Coopers AMP Website Goes Live

The Coopers AMP website has gone live, complete with a host of features, interactive content, and everything that you need to know about The 8th Australian Music Prize (AMP). Coopers National Marketing Director – Cam Pearce says “Coopers are proud to bring to The AMP an interactive website with a number of features, and for the first time, the ability for users to access videos, photos and free downloads from artists through our sponsorship.” The music downloads, which have been provided to The AMP by artist entrants, allow users to download tracks at no cost to them.  Whilst there will … Continue reading Coopers AMP Website Goes Live

Hermitude sell out and add more shows to The Villain Tour 2013

With six weeks to go, Hermitude’s The Villain Tour is already on the way to selling out. Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory show has already sold out and Melbourne’s Corner Hotel show is set to quickly follow suit. Due to popular demand Hermitude have added extra shows in both cities. Melbourne Tuesday, February 5 and in Sydney Saturday February 9. They’ve released worldwide (Regal/Parlophone & Astralwerks), sold out countless shows across Australia and internationally and in the process catapulted themselves into the festival circuit with spots at Groovin The Moo, Parklife and Homebake. Hermitude’s production work has been in solid demand … Continue reading Hermitude sell out and add more shows to The Villain Tour 2013

Sampology – Eagle Theme 7″ feat. Hermitude Remix

This tasty little lilac number is a limited edition 7 inch & comes with some very special artwork from longtime Sampology collaborator Monaux. Eagle Theme was an album favourite for quite a few people on Sampologies – Doomsday Deluxe, the 7 inch features a killer Hermitude remix of Eagle Theme on the B side. For Australian friends who caught Hermitude on the Parklife 2012 tour, you would have heard them perform this monster of a rework live. For those who haven’t heard this remix, we hope you trust us enough when we say its ridiculously good, like pretty much everything Hermitude … Continue reading Sampology – Eagle Theme 7″ feat. Hermitude Remix

triple j – J Awards 2012

The first batch of acts vying for Australian Album of the Year at the 2012 J Awards were announced recently on triple j Breakfast with Tom & Alex. The 2012 Unearthed Artist of the Year and The Music Video of the Year nominees have also been announced. Out of the five nominees, two of the acts – The Rubens & Alpine – are being noticed for the debut long-players. Hermitude pick up their first nomination for their fourth album Hyper Paradise. Ball Park’s nomination comes just a year after their first, for their debut Happiness & Surrounding Suburbs and Tame Impala follow … Continue reading triple j – J Awards 2012

Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt (Out Now)

Urthboy is at his peak, weaving tales of the city with his past and present; celebrating life with a collection of songs balanced by the tension of light and darkness. From the vibrancy of ‘Knee Length Socks’ to the emotional weight of ‘Hey Dianne’, Smokey’s Haunt gets under your skin; it should be experienced whole, with songs segued by the shadows and atmosphere they were created in. This is more than a rap record. Hermitude and Countbounce co-produced the entire album together—the first time they’ve joined forces. The chemistry was electric; studio sessions were intense, sparked by limited time together … Continue reading Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt (Out Now)

Dr. Seuss Meets Elefant Traks

Featuring over 25 musical performers onstage from The Herd, Hermitude, Sietta, Joelistics, Unkle Ho, Urthboy, The Tongue, Jimblah, Jaytee of The Last Kinection and more, Australia’s renowned musical collective Elefant Traks are taking over the Graphic circus with a tribute inspired by the whimsical spirit and imagery of Dr. Seuss. Throughout over 60 years of children’s classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the wildly imaginative and surrealist universe of Dr. Seuss has enthralled generations. He continues to be one of the world’s most instantly recognisable and best loved visual … Continue reading Dr. Seuss Meets Elefant Traks

Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

Co-produced by Hermitude and Countbounce, Smokey’s Haunt is an incredibly produced album of storytelling, flow and melody. Urthboy is at his peak, weaving tales of the city with his past and present; celebrating life with a collection of songs balanced by the tension of light and darkness. The album should be experienced whole: Smokey’s Haunt is a meeting place of moods that are complete when connected together. The album comes with a 28 page booklet and triple panel digipack. It’s the follow-up album to Spitshine and The Signal, both finalists in the Australian Music Prize. Spitshine won the Australian Independent Award … Continue reading Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

Urthboy – Knee Length Socks

Urthboy presents the second single form his upcoming LP Smokey’s Haunt, titled Knee Length Socks. The track is an ode to being out of place; of 90s britpop’s weird influence on Urthboy’s songwriting and ultimately about his love of hip hop. The track was sent out to all ‘Urthlings‘ as an exclusive preview before it’s premiere on triple j. The bold first single, Naïve Bravado featuring Daniel Merriweather, has seen some heavy support at radio and was named iTunes Single Of The Week—raking in over 30,000 downloads in under a week, and quickly spiking to #1 most added (all indie) track … Continue reading Urthboy – Knee Length Socks

Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

Urthboy has announced his much anticipated fourth album will be titled Smokey’s Haunt and is set for release on October 12. The bold first single, Naïve Bravado featuring Daniel Merriweather, has seen some heavy support at radio and was named iTunes Single Of The Week—raking in over 30,000 downloads in under a week, and quickly spiking to #1 most added (all indie) track at radio. Although Hermitude and Count Bounce have been exclusive producers of all previous Urthboy material, Smokey’s Haunt is the first album where they’ve co-produced the entire album. The chemistry between all parties was electric, resulting in … Continue reading Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

Hermitude Sign Global Deal for ‘Speak of the Devil’ – Regal/Parlophone

Hermitude have signed a deal with legendary record label Regal/Parlophone (Lilly Allen) for the release of their smash single Speak Of The Devil. Already championed by the likes of Zane Lowe and Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, the single has dropped in the UK. The success of Speak of the Devil (#44 in triple j’s hottest 100) has seen Hermitude leapfrog their peers, scoring festival slots at Groovin The Moo and Come Together. On the back of some steady momentum, their critically adored HyperParadise album re-entered the ARIA Charts at #48. Most recently they have supported 360 on his The … Continue reading Hermitude Sign Global Deal for ‘Speak of the Devil’ – Regal/Parlophone

Hermitude – Parallel Paradise EP

Hermitudes remix accompaniment to their critically adored album HyperParadise is out now. It features some electrifying remixes from some of Australia’s best and most hyped producers including M-Phazes, Flume, Ta-Ku and Sampology. Flume leads the charge with a kaleidoscopic reinvention of HyperParadise, filled with epic buildups, swung beat work and classy synths – showing why he’s making waves on the international beats scene. Australia’s hip hop production powerhouse, M-Phazes takes a break from his trademark boom-bap, delivering an addictive disco-fuelled take of Speak of The Devil. The ever prolific Ta-Ku takes HyperParadise into dancefloor destruction mode, proving why he’s one of … Continue reading Hermitude – Parallel Paradise EP

Purpose & Prime – Get Em High

In the lead up to his appearance at the sold out Come Together Festival this weekend in Sydney, Purpose teams up with fellow PE member and Soulmate Records latest, MC Prime for an exclusive track titled Get Em High.   To all the lucky folk quick enough to snap up a ticket, get ready as Luna Park will become host to one of the biggest events on the local hip hop calendar. Headlined by undoubtedly one of the biggest names. A man who needs no introduction, multi award winning, 360 will close the day in the only way he knows how – absolute chaos.  Not to say the … Continue reading Purpose & Prime – Get Em High

Urthboy – Naïve Bravado feat. Daniel Merriweather

Teaming up with incredible Daniel Merriweather, Urthboy sidesteps peers while exhibiting his trademark sharp flow, songwriting talents and that knack for well-crafted hooks. The concept of Naïve Bravado is like a lamb with a lion’s heart; a broken down car needing a jump start. It’s not a false courage if it leads you out of the mess. Anchored in running bass lines, ominous horns and monstrous percussive drums—all concocted by the brilliant collaborative production of Count Bounce and Hermitude. Urthboy has kept a frenetic pace since the release of the AIR award-winning, ARIA and AMP nominated Spitshine (2009); with 2011’s Future … Continue reading Urthboy – Naïve Bravado feat. Daniel Merriweather

Come Together Stage Times

To all the lucky folk quick enough to snap up a ticket to this year’s sold out Come Together Festival, get ready as we announce the stage times and countdown to the June long weekend. On June 9, Luna Park will host one of the biggest events on the local hip hop calendar, headlined by undoubtedly one of the biggest names. A man who needs no introduction, multi award winning, 360 will close the day in the only way he knows how – absolute chaos. Not to say the roof won’t be raised from opening doors, with Bam Bam kicking off … Continue reading Come Together Stage Times

Cam Bluff Interview: Real Beats

After both artists had been doing their own things respectively, (Cam Bluff & 4th) Vegas Aces linked up officially mid 2010 and have been creating buzz ever since. The two have been crafting their sophomore EP at the same time as well as trail-blazing the live show circuit with many incredible acts such as Spit Syndicate, Illy, 360, Seven and Mr Hill just to name a few. We hear that Vegas Aces will be aiming to release a free EP at the end of the month, can you tell us a bit about this project? Well this project has been in the making for the last 8 … Continue reading Cam Bluff Interview: Real Beats

