Thundamentals Release Video & Acoustic Version For ‘Everybody But You’ + Announce 2018 ‘Got Love’ Initiative

Following the release of their critically acclaimed, #1 Australian album I Love Songs, fueled by lead single ‘I Miss You’, Sydney trio Thundamentals release the charming, nostalgic music video for album favourite single ‘Everybody But You’, one of triple j’s … Continue reading Thundamentals Release Video & Acoustic Version For ‘Everybody But You’ + Announce 2018 ‘Got Love’ Initiative

Thundamentals Announce Epic 10th Anniversary Regional Tour: ‘Decade Of The Thundakat’

One of Australia’s most beloved Hip-Hop acts, Sydney via Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals, will celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2018 by announcing an epic regional tour – Decade Of The Thundakat. Announced on triple j’s Breakfast Show after a special … Continue reading Thundamentals Announce Epic 10th Anniversary Regional Tour: ‘Decade Of The Thundakat’

Thudamentals ‘Welcome To Australia’ Official Ambassadors

Thundamentals are extremely proud to announce that they are officially appointed Welcome To Australia ambassadors. This comes as a significant marker in the overarching message of inclusiveness and story-telling that the band has solidified with last year’s wildly successful LP So We Can Remember. To celebrate their Welcome To Australia appointment, Thundamentals designed a special edition ‘Got Love’ band shirt, with 100% of proceeds going to The Asylum Seeker Centre. It’s hoped the sales might, in some way, contribute to the Not For Profit’s mission “to provide a welcoming environment and practical support for community-based asylum seekers, while building community … Continue reading Thudamentals ‘Welcome To Australia’ Official Ambassadors

Astronomy Class and Daily Meds to play Newtown Festival

Fresh off the back of new albums, Sydney crews Astronomy Class and Daily Meds are set to perform at one of the city’s most beloved events – Newtown Festival. They will be joining a long list of hip hop dignitaries who have previously performed at the festival, including Thundamentals, The Herd, Hermitude, Spit Syndicate, Home Brew, Tuka and many more. One of Sydney’s largest community events, Newtown Festival is the annual fundraiser for Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. Over 80,000 people come together each year to experience its eclectic showcase of music, the arts and grassroots creativity. This year, the Festival is … Continue reading Astronomy Class and Daily Meds to play Newtown Festival

Mailer Daemon Ronin LP

Mailer Daemon marks October 3rd (MGM) with his debut Ronin LP, a 90s referential rock album that baptizes bass-heavy-cyberpunk-rap in shoegaze alt-rock guitars. This takes Mailer from ‘Producer’, to legitimately innovative artist in his own right, having notably written, performed, produced, and mixed the album entirely himself, with flowered patches from guests such as Lou Millar of Twin Caverns. Having solidified a noteworthy sound in the forces of Australian Hip Hop, Mailer doesn’t lean on honorary collaboration stripes from last year’s Gravitas EP elite like Jeswon of the Thundamentals, The Tongue, P Smurf of the Daily Meds, and Jackie Onassis. … Continue reading Mailer Daemon Ronin LP

Suburban Dark What Ya Know About feat. Rapaport Official Video

Sydney production duo Suburban Dark are set to release their new music video for their Grime anthem ‘What Ya Know About’ feat. Rapaport, from the album Second Front that they released on Big Village Records in 2013. The music video is directed by music and fashion video director Ali Infinite and is a powerful vision that showcases the dark aesthetics of Suburban Dark’s infectious, brutal sound. Suburban Dark’s acclaimed debut album Second Front won them accolades across a range of media described as “one of the most outstanding Sydney releases of the year” by Drum Media, Second Front was awarded … Continue reading Suburban Dark What Ya Know About feat. Rapaport Official Video

Thundamentals So We Can Remember Album Release Tour Dates

Just months after romantic first single Smiles Don’t Lie romped to success, spawning sold-out headline gigs in every town on the tour, and proving a crowd favourite at Thundamentals’ 2013 festival appearances — Sprung Festival, Southbound and Falls Festival — the Sydney trio are back in full force.  Having just announced, in a triple j exclusive, a massive run of dates to celebrate the [seriously] long-awaited release of third album So We Can Remember, out Friday May 2 through Obese Records, Thundamentals present second single Something I Said feat. Thom Crawford to stave off some of the anticipation. Safe to say … Continue reading Thundamentals So We Can Remember Album Release Tour Dates

