In perhaps a world first, Hilltop Hoods are releasing the stems to their upcoming track Now That You’re Gone (produced by Trials) BEFORE they release it on their album out March 9th. And the stems are only available here! You’ll be able to remix/add your own sounds/or MC over the top before you’ve heard the finished product so you have complete creative reign. So if you’re a producer or MC, download the parts below, then upload the finished product to your new or existing triple j Unearthed artist page and add ‘HHRMX‘ to the title. Not only could it … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – JJJ Remix Comp
Obese Records and Goonbag Radio presents: Window Of Time – The Reamixes Volume #1. Reason welcomes in the the New Year with the release of a free Reamix album available now. Having recently announced his retirement Reason’s legacy will continue to carry on for many years to come, a testament to a true pioneer of the local scene. Window Of Time – The Reamixes Volume #1 features remixes by Trials, Dazed, Mase & Mattic, B Wiv, Concrete Jungle & MC Pete. Plus a bonus unreleased track prduced by Debate. Available now for free download, grab a copy of the Window of Time Reamixes … Continue reading Window Of Time – The Reamixes Vol. 1
The new Hilltop Hoods album, Drinking from the Sun will be released on March 9, 2012. A limited Edition Pre-order package is now available! Only 1000 units of this unique package have been manufactured. The pre-order package will come in an 11” round box container. This package contains: A signed copy of ‘Drinking from the Sun’. A copy of the 2012 Golden Era Mixtape feat. Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents, ADFU & Briggs. An ‘I Love It’ sticker. A 7” of ‘I Love It’ featuring a remix by Trials of the Funkoars. A ‘Drinking from the Sun’ T-shirt An exclusive pair of … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun – Limited Edition Pre-Order
Congratulations go out to Golden Era Records artist Vents with news that 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, with the album featuring 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. We catch up with the man of the moment, Vents as he prepares to grace the official red carpet at the 2011 ARIA awards, or at least check it out on TV. aahh: … Continue reading Vents – Marked For An ARIA
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
Tonight from 7-8pm CST join The Funkoars for a drink and Q&A session on the Golden Era U-Stream Channel here. You can ask a question, tell them which track is your favorite or just comment on Trials long hair. The guys hope to see you there! The Quickening is available now in stores and online. Twitter || Facebook || U-Stream || iTunes Continue reading Come join The Funkoars for a drink LIVE on Ustream TONIGHT!
The Wolfshirt Extremist and After Hours emcee Headlock has teamed up with South Australian all-rounder K21 to deliver this cracking remash of a classic Otis R track of a similar name. Both K21 and Headlock have been quite busy of late, with K21 working in combination with a number of artist’s including the almighty Brad Strut and South Australia’s own Realizm. Headlock with his fellow After Hours crew members dropped their Darker Days release earlier this year with smashing results you can check out our review here. Below you can follow the link to the download page and grab the MP3. While you’re at it, check … Continue reading Headlock & K21 – Try A Little Penmanship (oh-tiz)
From Brisbane’s urban jungle comes Tommy Illfigga with a sure-fire ripper of an album entitled Walk a Mile. Tommy Illfigga is a pure-blood hip hop native. Since ‘99 the wily emcee has been skulking the scene in many capacities, earning many accolades to his names (plural), together Tommy Illfigga and his alter ego Tom Thumb are taking the world by storm. Tommy’s aptitude is apparent not only through his exceptional word-harnessing abilities, but also in his proficiency as a respected producer, B-boy, graff writer and Beat Boxer. His first release The Unfiltered EP hit shelves in 2007, stirring the scene with … Continue reading Tommy Illfigga – Walk a Mile (August 12)
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
After Hours are back (after a long break) with their third release, an EP titled Darker Days. Available now on iTunes here, Darker Days is a departure from their earlier work – with a nastier, more evil sound. 11 tracks deep, packed with some serious heat – this is a release not to be slept on. Darker Days features the talents of Pohetikut (Pagen Elypsis) as well as production from Trials (Funkoars), Newsense (Hospice Crew) and Debate (Train of Thought). As members of the illustrious Certified Wise crew DJ Jugular, Edits, Headlock & Integer1 are back with their third release Darker … Continue reading After Hours – Darker Days (Album Review)
“Mase n Mattic are some really talented guys and dedicated artists, they’re always putting in work.I really look forward to hearing their debut album, especially with Adfu behind the boards.” – Suffa, Hilltop Hoods. Mase N Mattic have already gained a reputation for explosive live performances, both locally with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Funkoars, Urthboy & Phrase, and nationally as the supporting act for the sellout M-Phazes Good Gracious tour. Generating this measure of hype before a debut release is no mean feat, and places Mase N Mattic head and shoulders above emerging peers. Priding themselves on professionalism … Continue reading Mase N Mattic – Sound The Horns
Emerging in the mid 90s, New York City’s Wu-Tang Clan proved to be one of the decade’s most intense, popular and revolutionary rap groups selling millions of albums worldwide. The nine-MC Clan is considered one of the most critically and commercially successful hip-hop groups of all time, and rose to fame with their uncompromising brand of music. Not only was the group extremely successful as a collective, many individuals within the Clan went on to become solo stars in their own right. Within the inner sanctum of the Wu, dwell the core members of the clan consisting of Method Man, … Continue reading Wu-Tang Clan Australian tour
To celebrate the release of Vents’ – Marked for Death, Golden Era Records are running a competition to see who else is Marked for Death. Simply take the sleeve off your Vents CD and take a picture with the cross hairs on your face. E-mail your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org and the guys will upload it to their Facebook album and you will automatically be entered in to win an awesome Golden Era Prize Pack. If you haven’t heard the album yet download it from iTunes here. In the second of 3 webisodes, Trials, Ad-Fu and Vents lead you through the … Continue reading Competition: Are you ‘Marked for Death’?
