The Funkoars – Carl Sagan

2012’s Golden Era Mixtape was the second in the series of mixtapes showcasing the talent, depth and skill of the artists on the Golden Era Records label, including artists Briggs, Hilltop Hoods, Adfu and more. Released on the triple j hip hop show with Hau, The Golden Era Mixtape 2012 featured a host of dope tracks including Funkoars – Carl Sagan. As a part of the ‘Funkoars Fam Appreciation Day‘, Carl Sagan has been released as a free download, minus any drop overs. Written by Hons, Trials & Sesta with cuts from DJ Reflux, and production from Trials, this is the … Continue reading The Funkoars – Carl Sagan

Funkoars – Vamoose

The Funkoars have dropped a 3rd film clip from their critically acclaimed album The Quickening. Vamoose was produced by Full Clip Productions and features the acting stylings of Benjie McNair of Neighbours fame. The clip is a biting social commentary on the state of the economy done in true Oars fashion. The video is best summed up by YouTube user KrazyBot: “Absolutely moving and inspirational clip. The camera roll towards the protagonist creates a sense of desperation within the responder as we watch him try in vain to make enough sandwiches as he is struck by projectiles. Audience members are … Continue reading Funkoars – Vamoose

Raise The Roof IV

The Espy is pleased to announce that it is once again opening its doors up to a night of all local hip hop. Raise The Roof IV picks up from where 3 left off, a colossal lineup showcasing the finest in established and emerging local hip hop. The first 3 instalments of Raise The Roof were a raging success, volume 4 is shaping up to be bigger then ever. Featuring Funkoars, Lowrider, Vents, Def Wish Cast, Briggs, Mase & Mattic, Purpose, Death Stars, DJ Reflux, Remi, Eloquor, Soliloquy, Mu-Gen, Prequel, Slap618 and DJ Flagrant’s Aussie Hip Hop video show. Hosted … Continue reading Raise The Roof IV

Funkoars – Vamoose

Quick to reclaim the room from the force fed and the fake, The Funkoars are back with another pessimistic party anthem and third single Vamoose from their latest and most deadly album, The Quickening. “So get loose or get gone, Vamoose son of a bitch!” Drawing inspiration from a classic Notorious B.I.G. rhyme and produced by Golden Era Records resident recluse Trials (Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Vents), Vamoose is a one-liner barrage being drunk driven home by Sesta and Hons, smashed into some black market organs, huge guitar stabs and a soul sample fondled to bits by stuntman/DJ Reflux. Catch The Funkoars … Continue reading Funkoars – Vamoose

The Funkoars – 2011 Knock Off Party + Comp To Win Tickets

2011 is almost over so to celebrate The Funkoars are putting on the biggest after work Knock Off Party of the year! After their stand-out performance at Sprung Festival, The Funkoars are back to officially launch their ARIA Chart topping new album The Quickening along with an all-star cast of some of the best Hip-Hop artists Australia has to offer!! These are two knock off parties you do NOT want to miss out on! Check out the full dates below and be sure to enter the competition below to win a double passes to both shows. 2011 Knock Off Party … Continue reading The Funkoars – 2011 Knock Off Party + Comp To Win Tickets

The Funkoars “It’s All Good” Tumblr

To celebraate the release of The Funkoars single “It’s All Good (Is Very Good)” the guys have created a Tumblr account. The guys want you to submit your most “Classic” photos to funkoarstumblr@gmail.com. The most classic of the classic will win prizes! A certified party anthem It’s All Good (Is Very Good) has consistently been the stand out track performed on The Funkoars national album launch tour and gathered one of the biggest responses during their headline performance at Brisbane’s Sprung Festival.  The Funkoars new single is available now on iTunes.  The single package includes two exclusive remixes by Trials and Debate with a guest verse from Mortar. Produced by Funkoars group member Trials (Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, … Continue reading The Funkoars “It’s All Good” Tumblr

