Vegas Aces – The Departure EP

Amidst the mayhem that was touring with Australian sensation, 360 and heading straight back on the road with label mates Seven and Mr Hill, Vegas Aces have managed to craft an EP touted as ‘next level’ by the local hip hop scene.  The Departure is VA’s coming of age, both lyrically from emcee 4th and in the production from Cam Bluff, who is fast becoming Australia’s man to beat behind the boards. The two clearly set out to craft their own sound in making The Departure, a title directly related to a change in sound since their debut, VA All … Continue reading Vegas Aces – The Departure EP

Purpose – ‘Alive’ Sneak Peak

Purpose is releasing his second single titled Alive next Wednesday, June 20th and has just put out a sneak peak of the film clip put together by EightLimb Films.  Coming off a stellar performance at the sold out Come Together Festival, Alive is sure to tick all the right boxes.  With the release of his album Where It Starts fast approaching, this new video is looking to take things up another notch yet again for the Adelaide MC/Producer. The song features cuts by long time collaborator DJ Hacksaw, and is produced by Eslev of Full Tote Odds. The digital single will be available June 20th … Continue reading Purpose – ‘Alive’ Sneak Peak

Purpose & Prime – Get Em High

In the lead up to his appearance at the sold out Come Together Festival this weekend in Sydney, Purpose teams up with fellow PE member and Soulmate Records latest, MC Prime for an exclusive track titled Get Em High.   To all the lucky folk quick enough to snap up a ticket, get ready as Luna Park will become host to one of the biggest events on the local hip hop calendar. Headlined by undoubtedly one of the biggest names. A man who needs no introduction, multi award winning, 360 will close the day in the only way he knows how – absolute chaos.  Not to say the … Continue reading Purpose & Prime – Get Em High

Come Together Stage Times

To all the lucky folk quick enough to snap up a ticket to this year’s sold out Come Together Festival, get ready as we announce the stage times and countdown to the June long weekend. On June 9, Luna Park will host one of the biggest events on the local hip hop calendar, headlined by undoubtedly one of the biggest names. A man who needs no introduction, multi award winning, 360 will close the day in the only way he knows how – absolute chaos. Not to say the roof won’t be raised from opening doors, with Bam Bam kicking off … Continue reading Come Together Stage Times

Purpose – Drop The Bomb

Drop the Bomb is the second song Purpose has let out the bag off of his highly anticipated debut album Where It Starts. Another self-produced track with his trademark thumping drums, this one is sure to shred your speakers to bits. Catch Purpose on the road with Sevens & Vegas Aces through May on the No Way Home Tour, hitting Melbourne and Perth this weekend followed by Sydney ad Brisbane, tickets available now. Facebook  ||  Youtube  ||  Twitter  || IfTheCityHadAVoice.Com Continue reading Purpose – Drop The Bomb

Raise The Roof IV

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 IV picks up from where 3 left off, a colossal lineup showcasing the finest in established and emerging local hip hop. The first 3 instalments of Raise The Roof were a raging success, volume 4 is shaping up to be bigger then ever. Featuring Funkoars, Lowrider, Vents, Def Wish Cast, Briggs, Mase & Mattic, Purpose, Death Stars, DJ Reflux, Remi, Eloquor, Soliloquy, Mu-Gen, Prequel, Slap618 and DJ Flagrant’s Aussie Hip Hop video show. Hosted … Continue reading Raise The Roof IV

Come Together Festival – Sold Out

The 2012 Come Together Festival, to be held at the Big Top Luna Park on Saturday June 9, has sold out in record time! It’s no surprise, really, given the kingpins and rising cream of local hip hop on this year’s line-up. Featuring its second all-Aussie hip hop line-up, Come Together is led by none-other than Melbourne’s multi platinum selling rapper, 360 in his next Sydney performance on his upcoming national tour, The Flying Tour which is setting ticket sales records around the country! Joining 360 are ARIA award nominees, Horrorshow, as well as beat giants Hermitude, Seth Sentry, Koolism, Thundamentals, … Continue reading Come Together Festival – Sold Out

Purpose – We Will Be Heard

We Will Be Heard is the first offering from Purpose’s long awaited debut album Where It Starts. Engaging and upbeat, this self-produced song captures the free-spirited restlessness of today’s youth from a fresh faced and honest perspective. Keeping fans tied over with a 3 part mixtape series, Purpose has put his best work to date on what is sure to be an explosive break through debut. Accompanied by an amazing film clip the single We Will Be Heard is available now to purchase from his Bandcamp page below. Digital single features We Will Be Heard (Debate Remix) & exclusive bonus track … Continue reading Purpose – We Will Be Heard

