Funkoars – Vamoose

The Funkoars have dropped a 3rd film clip from their critically acclaimed album The Quickening. Vamoose was produced by Full Clip Productions and features the acting stylings of Benjie McNair of Neighbours fame. The clip is a biting social commentary on the state of the economy done in true Oars fashion. The video is best summed up by YouTube user KrazyBot: “Absolutely moving and inspirational clip. The camera roll towards the protagonist creates a sense of desperation within the responder as we watch him try in vain to make enough sandwiches as he is struck by projectiles. Audience members are … Continue reading Funkoars – Vamoose

Funkoars – Being Vincent D’Onofrio Tour 2012

Back on the scene with the force of a freight train, The Funkoars hit back last year after a 12 month hiatus to deliver their new album The Quickening to critical acclaim and their album launch tour saw them leave a trail of hangovers in 18 cities across the country! With standout shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Fat As Butter & Sprung Festival, it was always expected that the almighty Funkoars crew would swing back around to do it all over again! But this time, they are channelling the spirit of Law & Order’s Vincent D’Onofrio and bringing him … Continue reading Funkoars – Being Vincent D’Onofrio Tour 2012

The Funkoars – 2011 Knock Off Party + Comp To Win Tickets

2011 is almost over so to celebrate The Funkoars are putting on the biggest after work Knock Off Party of the year! After their stand-out performance at Sprung Festival, The Funkoars are back to officially launch their ARIA Chart topping new album The Quickening along with an all-star cast of some of the best Hip-Hop artists Australia has to offer!! These are two knock off parties you do NOT want to miss out on! Check out the full dates below and be sure to enter the competition below to win a double passes to both shows. 2011 Knock Off Party … Continue reading The Funkoars – 2011 Knock Off Party + Comp To Win Tickets

The Funkoars “It’s All Good” Tumblr

To celebraate the release of The Funkoars single “It’s All Good (Is Very Good)” the guys have created a Tumblr account. The guys want you to submit your most “Classic” photos to funkoarstumblr@gmail.com. The most classic of the classic will win prizes! A certified party anthem It’s All Good (Is Very Good) has consistently been the stand out track performed on The Funkoars national album launch tour and gathered one of the biggest responses during their headline performance at Brisbane’s Sprung Festival.  The Funkoars new single is available now on iTunes.  The single package includes two exclusive remixes by Trials and Debate with a guest verse from Mortar. Produced by Funkoars group member Trials (Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, … Continue reading The Funkoars “It’s All Good” Tumblr

New Funkoars Clip & Single Out Now – It’s All Good {Is Very Good}

Fresh off the back of their #11 Aria Album Chart debut for their brand new album The Quickening, The Funkoars are proud to deliver their breakthrough single It’s All Good (Is Very Good). A certified party anthem It’s All Good (Is Very Good) has consistently been the stand out track performed on The Funkoars national album launch tour and gathered one of the biggest responses during their headline performance at Brisbane’s Sprung Festival. The Funkoars new single is available now on iTunes. The single package includes two exclusive remixes by Trials and Debate with a guest verse from Mortar. Produced by Funkoars group member … Continue reading New Funkoars Clip & Single Out Now – It’s All Good {Is Very Good}

Funkoars – The Quickening Interview

The Funkoars are back n’ badder than ever and are coming to a town near you with The Quickening Album Launch Tour, which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. We catch up with Trials as he recovers from a crazy Melbourne show late last week.  aahh: The Quickening is the 4th LP from The Funkoars, would you describe this as the most ‘Classic’ album to date from The Funkoars, in terms of sound and overall finished product? Trials: As far as OUR take on ‘classic’, yeah, I’d say this embodies everything that makes us … Continue reading Funkoars – The Quickening Interview

Come join The Funkoars for a drink LIVE on Ustream TONIGHT!

Tonight from 7-8pm CST join The Funkoars for a drink and Q&A session on the Golden Era U-Stream Channel here. You can ask a question, tell them which track is your favorite or just comment on Trials long hair. The guys hope to see you there! The Quickening is available now in stores and online. Twitter  ||  Facebook  ||  U-Stream  || iTunes Continue reading Come join The Funkoars for a drink LIVE on Ustream TONIGHT!

