Ivan Ooze Jimi Hendrix

Thrown into the spotlight in 2014 through a series of viral Friday freestyle videos, Melbourne indie rapper Ivan Ooze cemented the hype in 2015 with recent single ‘Trippin’. Now – ahead of his upcoming mixtape – he’s dropping ‘Jimi Hendrix’, a smooth affair showcasing his fascination for rhyming and versatility as an artist part of the new wave of Aussie rappers. “Jimi Hendrix holds a special place for me. My dad was a rock n roll musician and he first showed me Jimi when I was 14; his single ‘Purple Haze’ is my go to track and it was probably … Continue reading Ivan Ooze Jimi Hendrix

Ivan Ooze Trippin’

Melbourne indie rapper Ivan Ooze has released his new single Trippin’ from his upcoming mixtape, ahead of his Raggamuffin performance. Trippin’ is the lead single off his upcoming Ivan Ooze mixtape and is available for streaming below. Ivan Ooze had this to say about the single, “Trippin’ is about a time when my mother thought chasing a career in music was more a dream that a realistic job. It breaks down the lows of what we both felt and that attitude we both had of never give up on something or someone that you love.” It’s been a heady couple of months for indie … Continue reading Ivan Ooze Trippin’

Ice Cube Australian Tour New Shows Announced!

Metropolis Touring and Select Touring are pleased to announce that Ice Cube will be extending his Australian tour by adding additional shows in Sydney and Melbourne!! Wednesday 3rd December will see a second and final show at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. The third and final Melbourne show will be an intimate club performance at 170 Russell on Sunday 7th December – capacity is strictly limited to only 1,000 tickets. Tickets for both shows go on sale 9am this Friday 24th October. Going off his past Australian performances, fans can expect an explosive show packed with the iconic and timeless … Continue reading Ice Cube Australian Tour New Shows Announced!

Citizen Kay Freedoom

Freedoom is the new single by Citizen Kay. Taken from the Demokracy mini-album released Nov.7 on digital and CD, the mini-album also includes the singles YES!, Raise A Glass and Manage plus four new tracks and Freedoom. Citizen Kay hasn’t missed a beat since releasing his debut single YES! at the start of 2013. He followed up with two more standout singles, Raise A Glass and the soulful Manage. After releasing singles, touring and reaching audiences around Australia as well as hooking up with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Danny Brown and Public Enemy for tours, Citizen Kay took time … Continue reading Citizen Kay Freedoom

Briggs Sheplife

You know the Briggs story, indigenous kid from regional Australia (Victoria). if not, let me refresh your memory, from the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and ground breaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival of a powerful and unique voice on the scene. His indigenous roots and his rural upbringing in the small country town of Shepparton (Victoria) gave him a perspective like no one else. Powered by a rapid-fire, melodic, direct approach, Briggs was as funny as he was deep. It was this rare combination of characteristics that lead … Continue reading Briggs Sheplife

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

Chris Tucker Announces First Ever Australian Stand Up Tour

The Frontier Touring Company announce that stand up legend and celebrated Hollywood personality Chris Tucker will bring his rapid fire wit and signature delivery to Australia for the very first time this June! Lighting the American stand up circuit on fire at only 19 years of age and fast becoming a favourite on Def Comedy Jam, Tucker’s break out role was alongside Ice Cube in the cult classic movie, Friday. Following a show stealing turn in the sci-fi classic The Fifth Element and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, Tucker starred with Jackie Chan in action buddy comedy smash hit Rush Hour. As … Continue reading Chris Tucker Announces First Ever Australian Stand Up Tour

Dave Vs Goliath – It’s Big – It’s Catchy – It’s ‘The Original’. Big Dave Feat. Snoop Dogg!!

Having been mentored by the likes of industry legend John Payne (WIDEawake & Death  Row Records) to touring with some of the worlds hip hop elite from Ice Cube, Bone  Thugs N Harmony, Xzibit, KRS One, D12 and many more Big Dave is set to drop his latest  single The Original featuring world renown hip hop artist Snoop Dogg to national  media in the coming weeks.  ‘The Original’ is the second single to be released from Big Dave’s upcoming 2013 album Self Made being released through MGM Distribution. I am sure I need not introduce Snoop Dogg or as some might … Continue reading Dave Vs Goliath – It’s Big – It’s Catchy – It’s ‘The Original’. Big Dave Feat. Snoop Dogg!!

Big Dave – Self Made

2012 was a year of firsts for KP Records – The first arena show (with Ice Cube), first Festival (with Tech N9ne, D12, Obie Trice and more) and it was also the year of the first commercial album release for the label after nearly 6 years establishing a name in the industry and cementing it’s place as the power house of Canberra hip hop. That first album was Self Made the debut album from label founder Big Dave which went on to be played on over 160 commercial FM stations across the country. With that success came an ABC special (below), TV … Continue reading Big Dave – Self Made

DJ Flagrant – Pool Cleaner Video Mix

Melbourne’s own DJ Flagrant is a synonymous entity within Australia’s music scene. Candidly nicknamed The Business Man, Flagrant built his reputation over his decade of experience in the many components of the industry. Australian born / US raised Nate Flagrant began the pursuit of his hip hop career in the early 90’s after seeing DMC competitor Alejan meticulously scratch and blend records at a rave in Nashville, Tennessee. Starting out on a single Sony turntable, Flagrant spent many sleepless nights perfecting his sound to replicate the DMC flavor that had influenced him. After returning to his hometown of Melbourne in 1999, … Continue reading DJ Flagrant – Pool Cleaner Video Mix

Xzibit – Australian Tour

In news sure to thrill hip hop fans, Illusive are pleased to announce the return of hip hop heavyweight Xzibit to our shores in November. Xzibit marks his return to Australia after almost five years with a whirlwind tour that sees him cover 11 venues in a just over a fortnight. Alongside capital cities, X will grace Newcastle, Cairns, Townsville, Traralgon and Hobart for the first time ever. Recognised as a true West Coast stalwart and ‘one of the most respected rappers in the game’ (Rolling Stone), Xzibit first came to public attention in the late ’90s with his debut … Continue reading Xzibit – Australian Tour

Briggs – The Blacklist (Interview)

Since exploding onto the national scene a little over a year ago, the incomparable force that is Briggs immediately established himself as a formidable new presence in the local Hip Hop scene. From the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and groundbreaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival on the scene, of an emcee with a melodic rapid-fire approach, and a powerful and unique voice. aahh: You talk about your hometown of Shepparton in a few of your tracks. What was the hip hop life like back in Shepp in the earlier days? Briggs: I still live … Continue reading Briggs – The Blacklist (Interview)