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

Drapht & Ta-Ku – 1990’s

Drapht has released another new track with fellow Perth product Ta-Ku. The track titles 1990’s, is set to feature alongside last month’s track Tasty on a brand new EP from the West Coast emcee, due sometime in the first half of 2013. As well as references to Jennifer Aniston, MacGyver and Axl Rose’s hair, the track features the vocal talents of N’Fa Jones and Joyride. The track made it’s debut on the triple j website here. You can pick it up for free download below. For lyrics to the track and more, be sure to head over to Drapht’s official website here. Drapht  ||  Instagram … Continue reading Drapht & Ta-Ku – 1990’s

Urthboy Annonces Smokey’s Tour

Fresh from releasing one of the most talked about albums of 2012, Urthboy hits the road with a new live band and a j Award nomination. Urthboy’s new album Smokey’s Haunt has received a phenomenal response after debuting at #14 on the ARIA Album Chart. It was triple j Album of the Week, The Australian gave it a 5 star review saying it was “absolutely captivating” and it was announced just this morning as a nominee for the 2012 j award. From Rolling Stone to The Sydney Morning Herald and beyond, Smokey’s Haunt has been lauded for its storytelling, receiving 4 star … Continue reading Urthboy Annonces Smokey’s Tour

Yung Warriors – Prey For Better Days feat. Egoz, Diafrix and Little G

Australia’s fastest rising indigenous hip hop outfit, Yung Warriors are wrapt to announce their second single, Prey For Better Days, from sophomore album Standing Strong. A national tour in support of the new track (which features Egoz, Diafrix and Little G) has been announced and Prey For Better Days was added to full rotation on triple j Wed Oct 24th. Hardly surprising though since first single, and title track, has been enjoying high rotation on the station since its release. This latest run of dates, and the release of Prey For Better Days, comes after a stellar trajectory supporting the … Continue reading Yung Warriors – Prey For Better Days feat. Egoz, Diafrix and Little G

Beats By C1’s AusRemix Month

To celebrate AusMusic Month along with triple j, producer C1 will be remixing some of Australia’s favourite songs and uploading them every couple of days. The first remix Big Jet Plane by Angus & Julie Stone is up now along with the second remix Xavier Rudd’s, Let Me Be.  You can participate in Beats By C1’s Aus Remix Month by visting C1’s Facebook page here and let him know what Australian artist or song you’d like remixed! C1 recently released the huge underground EP, Skateboard Soiree with rapper Allday.  Facebook  ||  Skateboard Soiree  ||  Soundcloud Continue reading Beats By C1’s AusRemix Month

triple j – J Awards 2012

The first batch of acts vying for Australian Album of the Year at the 2012 J Awards were announced recently on triple j Breakfast with Tom & Alex. The 2012 Unearthed Artist of the Year and The Music Video of the Year nominees have also been announced. Out of the five nominees, two of the acts – The Rubens & Alpine – are being noticed for the debut long-players. Hermitude pick up their first nomination for their fourth album Hyper Paradise. Ball Park’s nomination comes just a year after their first, for their debut Happiness & Surrounding Suburbs and Tame Impala follow … Continue reading triple j – J Awards 2012

Ry – Wall Street

Never branding himself to any particular style or sound, Ry has built a loyal following over the past few years in a city already filled with talent – Melbourne. Born and raised there, some may call this twenty-something’s music Hip-Hop or something completely different. Such work has received airplay on triple j, PBS, SYN FM and also on the College Radio Circuit in the USA. Back in September Ry released his brand new EP – Wall Street. Be prepared to again see Ry venture to new heights and solidify himself as one Melbourne’s most promising new talents. Featuring production from new … Continue reading Ry – Wall Street

Tycotic – The Weed Song

Since the release of his collaborative project The People Vs Tycotic (2006), which received spins from triple j and featured guest vocals from names like Phrase, Spit Syndicate and Torcha, Tycotic has become an unstoppable force in the scene, with his punchline heavy rhyme style and rock-solid all terrain flow. With a reputation for delivering an electric live show, Tycotic has toured Australia and landed support slots for the likes of Tech N9ne, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Bliss n Eso, 360, Drapht, Illy and Kerser, just to name a few. 2008 saw Tycotic release Conversation Domination distributed through MGM, and soon after embarked … Continue reading Tycotic – The Weed Song

Jimblah triple j Unearthed Artist Of The Week

Jimblah is well known as a strong young Aboriginal man, highly respected amongst his peers and wider community. As well as his music, Jimblah has worked hard as a tutor over the past seven years. He is employed by organisations such as Deadly Vibe, Lower Murray Nungas Club, Carclew Youth Arts and Kurruru Youth Performing Arts. Through mentoring and teaching, Jimblah has had the chance to teach what he loves – Hip Hop. He has had the opportunity to run workshops in regional areas such as the Flinders Ranges, Ceduna, Leigh Creek, Maree, Copley, Iga Warta, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, … Continue reading Jimblah triple j Unearthed Artist Of The Week

