal widescreen video – back to back! That’s right all Rappertags #1-28 have been packaged beautifully in this video format. All you have to do is follow the download the link below (in your choice of HD or Widescreen) and … Continue reading Download Rappertag Compilation Part 1 (HD & Widescreen Video #1-28)

Ciecmate’s debut solo album ‘Game Over’ out April 18th, 2011

You Know the Song,’ featuring label mate Maggot Mouf, is shrouded in a night-creeping prickle on the back of the neck atmosphere. A spooky cello meanders through blurry, insistent bass and sprinkled arsenic glints across swiped rough cuts courtesy of No Name Nathan, while Ciecmate and Maggot brood over the machinations of modern Babylon. Produced and Directed by Ciecmate for Chess Sounds. Buy the album here. ||  Broken Tooth Entertainment   Continue reading Ciecmate’s debut solo album ‘Game Over’ out April 18th, 2011

Ciecmate – Game Over LP: New Exclusive Track ‘I Ain’t The One To Fuck With’

In the Immortal Game, there are few Grandmasters. They let their hands do the talking, issuing 
challenges where skill meets skill and strategy becomes reality. To succeed, you have to have 
knowledge and clarity: one false move and you’re lost. Ciecmate is in it for the long haul. His label, Broken Tooth Entertainment, is eighteen releases deep, each one another move in a coordinated plan of attack. Since BTE’s inception, Ciecmate has craftily built a stable of some of Australia’s most influential underground hip hop artists. A scene builder. It’s time for him to reveal the vision he’s been refining … Continue reading Ciecmate – Game Over LP: New Exclusive Track ‘I Ain’t The One To Fuck With’

Dazed & Flawlezz – Land Of The Savages EP (Out Now)

Dazed & Flawlezz have just released a free 6 track EP titled Land Of The Savages, for free digital download available on http://www.dazedflawlezz.com. It features beats from Geko, Ciecmate, Mizari as well as Dazed. Only guest shots are in a form of a 6-minute posse cut featuring Maggot Mouf, and D&F’s Sydney crew Grand Arkiteks. Land Of The Savages is the official pre-album for Dazed & Flawlezz debut (as of yet untitled) LP due before mid year, which features production from Vanderslice (Vinny Paz, AOTP, Maundz etc), Must, and also Dazed. Dazed & Flawlezz – Land of the Savages EP … Continue reading Dazed & Flawlezz – Land Of The Savages EP (Out Now)

Dazed & Flawlezz – Land of the Savages EP {First Look}

Dazed & Flawlezz are set to release Land Of The Savages, a 6 track EP released this Thursday (6th) for free digital download on http://www.dazedflawlezz.com. It features beats from Geko, Ciecmate, Mizari as well as Dazed. Only guest shots are in a form of a 6-minute posse cut featuring Maggot Mouf, and D&F’s Sydney crew Grand Arkiteks. Land Of The Savages is the official pre-album for Dazed & Flawlezz debut (as of yet untitled) LP due before mid year, which features production from Vanderslice (Vinny Paz, AOTP, Maundz etc), Must, and also Dazed. Dazed & Flawlezz – Land of the … Continue reading Dazed & Flawlezz – Land of the Savages EP {First Look}

Reason – Remix Downloads

Having withstood the test of time, Reason continues to personify both tenure and standard as one of Australia’s true veteran’s of the underground Hip Hop scene with 15 years experience under his belt. The Reason story reflects true preservation of his belief in maintaining a constant yet positive presence. Reason practices what he preaches by promoting positive content in a context that is truly street, yet with a personal message contained within. A lover of graffiti, politics, life and the environment, these are examples of the diversity that the listener envelops into their own conscience. What Influences You Musically? “The … Continue reading Reason – Remix Downloads

Bigfoot – Giant Steps (Nov. 12)

A stalwart of the Melbourne music scene since the mid 90’s, Bigfoot needs little introduction to those with an ear to the underground. Etching out a reputation for thunderous production, aggressive flows and a formidable stage presence, Bigfoot has been a scene-stealer since day one. Following the momentum created by his regular appearances on the now legendary PBS Formula sessions, Bigfoot began his reputation as a prolific guest-spot killer with his verse on Brad Strut’s Authentic LP in 2001, and he soon appeared on studio tracks and live bills with the likes of Bias B, Tornts, Hospice Crew, Brothers Stoney and Reason. As the … Continue reading Bigfoot – Giant Steps (Nov. 12)

