Ivan Ooze Reveals New Track Deserve Signs To Cooking Vinyl Australia + Regional Tour Announced!

Melbourne’s Ivan Ooze is fresh out of the lab with new track Deserve, a collaboration with renowned producer Plutonic Lab and Kingswood’s guitarist Alex Laska. Deserve is the first track from his upcoming EP due out later this year. Now … Continue reading Ivan Ooze Reveals New Track Deserve Signs To Cooking Vinyl Australia + Regional Tour Announced!

Australian award winning producer Plutonic Lab returns with a limited edition 7 inch vinyl just in time for Record Store Day Australia

Australian award winning producer Plutonic Lab returns with a sophisticated, genre defying Double A Side Single ‘Blind Eyes’ and ‘Give It Up.’ Pluto brings together a strong list of talented artists: The soulful, smoky voice of Natalie Slade, New Zealand … Continue reading Australian award winning producer Plutonic Lab returns with a limited edition 7 inch vinyl just in time for Record Store Day Australia

Plutonic Lab The Crib feat Guilty Simpson 7″ RSD Exclusive

Vinyl fiends, RSD is on this weekend and there are a number of vinyl pieces that you’ll need to grab to satisfy that thirst. The first we want to discuss is the 7” dropping from Plutonic Lab. Titled The Crib, the new single features Guilty Simpson on the mic and is limited to 150 pieces. This is the first taste of Plutonic’s new LP, Deep Above The Noise, dropping at some stage this year. The new single is backed with Flex The Complex. You can find a list of the stockists below. Be sure to head out this weekend and support your … Continue reading Plutonic Lab The Crib feat Guilty Simpson 7″ RSD Exclusive

Capital P is back!

Pegz brings the heat, to warm you up this winter. There has been a steady build up over the last week or so with the news that Obese Records Head Honcho and all round hip hop legend Pegz, is back with a brand new track and an upcoming show at The Laundry Bar. His brand new tune and accompanying clip was unleashed yesterday, titled Hypothermia. The new track has Pegz going in with his signature style, backed by the one and only Plutonic Lab on the pads. The track is a raw stripped back piece, with a vibe everyone can appreciate. You can check out … Continue reading Capital P is back!

This Kids Got Beats For Days

Little Wonder Productions release’s Oath – 2wenty8days By now, you may have heard of a little independent label based in Victoria doing BIG, BIG things. Little Wonder Productions is a hip hop, funk and soul label involved in the production, manufacture and distribution of its products on various audio formats. Headed up by Doc Felix, the label specialises in small run and limited edition music. Their latest project, an absolute ground shaker. The beat scene in Australia has seen massive changes over the past decade. Artists such as Katalyst, Pasobionic, Hermitude, Plutonic Lab and more lead the way with their … Continue reading This Kids Got Beats For Days

Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars Limited Edition Pre Order

Hilltop Hoods make their highly anticipated return with their brand new album Walking Under Stars. Set to drop through their own label Golden Era Records this is the Hilltop Hoods first album since 2012s Drinking From The Sun, an album that changed the game, becoming the groups third consecutive #1 album which went gold on the day of its release and certified platinum within one week. The aptly titled record showed that Australian hip hop was enjoying its time in the sun, no longer an underground scene but an aural assault that had pushed down the barriers that held back … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars Limited Edition Pre Order

7’6: Organic Synthesis

7’6 presents debut album Organic Synthesis, a body of work which breathes new life into hip hop as we know it. Citing acts such as J Dilla, Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Hermitude, and Rudimental as his inspirations. 7‘6 prides himself on having an eclectic and unique sound selection spanning across genres. What sets a 7’6 release apart is his ability to set the scene via soundscape. A dexterous musician, 7’6 has composed the album so that each instrument tells its own story to form a cohesive whole. Having either produced for or recorded many recognized artists previously, 7’6 felt that it was … Continue reading 7’6: Organic Synthesis

