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

Pegz – Drama Competition (Win tickets to the Bombs Away tour & a copy of Drama)

Australian hip hop MC Pegz returns to the solo live scene with his first national tour in 3 years. Celebrating the release of his new album, Drama, Pegz will hit the road this May for a 15-date trek that will see him hit Adelaide, Melbourne,Sydney, Brisbane, Perth alongside regional towns and cities across the country. Starting in Adelaide (now ALL AGES), the tour makes its way through Victorian territory before hitting the nation’s capital, down to New South Wales, around Queensland before heading out west for its final leg. Dialectrix will be supporting on all dates promoting his recent release … Continue reading Pegz – Drama Competition (Win tickets to the Bombs Away tour & a copy of Drama)

Pegz – Drama (April 8th, pre-order now!)

Rising from a self-imposed hiatus, one of Australian hip hop’s hardest hitting artists returns to the recording fold with his brand new album Drama. With rhymes like ransom letters, the latest is an unrelenting, no-holds barred assault on politics, global issues, Australian life and hip hop. Like the unmistakable voice, Pegz is never one to hold back with the fire, all while maintaining a humorous streak of clever lyricism and biting commentary. From the opening calling card of Capital P to the Brazilian-influenced flavour of the first single Bombs Away, Drama continues the legacy of the Capricorn Cat by pouring … Continue reading Pegz – Drama (April 8th, pre-order now!)

D’Opus & Roshambo – new album ‘Past Time’ out early April through Mercury Switch/Inertia

Canberra producer & emcee duo D’Opus & Roshambo have teamed up again to bring out their long-awaited second LP Past Time, which includes the promotional single Come Find Out featuring Chanel Cole. The album will be released on April 8 on Mercury Switch Lab through Inertia. The duo have drawn from a pool of Australian artists to collaborate on songs throughout Past Time, with Hau (Koolism), Muph (Muph & Plutonic), Dialectrix, Scott Burns, and Mdusu all contributing guest verses to the album. Chanel Cole, member of trip hop group Spook, provides her unique voice on the tracks Bring Happiness and Come … Continue reading D’Opus & Roshambo – new album ‘Past Time’ out early April through Mercury Switch/Inertia

Pegz announces massive 15 stop national ‘Bomb’s Away’ tour

Australian hip hop MC and CEO Pegz returns to the solo live scene with his first national tour in 3 years. Celebrating the release of his new album, Drama, Pegz will hit the road this May for a 16-date trek that will see him hit Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth alongside regional towns and cities across the country. Starting in Adelaide, the tour makes its way through Victorian territory before hitting the nation’s capital, down to New South Wales, around Queensland before heading out west for its final leg. Dialectrix will be supporting on all dates promoting his recent release … Continue reading Pegz announces massive 15 stop national ‘Bomb’s Away’ tour

Bingethinkers – Where Are They Now…. [Out Now – Don’t Sleep!]

Over the past half-decade, Bingethinkers have built their reputation as one of Sydney’s most dynamic hip hop outfits- electrifying audiences with their remarkable live show. The group is comprised of MC Rinse on the mic, DJ 2Buck (Dialectrix, Gully Platoon) on the decks (and beats) and producers Aeon (a member of Sydney rock/electronica act Decoder Ring) and PSYKEone on the beats. This combination of high energy, boom bap production and razor sharp lyrics create an unmatched collection of individual talent sharing a single ethos. Following up from the release of their ShelfLife mixtape (2007), Bingethinkers formed LookUP with fellow Sydneysiders … Continue reading Bingethinkers – Where Are They Now…. [Out Now – Don’t Sleep!]

‘Fuck It’ from G Love and Plutonic’s Moonshine Lemonade

Moonshine Lemonade is the album collaboration between producer Plutonic Lab (Muph & Plutonic, Dialectrix) and G Love (of G Love and The Special Sauce fame). You can listen to the album’s first single, Fuck It, right here! The album is set for release in February through Casadeldisco, but if you can’t wait that long go to http://www.moonshinelemonade.com, sign up to the mailing list and you can download the track for FREE. G Love’s pretty excited about the project. He said, “I’ve been making and mashing hip hop and blues for the last 20 years. With Moonshine Lemonade, I finally feel … Continue reading ‘Fuck It’ from G Love and Plutonic’s Moonshine Lemonade

Drapht’s ‘Rapunzel’ Film Clip

Check out the brand new clip from Drapht for his latest track Rapunzel. The track is produced by Trials from Funkoars and mixed by DJ Reflux. It’s been a long time between drinks for west coast emcee and wordsmith Drapht. Having had a massive 08 and 09, most of 2010 has been spent teaming up with Brothers Grimm producer Trials working on the follow up.Drapht has been holed up in a home studio writing, crossing out, rewriting, cutting, pasting, cutting again, deleting, occasionally banging his head against a wall and then finally kicking back and smiling. The success of 2008’s Brothers Grimm, which spawned … Continue reading Drapht’s ‘Rapunzel’ Film Clip

