Scotty Hinds Hindsight Album Launch @ Revolver

Hindsight is the first official solo album from Scotty Hinds an artist who is multi faceted, well versed & prolific in his craft. Known for his impressive radio appearances & grime shows all across Australia, he is one third of the UK rap crew Nine High (Byron, Fraksha & Scotty Hinds) & one quarter of the Melbourne Grime dons, Smash Brothers (Diem, Fraksha, Murky & Scotty Hinds). Since releasing the Nine High album followed by 2 solo mixtapes, Scotty joined the BTE family & teamed up with Youthful Implants to release the EDM infused Carnival Music EP in 2014, Scotty has been … Continue reading Scotty Hinds Hindsight Album Launch @ Revolver

Scotty Hinds hits a winner with new album Hindsight

Hindsight is the first official solo album from Scotty Hinds, an artist who is multi faceted, well versed & prolific in his craft. Known for his impressive radio appearances & grime shows all across Australia, he is one third of the UK rap crewNine High (Byron, Fraksha & Scotty Hinds) & one quarter of the Melbourne Grime dons, Smash Brothers (Diem, Fraksha, Murky & Scotty Hinds) Since releasing the Nine High album followed by 2 solo mixtapes, Scotty joined the BTE family & teamed up with Youthful Implants to release the EDM infused Carnival Music EP in 2014, Scotty has been steadily working … Continue reading Scotty Hinds hits a winner with new album Hindsight

Minister & Youthful Implants All Out Official Video

Scotty Hinds (Nine High, Smash Brothers) is a driving force when he gets into the studio. He has an uncanny ability to just get busy on any beat and make it sound dope.  He was raised around dancehalls as a youth in Reading, UK and the riddims have stuck with him throughout his whole life. Influenced by an eclectic mixture of music ranging from Hip Hop, Soca/Dancehall, Garage, Grime, Dub Steb & Bassline. When Scotty links up with producers outside of the ‘Hip Hop & Grime’ realms, he takes on the moniker of Minister and always delivers something special. Here … Continue reading Minister & Youthful Implants All Out Official Video

Minister & Youthful Implants Carnival Music EP

Rap aficionado and local hero Minister (AKA Scotty Hinds of Nine High and Smash Brothers fame) and producer extraordinaire Youthful Implants (Strontium Music and Supatronix) have come together to create the Carnival Music EP. The two artists, both independently established, met at a party in Melbourne, and quickly bonded over their love for grime and bassline music. After having exchanged a few ideas, Minister and Youthful Implants began work on Carnival Music. Fusing the high energy rhythms of dancehall and UK funky with a pulsing sub low bassline, the pair quickly laid down the first single “Google It‘’. An infectious … Continue reading Minister & Youthful Implants Carnival Music EP

Interview: Fraksha – Bars, Beats & Bangers

Earning his stripes in the UK’s underground live circuit, Fraksha has proven himself to be one of the UK’s finest MC’s. As a founding member of the UK outfit Nine High, Fraksha spent time honing his craft and sold out two mixtapes, a testament to his tenure in the UK scene. Fraksha now presents his debut full length player, My Way, and it’s out now. aahh: Was the title for the LP ‘My Way’ an obvious choice? Fraksha: Yeah pretty much it was. I had a couple of different working titles while I was recording, but towards the end while I was listening back to tracks, … Continue reading Interview: Fraksha – Bars, Beats & Bangers

Ciecmate & Maggot Mouf are Known Associates

For over a year these 2 contemporaries have locked themselves in the studio once a week to diligently shape and craft a new offering, Ashes To Dust. Ciecmate & Maggot Mouf trade verses back and forth, bar-for-bar in an epic team effort that interlocks prose and sonic aesthetics seamlessly. The joint delivery puts forth a tag-team approach reminiscent of a classic hip hop style that has not yet permeated Australia’s often individually focused scene. The insane turntable prowess of DJ No Name Nathan (2 x ACT DMC Champion) stitches the release together, officially making Known Associates a triple threat. The production … Continue reading Ciecmate & Maggot Mouf are Known Associates

Fraksha – So Long (Prod. Nebs)

Earning his stripes in the UK’s underground live circuit, Fraksha has proven himself to be one of the UK’s finest MC’s. Having shared the stage with artists like Skinnyman, Kano, Klashnekoff & Blak Twang as a founding member of the UK outfit Nine High, Fraksha spent time honing his craft and sold out two mixtapes, a testament to his tenure in the UK scene.   Most recently, Fraksha has released his first solo offering It’s Just Bars, the first official grime release to come out of Australia. It’s Just Bars, mixed by DJ Affiks and featuring production from M-Phazes (M.O.P, Pharoahe Monch), Loco (Joe Budden, Miss Dynamite), Juzlo, Youthful Implants, has received great … Continue reading Fraksha – So Long (Prod. Nebs)

Flea – Goonbag M16’s #8 (Pt. 01)

