Rapaport New Album ‘Village Idiot’ Out March 2 Preorders Available Now

Village Idiot is an album three years in the making and boasts a diverse range of tracks featuring production by Kid Fiction, Ribongia, Joelistics, Arctic & P.Major, & vocal features from Mantra, P.Smurf, Ellesquire, Omar Musa, Tenth Dan, Joe New … Continue reading Rapaport New Album ‘Village Idiot’ Out March 2 Preorders Available Now

Dylan Joel Delivers Debut Album Authentic Lemonade

Australian artists Dylan Joel has just recently released his debut album titled Authentic Lemonade. Authentic Lemonade features the hip hop party jam Swing (feat. Mantra & DJ Izm) and the captivating first single Numbers. Widely known for his philanthropic lifestyle, Dylan … Continue reading Dylan Joel Delivers Debut Album Authentic Lemonade

Dylan Joel Delivers Authentic Lemonade Debut Album In Stores Friday October 2

New Single Blank Available Now + Headline Tour Announced For October & November Australian musician Dylan Joel has announced the release of his debut album Authentic Lemonade on Friday 2 October.The album is available to pre-order now. New single Blank sees … Continue reading Dylan Joel Delivers Authentic Lemonade Debut Album In Stores Friday October 2

Dylan Joel premieres new track ‘Blank’ on triple j

‘Blank’ is the newest sip of the Melbourne MC/songwriter’s first full-length album, Authentic Lemonade. Due Friday 2 October (via It’s Official Music/Warner), the 12-track effort includes last year’s ‘Numbers’ single and the big hit, ‘Swing’, featuring Mantra and Bliss N Eso’s … Continue reading Dylan Joel premieres new track ‘Blank’ on triple j

Seth Sentry Hell Boy Official Lyric Video

DAMN… This kids dope Adored native hip hop hero Seth Sentry has announced his return to your speakers and headphones with news of a brand new album Strange New Past.   Set for release on Friday, June 5 through High Score Records and distributed byInertia, Strange New Past brings forth a Seth Sentry previously unheard. Stowing away his hoverboard, Seth now has more room to explore issues of his own identity, introspectively travelling through his own roller coaster imagination to compile an anthology of stories that document his life, with his trademark observations, story-telling and humour  nods to which we’ve already … Continue reading Seth Sentry Hell Boy Official Lyric Video

Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol. 3

Mixed By DJ Backlash Fun Not Fame III mixtape, is an unregulated assault of hip-hop knocking out ear canals like a Tyson left hook, cocked and loaded by the Velvet Couch commission. This is the third wave of yet another arsenal of dope weaponry made locally, mixed by DJ Backlash and mastered and produced at Clockwork Studios by Sneaky-T and Pleura (Fundamental Elements) who cut and prepared a sharpened cache of only the realest of independent hip-hop. MCs involved in the operation represent a strong contingent of Australia’s independent and unmerciful collective withinternational allies in Sean Strange (U.S.) and with … Continue reading Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol. 3

360 Announces Local Supports For The Utopia Regional Tour And Forthcoming Brisbane Show

360 is proud to announce he has hand-selected supports in each state for the massive 4-week, 16-date Utopia Regional Tour this January, and forthcoming show at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane. Rising Perth star Coin Banks and Melbourne’s LEVA will be joining 360 as main supports on all dates on the Utopia Regional Tour, with Lane Harry x Ike Campbell in Queensland, also 360’s only support for his forthcoming date at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane this month, KALE for all Northern NSW shows, Lee Monro x Ello C in Wollongong, Mistress of Ceremony in Victoria, and Creed … Continue reading 360 Announces Local Supports For The Utopia Regional Tour And Forthcoming Brisbane Show

