Cam Gilmour – A Bellyful Of Classics

Cam Gilmour is a musician and writer based in Melbourne. Growing up in country Victoria, he moved to Melbourne in 2006 and joined alternative band Behind Crimson Eyes – as their drummer. The band was signed to Roadrunner Records and went on to release two albums (A Revelation for Despair and Behind Crimson Eyes – Self-Titled), which sold over 25,000 copies nation wide. The band toured extensively during this period, playing festivals including triple j’s One Night Stand, Big Day Out, Homebake and Soundwave. In 2009, Cam parted ways with the band to pursue a solo project, which evolved into … Continue reading Cam Gilmour – A Bellyful Of Classics

Byron Bay Hip Hop Group ‘The Hated’ Release EP & Announce National Tour

Following their much acclaimed single Lord’s Life released earlier this year, The Hated have just released their free EP and announced their first national tour. For those unfamiliar, The Hated consist of Leeze, Griffin Brain and Vitals and each member brings their own distinctive sound to the table. Upon listening to their EP Lords Life you will quickly familiarize yourself with what a Lord’s Life entails. The group paints a vivid picture of their Byron Bay lifestyle with the help of Melbourne producer C1 who has worked with Allday, Peezo, Seven and Mr Hill. From headlining packed shows to performing alongside hip hop … Continue reading Byron Bay Hip Hop Group ‘The Hated’ Release EP & Announce National Tour

New Music: Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – ‘Dead End Street’ feat. Muph

After a highly productive debut year in 2012, March 2013 sees the 2nd single release for one of local hip hop’s hardest working up and coming duo’s Mr Hill & Rahjconkas. In the space of one year they have firmly made a place for themselves in the industry and gained respect and accolades from genre veterans. 2013 is shaping up to be no different. Since the release of their first single in October 2012 Put The Work In, popularity for this young duo has gained increasingly. Being chosen by triple j unearthed to play at Brisbane’s hiphop festival Sprung, saw … Continue reading New Music: Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – ‘Dead End Street’ feat. Muph

Vegas Aces – Black x Purple

Vegas Aces is a duo consisting of 4TH and producer Cam Bluff. After previously winning triple j Sprung Hip Hop competition – they went from strength to strength releasing their first debut and then a follow-up EP which saw the duo tour around the country several times with acts such as 360, Seven, Mr Hill to name just a few. Now the guys are set to release their 3rd installment – Black and Purple, today. Vegas Aces are showcasing a more refined and matured sound and bring a few special guests along for the ride including Spit Syndicate, Seven, Mr … Continue reading Vegas Aces – Black x Purple

Soliloquy – Double Sided

At just sixteen years of age, Soliloquy has accomplished more than most young aspiring rappers can even dream of, let alone will ever achieve. His debut performance was in front of a sold out venue, making a guest appearance on stage with New York Hip-Hop legend Pharoahe Monch. In July of 2011, Soliloquy released his debut EP The Unveiling, receiving much acclaim from industry figures and the general public alike. He spent the following year honing his craft, working on new material and performing around Melbourne. 2012 brought yet another rebirth for Soliloquy, as he has matured lyrically and experientially. His second release … Continue reading Soliloquy – Double Sided

Seven – The Island

Since the release of Good Thing late in 2011, Seven has risen from relative obscurity to being heralded as ‘the one to watch’ amongst his peers. He now returns with single The Island,’ an upbeat take on a downturn that ooze’s the summer life that Seven chases so frenetically. The ongoing partnership with Brisbane producer Cam Bluff again proves to be a rewarding one, with Bluff bringing his trademark drums to the tune in the only way he knows how, strong. Still, The Island sits on a different tangent to the previous work of the Gold Coast rapper, but given … Continue reading Seven – The Island

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

Vegas Aces – The Departure EP

Amidst the mayhem that was touring with Australian sensation, 360 and heading straight back on the road with label mates Seven and Mr Hill, Vegas Aces have managed to craft an EP touted as ‘next level’ by the local hip hop scene.  The Departure is VA’s coming of age, both lyrically from emcee 4th and in the production from Cam Bluff, who is fast becoming Australia’s man to beat behind the boards. The two clearly set out to craft their own sound in making The Departure, a title directly related to a change in sound since their debut, VA All … Continue reading Vegas Aces – The Departure EP