Melbourne emcee Flea appears on Goonbag M-16’s #8 (Pt. 01). Having released the Blood Runs Deep mixtape in 2011 followed by The Militia Mixtape in collaboration with Haytch on November 14th 2011, Flea has had little time to rest. Earlier this year Flea released the Best Of Both Worlds Mixtape with the underground single, My Life receiving some deserved attention. Flea is currently working on a Jackin For Beats mixtape which will be up for free download on Bandcamp, with a release date reserved within the next few months. He is also currently working on a collaboration mixtape with Da-Vise, all produced by Skizo, … Continue reading Flea – Goonbag M16’s #8 (Pt. 01)

Fraksha – My Way

Earning his stripes in the UK’s underground live circuit, Fraksha has proven himself to be one of the UK’s finest MC’s. Having shared the stage with artists like Skinnyman, Kano, Klashnekoff & Blak Twang as a founding member of the UK outfit Nine High, Fraksha spent time honing his craft and sold out two mixtapes, a testament to his tenure in the UK scene.   Opting to move to the greener pastures of Australia in 2006, after a previous visit in 2002/03, Fraksha hit the ground running, joining Aria Award winning Bliss N Eso on their sold out Get Loose … Continue reading Fraksha – My Way

Smash Brothers – Gangsta (Kurk Kokane)

The latest track from Smash Brothers aka Fraksha, Diem, Murky Depths & Scotty Hinds, Gangsta exemplifies their signature sound of UK grime meets Melbourne dubstep with a heavily pulsating riddim courtesy of Kurk Kokane. Lyrically, the boys tear it up in high velocity with their grungy & individually unique vocals. Filmed at Tetris Studios by Dan de Sousa, Gangsta is one filthy track brimming with talent. Turn your speakers up, set the bass to high and hit play… then rewind and play it again even louder. Download below. Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Sound Cloud Continue reading Smash Brothers – Gangsta (Kurk Kokane)

Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (Album Preview) July 16

Coming straight out of government housing and searing his mark into the Canberra hip hop scene with his crew Alikeminds was just the start for Maggot Mouf. His latest album, You’re All Ears is ready to lay down an aural assault with its crisp production and sharply observed lyrics. You’re All Ears features production by BTE’s powerhouse, Ciecmate and the intimidating talent of Sammy Scissors. Featuring guest verses from 1/6 (this year’s 2010 Hilltop Hoods Initiative Winner), Scotty Hinds (Nine High / Smash Brothers), Dekoda and additional production from the devastating Joey Gargoyle and Bigfoot (Hired Goons / 750 Rebels), … Continue reading Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (Album Preview) July 16

Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (July 16)

Maggot Mouf starting in 98 writing raps in government flats. He then moved on to the open mic and battle scene – holding it down throughout the ACT. After years of burning weak cunts and getting a name for himself, he co-formed Canberra’s alikeminds crew in 2002 and took the live show scene by storm supporting the likes of Jungle Brothers, Braintax, Disorder, Mystro, Lyrical Commission, Reason, and Hospice Crew just to name a few. In 2005 Maggot Mouf relocated to Melbourne and met up with old Canberra counterparts, the Hospice Crew, which saw the recording of Read ‘Em and … Continue reading Maggot Mouf – You’re All Ears (July 16)

Fraksha – It’s Just Bars Mixtape

2010 has seen Fraksha release his first solo release called It’s Just Bars. This CD mixed by DJ Affiks features production by, amongst others, M-Phazes, Affiks, Loco and Jermz alongside guests including Scotty Hinds, Diem, Murky Depths, Tornts, Brinks, Byron, 1/6 and more. It’s Just Bars has already seen the release of the DJ Affiks produced Next Sound Level song and video which has proved a major hit at dubstep events around Melbourne and has since been remixed by Loco, MatCant (Scattermish) and renowned dubstep producer Spherix. It’s Just Bars is set to be followed by a Smashbrothers EP and … Continue reading Fraksha – It’s Just Bars Mixtape

Crate Cartel Showcase + Fraksha & Scotty Hinds dual mixtape launch

Melbourne will see a massive show hit on May 1st with Fraksha launching his It’s Just Bars mixtape, Scotty Hinds launching his P.O.V mixtape, and a massive Crate Cartel showcase featuring Fluent Form, Geko, Raven, Maundz, and Discourse and if that’s not enough Mata & Must and DJ Affiks will also be crashing the night. $10 entry (crazy) – Doors open at 9pm Mercat Cross Hotel 456 Queen Street, Melbourne Get down! A Scotty Hinds track from 2004 called Who Am I Feat. Felony, it was produced by Vocal Point Production. This track never made it on to any release. Continue reading Crate Cartel Showcase + Fraksha & Scotty Hinds dual mixtape launch

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha

As a member of the UK group Nine High, Fraksha has consistently displayed a level of skill to put him up there with the big boys. Playing shows extensively around the UK alongside most of the scene’s heavyweights including such artists as Skinnyman, Klashnekoff, and Blak Twang has given him the ability to hype crowds of any kind impressing fans and peers alike with his wordplay and presence in the live arena. In 2006 after having sold out two well received mix-tapes in the UK, Fraksha and Nine High made the move out to Australia where they had previously made … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Fraksha