Anthony Devine Presents: Contest Us The Album

Anthony Devine, son of Melbourne jazz musician Gary Devine, was almost inevitably set to pursue a career in music. Having taken up piano at the age of eight and studying primarily under Andy Cowan, he progressed to studying bass guitar at age twelve with notable figures such as Dan West, Wylie J. Miller, Tim Pryde, and Drew Deadman. Now, having worked for some years across a diverse range of musical styles including Hip-Hop, Reggae, Metal, Funk, Jazz, and Afrobeat, he has honed his skills as a progressive musician and had the privilege of playing with prominent artists such as King … Continue reading Anthony Devine Presents: Contest Us The Album

Reissue: Masta Ace Disposable Arts

The reissue of Masta Ace’s Disposable Arts by Below System, contains almost a 2 hour making of DVD where you will see most of the contributors to the Disposable Arts album. Interviews, stories behind the tracks and more content about the making of Disposable Arts. The physical copy of this special CD+DVD package will available in the stores, early October 2013! Originally released in 2001, Disposable Arts is a thematic/concept album by Masta Ace. The concept follows that Masta Ace is being released from prison, his return to home and joining ‘The Institute of Disposable Arts‘. The album is one … Continue reading Reissue: Masta Ace Disposable Arts

M-Phazes 2011 Wrap Up

M-Phazes, serial multi-tasker and our biggest international export, had a jam-packed ’11 touring, collaborating and producing some of the freshest sounds permeating our atmosphere. July 1st saw Phazes team up with dexterous US word-slinger Emilio Rojas to release self-titled album Phaze One. The two forged album over two years of to-ing and flowing across the Pacific, the LP features guest vocals from Illy, Mela Machinko (Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae), and Mateo. Phaze One supported Wu Tang Clan on their Australian tour in early August. As well as his heavy involvement in a large portion of this year’s Australian hip hop releases … Continue reading M-Phazes 2011 Wrap Up

Class A serves new single featuring Ishu

Having dropped her exciting debut album Me, Me, Me and Him: The Secret Life of a Receptionist last year, Melbourne MC Class A is back and shows no sign of slowing down as she reveals new single Never featuring Ishu. Her last record saw her collaborating with Aussie hip hop heroes M-Phazes, BVA, Urban Monk and Doc Felix, which gained loads of local buzz and saw her truly cement her position within the Australian hip hop scene. She’s shared the stage with the likes of Dilated Peoples, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and J-Live, as well as national … Continue reading Class A serves new single featuring Ishu

Phaze One – M-Phazes & Emilio Rojas

2011 heralds the release of a trailblazing new collaboration between Australia’s production extraordinaire M-Phazes and dexterous US word-slinger Emilio Rojas. Combined, the pioneering duo is Phaze One. With an indisputably fortuitous future ahead of them, Rojas and Phazes have forged their self-titled release over two years of to-ing and flowing across the Pacific. Paying homage to the likes of DangerDoom, Jaylib and the masterful relationship of the Foreign Exchange, Phaze One has found synergism fusing vintage influences with modern approach. Emilio’s toughly executed social commentary emerges through tracks like Tic Toc, The Survivalist and Still Talk, whilst a lighter approach … Continue reading Phaze One – M-Phazes & Emilio Rojas

allaussie spotlight on: DJ Wasabi

To Australian hip-hop, dnb and dubstep heads, DJ Wasabi needs no introduction. The 25-year old turntablist, DJ, producer and youth mentor has amassed quite a reputation and following throughout his 13 years behind the decks. Long considered one of the pioneers of the Melbourne urban scene, Wasabi holds down three separate weekly club residencies, national tours, youth mentor programs and is the head engineer at Tetris Sound Studios in Brunswick. Wasabi’s much sought after DJ skills have landed him gigs djing for Kool Kieth earlier this year and supports for Redman & Method Man, Jean Grae, Talib Kwali, Scribe, DJ … Continue reading allaussie spotlight on: DJ Wasabi