OC (DITC) + Brad Strut Australian Tour

SimmerDown Productions are proud to announce the first ever Australian appearance of OC from the infamous Hip Hop crew D.I.T.C. SimmerDown have reached out to get arguably one of the underground’s finest MCs to Australia in February 2015. OC’s first album ‘Word…Life’ to his follow up Jewelz has established him as a foundation contributor of the New York Boom Bap sound. Not to mention his contribution to the DJ Premier produced classic Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers which also featured Masta Ace, Chubb Rock and Jeru the Damaja. In 2012, OC joined forces with a true school Detroit producer Apollo … Continue reading OC (DITC) + Brad Strut Australian Tour

P.Link – In My Element

Hailing from the notorious district of South Auckland, New Zealand, P.Link & his mother crossed the Tasman at the tender age of 3 in search of greener grasses. Settling briefly in Melbourne’s outer east, His fam quickly decided that coastal life was for them after a weekend visit to his future home – Phillip Island. Along with his partner in crime, J.Mac, P was consumed by the artform and the natural progression to penning their own material was made. A few years later alongside local MC’s – Downpat, Eazy, Lystic, Drummer – Lorne, Keyboarder – Brez & DJ – A-Tap … Continue reading P.Link – In My Element

Adelaide – Trem Listening Party

This Saturday October 28, it’s Adelaide’s turn to be treated to the spectacle that is the Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life LP release. Clinic 116, Ironlak & Unkut Recordings are pleased to present For The Term Of His Natural Life Listening Party to be held at Clinic 116.  Message from Trem: ADL Fam, please get down to Clinic 116 this Saturday the 29th Oct to join us and help celebrate my albums release. The first two were crazy in Melbs and QLD so I hope many of you will be able free up a minute in the arvy to come past and say g’day. The … Continue reading Adelaide – Trem Listening Party

Brad Strut cast in feature film ‘Pinball’

The Melbourne-based production company, Holscope, announced today that local hip-hop icon and Lyrical Commission founding member, Brad Strut, has been cast as Kurt Thorp in the crime actioner, Pinball. He will be starring alongside up and coming talent and recent VCA graduate, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy, who has been cast in the lead role of Clint Thorp. Writer/director, Matt Holcomb, stated, “Brad has been a formidable force in the Australian and international hip-hop scenes for over ten years, and Kevin is a major new talent who blew us all away in the proof-of-concept “Pinball” short film. Brad and Kevin together onscreen is a … Continue reading Brad Strut cast in feature film ‘Pinball’

Trem – Animal Kingdom Video Clip

With a small but revered discography including two sought after vinyl EPs and his work with the Lyrical Commission on his own Unkut Recordings label, Trem is an elder statesman. Finally, For The Term… makes good on all the promises of his back catalogue. Following up on 2010’s rapturously received teaser single Omega Man, this project hits every target set for it. The second video clip taken from For The Term Of His Natural Life is here. Making it’s big screen début last week in Melbourne at the official listening party, Animal Kingdom features Dontez of Kingz Konekted with production from Beat Butcha. The clip was executed by Josh Davis, Heata, Discourse. Check the clip below. … Continue reading Trem – Animal Kingdom Video Clip

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life (Official Listening Party)

In a time capsule unearthed in an overgrown train yard on the outskirts of Melbourne, archaeologists discover a dirt encrusted artefact, a codex of the art and science of hip hop based on a blueprint etched in concrete during a period of innovation. It bears the marks of the late 1980s and early 90s when the elemental standards were laid down by a small elite. The artefact in question is For The Term of His Natural Life, the debut solo LP from Australia’s finest lyrical craftsman, Trem One. To say début is misleading, though. With a small but revered discography including two sought after vinyl EPs and his … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life (Official Listening Party)

