Dialectrix – Satellite Official EP Launch

After spending the last year or so accustoming himself to fatherhood and fine tuning his 3rd LP The Cold Light Of Day with long time collaborator Plutonic Lab, Dialectrix is kickstarting 2013 with a rare and limited edition release involving some of the worlds best talents. The result is Satellite, an exclusive 5 track EP being released to vinyl only (digital D/L included) with each track showcasing an overseas producer while Dtrix exhibits the hunger and versatility the Sydney wordsmith is known for. Artwork for the EP is being handled by April77 Creative, longtime collaborators with Dialectrix and creators of artwork for Obese … Continue reading Dialectrix – Satellite Official EP Launch

Dialectrix – Satellite EP

After spending the last year or so accustoming himself to fatherhood and fine tuning his 3rd LP The Cold Light Of Day with long time colloaborator Plutonic Lab, Dialectrix is kickstarting 2013 with a rare and limited edition release involving some of the worlds best talents. The result is Satellite, an exclusive 5 track EP being released to vinyl only (digital D/L included) with each track showcasing an overseas producer while Dtrix exhibits the hunger and versatility the Sydney wordsmith is known for. Artwork for the EP is being handled by April77 Creative, longtime collaborators with Dialectrix and creators of artwork … Continue reading Dialectrix – Satellite EP

Rainman – Bigger Pictures

Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palpable. Recognised nationally as one of Queensland’s finest, Rainman’s list of collaborations, support slots and guest appearances reads like a who’s who of Australian hip hop. Rainman is poised to drop his second album Bigger Pictures, in stores Friday 4 May through Obese distribution. The album sees Sammsonite (The Optimen) return for the lion’s share of the production but also features some of Australia’s finest beat – smiths including the APRA and AIR Award winning, ARIA nominated Count Bounce (TZU/Urthboy), DJ Bonez, Mangohig (Sietta), Chasm (Astronomy Class), … Continue reading Rainman – Bigger Pictures

Rainman Announces ‘Darlin’ & National Launch Dates

Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palatable. Recognised nationally as one of Queensland’s finest, Rainman’s list of collaborations, support slots and guest appearances reads like a who’s who of local hip hop. Rainman is poised to drop his second album Bigger Pictures, in stores Friday 4 May through Obese Distribution. The album sees Sammsonite return for the lion’s share of the production but also features some of Australia’s finest beat – smiths including the APRA and AIR Award winning, ARIA nominated Count Bounce, DJ Bonez, Mangohig (Sietta), Chasm, Cam Bluff and Calski. Guest MCs … Continue reading Rainman Announces ‘Darlin’ & National Launch Dates

Rainman – Darlin’ feat. Calski

Billed as ‘a watershed in local hip hop’, Rainman (Ray Bourne) has attracted some hefty praise since releasing his debut album Fire in the Belly. Rainman has been hailed as ‘Queensland’s best kept secret’ with ‘an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop’. Descriptions of Rainman’s music are consistently praiseworthy. Rainman has appeared as a feature artist on the triple j Hip Hop Show and in Stealth Magazine/CD. His music was selected for the Rhythm and Poetry DVD – a documentary detailing the evolution of local hip hop.  Rainman has toured Australia’s major cities and regularly performs locally in … Continue reading Rainman – Darlin’ feat. Calski

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life (Official Listening Party)

In a time capsule unearthed in an overgrown train yard on the outskirts of Melbourne, archaeologists discover a dirt encrusted artefact, a codex of the art and science of hip hop based on a blueprint etched in concrete during a period of innovation. It bears the marks of the late 1980s and early 90s when the elemental standards were laid down by a small elite. The artefact in question is For The Term of His Natural Life, the debut solo LP from Australia’s finest lyrical craftsman, Trem One. To say début is misleading, though. With a small but revered discography including two sought after vinyl EPs and his … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life (Official Listening Party)

