Dazed Hyperstrike

Here we have a dope little project from Melbourne based artist, Dazed. The project titled Hyperstrike is a collection of beats that didn’t fit in to any of the current projects Dazed has been working.  The project is available now as a free download and features 11 beats to delve into. All tracks are produced by Dazed with an encouraging call to action “bump it laying in the cut, spit something over it, DJ’s do your thing” Grab the project now by following the link here. Continue reading Dazed Hyperstrike

Hau Reffizlatukefu (QBN x ACT Remix)

Here is a brand new tune by the local legend Hau feat. Axe Aklins, TooDeadly, Hayds, Nix, Dazed, Omar Musa, Roshambo and Ciecmate with production by Hayds. The new track is a tribute to the classic Resin Dogs and Lazy Grey track ‘Re-Fizzla’ and will be featured on Hayds’ upcoming album ‘The Movement Vol. 1’. The project has been inspired by Pete Rock’s ‘Soul Survivor’ series. The album will be released in July and will feature artists from around the Canberra and Queanbeyan region to showcase the thriving local scene in Australia’s capital. Official  ||  Facebook Continue reading Hau Reffizlatukefu (QBN x ACT Remix)

Mol One to release 7″ vinyl Overstand Records

The next Overstand release will be a limited edition 7″ vinyl featuring emcee Mol One, with production from Dazed. Keep an eye out in the next few months for more info. For now check out the brand new net banger titled The Real featuring production from The Oil Baron. You can do that in the player below.  Facebook  ||  Soundcloud Continue reading Mol One to release 7″ vinyl Overstand Records

Mic Pompei Shift (Prod. Dazed)

Mic Pompei is hip hop’s Charles Darwin – an evolutionary theorist delivering cutting rhymes and raw personal content, analysed through an eye constantly seeking the grey area. Partnering with Melbourne producer, Dazed, together they bring us his debut LP, Shift. Over an eclectic mix of sample-based and self-composed production, this talented MC uses his gift of the gab to deliver complex lyrics, eloquent flow, and a tale about a turning point. Pompei is an MC fighting for an evolution of the human psyche, for a change in our mentality. Born and bred in Glebe, raised by Greek Cypriots, white Anglos, … Continue reading Mic Pompei Shift (Prod. Dazed)

Rayza Year Of The Rayza

For more than a decade now Prophet Rayza has been a stronghold in the local hip hop scene perfecting his talents across the four elements of Hip Hop as an emcee, breakdancer, graffiti artist and beatboxer. Hailing from Brisbane, a city that often flies under the radar when it comes to recognition of it’s hip hop artists on a national scale, Prophet Rayza has his sights set on changing this trend. Working hard to prove Brisbane has some of the best talent in the country when it comes to hip hop, the imminent release of his debut LP Year Of The … Continue reading Rayza Year Of The Rayza

Jp – The Road To Arkham

Jp presents his brand new album, The Road to Arkham and will be released on September 1st. Jp has been working on this album for about 12 months with  J.Waters, who has produced 80% of the album, the other two tracks were produced by Dazed from Overstand and James Thompson from The High Society. The Road To Arkham features. One Sixth, Majestic Gage, Full Spectrum, Hyina Mufasa and is available for pre-order now, by following the link here. Jp performed live at Laundry Bar Fitzroy, VIC over the weekend. 1. Green Eyes w/ Hyina Mufasa 2. I Icarus 3. Whisky … Continue reading Jp – The Road To Arkham

Sinks – Backlash

2013 marks the debut long player from Melbourne emcee and producer Sinks with this crunching release titled Backlash. Guests on the album include Fatty Phew, Phil Gektor, Sparts, Dazed, Force, Mol One, Olsen, Pompei and Zee.  Production comes from Sinks as well as Ramzee, WIK, Dazed, Phil Gektor, Calski and Batsauce. A brand new clip has dropped coinciding with the release for the track Starts In The Mind. The video was filmed & edited By Jack Shelton courtesy of Finish With The Spinach Productions. You can check that out below. Live 2 Work was the first single to be released from Backlash and … Continue reading Sinks – Backlash

Sinks – Prolifix (Nov 28th)