Announcing Plutonic & G Love’s Moonshine Lemonade

Moonshine Lemonade is the album collaboration between producer Plutonic Lab (Muph & Plutonic, Dialectrix) and G Love (of G Love and The Special Sauce fame). G Love explained, “I’ve been making and mashing hip hop and blues for the last 20 years. With Moonshine Lemonade, I finally feel like I got it right. Pluto bought it out of me and that’s that. I know people are gonna dig this shit cause I’ve been rocking it non-stop on my tour bus every freakin’ night.” Two very special I-liked-them-before-you-did shows are happening in Melbourne at the Northcote Social Club on January 14, … Continue reading Announcing Plutonic & G Love’s Moonshine Lemonade

Tuka – Will Rap For Tuka (Out Now) + Free Download

After years of humbly impressing Australian audiences as a member of Thundamentals, Rumpunch and Sketch The Rhyme, it’s now time for emcee Tuka to step to the fore and distinguish himself as one of the country’s most exciting lyrical talents. As comfortable rocking over a stomping Gypsy horn line as he is over Dub-Reggae or a driving Boom Bap rhythm. Tuka’s debut LP Will Rap For Tuka is the culmination of years honing his craft, both in written form and performance and delivers one of 2010’s most diverse efforts right before the buzzer sounds. With only two guests on the … Continue reading Tuka – Will Rap For Tuka (Out Now) + Free Download

Dialectrix – Audio Projectiles, internet bullshit & a fluey Fluent

The unique synergy created between artists was a defining character in the creativity and success of hip hop during the 1990s. Hip hop crews were bound together by their ideas in the moment and this interaction, at times tense, marked an incredible era in the genre’s history. Dialectrix, along with Mercury Prize winner Plutonic Lab and prolific Sydney DJ 2buck have taken this historical approach to produce Audio Projectile, the second album from one of Australia’s most talented wordsmiths.  The album is the work of collaboration in the truest sense. Aiming to capture the vivid sounds of the classics, Audio Projectile is their enjoyment of the past, … Continue reading Dialectrix – Audio Projectiles, internet bullshit & a fluey Fluent

Drapht Rapunzel Tour

It’s been a long time between drinks for west coast emcee and wordsmith Drapht. Having had a massive 08 and 09, most of 2010 has been spent teaming up with Brothers Grimm producer Trials working on the follow up. Drapht has been holed up in a home studio writing, crossing out, rewriting, cutting, pasting, cutting again, deleting, occasionally banging his head against a wall and then finally kicking back and smiling. The success of 2008’s Brothers Grimm, which spawned the massive radio hits Jimmy Recard and Falling (Jimmy Recard was the #2 most played track on JJJ in 08 and … Continue reading Drapht Rapunzel Tour

Dialectrix – Pieces of a Puzzle Video

The video for the single Pieces of a Puzzle from Dialectrix – Audio Projectile album.
 Film clip directed and created by Versus. The unique synergy created between artists was a defining character in the creativity and success of hip hop during the 1990s. Hip hop crews were bound together by their ideas in the moment and this interaction, at times tense, marked an incredible era in the genre’s history. Dialectrix, along with Mercury Prize winner Plutonic Lab and prolific Sydney DJ 2buck have taken this historical approach to produce Audio Projectile, the second album from one of Australia’s most talented wordsmiths. The album is the … Continue reading Dialectrix – Pieces of a Puzzle Video

Bigfoot – Giant Steps (Nov. 12)

A stalwart of the Melbourne music scene since the mid 90’s, Bigfoot needs little introduction to those with an ear to the underground. Etching out a reputation for thunderous production, aggressive flows and a formidable stage presence, Bigfoot has been a scene-stealer since day one. Following the momentum created by his regular appearances on the now legendary PBS Formula sessions, Bigfoot began his reputation as a prolific guest-spot killer with his verse on Brad Strut’s Authentic LP in 2001, and he soon appeared on studio tracks and live bills with the likes of Bias B, Tornts, Hospice Crew, Brothers Stoney and Reason. As the … Continue reading Bigfoot – Giant Steps (Nov. 12)

Obese Records Block Party Rewards Interstaters!

With the excitement of this year’s 10th Anniversary Block Party still fresh, we are happy to announce that all of those making the trek down to Melbourne from around the country will be rewarded for their efforts. If you are travelling to Melbourne for the show, be sure to stop by the Obese Records Retail Store in Prahran with your boarding pass/itinerary, photo ID and Block Party ticket to score yourself a limited Block Party pack* that includes rare posters, stickers and other promotional material from Obese Records and Ironlak. *packs are limited and will be available from Thursday 7th … Continue reading Obese Records Block Party Rewards Interstaters!

