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

Ravenous – 20Ten

To Melbourne’s hip hop community, Raven started with regular visits to Melbourne’s 106.7 PBS FM back in the prime of The Formula, dropping rhymes on Australia’s most respected and long running hip hop radio show. Raven was the producer and one of two MCs from Lost Soulz, a group he founded with Budsa and DJ Perplex. After honing their stage craft and lyricism in Victoria’s backyards and house parties, Lost Soulz released their highly regarded 2004 debut, Conveyor Belt, and contributed the anthemic Sacrilege to the Nuffsaid Records compilation In Case You Didn’t Know. The group have since made guest … Continue reading Ravenous – 20Ten

allaussie spotlight on: Cam Bluff

If you haven’t heard the name Cam Bluff of late, then you surely haven’t been paying enough attention. 2010 has seen Cam Bluff produce some of this years most impressive beats with no intention of slowing the pace. We take a deeper look into the past, present and future of this amazing producer. Past Cam Bluff born (18/02/1989) grew up in Kwazulu Natal (South Africa). Cam was always surrounded by music and heavily influenced by the country’s culture and people. He was constantly surrounded by music having both an aunt and grandma who were both music teachers. He was always … Continue reading allaussie spotlight on: Cam Bluff

Funkoars – Tour Diary Pt. 3

Funkoars hit the snow recently for some shows with Ash Grunwald on his album Launch Tour. Alot of driving and partying was done before they headed back to Adelaide to prepare for The Ultimate Hangover show at HQ on 10th September. After a string of sold out tours and festivals, the Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show … Continue reading Funkoars – Tour Diary Pt. 3

Funkoars – Tour Diary Part 2

Funkoars hit the snow recently for some shows with Ash Grunwald on his album Launch Tour. Alot of driving and partying was done before they headed back to Adelaide to prepare for The Ultimate Hangover show at Hq on 10th September After a string of sold out tours and festivals, the Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show … Continue reading Funkoars – Tour Diary Part 2

WIK – Duck Down feat. G-Force, Maundz & Deece (Free Download)

This banger of a track is a leak from the upcoming WIK project featuring G-Force, Maundz & Deece. This one is on that serious ish, do the knowledge. Download the track now by clicking the downward arrow on the player, and keep an eye out for WIK! Check out footage of another track produced by WIK. This is the first time the guys have performed the track Loco Motive with all three emcees’s (Maundz, Fluent Form & Fatty Phew ). Filmed by B wiv. Taken from the Mr Nobody/Crate Cartel album launch @ The Johnston on 14/8/10 Continue reading WIK – Duck Down feat. G-Force, Maundz & Deece (Free Download)

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

The Funkoars Update (Live Streaming Show!)

The Funkoars are excited to announce that on Friday 10th of September, the guys will be streaming their final Adelaide performance of 2010 LIVE! Tune in at 9PM CST on Friday 10th of September by simply clicking this link: FUNKOARS USTREAM WATCH PART 1 OF THE FUNKOARS TOUR DIARY Take a ride with Hons, Sesta, Trials & DJ Reflux as they make their way from Adelaide to Melbourne to Falls Creek and beyond in this 3 part mini-series of Funkoars debauchery! Parts 2 and 3 coming soon! THE FUNKOARS PERFORM LIVE @ HQ COMPLEX – TICKETS ON SALE NOW! FRIDAY … Continue reading The Funkoars Update (Live Streaming Show!)

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

The Ultimate Hangover – Funkoars live at HQ Complex Adelaide

After a string of sold out tours and festivals, The Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show of 2010, but we will also see The Funkoars performing selected cuts from their back catalogue for the VERY… LAST… TIME. Promising to deliver a world class performance, The Funkoars have pulled out all the stops – more booze, more women … Continue reading The Ultimate Hangover – Funkoars live at HQ Complex Adelaide

allaussie hip hop Interview with Geko

Entirely produced by Geko, Crate Cartel Radio encompasses everything good about independent local hip hop. This release includes a stellar line up of guest emcees, strategically picked to add multiple elements of class to this impressive sonic backdrop. Over these 13 tracks, you can find some of Australia’s most renowned and respected veterans including Bias B, Bigfoot and Ciecmate, alongside exciting and anticipated local emcees Kings Konekted, Maundz, Jake Biz, Fatty Phew and many others. We caught up with Geko recently to talk about his upcoming release Crate Cartel Radio, two new aditions to the Crate Cartel roster, a surprise … Continue reading allaussie hip hop Interview with Geko

