aahh Radio: Episode 15 Jackie Onassis

Sydney duo Jackie Onassis are surely the best kept secret with-in hip-hop. Comprised of vocalist Kai and producer Raph, Jackie Onassis are the newest members of the One Day crew, a collective comprised of Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate and Joyride. Jackie … Continue reading aahh Radio: Episode 15 Jackie Onassis

Young Franco drops free Futurefunk EP + National Tour

If Australia’s recent bloom of young prodigies might be enough to make you question what the hell have you done lately, then this is one that will probably hurtle you into a quarter-life crisis. 19-year-old producer Young Franco is Brisbane’s newest wunderkind who’s offering up his debut EP Futurefunk for free as well as performing at a slew of national shows. ‘Futurefunk’ is making waves around the Australian dance music scene, earning approving nods from Motez, Indian Summer, Alison Wonderland, Peking Duk and Allday alike. The 4-track EP is a medley of awesomeness; described as funky beats meets old disco … Continue reading Young Franco drops free Futurefunk EP + National Tour

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

Illy + Tuka + Allday + Elemont – How Far

After spending the better part of 2013 bunkered down in the studio recording, Illy is eager to return to life on the road and preview some tracks from his new album. The yet to be named album, executive produced by M-Phazes will mark the first release on Illy’s own record label ONETWO and will be available in time for summer 2013. Illy will be joined on the road by an impressive line-up including Tuka, Allday and Elemont. To celebrate the launch of the tour Illy has teamed up with his special guests in Tuka, Allday and Elemont to release a brand new … Continue reading Illy + Tuka + Allday + Elemont – How Far

Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the eighth Annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards have officially been announced. This years nominees include a stunning array of the country’s brightest emerging artists, alongside established and respected performers, acknowledging yet another extraordinary year for Independent music. Awards to be presented during the evening include Best Independent Album, Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Hip Hop Release and Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Release among others. Electronic Wunderkind Flume and Indie Rock Dance duo Jagwar Ma lead the pack with five nominations each. The two acts have not only been nominated in the same categories which … Continue reading Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards Nominations Announced

Watch: Illy – On & On

Watch the official video for Illy’s brand new track titled On And On, lifted from him forthcoming album out later this year. On And On is available on iTunes now here. The video is filmed in Perth by local collective Pilerats.  Here is what Illy had to say about the brand new clip that premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed blog: “When I was thinking about video ideas for this song, i kept coming back to three things – simple, fun, and colourful. On And On isn’t a track with heavy emotional or lyrical wizardry, it’s a simple track … Continue reading Watch: Illy – On & On

Illy – On & On Tour 2013

To celebrate the release of his brand new single On & On, Illy has announced today a capital city headline tour for September 2013. After spending the better part of 2013 bunkered down in the studio recording, Illy is eager to return to life on the road and preview some tracks from his new album. The yet to be named album, executive produced by M-Phazes (Kimbra, 360, Bliss N Eso) will mark the first release on Illy’s own record label ONETWO and will be available in time for summer 2013. Illy will be joined on the road by an impressive line-up including … Continue reading Illy – On & On Tour 2013

Cam Gilmour – A Bellyful Of Classics

Cam Gilmour is a musician and writer based in Melbourne. Growing up in country Victoria, he moved to Melbourne in 2006 and joined alternative band Behind Crimson Eyes – as their drummer. The band was signed to Roadrunner Records and went on to release two albums (A Revelation for Despair and Behind Crimson Eyes – Self-Titled), which sold over 25,000 copies nation wide. The band toured extensively during this period, playing festivals including triple j’s One Night Stand, Big Day Out, Homebake and Soundwave. In 2009, Cam parted ways with the band to pursue a solo project, which evolved into … Continue reading Cam Gilmour – A Bellyful Of Classics

Dutch – Hank Moody feat. Puks

Emerging from Sydney’s underground hip hop scene, Dutch has been involved in the hip hop world for a number of years now. Growing a musical partnership with respected producers Ta-Ku and Cam Bluff , Dutch is fast becoming a highly regarded artist with unquestionable potential.  Dutch is almost set to release his first and highly anticipated album Arcadia in early 2013… What is most exciting about Arcadia, is the textured blend of Dutch’s first picturesque mixtape “The Point Of No Return” released in 2011, and the daring and collaborative sounds newly developed over the two years since. The album features a stack … Continue reading Dutch – Hank Moody feat. Puks

Come Together Tickets On Sale Today!

