Review: 2013 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

Just under a fortnight ago, the city of Melbourne hosted the independent music scenes night of nights, the 2013 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. Held at the unique Revolt Melbourne Artspace, an old warehouse dawned with projected images taken from … Continue reading Review: 2013 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards

Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the eighth Annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards have officially been announced. This years nominees include a stunning array of the country’s brightest emerging artists, alongside established and respected performers, acknowledging yet another extraordinary year for Independent music. Awards to be presented during the evening include Best Independent Album, Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Hip Hop Release and Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Release among others. Electronic Wunderkind Flume and Indie Rock Dance duo Jagwar Ma lead the pack with five nominations each. The two acts have not only been nominated in the same categories which … Continue reading Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards Nominations Announced

Seth Sentry – The Vacation Tour

Australia’s acclaimed hip-hop artist, Seth Sentry announces The Vacation Tour in support of his latest single of the same name. Seth Sentry will be joined by special guests, Grey Ghost and Mantra to help bring his standout live show to new audiences around the country, on an extensive run of 24 regional tour dates between August and September. Since the release of his #6 ARIA debut album and critical success, This Was Tomorrow in September last year, Seth Sentry has been achieving milestones in big leaps from multiple high-rotation radio singles on triple j to extensive national tours (including the completely … Continue reading Seth Sentry – The Vacation Tour

Tuka, Ellesquire & Jones Jnr. – June Long Weekend @ The Newton Hotel

Fresh from Groovin’ The Moo and Seth Sentry’s national tours, Tuka and Ellesquire have been tearing the country apart with sold out shows everywhere. Saturday June 8 will see them come direct to their hometown to join fellow locals Jones Jnr at Newtown Hotel for one hell of a night of Soul and Hip Hop. Tuka, one third of Newtown’s beloved Thundamentals has had an insanely busy 18 months starting with the release of Thundmentals highly acclaimed Foreverlution which ignited a blazing tour all over the country. Thundamentals fast became Triple j’s most popular ‘Like A Version’ with their cover of Matt Corby’s Brother. … Continue reading Tuka, Ellesquire & Jones Jnr. – June Long Weekend @ The Newton Hotel

Bliss N Eso – ‘Circus In The Sky’

The Frontier Touring Company and Illusive are excited to announce iconic hip-hop trio Bliss N Eso’s highly-anticipated return to the touring circuit this July with their House of Dreams tour. This tour announcement comes off the back of the release of Home Is Where The Heart Is – the first official single from their brand new album Circus In The Sky. The six-date tour will cover all mainland capital cities in the band’s first headline tour since 2011 when they embarked on the highest-selling tour by an Australian hip-hop act. This is the first chance fans will get to experience the … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – ‘Circus In The Sky’

Mantra – Loudmouth

Melbourne-based rapper Mantra is thrilled to announce that he has signed with Ten To Two Records – the team behind records from Xavier Rudd & Seth Sentry this past year – ahead of the release of his new single Loudmouth this Friday May 3, 2013. As one of Australia’s most crucial new talents, ‘your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper’ Mantra is standing on solid ground with five years of touring, two full length releases and a triple j feature album (2011’s Speaking Volumes) already under his belt. Kicking off his career as a producer before being encouraged to pick up a mic, Mantra … Continue reading Mantra – Loudmouth

In Photos: G-Shock 30th Anniversary Bash

Last week G-Shock Australia kicked off its 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Prince Ballroom in Melbourne’s St Kilda. Bliss N Eso, DJ Krush, Yo Mafia & N’fa Jones hit the stage in a private concert for VIP guests.  The venue was decked out with limited G-Shock watches and a collection of watches dating back to 1983. G-Shock also announced its first collaboration for the Australian market with local Hip-hop artists Bliss N Eso. You can find out more about this upcoming limited edition project by checking out our recent interview with the Marketing Manager of Casio Timepiece here.  *Photos are shot exclusively … Continue reading In Photos: G-Shock 30th Anniversary Bash

Interview: G-Shock 30th Anniversary Bash

Last week G-Shock Australia kicked off its 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Prince Ballroom in Melbourne’s St Kilda. Bliss N Eso, DJ Krush and Yo Mafia hit the stage in a private concert for VIP guests. The venue was decked out with limited G-Shock watches and a collection of watches dating back to 1983. G-Shock also announced its first collaboration for the Australian market with local Hip-hop artists Bliss N Eso.  We catch up with Bruno, Marketing Manager for Casio Timepiece, as we discuss 30 successful years in the industry.  aahh: What does an anniversary such as this, 30 years in the … Continue reading Interview: G-Shock 30th Anniversary Bash

