Last week while the world was watching the sun and Venus, Alberts has had it’s eyes set on the Urth. Alberts is thrilled to announce that a worldwide agreement with hip hop artist Tim Levinson (Urthboy) was signed last week. Known for his solo work under the moniker Urthboy and as a founding member and main songwriter of The Herd, Tim brings his works to Alberts after many years of managing his own rights. The team at Alberts have been fans of Tim for years respecting his talent, entrepreneurship and social conscience. The new relationship comes at an exciting time for … Continue reading Alberts Welcomes Urthboy
Proudly presented by Channel [V], NOVA, and MySpace, the fifth Annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards (formally known as the Jagermeister AIR Awards) will be held on Friday October 1st at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne. The event is a rare opportunity to join great Australian Musicians and the Industry at large, as they celebrate success with the Award winners, and enjoy performances by some of the country’s most sought after artists. The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards are Australia’s only official independent music awards, rewarding the country’s highest achieving independent artists across all genres, in any given year. The evening will feature performances … Continue reading Jagermeister Independent Music Awards – Hip Hop Focus
Elefant Traks giant Urthboy, Jane Tyrell and Elgusto (Hermitude) hit Adelaide last weekend, bringing an in your face, energetic live show that had the punters out of control. Joining Urthboy on The Sneakquel Tour this time round is Melbourne emcee and lyrical magician Mantra. Local lads Mase and Mattic kicked the night off, warming up the crowd early on. It was then on to Koolta who performed tracks of the recently released Deportation EP, both groups were well received by the eager crowd. You could tell that the atmosphere was hyped, a real sense of excitement hung in the air. … Continue reading Urthboy – The Sneakquel Tour (Adelaide Leg Review)
Sydney artist Urthboy (Elefant Traks) aka Tim Levinson has been nominated to join the shortlist for this year’s Australian music award, The Amps, for his new album, Spitshine. Urthboy, also known for his work with The Herd, worked on the new album with fellow stable mates Hermitude. Levinson makes up one of the nine artists on the shortlist for the Australian Music Prize for outstanding album of 2009, the second time he’s been nominated after The Signal made the cut in 2007. Now in its fifth year, the music prize is not just the most reputable of the gongs handed … Continue reading Urthboy nominated for an Australian Music Award
Richard Kingsmill from Triple J will countdown the Top 10 albums of the year voted by you on the final ever ‘2009’ on December 13. He will also be going through his Top 10 album list and maybe contacting you to talk about the albums you’ve loved from this year. To vote all you have to do is submit you selection online via the website below. To make it easier for everyone out there we have narrowed the list down to as many ‘aussie hip hop’ releases only. Please note Chasm and Vida Sunshyne’s release Move is incorrectly labeled as … Continue reading Vote For JJJ Album Of The Year (aussie hip hop style)
Elefant Traks website is currently down, as Russian super hackers infiltrate the home of Sydney Hip Hop. The top reasons being considered as to why the hackers targeted Elefant Traks are: Russia couldn’t wait for Spitshine’s August 28 release date. Russia was upset for not being invited to Elefant Traks 10th Anniversary Party. Oksana Grigorieva was pissed Mel didn’t set up a free gig for her at Bondi Beach. Continue reading Elefant Traks – Hacked!
If you have been following the making of Spitshine vids, then you’d be happy to know that Vol 3. has hit the net. Check out the tense moments before mixing, the triumphant moment when gear works, and the drunken jam to end on a err..high note. Spitshine is out on August 28 thru Elefant Traks. You can check the video out here. Continue reading Behind Spitshine….Vol 3.
From late September to mid November Urthboy embarks on his biggest tour to date, teaming up with wonderkids Horrorshow to launch their brand new records at over 25 dates nationwide. Urthboy’s hotly anticipated third album Spitshine (hitting shelves August 28) has already generated a huge buzz: most downloaded song on Triple j in 2009; soldout single launches; rotation on radio and TV. The video for current single Ready to Go is an LED light inspired slice of adrenalin hip hop. The energetic and theatrical live show involves Elgusto (Hermitude) and Jane Tyrrell. Horrorshow have experienced a rapid but organic rise … Continue reading Spitshine Tour Details
Ok Urthboy fans, we are drawing closer the release of Spitshine (August 14), while we all have to wait for the full album, the second single Ready to Go is about to drop. Produced by Count Bounce and featuring the vox of Nat Dunn and Jane Tyrrell, Ready To Go is hectic and a sharp detour off the vibe of the first single Hellsong. The song will be released on iTunes on July 17. The single features 2 exclusive remixes of Hellsong courtesy of Tony Buchen and DJ Joyride. The Ready To Go clip is out very soon, stay tuned. Continue reading Urthboy – Ready To Go
The next release available from the Elefant Traks stable is off Urthboy’s forthcoming album Spitshine, which is scheduled to drop August 14; the second single Ready to Go has just hit the radio waves (Home & Hosed JJJ, June 29) and will be released digitally on July 17. The track features Nat Dunn and according to Urthboy’s twitter, the lads are filming the video shoot for the film clip later tonight. Be sure to head over to Urthies website to grab yourself a free copy of the lead single, Hellsong. An interesting video has also been released, showing the making … Continue reading Urthboy – Ready To Go
2009 sees the release of Urthboy’s much anticipated third solo album, Spitshine. Hellsong seems to be the first single of the album and is already out. The film clip has already been made ‘Indie Clip of the Week’ on Rage. The animation is comprised of more than 7000 hand-drawn images and was put together by Broken Yellow, working in collaboration with artists from opposite corners of the globe. The clip was also directed by jtv’s own Brendan Doyle. The single launched at the Vanguard on May 20. Expect to see tour dates soon. Spitshine will see Urthboy team up again … Continue reading Hellsong – Urthboy