Neon Golden – Hong Kong

Curated by Australian based creative group The Hours, ‘Neon Golden’ is an exhibition of new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration. This group exhibition, presented by and located at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District, is a celebration of new art movements in the Asia Pacific Region, and a showcase of these 14 artists’ diverse range of unique styles, subjects and techniques. As well as the exhibition, this prolific group of artists will all be travelling from their … Continue reading Neon Golden – Hong Kong

Style: Third Chapter – A League Of Our Own

Third Chapter has teamed up with renowned Australian street artist Linz for its 2013 winter collection, and are debuting their collaboration by showcasing a closer look at Linz, his creative process, and the development of graffiti and street art within youth culture. Known better by the name Linz which has been sprayed across walls around the world for over 20 years, Lee Harnden’s career as one of Australia’s most prolific graffiti artists has found him working side by side with some of the games legendary names, from Mike Giant, Richard Mirando aka Seen, Can2, Ces and many more. Not only … Continue reading Style: Third Chapter – A League Of Our Own

Red Bull Curates x HOME Nightclub

In the true spirit of ‘giving wings’ to people and ideas, Red Bull have teamed up with Ironlak and four of the best street artists in Australia, to give Sydney’s HOME nightclub a makeover. As of this past Sunday night, Lister, Shida, Vans the Omega and Sofles have been locked into the club. For five nights they will turn HOME into their temporary home, eating, sleeping, relaxing, living and painting the internal walls of the nightclub. HOME opened in November, 1998 in Darling Harbour, as Sydney’s first custom built ‘super club’. Almost 15 years on, the venue has seen better … Continue reading Red Bull Curates x HOME Nightclub

Watch: Ironlak Films

A lot has happened over the last two months; Ironlak have released their Retailer Product Information Video series which will help you to understand the product you’re supporting more thoroughly. All the serious stuff aside you’ll probably catch a glimpse of some Sofles and Vans The Omega in there also. Ironlak Films have again been busy on the cut delivering Croatian heavy hitter Sauce on a ‘day in the life’ and Bates shows us around his own personal ‘hall of fame’ in Malmö, Sweden. Meks takes the ‘family member focus’ this month. The guy has some of the most technical graffiti around … Continue reading Watch: Ironlak Films

Obese TV – Episode 1

The long awaited first full length episode of Obese TV is here. With an dope new format inclusive of segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more, Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene for each episode. In Episode 1 of Obese TV we visit master graphic designer Ben Funnell of April 77 Design, hear from Spit Syndicate on their album plans over the next few months of the back of their hit single Beauty In The Bricks, speak to WA distro artist Mr Grevis about his album The Sampler, … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 1

Lee Harnden – Catharsis

750 Rebel and Ironlak writer team’s LINZ aka Lee Harden showcased his latest body of work Catharsis at Lightspace this August. With Karsniogenics CEO DJ Dcide taking on the role of event producer, combined with the many talents of their valued supporters and sponsors the show went off with a hella-of-a-boom! Lee Harnden’s Catharsis is an exhibition of subversive explorations; a collection of portrayals that transcend the divide between Australian street culture and the grandeur of fine art. As LINZ, an internationally acclaimed and Ironlak-sponsored graffiti writer with a career now spanning 20 years, Harnden’s movements have aligned him with celebrated … Continue reading Lee Harnden – Catharsis

Ironlak X A/D Comp

If street art is your thing, then this might be for you? Send Analogue/Digital and Ironlak a photograph of your latest graffiti pieces, paste-ups or murals and five finalists will be selected to be critiqued by Ironlak family member Vans the Omega where one winner will receive over $5ooo in prizes and earn the opportunity to paint live at the A/D after party with VTO himself. The prize pack includes: Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium (RRP $3,175 AUD) A swag of Ironlak paint supplies, markers and apparel (RRP $1,200 AUD) Two VIP passes to Analogue/Digital Sunshine Coast 2012 (RRP $500 … Continue reading Ironlak X A/D Comp

