A.B. Original release the year’s most important album ‘Reclaim Australia’

Two of Australia’s most critically acclaimed hip hop artists have released their joint project. A.B. Original is the collaboration between Briggs (Album of the Year recipient at the National Indigenous Music Awards 2015) and Trials, ARIA Award winning producer for Drapht, Illy, Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry and Funkoars among others. A.B. Original was born when the two artists were invited to perform at triple j’s 40 year celebration, Beat The Drum, in January 2015. They produced a short but powerful set which also included the special performance of ‘The Hunt’, a collaboration with Gurrummul performed earlier on triple j’s live … Continue reading A.B. Original release the year’s most important album ‘Reclaim Australia’

DC & Dragz I Remember feat. K21

Goon enthusiasts DC & Dragz live life with there eyes on the silver lining. Seeing each day as a fruity opportunity to squeeze every last drop out of life. Hailing from Adelaide South Australia the duo have just released the first sneak peek of their upcoming release Goon Sack Boom Bap, due late 2016. The new track titled I Remember, features Golden Era Records very own K21, and label mate Trials on the beat. Cuts on the track are handled by the homie Prospeks. You can check out the brand new track in the player below! Stay tuned for more! Continue reading DC & Dragz I Remember feat. K21

A.B. Original to Speak At Bigsound

A.B. Original is the collaboration between Briggs (Album of the Year recipient at the National Indigenous Music Awards 2015) and Trials, ARIA Award winning producer for Drapht, Illy, Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry and The Funkoars among others. A.B. Original was born when the two artists were invited to perform at triple j’s 40 year celebration, Beat The Drum, in January 2015. They produced a short but powerful set which also included the special performance of ‘The Hunt’, a collaboration with Gurrummul performed earlier on triple j’s live at the wireless. They write songs in the spirit of N.W.A and West … Continue reading A.B. Original to Speak At Bigsound

A.B. Original 2 Black 2 Strong

Two of Australia’s most critically acclaimed hip hop artists have announced a joint project. A.B. Original is the collaboration between Briggs (Album of the Year recipient at the National Indigenous Music Awards 2015) and Trials, ARIA Award winning producer for Drapht, Illy, Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry and Funkoars among others. A.B. Original was born when the two artists were invited to perform at triple j’s 40 year celebration, Beat The Drum, in January 2015. They produced a short but powerful set which also included the special performance of ‘The Hunt’, a collaboration with Gurrumul performed earlier on triple j’s live … Continue reading A.B. Original 2 Black 2 Strong

The Funkoars Mad As Hell Tour

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

Akai Pro MPC Ren

As OG as MC Ren, Akai Pro’s new(ish) MPC Renaissance is both a nod to the past, but embraces the future with open arms at the same time. Akai Professional has been a pivotal brand in the world of hip-hop since the beginning. Classic MPC’s such as the MPC60, the 3000 and 2000 were (and continue to be) the tool of choice for some of hip-hop’s most prolific and revered beatmakers of all time. Dilla, Premier, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, Dre, Kanye – it’s a veritable who’s who of super-producers. Whilst staying true to their roots, the all-new MPC Studio … Continue reading Akai Pro MPC Ren

Listen: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu & Briggs The Hunt

The brand new album from Golden Era artist Briggs, is just around the corner. ShepLife is available Friday August 22 and features collaborations with Ill Bill, Hau, Joyride and Sietta. The first single form the album features Australia’s National Treasure Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, revered for his rich voice and gentle songwriting. The track titled The Hunt is also produced Funkoar MC Trials. Clearly a dangerous combination for any track!! Briggs – The Hunt feat. Gurrumul is out Friday July 11 on iTunes. Listen to it below. Pre-order Sheplife here now.   Official  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter Continue reading Listen: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu & Briggs The Hunt

Funkoars New EP Dawn Of The Head Streaming For Free

Having just toured the nation with shows and festivals still to come in the coming months the Funkoars have done what they do best, look after the fans. The new EP Dawn of the Head peaked at #3 on the Urban and #18 on the Album ARIA charts last month. Today, we are super excited to announce Dawn Of The Head has been officially uploaded on YouTube for FREE. Check it out below. 2014 has seen a resurgence for the group with the final touches being put on the 5th album In Case of Emergency ready for release later this year. If you haven’t already … Continue reading Funkoars New EP Dawn Of The Head Streaming For Free

