Illy To Release New Album Cinematic On Friday November 8

Illy has announced the release of his forthcoming album Cinematic on Friday 8 November via ONETWO. “I decided on the title Cinematic because the album plays like a movie and is true to a vision,” says Illy of the new release. “This will be my fourth album in five years; I’ve learned a lot and directed this experience into Cinematic. The concepts are tighter, the hooks are more finessed and the beats are off the chart!” Cinematic was recorded over the past year at Executive Producer M-Phazes’ Melbourne studio. Jan Skubiszewski, Styalz Fuego and Cam Bluff have also contributed to the production of … Continue reading Illy To Release New Album Cinematic On Friday November 8

Illy + Tuka + Allday + Elemont – How Far

After spending the better part of 2013 bunkered down in the studio recording, Illy is eager to return to life on the road and preview some tracks from his new album. The yet to be named album, executive produced by M-Phazes will mark the first release on Illy’s own record label ONETWO and will be available in time for summer 2013. Illy will be joined on the road by an impressive line-up including Tuka, Allday and Elemont. To celebrate the launch of the tour Illy has teamed up with his special guests in Tuka, Allday and Elemont to release a brand new … Continue reading Illy + Tuka + Allday + Elemont – How Far

Davey Lane Releases M-Phazes Remix of ‘You’re The Cops I’m The Crime’

The debut from Davey Lane of You Am I – has been mixed up by the masterful hands of Australian hip-hop juggernaut M-Phazes, the tricky remix of You’re The Cops, I’m The Crime layers scratchy yet smooth vocals over jingling keys and a sly-slick beat. A showcase of Davey Lane’s versatility and depth, the remix casts a monstrous sense of extra-dimension to the track. Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Soundcloud Continue reading Davey Lane Releases M-Phazes Remix of ‘You’re The Cops I’m The Crime’

M-Phazes – The Works

M-Phazes will be releasing a compilation album featuring some of his all-time favourite collaborative moments from his back catalogue. This sort after collection of production mastery is aptly entitled The Works.  Back in twenty-ten M-Phazes released his ARIA award winning album Good Gracious, which featured an all-star lineup of local Hip Hop artists. With the release of The Works in 2013, M-Phazes will be displaying his international connections, featuring some of Hip Hop’s most elite, and sort after vocalists over his now world famous beats. Boasting pre-released tracks from Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch feat. Jill Scott, Slaughterhouse and CL Smooth … Continue reading M-Phazes – The Works

Australian Tour: Jehst & M-Phazes

One of the UK’s finest lyricists & Australia’s best producers are coming together this July to put the finishing touches on their brand new collaborative album. At the end of July Jehst & M-Phazes will come up for air to perform a select group of shows to showcase a handful of their new tracks as well as a gang of classic Jehst & M-Phazes material! British born lyricist & producer, Jehst, is widely recognized as one of the most influential hip hop artists in his homeland. With a captivating stage presence to match hisstudio persona, the self-styled High Plains Drifter … Continue reading Australian Tour: Jehst & M-Phazes

Bitter Belief – The Gallery (Out Now!)

Perth native Bitter Belief (Syllabolix) drops his sophomore album The Gallery through Obese Records Distribution today! The LP features the likes of The Tongue, Purpose, Briggs, Hau, Creed Birch, Mr Grevis and more. With producer Creed Birch handling most of the album’s production, the two have been working together for years developing their sound. Production credits also include M-Phazes, Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker, who also handled cuts, mixing and mastering. You can purchase The Gallery here. Bandcamp  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook  ||  Purchase Continue reading Bitter Belief – The Gallery (Out Now!)

M-Phazes – The Vault

Multi-Award winning producer M-Phazes has dug deep into his production vault and lifted the drums used in some of his best productions to date. Literally exported directly from the original session files, these drums are still layered with M-Phazes’ original effects processing. Mix and match the drums taken from any of these 15 songs to create your own bangers: Aint Gonna Wait — Ed OG Assassins — Pharoahe Monch ft. Jean Grae & Royce Da 5’9″ Back On The Scene — Slaughterhouse ft. Dres Flying Through The City — Bliss N Eso Good Morning — Drapht The Hit Man — … Continue reading M-Phazes – The Vault

Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening

Obese Records, Australia’s first hip hop label, was established in 1995 as a small record store originally named OB’s. After the business was bought and renamed by Tirren Staaf (Pegz) in 2002, the label was created as an outlet for the distribution of Australian hip-hop. Melbourne’s emcee Reason with his album Solid, was the first release on the label, closely followed by the scene-defining Culture of Kings and Obesecity compilations. Over the course of its twelve years, Obese Records has seen success stories such as Hilltop Hoods, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Illy, release award winning albums, play to crowds of … Continue reading Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening

Candice Monique – FREE ME: The Mixtape

Originally from Adelaide, South Australia – Candice Monique is a talented & unique singer/rapper/poet whose individual vocal and lyrical style draws comparisons to Neneh Cherry, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu. It is this distinctive style along with her stage presence & artistic depth which makes her one of Australia’s most exciting & original new artists. After being discovered by Professor Griff (Public Enemy), Candice was flown to Atlanta, Georgia to record her first demo CD produced by Griff himself. There she worked with Atlanta’s Jason Orr (The FunkJazz Kafe) in 2003 and later returned to to the US in … Continue reading Candice Monique – FREE ME: The Mixtape

Illy Interview: Back To Bring It.

The third studio album from Illy came in the form of Bring It Back. Described by the popular emcee as “a heart album“, the LP was not stylistically intended to follow-up from its predecessor The Chase. Reflective of the scene behind the genre, Bring it Back is largely a collaborative album, including all manner of vocal and production guests. aahh: After a bit of a break from recording, you’re back now with your latest LP titled ‘Bring It Back’. Tell us a bit about the new album? Illy: It’s a throwback to music I listened to coming up. It’s also an album that … Continue reading Illy Interview: Back To Bring It.

Supastition – The Blackboard EP

North Carolina’s own Supastition releases The Blackboard EP, a FREE 8-track digital EP. The project serves as a thank you to the listeners who continued to support his music after his sudden departure from the music business in 2010. The Blackboard is about returning to the basics of emceeing and rediscovering that vintage sound that Supastition has been known for since his debut album in 2002. The project features the critically acclaimed, Yada Yada, the conceptual Best Worst Day, and the boom bap inspired Indestructible. The only guest appearances on The Blackboard EP are the DJ duo, Faust & Shortee, … Continue reading Supastition – The Blackboard EP

M-Phazes x Ones Clothing

M-Phazes is one of Australia’s most accomplished hip-hop producers, having worked with an impressive array of artists from home and abroad. One of his most applauded efforts so far is his showcase record Good Gracious. New Era was lucky to collaborate with Mark Landon aka M-Phazes on a cap that gives a nod to this iconic Australian album. This cap was designed by Sydney based label Ones Clothing and will be hitting selected retailers mid December 2012. This is the first in a four part collaboration series celebrating some of our favourite music producers You can cop the hat at … Continue reading M-Phazes x Ones Clothing

Allday – Euphoria

Allday is a 21 year old rapper based in Melbourne, Australia. His last release A Skateboard Soiree has received nationwide airplay on triple j and earned him & producer C1 ‘Unearthed Artist of the Week‘ honours. Allday now brings you an 8 track mixtape titled Eurphoria, available now for free download.The mixtape features production from C1, Soul Marauder, Savo and Woodz from Sweden. Some tracks are mix tape jams on jacked beats and some of them are tracks that didn’t make the cut for his upcoming EP. Allday’s upcoming EP will feature product form M-Phazes, One Above and of course C1 and … Continue reading Allday – Euphoria

Rah Digga (feat. Fashawn & REKS) – “Never Back Down” (prod. by M-Phazes)

New Jeru rap veteran Rah Digga joins forces with Australia’s go-to producer M-Phazes for the Maxi-Single Never Back Down. Consisting of two versions, the original mix featuring Fresno’s Fashawn and Beantown’s REKS, in addition to the previously leaked remix featuring the Michigan born, Florida raised and now NYC transplant Nitty Scott, MC, Never Back Down showcases top notch lyricism and wordplay over M-Phazes fusion of glitched-out dubstep and gritty guitar riffs. This title is now available via Coalmine Records and is bundled for sale with both the main and clean edit passes of both versions, along with the instrumental and acapella … Continue reading Rah Digga (feat. Fashawn & REKS) – “Never Back Down” (prod. by M-Phazes)

Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)

Off the back of a 26-date national tour celebrating the release of his #15 ARIA debuting third album Bring It Back, Illy has announced a special show for Gold Coast fans. The pre- New Year party will be happening at the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday 29 December, with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes. An overwhelming response to the Bring It Back tour earlier in the year saw 6 new shows added across Far North Queensland and Tasmania. And with Illy’s hometown of Melbourne reaching capacity, a third Corner Hotel show was quickly added. A sign that Illy’s standing as one … Continue reading Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)

