Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • Tour News - Thundamentals So We Can Remeber Tour 2014

    Thundamentals - So We Can Remeber Tour 2014

    Thundamentals So We Can Remember Tour Thundamentals So We Can Remember Tour Flyer 2014

    Just months after romantic first single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ romped to success, spawning sold-out headline gigs in every town on the tour, and proving a crowd favourite at Thundamentals’ 2013 festival appearances —Sprung Festival, Southbound and Falls Festival — the Sydney trio are back in full force. Having just announced, in a triple j exclusive, a massive run of dates to celebrate the [seriously] long-awaited release of third album So We Can Remember, out Fri 2 May through Obese Records, Thundamentals present second single ‘Something I Said [ft. Thom Crawford]’ to stave off some of the anticipation.

    Safe to say So We Can Remember will be lovingly welcomed by the trio’s fans — ‘Thundakats’ — who have been waiting patiently since 2011 for a follow up to the group’s second record Foreverlution; a release that saw Thundamentals’ first entries in both the ARIA and the AIR Charts: #19 on ARIA Australian Charts, #17 on ARIA Urban Charts and #3 on the AIR Charts.

    Fans came out in force for So We Can Remember lead single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’, creating a #5 debut on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts, and voting the love song into position #32 in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown – the highest position gained by a local hip hop song for the entire year and Thundamentals’ second appearance in the nationally-celebrated radio event. The accompanying Tarantino-esque film clip did alright for itself too, clocking up nearly 385,000 views on YouTube, grabbing both Channel V and Rage TV’s ‘Clip Of The Week’ upon release with viewers of the latter getting ‘Smiles…’ to #44 on the publicly voted Rage TV ‘Best Clips Of 2013’[the only local hip hop track to make the cut], along with a nomination for the ‘Best Music Video’ at the triple j awards, and two wins for Best Hip-Hip Music Video Australia 2013 and Best Independent Music Video NSW 2013 in The Australian Independent Music Video Awards 2013.

    The much-loved Blue Mountains via Newtown hip hop trio now, with second single ‘Something I Said [ft. Thom Crawford]’, flick fans another curve ball continuing their tendency to parallel light and dark in their compositions: while MCs Tuka and Jeswon lyrically level rolled eyes at childish gossips, DJ Morgs drops in the ruckus of kids’ playgrounds to drive it home, layering old school beats with a triumphant horn section, handclaps and cute, bouncing, piano to underscore Oscar nominee Thom Crawford’s lamenting, soulful vocal in a song destined to be a crowd favourite on the album tour.

    Getting across as much of the country as possible, Thundamentals are touring So We Can Remember as part of the national, regional Groovin The Moo festival juggernaut, as well as playing their own major city launches. For a band who’s past shows have included supports for A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi [Outkast], MF Doom, Lyrics Born, Drapht, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Thundamentals are one of Australia’s most accomplished and energetic live acts.

    Tickets available from March 4th.

    25 Apr 2014
    Groovin The Moo, Oakland SA

    26 Apr 2014
    Groovin The Moo, Maitland NSW

    27 Apr 2014
    Groovin The Moo, Canberra ACT

    2 May 2014
    The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

    3 May 2014
    Groovin The Moo, Bendigo

    4 May 2014
    Groovin The Moo, Townsville QLD

    8 May 2014
    Flyrite, Perth WA

    9 May 2014
    Mojo's Fremantle WA

    10 May 2014
    Groovin The Moo, Bunbury WA

    16 May 2014
    The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

  • The Australasian Beatmaker Invitational Challenger Announcement

    The Australasian Beatmaker Invitational Challenger Announcement


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    The Australasian Beatmaker Invitational challengers have been selected and will be showcasing their finest beats to a live audience, plus acclaimed local and international judges, including DJ House Shoes (Detroit's Hip Hop Ambassador), competing for a stack of prizes from sponsors including AKAI Professional, Crooks & Castles, Monster, Acclaim, Feit and more.

    Scotty B
    DJ Morgs x P. Munk
    Prolifik The Gifted
    The 26th Letter

    Mid Flite
    Leo Gortz
    Alter Ego
    Alonso Majikal

    Mickee Juce
    Zeed The Mantis
    Apollo Grimez

    Creed Birch
    Mat Rafle
    Paulie P
    Rubba Band Beat Makers

    Spell Spell Spell
    Choice Vaughan
    Samuel Truth
    Ill Methods
    Swaren Veygal
    Ben Jamin

    1 AKAI Pro MPC Studio and MPC Renaissance T-Shirt
    1 Monster Black N-Pulse headphones
    1 Crooks & Castles clothing pack
    1 pair of Feit Shoes
    1 years subscription of Acclaim Magazine
    The chance to represent your city in the Australasian finals in April 2014

  • The Hip Hop House Party Presents - The Tongue

    The Hip Hop House Party Presents.

