Lowrider – Black Stones National Tour

Acclaimed local four-piece Lowrider make an emphatic return this February with their third studio album, Black Stones. Recorded throughout 2012 between the famed Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles and Chapel Lane Studios in Adelaide, the album presents a bold and exciting sonic progression for the band. To celebrate the release of Black Stones, Lowrider will take their renowned live show on the road, hitting a series of spots all across the east coast throughout March and April and kicking things off in their hometown of Adelaide on Saturday February 16th. Since their debut release in 2008, Lowrider has embarked on an … Continue reading Lowrider – Black Stones National Tour

Lowrider – Days Of Boredom

Adelaide four-piece Lowrider make an emphatic return with first single Days of Boredom, a gritty, confronting piece of alternative-soul that serves the first taste of their upcoming LP Black Stones. Recorded over the past year between Red Bull’s Studios in Los Angeles and Chapel Lane Studios in Adelaide, Black Stones, the bands third studio album, is set for release on Friday 15th February 2013 through Illusive. Without judgment or pretension, but perhaps a little frustration, Days of Boredom touches on modern life’s obsession with technology and social media over a catchy key riff, rolling basslines and a dense wall of crashing … Continue reading Lowrider – Days Of Boredom

Raise The Roof IV

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 IV picks up from where 3 left off, a colossal lineup showcasing the finest in established and emerging local hip hop. The first 3 instalments of Raise The Roof were a raging success, volume 4 is shaping up to be bigger then ever. Featuring Funkoars, Lowrider, Vents, Def Wish Cast, Briggs, Mase & Mattic, Purpose, Death Stars, DJ Reflux, Remi, Eloquor, Soliloquy, Mu-Gen, Prequel, Slap618 and DJ Flagrant’s Aussie Hip Hop video show. Hosted … Continue reading Raise The Roof IV

LHA – Split Decision (Out Now)

Sydney-based hip hop duo, LHA, announces the release of their debut album, Split Decision. Written and produced entirely by the duo, the album perfectly captures the ethos of LHA; soulful, catchy, heartfelt music to move body and mind. LHA comprises Australian emcee Adikkal and Korean producer LeeHahn. Captivated by the idea that a song should move you inside and out, LHA make music full of provoking grooves. Crossing cultures and fusing elements of soul, funk on the bedrock of hip hop, they produce a distinct sound that, while gathering eclectic influences from music’s fringes, upholds an appeal for music fans … Continue reading LHA – Split Decision (Out Now)

Joelistics – Voyager Records Episode 2

This is the second episode of Voyager Records, Joelistics’s new series. Things are pretty bad in the future, everyone is pretty much dead. In amongst this post-apocalyptic backdrop, Joelistics decides to open a record store with six records and a box of cdr-s. This is his story. The adventures of Joelistics continue in Voyager Records Episode 2 http://www.joelistics.com Written and directed by Peter Brennan Introducting Voyager, the debut solo record from producer, rapper and singer Joelistics (TZU) Regarded as one of the most charismatic lyricists in hip hop, Joelistics is one of the most gifted freestylers to have never battled; a … Continue reading Joelistics – Voyager Records Episode 2

Joelistics joins Lowrider Tour + launches new web series & single

Fresh from captivating crowds on the sold-out Herd tour, Joelistics is gearing up to do it all again – this time joining Lowrider on their Hold On national tour. Joelistic’s debut solo record Voyager is out May 20 on Elefant Traks and his new single Glorious Feeling in now playing on Triple J and is available for purchase below. He has also created a hilarious new web series to accompany the release. See the first episode right here.  Hold On Tour with Lowrider Wed 11th May Wollongong Harp Hotel http://www.oztix.com.au   / 1300 762 545  Thurs 12th May Canberra Transit Bar … Continue reading Joelistics joins Lowrider Tour + launches new web series & single

2010 Look-Back Series #4: Fubex – The Next Chapter

Fubex first began as a battle MC back in 2003, then built up his reputation to become renowned as a hard worker. Fubex released his first album Upcoming back in early 2007 and now brings you his second album titled The Next Chapter. The Next Chapter features appearances from Swanny (Tenfold), 1/6, Wyldcard MC, Ad-wan (Los Theory), Patty Down (Tranquil Artillery), DJ Relik from Turnstyle Records and Unda K9 Record’s DJ Denno. Fubex has previously supported the likes of Bliss n Eso, TZU, Lowrider, Pez n 360, Illzilla, The Typhoons, Phatchance, Motley (United Kindom) and Seth Sentry. Track listings 1. … Continue reading 2010 Look-Back Series #4: Fubex – The Next Chapter