Dialectrix – Audio Projectile Trailer

The trailer for the new Dialectrix album, Audio Projectile – Out September 17 via Obese Records. Album written by Dialectrix, 2Buck
Produced by Plutonic Lab. Trailer created by Versus Media. The unique synergy created between artists was a defining character in the creativity and success of hip hop during the 1990s. Hip hop crews were bound together by their ideas in the moment and this interaction, at times tense, marked an incredible era in the genre’s history. Dialectrix, along with Mercury Prize winner Plutonic Lab and prolific Sydney DJ 2buck have taken this historical approach to produce Audio Projectile, the second album from one of Australia’s most … Continue reading Dialectrix – Audio Projectile Trailer

Dialectrix – Audio Projectile (Sept 17)

The unique synergy created between artists was a defining character in the creativity and success of hip hop during the 1990s. Hip hop crews were bound together by their ideas in the moment and this interaction, at times tense, marked an incredible era in the genre’s history. Dialectrix, along with Mercury Prize winner Plutonic Lab and prolific Sydney DJ 2buck have taken this historical approach to produce Audio Projectile, the second album from one of Australia’s most talented wordsmiths. The album is the work of collaboration in the truest sense. Aiming to capture the vivid sounds of the classics, Audio … Continue reading Dialectrix – Audio Projectile (Sept 17)

Spit Syndicate – Starry Eyed Video

The video for Starry Eyed. From the acclaimed new Spit Syndicate album Exile. Out now from Obese Records. The clip is directed by Artifact Digital, the incredibly talented crew that are behind the Jess Harlen, Gully Platoon, Illy, Ozi Batla, Dialectrix, Horrorshow, Mantra film clips..they’ve done a whole lot of crazy shit before, check out their website here. Behind the scenes at the Starry Eyed video shoot. Continue reading Spit Syndicate – Starry Eyed Video

Obese Records – Block Party 2010 (10 Year Anniversary)

This year Obese Records proudly announces a very special 10th anniversary edition of Block Party. Inviting you back to the place where it all began, this hometown show will landmark a celebration of over 70 releases as well as the labels many successes during its 10 year reign within Australia’s flourishing music industry. In addition to the ARIA Awards, the Gold and Platinum albums, Obese Records has pushed Australian hip hop into the mainstream music conscience. Block Party 2010: Obese Records 10th Anniversary will feature live performances from Mantra, Dialectrix, M-Phazes, Illy, Spit Syndicate, Pegz, Bias B, Skryptcha plus many … Continue reading Obese Records – Block Party 2010 (10 Year Anniversary)

M-Phazes – Good Gracious album launch tour

On March 27th in Melbourne’s Espy Gershwin Room, Australia’s #1 Hip-Hop producer M-Phazes brought together some of Australia’s finest emcee’s and performers to help him launch his debut album Good Gracious and allaussie hip hop were lucky enough to be there. Drapht, Phrase, Pegz, Illy, Muph with Candice Monique, Mantra, 13th Son, Dialectrix, Delta, Nine High, Haunts, a full band, mini choir and even a marching band made up the 35+ crew performing as part of M-Phazes unforgettable show! Catch M-Phazes from August through September 2010 on his official Good Gracious album launch tour – This is one not to … Continue reading M-Phazes – Good Gracious album launch tour

M-Phazes – Good Gracious National Tour

Presented by: ITSOFFICIAL.COM.AU After spending two long years crafting his masterpiece, M-Phazes released his debut album Good Gracious to critical acclaim, debuting at #20 on the Aria charts and #1 on the independent AIR charts. M-Phazes has proven himself a production force to be reckoned with having produced tracks on almost every major Australian release in the last few years (Bliss N Eso, Phrase, Drapht etc) and landing placements with a who’s who of the US music industry (Pharoahe Monch, Amerie, M.O.P. etc). Now Australia’s number #1 Hip-Hop export is set to embark upon his first ever, national tour and … Continue reading M-Phazes – Good Gracious National Tour

allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Daily Meds

Sydney crew Daily Meds are emcee’s P.Smurf and Mikoen, vocalist Billie Rose and producer Roleo. Since the bands formation in 2009 they have supported and toured with Horrorshow,  Thundamentals, Urthboy, Spit Syndicate, Def Wish Cast and Dialectrix to drop some names. They also helped to launch the popular Sketch the Rhyme show which is now a national touring success featuring their very own P-Smurf. Don’t think that Daily Meds are just show openers though… they have rocked big shows at the annandale, factory theatre, gaelic club, club 77 and some huge warehouse parties. No doubt their mutual drive to fuel … Continue reading allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Daily Meds

