Synergy Waiting For The Collapse

Politically poignant music & design project ‘Waiting For The Collapse’ is released by Brisbane-based emcee & visual communication designer Jordan McGuire (MC Synergy) just over a month before the Australian Federal Election. ‘Waiting For The Collapse’ a music & design project that includes a 10-track album, an ongoing street art series and a blog about the phenomena of ‘collapse’ with design work and essays interpreting the theme. Jordan explores the audio/visual crossover to offer political critique and challenge societal assumptions in a boundary-pushing first for Australian Hip Hop. Launching on May 27, 2016 with a limited edition LP, ‘Waiting For … Continue reading Synergy Waiting For The Collapse

Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol. 3

Mixed By DJ Backlash Fun Not Fame III mixtape, is an unregulated assault of hip-hop knocking out ear canals like a Tyson left hook, cocked and loaded by the Velvet Couch commission. This is the third wave of yet another arsenal of dope weaponry made locally, mixed by DJ Backlash and mastered and produced at Clockwork Studios by Sneaky-T and Pleura (Fundamental Elements) who cut and prepared a sharpened cache of only the realest of independent hip-hop. MCs involved in the operation represent a strong contingent of Australia’s independent and unmerciful collective withinternational allies in Sean Strange (U.S.) and with … Continue reading Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol. 3

Tailor Made – The Breaks

Tailor Made is a Brisbane-based Hip Hop outfit cultivating a rich style of boom-bap beats, dexterous rhymes and a high standard of turntablism. Together with (DJ) Able2, (MC’s) Enggy and Synergy showcase their lyrical chemistry, nimble flows and propensity for conceptual depth in every track they approach. ‘The Breaks’ is a reworking of a Black Keys track released to promote their debut album The String Theory, which is set to encase sounds that draw on the aesthetic and mentality of psychedelic rock whilst exploring many elements that deal with the construction of reality. The Sting Theory is due for release mid … Continue reading Tailor Made – The Breaks

Total Eclipse Brisbane

Total Eclipse (X-Ecutioners / ITF World Champ) returns to Brisbane with Deejaye Katch, Calski, Tailor Made, Kryptamistik & Quorum Consensus. Back in the day he was on the turntables for such groups as underground Hip-Hop legends Organized Konfusion (Prince Poetry and Pharaoh Monch) and even worked with fellow Brooklyn native Jay-Z during the birth of Rocafella Records. In November of ’94, Total Eclipse entered his first DJ battle live on the air on DJ Mayhem’s New York college radio show (WNYU), taking first place. His victory caught the attention of X-Men (the original name of the X-Ecutioners crew before obvious legal concerns) member Rob … Continue reading Total Eclipse Brisbane

Low Budget – A Hard Act To Follow [Free Download]

After a stellar 2009 in which ribald hip hop duo Low Budget released their sophomore longplayer Laserdisc to critical acclaim, slid their single Tailor Made into the AIR charts and won Triple J’s Unearthed competition to electrify Splendour in the Grass (not to mention notching up high-profile supporting slots for the likes of Nas and Redman & Method Man), the Melbourne pair is back in the laboratory putting the finishing touches on their latest piece of weird science – the forthcoming Poolside EP. A Hard Act to Follow, the lead single from the EP, finds MC Gentleman Gene’s lothario flow … Continue reading Low Budget – A Hard Act To Follow [Free Download]

Funkoars Perform live with Ash Grunwald

The Funkoars kicked off their Little Did I Know tour in Melbourne Friday night at the Hi Fi Bar. Hitting the road with Melbourne blues artist Ash Grunwald, the first leg of the tour was a night full of hip hop, roots and wicked live energy. Melbourne duo Low Budget ripped up the first set of the night playing some dope hip hop tracks and getting the crowd into it from their opener, Freak Mystique to their killer closer, Tailor Made. In between acts I spoke to The Funkoars’ DJ Reflux about performing live with Ash Grunwald. “We’re not sure … Continue reading Funkoars Perform live with Ash Grunwald