Selling out in just three days last year you’ll want to get your tickets early for this year’s Come Together, on sale today April 11th at 9am! Celebrating its very special 10th anniversary in what is sure to be a night of epic proportions, we are excited to announce that Come Together – the MASSIVE all-Aussie hip-hop bash will take place in the Big Top at Luna Park, this Queen’s Birthday long weekend.  This year’s stellar line-up of local hip-hop leaders are ready to blow the roof off and be seen as they should be – loud, proud and in … Continue reading Come Together Tickets On Sale Today!

Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening

Obese Records, Australia’s first hip hop label, was established in 1995 as a small record store originally named OB’s. After the business was bought and renamed by Tirren Staaf (Pegz) in 2002, the label was created as an outlet for the distribution of Australian hip-hop. Melbourne’s emcee Reason with his album Solid, was the first release on the label, closely followed by the scene-defining Culture of Kings and Obesecity compilations. Over the course of its twelve years, Obese Records has seen success stories such as Hilltop Hoods, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Illy, release award winning albums, play to crowds of … Continue reading Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening

Illy Interview: Back To Bring It.

The third studio album from Illy came in the form of Bring It Back. Described by the popular emcee as “a heart album“, the LP was not stylistically intended to follow-up from its predecessor The Chase. Reflective of the scene behind the genre, Bring it Back is largely a collaborative album, including all manner of vocal and production guests. aahh: After a bit of a break from recording, you’re back now with your latest LP titled ‘Bring It Back’. Tell us a bit about the new album? Illy: It’s a throwback to music I listened to coming up. It’s also an album that … Continue reading Illy Interview: Back To Bring It.

The Tongue – Drums

When it comes to hip hop, there isn’t much The Tongue hasn’t done. He is an infamous MC battle champion, seasoned touring artist and a prolific songwriter, with two albums (Shock And Awe and Alternative Energy); three mixtapes and an EP (Bad Education) to his name. The Tongue is set to release his third album Surrender To Victory on March 15, 2013. The first single Drums is dropping shortly. Initial details on the album have been released and will feature Suffa, Illy, Sky’High, Joyride, Tom Scott (Home Brew), Ellesquire, Spit Syndicate, Thundamentals, Jimblah and more. Surrender To Victory is produced by Cam … Continue reading The Tongue – Drums

Purpose’s single ‘Comin Home’ goes into rotation on triple j & he is named #1 Most Played Artist of 2012 on triple j Unearthed

It has been a big week for the young MC/producer who is 3 weeks away from delivering his beyond anticipated debut album Where It Starts. Wednesday saw his most recent single Comin Home feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride get added to rotation on triple j, a huge feat for an entirely independant artist without label support. Perhaps the most fascinating and defining detail of Purpose’s recent newfound light is that he has established it by working at a level that has allowed him to keep pace with his peers despite having no backing at all. The following day triple … Continue reading Purpose’s single ‘Comin Home’ goes into rotation on triple j & he is named #1 Most Played Artist of 2012 on triple j Unearthed

Watch: Purpose – ‘Comin’ Home’ Music Video feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride

Comin’ Home feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride is the self-produced third single off Purpose’s forthcoming album Where It Starts out Feb. 8th, 2013 through MGM distribution. The brilliant visual shot by Rush was premiered on Dom Alessio’s Home & Hosed blog last week to a very warm reception, check it out below. As part of the campaign for this single, Purpose made this song a FREE download exclusively through triple j Unearthed! Download your copy now. Details on how to pre-order Where It Starts will be released soon ahead of his February 8th release date. Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Youtube  ||  Download Continue reading Watch: Purpose – ‘Comin’ Home’ Music Video feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride

Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)

Off the back of a 26-date national tour celebrating the release of his #15 ARIA debuting third album Bring It Back, Illy has announced a special show for Gold Coast fans. The pre- New Year party will be happening at the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday 29 December, with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes. An overwhelming response to the Bring It Back tour earlier in the year saw 6 new shows added across Far North Queensland and Tasmania. And with Illy’s hometown of Melbourne reaching capacity, a third Corner Hotel show was quickly added. A sign that Illy’s standing as one … Continue reading Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)

Jackie Onassis – Holiday

Sydney duo Jackie Onassis are surely the best kept secret in Australian hip-hop. Comprised of vocalist Kai and producer Raph, Jackie Onassis are the newest members of the One Day crew, a collective comprised of Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate and Joyride. Kai belongs to a rare breed of MCs who have a masterful command of their voice, combining sharp delivery with rich, catchy melodies. Raph’s beats blend lush synths and electronica, warm samples, 808 drums and live instruments to create a distinct and truly unique style of production. Jackie Onassis’ explosive live show have already caught the attention of many. Melbourne MC … Continue reading Jackie Onassis – Holiday

