Kanye West ‘Stronger’ In Aria Singles Chart For Ten Years, ‘Graduation’ Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

On September 11, 2007, Kayne released his now classic ‘Graduation’ via Def Jam and Universal Music in Australia. The album peaked at #2 on the ARIA Albums chart and spawned the notable singles Stronger, Good Life and Flashing Lights, which … Continue reading Kanye West ‘Stronger’ In Aria Singles Chart For Ten Years, ‘Graduation’ Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

Chance The Rapper Magnificent Coloring World Tour

Riding a tidal wave of acclaim and praise, Chicago-native, CHANCE THE RAPPER will play his very first Australian headline shows this January. Already announced for Field Day and Beyond The Valley festivals, Chance brings his vibrant rhymes and jazz-tinged, retro beats to Sydney’s Big Top on January 3 before taking over Melbourne’s Festival Hall the following evening – January 4. Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 10am this Thursday, October 27. Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Monday, October 24 until 10am Wednesday, October 26. For more information on how … Continue reading Chance The Rapper Magnificent Coloring World Tour

SongHubs connects Australian talent with international opportunities in LA

Connecting Australian songwriters and producers with international opportunities in L.A SongHubs the APRA AMCOS initiative partnering Australian songwriters with international music creators will soon arrive in Los Angeles to coincide with Grammy Week. It continues to create unique collaboration opportunities between Australian and international songwriters and producers. Supported by the Federal Government, SongHubs launched in 2013 and showcases the Australian music talent on an international level. To date SongHubs have been held in Australia, the United States, England, India and Sweden, delivering over 200 new musical works. From these workshops there is at least ten commercial recorded releases and live … Continue reading SongHubs connects Australian talent with international opportunities in LA

Kanye West All Day

UPDATE: Turns out this is just a remake from a fan. A valiant and impressive effort by an upstart producer on Soundcloud. Well played, sir. After much delay, Kanye West has dropped his brand new single, and it’s pretty crazy. Kanye West’s recent cover interview from GQ had the rapper talking about a new single, and this is it. The new track is titled “All Day,” and while we heard a snippet a few months back, now we have a full version of the song, albeit a radio rip.  It’s got a beat change in the middle that sounds like what going to … Continue reading Kanye West All Day

Theophilus London’s Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album Vibes!

Executive Produced By Kanye West Drops October 31st Theophilus London will release his highly-anticipated sophomore album Vibes!, executive produced by Grammy award-winning Kanye West, on October 31. “Kanye West decided he wanted to help the culture through my voice and music,” recalls Theophilus. “He wanted to help me become a better musician and helped mentor me during the process of Vibes! He agreed to be Executive Producer after hearing Neu Law in his car system while driving through Paris.” Joining Theophilus London, legendary Soul and R&B producer Leon Ware serves as the creative producer for the new album. Leon is … Continue reading Theophilus London’s Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album Vibes!

Kanye West Yeezus Tour Adelaide Review

Adelaide Turnt UP! The Kanye West Yeezus tour landed in Adelaide last night. We can forgive you if you are still dazed from all the ‘flashing lights’, the symbolic references and don’t forget the talk of Fashion Week, but it really was something quite special. With an epic opening that was pre-luded by a barrage of Star Wars theme music, Yeezus rose from underneath the stage with a thick cloud of smoke. A single beam of light shone from the roof, which seemed to herald his arrival. The rapper was decked out in an eagle singlet, leather pants, a thick gold chain … Continue reading Kanye West Yeezus Tour Adelaide Review

Souls Of Mischief There Is Only Now Australian Tour

Legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, announce a national tour off the back of the release of their brand new album There Is Only Now. The group, who last visited Australia in 2006 with Trent Slingshot, will commence their tour in Canberra on October 31st, before stopping in Sydney and Perth, and finishing their tour off in Melbourne on November 3rd. Starting with their landmark debut ’93 ‘til Infinity, Oakland’s four-person rap group Souls of Mischief has blazed the trail for hip hop’s evolution. Members Tajai, A-Plus, Phesto, and Opio have left their mark sonically, lyrically, and stylistically on Kanye … Continue reading Souls Of Mischief There Is Only Now Australian Tour

Kanye West Postpones Australian Yeezus Tour

Rapper Kanye West has postponed his 2014 Australian Yeezus tour, citing “unexpected timing requirements” to finish his next studio album, which is scheduled for a release later this year. The tour dates originally scheduled from 2nd May to the 11th May will now take place between 5th September and 15th September. Kanye’s tour promoter Live Nation have clarified that all tickets for the previously announced May show dates will be honoured for the new September shows without any need to exchange tickets. Any ticket holders who are unable to attend their rescheduled date must contact Ticketek (via their website, or call … Continue reading Kanye West Postpones Australian Yeezus Tour

