Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • INVALID by Defron - Official Film Clip – Out Now!

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    Freestyle battle rapper and poet Defron drops verbiage evenly over New York producer Bottega Beretta’s beats in a nice cut to heighten his trajectory in the game. His inventive wordplay here masks a thin veil of the brunt of his realism, alleviating its weight through his easy demeanor and comical approach to the art of rhyme. In his own words, the Melbourne MC takes a poke at the scene in light-hearted fashion, describing ‘Invalid’ as “a parody and a battle-cry, satirising the braggadocio formula of boom-bap bangers whilst simultaneously celebrating them”.

    ‘Invalid’ is the title-track and first off his upcoming debut EP Invalid, set for release in July/August.

    The self-described Peter Pan, shaved head and sneakers dropping bookworm bravado does just that for the bare-bones video where Steven Maclean shoots Defron raw, prowling through obscure warehouses and the skeletal remains of an abandoned paint mill, set in the industrial jungle of Victoria’s Yarraville. The accompanying lyrical content is visually punctuated to good effect using custom animation by illustrator, Joshua Trotter.

    Produced by New York based producer Bottega Beretta
    Cuts from SBX producer Rob Shaker
    Video shot and edited by Steven Maclean

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  • Seth Sentry Drops New Video For “Hell Boy”

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    In the midst of his massive national tour, Aussie hip-hop mastermind Seth Sentry treats fans once more with the launch of the new clip for “Hell Boy”, which premiered on Channel [V] tonight. “Hell Boy” made its debut spin via Richard Kingsmill on triple j in early May as the second warning shot fired from his recently dropped ‘Strange New Past’ album, out now on High Score Records via Inertia.

    Directed by Joel Crane, the video for “Hell Boy” is a humorous, if not slightly eerie addition to Seth Sentry’s trademark observational and story-telling style. The video features a convincing anti-hero that complements rather than outshines Sentry’s lyrical genius, in which he documents a youth laden with mischief and misadventure

    To celebrate the release of the "Hell Boy" video, Seth took the party directly to the people, hosting a fan Q&A on Channel [V]'s Facebook. The results of which were hilarious, insightful and at times, highly NSFW.

    Sentry has already charmed crowds in Bundaberg, Noosa, Brisbane and Coolangatta as the first lot of shows in a 3-month tour which will see him zig-zagging his way throughout our fair nation over 47 shows, thousands of kilometers and a whole lotta good times. You can find all the dates here.

    THE MUSIC His triumph is his commitment to making progress while others around him stagnate. That’s artistry. That’s humility. That’s what an intelligent rapper should be striving for.”

    ROLLING STONE AUSTRALIA “’Strange New Past’ is an honest reflection – both with its nostalgic narratives and introspective analysis of its creator.”

    OZHIPHOPSHOP “This well-fractured rap album covers Seth Sentry in any kind of weather.”

    APHRA MAGAZINE “’Strange New Past’ is a brutally honest and mature piece of storytelling.

    RIP IT UP “This is a new, raw side of Sentry that we often don’t get to see.”

    HHHHAPPY “The album in its entirety is more intricate and specialised, production wise and his flow is a lot more synchronised with his philosophical and wilfully wondering lyrics.” 

     
  • Tour News! Hau Kill.I.AM Australian And New Zealand Tour

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    With 20 years of writing and performing under his belt (best known as the front man for ARIA award-winning duo, Koolism), Hau hits the road across Australian and New Zealand to promote the first single “KILL.I.AM” taken off his forthcoming debut solo album “The No End Theory”.

    No stranger to the airwaves, Hau’s prolific career has already seen him provide vocals for huge talents including The Hilltop Hoods, Hermitude, Rodney P and Oddisee, head up the Hip-Hop show on Australia’s leading youth network triple j and launch his solo career with the release of mixtape “Football, Feasts & Funerals” in 2014.

    “KILL.I.AM” is inspired by the frontman of a certain multi-platinum selling quartet, and in a sense, his progression from an underground hip-hop head to a mega popstar. Would you dance with the devil in order to experience the taste of success? This is what Hau asks through lyrics delivered in an effortless, laid-back flow.

    The soundscape is created by the talented Sensible J & Dutch (Remi). The Melbourne producers create the bump through a mix of live drums, synths and a cleverly reshaped sample. From the grit of the bassline to the crispiness of the clicks, “KILL.I.AM” has an undeniable groove that will make both your body and mind dance.

