Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • P.Smurf Drops The Heat With 'Abalone' Produced by Must Volkoff

    P.Smurf Abalone Produced by Must Volkoff

    P.smurf - Abalone

    A bit late to the uptake, "Abalone" was released in May this year, a bold statement to all people sleeping on P.Smurf. Backed by the infectious slow Jazz instrumental by Must Volkoff, P.Smurf decimates the flow, effortlessly stringing his unpredictable multi-syllable rhythm, casually tearing through the bars with his gusto filled word play, offering that vintage wine flavour over his soul food groove in ya belly.

    My favourite Sydney artist by far, P.Smurf has a thing that rappers lack in this day and age: style and originality. His unshaven baritone vocals scratch across the track like a jagged rock jungle. He is not pushing, or trying to project either, he is ultra relaxed and concise in his delivery, rapping from his stomach not his lungs, in his element over this type of instrumental.

    The track is complimented with Must Volkoff's signature tasteful cuts adding the condiment and spices to this already palatable recipe. It also complimented by an awesome film clip, which although is shot in a traditional rap style, is very creative in alluring you into the track, blending different textures, comedy and sarcasm into the mix.

    P.Smurf Ft Must Volkoff - 'Abalone'

     

    Abalone is the first single taken from the Sydney MC's forthcoming debut solo LP 'Playing The Blues', due out later this year through Big Village Records.

    Produced by Must Volkoff

    Cuts by Must Volkoff

    Video edited by Billy Zammit

    Directed by P.Smurf & Hollie Black

    Shot by Hollie Black, Rodrigo Torres, Calum Ridlle

     

    Words By Lani Milbus.

     
  • Thundametals - 10 Year Anniversary Regional Tour

    DECADE OF THE THUNDAKAT – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY REGIONAL TOUR

    DECADE OF THE THUNDAKAT – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY REGIONAL TOUR

    One of Australia’s most beloved Hip-Hop acts, Sydney via Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals, will celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2018 with an epic national tour - Decade Of The Thundakat.

    Announced on Triple J's Breakfast Show after a very special Like A Version, Decade Of The Thundakat will see Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs take their revered live show across thirty-two regional dates nationwide in early 2018.

    Ten years deep into their career, Thundamental's reputation is undeniable. From their debut self-titled EP in 2008 through to their acclaimed, ARIA and J Award nominated fourth album Everyone We Knowin 2017, relentless touring across Australia and Europe including support for A Tribe Called Quest, Macklemore and Big Boi, not to mention gracing almost every major music festival in the country along the way, the band hasevolvedmusically, inspired lyrically and become one of Australia's most exciting and powerful live acts. In the last year alone, Thundamentals have graced the stages of Triple J's One Night Stand, Groovin The Moo, Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival, in addition to selling out their biggest ever headline tour.

    Tuka explains "It's 10 years of releasing records and touring, sure, but it's so much more than that. It's family, it's a platform to contribute to our community, it's connection to the broader community at large, it's a wealth of life-changing experiences. To be fair, it's a crazy thing to look back on. To listen back on..."

    Following their accolades and commercial success, it's Thundamentals ongoing efforts to spread love and inspire a positive change in their own community that has endeared them to their legions of fans, quietly raising tens of thousands of dollars through their Got Love Initiative on behalf of the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown and the The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.

    "Despite us being around for a decade, I feel like we have a lot of great music and creative energy left in us which I look forward to sharing with our listeners in the years to come. Thank you so much to anybody who has ever taken an interest in our music. We wouldn't be here without your continued support" - Jeswon

    MARCH 9TH 
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    VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL, Mulgrave VIC – GET TICKETS

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    TAP HOUSE, Bendigo VIC – SOLD OUT!

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    KAROVA LOUNGE, Ballarat VIC – GET TICKETS

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    May 11TH
    GEARINS HOTEL, Katoomba NSW – SOLD OUT!

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  • Social Change – Comin Up Fast (ft Mnops)

    Social Change – Comin Up Fast (ft Mnops) Social Change – Comin Up Fast (ft Mnops)

    Social Change – Comin Up Fast (ft Mnops)

     

    'Comin’ Up' Fast sees two of the biggest Adelaide heavyweight rhymers come together to show people what is f%$#-ing up, down in South Oz.