Win A Backstage Songwriting Workshop With Seth Sentry At Groovin’ The Moo

One year shy of their 10th birthday, regional roving festival Groovin The Moo has a special treat in store for Maitland. MusicNSW has teamed up with Groovin The Moo for a special opportunity for emerging MCs and producers: an exclusive backstage songwriting workshop with one of Aussie hip-hop’s finest – Seth Sentry! The sold-out Groovin The Moo takes place on Saturday 27 April at Maitland Showground, starring Tegan and Sara, The Kooks, Tame Impala, Flume, Urthboy, and loads more. This workshop is a great opportunity for emerging musos to score feedback from the guy who brought us The Waitress Song and Float … Continue reading Win A Backstage Songwriting Workshop With Seth Sentry At Groovin’ The Moo

Interview: Pez – He Got Game

Pez returns to Australian stages for his first headline tour in more than 3 years. To highlight the important influence Pez has had on the local hip hop scene, you need only to look at the two supports from that 2009 tour – a little known rapper named 360 and an upcoming MC named Seth Sentry. We caught up with Pez discuss the year ahead. aahh: Lets start off easy. When did you first start rapping? Pez: I think I was about 19, even 20. I had been playing basketball which at that point, was all I wanted to do. You know, I had plans to go to … Continue reading Interview: Pez – He Got Game

Seth Sentry – Science, Shooters & SXSW

2012 was a massive year for Seth Sentry… three high-rotation singles, an album debuting at #6 on the ARIA charts, triple j’s feature album of the week and Channel [V]’s Oz Artist Of The Year award… but seeing as though he got to kick off 2013 by driving a DeLorean and currently on his North American Tour, this is already the year to beat.  aahh: How have the last few months been in comparison to this same time last year? Seth Sentry: Oh last year I was doing fuck all, struggling to write the album, smoking pot and playing a lot of video games, … Continue reading Seth Sentry – Science, Shooters & SXSW

Pez – Back In the Game Tour

Pez returns to Australian stages for his first headline tour in more than 3 years. To highlight the important influence Pez has had on the Australian hip-hop scene, you need only to look at the two supports from that 2009 tour – a little known rapper named 360 and an upcoming MC named Seth Sentry. The Back In The Game Tour will roll through 21 dates nation-wide and provides Pez with the chance to unveil tracks from his long awaited sophomore album – including current single The Game. Pez is a unique voice in Australian music – his records are grounded with a hip-hop ethic & … Continue reading Pez – Back In the Game Tour

Tour News: Groovin’ The Moo – Bendigo & Maitland Sell Out!

Groovin’ the Moo (GTM) Maitland has officially SOLD OUT! Following directly on from GTM Bendigo selling out in less than two days last week, 2013 is the fifth consecutive year the flagship Maiitland show has sold out! Stephen Halpin, Cattleyard Promotions said today, “Thanks Maitland! We are so grateful for all your support over the years. Feels that this year will be something special. Apologies to those who missed out, but we have a limited capacity and just can’t fit anyone else into the showground!”  With half the eastern seaboard events now sold out, GTM fans have the perfect reason to … Continue reading Tour News: Groovin’ The Moo – Bendigo & Maitland Sell Out!

Seth Sentry – Dear Science

Just to put it in perspective, 2012 was a massive year for Seth Sentry… three high-rotation singles, an album debuting at #6 on the ARIA charts, triple j’s feature album of the week and Channel [V]’s Oz Artist Of The Year award… but seeing as though he got to kick off 2013 by driving a DeLorean, this is already the year to beat.  Featuring said time machine, a host of characters and some highly dubious acting performances from Seth, Mantra, DJ B-Two, and Grey Ghost, the clip to Seth’s latest single Dear Science has everything. Well, everything except hoverboards, as … Continue reading Seth Sentry – Dear Science

Groovin The Moo 2013

Sun’s coming up on a pure gold Groovin’ The Moo (GTM) 2013! Come the April/May cusp, GTM is looking forward to sharing some of the freshest sonic produce from favourite home-grown acts to international imports when returning to its much loved four regional towns as well as the Nation’s capital. From Flume, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap (who will close the main stage) and Seth Sentry to Example (UK), The Kooks (UK), Tegan and Sara (CAN) and The Bronx (USA), the GTM community of 75,000 from across the country are in for a premium shindig. Just one year shy of celebrating its … Continue reading Groovin The Moo 2013

