Sunday Hip Hop Howler Brunswick

June 29th sees some of Melbourne’s best Hip Hop artists come together for a FREE Sunday session at one of the city’s best new venues – Howler in Brunswick. The afternoon showcases a broad line up of both old and new school DJs, well respected in the Hip Hop scene and guaranteed to bring the soundtrack to your Sunday. Manning the decks will be M-Phazes,Flagrant, Peril, MzRizk, Pete Cargo and Cozzabags Taking the party from afternoon into evening will be a live set from an MC who has long been an integral part of the Melbourne scene, . Since his … Continue reading Sunday Hip Hop Howler Brunswick

Cozzabags – 808s and Rock Greats

The latest mixtape by Cozzabags is a 15 track offering, called 808s and Rock Greats. The mixtape is inspired in part by the Kanye West album, 808s and Heartbreak, with the twist of using samples of well known Rock songs alongside the 808 Drum Machine. Where as the Kanye West album mood was melancholic and harrowing, this takes the opposite approach. Several songs have received acclaim prior to the mixtape release, including This Town being featured on well respected Tone Deaf Mixtape (#61), as well as making it to number 2 on the Triple j Unearthed Hip Hop charts. On … Continue reading Cozzabags – 808s and Rock Greats

Cozzabags – This Town

After a long time living, painting and more recently playing Hip Hop in London, SDM Crew old timer Cozzabags has returned to Melbourne earlier this year. His music offerings are a mixture of laid back 90s style Hip Hop with Rock influences. Lyrically he is poignant, often cynical, but always light hearted. Currently working on his latest release 808s and Rock Greats – a play on the Kanye West album, Cozzabags focuses on fusing heavy hitting rock guitar samples mixed with the classic 808 drum machine. Due mid to late December. The first release from the mixtape is This Town, Cozzabags’ … Continue reading Cozzabags – This Town

Cozzabags – Boganics

Originally from Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs Cozzabags was a part of the city’s vibrant graffiti scene in the 90’s and 00’s. He also DJ’d in small Melbourne clubs during the burgeoning Hip Hop scenes earliest days. His first influences were Funk, US Hip Hop and seeing local punk & hardcore bands perform in community halls in Melbourne’s outer East. His unusual influences are often reflected in his music whilst still giving a tip of the cap to Old-School Hip Hop. His bedroom produced track Boganics generated some 18,000 views on YouTube in 2010. Not quite a dream come true but the … Continue reading Cozzabags – Boganics