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

Dr. Seuss Meets Elefant Traks

Featuring over 25 musical performers onstage from The Herd, Hermitude, Sietta, Joelistics, Unkle Ho, Urthboy, The Tongue, Jimblah, Jaytee of The Last Kinection and more, Australia’s renowned musical collective Elefant Traks are taking over the Graphic circus with a tribute inspired by the whimsical spirit and imagery of Dr. Seuss. Throughout over 60 years of children’s classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the wildly imaginative and surrealist universe of Dr. Seuss has enthralled generations. He continues to be one of the world’s most instantly recognisable and best loved visual … Continue reading Dr. Seuss Meets Elefant Traks

The Last Kinection – ‘Nutches’ Deluxe Version

Elefant Traks is proud to be reissuing a deluxe version of The Last Kinection’s – Nutches album for NAIDOC Week. Dubbed a ‘classic’ by the ABC it contains the beautiful single Balooraman and crowd favourites including Black & Deadly and Commercial Radio featuring Urthboy. The deluxe version has been beautifully repackaged with new artwork and includes four previously unreleased remixes. The Last Kinection are made up of brother and sister Weno (vocals/producer) and Nay (vocals), belonging to the Kabbi Kabbi people of South East Queensland as well as DJ and producer Jaytee. They’ve already achieved an impressive tally of five … Continue reading The Last Kinection – ‘Nutches’ Deluxe Version

The Last Kinection – Next Of Kin: New Video Clip ‘Are We There Yet?’

The Last Kinection have created one of the most positively energetic records of 2011, the confronting; the passionate; the inspiring Next Of Kin. Fiercely proud of their culture and history, The Last Kinection are extraordinary: uncompromising in their worldview, but with optimism and an outstretched hand. From the self-assured Find A Way (‘Ngai Wudhim Marigurim Ngai Yirinbu: I am afraid but I’m still strong’); to the commanding Together (‘If you could only spend a day in my shoes, maybe then we could talk, maybe then we could walk together’), Next of Kin is strikingly insightful. It’s the second album from the trio … Continue reading The Last Kinection – Next Of Kin: New Video Clip ‘Are We There Yet?’

The Last Kinection win two ‘Deadlys’ and release new track ‘Are We There Yet?’

No strangers to the music industry, The Last Kinection have had significant success and experience for years before the group formed. Naomi (MC Nay) was one half of R&B Pop group Shakaya and signed with a major multinational label at the age of 16, quickly climbing the ARIA charts and selling platinum singles and a debut album.  Joel Wenitong (Weno) and Jacob Turier (Jaytee) were on the rise as part of the infectious group Local Knowledge (Music Oz’ Best Indigenous Artist in 2005; Best Group in the 2005 Deadly Awards) before it folded. Disheartened and frustrated, all three quickly moved on to form The Last Kinection, … Continue reading The Last Kinection win two ‘Deadlys’ and release new track ‘Are We There Yet?’

The Last Kinection set to perform at the SCG as a part of the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round

Elefant Traks artists The Last Kinection are set to perform at the SCG before the much-anticipated Sydney Swans versus Hawthorn match on Sunday. Heralding from Newcastle, The Last Kinection  perform a mix of hip hop, reggae, and R&B combined with traditional Indigenous chants, lingo and instruments. Their song, I Can feat. Radical Son  forms the backdrop to the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round TVC. If you live in Sydney or surrounding areas, be sure to get down to the SCG this weekend to support not only the Sydney Swans but also The Last Kinection. The Last Kinection featuring Radical Son – … Continue reading The Last Kinection set to perform at the SCG as a part of the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round

Sydney Hip Hop Artists Unite for QLD Floods Relief

GigTone is proud to present: Blood’s Thicker Than, Water (Sydney Hip Hop QLD Floods Relief Gig) Wednesday 19th January @ Tone. Sydney’s Hip Hop elite has banded together to hold a fundraiser for victims of the Queensland Floods – some of which have family or friends directly affected, and everyone jumped at the chance to help out. Blood’s Thicker Than Water will feature a special appearance from Melbourne’s Briggs (Golden Era) and a stellar line-up of Sydney hip hop acts including Ozi Batla (Elefant Traks), Spit Syndicate (Obese), The Tongue (Elefant Traks), Dialectrix (Obese),  That’s Them, The Last Kinection (Elefant … Continue reading Sydney Hip Hop Artists Unite for QLD Floods Relief

Briggs – So Dangerous EP feat. Trials OUT NOW!

Briggs new single So Dangerous is out now on iTunes. Not only does Trials of the Funkoars contribute vocals to So Dangerous he also put together a remix exclusively for the single release. A filmclip for the single will follow in February, until then you can get So Dangerous by clicking here. 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 of a powerful and unique voice on the scene. His indigenous roots and his rural upbringing in the small country town of … Continue reading Briggs – So Dangerous EP feat. Trials OUT NOW!

The Last Kinection – Happy People [Stream New Track]

Elefant Traks are thrilled to announce The Last Kinection are joining their roster and will release their second album The Next of Kin in the second half of 2010. The Last Kinection have close ties with the label: they were the main support on the last national tour with The Herd and have collaborated musically. The Last Kinection are known for stylish Indigenous flavoured hip hop but their foundation is family. The group, its music and image is a way of expressing their pride and honour, respect and knowledge for their culture and elders. Drawing influence from their Kabi Kabi heritage, TLK represent what it is … Continue reading The Last Kinection – Happy People [Stream New Track]

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)

Briggs – The Blacklist (Sept. 24)

Briggs set to release forthcoming single & album through Golden Era Records. 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 Australian 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. It was this rare combination of characteristics that lead to him being embraced … Continue reading Briggs – The Blacklist (Sept. 24)

Briggs – The Wrong Brother

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 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 to him being embraced by some of the wiser and more experienced heads in the local scene. The newcomer was invited to open for … Continue reading Briggs – The Wrong Brother

BRIGGS – The Gospel According To Briggs

Before even releasing any ‘official’ music Briggs has been getting plenty of attention around his hometown of Melbourne. Veteran Melbourne MC, Reason has had Briggs at the top of his helper list for the past 2 years.  This multi talented artist with all the street hype of a bootleg Underbelly DVD is ready to knock walls down. He has recently released his debut EP Homemade Bombs with the assistance from Jaytee (Hazard Productions), 76 (Stronghorn Studios) and Trials (Funkoars) to much acclaim. Having completed The Hangover tour with the Funkoars, performing tracks from Homemade Bombs, he’s already back in the … Continue reading BRIGGS – The Gospel According To Briggs