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

In a time capsule unearthed in an overgrown train yard on the outskirts of Melbourne, archaeologists discover a dirt encrusted artifact, a codex of the art and science of hip hop based on a blueprint etched in concrete during a period of innovation. It bears the marks of the late 1980s and early 90s when the elemental standards were laid down by a small elite. The artifact in question is For The Term of His Natural Life, the debut solo LP from Australia’s finest lyrical craftsman, Trem One. To say debut is misleading, though. With a small but revered discography including … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

allaussie spotlight on: Arks Emcee

Arks is the young 16 year old Melbourne emcee bringing a refreshing style to local hip-hop. Arks started at the early age of 12 penning down his thoughts and rhymes to acoustic beats. Arks, although young knows too well about the trials of tribulations with stories of love, heartbreak, hardships and joy. As his knowledge for hip-hop and the culture grew, so did his love for the art. At The Age of 14, Arks released his first mixtape The Dead Poets, based upon the famous Robin Williams film, covering such beats as Talib Kewli’s – Get By and Lyrical Commissions – … Continue reading allaussie spotlight on: Arks Emcee

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

Needing little to no  introduction, born and raised in inner west Sydney till the age of 13 before re-locating south to the boon-docks of G-Town, an hour south west of Melbourne, Trem, like most in his age bracket and on this part of the planet, gained his first look at hip hop through movies such as Beat Street and books like Subway Art in the early eighties. Instantly falling in love with the phenomenon he dabbled in floor moves before turning his hand to graff. As a member of the Australian leg of a worldwide graffiti crew Run For Kover … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

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

Vegas Aces – Interview: Gambling, Gear & Generics

aahh: The history between Vegas Aces goes way back to the days when Cam was working with Publik Relationz and you (4th) were apart of Pure Product, are we right? 4th: Yeah, I started sourcing beats for the Pure Product album and got put in touch with Cam through Mr Hill and Seven (Publik Relationz) and was just blown away at his beats, even back then. At the time I think he was just 18 and had only just started making beats, so I knew he was going to be someone to watch out for. aahh: Fast forward to 2011. We … Continue reading Vegas Aces – Interview: Gambling, Gear & Generics

Turntable Tag: DJ Butcher

DJ Butcher (born Alexander Steffan – 31/10/1987) is a long-time producer hailing from Beenleigh in Queensland Australia. Starting his hip hop career in 2000 in his parents garage freestyling with the likes of Toddy Montana and Truths he quickly equipped himself with a set of turntables, a computer and a stack of records.Through the early years, DJ Butcher had a knack for chopping breaks and samples from dusty records and inserting them into his own beats, giving him the nickname “The Butcher”. As time flew by the name stuck and now as a respected deejay he has honed the name … Continue reading Turntable Tag: DJ Butcher

allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Motion

Motion’s involvement in hip-hop began when he hit the scene as a B-boy in 2000. Once realising his skills in freestyling and lyricism, he entered the battle circuit and won virtually every battle held in Adelaide over a 2 year period, winning SA’s MC Battle For Supremacy and ending up as a runner up nationally in 2005. Motion is a part of Adelaide favourites Adroit Effusive, an 8 man crew that has been active since the early 2000s. He released a demo with fellow Adroit member Bornski called Introducing in 2003, and Adroit soon followed up by releasing the 2 … Continue reading allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Motion

Red Fox Records: City Wide Krew – Garden State EP

From the hills of Mt Hotham to the streets of Melbourne City; from a sold out show with the Funkoars to your best mates backyard; from party raps to lyrical wisdom, City Wide Krew are about to become the one hip hop group you wished you’d heard of first. Originally a duo consisting of Fusion MC and Sammy Rocswell, City Wide Krew (aptly named, due to Fusion’s home in Melbourne and Rocswell residence in Geelong) overcame geographical distance through a mutual love of listening to and making hip hop music. Long trips down the Geelong freeway become rigueur de jour … Continue reading Red Fox Records: City Wide Krew – Garden State EP

