Tall Black Guy Australian Tour

Multi-genre American producer Tall Black Guy comes to Perth in his first Australian tour Detroit hip hop, soul, jazz producer Tall Black Guy plays his debut Perth set at The Manor, Leederville on Friday 19th September 2014. Supported by local singer Mei Saraswati, duo Move DJ’s and veteran DJ Charlie Bucket, the multi-genre producer will be bringing his sought-after sound to The Manor. TBG productions are filled with incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops and he is considered one of the most influential producers working today. TBG counts DJ Jazzy Jeff, J Rocc and Questlove as some of … Continue reading Tall Black Guy Australian Tour

@Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony Live at The Espy

Hailing from NZ and the Young Gifted & Broke collective which also features the likes of Home Brew and Team Dynamite, @Peace bring their brand new album to Melbourne with an exclusive show at The Espy in St.Kilda. Five dudes that can’t shave who spent the majority of science class in the dean’s office have come together to make an album about determinism, singularity and other things they don’t know how to spell. Their first EP was about monoism or some hippie shit like that, then they did a whole load of broken ass love songs about polygamy. They must … Continue reading @Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony Live at The Espy

The Genius of J Dilla Vol. 5

J Dilla a.k.a Jay Dee, born James D. Yancey, was one of the few artists whose records were bought on sight, played until digested and then discussed among fans and critics. He kept Hip Hop relevant long after many of its greatest heroes had creatively left it for dead. Well respected musicians such as Questlove, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Common & Janet Jackson have worked with, and been influenced by J Dilla’s talents and he is often described as “your favourite producers favourite producer”. There are many talented beat makers and producers, but there will only be one … Continue reading The Genius of J Dilla Vol. 5

Australian Tour: Jehst & M-Phazes

One of the UK’s finest lyricists & Australia’s best producers are coming together this July to put the finishing touches on their brand new collaborative album. At the end of July Jehst & M-Phazes will come up for air to perform a select group of shows to showcase a handful of their new tracks as well as a gang of classic Jehst & M-Phazes material! British born lyricist & producer, Jehst, is widely recognized as one of the most influential hip hop artists in his homeland. With a captivating stage presence to match hisstudio persona, the self-styled High Plains Drifter … Continue reading Australian Tour: Jehst & M-Phazes

Home Brew – Speakeasy Official Album Release Australian Tour

If you don’t know New Zealand’s Home Brew, ask NZ Prime Minister John Key. Or The University of Auckland. Or watch the EPK. Despite what these people might tell you about Home Brew being burdens on society, or advocates for drug dependency, you’ve got to respect the integrity of their independence and the diligence of their work ethic. Off the back of launching their self-titled double album (the first Hip Hop album to debut at #1 in New Zealand since 2003) by throwing a 48-hour party in an old brothel, having their controversial pop-up store closed down early, then touring … Continue reading Home Brew – Speakeasy Official Album Release Australian Tour

Sky’High “Forever Sky’High” Album Launch Tour

Grindin’ & Elefant Traks invite you to the live experience of Forever Sky’High, the debut album from Sky’High, the most unexpected signing to the Elefant Traks label yet. Some people just won’t get it. They’ll see the rough and miss the diamond. Others will hear the raw aggression and recognise the ideas, hooks and melodies are undeniable proof of one of the most exciting voices to emerge in local hip hop yet. Sky’High diversifies and illuminates the possibilities of what’s going on here, giving volume to an Australian voice the mainstream generally shut down. The creative fearlessness of Sky’High’s debut not only … Continue reading Sky’High “Forever Sky’High” Album Launch Tour