Hyjak – Straight Jak

Sydney MC Hyjak is best known for his earlier work with his Obese Records signed group, Hyjak N Torcha and for some of the most memorable local battles seen in the 90’s. With his diverse sound that showcases a Sydney street influence from the graffiti writers he grew up with, Hyjak has managed to cement his name amongst the greats of the local scene.  Already in his illustrious career he has performed with the likes of Xzibit, Mobb Deep, Gang Starr, Lord Finesse, Murs, De La Soul and Hilltop Hoods. Hyjak is still a very busy man, appearing on Kerser’s – The Nebulizer release last year … Continue reading Hyjak – Straight Jak

Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch

Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch! Supported by True Vibenation & Johnny Utah – Sept 4th Heralded as one of Australian Hip Hops best up and comers, Skryptcha brings his debut album The Numbers to the live arena. Debuting at Number 28 on the ARIA Urban Charts, Skryptcha has delivered what MAG describe as an an uncannily mature debut. Featuring production from world-class beatsmiths such as; Chasm, M-Phazes, Domingo (US) & Jase, Skryptcha has provided a glorious mix of soulful beats and intelligent lyricism. After supporting some of the nations biggest names (Pegz, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Hyjak N Torcha) … Continue reading Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Yet, having released a number of well received works (2005’s To be Announced EP; last year’s The Three Year Itch mixtape and more recently the In Good Company mixtape), the group have never released a full … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

Dwizofoz – Baked Not Fried EP

  Dwizofoz has indeed been building quite a name for himself starting way back in 2003 when he first met Ghosty and started working on tracks with him. In 2004 the duo created the group Ozalians and almost immediately began performing on stages all around Brisbane. After nearly 5 years of performing and having supported and worked with such artists as Muph n Plutonic, Hyjak n Torcha, Bias B, Optimen and Tommy Illfigga, Justice n Kaos (to name a few), Ozalians decided to part ways to work on different projects. The end of 2007 saw Dwizofoz begin to really focus on his music as a solo … Continue reading Dwizofoz – Baked Not Fried EP

Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (April 9)

Choose Mics, the duo comprising emcee Haunts and DJ/Producer Mules, would have to be a couple of the hardest working geezers in the biz. With their debut album Beggars Can’t Be Choosers hitting stores in April, Choose Mics have also just wrapped up a massive east coast tour with aussie heavy weights Phrase, Bliss N Eso and Muph & Plutonic, the timing couldn’t be better for them to drop their first official release. Now based on the Gold Coast, Birmingham born Haunts brings a fresh new flavour to the local hip hop scene. Described as a hard nosed and in … Continue reading Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (April 9)

Block Party Tour 2009 – Full Lineups

The final lineup for the 2009 Obese Records Block Party has been revealed. Along with headliners Drapht, Muph & Plutonic, and the newly formed Gully Platoon, the tour will feature Illy (on all dates), Thundamentals (on most) and a rotating schedule of artists including Hyjak N Torcha, Spit Syndicate, Coalition Crew, Skryptcha, Bias B, and Reason alongside one-off performances from Urthboy, Horrorshow, Hunter, Rainman, Cross Bred Mongrels, Beats Working and many more. The tour’s homecoming in Melbourne will feature an extensive 10-artist extravaganza to cap off the run before heading off for its curtain call in Hobart. The tour kicks … Continue reading Block Party Tour 2009 – Full Lineups

HYJACK AND TORCHAS – Back after 5 years

Five years after the release of their debut album Drastik Measures, Sydney-based duo Hyjak N Torcha make their much anticipated return with Gold Coast producer Mules alongside guest production from the likes of Jase and Jetlag. Across 15 introspective tracks, Unregrettable tackles the demons and issues they’ve battled in nearly half a decade, and with it, they’ve found clarity and musical maturity. Buoyed by a new found lyrical urgency and a desire to tackle global issues, Hyjak N Torcha set their sights on empirical tyranny What’s Wrong With the World?, life’s simple escapes, Everyday Escape, and personal reflection (the MURS … Continue reading HYJACK AND TORCHAS – Back after 5 years