    Hau was born in Australia to Tongan parents, which gave him access to two cultures to draw from for both writing lyrics and performing on stage. His heritage plays an important part of who is as a person and as an artist. Original by name, original by style.

    TOUR DATES:
    Fri 24th July – The Laundry, Melbourne
    Sat 25th July – RBMA stage @ Splendour In The Grass
    Fri 31st July – Transit Bar, Canberra
    Sat 1st August – Gingers, Sydney
    Sat 8th August – The Rosemount, Perth
    Friday 14th August – Republic Bar, Hobart
    Sat 15th August – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
    Sat 5th September – Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland
    Sat 12th September – Railway Club, Darwin

     

     
  • 'SUNNY' by Knovell Capote x Kenzie FromWelly

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    For something other than what’s out there, ease back on this one.

    New single ‘Sunny’ finds Brisbane-based MC and beatsmith  Knovell Capote rhyming instep with femme-cee Kenzie FromWelly for an organic twist in contrast to the more common beat-layered raps streaming hot. Try some conscious thought over a little roots-down jazz like it’s been aged in barrels, it’s a nice drop.

    ‘Sunny’ is the first single from their debut EP Watching the World Self Destruct. Take a stroll with them on the new video from Torn Parachute.

     
  • Raw Intelligence by Graphic (an interactive experience)

     

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    ‘Raw Intelligence’ delivers a stern warning for our futures and for the futures of our children. Not since The Herd’s ‘77%’ has Australian hip-hop experienced such a slamming indictment of geopolitics and the pain of its toil on home soil.

    From Graphic:

    This project TAKES AIM at a range of topics. Looking with the power of FIVE EYES, no MERCY is demonstrated when addressing the concept of economic BOOM STATES. WITHOUT HESITATION, it shows that a HANDS OFF approach to the world’s problems will lead to a failed future so clear you can PICTURE THIS. As the BOMBS RAIN across the planet, we COME ON to subject matter that has been at the core of our existence from the GET GO. LOADED with many QUESTIONS and voiced in lyrical PROTEST, RAW INTELLIGENCE sparks thought and seeks to SET IT OFF amongst readers and listeners, fueling the argument that the only hope for third world countries is to BURN A DEBT.

    Perth MC, Graphic from the hip-hop outfit Clandestien has presented ‘Raw Intelligence’ as less of a rap album and more an inventive design to project a purposeful awareness of pressing global threats through hip-hop and disseminated through a more stimulating medium than the confines of just complementing a dope beat. This interactive experience allows for listeners to turn reader and follow the MC through the pages of an eBook divided into tracks with links embedded into the accompanying lyrics. Taking it to a geopolitical level, the point and purpose of ‘Raw Intelligence’ is illustrated in a broader context, bringing to surface the pattern of totalitarian corruption, human rights breaches and transgressions of first world foreign policy over 14 tracks. Graphic’s flow is consistent through each beat, delivering strong sentiment without losing step to his rap which includes hashing out a more suitable Australian anthem on the pre-released track ‘Boom State’. This is still the same Graphic, well known for his work on Clandestien releases.

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    Behind the message, the production is a framework built around upbeats and varied shining samples providing for the horns blowing dulcet notes through ‘Five Eyes’ and the plentiful soul’d out hooks on ‘Without Hesitation’ and ‘Mercy’. The finely-tweaked xylophone scaling on the ‘Hands Off’ demonstrates the album’s production, constructed with acute detail courtesy of Syllabolix producer Rob Shaker, from Shake Down Studios, who thoroughly counters the weight of Graphic’s Uzi firing off rounds of whole truths ranging from the plight of passage from refugee to asylum seeker, third world debt, mineral fracking and all eyes of the alphabet corporations eyeing off our freedoms. And, on the a cappella ‘Picture This’ fable, Graphic’s spoken word reverberates the album’s narrative greatly.

    Where other MCs have spat verses damning much of the same social disorder, Graphic brings a discourse to ‘Raw Intelligence’ that encourages listeners to be more proactive in their belief system, painting this project as a scholarly-driven concept album, one of a kind in Australian hip-hop. However the way Graphic delivers this project is not so much curriculum for education, rather it serves to juice further conscious responsibility and heighten awareness levels to what affects our basic freedoms that has afforded us our accustomed way of life. ‘Raw Intelligence’ is not simply a conduit tool for information but a weapon to broaden the mind that shoots with great accuracy to devastating effect.

