Monthly Archives: February 2018

  • Masta Ace w/ Live Band at The Factory Theatre March 9th

    Masta Ace w/ Live Band at The Factory Theatre

    Masta Ace w/ Live Band (Mister Ott Rhythm Section) @ The Factory Theatre Friday March 9th | 8pm - late  18+  supported by  The Regime Jazz Hip-Hop Freestyle Sessions & guests DJ Shan Frenzie Hosted by Ran-Dee & Rivals

    Masta Ace w/ Live Band (Mister Ott Rhythm Section)
    The Factory Theatre
    Friday March 9th | 8pm - late 
    18+

    supported by 
    The Regime
    Jazz Hip-Hop Freestyle Sessions & guests
    DJ Shan Frenzie
    Hosted by Ran-Dee & Rivals

    Tickets available here!

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    Masta Ace
    When you think of legendary Brooklyn emcees, the name Masta Ace should definitely come to mind. He first came to fame as a member of Marley Marl’s highly influential Juice Crew, along with fellow talented artists Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, Craig G, Roxanne Shante, MC Shan and more. In 1988 he featured on the Juice Crew’s posse cut "The Symphony", a song that is, still to this day, regarded as one of the best posse cuts ever recorded.

    Ace was also a member of Crooklyn Dodgers, along with MC's Special Ed and Buckshot of Black Moon. This was a crew formed specifically around the release of Spike Lee's movie, Crooklyn. Together they created the title track for the movie, which became an instant hit.
    Masta Ace has lasted the test of time, having stayed relevant for over 25 years in the game. In that time he has dropped 10 full length albums, all of which have been well received by fans and critics alike. First up was 1990’s “Take A Look Around”, which produced the singles “Me & The Biz” and “Music Man”. He then formed his new group Masta Ace Incorporated and dropped the classic albums “Slaughtahouse” (1993), and “Sittin’ On Chrome” (1995), which included the massive tracks “Born To Roll”, “Sittin’ On Chrome”, “Jeep Ass Niguh” and more.

    2001 saw Ace return to solo material with the album “Disposable Arts”, a concept album that follows a young Brooklyn man's release from prison, his return home, and his life at "The Institute of Disposable Arts". 2004’s “A Long Hot Summer” is another concept album that follows Ace, an underground rapper, through his long hot summer in Brooklyn.
    In 2008 Masta Ace formed his new supergroup eMC, which included fellow rappers Stricklin, Wordsworth & Punchline. Together they created the album “The Show”. Following the success of this album, EMC went on to release “The Turning Point EP” in 2014 and “The Tonite Show” in 2015.

    In 2009, Ace teamed up with Boston legend Edo.G to whip up the album “Arts & Entertainment”, which included the hit single “Little Young”. In 2012’s he dropped the album “MA Doom: Son Of Yvonne”, another concept album, this time dedicated to Masta Ace's departed mother. It follows a short story of Masta Ace's upbringing, and has Ace rhyming over MF Doom production.

    Masta Ace returned to the booth in 2016 to record his latest album, The Falling Season, which tells the story of his High School years. The album was entirely produced by KIC Beats and features several guest appearances by Chuck D of Public Enemy, A.G. of D.I.T.C., Wordsworth, World's Famous Supreme Team and more.

    10 albums, countless features, and a heavy touring schedule for the last 25+ years have cemented Masta Ace as one of Hip Hop’s living legends!

     
  • Tha Dogg Pound Announce Australian Tour 2018

    Tha Dogg Pound Announce Australian Tour 2018

    Tha Dogg Pound Australian Tour 2018

    Australia are you ready for this?

    Delta Bravo Presents is delighted to announce the return of West Coast hip hop icons, Tha Dogg Pound, to Australia this April.

    When you think of West Coast hip hop, your mind will not often stray from the likes of 2pac, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik and Dr Dre. Nestled amongst such luminaries are Daz Dillinger and Kurupt, the Grammy nominated collective known as Tha Dogg Pound, who have been a mainstay in the West Coast hip hop movement since their multi-platinum, debut release ‘’Dogg Food’’ in 1995.

