Paulie P Until That Time

Local MC Paulie P was surrounded by music growing up in Denmark. With muso parents, Paulie picked up drumsticks at the age of 11 before jumping into the hip hop scene as a young teenager – even getting to record his first song with local legend Dazastah of Downsyde fame. “When I was 13, I did my first song with Dazastah from Downsyde. “It was a great being that age and having the opportunity to work with someone of that calibre.” From then, it was game on – he started writing and producing beats and, along with a crew, started … Continue reading Paulie P Until That Time

aahh Radio – Episode 4 – Mr Grevis

In episode 3 of aahh Radio we chat to Mr Grevis, who has just released his sophomore LP titled My Escape, featuring production from Dazastah, Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. The album features the Funkoars crew, Joyride, Drapht and a heap more.  In Episode 4, we discuss the brand new album My Escape. Mr Grevis’ induction into the legendary SBX Crew, The Robert Hunter Cup, Mr Grevis’ new positive outlook on life, his work with the Funkoars and a whole heap more.  Expect a whole heap of dope guests and features in the upcoming episodes of aahh Radio. If you would like to feature in … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 4 – Mr Grevis

B.V.A. – Answers Loss Question Love

deNorthwode has been DJ’ing & producing beats for close to 20 years. deNorthwode is more than just a party dj. He also runs the Crookneck lab an underground studio in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide that produces quality hip hop (check it out in the the book “Behind the Beat”). He owns Elysium Lounge & plays there along with the very best dj’s & musicians Adelaide has to offer. He has played extensively all over Australia. What sets him apart from most DJ’s is a combination of traditional turntable finesse, original and current routines, incredible energy & selfless respect for … Continue reading B.V.A. – Answers Loss Question Love

Adelaide: West Coast Showcase feat. Optamus, Mr Grevis, Bitter Belief & K21

After a short absence from touring, he’s back on the road, we’ve got the Downsyde and SBX general himself headlining the upcoming show with his solo project Optamus, backing him up is Obese Records latest distro signee launching his debut album The Sampler – Mr Grevis!!! No stranger to Adelaide after extensive touring with Drapht, is Bitter Belief, he’ll be dropping tracks off his last mixtape The Tourguide and also drop some sneak peaks from the up coming album The Gallery, which is set to do some big things. Holding down the decks for nearly everybody on this night, is … Continue reading Adelaide: West Coast Showcase feat. Optamus, Mr Grevis, Bitter Belief & K21

Hunter: For The Record – The life and rhymes of an Australian Hip Hop pioneer

Robert Hunter died a pioneer of a musical genre, young father, digital communicator, ex drug and alcohol abuser and ultimately a terminal cancer patient. At 35 his time on this earth was in danger of being cruelly cut short. With a digital camera in hand, for Hunter cancer would become the lens through which life suddenly came sharply into focus. A year after his passing Periscope Pictures release Hunter: For The Record, a documentary journey that takes us deep into the psyche of an Australian sub-culture, and into the mind of one its greatest pioneers. The ‘largest ever crowd-funded project … Continue reading Hunter: For The Record – The life and rhymes of an Australian Hip Hop pioneer

Australian Hip Hop Supports Canteen

The Australian Hip Hop Supports Canteen collection is at one a definitive catalogue of Australian contemporary music and a warm and charitable gesture to our sick Australian kids from a supportive Australian music community. Australian Hip Hop Supports Canteens includes some of the final works from Hunter as well as a swarm of contributions from the local hip hop community. This very special album was the brainchild and final project of recently deceased seminal local rapper, Hunter. Sadly, Hunter missed the release of this album by weeks, losing his long battle with cancer in October 2011 and leaving his much-loved crew … Continue reading Australian Hip Hop Supports Canteen

Robert Hunter (1975 – 2011)

Robert Hunter died at 7am Thursday 20 at Murdoch Hospice Western Australia. Hunter had been suffering from terminal cancer since his diagnosis in 2009. He struggled for the last few days and then peacefully passed with his mother by his side. Hunter’s family are making funeral arrangements and will issue a media statement with details of the special memorial gathering planned for fans and music industry peers. His mother Trish says “I had 36 years with my beautiful son, he was the light of my life and I am so proud of what he achieved in the short time that … Continue reading Robert Hunter (1975 – 2011)

LHA – Split Decision (Out Now)

Sydney-based hip hop duo, LHA, announces the release of their debut album, Split Decision. Written and produced entirely by the duo, the album perfectly captures the ethos of LHA; soulful, catchy, heartfelt music to move body and mind. LHA comprises Australian emcee Adikkal and Korean producer LeeHahn. Captivated by the idea that a song should move you inside and out, LHA make music full of provoking grooves. Crossing cultures and fusing elements of soul, funk on the bedrock of hip hop, they produce a distinct sound that, while gathering eclectic influences from music’s fringes, upholds an appeal for music fans … Continue reading LHA – Split Decision (Out Now)

Come Together Fest – Limited Tickets available!

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!

