Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Does Endless Perspectives – Part 4 Paris

    Digital Does Endless Perspectives Paris Paris

    A lot of excitement surrounded the trip to Paris as Parisien friends had hinted towards an interesting location for the project: a tunnel and train track next to a hidden gypsy camp. After a long walk through the forest with a pack of canvasses, Does and Stephan Polman stumbled upon this trackside spot in Paris. On the way back while walking through the gypsy garden, Does found a rusty 'get away' van with bullet holes and could not resist the temptation of giving it a layer of paint.

    After this extraordinary painting session they went straight to Paris centre, where a few glasses of fine French wine were awaiting them. On the way back they stopped at the square in front of La Basilique Du Sacre Coeur as sunrise was kicking in, the streets were being cleaned and the fresh milk was being delivered: "Il est cinq heures, Paris s'eveille". The icing on the cake was Blankeroy's email with beats and melodies for each of the cities they visited so far.

    If you missed his last 3 parts you can check them out here.

    Part 1 Amsterdam

    Part 2 London

    Part 3 Basel

    Exhibition opens on Friday the 5th of April!

    Exhibition - Dates & Location:
    ENDLESS PERSPECTIVES
    SOLO EXHIBITION BY DOES
    48 Easey St, Collingwood
    Melbourne Australia
    Opening night: Friday 5 April, 6 - 10 pm
    Show running until Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April, 10 am - 5 pm
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    Camera | Stephan Polman
    Editing | Rube Parthoens
    Production Assistent | Slam The Flap
    Graphic Design | Tumki
    Music | Blankeroy
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  • Does Endless Perspectives – Part 3 Basel

    Digital Does Endless Perspectives Basel Basel

    Third destination was undoubtedly Basel, a five hour drive away from the south of Holland. Does's first visit in 2006 left a deep impression when † Dare gave him a guided tour through the layered tunnel system and the famous Basel line. To this day the Basel line remains an important memorial site and a big drawing card for writers around the world who like to admire the original and sometimes ancient works of other artists from all over the world. Keeping in this atmosphere, Does arranged for a good spot near the trackside to set up and paint his canvasses. Despite Stephan Polman's BBQ food poisoning, who spent a few days in hospital, this trip was incredible.

    Paris is up next weekend. Get ready for it!

    If you missed the last two parts you can check em out here.

    Part 1 Amsterdam

    Part 2 London

    Exhibition - Dates & Location:
    ENDLESS PERSPECTIVES
    SOLO EXHIBITION BY DOES
    48 Easey St, Collingwood
    Melbourne Australia
    Opening night: Friday 5 April, 6 - 10 pm
    Show running until Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April, 10 am - 5 pm
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    Camera | Stephan Polman
    Editing | Rube Parthoens
    Production Assistent | Slam The Flap
    Graphic Design | Tumki
    Music | Blankeroy
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    www.digitaldoes.com
    www.facebook.com/digitaldoes
    www.twitter.com/digitaldoes

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  • Does Endless Perspectives - Part 2 London

    Does Endless Perspectives London London

    After adding some colour to Amsterdam, Does packed his bags and loaded his car with paint and blank canvasses to drive to London. Check-in at the Euro tunnel in Calais went smoothly. Upon exit in the UK there were a few question at customs about all the equipment in the back of the car. While the spray cans raised some eyebrows, Does and cameraman Stephan Polman were able to talk their way out of this and off they went into the streets of London.

    Next week the journey continues on to another European city. Until then, we hope you enjoy this second official video for the 'Endless Perspectives' project.

    For those who missed video part 1 Amsterdam

    SOLO EXHIBITION BY DOES: ENDLESS PERSPECTIVES
    48 Easey St, Collingwood
    Melbourne Australia
    Opening night: Friday 5 April, 6 - 10 pm
    Show running until Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April, 10 am - 5 pm

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    Camera | Stephan Polman

    Editing | Rube Parthoens

    Production Assistent | Slam The Flap

    Graphic Design | Tumki

    Music | Blankeroy

    http://www.digitaldoes.com

     
  • Does Endless Perspectives - Part 1 Amsterdam

    Digital Does Endless Perspectives Amsterdam Amsterdam

    The First official video for the project 'Endless Perspectives'.

    Does traveled to several cities to paint canvasses incorporated into murals. His journeys were documented by cameraman Stephan Polman who accompanied Does during his travels to each of these cities. After returning from their travels Rube Parthoens jumped in to edit the footage and Blankeroy started cooking up a tune to match the respective city. The results of the project will be shown during an exhibition on April 5, 6 and 7, at a construction site in the centre of Melbourne.

