On the verge of finally dropping their 5th full length studio album your friendly neighbourhood Funkoars are venturing back out of their caves and deep into your hearts. “Mad as hell” is a distilled throw back to the bands earliest material built around some of the most complex bodily fluid jokes and faux pas this side of Pornhub and The Onion. Delivered over signature drums with the furious amount of funk you’ve come to expect from ARIA award winning producer Trials (Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Drapht, A.B. Original), “mad as hell” brings the bands journey back to their often uncomfortable … Continue reading The Funkoars Mad As Hell Tour
Today Music SA announces the nominees for the South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards). SA (by way of Zimbabwe) eclectic brat rapper – Tkay Maizda – leads the charge enjoying a total of seven nominations across 14 categories. Other front runners … Continue reading sam awards 2015 nominees announced
Today Drapht released the new video to his insanely catchy single,‘Dancin John Doe’ via YouTube. Directed by Ben Young and features contemporary dancer Russell Thorpe. “My partner at the time Louise was a contemporary dancer, and I went and watched … Continue reading Drapht Launches New Video For “Dancin John Doe” Single + National Single Tour Supports Confirmed!
For the last 5 years every act on Golden Era Records have come together to record a track where the rappers have their chance to rap one verse and the djjs have a chance to scratch. For the 5th year they will be releasing this limited edition track on Gold 10” Vinyl. The A side features the Sesta (The Funkoars) produced track with rapping from Hilltop Hoods, The Funkoars, Vents, Briggs & K21 and scratching from Dj Debris and Adfu. The B side is the instrumental of the track for any aspiring emcees to lay down their own verses. Tracklisting: A. … Continue reading 2015 Golden Era Cypher + Gold 10″ Vinyl
Perth’s multi-faceted and genre-bending rapper Mathas is certainly an artist that can’t be pinned down by the rigid genre boundaries of hip-hop. The ferociously talented songwriter, producer, poet and performer brings you ‘Free Shit’, the next installment and the fourth single to be taken from his highly-anticipated sophomore album Armwrestling Atlas, due for release in the second half of 2015. Fellow Perth contemporary Mei Saraswati has been enlisted as guest vocalist, along with producer Ylem to create the cloud-like ambient spaces and warm, synthetic textures of ‘Free Shit’, while lyrically, we journey through the mine-field of modern consumerism and its … Continue reading Mathas gives you ‘Free Shit’ and announces national tour dates
The Funkoars are pleased to announce the first sold out show on their forthcoming national ‘Below Average’ tour, with tickets all snapped up for their Workers Club show in Melbourne on Friday May 15th. Tickets for the second and final show at the Workers Club on Thursday May 14th are selling fast, so Funkoars fans should hurry to avoid missing out on what promises to be another mind bending live show from these Adelaide hip hop legends. Tickets for all shows on the ‘below average’ tour are on sale now and available here. You can catch The Funkoars at the following venues: … Continue reading The Funkoars First Melbourne Show Sold Out Second Show Selling Fast!
The Funkoars are pleased to announce their forthcoming National ‘Below Average’ headline tour this coming May/June, proudly presented by Tone Deaf, Golden Era Records, Cassette Entertainment and Premier Artists. Tickets for all shows on the ‘Below Average’ Tour are on … Continue reading The Funkoars Announce National Australian Tour!
