Koolism – The Umu Album Launch + Audio Update

As you know, Koolism are hitting the road, spreading the gospel of their new album, The Umu. This Thursday (Dec 9th) will see Koolism doing the do for the Sydney (and surrounding areas) crew. If that includes you, we hope to see you there. Details are as follows: Koolism “The ‘Umu” Album Launch Thursday, 9th December Melt Bar 
12 Kellett St Kings Cross Sydney You can buy tickets through Moshtix, or on the door. Remember, bring your dancing shoes, but leave your guns and colours at home! Hau from Koolism just recorded their new mail out in Audio form. Great … Continue reading Koolism – The Umu Album Launch + Audio Update

Tuka – Will Rap For Tuka (Out Now) + Free Download

After years of humbly impressing Australian audiences as a member of Thundamentals, Rumpunch and Sketch The Rhyme, it’s now time for emcee Tuka to step to the fore and distinguish himself as one of the country’s most exciting lyrical talents. As comfortable rocking over a stomping Gypsy horn line as he is over Dub-Reggae or a driving Boom Bap rhythm. Tuka’s debut LP Will Rap For Tuka is the culmination of years honing his craft, both in written form and performance and delivers one of 2010’s most diverse efforts right before the buzzer sounds. With only two guests on the … Continue reading Tuka – Will Rap For Tuka (Out Now) + Free Download

Rappertag – Hau (Koolism) (#10)

This is the 10th installment of rappertag. Hau from the mighty Koolism Crew. So far it’s been: 1). 360 2). Urthboy 3.) Brad Strut 4.) Fraksha 5.) Bias B 6.) Newsense 7.) Briggs 8.) Hunter 9.) The Master 10.) Hau To Come: 11.) Nay Previous 3 Tags: Koolism are considered to be one of Australia’s first ever hip hop groups. They formed in 1992, and consist of world-class DJ Danielsan, and equally as impressive emcee Hau. They were the first Hip Hop outfit in Australia to win an ARIA award for their album Part 3 – Random Thoughts in 2004. The Umu is dedicated to … Continue reading Rappertag – Hau (Koolism) (#10)

Rappertag: Hunter #8 & The Master #9

This is the 8th installment of rappertag. Hunter from the mighty SBX Crew and The Master. So far it’s been: 1). 360 2). Urthboy 3.) Brad Strut 4.) Fraksha 5.) Bias B 6.) Newsense 7.) Briggs 8.) Hunter 9.) The Master To Come: 10.) Hau (Koolism) Previous Tags:   Western Australian emcee Hunter, and his upcoming release with DJ Vame, entitled Monster House. Track list is pretty tight with some big names appering including Raph, Reason, Nick Sweeper, Dyverse, Intalekt and fellow SBX crew members Dazastah and Layla. The album dropped March 5th 2010, available through Obese Distribution. All tracks are produced by DJ Vame. Say A Prayer and … Continue reading Rappertag: Hunter #8 & The Master #9

Koolism – The Umu (Sept. 3)

Koolism are considered to be one of Australia’s first ever hip hop groups. They formed in 1992, and consist of world-class DJ Danielsan, and equally as impressive emcee Hau. They were the first Hip Hop outfit in Australia to win an ARIA award for their album Part 3 – Random Thoughts in 2004. The Umu is dedicated to the essence of original and classic hip hop. What does the album’s name mean you ask? As Hau puts it: “‘Umu is a Tongan word for an underground oven. It’s a long and tiring process in which to prepare and to cook … Continue reading Koolism – The Umu (Sept. 3)

Recon – The Beatnik EP

Recon is an emcee and producer from the Sunshine Coast, Australia. His music is a melting pot of styles, and demonstrates a unique approach to production.  The sun and warm climate of the coast have found their way into his studio and add an island vibe to his creations. Recon is an established artist and has supported a range of Australian  hip-hop acts including Urthboy, Koolism, Hermitude and Muph + Plutonic. His debut solo release The Beatnik EP sees a noticeable increase in substance and quality from earlier outings.  Determined to circulate his art as efficiently as possible, Recon has … Continue reading Recon – The Beatnik EP

Stolen Records Gala Ball – Ozi Batla Clip

Returning after a sellout show last year during last year’s Save FBi, Sydney’s hip hop community is banding together and donning their finest to bring you the Stolen Records Gala Ball. Hosted by FBi’s own Shantan Wantan Ichiban, dust off your tux and grab a date, we promise a night you won’t forget. Line up: Koolism Thundamentals Ozi Batla The Optimen APSCI Daily Meds Phatchance feat. Coptic Soldier Loosechange + DJ sets from; Katalyst and Stolen Records Skrillionaires $12 supporters / $17 non supporters / $22 on the door. All proceeds go to FBi Radio. Shantan Wantan Ichiban (aka Emperor … Continue reading Stolen Records Gala Ball – Ozi Batla Clip