Theory Of Face – Demz Sqidz EP Review

At some point during 2010 the words Theory Of Face rippled throughout the community, it wasn’t long before those few words became associated with mentions of a master DJ, teaming up with a powerhouse of rhyme and production…..Cunts got scared and rightfully so. It wasn’t until the guys over at Ironlak released their brand new Reload Cans, late last year, that the public truly became aware of the dangerousness they were facing. With the cover artwork produced by gaff artist Sofles, you could be confused into thinking that this release has something to do with graff…..don’t be fooled. Having shelved … Continue reading Theory Of Face – Demz Sqidz EP Review

It’s all about the paint – Ironlak update

SOFLES | Adelaide exhibition recap. A couple of photos from Sofles’ solo exhibition at Bull N Bear in Adelaide last week + some black and white sketches. Photos thanks to Selina Miles. 1/6 | Ironlak freestyle @ Obese Records Store 1/6 Ironlak freestyle at Obese Records store (Melbourne). Another day at Obese Records with 1/6 dropping a freestyle about the colour range from Ironlak paint. Can you pick all the colours mentioned? Download the 1/6 mixtape here Continue reading It’s all about the paint – Ironlak update

Sofles Exhibition: Adelaide Oct 7

Ironlak and Bull and Bear are proud to present the South Australian debut of Russell Fenn aka Sofles, with a four-day exhibition in the heart of Adelaide city. Notorious graffiti figure. Prodigious talent. Sofles has been both reviled and embraced by the media over his ten-year career, which began as a graffiti artist in Brisbane, Australia. After a well-publicized conviction in 2009, Sofles burst onto the scene with various sold-out exhibitions, collaborations with artists such as Anthony Lister, Ben Frost and Revok, and contracts with the likes of Red Bull, Myer, Adidas, and Toohey’s. Returning from a tour of New … Continue reading Sofles Exhibition: Adelaide Oct 7

Obese Records Block Party Rewards Interstaters!

With the excitement of this year’s 10th Anniversary Block Party still fresh, we are happy to announce that all of those making the trek down to Melbourne from around the country will be rewarded for their efforts. If you are travelling to Melbourne for the show, be sure to stop by the Obese Records Retail Store in Prahran with your boarding pass/itinerary, photo ID and Block Party ticket to score yourself a limited Block Party pack* that includes rare posters, stickers and other promotional material from Obese Records and Ironlak. *packs are limited and will be available from Thursday 7th … Continue reading Obese Records Block Party Rewards Interstaters!

Cairns 2010 | Ironlak Family featuring Phibs and Shem

Members of the Ironlak Family traveled to Cairns, North Queensland (Australia) to paint at the Taste-y Graff Jam. Phibs and Shem from Melbourne made the journey too. Thanks go out to Josie and the crew from Taste-y for making it all possible. Much respect, Taste-y have been holding it down for the hip hop heads in QLD since we can remember. Links: Shot: Luke Shirlaw Cut: Selina Miles Ironlak Taste-y Continue reading Cairns 2010 | Ironlak Family featuring Phibs and Shem

Obese Records – Block Party 2010 (10 Year Anniversary)

This year Obese Records proudly announces a very special 10th anniversary edition of Block Party. Inviting you back to the place where it all began, this hometown show will landmark a celebration of over 70 releases as well as the labels many successes during its 10 year reign within Australia’s flourishing music industry. In addition to the ARIA Awards, the Gold and Platinum albums, Obese Records has pushed Australian hip hop into the mainstream music conscience. Block Party 2010: Obese Records 10th Anniversary will feature live performances from Mantra, Dialectrix, M-Phazes, Illy, Spit Syndicate, Pegz, Bias B, Skryptcha plus many … Continue reading Obese Records – Block Party 2010 (10 Year Anniversary)

The All Ironlak Graffiti Competition – Enter Now

The All Ironlak Graffiti Competition returns! Previously only for Australian heads, this year’s version of the competition is bigger and better than ever. This time around the competition is open to residents of Australia/ New Zealand and the Americas and features two different categories; Best Production and Best Piece. The Ironlak Family will be choosing a set of winners from Australia/ New Zealand and another set of winners from the Americas, so here’s your chance to flex your skills and win a gang of paint in the process. We’re searching for the freshest pieces and craziest productions in Australia/New Zealand … Continue reading The All Ironlak Graffiti Competition – Enter Now

