KPI Nil Response feat. Hau

Born from an egg on a mountain top, I-Raq Records burst forth from the womb in jets of bloody mucous in 1999 – the brainchild of the secret Illuminati brotherhood pulling the strings of Canberra-based musical monsters Koolism. After being forced at gun point to release epic EP’s ‘The Season’ and ‘Blue Notes’ along with the stone cold Australian classic ‘Pt.1’ in 2000, the boys quickly realised that being signed to a label that contributed absolutely nothing to them beyond a shoddy logo and misguided criticism was slightly less than optimal and decided to escape – going on to arguably … Continue reading KPI Nil Response feat. Hau

D’Opus + Roshambo Mayday

This world is in a state of flux. This decade has seen changes that would seem an absurd fictional tale, if you were to explain it to someone a generation before. We express and gauge ourselves by social media’s omnipotent scrutiny, the ephemeral gaze of minute by minute digital memories, the left and right pull of societal swing, and the disposability of creativity. ‘Mayday’ is D’Opus & Roshambo’s call for concern and observation – a new nine track release that frames their world, as it stands now. D’Opus forms a production landscape that treads between familiar frequencies and speculative horizons. … Continue reading D’Opus + Roshambo Mayday

Hau Reffizlatukefu (QBN x ACT Remix)

Here is a brand new tune by the local legend Hau feat. Axe Aklins, TooDeadly, Hayds, Nix, Dazed, Omar Musa, Roshambo and Ciecmate with production by Hayds. The new track is a tribute to the classic Resin Dogs and Lazy Grey track ‘Re-Fizzla’ and will be featured on Hayds’ upcoming album ‘The Movement Vol. 1’. The project has been inspired by Pete Rock’s ‘Soul Survivor’ series. The album will be released in July and will feature artists from around the Canberra and Queanbeyan region to showcase the thriving local scene in Australia’s capital. Official  ||  Facebook Continue reading Hau Reffizlatukefu (QBN x ACT Remix)

D’Opus & Roshambo Soul Glo

D’Opus & Roshambo ain’t playing no more. They’ve released two albums, toured the country, performed internationally and had their share of successes. But…it’s time for ‘the new’. In 2015, they will present the next chapter of their sound. This is original hip-hop music from two music obsessives, content to do their own thing, on their own terms and without boundaries. Hold tight.  The brand new track is produced by Ross Garrett, the artwork is handled by Tim Lynch. Soul Glo is available now as a name your price download, available at D’Opus & Roshambo’s Bandcamp page here.  Continue reading D’Opus & Roshambo Soul Glo

D’Opus & Roshambo – new album ‘Past Time’ out early April through Mercury Switch/Inertia

Canberra producer & emcee duo D’Opus & Roshambo have teamed up again to bring out their long-awaited second LP Past Time, which includes the promotional single Come Find Out featuring Chanel Cole. The album will be released on April 8 on Mercury Switch Lab through Inertia. The duo have drawn from a pool of Australian artists to collaborate on songs throughout Past Time, with Hau (Koolism), Muph (Muph & Plutonic), Dialectrix, Scott Burns, and Mdusu all contributing guest verses to the album. Chanel Cole, member of trip hop group Spook, provides her unique voice on the tracks Bring Happiness and Come … Continue reading D’Opus & Roshambo – new album ‘Past Time’ out early April through Mercury Switch/Inertia

D’Opus and Roshambo – Past Time (2010)

D’Opus & Roshambo are set to unleash some new material, and are spearheading it with their new single Come Find Out, featuring Chanel Cole on the hook (alternatively, off the hook, depending on how you look at it). Ross Garrett (D.Opus) and Rowan Thomson (Roshambo) met in 2003; D’Opus already an established DJ having supported everyone from the Jungle Brothers, Q*Bert, Mr. Thing and De La Soul, while emcee Ro had built up an impressive reputation for spreading the hip hop gospel through his long-running show on 2XX FM. Taking inspiration from the golden era of hip hop, classic funk … Continue reading D’Opus and Roshambo – Past Time (2010)

mdusu – new album + free mixtape

Hailing from Hobart – Australia’s southern-most capital city, mdusu (pronounced muh-DOO-soo) is one of Tasmania’s premier hip hop artists. Since his first live performance as an emcee in 2003, the MC/producer has built himself a reputation Australia-wide for quality recordings and raucous live shows, a feat which is all the more remarkable considering the isolation of his home town. In just a few short years, he has performed alongside acts such as De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Jungle Brothers, Z-Trip, Swollen Members, The Herd, Drapht, Funkoars, Muph & Plutonic etc. and can even lay claim to having shared a stage … Continue reading mdusu – new album + free mixtape