Axiom – Back Against The Wall

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

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

Bingethinkers – Where Are They Now…. [Out Now – Don’t Sleep!]

Over the past half-decade, Bingethinkers have built their reputation as one of Sydney’s most dynamic hip hop outfits- electrifying audiences with their remarkable live show. The group is comprised of MC Rinse on the mic, DJ 2Buck (Dialectrix, Gully Platoon) on the decks (and beats) and producers Aeon (a member of Sydney rock/electronica act Decoder Ring) and PSYKEone on the beats. This combination of high energy, boom bap production and razor sharp lyrics create an unmatched collection of individual talent sharing a single ethos. Following up from the release of their ShelfLife mixtape (2007), Bingethinkers formed LookUP with fellow Sydneysiders … Continue reading Bingethinkers – Where Are They Now…. [Out Now – Don’t Sleep!]

Bingethinkers – Where Are They Now… (Feb 11th) (Preview Tracks Up)

Over the past half-decade, Bingethinkers have built their reputation as one of Sydney’s most dynamic hip hop outfits- electrifying audiences with their remarkable live show. The group is comprised of MC Rinse on the mic, DJ 2Buck (Dialectrix, Gully Platoon) on the decks (and beats) and producers Aeon (a member of Sydney rock/electronica act Decoder Ring) and PSYKEone on the beats. This combination of high energy, boom bap production and razor sharp lyrics create an unmatched collection of individual talent sharing a single ethos. Following up from the release of their ShelfLife Mixtape (2007), Bingethinkers formed LookUP with fellow Sydneysiders … Continue reading Bingethinkers – Where Are They Now… (Feb 11th) (Preview Tracks Up)

Bingethinkers: New LP in 2011 + (Free DL)

Over the last 5 years, The Binge have built a reputation as one of thes most formidable live acts on the Sydney scene. Comprising MC Rinse on the mic, DJ 2Buck on the decks and producers Aeon and PSYKEone on the beats, this combination of unstoppable energy, boom bap beats and razor sharp lyrics has seen many a Hip Hop throwdown go down – ya heard? Back in 2007, Bingethinkers released their mixtape Shelf Life – standing out from the crowd by bringing all the beatmaking and production in-house and featuring guests such as Rainman, 13th Son, Scott Burns, Immune … Continue reading Bingethinkers: New LP in 2011 + (Free DL)

A-Diction – New Film Clip “Lost For Words” [Taken from the album Walkin’ Alone’]

Here is the brand new clip for A-Dictions track Lost For Words taken from the 2010 Release Walkin’ Alone, distrbiuted by Obese Records. Find our album review below and the link for the interview below that. Walkin Alone is the title to Melbourne duo emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Many will recognise these two, with previous mixtape releases under their belt, some may also remember Boltz’ classic Wishlist release from years back. Walkin Alone is an album which combines the observations of city life, relationships, the future and even the 7 deadly sins into a hip hop painted outline of Boltz and Breachs reality. Walkin Alone the title track … Continue reading A-Diction – New Film Clip “Lost For Words” [Taken from the album Walkin’ Alone’]

Thats Them – The G-Up [Download Available]

It’s here! The G Up is That’s Them’s new full-length release, a collection of seventeen heavy tracks showcasing their new brand of sound. With Nebs at the helm of production throughout it’s entirety, The G Up sees That’s Them bashing up genres such as grime, hip-hop and dubstep to create The G Up sound. A follow up to their 2009 LP Stay Up, the album contains collaborations with the likes of Kerser, Leanne Russo, Rinse (Bingethinkers) Anthony “Rats” McCarthy, Swarmy, Smash Brothers, Scott Burns, DJ Dephy and DJ Mathmatics. Download the album here now for free, and catch That’s Them … Continue reading Thats Them – The G-Up [Download Available]

That’s Them – The G Up (Free Download)

It’s here! The G Up is That’s Them’s new full-length release, a collection of seventeen heavy tracks showcasing their new brand of sound. With Nebs at the helm of production throughout it’s entirety, The G Up sees That’s Them bashing up genres such as grime, hip-hop and dubstep to create The G Up sound. A follow up to their 2009 LP Stay Up, the album contains collaborations with the likes of Kerser, Leanne Russo, Rinse (Bingethinkers) Anthony “Rats” McCarthy, Swarmy, Smash Brothers, Scott Burns, DJ Dephy and DJ Mathmatics. Download the album here now for free, and catch That’s Them … Continue reading That’s Them – The G Up (Free Download)