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

In a time capsule unearthed in an overgrown train yard on the outskirts of Melbourne, archaeologists discover a dirt encrusted artifact, a codex of the art and science of hip hop based on a blueprint etched in concrete during a period of innovation. It bears the marks of the late 1980s and early 90s when the elemental standards were laid down by a small elite. The artifact in question is For The Term of His Natural Life, the debut solo LP from Australia’s finest lyrical craftsman, Trem One. To say debut is misleading, though. With a small but revered discography including … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

New Bias B Film Clip: ‘Midlife feat. Joyride’

Executed by Full Clip (Heata & Discourse) Midlife featuring Joyride produced by DJ Bonez taken from the album Biaslife. Bias B has been an unrelenting presence on the Australian Hip Hop scene spanning over decades. The Melbourne Hip Hop innovator returns to the mic with another tenacious testament to his craft in the form of Biaslife. The 5th solo release to his name, Biaslife solidly exhibits a maturity and discernment only obtainable after time, persistence, and unrequited dedication to one’s art. Bias has come a long way since his pioneering debut album Beezwax in 1998, just like his local scene. Although Aussie … Continue reading New Bias B Film Clip: ‘Midlife feat. Joyride’

Bias B – Biaslife (Drops: May 27, 2011)

If you aren’t reading Bias B’s name in the history of the local Hip Hop scene, you must be reading the wrong history. Bias B has been an unrelenting presence on the Australian Hip Hop scene spanning over decades. The Melbourne Hip Hop innovator returns to the mic with another tenacious testament to his craft in the form of Biaslife. The 5th solo release to his name, Biaslife solidly exhibits a maturity and discernment only obtainable after time, persistence, and unrequited dedication to one’s art. Bias has come a long way since his pioneering debut album Beezwax in 1998, just … Continue reading Bias B – Biaslife (Drops: May 27, 2011)

Ishu presents the new single “World Domination feat. Elf Tranzporter”

Following the successful release of his album A World in Progress and single Progress feat. Mantra, Ishu is releasing a second single titled World Domination feat. Elf Tranzporter. An up-tempo hip hop tune driven by regal horns and dramatic strings, with the highly skilled veteran Elf Tranzporter on the mic. Elf Tranzporter, well known for his politically charged lyricism both solo and as part of the Melbourne hip hop outfit Combat Wombat, delves into events and ethical issues in the pharmaceutical industry and conniving corporate takeover strategies. Much like the rest of the album, World Domination feat. Elf Tranzporter was … Continue reading Ishu presents the new single “World Domination feat. Elf Tranzporter”

Rainman – Can’t See You (Feat. Laneous, Prod. by Chasm): FREE DOWNLOAD

Billed as ‘a watershed in local hip hop’, Rainman (Ray Bourne) has attracted some hefty praise since releasing his debut album Fire in the Belly. Rainman has been hailed as Queensland’s best kept secret with an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop. Descriptions of Rainman’s music are consistently praiseworthy – what we have here is hip hop that is honest, thoughtful and fun. Rainman has appeared as a feature artist on the Triple J Hip Hop Show and now allaussie hip hop. His music was selected for the Rhythm and Poetry DVD – a documentary detailing the evolution … Continue reading Rainman – Can’t See You (Feat. Laneous, Prod. by Chasm): FREE DOWNLOAD

Funkoars – Tour Diary Pt. 3

Funkoars hit the snow recently for some shows with Ash Grunwald on his album Launch Tour. Alot of driving and partying was done before they headed back to Adelaide to prepare for The Ultimate Hangover show at HQ on 10th September. After a string of sold out tours and festivals, the Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show … Continue reading Funkoars – Tour Diary Pt. 3

Funkoars – Tour Diary Part 2

Funkoars hit the snow recently for some shows with Ash Grunwald on his album Launch Tour. Alot of driving and partying was done before they headed back to Adelaide to prepare for The Ultimate Hangover show at Hq on 10th September After a string of sold out tours and festivals, the Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show … Continue reading Funkoars – Tour Diary Part 2

The Funkoars Update (Live Streaming Show!)

