Elefant Traks X Batch Brewing Company

Elefant Traks Have Made A Beer With Batch Brewing Company To Mark Their 18th Year Now that they are finally legal, Elefant Traks have teamed up with Marrickville’s Batch Brewing Company to make a beer to mark their 18th year! This all came about due to the proximity of the brewery itself and ET HQ, however as friendships grew it became clear that there was an opportunity to celebrate the community feels even more so. Naming the beer after an influential album released by The Herd in 2005, ‘The Sun Never Sets’, co-owner Andrew Fineran describes the brew and the … Continue reading Elefant Traks X Batch Brewing Company

Jaytee – Cold Blue EP

Jaytee is an in-demand DJ, with club residencies catering to all genres of music. Jaytee’s great gift is a wide knowledge of pop culture and a finely-tuned ear to the pulse of the dancefloor, knowing intimately what the crowd wants, while also dropping unexpected selections that give his sets true personality. He’s spun sets alongside Yelawolf, Hilltop Hoods, Ice Cube and Diplo — while also performing at Homebake, Groovin the Moo, Field Day and the Big Day Out. His production has appeared on Hilltop Hoods most recent album Drinking From The Sun (platinum sales); as well as Briggs, Funkoars and … Continue reading Jaytee – Cold Blue EP

Elefant Traks Release Full Lineup For 15 Year Anniversary Parties

Two day passes for 15: A Celebration of 15 Years Of Elefant Traks have sold-out in record time leading to an unprecedented demand for tickets. As a result single tickets are on-sale now, a week earlier than planned. Punters are advised to get in quick for the elefant-sized party of the year. Full line ups are as follows: Melbourne Friday, 22nd Nov – Corner Hotel, Melbourne Horrorshow, The Herd, Hermitude, Jimblah, Sietta + Label-Wide Surprise Saturday 23rd Nov – Northcote Social Club, Northcote Urthboy, Sky’High, Astronomy Class, The Last Kinection, Jane Tyrrell, The Tongue, Joelistics Sydney Friday 29th Nov – … Continue reading Elefant Traks Release Full Lineup For 15 Year Anniversary Parties

15: A Celebration of Fifteen years of Elefant Traks

We present to you 15: A Celebration Of 15 Years Of Elefant Traks. An elefant-sized party presented over 2 nights. Each artist is only performing once over the two nights, so if you want to see everyone, you need the two-day pass. Hermitude – Horrorshow – The Herd – Urthboy – Sietta – The Tongue – Jimblah – Joelistics – Astronomy Class – The Last Kinection – Ozi Batla – Sky’High – Jane Tyrrell (Solo debut). Melbourne Friday 22 November – Corner Hotel, Richmond Saturday 23 November  – Northcote Social Club, Northcote Tickets available from Corner Hotel and Northcote Social … Continue reading 15: A Celebration of Fifteen years of Elefant Traks

Dr. Seuss Meets Elefant Traks

Featuring over 25 musical performers onstage from The Herd, Hermitude, Sietta, Joelistics, Unkle Ho, Urthboy, The Tongue, Jimblah, Jaytee of The Last Kinection and more, Australia’s renowned musical collective Elefant Traks are taking over the Graphic circus with a tribute inspired by the whimsical spirit and imagery of Dr. Seuss. Throughout over 60 years of children’s classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the wildly imaginative and surrealist universe of Dr. Seuss has enthralled generations. He continues to be one of the world’s most instantly recognisable and best loved visual … Continue reading Dr. Seuss Meets Elefant Traks

Urthboy – Knee Length Socks

Urthboy presents the second single form his upcoming LP Smokey’s Haunt, titled Knee Length Socks. The track is an ode to being out of place; of 90s britpop’s weird influence on Urthboy’s songwriting and ultimately about his love of hip hop. The track was sent out to all ‘Urthlings‘ as an exclusive preview before it’s premiere on triple j. The bold first single, Naïve Bravado featuring Daniel Merriweather, has seen some heavy support at radio and was named iTunes Single Of The Week—raking in over 30,000 downloads in under a week, and quickly spiking to #1 most added (all indie) track … Continue reading Urthboy – Knee Length Socks

Rainman National Urthboy Supports & Praise For “Bigger Pictures”

It’s been a massive few months for Rainman since the release of his sophomore album Bigger Pictures, but following on from his own national album launch shows he’s just announced that he’ll be joining Urthboy for shows on his Naïve Bravado Tour. Including a four star album review in The Australian, the announcement follows on from a string of critical acclaim for Bigger Pictures, and praise across the board. Urthboy Naive Bravado Tour featuring Daniel Merriweather, Rainman appearing at the following dates: Friday August 31st @ Evelyn, Melbourne with Yung Warriors Friday September 14th @ the Northern, Byron Bay with The Last Kinection Saturday September … Continue reading Rainman National Urthboy Supports & Praise For “Bigger Pictures”

Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

Urthboy has announced his much anticipated fourth album will be titled Smokey’s Haunt and is set for release on October 12. The bold first single, Naïve Bravado featuring Daniel Merriweather, has seen some heavy support at radio and was named iTunes Single Of The Week—raking in over 30,000 downloads in under a week, and quickly spiking to #1 most added (all indie) track at radio. Although Hermitude and Count Bounce have been exclusive producers of all previous Urthboy material, Smokey’s Haunt is the first album where they’ve co-produced the entire album. The chemistry between all parties was electric, resulting in … Continue reading Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt

The Last Kinection – ‘Nutches’ Deluxe Version

Elefant Traks is proud to be reissuing a deluxe version of The Last Kinection’s – Nutches album for NAIDOC Week. Dubbed a ‘classic’ by the ABC it contains the beautiful single Balooraman and crowd favourites including Black & Deadly and Commercial Radio featuring Urthboy. The deluxe version has been beautifully repackaged with new artwork and includes four previously unreleased remixes. The Last Kinection are made up of brother and sister Weno (vocals/producer) and Nay (vocals), belonging to the Kabbi Kabbi people of South East Queensland as well as DJ and producer Jaytee. They’ve already achieved an impressive tally of five … Continue reading The Last Kinection – ‘Nutches’ Deluxe Version

The Last Kinection – Next Of Kin: New Video Clip ‘Are We There Yet?’

The Last Kinection have created one of the most positively energetic records of 2011, the confronting; the passionate; the inspiring Next Of Kin. Fiercely proud of their culture and history, The Last Kinection are extraordinary: uncompromising in their worldview, but with optimism and an outstretched hand. From the self-assured Find A Way (‘Ngai Wudhim Marigurim Ngai Yirinbu: I am afraid but I’m still strong’); to the commanding Together (‘If you could only spend a day in my shoes, maybe then we could talk, maybe then we could walk together’), Next of Kin is strikingly insightful. It’s the second album from the trio … Continue reading The Last Kinection – Next Of Kin: New Video Clip ‘Are We There Yet?’

The Last Kinection win two ‘Deadlys’ and release new track ‘Are We There Yet?’

No strangers to the music industry, The Last Kinection have had significant success and experience for years before the group formed. Naomi (MC Nay) was one half of R&B Pop group Shakaya and signed with a major multinational label at the age of 16, quickly climbing the ARIA charts and selling platinum singles and a debut album.  Joel Wenitong (Weno) and Jacob Turier (Jaytee) were on the rise as part of the infectious group Local Knowledge (Music Oz’ Best Indigenous Artist in 2005; Best Group in the 2005 Deadly Awards) before it folded. Disheartened and frustrated, all three quickly moved on to form The Last Kinection, … Continue reading The Last Kinection win two ‘Deadlys’ and release new track ‘Are We There Yet?’

Oxfam Australia presents: 3 things’ Hip Hop Approach

3things, an initiative of Oxfam Australia, is back and joining forces with some of Australia’s best rappers, beat boxers, DJs, VJs and graphic artists, to create a hard-hitting hip hop event with a huge social conscience. It’s the Hip Hop Approach – a 3things event that gets Australian hip hop acts talking about their opinions and solutions to global poverty and injustice. Artists will jam on the 3things they can do to help change the world for the better, demonstrating the 3things philosophy – that we can change the world, 3things at a time. Across two cities, 3things’ Hip Hop … Continue reading Oxfam Australia presents: 3 things’ Hip Hop Approach

The Last Kinection set to perform at the SCG as a part of the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round

Elefant Traks artists The Last Kinection are set to perform at the SCG before the much-anticipated Sydney Swans versus Hawthorn match on Sunday. Heralding from Newcastle, The Last Kinection  perform a mix of hip hop, reggae, and R&B combined with traditional Indigenous chants, lingo and instruments. Their song, I Can feat. Radical Son  forms the backdrop to the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round TVC. If you live in Sydney or surrounding areas, be sure to get down to the SCG this weekend to support not only the Sydney Swans but also The Last Kinection. The Last Kinection featuring Radical Son – … Continue reading The Last Kinection set to perform at the SCG as a part of the 2011 AFL Indigenous Round

Sydney Hip Hop Artists Unite for QLD Floods Relief

GigTone is proud to present: Blood’s Thicker Than, Water (Sydney Hip Hop QLD Floods Relief Gig) Wednesday 19th January @ Tone. Sydney’s Hip Hop elite has banded together to hold a fundraiser for victims of the Queensland Floods – some of which have family or friends directly affected, and everyone jumped at the chance to help out. Blood’s Thicker Than Water will feature a special appearance from Melbourne’s Briggs (Golden Era) and a stellar line-up of Sydney hip hop acts including Ozi Batla (Elefant Traks), Spit Syndicate (Obese), The Tongue (Elefant Traks), Dialectrix (Obese),  That’s Them, The Last Kinection (Elefant … Continue reading Sydney Hip Hop Artists Unite for QLD Floods Relief