    You're in the midst of magnificence / I got noth’n to prove but still move with due diligence.

    An imminent warning if you thought its gone / No mercy shown, keep press’n on.’

     
  • Seth Sentry! Strange New Interview.

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    FOR SETH SENTRY, WHO WAXES NOSTALGIC ON WAITRESSES AND WAITS IMPATIENTLY FOR THE FUTURE, HIS NEW ALBUM IS RETROSPECTIVE WHILE LOOKING AHEAD. IN THE PRESENT, HE TELLS RIP NICHOLSON, HE’S JUST TRYING TO OUT RAP THE REST.

    I’ve never had any lofty goals with rap,” admits Seth Marton, who travels as Seth Sentry. “I never wanted to be famous. I never necessarily wanted money. So all really I wanted to do was just rap better than everyone else. That’s all I wanted, was that competitive drive to keep going. But, I am very aware that I’m in a good position and very lucky to be able to do shit that I was gonna do any way. So to be able to do this as a fulltime job is pretty cool.”

    Prior to this interview, Marton was in a meeting where, so far, the 48th show was being tacked onto his Strange New Past national tour. All this for a Frankston, Melbourne MC with only one studio album? “Yeah, I don’t know what it is.” Despite his modest response, Australia’s love affair with him has been strong. His first EP, out in 2008, sold us on his story, 2012’s This Was Tomorrow let loose on his fantasy future and new album, Strange New Past, finds the rapper reminiscing in his own rear view.

    “That’s why I called it Strange New Past. I was doing a lot of looking back in retrospect and how that developed the person that I am. If you can process it and be at peace with your past then you can look back at yourself in a different and more positive way. You can look back and say ‘Ah, shit I wish I didn’t do that’ and live a life of regret or you can be, ‘Well if I didn’t do that shit then I wouldn’t be where I’m at now.’”

    Right now, Marton’s only interest is in being in the competition of rap. On Nobody Like Me the MC goes to battle, pushing limits as a rapper. “I’m not in it for any other reason than to be a good rapper, to push myself and to own my craft. I’ve stepped it up a lot in terms of my rapping ability and I’ve worked hard to create new flows and be more dynamic in my delivery.

    “This time, maybe it’s because I’m older or something, I started to do a lot of self-evaluation and going with my first instinct, I heard the beat and just went with it. It felt really good, it felt cathartic.”

    Calls for Seth Sentry to stay the same are completely lost on Marton. “There’s no way I could write the same album again, doing it just for the sake of putting something out. That’s just not how I work. It’s a real competitive game you’ve got to push yourself. I feel like I was a lot more hungry on this album.”

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    Hey man, how’s the day treating you?

    Good. Good. I’m just in Sydney. Having a coffee, sitting out in the sun. It’s not bad.

     

    I spoke to you last January for the Run tour. I caught the Brisbane show.

    Was that for the Run tour?

    Yeah, at the Hi-Fi.

    Yeah, I think that was the one, man. We were still trying to figure out the nuts and bolts of it. But I’m glad you enjoyed it man. We go pretty hard. It’s my exercise.

     

    You put so much energy forth in your performance. That was some Ninja Scroll shit, as you put it, balancing out on the bannisters to shake hands. That was some shit to see.

    Haha, cheers man.

     

    I just read your last input. 48 shows now? Is that what you’re staring down the barrel towards on your next tour?

    It is now. It was 47 but we just added a festival to it so now it’s 48.

    God damn!

    Yeah, I know, man. And that’s not even factoring in the summer festivals. Oh man, pretty heavy.

     

    Well you must have known after the responses for ‘Run’ and ‘Hell Boy’ tracks that you were gonna have a big year on the tour circuit?

    Kind of. I never had any lofty goals with rap. Like I never wanted to be especially, famous. I never necessarily wanted money. So all really I wanted to do was just rap better than everyone else. That’s all I wanted, was that competitive drive to keep going. So, it’s definitely weird when you’re doing that and you realise you have to keep going because it works, and then it becomes work and I have to work harder at this now. It’s interesting. But, I am very aware that I’m in a good position and very lucky to be able to do shit that I was gonna do any way. So to be able to do this as a fulltime job is pretty cool.

