New Music: Pez Calling Out Official Video

Good things really do come to those who wait and according to Bandcamp, we all should have gave up long ago. Fuck that, it has been eight years since the charismatic Melbourne MC PEZ (Perry Chapman) dropped his fabled debut, A Mind Of My Own – yielding the summer anthem The Festival Song with 360 and neo-soulstress Hailey Cramer. Now he’s making a triumphant return on EMI with his new album Don’t Look Down set for release on November 4 and available for pre-order now… and we can’t wait! Don’t Look Down is a hip-hop blockbuster boasting legendary guests like … Continue reading New Music: Pez Calling Out Official Video

Stream: Mind Over Matter This Way To Elsewhere

After beginning their album tour with a bunch of dates this month, Sydney hip hop duo Mind Over Matter have now released a second round to accompany them as well as celebrate the release of their awaited third album This Way to Elsewhere – out now via I Forget Sorry!/Shock Records (iTunes or JB Hi-Fi). Mind Over Matter (MCs Willow and Smiles Again) have gone from strength to strength since the 2006 release of their debut mixtape For Our Hip Hoppers. Their rapid musical growth can be heard on the world-class production of This Way To Elsewhere. Pre-production on the album … Continue reading Stream: Mind Over Matter This Way To Elsewhere

Mind Over Matter This Way To Elsewhere

After the success of their powerful single What They Say featuring guest verses from hip-hop heavyweights and touring buddies Bliss N Eso, Sydney hip-hop duo Mind Over Matter have just dropped the brand new LP This Way To Elsewhere today.  Pre production on This Way To Elsewhere took place over a two week period with help from producer Matik who has worked with local hip hop legends Seth Sentry, Pez and Bliss N Eso. The remainder of the record was recorded at (one half of Mind Over Matter) MC Smiles Again’s Sydney Studio ‘The Swordfish Tank’. Mixed by Carig Bauer (Lupe Fiasco, Kanye … Continue reading Mind Over Matter This Way To Elsewhere

Grey Ghost – The Elixir

Grey Ghost is a talented musician, filmmaker and graphic artist who has made his mark over several mediums and under seveal names. Starting his music career under the moniker Jeremedy in much-loved Melbourne beat experimentalists The Melodics, his style has snowballed over the past five years, evolving into what is now Grey Ghost. A triumphant follow up to his debut self titled EP from 2012, The Elixir EP is a robust mix of experimental hip hop and the next evolutionary step forward in Grey Ghost’s career. To bring together this collection of stylistically complex songs, Grey Ghost enlisted producers Jan Skubiszeweski … Continue reading Grey Ghost – The Elixir

Seth Sentry – ‘This Was Tomorrow’ debuts at #6 & is triple j’s feature album

Melbourne rapper Seth Sentry has debuted at an impressive #6 on the ARIA Charts this week, with his first full-length album This Was Tomorrow. The album has been collecting a long list of glowing reviews, including from triple j radio as their Feature Album all of this week. The huge national album tour has kicked off this week, including a much-talked about set at Newcastle’s Fat As Butter Festival. With the Queensland shows now ticked off, Seth has 6 Australian states left to visit. Dominating the airwaves with the infectious singles My Scene and Float Away, Seth Sentry has dropped one … Continue reading Seth Sentry – ‘This Was Tomorrow’ debuts at #6 & is triple j’s feature album

Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

It’s been four years since Seth Sentry released his The Waiter Minute EP, that featured the huge hit single The Waitress Song. Seth is now ready to storm Australia with his debut LP This Was Tomorrow. Released today, Seth has already dropped two massive single’s from the album, in the form of My Scene and Float Away. Seth describes his anxiousness in getting the release in to the hands of his fans. “I’m feeling excited and nervous, the album’s finished now, so I just want to get it out there.” Describing the concept behind This Was Tomorrow, Seth explains “I guess the album is pretty random … Continue reading Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