The Last Kinection – Happy People [Stream New Track]

Elefant Traks are thrilled to announce The Last Kinection are joining their roster and will release their second album The Next of Kin in the second half of 2010. The Last Kinection have close ties with the label: they were the main support on the last national tour with The Herd and have collaborated musically. The Last Kinection are known for stylish Indigenous flavoured hip hop but their foundation is family. The group, its music and image is a way of expressing their pride and honour, respect and knowledge for their culture and elders. Drawing influence from their Kabi Kabi heritage, TLK represent what it is … Continue reading The Last Kinection – Happy People [Stream New Track]

Rappertag – 1/6 #13

This is the 13th installment of rappertag featuring 1/6 So far it’s been: 1). 360 2). Urthboy 3.) Brad Strut 4.) Fraksha 5.) Bias B 6.) Newsense 7.) Briggs 8.) Hunter 9.) The Master 10.) Hau 11.) Nay 12.)Lotek 13.)1/6 To Come: 14.) Suffa Born in Australia but raised in Namibia, 1/6 is an African-Australian who is emerging as one of Aussie hip hops freshest talents. Schooled in Africa until 18, he recently returned to Australia to experience a new life. Now based in Melbourne, 1/6 boasts regular appearances with respected groups Illzilla, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Mega Horns, Polo Club, Black Jesus and … Continue reading Rappertag – 1/6 #13

Nay – Rappertag (#11)

This is the 11th installment of rappertag. Nay from the Last Kinection. So far it’s been: 1). 360 2). Urthboy 3.) Brad Strut 4.) Fraksha 5.) Bias B 6.) Newsense 7.) Briggs 8.) Hunter 9.) The Master 10.) Hau 11.) Nay To Come: 12.) Lotek Previous 3 Tags: Elefant Traks were thrilled to announce earlier this year that, The Last Kinection are joining their roster and will release their second album The Next of Kin in the second half of 2010. The Last Kinection have close ties with the label: they were the main support on the last national tour with The Herd and … Continue reading Nay – Rappertag (#11)

Briggs – The Wrong Brother

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 of a powerful and unique voice on the scene. His indigenous roots and his rural upbringing in the small country town of Shepparton (Victoria) gave him a perspective like no one else. Powered by a rapid-fire, melodic, direct approach, Briggs was as funny as he was deep. It was this rare combination of characteristics that lead to him being embraced by some of the wiser and more experienced heads in the local scene. The newcomer was invited to open for … Continue reading Briggs – The Wrong Brother

Impossible Odds Records – Official Label Launch

Impossible Odds are one of Brisbane’s, and indeed Australia’s, stand alone acts. Fred Leone aka Rival MC list of credits are impressive: The Artist · Winner of the inaugural JB Seed “Speak: Indigenous Hip Hop” Competition (2007) · Nominated for the 2008 Deadly Awards (“Most Promising New Talent in Music”) · 2 Tracks have received full rotation on Triple J · Triple J’s Aus Music Months feature Artist November 2009 · ‘Feature Album of the Week’ on ABC Asia Pacific · ‘Release of The Week’ & ‘Single Off The Week’ in both Time Off and Scene Magazines · Sat at … Continue reading Impossible Odds Records – Official Label Launch

allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: The Last Kinection

The Last Kinection are an Indigenous Hip Hop trio made up of brother and sister Weno and Nay, as well as DJ Jaytee. No strangers to the music industry, The Last Kinection have had significant success and experience for years before the group formed. Naomi (MC Nay) was one half of R&B Pop group Shakaya and signed with a major multinational label at the age of 16, quickly climbing the ARIA charts and selling platinum singles and a debut album. Joel Wenitong (Weno) and Jacob Turier (Jaytee) were on the rise as part of the infectious group Local Knowledge (Music … Continue reading allaussie hip hop’s spotlight on: The Last Kinection

The Last Kinection sign with Elefant Traks

Elefant Traks are thrilled to announce The Last Kinection are joining their roster and will release their second album The Next of Kin in the second half of 2010. The Last Kinection have close ties with the label: they were the main support on the last national tour with The Herd and have collaborated musically. The Last Kinection are known for stylish Indigenous flavoured hip hop but their foundation is family. The group, its music and image is a way of expressing their pride and honour, respect and knowledge for their culture and elders. Drawing influence from their Kabi Kabi … Continue reading The Last Kinection sign with Elefant Traks