That’s Them – Killer [Free Download]

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]

That’s Them – BAM! [New Video Clip]

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]

A-Diction – Walkin Alone (Review)

Walkin Alone is the title to Melbourne duo emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Many will recognise these two, with previous mixtape releases under their belt, some may also remember Boltz’ classic Wishlist release from years back. Walkin Alone is an album which combines the observations of city life, relationships, the future and even the 7 deadly sins into a hip hop painted outline of Boltz and Breachs reality. Walkin Alone the title track to the album has Breach and Boltz asking the hip hop community to join them on a journey or they will be going it alone. Lewis One provides … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin Alone (Review)

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Walkin’ Alone is the title of your first LP release and features a whole range of crews and mates chipping with vocals, beats and cuts on various tracks, from M-Phazes to Fraksha and Mules to DJ Juice of the battlehogs, Doc Felix and more. Has this release … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Yet, having released a number of well received works (2005’s To be Announced EP; last year’s The Three Year Itch mixtape and more recently the In Good Company mixtape), the group have never released a full … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

AXIOM – Digi 12 Inch 01

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

That’s Them chat to allaussie hip hop + exclusive new track

allaussie hip hop caught up with Sarm from the crew That’s Them during the week. We ask emcee Sarm about their new track titled That’s Us, which is the crews first track working within the grime genre. We also find out the story behind the You Won’t Remix, label news and what’s to come from That’s Them. Read on…. For those who don’t know, tell us a bit more about the crew that is, That’s Them? That’s Them is a 2 man crew made up of Myself (Sarm) and Nebs. We both emcee, Nebs looks after all the production and … Continue reading That’s Them chat to allaussie hip hop + exclusive new track

Gully Platoon hit Sydney

Basic Equipment/Joint adventure proudly present: Pegz, Dialectrix and Joe New are Gully Platoon, Obese Records hip hop heavy weights will hit Sydney soon to celebrate their amazing album The Great Divide. If you missed them at the Block Party, here is your chance. Supported by some of Sydney’s finest emcees and DJ’s. You know this will be a show not to miss. Full line up includes: Gully Platoon (Pegz, Dialectrix, Joe New and the legendary DJ 2Buck) Scott Burns and DJ Mathmatics (Lookup) Herb Rock (celebrating the release of the Morning Sun EP), more TBA soon. April 30th – Sydney, … Continue reading Gully Platoon hit Sydney

LookUp presents Re-Up 2

The 2nd Annual ReUP Festival returns…one massive day of hip hop performances, battles and assorted goodness. Full line up includes: Thundamentals, Def Wish Cast, Dialextrix, That’s Them, Swarmy, Class A & Nikkita, Dialy Meds. LC Beats plus Rivals beatbox session. Two-Up hosted by Ozi Batla. DJ’s PSYKEone, Ology, 2Buck and Mathmatics Battles: Beatfighter beatmakers battle Black Book marker battle Feeding Time emcee battle Hosted by DJ Mathmatics and Scott Burns. This will all happen on Anzac Day, April 25. Tickets onsale tomorrow. (March 16) In other LookUp related news, last Friday Scott Burns stated that “If the Dragons win tonight, … Continue reading LookUp presents Re-Up 2

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

That’s Them – Stay Up Album Launch

LookUP and First Floor are proud to present the That’s Them Album launch. Scott Burns will also be headlining with help from DJ Mathmatics. The gig will be held at First Floor on Friday the 13th of November, ticket prices are a bargain at only $10. Others in support include; Maundz, who is rumored to be joined with B Wiv Deece, G-Force, Doc Felix, Sheriff Rosco and more. Continue reading That’s Them – Stay Up Album Launch

Aussie hip hop in the media…

An interesting article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald today, titled ‘Phat Of The Land’ written by Craig Mathieson featuring comments from Eso, Pegz, Diafrix and mentioning crews Hilltop Hoods, The Herd and Killerqueenz. Now I say interesting article, not for the content, as it’s a story we’ve all heard a million times over, but more interesting for the reaction that it caused throughout the Australian Hip Hop community. From the comments raised on twitter, we see some interesting points of view on the article and hopefully some good buzz for those involved.  Read the reactions below. Urthboy: urthboy ozhiphop … Continue reading Aussie hip hop in the media…

That’s Them – Stay Up

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