DJ Wasabi – Mystic Scratch Album

Erupting from the depths of Australia’s electronic community is the dynamic new sound of Melbourne’s own Wasabi. With his debut EP Calm Before The Storm, the internationally renowned proponent of turntablizm leaves the beaten track to explore an eclectic audio path that takes the listener on a journey through the diversity of glitch, dub, industrial breaks and minimal tech. The stand-out title track epitomises Wasabi’s intricate fusion of wickedly crooked beats, liquid bass lines and smooth atmospheric frequencies, producing a soundscape that satisfies the hunger of every beat-fiend. Wasabi now brings you an unreleased album from 6 years ago, made … Continue reading DJ Wasabi – Mystic Scratch Album

Boats, Rhymes & Life

Melbourne’s first ever floating block party Boats, Rhymes & Life. Jump around to bangin’ beats and sure fire rhymes over 2 levels aboard the good ship Victoria Star. Headlining the top deck is Mantra whose instant classic Got Me Wrong has become part of everyone’s play list over the last few months. Mantra will be rocking the boat with his crew Bam Bam and DJ Wasabi. We also have DJ/Producer extraordinaire Nick Thayer headlining the lower deck. He has worked with some legendary international artists such as A Skillz and DJ Yoda on seminal labels like Bomb Strikes, Insane Bangers, Southern … Continue reading Boats, Rhymes & Life

Mantra – Voodoo Music Official Video

In contrast to the lyrical introspection prominent in revered first single Got Me Wrong (featuring Parvyn Kaur Singh) (Triple J’s most requested song in the week following its release), Voodoo Music is essentially a celebration of Mantra’s aptitude for wordplay and metaphor. Crediting the production genius of young Melbourne wiz-kid Abstrakt with cuts from DJ Wasabi, Voodoo Music is characterized by its rupturing bass and pan flute-esk synths bringing Mantra’s audaciously swaggering flow to new heights. ‘One of the albums most bangin’ beats for sure. Produced by young buck Abztrakt, this track is all about the flow. I got really … Continue reading Mantra – Voodoo Music Official Video

Mata & Must – Low Life’s Gospel 12″ EP (Out Nov)

Mata & Must are about to let loose their second vinyl only release for 2010, the Low Life’s Gospel 12″ EP. This time the lads have teamed up with world travelled Rasta/Dub vocalist Jornick Joe Lick from French Guyana, as well as local lynchpin DJ Wasabi (aahh spotlight here). Available digitally and physically in November from iTunes and independent record stores or pre-order now at Catch Mata & Must on their Business In Tracksuits Tour through November and December with One Sixth and Kings Konekted on selected dates. Vinyl Tracklist: Side A 1. Universal Cryout feat.. Jornick 2. Low … Continue reading Mata & Must – Low Life’s Gospel 12″ EP (Out Nov)

allaussie spotlight on: DJ Wasabi

To Australian hip-hop, dnb and dubstep heads, DJ Wasabi needs no introduction. The 25-year old turntablist, DJ, producer and youth mentor has amassed quite a reputation and following throughout his 13 years behind the decks. Long considered one of the pioneers of the Melbourne urban scene, Wasabi holds down three separate weekly club residencies, national tours, youth mentor programs and is the head engineer at Tetris Sound Studios in Brunswick. Wasabi’s much sought after DJ skills have landed him gigs djing for Kool Kieth earlier this year and supports for Redman & Method Man, Jean Grae, Talib Kwali, Scribe, DJ … Continue reading allaussie spotlight on: DJ Wasabi

Mantra – Power Of The Spoken album launch

With a successful touring run supporting Urthboy already in motion (Sneakquel Tour – Adelaide leg gig review here), acclaimed Melbourne emcee Mantra is gearing up for his hometown launch show on the 28 May. Celebrating the release of his Triple J featured, debut full length album Power of the Spoken, Mantra will take to the East Brunswick Club with DJ Wasabi. Mata & Must and Class A have been lined up as supports for the evening. Tickets are $18. The show is shaping up to be a killer, with  Mantra and Wasabi putting together a one-off set featuring visuals, special … Continue reading Mantra – Power Of The Spoken album launch

Mantra and Krew at the Grovedale

GDH Events and the Melbourne International Arts Festival present another great night of hip hop featuring – Mantra & DJ Wasabi, Ramallah Underground (Palestine), CityWideKrew and Wydawake. Catch The gig will be held on Saturday the 24th of October at the Grovedale Hotel. Doors open at 9.30pm.  ( The time they should open for hip hop gigs, not 8pm). Tix $15 available from the Grovedale Hotel or live and direct from one of the CityWideKrew!! Continue reading Mantra and Krew at the Grovedale