    The Hip Hop House Party The Hip Hop House Party Flyer
    The Tongue
    MC Thorn
    plus more
    Freestyle MC Battles hosted by Thomas Rock and Randy of Hardcore Classic

    February 27th at The Standard, Darlinghurst

    The Hip Hop House Party presents The Tongue, the infamous MC battle champion, seasoned touring artist (opening for the likes of Public Enemy, Dizzie Rascal, Drapht and The Herd) and prolific songwriter, with 3 albums, a bunch of mixtapes and an EP to his name. He has played Australia's biggest music festivals including The Big Day Out, Good Vibrations, Come Together, Sydney Festival, Sprung Festival, Peats Ridge and Groovin The Moo. Known for his clever wordplay, sense of humour, freestyle ability and inspirational lyrics The Tongue is widely considered one of Sydney's premier MC's.

    He is supported by Sleazy Greazy, the punch line kid, with hilarious lines and awesome story telling he is set to be a new Sydney fav. He'll also be releasing his second mixtape the "Still Waiting" mixtape which is sure to be a new favourite for all the Sleaze Fans out there.

    Also on the support bill is MC Thorn, Thorn has recorded with Chart-topping RnB artists Kaylan (Warner Bros.) as well as lending her unique vocal style to Mass MC’s Triple JJJ hit “BBQ Song” along with international US artist Kool Keith for NO.1 Hit Records. Thorn has recorded with both local commercial & underground artists Bliss n Eso, Hyjak, Maya Jupiter, Mahalia Barnes, Koolism, Taskrock, MCQ, Lioness, DJ Skizo, (Italia) Torch, (Germany) ESA (Italia). Recently coming off tour with Hyjak “Wizard of Oz” album - support/feature, Thorn has been collaborating both on the stage and in the studio with Australia’s underground artist IVEY.

    The night will also showcase S.Kape an up and coming rapper who'll definitely become a fast favourite and a $200 MC Battle comp featuring a number of freestyle MCs hungry to prove they can't be out done and rip their opponents to shreds!!

    Tickets are $15 available through moshtix or on the door.

    Come down and don't miss out on this dope night of Hip Hop!!!

  • Main Event Is Back For Round 2

    Main Event Is Back For Round 2

    Another $1,000 MC battle - Toad defends his title.
    Plus live sets from Rates, Manaz Ill, Big Dave w/Kitty B, Eitha, Flawlezz, Coda Conduct, Lash and Ill K.
    All hosted by Greeley.
    ANU Bar, March 21st 2014.


    Main Event Round 2 Main Event Round 2 Flyer

    At Main Event Round 1 local boy Toad was competing among a draw of 8 MC’s that included heavy weights Greeley and The Tongue.
    When the action wound up just Toad was left standing after defeating Tongue in the final to take home the $1,000 prize.
    On March 21st he defends his title at Main Event Round 2.

    We have 4 MC’s going head to head for the shot at battling Toad in the final for the $1,000 cash prize.
    To keep things fair the judging panel on the night will consist of Greeley, Manaz Ill and Rates.
    Battle MC’s are welcome to enter for a chance to win the $1,000 – visit here to enter:

    Between battle heats we have more top shelf Aussie Hip Hop for you with 30 minute sets from two acts that have both been making mad noise around the country.
    Rates and Manaz Ill.

    Rates – Former battle MC hailing from Western Sydney.
    Released his successful debut album “Destroy And Rebuild” in 2013 and has toured the country extensively with his younger brother Kerser performing at sold out shows and festivals.
    Also well known for his song and video series “Nightmare”.

    Manaz Ill – Established Adelaide battle MC with recent success taking out $10,000 at “The Language Of War” battle.
    As well as staying active in the battle scene Manaz has also been touring his new album “What It Look Like” released by himself and producer Mdusu as MDMA.
    Main Event Round 2 will be the Canberra launch show for the new album.

    Along with the interstate guests we have sets from local artists Big Dave w/ Kitty B, Eitha, Flawlezz, Coda Conduct, Lash and Ill K.

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    If you couldn’t make the first instalment of Main Event you missed some class A hip hop, a chill vibe and some classic entertainment on the battle stage.
    Join us for round 2 and let’s do it all

    Here are a couple songs from Rates.


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