Having already caught our attention by landing on the official All Aussie Hip Hop SoundCloud Playlist through his remix work and also looks from the homies over at Life Without Andy, we are happy to share the long awaited official debut … Continue reading Pause – Z.Lewis Is Raising Eyebrows With His Debut Single
The brand new visuals for APEman’s latest track Kronos have just been released. The new track has been lifted off his upcoming project titled MYTHOS, which releases on 11.04.18. The video was produced by Que Film Collective (I AM D, … Continue reading APEman Releases The Official Video for Kronos
Siyoni is the true identity of the artist known formally as CHIEFS and in the case of this rising producer, the shedding of this skin reveals his need for honesty. Buried deep within are the haunting melodies, hypnotic synths and … Continue reading Siyoni If I Have To feat. Nyne & I AM D
Brisbane head I AM D has taken the local scene by storm with his hard-hitting consciousness and elegant, melodic flow. His latest original “No Inbetweens” is an insightful conversation about domestic violence crafted not only to discuss a somewhat taboo … Continue reading I AM D surprises fans with new track ‘No Inbetweens’
Knapsack Presents New Initiative Founded by Scott Hudson (formerly Baked Goods), ’Knapsack’ is a green organisation, dedicated to the development of artists in the music industry and offers a variety of outlets to nourish new talent. The innovative ’Australia – … Continue reading Australia’s First Ever Hip-Hop Exchange Is Music-Swapping Local Artists
After Years Of Plotting, Brisbane Rapper Swilo Releases His Brand New Ep ‘Right On Time’ Impressing with his singles Legacy and Versatile, the 6 track EP, is an eclectic portrait of an artist who is equal parts flex and raw … Continue reading Swilo releases ‘Right On Time’
Brisbane MC/Producer Calski has announced the release of the third single from his EP ‘Folkus’. The track, ‘Just Clap’, is an undeniably funky dancefloor starter featuring renowned Canberra-born MC, Hau, and will be released on 7” vinyl by pioneer Queensland hip hop label Hydrofunk Records. A meeting of two Australian Hip Hop veterans that promises to delight, ‘Just Clap’ sees Hau providing his trademark wordplay over an infectious Calski-laced bass-driven groove reminiscent of James Brown, Ozomatli and Prince all rolled into one. The ‘Just Clap’ 7” is out 19 July 2016 and boasts the equally impressive B-side track ‘One Hand … Continue reading Calski Folkus EP
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
Kid Pharaoh’s 2nd self-produced album ‘New Dynasty’ is the story of a new ruler rising up and taking reign of his own era, which sees him taking towards and displaying his Egyptian roots and embracing his rich Ancient history throughout … Continue reading Kid Pharaoh New Dynasty
Looking for some help to get your career off the ground? Think you can put $10,000 to good use releasing an album or EP? The Hilltop Hoods Initiative offers an up-and-coming Australian hip hop or soul artist a grant to … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Initiative 2016
I AM D is currently gearing up for the live and official launch of his latest EP Hands Tied To The Sky – going down on October 30 in his hometown of Brisbane – he’s decided to stay occupied, and … Continue reading I AM D Geedup (Prod. J57)
Today Drapht released the new video to his insanely catchy single,‘Dancin John Doe’ via YouTube. Directed by Ben Young and features contemporary dancer Russell Thorpe. “My partner at the time Louise was a contemporary dancer, and I went and watched … Continue reading Drapht Launches New Video For “Dancin John Doe” Single + National Single Tour Supports Confirmed!
We Slept On is our new weekly series highlighting releases we may have slept on or missed out on reporting on due to various reason. Our first We Slept On, comes from youngster Kid Pharaoh. Kid Pharaoh is an 18-year-old solo MC and producer hailing from Sydney. Inspired at an early age by the works of such artists & producers as Nas, Kanye West, DJ Premier & J. Dilla, Kid Pharaoh went on to teach himself to write raps and produce his own beats, and is best known for his soulful take on Hip Hop production, incorporating classic samples from past … Continue reading We Slept On: Kid Pharaoh ’97 Chronicles Mixtape
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
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!
We are super stoked to have the exclusive premiere of the visuals for I AM D’s brand new video. The track is titled Four One Five and is produced by the Programmer. I AM D has steadily been building after taking home the 2014 Hilltop Hoods Initiative earlier in the year. Four One Five is an ode to Brisbane, I AM D’s hometown. The track details the various aspects of D’s life and the crew that surrounds him. Four One Five mentions some of Brisbane’s most successful exports including Laced Brisbane (any sneaker head worth his weight should know this one), and also Boomtowns hip … Continue reading Exclusive Premiere: I AM D Four One Five Official Video + aahh Radio Interview
Emerging hip hop artist I AM D aka Tom Daley is the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2014. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS, I AM D has won $10,000 towards the release and … Continue reading I AM D wins the 2014 Hilltop Hoods Initiative!
I AM D AKA Tom Daley is an artist in the truest sense, a man that is unwaveringly dedicated to his craft. The Daley Grind is a journey. The landscape is as diverse as the list of producers that created it, and the story is narrated vividly with D’s impressive lyricism. From the classic boom-bap feel of Mid Mid Life to the ambient/new wave vibe of U-God and the trap sounds of Fools And Kings, I AM D matches the world class production with a flow that is both comfortable and succinct. His talents on the mic haven’t gone unnoticed, … Continue reading I AM D – The Daley Grind EP