Darwin MC evokes tropical vibes in new album

Darwin hip hop artist Requiem will team up with musicians from across Northern Australia to create a truly tropical album. With an NT Government grant, Requiem said he’d make an album that reflected his growth and identity as a musician living in the NT. “I’m planning to give people a taste of this tropical playground, and showcase some amazing musical talent that’s based up here, in the album,” he said. “Living in Darwin for the past three years has been such a life-changing experience, it’s hard not to be influenced by these incredible surroundings.” The 27-year-old MC recently received an … Continue reading Darwin MC evokes tropical vibes in new album

Requiem – ‘Digital Blues’ Digital Interview

Minimal Aesthetics artist Requiem presents his answer to the Digital Era, his latest EP titled Digital Blues. The Northern Territory based artist, who use to call Melbourne home has released the EP as a free digital download. We catch up with Requiem to talk about his latest offering and discuss the changes the digital music age has brought about.  1) New EP released through Minimal Aesthetics titled Digital Blues, explain to us the concept behind this release? When making the EP I wrote a song called Digital Blues and as it was the strongest topic covered I named the EP after it. … Continue reading Requiem – ‘Digital Blues’ Digital Interview

Requiem – Digital Blues

Requiem is in a long distance relationship with a city. While enjoying the tropics of Darwin and its monsoonal rains the young MC reflects on the city that gave him his start in hip hop and inspired him to make music. It’s the city of crews he grew up listening to and a constant source of inspiration.Away from music it’s a city of art, arguably the graffiti capital of Australia and one of the premier graf capitals in the world. With its vibrant laneway and coffee culture and buzzing nightlife Melbourne is the place Requiem says welcomes him back every … Continue reading Requiem – Digital Blues

Requiem: Grassroots debut offered up to the masses

Local hip hop artist Requiem is moving forward into the digital era. Instead of swimming against the current the musician has decided to re-release his music online for free download. The rural Victorian born MC has uploaded his debut album Grassroots Anarchy onto popular music website Bandcamp for fans to download and share. Grassroots Anarchy was released in 2009 to critical acclaim and helped the young wordsmith make his mark on the local scene. “Requiem could be one of the greats of the most emerging hip-hop scene in the world today,” said RapReviews.com head writer Steve Juon. The album was … Continue reading Requiem: Grassroots debut offered up to the masses

Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement

If you are looking for something to do in Adelaide this Friday night, Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement. On the night catch Social Change performing with a live band, emcee Requiem from Victoria, Alter Reign, Inkswel (VIC), One Above (Beat Showcase), and Fat Pockets (Funkwig & DJ Snair) spinning Funk and Hip Hop. Details in short: Friday 30th July at Electric Light Hotel 235 Grenfell Street Adelaide $10 Entry 8pm. $15 after 10pm 18+ Butterthief webpage Butterthief twitter roster Continue reading Butterthief presents V.High.P Jam X – Return of the Funk Movement

Requiem’s IGittin

Emcee Requiem is keeping busy as he lays down some fire on a Premo beat, originally used by Blaq Poet from the album ‘The Blaqprint’. This promo track is available  in 320 kbps, downloadable in mp3 format below. Req had to say about his efforts: Blaq Poet’s “The Blaqprint” was one of my favourite releases of last year and the opening track ‘IGittin‘ especially stood out. I wanted to put something out to let heads know I’m still around and to show ’em what’s up. If they like this and download it for free I hope they can check my … Continue reading Requiem’s IGittin

Requiem – Grassroots Anarchy Review/Interview

Grassroots Anarchy is emcee Requiem’s debut album. It has been described as a brazen revolt against this harsh new environment and an industry that has shunned him; a  molotov cocktail of beats and rhymes, a proverbial middle finger to nay-sayers and corporate giants alike. Requiem has a sociopolitical style littered with urgency and paranoia. Requiem has  created ten ‘recipies’ in his anarchist’s cookbook. Released September this year through Minimal Aesthetics, Grassroots Anarchy shuns the hype, taking up the arms of street journalism. Production on the album features Ciecmate, Doc Felix, Defiant, Pabstrakt and Wizard (UK). The album also features a … Continue reading Requiem – Grassroots Anarchy Review/Interview