The Silent Titan – Outer Circle Movements

The Silent Titan comes forth with his second solo production record since his debut, For The Rest of My Days dropped worldwide in September, 2011. Travel, movement, time, space, speculation, nostalgia, and observation; These everyday circumstances are the themes highlighted on this record.  The Silent Titan aka Tom Charuk is a producer from Australia working consistently behind the boards to develop a worldwide following through his hip-hop roots.Soulful, hard hitting, sample heavy production, seamlessly intertwined with live instrumentation, synthesis, and an array of talented vocalists, makes this release a monumental benchmark in  The Silent Titan’s ever expanding portfolio. Always providing originality with … Continue reading The Silent Titan – Outer Circle Movements

aahh album art of the month: Quakers

Stones Throw debuts the most exciting hip hop project since Dilla and Madlib joined forces for Jaylib – a 40+ track album from production outfit Quakers, featuring Golden Era crate dug beats and visceral verses from the likes of Dead Prez, Jonwayne, Aloe Blacc and so many more. Quakers consists of local beatmaster Katalyst, Fuzzface (a.k.a. Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow), and 7-Stu-7, a triage of venerable producers in their own right whose combined efforts prove boom-bap is far from dead. Fuzzface is better known as Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, a long-time Stones Throw supporter in touch with Peanut Butter Wolf since championing the … Continue reading aahh album art of the month: Quakers

Announcing: Quakers

Quakers is a hip-hop collective boasting 35 members which orbits around a core of three producers: Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst. Fuzzface is better known as Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, a long-time Stones Throw supporter in touch with Peanut Butter Wolf since championing the Jaylib album back in 2004.  7-Stu-7 is Portishead’s engineer and in-house producer at Invada Records in the UK. Katalyst is one of the most respected producers in Australia and a partner in Invada Records.  Disillusioned with much of the hip-hop around them, the like-minded producers set out to create the type of rap record they’d want to listen to. … Continue reading Announcing: Quakers

Sonnyjim – The Psychonaut LP

To Whom It May Concern:  I am writing to you on behalf of my client Sonnyjim, to inform you of his recent discontent at the bastardized image of hip-hop music portrayed and traded by popular culture. Gun toting, money fetishizing and the constant oppression of the proverbial “ho” reign supreme as rap’s status quo, and real underground hip-hop is seen as “whatever”. My client, Sonnyjim, is entirely repulsed that such a widely appreciated and intelligently honed form of “street-music” is constantly overlooked by the media in favour of the flavour of the month. In order to adequately resolve this situation, … Continue reading Sonnyjim – The Psychonaut LP

6 on the St | Episode 5 | Dialect & Despair

Dialect & Despair – The Vortex Review 6 on the St is a film project that takes an intimate look at 12 Adelaide artists in a series of six-minute documentaries. Next guest in the line-up of local talent: Dialect & Despair Dialect began rhyming at the tender age of 12, inspired by his eldest brothers collection of classic 80’s/90’s era Hip Hop. Entering his first freestyle battle at the age of 13 Dialect took it out and went on to win countless more battles making him a force to be reckoned with on the mic at an early age. Well … Continue reading 6 on the St | Episode 5 | Dialect & Despair