Sprung Festival, Australia’s Number 1 all Aussie Hip Hop event is back for 2014 after another smashing year in Brisbane 2013. After Sprung’s attempt at expansion in Melbourne unfortunately met with licensing and venue issues leading to the cancellation of the Melbourne show, the Sprung Hip Hop crew have stepped back from their plans of potential cat stroking world domination and decided to put an all in effort into continuing to make Sprung Brisbane the must see calendar event that it has been for the past 3 yrs running. After 6 months of planning and washing last year’s dirty taste … Continue reading Sprung Hip Hop Festival 2014
The new single from local Hip Hop up and comers Mr Hill & Rahjconkas premiered the new film clip for NON STOP the other night on triple j’s Home and Hosed website. With a healthy dose of Project X, Beer Bongs, Pool Skating, Babes and Explosions the new clip has hit the ground running clocking over 300 views in 5 mins. The follow up track to the successful Telescope single was released on the 4th of April and has been well received by their fans and the hip hop community. If you haven’t caught MHRC recently you can hit them up on the … Continue reading Mr Hill & Rahjconkas Non Stop Official Video
The Funkoars (Hons) & Maundz present another collaboration track from two of Australia’s Best Crews – Golden Era Records & Crate Cartel along with Melburn clothing company Ich Pig. To co-incide with the release the Funkoars have teamed up with MV2 Skateboards (ADL) and released a limited edition deck available for a very short time (Note: deck is now sold out). The track is all about celebrating the “good times” and memories of skateboarding back in the day. Featuring amazing unseen footage of both Hons and Maundz from their early teens to late 20’s. Funkoars || Crate Cartel || Maundz || Ich Pig Continue reading Let The Good Times Roll – Maundz/Hons/Ich Pig
The Funkoars have dropped a 3rd film clip from their critically acclaimed album The Quickening. Vamoose was produced by Full Clip Productions and features the acting stylings of Benjie McNair of Neighbours fame. The clip is a biting social commentary on the state of the economy done in true Oars fashion. The video is best summed up by YouTube user KrazyBot: “Absolutely moving and inspirational clip. The camera roll towards the protagonist creates a sense of desperation within the responder as we watch him try in vain to make enough sandwiches as he is struck by projectiles. Audience members are … Continue reading Funkoars – Vamoose
Quick to reclaim the room from the force fed and the fake, The Funkoars are back with another pessimistic party anthem and third single Vamoose from their latest and most deadly album, The Quickening. “So get loose or get gone, Vamoose son of a bitch!” Drawing inspiration from a classic Notorious B.I.G. rhyme and produced by Golden Era Records resident recluse Trials (Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Vents), Vamoose is a one-liner barrage being drunk driven home by Sesta and Hons, smashed into some black market organs, huge guitar stabs and a soul sample fondled to bits by stuntman/DJ Reflux. Catch The Funkoars … Continue reading Funkoars – Vamoose
Don’t miss out on the last stop of The Quickening Launch Tour at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide! Support for the night will be provided by Vents & Adfu, Ciecmate, Mase & Mattic and K21. Known for having one of the most dangerous shows in the business, The Funkoars will be performing an all-new live show incorporating songs from The Quickening as well as their claaaassic material that forged them one of the biggest cult followings in the country. Special guests Hilltop Hoods have also just announced that they will be joining The Funkoars on stage for a couple songs! Tickets available … Continue reading The Funkoars – Adelaide Saturday Night
Congratulations to Vents with news this week his album Marked For Death snagged an ARIA nomination for ‘Best Urban Album’. Vents sophomore release Marked for Death was produced by Trials from The Funkoars, and the album features Golden Era label mates Hilltop Hoods, and Sesta from The Funkoars. Also big congratulations to Trials who not only produced Vents’ – Marked For Death but also primarily produced 7 time ARIA nominee Drapht’s – The Life Of Riley album, including the track, Rapunzel which was also nominated for Single Of The Year. Coming soon from Vents a brand new film clip for the title track … Continue reading Vents receives ARIA Nomination
Golden Era Records are proud to present The Funkoars 4th and most lethal album to date, THE QUICKENING! Featuring special guest appearances from Hilltop Hoods, Vents & K21 and guest production from Large Professor, Dazastah (Downsyde), Simplex & Debate. With their first single Where I Am smashing the radio waves, The Quickening is a non-stop barrage of badness and the epitome of evil! Order The Quickening now on iTunes Order The Quickening now through JB HiFi Track Listing 1. Fumes That Spell Doom 2. The Quickening 3. Where I Am 4. It’s All Good (Is Very Good) 5. All We … Continue reading The Quickening Available Now!