Interview: Alex Williamson (The Loosest Aussie Bloke Ever)

If you don’t know the name by now, you need to check yourself cunt. Alex Williamson aka The Loosest Aussie Bloke Ever is taking not only the internet by storm, but also carving his way to becoming one of Australia’s most in demand stand up comics. With upcoming shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and also The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Alex’s loose brand of comedy is proving to be a juggernaut.   aahh: With over 25 million views on YouTube and over 150,000 subscribers, it’s hard to imagine YouTube without your video’s. What has it been like becoming a famous face on … Continue reading Interview: Alex Williamson (The Loosest Aussie Bloke Ever)

Itchy Beats December

The next Itchy Beats will be headlined by DeathStarrs. With the help of their two latest singles Immortal and Take It Or Leave receiving national airplay on triple j, the Gold Coast duo went to Brisbane to appear at the Sprung Hip Hop Festival 2012, alongside Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Illy and more. DeathStarrs will be appearing alongside Johnny Utah, Deadbeat and Hazy and Sammy G. Johnny Utah is a part of the artist collective I Forget, Sorry! with Mind Over Matter, Chance Waters and Coptic Solider. He has been actively playing live shows and touring for close to three years, and in … Continue reading Itchy Beats December

Premier: Spit Syndicate – Beauty In The Bricks Film Clip + Tour Details

Jump on your pushie and tour around Sydney with Spit Syndicate in the video for their great new tune Beauty In The Bricks. Produced by Adit from Horrorshow (who’s definitely left his touch on the track with its soulful vibe).  Beauty In The Bricks is the first taste of Spit Syndicate’s third album Sunday Gentlemen which will be out next year. “We are first and foremost lyricists – that said, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, I guess. But we take song writing and hip-hop very seriously.”- Nick Lupi You can catch the Sydney duo at the following shows: Thurs 25 October – Transit Bar, … Continue reading Premier: Spit Syndicate – Beauty In The Bricks Film Clip + Tour Details

Put The Work In – Mr. Hill and Rahjconkas

Amidst the continued stair-climb by Brisbane collective Born Fresh to set a foundation for quality local hiphop in the city; Mr Hill and Rahjconkas release Put The Work In, the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album Dead End Street. 2012 has been a busy year for the duo, following the successful reception of their debut LP The Feedback, with tours, guest appearances and collaborations presenting themselves consistently. Since January, the two have toured with label-mate Seven, 360, Seth Sentry, Illy and the Funkoars as well as supporting US successes Atmosphere and Evidence and locals Thundamentals, Urthboy and Spit Syndicate. … Continue reading Put The Work In – Mr. Hill and Rahjconkas

Seth Sentry – ‘This Was Tomorrow’ debuts at #6 & is triple j’s feature album

Melbourne rapper Seth Sentry has debuted at an impressive #6 on the ARIA Charts this week, with his first full-length album This Was Tomorrow. The album has been collecting a long list of glowing reviews, including from triple j radio as their Feature Album all of this week. The huge national album tour has kicked off this week, including a much-talked about set at Newcastle’s Fat As Butter Festival. With the Queensland shows now ticked off, Seth has 6 Australian states left to visit. Dominating the airwaves with the infectious singles My Scene and Float Away, Seth Sentry has dropped one … Continue reading Seth Sentry – ‘This Was Tomorrow’ debuts at #6 & is triple j’s feature album

Spit Syndicate Announce New Single & National Tour Oct/Nov, 2012

With killer new single Beauty in the Bricks dropping October 5th (Obese Records) along side a fresh new music video directed by James Chappell (A Few Best Men), Inner West Sydney’s very own Spit Syndicate are back big time and ready to drop their groundbreaking new album Sunday Gentlemen early 2013. Featuring production highlights from the best in the business, Styalz Fuego (360, Seth Sentry), M-Phazes (Drapht, Bliss n Eso), Adit (Horrorshow), and J-Skub (Illy, Owl Eyes) and an impressive list of guest vocalists to be announced in the coming months. “The production style is sleek, varied and tips its hat … Continue reading Spit Syndicate Announce New Single & National Tour Oct/Nov, 2012

Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

It’s been four years since Seth Sentry released his The Waiter Minute EP, that featured the huge hit single The Waitress Song. Seth is now ready to storm Australia with his debut LP This Was Tomorrow. Released today, Seth has already dropped two massive single’s from the album, in the form of My Scene and Float Away. Seth describes his anxiousness in getting the release in to the hands of his fans. “I’m feeling excited and nervous, the album’s finished now, so I just want to get it out there.” Describing the concept behind This Was Tomorrow, Seth explains “I guess the album is pretty random … Continue reading Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

It has arrived. The debut album from Melbourne MC Seth Sentry will be unleashed on September 14. The album, titled This Was Tomorrow, is a ground breaking and utterly relatable hip-hop masterpiece. To bring the album to the fans, Seth has announced a 14-date tour through cities and regional centres in September and October, including appearances at Fat As Butter and Sprung Festivals. From the incredible success of The Waitress Song (2009), to the current radio smash singles My Scene and the brand new second single, Float Away, This Was Tomorrow is indicative of the exponential rate at which local hip-hop … Continue reading Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

Grey Ghost – Ghost In The Machine Mixtape

Straight from a stint working with producers in LA, chipping away at his debut album, releasing a Mixtape and raising the roof off a handful of venues around the country, Melbourne emcee Grey Ghost has been having so much fun that he’s thrown a few more shows in the mix. A string of dates at carefully selected venues through July have been announced which see Grey Ghost on a 4-week residency at the Workers Club in Melbourne every Wednesday in July, hitting Newcastle and then finishing back in Sydney at the Oxford Arts Factory on July 28. The most recent … Continue reading Grey Ghost – Ghost In The Machine Mixtape

Purpose & Prime – Get Em High

In the lead up to his appearance at the sold out Come Together Festival this weekend in Sydney, Purpose teams up with fellow PE member and Soulmate Records latest, MC Prime for an exclusive track titled Get Em High.   To all the lucky folk quick enough to snap up a ticket, get ready as Luna Park will become host to one of the biggest events on the local hip hop calendar. Headlined by undoubtedly one of the biggest names. A man who needs no introduction, multi award winning, 360 will close the day in the only way he knows how – absolute chaos.  Not to say the … Continue reading Purpose & Prime – Get Em High

Come Together Stage Times

To all the lucky folk quick enough to snap up a ticket to this year’s sold out Come Together Festival, get ready as we announce the stage times and countdown to the June long weekend. On June 9, Luna Park will host one of the biggest events on the local hip hop calendar, headlined by undoubtedly one of the biggest names. A man who needs no introduction, multi award winning, 360 will close the day in the only way he knows how – absolute chaos. Not to say the roof won’t be raised from opening doors, with Bam Bam kicking off … Continue reading Come Together Stage Times

Come Together Festival – Sold Out

The 2012 Come Together Festival, to be held at the Big Top Luna Park on Saturday June 9, has sold out in record time! It’s no surprise, really, given the kingpins and rising cream of local hip hop on this year’s line-up. Featuring its second all-Aussie hip hop line-up, Come Together is led by none-other than Melbourne’s multi platinum selling rapper, 360 in his next Sydney performance on his upcoming national tour, The Flying Tour which is setting ticket sales records around the country! Joining 360 are ARIA award nominees, Horrorshow, as well as beat giants Hermitude, Seth Sentry, Koolism, Thundamentals, … Continue reading Come Together Festival – Sold Out

Seth Sentry – My Scene (Megatroid Remix)

My Scene is the first single from Seth Sentry’s highly-anticipated debut album. Humorously and light-heartedly Seth steers us through scenarios that reiterate his outlook on life… that any scene you can find has enough cool people in it to make for a worthwhile visit now and again, but some people just aren’t meant for permanent residence in any one scene. No single lifestyle or ethos can sum up an entire person. Without any attempt at being so, My Scene is a declaration of independent thought. A kind of ‘live and let live’ thing. Recent RJD2 Remix winner Megatriod has recently released a cracking remix of Seth’s latest … Continue reading Seth Sentry – My Scene (Megatroid Remix)

Seth Sentry – My Scene

By now, it’s safe to say that Seth Sentry is a people-person. His success has been by way of fans, and in the increasingly-divided Australian hip hop scene, he’s respected by all corners. Undoubtedly, a lot of this is owed to the guy’s skills as an MC. He writes great stuff and delivers it like a champ. But a lot of it comes down to the fact that, as a guy, Seth Sentry isn’t caught up in a whole mess of bullshit. While a garden-variety MC’s mandatory shtick is to state, over and over again, who they are and who … Continue reading Seth Sentry – My Scene