Adrian Eagle Releases New Single “Housing Trust”

Channelling his now trademark street-gospel sound ‘Housing Trust’ – an ode to Eagle’s hometown of Adelaide – is an upbeat yet reflective track which sees Adrian juxtapose a troubled upbringing and struggling family life against the opportunities now afforded to him as an artist. Co-written and … Continue reading Adrian Eagle Releases New Single “Housing Trust”

“Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung” goes PLATINUM

Hilltop Hoods release LIMITED EDITION BOXSET and MERCH PACK “Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung Deluxe Vinyl Boxset” and “Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung Merch Pack” Today, as HILLTOP HOODS ‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking … Continue reading “Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung” goes PLATINUM

Thundamentals New Video “Think About It Feat. Peta & The Wolves”

An impressionist view of a romantic relationship, the ‘Think About It’ video looks at the bittersweet cycle of happiness and pain we feel in relationships. Filmed with the focus on real life lovers Los Angeles based Jess and Corey, the moments of real tenderness to power play are shared with the bed as the centre stage. Directed by ARIA Award winning Kris Moyes (Presets, Architecture In Helsinki, Sia), the Australian filmmaker injects pop culture references into these moments so they take on a surreal or absurd quality while viewing the relationship through a ‘feminine gaze’. The video release follows the … Continue reading Thundamentals New Video “Think About It Feat. Peta & The Wolves”

A.B. Original release the year’s most important album ‘Reclaim Australia’

Two of Australia’s most critically acclaimed hip hop artists have released their joint project. A.B. Original is the collaboration between Briggs (Album of the Year recipient at the National Indigenous Music Awards 2015) and Trials, ARIA Award winning producer for Drapht, Illy, Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry and Funkoars among others. A.B. Original was born when the two artists were invited to perform at triple j’s 40 year celebration, Beat The Drum, in January 2015. They produced a short but powerful set which also included the special performance of ‘The Hunt’, a collaboration with Gurrummul performed earlier on triple j’s live … Continue reading A.B. Original release the year’s most important album ‘Reclaim Australia’

Hilltop Hoods x Google: Side of Stage

Side of Stage is a new, national initiative conceived by Hilltop Hoods and now proudly led by CanTeen to give young people affected by cancer special access to live music shows across Australia. The project is currently being developed thanks to funds raised through a partnership with Google and Hilltop Hoods. For every fan who listens to their latest album on Google Play Music using the link at the end of their new interactive film, Google and Hilltop Hoods will donate $1 to CanTeen. Side of Stage will be open to young people aged 12-25 whose lives are currently being … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods x Google: Side of Stage

Astro Travellers win 2016 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

Brisbane seven-piece Astro Travellers have taken out the 2016 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. The live hip hop group was recently awarded Best Urban Song at the Queensland Music Awards for their track Move Actively and had their single Future Supernova added to Double J’s playlist. Astro Travellers will receive a $10,000 grant from Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS which they will use to master, manufacture and promote their debut album. Their prize also includes legal advice from Media Arts Lawyers and a Love Police ATM merchandise start-up kit. “We are absolutely stoked to be the recipients of the 2016 Hilltop Hoods … Continue reading Astro Travellers win 2016 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

The Funkoars Mad As Hell Tour

On the verge of finally dropping their 5th full length studio album your friendly neighbourhood Funkoars are venturing back out of their caves and deep into your hearts. “Mad as hell” is a distilled throw back to the bands earliest material built around some of the most complex bodily fluid jokes and faux pas this side of Pornhub and The Onion. Delivered over signature drums with the furious amount of funk you’ve come to expect from ARIA award winning producer Trials (Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Drapht, A.B. Original), “mad as hell” brings the bands journey back to their often uncomfortable … Continue reading The Funkoars Mad As Hell Tour

Skank & Shake The Long Road Ahead: Part 1

In the middle of the country in Alice Springs, surrounded by the ancient and devastatingly beautiful Central Australian landscape, live two best mates: Skank & Shake. Constantly creating and collaborating on new sounds, the duo have become the much-loved heroes of NT Hip Hop in Alice, Darwin and beyond. After sharing the stage with Aussie luminaries the Hilltop Hoods, they know full well that hard work and determination are crucial elements in becoming all that they can be. After the success of Skank’s debut EP I’m Only Hugh… Man, Skank & Shake set out together to create an LP, The … Continue reading Skank & Shake The Long Road Ahead: Part 1

Exclusive: Maundz Masquerade (Prod. by Flu)

Maundz Nobody’s Business Golden Era Records/ Crate Cartel / Universal Records Distribution Following the success of his previous release ‘Zero’, Melbourne scallywag Maundz is back once again with his long overdue (and long anticipated) 3rd Long Player, titled ‘Nobody’s Business’. … Continue reading Exclusive: Maundz Masquerade (Prod. by Flu)

Word Heist Antiperspirant Official Video

Word Heist is the latest project of Sydney based MC Papa Tear who has teamed up with newcomer Super Serious to create an EP that’s all about Sydney and life in the inner-West. “When we started this project we felt that there was this disconnect between the way Sydney was portrayed to the world and what life is like for people living in this city. Those glossy shots of the Opera House and crowded beaches are great but this cities got so much more, we wanted to try and shine a light on that in the Word Heist EP” – … Continue reading Word Heist Antiperspirant Official Video

