Low Budget – Poolside

Emerging from a cloud of cheap aftershave, Melbourne duo Low Budget return with their third release Poolside. Picking up where their 2009 sleeper hit Laserdisc left off, Poolside finds Low Budget continuing to hone their trademark boogie-driven bass-heavy brand of hip hop. Early single A Hard Act To Follow features MC Gentleman Gene dropping quick-witted rhymes over DJ Debonair P’s greasy wild-west finger popping funk. Meanwhile, the second single Poolside finds Gene urging listeners to ‘slip, dip, dive’ into the shimmering depths of P’s pulsating, glossy production. With all vocals and production handled by the enigmatic pair of Gentleman Gene and … Continue reading Low Budget – Poolside

The Psyde Projects – Orfd

The Psyde Projects are happy to introduce to you their new single Orfd. The new EP leans towards a more electronic direction as you’ll notice with this single. Late last year The Psyde Projects went off on their first ever tour to promote their debut album, Welcome to Boomtown.  After their very successful album launch, their hit single Kay-Pee-Em got picked up by Australia’s national music radio show, Triple J, which received great reviews and was played on high rotation!  This year they’re set to tour nationally again to promote their second 6 track EP aptly titled The Psyde Projects: Volume II. Whilst still staying true to the sampling … Continue reading The Psyde Projects – Orfd

The Psyde Projects OZ EP Tour

Late last year The Psyde Projects went off on their first ever tour to promote their début album, Welcome to Boomtown. After their very successful album launch, their hit single Kay-Pee-Em got picked up by Australia’s national music radio show, Triple J, received great reviews and was played on high rotation! This year they’re set to tour nationally again to promote their second 6 track EP aptly titled The Psyde Projects: Volume II. Whilst still staying true to the sampling culture of early hip-hop producers, this recent effort takes their sound into slightly more electronic territory. Watch Triple J Unearthed for the … Continue reading The Psyde Projects OZ EP Tour

Raise The Roof II – Friday Sept 30

The Espy is pleased to announce that it is once again opening its doors up to a night of all local hip hop. Raise The Roof picks up from where it left off, a colossal lineup showcasing the finest in established and emerging Aussie hip hop. Our first installment of Raise The Roof in June was a raging success, volume 2 is shaping up to be just as huge… Headlining festivities is Melbourne’s own Pegz. With a recently released album, fresh off a national tour and a new film clip coming, the local storyteller is one of Australia most commanding … Continue reading Raise The Roof II – Friday Sept 30

Low Budget – A Hard Act To Follow [Free Download]

After a stellar 2009 in which ribald hip hop duo Low Budget released their sophomore longplayer Laserdisc to critical acclaim, slid their single Tailor Made into the AIR charts and won Triple J’s Unearthed competition to electrify Splendour in the Grass (not to mention notching up high-profile supporting slots for the likes of Nas and Redman & Method Man), the Melbourne pair is back in the laboratory putting the finishing touches on their latest piece of weird science – the forthcoming Poolside EP. A Hard Act to Follow, the lead single from the EP, finds MC Gentleman Gene’s lothario flow … Continue reading Low Budget – A Hard Act To Follow [Free Download]

The Psyde Projects – Album launch

The Psyde Projects are currently working on their second LP, while they have a single ready for release as well as a 6-track EP. Basically, they’re pretty and busy. Impressed?   Late last year during October and November saw The Psyde Projects take their sound around Australia with a national tour to promote Welcome to Boomtown, their first full-length album which they independently funded and pressed onto vinyl. Now after a small break, Melbourne’s chief party rockers and purveyors of that ol ‘Golden Age’ hip hop sound are finally ready to launch their record in their hometown of Melbourne.   … Continue reading The Psyde Projects – Album launch

Headstrong Company – 100% Australian Beef #3

The next installment of 100% Australian Beef will go down on April 9 at L!ve on light square. You can also catch Headstrong Company, Evolve, Chase & Lariken plus Gravity Ponds performing on the night. The 2 on 2 emcee battle will have $200 and a prize pack up for grabs. To enter check the details below. Headstrong Company At the stage where Australian hip hop is receiving audiences in a broader and more engaging format than ever before, Headstrong Company has evolved to elevate the culture to new levels. The group consists of emcees Visionz, Kahs, Cheech (emcee/producer) , … Continue reading Headstrong Company – 100% Australian Beef #3