Rainman Fire In The Belly (10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Digital Version)

Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palatable. Recognised nationally as one of Queensland’s finest, Rainman’s list of collaborations, support slots and guest appearances reads like a who’s who of local hip hop. The Herd’s Urthboy said it well: “destined to become a positive and very listenable force… with laidback but self-assured flows and a gift for hooks and phrases. One of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets”. He’s been a feature artist on triple j’s Hip Hop Show and played alongside everyone from Grandmaster Flash (USA), Ice Cube (USA) and Jungle Brothers (USA) through to The … Continue reading Rainman Fire In The Belly (10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Digital Version)

Rainman Announces ‘Darlin’ & National Launch Dates

Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palatable. Recognised nationally as one of Queensland’s finest, Rainman’s list of collaborations, support slots and guest appearances reads like a who’s who of local hip hop. Rainman is poised to drop his second album Bigger Pictures, in stores Friday 4 May through Obese Distribution. The album sees Sammsonite return for the lion’s share of the production but also features some of Australia’s finest beat – smiths including the APRA and AIR Award winning, ARIA nominated Count Bounce, DJ Bonez, Mangohig (Sietta), Chasm, Cam Bluff and Calski. Guest MCs … Continue reading Rainman Announces ‘Darlin’ & National Launch Dates

Rainman – Darlin’ feat. Calski

Billed as ‘a watershed in local hip hop’, Rainman (Ray Bourne) has attracted some hefty praise since releasing his debut album Fire in the Belly. Rainman has been hailed as ‘Queensland’s best kept secret’ with ‘an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop’. Descriptions of Rainman’s music are consistently praiseworthy. Rainman has appeared as a feature artist on the triple j Hip Hop Show and in Stealth Magazine/CD. His music was selected for the Rhythm and Poetry DVD – a documentary detailing the evolution of local hip hop.  Rainman has toured Australia’s major cities and regularly performs locally in … Continue reading Rainman – Darlin’ feat. Calski

Def Wish Cast – Dun Proppa

Since the initial days when hip hop culture first arrived in Australia, there are many who’ve become obsessed with the traditional four elements; B-boying/B-Girling, Emceeing, Deejaying and Graffiti. They symbolise hip hop at its most pure and are the living embodiment of all four elements in their rawest form as each member was born from the 80’s explosion. Def Wish Cast embraces all the aspects and ideology but never imitates. They created something localised that was revered and is now mythologised: they are Def Wish Cast; they are Australian; they are Hip Hop. In 1990 Def Wish Cast began taking … Continue reading Def Wish Cast – Dun Proppa

Mind Over Matter – This Weeks Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist

Following the release of their lead single Rappers In Wonderland, Mind Over Matter have been announced as this weeks Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist. Since release the single has already been added to spot rotation on Triple J as well as full rotation on Sydney’s FBi. Mind Over Matter will be setting off an east coast tour later this year. http://www.triplejunearthed.com Emerging from Sydney’s vibrant hip hop community in 2006, the duo known as Mind Over Matter quickly established themselves as artists to be reckoned with. Through their highly lauded mixtape For Our Hip Hoppers, they successfully built and earned … Continue reading Mind Over Matter – This Weeks Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist

Mind Over Matter – Rappers In Wonderland (Free Download)

Emerging from Sydney’s vibrant hip hop community in 2006, the duo known as Mind Over Matter quickly established themselves as artists to be reckoned with. Through their highly lauded mixtape For Our Hip Hoppers, they successfully built and earned a loyal fan base nationally. In 2008 Mind Over Matter released their Debut album entitled Keepin’ It Breezy to industry wide praise, culminating in a nomination for Australian album of the year in Triple J’s J Mag. With the success of this debut combined with their pre-established following cemented by back to back outstanding releases, emcees Willow and Smiles Again have … Continue reading Mind Over Matter – Rappers In Wonderland (Free Download)

The Optimen ‘The Out of Money Experience’ Album Launch with Rainman, Vegas Aces and Special Guests

Brisbane Sounds is pleased to announce the next showcase in their series of spin off events to showcase Brisbane’s diverse music artists. The Brisbane Sounds Hip-Hop showcase will take place at the Hi-Fi in West End on Saturday 9 October and will offer a tasty selection of Brisbane’s finest Aussie hip-hop artists that includes the amazing crew The Optimen launching The Out of Money Experience, the esteemed talents of Rainman and fresh newcomers Vegas Aces as well as more guest DJ’s that are yet to be announced. The Optimen The Optimen or The OPees to their friends have quickly become … Continue reading The Optimen ‘The Out of Money Experience’ Album Launch with Rainman, Vegas Aces and Special Guests

Dwizofoz – Baked Not Fried EP

  Dwizofoz has indeed been building quite a name for himself starting way back in 2003 when he first met Ghosty and started working on tracks with him. In 2004 the duo created the group Ozalians and almost immediately began performing on stages all around Brisbane. After nearly 5 years of performing and having supported and worked with such artists as Muph n Plutonic, Hyjak n Torcha, Bias B, Optimen and Tommy Illfigga, Justice n Kaos (to name a few), Ozalians decided to part ways to work on different projects. The end of 2007 saw Dwizofoz begin to really focus on his music as a solo … Continue reading Dwizofoz – Baked Not Fried EP

