Illy Friday Flips Season 2

Illy is back Flippin’ Fridays in his weekly series Friday Flips. Following on from Season 1 where Illy teamed up with longtime collaborator M-Phazes, Season 2 has Illy teaming up with producer Nic Martin. Get your ears around the first 5 instalments below featuring flips of Peking Duck, Lorde, Sia & Vance Joy’s Riptide plus the latest flip from last Friday that features Momo of Diafrix, covering Arctic Monkeys, Do I Wanna Know. Official  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter Continue reading Illy Friday Flips Season 2

Diafrix The Sign

Here is a brand new track from Melbourne’s own Diafrix, which premiered on Groupie/Pagesdigital recently. The new track was produced in conjunction with Dustin McLean from the revered Elefant Traks label.  “We wanted to take it back to the basics, so we brought the band in… drums, bass guitar, a beautiful old piano… having so many talented musicians jamming in a room creates such an electric vibe.. We really wanted to capture that and have it reflect in the hip-hop we were creating.” – Diafrix Diafrix released their debut album, In tha Place, in 2006. Between its release and that of 2009’s Concrete … Continue reading Diafrix The Sign

Nonne MC Crop Circles

Nonne MC is a rapper from Sydney northern beaches and has always been interested in music, hip hop culture, art and poetry. His first mixtape release Ill Chills Volume 1 gained underground exposure when his horrorcore inspired track It’s All In My Head obtained a place on Off The Record’s “Hits From The Song” compilation mix, which printed 10,000 units nationwide and featured in such magazines as Brag, Drum Media, Inpress + many more. Another track off the mixtape Gotta Be Clever achieved radio play on FBI. With such positive feed back Nonne began working on his second mixtape Ill Chills Volume … Continue reading Nonne MC Crop Circles

aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 2: Michelle Grace Hunder – Rise Campaign

For our second ever Community Series episode, which aims to highlight those who are heavily involved in the local hip hop scene. We catch up with the photography extraordinaire Michelle Grace Hunder. Michelle is a Melbourne based photographer who has … Continue reading aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 2: Michelle Grace Hunder – Rise Campaign

Calski – Eyes And Ears EP

Eyes and Ears marks MC/producer Calski’s second release on LookUP Records with distribution via Obese Records. It follows his 2012 debut Love Drive Commission that nabbed him an album of the week feature on triple j’s hip hop show and saw him tour nationally. Playing shows alongside diverse artists from Joelistics, Diafrix, Spit Syndicate and Dialectrix to local collaborator Rainman, picking up praise from triple j’s Dave Ruby Howe for his ‘smooth as hell’ production on the last artist’s release. One of the most progressive producers in the country, Calski shifts gears seamlessly from smooth soul to rugged boom bap … Continue reading Calski – Eyes And Ears EP

Diafrix – Rest Assured

Rest Assured is the sublime comeback single from Diafrix, a serene and refreshing return for the Melbourne duo. Coming off a guest-heavy second album (2012’s acclaimed Pocket Full Of Dreams), Rest Assured is entirely self-produced and performed, relying heavily on the duo’s core strengths – poignant storytelling, aspirational ideals, warm, melodic hip-hop production and soulful undertones. Momo’s heartfelt vocal appearance on the song’s hook best demonstrates the latter. A wonderful new start for one of Australia’s most interesting groups. Rest Assured is available now.  Purchase  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter Continue reading Diafrix – Rest Assured