Tweet to pay and get a free Funkoars – The Quickening bonus track: The Funkoars feat. Vents – The Assassination (Jaytee Remix). Simply click the here or the image below to ‘Pay With A Tweet’ and grab your download of this murderous track. Fresh off the back of releasing their thumping first single Where I Am, the Funkoars are proud to announce The Quickening Album Launch Tour which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. Visit Funkoars.com for ticketing details. Tour Dates: Fri 23 Sept – NSW – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong Sat 24 Sept – ACT – Zierholz @ … Continue reading The Funkoars feat. Vents – The Assassination (Jaytee Remix)
The Funkoars are back ‘n badder than ever and are set to unleash their highly anticipated fourth album The Quickening on Friday 16th of September through Golden Era Records. Fresh off the back of releasing their thumping first single Where I Am, the Funkoars are proud to announce The Quickening Album Launch Tour which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. The Quickening features guest performances from Hilltop Hoods, Vents, Ad-Fu, K21 with production from Large Professor, Dazastah, Simplex and Debate. Head the the JB HI-FI website to pre-order Funkoars – The Quickening and get your free GE signed mixtape and listeng to an exclusive … Continue reading Funkoars – The Quickening
Tune into Richard Kingsmill’s ‘2011’ show from 6-9pm on Triple J this Sunday night to hear the premier of the Funkoars – Where I Am. They’re back! After going to ground 12 months ago, the Funkoars have resurfaced to deliver Where I Am the first single from their fourth LP The Quickening through Golden Era Records. Featuring filthy guitars, stomping drums and a bastard of a bass line, Where I Am brings back what’s been missing from Australian Hip-Hop – The Evil. Telling tales of parties past, Where I Am leaves the listener riding shotgun with the Funkoars as they tear … Continue reading Funkoars – Where I Am
Since exploding onto the national scene a little over a year ago, the incomparable force that is Briggs immediately established himself as a formidable new presence in the local Hip Hop scene. From the moment Briggs dropped his self-released debut EP, the brilliant and groundbreaking Homemade Bombs (2009), it was obvious to everyone that this marked the arrival on the scene, of an emcee with a melodic rapid-fire approach, and a powerful and unique voice. aahh: You talk about your hometown of Shepparton in a few of your tracks. What was the hip hop life like back in Shepp in the earlier days? Briggs: I still live … Continue reading Briggs – The Blacklist (Interview)
In 2010 a virus spread throughout the world’s population killing million and turning many survivors Into mindless zombies. Around the same time of these Apocalyptic events the Hilltop Hoods were due to make a dvd for their Album State of the Art. As civilisation collapsed, people died in the streets, thousands starved…the hoods were so self-involved they made their dvd anyway. Track Listing Fonzie Opening Credits Welcome To The Compound The Return (Live) Veggie Patch Of The Dead Still Standing (Live) Zombie Dating Advice With Mr Pressure Brazil vs Peru Rants With Briggs Chris Farley (Live) The Gaol XI Rollerskating … Continue reading Parade Of The Dead – Hilltop Hoods
The Funkoars are excited to announce that on Friday 10th of September, the guys will be streaming their final Adelaide performance of 2010 LIVE! Tune in at 9PM CST on Friday 10th of September by simply clicking this link: FUNKOARS USTREAM WATCH PART 1 OF THE FUNKOARS TOUR DIARY Take a ride with Hons, Sesta, Trials & DJ Reflux as they make their way from Adelaide to Melbourne to Falls Creek and beyond in this 3 part mini-series of Funkoars debauchery! Parts 2 and 3 coming soon! THE FUNKOARS PERFORM LIVE @ HQ COMPLEX – TICKETS ON SALE NOW! FRIDAY … Continue reading The Funkoars Update (Live Streaming Show!)