2015 Golden Era Cypher + Gold 10″ Vinyl

For the last 5 years every act on Golden Era Records have come together to record a track where the rappers have their chance to rap one verse and the djjs have a chance to scratch. For the 5th year they will be releasing this limited edition track on Gold 10” Vinyl. The A side features the Sesta (The Funkoars) produced track with rapping from Hilltop Hoods, The Funkoars, Vents, Briggs & K21 and scratching from Dj Debris and Adfu. The B side is the instrumental of the track for any aspiring emcees to lay down their own verses. Tracklisting: A. … Continue reading 2015 Golden Era Cypher + Gold 10″ Vinyl

aahh Radio Podcast: Thundamentals

Thundamentals’ reputation as a band of party starters with a loud egalitarian streak is obviously resonating with Australian music fans as demand has pushed the rap crew to double the number of Elephant In The Room tour dates.   What’s more, taking a leaf from the legacy of support that legends like the Hilltop Hoods [among others] have given Thundas, the Sydney-via-Blue Mountains group are announcing Melbourne’s 18-year-old rap wunderkind BARO as tour support, taking the up-and-coming rhyme-smith on the road for 15 of their 24 Elephant In the Room dates.   The good vibes couldn’t have come at a … Continue reading aahh Radio Podcast: Thundamentals

Hau Unleashes New Single Kill.I.Am

With 20 years of writing and performing under his belt (best known as the front man for ARIA award-winning duo, Koolism), Australia’s Hau is building up the release of his debut solo album, with first single ‘Kill.I.Am’. No stranger to the airwaves, Hau’s prolific career has already seen him provide vocals for huge talents including the Hilltop Hoods, Hermitude, Rodney P and Oddisee, head up the Hip-Hop show on Australia’s leading youth network triple j and launch his solo career with the release of mixtape Football, Feasts & Funerals in 2014. The first single title off his debut LP The … Continue reading Hau Unleashes New Single Kill.I.Am

Groovin The Moo Invites You To Get Involved!

It’s time to shine! Groovin the Moo (GTM) invites you get involved with your GTM Commoonity. A key part of the GTM fun is discovering and celebrating the wealth of talent in each and every one of the GTM regions. Whether your craft is music, arts or design, you’re studying in your chosen field or you’re someone who just appreciates and likes engaging with the creativity in others, GTM has something for you. GTM National News The Unearthed GTM competition is open once again and on the hunt for one regional artist to join the bill at each leg of … Continue reading Groovin The Moo Invites You To Get Involved!

Skank & Shake The Long Road Ahead

Hugh Winterflood, aka Skank & James Shakeshaft, aka Shake are revelling in the afterglow of an awesome couple of years. This time saw Skank support massive acts including Horrorshow, Obie Trice, Drapht and The Tongue. He played Big Day Out in Perth, then after joining musical forces with Shake, the duo performed at Stand Up Hip Hop Festival Brisbane, Bass in The Grass NT and Wide Open Space fest. They supported Briggs and played at both Territory shows on The Cosby Sweater Tour supporting the Hilltop Hoods in Alice Springs and Darwin. Recently, they were selected to receive a mentoring … Continue reading Skank & Shake The Long Road Ahead

Let Groovin The Moo Be Your Oasis In 2015

Roll along the open highway and let the scent of nature carry you away. Delve into an experimental landscape and be welcomed into the oasis of Groovin the Moo (GTM) 2015. An oasis where Hilltop Hoods, Broods (NZ) and Sticky Fingers all share an adventure of a regional kind with the likes of Flight Facilities, Peaches (CAN), DMA’s, Charli XCX (UK) and many more. Where old friends unite and new friends are made. Where fans and artists alike are encouraged to unplug from the day-to-day hustle of life, and escape to an enchanting, kaleidoscopic retreat. On the cusp of winter, … Continue reading Let Groovin The Moo Be Your Oasis In 2015

GTM News: A$AP Ferg releases Doe-Active Official Video

Produced nationally by Cattleyard Promotions and with Sunset Events in Oakbank and Bunbury. Presented nationally by triple j and Channel [V]. Bendigo is the first of Groovin the Moo’s six show national tour to sell out in 2015! “Thanks Bendigo! We love being in your part of Australia and we’re really looking forward to this year’s line up playing to another sold out audience. 2015 will make it our sixth year in a row and we really appreciate the on-going support for Groovin the Moo. Apologies to anyone who has missed out on tickets over the past couple of days, … Continue reading GTM News: A$AP Ferg releases Doe-Active Official Video

jayteehazard Red Shift

In-demand DJ and producer Jayteehazard unleashes ‘Red Shift‘, the title track from his forthcoming second EP ‘Red Shift‘, out March 6. As premiered by Earmilk. With several high profile hip hop production credits to his name (Hilltop Hoods, Briggs), his solo work takes on more electronic influences. Red Shift sees him employ his trademark heavy-hitting percussion, hook-laden vocal chops and soaring arpeggiated synths, expertly glued together by glorious and booming sub-sonics. Jayteehazard’s nuanced ‘sample like’ instrumentation sets him apart from his peers, injecting complex dynamics rarely heard in electronic music. He builds upon his acclaimed production work on debut EP … Continue reading jayteehazard Red Shift

Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches!

Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS are teaming up once again to give one emerging Australian hip hop/soul artist or group $10,000. The initiative will help fund the costs associated with the manufacture, marketing and release of an album, legal advice from Media Arts Lawyers and a Zoo York prize pack will also be included. The initiative is open to artists around Australia who haven’t previously released an album professionally and who are members of APRA AMCOS. It will be judged by a panel of influential Australian hip hop figures and artists including Hau, Nish, Ran-Dee, Raph and Tommy Illfigga, one … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches!