Hau Latukefu Signs With NZ Label

New Zealand’s Frequency Media Group are pleased to announce Hau Latukefu has signed with the label. With 20 years of writing and performing under his belt (best known as the front man for ARIA award-winning duo, Koolism), Hau first ventured into solo territory with the release of his mixtape, Football, Feasts & Funerals, with new music due out later this year. In 2008, Hau took the reigns as presenter and producer for the Hip Hop Show on Australia’s leading youth network, triple j – but that’s not the only place you would have heard him taking over the airwaves, with … Continue reading Hau Latukefu Signs With NZ Label

Justified Lights, Sounds & Come Downs

Lights, Sounds & Come Downs is the first full length release from Melbourne based, rapper, Justified. Like a see-sawing rollercoaster ride, Lights, Sounds and Come Downs takes you through the highs and the lows of the life of an aspiring emcee. It often raises questions about mortality, motivation, choices and restrictions but yet maintains the type of ‘oomph’ you’d expect from a 60 inch kicker. This is exactly what people didn’t expect to hear come out of the south-east suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Clocking in at just under an hour, the release contains 12 tracks of original material and features some … Continue reading Justified Lights, Sounds & Come Downs

Hilltop Hoods Cosby Sweater Official Video In GIFS

Celebrating the brand new Hilltop Hoods Cosby Sweater Official Video, our favourite GIF moments. Hilltop Hoods, have just released the brand new visuals for their track Cosby Sweater, which features a heap of Golden Era members in some stylin’ coogi sweaters. The new clip is directed by Richard Coburn, and produced by Anna Bardsley-Jones for Kojo. Find Hilltop Hoods music on iTunes & Google Play here. Get tickets for the ‘Cosby Sweater’ tour here. Cosby Sweater is lifted from the recently released brand new album from Hilltop Hoods, Walking Under Stars. Get it here. Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Cosby Sweater Official Video In GIFS

Hau Releases The ‘Football, Feasts & Funerals’ Mixtape, Joins Briggs On National Tour

Prominent hip hop MC, Hau, of Koolism and triple j’s Hip Hop Show has recently released his solomixtape, Football, Feasts & Funerals. Available for download via Bandcamp in digital, signed CD and limited edition cassette tape format, the mixtape uniquely unites hip hop music with Hau’s heritage. In celebration of the release of Football, Feasts & Funerals, Hau will be performing shows around Australia, beginning with the launch event at Sydney’s Play Bar on Saturday 20th September before hitting the road with Briggs for his Sheplife Tour throughout October and November. Serving as an introduction to Hau as a solo … Continue reading Hau Releases The ‘Football, Feasts & Funerals’ Mixtape, Joins Briggs On National Tour

Illy Regional NSW Tour Dates

Off the back of recent performances at Groovin’ The Moo and triple j’s One Night Stand, hip hop artist Illy recently announced a small run of regional tour dates across NSW in late October. The dates are the fourth in a series of tour announcements taking place each fortnight over a 10 week period. With shows in regional Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland already announced, Illy is excited to be bringing his new album Cinematic back to these regions. Here is what Illy had to say about the regional NSW dates via his Facebook page, as well as providing a hint towards … Continue reading Illy Regional NSW Tour Dates

Hilltop Hoods Are Number 1!

This week the brand new album from Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars has debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, and we couldn’t be happier for the boys. There seems to be something right with the world when the Hoods are number 1 in the country. It’s a great time.  Shout outs should also go to the amazing guests & producers who helped out on the new record including Aaradhna, Maverick Sabre, Brother Ali, Drapht, Dan Sultan, One Above, SixFour Music, Debate, Cam Bluff & Jamie messenger. In other related Hoods news, it has just been announced that DJ Debris has gotten engaged!! … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Are Number 1!

aahh Radio Hilltop Hoods

Hilltop Hoods make their highly anticipated return with their brand new album Walking Under Stars. The new album, which is out now through their own label Golden Era Records  is the Hilltop Hoods first album since 2012s Drinking From the Sun, an album that changed the game, becoming the groups third consecutive #1 album which went gold on the day of its release and certified platinum within one week. The aptly titled record showed that local hip hop was enjoying its time in the sun, no longer an underground scene but an aural assault that had pushed down the barriers … Continue reading aahh Radio Hilltop Hoods

New Music Hilltop Hoods Pyramid Building

Hilltop Hoods are set to drop their brand new album Walking Under Stars through their own label Golden Era Records/UMA on Friday August 8th, 2014. The album will also be released via Universal in Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, UK, New Zealand, Benelux as well as USA via Fontana. The album is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012’s double platinum album Drinking From The Sun. The band has managed to once again push the envelope for Australian hip hop with the incendiary Walking Under Stars, a release that promises to be unlike anything fans have heard before. MC Pressure – “Walking Under Stars … Continue reading New Music Hilltop Hoods Pyramid Building

Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars Limited Edition Pre Order