One fifth of the Down For The Count collective, Sinks has been named by some of the most respected local hip hop artists and heads as an upcoming rapper to look out for (DJ Sherriff Rosco) and a beast on the mic (Fatty Phew). So after much anticipation, Sinks finally releases his debut 5 track EP, Prolifix… As a young rapper and producer hailing from Melbourne’s inner south, Sinks’ passion for the craft of hip hop is second to none. As a newer MC in the scene he has been able to form a niche sound for himself, bypassing the sound … Continue reading Sinks – Prolifix (Nov 28th)

Big Noise – Dazed Benefit Show

Dazed is a producer/emcee and DJ for Down for The Count Records. He has just received the news that due to his high involvement with music throughout his life that his ears have given up and he will have to get nerve surgery and wear hearing aids for the rest of his life. He has been a long time supporter and contributor to the Hip Hop scene in Canberra, Sydney and now Melbourne and is highly respected throughout and has worked with many artists. The local hip hop scene has put forward some of it’s finest to do a benefit … Continue reading Big Noise – Dazed Benefit Show

Dazed – Hearing Not Listening

“And I don’t need more to blind me; my vision’s so unsightly, I’m sick of all the bullshit; it’s time to go out fighting.” Hearing Not Listening is the latest solo release from DFTC producer, DJ and MC, Dazed, dropping on 12″ vinyl, CD, and digital format on August 29, 2012. The album reveals a reflective honesty often lost in today’s bipolar and fragmented local scene. A true head dedicated to pure, hard hitting hip hop, Dazed delivers stories of his past with raw sincerity, straight up battle raps with support from a range of guests and original sounds that don’t … Continue reading Dazed – Hearing Not Listening

DFTC x Tape Death

Tape Death is a beats collective making tunes in the style of Hip-Hop, Dub-Step, Glitch-Hop, Wonky and more. DFTC Records are a Melbourne based Hip-Hop label consisting of Force, Sparts, Dazed, Sinks and Mol One, taking it back to how things should be done. With the combination of the two collectives comes a new remix album DFTC x Tape Death. Featuring 14 banging tracks the album will be dropping April 29 through dftc.com.au. The release will be available in both digital and hard copy format. Tracklist: 1. 1, 2, 3 (MD Remix) 2. We Go Back (Ilz Remix) 3. No … Continue reading DFTC x Tape Death

Dazed – From Dust Till Dawn

Restless nights breed a dedicated dawn. Melbourne producer, MC and DJ, Dazed keeps the ball rolling from Down For The Count Records, with the delivery of a 23 track instrumental album entitled Dawn ‘till Dust. Forged through early morning sessions on his MPC 2500, Dawn ‘till Dust presents an insight into the psyche and work ethic of DFTC’s most thorough and only-all rounder. Capturing the essence of those solitary hours before the world has woken, Dazed weaves heavy synths effortlessly with dusty loops and lo-fi sound scapes to create a showcase of quality tracks. Available now, Dawn ‘till Dust is an … Continue reading Dazed – From Dust Till Dawn

The 93 Mixtape (mixed by Dazed) – A Peak Street x DFTC Project

In Peak Street’ Magazine’s humble, yet godddam correct, opinion – 1993 was a vintage year for hip hop. 36 Chambers, Doggystyle, Midnight Marauders, 93 Til Infinity, Bacdafuccup, Slaughtahouse, Black Sunday, Lethal Injection, Return of the Boom Bap, Enta Da Stage and Buhloone Mind State are just a hint of the classic albums which hit speakers in the nine-trey. Timeless music. To pay homage to this most awesome of hip hop years, Peak Street put a call out to all Australian MC’s to drop some bars over some classic beats from the year 1993 for a mixtape. All heads had to … Continue reading The 93 Mixtape (mixed by Dazed) – A Peak Street x DFTC Project

Sparts – Jackabeat

Continuing on from 2011’s successful DFTC Records releases, Sparts delivers the first offering from the crew for 2012 in the form of the free Jackabeat mixtape. The release contains a varied collection of consistently dope, new and old beats which provide Sparts with a canvas to lace his acerbic verses over. Jaded by the world and what rap has become, Sparts shows there’s still room for meaningful, hard hitting rhymes, as long there’s fire in the belly. Featuring 17 tracks including, Drive and Left For Dead, guest verses from DFTC crew members Force, Dazed, Mol One and Sinks, and mixed by … Continue reading Sparts – Jackabeat

