Purpose’s single ‘Comin Home’ goes into rotation on triple j & he is named #1 Most Played Artist of 2012 on triple j Unearthed

It has been a big week for the young MC/producer who is 3 weeks away from delivering his beyond anticipated debut album Where It Starts. Wednesday saw his most recent single Comin Home feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride get added to rotation on triple j, a huge feat for an entirely independant artist without label support. Perhaps the most fascinating and defining detail of Purpose’s recent newfound light is that he has established it by working at a level that has allowed him to keep pace with his peers despite having no backing at all. The following day triple … Continue reading Purpose’s single ‘Comin Home’ goes into rotation on triple j & he is named #1 Most Played Artist of 2012 on triple j Unearthed

Pez – The Game

Pez is not like other hip-hop artists. With his laid-back nature and ever-present smile, the Melburnian instantly distinguishes himself from others of the genre with his lack of pretence and genuine demeanour. But once his music – rich with soul-searching honesty, gritty melody and traditional hip-hop ethics – is heard, the distinction is even clearer. Pez rose from obscurity late in 2008 with his debut single The Festival Song. This ode to the Aussie summer music festival was ubiquitous across Australian radio all summer, achieving constant rotation on triple j and Nova and charting prominently on the Austereo Hot 30 … Continue reading Pez – The Game

Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)

Off the back of a 26-date national tour celebrating the release of his #15 ARIA debuting third album Bring It Back, Illy has announced a special show for Gold Coast fans. The pre- New Year party will be happening at the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday 29 December, with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes. An overwhelming response to the Bring It Back tour earlier in the year saw 6 new shows added across Far North Queensland and Tasmania. And with Illy’s hometown of Melbourne reaching capacity, a third Corner Hotel show was quickly added. A sign that Illy’s standing as one … Continue reading Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)

Young & Dumb feat. Bertie Blackman

Chance Waters is set to burst back onto the Australian music scene with his sophomore record Infinity, due out November 2, 2012 (Permanent Records/Shock). His debut album Inkstains saw him crowned a triple j unearthed featured artist and touring the country regularly, both as a headline act and in support of Australian mainstays such as Bliss N Eso, Illy, Drapht, Pez & 360, and international heavy-weights including Method Man & Redman, DJ Premier and The Beatnuts. On the back of an enormously successful lead single Maybe Tomorrow which saw high rotation on triple j, an international theme song sync on National … Continue reading Young & Dumb feat. Bertie Blackman

Koolta releases new single – Poison feat. Prime

The last two months have been momentous for the Adelaide MC and Producer Koolta. In July, he released the eagerly anticipated debut album The Extraordinary Average Joe (Obese Distribution), sold out his Adelaide album launch, and won over a crowd of 6000+ when opening for the Hilltop Hoods at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. In August, he was announced one of the winners of the JJJ Unearthed Parklife Competition and the MRC’s (Media Resource Centre of SA) Clip It! Initiative. And now, the beginning of September marks the release of the impressive new single, Poison. Musically, the song is incredibly catchy, with … Continue reading Koolta releases new single – Poison feat. Prime

Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

It’s been four years since Seth Sentry released his The Waiter Minute EP, that featured the huge hit single The Waitress Song. Seth is now ready to storm Australia with his debut LP This Was Tomorrow. Released today, Seth has already dropped two massive single’s from the album, in the form of My Scene and Float Away. Seth describes his anxiousness in getting the release in to the hands of his fans. “I’m feeling excited and nervous, the album’s finished now, so I just want to get it out there.” Describing the concept behind This Was Tomorrow, Seth explains “I guess the album is pretty random … Continue reading Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

Illy – ‘Where Ya Been’ Official Video

The second single from Illy’s upcoming third album Bring It Back is Where Ya Been featuring chart-topping contemporary Pez. A playful moment from Bring It Back; Where Ya Been follows previous automatic-hit single Heard It All on an upbeat tip. With the production expertise of ARIA award-winning M-Phazes, Where Ya Been is not amiss of quality. A head-nodder from the get-go; trademark snapping boom bap and laid back synth chords sets the scene. Illy and Pez trade flows seamlessly, sympathizing on a subject they’re both all too familiar with. The two make light of the constant pressure for answers, and the eagerness … Continue reading Illy – ‘Where Ya Been’ Official Video

Illy – Where Ya Been

The second single from Illy’s upcoming third album Bring It Back is Where Ya Been. Featuring chart topping contemporary Pez. A playful moment from Bring It Back; Where Ya Been follow previous automatic hit single Heard It All on an upbeat tip. With the production expertise of ARIA award-winning M-Phazes, Where Ya Been is not amiss of quality. A headnodder from the get-go; trademark snapping boom bap and laid back synth chords sets the scene. “‘Where Ya Been’ is a bit of fun at the expense of the people who are constantly asking about what’s going on. It feels like sometimes … Continue reading Illy – Where Ya Been

