Skryptcha – Mindful

Skryptcha has a knack for making the philosophical non-confrontational. His second masterpiece Mindful is not unlike it’s creator; preceptive, sharp and ahead of its time. After the notoriety surrounding previous LP Numb3rs, and break out EP Left to Write, the slick young wordsmith has found time to knock out a Journalism degree, and travel substantially. Crafted during the most pivotal years of his life, Mindful takes a considered look at Skryptcha’s unique journey thus far. Mindful’s production was expertly handled by illustrious US producer Illmind, a long-time favourite beat-maker of Skryptcha’s. Throughout the album, a dynamic emcee-producer synchronicity is evident, Illmind setting a scene and Skryptcha telling … Continue reading Skryptcha – Mindful

Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine

Def Wish Cast are back in full force with the release of their 20th Anniversary album, Evolution Machine! Always staying true to the culture, DWC utilize Hip Hop’s purist elements to transport us through time and space. This is futuristic B-boy funk at its finest!  Production is handled by M-Phazes, Plutonic Lab, DJ JS1, Katalyst, Resin Dogs, Dizz1 plus more, and features a stack of guests, including Thomas Rock on vocoder, Joyride, Tom Thum, Thvy Ear, Spikey Tee, and more. Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine  is available May 18th on Creative Vibes Track list:  01. Entry feat Tom Thum (prod by the Human Beatbox … Continue reading Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine

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

Spit Syndicate 2011 Wrap Up

Spit Syndicate began the year with a very special, sold-out acoustic show with Horrorshow and Joyride at The Basement in Sydney, followed by a handful of shows. Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice then took some much-needed time-out , during which Nick snuck away overseas to travel through Mexico and the USA– looking for inspiration for the next record. Upon Nick’s return to Australia, the Double S hit the studio straight away to work on new music. The boys played the Obese Winter Block Party in Jindabyne before releasing part one of a new mixtape. Best Intentions: Part One, a free … Continue reading Spit Syndicate 2011 Wrap Up

Reason – Window Of Time Video Clip

Reason’s Window of Time is the final solo effort of his pioneering career, a true testament to his twenty plus years of dedication to Australian hip hop and reflective of his journey thus far. Window of Time, in essence, is intended to open minds and expose its listener to a mélange of historical, situational and currently pressing themes. Reason, both a school teacher and youth workshop facilitator, takes actualities to words with the intention of inspiring positive action. The album’s conceptual roots are of a worldly emphasis in contrast to the artists previous releases that were more indicative of his local scene. … Continue reading Reason – Window Of Time Video Clip

Reason – Window Of Time (Out Now)

Reason’s Window of Time is the final solo effort of his pioneering career, a true testament to his twenty plus years of dedication to Australian hip hop and reflective of his journey thus far. Window of Time, in essence, is intended to open minds and expose its listener to a mélange of historical, situational and currently pressing themes. Reason, both a school teacher and youth workshop facilitator, takes actualities to words with the intention of inspiring positive action. The album’s conceptual roots are of a worldly emphasis in contrast to the artists previous releases that were more indicative of his local … Continue reading Reason – Window Of Time (Out Now)

Reason – Window Of Time

Reason’s Window of Time is the final solo effort of his pioneering career, a true testament to his twenty plus years of dedication to Australian hip hop and reflective of his journey thus far. Window of Time, in essence, is intended to open minds and expose its listener to a mélange of historical, situational and currently pressing themes. Reason, both a school teacher and youth workshop facilitator, takes actualities to words with the intention of inspiring positive action. The album’s conceptual roots are of a worldly emphasis in contrast to the artists previous releases that were more indicative of his … Continue reading Reason – Window Of Time

Reason – Window Of Time (Nov 4)

The moment of truth has arrived; and the legacy left behind by Reason will further be entrenched within the history of hip hop. Window Of Time drops November 4th 2011, and shall lay testament to Reason’s two and a half decades of dedicated service… In typical Reason style, there are guests aplenty throughout the album. Those sharing mic duties include Lazy Grey, Bias B, Hau, Dialectrix, Hunter, Iron Braydz, Lotek, AJ, Joyride, KYE, Mdusus, Rachel Berry & Rappaport. The album is blessed with superb production from Suffa, Debris, Debate, Mdusu, Geko & WIZDM. Stay tuned for more information on the release … Continue reading Reason – Window Of Time (Nov 4)

Bias B – Biaslife: Beginnings, Beats & Blessings Interview

Australian hip hop pioneer Bias B has announced his retirement after an extremely influential solo career. His last show in Melbourne at The Corner Hotel was true testament to his genre-defining reign as one of local hip hop’s original kings. The venue packed out with representatives from all corners of the industry showing their support. Here’s what fellow industry innovators Reason, Ciecmate and Pegz have to say about the legendary Melbourne emcee; “Being the first Melbourne based emcee I had ever heard, I’ve always drawn inspiration from Bias B. I have the esteemed honour of calling him a true friend, an honour I cherish. As an artist … Continue reading Bias B – Biaslife: Beginnings, Beats & Blessings Interview