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton – This Is Stones Throw Records: Sydney Screening

For the first time in Sydney, local audiences can now see Jeff Broadway’s 2013 documentary about forward-thinking hip hop label, Stones Throw and hear/see the full story from label co-founder Peanut Butter Wolf as he takes viewers on a journey from forming the label with Charizma, through flagship acts like Madlib and J Dilla to present day successes such as Mayer Hawthorne. With a soundtrack by Madlib, this full-length feature film draws on over 100 hours of footage from filmmaker Jeff Broadway, live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video/photographs, and in-depth interviews with the folks who put Stones … Continue reading Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton – This Is Stones Throw Records: Sydney Screening

Kanye West – Yeezus

Kanye recently rained hellfire on late night audiences – he debuted New Slaves and Black Skinhead on Saturday Night Live on May 18 with the force of a bomb, performing the two songs from his forthcoming album with the sort of aplomb and production value that the show hasn’t felt since … well, probably the last time West visited. In a typically innovative move, Kanye West has projected full-length visuals of New Slaves and Black Skinhead on over 66 buildings scattered around the globe. Both songs denote a stark creative shift for the superstar rapper: marked by corrosive drums, a frantic flow and primal … Continue reading Kanye West – Yeezus

Diafrix – I’m A Dreamer feat. 360

True daydreamers, Momo and Azmarino of Diafrix team with the one and only 360 to present I’m A Dreamer, the standout lead single from Pocket Full Of Dreams, the Melbourne duos acclaimed new album out now through Illusive. Produced & Co-Written by 2012 ARIA Producer of the Year Styalz Fuego, I’m A Dreamer is quite simply a message of positivity over everything, an eternally optimistic anthem in both its sonics and lyrics. The piano driven beat provides a home for Diafrix’s hard knock tales, 360′s post-success narrative and one hell of a catchy group chorus. Diafrix are dreamers in the truest sense, and … Continue reading Diafrix – I’m A Dreamer feat. 360

Diafrix – Pocket Full Of Dreams (Video Series)

To celebrate the release of their upcoming album Pocket Full of Dreams (Sept 28th), strikingly unique Melbourne duo Diafrix are proud to present a series of six video shorts detailing the inspirational story of the group. Over each short instalment, the group explore their upbringing as African immigrants in Australia, their families back home, their formation as Diafrix and how these factors influenced their new album. Each episode features a new track from their upcoming sophomore album and are all directed by their long-time video collaborator Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. Diafrix deliver their finest work yet with Pocket Full of Dreams, … Continue reading Diafrix – Pocket Full Of Dreams (Video Series)

DJ Flagrant – Pool Cleaner Video Mix

Melbourne’s own DJ Flagrant is a synonymous entity within Australia’s music scene. Candidly nicknamed The Business Man, Flagrant built his reputation over his decade of experience in the many components of the industry. Australian born / US raised Nate Flagrant began the pursuit of his hip hop career in the early 90’s after seeing DMC competitor Alejan meticulously scratch and blend records at a rave in Nashville, Tennessee. Starting out on a single Sony turntable, Flagrant spent many sleepless nights perfecting his sound to replicate the DMC flavor that had influenced him. After returning to his hometown of Melbourne in 1999, … Continue reading DJ Flagrant – Pool Cleaner Video Mix

Bigfoot Interview – Giant Steps: Imbeciles, Inoffensive Smooth Talking & Emo-Rhymers

aahh: After years and years of waiting, we’ve finally copped the debut LP from “giant” of the scene Bigfoot. Why has it taken so long for us all to see a full length Bigfoot solo album? Bigfoot: I spent a lot of time working on music for other people, doing shows, moving house a whole lot of times, paying bills & laying on my back in hospital.  I’ve never had somewhere stable to record everything, as evidenced by the number of different studios “Giant Steps” was recorded in, so I could never complete tracks to my satisfaction until recently.  I … Continue reading Bigfoot Interview – Giant Steps: Imbeciles, Inoffensive Smooth Talking & Emo-Rhymers

Pokerbeats – Top 10 hottest tracks for 2009

Producer Pokerbeats (profile here), responsible for the killer beat on the Hilltop Hoods, State Of The Art track, She’s So Ugly has sent us the above pic of him receiving a nice little thank you in the post (something we’d love to have rock up in our mail box). Pokerbeats top 10 of 2009’s hottest tracks. 1. The Clipse – Kinda Like a Big Deal (feat. Kanye West) 2. Tyga – Cali Love 3. Jay – Z – DOA 4. Hilltop Hoods – Chase That Feeling 5. Royce da 5’9 – Gangsta 6. Slaughter House – One 7. Wale – … Continue reading Pokerbeats – Top 10 hottest tracks for 2009