Following two quick-fire drops over the winter period, Suspect picks up the pace with ‘One Way’ feat. Skepta and Jesse James Solomon — the third single from his eagerly awaited new album on Rinse. After the success of anthemic hood … Continue reading Suspect ‘One Way’ feat. Skepta & Jesse James Solomon (Rinse)
Presenting the self-titled debut album from Sarm of the acclaimed Sydney duo That’s Them. Featuring guest spots from undisputed kings Kerser, Rates, Fraksha, Tornts, Dialectrix and Rinse (Bingethinkers), with production by Nebs, the album burns its way across your ears the same way the intense orange of the 6 panel digipack sizzles across your retina. Never one for the same old humdrum, Sarm contrasts the sharp grime style of Fraksha with the mellow flow of Dialectrix, and the snappy bravado of tracks like I’ll Abuse You For Fun with the devastatingly honest When You Hear This. Out now through LookUp & Obese Distribution, Sarm … Continue reading Sarm: Self Titled Debut Album, Out Now!
Presenting the self titled debut album from Sarm of the acclaimed Sydney duo That’s Them. Featuring guest spots from undisputed kings Kerser, Rates, Fraksha, Tornts, Dialectrix and Rinse (Bingethinkers), with production by Nebs, the album burns its way across your ears the same way the intense orange of the 6 panel digipack sizzles across your retina. Combining the futuristic, angular production of Nebs with the characteristic hip hop and grime flavoured flow of Sarm, this will be yet another hotly debated and passionately devoured release featuring the new sound shouldering its way out of Sydney’s West. Nebs‘ electro disco influenced … Continue reading Sarm
Distill rap music down to its base elements and what do you have: a MC and a DJ. Axiom is Kay Illa and Bom. Kay Illa is in front of the mic and Bom is behind the decks and production boards. The Axiom partnership was forged in 2004 while Kay and Bom were still in school on the North Coast of NSW. Hip Hop was only just beginning to creep into the local music scene at the time and classic releases like Brad Strut’s – The Authentic were big influences on the early Axiom sound and subject matter. By 2005, the members of Axiom were pushing … Continue reading Axiom – Back Against The Wall
Calski first started producing jams in 1998, and has since worked with the likes of Impossible Odds, Rainman, Shawn Lov, Binge Thinkers and more. It is not uncommon to find Calski rocking his MPC at b-boy jams and comps all over Brisbane, representing with Elements Collective. Set to release his debut production album entitled Love Drive Commission through Obese Distribution next month, Calski describes the album as ‘sonically diverse’ with tinges of West Coast smooth, Detroit inspired grit, and New York drums. The LP will feature spots from Dialectrix, Rainman, Tommy Illfigga, DJ Butcher, Rinse and DJ 2Buck among others. Love Drive … Continue reading Calski – Love Drive Commission
There have been a few must have 7″ poppin’ off this year and here’s another to add to the collection. Melbourne Emcee & Producer Dazed, recently dropped a cracker titled Rest In Syn. This limited release, collectors edition vinyl features two deadly tracks from Sydney based artists with his Dazed’s own inimitable production. Rest in Syn is a record that explores this great big, unknowable, inexpressible ride we’re on – and looking back with gratitude to the past and sheer amazement at where our travels have taken us. This theme takes us to the opening track of Side A, No Regrets … Continue reading Review: Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″
It’s rare for the scene to be blessed with the release of a 7” in these often cynical times. Making music is an expensive habit, and there are a lot of broke artists languishing out there with stillborn plans. Melbourne based producer/MC Dazed has said fuck all that and gone ahead with a limited release, collectors edition vinyl featuring two tracks from Sydney based artists and his own inimitable production. Rest in Syn is a record by a man who still values the memories of flipping through magazines and freaking out on seeing new track produced by a favourite artist; as Dazed puts it, “it’s all … Continue reading Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″ (Out Sept. 30)
It’s rare for the scene to be blessed with the release of a 7” in these often cynical times. Making music is an expensive habit, and there are a lot of broke artists languishing out there with stillborn plans. Melbourne based producer/MC Dazed has said fuck all that and gone ahead with a limited release, collectors edition vinyl featuring two tracks from Sydney based artists and his own inimitable production. Rest in Syn is a record by a man who still values the memories of flipping through magazines and freaking out on seeing new track produced by a favourite artist; … Continue reading Dazed – Rest In Syn 7″ featuring Rinse and Grand Arkiteks.
