Ben Iota – Born ‘Free’

Ben Iota (formerly known as Bornski of Adroit Effusive/Common Cause) and Matchless Gift (Butterthief) proudly presents Born ‘Free’. Lyrically inspired by Ben Iota’s recent studies, travels and experiences living in a developing country, alongside the manifest production of Matchless Gift, this release explores the theme of freedom, or lack there of. Ben Iota has recently released the video for More Than Just Words featuring Visionz, Motion, Mesha and Social Change. The video is filmed and edited by Maintain from Labrat productions. The production by Matchless Gift is his finest work to date, demonstrating his grasp on both Western and Eastern musical forms, … Continue reading Ben Iota – Born ‘Free’

Matchless Gift “Inquire Within” Out Now

MC/Producer Matchless Gift from the Butterthief camp presents his debut EP Inquire Within featuring Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix), LKR, Dialect & Social Change with cuts by DJ Snair and Inkswel. A hard-hitting, thought provoking introduction for the artist from South Australia, It’s been a long time coming and well worth the wait for the 8-track release. With an open and honest writing style and an impenetrable mark on production Matchless Gift makes music that inspires the listener to see beyond the grind of everyday norms. A producer born from the love of digging in the crates and an MC born from … Continue reading Matchless Gift “Inquire Within” Out Now

Taylor Made Tactix – Uninvited Guests

Introducing Taylor Made Tactix (TMT), the Hip Hop 4 from the southern suburbs of Adelaide consisting of MC’s Mesha, Mnops and Senca along with veteran Australian Turntablist DJ Snair (Social Change, Cross Bred Mongrels, BattleHoggs). TMT’s journey begins at Morphett Vale High School in 2001 where MC Mesha would frequent ciphers with Johny C and Eckles building up steam in local battles. It was in these freestyle circuits where Mnops would appear all guns blazing, eventually joining the TM team along with MC Senca (formally of Peripheral Visions). By 2006 TMT began making their presence known in the local scene delivering boom-bap … Continue reading Taylor Made Tactix – Uninvited Guests

Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets

In the lead up to the long awaited release of the full length Social Change album V.High.P, Funkwig and DJ Snair of Social Change have created their first Phat Tape under the name Fat Pockets. On the 09.09.09 (cool little date) Butterthief will release Fat Pockets online for a FREE download, yes people free. The Phat Tape is a Funkwig Production and features exclusive music and  some big guest appearances by Social Change, Crossbred Mongrels, Dialect, K21, 2Biz (Common Cause) and Mesha (Taylor Made Tactix). Everyone in Melburn can catch Mata and Must, Social Change feat. Funkwig and DJ Snair, … Continue reading Phat Tape: Social Change and Fat Pockets