Trio of Award-Winning Producers Bring the Beat to NBA® 2K16 Soundtrack

DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled and DJ Premier collaborate to create biggest soundtrack in NBA 2K history, including six new exclusive tracks.   NBA 2K16, the newest iteration of the top-rated video game simulation series for the last 15 years*, features … Continue reading Trio of Award-Winning Producers Bring the Beat to NBA® 2K16 Soundtrack

Your 2014 Lists Were Bogus…

Settle, we’re back… After a massive holiday period, where we barley had enough time to blow the froth off a few coldies, the dope new music had already begun flooding in. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll do our best to catch up on all the  tracks, albums, videos, and music news that’s broken or has been released since we’ve been away. 2014 was a massive year for hip hop in Australia, and already 2015 is looking the goods. Kicking things off for 2015, is the brand new release from Crate Cartel’s very own Phil Gektor. A.W.O.L 2.0 is a remix album of AZ’s … Continue reading Your 2014 Lists Were Bogus…

Joey Bada$$ To Release Highly Anticipated Debut Album “B4.DA.$$” On January 20th, 2015

19 year old Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ is set to release his highly anticipated debut album “B4.DA.$$” (pronounced Before Da Money)on the 20th January 2015, which is also his 20th birthday via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era / Sony Music. Featuring the current single “No. 99”, plus “Christ Conscious” and “Big Dusty”, the album features collaborations with some of the biggest names in the hip-hop world including Action Bronson, Raury, BJ The Chicago Kid and Chronixx, with production by the likes of Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, J Dilla & The Roots, Basquiat and Kirk Knight. Joey Bada$$ first turned … Continue reading Joey Bada$$ To Release Highly Anticipated Debut Album “B4.DA.$$” On January 20th, 2015

Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier Reveal PRhyme LP

Following the teaser video that they dropped last week, Royce and Preemo have revealed the PRhyme project to be a full length collaborative LP. The album will feature guest appearances from the likes of ScHoolBoy Q, Slaughterhouse, Common, Mac Miller, Killer Mike & more with Preemo handling all production. Additionally, all of the samples Premier utilized have been taken from Adrian Younge tracks. I’ve never sampled just one artist, I’m known for my reputation and my creativity,” says Premier. “I wanted it to be my traditional thing where I sample everything I find, but I am really proud how the … Continue reading Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier Reveal PRhyme LP

DJ Premier & Royce Da 5′ 9″ PRhyme Teaser

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5′ 9″ have just dropped a teaser video for the a brand new collab project titled PRhyme. The short teaser video has Premier and Royce picking out vinyls, where they happen to stumble upon the work of Adrian Younge. This sets them up for a new track, where Royce is spitting some powerful bars about never replacing Guru. We believe there is a full project in the works, we’ll have more info when it comes to hand. “This is for the real hip-hop niggas who would never, ever, ever ask me if I’m here to replace Guru.” … Continue reading DJ Premier & Royce Da 5′ 9″ PRhyme Teaser

Dynamic Duo x DJ Premier AEAO Music Video

Dynamic Duo and DJ Premier recently announced their collaborative project album A Giant Step. The album title suggests that two legendary hip hop artists join hands to start a historical moment in the hip hop industry. It was only the other day that we brought you the teaser video of DJ Premier and Korean hip hop act Dynamic Duo. The collaboration has resulted in both audio and visual components for the project. AEAO is a brand new cut, and it’s video matches the teaser, but this time it’s with the real life people. Along with the album release, the duo and … Continue reading Dynamic Duo x DJ Premier AEAO Music Video

Dynamic Duo x DJ Premier – A Giant Step

Dynamic Duo and DJ Premier announced their collaborative project album “A Giant Step” which is expected to drop on July 16. The album title suggests that two legendary hip hop artists join hands to start a historical moments in the hip hop industry. The project album was first proposed by DJ Premier who found interest in working with Korean hip-hop musicians. After hearing Dynamic Duo’s music, DJ Premier contacted the Korean duo immediately for the collaborative proposal. Along with the album release, the duo and DJ Premiere will get into unprecedented album promotions using various means. The groundbreaking project of … Continue reading Dynamic Duo x DJ Premier – A Giant Step

Spotify Presents Landmark The Real Story of Nas’ Illmatic

Spotify recently announced that Nas’ groundbreaking debut album Illmatic will be the next installment of the Landmark series. Spotify Landmark presents the stories behind some of the greatest moments in music, told by the people who made them. In this edition, Landmark will feature Nas, Large Professor (mentor, producer, and collaborator on Illmatic), Faith Newman (Columbia A&R for Nas), Pete Rock (producer and collaborator on Illmatic; member of Pete Rock & CL Smooth), and DJ Premier (acclaimed producer and member of Gang Starr). Illmatic XX was released on April 15th by SONY Legacy. This exclusive collection features several rare remixes, … Continue reading Spotify Presents Landmark The Real Story of Nas’ Illmatic