Grey Ghost – Ghost In The Machine Mixtape

Straight from a stint working with producers in LA, chipping away at his debut album, releasing a Mixtape and raising the roof off a handful of venues around the country, Melbourne emcee Grey Ghost has been having so much fun that he’s thrown a few more shows in the mix. A string of dates at carefully selected venues through July have been announced which see Grey Ghost on a 4-week residency at the Workers Club in Melbourne every Wednesday in July, hitting Newcastle and then finishing back in Sydney at the Oxford Arts Factory on July 28. The most recent … Continue reading Grey Ghost – Ghost In The Machine Mixtape

Illy Announces National Tour

Off the back of his new smash single Heard It All, snowballing emcee Illy has announced a huge national tour throughout August and September. As well as major cities, the tour hits towns as far and wide as Toowoomba, Dubbo and Falls Creek, and will be the first chance for fans to hear material from Illy’s soon-to-bereleased third album Bring It Back, live and in the flesh. In support will be Chasm Soundsystem feat. Scryptcha. Illy’s sophomore album The Chase spawned the powerful and well-loved singles Cigarettes (triple j Hottest 100 #25), The Chase and the Gold-selling It Can Wait feat. … Continue reading Illy Announces National Tour

Fobes – Walk On Dreams feat. Sonia De Pellegrin (Prod. One Above)

Gold Coast emcee Forbes has always felt like he saw the world a little differently. Younger days caught in a world of his own vivid imagination quickly become memories to mourn and fear. A self confessed loner, Forbes is a rapper with an unfamiliar story to tell.  2011 brought forth many career landmarks. Under the wing of new found friend and mentor Pez, Forbes earned his place as opening act for Pez & 360 on their national Change It For The Better Tour. Hard work and cunning saw Forbes battle his way onto the stage at Sprung Hip-Hop festival and most … Continue reading Fobes – Walk On Dreams feat. Sonia De Pellegrin (Prod. One Above)

Raise The Roof 3

The Espy is pleased to announce that it is once again opening its doors up to a night of all local hip hop. Raise The Roof 3 picks up from where 2 left off, a colossal lineup showcasing the finest in established and emerging local hip hop. The first two instalments of Raise The Roof were a raging success, volume 3 is shaping up to be bigger then ever.  Featuring Pez, Mantra, Thundamentals, AJ, Acumen, Sky’high, M-Phazes, Slap 618, DJ Flagrant’s Aussie Hip Hop video show and direct from the UK Shorty Blitz with more TBA. Raise The Roof 3 will be held at the Esplanade Hotel, Feb … Continue reading Raise The Roof 3

Seth Sentry – My Scene

By now, it’s safe to say that Seth Sentry is a people-person. His success has been by way of fans, and in the increasingly-divided Australian hip hop scene, he’s respected by all corners. Undoubtedly, a lot of this is owed to the guy’s skills as an MC. He writes great stuff and delivers it like a champ. But a lot of it comes down to the fact that, as a guy, Seth Sentry isn’t caught up in a whole mess of bullshit. While a garden-variety MC’s mandatory shtick is to state, over and over again, who they are and who … Continue reading Seth Sentry – My Scene

Forbes – Kid Been Waiting

Forbes has been breaking grounds this year dropping mixtape tracks that have been well received and even releasing a track with Pez . Lately we have seen a series of tracks aimed at the haters with an upbeat fuck you feel to them. Forbes is back with his second EP release titled Kid Been Waiting. “I conciously made the EP more ‘commericially appealling’, I chose beats that I thought were current and on that ‘next level’. It was therapudic to talk about some personal struggles I’ve dealt with in the past, sever anxiety, panic attacks and long bouts with depression. The EP … Continue reading Forbes – Kid Been Waiting

Tom Ugly – I Was Somebody Else feat. Pez

There once was a boy called Tom Ugly. A prodigious talent. From an early age Tom knew that he wasn’t like the other children in the playground. Instead of kiss-chasey and ring-around-the-rosy, Tom was enamoured with the world of music and devoted most of his time to banging on Tupperware in the kitchen. Time passed and the obsession evolved. From Tupperware to percussion….percussion to strings…strings to voice…voice to electronics. The unique abilities of this boy were confirmed when, at the tender age of 16, Tom (and his band) became the first in a long line of unfathomably talented youngsters to … Continue reading Tom Ugly – I Was Somebody Else feat. Pez