Kendrick Lamar – First Australian Tour

Ushering in a new era of lyrical excellence, Kendrick Lamar is the genius MC who, on the eve of releasing his major label debut, announces his first Australian tour presented by Niche Productions. Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987), is from Compton, California and is currently signed to Top Dawg, (Dr Dre’s) Aftermath and Interscope/Universal. A member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, along with fellow West Coast rappers and label mates Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, Lamar first gained major attention after the release of his fourth mixtape, Overly Dedicated in 2010. The following year he released his first … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – First Australian Tour

Premier: Spit Syndicate – Beauty In The Bricks Film Clip + Tour Details

Jump on your pushie and tour around Sydney with Spit Syndicate in the video for their great new tune Beauty In The Bricks. Produced by Adit from Horrorshow (who’s definitely left his touch on the track with its soulful vibe).  Beauty In The Bricks is the first taste of Spit Syndicate’s third album Sunday Gentlemen which will be out next year. “We are first and foremost lyricists – that said, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, I guess. But we take song writing and hip-hop very seriously.”- Nick Lupi You can catch the Sydney duo at the following shows: Thurs 25 October – Transit Bar, … Continue reading Premier: Spit Syndicate – Beauty In The Bricks Film Clip + Tour Details

Fraksha – My Way

Earning his stripes in the UK’s underground live circuit, Fraksha has proven himself to be one of the UK’s finest MC’s. Having shared the stage with artists like Skinnyman, Kano, Klashnekoff & Blak Twang as a founding member of the UK outfit Nine High, Fraksha spent time honing his craft and sold out two mixtapes, a testament to his tenure in the UK scene.   Opting to move to the greener pastures of Australia in 2006, after a previous visit in 2002/03, Fraksha hit the ground running, joining Aria Award winning Bliss N Eso on their sold out Get Loose … Continue reading Fraksha – My Way

Spit Syndicate Announce New Single & National Tour Oct/Nov, 2012

With killer new single Beauty in the Bricks dropping October 5th (Obese Records) along side a fresh new music video directed by James Chappell (A Few Best Men), Inner West Sydney’s very own Spit Syndicate are back big time and ready to drop their groundbreaking new album Sunday Gentlemen early 2013. Featuring production highlights from the best in the business, Styalz Fuego (360, Seth Sentry), M-Phazes (Drapht, Bliss n Eso), Adit (Horrorshow), and J-Skub (Illy, Owl Eyes) and an impressive list of guest vocalists to be announced in the coming months. “The production style is sleek, varied and tips its hat … Continue reading Spit Syndicate Announce New Single & National Tour Oct/Nov, 2012

M-Phazes – The Remixes

M-Phazes is giving YOU a collection of some of his best remixes of artists like Cee-Lo, 360, Justice, Lil Wayne, The Presets, Michael Jackson & more as part of the launch for his brand new website MPHAZES.COM! To get your free copy of The Remixes, just click here. You can catch M-Phazes live on Illy’s – Bring It Back Tour, he will also be DJ’ing at the Sprung Afterparty on November 10, in Brisbane.  M-Phazes.com  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Soundcloud Continue reading M-Phazes – The Remixes

Mase & Mattic X SCOSA – Who I Am featuring Echo and The Empress

In a fresh and innovative way to raise money to support people living with disabilities, Adelaide hip hop band Mase N Mattic has teamed up with SCOSA (formerly the Spastic Centres of South Australia) to launch Who I Am. 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of this track will go to SCOSA and will be used to provide vital services to South Australians living with disabilities. Mase N Mattic — aka Jason Willoughby, Matthew Patti, together with DJ PT, Paul Tate — are developing a strong following around Australia after the release of their first album Sound The … Continue reading Mase & Mattic X SCOSA – Who I Am featuring Echo and The Empress

Illy – ‘Where Ya Been’ Official Video

The second single from Illy’s upcoming third album Bring It Back is Where Ya Been featuring chart-topping contemporary Pez. A playful moment from Bring It Back; Where Ya Been follows previous automatic-hit single Heard It All on an upbeat tip. With the production expertise of ARIA award-winning M-Phazes, Where Ya Been is not amiss of quality. A head-nodder from the get-go; trademark snapping boom bap and laid back synth chords sets the scene. Illy and Pez trade flows seamlessly, sympathizing on a subject they’re both all too familiar with. The two make light of the constant pressure for answers, and the eagerness … Continue reading Illy – ‘Where Ya Been’ Official Video

