Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton – This Is Stones Throw Records: Sydney Screening

For the first time in Sydney, local audiences can now see Jeff Broadway’s 2013 documentary about forward-thinking hip hop label, Stones Throw and hear/see the full story from label co-founder Peanut Butter Wolf as he takes viewers on a journey from forming the label with Charizma, through flagship acts like Madlib and J Dilla to present day successes such as Mayer Hawthorne. With a soundtrack by Madlib, this full-length feature film draws on over 100 hours of footage from filmmaker Jeff Broadway, live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video/photographs, and in-depth interviews with the folks who put Stones … Continue reading Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton – This Is Stones Throw Records: Sydney Screening

?uestlove Exclusive MELB DJ Set

Illusive is absolutely thrilled to announce that ?uestlove, founding member of The Legendary Roots Crew, will perform an exclusive DJ set in Melbourne at Roxanne following the band’s performance at Festival Hall on Sat 28 December. As one the world’s most famed music lovers, producers, tastemakers and DJs (who played over 200 sets in 2012 alone), his crates carry an almost mythical quality. Along with the rest of The Roots, this is his first appearance in Melbourne since the band’s sell-out 2007 Australian tour due to nightly commitments as the much-celebrated house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. This … Continue reading ?uestlove Exclusive MELB DJ Set

Ngaiire – Dirty Hercules feat. Nai Palm

Dirty Hercules is the fierce new single from Sydney based future-folk/soul artist Ngaiire (pron. Nighree). The lead offering from her highly anticipated debut album Lamentations (due out June 2013) — an album partly written in an obscure little drinking bar in the suburban outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. Dirty Hercules is a commanding entry into the music world; Ngaiire’s peculiar vocal arrangements and rare sense of soul, reminiscent of vocal greats gone by, setting her well apart from other singers. The song speaks of the vast aberrations of the darkness, the sex, the lies, the money, the drugs that detract from the reality … Continue reading Ngaiire – Dirty Hercules feat. Nai Palm

The Tongue – Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy is the title to your second full length LP dropping today. How are you feeling about the finished product? I feel like its my best work to date. I’m working with the best producers, I’m writing the best songs of my career, all the guests brought their A-game….I’m really proud of this album… It’s a slick-looking package for sure, is there any meaning behind the title Alternative Energy? The human race is headed for disaster….I don’t believe in that 2012 crap but all the signs suggest we need to change our ways. If we don’t find a better … Continue reading The Tongue – Alternative Energy