     

    Heard the complete new album bro. Hard to believe it’s only your 2nd album. Why does it seem like you should be on your third or fourth?

    Why, what do you mean?

    Well you’ve been in the spotlight now for a while. You keep so busy in it that it seems like you are more the veteran than someone who is about to release his follow-up LP. And it’s crazy that you’re about to do 48 shows off of one album!

    Yeah, I don’t know what it is. It definitely takes me ages to write. Fucking ages, when it comes to recording an album. Mixtape shit, i’ll write in an hour or something but for an album i tinker away slowly at it. The first album took me four years and that was just really the real songwriting and recording stages and some of those songs have been floating around for ten years before that. So, to be able to cut down this album to two years, really 18 months, that was fast for me. If I wasn’t working with Styalz who was keeping the pace, I could have easily worked another three years on this.

     

    Well you’ve put a lot of yourself into this, and that must have taken time. Would you say that you were less the comic on this album and more revealing as Seth Marton, perhaps?

    Yeah, I reckon. You know, I just didn’t overthink it this time. Last time I tried really hard to come up with interesting topics that hadn’t really been covered in rap music before. And, I was really looking at the world, more looking into the future and not so much around me at the time and try to work out interesting ways I can analyse it. This time, I don’t know maybe it’s because I’m older or something, I started to do a lot of self-evaluation and going with my first instinct I heard the beat and I didn’t resist it I kinda went with it, you know?

    Sure.

    And it felt really good, it felt cathartic.

     

    When I heard the album it really came off like this rapper was on the couch for an hour and we the listeners are the counsellors taking this in and not giving any feedback. It’s interesting that you likened it to the same thing.

    Yeah, I do really try hard to find a balance there because, you don’t want a whole album’s worth of that so I tried to vary it. Yeah, it’s just came out, man. I think I just got to the age, that’s why I called it Strange New Past because I was doing a lot of looking back in retrospect  and how that developed the person that I am.

     

    There’s a trend there in your titles This Was Tomorrow and Strange New Past, both are a play on words of respecting the past that made you the person you are today.

    And I think if you analyse it and can process it and be at peace with your past then you can look back yourself in a different and more positive way. You know, you can look back and say ‘Ah, shit I wish I didn’t do that’ and live a life of regret or you can well if I didn’t do that shit then I wouldn’t be where i’m at now.

    Words by RIP NICHOLSON

     
  • Brendan Tuckerman From Thundamentals Talks About The Groups Recent Success

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    STILL ON THEIR ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM NATIONAL TOUR, THUNDAMENTALS HAVE BEEN SURPRISED BY THEIR EXPANDING POPULARITY. BRENDAN TUCKERMAN EXPLAINS TO RIP NICHOLSON HOW THE OBESE TRIO CHOOSE TO USE THEIR EXPANDING PROFILE.

     

    The tour has grown to a massive 25 dates since it started. Although, considering the Thundamentals’ last album, So We Can Remember, debuted #3 on the Australian album charts and numero uno on the ARIA urban charts, such demand for shows should have come as no surprise to the rap crew from NSW’s Blue Mountains. Yet, “We’ve been blown away, we didn’t expect it,” Brendan Tuckerman aka MC Tuka admits. “When we first released the shows we had 11 venues, then three weeks later we got hit by so many other places that wanted us to play. The Corner sold out three times, the Capital sold out twice, The Zoo sold out twice and the Manning Bar in Sydney sold out twice. It was, like, 1,400 people in Wollongong – it was crazy for us. We’re not used to that. Last time we went to Wollongong there were like 90 people. It was just a beast this tour.”

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    Despite it often translating into revenue in their back pockets, expanding the fanbase is not how the Thundamentals measure their success. Earlier this year, they were appointed Welcome To Australia ambassadors and designed a ‘Got Love’ band T-shirt with 100% of proceeds going towards supporting asylum seekers. “As long as people understand this is not why we do it,” Tuckerman stresses their focus on using their platform for a higher cause. “We have a particular belief system that we roll with and we try not to preach it. But it’s nice that we’re reaching these new markets to understand the depths of the issue. It’s gotta be more than being crazy pumped for playing shows. We have this social responsibility but more like a social observation that will be recycled back into our music.”

