Reason – Remix Downloads

Having withstood the test of time, Reason continues to personify both tenure and standard as one of Australia’s true veteran’s of the underground Hip Hop scene with 15 years experience under his belt. The Reason story reflects true preservation of his belief in maintaining a constant yet positive presence. Reason practices what he preaches by promoting positive content in a context that is truly street, yet with a personal message contained within. A lover of graffiti, politics, life and the environment, these are examples of the diversity that the listener envelops into their own conscience. What Influences You Musically? “The … Continue reading Reason – Remix Downloads

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 Tongue – Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy is the title to your second full length LP dropping today. How are you feeling about the finished product? I feel like its my best work to date. I’m working with the best producers, I’m writing the best songs of my career, all the guests brought their A-game….I’m really proud of this album… It’s a slick-looking package for sure, is there any meaning behind the title Alternative Energy? The human race is headed for disaster….I don’t believe in that 2012 crap but all the signs suggest we need to change our ways. If we don’t find a better … Continue reading The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Obese Records Block Party Rewards Interstaters!

With the excitement of this year’s 10th Anniversary Block Party still fresh, we are happy to announce that all of those making the trek down to Melbourne from around the country will be rewarded for their efforts. If you are travelling to Melbourne for the show, be sure to stop by the Obese Records Retail Store in Prahran with your boarding pass/itinerary, photo ID and Block Party ticket to score yourself a limited Block Party pack* that includes rare posters, stickers and other promotional material from Obese Records and Ironlak. *packs are limited and will be available from Thursday 7th … Continue reading Obese Records Block Party Rewards Interstaters!

Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch

Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch! Supported by True Vibenation & Johnny Utah – Sept 4th Heralded as one of Australian Hip Hops best up and comers, Skryptcha brings his debut album The Numbers to the live arena. Debuting at Number 28 on the ARIA Urban Charts, Skryptcha has delivered what MAG describe as an an uncannily mature debut. Featuring production from world-class beatsmiths such as; Chasm, M-Phazes, Domingo (US) & Jase, Skryptcha has provided a glorious mix of soulful beats and intelligent lyricism. After supporting some of the nations biggest names (Pegz, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Hyjak N Torcha) … Continue reading Skryptcha – The Numbers Album Launch

Obese Records – Block Party 2010 (10 Year Anniversary)

This year Obese Records proudly announces a very special 10th anniversary edition of Block Party. Inviting you back to the place where it all began, this hometown show will landmark a celebration of over 70 releases as well as the labels many successes during its 10 year reign within Australia’s flourishing music industry. In addition to the ARIA Awards, the Gold and Platinum albums, Obese Records has pushed Australian hip hop into the mainstream music conscience. Block Party 2010: Obese Records 10th Anniversary will feature live performances from Mantra, Dialectrix, M-Phazes, Illy, Spit Syndicate, Pegz, Bias B, Skryptcha plus many … Continue reading Obese Records – Block Party 2010 (10 Year Anniversary)

M-Phazes – Good Gracious album launch tour

On March 27th in Melbourne’s Espy Gershwin Room, Australia’s #1 Hip-Hop producer M-Phazes brought together some of Australia’s finest emcee’s and performers to help him launch his debut album Good Gracious and allaussie hip hop were lucky enough to be there. Drapht, Phrase, Pegz, Illy, Muph with Candice Monique, Mantra, 13th Son, Dialectrix, Delta, Nine High, Haunts, a full band, mini choir and even a marching band made up the 35+ crew performing as part of M-Phazes unforgettable show! Catch M-Phazes from August through September 2010 on his official Good Gracious album launch tour – This is one not to … Continue reading M-Phazes – Good Gracious album launch tour

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Yet, having released a number of well received works (2005’s To be Announced EP; last year’s The Three Year Itch mixtape and more recently the In Good Company mixtape), the group have never released a full … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

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

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

Gully Platoon hit Sydney

Basic Equipment/Joint adventure proudly present: Pegz, Dialectrix and Joe New are Gully Platoon, Obese Records hip hop heavy weights will hit Sydney soon to celebrate their amazing album The Great Divide. If you missed them at the Block Party, here is your chance. Supported by some of Sydney’s finest emcees and DJ’s. You know this will be a show not to miss. Full line up includes: Gully Platoon (Pegz, Dialectrix, Joe New and the legendary DJ 2Buck) Scott Burns and DJ Mathmatics (Lookup) Herb Rock (celebrating the release of the Morning Sun EP), more TBA soon. April 30th – Sydney, … Continue reading Gully Platoon hit Sydney