Top 20 Tracks We Didn’t See In triple j’s Hottest 100

With triple j’s Hottest 100 taking over the airwaves and all of our social media feeds on the weekend, we’ve decided to release a list of the top 20 tracks that we didn’t see in this year’s Hottest 100.  With all the great music in Australia, it’s hard for everyone to get a top 100 spot, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t artists out there who are deserving of this recognition. In no particular order we’ve picked a sample of these artists and tracks, and have listed them below for your enjoyment. Doc Felix – The Right Direction feat Dialect … Continue reading Top 20 Tracks We Didn’t See In triple j’s Hottest 100

Chase – From There To Hear

Whether you saw him take runner up for his state in the southern hemispheres biggest emcee battle 2004 Out For Fame Battle For Supremacy, State winner and runner up in the national Channel V’s Aussie Friggn’ Hip Hop Emcee competition, entrant for the Australian team in the 2007 World Rap Championships, Tasmania’s “Tas Battles” league, Brisbane’s Real Talk Battle League, Oball 1st annual Oball emcee battle winner, South Australia’s Got Beef Battle League, or just performing. Chase has made a solid mark in the scene to platform his skills into his music. Chase has more than paid his dues in … Continue reading Chase – From There To Hear

Mr Grevis My Escape Out Now

Mr. Grevis, WA’s most affable emcee and most recent inductee into the almighty Sylabollix crew returns with his second album My Escape after the popularity of his debut release The Sampler in 2012. Already receiving triple j airplay for singles So Beautiful feat. Joyride and Ness, and The Apology Song feat. Drapht, things are looking promising for Mr. Grevis’s sophomore release. Combining his supreme knack for story-telling with structurally savvy song writing, Grevis has teamed up with fellow SBX cohort Dazastah for the bulk of the album’s production, with additional beats from Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. Tinged with new-age sounds and … Continue reading Mr Grevis My Escape Out Now

Mr. Grevis – My Escape

WA’s most affable emcee and most recent inductee into the almighty Sylabollix crew – Mr. Grevis returns with his second album My Escape after the popularity of his debut release The Sampler in 2012. Combining his supreme knack for story-telling with structurally savvy song writing, Grevis has teamed up with fellow SBX cohort Dazastah for the bulk of the album’s production, with additional beats Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. Tinged with new-age sounds and live instrumentation to match the array of subjects explored, My Escape reflects the times through Mr Grevis‘ eyes both sonically and lyrically. With plenty of guest … Continue reading Mr. Grevis – My Escape

Trials – The Bum Kit 2.0

Direct from the dusty banks of Mr. Trials collection of sonic horrors comes the first official custom drum kit for your own disgusting pleasure. With fuck-off kick drums to put the boom in your bap and snares that snap harder than legs from a 50 story fall – it’s all here. 20 kicks, 20 snares, 20 hats & 20 crashes Direct from Trials studio session files Processed through state of the art hardware & software to make them track ready Drag & drop directly into your DAW and/or samplers Suitable for use with Logic Audio, Pro Tools, MPCS, Maschine 24 … Continue reading Trials – The Bum Kit 2.0

Aphsub – The Scoville Unit LP

The Scoville Unit is the mind numbingly hot follow-up to Aphsub‘s 2011 hip hop LP, The Crust. This venerable selection of homegrown chilli infused delights includes ingredients by featured guest producers Trials , Koolta (2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner) and J57 (Brown Bag AllStars, New York) alongside Aphsub‘s own Sublime and DJ Ollie. To garnish, expect a tempting selection of guest vocals by Evan The Evolve, Koncept (Brown Bag AllStars, New York) and Rani Simone. These elements are mixed together by Aphsub members Sev (MC), Sublime (MC, Production), Perennial (MC) and DJ Ollie (Production, DJ) to create a meal for the mind … Continue reading Aphsub – The Scoville Unit LP

Kimence – One View

Kimence has been writing for most of her life. As a young person, writing poetry aided her to rationalize and evolve through troubled times. Since then, Kimence’s relationship with the pen has not only become rewarding, but empowering. Testament to Kimence’s knack for networking, One View includes production mastery from some of our country’s best. Including Simplex of Terra Firma, Suffa from Hilltop Hoods, Trials of Funkoars, Admin, Psycho Les of NYC group The Beatnuts. Among the hand-picked vocal contributors are K21, Simplex, Alerts, Psycho Les, Raph A.L., Mnops, Monsta Ganjah, Tana Kingi & Jayde Lowther. Title track, One View sees … Continue reading Kimence – One View

