Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palatable. Recognised nationally as one of Queensland’s finest, Rainman’s list of collaborations, support slots and guest appearances reads like a who’s who of local hip hop. The Herd’s Urthboy said it well: “destined to become a positive and very listenable force… with laidback but self-assured flows and a gift for hooks and phrases. One of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets”. He’s been a feature artist on triple j’s Hip Hop Show and played alongside everyone from Grandmaster Flash (USA), Ice Cube (USA) and Jungle Brothers (USA) through to The … Continue reading Rainman Fire In The Belly (10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Digital Version)
Change The Tape is proud to announce the release of the debut album from Manic X titled The Diagnosis, a ride through the world of mental health and raw hip hop. Teaming up on this project are Rezadent and ILL Clinton. The Diagnosis is produced, recorded and engineered by Man At Arms Productions, with additional production by Sammsonite. Change The Tape is a collective of Hip Hop artists with members contributing from Australia to the U.K consisting of Rezadent, Dsipl, Ill Clinton, Meek Starkiller and The Praying Mantis. The Diagnosis, a name your price download features Mistery of Brethren, The Elect … Continue reading Manic X – The Diagnosis
Drakezilla is a prehistoric creature that mutated due to atomic radiation and rose from the depths of the sea to make hot jams with his Atomic Breath… and stomp cities. He has just released a free new banging album titled Red Head Redemption, which is available for free download. Red Head Redemption features production from Trials (Funkoars), Sammsonite (The Optimen), Engineer, Mdusu, Mules + more. Guests include Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter), Syntax and Johnny Utah. Filmed by Geordie Tarren – Directed & Edited by Drakezilla Tracklisting: 01 Introview (produced by Drakezilla) 02 Redhead Redemption (produced by Mules) 03 All The Time … Continue reading Drakezilla – Red Head Redemption
Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palatable. Recognised nationally as one of Queensland’s finest, Rainman’s list of collaborations, support slots and guest appearances reads like a who’s who of local hip hop. Rainman is poised to drop his second album Bigger Pictures, in stores Friday 4 May through Obese Distribution. The album sees Sammsonite return for the lion’s share of the production but also features some of Australia’s finest beat – smiths including the APRA and AIR Award winning, ARIA nominated Count Bounce, DJ Bonez, Mangohig (Sietta), Chasm, Cam Bluff and Calski. Guest MCs … Continue reading Rainman Announces ‘Darlin’ & National Launch Dates
Introview marks the beginning of Drakezilla’s new album, Redhead Redemption, which will be released online for free in the coming weeks with limited hard copies to follow. It’s mostly comprised of a collection of tracks made over the past two years which were either lost due to hard drive failure or made for no other reason than to make a jam. This little number is 16 tracks deep with production from Drakezilla himself, Trials, Mac Lethal, Mdusu and Sammsonite along with features from The Tongue, Syntax, Mdusu, Smiles Again and Johnny Utah. It will be available for free download in … Continue reading Drakezilla – Introview
A vision of two of Brisbane’s premier hip hop producers, Bankrupt Billionaires has now culminated into a super group featuring the powerhouse production of Sammsonite and Dats (The Optimen) and the strong emotive vocals of Brisbane diva Kel on Earth, with a host of regular special guests. Reminiscent of singer/producer teams like Gnarls Barkley, Little Dragon, Mark Ronson and the late great Amy Winehouse, Bankrupt Billionaires have established their very own world-class sound that blends head-knocking beats with soul drenched vocals and themes of love, compassion and frustration. After honing a wealth of quality material behind closed doors, Bankrupt Billionaires finally … Continue reading Bankrupt Billionaires
Billed as ‘a watershed in local hip hop’, Rainman (Ray Bourne) has attracted some hefty praise since releasing his debut album Fire in the Belly. Rainman has been hailed as ‘Queensland’s best kept secret’ with ‘an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop’. Descriptions of Rainman’s music are consistently praiseworthy. Rainman has appeared as a feature artist on the triple j Hip Hop Show and in Stealth Magazine/CD. His music was selected for the Rhythm and Poetry DVD – a documentary detailing the evolution of local hip hop. Rainman has toured Australia’s major cities and regularly performs locally in … Continue reading Rainman – Darlin’ feat. Calski
Billed as ‘a watershed in local hip hop’, Rainman (Ray Bourne) has attracted some hefty praise since releasing his debut album Fire in the Belly. Rainman has been hailed as Queensland’s best kept secret with an eloquence for song-writing rarely seen in hip hop. Descriptions of Rainman’s music are consistently praiseworthy – what we have here is hip hop that is honest, thoughtful and fun. Rainman has appeared as a feature artist on the Triple J Hip Hop Show and now allaussie hip hop. His music was selected for the Rhythm and Poetry DVD – a documentary detailing the evolution … Continue reading Rainman – Can’t See You (Feat. Laneous, Prod. by Chasm): FREE DOWNLOAD