Vents New Single ‘History Of The World’ Out Now

If you’ve been hanging for some angry political and social commentary from Adelaide local emcee Vents you are in luck, as his new single History Of The World dropped today on Golden Era. You can download the Trials produced single via iTunes, which features cuts by Trials’ Theory Of Face hombre Adfu. History Of The World is the first taste of Vents’ second album Marked For Death, which is being released on the Hoods’ label Golden Era on May 13. Vents’ sophomore album comes four years after his debut Hard To Kill. Check, buy and download History Of The World … Continue reading Vents New Single ‘History Of The World’ Out Now

Sydney Hip Hop Artists Unite for QLD Floods Relief

GigTone is proud to present: Blood’s Thicker Than, Water (Sydney Hip Hop QLD Floods Relief Gig) Wednesday 19th January @ Tone. Sydney’s Hip Hop elite has banded together to hold a fundraiser for victims of the Queensland Floods – some of which have family or friends directly affected, and everyone jumped at the chance to help out. Blood’s Thicker Than Water will feature a special appearance from Melbourne’s Briggs (Golden Era) and a stellar line-up of Sydney hip hop acts including Ozi Batla (Elefant Traks), Spit Syndicate (Obese), The Tongue (Elefant Traks), Dialectrix (Obese),  That’s Them, The Last Kinection (Elefant … Continue reading Sydney Hip Hop Artists Unite for QLD Floods Relief

Hilltop Hoods – Parade Of The Dead: Zombies, Execution & The Old Adelaide Gaol

Hilltop Hoods have recently dropped what must be a frist for hip hop in Australia…a full length feature zombie flick. Filmed on location at the Old Adelaide Gaol, Parade Of The Dead isn’t just your ordinary zombie flick, in fact this isn’t even your ordinary movie. In 2010 a virus spread throughout the world’s population killing millions and turning many survivors into mindless zombies. Around the same time of these apocalyptic events the Hilltop Hoods were due to make a DVD for their album State of the Art. As civilization collapsed, people died in the streets, thousands starved… The Hoods … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – Parade Of The Dead: Zombies, Execution & The Old Adelaide Gaol

Golden Era 2011 Mixtape (Jan 17, 2011)

This is a snippet from the forthcoming Golden Era 2011 Mixtape (dropping January 17, 2011.) The Mixtape will feature new and old music from Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents & Briggs. The beat in the video is Slaine’s ’99 Bottles’. Golden Era are currently running a sale for their online store. Use the voucher below to receive 15% off your order. For all of those producers out there…Golden Era heads Suffa and Trails have released drum samples for everyone to download and use. You can find the links to the downloads below. Suffa Drums Trials Drums Continue reading Golden Era 2011 Mixtape (Jan 17, 2011)

Hilltop Hoods – Parade Of The Dead OUT NOW!

In 2010 a virus spread throughout the worlds population killing millions and turning many survivors into mindless zombies. Around the same time of these apocalyptic events the Hilltop Hoods were due to make a DVD for their album ‘State of the Art’. As civilisation collapsed, people died in the streets, thousands starved. The Hoods were so self-involved they made their DVD anyway. ‘Parade of the Dead’ is out now on DVD and Blu Ray! The film is a mixture of live music and interviews and features appearances from Scott Dooley, Funkoars and Briggs. To see footage from ‘Parade of the … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – Parade Of The Dead OUT NOW!

Briggs – The Blacklist (Interview)

Since exploding onto the national scene a little over a year ago, the incomparable force that is Briggs immediately established himself as a formidable new presence in the local Hip Hop scene. From the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and groundbreaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival on the scene, of an emcee with a melodic rapid-fire approach, and a powerful and unique voice. aahh: You talk about your hometown of Shepparton in a few of your tracks. What was the hip hop life like back in Shepp in the earlier days? Briggs: I still live … Continue reading Briggs – The Blacklist (Interview)

Briggs – The Blacklist (Sept. 24)

Briggs set to release forthcoming single & album through Golden Era Records. Since exploding onto the national scene a little over a year ago, the incomparable force that is Briggs immediately established himself as a formidable new presence in the Australian Hip Hop scene. From the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and groundbreaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival on the scene, of an emcee with a melodic rapid-fire approach, and a powerful and unique voice. It was this rare combination of characteristics that lead to him being embraced … Continue reading Briggs – The Blacklist (Sept. 24)

Parade Of The Dead – Hilltop Hoods

In 2010 a virus spread throughout the world’s population killing million and turning many survivors Into mindless zombies. Around the same time of these Apocalyptic events the Hilltop Hoods were due to make a dvd for their Album State of the Art. As civilisation collapsed, people died in the streets, thousands starved…the hoods were so self-involved they made their dvd anyway. Track Listing Fonzie Opening Credits Welcome To The Compound The Return (Live) Veggie Patch Of The Dead Still Standing (Live) Zombie Dating Advice With Mr Pressure Brazil vs Peru Rants With Briggs Chris Farley (Live) The Gaol XI Rollerskating … Continue reading Parade Of The Dead – Hilltop Hoods

allaussie hip hop Interviews Trials from The Funkoars

Emcee Trials, from The Funkoars’ spoke to allaussie hip hop recently as the group prepare to embark on a co-headlining tour with blues artist, Ash Grunwald. The tour kicks off in Melbourne this Friday night (5th Feb) and then heads up the coast to Sydney (12th Feb) and then on to Brisbane (13th Feb). We ask Trials about the move from Shogun to Golden Era, how The Funkoars teamed up with Ash Grunwald and find out what’s on the agenda for The Funkoars this year. AAHH: Shogun unfortunately had to shut their doors recently. The Funkoars needed a new home and you seemed to find one pretty quickly at Golden Era Records, how has this transition gone? TRIALS: The transition has been … Continue reading allaussie hip hop Interviews Trials from The Funkoars