Trem – Omega Man Video

Trem from Lyrical Commission has just dropped his new single from his forthcoming For The Term Of His Natural Life. Trem released the underground classic Sheer Talent EP in 1998 but put out no more solo efforts since, making this new album Trem’s debut LP. “We from a lost land, where the clock’s hands is stopped, before the rot set in, before they shot Scott La Rock, before the shops stocked rap in a section called urban, and every third person’s thinking they’re word surgeons.” If one man in Australia embodies the mantra of quality over quantity, it’s Melbourne emcee … Continue reading Trem – Omega Man Video

Trem Prep First Single From Highly Anticipated Debut Album

“We from a lost land, where the clock’s hands is stopped, before the rot set in, before they shot Scott La Rock, before the shops stocked rap in a section called urban, and every third person’s thinking they’re word surgeons.” If one man in Australia embodies the mantra of quality over quantity, it’s Melbourne MC and producer Trem One. His decade-long discography encompasses two sought after white label 12”s, two releases with his crew Lyrical Commission, production, raps and oversight on fellow commissioner Brad Strut’s solo releases and a small handful of carefully selected guest verses and production credits. This … Continue reading Trem Prep First Single From Highly Anticipated Debut Album

Trem One – Omega Man [Single artwork]

Born and raised in inner west Sydney till the age of 13 before re-locating south to the boon-docks of G-Town, an hour south west of Melbourne, Trem, like most in his age bracket and on this part of the planet, gained his first look at hip hop through movies such as Beat Street and books like Subway Art in the early eighties. Instantly falling in love with the phenomenon he dabbled in floor moves before turning his hand to graff. As a member of the Australian leg of a worldwide graffiti crew Run For Kover (originating in the U.K), Trem … Continue reading Trem One – Omega Man [Single artwork]

Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (July 16)

Maggot Mouf starting in 98 writing raps in government flats. He then moved on to the open mic and battle scene – holding it down throughout the ACT. After years of burning weak cunts and getting a name for himself, he co-formed Canberra’s alikeminds crew in 2002 and took the live show scene by storm supporting the likes of Jungle Brothers, Braintax, Disorder, Mystro, Lyrical Commission, Reason, and Hospice Crew just to name a few. In 2005 Maggot Mouf relocated to Melbourne and met up with old Canberra counterparts, the Hospice Crew, which saw the recording of Read ‘Em and … Continue reading Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (July 16)

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: DJ Butcher

DJ Butcher (born Alexander Steffan – 31/10/1987) is a long-time producer hailing from Beenleigh in Queensland Australia. Starting his hip hop career in 2000 in his parents garage freestyling with the likes of Toddy Montana and Truths he quickly equipped himself with a set of turntables, a computer and a stack of records. Through the early years, DJ Butcher had a knack for chopping breaks and samples from dusty records and inserting them into his own beats, giving him the nickname “The Butcher”. As time flew by the name stuck and now as a respected deejay he has honed the … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: DJ Butcher

Kings Konekted – Trails to the Underlair: The Prequel

I have to say we have slept a bit on this release.  So to make up for it were giving you a bit of a post from the guys myspace page. There has been a great response from everyone who has peeped this album and for a mixtape release, we think it’s a huge effort. The buzz on ozhiphop.com has been huge and some big head including 360 think these guys are ‘fucking good’. If your well familar with Kings Konekted you can catch the guys in Fortitude Valley, Queensland, at the Junilee Hotel October 24th. Prue Product, Vapor Ink … Continue reading Kings Konekted – Trails to the Underlair: The Prequel

BRAD STRUT – EP & LP

Fallout Shelter is the new EP from Melbourne-bred, North London-based Brad Strut. In a radical departure from his acclaimed 2007 sophomore Legend: Official, the core member of Australia’s Lyrical Commission has crafted a stunning narrative that runs through six hard hitting tracks by Beat Butcha . Brad Strut has kindly given out a lyrics booklet for the tracks off Fallout Shelter EP. You can grab a copy over here, be sure to print yours out. The lyrics booklet is a cool little addition to this release and we’d like to see more of it. We then have the Rejuvination LP. … Continue reading BRAD STRUT – EP & LP