Philly National Indigenous Music Awards Winner

triple j Unearthed is excited to be partnering with the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) for the third year running to find the best unsigned Indigenous act in the country. The winner will have the opportunity to perform at the NIMAs in Darwin on Friday, August 15th 2014, alongside some of the best Indigenous artists in Australia. Congratulations to Philly: Phillip Murray aka Philly, is a 21 year old rapper from Mildura. Influenced by hip hop’s ‘Golden Era’ and in particular the likes of Naughty by Nature, Philly began writing rhymes and dubbing beats from a very young age. Today, … Continue reading Philly National Indigenous Music Awards Winner

Exclusive: Peezo – The Come Up (Prod. Cam Bluff)

We are super excited to debut the brand new steez from ‘old school futuristic’ rapper Peezo. The new track titled The Come Up is produced by Cam Bluff and follows on from previous tracks Water and Vibe Out. The track The Come Up is itself a representation of an artist on the rise. Written about overcoming everyday obstacles and staying on the grind in a less then ideal situation, Peezo has a story that connects, most of us weren’t born into money and you take life’s opportunities as they come. The song’s intent is to inspire fans and listeners alike, … Continue reading Exclusive: Peezo – The Come Up (Prod. Cam Bluff)

Chasm x Monchichi Smoking Aces EP

The second EP from Chasm’s 2013 EP series is Smoking Aces and features rising star Monchichi who has enjoyed considerable airplay on triple j’s Unearthed of late. Chasm once again delivers another air tight release to add to his ever increasing musical catalog. The pursuit of an imitable vibe opened the door for the pair to forge a release bursting with clever production. The Smoking Aces EP is out on the 14th of June. You can purchase Chasm’s first EP  from 2013, Diamond Cuts from iTunes here. Twitter  ||  Facebook  ||  Soundcloud Continue reading Chasm x Monchichi Smoking Aces EP

Watch: Citizen Kay – Yes!

Canberra hip hop artist Citizen Kay is enjoying a rapidly growing profile thanks to some radio airplay and well received shows over the past couple of months. He’s even been added to the line-up of Groovin The Moo’s Canberra leg. At the age of 14 his music teachers and peers recognized his potential as a musician, however hip-hop came into play in a big way and his love of rap and the recording of it took centre stage. Since 2008 Kay has become well known for rapping in the Capital. He has written, produced and recorded songs for himself and … Continue reading Watch: Citizen Kay – Yes!

Citizen Kay Announces new single ‘Yes!’

Originally born in Ghana, then moving to the Capital of Australia while still very young, Citizen Kay has grown up with an ambition to make his way into the music scene. Beginning as an aspiring songwriter with a love of hip-hop, he began rapping under the name ‘Kay‘. Not long after teaching himself how to rap, he decided to start teaching himself how to make beats and the art of recording. As time went on, Kay gained more experience making beats, finessing his rapping style and writing and recording his music. His reputation spread and before long he was working … Continue reading Citizen Kay Announces new single ‘Yes!’

Bitter Belief – The Circus

SBX crew member Bitter Belief first started writing poems at the young age of 13. In time with his love for writing combined with his love for hip hop it evolved from poems to rhymes. Recording over downloaded instrumentals with very basic cheap equipment Bitter B put his head down and got to work recording at least a track a day for the next few years to come. At the age of 17 he was signed to an independant label but left two years later to continue his journey alone. After leaving the label Bitter put out a series of mixtapes … Continue reading Bitter Belief – The Circus

Purpose’s single ‘Comin Home’ goes into rotation on triple j & he is named #1 Most Played Artist of 2012 on triple j Unearthed

It has been a big week for the young MC/producer who is 3 weeks away from delivering his beyond anticipated debut album Where It Starts. Wednesday saw his most recent single Comin Home feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride get added to rotation on triple j, a huge feat for an entirely independant artist without label support. Perhaps the most fascinating and defining detail of Purpose’s recent newfound light is that he has established it by working at a level that has allowed him to keep pace with his peers despite having no backing at all. The following day triple … Continue reading Purpose’s single ‘Comin Home’ goes into rotation on triple j & he is named #1 Most Played Artist of 2012 on triple j Unearthed

Watch: Purpose – ‘Comin’ Home’ Music Video feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride

Comin’ Home feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride is the self-produced third single off Purpose’s forthcoming album Where It Starts out Feb. 8th, 2013 through MGM distribution. The brilliant visual shot by Rush was premiered on Dom Alessio’s Home & Hosed blog last week to a very warm reception, check it out below. As part of the campaign for this single, Purpose made this song a FREE download exclusively through triple j Unearthed! Download your copy now. Details on how to pre-order Where It Starts will be released soon ahead of his February 8th release date. Facebook  ||  Twitter  ||  Youtube  ||  Download Continue reading Watch: Purpose – ‘Comin’ Home’ Music Video feat. Illy, Jimmy Nice & Joyride