Golden Era Records artist Vents is set to release his highly anticipated second album Marked for Death which will be in stores and online on May 13, 2011. The first single History Of The World has already been released to a whirlwind response. We catch up with Vents below for a quick chat about his new LP, the release of the single and much more. You have just dropped the first single from the soon to be released sophmore LP titled ‘Marked For Death’. The first single ‘History Of The World’ is a cracker. Tell us a little bit about … Continue reading Vents – Marked For Death (May 13): Militarism, Alienation & Unhappiness
Brand new single History of the World from Golden Era Record’s artist Vents available now.You can download the Trials produced single via iTunes, which features cuts by Trials’ Theory Of Face hombre Adfu. Here is what Vents has to say about ‘History of the World’ – “Basically ‘History of the World’ was inspired by me looking back through history and seeing a constant theme which was that of the class divisions within society. Regardless of economic, social or political changes there is a constant theme of one small segment of the population owns the lot and the rest of us … Continue reading Vents – History Of The World (Video)
If you’ve been hanging for some angry political and social commentary from Adelaide local emcee Vents you are in luck, as his new single History Of The World dropped today on Golden Era. You can download the Trials produced single via iTunes, which features cuts by Trials’ Theory Of Face hombre Adfu. History Of The World is the first taste of Vents’ second album Marked For Death, which is being released on the Hoods’ label Golden Era on May 13. Vents’ sophomore album comes four years after his debut Hard To Kill. Check, buy and download History Of The World … Continue reading Vents New Single ‘History Of The World’ Out Now
At some point during 2010 the words Theory Of Face rippled throughout the community, it wasn’t long before those few words became associated with mentions of a master DJ, teaming up with a powerhouse of rhyme and production…..Cunts got scared and rightfully so. It wasn’t until the guys over at Ironlak released their brand new Reload Cans, late last year, that the public truly became aware of the dangerousness they were facing. With the cover artwork produced by gaff artist Sofles, you could be confused into thinking that this release has something to do with graff…..don’t be fooled. Having shelved … Continue reading Theory Of Face – Demz Sqidz EP Review
Theory Of Face is the name of Trials (Funkoars) and DJ Ad-Fu’s (Adroitt Effusive) psychedelic side project, born from their common love of stoner rock and spontaneity. Originally it started when the guys were playing guitar together for a laugh and it eventually spilt over into the studio. “We’re still pretty much just stumbling our way through learning our instruments at the moment so everything you hear under that banner is the bastard child produced at each session, start to finish, wrap up in a day and hopefully capture the moisty magic type shit”. – Trials The small record now available on … Continue reading Theory Of Face – Demz Sqidz (Out Now)
Sevva, Sublime and Perennial are the three piece hiphop group APHSUB, formed back in 2001 in Adelaide, South Australia. They have recently released the online EP A Taste of the Crust and are set to release their debut album The Crust in the coming months. It details the working week of a typical Australian lower-middle class earner with all the ups and downs and hilarity that should come with it. Featuring artists on this album include Evan the Evolve, DJ Sercut (Formerly DJ Hacksaw) and Koncept. Koncept is from the New York based group Brown Bag Allstars and came down … Continue reading Aphsub – A Taste Of The Crust (Free Download)
The ‘SA Hip Hop For Flood Relief Fundraiser’ has sold out! Shout outs to everyone for supporting our Queensland cousins in their time of need. With 10 acts and 5 DJ’s coming together this is looking like being a huge night!! A big shout out also goes to April77 for doing the artwork for free, Blue Max Music for helping to organise the event and all the artists involved for donating their time. A massive shout out goes to The Gov for hosting the event and for donating proceeds from the bar on the night, what an amazing gesture from … Continue reading The ‘SA Hip Hop For Flood Relief Fundraiser’ has sold out!