Drapth to headline Come Together 2011 feat. Mantra, The Tongue, Muph & Pluto, Urthboy, Illy & M-Phazes

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

Crymziko – Rewrite The Page: Debut single from forthcoming EP

2010 was a big year for Wollongong based hip-hop artist, Crymziko. Starting off the year by releasing his heavily anticipated mixtape/promotional street release Corrosive Oversound, Crymziko went on to perform several shows around the country, both as a headline act and support act, playing alongside names such as Drapht, Downsyde, Illy, Pez, Spit Syndicate, Thundamentals, 360, Mind Over Matter, Skryptcha, Phatchance and more. The MC from the ‘Gong also supported international hip-hop acts Bone Thugs N Harmony (USA) and Scorcher (UK) on their respective tours of Australia. One of the tracks from Crymziko’s debut mixtape, “Badder Than Me”, reached success … Continue reading Crymziko – Rewrite The Page: Debut single from forthcoming EP

Mind Over Matter – This Weeks Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist

Following the release of their lead single Rappers In Wonderland, Mind Over Matter have been announced as this weeks Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist. Since release the single has already been added to spot rotation on Triple J as well as full rotation on Sydney’s FBi. Mind Over Matter will be setting off an east coast tour later this year. Emerging from Sydney’s vibrant hip hop community in 2006, the duo known as Mind Over Matter quickly established themselves as artists to be reckoned with. Through their highly lauded mixtape For Our Hip Hoppers, they successfully built and earned … Continue reading Mind Over Matter – This Weeks Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist

Mind Over Matter – Rappers In Wonderland (Free Download)

Emerging from Sydney’s vibrant hip hop community in 2006, the duo known as Mind Over Matter quickly established themselves as artists to be reckoned with. Through their highly lauded mixtape For Our Hip Hoppers, they successfully built and earned a loyal fan base nationally. In 2008 Mind Over Matter released their Debut album entitled Keepin’ It Breezy to industry wide praise, culminating in a nomination for Australian album of the year in Triple J’s J Mag. With the success of this debut combined with their pre-established following cemented by back to back outstanding releases, emcees Willow and Smiles Again have … Continue reading Mind Over Matter – Rappers In Wonderland (Free Download)

Wolverine – Street Music

Scott Kent, also known as rapper Wolverine, adopted the persona of the famous Marvel comic creation, full of rage and the unbreakable metal adamantium, long before Hugh Jackman brought the character to movie screens. And while Jackman honed his craft at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Kent also spent years honing his in Perth, except he did it in cyphers, studios and live shows around the city. With the release of his 3rd solo album, Street Music, players nationwide are soon going to need adamantium speakers. Any notions that Wolverine is just another rapper who has thrown … Continue reading Wolverine – Street Music

Crymziko – Corrosive Oversound

Crymziko (pron.  Crim-Zeeko) is a twenty year old emcee born and raised in Wollongong, Australia.   He has been honing and mastering his craft in hip-hop for over seven  ears, firmly placing his name among the ranks of Australia’s underground scene. Having played with and opened up for some of the biggest names in Aussie Hip Hop ( including Downsyde, Drapht, Thundamentals, Pez/360,  Mind Over Matter, Phatchance and more), he has made a name for himself on the local scene and plans to aim for bigger and better things on a national level. With his overall diverse style, sharp tongue and … Continue reading Crymziko – Corrosive Oversound

Downsyde highlights the upside of Narrogin

This article titled Downsyde highlights the upside of Narrogin by Nikki Wilson-Smith was featured on the ABC News website mid last week. The article features Downsyde’s Optamus and highlights the positive effects that hip hop can have on disadvantaged youths and also the community. As a student at Craigie High School, Scott Griffiths’ passion was music. But, his parents and teachers took a bit of convincing that Aussie hip hop was the right career path. “Even though it was quite unconventional to want to have a career in hip hop and especially Australia hip hop they realised that it was … Continue reading Downsyde highlights the upside of Narrogin

D’Opus & Roshambo – Come Find Out Tour

Canberra hip-hop stalwarts and Triple J favorites, D’Opus & Roshambo are embarking on a new tour and are set to unleash some new material, spearheading it with their new single, Come Find Out, featuring Canberra darling Chanel Cole. Check it out here + news on the new album. The Canberra boys have supported the likes of Krafty Kuts, Muph & Plutonic, TZU, Downsyde, Koolism and a stack of others over the past two years. On the upcoming album Roshambo explains; “Our second album has been a long time coming. It is the album I’ve wanted to make ever since I … Continue reading D’Opus & Roshambo – Come Find Out Tour

D’Opus and Roshambo – Past Time (2010)

D’Opus & Roshambo are set to unleash some new material, and are spearheading it with their new single Come Find Out, featuring Chanel Cole on the hook (alternatively, off the hook, depending on how you look at it). Ross Garrett (D.Opus) and Rowan Thomson (Roshambo) met in 2003; D’Opus already an established DJ having supported everyone from the Jungle Brothers, Q*Bert, Mr. Thing and De La Soul, while emcee Ro had built up an impressive reputation for spreading the hip hop gospel through his long-running show on 2XX FM. Taking inspiration from the golden era of hip hop, classic funk … Continue reading D’Opus and Roshambo – Past Time (2010)

