Elefant Traks X Batch Brewing Company

Elefant Traks Have Made A Beer With Batch Brewing Company To Mark Their 18th Year Now that they are finally legal, Elefant Traks have teamed up with Marrickville’s Batch Brewing Company to make a beer to mark their 18th year! This all came about due to the proximity of the brewery itself and ET HQ, however as friendships grew it became clear that there was an opportunity to celebrate the community feels even more so. Naming the beer after an influential album released by The Herd in 2005, ‘The Sun Never Sets’, co-owner Andrew Fineran describes the brew and the … Continue reading Elefant Traks X Batch Brewing Company

Coda Conduct Release New Banger ‘Usually I’m Cool’ feat. Jimblah

Produced by Jayteehazard, Usually I’m Cool is a big, hook-laden tune, with Jimblah’s sweeping harmonies held down by the impeccable, easy flow that has skyrocketed rappers Sally and Erica into the spotlight. Their trademark charisma is all there, but this … Continue reading Coda Conduct Release New Banger ‘Usually I’m Cool’ feat. Jimblah

Treaty 2015 feat. Jimblah + Nooky + Ellie Lovegrove + Zachariiah Fielding X Yothu Yindi

Over twenty years ago, Yothu Yindi released one of the greatest and undoubtably one of the most important songs to ever come out of this country. It drew both national and international attention to the fact that Aboriginal people were never recognised as the sovereign owners of this land. Fast forward to the present and here we are still demanding those same human rights. To add to the detriment, State and Federal governments are further eroding what little rights Indigenous Australians have. Black Australia is still expected to tip toe around White Australia, to relinquish our pain, grief and frustrations. … Continue reading Treaty 2015 feat. Jimblah + Nooky + Ellie Lovegrove + Zachariiah Fielding X Yothu Yindi

Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches!

Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS are teaming up once again to give one emerging Australian hip hop/soul artist or group $10,000. The initiative will help fund the costs associated with the manufacture, marketing and release of an album, legal advice from Media Arts Lawyers and a Zoo York prize pack will also be included. The initiative is open to artists around Australia who haven’t previously released an album professionally and who are members of APRA AMCOS. It will be judged by a panel of influential Australian hip hop figures and artists including Hau, Nish, Ran-Dee, Raph and Tommy Illfigga, one … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches!

Sage Francis Australian Support Announcement

Sage Francis is returning to our shores in December 2014 and has just announced some quality acts to join the stage with him. Hip Hop and Punk are two concepts that are no stranger to Australian music lovers, from the 80’s and beyond. Sage was even signed to Epitaph Records when he first started out, bringing together the tribes over the years and in his own way making a massive contribution to the melting pot of cross over hip hop music we see today. So with these shows we hope to bring together audiences from all styles of music to … Continue reading Sage Francis Australian Support Announcement

Jimblah Brotherman Official Video

Fresh from his Phoenix album launch dates and standout performance at Groovin’ The Moo, Jimblah drops the video for Brotherman. Directed by Brendan J Doyle (Broken Yellow), it’s a powerful and positive flip on the heart breaking nature of the song. “This story is not just about a stolen car, nor a cycle of crime. It’s about our youth screaming out for help. It’s about a country turning a blind eye to something that should be so close to their hearts.”– Jimblah Purchase  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook Continue reading Jimblah Brotherman Official Video

Renegades Of Munk Welcome Back

Renegades Of Munk are fresh on the scene and are a funk/ hip hop band from Sydney. Fronted by one of the pioneers of hip hop in Australia, Munk aka Munkimuk. Munk is a proud Jardwadjali/ Wotjobulak man known for his production and mixing skills, rapping, breakdancing & as a radio host on Sydney’s Koori Radio. MC’ing since the 80’s he is an accomplished MC, performing internationally as well as nationally playing shows such as Big Day Out, Yabun, The Deadlys, Corroboree, Barunga Festival, AFL, NRL, Arafura Games, Sydney Writers Festival, NT Writers Festival, Carnivale, Stylin Up, Klub Koori and … Continue reading Renegades Of Munk Welcome Back

