Horrorshow Announced On International Hip Hop Festival ‘Soundset 2017’

After dropping their 4th studio album, ‘Bardo State’ only last week, Horrorshow’s momentum is only picking up with speed with the announcement of joining this year’s Soundset Festival in the US. Presented by Rhymesayers and with a lineup to weep with joy over, the Sydney duo will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Travis Scott, Atmosphere, Gucci Mane, Mac Miller and Ms. Lauryn Hill. With more shows to come OS, a buzz in the air about the new album and a new single set to drop next week (‘Eat The Cake’ – added to triple j) it looks like … Continue reading Horrorshow Announced On International Hip Hop Festival ‘Soundset 2017’

Hau Reffizlatukefu (QBN x ACT Remix)

Here is a brand new tune by the local legend Hau feat. Axe Aklins, TooDeadly, Hayds, Nix, Dazed, Omar Musa, Roshambo and Ciecmate with production by Hayds. The new track is a tribute to the classic Resin Dogs and Lazy Grey track ‘Re-Fizzla’ and will be featured on Hayds’ upcoming album ‘The Movement Vol. 1’. The project has been inspired by Pete Rock’s ‘Soul Survivor’ series. The album will be released in July and will feature artists from around the Canberra and Queanbeyan region to showcase the thriving local scene in Australia’s capital. Official  ||  Facebook Continue reading Hau Reffizlatukefu (QBN x ACT Remix)

Petestrumentals 2

Pete Rock announced his new album “Petestrumentals 2” last week. The long anticipated project is set to release June 23rd with Mello Music Group. The Fader premiered the first beat “One, Two, A Few More” along with the announcement. Pete plans on letting loose a few sneak peaks before release day, along with some interesting visuals, touring, and more. Pete Rock was raised in Mount Vernon, but his face belongs on Mount Rushmore. The Chocolate Boy Wonder perfected an art form, inspired millions, and soundtracked a generation. By contrast, Teddy Roosevelt seems like a chump. This is the man who Dilla … Continue reading Petestrumentals 2

Akai Pro MPC Ren

As OG as MC Ren, Akai Pro’s new(ish) MPC Renaissance is both a nod to the past, but embraces the future with open arms at the same time. Akai Professional has been a pivotal brand in the world of hip-hop since the beginning. Classic MPC’s such as the MPC60, the 3000 and 2000 were (and continue to be) the tool of choice for some of hip-hop’s most prolific and revered beatmakers of all time. Dilla, Premier, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, Dre, Kanye – it’s a veritable who’s who of super-producers. Whilst staying true to their roots, the all-new MPC Studio … Continue reading Akai Pro MPC Ren

Collusion: DJ Premier x Pete Rock 2nd Melbourne Show + Brisbane Venue Change

Due to extraordinary demand, Illusive and Frontier Touring have announced that DJ Premier and Pete Rock will perform a second and final show next Wednesday 7 April at the Corner Hotel. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (30 April) at 9am … Continue reading Collusion: DJ Premier x Pete Rock 2nd Melbourne Show + Brisbane Venue Change

P-Money: Break It Down feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn

The string singles continues from, Auckland, New Zealand producer P-Money. Late last month we were treated to his first feature and the lead single off his U.S. debut album featuring Roc Marciano. This week we have the follow up to The Professional titled Break It Down feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn.   With a string of platinum albums and number one singles to his credit, P-­Money has become a household name in New Zealand. Now he joins stable mate David Dallas as the latest Kiwi to sign a deal with the renowned New York based label that has distributed projects … Continue reading P-Money: Break It Down feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn

Letters To The Sun – Coin x Akouo

Originating from two of the most musically isolated parts of Australia, Perth rapper Coin (of The Stoops / Coin & Taku) and Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (Javs & Akouo) have been quietly building a cache of sounds that blend neo-soul, backpack rap and eclectic rhythms. The duo draw inspiration from a range of influences, from hip hop producers such as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Hitek, Exile and 20Syl to neo-soul figures like Amp Fiddler, Erykah Badu and Common. As a member of The Stoops, Coin collaborated with producer J Squared (Illy / Beathedz / Spit Syndicate) on their album Stoop Squared. It was soon followed up his album Home, a collaboration with future beats producer Taku (Raashan Ahmad/Miles Bonny). Coin’s work on The … Continue reading Letters To The Sun – Coin x Akouo