Seth Sentry – Science, Shooters & SXSW

2012 was a massive year for Seth Sentry… three high-rotation singles, an album debuting at #6 on the ARIA charts, triple j’s feature album of the week and Channel [V]’s Oz Artist Of The Year award… but seeing as though he got to kick off 2013 by driving a DeLorean and currently on his North American Tour, this is already the year to beat.  aahh: How have the last few months been in comparison to this same time last year? Seth Sentry: Oh last year I was doing fuck all, struggling to write the album, smoking pot and playing a lot of video games, … Continue reading Seth Sentry – Science, Shooters & SXSW

Hons – Hons Solo

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… 4 friends created one of the most irresponsible groups in Australian music, 10 years later they are still around and continue to be a burden to their fans and loved ones. Now, on the eve of his best friends (and fellow crew member – Mr Trials) wedding, Hons, has been given the task of planning the Bucks party to end all Bucks party’s. Hons assembled a 6 track solo EP in order to raise sufficient funds to send Trials off with a universal size Big Bang. The aptly titled Hons Solo is produced … Continue reading Hons – Hons Solo

Seth Sentry – Dear Science

Just to put it in perspective, 2012 was a massive year for Seth Sentry… three high-rotation singles, an album debuting at #6 on the ARIA charts, triple j’s feature album of the week and Channel [V]’s Oz Artist Of The Year award… but seeing as though he got to kick off 2013 by driving a DeLorean, this is already the year to beat.  Featuring said time machine, a host of characters and some highly dubious acting performances from Seth, Mantra, DJ B-Two, and Grey Ghost, the clip to Seth’s latest single Dear Science has everything. Well, everything except hoverboards, as … Continue reading Seth Sentry – Dear Science

Seth Sentry – ‘This Was Tomorrow’ debuts at #6 & is triple j’s feature album

Melbourne rapper Seth Sentry has debuted at an impressive #6 on the ARIA Charts this week, with his first full-length album This Was Tomorrow. The album has been collecting a long list of glowing reviews, including from triple j radio as their Feature Album all of this week. The huge national album tour has kicked off this week, including a much-talked about set at Newcastle’s Fat As Butter Festival. With the Queensland shows now ticked off, Seth has 6 Australian states left to visit. Dominating the airwaves with the infectious singles My Scene and Float Away, Seth Sentry has dropped one … Continue reading Seth Sentry – ‘This Was Tomorrow’ debuts at #6 & is triple j’s feature album

Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

It’s been four years since Seth Sentry released his The Waiter Minute EP, that featured the huge hit single The Waitress Song. Seth is now ready to storm Australia with his debut LP This Was Tomorrow. Released today, Seth has already dropped two massive single’s from the album, in the form of My Scene and Float Away. Seth describes his anxiousness in getting the release in to the hands of his fans. “I’m feeling excited and nervous, the album’s finished now, so I just want to get it out there.” Describing the concept behind This Was Tomorrow, Seth explains “I guess the album is pretty random … Continue reading Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

The Funkoars – Carl Sagan

2012’s Golden Era Mixtape was the second in the series of mixtapes showcasing the talent, depth and skill of the artists on the Golden Era Records label, including artists Briggs, Hilltop Hoods, Adfu and more. Released on the triple j hip hop show with Hau, The Golden Era Mixtape 2012 featured a host of dope tracks including Funkoars – Carl Sagan. As a part of the ‘Funkoars Fam Appreciation Day‘, Carl Sagan has been released as a free download, minus any drop overs. Written by Hons, Trials & Sesta with cuts from DJ Reflux, and production from Trials, this is the … Continue reading The Funkoars – Carl Sagan

K21 – Never feat. Joy Sparkes

Adelaide’s K21 introduces Never, the second film to be released from his debut LP Single Minded Civilian. The track Never also features the chilled sounds of Joy Sparkes. The film clip was shot by helloREVOLUTIONco. Single Minded Civilian features a host of Australia’s finest emcees including Trials, Vents, Sesta, Brad Strut with production from Sesta, Trials, Vampts and K21 himself. Cuts are from DJ’s Snair, adfu and PT. Never is produced by K21, scratches by DJ PT, video by helloREVOLUTIONco. Shot by Matthew Thorne and James Millard. Directed & edited by Matthew Thorne. Single Minded Civilian‘ out now. K21 Official  ||  Twitter  ||  Purchase  || … Continue reading K21 – Never feat. Joy Sparkes

