Smiles Again – How ‘Bout You Stop Being So Funny & Say Something Serious

After two mixtapes and two critically acclaimed albums with Mind Over Matter the debut solo offering from Smiles Again has landed in the form of his new EP How About You Stop Being So Funny & Say Something Serious. One half of Sydney based hip hop duo Mind Over Matter, Smiles, 23, has played shows alongside Willow for the past 5 years. Together the boys have sold out shows nationally and toured extensively as both a headline and major support for artists such as Bliss n Eso, Method Man & Redman, Drapht just to name a few. Solo, Smiles expresses a … Continue reading Smiles Again – How ‘Bout You Stop Being So Funny & Say Something Serious

Itchy Beats December

The next Itchy Beats will be headlined by DeathStarrs. With the help of their two latest singles Immortal and Take It Or Leave receiving national airplay on triple j, the Gold Coast duo went to Brisbane to appear at the Sprung Hip Hop Festival 2012, alongside Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Illy and more. DeathStarrs will be appearing alongside Johnny Utah, Deadbeat and Hazy and Sammy G. Johnny Utah is a part of the artist collective I Forget, Sorry! with Mind Over Matter, Chance Waters and Coptic Solider. He has been actively playing live shows and touring for close to three years, and in … Continue reading Itchy Beats December

Drakezilla – Red Head Redemption

Drakezilla is a prehistoric creature that mutated due to atomic radiation and rose from the depths of the sea to make hot jams with his Atomic Breath… and stomp cities. He has just released a free new banging album titled Red Head Redemption, which is available for free download.  Red Head Redemption features production from Trials (Funkoars), Sammsonite (The Optimen), Engineer, Mdusu, Mules + more. Guests include Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter), Syntax and Johnny Utah. Filmed by Geordie Tarren – Directed & Edited by Drakezilla  Tracklisting: 01 Introview (produced by Drakezilla) 02 Redhead Redemption (produced by Mules) 03 All The Time … Continue reading Drakezilla – Red Head Redemption

Drakezilla – Introview

Introview marks the beginning of Drakezilla’s new album, Redhead Redemption, which will be released online for free in the coming weeks with limited hard copies to follow. It’s mostly comprised of a collection of tracks made over the past two years which were either lost due to hard drive failure or made for no other reason than to make a jam. This little number is 16 tracks deep with production from Drakezilla himself, Trials, Mac Lethal, Mdusu and Sammsonite along with features from The Tongue, Syntax, Mdusu, Smiles Again and Johnny Utah.  It will be available for free download in … Continue reading Drakezilla – Introview

I Forget, Sorry! Mixtape 2011

Started as a means for friends to cross promote each other, IFS has now grown into a label, record distributor and an artist management hub that is run entirely by the artists, for the artists. When most labels would decide to spread their releases out over a larger period of time the question must be raised is there method in I Forget, Sorry!’s madness? Time will fucking tell. A limited hard copy press of the mixtapes spread across a double disc is available for order through the store now! The generous offering from the IFS crew includes; 1. Coptic Soldier – … Continue reading I Forget, Sorry! Mixtape 2011

Drakezilla’s – Redhead Redemption

Drakezilla is a prehistoric creature that mutated due to atomic radiation and rose from the depths of the sea to make hot jams with his Atomic Breath… and stomp cities. Drakezilla is currently finishing up a new album titled Redhead Redemption which features production from Trials, Sammsonite, Engineer, Mdusu, Mules and more.  Guests include Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter), Syntax and Johnny Utah. Drakezilla has now dropped the official video for the track I Look Down which was produced by Trials, additional drums by Drakezilla and bass & keys by Mdusu. The whole video was animated by Elle Reid. You can check out the video clip below and … Continue reading Drakezilla’s – Redhead Redemption

Phatchance – Rappertag #34

Phatchance – Rapper Tag number thirty four. Shot on location at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. Edited and directed by Alex Watts. Special thanks to Jon Reichardt, Alex Watts, Rob Di Marzo, Johnny Utah & Oxford Art Factory. Lyrics I heard somebody say rapper tag was dead; I heard them say they should tag someone else instead, Well I’m here to pay the morgue a visit, Plus Fubex spat some real raw lyrics for a dude whose autistic, So you should pay him due respect, You act like animals, he’s a true vet you should wish the dude best, So … Continue reading Phatchance – Rappertag #34

Mind Over Matter with DJ Ilz – Just Like Fireworks Album Tour with Coptic Soldier & Johnny Utah

