Dilated Peoples returns with Directors Of Photography, the group’s remarkable debut album under the Expansion Team/Rhymesayers Entertainment banner. Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu’s new collection demonstrates how the group has been able to remain loyal to its signature sound, style and sentiment while adding new and dramatic artistic wrinkles to its already-extensive musical repertoire. Tracklisting: 01: Intro 02: Directors 03: Cut My Teeth 04: Defari Interlude 05: The Dark Room feat. Vince Staples 06: Good As Gone 07: Show Me The Way feat. Aloe Blacc 08: Figure It Out (Melvin’s Theme) 09: Let Your Thoughts Fly Away 10: Century … Continue reading Dilated Peoples Director of Photography LP
Authenticity, honesty and conviction is what makes MC Kean stand out from average MCs – not to mention fat beats. Aside from versatile techniques for mutilating microphones and lyrical antics, he rips it up behind the boards boasting outstandingly funky production of organic and synthetic beats. This release doesn’t follow the format of a traditional hip hop mix tape but more precisely a free remix EP. Featuring brand new remixes of existing tracks plus a new collaboration with the legendary Rakaa of Dilated Peoples, the sequel to the classic Dope Penmanship from his sophomore album The Manifesto. Also included is a … Continue reading MC Kean – The ReMixtape Vol.1
Having dropped her exciting debut album Me, Me, Me and Him: The Secret Life of a Receptionist last year, Melbourne MC Class A is back and shows no sign of slowing down as she reveals new single Never featuring Ishu. Her last record saw her collaborating with Aussie hip hop heroes M-Phazes, BVA, Urban Monk and Doc Felix, which gained loads of local buzz and saw her truly cement her position within the Australian hip hop scene. She’s shared the stage with the likes of Dilated Peoples, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and J-Live, as well as national … Continue reading Class A serves new single featuring Ishu
There are only a limited number of tickets remaining for this years all Australian Hip Hop Come Together Fest. Come Together will be headliner Drapht’s only Sydney appearance and with a brand new, fully live show in tow, Drapht is set to showcase tracks from his amazing No 1 ARIA chart topping album Life Of Riley as well as all the faves from his previous releases. Joined by special guests Urthboy, Illy, M-phazes, Muph & Plutonic, The Tongue, Mantra plus Triple J unearthed winners Daily Meds, this years Come Together is a smorgasbord of the best of up and coming Australian … Continue reading Come Together Fest – Limited Tickets available!
After seven years of providing a distinctly domestic soundtrack to June long weekend, Come Together keeps its focus on showcasing the best of homegrown talent with an exciting new twist for its eighth incarnation. Come Together returns in 2011, for one day only on Saturday June 11th. We’ve revamped, refreshed, recharged, renovated and are ready to roll out the musical movers and shakers with an all Australian hip hop line-up set to have the Big Top jumping. Lining up front and center & fresh from nailing down the highest ranked hip hop single at number 12 on the Triple J … Continue reading Drapth to headline Come Together 2011 feat. Mantra, The Tongue, Muph & Pluto, Urthboy, Illy & M-Phazes
Briggs new single So Dangerous is out now on iTunes. Not only does Trials of the Funkoars contribute vocals to So Dangerous he also put together a remix exclusively for the single release. A filmclip for the single will follow in February, until then you can get So Dangerous by clicking here. From the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and groundbreaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival of a powerful and unique voice on the scene. His indigenous roots and his rural upbringing in the small country town of … Continue reading Briggs – So Dangerous EP feat. Trials OUT NOW!
After the release of Axiom Digi 12″ 1 a few months ago, Kay Illa and Bom are back with Digi 12″ 2. In honor of the release we got the guys to talk about their top 5 12″ of all time. We didn’t say Australian albums must feature……but it’s good to see some representation up there! BIG L A1 Put It On A2 Put It On – Instrumental A3 Put It On – Radio Edit A4 Put It On – Accapella B1 Put It On – L.G. Remix B2 Put It On – L.G. Instrumental B3 Put It On – … Continue reading Axiom’s Top 5 12 Inches Of All Time
Off the back of Seven’s success, winning the Triple J unearthed M-Phazes competition and being placed on the Triple J 2010 Hitlist, Born Fresh Records brings Australia a massive EP fresh from the beaches of the Gold Coast. The EP includes 6 exclusive full length tracks, featuring the vocal talents of such new-age Australian Icons as Michael Tomlinson (Yves Klein Blue), Joyride (Spit Syndicate) and Claire Walters. The EP’s first single Pray exhibits smooth, laid back production with a flowing piano line, accompanied by a catchy hook & adlibs from Michael Tomlinson of the Brisbane band Yves Klein Blue. Produced … Continue reading Seven – Self Titled EP (September 10)
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)
DJ Butcher & Tommy Illfigga bring us a new sneak peek look at the latest Crate Creeps happenings with a vid posted on YouTube recently. The new album will feature artists from around the world including, Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), Rhyme Asylum, Mantra (Aus), Trials (Funkoars), Pure Product, Mata & Must, Pagen Elypsis, Rainman & Yuin Huzami, Eloquence and Truths, Clinic & Proclaim, Kings Konnekted, Rezadent and The Optimen. This album will be massive, both these guys are hugely talented, so expect some good things. Continue reading Crate Creeps (DJ Butcher & Tommy Illfigga) Video