Elgen & Johnny Utah win the Triple J Unearthed Groovin’ The Moo Competition

Elgen & Johnny Utah have just won the Triple J Unearthed Groovin’ The Moo competition – the two brothers from Port Stephens will be performing at the massive Maitland festival alongside mainstays Silverchair, Empire Of The Sun, Muph N Plutonic, The Funkoars and more Their track When The Rain Hits is now on rotation at Triple J and available for free download from Triple J Unearthed here. The guys are currently working on their full LP release after dropping  TheWelcoming Party EP back in Feb 09. All production will be handled by Elgen with Johnny Utah jumping up on the … Continue reading Elgen & Johnny Utah win the Triple J Unearthed Groovin’ The Moo Competition

Win a free copy of The Sounds Of Wings EP

Coptic Soldier is preparing for his debut EP release teaming up with Sydney singer Miriam Waks for eight top tracks on The Sound of Wings EP. The guys over at Rhythm & Poetry are giving you the chance to win a copy of The Sound of Wings EP, but you have to be quick. Here’s how you do it. 1. Start by Logging into Twitter (if you don’t have an account, go get one) 2. follow my man Coptic Soldier (@copticsoldier) 3. Tweet the below phrase, in it’s entirety, unedited Exclusive leak of @copticsoldier & Miriam Waks-Burn Churches feat. @mac_lethal … Continue reading Win a free copy of The Sounds Of Wings EP

Brooklyn Bridge – Bekay feat. Masta Ace (Prod. by M-Phazes)

Australian producer M-Phazes is set to drop an absolute banger in the form of his production album Good Gracious. It will feature some of Australia’s top emcees including Drapht, Bliss N Eso, Phrase, Illy, Pegz, Muph n Plutonic, Delta, Solo, Spit Syndicate, Dialectrix, Mantra, Nfa, Nine High, Forthwrite (360 n Pez), 13th Son and Haunts. Good Gracious will be out on February 26 through Obese Records (check the previous post we did regarding this release here). If your not already excited, then here’s something to wet your appetite. M-Phazes recently produced a track for US emcee Bekay feat. Masta Ace. … Continue reading Brooklyn Bridge – Bekay feat. Masta Ace (Prod. by M-Phazes)

Phatchance – Inkstains Tour

After being crowned both a Triple J Unearthed and MySpace.com feature artist in 2009, Phatchance is ready to tour nationally unleashing his own unique style . Coming off the back of multiple years of a touring schedule supporting the likes of Bliss N Eso, The Herd, Urthboy, The Potbelleez, Drapht, Pez, The Funkoars, Pegz, Muph N Plutonic and Phrase, as well as numerous international artists; Method Man and Redman, Planet Asia, De La Soul and K Rino to name a few, Phatchance has developed a reputation for his personal, captivating, yet highly energetic live performances. Beginning March 5th in WA … Continue reading Phatchance – Inkstains Tour

M-Phazes New Album Artwork

M-Phazes will be once again bringing the bangers when he drops his new album titled ‘Good Gracious’ on February 26 of this year. M-Phazes has worked with a whole heap of hip hop artists on this one, including: Drapht, Bliss N Eso, Phrase, Illy, Pegz, Muph n Plutonic, Delta, Solo, Spit Syndicate, Dialectrix, Mantra, Nfa, Nine High, Forthwrite (360 n Pez), 13th Son and Haunts. This will surely be on of the top albums of 2010, we know it’s early but we have faith! You can check out the artwork for the album above and then head to M-Phazes Myspace … Continue reading M-Phazes New Album Artwork

M-Phazes – Good Gracious! New Album (Feb 26)

M-Phazes is the perfect example of a diamond in the rough.  Born and raised in the Gold Coast of Australia and relatively isolated from Hip-Hop culture, M-Phazes has carved a strong niche for himself that has allowed his production to be heard on a global scale. Drawing inspiration from legendary producers such as Battlecat, Pete Rock and the late J-Dilla, M-Phazes has has formulated his own sound over the years that can be defined by soulful melodies coupled with loose, smacking drums. Landing his first U.S. placement in 2005 on Supastition’s “Chain Letters”, M-Phazes has been on a steady climb and … Continue reading M-Phazes – Good Gracious! New Album (Feb 26)

DJ Bonez – Art of Noise Tour

This is the one event that all turntablist fans shouldn’t miss!! DJ Bonez is about to shred up  Australia with his Art Of Noise National Tour! Kicking off in 3 weeks, DJ Bonez (Obese Records) is stepping out of his Melbourne based beat lab, and into the summer sunshine to represent on stages all over the country with his Art Of Noise tour. From rocking a night club to performing intricate live turntable showcases through to scratching for groups like Muph n Plutonic, to being the only Australian Hip-Hop DJ to produce his own albums featuring international artists and a … Continue reading DJ Bonez – Art of Noise Tour