Top 20 Tracks We Didn’t See In triple j’s Hottest 100

With triple j’s Hottest 100 taking over the airwaves and all of our social media feeds on the weekend, we’ve decided to release a list of the top 20 tracks that we didn’t see in this year’s Hottest 100.  With all the great music in Australia, it’s hard for everyone to get a top 100 spot, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t artists out there who are deserving of this recognition. In no particular order we’ve picked a sample of these artists and tracks, and have listed them below for your enjoyment. Doc Felix – The Right Direction feat Dialect … Continue reading Top 20 Tracks We Didn’t See In triple j’s Hottest 100

Interview: Dialect & Despair: A Testament To The Art

Few rival the dedication Adelaide hip hop duo Dialect & Despair show their genre. The young pair; emcee Dialect and producer Despair, have already earned themselves international notoriety as a result of their infallible commitment to keeping hip hop culture alive. With a passion for maintaining a universal hip hop culture, Self Evident focuses on the music, principles and stories behind the movement, whilst blending the old with the new. A year on, and Self Evident is still gracing our platters. Below we catch up with emcee Dialect to discuss their previous year and all its happenings. Your sophomore album titled … Continue reading Interview: Dialect & Despair: A Testament To The Art

Interview LWP 003: Doc Felix Travelling In ‘The Right Direction’

Little Wonder Productions is a hip-hop, funk & soul label involved in the production, manufacturing and distribution of it’s products on various audio formats. Doc Felix’s latest release is a 10″ vinyl piece featuring South Australian MC Dialect. The Right Direction 10″ is available now.  aahh: Tell us a bit about the philosophy behind Little Wonder Productions, the label in general and your role in the whole show? Doc Felix: Well I started Little Wonder Productions firstly as a production company (term used loosely) to release my own stuff but with a view to release music from other like-minded artists. … Continue reading Interview LWP 003: Doc Felix Travelling In ‘The Right Direction’

Doc Felix – The Right Direction feat Dialect

Little Wonder Productions is proud to present LWP003, Doc Felix – The Right Direction feat Dialect. This is the third release from Little Wonder Productions and is now available for pre-order. Little Wonder Productions is a hip-hop, funk & soul label involved in the production, manufacturing and distribution of it’s products on various audio formats. The Right Direction will be available as a digital download and also as a limited edition 10″ vinyl, which will be sure will fly out the door. You can secure your copy here.  Bandcamp  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook Continue reading Doc Felix – The Right Direction feat Dialect

Sketch The Rhyme – No Sleep Til Adelaide Tour (Gluttony – Adelaide Fringe)

Featuring visual artists, hip hop MCs and a full live band, Sketch The Rhyme is a brilliantly unique game show where freestyle rapping meets fast paced illustration and live animation in a number of hilarious improvised games, inspired by Pictionary, Celebrity Heads and Mr Squiggle. Sketch The Rhyme is a fresh, fast and funny interactive hip hop game show where speed drawing meets freestyle rapping to the sounds of a live band. Inspired by Mr Squiggle and Pictionary, this game-show-with-a-twist is made up of a series of playoffs between the artists and the rappers. The artists speed-sketch pictures relevant to a … Continue reading Sketch The Rhyme – No Sleep Til Adelaide Tour (Gluttony – Adelaide Fringe)

Matchless Gift “Inquire Within” Out Now

MC/Producer Matchless Gift from the Butterthief camp presents his debut EP Inquire Within featuring Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix), LKR, Dialect & Social Change with cuts by DJ Snair and Inkswel. A hard-hitting, thought provoking introduction for the artist from South Australia, It’s been a long time coming and well worth the wait for the 8-track release. With an open and honest writing style and an impenetrable mark on production Matchless Gift makes music that inspires the listener to see beyond the grind of everyday norms. A producer born from the love of digging in the crates and an MC born from … Continue reading Matchless Gift “Inquire Within” Out Now

Watch: Dialect & Despair – ‘S.A.B.X’ Music Video feat. Majestic Gage & D Flow

With their new album, Self Evident released in October of 2012 and already endorsed by Hip Hop legends OC & AG of New York pioneer crew DITC and many more worldwide, Dialect & Despair is set to continue blazing trails for the music scene in Australia and abroad. Their new single/video S.A.B.X featuring Majestic Gage & D Flow of Barbury’n/Ghetto Dwellas/D.I.T.C, is available from iTunes now. The entire film clip was shot in the Bronx, when Dialect & Despair visited the States earlier in the year. Directed, fIlmed & edited by Lucas Hansen. iTunes  ||  Facebook  ||  Uknowho Records Continue reading Watch: Dialect & Despair – ‘S.A.B.X’ Music Video feat. Majestic Gage & D Flow