Collusion: DJ Premier x Pete Rock 2nd Melbourne Show + Brisbane Venue Change

Due to extraordinary demand, Illusive and Frontier Touring have announced that DJ Premier and Pete Rock will perform a second and final show next Wednesday 7 April at the Corner Hotel. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (30 April) at 9am … Continue reading Collusion: DJ Premier x Pete Rock 2nd Melbourne Show + Brisbane Venue Change

Tom Showtime Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol. 2

Melbourne’s own Producer / DJ / Watermelon Man, Tom Showtime is back with another massive free download EP! Still riding high from his recent signing to the UK’s Ghetto Funk record label and the success of ‘The Chippa Irie EP‘ (Booty Fruit) reaching #1 on the Juno Download Best Selling Chart, brings you a second volume of Tasty Mashups. Serving up a mixture of the best of the best including Dr. Dre, Roots Manuva, KMD, Nas, Chali 2na, DJ Premier, Proof and People Under The Stairs. Grab these free tunes now and watch out for Showtime’s future releases ‘The Bling … Continue reading Tom Showtime Mashiona Tasty Mashups Vol. 2

Young & Dumb feat. Bertie Blackman

Chance Waters is set to burst back onto the Australian music scene with his sophomore record Infinity, due out November 2, 2012 (Permanent Records/Shock). His debut album Inkstains saw him crowned a triple j unearthed featured artist and touring the country regularly, both as a headline act and in support of Australian mainstays such as Bliss N Eso, Illy, Drapht, Pez & 360, and international heavy-weights including Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts. On the back of an enormously successful lead single Maybe Tomorrow which saw high rotation on triple j, an international theme song sync on National … Continue reading Young & Dumb feat. Bertie Blackman

Cam Bluff Interview: Real Beats

After both artists had been doing their own things respectively, (Cam Bluff & 4th) Vegas Aces linked up officially mid 2010 and have been creating buzz ever since. The two have been crafting their sophomore EP at the same time as well as trail-blazing the live show circuit with many incredible acts such as Spit Syndicate, Illy, 360, Seven and Mr Hill just to name a few. We hear that Vegas Aces will be aiming to release a free EP at the end of the month, can you tell us a bit about this project? Well this project has been in the making for the last 8 … Continue reading Cam Bluff Interview: Real Beats

Phazed Out – Review

Phazed Out is the new compilation/remix album from international producer extraordinaire M-Phazes, strung together by the legendary DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies. Phazed Out features a monster collection of stella tracks taken from the Coalmine Records back catalogue. The album features appearances from such artists as Heltah Skeltah, Saigon, Inspectah Deck, CL Smooth, Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo, Sadat X, El Da Sensei, Termanology, Bekay, DJ Babu, Torae, Brown Bag AllStars, Chubb Rock, DJ Revolution, Mela Machinko, Krondon, Phil The Agony, Mista Sinista, J-Live and more. Phazed Out is a perfectly paced album that flows from the first track right … Continue reading Phazed Out – Review

M-Phazes: Beat Making Tutorial & Phazed Out Album Stream (Originals Vs. Remixes)

Watch M-Phazes take you through a step by step production tutorial of his remix for Another Classic, feat. Burke, Torae, Side Effect & DJ Waxworx, as featured on his remix producer compilation, Phazed Out. M-Phazes breaks down how he put this track together from the sample, drums, filters and more and gives invaluable insight into his production methodology. Coalmine Records is pleased to offer the Untagged/No DJ version of Phazed Out, produced entirely by Australia’s ARIA award winning M-Phazes. This iTunes-only release is now available and serves as a collectible alternative to the inaugural, February 14th mixtape-edition, which is mixed by … Continue reading M-Phazes: Beat Making Tutorial & Phazed Out Album Stream (Originals Vs. Remixes)

DJ Flagrant – Pool Cleaner Video Mix

Melbourne’s own DJ Flagrant is a synonymous entity within Australia’s music scene. Candidly nicknamed The Business Man, Flagrant built his reputation over his decade of experience in the many components of the industry. Australian born / US raised Nate Flagrant began the pursuit of his hip hop career in the early 90’s after seeing DMC competitor Alejan meticulously scratch and blend records at a rave in Nashville, Tennessee. Starting out on a single Sony turntable, Flagrant spent many sleepless nights perfecting his sound to replicate the DMC flavor that had influenced him. After returning to his hometown of Melbourne in 1999, … Continue reading DJ Flagrant – Pool Cleaner Video Mix

The Raw (M-Phazes Remix)

M-Phazes drops the first official single for his remix album Phazed Out, which drops digitally on February 14th and on CD on February 28th through Coalmine Records. The single is a remix of Coalmine’s inaugural single The Raw which features Saigon, Inspectah Deck and Bekay and includes an updated scratch chorus provided by DJ Boogie Blind. Phazed Out is a compilation of select singles taken from Coalmine’s catalog, remixed by the Aria Award winning M-Phazes and mixed/arranged by DJ Rhettmatic, former DMC West Coast Champion. Guest features on Phazed Out include Heltah Skeltah, CL Smooth, Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo, Sadat X, El Da Sensei, Torae, … Continue reading The Raw (M-Phazes Remix)