Launching their sophomore album Just Like Fireworks, Sydney’s Mind Over Matter announce their national Just Like Fireworks album tour through April/May. Following a massive single tour at the end of 2010, Mind Over Matter will be returning to the stage with a whole new live set and special guests including Coptic Soldier and Johnny Utah. Set for release on March 18th, Just Like Fireworks will be released through new label partners Other Tongues. With almost two albums worth of tracks on the one seventeen track long player, Just Like Fireworks is a generous offering from local Sydney duo MCs Willow … Continue reading Mind Over Matter with DJ Ilz – Just Like Fireworks Album Tour with Coptic Soldier & Johnny Utah

Grafffiti At The Wall 2010

Graffiti at the Wall 2010 is an independently run all aged festival, which promises to be an epic night of hip-hop music, freestyle battles and street art. Solo artists Phatchance & Coptic Soldier will be co-headlining the festival with support from fellow I, Forget Sorry member Johnny Utah. There will also be support from Sydney’s best-kept secret, Daily Meds. Electric Elements Crew will be blasting their melodic mix of funk, blues and hip hop. Dseeva and DJ Skae will be teaming up on stage to produce an amazing set. Opening the festival will be lyrical smart-arse Billy B playing songs … Continue reading Grafffiti At The Wall 2010

Phatchance – Inkstains (Official Video Clip)

Each year Triple J Unearthed in conjunction with NIDA select five of the most promising new artists from across the country to have a professional video clip directed for one of their tracks. This year Phatchance’s song Inkstains – a jam which has already proven popular on Triple J and community radio networks across the country – was one of those tracks chosen. The video clip is directed by Stephen Nicolazzo and features cameos from Coptic Soldier, Johnny Utah and Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter). Quite frankly it’s messy, colourful and weird (probably in a good way). Phatchance is currently on … Continue reading Phatchance – Inkstains (Official Video Clip)

I Forget, Sorry! National Tour

On the back of a year already packed with a massive touring schedule, including the national Inkstains tour and supports for heavy weight acts like Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts; Solo Artists Phatchance & Coptic Soldier are once again hitting the road with their unique brand of fiercely independent, progressive Australian hip-hop. Both solo artists have quickly established themselves as key members in the new guard of Australian Hip-Hop music, their pragmatic approach and personal song writing has bridged the genre gap and seen them forge a dedicated and growing following beyond the typical reach of … Continue reading I Forget, Sorry! National Tour

Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch

Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch! Supported by True Vibenation & Johnny Utah – Sept 4th Heralded as one of Australian Hip Hops best up and comers, Skryptcha brings his debut album The Numbers to the live arena. Debuting at Number 28 on the ARIA Urban Charts, Skryptcha has delivered what MAG describe as an an uncannily mature debut. Featuring production from world-class beatsmiths such as; Chasm, M-Phazes, Domingo (US) & Jase, Skryptcha has provided a glorious mix of soulful beats and intelligent lyricism. After supporting some of the nations biggest names (Pegz, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Hyjak N Torcha) … Continue reading Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch

Phatchance – Interview

After packing out Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory in March this year; on August 6th solo artists Phatchance and Coptic Soldier are back by demand for another, bigger, all ages Face Paint Event. This time commandeering the Factory Theater for a night of live, alternative Australian hip-hop, where both the performers and crowd get their faces painted for the sake of the party. Crowned both a Triple J Unearthed and featured artist Phatchance has gone from strength to strength since the release of his debut album Inkstains. His stage partner Coptic Soldier has just released his debut EP The Sound … Continue reading Phatchance – Interview

Elgen & Johnny Utah win the Triple J Unearthed Groovin’ The Moo Competition

Elgen & Johnny Utah have just won the Triple J Unearthed Groovin’ The Moo competition – the two brothers from Port Stephens will be performing at the massive Maitland festival alongside mainstays Silverchair, Empire Of The Sun, Muph N Plutonic, The Funkoars and more Their track When The Rain Hits is now on rotation at Triple J and available for free download from Triple J Unearthed here. The guys are currently working on their full LP release after dropping  TheWelcoming Party EP back in Feb 09. All production will be handled by Elgen with Johnny Utah jumping up on the … Continue reading Elgen & Johnny Utah win the Triple J Unearthed Groovin’ The Moo Competition

NJE – From The Outside Looking In

NJE is a solo hip hop artist hailing from Campbelltown in Sydney Australia, (Originally born in New Zealand). He has always had a love & passion for Hip Hop and started writing in 1999. In December 2005 he released his debut album NJE – Life’s Scripturez, without a label which he self distributed to various stores around AUS such as JB HI FI & online… In May 2008 NJE followed up his debut with a new mixtape titled The Independent Hustlers Mixtape with DJ D-Kutz, to give his fans a taste of what to expect in the future. The mixtape … Continue reading NJE – From The Outside Looking In