Monthly Archives: April 2017

  • The Dirturtles Release Brand New Video 'Bad Luck'

    The Dirturtles Bad Luck

    Tasmanian hip-hop group The Dirturtles are back again  with a brand new track and video titled ‘Bad Luck’.  Bad Luck explores the ebbs and flows of the day to day challenges we all face and keeping your head up when times get tough. The brand new clip was filmed by Dylan Giffard and edited by Hot Cheddar who also handled the production and mixing of the track.

    Lyrics by: Otis Que
    Produced/Recorded/Mixed & Mastered by: Hot Cheddar
    Filmed by: Dylan Giffard
    Edited by: Hot Cheddar

     
  • Riff Raff Melbourne Show 2017!

    Riff Raff Melbourne Show

    MATT VAN ROOY PRESENTS - RIFF RAFF, AKA THE NEON ICON, BRINGS HIS FULL TINT OF LASER BEAM LUNACY OF A WORLD TOUR TO MAX WATT’S!

    Known for his gleaming grills, razor-sliced eyebrows, zigzag beard, manicured cornrows and Evil Knievel jumpsuits, the Peach Panther touches down with DJ Afterthought to punctuate his Southern-sizzurp style and tear-loose at Melbourne’s Max Watt’s for one night only, this June. Tickets available through Ticket Fairy!

    That greasy white-boy-rapper aka Rap Game James Franco, (after his inspired portrayal of the rapper in Spring Breakers), out of Houston, Texas first flashed his persona through YouTube and as far back as when MySpace had play in the game. Then in 2008, he plugged into the virtual levels of WorldStarHipHop video drops and mixtape pushes where he his larger-than-life look flamed into the fully-plumed caricature of hip-hop he currently portrays.

    Signed to DJ legend Diplo’s Mad Decent label, he released his first major, Neon Icon in 2014 with it reaching fourth on Billboard's US Top Rap Albums chart. The LP featured Childish Gambino, Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Mac Miller with first single ‘How To Be the Man’ produced by DJ Mustard. He soon followed this up with Peach Panther through his own imprint Neon Nation Corporation two years later. Grabbing third spot on Billboard's US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Panther shared a guestlist with emcees Danny Brown, Gucci Mane and G-Eazy. The sizzurp-assassin found himself immersed in this thick of hip-hop’s elite.

    With just under a decade in the game, Riff Raff has risen to become the most iced-out paleface in rap since Vanilla Ice dropped Ice Ice Baby. So much so that his concert fees have increased tenfold just to illustrate the weight he’s thrown about the industry. Where most rappers sweat vapors, his shows soak through to the bone a downpour of hardcore, rich rap-extravaganza. A Riff Raff show drips a diamond-shine of excess.

    HOT-STEPPIN’ INTO MELBOURNE CITY, RIFF RAFF PROMISES TO GET LIT UNDER THE NEONS!

    Tickets available from  Ticket Fairy and Oztix.

     
  • 'Quality Beats' Episode 3: Scotty B & DJ Raine Supreme - Down Right Nasty

    Qualirty Beats 3

    The Chop presents "Quality Beats" a ongoing day in the life short video series featuring local established and upcoming Beat-Maker/Music Producers giving insight to their day to day lives, music, production process and more.

    Third up on Quality Beats we are lucky to have Scotty B The Digital Assassin and DJ Raine Supreme join up for a collaboration on this episode they take us on an adventure show a joint production routine and process where Raine dug the vinyl and laid  cuts and Scotty laid down his handy work on making the beat.

    Shout out to all involved and the  sponsors:  Akai Pro Australia,  Sailor Jerry,  PLAY BAR (for being the home of The Chop events), Well Dressed Vandals,  Phable Denim,  OZHIPHOPSHOP,  Aisle6ix Industries,  Hardcore Classic,  Crown.St Cut Collective

    Listen to full track version of "Down Right Nasty" here.

    Be sure to check out our other episodes.

     
  • Boom Bap Sessions Ft Earelevant, Scarecrow & Dopeman

    Boom Bap Sessions April 2017

    Boom Bap Sessions is stoked to finally have EaRelevant on the Boom Bap Sessions line-up, been trying to lock in this master wordsmith since 2015. Also on this months bill is Scarecrow from the A.C.T and Dopeman all the way from Victoria.