Dialect & Despair – Self Evident

Few rival the dedication Adelaide hip hop duo Dialect & Despair show their genre. The young pair; emcee Dialect 22 and producer Despair 26, have already earned themselves international notoriety as a result of their infallible commitment to keeping hip hop culture alive. D & D have evolved since the release of debut album The Vortex in 2010, with their rare quality of emcee/producer synchronicity strengthened and all manner of new experiences under their belts. Due for release on October 31st 2012, Dialect & Despair’s second album Self Evident is testament to their passion for their craft, its culture and … Continue reading Dialect & Despair – Self Evident

Dialect & Despair – New Testament feat. Total Eclipse

From their upcoming second album Self Evident comes Dialect & Despair’s lead single New Testament, produced by Despair, with cuts by Total Eclipse (The X-Ecutioners), and performed by Dialect. The track sets the tone for the whole record; with its emphasis on sharp lyricism, and supreme production. “Music/Hip Hop is not limited to what’s popular or current, it is very much a feeling. So we are making records for our generation of Hip Hop fans to be appreciated in any era, whilst pushing the art forward.” -Dialect Thematically, the album focuses on the cultural experience of Hip Hop, and speaks on … Continue reading Dialect & Despair – New Testament feat. Total Eclipse

Dialect & Despair – New Testament featuring Total Eclipse

Uknowho Records are pleased to present the brand new single from South Australian duo Dialect & Despair. The track titled New Testament features Total Exlipse from the X-Ecutioners and is the lead single from their soon to be released album Self Evident. You can grab the track right now from iTunes by following the link below. Video Credits: A Studio Sunkie | Young Black Youth production. Director / Producer / Production Designer / Director of Photography – Nima Nabili Rad. Co-Producer / Editor / Colourist – Daniel Principe. Co-Producer / Production Designer – Justin Pollheim.  Purchase  ||  Uknowho Records  || … Continue reading Dialect & Despair – New Testament featuring Total Eclipse

Versify 2 – Spoken Word at the South Australian Writers’ Centre

Get ready for round 2 of Versify – bringing together spoken word stars and rappers for an evening of lyrics and rhythms that will shake you out of those winter doldrums. Featuring the mesmerizing tones of Omar Musa, Mighty Joe, Luka Lesson, Alia Gabres, Social Change and K21, winner of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. A cappella rap and spoken word to bring you out of those winter doldrums. Joe Kim A.K.A. Mighty Joe was born and raised in the East Bay, California. Long the breeding ground for independent hip hop artists, the Bay Area’s street smart, often socially conscious sensibilities … Continue reading Versify 2 – Spoken Word at the South Australian Writers’ Centre

Versify – Spoken Word at the South Australian Writers’ Centre

The SA Writers’ Centre is excited to kick off its regular series of spoken word events with acappella performances from five celebrated and award winning rappers. Let Mighty Joe, Omar Musa, Prime, Dialect and Koolta take you on a journey through one of the most dynamic and diverse lyric forms to sweep the globe, with words, rhythms and tales of life, love and politics stripped bare. If you’re a fan of slam, spoken word or hip hop, or just love words and their possibilities, you won’t want to miss this. The event kicks off at 7pm, Monday March 5.  Tickets are $10 … Continue reading Versify – Spoken Word at the South Australian Writers’ Centre

Mark B & Dialect – Fresh Wild Fly & Bold (Theory 77 Turntable Death-Mix)

Theory 77 remixes Mark B & Dialect’s recent single Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold; a tribute to old-skool Hip-Hop pioneers The Cold Crush Brothers.  We caught up with Mark B earlier today to get the lowdown on the new Fresh Wild Fly & Bold remix, check that out below. aahh: What was the reasoning behind your choice of producer on the new Fresh Wild Fly & Bold remix? Mark B: I’ve never been a fan of remixes so when I first looked at the idea of remixing the song I knew we had to come with something totally different to the original version we made. … Continue reading Mark B & Dialect – Fresh Wild Fly & Bold (Theory 77 Turntable Death-Mix)

Mark B & Dialect – Fresh Wild Fly & Bold

Yes yes y’all! October 10th 2011 saw the return of the UK’s all-star producer Mark B (Mark B & Blade – The Unknown, Delta – The Lostralian LP) back on his own K-Boro Records imprint with his new brand new single Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold; a tribute to old-skool Hip-Hop pioneers The Cold Crush Brothers. Trying to steer away from the over saturated ‘pop-rap’ market of recent times, Mark teams up with Dialect to bring it back to absolute basics with gritty-funky samples, hard crunching Emu SP1200 drum machine beats, menacing flutes, & most importantly three of Hip-Hop’s key … Continue reading Mark B & Dialect – Fresh Wild Fly & Bold

Dialects Top Ten Tracks For 2010

Emcee Dialect has had a massive 2010. Teaming up with producer Despair the two hip hop dynamos tore 2010 up with the stunning release of their album The Vortex.  Dialect takes some time out to delve into the year that was, with a in depth round-up of his top ten tracks for 2010. Trem- Omega Man One the most anticipated releases in Australian Hip Hop history, this is the first single ‘Omega Man’ off Trem’s forthcoming album ‘For the Term of His Natural Life’. With Melbourne king Prowla on the beat and cuts and Trem delivering two outstanding verses, proving … Continue reading Dialects Top Ten Tracks For 2010

