Ben Iota – Born ‘Free’

Ben Iota (formerly known as Bornski of Adroit Effusive/Common Cause) and Matchless Gift (Butterthief) proudly presents Born ‘Free’. Lyrically inspired by Ben Iota’s recent studies, travels and experiences living in a developing country, alongside the manifest production of Matchless Gift, this release explores the theme of freedom, or lack there of. Ben Iota has recently released the video for More Than Just Words featuring Visionz, Motion, Mesha and Social Change. The video is filmed and edited by Maintain from Labrat productions. The production by Matchless Gift is his finest work to date, demonstrating his grasp on both Western and Eastern musical forms, … Continue reading Ben Iota – Born ‘Free’

100% Butterfat Vol. 1

Butterthief is an Australian independent recording label featuring artists such as Social Change, Taylor Made Tactics, Matchless Gift and many more. DJ Snair who recently took home first place in the DMC South Australian Finals and second place at the Australian titles. For their latest release, Snair has teamed up with fellow Butterthief head Funkwig to bring you a fat-tape of new hip hop music. 100% Butterfat Vol. 1 is available now for free download below. Tracklisting:  House Shoes “Time” Instrumental  Nas feat Large Pro – “Loco-Motive”  DJ Premier & Freddie Foxxx “More Levels”  Oh No feat Roc Marciano “The Hitmen”  … Continue reading 100% Butterfat Vol. 1

Dialect Interview: The Vortex, Vinyl & Video Clips

aahh catches up with one of the hottest emcees in the country right now, emcee Dialect from Dialect & Despair. In the interview we talk all things Vortex related, digging, technology and how it affects our hip hop world plus much much more. Check it out. aahh: The Vortex has been out for a few months now and has been dubbed by many as one of the top albums of 2010, you’ve also toured and dropped two killer film clips. Can 2011 beat that? Dialect: We’ll have to wait and see! We are not out to rush anything we produce. … Continue reading Dialect Interview: The Vortex, Vinyl & Video Clips

V.High.P Jam X1 feat. Mata & Must [Sat Dec 11]

Victoria’s Mata & Must will launch their latest vinyl release at the next instalment of the infamous V.High.P Jam parties at The Sceptre. The hip hop duo have just released the Low Life’s Gospel EP and will be joined by Funk Movement (Social Change’s amazing live band format), as well as Prime from Pagen Elypsis and many more local hip hop outfits. Doors open at 9pm on Sat Dec 11. Entry is $10. Line-up: Mata & Must, Funk Movement, Prime, Taylor Made Tactix, Speekup, Matchless Gift & LKR, Funkwig & Snair and One Above. Continue reading V.High.P Jam X1 feat. Mata & Must [Sat Dec 11]

DJ Skae’s – A-List [Coming Soon]

After dropping DJ Skae’s Guestlist about a year ago, DJ Skae is back with another killer compilation album, DJ Skae’s A-List. This time Skae has chosen artists from around the country to submit songs for this compilation and Australia’s finest hip hop artists have delivered some heat. With artists from each state, Fluent Form (VIC), Draz (TAS) , D’Opus & Ro’Shambo (ACT), Torcha & B-Don (NSW), Tommy Illfigga (QLD), Chase (SA) and Hunter (WA) to name a few, this compilation album showcases the hottest hip hop from around the country. This album also features international collaborations with the likes of … Continue reading DJ Skae’s – A-List [Coming Soon]

Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement

If you are looking for something to do in Adelaide this Friday night, Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement. On the night catch Social Change performing with a live band, emcee Requiem from Victoria, Alter Reign, Inkswel (VIC), One Above (Beat Showcase), and Fat Pockets (Funkwig & DJ Snair) spinning Funk and Hip Hop. Details in short: Friday 30th July at Electric Light Hotel 235 Grenfell Street Adelaide $10 Entry 8pm. $15 after 10pm 18+ Butterthief webpage Butterthief twitter roster Continue reading Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement

Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets

In the lead up to the long awaited release of the full length Social Change album V.High.P, Funkwig and DJ Snair of Social Change have created their first Phat Tape under the name Fat Pockets. On the 09.09.09 (cool little date) Butterthief will release Fat Pockets online for a FREE download, yes people free. The Phat Tape is a Funkwig Production and features exclusive music and  some big guest appearances by Social Change, Crossbred Mongrels, Dialect, K21, 2Biz (Common Cause) and Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix). Everyone in Melburn can catch Mata and Must, Social Change feat. Funkwig and DJ Snair, … Continue reading Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets


With the almighty Social Change due to drop their full length album this year, big things are on the horizon, for them, and their label Butterthief Records. Established by Funkwig and Social Change, Butterthief has grown into a strong collective of musicians, DJ’s, producers and emcees. Their aim is to release music, promote artists and further establish Butterthief as a recording label.  Currently Butterthief is working on a collaboration project with various artists, as well as new projects by Dialect, One Above, Metrical Minds and Taylor Made Tactix. You can find some samples of this project at the Buttertheifs Myspace … Continue reading SOCIAL CHANGE AND BUTTERTHEIF RECORDS