Australian Tour: Jehst & M-Phazes

One of the UK’s finest lyricists & Australia’s best producers are coming together this July to put the finishing touches on their brand new collaborative album. At the end of July Jehst & M-Phazes will come up for air to perform a select group of shows to showcase a handful of their new tracks as well as a gang of classic Jehst & M-Phazes material! British born lyricist & producer, Jehst, is widely recognized as one of the most influential hip hop artists in his homeland. With a captivating stage presence to match hisstudio persona, the self-styled High Plains Drifter … Continue reading Australian Tour: Jehst & M-Phazes

Jehst – G.A.M.E.O.V.E.R.

Often an artists biography is full of buzz-words, wildly sweeping statements & unabashed claims of influencing a generation or changing the face of their chosen genre. Very few can say it with the conviction and sincerity of British born lyricist & producer Jehst. 2011 saw Jehst in the spotlight with his last album The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family. The lead single Starting Over was a talking point with it’s iconic video and viral campaign, there was also an intiment album launch party which was held at London’s prestigious Fabric. Jehst is back once again in 2013 with a brand new … Continue reading Jehst – G.A.M.E.O.V.E.R.

Sonnyjim – The Psychonaut LP

To Whom It May Concern:  I am writing to you on behalf of my client Sonnyjim, to inform you of his recent discontent at the bastardized image of hip-hop music portrayed and traded by popular culture. Gun toting, money fetishizing and the constant oppression of the proverbial “ho” reign supreme as rap’s status quo, and real underground hip-hop is seen as “whatever”. My client, Sonnyjim, is entirely repulsed that such a widely appreciated and intelligently honed form of “street-music” is constantly overlooked by the media in favour of the flavour of the month. In order to adequately resolve this situation, … Continue reading Sonnyjim – The Psychonaut LP

Jehst – The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family (Out Now)

The drifter returns! After a brief hiatus one the UK’s finest lyricists, Jehst has just released his fourth full length album The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family right here in Australia and we couldn’t be happier. Since putting out his own debut Premonitions in 1999 at only 19 years old, Jehst has fiercely established himself as the definition of an independent artist, going on to self release his first album FallingDown (2003), follow up Nuke Proof Suit (2005) and his production based album Underworld Epics Vol.1 (2006), we now see him present the 16-track LP The Dragon Of An Ordinary … Continue reading Jehst – The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family (Out Now)

Bliss N Eso – Running On Air (July 30)

In 2008 Bliss N Eso released their 3rd studio album Flying Colours. It went on to receive critical acclaim and broke many records in the Australian Music industry. In 2010 Bliss N Eso return with their highly anticipated 4th studio album Running On Air! Over the past 6 months BnE have been writing and recording in a secluded location in the middle of the Victorian mountains to produce a highly diverse and organic record following a natural evolution from the strength of Flying Colours. The album features production by Hattori Hunzo, Matik, M-Phazes & Bliss as well as guest appearances … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – Running On Air (July 30)

The Optimen Update – The Out of Money Experience (April 10)

It’s been awhile since we first heard about The Optimen’s next project, The Out Of Money Experience and finally after all this waiting, the guys have locked in a release date. April 10 will be the day The Optimen unleash The Out Of Money Experience on the nation with a few tracks floating around already (Myspace and free download),  things are sounding large. Here’s what the guys at Red Tape had to say about the whole affair. We got some good news here at Red Tape! From the people who brought you Boomtown and The Red Tape Renegades, The Optimen’s … Continue reading The Optimen Update – The Out of Money Experience (April 10)

Kings Konekted – Trails to the Underlair: The Prequel

I have to say we have slept a bit on this release.  So to make up for it were giving you a bit of a post from the guys myspace page. There has been a great response from everyone who has peeped this album and for a mixtape release, we think it’s a huge effort. The buzz on ozhiphop.com has been huge and some big head including 360 think these guys are ‘fucking good’. If your well familar with Kings Konekted you can catch the guys in Fortitude Valley, Queensland, at the Junilee Hotel October 24th. Prue Product, Vapor Ink … Continue reading Kings Konekted – Trails to the Underlair: The Prequel

BRAD STRUT – EP & LP

Fallout Shelter is the new EP from Melbourne-bred, North London-based Brad Strut. In a radical departure from his acclaimed 2007 sophomore Legend: Official, the core member of Australia’s Lyrical Commission has crafted a stunning narrative that runs through six hard hitting tracks by Beat Butcha . Brad Strut has kindly given out a lyrics booklet for the tracks off Fallout Shelter EP. You can grab a copy over here, be sure to print yours out. The lyrics booklet is a cool little addition to this release and we’d like to see more of it. We then have the Rejuvination LP. … Continue reading BRAD STRUT – EP & LP