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

Obesecity 2 Winners

Ten years ago, when Australian hip hop was little known, still struggling to be heard, Obese Records released the first ObeseCity compilation. Emcees and producers from across Australia, who are now revered as pioneers, contributed tracks. The likes of Hilltop Hoods, Muph and Plutonic, Bias B, Pegz, Hunter and many more, united to give their young genre a stronger voice.   Now, ten years later, Obese Records has much to celebrate as an independent label. With over sixteen rostered artists, an extensive distribution roster, three platinum records, three gold records, four ARIA awards, and countless fans from around the world. … Continue reading Obesecity 2 Winners

Prophet Rayza: “This Is” film clip [6 Books EP]

This is the official film clip for This Is, the lead single off Prophet Rayza’s (QLD) debut EP Six Books. Released November 12th 2010 on Born Fresh Records and distributed nationally by MGM. For ten years now Prophet Rayza has been a stronghold in the Australian Hip Hop scene perfecting his talents across the four elements of Hip Hop as an emcee, breakdancer, graffiti artist and beatboxer.His passion for the art form stems from his first train trip from Brisbane to Melbourne at five years of age, when he first saw graffiti and told his mother when he grew up … Continue reading Prophet Rayza: “This Is” film clip [6 Books EP]

Plutonic and G-Love Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone that entered the Plutonic & G Love – Moonshine Lemonade ticket giveaway! We would like to congratulate the following heads: Melbourne: Kelli G Amy Z Sydney: Allan H Mark M *All winners will be notified by phone or email. Plutonic and G Love are offering a preview of their entire Moonshine Lemonade album for a limited time only here. The album won’t be released until February 18, but is available for pre-order now on iTunes or as a limited signed digipack through JB HI FI here. Show details: Friday 14th January at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne Saturday … Continue reading Plutonic and G-Love Winners Announced

New Show added to the Plutonic & G Love – Moonshine Lemonade Tour

This is your last chance to win a double pass to either the Sydney or Melbourne Pluto & G Love shows on their Moonshine Lemonade tour! Email with your contact details to win….it’s that easy. Drawn tomorrow!! Show details: Friday 14th January at Northcote Social Club, Melbourne Saturday 15th January at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney New Show Announced: Sunday 16th January at The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle Bonjah will be in support for all shows along with Jess Harlen for Melbourne and Sydney. Don’t forget – you can still pre-order the Plutonic & G Love signed digipak editions of … Continue reading New Show added to the Plutonic & G Love – Moonshine Lemonade Tour

Bonjah added to Plutonic & G Love’s Moonshine Lemonade Shows **Win a double pass to SYD or MELB show**

Plutonic and G Love have announced that they will be bring Melbourne blues and roots outfit, Bonjah, with them for their Moonshine Lemonade shows in Melbourne and Sydney in January. Plutonic (of Muph & Plutonic) and G Love (of G Love and Special Sauce) have spent a year collaborating from opposites sides of the globe to produce their full-length album Moonshine Lemonade – a raunchy mix of blues, hip hop, grit and swagger. The album’s first single, F@#k It has exploded online, hitting 16,000 plays in just 6 days on the blog All Aussie Hip Hop and reaching Number 9 … Continue reading Bonjah added to Plutonic & G Love’s Moonshine Lemonade Shows **Win a double pass to SYD or MELB show**

Muph & Plutonic Rock Sussex Inlet Tavern On New Years Day

Legends Muph & Plutonic will hit up the NSW South Coast on New Years Day with a special show at the Sussex Inlet Tavern. Nothing cures a hangover like live hip hop, so make sure you drag yourself away from your couch and hangover food and get there to check them out. Muph & Plutonic will bring with them special guests V-Def, DJ Kutbuzy and Kade. Tickets are available for $20 at the door only. Be sure to arrive early because this show will sell out. Meanwhile, Plutonic has been busy collaborating with G Love of G Love and The … Continue reading Muph & Plutonic Rock Sussex Inlet Tavern On New Years Day

