Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar Never Catch Me

Flying Lotus is back with his new album You’re Dead!; it’s out on October 7 in the U.S.,  October 6 in the UK and October 3rd for all us here in Australia. He’s already shared the track “Moment of Hesitation” featuring Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, and more. Now, he’s previewing “Never Catch Me” which features the NY king of hip hop, Kendrick Lamar. The brand new track landed a major premiere on Power 106 radio this morning. Lamar’s altered voice and mile-a-minute flows dig a path right through FlyLo’s scurrying backdrop. You’re Dead! also features contributions from Snoop Dogg, Angel Deradoorian, … Continue reading Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar Never Catch Me

7’6: Organic Synthesis

7’6 presents debut album Organic Synthesis, a body of work which breathes new life into hip hop as we know it. Citing acts such as J Dilla, Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Hermitude, and Rudimental as his inspirations. 7‘6 prides himself on having an eclectic and unique sound selection spanning across genres. What sets a 7’6 release apart is his ability to set the scene via soundscape. A dexterous musician, 7’6 has composed the album so that each instrument tells its own story to form a cohesive whole. Having either produced for or recorded many recognized artists previously, 7’6 felt that it was … Continue reading 7’6: Organic Synthesis

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton – This Is Stones Throw Records: Sydney Screening

For the first time in Sydney, local audiences can now see Jeff Broadway’s 2013 documentary about forward-thinking hip hop label, Stones Throw and hear/see the full story from label co-founder Peanut Butter Wolf as he takes viewers on a journey from forming the label with Charizma, through flagship acts like Madlib and J Dilla to present day successes such as Mayer Hawthorne. With a soundtrack by Madlib, this full-length feature film draws on over 100 hours of footage from filmmaker Jeff Broadway, live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video/photographs, and in-depth interviews with the folks who put Stones … Continue reading Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton – This Is Stones Throw Records: Sydney Screening

Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014

Once more, with feeling. The Red Bull Music Academy has taken its series of music festivals and workshops to cities around the world over the last 15 years, with previous stops including NYC, Toronto, London, Madrid, Melbourne, and Cape Town. We’re very glad to announce that the Academy will be hosted in Tokyo in October 2014. Tokyo is one of the world’s most iconic cities – a place that tends to inspire mythic reimagining. It’s also a city of contrasts: a place where J-pop stadium spectacles abound, but where collector culture thrives and connoisseurs of obscure funk, soul, audiophile equipment … Continue reading Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014

Oddisee & Olivier Daysoul – People Hear What They See Australian Tour

The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed AKA Oddisee was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York Hip Hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic). Convincing his entrepreneurial father that he too had business acumen, Amir laid the check from his first commercial release on the kitchen table before his … Continue reading Oddisee & Olivier Daysoul – People Hear What They See Australian Tour

Monkey Marc (Combat Wombat) – As The Market Crashed

As The Market Crashed – Monkey Marc (Combat Wombat) is the result of years spent listening, absorbing and producing forward-thinking music. Recorded entirely on solar power in his converted shipping container studio in Melbourne, mixed in Paris at Sumroom Studios and mastered in London at Transition, this album takes influence from a worldly palette exposing the listener to a diverse and eclectic musical journey unlike any Australian artist yet.  With influences reaching into the crates of hip hop, dub and dubstep this release is as much an ode to the past as it is an optimistic exploration into the future. … Continue reading Monkey Marc (Combat Wombat) – As The Market Crashed