Astronomy Class hit WOMADelaide 2015

One of Australian Hip Hop’s more diverse trios, Astronomy Class feat. Srey Channthy attended WOMAD 2015 over the weekend showcasing their unique musical style with their third album ‘Mekong Delta Sunrise’. Having  performed with Srey Channthy, from the Cambodian Space Project only a handful of times the audience were treated to the creative exploration of hip hop beats by Astronomy Class. The on-stage energy did not leave one person in the audience untouched as the story of the Khmer Rouge genocide and the death of  Cambodia’s musical greats was unwoven by the albums display of reggae, club, psych and Khmer – pop. So … Continue reading Astronomy Class hit WOMADelaide 2015

Tonight: Astronomy Class play first hometown show in 5 years tonight!

Drawing on Khmer pop music from the 1950s to the mid ‘70s, astronomy class and Srey Channthy (The Cambodian Space Project) pay tribute to a lost Cambodian generation; their eclectic soundtrack seen in a new light. Mekong Delta Sunrise spawned in 2012 when Astronomy Class were invited to Phnom Penh by Cambodian hip hop crew Klap Your Handz to perform a version of a classic Khmer rock song with Cambodian star Preap Sovath. During a six hour taxi ride through the Cambodian countryside, the band fell in love with the intoxicating, soulful sounds of Khmer pop that came drifting from … Continue reading Tonight: Astronomy Class play first hometown show in 5 years tonight!

Astronomy Class Announce Album Launch Dates

Fresh from the release of their acclaimed new album Mekong Delta Sunrise, Astronomy Class announce launch dates in Sydney & Melbourne. Astronomy Class’ journey to the heart of golden age Cambodian music has captured the attention of many. The hip hop storytellers drew on Khmer pop music from the 1950s to the mid-‘70s, teaming up with vocalist Srey Channthy (The Cambodian Space Project) to pay tribute to a lost Cambodian generation. Fresh from hitting the road with Thundamentals on their sold-out So We Can Remember Tour, Astronomy Class embark on their own headline launch dates in Sydney and Melbourne next … Continue reading Astronomy Class Announce Album Launch Dates

Astronomy Class ‘Bong Man Business’ (Khmer rock mixtape)

In the lead up to the upcoming Astronomy Class release Mekong Delta Sunrise. The crew consisting of Ozi Batla, Sir Robbo and Chasm have just released a mixtape featuring music sampled from a recent trip to Cambodia. You can grab the Bong Man Business mixtape as a free download now.  Read on as Astronomy Class discuss in further depth this interesting new release. “These are some of our favourite tunes from the “golden age” of Khmer pop music, a style that meshed the sounds of traditional Cambodian music with soul and rhythm and blues, cha cha, beat music, mambo, jazz, psychedelic and … Continue reading Astronomy Class ‘Bong Man Business’ (Khmer rock mixtape)

Real Music Lasts Forever ‘This Is How We Never Die’ – Chasm Interview

This Is How We Never Die is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer Chasm. Joined by local and international artists; Chasm approaches beats like a learned artist with a brush, building on classic principles to create evolutionary new music.  aahh: This Is How We Never is the title to this absolute masterpiece of a production album. Explain to us the concept behind the title of the LP and what the you wanted to accomplish with this album? Chasm: The title is taken from a Currensy line I heard on one of his latest tapes, ‘Real music lasts forever, this … Continue reading Real Music Lasts Forever ‘This Is How We Never Die’ – Chasm Interview

Chasm – This Is How We Never Die Tour

This Is How We Never Die is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer Chasm. True to the quality displayed throughout debut album Beyond the Beat Tape (2008), and Move (with Vida Sunshyne, 2010) Chasm proves himself once more as a consummate composer. Joined by local and international artists; This Is How We Never Die features USA underground vocal heavyweights AG (Showbiz & AG), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Vast Aire (Def Jux), and Fashawn (One), New Zealand’s Dave Dallas, and Blak Twang (UK). Not to mention an assortment of Australia’s top lyricists including Solo, Lazy Grey, Mdusu, Delta, Dialectrix and Brad Strut. Chasm approaches beats like a … Continue reading Chasm – This Is How We Never Die Tour

Chasm – Smokey

This Is How We Never Die is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer Chasm. True to the quality displayed throughout debut album Beyond the Beat Tape (2008), and Move (with Vida Sunshyne, 2010) Chasm proves himself once more as a consummate composer. Joined by local and international artists; This Is How We Never Die features USA underground vocal heavyweights AG (Showbiz & AG), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Vast Aire (Def Jux), and Fashawn (One), New Zealand’s Dave Dallas, and Blak Twang (UK). Not to mention an assortment of Australia’s top lyricists including Solo, Lazy Grey, Mdusu, Delta, Dialectrix … Continue reading Chasm – Smokey