Grey Ghost – Ghost In The Machine Mixtape

Straight from a stint working with producers in LA, chipping away at his debut album, releasing a Mixtape and raising the roof off a handful of venues around the country, Melbourne emcee Grey Ghost has been having so much fun that he’s thrown a few more shows in the mix. A string of dates at carefully selected venues through July have been announced which see Grey Ghost on a 4-week residency at the Workers Club in Melbourne every Wednesday in July, hitting Newcastle and then finishing back in Sydney at the Oxford Arts Factory on July 28. The most recent … Continue reading Grey Ghost – Ghost In The Machine Mixtape

Spit Syndicate – Best Intentions 2

Spit Syndicate are currently bunkered down the studio working like crazy on their third studio album, which is set to drop during the second half of the 2012. “We’re very excited about having new music out, this new album will be our strongest yet; we’re working with Styalz Fuego, Adit, M-Phazes, Matik, amongst others” said Nick Lupi. Spit Syndicate uploaded a a sneak-peak from the next instalment of their Best Intentions mixtape series, putting their own twist on Kimbra’s monster hit Settle Down.  If you happen to be in Brisbane on Friday 11th May, you can catch Spit Syndicate at … Continue reading Spit Syndicate – Best Intentions 2

Rapper Tag #38 – Seth Sentry

Rapper Tag #38 live from Loungeroom, Coburg. Filmed by dands1 – Introduced to the live circuit in 2003 through performances with local hip hop/drum and bass outfit D.S.O.L.  Seth quickly became a fixture at Elf Tranzporter’s seminal ‘Phat Logic’ night from 2003-‘05, where he honed a freestyle technique that ultimately gained him local prominence through a third placing in the 2005 Revolver Battles competition. By this time he also organized and kicked off the successful weekly ‘Sideshow Freaks’ night at The Old Colonial in Fitzroy. Featuring a weekly line up of emcees and acts from around Australia, it was here he met and began … Continue reading Rapper Tag #38 – Seth Sentry

I Forget, Sorry! – Mind Over Matter: Free single download from new album ‘Just Like Fireworks’

Mind Over Matter are set to explode with their fittingly titled sophomore album Just Like Fireworks. March 18th marks the release date from this cracker of an album. Be sure to keep an eye out for this one. Kicking things off in late 2010 with the debut single release Rappers In Wonderland, which was added to playlist on Triple J and community radio tastemakers, FBi. The new seventeen track long player is host to a melody of original and sample based beats which features a list of talented guest vocalist including; Pigeon John (US), Vida-Sunshyne, Saving Grace, Drakezilla, Jon Reichardt, … Continue reading I Forget, Sorry! – Mind Over Matter: Free single download from new album ‘Just Like Fireworks’

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

Bliss N Eso – Running On Air (July 30)

In 2008 Bliss N Eso released their 3rd studio album Flying Colours. It went on to receive critical acclaim and broke many records in the Australian Music industry. In 2010 Bliss N Eso return with their highly anticipated 4th studio album Running On Air! Over the past 6 months BnE have been writing and recording in a secluded location in the middle of the Victorian mountains to produce a highly diverse and organic record following a natural evolution from the strength of Flying Colours. The album features production by Hattori Hunzo, Matik, M-Phazes & Bliss as well as guest appearances … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – Running On Air (July 30)

Made In Melburn – Friday April 23

Witness one of the biggest collections of Melbourne hip hop talent as the Made In Melburn mini festival invades Billboard Nightclub. With live performances from Diafrix, Illy, Polo Club, the Psyde Projects and the Fresh Sox Breakers as well as DJ Flagrant (AV set), Cargo, Kuya, Sheriff Rossco, Ms Butt and more to be announced. Plus Melbourne’s best beat makers in the Producers Lounge including M-Phazes, Jase, Bonez, Doc Felix, Peril, Matik and more. Dont miss this showcase of local talent as we celebrate the artists who represent Melbourne to the fullest. DIAFRIX Having formed in 2001 and already regarded … Continue reading Made In Melburn – Friday April 23