Mata & Must + Rezadent – Dual Album Launch

QLD heads are in for a treat when Mata & Must team up with with Rezadent, for an all out dual album launch, featuring some of QLD’s finest in support. Continue reading to get the full low down on this big night. Mata & Must (Paradox of Minds) In 2003 Mata & Must released their first EP on their own imprint established out of necessity. Six years on with an ever growing fan base, Melbourne label Pang Productions are celebrating their tenth release with Mata & Must’s long awaited debut full length album Paradox Of Minds. Leading up to the … Continue reading Mata & Must + Rezadent – Dual Album Launch

M-Phazes & Gully Platoon Double Album Launch Melbourne

Bringing you one of Australian hip hop’s most anticipated nights, M-Phazes & Gully Platoon will launch their respective debut albums in a show that will boast an unprecedented array of guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the genre. Slated for March 27th at the Espy’s Gershwin Room, M-Phazes will launch his debut album, Good Gracious (named the Triple J ‘Feature Album’), featuring on-stage performances by Drapht, Phrase, Muph & Plutonic (w/ Candice Monique), Pegz, Illy, Delta, Dialectrix, Nine High, Mantra, 13th Son plus some very special guests. Gully Platoon (Pegz, Dialectrix, Joe New & DJ 2Buck) will … Continue reading M-Phazes & Gully Platoon Double Album Launch Melbourne

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

Koolta – The Deportation EP + EP Launch

Koolta is a 21 year old emcee and producer hailing from the Adelaide Hills. In the last few years Koolta has contributed production and vocals on various local releases, like K21’s “The Greenhouse” compilation. In 2008 and 2009, Koolta shared the stage with K21 and DJ PT for a stack of shows around the country supporting the likes of the Funkoars, Drapht, Pegz, Vents, Terra Firma and C Rayz Walz. Now in 2010, Koolta is ready to release his debut solo effort. The Deportation is an 8 track EP written and produced by Koolta. You will find no braggadocio rhymes … Continue reading Koolta – The Deportation EP + EP Launch

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)

MC Whisper – New Album ‘ In Good Company’ 2010

Melbourne-based MC Whisper, has just released a new video clip. MC Whisper had a quick chat with allaussie hip hop and he had this to say: “I’m really excited about the clip, cos we’ve been workin on it for a minute! The track is called, ‘Stand Up’, and the beat was produced by M-Phazes, featuring Lee Sissing on the hook. It also features a whole bunch of the Obese Records fam.” It’s a bit of a milestone for me, as I’ve been producing beats for other hip-hop peeps for the last 4 years, since my group Equills released their LP, … Continue reading MC Whisper – New Album ‘ In Good Company’ 2010

Levelheaded – The Spice Of Life Review

Levelheaded began making aussie hip hop during high school in the late nineties with a group of friends on a budget set-up in the Adelaide Hill. Most of the stuff thrown down consisted of drunken freestyles and scribbled down raps that never made it our of Debate’s parents house. In 2001, Levs and a few mates formed Train of Thought, In 2002 the  guys released a demo that sold over 500 copies and played shows with artist such as Hilltop Hoods, Hyjack & Torcha, Crossbred Mongrels, Pegz, Funkoars, After Hours, the list goes on. One of the early highlights Levs … Continue reading Levelheaded – The Spice Of Life Review

Mantra confirmed as Obese Records latest!

Obese Records is proud to announce the signing of Melbourne’s Mantra to the family. Mantra is known for his pivotal role as part of local outfit Illzilla, whose 2008 debut full length Wasteland, received both critical and commercial reception (the single “Cut Feet” featured prominently on Triple J). Now part of the new breed of Obese Records artist, Mantra will release Power of the Spoken in early 2010 and will join young artists like Illy, Skryptcha, Dialectrix, Thundamentals, and Spit Syndicate in bringing Australian hip hop forward in the years to come. Obese Records owner and artist Pegz has said … Continue reading Mantra confirmed as Obese Records latest!

