Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • BITTER BELIEF - ClassiXXX MixtaEP (Out Now)

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    Bitter Belief drops knowledge like it weighs a ton over Phil Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight’.

    Bitter Belief from Perth's Syllabolix  has stepped into the breach to deliver his solo project the ClassiXXX Mixta EP where folks can find Belief rapping hard over six tracks featuring classic beats from Bruce Springsteen to Al Green remixed and let loose for the MC.

    The first drop 'Is It Fair Tonight' has Bitter Belief going in on his take of Phil Collins' dopest beat in a constant climb to an ascent not reached, much like the situation he raps about. Video comes courtesy of CORTEXT behind the lens.

    Press play below.

    To download the EP CLICK HERE.

     
  • NIX - 'Beauty in the Breakdown' (official video)

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    New track and video from capital city MC, Nix is gearing the young rhymer from Canberra up for greater things to come.

    Crisp with his rhyme, every word’s picked up on and pronounced over a Stax-sounding beat that resembles the funk track from the theme from Shaft, that soft, neck-bending kind that really suits a lyricists’ wordplay. Produced and recorded by Hayds at Smith Grind Entertainment, Nix’s latest joint finds the MC pondering his next moves and questioning the balance of life in a slick affair as he wraps his points of view nicely around every bar. The YouTube drop is a summer’s day shoot over various outdoor backdrops, again suting the focus on the MC’s spit, in a great visual execution by MC-turned-director Tycotic at Indigo Embassy.

    From the kid who gave us 'Dirty Herbs & Comic Books' back in 2012, this track-tease comes before the artist unleashes a crate of projects kept up his sleeve ready for release later this year including his EP with Pat Psyfa called ‘Venture Capital’ and the ‘Good Gravy’ EP.

    In other words, expect more soon from this young gun.

     
  • Live: Fundamental Elements @ The Milk Factory

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    FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS Live @ The Milk Factory, BNE – Saturday 18th April, 2015
    Supports: DJ Backlash (BNE), Upryt (BNE), Tendancee (BNE), Tailor Made (BNE) & Verbill (BNE).
    For OHHS & Rip2Shredz Press

    Words by RIP NICHOLSON
    Live Image by Dwayne Bridgland

    Tonight the Fundamental Elements bring all they have to their EP launch at South Brisbane’s Milk Factory, a huddled corner space just fit for some local and live hip-hop.

     

    On World Record Store Day, the Northside contingent to Brisbane’s Boomtown scene showed out for the double launch of Clockwork Records’ Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol 3 and Fundamental Elements’ The Prerequisite EP on a bill supported by Velvet Couch Clothing and featuring the local lineup of Upryt, Tendancee and DJ Backlash who holds down spins between sets. And before the main act, Tailor Made drop joints from their String Theory LP then Verbill rhymes over Nate Dogg’s ‘I Got Love’ and gets between the sheets with ‘Everything’ dedicated to the couple who reconciled over this jam and finishing on ‘Slice’ to a full-house reception for one of Brisbane hip-hop’s slickest soloists.

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    Hot inside, sweat builds up on the graffed walls as host, Sneaky T snatches back the stage with DJ Johnny Love to keep the atmosphere amped for more of Boomtown’s big hitters while Pleura and Species from Fundamental Elements cool-out at the back of the crowd, mic’ed up before prowling to the front, rapping ‘The Prerequisite’ lead track to the EP. Breaking bars back and forth like old-hat, FE run out their new EP featuring Insideous (of Exit Strategy) on ‘The Sickness’ while an audience spilling out into the sidewalk finds their bounce to Johnny Love on the ones-and-twos. Tonight at the Milk Factory local hip-hop on both sides of the stage is showing love.

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    Both MCs thank everyone in the house humbly, recognising that in a small scene the lifeblood is in the 360 degree support. With a raucous applause for their final track ‘Y’all Been Warned’ the graft of one of Brisbane’s finest independent crews is appreciated as they carve away at their place in Australian hip-hop. VC’s night of celebrating Clockwork Records’ Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol 3 and Fundamental Elements’ EP launch of The Prerequisite goes off without a hitch as the boys claim theirs in the Boomtown scene that has equally embraced them.

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  • SBX - 'The Syllabus 2' Marks the Return of the Swan (Official Video).

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    Another cypher from the Syllabolics (SBX) finds a full lineup from the west coast crew as the guardians of keeping it real. Pulling down weighted bars over a percussion-loaded beat drop from the newest of the camp, Rob Shaker outside Shake Down Studios this heater's just looking to drop a body on it.

    With zero tolerance of anyone not stepping correct, the SBX crew is heat-checking all wack MCs and Big Mort is judging;

    "I'm Manu making a meal while you're spittin' that fast food."

    MCs: Mr. Grevis, Emjay, Bitter Belief, Optamus and Mortar
    Beat Produced by Rob Shaker
    Additional drums by Hi Hat
    Video by Tay Kaka
    Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Rob Shaker at Shake Down Studio

     
  • Dyl Thomas & Flu - Deep (Official Video)

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    Dyl Thomas & Flu - Deep (Official Video)

    Pang productions have just released their latest installment from the upcoming release 'Idol Hands' 12" Ep that is available to purchase on World Record Store Day April 18th. The brand new clip was shot by Must Volkoff and edited by Mata & Must. 'Deep' features killer production from Fluent Form that's topped off with the smooth grime flow and intelligent lyrics from Dyl Thomas. This is just another reason why people have been frothing waiting for the new drop.

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    'Idol Hands' 12" Ep will be available for purchase in our store for this years World Record Store Day April 18th.

    You can purchase other vinyl from Pang Productions via the links below.

    Mata N Must - Get Your Mind Right 2Lp

    Must Volkoff - White Russian

     
  • R.A The Rugged Man 'Shoot Me In The Head' Australian Tour 2015

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    R.A The Rugged Man 'Shoot Me In The Head' Australian Tour 2015

     

    The legendary rapper R.A The Rugged Man will be back in Australia for a national tour ‘Shoot Me In The Head’ starting June 2015.

     

    A MC who needs no introduction, R.A is as controversial as he is influential. Hailing from New York, he flawlessly combines the authenticity of his undeniably rugged life with his undisputed mic skills and understanding of the genre as a hip-hop historian.

    R.A. pioneered the truly independent indie-rap hustle, pressing his own vinyl singles and racking up one of the most impressive resumes in Rap history. From Wu-Tang and Mobb Deep to Biggie and Kool G. Rap, not to mention productions from Erick Sermon, DJ Quik and The Alchemist,
    his discography reads like a Hip-Hop Hall of Fame.

    Nothing is off-limits to R.A, his lyricism is one to educate and stimulate the mass crowds.

    R.A will be hitting up all major cities, including Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.

     

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    Wednesday 3rd June | Canberra, Transit
    Thursday 4th June | Brisbane, Woolly Mammoth
    Friday 5th June | Perth, The Game
    Sat 6th June | Sydney, Manning Bar
    Sunday 7th June | Melbourne, Laundry Bar
    Monday 8th June | Adelaide, The Gov

    Tickets on sale now!

    Ticket links below:

    Canberra - June 3 -http://goo.gl/f2aCM4

    Brisbane - June 4 - http://goo.gl/noFmLN

    Perth - June 5 - http://goo.gl/9oZffP

    Sydney - June 6 - http://goo.gl/J2CMZP

    Melbourne - June 7 - http://goo.gl/l0ERSW

    Adelaide - June 8 - http://goo.gl/j7bXcq

     

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