‘The Out Of Brisbane Experience’ Tour – The Optimen

Following on from the shining release of their sophomore album The Out Of Money Experience in April, Brisbane’s The Optimen are hitting the road this July/August and taking their tunes to the nation on the official album launch. A five-year sojourn that culminated in one of Australia’s finest-hip hop releases this year, The Out Of Money Experience has been robustly received. The Optimen are getting ready to blast off on the long awaited Album Launch Tour. Taking in the East-Coast and Adelaide (Sorry Perth, we owe you!), The Optimen are taking to the road, bringing brand new tunes from The … Continue reading ‘The Out Of Brisbane Experience’ Tour – The Optimen

Omar Musa – World Goes To Pieces

Omar Musa is a rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia in 1984 and is of Malaysian-Australian heritage. He has lived in London and California and spends most of his time on the road, performing and writing. He has won numerous awards for poetry and music, including the Australian Poetry Slam in 2008 and the British Council’s Realise Your Dream award in 2007. While living in London in 2008, he recorded with MOBO award winning British rapper Akala. He has also run creative workshops in Aboriginal communities in remote Australian towns. His first hip-hop record, The Massive EP, recorded in … Continue reading Omar Musa – World Goes To Pieces

Koolism – Behind The Scenes IX (Can’t Stand It)

Koolism has started their journey back into the game and in this video you get to play fly on the wall and watch Hau laying down the first verse to Koolism’s new single, Can’t Stand It. Ignorant crew duck down! Canberra’s finest, Koolism, are back! The mighty combination of emcee Hau Latukefu and DJ Danielsan Ichiban return more vitriolic, more pissed off, than ever. On Can’t Stand It, Hau takes fire at the Australian government’s policy of refugee detaining, the seeming hypocracy of lambasting Pauline Hanson but cheering for her on Dancing With The Stars and the general air of … Continue reading Koolism – Behind The Scenes IX (Can’t Stand It)

Koolism – Cant Stand It (Stream)

Koolism have just leaked their brand new single Can’t Stand It. The track is making waves at the moment and has made a few ears twitch and a lot of heads turning.DJ Danielsan as always provides the backdrop to this up-tempo track, while Plutonic Lab chips in with the drums. As for the words, emcee Hau, explains: “The lyrics were inspired by, to put it simple and plain, a lot of fuckery in this country. I definitely believe we have it a lot better than many places around the world, but at the same time, that doesn’t mean I’m not … Continue reading Koolism – Cant Stand It (Stream)

Koolism Demo Track – Soundtrack To My Life (Download)

This is the demo version of a track, Soundtrack to My Life. It was recorded in 2005 in Hau’s cousin’s studio/shed in the suburbs of Sydney. Everyone thought it would be interesting for you guys to hear what the original music was like before transforming into the released version found on the 2006 Koolism album, New Old Ground. Obviously this didn’t get mixed as it was just used as a guide before tackling the proper recording, so bare with the roughness of the sound. You can file this info & tune under ‘interesting fact’. Be sure to head over and … Continue reading Koolism Demo Track – Soundtrack To My Life (Download)

Stolen Records Gala Ball

Returning after a sellout show last year during last year’s Save FBi, Sydney’s hip hop community is banding together and donning their finest to bring you the Stolen Records Gala Ball. Hosted by FBi’s own Shantan Wantan Ichiban, dust off your tux and grab a date, we promise a night you won’t forget. It all goes down on Friday July 16 @ Gaelic Theater Performing: Koolism Thundamentals Ozi Batla The Optimen (QLD) Daily Meds Phatchance Feat. Coptic Soldier Katalyst (DJ SET) and more to be announced. $12 supporters / $17 non supporters / $22 on the door. All proceeds go … Continue reading Stolen Records Gala Ball

D’Opus & Roshambo – Come Find Out Tour

Canberra hip-hop stalwarts and Triple J favorites, D’Opus & Roshambo are embarking on a new tour and are set to unleash some new material, spearheading it with their new single, Come Find Out, featuring Canberra darling Chanel Cole. Check it out here + news on the new album. The Canberra boys have supported the likes of Krafty Kuts, Muph & Plutonic, TZU, Downsyde, Koolism and a stack of others over the past two years. On the upcoming album Roshambo explains; “Our second album has been a long time coming. It is the album I’ve wanted to make ever since I … Continue reading D’Opus & Roshambo – Come Find Out Tour

Congrats to 1/6 – Winner of The Hilltop Hoods Initiative

1/6 – emerging Hip Hop artist Aaron Stephanus – has been announced as the recipient of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and APRA, 1/6 has won a healthy career kick-start of $10,000 to go towards the release and promotion of his first solo album. Emcee Suffa of The Hilltop Hoods said: “Thanks to APRA and our superstar judges Hau, Raph, Nish and Ran-Dee. Congratulations to 1/6, he’s a very deserving recipient.” As part of the prize package, 1/6 will also receive valuable legal advice courtesy of David Vodika and Media Arts lawyers and will perform … Continue reading Congrats to 1/6 – Winner of The Hilltop Hoods Initiative