Heres is a brand new track taken titled Killer, taken from the forthcoming That’s Them album The G-Up set to be released Dec 17th. The G-UP features 17 tracks, with guest appearances from Smashbrothers, Kerser, Swarmy, Scott Burns, Rinse & DJ Mathmatics. Get your hands on this track below. More info as it comes. That’s Them – Bam (feat. Swarmy, Kerser & DJ Mathmatics) Continue reading That’s Them – Killer [Free Download]
Thats Them Feat. Kerser, Swarmy & DJ Mathmatics – BAM! Heres the brand new video which is taken from the forthcoming That’s Them album The G-Up set to be released Dec 17th The G-UP features 17 tracks, with guest appearances from Smashbrothers, Kerser, Swarmy, Scott Burns, Rinse and DJ Mathmatics More information to come soon. Directed by Avene http://www.facebook.com/thatsthem http://www.lookupinthesky.com.au Continue reading That’s Them – BAM! [New Video Clip]
Minds Believing is the title to emcee Undertow’s (SYD) debut hip hop LP. Featuring 15 tracks, with the bulk of the production handled by Dazed. Guest spots include Flawlezz, Fame, Swarmy, Rinse from Bingethinkers, Ayeone, Nehi, Double G, Logical (UK) and SPEx. On first impressions Mind’s Believing has all the makings of a quality package. Cover design is by April77, with the album mixing handled by Fame and mastering by Joseph Carra. With Undertow’s diverse emcee background in dnb, grime and electronica, we were quite interested to hear what style Undertow would bring to the fore front of this album……..It … Continue reading Undertow – Minds Believing (Review)
AXIOM have just released the first in a series of FREE digital 12”, this one titled Digi 12 Inch 01. Here’s what they had to say about the concept behind the release. With a heavy heart, AXIOM recognise that vinyl culture is on its last legs but they hope that by releasing their tracks with accompanying instrumental and acapellas they are keeping the spirit of the old school 12″ record alive. You can check the preview for this release below and then download the full album from here. Tracklisting A SIDE 1. Sam 2. Sam Instrumental B SIDE 1. Devilish … Continue reading AXIOM – Digi 12 Inch 01
Foreign Dub presents Undertow in his East Coast Minds Believing album launch tour. Undertow will be joined by DJ Maniak for the tour plus Flawlezz and Rukus Crew. Full dates are listed below. Brisbane – Stepp Inn May 14, Rezadent, Flawlezz, Rukus Crew, Risky Livin. Gold Coast – Shark Bar May 15, Double album launch with Rezadent. Flawlezz, Rukus Crew, Ripe Crew, Caughts/Askerbars/Btrail, Nighstalker. Byron Bay – Budda Bar May 21, Davedog (Resin Dogs), Flawlezz, Rukus Crew, Azoz, Kasper, Hauser. Melbourne – Miss Libertines May 28 – Rezadent, Dazed and Flawlezz, Rukus Crew, JP and Bogues. Sydeney Secret Warehouse Location … Continue reading Undertow – Minds Believing Tour
Since the release of the Thats Them EP, the group have simply gone from strength to strength. Nebs’ unique production sound is receiving international acclaim with the likes of A-Alikes (RBGs) and Solomon Childs (Killer Bees) writing to his world-class beats, whilst the stunningly futuristic Sonics of ‘Big Cty Music – (The Nebs Treatment)‘ feature on Scott Burn’s debut album locally. Add to that a commanding presence on the LookUP In The Sky Vol.1 mixtape and the remarkable feat of selling out their 12″ vinyl debut on LookUP Records a week before its official release. The guys music was also … Continue reading That’s Them – Stay Up
If your in Adelaide this weekend July 10, make sure you get to HQ as 3 of Australia’s finest hit the main stage, just in-case you didn’t know…… BIAS B When it comes to quality Australian Hip Hop, the most influential name that comes to mind is Bias B. With a career spanning over a decade, he has been at the forefront of the development of the local hip hop scene since the early 90’s. Bias B’s debut release Beezwax not only changed the standard of the local scene but has become a classic and a defining stepping stone in … Continue reading A Friendly Reminder……Big Show