Astronomy Class & Joelistics ‘Blue Sunrise’ Tour

Labelmates Astronomy Class & Joelistics will be heading out on the ‘Blue Sunrise’ tour together in late May and early June, playing songs from their acclaimed albums Blue Volume and Mekong Delta Sunrise. With special guests Srey Channthy (The Cambodian Space Project) and Vida Sunshyne, these shows are not to be missed! Astronomy Class, featuring The Herd’s Ozi Batla and producers Chasm and Sir Robbo, have been making waves since their debut album Exit Strategy in 2006. Over the course of three albums they have navigated dub and reggae, Motown and soul, and now, with their latest offering, 50s and … Continue reading Astronomy Class & Joelistics ‘Blue Sunrise’ Tour

Kween G Speak Up

Kween G previously one half of KillaQueenz releases her brand new single Speak Up produced by Zde. Speak Up is a call for all people from all walks of life to speak up. It’s an uplifting song to encourage us get together as one people with one voice. It’s a reminder that we should get back to reality in this materialistic world and “be one with the sun, that’s the taste of freedom”. Speak Up is taken from Kween G’s debut solo album Out Of Exile coming soon. Kween G (Kibone) was born in Uganda, East Africa. Kween G’s father sought political asylum in Australia … Continue reading Kween G Speak Up

Mind Over Matter with DJ Ilz – Just Like Fireworks Album Tour with Coptic Soldier & Johnny Utah

Launching their sophomore album Just Like Fireworks, Sydney’s Mind Over Matter announce their national Just Like Fireworks album tour through April/May. Following a massive single tour at the end of 2010, Mind Over Matter will be returning to the stage with a whole new live set and special guests including Coptic Soldier and Johnny Utah. Set for release on March 18th, Just Like Fireworks will be released through new label partners Other Tongues. With almost two albums worth of tracks on the one seventeen track long player, Just Like Fireworks is a generous offering from local Sydney duo MCs Willow … Continue reading Mind Over Matter with DJ Ilz – Just Like Fireworks Album Tour with Coptic Soldier & Johnny Utah

I Forget, Sorry! – Mind Over Matter: Free single download from new album ‘Just Like Fireworks’

Mind Over Matter are set to explode with their fittingly titled sophomore album Just Like Fireworks. March 18th marks the release date from this cracker of an album. Be sure to keep an eye out for this one. Kicking things off in late 2010 with the debut single release Rappers In Wonderland, which was added to playlist on Triple J and community radio tastemakers, FBi. The new seventeen track long player is host to a melody of original and sample based beats which features a list of talented guest vocalist including; Pigeon John (US), Vida-Sunshyne, Saving Grace, Drakezilla, Jon Reichardt, … Continue reading I Forget, Sorry! – Mind Over Matter: Free single download from new album ‘Just Like Fireworks’

Bingethinkers – Where Are They Now… (Feb 11th) (Preview Tracks Up)

Over the past half-decade, Bingethinkers have built their reputation as one of Sydney’s most dynamic hip hop outfits- electrifying audiences with their remarkable live show. The group is comprised of MC Rinse on the mic, DJ 2Buck (Dialectrix, Gully Platoon) on the decks (and beats) and producers Aeon (a member of Sydney rock/electronica act Decoder Ring) and PSYKEone on the beats. This combination of high energy, boom bap production and razor sharp lyrics create an unmatched collection of individual talent sharing a single ethos. Following up from the release of their ShelfLife Mixtape (2007), Bingethinkers formed LookUP with fellow Sydneysiders … Continue reading Bingethinkers – Where Are They Now… (Feb 11th) (Preview Tracks Up)

A-Diction – New Film Clip “Lost For Words” [Taken from the album Walkin’ Alone’]

Here is the brand new clip for A-Dictions track Lost For Words taken from the 2010 Release Walkin’ Alone, distrbiuted by Obese Records. Find our album review below and the link for the interview below that. Walkin Alone is the title to Melbourne duo emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Many will recognise these two, with previous mixtape releases under their belt, some may also remember Boltz’ classic Wishlist release from years back. Walkin Alone is an album which combines the observations of city life, relationships, the future and even the 7 deadly sins into a hip hop painted outline of Boltz and Breachs reality. Walkin Alone the title track … Continue reading A-Diction – New Film Clip “Lost For Words” [Taken from the album Walkin’ Alone’]

A-Diction – Walkin Alone (Review)

Walkin Alone is the title to Melbourne duo emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Many will recognise these two, with previous mixtape releases under their belt, some may also remember Boltz’ classic Wishlist release from years back. Walkin Alone is an album which combines the observations of city life, relationships, the future and even the 7 deadly sins into a hip hop painted outline of Boltz and Breachs reality. Walkin Alone the title track to the album has Breach and Boltz asking the hip hop community to join them on a journey or they will be going it alone. Lewis One provides … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin Alone (Review)

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Walkin’ Alone is the title of your first LP release and features a whole range of crews and mates chipping with vocals, beats and cuts on various tracks, from M-Phazes to Fraksha and Mules to DJ Juice of the battlehogs, Doc Felix and more. Has this release … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone

A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

The name A-Diction says it all; wordplay, cleverness, and an overall obsession with the previous two points. Born and raised in Melbourne, the duo consists of emcee’s Breach and Boltz. Breach, the precise wordsmith with focussed flow and witty punchlines, and Boltz, the crooner known for his explosive debut album The Wishlist, which featured international heavyweight Royce da 5’9” and local producer extraordinaire M-Phazes. Yet, having released a number of well received works (2005’s To be Announced EP; last year’s The Three Year Itch mixtape and more recently the In Good Company mixtape), the group have never released a full … Continue reading A-Diction – Walkin’ Alone (August 6)

Spit Syndicate – The Tongue – Chasm & Vida Update

Three of Sydneys premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of slamming hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday the 18th of December, the Oxford Art Factory will host Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne in what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar. After bursting onto the Australian hip-hop scene last year with an ARIA-nominated album and two national tours, Sydney wonderkids Spit Syndicate have been relatively quiet in 2009 as they prepare their sophomore record. They are breaking their 12-month hiatus with their … Continue reading Spit Syndicate – The Tongue – Chasm & Vida Update

Chasm + Vida Sunshyne ‘Move’ Album Launch Reminder

He is Chasm, Sydney-based producer-extraordinaire she is Melbourne-by-way-of-Ghana’s Vida-Sunshyne. Together they are an electric collaboration of musical talent; one half behind the boards, creating the template for a limitless sonic foundation. The other, centre stage; creating the connection between performer and listener. Come celebrate the launch of their album Move which traverses the global spectrum of Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop raising the bar for Australian music. Featuring Ozi Batla, Damajah, DJ‘s El Squire, Prince Valium & Sir Robbo. Hosted by Kween G (KillaQueenz). This Friday November 27 @ Melt. 12 Kellett Street, 10pm until the break of dawn. $15 … Continue reading Chasm + Vida Sunshyne ‘Move’ Album Launch Reminder

Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne

Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne have released the new video for the song Where Did We Go Wrong. Directed by the Artifact Collective (Dialectrix, Astronomy Class, Gully Platoon), the video features the song’s plotline played out in reverse as both Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne share the story in real time. You can now check out the video below. The song is the first released from the much anticipated sophomore full length album from acclaimed Sydney producer Chasm, who has teamed up with Melbourne-based singer Vida-Sunshyne for the collaborative soul/reggae/hip hop album Move. Featuring guest spots from UK artist Million Dan, Damajah, and Mantra, … Continue reading Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne

Astronomy Class – Pursuit Of Happiness Tour

Astronomy Class – Pursuit of Happiness Tour – Supported by Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne Astronomy Class are back, bringing their unique brand of reggae-infused hip hop to the masses as they get set to embark on the Pursuit of Happiness Tour. Fresh from the release of their second album, Pursuit of Happiness & J Award nomination for Australian Music Video of the Year. Ozi Batla, Chasm & Sir Robbo will bring in the summer, with their infectious live show. Their shows will take in the east-coast and be supported by Chasm & Vida-Sunshyne, one the most anticipated collaborations of the year … Continue reading Astronomy Class – Pursuit Of Happiness Tour

Chasm & Vida Sunshyne Fire In The Building Mixtape

As we have reported in an earlier post, Chasm and Vida Sunshyne are set to release their brand new album titled Move. As promised, a mixtape mixed by DJ Diaz,  called Fire In The Building was set to be released as an appetiser to the main course. Well good news folks, a link is available on Chasm’s MySpace for free download of the Fire In The Building mixtape. We recommend you check it out. You can get it via Chasm’s MySpace here or here. The album Move is set to be released through Obese on October 23. If you get … Continue reading Chasm & Vida Sunshyne Fire In The Building Mixtape

Vida Sunshyne & Chasm – Move (Album Artwork)

He is Chasm, Sydney-based producer-extraordinaire who made his mark in 2008 with the Triple J feature album debut Beyond The Beat Tape. She is Melbourne-by-way-of-Ghana’s Vida-Sunshyne, and the enigmatic voice featured on both Beyond The Beat Tape and Astronomy Class’ Pursuit of Happiness. Together they are an electric collaboration of musical talent; one half behind the boards, creating the template for a limitless sonic foundation. The other, centre stage; creating the connection between performer and listener. The pair have created Move, the brand new album that traverses the global spectrum of soul, reggae, and hip hop. It is a combination … Continue reading Vida Sunshyne & Chasm – Move (Album Artwork)

(International Year Of) ASTRONOMY CLASS – Exit Strategy

Marking the International Year Of Astronomy with style: hip hop group Astronomy Class release their second album. The album sees producers Sir Robbo and Chasm build on their signature reggae-blessed hip-hop, brought to life so magically on their 2006 debut, Exit Strategy, while dipping deeper into the sweet soul of Motown’s yesteryear. Ozi Batla makes a welcome return to the mic, brimming with confidence following The Herd’s AIR and J Award winning, ARIA top ten album, Summerland. He delivers his own lyrical stamp on the trials and tribulations of modern life, crafting a sharp-witted and layered listen. John Maddox (bass) … Continue reading (International Year Of) ASTRONOMY CLASS – Exit Strategy