    Established and highly respected as solo MC’s, each with numerous solo albums to their credit, collectively, Tha Dogg Pound are a force to be reckoned with boasting seven studio albums, soundtrack appearances and a plethora of hits and features.

    The essence of their live show was best described in a recent review (‘’The Plug Society’’) which stated, “Tha Dogg Pound took the crowd far back for a much needed reminder that although this sort of music cannot be replicated in the present day, it is still as fresh as ever when it is revisited’’.

    Aussie fans are in for a treat as Tha Dogg Pound return to our shores for the first time since 2014 with their ‘’DPG For Life Tour’’, a show which promises lots of hits, anthems and the skill of two of the finest MC’s the West Coast has ever produced.

    TOUR DATES

    Thursday 12 April  --  Melbourne, Prince Bandroom – oztix.com.au

    Friday 13 April --  Brisbane, The Woolly Mammoth – moshtix.com.au

    Saturday 14 April  -- Sydney, Manning Bar – oztix.com.au

     
  • Interview: Brisbane's Karsniogenics Label Mate Gaz Hazard Talks The Lower 42nd and A King.

    Interview: Gaz Hazard Talks The Lower 42nd and A King release.

    Interview: Gaz Hazard - “The Lower 42nd b/w A King”

     

    With the recent release of Gaz Hazard's 7" wax release and the drop of the brand new film clip, Ozhiphopshop caught up with the Brisbane local to chat about the recent release and whats on the cards regarding his sophomore album due out via Brisbane independent hip hop label Karsniogenics. Gaz is no stranger to the scene has been putting in the hard work with multiple shows and releases over the last few years including work with CRS.

    Hey Gaz, good to catch up with you again. Hope everything is good since last time we spoke?

    Yeah everything is good mate.

    You have just dropped the “The Lower 42nd b/w A King” 7” wax off the upcoming sophomore release ‘Welcome to Gullywood’ out through Brisbane label Karsniogenics soon, can you tell us a bit about this release and how it came together?

    Welcome to Gullywood actually came about while we were doing our first official recordings at the new studio at my old place in Acacia Ridge. We naturally called it Gullywood Studios and since then we had created about 18 tracks. For various reasons a few didn’t make the cut, then after joining the label I decided to turn it into another LP. #W2G was born.

    The first track that was produced by Sean B(The Statesman, Kold Heat) The Lower 42 features some heavy hitting features in a massive posse cut with the likes of Lazy Grey, Jake Biz, Overproof Pete and Simplex. What was it like working with them artists and getting everyone to lay down the heat?

    Its always incredible working with such veterans and truly talented people . I am lucky enough to call them all my brothers. The track came about very quick actually in the scheme of things, getting 6 dudes on a joint together can be hard sometimes but everyone came threw asap for the project. We are all label mates anyway so a posse cut was fitting.

    Did you all record at the same place or were different studios used?

    The Lower 42nd  was recorded completely at Simbiotic Studios by Simplex. The album #W2G was all recorded at Gullywood Studios by me.

    Gaz Hazard - Welcome To Gullywood

    Sean B is a brilliant beat maker and has been killing it in the scene for many years now with production credits on a range of local releases, what was it like working with him on this track?

    Seany is an incredible beat maker but I gotta be honest I didn’t see him or even talk to him about it. Jake showed me the beat and we both had that look in our eye like fucking bang..thats for a posse cut on the album. Dj Dcide co produced the track too so mixing and structure was created by him.

    You have teamed up with Director Dolan from Dfdes1n to produce a dope clip that has been well received by fans, can we expect to see another one drop soon for the second track?

    Yeah we have a new clip dropping soon for the Bezrock tribute track. A King shot and cut by Heethan Steelberg. Dolan did  an fucking rad job with the clip too.

