Johnny Idem & Ron Rugged

Johnny “Idem” Crates & Ron “Madhat” Rugged originally 2/3 of the 1990 Melbourne Hip-Hop crew Positive Direction. Idem was about to release an album with Trem in 1995 but was never completed but produced 3 tracks on Prowla’s first tape in 1994 and produced Raise’s album – The Essence in 1996 for Nuff Said Records.  Also releasing 10 breaks samples LP’s out on vinyl which went worldwide. In 1992 Ron made a link with Shan Frenzie for a multitude of live shows and tracks. The two later joined with Melbourne’s own Code of Ethics (MC Pluto and his producer Blackout), to create … Continue reading Johnny Idem & Ron Rugged

Xidus Pain (UK) & Johnny Crates (AUS) – Crates of Pain LP

Crates Of Pain is a raw uncut hip hop album entirely produced by Melbourne’s Johnny Crates, starring the premium writing abilities of Xidus Painfrom the UK. Featuring guest spots from songstress Renee Soul on Know The Way and cuts by Peterborough DJ, beatboxer and producer Shure Fya, who blesses the album with some prime cuts on Pen Play, Play Pen as well as Game Genie. The track Game Genie is a packed with countless double entendres and metaphors over smooth hypnotic beats. The concept of the track is based around the old school game Genie Converters for Sega Mega (Genesis). … Continue reading Xidus Pain (UK) & Johnny Crates (AUS) – Crates of Pain LP

The Statesmen – Drama To The Finish (Nov. 19)

So now after many paths traveled Karsniogenics is heaps proud to announce the official release date for the long awaited debut album from The Statesmen, aptly titled Drama To The Finish. Available at all good stores including JB-HiFi and iTunes, the album drops November 19th, through new distribution partners Obese Records. To fire it up a little the guys are dropping the next joint free in the coming weeks so keep yo ears to the tweet street for that one. In case you missed the first single download Whatever The Cost feat. Lazy Grey you can steal it guilt free … Continue reading The Statesmen – Drama To The Finish (Nov. 19)

The StatesMen – Sean B & DJ Dcide debut single feat. Lazy Grey

To many Brisbane locals, The StatesMen’s Sean B & Dcide (aka DJ Dce), are synonymous with the city’s hip hop scene. They’ve not only spent 18 years collectively on radio and behind the boards with 4zZz’s PhatTape Hip Hop Show, but have also appeared as artists on a wide array of Australian Hip Hop releases, many since revered as pure classic’. Two years in the making, The StatesMen’s debut album, Drama To The Finish authentically defines the process for these two pioneering creatives, as the road here has been brutally long and seen many adventures, all of which are wrapped … Continue reading The StatesMen – Sean B & DJ Dcide debut single feat. Lazy Grey