Theory Of Face (Trials + DJ Ad-Fu) – Cambodian Rock update

Cambodian Rock is the new joint emcee Trials and DJ Ad-Fu wrote for the Ironlak guys, who needed something to go with a video of the their team smashing their new ‘Reload’ cans. The ‘Reload’ cans are bigger than their standard tins, low-oder with massive fat caps custom, totally crazy shit, pretty much designed for danger…with that the guys set out to make the track crush accordingly. Theory Of Face is the name of Trials and DJ Ad-Fu’s (did cuts on Bootleg It on The Hangover)  psychedelic side project, born from their common love of stoner rock and spontaneity. Originally … Continue reading Theory Of Face (Trials + DJ Ad-Fu) – Cambodian Rock update

Exclusive track for Reload – “Cambodian Rock” by Trials & ADFU

This is an exclusive (promo?) track for the new Reload by Ironlak, titled Cambodian Rock by Trails and ADFU (The Theory of Face). We don’t have much more info on the actual track itself but we hope eventually it will be available in some format. Until then enjoy. Credits below: *DISCLAIMER* No railway property was harmed during the making of this video. WARNING: This product is NOT to be used for illegal or malicious damage. Music: Exclusive track for Reload – “Cambodian Rock” by Trials & ADFU (The Theory of Face) Shot: Luke Shirlaw and Selina Miles. Cut: Selina Miles. Continue reading Exclusive track for Reload – “Cambodian Rock” by Trials & ADFU

Bliss N Eso – ‘Record Store’ warp up

On the 20th of December 2009 Bliss N Eso hooked up with the guys at ‘The Record Store’ and had a BBQ and vinyl signing. The guys from BnE wish to thank all the fans that traveled from far and near to come chill with them! BnE also proudly introduced The Flying Colours Mural in Syd-City. A big shout out went to Reals & Ironlak for putting it together. Go check it out in person and grab a copy of Flying Colours Live on Wax while there! You can also catch a cool time-lapse video of the mural getting painted … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – ‘Record Store’ warp up

Flying Colours Vinyl pre-release signing

In celebration of Flying Colours Live being released on wax Bliss n Eso have teamed up with the RecordStore to bring you an exclusive pre release singing. Here is your chance to be first in the country to get your hands on this very special limited edition vinyl (only 500 copies) plus get it signed by Bliss, Eso & DJ Izm. Come say what up to the boys, grab a sausage off the BBQ and check out DJ Izm spinning live on the decks. There will also be some sneak peaks of the new Flying Colours Clothing Summer Drop. For … Continue reading Flying Colours Vinyl pre-release signing

Kick, Kick, Snare Producer Battle Results

Last Thursday night saw the first Kick Kick Snare Producer Battle in Adelaide,some of the finest established and up and coming producers that Adelaide has to offer performed on the night. This was an excellent opportunity for those musical prophets to display their skills in a competitive environment and be recognised for their endless hours of effort in refining the classic art of Hip Hop production. Jay Bdeps posted the results and wrap up and here is what he had to say: Thanks for coming out in the masses on the evening, it was truly inspirational to see all the … Continue reading Kick, Kick, Snare Producer Battle Results

The Kick Kick Snare Producer Battle – SA

Adelaide is holding its first ever Producer Battle – tonight. The Kick Kick Snare Producer Battle is a coming together of some of the finest established and up and coming producers Adelaide has to offer. This is an opportunity for these musical prophets to display their skills in a competitive environment and be recognised for their endless hours of effort in refining the classic art of Hip Hop production.” This is a first for Adelaide and its about time that the masterminds behind the music get a chance to flex their skills. The battle format will be similar to a … Continue reading The Kick Kick Snare Producer Battle – SA

Clash Of The Titans Postponed

Ironlak is disappointed to report that the Clash Of The Titans event in Melbourne has been cancelled. Originally COTT was to be a sub-event of a massive stadium event called Mega Rampage. After a series of hurdles the financial backers / promoters of the event had to cancel the larger side of the event but still attempted to proceed with a smaller event, which eventually became a graff only event. Unfortunately the financial issues for the main organisers led to the demise of the event. All the guys at Ironlak would like to apologise for the late cancellation of the … Continue reading Clash Of The Titans Postponed