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

Shan Frenzie – Show and Prove

It’s been well over twenty years since DJ Frenzie made his debut in the local Hip Hop scene. Originally a Melbourne native, Frenzie was part of the infamous RFK Hip Hop crew in the early 90’s, who also spawned such legends as Trem One, Brad Strut, Raise, and Len One (Brothers Stoney). Frenzie now resides in Sydney, where he has continued as one of the cities most respected working DJ’s in the club circuit, and hosts Australia’s longest running continuous DJ mix style radio show Groove Therapy (Now in it’s tenth year) every Friday on radio 2SER FM. The Show and Prove … Continue reading Shan Frenzie – Show and Prove

Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

Needing little to no  introduction, born and raised in inner west Sydney till the age of 13 before re-locating south to the boon-docks of G-Town, an hour south west of Melbourne, Trem, like most in his age bracket and on this part of the planet, gained his first look at hip hop through movies such as Beat Street and books like Subway Art in the early eighties. Instantly falling in love with the phenomenon he dabbled in floor moves before turning his hand to graff. As a member of the Australian leg of a worldwide graffiti crew Run For Kover … Continue reading Trem – For The Term Of His Natural Life

Trem One – Omega Man [Single artwork]

Born and raised in inner west Sydney till the age of 13 before re-locating south to the boon-docks of G-Town, an hour south west of Melbourne, Trem, like most in his age bracket and on this part of the planet, gained his first look at hip hop through movies such as Beat Street and books like Subway Art in the early eighties. Instantly falling in love with the phenomenon he dabbled in floor moves before turning his hand to graff. As a member of the Australian leg of a worldwide graffiti crew Run For Kover (originating in the U.K), Trem … Continue reading Trem One – Omega Man [Single artwork]