Jimblah announces album launches

The buzz on Jimblah is getting louder with each month that passes since his acclaimed album Phoenix dropped. Considered by critics as one of the most important and powerful albums of 2013, it was recognised by being shortlisted for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. In the short space of a year Jimblah has emerged from the Adelaide Hills to a growing and dedicated fanbase and glowing endorsements from Australian music royalty. He joined Paul Kelly to record a cover of Hunters & Collectors’ classic True Tears of Joy; performed with Yothu Yindi at the National Indigenous Music Awards and toured … Continue reading Jimblah announces album launches

aahh Radio: Episode 14 Pataphysics

IED is the follow up release to Pataphysics’ 2012 debut album Subversive. Recorded, mixed and produced by front man, vocalist and trumpet player Pat Marks (aka Pataphysics) at his 9 Gates studio in Melbourne. IED (improvised explosive device), Pat is joined by the NZ singer Project nRt and the exceptional jazz guitarist Diego Villata from (Tierra) on the IED (improvised explosive device) recording. The tracks on the EP are the best representation of the live show on record to date. Pataphysics has built a solid reputation off the back of his energetic and diverse live shows that combine trumpet, bass, keys, MPC, guitar, drums, turntable, percussion, … Continue reading aahh Radio: Episode 14 Pataphysics

Pataphysics – Subversive (Out Now)

His music has tackled everything from neocolonialism to racism but Pataphysics – AKA outspoken soul hip-hop artist Patrick Marks – deems his debut album Subversive, a musical assault on Australia’s anti-terrorism laws, as a collection of his best work yet. 44 anti-terrorism laws were passed by the Australian Federal Government between 2001 and 2007 and Marks passionately opposes those he feels infringe on freedom of speech. “With  Subversive, I wanted to shout out against these laws that breach civil liberties and human rights, and test boundaries as far as I could.” With heavy subsonic beats and potent lyrics, it’s insurgent rap … Continue reading Pataphysics – Subversive (Out Now)

Ishu presents the new single “World Domination feat. Elf Tranzporter”

Following the successful release of his album A World in Progress and single Progress feat. Mantra, Ishu is releasing a second single titled World Domination feat. Elf Tranzporter. An up-tempo hip hop tune driven by regal horns and dramatic strings, with the highly skilled veteran Elf Tranzporter on the mic. Elf Tranzporter, well known for his politically charged lyricism both solo and as part of the Melbourne hip hop outfit Combat Wombat, delves into events and ethical issues in the pharmaceutical industry and conniving corporate takeover strategies. Much like the rest of the album, World Domination feat. Elf Tranzporter was … Continue reading Ishu presents the new single “World Domination feat. Elf Tranzporter”

Ishu presents an amazing debut album: A World In Progress

Back in 2008, Ishu garnered praise for the smooth, organic dub/reggae/dancehall flavours and laid-back vocals of his debut EP. Seven tracks which documented his time in Melbourne before heading abroad. Fast-forward two years later and he’s switching it up. A broadened sound palette has him charting new musical territory, using hiphop and electronic beats as his canvas. Culture-mashing boom-bap in a similar vein to local favourites Hermitude and with hints of big influences like Madlib, Hi-Tek and Bonobo, Ishu is now ready to unleash his debut album, A World In Progress. Citing his environment as the main influence of his … Continue reading Ishu presents an amazing debut album: A World In Progress

Ishu presents the new single ‘Progress feat. Mantra’ [A World In Progress – Out Today]

Citing his environment as the main influence of his music, it’s no surprise that Sydney-born hip-hop producer Ishu has returned to Australia with a bag full of fresh ideas and a new vision, after travelling throughout Europe and Asia in 2009. Collecting samples and field recordings along the way; Ishu found inspiration in every country he visited, immersing himself in local culture and sketching beats for his forthcoming album release. Now at his new home in Melbourne, it’s time to bring these rough drafts to life. ISHU presents the new single ‘Progress feat. Mantra’ Back in 2008, Ishu had garnered … Continue reading Ishu presents the new single ‘Progress feat. Mantra’ [A World In Progress – Out Today]