Space Invadas annouce tour with Koolism

Space Invadas video clip Done It Again is here! Starring Katalyst and Steve Spacek. Featuring Alex Young, Pat Torres, Warren Jackson and Fantine. The clip was directed by Nick Fogarty, who produced Art V Science J Award winning video for “Parlez-Vous Francais?” The monochromatic treatment creates a world where the artist is floating in an undefined space. The world of the “Space Invadas”. Dont miss the Space Invadas album launch show in your city. Get your tickets now. Come witness the landing of SOUL:FI,  Space Invadas live band with special guests plus Koolism giving you a taste on their forthcoming … Continue reading Space Invadas annouce tour with Koolism

D’Opus and Roshambo – Past Time (2010)

D’Opus & Roshambo are set to unleash some new material, and are spearheading it with their new single Come Find Out, featuring Chanel Cole on the hook (alternatively, off the hook, depending on how you look at it). Ross Garrett (D.Opus) and Rowan Thomson (Roshambo) met in 2003; D’Opus already an established DJ having supported everyone from the Jungle Brothers, Q*Bert, Mr. Thing and De La Soul, while emcee Ro had built up an impressive reputation for spreading the hip hop gospel through his long-running show on 2XX FM. Taking inspiration from the golden era of hip hop, classic funk … Continue reading D’Opus and Roshambo – Past Time (2010)

Happy Valentines day?? Hau – Love The Beast Mixtape

To kick off this corporate day of love, Hau from Koolism is celebrating with a free mixtape for all  ‘Love the Beast’. Named after the Eric Bana doco, it’s bits and pieces Hau’s been working on, with original beats and other people’s instrumentals. Jacob Giles helped Hau put this one together but we also see a track produced by Katalyst (Space Invaders) and MGO on the artwork (Obeast Records ‘Badder Than Osama’….classic!). To grab this banging mixtape click here. Hau has also been busy working on his own blog which you can check out, by following the link here. Feel free … Continue reading Happy Valentines day?? Hau – Love The Beast Mixtape

Ill Street Blues – Party Edition

Tomorrow night at Electric Light Hotel in Adelaide, we have an event dubbed Ill Street Blues. This line up is huge. Check it – Delta, Faint One (top up and comer), Osyris (Aus DMC Finalist), BVA(Crookneck), Hau(Koolism/Triple J Hip Hop Show + DJ Sanchez. There will be underground beats in the frontbar and party beats in the cocktail lounge. It’s also FREE entry + cheap drinks and will kick on to 3am! So come down and get you groove on. Continue reading Ill Street Blues – Party Edition

Koolism New Track – Hanz High

Koolism dropped a gem of an email today to those on their mailing list, calling it a belated Xmas present (cheers guys!). I like the style Koolism use’s to deliver these types of free downloads (see Jam Master Jay Tribute post/track here). I hope we can expect to see some more freebies leading up to the release of The Umu, which is expected sometime 2010. Here is a little bit of what Hau had to say about the free track titled Hanz High (see artwork above). This is just another example of what Daniel and I can come up with … Continue reading Koolism New Track – Hanz High

The Hilltop Hoods Initiative – 10 grand for you?

The Hilltop Hoods Initiative will give one emerging Australian hip hop artist a career starting opportunity to the beat of $10,000. The grant is aimed to fund costs associated with manufacturing and releasing a CD of at least five original songs. Proudly brought to you by Aussie hip hop giants The Hilltop Hoods and APRA, it is open to an emerging Australian hip hop artist who has not released an album professionally/ commercially. Handpicked by The Hilltop lads, the judging panel features Aussie hip hop’s most influential figures: * Hau (ACT) – Artist (Koolism), JJJ Presenter (The Hip Hop Show) … Continue reading The Hilltop Hoods Initiative – 10 grand for you?

DJ Bonez – Art of Noise Tour

This is the one event that all turntablist fans shouldn’t miss!! DJ Bonez is about to shred up  Australia with his Art Of Noise National Tour! Kicking off in 3 weeks, DJ Bonez (Obese Records) is stepping out of his Melbourne based beat lab, and into the summer sunshine to represent on stages all over the country with his Art Of Noise tour. From rocking a night club to performing intricate live turntable showcases through to scratching for groups like Muph n Plutonic, to being the only Australian Hip-Hop DJ to produce his own albums featuring international artists and a … Continue reading DJ Bonez – Art of Noise Tour

