Interview: Fraksha – Bars, Beats & Bangers

Earning his stripes in the UK’s underground live circuit, Fraksha has proven himself to be one of the UK’s finest MC’s. As a founding member of the UK outfit Nine High, Fraksha spent time honing his craft and sold out two mixtapes, a testament to his tenure in the UK scene. Fraksha now presents his debut full length player, My Way, and it’s out now. aahh: Was the title for the LP ‘My Way’ an obvious choice? Fraksha: Yeah pretty much it was. I had a couple of different working titles while I was recording, but towards the end while I was listening back to tracks, … Continue reading Interview: Fraksha – Bars, Beats & Bangers

Fraksha – My Way

Earning his stripes in the UK’s underground live circuit, Fraksha has proven himself to be one of the UK’s finest MC’s. Having shared the stage with artists like Skinnyman, Kano, Klashnekoff & Blak Twang as a founding member of the UK outfit Nine High, Fraksha spent time honing his craft and sold out two mixtapes, a testament to his tenure in the UK scene.   Opting to move to the greener pastures of Australia in 2006, after a previous visit in 2002/03, Fraksha hit the ground running, joining Aria Award winning Bliss N Eso on their sold out Get Loose … Continue reading Fraksha – My Way

Headlock & K21 – Try A Little Penmanship (oh-tiz)

The Wolfshirt Extremist and After Hours emcee Headlock has teamed up with South Australian all-rounder K21 to deliver this cracking remash of a classic Otis R track of a similar name. Both K21 and Headlock have been quite busy of late, with K21 working in combination with a number of artist’s including the almighty Brad Strut and South Australia’s own Realizm. Headlock with his fellow After Hours crew members dropped their Darker Days release earlier this year with smashing results you can check out our review here. Below you can follow the link to the download page and grab the MP3. While you’re at it, check … Continue reading Headlock & K21 – Try A Little Penmanship (oh-tiz)

After Hours – Darker Days (Album Review)

After Hours are back (after a long break) with their third release, an EP titled Darker Days. Available now on iTunes here, Darker Days is a departure from their earlier work – with a nastier, more evil sound. 11 tracks deep, packed with some serious heat – this is a release not to be slept on. Darker Days features the talents of Pohetikut (Pagen Elypsis) as well as production from Trials (Funkoars), Newsense (Hospice Crew) and Debate (Train of Thought). As members of the illustrious Certified Wise crew DJ Jugular, Edits, Headlock & Integer1 are back with their third release Darker … Continue reading After Hours – Darker Days (Album Review)

After Hours – Darker Days (Out Now)

After Hours are back (after a long break) with their third release, an EP titled Darker Days. Avaiable now on itunes here, Darker Days is a departure from their earlier work – with a nastier, more evil sound. 11 tracks deep, packed with some serious heat – this is a release not to be slept on. Darker Days features the talents of Pohetikut (Southern Skeptics) as well as production from Trials (Funkoars), Newsense (Hospice Crew) and Debate (Train of Thought). CD Hard copies will be available in around 2 weeks with a possible vinyl pressing sometime after that. Check the … Continue reading After Hours – Darker Days (Out Now)

Ravenous – 20Ten

To Melbourne’s hip hop community, Raven started with regular visits to Melbourne’s 106.7 PBS FM back in the prime of The Formula, dropping rhymes on Australia’s most respected and long running hip hop radio show. Raven was the producer and one of two MCs from Lost Soulz, a group he founded with Budsa and DJ Perplex. After honing their stage craft and lyricism in Victoria’s backyards and house parties, Lost Soulz released their highly regarded 2004 debut, Conveyor Belt, and contributed the anthemic Sacrilege to the Nuffsaid Records compilation In Case You Didn’t Know. The group have since made guest … Continue reading Ravenous – 20Ten

Bigfoot – Giant Steps (Nov. 12)

A stalwart of the Melbourne music scene since the mid 90’s, Bigfoot needs little introduction to those with an ear to the underground. Etching out a reputation for thunderous production, aggressive flows and a formidable stage presence, Bigfoot has been a scene-stealer since day one. Following the momentum created by his regular appearances on the now legendary PBS Formula sessions, Bigfoot began his reputation as a prolific guest-spot killer with his verse on Brad Strut’s Authentic LP in 2001, and he soon appeared on studio tracks and live bills with the likes of Bias B, Tornts, Hospice Crew, Brothers Stoney and Reason. As the … Continue reading Bigfoot – Giant Steps (Nov. 12)

Wolverine – Street Music

Scott Kent, also known as rapper Wolverine, adopted the persona of the famous Marvel comic creation, full of rage and the unbreakable metal adamantium, long before Hugh Jackman brought the character to movie screens. And while Jackman honed his craft at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Kent also spent years honing his in Perth, except he did it in cyphers, studios and live shows around the city. With the release of his 3rd solo album, Street Music, players nationwide are soon going to need adamantium speakers. Any notions that Wolverine is just another rapper who has thrown … Continue reading Wolverine – Street Music

Obese Distribution – Broken Tooth Entertainment

It seems that Obese Records has officially signed Broken Tooth Entertainment and it catalogure for national distribution. This is great news for artists and fans alike. Here is the official word from Obese: Obese Records is proud to announce the signing of Broken Tooth Entertainment and its catalogue for national distribution. As one of Australia’s most loved hip hop labels, Broken Tooth Entertainment is home to the likes of Ceicmate, Newsense, Tornts, Bigfoot, and Hospice Crew – building a reputation as one of the hardest hitting hip hop labels in the country. Now joining the Obese family, Broken Tooth releases … Continue reading Obese Distribution – Broken Tooth Entertainment

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

As a member of the UK group Nine High, Fraksha has consistently displayed a level of skill to put him up there with the big boys. Playing shows extensively around the UK alongside most of the scene’s heavyweights including such artists as Skinnyman, Klashnekoff, and Blak Twang has given him the ability to hype crowds of any kind impressing fans and peers alike with his wordplay and presence in the live arena. In 2006 after having sold out two well received mix-tapes in the UK, Fraksha and Nine High made the move out to Australia where they had previously made … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

BRAD STRUT – EP & LP

Fallout Shelter is the new EP from Melbourne-bred, North London-based Brad Strut. In a radical departure from his acclaimed 2007 sophomore Legend: Official, the core member of Australia’s Lyrical Commission has crafted a stunning narrative that runs through six hard hitting tracks by Beat Butcha . Brad Strut has kindly given out a lyrics booklet for the tracks off Fallout Shelter EP. You can grab a copy over here, be sure to print yours out. The lyrics booklet is a cool little addition to this release and we’d like to see more of it. We then have the Rejuvination LP. … Continue reading BRAD STRUT – EP & LP