Hoods and Funkoars at Clipsal 500

Hilltop Hoods have answered the call and will headline a 2010 Clipsal 500 concert held in Adelaide. The Adelaide trio will be the main attraction at Clipsal’s March 12 show, supported by Golden Era stable mates,  The Funkoars and fellow Adelaidian’s, Lowrider. The Hoods’ popularity has meant they were always unavailable to perform when contacted by Clipsal organisers in previous years. “It’s a pretty big event in Adelaide and to be the headline act is awesome,” said Daniel Smith, aka MC Pressure. Smith said he, MC Suffa (Matt Lambert) and DJ Debris (Barry Francis) were looking forward to playing in … Continue reading Hoods and Funkoars at Clipsal 500

Funkoars Top 10 for 2009 + Tour News

The lads over at Golden Era, The Funkoars thought it was about time they sent in their top 10 songs for 2009. Even though voting has already closed, it’s good to see what the guys were feeling last year.  The Funkoars and Trials top 10 are listed below. The Funkoars – Top 10 for 2009 Hilltop Hoods – Chase That Feeling Hilltop Hoods – Super Official Hilltop Hoods – Still Standing Hilltop Hoods – Fifty In Five Hilltop Hoods – The Return Hilltop Hoods – The Light You Burned Hilltop Hoods – Last Confession Hilltop Hoods – Hillatoppa Hilltop Hoods … Continue reading Funkoars Top 10 for 2009 + Tour News

Funkoars sign with Golden Era Records

Big news today for all aussie hip hop fans (see what we did there), with the release of not only The Hilltop Hoods deluxe editions (The Calling, The Hard Road and The Hard Road: Restrung), drop today but we also got the announcement that The Funkoars have officially signed on the dotted line with Golden Era Records. This is the first signing, that we know of to take place with Golden Era, and hails an exciting time for not only The Funkoars but also the Hilltops. The Oars were kind enough to send us a message regarding the latest news … Continue reading Funkoars sign with Golden Era Records

BIAS B – Aerosol Era

It seems that we are in the Era of Era’s (if that makes sense). First it was the Golden Era (Hilltop Hoods) now it’s, The Aerosol Era. With a host of releases under his belt, Bias B is back in 2009 with a fresh new joint, Aerosol Era. When it comes to quality Australian Hip Hop, Bias B is surely a front runner. With a career spanning over a decade, Bias has been at the forefront of the development and growth of the aussie hip hop scene. Aerosol Era takes you on a trip back in time, to around 86 … Continue reading BIAS B – Aerosol Era

STATE OF THE ART – National Tour

A national tour has been announced for the lads. Tickets went on pre-sale on the 22nd of May, while the public had to wait till the 26th. Tickets will surely sell out in most areas. So be quick. Saturday  18th July/ ENMORE THEATRE – Sydney Thursday 23rd July / CAPITOL – Perth Friday 24th July / HIFI BAR – Brisbane Sunday 26th July / SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – Byron Bay Thursday 30th July / CITY HALL – Hobart Friday 31st July / PALACE THEATRE – Melbourne Saturday 1st August / THEBARTON THEATRE – Adelaide Tuesday 4th August / ANU … Continue reading STATE OF THE ART – National Tour

STATE OF THE ART – Album preview

Hosting their own little party at Sydney’s 301 Studios, MCs Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris sampled select tracks from the new record to a small contingent of eager music types. “Some of our closest friends haven’t even heard this stuff yet,” a slightly awkward Suffa told the crowd with a smile. Three years in the making, State of the Art is the follow-up to the Hoods’ #1 album The Hard Road and their first in a new deal between their label Golden Era and Universal Records. They kicked off the sneak peek with album opener The Return, an angry scratch-heavy … Continue reading STATE OF THE ART – Album preview

Just Dropped: Chase That Feeling

With the new album just on the horizon, Hilltop Hoods are gearing up for a busy few months ahead. The first single Chase That Feeling, is now available for download from your digital music store. Also available is a remix and instrumentals for the original and remix versions.  The single will be released in stores this Friday. If you have yet to see the film clip, check out the Hoods’ Youtube Channel. Track Listing: 1. Chase That Feeling (Radio Edit) 2. Chase That Feeling 3. Chase That Feeling (Instrumental) 4. Chase That Feeling (Remix) 5. Chase That Feeling (Remix Instrumental) … Continue reading Just Dropped: Chase That Feeling