New Music: Dylan Joel Numbers

Numbers is the latest release from rising Hip-Hop head Dylan Joel. The new track recently made it’s premiere on triple j last week, Numbers has been getting daily spins on the station and has received praise from the likes of Bliss n Eso, 360, Thelma Plum and Mantra. Produced by platinum selling hit maker Cam Bluff (Hilltop Hoods, Illy, Allday), Numbers delves into the dark side of the music industry, shedding light on how we’ve traded artistic quality for quantity – spending more time focusing on tweets, Facebook ‘likes’ and reposts than a musician’s actual talent and sound. Dylan’s strong tongue-in-cheek … Continue reading New Music: Dylan Joel Numbers

Aaron Choulai This Is Who We Are feat. Mantra

Award winning and critically acclaimed pianist, Aaron Choulai has achieved a remarkable amount in his career. From work within the Jazz/Noise and improvised music scenes of New York and Tokyo, to large scale multi media festival commissions, to hip hop productions for artists such as Mantra and Joelistics, the pianists work is as wide and varied as it is explorative and adventurous. This Is Who We Are is the first track from Aaron Choulai’s 2014 free download series. All tracks plus a ton of extras will be available as an album this December. This Is Who We Are, features ‘your … Continue reading Aaron Choulai This Is Who We Are feat. Mantra

Anthony Devine Presents: Contest Us The Album

Anthony Devine, son of Melbourne jazz musician Gary Devine, was almost inevitably set to pursue a career in music. Having taken up piano at the age of eight and studying primarily under Andy Cowan, he progressed to studying bass guitar at age twelve with notable figures such as Dan West, Wylie J. Miller, Tim Pryde, and Drew Deadman. Now, having worked for some years across a diverse range of musical styles including Hip-Hop, Reggae, Metal, Funk, Jazz, and Afrobeat, he has honed his skills as a progressive musician and had the privilege of playing with prominent artists such as King … Continue reading Anthony Devine Presents: Contest Us The Album

I AM D – The Daley Grind EP

I AM D AKA Tom Daley is an artist in the truest sense, a man that is unwaveringly dedicated to his craft. The Daley Grind is a journey. The landscape is as diverse as the list of producers that created it, and the story is narrated vividly with D’s impressive lyricism. From the classic boom-bap feel of Mid Mid Life to the ambient/new wave vibe of U-God and the trap sounds of Fools And Kings, I AM D matches the world class production with a flow that is both comfortable and succinct. His talents on the mic haven’t gone unnoticed, … Continue reading I AM D – The Daley Grind EP

Public Enemy Local Supports

Three weeks out from their hotly anticipated tour kicking off, Public Enemy announce some of the biggest names in Australian hip-hop as their supports, including Melbourne’s Mantra, Canberra’s Citizen Kay, and Brisbane’s Impossible Odds, with Adelaide’s DJ Sanchez and Melbourne’s DJ MzRizk filling out the DJ sets. After a busy 2013 … Continue reading Public Enemy Local Supports

aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 2: Michelle Grace Hunder – Rise Campaign

For our second ever Community Series episode, which aims to highlight those who are heavily involved in the local hip hop scene. We catch up with the photography extraordinaire Michelle Grace Hunder. Michelle is a Melbourne based photographer who has … Continue reading aahh Radio – Community Series Episode 2: Michelle Grace Hunder – Rise Campaign

aahh Radio – Episode 1: Mantra

Welcome to the first ever instalment of aahh Radio. Episode 1 features Melbourne Emcee Mantra who has just released his third cracking studio LP in Telling Scenes. In Episode 1 of aahh Radio, we discuss with Mantra his brand new album, upcoming tour, and a whole lot more.  Expect a whole heap of dope guests and features in the upcoming episodes of aahh Radio, as well as all your latest news, reviews, and happenings from the world of Hip Hop. If you would like to feature in an upcoming episode of aahh radio, submit a track for play, have an upcoming event … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 1: Mantra

Mantra – Break Tradition Official Video + Trilogy Box-Sets

Ten To Two Records are very pleased to announce the release of Telling Scenes, the third instalment of Mantra’s Power of the Spoken Trilogy. Sporting the radio favourite Loudmouth and emotionally heavy Break Tradition, Telling Scenes is Mantra’s magnum opus, the feather in his cap. To celebrate the Melbourne rapper’s milestone, we are happy to release some exclusive and very limited items fit for any hip hop fan. Ten To Two and Mantra have carefully selected a bunch of pre-sale items to celebrate the release of the new record. There are the Power of the Spoken Trilogy Box-sets which include the entire Mantra … Continue reading Mantra – Break Tradition Official Video + Trilogy Box-Sets