Recon – The Beatnik EP

Recon is an emcee and producer from the Sunshine Coast, Australia. His music is a melting pot of styles, and demonstrates a unique approach to production.  The sun and warm climate of the coast have found their way into his studio and add an island vibe to his creations. Recon is an established artist and has supported a range of Australian  hip-hop acts including Urthboy, Koolism, Hermitude and Muph + Plutonic. His debut solo release The Beatnik EP sees a noticeable increase in substance and quality from earlier outings.  Determined to circulate his art as efficiently as possible, Recon has … Continue reading Recon – The Beatnik EP

M-Phazes/Triple J Unearthed MC comp

Emcees are you ready to spit some fire, download a beat and show the nation what you got? Triple J Unearthed is teaming up with internationally renowned hip hop producer M-Phazes to create a track with an exclusive M-Phazes beat, and an Triple J Unearthed emcees rhymes. To enter, all you have to do is download the beat here and re-upload it with your rhymes on top. The best emcee as chosen by Triple J Hip Hop show host Hau Latukefu and M-Phazes will have the track properly produced by the man himself! And if M-Phazes comes to your town … Continue reading M-Phazes/Triple J Unearthed MC comp

M-Phazes – Good Gracious album review

M-Phazes has quickly established himself as one of the country’s top producers. After 2 years of nights locked away, computers humming, beats banging and unhealthy dietary intakes (not confirmed), a masterpiece has emerged. Good Gracious is the heavily anticipated debut album from lauded Gold Coast beat-maker M-Phazes.  This 15 track LP features appearances from some of Australia’s most respected hip hop artists including Drapht, Mantra, Dialectrix, Pegz, Delta, Muph and Plutonic, Phrase, Spit Syndicate, Forthwrite, Bliss N Eso, NFA, Illy, 13th Son and Nine High……we could easily stop there. Good Gracious is concofinay of hip hop styles riding under the … Continue reading M-Phazes – Good Gracious album review

Headstrong Company – 100% Australian Beef #3

The next installment of 100% Australian Beef will go down on April 9 at L!ve on light square. You can also catch Headstrong Company, Evolve, Chase & Lariken plus Gravity Ponds performing on the night. The 2 on 2 emcee battle will have $200 and a prize pack up for grabs. To enter check the details below. Headstrong Company At the stage where Australian hip hop is receiving audiences in a broader and more engaging format than ever before, Headstrong Company has evolved to elevate the culture to new levels. The group consists of emcees Visionz, Kahs, Cheech (emcee/producer) , … Continue reading Headstrong Company – 100% Australian Beef #3

Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, Chasm & Vida Concert

Three of NSW premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of aussie hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday  December 18 @ the Oxford Art Factory,  Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne hit the stage for what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar. After bursting onto the aussie hip hop scene last year with an ARIA-nominated album and two national tours, Sydney wonderkids Spit Syndicate have been relatively quiet in 2009 as they prepare their sophomore record. They are breaking their 12-month hiatus with … Continue reading Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, Chasm & Vida Concert

Plutonic Lab smashing up the scene

The 2009 Mercury Prize winner has been announced – Speech Debelle’s album Speech Therapy. The album features two singles, “The Key” and “Better Days” – both tracks co-written and produced by none other then the great Plutonic Lab. Congratulations to Pluto for this massive achievement. His production work on the album has been described as “like no hip hop record you’ve ever heard” (Dazed & Confused) and “A pleasurable point of difference in modern hip hop” (M8). “The Key” was named single of the week in both NME and the Sunday Times. Plutonic Lab has just completed work on the … Continue reading Plutonic Lab smashing up the scene

Hyjak N Torcha + Illy

If your in Sydney why not check out a huge night of aussie hip hop at the Annandale Hotel. We see Hyjack N Torcha have their official album launch for Uregrettable, and also Illy for his debut release Long Story Short. If that wasn’t enough to get you jucies flowing the Obese crew have thrown Skryptcha in to the mix, with tickets only $12 this is a must. In other Obese news you can check out a reviewon the Muph and Plutonic gig that was recently held at the Hi Fi Bar, here. (via Clubsguide) Continue reading Hyjak N Torcha + Illy