6 on the St | Episode 5 | Dialect & Despair

Dialect & Despair – The Vortex Review 6 on the St is a film project that takes an intimate look at 12 Adelaide artists in a series of six-minute documentaries. Next guest in the line-up of local talent: Dialect & Despair Dialect began rhyming at the tender age of 12, inspired by his eldest brothers collection of classic 80’s/90’s era Hip Hop. Entering his first freestyle battle at the age of 13 Dialect took it out and went on to win countless more battles making him a force to be reckoned with on the mic at an early age. Well … Continue reading 6 on the St | Episode 5 | Dialect & Despair

NJE – From The Outside Looking In – Adelaide Album Launch

Sydney city solo hip hop artist NJE makes his return to Adelaide to launch his brand new album From The Outside Looking In (out now on itunes). This album has been well received, especially on the single/video for the track Appetiser (The Entree) (As seen on RAGE) & the new video Blackout (above). The album features artists such as Mind Over Matter, Phatchance and Torcha. Over the years NJE has worked hard to gain respect in the scene. This has paid off and seen him support artists such as Xzibit, Public Enemy, Phrase and Forthwrite over the years. His live … Continue reading NJE – From The Outside Looking In – Adelaide Album Launch

Dialect – JJJ unearthed feature artist

South Australian emcee Dialect has been picked as this weeks Triple J Unearthed feature artist. As a part of the whole deal, Triple J threw a few q’s Dialects way. You can check that out below. Also, make sure you head over to Dialects unearthed page here, and download some new tracks plus leave a review. 1. Tell us about your music – How did you develop your flow and sound? I make straight up Hip Hop music with a focus on heavy beats and true lyricism inspired by my life experience, passion for record collecting and that 90’s New … Continue reading Dialect – JJJ unearthed feature artist

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Dialect and Despair

Incase you didn’t know…. Dialect began rhyming at the tender age of 12, inspired by his eldest brothers collection of classic 80’s/90’s era Hip Hop. Entering his first freestyle battle at the age of 13 Dialect took it out and went on to win countless more battles making him a force to reckoned with on the mic at an early age. Well renown for his remarkable freestyle ability and live show performance Dialect became a stalwart in the live hip hop circuit in Adelaide. He then released his debut EP The Sound of Change in 2006 featuring hip hop heavyweight … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Dialect and Despair

Phatchance hits SA

Phatchance, hot off the release of his debut album Inkstains is set to hit Adelaide in the new year. Triple J recently crowned Phatchance the Unearthed Artist of the week as a part of Aus music month. Fellow I forgot, Sorry crew member Coptic Soldier will also be appearing. Support list is is large with Dialect, Grifters Inc, Koolta feat. PT, Hektic feat. Phat MC, Eskatology, Chase and Lariken and Dropt At Birth, doors open at 9. This will all go down March 20, 2010 at L!ve on Light Square. Presale tickets $12 (Available from the artists plus Da Klinic … Continue reading Phatchance hits SA

Cross Bred Mongrels – Certified Wise Album Launch

It’s time for the Cross Bred Mongrels – Certified Wise Album Launch. DJ Staen 1 (DMC Set),Terra Firma. Reason feat. Fraksha (Melbourne King). Nine High (UK) and Dialect will all be in attendance. Plus DJ’s BVA, Hacksaw & Kirk 1. Our main man, Levelheaded, will be hosting the night. Aussie hip hop gigs held at HQ don’t usually disappoint and this one seems to be no exception. Date: Friday December 4 @ HQ Price: $20 + booking fee Tickets are available through Venue-Tix. Since we have broken our own rule on posting video’s, we might as well go crazy with … Continue reading Cross Bred Mongrels – Certified Wise Album Launch

Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets

In the lead up to the long awaited release of the full length Social Change album V.High.P, Funkwig and DJ Snair of Social Change have created their first Phat Tape under the name Fat Pockets. On the 09.09.09 (cool little date) Butterthief will release Fat Pockets online for a FREE download, yes people free. The Phat Tape is a Funkwig Production and features exclusive music and  some big guest appearances by Social Change, Crossbred Mongrels, Dialect, K21, 2Biz (Common Cause) and Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix). Everyone in Melburn can catch Mata and Must, Social Change feat. Funkwig and DJ Snair, … Continue reading Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets

SOCIAL CHANGE AND BUTTERTHEIF RECORDS

With the almighty Social Change due to drop their full length album this year, big things are on the horizon, for them, and their label Butterthief Records. Established by Funkwig and Social Change, Butterthief has grown into a strong collective of musicians, DJ’s, producers and emcees. Their aim is to release music, promote artists and further establish Butterthief as a recording label.  Currently Butterthief is working on a collaboration project with various artists, as well as new projects by Dialect, One Above, Metrical Minds and Taylor Made Tactix. You can find some samples of this project at the Buttertheifs Myspace … Continue reading SOCIAL CHANGE AND BUTTERTHEIF RECORDS