Dylan Joel’s got a brand new free release and we think ‘that’s good’

In 2013 Dylan Joel continues to work his way up the ranks of the local hip hop fraternity. Last year Dylan’s EP Kid Illin‘ featured the breakthrough single Leveled which received a high rotation on triple j and later proved to be the catalyst for his massive win with triple j’s “Pyramid Rock” unearthed competition. Now in 2013 Dylan is proud to release his brand new free album That’s Good which is undoubtedly his best work to date showcasing Dylan’s progression as a burgeoning Australian MC. Featuring an exceptional array of guest performances from fellow up ‘n comers Remi, Elemont & Jess … Continue reading Dylan Joel’s got a brand new free release and we think ‘that’s good’

Mantra – ‘Telling Scenes’ Track By Track

Following on from radio anthem Loudmouth, Melbourne rapper Mantra has dropped the emotionally heavy Break Tradition – the second single from his forthcoming album, Telling Scenes. Due for release in September, Telling Scenes is an album in the most creative sense: not just a collection of songs, but an experience that takes its listener on a journey. As one part of this journey, Break Tradition represents a side of Mantra very close to his heart. Using dexterous rhymes to unfold stark and literal narratives, Mantra delves into the cycle of violence that sees the endless chain of one person passing their abuse on … Continue reading Mantra – ‘Telling Scenes’ Track By Track

Seth Sentry – The Vacation Tour

Australia’s acclaimed hip-hop artist, Seth Sentry announces The Vacation Tour in support of his latest single of the same name. Seth Sentry will be joined by special guests, Grey Ghost and Mantra to help bring his standout live show to new audiences around the country, on an extensive run of 24 regional tour dates between August and September. Since the release of his #6 ARIA debut album and critical success, This Was Tomorrow in September last year, Seth Sentry has been achieving milestones in big leaps from multiple high-rotation radio singles on triple j to extensive national tours (including the completely … Continue reading Seth Sentry – The Vacation Tour

Mantra – Loudmouth

Melbourne-based rapper Mantra is thrilled to announce that he has signed with Ten To Two Records – the team behind records from Xavier Rudd & Seth Sentry this past year – ahead of the release of his new single Loudmouth this Friday May 3, 2013. As one of Australia’s most crucial new talents, ‘your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper’ Mantra is standing on solid ground with five years of touring, two full length releases and a triple j feature album (2011’s Speaking Volumes) already under his belt. Kicking off his career as a producer before being encouraged to pick up a mic, Mantra … Continue reading Mantra – Loudmouth

Soliloquy – Double Sided

At just sixteen years of age, Soliloquy has accomplished more than most young aspiring rappers can even dream of, let alone will ever achieve. His debut performance was in front of a sold out venue, making a guest appearance on stage with New York Hip-Hop legend Pharoahe Monch. In July of 2011, Soliloquy released his debut EP The Unveiling, receiving much acclaim from industry figures and the general public alike. He spent the following year honing his craft, working on new material and performing around Melbourne. 2012 brought yet another rebirth for Soliloquy, as he has matured lyrically and experientially. His second release … Continue reading Soliloquy – Double Sided

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.

Ishu – Way To Go feat. Mighty Joe

A killer flow from California’s Mighty Joe, paired with Ishu’s big beats and sample trickery, Way To Go is the first peek at the new album Hand Made, due for release in November, 2012. Produced after they met in Melbourne and worked on the MoneyKat album release, the track discusses the topic of which direction to take in life, with conscious lyrics and driving hip hop beat. An apt topic for the duo, who met when Mighty Joe was travelling from his native land of the USA, not long after Ishu’s debut LP A World In Progress which was written whilst travelling … Continue reading Ishu – Way To Go feat. Mighty Joe

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