Daily Meds – Happy Daze Tour

Since the release of their debut album Happy Daze in April 2012, Daily Meds have gained a reputation as the up and coming hip-hop act to watch in Australia. Along with some rave reviews Happy Daze was awarded Fbi radio’s sunsets album of the week and their second single Insane is currently on triple j high rotation. This support was then backed by a capacity crowd at the Oxford Art Factory for their Sydney album launch in May. Subsequent to this overwhelming support, Daily Meds are embarking on their first east coast tour, showcasing their high energy, intense live show alongside some … Continue reading Daily Meds – Happy Daze Tour

Illy – Heard It All Review

Following the success of his sophomore LP The Chase, fans have already begun counting down the days towards the next Illy album. With the drop of Illy’s newest single Heard It All, we all know that it can’t be far off. Heard It All, having been released a fortnight ago, is already in popular demand amongst staunch Illy fans and new comers alike. Illy uses Heard It All as an opportunity to investigate his inner convictions, while questioning the whole notion of creative originality. The track excels with Illy’s personable delivery and strength of conviction. Illy seems to be a … Continue reading Illy – Heard It All Review

National Reconciliation Week 2012

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. May 27 marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth … Continue reading National Reconciliation Week 2012

Illy – Heard It All

Illy returns in 2012 with his surefire hit of a single Heard It All from upcoming third album Bring It Back. Following the success of career defining sophomore LP The Chase, fans have been anticipating the next Illy release with baited breath. Heard It All embraces the irony of releasing something original, when everything seems to have been done before. Personable and full of conviction, in this track Illy investigates what he stands for, while aknowledging his fans for their ongoing support.   “I was having a really tough time getting inspired to write recently. I wrote this (Heard It … Continue reading Illy – Heard It All

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

Vegas Aces – Day Dreams

Vegas Aces are ready to reveal their full hand and show it to the country. Day Dreams is the first single from the duo’s upcoming EP The Departure. 4th (MC) shares his daily battle between juggling ‘real’ life and what may be, accompanied  by flawless production from Cam Bluff. The two have refined their craft since releasing the VA All Day EP, mastering a truly unique style within the local Hip Hop scene. Not unnoticed,  Vegas Aces  have drawn praise from the countries finest as well as winning 2011’s JJJ Sprung Festival Competition to perform at Brisbane’s Riverstage.  Vegas Aces … Continue reading Vegas Aces – Day Dreams

Mantra 2011 Wrap Up

2011 was an unheralded year for Mantra, your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper – as he’s widely known. Mantra had been lighting a fire under the genre as we know it with the release of his much talked about second solo album Speaking Volumes in September.  After supporting Drapht on his Life of Riley National Tour and performing at the Come Together festival at Luna Park in Sydney earlier this year, Mantra was readying fans for what was to come… The album’s first single Got Me Wrong feat. Parvyn Kaur Singh received high rotation on triple j, and was their most requested song during … Continue reading Mantra 2011 Wrap Up

Drapht – ARIA Performance

Drapht is still currently on cloud nine from a couple of weeks ago after taking home the ARIA for Best Urban Album.  It was his first year in attendance at the ARIAs and was lucky enough to have been asked to open the ceremony with a performance of Rapunzel which you can watch below. Drapht is currently enjoying a couple of weeks at home in Perth, but is excited about what’s to come with his summer Festival appearances kicking off again on the 30th December in Rockhampton for the Oxford St Party and finishing up in his home town for … Continue reading Drapht – ARIA Performance

360 X Regurgitator ‘The Song Formerly Known As ‘ (Triple J – Like A Version)

Apparently he can’t sing, but 360 says you just “have to deal with it“. Matt Colwell has had a huge 2011 with the unique blend of hip hop and pop on his second record Falling & Flying getting a bunch of love from all around the country.   Late last week, along with friend Gossling, 360 gave Triple j a rendition of his original tune Boys Like You, then hung around to bust out a mind-blowing cover of Regurgitator’s ‘! (The Song Formerly Known As)’, feat. his little mates Kyle the Koala and Kendrick the Kangaroo. Matt also opened up about … Continue reading 360 X Regurgitator ‘The Song Formerly Known As ‘ (Triple J – Like A Version)

Straight To You Tour – Triple J’s Tribute To Nick Cave feat. Urthboy & More

This November, triple j is celebrating our Ausmusic Month by touring a series of tribute concerts to the one and only Nick Cave. Nick Cave is an Australian music legend – he’s been on the scene for 35 years with various acts including The Birthday Party, Boys Next Door, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman. Now Australian musicians including Elefant Traks very own Urthboy, are lining up to get involved in this tribute to the man himself – and are taking his music around the country. A slew of talented Australian singers will join a band led by Cameron Bruce, who plays … Continue reading Straight To You Tour – Triple J’s Tribute To Nick Cave feat. Urthboy & More

Allday – Noue Yesue

Allday is another in the long line of rappers coming from the seemingly fertile breeding grounds of Blackwood, Adelaide.‘I basically grew up in the hip hop scene; I would have been about eleven years old when I went to my first show. I’ve done the shaved head and the air max thing when I was younger. As Jay Z says, I’m off that,’ he laughs. Like many, after completing an apprenticeship on the battle circuit, Allday made his way into the recording studio. This culminated in a collection of angry battle-style tracks that are still for the most part unheard. … Continue reading Allday – Noue Yesue