    His journey started in Amsterdam. The next city will be launched next week. So stay tuned for more!
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    Dates & Location:
    ENDLESS PERSPECTIVES
    SOLO EXHIBITION BY DOES
    48 Easey St, Collingwood
    Melbourne Australia

    Opening night: Friday 5 April, 6 - 10 pm
    Show running until Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April, 10 am - 5 pm
    -------------------------------------
    http://www.digitaldoes.com

    Camera | Stephan Polman
    Editing | Rube Parthoens
    Production Assistent | Slam The Flap
    Graphic Design | Tumki
    Music | Blankeroy

     
  • Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – Dead End Street 2013

    Mr Hill & Rahjconkas – Dead End Street 2013

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    After a highly productive debut year in 2012, March 2013 sees the 2nd single release for one of Australian hip hops hardest working up and coming duo’s Mr Hill & Rahjconkas. In the space of one year they have firmly made a place for themselves in the industry and gained respect and accolades from genre veterans. 2013 is shaping up to be no different. Since the release of their first single in October 2012 ‘Put the work in’ popularity for this young duo has gained increasingly. Being chosen by Triple J unearthed to play at Brisbane’s hip hop festival Sprung, saw the boys perform on a major platform with overwhelming support.

    These “Next Crop” artists are back with their latest single and title track to the new release. Dead End Street. An energetic brass section with catchy vocal samples line a once again powerful chorus delivered by Rahjconkas. Again showing their solidarity with veteran artists, Australian hiphop legend Muph (Muph & Plutonic) has thrown a guest verse down for this single. Speaking about where he has come from as an artist to where he is now. With Mr Hill being based in Brisbane QLD, and Rahjconkas in Wagga Wagga NSW, collaborating is always difficult. But with several short trips to each other’s homes this album has again come together quite easily in the space of 10 months.

    Proving to the critics their constant drive and work ethic. Set to release May 17th around the country, this is the second taste of what this new and highly anticipated album will sound like. High energy, charismatic, yet at times deep and thought provoking. This young pair has been dubbed by Brisbane’s scene magazine as ‘The Next Big Thing’ in 2013, and after the response from ‘Put the Work In’ their rapidly growing fan base would certainly agree. Mr Hill is currently on tour until April with his best friend “Seven” as they travel the country supporting Australian icon ‘Drapht’ on his uni-verse tour.They are again planning on hitting the road in June on their own headline tour to all major capital cities following the release of ‘Dead End Street’

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  • Artist Interview - DJ Skae

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    Hey mate good to catch up with you.

    First things first how’s things and whats been doing recently.

    Hey, things have been busy lately with the release of DJ Skae’s Guestlist 2. I have been doing alot of promotion and radio interviews and sets for this release recently.

    How’s the new album going?

    It’s going well. People are loving the variety of hip hop shown on the compilation album and they are really enjoying watching the DVD that comes with the hard copy and features 14 video clips.

    How long have you been making music for?

    I have been DJing and messing with production machines for about 10 years now however I didn’t take it to seriously till about 5 years ago.

    Where and when was your first gig?

    My first gig was at a small club on Oxford St (Sydney) for the beginning of a weekly night. The party was successful and it ran for a few months and I was invited back to play some more dj sets at later dates. This was about 6 or 7 years ago.

    What gigs can we catch you at?

    My next show is on 23rd Feb at the Hi-Fi in Sydney supporting Cheap Sober.

    Any highlights of last year?

    The highlight of last year was the release of DJ Skae’s Guestlist 2. It is always rewarding to get a project finished andout on the shelves. It was also exciting to see what Sydney had to offer when submitting the tracks.

    Anyone we should keep an eye out for?

    Yeah, you should keep an eye out for releases and shows from everybody on the Guestlist. Artists like Daily Meds, Sky High, Kerser, Collective Crew and The Hed UBD are always playing live and releasing new tracks.

    What advice would you give to beginners who are just starting out?

    My advice to beginners starting out would be to know the history of hip hop, practice and be original. Respect where it came from but take to where ever you want to take it.

    How did you first get into hip hop?

    I first got into hip hop from “Beat Street” the movie and that’s why I payed homage to it which the remix logo on DJ Skae’s Guestlist 2.

    Who would be your dream artist or group to open for?

    I don’t dream of opening for anyone. I dream of playing massive venues with my favourite artists opening for me!!!!! I would have to say Dr Dre, Snoop, Eminem and Ice Cube, I would have loved to of been part of the Up In Smoke Tour.

    How often and for how long do you practice?

    I practice a few times a week for a few hours. This can be anything from just having the feeling to want jump on the decks to have a scratch to a full rehearsal with MC’s for an upcoming show.

    Do you do your own production or do you get it done elsewhere?