Geko – Detonate Feat. Fluent Form & Raven (Film Clip)

Produced by Geko, featuring Fluent Form & Raven, cuts By DJ Bogues. Flim clip directed by Geko, shot by Sideshow, cut by Discourse & Sideshow, compositing and effects by Discourse. The Crate Cartel have continued to grow from strength to strength, solidifying their spot as one of Australia’s most exciting and talented groups to emerge in recent times. Equipped with an array of diverse talents, The Cartel recently took out best group/crew and best record label for ozhiphop.com awards 2009. This year marks another exciting chapter for the crew with the release of Crate Cartel Radio, which once again showcases … Continue reading Geko – Detonate Feat. Fluent Form & Raven (Film Clip)

Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (Album Preview) July 16

Coming straight out of government housing and searing his mark into the Canberra hip hop scene with his crew Alikeminds was just the start for Maggot Mouf. His latest album, You’re All Ears is ready to lay down an aural assault with its crisp production and sharply observed lyrics. You’re All Ears features production by BTE’s powerhouse, Ciecmate and the intimidating talent of Sammy Scissors. Featuring guest verses from 1/6 (this year’s 2010 Hilltop Hoods Initiative Winner), Scotty Hinds (Nine High / Smash Brothers), Dekoda and additional production from the devastating Joey Gargoyle and Bigfoot (Hired Goons / 750 Rebels), … Continue reading Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (Album Preview) July 16

Triple Album Launch – Crate Creeps – Crate Cartel – Jake Biz

Off the back of the success of Geko’s Crate Cartel Radio (in stores now) which features the likes of Maundz, Fluent Form, Raven, Jake Biz & Bigfoot, Bias B, Fatty Phew & Luke Mac, Kings Konekted, Ciecmate and Aectix, Geko will make his travels up to Brisbane to release the album along side fellow Crate Cartalians Maundz, Raven and Fluent Form. Alongside the already massive line-up, the production duo The Crate Creeps (DJ Butcher & Tommy Illfigga), off the back of there eagerly awaited album release – July 9th, will be releasing there album with an EXTREMELY live show incorporating … Continue reading Triple Album Launch – Crate Creeps – Crate Cartel – Jake Biz

Crate Cartel Radio – Geko (June 18)

The Crate Cartel have continued to grow from strength to strength, solidifying their spot as one of Australia’s most exciting and talented groups to emerge in recent times. Equipped with an array of diverse talents, The Cartel recently took out best group/crew and best record label for ozhiphop.com awards 2009. This year marks another exciting chapter for the crew with the release of Crate Cartel Radio, which once again showcases their range of abilities. The Cartel pride themselves on bringing the highest level of quality and professionalism, as evidenced in their recent spate of releases, always backed up by their … Continue reading Crate Cartel Radio – Geko (June 18)

Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (July 16)

Maggot Mouf starting in 98 writing raps in government flats. He then moved on to the open mic and battle scene – holding it down throughout the ACT. After years of burning weak cunts and getting a name for himself, he co-formed Canberra’s alikeminds crew in 2002 and took the live show scene by storm supporting the likes of Jungle Brothers, Braintax, Disorder, Mystro, Lyrical Commission, Reason, and Hospice Crew just to name a few. In 2005 Maggot Mouf relocated to Melbourne and met up with old Canberra counterparts, the Hospice Crew, which saw the recording of Read ‘Em and … Continue reading Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (July 16)

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

Cut To The Chase EP

The long-awaited EP from Adelaide emcee Chase has been in the works for a while now and everyone has been wondering when it was coming, well it’s finally here. Rumors are that the Cut To The Chase EP has come out well above expectation, with banger after banger. The Cut To The Chase EP features 8 tracks plus an intro and has appearances from Illmaculate, Dribbles and Lariken.  Production is from engineer, J Squared, Rotten Produce and Kurziv. Chase – Insanity Hunter and DJ Vame Monster House & Chase Cut To The Chase EP – Adelaide launch Perth’s emcee Hunter … Continue reading Cut To The Chase EP

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