M-Phazes 2011 Wrap Up

M-Phazes, serial multi-tasker and our biggest international export, had a jam-packed ’11 touring, collaborating and producing some of the freshest sounds permeating our atmosphere. July 1st saw Phazes team up with dexterous US word-slinger Emilio Rojas to release self-titled album Phaze One. The two forged album over two years of to-ing and flowing across the Pacific, the LP features guest vocals from Illy, Mela Machinko (Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae), and Mateo. Phaze One supported Wu Tang Clan on their Australian tour in early August. As well as his heavy involvement in a large portion of this year’s Australian hip hop releases … Continue reading M-Phazes 2011 Wrap Up

Phaze One – Out Now

International collaborations are rare enough, but rarely does the world get a chance to admire the creative output of two such overbearing characters as M-Phazes (Australia) and Emilio Rojas (US). Together they are Phaze One, a throwback to the days of hip hop group collaborations that produced a single pioneering sound; a collaborative effort that follows in the footsteps of DangerDoom, Jaylib and the masterful relationship of the Foreign Exchange.  After two years of prophetically crafting their imminent self-titled release, in 2011 the stage was finally set for the two artists to throw back the curtain and reveal the fruits of … Continue reading Phaze One – Out Now

2nd Show Announced: Official 2011 Winter Block Party In The Snow

This year we’re heading to the SNOW!! Obese Records invites you to the Official 2011 Winter Block Party. Grab your gear, load the car and get your mates into action for this year’s biggest road trip!! Proudly presented by Obese Records and The Station, tickets to these special events will sell out fast so be sure to get in quick. The line-up boasts the cream of the Obese Records crop, over two massive nights; Illy, Phaze One, Dialectrix, Pegz, Spit Syndicate, Thundamentals & Skryptcha who’ll be rocking The Station until it’s time to hit the slopes. This massive celebration of … Continue reading 2nd Show Announced: Official 2011 Winter Block Party In The Snow

Phaze One – M-Phazes & Emilio Rojas

2011 heralds the release of a trailblazing new collaboration between Australia’s production extraordinaire M-Phazes and dexterous US word-slinger Emilio Rojas. Combined, the pioneering duo is Phaze One. With an indisputably fortuitous future ahead of them, Rojas and Phazes have forged their self-titled release over two years of to-ing and flowing across the Pacific. Paying homage to the likes of DangerDoom, Jaylib and the masterful relationship of the Foreign Exchange, Phaze One has found synergism fusing vintage influences with modern approach. Emilio’s toughly executed social commentary emerges through tracks like Tic Toc, The Survivalist and Still Talk, whilst a lighter approach … Continue reading Phaze One – M-Phazes & Emilio Rojas

Wu-Tang Clan Australian tour

Emerging in the mid 90s, New York City’s Wu-Tang Clan proved to be one of the decade’s most intense, popular and revolutionary rap groups selling millions of albums worldwide. The nine-MC Clan is considered one of the most critically and commercially successful hip-hop groups of all time, and rose to fame with their uncompromising brand of music. Not only was the group extremely successful as a collective, many individuals within the Clan went on to become solo stars in their own right. Within the inner sanctum of the Wu, dwell the core members of the clan consisting of Method Man, … Continue reading Wu-Tang Clan Australian tour

Vents + Phaze One (M-Phazes & Emilio) to support Wu-Tang’s Australian Tour

It took a few months of wrangling but acclaimed rap crew Wu-Tang Clan have finally confirmed their Australia tour details. Ghostface Killah called into triple j to reassure sceptical fans that the tour is still going ahead. “We coming over there to mash out and we’re going to be over there definitely”, the emcee said. “We got love for Australia and Australia has love for us. We wish we could come over there more often but we just need the right promoters to call us and stuff like that.” At the time Ghostface wasn’t exactly sure who had signed off to … Continue reading Vents + Phaze One (M-Phazes & Emilio) to support Wu-Tang’s Australian Tour