360 – The Flying Tour (New Shows Unprecedented Demand)

360 – The Melbourne rapper that everybody can’t seem to get enough of! He’s already completely sold out 11 of the 15 dates on his much anticipated June Flying Tour including Sydney’s Come Together Festival at Luna Park, but it seems that even that is not enough to satisfy his legions of devoted fans.  So once again to answer the manic screams and unprecedented demand to see the man live on stage 360 is adding two new dates to the already soaring Flying Tour. After the incredibly fast sell out of the Come Together Festival and Wollongong show a brand new … Continue reading 360 – The Flying Tour (New Shows Unprecedented Demand)

Come Together Festival – Sold Out

The 2012 Come Together Festival, to be held at the Big Top Luna Park on Saturday June 9, has sold out in record time! It’s no surprise, really, given the kingpins and rising cream of local hip hop on this year’s line-up. Featuring its second all-Aussie hip hop line-up, Come Together is led by none-other than Melbourne’s multi platinum selling rapper, 360 in his next Sydney performance on his upcoming national tour, The Flying Tour which is setting ticket sales records around the country! Joining 360 are ARIA award nominees, Horrorshow, as well as beat giants Hermitude, Seth Sentry, Koolism, Thundamentals, … Continue reading Come Together Festival – Sold Out

360 – Child Official Video

Right, let’s just get this straight, your mate 360 is here and he ain’t going away any time soon! It hasn’t been long since the tickets for the highly demanded Flying Tour went on sale. Shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Frankston, Adelaide, and Perth have completely sold out with second and final show dates announced in all cities to meet the screams of Sixty’s devoted army that are covering his Facebook wall. Queensland was the first state to show it’s hunger for Uncle Six, with the under 18’s show selling out within minuets of going on sale. The 18+ gig at Brisbane’s … Continue reading 360 – Child Official Video

360 – The Flying Tour

Following unprecedented demand, a sold out national tour and chaotic scenes from in-store signings, 360 announces The Flying Tour featuring both 18+ and underage shows to cater for the entire army. Rather than taking Sixty’s stadium-sized album into stadiums, he’s rewarding followers by playing at venues that allow them to get up close and very personal with the man himself. Falling & Flying is continuing to dominate, with current single Boys Like You achieving certified double platinum status and the album itself charging towards platinum sales. Boys Like You is sitting at #3 on the ARIA singles chart, having held … Continue reading 360 – The Flying Tour

allaussie hip hop ‘cover art of the month’: Hermitude – Hyperparadise

HyperParadise is Hermitude hitting the bullseye of their artistic vision, a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. It’s not just their meticulousness in production and musicianship, it’s the passion and love they have for instrumental music that makes them so special. The songs are bubbling with personality: choruses leap out of songs demanding an emotional response, differing for each listener. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine the more notably adventurous R&B/soul vocalists wishing they could get their hands on the likes of All of You and HyperParadise. Speak of the Devil has been one of the standout dancefloor tunes of … Continue reading allaussie hip hop ‘cover art of the month’: Hermitude – Hyperparadise

Hermitude – HyperParadise

The country’s premier beats duo soar to new heights on their fourth album HyperParadise. It follow the astonishing success of lead single Speak Of The Devil. HyperParadise is Hermitude hitting the bullseye of their artistic vision, a beautifully inventive record of future beats and electronica. It’s not just their meticulousness in production and musicianship, it’s the passion and love they have for instrumental music that makes them so special. The songs are bubbling with personality: choruses leap out of songs demanding an emotional response, differing for each listener. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine the more notably adventurous R&B/soul vocalists wishing they … Continue reading Hermitude – HyperParadise

rage FIFTY results

rage recently held its rage FIFTY, which celebrated the top 50 film clips of 2011, as voted by you. We see some impressive results from Elefant Traks Hermitude, with their Speak Of The Devil video and also Trem from Unkut Recordings with his video for the track Animal  Kingdom. Both artist and teams who worked on the respective videos deserve a massive congratulations. Below are the results to the to 25 of the rage FIFTY which was revealed on ABC1 Christmas Eve. We also recommend you head over to Trem’s website and read what he had to say about the result, you … Continue reading rage FIFTY results

Hermitude – HyperParadise

Hermitude soar to new heights on their fourth album HyperParadise out February 3rd 2012. It follows the astonishing success of lead single Speak of The Devil, the dancefloor gem thrashed by Australian radio; whose infectious video clip won the 2011 triple j J Award for Australian Music Video of the Year. HyperParadise is Hermitude hitting the bullseye of their artistic vision, the most perfectly representative record showing their grasp of future beats, electronica and hip hop. It’s not just their meticulousness in production and musicianship, it’s the passion and love they have for instrumental electronic music that sets them so far … Continue reading Hermitude – HyperParadise