The Funkoars are excited to announce that on Friday 10th of September, the guys will be streaming their final Adelaide performance of 2010 LIVE! Tune in at 9PM CST on Friday 10th of September by simply clicking this link: FUNKOARS USTREAM WATCH PART 1 OF THE FUNKOARS TOUR DIARY Take a ride with Hons, Sesta, Trials & DJ Reflux as they make their way from Adelaide to Melbourne to Falls Creek and beyond in this 3 part mini-series of Funkoars debauchery! Parts 2 and 3 coming soon! THE FUNKOARS PERFORM LIVE @ HQ COMPLEX – TICKETS ON SALE NOW! FRIDAY … Continue reading The Funkoars Update (Live Streaming Show!)

Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial Tour (a little reminder…)

Ozi Batla, frontman for The Herd is venturing out on his first solo tour in support of his debut record Wild Colonial, starting this Friday! Already heavily featured on triple j, Rage, Video Hits and Channel [V], Ozi steps out on stage backed by Sandro, who produced the entire Wild Colonial album. One of the most lauded and loved emcees in Australia, Ozi Batla has led The Herd and Astronomy Class on multiple National tours and performances at all the major festivals. Most recently he wowed the sold-out crowds at Before Too Long: Paul Kelly Tribute shows at the Forum … Continue reading Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial Tour (a little reminder…)

The Ultimate Hangover – Funkoars live at HQ Complex Adelaide

After a string of sold out tours and festivals, The Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show of 2010, but we will also see The Funkoars performing selected cuts from their back catalogue for the VERY… LAST… TIME. Promising to deliver a world class performance, The Funkoars have pulled out all the stops – more booze, more women … Continue reading The Ultimate Hangover – Funkoars live at HQ Complex Adelaide

Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial Tour

Ozi Batla, frontman for The Herd is venturing out on his first solo tour in support of his debut record Wild Colonial. Already heavily featured on triple j, Rage, Video Hits and Channel [V], Ozi steps out on stage backed by Sandro, who produced the entire Wild Colonial album. One of the most lauded and loved emcees in Australia, Ozi Batla has led The Herd and Astronomy Class on multiple National tours and performances at all the major festivals. Most recently he wowed the sold-out crowds at Before Too Long: Paul Kelly Tribute shows at the Forum in Melbourne. Expect … Continue reading Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial Tour

Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial (Joey Smiles Review and Interview)

As a veteran member of some legendary groups, Ozi Batla has already mastered raps over The Herd’s accordion and guitar-layered live instrumentation, the reggae influenced beats of Astronomy Class and some futuristic trip-hop feature spots – but Wild Colonial is much more personal than anything he’s done before and listeners’ preconceptions will be challenged over the diverse soundscape of the record, which is sure to cement him as one of the finest wordsmiths in Australia both in terms of lyrical content and his exceptional delivery and control over the mic. The concept behind the album becomes clear when listening to … Continue reading Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial (Joey Smiles Review and Interview)

allaussie hip hop Interview with Ozi Batla

We catch up with Elefant Traks emcee Ozi Batla to chat about his upcoming debut solo LP Wild Colonial (May 14). Wild Colonial is the title of your upcoming debut solo LP, dropping next month on Elefant Traks. It’s a great sounding title, whats the concept behind it? “Wild Colonial” is from the old Irish/Australian folk song “Wild Colonial Boy” about the legendary bushranger and his fight with the authorities. It captures the rebelliousness of how I like my hip hop. The colonial is me, not just of this country but also of hip hop – so the “Wild” relates … Continue reading allaussie hip hop Interview with Ozi Batla

Ozi Batla – New track Put It On Wax from Wild Colonial

At long last Ozi Batla is releasing a solo record! The first single is the throwback head nodder Put it on Wax produced by Sandro and featuring DJ Bonez. Put it on Wax is taken from the scorching debut album Wild Colonial, out May 14 on Elefant Traks. Sandro’s production revolves around a boom-bap aesthetic – his funk is back to the future; it’s psychedelic and unexpected. Ozi Batla is arguably in the finest form of his career. This is the first taste of an album that is going to take people by surprise. You can check out more on … Continue reading Ozi Batla – New track Put It On Wax from Wild Colonial

