Teaming up with regular collaborator Andy Bull, YIBBY reveals the vintage-tinged visuals for current single ‘No Sweat’ which premiered recently, illustrating the blossoming and quick breakdown of a friendship. Once again the Ethiopian-born, South Sydney-raised rapper has teamed up with dynamic producing duo Clockwork Odyssey … Continue reading Sydney Rapper YIBBY Puts the Visuals to Laid Back New Single ‘No Sweat
New Single ’24hrs Of Sunlight’ Out Now Australian hip-hop artists Drapht has a special treat for his fans today. The multi-platinum, ARIA award winning Perth artist has just dropped Part 2 of his sprawling Arabella Street album as well as … Continue reading Drapht Introduces ‘Arabella Street’ Part 2
Sydney MC Johniepee presents his latest effort in Magic! The new track features Johnie’s smooth, melodic flows coupled with natural drums and 70’s inspired guitar riffs. A passing comment from friend and producer Chris Collins, coupled with influence from Drapht’s … Continue reading Sydney MC Johniepee presents Magic
After spending 2017 on the West Coast of America driving around a 30ft RV, exploring and writing new music – Drapht is back and fully equipped with something extremely special for your 2018 listening pleasure. The solo artist from Perth Western Australia … Continue reading Drapht Returns With Arabella Street And Tour Announcement
Released over the Christmas period, Perth emcee and devastator of mics emcee Complete has dropped a dark, hard hitting mixtape perfect for some holiday cheer. The new tape titled While We Wait features 11 tracks from the depths of Complete’s … Continue reading Complete While We Wait
After nine years in between drinks, WA hip hop institution Downsyde are pleased to announce the release of their fifth album ClassicILL. Featuring the previously released tracks “Only Got Now” and “Richman”, and current single “Back In The Game”, ClassicILL … Continue reading Downsyde release 5th studio album ClassicILL
We give you Mr. Grevis, otherwise known as Perth’s Gary McPhee. Originating from the forever energising Western Australian music scene, Grevis at an early age had started writing poetry as a teen needing an outlet/coping mechanism to deal with the … Continue reading Mr Grevis Returns After 4 Long Years With His New Album ‘Game Over’
When you think of Hip Hop in Australia, a few names should come to mind… Hilltop Hoods, Bias B, Lazy Grey, Koolism and of course Downsyde. After a few years on the sidelines, Perth based trip Downsyde have dropped their brand … Continue reading Downsyde return with new single ‘Richman’
Mr Grevis opens up with the brutally honest song ‘I Am Meth’ brings to light the issues everyday Australians face with the ice epidemic We be catching up on those Shake Down Records release’s with the latest form Mr Grevis, I Am Meth. Taken from past life experiences and stories, Grevis says most people have known someone who has been affected by this terrible drug and things should change. Mr. Grevis, WA’s most affable emcee and most recent inductee into the almighty Sylabollix crew returns after his second album My Escape and the popular debut release The Sampler. Already receiving … Continue reading Mr Grevis I Am Meth Official Video
There’s just over a week to plan that outfit, charge that phone and get that mate who was on the fence over the fence. Still not sure? The THIS THAT timetable and map might help. Dropping today, these set times have all the markings of a carefully curated good time. This Stage, That Stage and The Other Stage are firing on all fronts with almost ten hours of absolute killer sets. Chill through the afternoon with Jess Kent, Koi Child and Sampa the Great. Bring on the sunset with the twee sounds of Ball Park Music and kick on into … Continue reading THIS THAT playing times announced, map released
Premiss debut EP features Coin Banks, Drapht, Marksman Lloyd and more! Led by Perth based bandleader and composer Brendan Scott Grey, Premiss’ self-titled debut EP is a strikingly unconventional artistic venture where the union of music needing to be voiced and the stories to make sense of it all come together. Using an impressive eight piece band as its medium, compositions were approached with the desire to utilise the raw and imperfect sounds of a live band within the genre of hip hop. All tracks were musically written in their entirety and then presented to a selection of Perth’s finest … Continue reading Premiss debut EP; drop single & video ‘Let You Know’
Seven Mirrors is a beautiful metaphor for this connection; an album that is as much for the writer as it is for his fans. Once again Drapht has stepped up and once again he is at the absolute top of the game. Welcome to Seven Mirrors… Continue reading Drapht Seven Mirrors
2016 is shaping up to be a big year for Perth MC Drapht (aka Paul Reid) who was recently performed at Groovin the Moo and is also scheduled to play at Come Together. After the success of the previous single ‘Dancin’ John Doe’, Drapht is back with ‘All Love’, taken from his long-awaited album Seven Mirrors due out mid-2016 on The Ayems label via Sony Music Entertainment Australia. ‘All Love’ is an embodiment of Drapht’s identity as an artist. A high energy, feel-good song that is, as the title would suggest, all about love. In true Drapht fashion, the track … Continue reading Drapht All Love
Come Together are pleased to announce the addition of TUKA and Dylan Joel to the already exceptional line up joining Drapht, Allday, Spit Syndicate, Gill Bates and Mallrat. TUKA, who is also known as one third of acclaimed hip hop … Continue reading Come Together 2016 New Artists Added!!!
