Mau Power The Show Will Go On

Following on from Mau Power’s debut single Island Home which contains a sample of My Island Home by Christine Anu, Freedom is his new single featuring the legendary Archie Roach, an inspirational anthem that gives the audience a great feeling of hope while listening to it. The song represents a universal story of freedom from mental slavery. It is a ‘protest’ song that manages to embrace and welcome all listeners to walk with Uncle Archie and Mau Power on the road to unity. A modern sound that resonates with an ancient soul, its inspirational lyrics create a want for a better future … Continue reading Mau Power The Show Will Go On

DukeBox Bailey – Big Kitty Life

Straight outta Inverell, making good on the promise he’s been touting for years, hip hop artist DukeBox Bailey is psyched to announce the release of his debut LP Big Kitty Life. As the news breaks that he’s been invited to play this year’s Woodford Festival, and freshly signed with respected Queensland Indigenous label Impossible Odds, DukeBox spits his original rhymes with trusty side man Terse MC, unafraid to ruminate on the largess of capitalism and materialism and the microcosm of life in a small town. His lyrics speak of a man much older than his 23 years, dealing with issues affecting … Continue reading DukeBox Bailey – Big Kitty Life

National Reconciliation Week 2012

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. May 27 marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth … Continue reading National Reconciliation Week 2012

The Last Kinection – Next Of Kin: New Video Clip ‘Are We There Yet?’

The Last Kinection have created one of the most positively energetic records of 2011, the confronting; the passionate; the inspiring Next Of Kin. Fiercely proud of their culture and history, The Last Kinection are extraordinary: uncompromising in their worldview, but with optimism and an outstretched hand. From the self-assured Find A Way (‘Ngai Wudhim Marigurim Ngai Yirinbu: I am afraid but I’m still strong’); to the commanding Together (‘If you could only spend a day in my shoes, maybe then we could talk, maybe then we could walk together’), Next of Kin is strikingly insightful. It’s the second album from the trio … Continue reading The Last Kinection – Next Of Kin: New Video Clip ‘Are We There Yet?’

The Last Kinection win two ‘Deadlys’ and release new track ‘Are We There Yet?’

No strangers to the music industry, The Last Kinection have had significant success and experience for years before the group formed. Naomi (MC Nay) was one half of R&B Pop group Shakaya and signed with a major multinational label at the age of 16, quickly climbing the ARIA charts and selling platinum singles and a debut album.  Joel Wenitong (Weno) and Jacob Turier (Jaytee) were on the rise as part of the infectious group Local Knowledge (Music Oz’ Best Indigenous Artist in 2005; Best Group in the 2005 Deadly Awards) before it folded. Disheartened and frustrated, all three quickly moved on to form The Last Kinection, … Continue reading The Last Kinection win two ‘Deadlys’ and release new track ‘Are We There Yet?’

The Last Kinection set to perform at the SCG as a part of the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round

Elefant Traks artists The Last Kinection are set to perform at the SCG before the much-anticipated Sydney Swans versus Hawthorn match on Sunday. Heralding from Newcastle, The Last Kinection  perform a mix of hip hop, reggae, and R&B combined with traditional Indigenous chants, lingo and instruments. Their song, I Can feat. Radical Son  forms the backdrop to the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round TVC. If you live in Sydney or surrounding areas, be sure to get down to the SCG this weekend to support not only the Sydney Swans but also The Last Kinection. The Last Kinection featuring Radical Son – … Continue reading The Last Kinection set to perform at the SCG as a part of the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round

Tuka – Will Rap For Tuka (Out Now) + Free Download

After years of humbly impressing Australian audiences as a member of Thundamentals, Rumpunch and Sketch The Rhyme, it’s now time for emcee Tuka to step to the fore and distinguish himself as one of the country’s most exciting lyrical talents. As comfortable rocking over a stomping Gypsy horn line as he is over Dub-Reggae or a driving Boom Bap rhythm. Tuka’s debut LP Will Rap For Tuka is the culmination of years honing his craft, both in written form and performance and delivers one of 2010’s most diverse efforts right before the buzzer sounds. With only two guests on the … Continue reading Tuka – Will Rap For Tuka (Out Now) + Free Download