Itchy Beats December

The next Itchy Beats will be headlined by DeathStarrs. With the help of their two latest singles Immortal and Take It Or Leave receiving national airplay on triple j, the Gold Coast duo went to Brisbane to appear at the Sprung Hip Hop Festival 2012, alongside Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Illy and more. DeathStarrs will be appearing alongside Johnny Utah, Deadbeat and Hazy and Sammy G. Johnny Utah is a part of the artist collective I Forget, Sorry! with Mind Over Matter, Chance Waters and Coptic Solider. He has been actively playing live shows and touring for close to three years, and in … Continue reading Itchy Beats December

Tycotic – The Weed Song

Since the release of his collaborative project The People Vs Tycotic (2006), which received spins from triple j and featured guest vocals from names like Phrase, Spit Syndicate and Torcha, Tycotic has become an unstoppable force in the scene, with his punchline heavy rhyme style and rock-solid all terrain flow. With a reputation for delivering an electric live show, Tycotic has toured Australia and landed support slots for the likes of Tech N9ne, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Bliss n Eso, 360, Drapht, Illy and Kerser, just to name a few. 2008 saw Tycotic release Conversation Domination distributed through MGM, and soon after embarked … Continue reading Tycotic – The Weed Song

Put The Work In – Mr. Hill and Rahjconkas

Amidst the continued stair-climb by Brisbane collective Born Fresh to set a foundation for quality local hiphop in the city; Mr Hill and Rahjconkas release Put The Work In, the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album Dead End Street. 2012 has been a busy year for the duo, following the successful reception of their debut LP The Feedback, with tours, guest appearances and collaborations presenting themselves consistently. Since January, the two have toured with label-mate Seven, 360, Seth Sentry, Illy and the Funkoars as well as supporting US successes Atmosphere and Evidence and locals Thundamentals, Urthboy and Spit Syndicate. … Continue reading Put The Work In – Mr. Hill and Rahjconkas

Young & Dumb feat. Bertie Blackman

Chance Waters is set to burst back onto the Australian music scene with his sophomore record Infinity, due out November 2, 2012 (Permanent Records/Shock). His debut album Inkstains saw him crowned a triple j unearthed featured artist and touring the country regularly, both as a headline act and in support of Australian mainstays such as Bliss N Eso, Illy, Drapht, Pez & 360, and international heavy-weights including Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts. On the back of an enormously successful lead single Maybe Tomorrow which saw high rotation on triple j, an international theme song sync on National … Continue reading Young & Dumb feat. Bertie Blackman

Chance Waters – Young & Dumb feat. Bertie Blackman

Chance Waters has come back swinging with Young & Dumb, the under-your-skin-catchy follow up single featuring enchanting Australian songstress, Bertie Blackman, which was exclusively premiered on triple j’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano tonight. On the seemingly unlikely collaboration, Chance Waters explained that once he had the song concept in mind, he needed the right female vocalist to complete the track. He felt that Bertie Blackman and he were moving in parallel paths in their production, their sound and unusual pop aesthetic. After numerous Skype conversations and e-mails, a friendship was forged and thus commenced this exciting collaboration. With production … Continue reading Chance Waters – Young & Dumb feat. Bertie Blackman

Illy – ‘Where Ya Been’ Official Video

The second single from Illy’s upcoming third album Bring It Back is Where Ya Been featuring chart-topping contemporary Pez. A playful moment from Bring It Back; Where Ya Been follows previous automatic-hit single Heard It All on an upbeat tip. With the production expertise of ARIA award-winning M-Phazes, Where Ya Been is not amiss of quality. A head-nodder from the get-go; trademark snapping boom bap and laid back synth chords sets the scene. Illy and Pez trade flows seamlessly, sympathizing on a subject they’re both all too familiar with. The two make light of the constant pressure for answers, and the eagerness … Continue reading Illy – ‘Where Ya Been’ Official Video

Skryptcha – Mindful (Out Now)

Skryptcha has a knack for making the philosophical non-confrontational. His second masterpiece Mindful is not unlike it’s creator; preceptive, sharp and ahead of its time. After the notoriety surrounding previous LP Numb3rs, and break out EP Left to Write, the slick young wordsmith has found time to knock out a Journalism degree, and travel substantially. Crafted during the most pivotal years of his life, Mindful takes a considered look at Skryptcha’s unique journey thus far. Mindful’s production was expertly handled by illustrious US producer Illmind, a long-time favourite beat-maker of Skryptcha’s. Throughout the album, a dynamic emcee-producer synchronicity is evident, Illmind … Continue reading Skryptcha – Mindful (Out Now)