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    As Tuckerman prepares for his fourth solo album to be released through EMI mid-year, the irony of Thundas’ involvement in the entertainment industry’s capitalistic machine is not lost on Tuckerman as he explains the balancing act they’re obliged to partake in. “George Clooney was putting his hand up to help the world at the same time he was making these blockbuster films and obviously leaning on a lot of third-party, capitalistic corporations. And, being in the entertainment industry you can’t but be a victim of circumstance to make money. Like, the clothes we wear are made in China for a start. There’s a duality going on here and we see it as just a balance. If we’re going to benefit from this energy that’s fucking the world over, then we’re just trying to find a happy medium on the other end. We’re stoked that people want to come out and support us. It’s a lot of fun, especially those big stages where you do get access to a crazy amount of people who have probably never heard us, because you’re sharing with other artists’ fan bases.”

    By RIP NICHOLSON

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  • Oddisse The Good Fight Australian Tour 2015!

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    Live and direct from the USA critically acclaimed MC/Producer Oddisee touches down in Australia for 7 shows during November as he tours his new album "The Good Fight" out now on Mello Music Group.

     

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    The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oudh, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analogue basement studio of his legendary neighbour, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).

    Convincing his entrepreneurial father that he too had business acumen, Amir laid the check from his first commercial release on the kitchen table before his 21st birthday and never looked back. Though Oddisee has gone on to perform with The Roots, produce for Freeway, Jazzy Jeff, Little Brother, De La Soul & Nikki Jean, and has MC'd on production from Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Kev Brown, his proudest moment was the birth of his critically acclaimed group Diamond District with fellow Washingtonians X.O. and yU.

    Known in the music industry for his independence, Oddisee consistently debunks the scatterbrained artist myth - doing everything from booking international tours to photography to marketing and promoting himself and even other artists. He now works as both artist and consultant with Mello Music Group, one of the foremost emerging independent labels to take advantage of the digital revolution to build a successful business.

    His new album "The Good Fight" has been added to Double J and FBI Radio featured playlists and in a landscape overrun with abstract indulgence and shallow trend-chasers, the Prince George's County, Maryland artist has created a record that reminds you that it's music before it's hip-hop.

    For Oddisee, "The Good Fight" is about living fully as a musician without succumbing to the traps of hedonism, avarice, and materialism. It's music that yields an intangible feeling: the sacral sound of an organ whine, brass horns, or a cymbal crash. It's a meditation on our capacity to love and the bonds binding us together. It's our ambition and greed warring with our sense of propriety - a list of paradoxes we all face when living and striving.

    Oddisee's production simmers in its own orchestral gumbo. You sense he's really a jazzman in different form, inhabiting the spirit of Roy Ayers and other past greats. The Fader's compared him to a musical MC Escher, calling hailing his "grandiose and symphonic sound" and "relevant relatable messages." Pitchfork praised his "eclectic soulful boom-bap."

    "The Good Fight" acknowledges the stacked odds, but refuses to submit.
    TOUR DATES:

    Thursday 19th November - Section 8, Melbourne

    Friday 20th November - Mojos, Perth

    Saturday 21st November - Transit Bar, Canberra

    Sunday 22nd November - Strawberry Hills Festival, Melbourne

    Thursday 26th November - Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane

    Friday 27th November - Goodgod Small Club, Sydney

    Saturday 28th November - Rocket Bar, Adelaide


    Get tickets Here.

    Listen to "The Good Fight" album HERE
     
  • Not Just Another Album, The Graphic Interview!

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    We recently caught up with Graphic(Clandestien) to talk about his brand new album Raw Intelligence and after playing his two new singles for the last few weeks, we soon found out it's not just another album.

    OHHS: Raw Intelligence is the new full length album, take us through it content, motivation etc.

    Graphic: This is more than a traditional album. This is an interactive album. It has 14 tracks to listen to. Each track has the lyrics for the listener to become a reader. Each lyric sheet then has several hyperlinks to turn the reader into a researcher and eventually a self educator. The hyperlinks connect them to documentaries, news articles, opinion pieces or sites that directly relate to the lyric at that exact moment of the track and the general theme of the song as well.

    The focus here is on the content. I hope that this can promote discussion about the topics covered in the project. The subject matter covered includes; this countries love affair with the mining industry, refugees, 1st world foreign policy, war, economics, 3rd world debt, sustainability and intelligence.