Solo – Rapper Tag #37 (Horrorshow)

Rapper tag #37 live from Brooklyn, NYC – The Rapper Tag Jagganaut marches on with MC Solo from Horrorshow, chilling it back a minute in Brooklyn NYC.  Horrorshow recently performed at the One Day at The Basement show earlier this year. The gig featured all acoustic sets from Joyride, Spit Syndicate and Horrorshow and was based around the guys reimagining their songs using the talents of their musician friends from other inner west bands like Made In Japan and Milan. If peeps are interested in tracking down some more recordings from the night, acoustic versions of two songs – Waiting For The 5:04 and a cover of American Girl – are available on the bandtag … Continue reading Solo – Rapper Tag #37 (Horrorshow)

New Bias B Film Clip: ‘Midlife feat. Joyride’

Executed by Full Clip (Heata & Discourse) Midlife featuring Joyride produced by DJ Bonez taken from the album Biaslife. Bias B has been an unrelenting presence on the Australian Hip Hop scene spanning over decades. The Melbourne Hip Hop innovator returns to the mic with another tenacious testament to his craft in the form of Biaslife. The 5th solo release to his name, Biaslife solidly exhibits a maturity and discernment only obtainable after time, persistence, and unrequited dedication to one’s art. Bias has come a long way since his pioneering debut album Beezwax in 1998, just like his local scene. Although Aussie … Continue reading New Bias B Film Clip: ‘Midlife feat. Joyride’

Exclusive Horrorshow – The Rain (Acoustic Version) recorded from One Day At The Basement

This is an exclusive video of  the acoustic version of Horrorshows track The Rain, which was recorded as part of the One Day at The Basement show earlier this year. The gig featured all acoustic sets from Joyride, Spit Syndicate and Horrorshow and was based around the guys reimagining their songs using the talents of their musician friends from other inner west bands like Made In Japan and Milan. The gig was sold out and was a dope night – it was a special experience for Horrorshow to be able to bring a local hip hop flavour and crowd to a venue that is iconic as The Basement. … Continue reading Exclusive Horrorshow – The Rain (Acoustic Version) recorded from One Day At The Basement

Bias B – Biaslife (Drops: May 27, 2011)

If you aren’t reading Bias B’s name in the history of the local Hip Hop scene, you must be reading the wrong history. Bias B has been an unrelenting presence on the Australian Hip Hop scene spanning over decades. The Melbourne Hip Hop innovator returns to the mic with another tenacious testament to his craft in the form of Biaslife. The 5th solo release to his name, Biaslife solidly exhibits a maturity and discernment only obtainable after time, persistence, and unrequited dedication to one’s art. Bias has come a long way since his pioneering debut album Beezwax in 1998, just … Continue reading Bias B – Biaslife (Drops: May 27, 2011)

Horrorshow announce ‘One Day At The Basement’ featuring Spit Syndicate & Joyride

Presented by Elefant Traks and New World Artist Horrorshow announce One Day At The Basement featuring Spit Syndicate & Joyride Sunday March 6th at The Basement, Circular Quay. Built on humble foundations, the Horrorshow mini-juggernaut continues with a completely unique one-off acoustic show at The Basement with Spit Syndicate and Joyride. The enthusiasm Sydney has shown towards this young duo is astonishing: over the last 18 months every Sydney show has sold out. Adding to that, they’ve been selling shows out left right and centre all over the country, and filling tents to capacity at Splendour in the Grass, Pyramid … Continue reading Horrorshow announce ‘One Day At The Basement’ featuring Spit Syndicate & Joyride

Joyride announces debut EP “Chivalrous” – Free Leak

It took God 6 days to create the Heavens and the Earth. On the 7th day God rested, had a few beers, got drunk and accidentally created Joyride. He took it from there. If the voice of John Legend, the indie beats of Mark Ronson and live amazingness of The Roots were spliced together into a mutant musical prodigy, and then 8 inches was added to his height, his name would be Joyride. The legendary presence and vibe behind the decks of the incredible DJ/producer Joyride is almost dwarfed when compared with his achievements on the live circuit. As a fixture … Continue reading Joyride announces debut EP “Chivalrous” – Free Leak

The Tongue feat. Joyride – Crazy [Film Clip]

Sydney Stand Up: The Tongue drops his eagerly anticipated second single Crazy featuring Joyride. Produced by Elgusto and taken from his new album Alternative Energy, out now on Elefant Traks. Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner. The Wildside Tour heads around the country throughout November, co-headlined by Spit Syndicate with support from Class A. In celebration the lads from Spit Syndicate have released a brand new track, for FREE download. Get that below. Tickets are available now from elefanttraks.oztix.com.au More info on the tour is available here. Wildside Tour feat. The Tongue + Spit Syndicate Supported by Class A 5th November – ANU Bar, CANBERRA, 6th … Continue reading The Tongue feat. Joyride – Crazy [Film Clip]

Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 14]

The anticipation for Illy’s second album, The Chase, continues to grow with the announcement that Triple J has selected it as next week’s Feature Album. Tune in to Triple J all week for your chance to hear more from The Chase! The album’s first single, It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes), was the 3rd and 4th most played track on Triple Jfor the last two weeks respectively. The single has also gained across the board NOVA adds through the country, including Nova 969 (Sydney), Nova 919 (Adelaide), Nova 1069 (Brisbane) along with night time rotation nationally. Expect a brand new music video for the single to hit the airwaves very … Continue reading Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 14]

Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 13]

The anticipation for Illy’s second album, The Chase, continues to grow with the announcement that Triple J has selected it as next week’s Feature Album. Tune in to Triple J all week for your chance to hear more from The Chase! The album’s first single, It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes), was the 3rd and 4th most played track on Triple Jfor the last two weeks respectively. The single has also gained across the board NOVA adds through the country, including Nova 969 (Sydney), Nova 919 (Adelaide), Nova 1069 (Brisbane) along with night time rotation nationally. Expect a brand new music video for the single to hit the airwaves very … Continue reading Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 13]

The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy is the title to your second full length LP dropping today. How are you feeling about the finished product? I feel like its my best work to date. I’m working with the best producers, I’m writing the best songs of my career, all the guests brought their A-game….I’m really proud of this album… It’s a slick-looking package for sure, is there any meaning behind the title Alternative Energy? The human race is headed for disaster….I don’t believe in that 2012 crap but all the signs suggest we need to change our ways. If we don’t find a better … Continue reading The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Seven – Self Titled EP (September 10)

Off the back of Seven’s success, winning the Triple J unearthed M-Phazes competition and being placed on the Triple J 2010 Hitlist, Born Fresh Records brings Australia a massive EP fresh from the beaches of the Gold Coast. The EP includes 6 exclusive full length tracks, featuring the vocal talents of such new-age Australian Icons as Michael Tomlinson (Yves Klein Blue), Joyride (Spit Syndicate) and Claire Walters. The EP’s first single Pray exhibits smooth, laid back production with a flowing piano line, accompanied by a catchy hook & adlibs from Michael Tomlinson of the Brisbane band Yves Klein Blue. Produced … Continue reading Seven – Self Titled EP (September 10)

The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Some are content to watch on as life unfolds: happy to experience the movement from a distance. Others burst into life, like a reptile breaking open its own shell in order to get things happening. The latter would aptly describe The Tongue, and this is his brand new album Alternative Energy. Blessed with an infectious style and charisma, The Tongue has a knack for creating ‘sticky’ phrases that stay with you – wrapped inside hooky flows that suck you in. His style has an elegant complexity, dispatching pop culture references with acerbic wit, speaking straight to true hip hop heads … Continue reading The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial (Joey Smiles Review and Interview)

As a veteran member of some legendary groups, Ozi Batla has already mastered raps over The Herd’s accordion and guitar-layered live instrumentation, the reggae influenced beats of Astronomy Class and some futuristic trip-hop feature spots – but Wild Colonial is much more personal than anything he’s done before and listeners’ preconceptions will be challenged over the diverse soundscape of the record, which is sure to cement him as one of the finest wordsmiths in Australia both in terms of lyrical content and his exceptional delivery and control over the mic. The concept behind the album becomes clear when listening to … Continue reading Ozi Batla – Wild Colonial (Joey Smiles Review and Interview)

Phatchance – Inkstains Review/Interview

Today has seen the official release of Phatchance’s debut solo album, entitled Inkstains. As we do, allaussie hip hop has prepared a review of the album plus also some questions that we threw at Chance regarding his debut solo release, dropping via Obese Records Distribution. This project has been a real labor of love and features production from some of Phatchances’ closet mates including Adit (Horrorshow), Konfuzion, Akouo, Elgen, DJ Hoppa & One Above. It also features contributions from the likes of 360, Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter), Joyride & HR King. Inkstains is 12 tracks deep, and comes in … Continue reading Phatchance – Inkstains Review/Interview

The Tongue Is Dead Mixtape (Out Now)

If you missed it yesterday, Elefant Traks, The Tongue, dropped his brand new mixtape The Tongue Is Dead. Not only is it 15 tracks deep, featuring some fine artists including the likes of Joyride, Jane Tyrell, Dazastah, Ozi Batla, Mind Control, Blades and DJ Skoob, it’s also available for a FREE download. You gotta love that! You can follow the link here to grab your copy. 2010 has been announced for when The Tongues drops his new album and while we all hang for that, we’re sure this mixtape will keep you in check till then. Below you can check … Continue reading The Tongue Is Dead Mixtape (Out Now)