Tickets to GTM Maitland event have now sold out! With Bendigo selling out on February 25, 2 of the 6 GTM 2016 events are now at capacity. GTM fans from other regions will need to get a moove on to … Continue reading Maitland Groovin The Moo 2016 Has Sold Out!
Everyone loves a good hidden track, but there’s huge debate between artists and listeners about where they should be placed. Selekt Few (WA) recently went through this same argument, how should it be done on their release? Well, the majority … Continue reading Hidden Tracks In Hip Hop
Today Drapht released the new video to his insanely catchy single,‘Dancin John Doe’ via YouTube. Directed by Ben Young and features contemporary dancer Russell Thorpe. “My partner at the time Louise was a contemporary dancer, and I went and watched … Continue reading Drapht Launches New Video For “Dancin John Doe” Single + National Single Tour Supports Confirmed!
Grey Yard is a hip hop act based on the northside of Melbourne. Combining the accomplished experience of its two members Patto & Mill Bastard, this new act is churning out fuzzy, crunchy, hard-hitting hip hop that combines live instruments … Continue reading Grey Yard Slowquake
Off the back of recent performances at Groovin’ The Moo and triple j’s One Night Stand, hip hop artist Illy recently announced a small run of regional tour dates across NSW in late October. The dates are the fourth in a series of tour announcements taking place each fortnight over a 10 week period. With shows in regional Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland already announced, Illy is excited to be bringing his new album Cinematic back to these regions. Here is what Illy had to say about the regional NSW dates via his Facebook page, as well as providing a hint towards … Continue reading Illy Regional NSW Tour Dates
This week the brand new album from Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars has debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, and we couldn’t be happier for the boys. There seems to be something right with the world when the Hoods are number 1 in the country. It’s a great time. Shout outs should also go to the amazing guests & producers who helped out on the new record including Aaradhna, Maverick Sabre, Brother Ali, Drapht, Dan Sultan, One Above, SixFour Music, Debate, Cam Bluff & Jamie messenger. In other related Hoods news, it has just been announced that DJ Debris has gotten engaged!! … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Are Number 1!