Hermitude – Speak Of The Devil: Receives J-Award Video Nomination

Hermitude have established their reputation for brilliant studio productions with an engaging and innovative live show – incorporating a confident, almost effortless musicianship with a deft grasp of technology. Playing with underground hip hop artists and electronic acts from all over the world.   In 2007 they released the Rare Sightings EP before embarking on their third album, Threads in 2008. Hermitude’s sound progressed into more electronic territory, embracing instrumental hip hop’s electronic relative ‘future beats’. Artists such as Glitch Mob and DJ Krush started dropping Hermitude songs in live sets. The first single on their fourth record dropped in … Continue reading Hermitude – Speak Of The Devil: Receives J-Award Video Nomination

Elefant Traks Announces an Industry first ‘CD Plus MPFree’

Your favourite label is leading the way with a new system of album sales through the Elefant Traks online store called CD + MPfree. Get a CD or vinyl sent to your letterbox; receive the same album as high quality MP3s in your inbox, free and Immediately! Downloads and cloud-based consumption is undoubtedly the future, but labels still sell more CDs than digital albums. This is about rewarding those who feel the liner note love and value lyric booklets or signed copies, or the joy of a parcel in the mail. It’s two for the price of one, without devaluing … Continue reading Elefant Traks Announces an Industry first ‘CD Plus MPFree’

Robert Hunter (1975 – 2011)

Robert Hunter died at 7am Thursday 20 at Murdoch Hospice Western Australia. Hunter had been suffering from terminal cancer since his diagnosis in 2009. He struggled for the last few days and then peacefully passed with his mother by his side. Hunter’s family are making funeral arrangements and will issue a media statement with details of the special memorial gathering planned for fans and music industry peers. His mother Trish says “I had 36 years with my beautiful son, he was the light of my life and I am so proud of what he achieved in the short time that … Continue reading Robert Hunter (1975 – 2011)

Hermitude – Speak of the Devil Tour

Hermitude are set to turn heads with their most playfully infectious song to date, Speak Of The Devil. With its contorting synth lines, fun chorus and slamming drums, it perfectly captures the energy and joy of the band. Featuring the voice of Sydney artist Chaos Emerald in Speak Of The Devil, Hermitude have developed a dedicated following for their pumping live shows and monstrously positive vibes. Catch them when they launch Speak Of The Devil in November – December. Hermitude formed in 2001 when Blue Mountains duo Luke Dubs (Luke Dubber) and Elgusto (Angus Stuart) paired up with a shared love … Continue reading Hermitude – Speak of the Devil Tour

The Silent Titan takes his début album to the US – For The Rest Of My Days

The Silent Titan prepares to make new fans with the U.S release of his début album For the Rest of My Days. The album that Australian media praised for its refreshing blend of soulful hip hop beats and jazz infused melodies will be released through Fat Beats Records. The Silent Titan’s début album For The Rest of My Days is brought to the world through the creative mind of Tomasz Charuk aka Tommy Fiasko, previously of the Thundamentals. Producing music for almost ten years, this album has been a long time coming. Drawing influence from producers such as Dj Premier, Black Milk, J Dilla … Continue reading The Silent Titan takes his début album to the US – For The Rest Of My Days

Hau’s Version Excursion – ‘Get In My Life’ (Original By Hermitude)

For the fun & love of making music & paying homage. Original by Hermitude (http://www.elefanttraks.com) Refixed by Hau Lyrics: (verse one) As soon as I heard the sirens I looked for the nearest spot that I could hide in Leapt over a fire hydrant to slide in… Between a Merc’ and some white thing They shone the light in, forced me to scatter like a cockraoch They got close, I’m cooking under pressure like a pot roast Blokes like me have got choked once caught So that one thought alone makes me run towards.. This one door that’s half open, … Continue reading Hau’s Version Excursion – ‘Get In My Life’ (Original By Hermitude)

Elefant Traks Welcome New Signing: Joelistics

Elefant Traks welcome new signing: Joelistics!! His debut solo album is called Voyager and it drops May 6. From his time with TZU, Joelistics is regarded as one of the most charismatic frontmen in hip hop, one of the best freestylers to have never battled; a true storyteller influenced by shoegazer electronica and folk as much as classic boom bap hip hop. Self-produced and written in France, Mongolia, China and Australia, Voyager taps into themes of travel, modern world paranoia and growing older. The first single airs late March.  Elefant Traks believe he’s got an absolutely cracking record on his hands and we tend … Continue reading Elefant Traks Welcome New Signing: Joelistics