Koolism – Jam Master Jay Til Infinity Tribute

Koolism; Hau and Danielsan have knocked together this tune in a day or two to show their love for the work of Jam Master Jay and his presence in helping to create this global phenomenon called hip hop. Koolism substituted some of the lyrics from ‘Jam Master Jay’ (from the ‘RUN-DMC’ album) – going head to head with RUN & DMC. Daniel created the beat, re-creating some of the same bits and cuts from the original tune. And there you have it. So to commemorate the anniversary of JMJ’s death, Koolism are unleashing this tune to Koolism, Jam Master Jay, … Continue reading Koolism – Jam Master Jay Til Infinity Tribute

The Dojo Sessions – Koolism

We have previously informed you about Koolism’s doco series titled Koolism VI: The Dojo Sessions (here). We now have another update on the series with a few more parts released. To check out the latest instalment of Koolism’s doco series click here. Danielsan & Hau as we know, have joined forces with The Herd for a run of shows in the eastern states of Australia. Both the opening night at the POW in Melbourne and the following night at Sydney’s The Manning Bar sold out with a huge reaction to Koolism’s new material. With the Brisbane show at The Zoo … Continue reading The Dojo Sessions – Koolism

Elefant Traks DVD Footage

In case you missed it….Elefant Traks has recently put up a new trailer for their DVD release, check it here. The DVD is looking to drop on 31st July. Featuring all your fav Elefant Trak artists, this is sure to be killer. You can also catch the tour that coincides with the release at these venues: The Herd & Koolism @ Prince of Wales MELBOURNE 24 July The Herd & Koolism @ Manning Bar – SYDNEY 25 July The Herd & Koolism @ The Zoo – BRISBANE 31 July The Herd & Koolism @ Station Resort JINDABYNE 5 Aug The … Continue reading Elefant Traks DVD Footage

The Herd and Koolism

We have done a post about this concert already (here), but it was such a long time ago that we thought we would refresh your memory about this one. The Herd are rolling through town for their last headline show in over a year.  It’s been a crazy 12 months, complete with top ten charting album, ARIA nomination, J Award for Best Video (2020), AIR Awards for Best independent Artist and Best Hip Hop album. Plus their national tour for Summerland was the biggest tour in their history. This year was going to be the R & R year with … Continue reading The Herd and Koolism

KOOLISM – Umu

After a three year hiatus, DJ/ producer Danielsan, and MC Hau are back with hip hop act Koolism’s fifth album. It’s titled Umu (pron. Oo-moo). Hau explains that “Umu” is a Tongan word for an underground oven – a cooking technique that is practiced throughout the South Pacific. “It’s a long and tiring process in which to prepare and to cook food slowly and thoroughly, but it’s results are rewarding and enjoyed by all who feast on it. That’s what I feel this album is like. A lot of time, money, heart and soul went into making this album, in … Continue reading KOOLISM – Umu

TZU guest program rage

Catch the lads from TZU hooking us up with a killer playlist this weekend. Tune in from 10am – 11am Saturday morning for an hour long taste of what’s to come, with the full guest programming from 11.45pm Saturday night, ABC1. Check below for the allaussie hip hop version or for a full program rundown go to the rage website here. AUSSIE HIP HOP TIMES 1:00am ILLZILLA Cut Feet (Shock) 2:00am KID KOALA Fender Bender (Creative Vibes) 2:30am TZU Dam Busters (Liberation) TZU Wild Stylee (Independent) TZU She Gets Up (Liberation) TZU In Front Of Me (Liberation) TZU Computer Love (Liberation) TZU Mondays (Liberation) … Continue reading TZU guest program rage

Stolen Records – Gala Ball

Stolen Records, FBi’s hip-hop specialists, are bursting out of your radio and into Manning Bar for an FBI fundraiser massive! Catch Sydney’s finest MCs along with the Stolen Records Skrillionaires holding it down on the decks. Things are going to get messy…Catch: Urthboy Def Wish Cast Hau (Koolism) Hermitude Last Kinection Spit Syndicate Killa Queenz Horrorshow That’s Them Nikkita DJs: Stolen Records Skrillionaires MTV will also be filming the event according to Urthboy. This will be huge! 8PM START Tickets $30 – $35 on the door if available. All proceeds go to saving Fbi Radio. Continue reading Stolen Records – Gala Ball

DAN ELLESON’S A TWITTERING KINDA GUY

Having given up on Myspace over a year ago and with Facebook starting to lose steam, Danielson has picked up with Twitter. Here are a few of his latest posts “Wrapped up solid week of recording. Nearly sorted track listing for new Koolism + done some new stuff. when it rains….” 10:49 AM Jun 6th from web “Koolism is in session, recorded new tune on wed, recording another today, new album “The ‘Umu” is looking like the beast from Cloverfield” 2:37 PM Jun 4th from web We have also found out that the lads from Dopus and Roshambo are recording … Continue reading DAN ELLESON’S A TWITTERING KINDA GUY