    I do my own production for my own tracks at the moment. I am looking at producing for other artists very shortly. I do send the tracks away for mastering once I have mixed them.

    What’s your favourite piece of equipment?

    My favourite piece of equipment would have to be my Maschine at the moment but my all time favourite would have to be my trusty Technics 1200’s.

    Your favourite record?

    My favourite record is Toasted Marshmellow Breaks. It has allthe classic sound to scratch up and was the first record I purchased once I wanted to become a DJ.

    What home-grown hip hop are you currently listening to at the moment?

    I am currently listing to the “Lists”, DJ Skae’s Guestlist, DJ Skae’s A-List and DJ Skae’s Guestlist 2. The variety of hip hop on these releases from this country is very wide and I m listening to them because I am playing sets at the moment to promote the releases so I listen to them to get to know the tracks better and I hear them when I’m out playing them!

    Who are your musical inspirations?

    My musical inspirations are Dr Dre, Mix Master Mike and Q-Bert. I am also inspired by local DJ’s like Myme and A$K and local groups like Hermitude.

    What’s the best advice you were ever given?

    Keep doing your own thing!!!

    What advice can you give others?

    Be original, persistant and don’t give up.

    If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be or is it just straight hip hop?

    I am hip hop head so yeah, I wouldn’t stray far from it. Maybe some more soulful experimental beats is something I could dabble in.

    How do you balance your music with other obligations - mates, children, work family?

    It’s easy, I just don’t sleep!!

    For the ladies are you single or taken or no comment?

    Sorry ladies but I’m married, still feel free to buy me gifts!!!!

    What else can we expect from you in the future?

    I am currently working on my production skills and want to release an album of local and international MC’s over my beats. This is a big project and will take a while to complete however is something that I really want to get completed.

    Is there a quote you can leave us with

    “I’m not Oldschool, I’m not Newschool, I’m Trueschool!”

    Any Regrets?

    No. I live my life with no regrets, yeah I’ve made some stupid decisions but I learn from the experience and never regret a thing.

    If you could change one thing in this world what would it be?

    It would be the invention of teleporters. I don’t have time for traffic, too much to do! haha

    Any shout outs.

    I would like to shout to my city Sydney and all the peeps involved in the hip hop scene around the world. I would also like to shout out Doose and AWED.

    Anything you would like to say to your haters if you have them?

    Most haters do it because they are jealous. I say stop hating and starting creating and if you keep hating then F**K YOU!!!!!

     
  • Tour News! - Diafrix I'm A Dreamer Tour 2013

    Diafrix I'm A Dreamer Tour 2013

     

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    Fresh off supporting Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their sold-out tour of Australia, Melbourne duo Diafrix proudly announce “I’m A Dreamer” Tour which sees them performing across Australia featuring special guest, emerging Sydney based rapper Miracle.

    In 2012, Diafrix returned with their new album Pocket Full Of Dreams, with special guest appearances from 360, Dwele and Daniel Merriweather and the majority of the production helmed by Styalz Fuego, the ARIA Award winning producer behind 360′s double platinum Falling & Flying LP. The album saw rave reviews and was named iTunes Best Australian Hip-Hop Release of 2012. The band featured prominently at the Queenscliff Music Festival, Homebake Festival and Rainbow Serpent as the singles ‘Running It’ ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ and ‘I’m A Dreamer’ (featuring 360) found extensive national radio support from Triple J and Nova.

    2013 has already been a busy one for the group. Kicking off the year as AFL club and fellow citizens of Footscray, the Western Bulldogs, hand picked “Running It” as the official campaign theme song of their 2013 season, they most recently joined Triple J Hottest 100 toppers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their sold out national tour as the only local support

    Catch Diafrix on tour this coming March, April and May.

    TOUR DATES:
    Fri 22nd March Bondi Beach Road Hotel, Sydney
    Sat 23rd March Civic Underground, Sydney
    Thu 28th March Yarra Hotel, Geelong
    Sat 30th March Karova Lounge, Ballarat
    Sun 31st March Corner Hotel, Melbourne
    Fri 5th April Ferntree Gully Hotel
    Sat 6th April Pier Live, Frankston Pelican Bar
    Wed 10th April UTS Uni Bar, Sydney
    Thu 11th April Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle
    Fri 12th April Entrance Leagues Club, The Entrance
    Sat 13th April Mona Vale Hotel, Sydney
    Sat April 20th Rocket Bar, Adelaide
    Wed 24th April Coniston Lane, Brisbane
    Thursday 25th April Spotted Cow, Toowoomba *
    Fri 26th April Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay *
    Sat 4th May Waratah Hotel, Hobart
    (* Miracle will not be performing at these shows)

     

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