Letters To The Sun – Appetizers

Originating from two of the most musically isolated parts of Australia, Perth rapper Coin (of The Stoops / Coin & Taku) and Tasmanian DJ/producer Akouo (Javs & Akouo) have been quietly building a cache of sounds that blend neo-soul, backpack rap and eclectic rhythms. The duo draw inspiration from a range of influences, from hip hop producers such as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Hitek, Exile and 20Syl to neo-soul figures like Amp Fiddler, Erykah Badu and Common. As a member of The Stoops, Coin collaborated with producer J Squared (Illy / Beathedz / Spit Syndicate) on their album Stoop Squared. It … Continue reading Letters To The Sun – Appetizers

Pete Rock – Australian Tour 2012

Illusive is thrilled to announce the first ever Australian tour by legendary New York producer/DJ, Pete Rock. The self proclaimed Soul Brother #1 hits Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in January 2012. Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time. He has embarked on an unrivaled production and solo career spanning two decades, seeing him produce iconic records for Run DMC, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Ghostface Killah and Redman to name a few. He is credited as playing a major role in the merging of elements of jazz and funk into hip hop music, … Continue reading Pete Rock – Australian Tour 2012

Katalyst – Ready To Drop feat. Kween G

Producing since the mid nineties, Sydney based Ashley Anderson initially recorded under the moniker of Moonrock with the late Illpickl, releasing a self titled album in early ’98 to critical acclaim, and went on to contribute tracks to the internationally renowned Cafe Del Mar. Katalyst, he had his first solo release with a track on the internationally respected, Dope on Plastic compilation. May 2002 saw the release of the Katalyst’s debut album Manipulating Agent. The first release for Invada Records, this well crafted album received remarkable acclaim. Initially Triple J album of the week, the album went on to earn … Continue reading Katalyst – Ready To Drop feat. Kween G

Dialects Top Ten Tracks For 2010

Emcee Dialect has had a massive 2010. Teaming up with producer Despair the two hip hop dynamos tore 2010 up with the stunning release of their album The Vortex.  Dialect takes some time out to delve into the year that was, with a in depth round-up of his top ten tracks for 2010. Trem- Omega Man One the most anticipated releases in Australian Hip Hop history, this is the first single ‘Omega Man’ off Trem’s forthcoming album ‘For the Term of His Natural Life’. With Melbourne king Prowla on the beat and cuts and Trem delivering two outstanding verses, proving … Continue reading Dialects Top Ten Tracks For 2010

Matty Fresh – The Ginza Crime Library Bio

For Australia’s Matty Fresh it all began around the age of 9. Like most kids of his generation, he was curious about his mother’s record collection, delving into the sounds of the 70s and 80s. His early taste for music would later ensure an instant love of Hip Hop shaped by artists like Public Enemy, Del, Ice T, The Native Tongues and N.W.A.. Alongside his other great passion for skating, these would create the foundation of what is his debut instrumental album The Ginza Crime Library. In the early 90s, Matty noticed the music featured in skating videos; artists such … Continue reading Matty Fresh – The Ginza Crime Library Bio

Fatty Phew & Alter Ego & DJ Bogues – Best Things In Life Are Free

Best things in life are free! Janet Jackson said it, but Fatty Phew, Alter Ego and DJ Bogues have made it true. With Alter Ego on production, DJ Bogues on the Decks and Fatty Phew on the mic, these 3 have come together to create a stellar FREE release that most artists would be charging for. If you’re looking for that pure hip hop that has been missing from the airwaves of late, then look no further. Its back, and in full effect. The Best Things in Life are Free, is an impressive 5 track EP produced by Alter Ego … Continue reading Fatty Phew & Alter Ego & DJ Bogues – Best Things In Life Are Free