El Da Sensei (feat. Mela Machinko) – “2 The Death” (M-Phazes Remix) Video

After originally being featured on both the iTunes edition and CD of El Da Sensei’s Global Takeover 2 as well as The Nu World Remix EP that was released this past November, the Nu Jeru veteran unfurls the visuals for M-Phazes remix of 2 The Death, originally produced the The Returners. Directed by Darius Waters for ODC TV, the video documents footage taken in the day of the life to the Boom Skwad affiliate, using Newark as its backdrop; from the streets, to the lab, to the stage. Be sure to watch it all the way through and see if … Continue reading El Da Sensei (feat. Mela Machinko) – “2 The Death” (M-Phazes Remix) Video

Illy – Bring It Back Album Tour with Chasm Soundsystem & Skryptcha

24 dates have now been announced on Illy’s Bring It Back album tour which winds it’s way around the country through August, September and October. As the beginning of the tour approaches, Illy has hand-picked local supports to join Chasm Soundsystem and Skryptcha on the road. The local openers include M-Phazes, Flagrant (special A/V show), Mr. Hill, Fozzey and VanC, Elemont, Dylan Joel, Jackie Onassis and The Stoops. The tour is the first time for fans to hear tracks from Illy’s third studio album, Bring It Back, live. The album is set for release in late September but has already spawned … Continue reading Illy – Bring It Back Album Tour with Chasm Soundsystem & Skryptcha

Illy – Where Ya Been

The second single from Illy’s upcoming third album Bring It Back is Where Ya Been. Featuring chart topping contemporary Pez. A playful moment from Bring It Back; Where Ya Been follow previous automatic hit single Heard It All on an upbeat tip. With the production expertise of ARIA award-winning M-Phazes, Where Ya Been is not amiss of quality. A headnodder from the get-go; trademark snapping boom bap and laid back synth chords sets the scene. “‘Where Ya Been’ is a bit of fun at the expense of the people who are constantly asking about what’s going on. It feels like sometimes … Continue reading Illy – Where Ya Been

Illy + M-Phazes: Friday Flips #5 – Levels

Friday Flips is a collaboration between Illy and M-Phazes. Over the coming months, Friday Flips will see the boys release re-workings of well known current, and classic, tracks from all corners of the music world. As with everything Illy and Phizzle do, the supporters are the driving force behind Friday Flips. The result – each track will be built from songs suggested by you guys. On any Friday that the call is put out for track suggestions, hit them up with whatever track you’d like to see ‘Flipped‘. They’ll pick a track that day, flip it over the week, and release it the following Friday. As a thanks for the continued support … Continue reading Illy + M-Phazes: Friday Flips #5 – Levels

M-Phazes Dirty 30 Drum Library

M-Phazes personal drum sample library is now available! Kit features 240+ bangin boom bap drum samples! M-Phazes created and hand picked over 60 Kicks, 60 Snares, 60 Hi Hats, and 60 Percussion straight out of his personal arsenal! Drum samples worth their weight in gold! Don’t waste your time with knock off M-Phazes Drum Sample torrents! Whack, knock off drum kits are never worth the time! Get the Official M-Phazes Drum Library from the source! Available here. Purchase  ||  M-Phazes  ||  M-Phazes Facebook Continue reading M-Phazes Dirty 30 Drum Library

Abuze London Clothing

Introducing Abuze London Clothing, the best of contemporary British urbanwear since 2001. Abuze brings the spirit of the London street art community to Asia-Pacific amid a wide range of styles that all embody individualism, artistic freedom and creative expression.  The history of Abuze LDN is firmly planted in our love of cutting edge aesthetics and premium quality streetwear. The creative process has benefited from the desire to collaborate with leading artists and our prolific rate of creating new styles The label was est. in 2001 by members of 2 big graffiti crews, Vandals For Life and Too Damn Fresh. Over time Abuze LDN has grown and … Continue reading Abuze London Clothing

Illy Announces National Tour

Off the back of his new smash single Heard It All, snowballing emcee Illy has announced a huge national tour throughout August and September. As well as major cities, the tour hits towns as far and wide as Toowoomba, Dubbo and Falls Creek, and will be the first chance for fans to hear material from Illy’s soon-to-bereleased third album Bring It Back, live and in the flesh. In support will be Chasm Soundsystem feat. Scryptcha. Illy’s sophomore album The Chase spawned the powerful and well-loved singles Cigarettes (triple j Hottest 100 #25), The Chase and the Gold-selling It Can Wait feat. … Continue reading Illy Announces National Tour