Hilltop Hoods make their highly anticipated return with their brand new album Walking Under Stars. Set to drop through their own label Golden Era Records this is the Hilltop Hoods first album since 2012s Drinking From The Sun, an album that changed the game, becoming the groups third consecutive #1 album which went gold on the day of its release and certified platinum within one week. The aptly titled record showed that Australian hip hop was enjoying its time in the sun, no longer an underground scene but an aural assault that had pushed down the barriers that held back … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars Limited Edition Pre Order

Illy Regional QLD Tour Dates

Off the back of recent performances at Groovin’ The Moo and triple j’s One Night Stand, Australian hip hop artist Illy has just announced a series of regional tour dates across Queensland throughout September. The dates are the third in a series of tour announcements taking place each fortnight over a 10 week period between now and his upcoming performance at Splendour In The Grass. With dates in regional Western Australia and Victoria already announced, Illy is excited to be bringing his new album Cinematic back to the Sunshine State. Here’s what Illy had to say about this 3rd announcement … Continue reading Illy Regional QLD Tour Dates

Thundamentals Quit Your Job New Clip Starring Bluejuice’s Jake Stone

Just as Thundamentals have recovered from their insane sold out tour in support of celebrated third album So We Can Remember, the boys are in the Land Of The Long White Cloud [that’s New Zealand, everyone] in support of local hip hop trailblazers Hilltop Hoods, releasing a brand new film clip for album track Quit Your Job’ as a taste of fresh news ahead! The clip for Quit Your Job starring, and co-scripted by, serial scallywag Jake Stone — who Thundas hatched the plan with after partying backstage at Groovin The Moo’, and whose band Bluejuice have made more than a … Continue reading Thundamentals Quit Your Job New Clip Starring Bluejuice’s Jake Stone

Hilltop Hoods & Redbull Mini Documentary Part 1

Through a lot of hard work and belief, the Hilltop Hoods became trailblazers for Hip Hop in this country forging the path for the genre and many acts within Australia at a time when the genre was yet to be widely recognised. With multi-platinum albums, 6 ARIA awards and sold out national and international tours under their belt, their prolific ongoing career has given hip hop heads a local flavour. As the group records their highly anticipated seventh studio album Walking Under Stars (Pt 2 to the ARIA #1 Drinking From The Sun), Hilltop Hoods are giving fans intimate insight … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods & Redbull Mini Documentary Part 1

Hilltop Hoods Won’t Let You Down feat. Maverick Sabre

The first taste of Hilltop Hoods forthcoming album Walking Under Stars is here! Won’t Let You Down feat. Maverick Sabre will be released Friday the 27th June with pre-orders available now (for one week only.) All pre-orders will instantly receive the bonus track The Art of The Handshake taken from the forthcoming album. You can stream that track below. Won’t Let You Down feat. Maverick Sabre premiered on triple j this afternoon.  Pre-Order  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Official Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Won’t Let You Down feat. Maverick Sabre

Sprung Hip Hop Festival 2014

Sprung Festival, Australia’s Number 1 all Aussie Hip Hop event is back for 2014 after another smashing year in Brisbane 2013. After Sprung’s attempt at expansion in Melbourne unfortunately met with licensing and venue issues leading to the cancellation of the Melbourne show, the Sprung Hip Hop crew have stepped back from their plans of potential cat stroking world domination and decided to put an all in effort into continuing to make Sprung Brisbane the must see calendar event that it has been for the past 3 yrs running. After 6 months of planning and washing last year’s dirty taste … Continue reading Sprung Hip Hop Festival 2014

3 more acts added to the Splendour line-up

The Splendour continues! An additional three acts have been confirmed to play Splendour in the Grass 2014. Actor, writer, comedian and rapper Childish Gambino, Splendour favourites the Hilltop Hoods and soul-inspired artist Sam Smith will join the line up of 80+ acts announced last Wednesday which included Outkast, Lily Allen, Two Door Cinema Club, Interpol, Foster the People and many more. “We didn’t get these three confirmed in time for the lineup announce last Wednesday – too many cocktails over Easter – so we have a special edition announce for you! Hilltop Hoods, Childish Gambino and Sam Smith will be … Continue reading 3 more acts added to the Splendour line-up

Jaytee – Cold Blue EP

Jaytee is an in-demand DJ, with club residencies catering to all genres of music. Jaytee’s great gift is a wide knowledge of pop culture and a finely-tuned ear to the pulse of the dancefloor, knowing intimately what the crowd wants, while also dropping unexpected selections that give his sets true personality. He’s spun sets alongside Yelawolf, Hilltop Hoods, Ice Cube and Diplo — while also performing at Homebake, Groovin the Moo, Field Day and the Big Day Out. His production has appeared on Hilltop Hoods most recent album Drinking From The Sun (platinum sales); as well as Briggs, Funkoars and … Continue reading Jaytee – Cold Blue EP