Groovin The Moo Oakbank 2014 Review + Photos

WOW what a ride. The recent long weekend brought many joys, not only did you get Friday & Monday off from work, school or university. If you were anywhere in South Australia chances were you or someone you knew attended the inaugural Groovin The Moo event for Oakbank. If you didn’t, well we hate to say it but you missed out big time. The Oakbank leg of Groovin The Moo kicked off proceedings just before lunch on a perfect Autumns day. The gumboots were out in force but were not at all needed. A lot of people dressed up in costumes ranging … Continue reading Groovin The Moo Oakbank 2014 Review + Photos

Horrorshow Nice Guys Finish Last EP

Horrorshow drop their most infectious single to date, the hilarious Nice Guys Finish Last feat. One Day affiliate Joyride. Brought to animated life under the careful direction of Aaron McDonald and the award-winning team at Oh Yeah Wow. Horrorshow have had an incredible run since the release of their King Amongst Many record (debuted at #2 on ARIA Chart). It has since been nominated for an ARIA Award, J Award, Australian Music Prize and FBi SMAC Award. Their most recent single Dead Star Shine was voted into the Hottest 100 and their sold-out album tour culminated in a summer festival run playing … Continue reading Horrorshow Nice Guys Finish Last EP

Jimblah announces album launches

The buzz on Jimblah is getting louder with each month that passes since his acclaimed album Phoenix dropped. Considered by critics as one of the most important and powerful albums of 2013, it was recognised by being shortlisted for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. In the short space of a year Jimblah has emerged from the Adelaide Hills to a growing and dedicated fanbase and glowing endorsements from Australian music royalty. He joined Paul Kelly to record a cover of Hunters & Collectors’ classic True Tears of Joy; performed with Yothu Yindi at the National Indigenous Music Awards and toured … Continue reading Jimblah announces album launches

Top 20 Tracks We Didn’t See In triple j’s Hottest 100

With triple j’s Hottest 100 taking over the airwaves and all of our social media feeds on the weekend, we’ve decided to release a list of the top 20 tracks that we didn’t see in this year’s Hottest 100.  With all the great music in Australia, it’s hard for everyone to get a top 100 spot, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t artists out there who are deserving of this recognition. In no particular order we’ve picked a sample of these artists and tracks, and have listed them below for your enjoyment. Doc Felix – The Right Direction feat Dialect … Continue reading Top 20 Tracks We Didn’t See In triple j’s Hottest 100

Jimblah’s Phoenix Out Now!

Phoenix is Jimblah’s first album on Elefant Traks, and one of the most powerful records released in the label’s 15-year history. Single-minded in its focus on a modern Indigenous experience, Phoenix is devastating for its beauty and harrowing insights.The pacing and narrative transform a collection of songs into life size revelations as Jimblah shows how potent hip hop can be as a vehicle for calling it like it is. “I dedicate this to my people. We have an enduring struggle, and many wish to turn a blind eye. I think we can often forget how strong we actually are. We’ve been thrown into the … Continue reading Jimblah’s Phoenix Out Now!

Elefant Traks Release Full Lineup For 15 Year Anniversary Parties

Two day passes for 15: A Celebration of 15 Years Of Elefant Traks have sold-out in record time leading to an unprecedented demand for tickets. As a result single tickets are on-sale now, a week earlier than planned. Punters are advised to get in quick for the elefant-sized party of the year. Full line ups are as follows: Melbourne Friday, 22nd Nov – Corner Hotel, Melbourne Horrorshow, The Herd, Hermitude, Jimblah, Sietta + Label-Wide Surprise Saturday 23rd Nov – Northcote Social Club, Northcote Urthboy, Sky’High, Astronomy Class, The Last Kinection, Jane Tyrrell, The Tongue, Joelistics Sydney Friday 29th Nov – … Continue reading Elefant Traks Release Full Lineup For 15 Year Anniversary Parties

Jimblah ‘Phoenix’ Pre-Orders

Jimblah’s much anticipated new album Phoenix is out Friday, October 11. On Monday (16th Sept) Elefant Traks will begin taking pre-orders on CD, Vinyl & T-Shirt bundles! Stay tuned for all the details. This album is nothing short of incredible. One of the albums of the year. Catch Jimblah on Horrorshow’s King Amongst Many Tour. Purchase  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook Continue reading Jimblah ‘Phoenix’ Pre-Orders