Rapper Tag #38 – Seth Sentry

Rapper Tag #38 live from Loungeroom, Coburg. Filmed by dands1 – Introduced to the live circuit in 2003 through performances with local hip hop/drum and bass outfit D.S.O.L.  Seth quickly became a fixture at Elf Tranzporter’s seminal ‘Phat Logic’ night from 2003-‘05, where he honed a freestyle technique that ultimately gained him local prominence through a third placing in the 2005 Revolver Battles competition. By this time he also organized and kicked off the successful weekly ‘Sideshow Freaks’ night at The Old Colonial in Fitzroy. Featuring a weekly line up of emcees and acts from around Australia, it was here he met and began … Continue reading Rapper Tag #38 – Seth Sentry

360 – Stand The Fuck Up Mixtape (Art + Free Unreleased Track)

With the release of Falling and Flying ever approaching, 360 has lined up another mixtape for his legion of fans. Stand The Fuck Up features not only the tracks below, but also the Lil Wayne rip Elbow On My Dick and guest shots from Illy, Pez, Justice & Kaos and more still rumoured to come, this tape is shaping up bigger and better than both volumes of Please Be Seated. 360 (Unreleased) – I Hate You Track recorded for 360’s upcoming second album ‘Falling & Flying’ (2011). (Cut from final track listing.) 360 X Vegas Aces X Gotye – Hearts A Mess 360 X Prime X Frank Ocean – Swim Good 360 X … Continue reading 360 – Stand The Fuck Up Mixtape (Art + Free Unreleased Track)

360 – Falling & Flying

True to the title of his upcoming album Falling & Flying, Melbourne hip-hop artist 360 has been through some serious ups and downs over the past 12 months. All that is about to change with the impending release of Falling & Flying, which after a feverish wait is now due to drop on 30th September.  Radio listeners will already be familiar with the hit single Just Got Started, which features Triple J favourite Pez and rides atop a supremely funky Whitest Boy Alive sample. Others will have caught 360 live with Pez and Maya Jupiter recently on the national Change … Continue reading 360 – Falling & Flying

360 – Miracle In A Costume feat. Gossling (Falling & Flying Teaser)

Pez, 360 and the lovely Maya Jupiter are hitting the road in May/June, in support of The Line – promoting respectful relationships among young people. Pez will be performing with a full band so this is one tour not to be missed! Ticketing details are on the poster, or you can find more info here. Miracle In A Costume feat. Gossling (Teaser) from 360’s new album Falling & Flying Pez will unleash his stand out single Shine and unveil songs from the much anticipated follow up to his ARIA nominated debut album Mind Of My Own. Maya Jupiter is fresh … Continue reading 360 – Miracle In A Costume feat. Gossling (Falling & Flying Teaser)

Pez – Rappertag #35

Melbourne emcee Pez drops 80 bars in the latest edition of Rapper Tag. Who gets tagged next? Watch to find out.  Pez, 360 and the lovely Maya Jupiter are hitting the road in May/June, in support of The Line – promoting respectful relationships among young people. Pez will be performing with a full band so this is one tour not to be missed! Ticketing details are on the poster, or you can find more info here. The Line ||  Soulmate Records  ||  Rappertag Continue reading Pez – Rappertag #35

BBS – Qualified: Album Launch (April 23, Melbourne)

BBS are four hardworking musicians consisting of J Stark, Rare and Jorgan with J Twice on the decks. Since releasing their debut mixtape 3 mics and we swear in 2008 BBS have been busy doing countless numbers of shows ranging from the Bsound shows with artist such as Phrase, Illy, Fluent Form, Pez and 360 to Phrase’s Clockwork album launch in Melbourne and M-Phazes/Gully Platoon’s recent album launch. It’s time to celebrate the much anticipated album release by BBS titled Qualified due out the first week of April. Guest’s such as Illy (Obese Records) , Fluent Form, Skryptcha (Obese Records), … Continue reading BBS – Qualified: Album Launch (April 23, Melbourne)

Pez, 360 & Maya Jupiter: Change It For The Better National Tour

Pez, 360 and the lovely Maya Jupiter are hitting the road in May/June, in support of The Line – promoting respectful relationships among young people. Pez will be performing with a full band so this is one tour not to be missed! Ticketing details are on the poster, or you can find more info here. The Line ||  Soulmate Records Continue reading Pez, 360 & Maya Jupiter: Change It For The Better National Tour

MC 360 features in ‘Bad, Meet Evil’ photo shoot [Designers of album covers, tattoos, illustrations, clothing etc]