    You may know EaRelevant as 1/3 of Broken Thought Theory. Active member of Cooking With Caustic. Brazen crook of the dastardly Beat Thieves. Illeqwip Clique!

    Scarecrow has been active for over a decade and certainly no stranger to local hip hop, Sydney born emcee Scarecrow currently calls Canberra home. Scarecrow, best known as one half of hip hop duo Beat Theory is has been carefully crafting his debut solo EP release. Get ready for ‘Tadpoles in the Machine’
    Dopeman is veteran DJ/Turntablist from Melbourne who is all about playing heavy tunes that gett the party started.
    Boom Bap Resident DJ's DJ Cost, Platterpush and Codeks (Down Under Beats) will be playing that real shit throughout the night.
    This is looking to be a big one so get down early and support local Hip Hop.

    Free Entry!

     
  • Byron Bay Record Fair April 2017

    Byron Bay Record Fair April 2017

    To coincide with Bluesfest. Byron Bay Record Fair is on again..

    'Over 40,000 LPs will be available at the Byron Record Fair – from punk to pop, from reggae to rock, from hip hop to be-bop…

    'The one thing doesn't cater for however, is easy listening records. 'If you‘re looking for Kamahl, it's probably in the local op shop,' says Matt.
    The Byron Bay Record Fair is being held at The Ewingsdale Hall, near the Byron Bay Pacific Highway exit. The hall will be open from 10am – 6pm, commencing on Good Friday and finishing on Easter Tuesday.

    Entry is free.

     
  • Melbourne Rapper Eloquor Releases Brand New Album 'Lunch'

     

    Eloquor - Lunch

    ELOQUOR’S HIP-HOP HAS ALWAYS TOLD THE STORY OF AUSTRALIA’S WORKING CLASS STRUGGLE. THE VETERAN EMCEE IS ELATED TO RELEASE HIS FOURTH LP, LUNCH ON THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS FIRST. REST ASSURED, LUNCH REMAINS SOCIALLY-AWARE ONLY THIS TIME SHARPER AND DEFFER.

     

    There stands only a select few of Melbourne’s most respected vets and Eloquor holds firm his place among them. Once described as: an MC harbouring traits of a vigilante of the modern era, over a fifteen-year career his work upholds a distinct core of values from which he has never strayed. Illuminating the human condition and representing well the social discord of his audience - his brand of homegrown hip-hop returns with a packed punch.

     

    Conceived during breaks on his 9-to-5 around Melbourne’s Balaclava, St Kilda and Prahran suburbs, Lunch picks up where 2015’s The Don left off - showing he hasn’t missed the mark. Going hard on the credits to push the message, Eloquor brought the talents of Andrew Bautista (‘Not About You’), Glenn Braybrook (‘Devils Garden’) and Millie Moon (“Happy Then’) to lend their vocals and spared verse drops with Ruste Juxx and legendary icon of Australian hip-hop Reason (‘Treacherous’) bending bars in bunches. As well, behind every sentiment stands a solid foundation of a production unit. Lunch delivers a base cemented by big ticket beatsmiths Simplex, Jase Beathedz, 7’6 and powerhouse ARIA award-winning producer Cam Bluff with production mixed and mastered for the most part at Big Show Studio.

    Pre-released singles driving the preemptive onslaught to the album’s official drop found plenty of radio rotation. The anthemic belter, ‘Working Class’ came out first and best explains the album’s blue- collar ethic in which the venomous bars of Eloquor spoke to Australia’s hard-working majority addressing their daily battles over a building rock-riffs courtesy of Cam Bluff who kept the tempo ascending through the second single ‘Chat’ in a heartfelt drop delivered to those who seek a moment of time to unburden themselves. With one ear to the street, Eloquor stays socially aware reminding us that being there for a friend can sometimes make all the difference to losing them. Keeping to his PSA theme, he peels back even further on the more selfless message on ‘Not About You’ featuring Filipino singer/songwriter Andrew Bautista. The third and final pre-release release new air into the lungs of today’s self-absorbed hip-hop, countering the existent calloused tone that sits on the shelf. Backed up by Brisbane beatsmith Simplex, (From the Oceans of Karana, 2013) who knocks up a sparking, studio-shining string and keys ballad to match the sharp slices of Eloquor’s lyrical lacerations.