You know the Briggs story, indigenous kid from regional Australia (Victoria). if not, let me refresh your memory, from the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and ground breaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival of a powerful and unique voice on the scene. His indigenous roots and his rural upbringing in the small country town of Shepparton (Victoria) gave him a perspective like no one else. Powered by a rapid-fire, melodic, direct approach, Briggs was as funny as he was deep. It was this rare combination of characteristics that lead … Continue reading Briggs Sheplife
Hilltop Hoods are set to drop their brand new album Walking Under Stars through their own label Golden Era Records/UMA on Friday August 8th, 2014. The album will also be released via Universal in Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, UK, New Zealand, Benelux as well as USA via Fontana. The album is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012’s double platinum album Drinking From The Sun. The band has managed to once again push the envelope for Australian hip hop with the incendiary Walking Under Stars, a release that promises to be unlike anything fans have heard before. MC Pressure – “Walking Under Stars … Continue reading New Music Hilltop Hoods Pyramid Building
Hilltop Hoods make their highly anticipated return with their brand new album Walking Under Stars. Set to drop through their own label Golden Era Records this is the Hilltop Hoods first album since 2012s Drinking From The Sun, an album that changed the game, becoming the groups third consecutive #1 album which went gold on the day of its release and certified platinum within one week. The aptly titled record showed that Australian hip hop was enjoying its time in the sun, no longer an underground scene but an aural assault that had pushed down the barriers that held back … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars Limited Edition Pre Order
Off the back of recent performances at Groovin’ The Moo and triple j’s One Night Stand, Australian hip hop artist Illy has just announced a series of regional tour dates across Queensland throughout September. The dates are the third in a series of tour announcements taking place each fortnight over a 10 week period between now and his upcoming performance at Splendour In The Grass. With dates in regional Western Australia and Victoria already announced, Illy is excited to be bringing his new album Cinematic back to the Sunshine State. Here’s what Illy had to say about this 3rd announcement … Continue reading Illy Regional QLD Tour Dates
Sprung Festival, Australia’s Number 1 all Aussie Hip Hop event is back for 2014 after another smashing year in Brisbane 2013. After Sprung’s attempt at expansion in Melbourne unfortunately met with licensing and venue issues leading to the cancellation of the Melbourne show, the Sprung Hip Hop crew have stepped back from their plans of potential cat stroking world domination and decided to put an all in effort into continuing to make Sprung Brisbane the must see calendar event that it has been for the past 3 yrs running. After 6 months of planning and washing last year’s dirty taste … Continue reading Sprung Hip Hop Festival 2014
Sydney duo Mind Over Matter return with new single What They Say – featuring the vocal talents of hip hop stalwarts Bliss N Eso. The single features on their forthcoming third album This Way To Elsewhere – set for release on May 30. Recorded locally at Nelson’s Bay and mixed by Craig Bauer (Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West) in Chicago the track has a truly international sound. Bliss N Eso are long time touring buddies and friends of Mind Over Matter and also star in the video. Mind Over Matter are Willow AKA Rowan Lockyer and Smiles AKA Martin Brown. After meeting … Continue reading Mind Over Matter What They Say feat. Bliss N Eso
Horrorshow drop their most infectious single to date, the hilarious Nice Guys Finish Last feat. One Day affiliate Joyride. Brought to animated life under the careful direction of Aaron McDonald and the award-winning team at Oh Yeah Wow. Horrorshow have had an incredible run since the release of their King Amongst Many record (debuted at #2 on ARIA Chart). It has since been nominated for an ARIA Award, J Award, Australian Music Prize and FBi SMAC Award. Their most recent single Dead Star Shine was voted into the Hottest 100 and their sold-out album tour culminated in a summer festival run playing … Continue reading Horrorshow Nice Guys Finish Last EP
Sydney duo Mind Over Matter return with new single ‘What They Say’ – featuring the vocal talents of hip hop stalwarts Bliss N Eso. Recorded locally at Nelson’s Bay and mixed by Craig Bauer (Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West) in Chicago the track has a truly international sound and is taken from the band’s forthcoming third album set for release later this year. Bliss N Eso are long time touring buddies and friends of Mind Over Matter and will also star in the upcoming video. Mind Over Matter are Willow AKA Rowan Lockyer and Smiles AKA Martin Brown. After meeting as year … Continue reading Mind Over Matter What They Say feat. Bliss N Eso
If Australia’s recent bloom of young prodigies might be enough to make you question what the hell have you done lately, then this is one that will probably hurtle you into a quarter-life crisis. 19-year-old producer Young Franco is Brisbane’s newest wunderkind who’s offering up his debut EP Futurefunk for free as well as performing at a slew of national shows. ‘Futurefunk’ is making waves around the Australian dance music scene, earning approving nods from Motez, Indian Summer, Alison Wonderland, Peking Duk and Allday alike. The 4-track EP is a medley of awesomeness; described as funky beats meets old disco … Continue reading Young Franco drops free Futurefunk EP + National Tour
With triple j’s Hottest 100 taking over the airwaves and all of our social media feeds on the weekend, we’ve decided to release a list of the top 20 tracks that we didn’t see in this year’s Hottest 100. With all the great music in Australia, it’s hard for everyone to get a top 100 spot, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t artists out there who are deserving of this recognition. In no particular order we’ve picked a sample of these artists and tracks, and have listed them below for your enjoyment. Doc Felix – The Right Direction feat Dialect … Continue reading Top 20 Tracks We Didn’t See In triple j’s Hottest 100