This is the first clip taken from the Crate Creeps debut album – It’s About That Time. The track titled Where Do I Begin features Tommy Ill on the mic. Have you been waiting for that real head nod hip hop and banging beats paired with some of the highest calibre emcees Australia has to offer? Well then wait no longer because It’s About That Time! Born Fresh Records presents the debut album from Brisbane’s own production duo the Crate Creeps (DJ Butcher and Tommy Illfigga.) Featuring a stellar line-up and hard-hitting beats It’s About That Time is guaranteed to … Continue reading Crate Creeps – Where Do I Begin feat. Tommy Illfigga
There is a new music festival circuit, V8 Supersounds, part of V8 Supercars Australia. The first of these V8 Supersounds events is 600 Sounds part of the Armor All Gold Coast 600 (from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 October 2010). Sunday night will feature Australia’s hip hop heavyweights The Funkoars. Based in Adelaide, they have had record-breaking attendance all over the nation……Gold Coast get ready. Consisting of three emcees – Trials, Hons and Sesta – plus DJ Reflux, they have produced some of the best hip hop known to Australia. Also appearing is Australia’s Sneaky Sound System. Ministry of Sound’s … Continue reading V8 Supersounds – 600 Sounds featuring The Funkoars
After a string of sold out tours and festivals, The Funkoars have been taking a well earned sabbatical from what was essentially a two year long hangover. Now after some serious stomach pumping and quality time in rehab, The ‘Oars are ready to deliver their last Adelaide show for 2010. Not only will this mark their final hometown show of 2010, but we will also see The Funkoars performing selected cuts from their back catalogue for the VERY… LAST… TIME. Promising to deliver a world class performance, The Funkoars have pulled out all the stops – more booze, more women … Continue reading The Ultimate Hangover – Funkoars live at HQ Complex Adelaide
All tracks mixed by Crate Creeps at The Bloody Abbetoir All vocals recorded at The Bloody Abbetoir unless stated All cuts by DJ Butcher unless stated Mastered by Ricardo Guiterrez at the Grandmasters NYC Distributed By MGM Track Listing: 1. Introduction Ft. Suffa MC (Hilltop Hoods) Produced by Crate Creeps Vocals recorded by Suffa 2. Time Trials Ft. Trials (The Funkoars) Produced by Dj Butcher Vocals mixed and recorded by Dj Adfu at Sniper Spot Studios 3. Walk On By Ft. Pure Product Written by Fourth Degree, Marvel and Tendancee Produced by Tommy Illfigga Bass by Max Voltage 4. Jeans … Continue reading The Crate Creeps – Its About That Time – July 9th 2010 Release – Guestlist finally announced!
Elgen & Johnny Utah have just won the Triple J Unearthed Groovin’ The Moo competition – the two brothers from Port Stephens will be performing at the massive Maitland festival alongside mainstays Silverchair, Empire Of The Sun, Muph N Plutonic, The Funkoars and more Their track When The Rain Hits is now on rotation at Triple J and available for free download from Triple J Unearthed here. The guys are currently working on their full LP release after dropping TheWelcoming Party EP back in Feb 09. All production will be handled by Elgen with Johnny Utah jumping up on the … Continue reading Elgen & Johnny Utah win the Triple J Unearthed Groovin’ The Moo Competition
Coptic Soldier is preparing for his debut EP release teaming up with Sydney singer Miriam Waks for eight top tracks on The Sound of Wings EP. The guys over at Rhythm & Poetry are giving you the chance to win a copy of The Sound of Wings EP, but you have to be quick. Here’s how you do it. 1. Start by Logging into Twitter (if you don’t have an account, go get one) 2. follow my man Coptic Soldier (@copticsoldier) 3. Tweet the below phrase, in it’s entirety, unedited Exclusive leak of @copticsoldier & Miriam Waks-Burn Churches feat. @mac_lethal … Continue reading Win a free copy of The Sounds Of Wings EP
Todd Kelly, a big fan of the hip-hop group The Hilltop Hoods, was excited to take emcee Pressure and DJ Debris for some hot laps around the Adelaide street circuit, shortly before the pair were to join fellow band member Suffa on-stage in the Friday evening concert at the Clipsal 500. The ARIA-award winning group, who have two previous Australian number one albums to their credit, are also keen motor sport fans and were understandably thrilled following their rides. The Funkoars, Lowrider and The Midnight Juggernauts also played on the night, with thousands of fans packing out the Clipsal track in anticipation of one spectacular event. Punters were not … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods get V8 ride with Todd Kelly at Clipsal 500
After being crowned both a Triple J Unearthed and MySpace.com feature artist in 2009, Phatchance is ready to tour nationally unleashing his own unique style . Coming off the back of multiple years of a touring schedule supporting the likes of Bliss N Eso, The Herd, Urthboy, The Potbelleez, Drapht, Pez, The Funkoars, Pegz, Muph N Plutonic and Phrase, as well as numerous international artists; Method Man and Redman, Planet Asia, De La Soul and K Rino to name a few, Phatchance has developed a reputation for his personal, captivating, yet highly energetic live performances. Beginning March 5th in WA … Continue reading Phatchance – Inkstains Tour
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