Purpose – Drop The Bomb

Drop the Bomb is the second song Purpose has let out the bag off of his highly anticipated debut album Where It Starts. Another self-produced track with his trademark thumping drums, this one is sure to shred your speakers to bits. Catch Purpose on the road with Sevens & Vegas Aces through May on the No Way Home Tour, hitting Melbourne and Perth this weekend followed by Sydney ad Brisbane, tickets available now. Facebook  ||  Youtube  ||  Twitter  || IfTheCityHadAVoice.Com Continue reading Purpose – Drop The Bomb

Cam Bluff Interview: Real Beats

After both artists had been doing their own things respectively, (Cam Bluff & 4th) Vegas Aces linked up officially mid 2010 and have been creating buzz ever since. The two have been crafting their sophomore EP at the same time as well as trail-blazing the live show circuit with many incredible acts such as Spit Syndicate, Illy, 360, Seven and Mr Hill just to name a few. We hear that Vegas Aces will be aiming to release a free EP at the end of the month, can you tell us a bit about this project? Well this project has been in the making for the last 8 … Continue reading Cam Bluff Interview: Real Beats

Rainman – Bigger Pictures

Mention Rainman amongst the initiated and the respect attributed to his name is palpable. 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 Australian hip hop. Rainman is poised to drop his second album Bigger Pictures, in stores Friday 4 May through Obese distribution. The album sees Sammsonite (The Optimen) 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 (TZU/Urthboy), DJ Bonez, Mangohig (Sietta), Chasm (Astronomy Class), … Continue reading Rainman – Bigger Pictures

Vegas Aces – V’s Up

After both artists had been doing their own things respectively, (Cam Bluff & 4th) Vegas Aces linked up officially mid 2010 and have been creating buzz ever since. The two have been crafting their sophomore EP at the same time as well as trail-blazing the live show circuit with many incredible acts such as Spit Syndicate, Illy, 360, Seven and Mr Hill just to name a few. The debut E.P V.A.All.Day has been out for a moment now and featured Seven (winner of the triple j M-Phazes comp), Laneous (of Laneous and the Family Yah), and the incredibly talented Claire Walters. Currently on the … Continue reading Vegas Aces – V’s Up

Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – Find My Way feat. Joyride: New Film Clip

Rahjconkas and Mr Hill have just released their debut album The Feeback which dropped early 2012. Guest artists who have thrown their support towards this release include Trials, The Tongue, Hau, Jeswon, Joyride, Seven, Phatchance, 4th & Joyride. Joyride teams up with Mr Hill & Rahjconkas on the track banging track Find My Way. This track is a monster with the newly released film clip out earlier this week. You can check it out below.  Writer/Producer/Director: Oliver Lofgren Director of Photography: David La Roche Editor: Sebastien Carew-Reid – Stunts: Chris Hannam Twitter  ||  Soundcloud  ||  Triple J  ||  Purchase Continue reading Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – Find My Way feat. Joyride: New Film Clip

Vegas Aces – Day Dreams

Vegas Aces are ready to reveal their full hand and show it to the country. Day Dreams is the first single from the duo’s upcoming EP The Departure. 4th (MC) shares his daily battle between juggling ‘real’ life and what may be, accompanied  by flawless production from Cam Bluff. The two have refined their craft since releasing the VA All Day EP, mastering a truly unique style within the local Hip Hop scene. Not unnoticed,  Vegas Aces  have drawn praise from the countries finest as well as winning 2011’s JJJ Sprung Festival Competition to perform at Brisbane’s Riverstage.  Vegas Aces … Continue reading Vegas Aces – Day Dreams