Sketch The Rhyme at Sydney Fringe 2013

Sketch the Rhyme is a hip-hop – live art game show created and based in Sydney’s inner west. The show, inspired by things like Mr. Squiggle and Pictionary, is made up of a series of playoffs and games between artists, rappers and a live band. The Artists speed-sketch pictures relevant to a theme or topic, MCs then freestyle their response in rhyme, whether its improvising a story or guessing the catch-phrase. Sketch the Rhyme have just announced 3 very special shows as part of the Sydney fringe festival. One show is at quirky Marrickville live music venue Camelot on Friday … Continue reading Sketch The Rhyme at Sydney Fringe 2013

Suburban Dark – Second Front Album Launch

Since the release of their debut album on July 26th, Suburban Dark have been getting more and more hype. Their debut rightfully earned itself FBi Album of the week, and also has been scoring massive support support nation wide. The boys and the heavily featured Jeswon stopped into triple j recently for a chat with Zan Rowe. Don’t miss your chance to help them launch the album in Sydney, at The Civic on the 31st August. Featuring a huge array of the Big Village MC roster as guests, and supports from Deadbeat & Hazy, Tenth Dan & Grub, Roleo, Migz, Julzo, Moonbase Commander & Laxe it’s going to be … Continue reading Suburban Dark – Second Front Album Launch

Thundamentals – Smiles Don’t Lie Tour

Blues Mountains via Newtown hip hop trio Thundamentals continue to flip the concepts of what hip hop is supposed to be with new single Smiles Don’t Lie from their upcoming, as-yet-untitled, third album, proudly announcing their first and only headline tour for 2013 – taking in Sprung Festival and FBi’s 10th Birthday celebrations – to bring the new music to fans. Already added to rotation on triple j, debuting at #5 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts, and an unashamed love letter, Smiles Don’t Lie would not have been an obvious single choice for the boys – MCs Tuka and Jeswon and … Continue reading Thundamentals – Smiles Don’t Lie Tour

Thundamentals – Smiles Don’t Lie

Everybody’s favourite Blue Mountains crew Thundamentals have released a new single. Available from iTunes now, the single, entitled Smiles Don’t Lie was snapped up by triple j within hours of its delivery, and added to high rotation. There has also been an announcement for a Smiles Don’t Lie single tour. “For me, ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ is a nostalgic, heartfelt song which celebrates many of the things I appreciate about the fairer sex, and my girlfriend in particular. I feel like the song really captures that daydream-like quality of yearning for a loved one when you aren’t in their presence. My motivation … Continue reading Thundamentals – Smiles Don’t Lie

Suburban Dark – Second Front

Suburban Dark’s colossal LP Second Front has just been released through Big Village Records. The first single Skeletonne featuring Thundamentals’ Jeswon has already been making an impact online and on radio, setting the tone for the brand new release. Rinsed on Triple j and playlisted on FBi Radio, Skeletonne was initially featured for 6 weeks on Triple j new music website for free download, with the video clip premiered on Home and Hosed.. And on the week leading up to the album release, FBi Radio 94.5 has already made Second Front ‘Album of the Week’. Second Front has a diverse … Continue reading Suburban Dark – Second Front

Suburban Dark drops first single and video ‘Skeletonne’

Skeletonne featuring Jeswon (pron. Jess – One) is the first single taken from Suburban Dark’s (Sydney based production duo) forthcoming LP, Second Front. The track is pure turbo, a testament to old skool, hard out bangers. A venomous combination of hard breaks and razor sharp raps, Skeletonne was quickly snapped up for rotation by Triple j. A dirty, grimey tune that is sure to test Sydney’s boundaries in Hip-Hop and Electronica alike. Featured MC Jeswon is 1/3 of Thundamentals, one of Australia’s most influential and well-respected Hip-Hop acts. Well known for his high-energy live performances and thought provoking lyrics, Jeswon’s … Continue reading Suburban Dark drops first single and video ‘Skeletonne’

Mailer Daemon – Gravitas EP

Persian blooded, American born, Malaysian bred, and Sydney based beat-maestro Mailer Daemon has established himself as an exciting and innovative producer. Having emerged from a deep long secluded winter in the studio with talk of an amazing debut record, the entree lead single for which does not disappoint. Innovation and diversity have been Mailer Daemon’s ethos through his musical journey from Indie-Electro (Just Where You Want Me ft. Nik Valentino), Indie-Hop (Keep On Moovin ft. Peach), and Electro-Pop (Bad Move Baby Ft. Catcall). Not to mention a solid slew of remixes for artists such as Bag Raiders, The Panics, Killa Queens, & The Herd. Having been … Continue reading Mailer Daemon – Gravitas EP