Plutonic Lab – Look Alive 7” feat. Dialectrix

This friday marks the launch of Plutonic Lab’s brand new solo limited edition 7″ release It’s his first solo release since 2005’s Codes Over Colours. Here he joins forces with wordsmith Dialectrix and together they work their symmetry. Very limited and out on green vinyl. The flip side contains the instrumental at which you can hear Pluto stretch out. This is the third release on the sporadic but always quality Plutonic Lab imprint Shark Repellent. Artwork by April 77 as featured in their new book A Decade Of Album Cover Design. Official  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Purchase Continue reading Plutonic Lab – Look Alive 7” feat. Dialectrix

Interview: Dialectrix The Cold Light Of Day

With production handled entirely by Plutonic Lab, and cuts by DJ 2Buck, masterful Sydney based MC, Dialectrix presents The Cold Light Of Day. A vernacular acrobat, Dialectrix combines rhythmic precision and variety, with content spawned from cathartic necessity. The album showcases his renowned technical skill and polish, reinforcing his reputation as one of the best in the business. We chatted with Dialectrix recently about his new album, you can check out the transcript of that conversation below. The Cold Light Of Day is your 3rd solo LP. Can you tell us a bit about the meaning behind the title of the … Continue reading Interview: Dialectrix The Cold Light Of Day

Review: Dialectrix – The Cold Light Of Day

The ever masterful Dialectrix drops his exhilarating third LP today, titled The Cold Light Of Day. No, this has nothing to do with the recent Bruce Willis movie of the same name, but it does want to make us yell out ‘Yipee ki yay mother fucker‘, as loud as possible. Teaming up with one of Australia’s most talented producers and live drummers in Plutonic Lab, whilst enlisting the help of platter assassin DJ 2Buck, The Cold Light Of Day is Dialectrix’s most accomplished work to date. Fresh off the back from releasing his highly successful Satellite EP, The Cold Light Of Day … Continue reading Review: Dialectrix – The Cold Light Of Day

Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening

Obese Records, Australia’s first hip hop label, was established in 1995 as a small record store originally named OB’s. After the business was bought and renamed by Tirren Staaf (Pegz) in 2002, the label was created as an outlet for the distribution of Australian hip-hop. Melbourne’s emcee Reason with his album Solid, was the first release on the label, closely followed by the scene-defining Culture of Kings and Obesecity compilations. Over the course of its twelve years, Obese Records has seen success stories such as Hilltop Hoods, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Illy, release award winning albums, play to crowds of … Continue reading Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening

Dialectrix – Satellite Official EP Launch

After spending the last year or so accustoming himself to fatherhood and fine tuning his 3rd LP The Cold Light Of Day with long time collaborator Plutonic Lab, Dialectrix is kickstarting 2013 with a rare and limited edition release involving some of the worlds best talents. The result is Satellite, an exclusive 5 track EP being released to vinyl only (digital D/L included) with each track showcasing an overseas producer while Dtrix exhibits the hunger and versatility the Sydney wordsmith is known for. Artwork for the EP is being handled by April77 Creative, longtime collaborators with Dialectrix and creators of artwork for Obese … Continue reading Dialectrix – Satellite Official EP Launch

Dialectrix – Satellite EP

After spending the last year or so accustoming himself to fatherhood and fine tuning his 3rd LP The Cold Light Of Day with long time colloaborator Plutonic Lab, Dialectrix is kickstarting 2013 with a rare and limited edition release involving some of the worlds best talents. The result is Satellite, an exclusive 5 track EP being released to vinyl only (digital D/L included) with each track showcasing an overseas producer while Dtrix exhibits the hunger and versatility the Sydney wordsmith is known for. Artwork for the EP is being handled by April77 Creative, longtime collaborators with Dialectrix and creators of artwork … Continue reading Dialectrix – Satellite EP

Jess Harlen – Weaving

Boldly dubbed ‘an artist to watch’ by Rolling Stone magazine, Jess Harlen has lived up to the hype following the release of sophomore album Park Yard Slang. Due to popular demand by Harlen’s loyal fanbase, Weaving by majority vote, was chosen to be the second single from the album.   Produced by Plutonic Lab, the sub-heavy beat sets down solid ground, a complimentary setting for Harlen’s dreamy vocals. Fresh, crisp, and lyrically sophisticated, Weaving is a universally relatable tale of solitude.   Currently living between Brisbane and Boston, Harlen shot the music video for Weaving in Chinatown, New York. The clip features chiselled Brooklyn based Krump Dancer HallowDreamz. His presence intermittently scattered among frames of Jess, symbolic; an … Continue reading Jess Harlen – Weaving