Chasm – This Is How We Never Die

This Is How We Never Die is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer Chasm. True to the quality displayed throughout debut album Beyond the Beat Tape (2008), and Move (with Vida Sunshyne, 2010) Chasm proves himself once more as a consummate composer.  Joined by local and international artists; This Is How We Never Die features USA underground vocal heavyweights AG (Showbiz & AG), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Vast Aire (Def Jux), and Fashawn (One), New Zealand’s Dave Dallas, and Blak Twang (UK). Not to mention an assortment of Australia’s top lyricists including Solo, Lazy Grey, Mdusu, Delta, Dialectrix … Continue reading Chasm – This Is How We Never Die

Chasm – This Is How We Never Die

Chasm’s highly anticpated LP release This Is How We Never Die is due  April 27th through Obese Records and features big names such as AG (DITC), Delta, Lazy Grey, Hau, Brad Strut, Guilty Simpson, Fashawn, Solo, Blak Twang, David Dallas and many more.  Chasm is one of the leading hip hop producers in Australia, signed to Obese Records for his solo work and to Elefant Traks for his work with his crew Astronomy Class featuring Ozi Batla and Sir Robbo. Having released 2 crew albums, Exit Strategy (2006) and Pursuit Of Happiness (2009) and 2 solo joints in the last … Continue reading Chasm – This Is How We Never Die

Chasm + Vida Sunshyne ‘Move’ Album Launch Reminder

He is Chasm, Sydney-based producer-extraordinaire she is Melbourne-by-way-of-Ghana’s Vida-Sunshyne. Together they are an electric collaboration of musical talent; one half behind the boards, creating the template for a limitless sonic foundation. The other, centre stage; creating the connection between performer and listener. Come celebrate the launch of their album Move which traverses the global spectrum of Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop raising the bar for Australian music. Featuring Ozi Batla, Damajah, DJ‘s El Squire, Prince Valium & Sir Robbo. Hosted by Kween G (KillaQueenz). This Friday November 27 @ Melt. 12 Kellett Street, 10pm until the break of dawn. $15 … Continue reading Chasm + Vida Sunshyne ‘Move’ Album Launch Reminder

Chasm + Vida Sunshyne ‘Move’ Album Launch

He is Chasm, Sydney-based producer-extraordinaire she is Melbourne-by-way-of-Ghana’s Vida-Sunshyne. Together they are an electric collaboration of musical talent; one half behind the boards, creating the template for a limitless sonic foundation. The other, centre stage; creating the connection between performer and listener. Come celebrate the launch of their album Move which traverses the global spectrum of Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop raising the bar for Australian music. Featuring Ozi Batla, Damajah, DJ‘s El Squire, Prince Valium & Sir Robbo Hosted by Kween G (KillaQueenz) The Details: Friday November 27 @ Melt 12 Kellett Street 10pm until the break of dawn, … Continue reading Chasm + Vida Sunshyne ‘Move’ Album Launch

Astronomy Class – Pursuit Of Happiness Tour

Astronomy Class – Pursuit of Happiness Tour – Supported by Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne Astronomy Class are back, bringing their unique brand of reggae-infused hip hop to the masses as they get set to embark on the Pursuit of Happiness Tour. Fresh from the release of their second album, Pursuit of Happiness & J Award nomination for Australian Music Video of the Year. Ozi Batla, Chasm & Sir Robbo will bring in the summer, with their infectious live show. Their shows will take in the east-coast and be supported by Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne, one the most anticipated collaborations of the year … Continue reading Astronomy Class – Pursuit Of Happiness Tour

(International Year Of) ASTRONOMY CLASS – Exit Strategy

Marking the International Year Of Astronomy with style: hip hop group Astronomy Class release their second album. The album sees producers Sir Robbo and Chasm build on their signature reggae-blessed hip-hop, brought to life so magically on their 2006 debut, Exit Strategy, while dipping deeper into the sweet soul of Motown’s yesteryear. Ozi Batla makes a welcome return to the mic, brimming with confidence following The Herd’s AIR and J Award winning, ARIA top ten album, Summerland. He delivers his own lyrical stamp on the trials and tribulations of modern life, crafting a sharp-witted and layered listen. John Maddox (bass) … Continue reading (International Year Of) ASTRONOMY CLASS – Exit Strategy