     

    After siding with Indigenous Tasmanian rapper Strike Won in early 2013 to knuckle-up on the controversial and longstanding national debate on ‘Invasion’, Eloquor maintained a dialled-in on social awareness weighing down firm his stance from thereon in. So, when the rapper prepared his latest album he rapped a meal out of it making food-for-thought. With solid ten-track courses laid out on the table, Lunch is ready.

     

    Lunch attests to his staying true to form, available April, 2017 on iTunes and Bandcamp through Myspherical Entertainment.

     
  • Gig News: Rock The Block Ft Ozi Batla

    OziBatla

    Izzy, Mumbles & Hustle & Flow Bar Present: ROCK THE BLOCK
    With special guest and Australian Hip Hop legend Ozi Batla!

    Open Mic Cypher over Live Beatmaking.
    A showcase of freestyle emcees and beatmakers.

    Come down and be apart of the newest and dopest freeestyle/beatmaking event in Sydney - ROCK THE BLOCK!

    This event will be will be held @ Hustle & Flow Bar EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY.

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    **OZI BATLA**

    A.K.A - O.B. Batla. Battlerfinga. Swandon. Batts.
    From legendary crews The Herd and Astronomy Class.

    Wrote/co-wrote tunes such as, including "77%", "Put It On Wax", "Starship Troopers", "A Bright Tomorrow", "Only 19" and the early Oz hip hop breakthrough/down "Scallops".

    In 1996, he teamed up eith DJ ALF, Rok Poshtya, Unkle Ho and Toe Fu (The Herd).

    The first Elefant Traks release in 1998, and in 2001 The Herd evolved out of the fledgling label.

    In 2002 he battled, winning the Verbal Mechanics NSW final, NSW Stealth Battle. Got to semis of Revolver, and invited to first Battle for Supremacy.

    Five Herd albums, a solo record and a third Astronomy Class project in the works.

    He has never stopped / Lovin' hip hop

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    **IZZY**

    Izzy has been a part of the furniture in the Sydney Hip Hop scene for a third of his lifetime. After coming in contact with the Krosswerdz crew in Sydney many years ago, it empowered him to utilize his passion as an emcee and his faith in God and use it to communicate life and hope to a greater audience.

    Izzy has a powerful testimony about redemption, perseverance, identity, culture and growth. Izzy has a very potent lyrical approach to songs and is not afraid to approach a difficult topic and tackle an issue in a track with honestyand heartfelt lyrics.

    In the past 2 years Izzy has stepped into a leadership role in the Krosswerdz Sydney minstry and has been hosting,preparing and participating in the monthly Krosswerdz jams in Sydney as well as mentoring and discipling some of the individual participants through the ministry.

    Every Tuesday night at a local youth centre, Izzy helps to host the weekly cypher group which is gaining some great momentum and is an amazing opportunity to mentor young emcees. This group is a multi-cultural, multi-faith and multi-lingual group of young artists. This has been a place of refuge and acceptance for many young emcees to find positive relationships in a supportive environment.

    For many it is a place of accountability, growth and light. It has also been an opportunity for some of the young guys to better their English skills as they grow in their craft as an artist.

    Izzy has been given a great gift to be able to relate to people from many walks of life, with Hip Hop and Ministry as a focus in life, he has been lead to many youth groups, churches, community groups, juvenily detention centres and many more locations to spread a message of life and hope through Hip Hop.

    Izzy also plays a big role in the Indigineous community within Australia; participating in the national radio show as a guest and sometime co-host, participating in community events, gigs and also workshops for young Indigenous Australians. With debut Izzy n The Profit album “Pulling Strings” gaining some positive attention, there are plentymore projects in the pipeline from Izzy including Debut solo album “Snake Eyes”.

    An emcee who speaks from the heart and has an acceptance and understanding of people that makes a great impact.

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    **MUMBLES**

    Finger drumming extradinaire, Producer, Emcee and founding member of up and coming Ivy Mics Mumbles is well know for being one of the best live beatmakers in the Sydney Hip Hop scene.
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    Get down and support the culture and enjoy some of Sydney's finest Live Hip Hop.

    *FREE ENTRY*

     

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