Event Preview: Spit Syndicate’s Sunday Gentlemen Tour Hits Adelaide

The boys from Spit Syndicate have been touring the country following the release of their third album, Sunday Gentlemen, and this Thursday is Adelaide’s turn. Fellow One Day Crew members Jackie Onassis are joining the SS for the huge 20 date tour which hits Jive Bar on the 18th. With Spit Syndicate’s singles Beauty In The Bricks and Folly getting a lot of JJJ love, as well as Jackie Onassis’s single Crystal Balling being on high rotation for many months, and their new single from their Holiday EP, Smoke Trails being added a few weeks ago the Sunday Gentlemen tour … Continue reading Event Preview: Spit Syndicate’s Sunday Gentlemen Tour Hits Adelaide

Come Together Tickets On Sale Today!

Selling out in just three days last year you’ll want to get your tickets early for this year’s Come Together, on sale today April 11th at 9am! Celebrating its very special 10th anniversary in what is sure to be a night of epic proportions, we are excited to announce that Come Together – the MASSIVE all-Aussie hip-hop bash will take place in the Big Top at Luna Park, this Queen’s Birthday long weekend.  This year’s stellar line-up of local hip-hop leaders are ready to blow the roof off and be seen as they should be – loud, proud and in … Continue reading Come Together Tickets On Sale Today!

Bliss N Eso – House Of Dreams

Bliss n Eso release their official music video for House Of Dreams, the first taste of their fifth album Circus In The Sky (Due May 2013). Shot on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour the music video follows up on the band’s recent release of their epic trailer for Circus In The Sky. Bliss N Eso will be playing at Movement Festival coming to Australia soon. The tour will feature legendary rapper Nas, 2 Chainz, Iggy Azelea, Spit Syndicate and more. Rumours of a Nas x BNE collaboration is already a hot talking point, more information to come on this. For … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – House Of Dreams

Come Together 2013

Celebrating its very special 10th anniversary in what is sure to be a night of epic proportions, we are excited to announce that Come Together – the massive all-Aussie hip-hop bash will take place in the Big Top at Luna Park, this Queen’s Birthday long weekend. This year’s stellar line-up of local hip-hop leaders are ready to blow the roof off and be seen as they should be – loud, proud and in your face. Introducing a man who should need no introduction, with four albums, an ARIA award for Best Urban Release and countless sold-out national tours and festival … Continue reading Come Together 2013

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

Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening

Obese Records, Australia’s first hip hop label, was established in 1995 as a small record store originally named OB’s. After the business was bought and renamed by Tirren Staaf (Pegz) in 2002, the label was created as an outlet for the distribution of Australian hip-hop. Melbourne’s emcee Reason with his album Solid, was the first release on the label, closely followed by the scene-defining Culture of Kings and Obesecity compilations. Over the course of its twelve years, Obese Records has seen success stories such as Hilltop Hoods, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Illy, release award winning albums, play to crowds of … Continue reading Obese Records – Frankston Store Opening

Bliss N Eso – House Of Dreams

Live Nation and Niche Productions are proud to present, in association with American Hip-Hop legend Nas, the inaugural 2013 Australian Movement Festival. Filling the void of credible Hip-Hop events in Australia, the Movement Festival places Grammy award winning Hip Hop heavyweights, with mixtape kings and local heros in what’s destined to takeover as THE Hip Hop event each and every year in Australia. Setting a new standard, Movement looks to the future of Hip Hop and Rap whilst still catering to a solid Hip-Hop foundation, thanks to the festival’s co-headliner and co-curator Nas. With more than 20 years in the … Continue reading Bliss N Eso – House Of Dreams

Spit Syndicate Interview: Sunday, One Day.

Sydney hip hop duo Spit Syndicate return in 2013 with third album Sunday Gentlemen. After the success of previous releases Towards The Light and Exile, a hungry fan base have been waiting anxiously for the next instalment from Spit Syndicate. We catch up with emcee Jimmy Nice of the Double S, on the eve of the Sunday Gentleman release, here’s what he had to say. aahh: What’s the first thing you guys plan to do on release day? Jimmy Nice: I’m actually working on release day. Release night will be a different story. I may hold off on full celebrations untill … Continue reading Spit Syndicate Interview: Sunday, One Day.