Elapsed Time – Campfire Epoch

Spiralling out of his hometown of Adelaide, Elapsed Time (also known as E.T) is making a big name for himself as a talented emcee, producer, musician, songwriter and performer. Lachlan Emes (Elapsed Time) began producing his own music at 15, when he started making appearances on Radio Adelaide’s Hip Hop Show. Elapsed Time’s dedication to his music was recognised in 2011, when he topped triple j’s Unearthed Charts and was nominated for an award by The South Australian Tourism Commission for his song Adelaide On Top. Shortly after in 2012, Elapsed Time was awarded with an Arts SA/APRA grant to attend … Continue reading Elapsed Time – Campfire Epoch

Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow Tour

This August Chance Waters is celebrating his recent success with his Maybe Tomorrow Tour. Chance will play a string of dates along the east coast throughout August following the success of the recent single Maybe Tomorrow. Maybe Tomorrow was added to rotation on triple j, and subsequently multiple stations nationally. Upon its release the single flew to #9 on the Most Added National Radio chart and #4 on the Most Added Alternative National Radio chart. These achievements assisted Maybe Tomorrow to reach the latest height of #30 on the iTunes Hip Hop chart. In its 2 weeks in the AIR … Continue reading Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow Tour

Just Matters – Born As One EP

A year has gone by since the name Just Matters was first spoken. Starting off as an Acapella writer, in March 2011 Matters made the switch to the studio. Just Matters now brings you his debut original the Born As One EP.  Just worked with numerous artists before launching head first into the creation of his own EP. One of those initial projects involved Brisbane artist Heap-Rize, the result a track by the name of Interruptions, which received air time on triple j unearthed Radio. Just Matters was also in contact with producer Cam Bluff, who at the time was working on a … Continue reading Just Matters – Born As One EP

Mr Grevis – Drift Away feat. Jess Harlen

It’s been a long road leading to the release of a debut album for Garry McPhee – or Mr. Grevis, as you most likely know him. The MC has been freestyling since 16 purely for the love of it, but up until recently chose not to release any of the verses he has been spitting. The change of heart seems to have been a good one. His first track The Youth skyrocketed to the top of the triple j Unearthed chart where it continued to take the number one spot for several weeks. (Tunes So High and Sunday Struggle also featured.) The … Continue reading Mr Grevis – Drift Away feat. Jess Harlen

Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow

Following the success of his first single Infinity, (currently sitting at over 20,000 views on YouTube), Chance has had his head down in the studio and this week will release his new track, Maybe Tomorrow from his soon to be released album, Infinity. Produced by One Above, the new single demonstrates Chance’s lyrical potency and his potential to push the typical boundaries of the hip-hop genre with an up-beat tempo, off-beat rhythm, piano-rock influences and live instrumentation. Following widespread national acclaim under the appellation Phatchance, Sydney hip hop artist Chance Waters is losing the alias and going ‘au naturale’ with his given … Continue reading Chance Waters – Maybe Tomorrow

Hilltop Hoods – JJJ Remix Comp

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

Saki – The Silent Son EP

While most follow the leader, Melbourne MC Saki has deliberately ventured off on his own forging himself as a creative voice and irrefutable talent. Laced with a calm demeanour, Saki oozes truth and boasts a mindful and vulnerable approach to song writing. Born of Polynesian/Australian descent, Saki Dj’d since 1999 with the aspirations to become a producer. Looking to fine tune his studio skills he attended SAE Music College and received a Diploma in Music Industry. Initially production was Saki’s main focus, but this was quickly overtaken by his urge to write. Three years later Saki has joined forces with … Continue reading Saki – The Silent Son EP

Triple J Unearthed set to launch new digital station – Coming Soon

triple j Unearthed is 100% new, independent and unsigned Australian Music on your digital radio and online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from October 5. A second triple j radio station! The music will be handpicked from the wealth of music on – an online community 30,000 artists and 250,000 registered users strong. Featuring acts from across Australia and a wide and varied selection of tracks, we’ll be reflecting Australia’s live and vibrant music scene. Independent musicians have never had more opportunity to receive airplay and music lovers will be able to discover great new music they … Continue reading Triple J Unearthed set to launch new digital station – Coming Soon

SYN Approved Presents: Mind Over Matter & Psyde Projects

Local Hip Hop heavyweights Mind Over Matter (aka M.O.M.) are coming to Melbourne to play SYN Approved at The Worker’s Club on Thursday, July 14th.  The boys have definitely earned their seal of approval from the hip hop scene, staying productive with a healthy list of releases, support roles and collaborative works since 2006.  After their massive album launch earlier this year in March, Psyde Projects are back yet again with their new video clip of The Breaks, a tune full of boombap flavour. Their clip is a homage to the classic 90s style hip hop videos. Meanwhile, their single … Continue reading SYN Approved Presents: Mind Over Matter & Psyde Projects

Born Fresh welcomes its latest signing Mr. Hill with a little rap on the couch..

