I AM D Girls In The City Official Video

2014’s HTH initiative winner I AM D, has literally not stopped working since taking home the coveted accolade early last year. Since then he has released 3 EP’s, all have been super dope. Made 3 videos, and supported acts such as Xzibit, Ghostface Killah, Watsky Thundamentals and The Funkoars. I AM D is now set to release another EP early next month. Girls In The City is the first single to be heard from the new EP titled Hands Tied To The Sky and is expected drop around June 29. The new single is produced by Cookin’ Soul and has … Continue reading I AM D Girls In The City Official Video

Chelsea Jane Where The Boys At?

Queen of the Hill Australian rapper Chelsea Jane drops new single Where The Boys At?. Known for her fiery, unique and effortless flow Chelsea Jane is the true definition of a ‘diamond in the rough’. After setting the net on fire with her freestyle videos, single release‘Good Evening’ feat. Atlanta’s ‘Ness Lee, following an EP release Queen Of The Hill, and then her success in taking out the 2013 Hilltop Hoods Hip Hop Initiative, the incredible Australian female rapper is taking the scene by storm since her rapid attention and success.  Sounding like no other, Chelsea Jane’s distinct tone and … Continue reading Chelsea Jane Where The Boys At?

Subsketch – The World’s Worst Rapper Mixtape

Subsketch is a rapper from Adelaide currently hiding out in Sydneys inner-west. Since 2004 he has released a bunch of records, you probably never heard of. Was the 2006 Hilltop Hoods Initiative Winner and has just released his brand new mixture, World’s Worst Rapper.  The mixtape features stellar production by hip hop luminary Simplex as well as Koolta, Trillion, King Rollo and Track 1. Lyrically the album is focused primarily in the direction of story telling & introspection, in stark contrast to the ego driven, battle & party music that Hip Hop is geared towards.  You can download World’s Worst Rapper as a name your price download here. Official … Continue reading Subsketch – The World’s Worst Rapper Mixtape

Event Preview: Spit Syndicate’s Sunday Gentlemen Tour Hits Adelaide

The boys from Spit Syndicate have been touring the country following the release of their third album, Sunday Gentlemen, and this Thursday is Adelaide’s turn. Fellow One Day Crew members Jackie Onassis are joining the SS for the huge 20 date tour which hits Jive Bar on the 18th. With Spit Syndicate’s singles Beauty In The Bricks and Folly getting a lot of JJJ love, as well as Jackie Onassis’s single Crystal Balling being on high rotation for many months, and their new single from their Holiday EP, Smoke Trails being added a few weeks ago the Sunday Gentlemen tour … Continue reading Event Preview: Spit Syndicate’s Sunday Gentlemen Tour Hits Adelaide

Elefant Traks Welcomes New Signing Jimblah

The most striking thing about Jimblah is not his ability to sing, rap and produce beats, it’s the eyebrow-raising fact he does them all so well. His flow alone outshines most MCs, but his tone and singing style are so memorable, so drenched in soul, it’s music for the heart. Then consider his signature dusty, chopped-up melodic productions and you begin to understand Jimblah is truly a special talent. Elefant Traks have watched him with great admiration and believe his album Face the Fire should be in everyone’s collection. It transcends hip hop, soul or indie music scenes, or even radio; it’s … Continue reading Elefant Traks Welcomes New Signing Jimblah

Koolta 2011 Wrap Up

2011 proved to be the biggest year thus far for Koolta’s music. In March, he was awarded $10,000 to put towards his debut album thanks to the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Following this, Koolta digitally re-released The Deportation EP (2010) and dropped another free EP, The Influx. Stomp, the single off The Influx, saw Koolta getting solid support from JJJ and community radio. In November, the Adelaide MC/Producer teamed up with longtime DJ PT on the acclaimed free mixtape release The Forked Road, which featured collaborations with Prime (Soulmate) and Allday (UKW). This year has also seen Koolta open up his … Continue reading Koolta 2011 Wrap Up

Hilltop Hoods Initiative is Back Again!

The 2012 Hilltop Hoods Initiative is now open for applications. The Hilltop Hoods Initiative is a $10,000 grant funded by Hilltop Hoods and APRA to help emerginglocal Hip Hop artists to manufacture, market and release an album. In past years the grant was restricted to South Australian residents but since 2009 the guys have made the grant available to applicants Australia-wide. In addition to the $10,000 in funding, the winner will receive legal advice courtesy of David Vodika and Media Arts Lawyers which can be used for general legal or specific career advice, plus a Shure Microphone prize pack. To … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Initiative is Back Again!

The Forked Road Album Launch

Hilltop Hoods initiative winner Koolta has recently released a free mixtape (digital and physical) titled The Forked Road –  Presented and mixed by DJ PT. The release is a preview of what’s to come from this talented emcee and producer.  The Forked Road launch will be held this weekend in Adelaide Saturday Dec 1 at The Jade Monkey, everyone that rolls through the door will also get a copy of the mixtape! Performing on the night: Koolta and DJ PT  The Funky Scum Rumour  Allday  Gabriella Hyde  Hosted by Mase and Mattic $5 entry – Doors open @ 9pm Giveaways throughout night by GTNBZY and … Continue reading The Forked Road Album Launch

DJ PT Presents: Koolta The Forked Road

In the lead up to his debut album, this year’s Hilltop Hoods initiative winner has decided to give listeners a small taste of what’s to come. Today marks the release of The Forked Road – a free mix (digital and physical) from the Adelaide MC/Producer, Koolta and mixed by DJ PT. Your just about to release a new mixtape titled The Forked Road, where you’ve teamed up with DJ PT. Tell us a little bit about this project in how it came about? Koolta: PT is my main man! I’ve known PT since high school, he’s always been my DJ – … Continue reading DJ PT Presents: Koolta The Forked Road

