Jonwayne Cassette Vinyl

Jonwayne had the simple idea of releasing a few underground tracks on a cassette when he first signed to Stones Throw. He wanted to simply call it Cassette, released only on tape, designed by Jeff Jank to look like a pack of Marlboro cigarettes – no CD, no vinyl, no digital. Little did we know we’d have lawyers for the western world’s largest cigarette company kicking down our door when the tape came out claiming trademark infringement. Actually, it was thrilling that they even cared, and it presented a nice match for two things going out of style: cassette tapes … Continue reading Jonwayne Cassette Vinyl

Maundz – Maundzilla Video

To celebrate the release of Maundz’s sophomore album Zero on limited 2LP wax, the Crate Cartel gang have gone all out on this one. What better way to bring this madness to the plate than an epic visual of man transformed into monster set to stomp through his city? The limited Zero 2LP wax sold out almost instantly with all 250 snaffled up by fans. Maundzilla is produced by WIK and was mixed by Geko. The clip is directed and edited by B wiv.  You can purchase Maundz – Zero here. Crate Cartel  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter Continue reading Maundz – Maundzilla Video

Deece – A Cornered Season

A Cornered Season is the debut solo album from the well oiled Melbourne MC, Deece (of B Wiv Deece fame). While B Wiv still has a strong presence on ‘A Cornered Season’ producing six of the sixteen tracks, this album sees Deece team up with some of the best MC’s & producers this country has to offer. The result? A beautifully sculpted dynamic soundscape that complements Deece’s ever evolving sound. On the producer front Plutonic Lab has lent a hand between relentless Hilltop Hoods duties, WIK has jumped on board fresh from handling production on Maundz’s latest album Zero, Alter Ego … Continue reading Deece – A Cornered Season

Jake Biz | Maundz – Commercial Zero Tour

After releasing their respective albums Commercial Hell and Zero in May 2012, Jake Biz and Maundz are set to drop the dual launch Commercial Zero Tour with ferocity only these 2 underground artists are renowned for. With Brisbane and Melbourne dates locked in, plus other capital cities in negotiation for dates and venues, this show is going to be one hell of a dope night. Kicking off in Brisbane, Friday October 5 at Coniston Lane in the Valley, supported by hells burn Hired Goon, Tornts feat. Gaz Hazard (CRS), Dwizofoz feat. Strooth with a bunch of very special guests you … Continue reading Jake Biz | Maundz – Commercial Zero Tour

Maundz – Maundzilla

Straight out of Melbourne city comes one of the Nation’s most talked about MC’s, Maundz, ready to unleash his highly anticipated sophomore LP titledZero upon the masses. Flying the flag high for the scenes undeniably most hyped up emerging independent force that is Crate Cartel, Maundz is joined by fellow Cartelian and beat smith extraordinaire WIK for the entirety of what is sure to be heralded as one of the country’s slickest hip hop releases to date.  Wik, having proved his skills behind the sp1200 in recent local releases, has collected an eclectic slew of head nodders for and neck snappers for Australia’s most promising up and coming MC to … Continue reading Maundz – Maundzilla

Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

Maundz, the outspoken rascal of Melbourne’s rap-scene; has a heart of gold, a potty mouth, and an acid tongue. His second LP Zero, is the first release of 2012 from irrefutable hip hop collective Crate Cartel. Zero is a fast approaching sun on the horizon after what has been a long winter for Maundz fans. Featuring collaborative efforts from New York’s number one man of the moment Action Bronson, ARIA award winning Drapht, Golden Era’s Vents and Sesta, Melbourne kings Brad Strut and Bias B, and of course Crate Cartel. Revered by the likes of Hilltop Hoods and Drapht as the “next big thing”, Maundz has become highly respected by his underground and commercially established cohorts alike. The lead single Take … Continue reading Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

Maundz – Zero

Straight out of Melbourne city comes one of the Nation’s most talked about MC’s, Maundz, ready to unleash his highly anticipated sophomore LP titled Zero upon the masses. Flying the flag high for the scenes undeniably most hyped up emerging independent force that is Crate Cartel, Maundz is joined by fellow Cartelian and beat smith extraordinaire WIK for the entirety of what is sure to be heralded as one of the country’s slickest hip hop releases to date.  Wik, having proved his skills behind the sp1200 in recent local releases, has collected an eclectic slew of head nodders for and neck … Continue reading Maundz – Zero

Maundz – Take It Back Mixtape

Crate Cartel presents The Take It Back Mixtape, which marks the lead up to Maundz’s upcoming album Zero set for release on May 25th. Take a step back in time and listen to all the classic Maundz tracks including live radio show goodness, rare tracks, and the collaborative efforts from some of the scenes finest.   Take It Back has 22 monster tracks including the recently released track Take It Back feat. Bias B. The mixtape also features Fluent Form, Geko, Rave, Aetcix, Dialectrix, Fatty Phew Deece, Rigby, Force and Awbs. Take It Back also features production from Wik, Geko, Discource, … Continue reading Maundz – Take It Back Mixtape

Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B

This is the brand new film clip for Melbourne MC Maundz, the new track Take It Back is taken from the upcoming album titled Zero. Shot over a hot weekend in Preston Melbourne, the throw back clip features many notstalgic memories from back in the 90’s. The clip features a who’s who of local hip hop and is sure to get that head noddin’.  The clip is executed by Full Clip (Heata & Discourse). Additional skate photography by Andrew Dorny. Beat produced by WIK, mixed & mastered by Geko. Maundz – Zero will be out soon on Crate Cartel. Clip stars: Maundz, Bias B, WIK, Fluent … Continue reading Maundz – Take It Back feat. Bias B