    The second track “A King” is a very personal and touching story written about the sad passing of a Brisbane legend and fellow hip hop head, it’s a very emotional track and I’m sure it was very hard to write. Was this one of the toughest ones to pen or do you feel it has helped with the grieving process?

    Most Definitely.  The track began from a eulogy I didn’t get to say at his funeral and a week or so after he passed I found it on my phone and began writing instantly. Threw endless tears I just kept writing, it was hard but I felt it needed to be done. For Bez, and yeah for me it helped me vent and go threw those stages of grieving properly. Its still hard. I still tear up hearing the track and almost everyone who has listened to it with me has teared up too. So much of my heart and soul went into that track and with the production from Bigfoot and Heata it became a very powerful song. Cant thank them enough for creating it the way they did.

    Losing a friend can be very hard. It must feel good tho to be able to tell his story and allow his legacy to live on through music?

    I always had a vision of the song on Vinyl with his B logo on it so of course the B Side made so much sense. It's a very humbling thing to be told by his close mates and mine that they thanked me for writing it because they wouldn’t of been able to do it. To be honest his legacy is already set amongst those he was close to anyway. His impact on this life especially mine will never be forgotten.

    The track was produced by none other than Bigfoot along with Heata(Hired Goons) on the scratches. Did the beat selection come play a major role when it came to writing a track like this?

    I wrote the lyrics to no beat actually. It wasn’t until Biggie asked to produce it for me and with Heata's help A King was born. They did an incredible job.

    How would you describe this release to someone who is about to listen to this for the first time?

    The Lower 42nd is a bass heavy posse cut with a mash up of styles from Karsniogenics.

    A King is a heartfelt tribute to my old mate and CRS OG with production from Hired Goons finest.

    The new album “Welcome To Gullywood” and follow up to “Hazardous To Ya Health” is your first release through Brisbane label Karsniogenics. What has it been like working with them and has it been a lot easier to release music now instead of being an independent artist?

    These guys are true veterans of rap music in this country full stop. Lazy Grey and DjDcide who run the label have been dope to work with. We all come together on the project and aimed for next level every time, sonically, lyrically everything. Always trying to step our game up. You seriously cant fuck with the K TEAM.

    When can we expect to see the new album drop?

    The LP will be available on cd, digital and as a 12 inch record due on within a few months along with a new video for a solo track off the album that i'm hoping to have it ready soon.

    Gaz Hazard Drops "THE LOWER 42nd" feat. Lazy Grey, SussOne, Jake Biz, Overproof Pete & Simplex

    Is there a show or tour coming up to coincide with this release?

    Yes we have Brisbane ,Melbourne and Adelaide in our sites to launch the album. Hoping to do them all this year. I also have a couple big international support spots to be announce soon.

    Any advice for upcoming rappers looking to get into the game and release music professionally?

    Be yourself. Do You and focus on you. And yes exactly, make ya music professionally. Dont judge your value as an artist by the views or likes  you get. Judge it by how many people turn up to your shows and actually buy your music.

    Where can the fans check out more of your music?

    My last LP . Hazardous to ya health is on I tunes.

    It was good catching up mate, wish you all the best for this release and I’m sure we will speak soon.

    Words By Travis Broi

     

    Keep up to date with Gaz Hazard via Karsiniogenics

     
  • K21 Any Given D-Day Double Pass Giveaway!

    K21 Any Given D-Day Double Pass Giveaway!

    K21 Any Given D Day Australian Tour

     

    COMPETITION TIME!

    Thanks to Matt Van Rooy Presents and Golden Era Records we have a double pass and a shirt to give away to one lucky person for the upcoming K21 Any Given D-Day Tour.

    All you have to do is follow the deets below!

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    Be able to make it to one of the shows on the tour.

    Limited seat capacity venues for all shows so these tickets gonna be hot property.