Koolta – The Influx EP (Exclusive Download)

Emerging South Australian Hip Hop artist Koolta, is a 22yo MC/Producer who was recently announced the winner of the 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. With an all-round skill set, Koolta employs a DIY mentality, handling all his own production, writing, recording and mixing. Hailing from the Adelaide Hills, the last few years Koolta has contributed production and vocals on various local releases, such as K21’s – The Greenhouse compilation. In 2008 and 2009, Koolta shared the stage with K21 and DJ PT for a stack of shows around the country supporting the likes of the Funkoars, Drapht, Pegz, Vents, Terra Firma … Continue reading Koolta – The Influx EP (Exclusive Download)

Aphsub – The Crust (Out Now) *Win*

Sevva, Sublime and Perennial are the three piece hip hop group APHSUB, formed back in 2001 in Adelaide, South Australia. The guys have recently released their debut LP The Crust. It details the working week of a typical Australian lower-middle class earner with all the ups and downs and hilarity that should come with it. Featuring artists on this album include Evan the Evolve and Koncept from the New York based group Brown Bag Allstars who came down to the Adelaide studio to work on the track As The Crowd Roars. Features cuts from DJ Hacksaw.  Tracklisting: Take It All Can’t Help It (It’s Not … Continue reading Aphsub – The Crust (Out Now) *Win*

Subsketch – Department Of Human Services

Subsketch is a Sydney based Hip Hop artist (MC & Producer), originally from the Adelaide foot hills. The Subsketch story dates back to 2002 and the short lived group Def Before Dishonour. DBD were a 3-piece consisting of DJ Mula, MC Trubador & a then 17 year old Subsketch. Arriving out of nowhere, performing alongside some of Adelaide’s best including Delta, Terra Firma, Hilltop Hoods, After Hours and more, DBD wrote and produced an entire album before throwing it away, breaking up and vanishing as quickly as they had appeared. Subsketch cautiously re-emerged as a solo artist in 2004 with … Continue reading Subsketch – Department Of Human Services

Koolta @ Jade Monkey (Friday April 29)

After the success of winning this years Hilltop Hoods Initiative, Koolta is doing his first joint set in a while! Going down this friday night at the Jade Monkey (Twin St, Adelaide), Koolta with live band the Funky Scum Rumour will be doing a set, with supports from Penny Farthing and Allday. If you can’t wait till Friday, you can purchase a copy of Koolta’s – The Deportation EP above with new bonus tracks. Entry is only $5 and doors open at 9. T-Shirts and CDs will be available on night for real cheap! Myspace  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook  ||  … Continue reading Koolta @ Jade Monkey (Friday April 29)

1/6 (One Slash Six) – Inbox EP {Prelude to Electronic Mail}

Born in Australia but raised in Namibia, 1/6 is an African-Australian who is emerging as one of Aussie hip hops freshest talents. Schooled in Africa until 18, he recently returned to Australia to experience a new life. Now based in Melbourne, 1/6 boasts regular appearances with respected groups Illzilla, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Mega Horns, Polo Club, Black Jesus and his crew Pang Productions. 1/6 – was recently announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and APRA, 1/6 has won a healthy career kick-start of $10,000 to go towards the … Continue reading 1/6 (One Slash Six) – Inbox EP {Prelude to Electronic Mail}

Coptic Soldier & Miriam Waks – No More Waiting feat. Phatchance

No More Waiting is the energetic first single from Coptic Soldier and Miriam Waks debut EP The Sound Of Wings – the track is a collaboration between the group and Phatchance (I Forget, Sorry!) and is produced by 2008 Hilltop Hoods Initiative Winner, K21 . Having already established a solid reputation for his live performances in support of acts such as Redman & Method Man, Bliss N Eso, De La Soul, Drapht and Pez – Coptic is now ready to take his music into the studio in a big way. No More Waiting is a perfect introduction to the EP … Continue reading Coptic Soldier & Miriam Waks – No More Waiting feat. Phatchance

Congrats to 1/6 – Winner of The Hilltop Hoods Initiative

1/6 – emerging Hip Hop artist Aaron Stephanus – has been announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and APRA, 1/6 has won a healthy career kick-start of $10,000 to go towards the release and promotion of his first solo album. Emcee Suffa of The Hilltop Hoods said: “Thanks to APRA and our superstar judges Hau, Raph, Nish and Ran-Dee. Congratulations to 1/6, he’s a very deserving recipient.” As part of the prize package, 1/6 will also receive valuable legal advice courtesy of David Vodika and Media Arts lawyers and will perform … Continue reading Congrats to 1/6 – Winner of The Hilltop Hoods Initiative

The Hilltop Hoods Initiative – 10 grand for you?

The Hilltop Hoods Initiative will give one emerging Australian hip hop artist a career starting opportunity to the beat of $10,000. The grant is aimed to fund costs associated with manufacturing and releasing a CD of at least five original songs. Proudly brought to you by Aussie hip hop giants The Hilltop Hoods and APRA, it is open to an emerging Australian hip hop artist who has not released an album professionally/ commercially. Handpicked by The Hilltop lads, the judging panel features Aussie hip hop’s most influential figures: * Hau (ACT) – Artist (Koolism), JJJ Presenter (The Hip Hop Show) … Continue reading The Hilltop Hoods Initiative – 10 grand for you?