New Funkoars Clip & Single Out Now – It’s All Good {Is Very Good}

Fresh off the back of their #11 Aria Album Chart debut for their brand new album The Quickening, The Funkoars are proud to deliver their breakthrough single It’s All Good (Is Very Good). A certified party anthem It’s All Good (Is Very Good) has consistently been the stand out track performed on The Funkoars national album launch tour and gathered one of the biggest responses during their headline performance at Brisbane’s Sprung Festival. The Funkoars new single is available now on iTunes. The single package includes two exclusive remixes by Trials and Debate with a guest verse from Mortar. Produced by Funkoars group member … Continue reading New Funkoars Clip & Single Out Now – It’s All Good {Is Very Good}

Funkoars – The Quickening Interview

The Funkoars are back n’ badder than ever and are coming to a town near you with The Quickening Album Launch Tour, which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. We catch up with Trials as he recovers from a crazy Melbourne show late last week.  aahh: The Quickening is the 4th LP from The Funkoars, would you describe this as the most ‘Classic’ album to date from The Funkoars, in terms of sound and overall finished product? Trials: As far as OUR take on ‘classic’, yeah, I’d say this embodies everything that makes us … Continue reading Funkoars – The Quickening Interview

Funkoars – Where I Am

Tune into Richard Kingsmill’s ‘2011’ show from 6-9pm on Triple J this Sunday night to hear the premier of the Funkoars – Where I Am. They’re back! After going to ground 12 months ago, the Funkoars have resurfaced to deliver Where I Am the first single from their fourth LP The Quickening through Golden Era Records. Featuring filthy guitars, stomping drums and a bastard of a bass line, Where I Am brings back what’s been missing from Australian Hip-Hop – The Evil. Telling tales of parties past, Where I Am leaves the listener riding shotgun with the Funkoars as they tear … Continue reading Funkoars – Where I Am

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

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!)

V8 Supersounds – 600 Sounds featuring The Funkoars

There is a new music festival circuit, V8 Supersounds, part of V8 Supercars Australia. The first of these V8 Supersounds events is 600 Sounds part of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 (from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 October 2010). Sunday night will feature Australia’s hip hop heavyweights The Funkoars. Based in Adelaide, they have had record-breaking attendance all over the nation……Gold Coast get ready. Consisting of three emcees – Trials, Hons and Sesta – plus DJ Reflux, they have produced some of the best hip hop known to Australia. Also appearing is Australia’s Sneaky Sound System. Ministry of Sound’s … Continue reading V8 Supersounds – 600 Sounds featuring The Funkoars

Funkoars Perform live with Ash Grunwald

The Funkoars kicked off their Little Did I Know tour in Melbourne Friday night at the Hi Fi Bar. Hitting the road with Melbourne blues artist Ash Grunwald, the first leg of the tour was a night full of hip hop, roots and wicked live energy. Melbourne duo Low Budget ripped up the first set of the night playing some dope hip hop tracks and getting the crowd into it from their opener, Freak Mystique to their killer closer, Tailor Made. In between acts I spoke to The Funkoars’ DJ Reflux about performing live with Ash Grunwald. “We’re not sure … Continue reading Funkoars Perform live with Ash Grunwald

allaussie hip hop Interviews Trials from The Funkoars

Emcee Trials, from The Funkoars’ spoke to allaussie hip hop recently as the group prepare to embark on a co-headlining tour with blues artist, Ash Grunwald. The tour kicks off in Melbourne this Friday night (5th Feb) and then heads up the coast to Sydney (12th Feb) and then on to Brisbane (13th Feb). We ask Trials about the move from Shogun to Golden Era, how The Funkoars teamed up with Ash Grunwald and find out what’s on the agenda for The Funkoars this year. AAHH: Shogun unfortunately had to shut their doors recently. The Funkoars needed a new home and you seemed to find one pretty quickly at Golden Era Records, how has this transition gone? TRIALS: The transition has been … Continue reading allaussie hip hop Interviews Trials from The Funkoars