Deece – A Cornered Season

A Cornered Season is the debut solo album from the well oiled Melbourne MC, Deece (of B Wiv Deece fame). While B Wiv still has a strong presence on ‘A Cornered Season’ producing six of the sixteen tracks, this album sees Deece team up with some of the best MC’s & producers this country has to offer. The result? A beautifully sculpted dynamic soundscape that complements Deece’s ever evolving sound. On the producer front Plutonic Lab has lent a hand between relentless Hilltop Hoods duties, WIK has jumped on board fresh from handling production on Maundz’s latest album Zero, Alter Ego … Continue reading Deece – A Cornered Season

Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

Maundz, the outspoken rascal of Melbourne’s rap-scene; has a heart of gold, a potty mouth, and an acid tongue. His second LP Zero, is the first release of 2012 from irrefutable hip hop collective Crate Cartel. Zero is a fast approaching sun on the horizon after what has been a long winter for Maundz fans. Featuring collaborative efforts from New York’s number one man of the moment Action Bronson, ARIA award winning Drapht, Golden Era’s Vents and Sesta, Melbourne kings Brad Strut and Bias B, and of course Crate Cartel. Revered by the likes of Hilltop Hoods and Drapht as the “next big thing”, Maundz has become highly respected by his underground and commercially established cohorts alike. The lead single Take … Continue reading Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine

Def Wish Cast are back in full force with the release of their 20th Anniversary album, Evolution Machine! Always staying true to the culture, DWC utilize Hip Hop’s purist elements to transport us through time and space. This is futuristic B-boy funk at its finest!  Production is handled by M-Phazes, Plutonic Lab, DJ JS1, Katalyst, Resin Dogs, Dizz1 plus more, and features a stack of guests, including Thomas Rock on vocoder, Joyride, Tom Thum, Thvy Ear, Spikey Tee, and more. Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine  is available May 18th on Creative Vibes Track list:  01. Entry feat Tom Thum (prod by the Human Beatbox … Continue reading Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine

Hilltop Hoods – The Good Life In The Sun

To celebrate the launch of the Hilltop Hoods Speaking in Tongues National Australian Tour the Hilltop Hoods are giving away The Good Life In The Sun – the official Drinking From The Sun Remix EP. With all tracks remixed by Suffa, the EP features Black Thought, Lotek, Chali 2na, Classified, Solo, Briggs, Plutonic Lab & One Above. The Good Life In The Sun Remix EP is available from the Hilltop Hoods website as a free download and can be picked up as a hard copy at the Speaking In Tongues National Australian Tour only. After being hailed as one of the major draw cards for The … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – The Good Life In The Sun

Maundz – Take It Back Mixtape

Crate Cartel presents The Take It Back Mixtape, which marks the lead up to Maundz’s upcoming album Zero set for release on May 25th. Take a step back in time and listen to all the classic Maundz tracks including live radio show goodness, rare tracks, and the collaborative efforts from some of the scenes finest.   Take It Back has 22 monster tracks including the recently released track Take It Back feat. Bias B. The mixtape also features Fluent Form, Geko, Rave, Aetcix, Dialectrix, Fatty Phew Deece, Rigby, Force and Awbs. Take It Back also features production from Wik, Geko, Discource, … Continue reading Maundz – Take It Back Mixtape

Dialectrix – New Generation

Dialectrix is back in 2012 with a sociotech reflective narrative in the form of New Generation, the first single from his upcoming LP The Cold Light Of Day. The single premiered on triple j late last week.  After the success of hit singles Whut! and Pieces of a Puzzle, which is now featured on the new Hollywood blockbuster movie ‘Chronicle‘, Dialectrix reprises with another catalytic externalization. The new track credits production wizardry from Plutonic Lab and cuts from the brilliant DJ 2Buck. Sonically, classic soulful grittiness and iconic vocal cuts are juxtaposed by synth nuances. all in all New Generation is an ode to … Continue reading Dialectrix – New Generation