15: A Celebration of Fifteen years of Elefant Traks

We present to you 15: A Celebration Of 15 Years Of Elefant Traks. An elefant-sized party presented over 2 nights. Each artist is only performing once over the two nights, so if you want to see everyone, you need the two-day pass. Hermitude – Horrorshow – The Herd – Urthboy – Sietta – The Tongue – Jimblah – Joelistics – Astronomy Class – The Last Kinection – Ozi Batla – Sky’High – Jane Tyrrell (Solo debut). Melbourne Friday 22 November – Corner Hotel, Richmond Saturday 23 November  – Northcote Social Club, Northcote Tickets available from Corner Hotel and Northcote Social … Continue reading 15: A Celebration of Fifteen years of Elefant Traks

Jimblah Marches Forward

In the past few weeks Jimblah has captivated audiences nation-wide with moving performances for triple j’s Like A Version, including the debut of haunting new single March and a soulful rendition of Matt Corby’s Resolution. In a broader piece highlighting the next crop of Indigenous music talent, Bernard Zuel from The Sydney Morning Herald named Jimblah as “one the freshest and most powerful voices in local hip hop”.  Nick Findlay, assistant music director at triple j went on to say “Jimblah is one of the most promising emcees in the country at the moment, and his latest single ‘March’—the first off … Continue reading Jimblah Marches Forward

Horrorshow – King Amongst Many Tour

It’s been a four year wait but Horrorshow are back with new album King Amongst Many, set for release August 2nd. The Sydney inner-west duo will also embark on an extensive tour across the country kicking off in mid-September. Their new single Unfair Lottery has already been praised by fans and critics alike. They launched Unfair Lottery to a raucous reception at both their Sydney and Melbourne shows which sold out in under a week. Passionate underage fans clamoured to the venues windows to catch the over 18s show. It was clearly apparent how thrilled people were to see this duo back … Continue reading Horrorshow – King Amongst Many Tour

B.V.A. – Answers Loss Question Love

deNorthwode has been DJ’ing & producing beats for close to 20 years. deNorthwode is more than just a party dj. He also runs the Crookneck lab an underground studio in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide that produces quality hip hop (check it out in the the book “Behind the Beat”). He owns Elysium Lounge & plays there along with the very best dj’s & musicians Adelaide has to offer. He has played extensively all over Australia. What sets him apart from most DJ’s is a combination of traditional turntable finesse, original and current routines, incredible energy & selfless respect for … Continue reading B.V.A. – Answers Loss Question Love

The Tongue – Drums

When it comes to hip hop, there isn’t much The Tongue hasn’t done. He is an infamous MC battle champion, seasoned touring artist and a prolific songwriter, with two albums (Shock And Awe and Alternative Energy); three mixtapes and an EP (Bad Education) to his name. The Tongue is set to release his third album Surrender To Victory on March 15, 2013. The first single Drums is dropping shortly. Initial details on the album have been released and will feature Suffa, Illy, Sky’High, Joyride, Tom Scott (Home Brew), Ellesquire, Spit Syndicate, Thundamentals, Jimblah and more. Surrender To Victory is produced by Cam … Continue reading The Tongue – Drums

Urthboy Annonces Smokey’s Tour

Fresh from releasing one of the most talked about albums of 2012, Urthboy hits the road with a new live band and a j Award nomination. Urthboy’s new album Smokey’s Haunt has received a phenomenal response after debuting at #14 on the ARIA Album Chart. It was triple j Album of the Week, The Australian gave it a 5 star review saying it was “absolutely captivating” and it was announced just this morning as a nominee for the 2012 j award. From Rolling Stone to The Sydney Morning Herald and beyond, Smokey’s Haunt has been lauded for its storytelling, receiving 4 star … Continue reading Urthboy Annonces Smokey’s Tour

B.V.A – Portrait Of A Monster

B.V.A is an Adelaide based artist who has been part of the Australian hip hop scene for an inordinate amount of time. In the late 90’s he started his group Mnemonic Ascent with DJ Ransom & Raph Boogie (Melb). They later went on to start the independent record label Crookneck which released a slew of quality records. As a rapper he has guested on many records over the years and as a producer he has had the pleasure of collaborating with an extensive list of the who’s who of Australian hip hop. Portrait Of A Monster is the 1st single taken from the … Continue reading B.V.A – Portrait Of A Monster