Purpose – Cities, Classics, Where It Starts

2011 was a huge year for South Australian MC & Producer Purpose. Instead of doing a 2011 wrap up for Purps, we caught up with him to chat all his If The City Had a Voice Mixtape series, the new album, highlights from 2011 and what the future holds for this enigmatic artist.  You had a huge 2011, what was your biggest highlight of the year?  The feeling of finally just putting the mixing/producing skills I’ve learned over the past few years into practise was extremely satisfying. But every time this question pops up I have to say performing on … Continue reading Purpose – Cities, Classics, Where It Starts

Vinyl Villains – Back In Action (Remix)

Vinyl Villains consist of Train Of Thought members Hacksaw & Debate. Hacksaw has been honing his skills on the decks since the mid 90’s and Debate started producing beats around the same time. Both attended Blackwood High and shared a passion for Hip Hop which has never waned.  In Early 2000 Debate approached Hacksaw to join his group then called Exhilation the group would eventually consist of 5 members and become known as Train Of Thought. In The Mid 2000’s members of Train Of Thought decided to pursue different interests in life but Hacksaw & Debate kept doing their thing and … Continue reading Vinyl Villains – Back In Action (Remix)

Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3

After experiencing large underground success with If the City Had A Voice Pt. 2, touring the country twice and spending countless hours in the studio, Purpose rounds out the year by presenting the 3rd installment of his mixtape series. If the City Had A Voice pt. 3 is out now available here. It features 14 tracks from the Adelaide MC/producer and is mixed by DJ Hacksaw once again, showcasing the growing on track chemistry they have developed in such a short space of time. It also features Prime & Motive of Pagen Elypsis and production from Purpose himself, Rob Shaker, Answer & Debate. The full LP Where It Starts is slated to be released … Continue reading Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3

Purpose – The Secret/One Last Stop

After experiencing large underground success with If the City Had A Voice Pt. 2, touring the country twice and spending countless hours in the studio, Purpose rounds out the year by presenting the 3rd installment of his mixtape series. If the City Had A Voice pt. 3 will be released as a free download this Wednesday, November 30th. It features 14 tracks from the Adelaide MC/producer and is mixed by DJ Hacksaw once again, showcasing the growing on track chemistry they have developed in such a short space of time. It also features Prime & Motive of Pagen Elypsis and production … Continue reading Purpose – The Secret/One Last Stop

Interview: Prime – Good Morning, Good Lord, Good God!

Good Morning. A simple greeting to signal the beginning of a new day. An invitation to wake the f**k up. A fitting introduction to Prime. Like the hazy light of dawn sneaking through the clouds over Hindmarsh Square. Prime’s unheralded arrival on the Australian hip-hop landscape has cast subtle but welcome shadows over a fan base hungry for a new approach. Some listeners might have caught a glimpse of the Adelaide emcee through his work with Pagen Elypsis, a Triple J Unearthed-winning six-piece whose minor hit One Way Ticket rattled radio speakers throughout 2010.  Others may recall Prime from his early but successful days on the … Continue reading Interview: Prime – Good Morning, Good Lord, Good God!

Purpose – I Know You Don’t Love Me

Adelaide producer / emcee and Pagen Elypsis member, Purpose has been building momentum to his début solo effort with his cracking If The City Had A Voice mixtape series. Late November will see If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 drop for free release and  is mixed by fellow South Australian DJ Hacksaw. Artists that feature on If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 include fellow PE members Prime and Motive, with production by Purpose, Answer, Rob Shaker (WA) and Cam Bluff (QLD). Purpose has put out 6 releases both as a solo artist and as an integral part of group efforts. His growth both in and out of the studio over the past few years has been impressive. This mixtape will serve as a … Continue reading Purpose – I Know You Don’t Love Me

Prime – Good Morning (Out Now)

There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding Soulmate Records latest signee emcee Prime’s – Good Morning release… Friday we all saw why. The South Australian emcee has released his debut solo for free download exclusively through his website.  The free download features 18 tracks with original production from One Above, Cam Bluff, Answer, Purpose, Mules and more. We also see Raven, Motive, 4th and Purpose share mic duties. Good Morning (with it’s 18-piece cover art series) is available for FREE download exclusively from PrimeIsHere.com Stay tuned for our upcoming interview with Prime, dropping soon.  Tracklisting: 1. 8am – Produced … Continue reading Prime – Good Morning (Out Now)

Prime & Purpose – Top Billin’

Adelaide MC’s Prime & Purpose (Pagen Elypsis) return to the Top Billin’ show armed with 100 bars a piece. The guys are both preparing for solo releases, Prime with his LP Good Morning and Purpose with his If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 mixtape, followed also by his solo LP.  Good Morning will be available for free download, so keep an eye out for further details on that coming real soon. You can still download Purpose’s newest mixtape track lifted from his upcoming If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 titled Don’t I Know It here. Prime Twitter  ||  Purpose … Continue reading Prime & Purpose – Top Billin’

Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3

Adelaide producer / emcee and Pagen Elypsis member, Purpose has been building momentum to his début solo effort with his cracking If The City Had A Voice mixtape series. Late November will see If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 drop for free release and  is mixed by fellow South Australian DJ Hacksaw. Artists that feature on If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3 include fellow PE members Prime and Motive, with production by Purpose, Answer, Rob Shaker (WA) and Cam Bluff (QLD). Purpose has put out 6 releases both as a solo artist and as an integral part of group efforts. His growth both in and out of the … Continue reading Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 3

Purpose releases 2 new tracks!

Purpose released 2 new songs yesterday over the popular social media platform twitter. Purpose divulged that these songs are not for his album but he wanted people to enjoy new music as he prepares to release his debut album.  Purpose’s debut album Where it Starts will be out late 2011. The first song is called The Build Up (below). This song represents strength through circumstance. Every Rose (remix) , Produced by Purpose  Facebook || Twitter || Youtube || iTunes || Mixtape Link Bookings/General Enquiries: purpose.bookings@gmail.com Continue reading Purpose releases 2 new tracks!

Vents announces SA and VIC tour dates for Rollin’ Balls Tour!

The wait is finally over with the arrival of Vents new album Marked For Death and fresh tour dates announced this week for SA and VIC – see details below: Sunday 12th June (Queens Birthday Eve) – Gabrielles @ HQ – Adelaide  Friday 17th June – Esplanade Hotel Front Bar – Melbourne Saturday 18th June  – The Man Hotel – Falls Creek An imposing live performer Vents has toured nationally with Funkoars, and most recently Hilltop Hoods. In 2007 Vents enjoyed a level of mainstream success with his debut album Hard To Kill. The track Love Song was picked up by Triple … Continue reading Vents announces SA and VIC tour dates for Rollin’ Balls Tour!

Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 2

Adelaide emcee/producer and Pagen Elypsis member, Purpose has recently released a cracking mixtape tilted If The City Had A Voice Pt. 2. A lot of things have happened in the Purpose camp since the release of his first mixtape release If The City Had A Voice a few years ago. Leading up to If The City Had a Voice Pt. 2, Purpose has put out 5 releases both as solo artist and as an integral part of group efforts, toured the country and continued to grow both in and out of the studio as he honed his skills. This mixtape serves as a pre-cursor to his debut … Continue reading Purpose – If The City Had A Voice Pt. 2

Purpose – If The City Had a Voice Pt. II [FREE DOWNLOAD (Out Now)]

Leading up to If The City Had a Voice II, Purpose has put out 5 releases both as solo and group efforts, toured the country and continued to grow both in and out of the studio as he honed his sound. This mixtape serves as a pre-cursor to his debut solo album Where It Starts Dropping Late 2011 It is a collaborative effort with DJ Hacksaw (Pagen Elypsis, Battlehoggs, Train of Thought) made up of a handful of original music with some beat-jacks thrown in for good measure. This release paints an avid picture of the new generation in Australian Hip-Hop music and … Continue reading Purpose – If The City Had a Voice Pt. II [FREE DOWNLOAD (Out Now)]

Zarkov – Australian Hip Hop: Are We Having Fun Yet (Out Now)

Zarkov is a 23 year old hip-hop producer from Sydney, Australia. His beats are heavy and electronic with influences ranging from Dub-Step across Wonky, Dirty South and Boom Bap. Zarkov is a member of the Tape Death collective: A group of beatsmiths on the vanguard of tomorrow’s Hip-Hop. Australian Hip Hop: Are We Having Fun Yet showcases some of his remix work from the past 3 years of a varied assortment of Australian and UK MCs. You will be able to hear more of Zarkov’s work on Purpose – If The City Had A Voice II release (out March 17). … Continue reading Zarkov – Australian Hip Hop: Are We Having Fun Yet (Out Now)

Double or Nothing Records proudly presents “DOWN LIKE THIS” the brand new single from hip hop super crew Pagen Elypsis.

Double or Nothing Records proudly presents Down Like This the brand new single from hip hop super crew Pagen Elypsis. It’s been five months since the release of the debut album One Way Ticket. Since then the record has gone on to receive 4-5 star reviews in local, National, International and online press. Along with the national radio play and over 20,000 downloads online! The new single Down Like This comes just in time for the crews massive performance at this years Big day out. Produced by Purpose, Answer (MELB), Boombaty (DON records) and DJ Hacksaw, Down Like This takes the … Continue reading Double or Nothing Records proudly presents “DOWN LIKE THIS” the brand new single from hip hop super crew Pagen Elypsis.