Plutonic Lab joins Hilltop Hoods on tour

Plutonic Lab, best known as one of Australia’s leading hip hop producers & one half of Muph & Plutonic, has been hand picked to join Hilltop Hoods as their live drummer. 2012 will be a massive year for Hilltop Hoods, with Plutonic’s first official shows beginning in December with the Eminem tour, continuing with the Big Day Out & beyond. After years of hard work & contributions to the Australian Hip-Hop community, touring with Hilltop Hoods is a definite career highlight to Plutonic’s long list of achievements. Currently on tour with Drapht, Muph & Plutonic will continue as a duo, however the forthcoming WA & QLD … Continue reading Plutonic Lab joins Hilltop Hoods on tour

Rapper Tag #43 – Pegz

Business man, mentor, artist; Pegz is never a loss for words and rarely holds back from the issues he holds close. He is as unrelenting as he is introspective, always the barometer for truth from the streets of Melbourne, he continues to challenge himself in the ever growing success of local hip hop. Here we have Rapper Tag #43.  Respect to Plutonic Lab on the skins, Terry behind the lens and Reason for the tag. Pick up your copy of Drama through iTunes here.  Music video for Priceless (feat. 2buck, Dialectrix and Joe New) coming soon. Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Obese Records Continue reading Rapper Tag #43 – Pegz

Def Wish Cast – Dun Proppa

Since the initial days when hip hop culture first arrived in Australia, there are many who’ve become obsessed with the traditional four elements; B-boying/B-Girling, Emceeing, Deejaying and Graffiti. They symbolise hip hop at its most pure and are the living embodiment of all four elements in their rawest form as each member was born from the 80’s explosion. Def Wish Cast embraces all the aspects and ideology but never imitates. They created something localised that was revered and is now mythologised: they are Def Wish Cast; they are Australian; they are Hip Hop. In 1990 Def Wish Cast began taking … Continue reading Def Wish Cast – Dun Proppa

RECONciliation Beats feat. Urthboy & Muph + Plutonic

Urthboy is stoked to be part of the huge RECONciliation Beats event at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane. Also playing is Muph & Plutonic, Impossible Odds, Jessica Mauboy, The Medics and many more. We’re on stage at 6pm. Tix are $25 through Oztix. Come for the party but share in the story that is genuine reconciliation with our proud Indigenous brothers and sisters. Plutonic Lab is one of Hip Hop’s illest producers and one of the few that slam dunks every remix he does. Urthboy has so much love and respect for the guy he wanted to share this remix he did of We Get Around with you. Enjoy … Continue reading RECONciliation Beats feat. Urthboy & Muph + Plutonic

Oxfam Australia presents: 3 things’ Hip Hop Approach

3things, an initiative of Oxfam Australia, is back and joining forces with some of Australia’s best rappers, beat boxers, DJs, VJs and graphic artists, to create a hard-hitting hip hop event with a huge social conscience. It’s the Hip Hop Approach – a 3things event that gets Australian hip hop acts talking about their opinions and solutions to global poverty and injustice. Artists will jam on the 3things they can do to help change the world for the better, demonstrating the 3things philosophy – that we can change the world, 3things at a time. Across two cities, 3things’ Hip Hop … Continue reading Oxfam Australia presents: 3 things’ Hip Hop Approach

Pegz – Drama (April 8th, pre-order now!)

Rising from a self-imposed hiatus, one of Australian hip hop’s hardest hitting artists returns to the recording fold with his brand new album Drama. With rhymes like ransom letters, the latest is an unrelenting, no-holds barred assault on politics, global issues, Australian life and hip hop. Like the unmistakable voice, Pegz is never one to hold back with the fire, all while maintaining a humorous streak of clever lyricism and biting commentary. From the opening calling card of Capital P to the Brazilian-influenced flavour of the first single Bombs Away, Drama continues the legacy of the Capricorn Cat by pouring … Continue reading Pegz – Drama (April 8th, pre-order now!)