    As far as I am aware this has not been done before, so the meshing of mediums to deliver a message is fresh and stimulating to do.

    All the production, mixing and mastering of the music was done by Rob Shaker – so you know it’s going to sound big.

    You have released 2 singles so far BOOM STATE and BOMBS RAIN. What’s your link to the mining industry and refugees?

    Firstly, I live here and Australia’s modern economic history has been dominated by mining. It would be very naive of me to not know or make an attempt to understand how the economics of the country I live in works. As a teacher too often I have heard teens say they don’t give a shit about their education and their going to get a job on the mines. They have been misinformed by business, political leaders and possibly family and friends. This misinformation has led many, not just teens, to think that the mining industry is the way to go for prosperity. There are many links on the lyrics of this track righting a few wrongs in terms of the public’s understanding of this industry.

    Secondly, we all live on this planet. Displaced persons and genuine refugees are directly linked to the economic policies of 1st world countries, of which Australia is one. I have seen way too many cars with that sticker with the map of Australia and the slogan ‘Fuck off we’re full”. Complete ignorance, these people are clearly uneducated about the topic and easily misled by conservative powers in the media. Again, the lyrics and the links in the ebook try to educate with some relevant facts. Are these anti refugee people worried that a group of people are going to come here by boat, ignore laws, traditions and customs of the people who are already here and try to install their own way of life? Where have we heard that situation before? Think about that!

    Graphic Raw Intelligence, Australian Hip Hop, Aussie Hip Hop, Ozhiphop, Ozhiphopshop, Australian RapThe title is RAW INTELLIGENCE whats behind the name?

    It’s based on the fact that this project is full of important topics for which people need to do some research before casting an opinion. Therefore through the music, the written words and the linked information (the RAW INTELLIGENCE) people can hopefully make a more educated judgement on these topics that will hopefully motivate them to become engaged in domestic and international issues that affect us. The power in these situations really lies with the voting public of 1st world countries. You see the elite are the minority, the weight of numbers is with us. We simply need to exercise our vote and judgement based on issues that are more important than just a short term personal financial gain.

    The production we have heard so far is dope, did rob produce the whole album?

    Rob produced the entire album. He has done a phenomenal job. I have known Rob for some time as we are both living in Perth. We both worked in a professional manner and the project is a serious one so it needed to be done with no messing about or wasting time. Each time we went into the studio ready to work. I brought in the lyrics, my suggestions for arrangement, cuts etc and we both worked really efficiently. We are both really proud of what we have created.

    If you could get any message across to your fans regarding Raw Intelligence what would it be?

    This is something different in terms of how the traditional listener interacts with the music, I encourage heads to treat this as more than a collection of 3 minute songs and more as a base for raw intelligence, what they do with the information is on them. Ideally the topics will be discussed between their crews/groups as a result of them interacting with the project. Discuss the lyrics, discuss the links and news articles, discuss the history and current day events related to the topic. From there,  people will either sit on their arse or action results from these discussions.

    Cheers for your time mate, we look forward to checking out the new album when it drops. Travis Broi

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  • Gig News! Big Village All Stars

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    Gig News! Big Village All Stars

     

    As Sydney is set to become the city of lights for Vivid, Newtown Hotel is delighted to announce that it will host a pop-up bar at the Vivid Sydney at Central Park site from 22nd May to 8th June, with free entry to the public.

    Located in the aMBUSH Gallery Event Space on Level 3 at Central Park, the pop-up bar offers the ideal vantage point to enjoy a drink and catch the multitude of activity happening over the 18 days.

    It all wraps up with an epic closing party featuring a massive night of big beats and dope rhymes from the '' Big Village Sound System'. Featuring ROLEO, 26th Letter & DJ Cost who will be spinning everything from classic Boom Bap to the freshest future beats on offer.

    Joining them we have the Big Village families finest MC's, headed by P.Smurf & Rapaport, coming to lay down some flavour on the mic throughout the night.

    Spectacular 3D projections by renowned street artists Beastman and Reko Rennie will be displayed on the historic CUB Brewery building. aMBUSH Gallery and T-World will also host the “Streets Ahead” exhibition and conference. The exhibition will showcase the world of street culture with renowned contemporary urban artists from around the world. The pop-up bar will also feature an eclectic music program that ranges from rock to hip-hop, disco to dance and is sure to attract a host of guests for the duration of the festival.

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