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

The Tongue – Drums

When it comes to hip hop, there isn’t much The Tongue hasn’t done. He is an infamous MC battle champion, seasoned touring artist and a prolific songwriter, with two albums (Shock And Awe and Alternative Energy); three mixtapes and an EP (Bad Education) to his name. The Tongue is set to release his third album Surrender To Victory on March 15, 2013. The first single Drums is dropping shortly. Initial details on the album have been released and will feature Suffa, Illy, Sky’High, Joyride, Tom Scott (Home Brew), Ellesquire, Spit Syndicate, Thundamentals, Jimblah and more. Surrender To Victory is produced by Cam … Continue reading The Tongue – Drums

Nas to headline ‘Movement’

Live Nation and Niche Productions are proud to present, in association with American Hip-Hop legend Nas, the inaugural 2013 Australian Movement Festival. Filling the void of credible Hip-Hop events in Australia, the Movement Festival places Grammy award winning Hip Hop heavyweights, with mixtape kings and local heros in what’s destined to takeover as THE Hip Hop event each and every year in Australia. Setting a new standard, Movement looks to the future of Hip Hop and Rap whilst still catering to a solid Hip-Hop foundation, thanks to the festival’s co-headliner and co-curator Nas. With more than 20 years in the … Continue reading Nas to headline ‘Movement’

Obese TV – Episode 1

The long awaited first full length episode of Obese TV is here. With an dope new format inclusive of segments such as ‘New Releases’, ‘Classics’, ‘Obese Retail’, ‘Spotlight’, ‘Backstage Pass’ and more, Obese TV will be hosted by a different member of the scene for each episode. In Episode 1 of Obese TV we visit master graphic designer Ben Funnell of April 77 Design, hear from Spit Syndicate on their album plans over the next few months of the back of their hit single Beauty In The Bricks, speak to WA distro artist Mr Grevis about his album The Sampler, … Continue reading Obese TV – Episode 1

Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)

Off the back of a 26-date national tour celebrating the release of his #15 ARIA debuting third album Bring It Back, Illy has announced a special show for Gold Coast fans. The pre- New Year party will be happening at the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday 29 December, with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes. An overwhelming response to the Bring It Back tour earlier in the year saw 6 new shows added across Far North Queensland and Tasmania. And with Illy’s hometown of Melbourne reaching capacity, a third Corner Hotel show was quickly added. A sign that Illy’s standing as one … Continue reading Illy with special guests Spit Syndicate and M-Phazes (Gold Coast)

Jackie Onassis – Holiday

Sydney duo Jackie Onassis are surely the best kept secret in Australian hip-hop. Comprised of vocalist Kai and producer Raph, Jackie Onassis are the newest members of the One Day crew, a collective comprised of Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate and Joyride. Kai belongs to a rare breed of MCs who have a masterful command of their voice, combining sharp delivery with rich, catchy melodies. Raph’s beats blend lush synths and electronica, warm samples, 808 drums and live instruments to create a distinct and truly unique style of production. Jackie Onassis’ explosive live show have already caught the attention of many. Melbourne MC … Continue reading Jackie Onassis – Holiday

Tycotic – The Weed Song

Since the release of his collaborative project The People Vs Tycotic (2006), which received spins from triple j and featured guest vocals from names like Phrase, Spit Syndicate and Torcha, Tycotic has become an unstoppable force in the scene, with his punchline heavy rhyme style and rock-solid all terrain flow. With a reputation for delivering an electric live show, Tycotic has toured Australia and landed support slots for the likes of Tech N9ne, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Bliss n Eso, 360, Drapht, Illy and Kerser, just to name a few. 2008 saw Tycotic release Conversation Domination distributed through MGM, and soon after embarked … Continue reading Tycotic – The Weed Song

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

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

Skryptcha – Mindful (Out Now)

Skryptcha has a knack for making the philosophical non-confrontational. His second masterpiece Mindful is not unlike it’s creator; preceptive, sharp and ahead of its time. After the notoriety surrounding previous LP Numb3rs, and break out EP Left to Write, the slick young wordsmith has found time to knock out a Journalism degree, and travel substantially. Crafted during the most pivotal years of his life, Mindful takes a considered look at Skryptcha’s unique journey thus far. Mindful’s production was expertly handled by illustrious US producer Illmind, a long-time favourite beat-maker of Skryptcha’s. Throughout the album, a dynamic emcee-producer synchronicity is evident, Illmind … Continue reading Skryptcha – Mindful (Out Now)