Dialectrix – Live for MTV

With sturdy hip hop anthems, rapid fire lines and infectious beats, Sydney based MC Dialectrix is one of the impressive emerging acts on the aussie hip hop scene. Hailing from Sydney’s Blue Mountains, Dialectrix started his career at the tender age of 15. While his first encounters with hip hop were back yard party shindigs, it wasn’t until he teamed with DJ Platter Push, DJ Codeks, MC Immune and MC Joe New, to form the Down Under Beats Crew (DUB Crew), that he honed his swagger-infused freestyle sets that are currently commanding audiences around the country. One of the newest … Continue reading Dialectrix – Live for MTV

Thundamentals – Move It Up

Explosive Blue Mountains crew Thundamentals are debuting their brand new single Move It Up on August 28th @ Club77 in Sydney. This infectious song is the first single to drop from their anticipated debut full length album Sleeping On Your Style (due September 18th). After the success of their 2008 self titled EP, Thundamentals embarked on tours across the country playing shows with Pegz, Spit Syndicate and Dialectrix before embarking on a massive 2009 tour with Astronomy Class. Sleeping On Your Style was produced by Thundamentals’ own DJ Morgs and Tommy Fiasko. Sleeping On Your Style was produced by Thundamentals’ … Continue reading Thundamentals – Move It Up

Aussie hip hop in the media…

An interesting article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald today, titled ‘Phat Of The Land’ written by Craig Mathieson featuring comments from Eso, Pegz, Diafrix and mentioning crews Hilltop Hoods, The Herd and Killerqueenz. Now I say interesting article, not for the content, as it’s a story we’ve all heard a million times over, but more interesting for the reaction that it caused throughout the Australian Hip Hop community. From the comments raised on twitter, we see some interesting points of view on the article and hopefully some good buzz for those involved.  Read the reactions below. Urthboy: urthboy ozhiphop … Continue reading Aussie hip hop in the media…

OBESE BLOCK PARTY 2009

It’s that time of year again……. 2009 will be the sixth instalment of the hugely successful OBESE BLOCK PARTY TOUR, and will feature headliners Drapht, Muph & Plutonic, and the newly formed Pegz group, Gully Platoon on a 10-date run across the country. The cream of the Obese Records roster and some very special guests will feature throughout the country including Illy, Spit Syndicate and Thundamentals, full lineups for every show will be announced shortly. The Obese Records Block Party is one of the Australia’s long-standing tours, providing aussie hip hop fans an up-close and live look at some of … Continue reading OBESE BLOCK PARTY 2009

GULLY PLATOON – The Great Divide

After a few days off, we are back with some huge news in the aussie hip hop scene. First off we see Gully Platoon. This outfit is the combined firepower of Pegz, Dialectrix, Joe New and DJ 2Buck, with production duties of the likes of Jase and Plutonic Labs. The skills of these super-talented musos is going to come together on the outfit’s debut record The Great Divide. Set to drop August 7, the first single from The Great Divide is Coat Of Paint. You can check out the first single and a few other songs here. The guys from … Continue reading GULLY PLATOON – The Great Divide

Sole’d Out- A documentary on the sneaker craze

Australia’s reply to Just For Kicks, Sole’d Out premiers in Melbourne on the 31st of July. Low Budget will be performing on the night you can check the trailer here. Since their emergence in 2005, Low Budget has established an enduring presence on the Australian hip hop scene. Following the widespread buzz generated by their self-released mixtape in 2005, the group’s jazzy debut album, Magnasound, was one of the surprise success stories of 2006, drawing universal enthusiasm and praise from critics and fans alike. On the back of the critical triumph and public acclaim of Magnasound, Low Budget quickly solidified … Continue reading Sole’d Out- A documentary on the sneaker craze

A Friendly Reminder……Big Show

If your in Adelaide this weekend July 10, make sure you get to HQ as 3 of Australia’s finest hit the main stage,  just in-case you didn’t know…… BIAS B When it comes to quality Australian Hip Hop, the most influential name that comes to mind is Bias B. With a career spanning over a decade, he has been at the forefront of the development of the local hip hop scene since the early 90’s. Bias B’s debut release Beezwax not only changed the standard of the local scene but has become a classic and a defining stepping stone in … Continue reading A Friendly Reminder……Big Show