    K21 - Any Given DDay - Brisbane Show
    K21 - Any Given DDay - Melbourne Show
    K21 - Any Given DDay - Adelaide Show
    K21 - Any Given DDay - Perth Show
    K21 - Any Given DDay - Sydney Show

     
  • Brisbane's Crooked White Drops "Put Me On" (Official Video)

    Brisbane's Crooked White Drops "Put Me On" (Official Video) 

    Australian Hip Hop Artist Crooked White

    Crooked White has given Aussie hip-hop fans another taste of his upcoming album with the release of Put Me On.

    The album’s second single follows the MC’s namesake track, Crooked, which dropped late last year and hit audiences with a glimpse of what they can expect from the album, Confessions.

    Confessions is Crooked’s first major solo venture away from his regular gig, fronting Brisbane-based hip-hop and reggae outfit, Schoolfight. Crooked describes the laidback, catchy Put Me On as “very personal”.

    “It’s about change, choices and looking forward,” he says. “I hope if people are going through things like changes or upheaval, they might find some time to chill and refocus while they are listening to this track.”

    Originally hailing from the tropical city of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Crooked journeyed “home” to shoot the Put Me On clip, resulting in a visually-stunning video accompaniment to the song.

    “It just felt right shooting the clip up north, in the places I grew up,” he says.

    “We visited some really beautiful spots while we were filming ... like I say on the track, this album is a journey come full circle for me, so it was very natural to shoot it back where it all started.”

    Crooked’s style has been described as laid-back and catchy, combining personal stories with memorable hooks and effortless flows.

    Crooked says Confessions is a summer compilation, blending casual vibes with humour and solid beats. "I want this album to be played when people are relaxing, hanging out and being with family,"  “It’s funny, laid-back; me ... I’m taking the piss out of myself a bit ... and I just genuinely hope people will enjoy it and get something out of it.”

    Watch Crooked White - Put Me On below!

     

    Keep up to date with Crooked White here.

     
  • Gaz Hazard Drops "THE LOWER 42nd" feat. Lazy Grey, SussOne, Jake Biz, Overproof Pete & Simplex

    Gaz Hazard Drops "THE LOWER 42nd" feat. Lazy Grey, SussOne, Jake Biz, Overproof Pete & Simplex

    Gaz Hazard Drops "THE LOWER 42nd" feat. Lazy Grey, SussOne, Jake Biz, Overproof Pete & Simplex

    Gaz Hazard Drops "THE LOWER 42nd" feat. Lazy Grey, SussOne, Jake Biz, Overproof Pete & Simplex

     

    Brisbane rapper and Karsniogenics label rep Gaz Hazard has just dropped a brand new banger of a track and video featuring a heavyweight line up with the likes of Lazy Grey, SussOne, Jake Biz, Overproof Pete & Simplex. The brand new video was shot and cut by none other then one of the best in Brisbane Dolan Funk from Dfdes1gn and is very well shot and edited.

    This posse cut showcases some gritty verses and brings together different styles that melt together on the sample heavy Sean B production and was a great choice as a first single release from the upcoming album "Welcome To Gullywood" and the follow up to the 2013 release 'Hazardous To Ya Health'.

    Gaz Hazard

     

    Copies of the vinyl is out today and will be available through the shop in the next few days so keep an eye out for the link through our social media.

    In the meantime you can peep the brand new video Gaz Hazard "THE LOWER 42nd" feat. Lazy Grey, SussOne, Jake Biz, Overproof Pete & Simplex below.

     

     
  • Gig News: The Get Down 7 Saturday 17th February

    Gig News: The Get Down 7

    Gig News: The Get Down 7

     

    Detour Flicks and friends return on Saturday the 17th of February to bring you...
    THE GET DOWN #7

    This will be the first event of 2018, and we have yet another dope lineup of local talented Hip Hop, Rap, RnB and Soul artists. Join us and help “SUPPORT MELBOURNE MUSIC/ARTISTS” while we showcase 6 amazing local acts.