    Arguably the two most slept on artists in Australia, Social Change & Mnops together is a deadly amalgamation of wordplay, delivery and distinct voices cutting through over a Funkwig banger, (who is also disputably one of Australia’s premium and slept on producers.)

    The track starts with the slamming vintage production, with Ice Cube’s classic sample “Comin Up Fast” taken from his classic song “Colour Blind” from his album “Death Certificate,” setting up the track and building anticipation for the verses to drop, with a few other samples I’m not familiar with (although one sounds suspiciously like it came from a Superman record haha.)

    Social Change comes in with his trademark authoritative style, voice and flow. Razor sharp lyrics, he addresses being in the shadows and sharpening his sword for many years, starving hunger and “comin’ up” which in my opinion, he is overdue for his “come-uppance.” His voice cuts through with such a fresh Aussie tone, and his breath control on this is gargantuan. Flow is always on point with SC but on this one he condemns every word so you can feel the pulse of every single syllable, like a swinging katana blade striking with every word.
    Mnops comes in with his signature fast paced, multi-syllable style and presents his 4th to 7th bars with some creative deliberate stutters which sound doper than hash butter. Using dirty imagery, braggadocio wordplay and similes – “I’m a fucking eagle, you’re a maggot on a flesh piece” and funny lines like “Emcee’s are looking lost, DJ Khaled on a jet ski,” this verse is entertaining, creative and sonically enjoyable from flow to lyrics and delivery.

    All sound effects, mixing/ mastering are all achieved handsomely, using scarcity mixed with tasteful placement and selection of all elements, this track is a certified, head-nodding, true school boom bap classic.

    I’m looking forward to Social Change’s highly anticipated album/s, and Mnops’ follow up to his April Fools mixtape titled “Jokes On You,” and I’m not the only one that should be either!

    Listen to Social Change – Comin Up Fast (ft Mnops) Below!

     

    Words By Lani Milbus

     
  • Omar Musa Releases Brand New Album “Since Ali Died”

    Omar Musa Releases Brand New Album “Since Ali Died”

    Omar Musa - Since Ali Died

    “Since Ali Died” is an album of intensely personal and political songs and poems. The album is based around the idea that ever since his childhood hero Muhammad Ali died, Omar Musa feels like his life fell apart: loved ones died and got locked up, he found love and lost it, he lost his sanity, he saw a tangerine fascist take hostage of the world. Over production ranging from heavy, new wave beats to smooth R&B, “Since Ali Died” stands alongside “Reclaim Australia” by A.B. Original and “Divas And Demons” by Remi, but from a Muslim-Australian point of view. In an Australia that reduces so many identities to dangerous stereotypes, it is a timely and important album.

    Making appearances on “Since Ali Died” are singers Sarah Corry and Amali Golden, rappers Tasman Keith and Jeswon from Thundamentals, and artist Abdul Abdullah. Production was handled by Papertoy, Meare, Adit (Horrorshow) and PON CHO.

     
  • Gig News: Cracking Eggs Christmas Party

    Crackin' Eggs Christmas Party 2017

    Cracking Eggs Christmas Party!

     

    Ho Ho Ho, Merry Chrissy Eggletts!!

    This December 17th we are gonna be giving out presents a little early! Come dressed up for your chance to a win our Christmas prize pack!!!

    Crackin Eggs - 
    Sydney’s longest running and most loved Hip Hop Open Mic Night Crackin' Eggs is back, now on Sunday's! 

    For those who missed it, Crackin' Eggs was THE spot for no frills, super gravy, all inclusive Hip Hop for the most part of 2015/16. With MPC Maestro Mumbles on the booms & baps and The Keggles Emcee holding down the hosting duties, Crackin’ Egg's is where you wanna be if you wanna spit bars or boogie down. 

    Live Perfomances TBA

    $5 Entry 
    Live Band
    Cheap Drinks
    Open Mic Cypher

    @ The Hideaway Bar, 156 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042

     

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