Amid the incessant droning of commerce lecturers and the clinical fluorescent lighting of the university halls, a complex soul emerged from the masses. Societal and parental expectations were put aside and his creative conscience surfaced. Soon, he was staring out the studio window, wondering if he made the right decision in swapping the text books for Textas. Introducing, the illustrative graphic designer and director of clothing label, ‘Bad, meet Evil’. Fonti confidently transfers the bold, dramatic and somewhat gruesome imagery from his mind, to the fabric with a passion. From the quality screen printing to the intricate embroidery, ‘Bad, meet Evil’ is … Continue reading MC 360 features in ‘Bad, Meet Evil’ photo shoot [Designers of album covers, tattoos, illustrations, clothing etc]

Crymziko – Rewrite The Page: Debut single from forthcoming EP

2010 was a big year for Wollongong based hip-hop artist, Crymziko. Starting off the year by releasing his heavily anticipated mixtape/promotional street release Corrosive Oversound, Crymziko went on to perform several shows around the country, both as a headline act and support act, playing alongside names such as Drapht, Downsyde, Illy, Pez, Spit Syndicate, Thundamentals, 360, Mind Over Matter, Skryptcha, Phatchance and more. The MC from the ‘Gong also supported international hip-hop acts Bone Thugs N Harmony (USA) and Scorcher (UK) on their respective tours of Australia. One of the tracks from Crymziko’s debut mixtape, “Badder Than Me”, reached success … Continue reading Crymziko – Rewrite The Page: Debut single from forthcoming EP

2010 Look-Back Series #3: Mixed Alliance

Born and raised on the busy streets of Burn City, Matte Blac and Paddy G have fused a passion for Hip Hop and Funk Rhythms and together have formed Mixed Alliance. By blending these two music genres, they have created a unique take on the Hip Hop sound you may be use to. From humble beginnings as early as 2000, Mixed Alliance have transformed from a four man crew to the current duo. Constantly crafting their sound, and perfecting each and every rhyme, their aim is to make each song special shown through a love for Funk, Soul and Hip … Continue reading 2010 Look-Back Series #3: Mixed Alliance

I Forget, Sorry! – Mind Over Matter: Free single download from new album ‘Just Like Fireworks’

Mind Over Matter are set to explode with their fittingly titled sophomore album Just Like Fireworks. March 18th marks the release date from this cracker of an album. Be sure to keep an eye out for this one. Kicking things off in late 2010 with the debut single release Rappers In Wonderland, which was added to playlist on Triple J and community radio tastemakers, FBi. The new seventeen track long player is host to a melody of original and sample based beats which features a list of talented guest vocalist including; Pigeon John (US), Vida-Sunshyne, Saving Grace, Drakezilla, Jon Reichardt, … Continue reading I Forget, Sorry! – Mind Over Matter: Free single download from new album ‘Just Like Fireworks’

Coptic Soldier- The Sound of Wings 2 (Acoustic) Out Feb 18th

Coptic Soldier has gone from strength to strength over the past year, his debut EP The Sound of Wings (a cross-genre collaborative effort with Sydney soul singer Miriam Waks) proved a huge hit on independent radio stations across the country, spending months in AMRAP’s Top 5 “Most Ordered To Air” charts. As well as joining Phatchance on two national headline tours and supporting many of the “whose who” of Australian Hip-Hop (Bliss N Eso, Drapht, The Herd, Pez, etc), Coptic has earned a reputation for bridging the genre gap through his close collaborations with multi-instrumentalist and producer Jon Reichardt. The … Continue reading Coptic Soldier- The Sound of Wings 2 (Acoustic) Out Feb 18th

Red Fox Records: City Wide Krew – Garden State EP

From the hills of Mt Hotham to the streets of Melbourne City; from a sold out show with the Funkoars to your best mates backyard; from party raps to lyrical wisdom, City Wide Krew are about to become the one hip hop group you wished you’d heard of first. Originally a duo consisting of Fusion MC and Sammy Rocswell, City Wide Krew (aptly named, due to Fusion’s home in Melbourne and Rocswell residence in Geelong) overcame geographical distance through a mutual love of listening to and making hip hop music. Long trips down the Geelong freeway become rigueur de jour … Continue reading Red Fox Records: City Wide Krew – Garden State EP

360 – Falling & Flying (Fighting & Fucking) Interview

aaahh: 2011 will see the release of Falling & Flying your sophomore full length album. What else is in store? 360: Take over Australia and the world on the musical tip. Also battle some of the worlds best and to sleep with Jenny Hendrix. With Falling & Flying I’ve got Styalz Fuego all over that shit, and a contribution from M-Phazes. Dropping first half 2011. Already a few sneak previews on http://www.facebook.com/3ree6ixty aahh: The title for your next album ‘Falling and Flying’ was adapted from a previous lyric, what made you develop this idea in to a full album concept? … Continue reading 360 – Falling & Flying (Fighting & Fucking) Interview