    Entry $15
    8pm - LATE
    Giveaways on the night from our generous local sponsors
    Fear The King
    Summer Healing Yoga
    LGSLabel

    LIVE LOCAL ACTS INCLUDE:

    Kid-G
    Kid-G is a young Melbourne based rapper making waves, and stacking plays. He has opened 2018 in style, with the announcement of 3 blockbuster shows. He is set to drop multiple projects soon, with the young Melbourne rappers future looking bright with endorsements from many in the industry. 

    Check his music out on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/kidgent

     

    Serenity Uki
    Serenity Uki found her second home on the stage after taking an interest in acting, dance and musical theatre at a very young age. Melbourne born and raised, her love of performance grew and at the tender age of 11, discovered rap. Inspired by rapper 'Lil Bow Wow', a Snoop Dogg protégé, Serenity began teaching herself to song write, rap and produce.
    Performing at various hip hop gigs around Australia as artist ‘Senorita Sugar’, she decided to take on the challenge of Australia’s Xfactor in 2014 as a platform and medium for exposure. Recognized for her exotic funky look and edgy attitude. She ruffled the feathers of celebrity judges with her bold and sassy audition. She went on to finish in the top 10 as part of the Xfactor created group “XOX”.
    In search for new inspiration and desire to develop her music career further, Serenity decided to travel around the world.
    Her music is now a fusion of her soulful singing voice, accompanied by her new-fashioned rap. Serenity is fast becoming a prolific songwriter and music producer, crafting all her own lyrics and working in collaboration with other creatives to establish the final production and visuals.
    Serenity combines passion for music with her spirituality, finding her divine life purpose to spread her message. Now only 21 years of age, Serenity says her music is for the person curious as to why we are here. Encouraging others to embrace themselves fully and shine their inner light. She challenges people to live in alignment with their higher self as the creator of their experience.
    “Strive for your dreams and expect miraculous solutions.”
    Her latest release “Walk My Way” takes us on a moving and entrancing journey. It is a beautiful glimpse of what this young blossoming artist will deliver us in the near future.

    Check her music out on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/serenityuki

     

    TEEPZ MUSIK
    TEEPZ MUSIK is a 32-year-old independent artist who has been creating music for the last 13 years. He was lucky to have the opportunity to be on tour with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. With 5 mixtapes behind him he is currently working on his new solo album while also working and helping produce a lot of tracks with various other artists. Also, a member of a 5 piece reggae band in Cairns.

     

    P-UniQue Music
    P-UniQue also known as Piath Mathiang was born in North Sudan and moved here at the age of 5. She was always into music but didn't feel she was good enough. She has used music to express her feelings about the things that affect her and the people around her. Her music is very Raw, unique and genuine and she definitely makes you feel every word she raps. She feels that women are not recognised enough in any field and will make sure that we recognise the name P-UniQue.

    Check her music out on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/p-unique

     

    MC Wasp & Dj Dopebeat
    That good vibe boom bap rap is back for another Get Down. Strap on your best pair of kicks and get ready to boogie with MC Wasp and Dj Dopebeat. No introduction will be necessary if you're a regular at The Get Down. These guys have been residents at some of Melbourne's most notorious bass music nights and played countless clubs, festivals and underground parties. Expect old school beats and tight rhymes you can't help but nod your head to. Fill up your drink, grab your friends and don't miss the funk.

    Check out Wasp's music on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/mc-wasp

     

    Krown
    Krown is a young rapper creating in Melbourne originally from Perth who is fast emerging in the music industry. With deep passion for the hip hop culture, he has created a spark and shed a light on real hip hop which some consider old school. His influences are Nas, Mobb Deep and Wutang. He recently released short visuals on social media which worked to get exposure overseas. Recently he released his anticipated debut EP "Wake Em Up", Krown is sharpening his skills for the world stages of music. With a unique sound he has a bright future..

    Check his music out on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/militarykrown

    Poster/Flyer artwork by John D Jinndow

     

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