Mailer Daemon – Always On The Grind (feat. Jeswon, The Tongue, & P Smurf)

Persian blooded, American born, Malaysian bred, and Sydney based beat-maestro Mailer Daemon has established himself as an exciting and innovative producer. Having emerged from a deep long secluded winter in the studio with talk of an amazing debut record, the entree lead single for which does not disappoint. With a Depeche Mode meets Kanye musical palette, Mailer crafts an anthem with Always on the Grind. The record stars three top Sydney MC’s: Jeswon, The Tongue, & P Smuf; our protagonists paint a narrative journey into the world of job-juggling Sydney musicians. Sharing the story of untold bedroom artists, expressing the … Continue reading Mailer Daemon – Always On The Grind (feat. Jeswon, The Tongue, & P Smurf)

Sketch The Rhyme – Adelaide Fringe

Featuring visual artists, hip hop MCs and a full live band, Sketch The Rhyme is a brilliantly unique game show where freestyle rapping meets fast paced illustration and live animation in a number of hilarious improvised games, inspired by Pictionary, Celebrity Heads and Mr Squiggle. Sketch The Rhyme is a fresh, fast and funny interactive hip hop game show where speed drawing meets freestyle rapping to the sounds of a live band. Inspired by Mr Squiggle and Pictionary, this game-show-with-a-twist is made up of a series of playoffs between the artists and the rappers. The artists speed-sketch pictures relevant to a … Continue reading Sketch The Rhyme – Adelaide Fringe

Sketch The Rhyme – No Sleep Til Adelaide Tour (Gluttony – Adelaide Fringe)

Featuring visual artists, hip hop MCs and a full live band, Sketch The Rhyme is a brilliantly unique game show where freestyle rapping meets fast paced illustration and live animation in a number of hilarious improvised games, inspired by Pictionary, Celebrity Heads and Mr Squiggle. Sketch The Rhyme is a fresh, fast and funny interactive hip hop game show where speed drawing meets freestyle rapping to the sounds of a live band. Inspired by Mr Squiggle and Pictionary, this game-show-with-a-twist is made up of a series of playoffs between the artists and the rappers. The artists speed-sketch pictures relevant to a … Continue reading Sketch The Rhyme – No Sleep Til Adelaide Tour (Gluttony – Adelaide Fringe)

Ishu – Way To Go feat. Mighty Joe

A killer flow from California’s Mighty Joe, paired with Ishu’s big beats and sample trickery, Way To Go is the first peek at the new album Hand Made, due for release in November, 2012. Produced after they met in Melbourne and worked on the MoneyKat album release, the track discusses the topic of which direction to take in life, with conscious lyrics and driving hip hop beat. An apt topic for the duo, who met when Mighty Joe was travelling from his native land of the USA, not long after Ishu’s debut LP A World In Progress which was written whilst travelling … Continue reading Ishu – Way To Go feat. Mighty Joe

Tuka – Time & Space

Time & Space is taken from Tuka’s sophomore album Feedback Loop out Oct 26th through Big Village Records. Feedback Loop features guest vocalists: Jeswon, Jane Tyrrell, Ellesquire, Tenth Dan, Solo & Maples. Feedback Loop will feature production by: Sleepers Awake, DJ Morgs, Roleo, Grub & Suburban Dark. Time & Space, produced by Roleo. Recorded at Two Toes Studios by Caustic. Additional vocals by Maples, recorded at Studios 301 by Simon Cohen. Stay tuned for the premier of Tuka’s next single featuring Elefant Traks beauty Jayne Tyrrell titled Die A Happy Man. Tumblr  ||  Facebook  ||   NFE Continue reading Tuka – Time & Space

Sky’High – Forever Sky’High (Out Now)

Some people just won’t get it. They’ll see the rough and miss the diamond. Others will hear the raw aggression and recognise the ideas, hooks and melodies are undeniable proof of one of the most exciting voices to emerge in local hip hop yet. Sky’High diversifies and illuminates the possibilities of what’s going on here, giving volume to an Australian voice the mainstream generally shut down.  The creative fearlessness of Sky’High’s debut not only hits the mark but crashes through it. Whether it’s the grime of Reign, or the hip hop of Don Dada or Forever Gone, she remorselessly smashes it outta the park. But it’s when Sky reveals her … Continue reading Sky’High – Forever Sky’High (Out Now)