“I started rhyming when I was about 17 or 18 in a group called Publik Relation with “Seven” (winner of triple J unearthed M-Phazes comp). After a couple of years off from making music, I really wanted to come up with my own sound and uniqueness that I think both Seven and I have found, now that we are making solo music, anyways, this is my music, hope you like it”. – Mr Hill Mr Hill has emerged as a solo artist after starting his mc career with band Publik Relation with Seven. The two parted ways and the music … Continue reading Born Fresh welcomes its latest signing Mr. Hill with a little rap on the couch..

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]

One Good Reason To Go To This Years BDO – Pagen Elypsis Added To The Adelaide Bill

The Big Day Out is back in 2011 with the biggest and most diverse lineup ever. As well as the many incredible first timers on offer, the Big Day Out is welcoming back several iconic BDO veterans. From the heaviest to the sweetest sounds in the world today, this will be a sensory overload not to be missed. Featuring Tool, German industrial metal act Rammstein, M.I.A, Lupe Fiasco and more. Plus there’s a big contingent of Australian artists like John Buttler Trio, Angus and Julia Stone, Bliss N Eso, Blue King Brown, Pnau and heaps more. As a part of … Continue reading One Good Reason To Go To This Years BDO – Pagen Elypsis Added To The Adelaide Bill

Phatchance – Inkstains (Official Video Clip)

Each year Triple J Unearthed in conjunction with NIDA select five of the most promising new artists from across the country to have a professional video clip directed for one of their tracks. This year Phatchance’s song Inkstains – a jam which has already proven popular on Triple J and community radio networks across the country – was one of those tracks chosen. The video clip is directed by Stephen Nicolazzo and features cameos from Coptic Soldier, Johnny Utah and Smiles Again (Mind Over Matter). Quite frankly it’s messy, colourful and weird (probably in a good way). Phatchance is currently on … Continue reading Phatchance – Inkstains (Official Video Clip)

Class A – Me, Me, M e and Him: The Secret Life of a Receptionist (Sept 17)

No stranger to the rap game, Class A was in 2008 and 2009 voted Australia’s Best Female MC after several independent releases; 2007’s Class In Session mixtape and 2008’s Class With Parker EP garnered her national attention. This quick rise to prominence has seen her share stages with such international luminaries as Dilated Peoples, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Gift of Gab and J-Live, as well as national stalwarts the Hilltop Hoods, Urthboy, Mantra & Ozi Batla. A relentless work ethic and string of momentum-building live shows has Class A currently galvanising a loyal audience of both hip hop fans and … Continue reading Class A – Me, Me, M e and Him: The Secret Life of a Receptionist (Sept 17)

Phatchance – Invisible Queen (Video Clip)

Crowned both a Triple J Unearthed and MYSPACE.COM featured artist in 2009 and on the back of his first national headline tour, culminating in a packed out album launch in Sydney to more than 450 punters at the popular Oxford Art Factory, Phatchance’s debut album Inkstains has been making waves nationally. The first single and title track Inkstains received regular rotation on national youth broadcaster Triple J and proved popular on independent and community radio networks across the country – Invisible Queen is set to build on these successes. A sultry Jazz inspired beat by Californian producer DJ Hoppa (Bliss … Continue reading Phatchance – Invisible Queen (Video Clip)

Dialect – JJJ unearthed feature artist

South Australian emcee Dialect has been picked as this weeks Triple J Unearthed feature artist. As a part of the whole deal, Triple J threw a few q’s Dialects way. You can check that out below. Also, make sure you head over to Dialects unearthed page here, and download some new tracks plus leave a review. 1. Tell us about your music – How did you develop your flow and sound? I make straight up Hip Hop music with a focus on heavy beats and true lyricism inspired by my life experience, passion for record collecting and that 90’s New … Continue reading Dialect – JJJ unearthed feature artist

M-Phazes/Triple J Unearthed MC comp

Emcees are you ready to spit some fire, download a beat and show the nation what you got? Triple J Unearthed is teaming up with internationally renowned hip hop producer M-Phazes to create a track with an exclusive M-Phazes beat, and an Triple J Unearthed emcees rhymes. To enter, all you have to do is download the beat here and re-upload it with your rhymes on top. The best emcee as chosen by Triple J Hip Hop show host Hau Latukefu and M-Phazes will have the track properly produced by the man himself! And if M-Phazes comes to your town … Continue reading M-Phazes/Triple J Unearthed MC comp