Pagen Elypsis On Top Billin’ (Prime & Purpose)

After half a decade of paying dues, dropping mix tapes and earning stripes on the emcee battle circuit, Adelaide hip-hop dynasty Pagen Elypsis have finally released their debut album One Way Ticket on their own independent imprint Double Or Nothing Records. Heralded by the singles One Hit Away and Aerobiks and a series of incendiary hometown shows, the warm reception to their debut disc drew praise from SA street press Onion (who ranked the group #7 in its 2010 Onion Crop list of hip-hop/electronic acts to watch) and even Suffa from Hilltop Hoods. The group comprised of Prime, Purpose, Pohetikut, … Continue reading Pagen Elypsis On Top Billin’ (Prime & Purpose)

Pagen Elypsis – One Way Ticket Review/Album Launch

As we board flight PE 2010, and prepare ourselves for the journey of lifetime, the voices of our captains are heard loud over the speakers. “You are now strapped in for flight PE 2010”. Captaining our flight is none other than the South Australian Hip Hop crew Pagen Elypsis. The PE crew composed of Kadowg, Prime, Purpose, Motive and Pohetikut, are no strangers to the grimy streets of hip hop. Pagen Elypsis have been working tirelessly for the last few years to make 2010 a year that symbolises something big for the group and it seems to be going perfectly … Continue reading Pagen Elypsis – One Way Ticket Review/Album Launch

allaussie spotlight on: Cam Bluff

If you haven’t heard the name Cam Bluff of late, then you surely haven’t been paying enough attention. 2010 has seen Cam Bluff produce some of this years most impressive beats with no intention of slowing the pace. We take a deeper look into the past, present and future of this amazing producer. Past Cam Bluff born (18/02/1989) grew up in Kwazulu Natal (South Africa). Cam was always surrounded by music and heavily influenced by the country’s culture and people. He was constantly surrounded by music having both an aunt and grandma who were both music teachers. He was always … Continue reading allaussie spotlight on: Cam Bluff

Pagen Elypsis – One Way Ticket: Release Details

Pagen Elypsis – One Way Ticket will be available on itunes & the following stores nationwide: SA – Clinic116 – Wax Department – Krypton Discs – Da Klinic – Blackwood Sound – Cold Krush – Leading Edge Rundle Mall – Real Store – Leading Edge Munna Parra NSW – Nurcha Records – Villain WA – Butchershop – Blue62 QLD – Butter Beats Fortitude Valley – Butter Beats Gold Coast – Butter Beats Broadway on the Mall VIC Obese Records Pagen Elypsis Online JJJ Myspace Facebook Bookings/Management Continue reading Pagen Elypsis – One Way Ticket: Release Details

Pagen Elypsis – One Way Ticket Exclusive Leak feat. DJ Butcher

Pagen Elypsis is a collective of emcee’s from existing groups that emerged onto the scene with the release of the 007 Mixtape in 2007.  The members of the group had been performing as their separate components for 2 years both at home and interstate and also promoting and putting on shows in their hometown, Adelaide. The roots of the groups following lie in both the local live hip-hop scene and also the national and international battle circuit. The group was on hiatus from 2007 while each of the members went about building their resumes & paying their dues. Between 2007-2010, … Continue reading Pagen Elypsis – One Way Ticket Exclusive Leak feat. DJ Butcher

Pagen Elypsis – One Hit Away (Free Download)

Pagen Elypsis is a collective of emcees from existing groups that emerged onto the scene with the release of the 007 Mixtape in 2007. The members of the group had been performing as their seperate components for 2 years both at home and interstate and also promoting and putting on shows in their hometown, Adelaide. The roots of the groups following lie in both the local live hip-hop scene and also the national and international battle circuit. The group was on hiatus from 2007 while each of the members went about building their resumes & paying their dues. Between 2007-2010, … Continue reading Pagen Elypsis – One Hit Away (Free Download)

mdusu – new album + free mixtape

Hailing from Hobart – Australia’s southern-most capital city, mdusu (pronounced muh-DOO-soo) is one of Tasmania’s premier hip hop artists. Since his first live performance as an emcee in 2003, the MC/producer has built himself a reputation Australia-wide for quality recordings and raucous live shows, a feat which is all the more remarkable considering the isolation of his home town. In just a few short years, he has performed alongside acts such as De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Jungle Brothers, Z-Trip, Swollen Members, The Herd, Drapht, Funkoars, Muph & Plutonic etc. and can even lay claim to having shared a stage … Continue reading mdusu – new album + free mixtape