Sky’High – Forever Sky’High

Some people just won’t get it. They’ll see the rough and miss the diamond. Others will hear the raw aggression and recognise the ideas, hooks and melodies are undeniable proof of one of the most exciting voices to emerge in local hip hop yet. Sky’High diversifies and illuminates the possibilities of what’s going on here, giving volume to an Australian voice the mainstream generally shut down.  The creative fearlessness of Sky’High’s debut not only hits the mark but crashes through it. Whether it’s the grime of Reign, or the hip hop of Don Dada or Forever Gone, she remorselessly smashes it outta … Continue reading Sky’High – Forever Sky’High

Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – Find My Way feat. Joyride: New Film Clip

Rahjconkas and Mr Hill have just released their debut album The Feeback which dropped early 2012. Guest artists who have thrown their support towards this release include Trials, The Tongue, Hau, Jeswon, Joyride, Seven, Phatchance, 4th & Joyride. Joyride teams up with Mr Hill & Rahjconkas on the track banging track Find My Way. This track is a monster with the newly released film clip out earlier this week. You can check it out below.  Writer/Producer/Director: Oliver Lofgren Director of Photography: David La Roche Editor: Sebastien Carew-Reid – Stunts: Chris Hannam Twitter  ||  Soundcloud  ||  Triple J  ||  Purchase Continue reading Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – Find My Way feat. Joyride: New Film Clip

Thundamentals – Foreverlution: ‘Paint The Town Red’ Video Clip

Building upon Sleeping On Your Style’s outstanding production, eclectic musical influences and compelling rhymes, Foreverlution is, as the title would suggest, a deliberate blend of timeless organic tones interspersed with more contemporary sounding influences. Producing almost the entire record, DJ Morgs has really stepped up-to the plate. In the words of Tuka: “the content itself reflects our growth as a band and also the knowledge/skills we’ve managed to gather since our self-titled debut was released in 2008. In this life, it appears that change is the only constant. The one thing you can truly be sure of is that everything … Continue reading Thundamentals – Foreverlution: ‘Paint The Town Red’ Video Clip

Thundamentals Interview: ThundaCats, Thoughts & Talent

Just over a week ago, Blue Mountains Crew Thundamentals dropped the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2009 Sleeping On Your Style release with the stunning LP Foreverlution. aahh catches up with Jeswon to talk all things album related, the recent KON Design comp and what’s shooting Thudamentals latest LP in to the CD players of thousands country-wide. Strap yourself in…blast off!! aahh: Fans of Thundamentals have been waiting since 2009 for a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Sleeping On Your Style LP release. What’s been the biggest change for you as a group since that release and how will Foreverlution build on that last album? Jeswon: I would have to … Continue reading Thundamentals Interview: ThundaCats, Thoughts & Talent

Thundamentals – Foreverlution (Behind The Scenes)

Newtown hip hop 3 piece Thundamentals have announced the impending release of their sophomore album Foreverlution, the eagerly anticipated follow up to their 2009 longplayer Sleeping On Your Style. With their own national album launch shows TBA and lead single Paint The Town Red already on Triple j rotation, The Thunda’s are back in force. Building upon Sleeping On Your Style’s outstanding production, eclectic musical influences and compelling rhymes, Foreverlution is, as the title would suggest, a deliberate blend of timeless organic tones interspersed with more contemporary sounding influences. Producing almost the entire record, DJ Morgs has really stepped up-to the … Continue reading Thundamentals – Foreverlution (Behind The Scenes)

Ellesquire – Ready

Big Village is an independent record label representing the new wave of Sydney’s finest hip hop artists. Tired of jostling for recognition as individual groups, Big Village artists came together to forge a joint identity and carve out new opportunities on their own terms. Consisting of Daily Meds, Loose Change, True Vibenation, Reverse Polarities, Tuka, Ellesquire and Jeswon, Big Village artists are dedicated to producing thought provoking and open-minded music that challenges the status quo. 2010 was a huge first year for Big Village, firmly establishing itself with strong releases by Tuka, Daily Meds and a free album from Loose … Continue reading Ellesquire – Ready