Illy Announces National Tour

Off the back of his new smash single Heard It All, snowballing emcee Illy has announced a huge national tour throughout August and September. As well as major cities, the tour hits towns as far and wide as Toowoomba, Dubbo and Falls Creek, and will be the first chance for fans to hear material from Illy’s soon-to-bereleased third album Bring It Back, live and in the flesh. In support will be Chasm Soundsystem feat. Scryptcha. Illy’s sophomore album The Chase spawned the powerful and well-loved singles Cigarettes (triple j Hottest 100 #25), The Chase and the Gold-selling It Can Wait feat. … Continue reading Illy Announces National Tour

K21 – Single Minded Civilian Out Now!

Adelaide’s K21 introduces his highly anticipated debut LP Single Minded Civilian. The title track Won’t Stop produced by Mdusu has been well received amongst the hoards and is still available as a free download from K21′s website. The release of the single also coincided with the release of the official film clip by Capital Waste.   Single Minded Civilian features a host of Australia’s finest emcees including Trials, Vents, Sesta, Brad Strut and more, also production from Sesta, Trials, Vampts and K21, plus you will also be treated to a host of murderous cuts from DJ’s Snair, adfu and PT.  On Saturday May 19, K21 will launch his album Single Minded Civilian at the Rocket Bar feat. Claz … Continue reading K21 – Single Minded Civilian Out Now!

Funkoars – Vamoose

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

Drakezilla – Red Head Redemption

Drakezilla is a prehistoric creature that mutated due to atomic radiation and rose from the depths of the sea to make hot jams with his Atomic Breath… and stomp cities. He has just released a free new banging album titled Red Head Redemption, which is available for free download.  Red Head Redemption features production from Trials (Funkoars), Sammsonite (The Optimen), Engineer, Mdusu, Mules + more. Guests include Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter), Syntax and Johnny Utah. Filmed by Geordie Tarren – Directed & Edited by Drakezilla  Tracklisting: 01 Introview (produced by Drakezilla) 02 Redhead Redemption (produced by Mules) 03 All The Time … Continue reading Drakezilla – Red Head Redemption

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

Theory Of Face – The Frighteners

Direct from the minds of the two madmen known as Trials and Adfu comes the first track released from the new Free EP by Theory Of Face – 2012: A Face Odyssey. The track titled The Frighteners is available for free download now below. The vocals in Theory Of Face are handled by Funkoar and all-around bad cunt Trials, and smashing the fuck out of the turntables and mix is Adfu, an unassuming menace of the scratch game. Both are seasoned veterans in production and muscial maaadness. Stay tuned for next weeks track, coming soon to a face near you. You … Continue reading Theory Of Face – The Frighteners

Drakezilla – Introview

Introview marks the beginning of Drakezilla’s new album, Redhead Redemption, which will be released online for free in the coming weeks with limited hard copies to follow. It’s mostly comprised of a collection of tracks made over the past two years which were either lost due to hard drive failure or made for no other reason than to make a jam. This little number is 16 tracks deep with production from Drakezilla himself, Trials, Mac Lethal, Mdusu and Sammsonite along with features from The Tongue, Syntax, Mdusu, Smiles Again and Johnny Utah.  It will be available for free download in … Continue reading Drakezilla – Introview

Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – Find My Way feat. Joyride: New Film Clip

Rahjconkas and Mr Hill have just released their debut album The Feeback which dropped early 2012. Guest artists who have thrown their support towards this release include Trials, The Tongue, Hau, Jeswon, Joyride, Seven, Phatchance, 4th & Joyride. Joyride teams up with Mr Hill & Rahjconkas on the track banging track Find My Way. This track is a monster with the newly released film clip out earlier this week. You can check it out below.  Writer/Producer/Director: Oliver Lofgren Director of Photography: David La Roche Editor: Sebastien Carew-Reid – Stunts: Chris Hannam Twitter  ||  Soundcloud  ||  Triple J  ||  Purchase Continue reading Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – Find My Way feat. Joyride: New Film Clip