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 triplejunearthed.com – 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

Katalyst announces 3rd album ‘Deep Impressions’ and drops a free mixtape ‘Back To Basics Vol. 1’

Internationally renowned, ARIA nominated producer Katalyst returns with new album Deep Impressions, set for release on the 16th of September 2011 via Invada Records / Remote Control. The follow up album to his highly acclaimed 2007 album What’s Happening, a former triple j feature album, Deep Impressions is Katalyst’s third full length album and his most impressive work to date. The latest product of his audiophiliac obsession, Deep Impressions deconstructs and distils soul, hip hop, funk, jazz, reggae and electro influences into what is perhaps most accurately described as “the Katalyst sound”. Deep Impressions is a reflection of the large variety tunes … Continue reading Katalyst announces 3rd album ‘Deep Impressions’ and drops a free mixtape ‘Back To Basics Vol. 1’

Ellesquire – Ready (Out Now)

Big Village is very proud to announce the release of Ellesquire’s debut solo album Ready. Ellesquire is a rapper whose lyrics come across with an honesty and charm that is rarely heard within the local hip hop scene. Ready combines his smooth, flowing delivery and storytelling style with sample-heavy, lo-fi beats from prolific local producer P.Major. The sound pays tribute to 90s hip hop, while keeping a fresh feel by experimenting with atypical rhythms and melodies. The album’s lead single and title track Ready has helped Ellesquire generate a buzz as one of the most interesting artists to emerge on the local … Continue reading Ellesquire – Ready (Out Now)

Class A serves new single featuring Ishu

Having dropped her exciting debut album Me, Me, Me and Him: The Secret Life of a Receptionist last year, Melbourne MC Class A is back and shows no sign of slowing down as she reveals new single Never featuring Ishu. Her last record saw her collaborating with Aussie hip hop heroes M-Phazes, BVA, Urban Monk and Doc Felix, which gained loads of local buzz and saw her truly cement her position within the Australian hip hop scene. She’s shared the stage with the likes of Dilated Peoples, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and J-Live, as well as national … Continue reading Class A serves new single featuring Ishu

Thundamentals – Foreverlution (Behind The Scenes)

Newtown hip hop 3 piece Thundamentals have announced the impending release of their sophomore album Foreverlution, the eagerly anticipated follow up to their 2009 longplayer Sleeping On Your Style. With their own national album launch shows TBA and lead single Paint The Town Red already on Triple j rotation, The Thunda’s are back in force. Building upon Sleeping On Your Style’s outstanding production, eclectic musical influences and compelling rhymes, Foreverlution is, as the title would suggest, a deliberate blend of timeless organic tones interspersed with more contemporary sounding influences. Producing almost the entire record, DJ Morgs has really stepped up-to the … Continue reading Thundamentals – Foreverlution (Behind The Scenes)

Funkoars – Where I Am

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

360 – Stand The Fuck Up Mixtape (Art + Free Unreleased Track)

With the release of Falling and Flying ever approaching, 360 has lined up another mixtape for his legion of fans. Stand The Fuck Up features not only the tracks below, but also the Lil Wayne rip Elbow On My Dick and guest shots from Illy, Pez, Justice & Kaos and more still rumoured to come, this tape is shaping up bigger and better than both volumes of Please Be Seated. 360 (Unreleased) – I Hate You Track recorded for 360’s upcoming second album ‘Falling & Flying’ (2011). (Cut from final track listing.) 360 X Vegas Aces X Gotye – Hearts A Mess 360 X Prime X Frank Ocean – Swim Good 360 X … Continue reading 360 – Stand The Fuck Up Mixtape (Art + Free Unreleased Track)

360 – Falling & Flying

True to the title of his upcoming album Falling & Flying, Melbourne hip-hop artist 360 has been through some serious ups and downs over the past 12 months. All that is about to change with the impending release of Falling & Flying, which after a feverish wait is now due to drop on 30th September.  Radio listeners will already be familiar with the hit single Just Got Started, which features Triple J favourite Pez and rides atop a supremely funky Whitest Boy Alive sample. Others will have caught 360 live with Pez and Maya Jupiter recently on the national Change … Continue reading 360 – Falling & Flying

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

Thundamentals – Foreverlution (July 29)

When KON (KingOfNothing) artist Pencil Rebellion agreed to rock the cover art for the Thundamentals highly anticipated sophomore album Foreverlution we knew it would be nothing short of epic. We’ve scored a sneak peek at the two options for the album due for release on  July 29,  through Obese Records. So without further a due feast your eyes below and be sure to cop yourself a copy when it drops! Respected Sydney Hip Hop crew Thundamentals have been getting your heads nodding from bedrooms to festivals across Australia since their self titled E.P in 2008. To celebrate Thundamentals impending release of their sophomore … Continue reading Thundamentals – Foreverlution (July 29)