Sparts – Drive

Melbourne producer Dazed’s reworking of French artist Kavinsky’s ‘Nightcall’ provides a dark, atmospheric soundscape for emcee, Sparts to deliver two verses of cynical vitriol over. The single is now available for free download now. A short tale of disillusion and anxiety with the pace of a hard boiled, heist thriller, Drive is the first track from Sparts’ upcoming free mixtape, Jackabeat, from Down For The Count Records.  “Life moves fast, so you better move faster.”   Sparts – Jackabeat Mixtape Coming soon. Twitter  ||  Bandcamp  ||  DFTC Records Continue reading Sparts – Drive

DFTC Records 2011 Wrap Up

This year saw the first full year for the new Melbourne based outfit Down For The Count Records consisting of Force, Sparts, Mol One, Sinks and Dazed. Forming late in 2010 with the goal of releasing product in 2011, they certainly lived up to this plan with multiple drops throughout the year. 2011 saw the release of a 7″ Vinyl Rest in Syn from Dazed featuring Sydney emcees Rinse and Grand Arkiteks crew. This release was received well by fans and there are only a couple of copies of the limited edition wax left. DFTC also released Down For The … Continue reading DFTC Records 2011 Wrap Up

Review: Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″

There have been a few must have 7″ poppin’ off this year and here’s another to add to the collection. Melbourne Emcee & Producer Dazed, recently dropped a cracker titled Rest In Syn. This limited release, collectors edition vinyl features two deadly tracks from Sydney based artists with his Dazed’s own inimitable production. Rest in Syn is a record that explores this great big, unknowable, inexpressible ride we’re on – and looking back with gratitude to the past and sheer amazement at where our travels have taken us. This theme takes us to the opening track of Side A, No Regrets … Continue reading Review: Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″

Down For The Count Records presents – “Down For The Count” Label Album

The 1935 image taken from the infamous Max Baer vs Joe Louis personifies the first full length release from Down For The Count Records. A surprise attack from the newly formed crew consisting of Dazed, Mol1, Sinks, Sparts and Force, Down For The Count is overflowing with a passion, drive and respect for the genre that lately seems to have gone to the wayside. Sixteen tracks deep and featuring in house production from Dazed combined with heaters from B Wiv, Chris Labs, Double Digits, Shroomz, Alabama, Bipola, Rotten Produce, Flash Forest and Chris Labs has allowed each emcee to craft … Continue reading Down For The Count Records presents – “Down For The Count” Label Album

Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″ (Out Sept. 30)

It’s rare for the scene to be blessed with the release of a 7” in these often cynical times. Making music is an expensive habit, and there are a lot of broke artists languishing out there with stillborn plans. Melbourne based producer/MC Dazed has said fuck all that and gone ahead with a limited release, collectors edition vinyl featuring two tracks from Sydney based artists and his own inimitable production. Rest in Syn is a record by a man who still values the memories of flipping through magazines and freaking out on seeing new track produced by a favourite artist; as Dazed puts it, “it’s all … Continue reading Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″ (Out Sept. 30)

Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″ featuring Rinse and Grand Arkiteks.

It’s rare for the scene to be blessed with the release of a 7” in these often cynical times. Making music is an expensive habit, and there are a lot of broke artists languishing out there with stillborn plans. Melbourne based producer/MC Dazed has said fuck all that and gone ahead with a limited release, collectors edition vinyl featuring two tracks from Sydney based artists and his own inimitable production. Rest in Syn is a record by a man who still values the memories of flipping through magazines and freaking out on seeing new track produced by a favourite artist; … Continue reading Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″ featuring Rinse and Grand Arkiteks.

Undertow – Minds Believing (Review)

Minds Believing is the title to emcee Undertow’s (SYD) debut hip hop LP. Featuring 15 tracks, with the bulk of the production handled by Dazed. Guest spots include Flawlezz, Fame, Swarmy, Rinse from Bingethinkers, Ayeone, Nehi, Double G, Logical (UK) and SPEx.  On first impressions Mind’s Believing has all the makings of a quality package. Cover design is by April77, with the album mixing handled by Fame and mastering by Joseph Carra. With Undertow’s diverse emcee background in dnb, grime and electronica, we were quite interested to hear what style Undertow would bring to the fore front of this album……..It … Continue reading Undertow – Minds Believing (Review)