On the 27th of January, SA’s Hip Hop community will be coming together at The Gov to raise money for the QLD flood relief. Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents, Simplex, Social Change, K21, Pagen Elypsis, Mase N Mattic are all on the bill with more acts to be announced shortly. The night will be hosted by Trials and tickets are only $20 so get in quick. A big thank you to The Gov who will be donating proceeds from the bar towards the QLD flood relief as well. This will be Hilltop Hoods only show in Adelaide this year!!! Purchase Tickets … Continue reading SA Hip Hop For Flood Relief feat. K21, Pagen Elypsis, Simplex, Social Change, Funkoars & Hilltop Hoods
Golden Era Records with Hilltop Hoods present the Mixtape 2011, hosted by Trials and Mixed by DJ Madcap. Mixtape 2011 features all of the Golden Era Crew with a few special guests including Vents, DJ ADFU and Ash Grunwald. Here’s Vents with a snippet from The Discrete Charm Of The Bourgeoisie The track appears on the Golden Era Mixtape 2011 Filmed & edited by Selina Miles. Get it here Golden Era Mixtape 2011 320kbps (Direct Link) Golden Era 2011 Tracklist 1. Intro 2. Sesta & Suffa – 99 Bottles 3. Pressure – The Fire 4. Briggs – Let It Burn … Continue reading Golden Era Records: Mixtape 2011. Hosted By Trials. Mixed By DJ Madcap
The Funkoars Mr Trials re-imagines the legendary ODB’s Baby C’mon. The track will be appearing on the forthcoming Golden Era 2011 Mixtape (dropping January 17, 2011.) The Mixtape will feature new and old music from Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents & Briggs. Filmed & edited by Selina Miles. GOLDEN ERA MIXTAPE 2011 Tracklist 1. Intro 2. Sesta & Suffa – 99 Bottles 3. Pressure – The Fire 4. Briggs – Let It Burn 5. Funkoars – Lock Me Up 6. Vents – Love Song 7. DJ Reflux, DJ Debris & DJ ADFU – Portion Of The Raw 8. Funkoars Feat. Ash … Continue reading Golden Era Mixtape 2011 – Trials ‘Baby C’mon’ (Snippet)
One of the hardest workers in the business has just posted a his latest releases The Greenhouse up for FREE! K21, South Australian emcee and mic destoryer has decided to end the year with a gift for all you hip hop heads. To get the Greenhouse for free all you have to do is read on below. Look out for K21 in 2011. It’s bound to be a big year for him. Check the message from K21 below: What’s The Feel?! I’m hoping everyone has enjoyed their Xmas celebrations and are looking forward to the New Year and the festivities! … Continue reading What’s The Feel?! K21 – Greenhouse [Available Free]
Golden Era Records with Hilltop Hoods present the Mixtape 2011, hosted by Trials and Mixed by DJ Madcap. Mixtape 2011 will feature all of the Golden Era Crew with a few special guests including Vents, DJ ADFU and Ash Grunwald. The mixtape will be availble early 2011. Check out the track listing below, exclusive to Beat.com.au and check the You tube Snippet if you haven’t already. So make sure to check back soon for more details. GOLDEN ERA MIXTAPE 2011 Tracklist 1. Intro 2. Sesta & Suffa – 99 Bottles 3. Pressure – The Fire 4. Briggs – Let It … Continue reading Golden Era Records | Mixtape 2011 (Tracklist)
Briggs new single So Dangerous is out now on iTunes. Not only does Trials of the Funkoars contribute vocals to So Dangerous he also put together a remix exclusively for the single release. A filmclip for the single will follow in February, until then you can get So Dangerous by clicking here. 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 … Continue reading Briggs – So Dangerous EP feat. Trials OUT NOW!
Part Two: Trials (Funkoars) interviews Briggs about his debut album The Blacklist, out now through Golden Era Records. 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 Australian 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. It was this rare combination of characteristics that lead to him being embraced … Continue reading Briggs V Trials (Artist On Artist Part 2)
Check out the brand new clip from Drapht for his latest track Rapunzel. The track is produced by Trials from Funkoars and mixed by DJ Reflux. It’s been a long time between drinks for west coast emcee and wordsmith Drapht. Having had a massive 08 and 09, most of 2010 has been spent teaming up with Brothers Grimm producer Trials working on the follow up.Drapht has been holed up in a home studio writing, crossing out, rewriting, cutting, pasting, cutting again, deleting, occasionally banging his head against a wall and then finally kicking back and smiling. The success of 2008’s Brothers Grimm, which spawned … Continue reading Drapht’s ‘Rapunzel’ Film Clip
Part One: Trials (Funkoars) interviews Briggs about his debut album The Blacklist, out now through Golden Era Records. Continue reading Briggs V Trials (Artist On Artist Part 1)
It’s been a long time between drinks for west coast emcee and wordsmith Drapht. Having had a massive 08 and 09, most of 2010 has been spent teaming up with Brothers Grimm producer Trials working on the follow up. Drapht has been holed up in a home studio writing, crossing out, rewriting, cutting, pasting, cutting again, deleting, occasionally banging his head against a wall and then finally kicking back and smiling. The success of 2008’s Brothers Grimm, which spawned the massive radio hits Jimmy Recard and Falling (Jimmy Recard was the #2 most played track on JJJ in 08 and … Continue reading Drapht Rapunzel Tour