Seven – Floated EP

Buoyed with the success of single Good Thing, Seven continues his run into 2012 with the release of his second EP, Floated. Floated is a step-up for the Gold Coast emcee, distanced from the fickle politics of the scene, Seven has continued his trademark upbeat and honest take on the genre. The EP covers successes, failures, long nights and unhealthy addictions to game consoles over a mixed bag of talented producers. Seven and M-Phazes again team up on synth-heavy My Way with the assistance of Yale vocalist, Stefan Emslie. Brisbane label-mate Cam Bluff (Vegas Aces) also contributes along with Mdusu, … Continue reading Seven – Floated EP

Seven – Good Thing feat. Mr. Hill

The release of single, Good Thing heralds a new era for Gold Coast emcee Seven. With renewed vigour he unveils, a website designed to bring fans and the unfamiliar to his music in the simplest way possible. Good Thing, featuring long time collaborators Mr. Hill and talk-of-the-town producer Cam Bluff is the first track leaked to the masses from the forthcoming Summer 2012 release Floated. will be home to all foreseeable musical endeavours, available for free digital consumption to the public. This direction is without qualm or concern; he merely aims to present his stories and often jovial … Continue reading Seven – Good Thing feat. Mr. Hill

The Tongue – Sextape Tour kicks off

When it comes to hip hop there isn’t much The Tongue hasn’t done; an MC Battle champion; an accomplished touring artist and songwriter with two albums; three mixtapes and an EP under his belt.. all before he turned 26. Having toured with the likes of Public Enemy, Dizzie Rascal, Drapht and The Herd, The Tongue connected with the masses via radio hits such as The Punch, Bad Education, The Show and Real Thing. His second album Alternative Energy was feature album on both FBi and 2SER, as well asAlbum of the Week at Drum Media and The Brag. His latest release The Sextape will be a free mixtape available for download September 12th, 2011.    Under the guiding hand of Sydney’s … Continue reading The Tongue – Sextape Tour kicks off

Ask…The Tongue

With the recent release of his free download the Sextape, Elefant Traks member the Tongue has been swamped with a host of emails and facebook messages asking for advice on all facets of relationships and sexuality. In an effort to respond to all his fans, The Tongue has sent aahh a copy of some of the more popular and not so popular questions, we present to you Ask…The Tongue. Long term relationships – worth the effort or overrated? The Tongue: The best thing in the world is being in love with someone great. Sex is awesome but love is more powerful … Continue reading Ask…The Tongue

Vegas Aces – Interview: Gambling, Gear & Generics

aahh: The history between Vegas Aces goes way back to the days when Cam was working with Publik Relationz and you (4th) were apart of Pure Product, are we right? 4th: Yeah, I started sourcing beats for the Pure Product album and got put in touch with Cam through Mr Hill and Seven (Publik Relationz) and was just blown away at his beats, even back then. At the time I think he was just 18 and had only just started making beats, so I knew he was going to be someone to watch out for. aahh: Fast forward to 2011. We … Continue reading Vegas Aces – Interview: Gambling, Gear & Generics

Born Fresh welcomes its latest signing Mr. Hill with a little rap on the couch..

“I started rhyming when I was about 17 or 18 in a group called Publik Relation with “Seven” (winner of triple J unearthed M-Phazes comp). After a couple of years off from making music, I really wanted to come up with my own sound and uniqueness that I think both Seven and I have found, now that we are making solo music, anyways, this is my music, hope you like it”. – Mr Hill Mr Hill has emerged as a solo artist after starting his mc career with band Publik Relation with Seven. The two parted ways and the music … Continue reading Born Fresh welcomes its latest signing Mr. Hill with a little rap on the couch..

Rap Relief – Together (QLD Hip Hop Artists For Flood Relief)

Queensland hip-hop talents Seven (Triple J Unearthed winner), Syntax, Vegas Aces, Choose Mics and Tommy Ill have joined forces to record a new charity single, Together, to support communities ravaged by devastating floods throughout the state. The track, recorded under the moniker of Rap Relief, is now available for download from for a charitable donation of AU$2.00. All proceeds from sales of Together will be donated directly to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal, a fund set up to rebuild Queensland communities affected by the recent floods. Track producer Simon Mula (of Choose Mics) said all of the artists involved jumped … Continue reading Rap Relief – Together (QLD Hip Hop Artists For Flood Relief)