M-Phazes – Phazed Out

Australia’s top rank hip-hop producer M-Phazes and legendary turntablist DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies, join forces for the February 14th release of Phazed Out. The project is a compilation of select singles taken from Coalmine Record’s catalog, remixed by the ARIA Award winning M-Phazes and blended together by the former DMC West Coast Champion, Rhettmatic. The mix breathes new life into many of the boutique label’s previously released material and includes guest features from the likes of Big Noyd, Phil The Agony, Termanology, Sadat X, Heltah Skeltah, CL Smooth, Skyzoo, Masta Ace, Brown Bag AllStars, El Da Sensei, Mela Machinko, J-Live and more. In promotion … Continue reading M-Phazes – Phazed Out

Fluent Form – Word Merchant LP: Riots, Raps & Religion

We catch up with Fluent Form fresh off the back of his Word Merchant LP drop to talk about all things regarding the album. Crate Cartel member and emcee heavyweight Fluent Form has not only been busy acting on the small screen he has also been making some great hip hop. Check out what he has to say regarding his recent Word Merchant release below. aahh: Your  LP release titled ‘Word Merchant’ dropped a few months ago. It’s had some time now to soak amongst the heads, what kind of reaction and feedback have you had for the album this time … Continue reading Fluent Form – Word Merchant LP: Riots, Raps & Religion

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

M-Phazes – Good Gracious Instrumentals & Acappellas – Out Now

Melbourne-based producer M-Phazes has released the instrumental version of his ARIA Award winning album Good Gracious. The album features the critically acclaimed production from the album, including instrumental versions of songs Goodbye Gravity, Where’s Elvis, For What It’s Worth and The Freak Show alongside selected acappellas. The digital-only release is now available on iTunes and features a special bonus Bass Invaders remix of the track That’s What We On feat. Nine High. M-Phazes will join Illy as they journey nationally for The Chase tour before heading to Austin, Texas to partake at this year’s SXSW Festival where M-Phazes will feature … Continue reading M-Phazes – Good Gracious Instrumentals & Acappellas – Out Now

allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Motion

Motion’s involvement in hip-hop began when he hit the scene as a B-boy in 2000. Once realising his skills in freestyling and lyricism, he entered the battle circuit and won virtually every battle held in Adelaide over a 2 year period, winning SA’s MC Battle For Supremacy and ending up as a runner up nationally in 2005. Motion is a part of Adelaide favourites Adroit Effusive, an 8 man crew that has been active since the early 2000s. He released a demo with fellow Adroit member Bornski called Introducing in 2003, and Adroit soon followed up by releasing the 2 … Continue reading allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Motion

Phatchance – Inkstains (Acoustic) Out Feb 18th

After a year packed with a massive touring schedule, including two national headline tours and supports for heavyweight acts like Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts; indie Australian hip-hop artist Phatchance is ringing in 2011 with the release of a unique, acoustic hip-hop offering titled Inkstains (Acoustic). Crowned a Triple J Unearthed, MYSPACE.COM and SBA Music Featured Artist, as well as packing out venues nationally on his Inkstains and I Forget, Sorry! 2010 tours’, Phatchance has quickly become Sydney’s biggest unsigned hip-hop artist. Inkstains (Acoustic) includes acoustic renditions of popular songs from his debut album Inkstains (Build … Continue reading Phatchance – Inkstains (Acoustic) Out Feb 18th

I Forget, Sorry! National Tour

On the back of a year already packed with a massive touring schedule, including the national Inkstains tour and supports for heavy weight acts like Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts; Solo Artists Phatchance & Coptic Soldier are once again hitting the road with their unique brand of fiercely independent, progressive Australian hip-hop. Both solo artists have quickly established themselves as key members in the new guard of Australian Hip-Hop music, their pragmatic approach and personal song writing has bridged the genre gap and seen them forge a dedicated and growing following beyond the typical reach of … Continue reading I Forget, Sorry! National Tour

Matty Fresh – The Ginza Crime Library Bio

For Australia’s Matty Fresh it all began around the age of 9. Like most kids of his generation, he was curious about his mother’s record collection, delving into the sounds of the 70s and 80s. His early taste for music would later ensure an instant love of Hip Hop shaped by artists like Public Enemy, Del, Ice T, The Native Tongues and N.W.A.. Alongside his other great passion for skating, these would create the foundation of what is his debut instrumental album The Ginza Crime Library. In the early 90s, Matty noticed the music featured in skating videos; artists such … Continue reading Matty Fresh – The Ginza Crime Library Bio

Fatty Phew & Alter Ego & DJ Bogues – Best Things In Life Are Free

Best things in life are free! Janet Jackson said it, but Fatty Phew, Alter Ego and DJ Bogues have made it true. With Alter Ego on production, DJ Bogues on the Decks and Fatty Phew on the mic, these 3 have come together to create a stellar FREE release that most artists would be charging for. If you’re looking for that pure hip hop that has been missing from the airwaves of late, then look no further. Its back, and in full effect. The Best Things in Life are Free, is an impressive 5 track EP produced by Alter Ego … Continue reading Fatty Phew & Alter Ego & DJ Bogues – Best Things In Life Are Free