Lowrider – Round the World (Remix feat. Suffa MC)

The crowd went crazy for Lowriders new remix of Round the World featuring Suffa MC of the Hilltop Hoods on Friday the 5th at the Gov! The only way to hear this new single is on your radio, so if you missed out make sure to request it on your favorite radio station. Bigger. Brighter. Bolder: Just three words to nail the irresistible sound of hot Adelaide quartet Lowrider’s second album, Round the World. Having forged a reputation as one of the most mesmerising live acts around and with one acclaimed album already under their belt, the foursome of Paul … Continue reading Lowrider – Round the World (Remix feat. Suffa MC)

Jagermeister Independent Music Awards – Hip Hop Focus

Proudly presented by Channel [V], NOVA, and MySpace, the fifth Annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards (formally known as the Jagermeister AIR Awards) will be held on Friday October 1st at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne. The event is a rare opportunity to join great Australian Musicians and the Industry at large, as they celebrate success with the Award winners, and enjoy performances by some of the country’s most sought after artists. The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards  are Australia’s only official independent music awards, rewarding the country’s highest achieving independent artists across all genres, in any given year. The evening will feature performances … Continue reading Jagermeister Independent Music Awards – Hip Hop Focus

Lowrider – Here We Go

Here We Go is the first taste of Lowrider’s sophomore album, Round the World, which is due for release in early July. After their first official release, 2008’s Diamond Amongst The Thieves, was near unanimously praised as one of the finest Australian albums of the year (‘there are truly no missteps on Diamond Amongst The Thieves’ – Drum, ‘This album is one of those rare gems in Australian music’ 9/10 – Sauce), there has been a huge level of anticipation for its follow-up. With a little help from New York’s legendary Chops Horns, Lowrider have returned with a bold, neck-breaking, … Continue reading Lowrider – Here We Go

Hilltop Hoods get V8 ride with Todd Kelly at Clipsal 500

Todd Kelly, a big fan of the hip-hop group The Hilltop Hoods, was excited to take emcee Pressure and DJ Debris for some hot laps around the Adelaide street circuit, shortly before the pair were to join fellow band member Suffa on-stage in the Friday evening concert at the Clipsal 500. The ARIA-award winning group, who have two previous Australian number one albums to their credit, are also keen motor sport fans and were understandably thrilled following their rides. The Funkoars, Lowrider and The Midnight Juggernauts also played on the night, with thousands of fans packing out the Clipsal track in anticipation of one spectacular event. Punters were not … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods get V8 ride with Todd Kelly at Clipsal 500

allaussie hip hop Interviews Trials from The Funkoars

Emcee Trials, from The Funkoars’ spoke to allaussie hip hop recently as the group prepare to embark on a co-headlining tour with blues artist, Ash Grunwald. The tour kicks off in Melbourne this Friday night (5th Feb) and then heads up the coast to Sydney (12th Feb) and then on to Brisbane (13th Feb). We ask Trials about the move from Shogun to Golden Era, how The Funkoars teamed up with Ash Grunwald and find out what’s on the agenda for The Funkoars this year. AAHH: Shogun unfortunately had to shut their doors recently. The Funkoars needed a new home and you seemed to find one pretty quickly at Golden Era Records, how has this transition gone? TRIALS: The transition has been … Continue reading allaussie hip hop Interviews Trials from The Funkoars

Hoods and Funkoars at Clipsal 500

Hilltop Hoods have answered the call and will headline a 2010 Clipsal 500 concert held in Adelaide. The Adelaide trio will be the main attraction at Clipsal’s March 12 show, supported by Golden Era stable mates,  The Funkoars and fellow Adelaidian’s, Lowrider. The Hoods’ popularity has meant they were always unavailable to perform when contacted by Clipsal organisers in previous years. “It’s a pretty big event in Adelaide and to be the headline act is awesome,” said Daniel Smith, aka MC Pressure. Smith said he, MC Suffa (Matt Lambert) and DJ Debris (Barry Francis) were looking forward to playing in … Continue reading Hoods and Funkoars at Clipsal 500

State Of The Art – Track By Track

­­­­­­­­ Here we have a little track by track run down of the fulll State Of The Art album. The run down is done by all three members of the Hilltop Hoods, Suffa, Debris and Pressure. It’s a great read and we’d like to see more groups do the same. Read on… 1. The Return SUFFA: We wanted the opener to be a punch in the face. I think we’ve achieved that. PRESSURE: Very much so. We wanted to come back heavy and aggressive and we’ve definitely done that. It’s a big slap in the face. SUFFA: It’s three years … Continue reading State Of The Art – Track By Track