Relive The 2nd Annual ReUP Festival

The guys over at LookUP have organised a montage put together by PSYKEone, covering some of the highlights from The 2nd Annual ReUP Festival which took place in Sydney on April 25 2010 – Relive the chaos below… Here’s the order of the day to help you follow things – if you have a Sound-Cloud membership help out by tagging extra details on the waveform: “Beat Fighter” beat battle, Daily Meds, Class A & Nikkita, Swarmy, “Feeding Time” emcee battle, Dialectrix, LC Beats and Rival, That’s Them, Thundamentals and Def Wish Cast. Continue reading Relive The 2nd Annual ReUP Festival

M-Phazes – Good Gracious album review

M-Phazes has quickly established himself as one of the country’s top producers. After 2 years of nights locked away, computers humming, beats banging and unhealthy dietary intakes (not confirmed), a masterpiece has emerged. Good Gracious is the heavily anticipated debut album from lauded Gold Coast beat-maker M-Phazes.  This 15 track LP features appearances from some of Australia’s most respected hip hop artists including Drapht, Mantra, Dialectrix, Pegz, Delta, Muph and Plutonic, Phrase, Spit Syndicate, Forthwrite, Bliss N Eso, NFA, Illy, 13th Son and Nine High……we could easily stop there. Good Gracious is concofinay of hip hop styles riding under the … Continue reading M-Phazes – Good Gracious album review

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

Mantra debuts new single/video from Power Of The Spoken

Obese Records’ exciting new signing Mantra has released the first single and video from his highly anticipated debut album. The M-Phazes produced track, I Hereby Stand, is the album’s right hook, the telling of Mantra’s coming of age and laying a gauntlet to his future. The video accompaniment for the track was shot and directed by The Artifact (Gully Platoon, Dialectrix) and features the no-nonsense attitude Mantra embodies; gritty, hard-hitting, and to the point. Links to both audio and Myspace can be seen below. Mantra will soon head out as featured support for Urthboy’s upcoming tour and will appear at … Continue reading Mantra debuts new single/video from Power Of The Spoken

Gully Platoon hit Sydney

Basic Equipment/Joint adventure proudly present: Pegz, Dialectrix and Joe New are Gully Platoon, Obese Records hip hop heavy weights will hit Sydney soon to celebrate their amazing album The Great Divide. If you missed them at the Block Party, here is your chance. Supported by some of Sydney’s finest emcees and DJ’s. You know this will be a show not to miss. Full line up includes: Gully Platoon (Pegz, Dialectrix, Joe New and the legendary DJ 2Buck) Scott Burns and DJ Mathmatics (Lookup) Herb Rock (celebrating the release of the Morning Sun EP), more TBA soon. April 30th – Sydney, … Continue reading Gully Platoon hit Sydney

M-Phazes & Gully Platoon Double Album Launch Melbourne

Bringing you one of Australian hip hop’s most anticipated nights, M-Phazes & Gully Platoon will launch their respective debut albums in a show that will boast an unprecedented array of guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the genre. Slated for March 27th at the Espy’s Gershwin Room, M-Phazes will launch his debut album, Good Gracious (named the Triple J ‘Feature Album’), featuring on-stage performances by Drapht, Phrase, Muph & Plutonic (w/ Candice Monique), Pegz, Illy, Delta, Dialectrix, Nine High, Mantra, 13th Son plus some very special guests. Gully Platoon (Pegz, Dialectrix, Joe New & DJ 2Buck) will … Continue reading M-Phazes & Gully Platoon Double Album Launch Melbourne

Brooklyn Bridge – Bekay feat. Masta Ace (Prod. by M-Phazes)

Australian producer M-Phazes is set to drop an absolute banger in the form of his production album Good Gracious. It will feature some of Australia’s top emcees including Drapht, Bliss N Eso, Phrase, Illy, Pegz, Muph n Plutonic, Delta, Solo, Spit Syndicate, Dialectrix, Mantra, Nfa, Nine High, Forthwrite (360 n Pez), 13th Son and Haunts. Good Gracious will be out on February 26 through Obese Records (check the previous post we did regarding this release here). If your not already excited, then here’s something to wet your appetite. M-Phazes recently produced a track for US emcee Bekay feat. Masta Ace. … Continue reading Brooklyn Bridge – Bekay feat. Masta Ace (Prod. by M-Phazes)

mdusu – new album + free mixtape

Hailing from Hobart – Australia’s southern-most capital city, mdusu (pronounced muh-DOO-soo) is one of Tasmania’s premier hip hop artists. Since his first live performance as an emcee in 2003, the MC/producer has built himself a reputation Australia-wide for quality recordings and raucous live shows, a feat which is all the more remarkable considering the isolation of his home town. In just a few short years, he has performed alongside acts such as De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Jungle Brothers, Z-Trip, Swollen Members, The Herd, Drapht, Funkoars, Muph & Plutonic etc. and can even lay claim to having shared a stage … Continue reading mdusu – new album + free mixtape