Simplex signs to Obese Records

There have been rumblings and rumours, today it was announced officially that all-rounder Simplex, has signed a solo deal with Obese Records. Obese sent out their newsletter today and here’s what they had to say about the signing: Adelaide MC, producer and member of Terra Firma, Simplex, has signed a solo deal with Obese. After hearing the rough drafts, all we can say is that the album is original, quirky, funky, light-hearted and pretty damn dope. Simplex has been an Adelaide pillar for years producing the Terra Firma and Damo album, along with beats for Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, and Downsyde. … Continue reading Simplex signs to Obese Records

Vote For JJJ Album Of The Year (aussie hip hop style)

Richard Kingsmill from Triple J will countdown the Top 10 albums of the year voted by you on the final ever ‘2009’ on December 13. He will also be going through his Top 10 album list and maybe contacting you to talk about the albums you’ve loved from this year. To vote all you have to do is submit you selection online via the website below. To make it easier for everyone out there we have narrowed the list down to as many  ‘aussie hip hop’  releases only. Please note Chasm and Vida Sunshyne’s release Move is incorrectly labeled as … Continue reading Vote For JJJ Album Of The Year (aussie hip hop style)

Hunter and Crew at L!ve.

18+ Event. Entry is $15. Raffle at the door, prize = 5 free drinks & 2 free entries To The 100% Aus Beef Emcee Battles. Come down to L!VE on Light Square, November 6 for a huge night of raw aussie hip-hop. Hunter (SBX Crew) drops in all the way down from Perth, supported by After Hours (Certified Wise), K21 feat. Koolta & DJ Pt, Chase,  Lariken and Train. If you don’t know already, here is a bit of a bio on each artist. Hunter – Myspace / Facebook Hunter, born in Yokine, emerged as one of Perth’s most venomous … Continue reading Hunter and Crew at L!ve.

OZ Hip Phrase Competition

Phrase kicks off his national Clockwork tour this weekend in Wagga and Griffith and has 3 pairs of tickets to give away to each show. All you have to do to is email and tell them in 25 words or less “what PHRASE would you use to describe the music of PHRASE?” Be sure to get there early to catch support acts such as Illy, Snob Scrilla, Optamus (Downsyde) and the ever-present DJ Flagrant. If you’ve forgotten, dates are as follows: September 4: Wagga, NSW @ The Capital Saloon Bar September 5: Griffith, NSW @ Gemini Nightclub September … Continue reading OZ Hip Phrase Competition

Sole’d Out- A documentary on the sneaker craze

Australia’s reply to Just For Kicks, Sole’d Out premiers in Melbourne on the 31st of July. Low Budget will be performing on the night you can check the trailer here. Since their emergence in 2005, Low Budget has established an enduring presence on the Australian hip hop scene. Following the widespread buzz generated by their self-released mixtape in 2005, the group’s jazzy debut album, Magnasound, was one of the surprise success stories of 2006, drawing universal enthusiasm and praise from critics and fans alike. On the back of the critical triumph and public acclaim of Magnasound, Low Budget quickly solidified … Continue reading Sole’d Out- A documentary on the sneaker craze

TZU guest program rage

Catch the lads from TZU hooking us up with a killer playlist this weekend. Tune in from 10am – 11am Saturday morning for an hour long taste of what’s to come, with the full guest programming from 11.45pm Saturday night, ABC1. Check below for the allaussie hip hop version or for a full program rundown go to the rage website here. AUSSIE HIP HOP TIMES 1:00am ILLZILLA Cut Feet (Shock) 2:00am KID KOALA Fender Bender (Creative Vibes) 2:30am TZU Dam Busters (Liberation) TZU Wild Stylee (Independent) TZU She Gets Up (Liberation) TZU In Front Of Me (Liberation) TZU Computer Love (Liberation) TZU Mondays (Liberation) … Continue reading TZU guest program rage


Fans of the beat rejoice! In what will be a huge treat for hip hop fans; two of Australia’s favourite acts are joining together for a special appearance at SPLENDOUR 09. Earlier this year, long time west coast kings DOWNSYDE teamed up with new kid on the block DRAPHT, for a take-no-prisoners performance that proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Both acts took their current albums (DOWNSYDE with All City and DRAPHT with Brothers Grimm) out on the road, on the largest tour either act has taken on for years. With a combined set that’s going to … Continue reading DOWNSYDE – DRAPHT, SPLENDID


Fallout Shelter is the new EP from Melbourne-bred, North London-based Brad Strut. In a radical departure from his acclaimed 2007 sophomore Legend: Official, the core member of Australia’s Lyrical Commission has crafted a stunning narrative that runs through six hard hitting tracks by Beat Butcha . Brad Strut has kindly given out a lyrics booklet for the tracks off Fallout Shelter EP. You can grab a copy over here, be sure to print yours out. The lyrics booklet is a cool little addition to this release and we’d like to see more of it. We then have the Rejuvination LP. … Continue reading BRAD STRUT – EP & LP