Brisbane Sounds is pleased to announce the next showcase in their series of spin off events to showcase Brisbane’s diverse music artists. The Brisbane Sounds Hip-Hop showcase will take place at the Hi-Fi in West End on Saturday 9 October and will offer a tasty selection of Brisbane’s finest Aussie hip-hop artists that includes the amazing crew The Optimen launching The Out of Money Experience, the esteemed talents of Rainman and fresh newcomers Vegas Aces as well as more guest DJ’s that are yet to be announced. The Optimen The Optimen or The OPees to their friends have quickly become … Continue reading The Optimen ‘The Out of Money Experience’ Album Launch with Rainman, Vegas Aces and Special Guests
All tracks mixed by Crate Creeps at The Bloody Abbetoir All vocals recorded at The Bloody Abbetoir unless stated All cuts by DJ Butcher unless stated Mastered by Ricardo Guiterrez at the Grandmasters NYC Distributed By MGM Track Listing: 1. Introduction Ft. Suffa MC (Hilltop Hoods) Produced by Crate Creeps Vocals recorded by Suffa 2. Time Trials Ft. Trials (The Funkoars) Produced by Dj Butcher Vocals mixed and recorded by Dj Adfu at Sniper Spot Studios 3. Walk On By Ft. Pure Product Written by Fourth Degree, Marvel and Tendancee Produced by Tommy Illfigga Bass by Max Voltage 4. Jeans … Continue reading The Crate Creeps – Its About That Time – July 9th 2010 Release – Guestlist finally announced!
It’s been some time between drinks now since Brisbane’s best, The Optimen have performed a headlining show for their fans, but even with the AA meetings and late night phone calls to their sponsors they just can’t control their thirst any longer. For this reason, and also to bring their blistering new album The Out Of Money Experience to the live stage, The OPees are back in the lab and planning their launch for Friday, May 28 at the new home of hip-hop in Brisbane – The Step Inn. Not leaving anything to chance, they have joined forces with fellow … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s monthly cook up with: Sammsonite (The Optimen)
On recent return from a ‘management speak’ workshop (ManSpeak2010 – not to be confused with the instructional ‘how to speak like a man’ workshops – ManlySpeak2010) we’d like to take this time to ‘touch base’ and ‘help us to help you’ (to help us) by having a brief discussion about The Optimen’s latest project The ‘We Currently Have Our Funds Tied Up In Private Offshore Ventures‘ album (‘The Out Of Money Experience‘). Just as an ‘FYI’ about the release of this album, you can actually ‘TCB’ your purchasing prospects ‘asap’ by pre-ordering ‘The Out Of Money Experience‘ from JB HiFi. … Continue reading First 500 copies of The Out Of Money Experience come with Optimoney!
Though the title might sound like a desperate plea for help in these trying times of economic uncertainty or, more predictably, the old as the ages cliché of the starving artist, The Out Of Money Experience is really anything but. This much-anticipated sophomore album by The Optimen (The OPees to their friends – and they can take all the friends they can get) is the result of work: hard work. The sort of work that keeps you up late at night and makes you late for the next day’s “working for the man”. And it shows. The three original members … Continue reading The Optimen – 80’s Babies
QLD heads are in for a treat when Mata & Must team up with with Rezadent, for an all out dual album launch, featuring some of QLD’s finest in support. Continue reading to get the full low down on this big night. Mata & Must (Paradox of Minds) In 2003 Mata & Must released their first EP on their own imprint established out of necessity. Six years on with an ever growing fan base, Melbourne label Pang Productions are celebrating their tenth release with Mata & Must’s long awaited debut full length album Paradox Of Minds. Leading up to the … Continue reading Mata & Must + Rezadent – Dual Album Launch
Choose Mics, the duo comprising emcee Haunts and DJ/Producer Mules, would have to be a couple of the hardest working geezers in the biz. With their debut album Beggars Can’t Be Choosers hitting stores in April, Choose Mics have also just wrapped up a massive east coast tour with aussie heavy weights Phrase, Bliss N Eso and Muph & Plutonic, the timing couldn’t be better for them to drop their first official release. Now based on the Gold Coast, Birmingham born Haunts brings a fresh new flavour to the local hip hop scene. Described as a hard nosed and in … Continue reading Choose Mics – Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (April 9)
With the release of their sophomore album The Out of Money Experience just around the corner, Brisbane’s The Optimen are proud to present the first single to be lifted from it, Fire Fighters. For a limited time Fire Fighters is available for free streaming and download at: ·Album version only ·Album & Clean versions The Optimen are also proud to announce they have signed an exclusive distribution deal for the forthcoming album with Inertia. The Out of Money Experience is due for release early 2010. Fire Fighters In writing the new album, Fire Fighters was the first track that didn’t … Continue reading The Optimen Announce New Single – Fire Fighters