Dwizofoz – Baked Not Fried EP

  Dwizofoz has indeed been building quite a name for himself starting way back in 2003 when he first met Ghosty and started working on tracks with him. In 2004 the duo created the group Ozalians and almost immediately began performing on stages all around Brisbane. After nearly 5 years of performing and having supported and worked with such artists as Muph n Plutonic, Hyjak n Torcha, Bias B, Optimen and Tommy Illfigga, Justice n Kaos (to name a few), Ozalians decided to part ways to work on different projects. The end of 2007 saw Dwizofoz begin to really focus on his music as a solo … Continue reading Dwizofoz – Baked Not Fried EP

Crate Cartel Showcase + Fraksha & Scotty Hinds dual mixtape launch

Melbourne will see a massive show hit on May 1st with Fraksha launching his It’s Just Bars mixtape, Scotty Hinds launching his P.O.V mixtape, and a massive Crate Cartel showcase featuring Fluent Form, Geko, Raven, Maundz, and Discourse and if that’s not enough Mata & Must and DJ Affiks will also be crashing the night. $10 entry (crazy) – Doors open at 9pm Mercat Cross Hotel 456 Queen Street, Melbourne Get down! A Scotty Hinds track from 2004 called Who Am I Feat. Felony, it was produced by Vocal Point Production. This track never made it on to any release. Continue reading Crate Cartel Showcase + Fraksha & Scotty Hinds dual mixtape launch

Fluent Form Interview

So man last year we seen you drop the album the Furnace, and it’s had a massive reception. Fans have been going nuts for it, with it selling out in a lot of places over the country. Did you expect this much of a response? I definitely didn’t expect this kind of response at all. I knew I had a bit of a fan base and people checking for my shit, But I definitely didn’t expect this. Goes to show that with some hard work and a lot of patience, you can be rewarded. It’s really helped keep me hungry … Continue reading Fluent Form Interview

Bigger Than Hip Hop Radio Show Interview

We recently spoke to Pete and Paul over at the Bigger Than Hip Hop Show on Melbourne’s SYN 90.7FM. If you haven’t heard of this show, don’t sleep for much longer. It airs live Wednesday nights, 9 – 10pm, across the city as well as the Mornington Peninsula & Geelong. These guys have only recently started the show and already have delivered some huge nights of hip hop, live to your radio. Recent shows included some top interviews, including the likes of Solo from Horrorshow, Jes Won from Thundamentals, plus a host of DJ specials, and a shit load of … Continue reading Bigger Than Hip Hop Radio Show Interview

Double Album Launch – Fluent Form and Ciecmate & Newsense

Who: Ciecmate & Newsense, Fluent Form, Swarmy, Mata & Must, Doc Felix & No Name Nathan What: “A Tale of Two Cities” & “The Furnace” double album launch! When: December 18th Where: Miss Libertines, Franklin St. Melbourne City. Ciecmate & Newsense have locked in Canberra & Melbourne dates for the “About Bloody Time!” section of the “A Tale of Two Cities” Tour… matched up with Fluent Form’s “The Furnace” launch and bringing down big Swarmy from Sydney, plus that proper shit of Mata & Must, this is going to be one of those shows that sticks in your mind. Newsense … Continue reading Double Album Launch – Fluent Form and Ciecmate & Newsense

Fluent Form – The Furnace (October 20)

After the success of his independently released debut album Chapters Of Substance, Fluent Form wasted no time in returning to the studio to begin work on his sophomore LP, The Furnace. Across these 13 tracks, Fluent continues to demonstrate his ability as a lyricist to combine concepts with complexity. The album features some big names including Brad Strut, Ciecmate, Raven, Mata N Must, Maundz, Fatty Phew , Geko and 1/6 Production credits on the album also come from some big names including Geko, Ciecmate, K21, Discourse, Must, Doc Felix and WIK. The album is set to be released on October … Continue reading Fluent Form – The Furnace (October 20)