The Super-Sample-Flip-Comp – Vegas Aces

In anticipation for the debut Vegas Aces release V.A.ALL.DAY (Feb 4th) your good friends in VA and Born Fresh have decided to host a sexy little competition.  Cam Bluff is fast becoming a new go-to-guy for production (Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, The Optimen, Pure Product, Raven etc) and we want you to put him to the test. Basically we want you to submit a sample/sound for Cam to flip and make an exclusive beat out of. The sample can be anything – an old or new song of whatever genre, ad music, movie score, a beatboxing parrot, whatever you think would … Continue reading The Super-Sample-Flip-Comp – Vegas Aces

allaussie spotlight on: Cam Bluff

If you haven’t heard the name Cam Bluff of late, then you surely haven’t been paying enough attention. 2010 has seen Cam Bluff produce some of this years most impressive beats with no intention of slowing the pace. We take a deeper look into the past, present and future of this amazing producer. Past Cam Bluff born (18/02/1989) grew up in Kwazulu Natal (South Africa). Cam was always surrounded by music and heavily influenced by the country’s culture and people. He was constantly surrounded by music having both an aunt and grandma who were both music teachers. He was always … Continue reading allaussie spotlight on: Cam Bluff

Massive ‘Born Renegades’ Show + Free Mixtape DL

This month the Judy Breaks Competition teams up with Brisbane’s Hip Hop labels Born Fresh Records and Red Tape Entertainment to bring together a collective of Queensland bred emcees, turtablists, beat boxers, DJ and beat makers. Taking place during Valley Fiesta, this FREE event includes some of Brissie’s best. Performing on the night will be: The Optiment Eloquence and Truths Prue Product Seven Vegas Aces Prophet Rayza Hosted by The Crate Creeps. Set Times: 4:00 Prophet Rayza 4:30 Seven 5:00 Vegas Aces 5:30 Eloquence and Truths 6:00 Tommy Illfigga/Crate Creeps 6:30 Pure Product 7:00 The Optimen In celebration of this … Continue reading Massive ‘Born Renegades’ Show + Free Mixtape DL

Seven – Self Titled EP (September 10)

Off the back of Seven’s success, winning the Triple J unearthed M-Phazes competition and being placed on the Triple J 2010 Hitlist, Born Fresh Records brings Australia a massive EP fresh from the beaches of the Gold Coast. The EP includes 6 exclusive full length tracks, featuring the vocal talents of such new-age Australian Icons as Michael Tomlinson (Yves Klein Blue), Joyride (Spit Syndicate) and Claire Walters. The EP’s first single Pray exhibits smooth, laid back production with a flowing piano line, accompanied by a catchy hook & adlibs from Michael Tomlinson of the Brisbane band Yves Klein Blue. Produced … Continue reading Seven – Self Titled EP (September 10)

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Born Fresh Records (Part 1)

A vision manifested is the most apt way to describe Born Fresh Records. Spawned by the need for a label which supplies management and promotion of quality music within the Australian Hip Hop scene Born Fresh came into being. The label itself was the brainchild of four like-minded established artists who recognised the need for a vessel that could carry and cater to the volume of rising artists within Australia’s flourishing Hip Hop scene. Recently organising MGM distribution for all Born Fresh release’s and booking in several Australia wide tours, expect to hear big things from all Born Fresh artists … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: Born Fresh Records (Part 1)

M-Phazes – Triple J Mix Up Set

For regular Triple J listeners, the past few months have been pretty M-Phazes heavy. His debut album, Good Gracious was featured on Triple J in February and just two weeks ago, M-Phazes produced a track with Triple J unearthed artist Seven, a 22 year old MC from the gold coast – and the winner of the M-Phazes Unearthed MC Competition. (Completed track was played for the first time on today on Triple J). With tracks like from the ‘Where’s Elvis?’, ‘For What it’s Worth’ and ‘Goodbye Gravity’ frequently on the Triple J air-waves, M-Phazes is undoubtedly a huge production force … Continue reading M-Phazes – Triple J Mix Up Set