Illy – The Cinematic National Tour 2014

Illy’s fourth studio album Cinematic landed loud and proud at #4 on the ARIA album chart last week. The triple j feature album is the Melbourne artist’s first top 10 debut and the second highest first week sales by an Australian hip hop artist in 2013. To celebrate the release, Illy has announced The Cinematic National Tour for March 2014. Fans will be treated to the best of Illy’s catalogue including new singles Youngbloods featuring Ahren Stringer and On & On. Tickets are on sale now! Joining Illy on The Cinematic National tour is Jackie Onassis. The Sydney hip hop … Continue reading Illy – The Cinematic National Tour 2014

aahh Radio – Episode 5: Illy – Cinematic

In Episode 5 of aahh Radio we are joined by ONETWO artist Illy, who has just released his 4th studio album Cinematic.  Illy speaks about working with executive producer M-Phazes on Cinematic, Thomas Jules of Rudimental, Drapht, the almighty Hilltop Hoods, Kira Puru, and planning triple j’s Like A Version performance from last week, plus a whole heap more. Official  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Purchase Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 5: Illy – Cinematic

Illy – Cinematic: The Collaborators (Pt. 1)

Cinematic is an apt title for an Illy album. The evolution of Illy as an artist certainly lends itself to the idea of film. It’s the tale of a smart and idealistic hip-hop storyteller who put everything on the line and, through honing his craft and sheer hard work, made it work; going from, as he himself so succinctly puts it on Yoyo, “The ground floor to the top tier”. Cinematic is an imposing musical statement from an Australian artist. And now, having taken charge of his own career path with his label ONETWO, it’s just the beginning of the … Continue reading Illy – Cinematic: The Collaborators (Pt. 1)

Illy To Release New Album Cinematic On Friday November 8

Illy has announced the release of his forthcoming album Cinematic on Friday 8 November via ONETWO. “I decided on the title Cinematic because the album plays like a movie and is true to a vision,” says Illy of the new release. “This will be my fourth album in five years; I’ve learned a lot and directed this experience into Cinematic. The concepts are tighter, the hooks are more finessed and the beats are off the chart!” Cinematic was recorded over the past year at Executive Producer M-Phazes’ Melbourne studio. Jan Skubiszewski, Styalz Fuego and Cam Bluff have also contributed to the production of … Continue reading Illy To Release New Album Cinematic On Friday November 8

AIR: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association is very excited to announce that this year’s Awards will see Carlton Dry join forces with AIR to partner in presenting the 2013 event. “CUB have shown remarkable enthusiasm when it comes to working with Independent Music in Australia. To be working with a partner who shows this level of passion and commitment to AIR’s Independent Music Awards and Charts as well as the wider independent sector is something we’re really excited about!” – Nick O’Byrne, AIR General Manager “We are absolutely thrilled to come on board as the Naming Sponsor of the AIR … Continue reading AIR: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

Realizm & Everyday split 7″ Vinyl

South Australian emcees Realizm and Everyday combine to release a super limited split 7″ vinyl, available now. Side A of this cracking vinyl piece contains Realizm’s – Eyes Never Close featuring Golden Era crew member K21, with production from Suffa of the Hilltop Hoods. On the flip, Side AA is Everyday’s – Money Trees featuring Social Change & Tomorrow, with production from the talented ‘Kid Sinatra’, K21. The release is available to purchase now from Realizm’s official homepage here. While you are there check out Realizm’s 12″ EP Nasty Ill Filthy. Get em’ while you can. Purchase  ||  Official  ||  Twitter  || … Continue reading Realizm & Everyday split 7″ Vinyl

Hottest 100 Of 20 Years: #4 Hilltop Hoods – The Nosebleed Section

Triple j recently held a “Hottest 100 Countdown” that allowed voters to choose their favourites from songs from the past 20 years of JJJ airplay. Held over two days the national countdown included artists such as Beastie Boys and more. With such a diverse list of national and international talent competing for placement in the 100 the Hilltop Hoods are incredibly proud that The Nosebleed Section secured the #4 place making them the highest placed Australian artist in the entire countdown. Hilltop Hoods would like to thank everyone for voting and for their continual support of a song that opened a lot … Continue reading Hottest 100 Of 20 Years: #4 Hilltop Hoods – The Nosebleed Section

B.V.A. – Answers Loss Question Love

deNorthwode has been DJ’ing & producing beats for close to 20 years. deNorthwode is more than just a party dj. He also runs the Crookneck lab an underground studio in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide that produces quality hip hop (check it out in the the book “Behind the Beat”). He owns Elysium Lounge & plays there along with the very best dj’s & musicians Adelaide has to offer. He has played extensively all over Australia. What sets him apart from most DJ’s is a combination of traditional turntable finesse, original and current routines, incredible energy & selfless respect for … Continue reading B.V.A. – Answers Loss Question Love

2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative Winner: Chelsea Jane – Queen Of The Hill out now

The time has come to announce the winner of the 2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative and after the competition received an unprecedented number of applicants, the judges have had their work cut out for them. After much deliberation and sorting through many very talented applicants the Hilltop Hoods have announced Chelsea Jane as the recipient of the 2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. ‘Chelsea Jane has rapidly gained attention both national and international for her recent verse on Atlanta’s ATLien Workshop’s “Enemy”. She is also known for her involvement as a guest judge at ‘Got beef’ MC Rap battles in Sydney and Adelaide. After seeding strong connections … Continue reading 2013 Hilltop Hoods Initiative Winner: Chelsea Jane – Queen Of The Hill out now