Skryptcha – Mindful

Skryptcha has a knack for making the philosophical non-confrontational. His second masterpiece Mindful is not unlike it’s creator; preceptive, sharp and ahead of its time. After the notoriety surrounding previous LP Numb3rs, and break out EP Left to Write, the slick young wordsmith has found time to knock out a Journalism degree, and travel substantially. Crafted during the most pivotal years of his life, Mindful takes a considered look at Skryptcha’s unique journey thus far. Mindful’s production was expertly handled by illustrious US producer Illmind, a long-time favourite beat-maker of Skryptcha’s. Throughout the album, a dynamic emcee-producer synchronicity is evident, Illmind setting a scene and Skryptcha telling … Continue reading Skryptcha – Mindful

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

Spit Syndicate – Best Intentions 2

Spit Syndicate are currently bunkered down the studio working like crazy on their third studio album, which is set to drop during the second half of the 2012. “We’re very excited about having new music out, this new album will be our strongest yet; we’re working with Styalz Fuego, Adit, M-Phazes, Matik, amongst others” said Nick Lupi. Spit Syndicate uploaded a a sneak-peak from the next instalment of their Best Intentions mixtape series, putting their own twist on Kimbra’s monster hit Settle Down.  If you happen to be in Brisbane on Friday 11th May, you can catch Spit Syndicate at … Continue reading Spit Syndicate – Best Intentions 2

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

Spit Syndicate 2011 Wrap Up

Spit Syndicate began the year with a very special, sold-out acoustic show with Horrorshow and Joyride at The Basement in Sydney, followed by a handful of shows. Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice then took some much-needed time-out , during which Nick snuck away overseas to travel through Mexico and the USA– looking for inspiration for the next record. Upon Nick’s return to Australia, the Double S hit the studio straight away to work on new music. The boys played the Obese Winter Block Party in Jindabyne before releasing part one of a new mixtape. Best Intentions: Part One, a free … Continue reading Spit Syndicate 2011 Wrap Up

Illy 2011 Wrap Up

2011 was a mammoth year for Illy. Following the release of his acclaimed second album The Chase in late 2010, it seemed Australia could not get enough of the young trailblazer. Smash hit single It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes) made ARIA Gold status selling more than 35,000 units. It was also nominated for best independent single 2011 AIR Awards, where The Chase was nominated for best hip hop and best urban album.  The Chase Album Tour in March was a great success, with two sold out shows at The Corner Hotel to his home-crowd. Later in the year Illy went on … Continue reading Illy 2011 Wrap Up

Spit Syndicate to release two part mixtape series: Part 1 arrives September 30

Following their critically acclaimed 2010 release Exile and after a busy year of touring, Sydney duo Spit Syndicate are back with a brand new online mix-tape project Best Intentions: Part One, the first of a two-part mix-tape series available for free download via online networks Friday 30th September. Best Intentions sees MCs Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice return to the mix-tape format from which they first made waves in the local hip-hop scene. Over the course of 9 tracks, Spit Syndicate drape their trademark flair over a range of different sounds, from the boom-bap of Pharoahe Monch to the more … Continue reading Spit Syndicate to release two part mixtape series: Part 1 arrives September 30

Illy – Spit Syndicate – Sietta – On Tour (Hosted by M-Phazes)

Following a smashing set at Splendour In The Grass, Illy has unleashed a new video, joined the 600 Sounds line-up and released tickets for the Illy, Spit Syndicate and Sietta tour, hosted by M-Phazes. Illy has released a stunning new video for the latest track (and third single from the acclaimed album The Chase) Cigarettes. Cigarettes has also just hit radio – it is a calming hook-laden track, and a perfect example of musical matching between M-Phazes and Illy. Illy said, “Phazes first showed me this beat at the Bunbury Groovin’ The Moo… It’s not a typical hip-hop sounding beat, which … Continue reading Illy – Spit Syndicate – Sietta – On Tour (Hosted by M-Phazes)

Spit Syndicate to release mixtape

Fresh off an overseas hiatus, straight into the studio to work on their third album (due early 2012), Spit Syndicate have prepared a blazin’ 9 track mix-tape. This exclusive free online release will be available Friday 23rd September. “This is a way of thanking our fans, both new and old, for their support and patience with something fresh and free. We first made a name for ourselves by releasing mixtapes, this is a return to those roots – banging beats, sharp lyrics.” Nick Lupi Visit http://www.spitsyndicate.com for more information and tour dates leading up to their support slots on Illy’s … Continue reading Spit Syndicate to release mixtape