Kid Koala Presents The Slew: Live – Seth Sentry announced as National Support

With excitement building for Kid Koala Presents The Slew hitting Australian stages for the first time in May, it is with great pleasure that we announce Seth Sentry as national support for the tour (except Perth). After being Unearthed by Triple J early last year and receiving a prestigious J Award nomination at year’s end, the fresh-faced Melbourne emcees highly celebrated and acclaimed track The Waitress Song (taken from the debut extended player The Waiter Minute EP) set the record for the most downloaded track ever on triplejunearthed.com (over 46,000) and ended up taking out the 31st position in the … Continue reading Kid Koala Presents The Slew: Live – Seth Sentry announced as National Support

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

As a member of the UK group Nine High, Fraksha has consistently displayed a level of skill to put him up there with the big boys. Playing shows extensively around the UK alongside most of the scene’s heavyweights including such artists as Skinnyman, Klashnekoff, and Blak Twang has given him the ability to hype crowds of any kind impressing fans and peers alike with his wordplay and presence in the live arena. In 2006 after having sold out two well received mix-tapes in the UK, Fraksha and Nine High made the move out to Australia where they had previously made … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

Bigger Than Hip Hop Radio Show Interview

We recently spoke to Pete and Paul over at the Bigger Than Hip Hop Show on Melbourne’s SYN 90.7FM. If you haven’t heard of this show, don’t sleep for much longer. It airs live Wednesday nights, 9 – 10pm, across the city as well as the Mornington Peninsula & Geelong. These guys have only recently started the show and already have delivered some huge nights of hip hop, live to your radio. Recent shows included some top interviews, including the likes of Solo from Horrorshow, Jes Won from Thundamentals, plus a host of DJ specials, and a shit load of … Continue reading Bigger Than Hip Hop Radio Show Interview

DJ Bonez – Art of Noise Tour

This is the one event that all turntablist fans shouldn’t miss!! DJ Bonez is about to shred up  Australia with his Art Of Noise National Tour! Kicking off in 3 weeks, DJ Bonez (Obese Records) is stepping out of his Melbourne based beat lab, and into the summer sunshine to represent on stages all over the country with his Art Of Noise tour. From rocking a night club to performing intricate live turntable showcases through to scratching for groups like Muph n Plutonic, to being the only Australian Hip-Hop DJ to produce his own albums featuring international artists and a … Continue reading DJ Bonez – Art of Noise Tour

DJ Bonez and Hau Collab

DJ Bonez and Hau have known each other I guess since day one, but never got around to sit back and do up a number together, finally Bonez made the call and Hau came round to lace down a track for Bonez’ next album which is currently in the making. Bonez had this too say about the session: “was a great day and lace it down with pure confidence”. We look forward to hearing some big things from this project. Check out some of the pics taken from the day’s work above. Continue reading DJ Bonez and Hau Collab

DJ Bonez on iPhone

All the iPhone and iPod Touch users out there get set for your fist official aussie hip hop  iPhone app. This killer app is from none other then DJ Bonez. This app is a must-have for DJ Bonez fans and concert-goers. It helps you keep up with DJ Bonez while you’re on the go. The rich features and unique content in this app include: – the latest videos – photos of the band – music samples – blog posts and latest news – find out about concerts near you – engage with other fans across Facebook and iLike – post … Continue reading DJ Bonez on iPhone

POWPOW – Muph & Pluto + DJ Bonez, Illy

Get set for POWPOW. On Sunday July 12 get set to rock your socks off at the first installment of the Broken Panda SnowZone parties, aptly named POWPOW! Muph & Plutonic feat. DJ Bonez, headline the show with Illy launching, his debut album Long Story Short, we also have supports from DJ Dust & Mylestone. This show will be asure way to warm up from the freezing cold snow!! Get there! Tickerts are available from Freeride, Mt Buller and online  here. Continue reading POWPOW – Muph & Pluto + DJ Bonez, Illy