Australian Hip Hop Artists

  • Brand New Video 'Drunk on a Sunday' from Brisbane MC Biotic

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    Biotic doing exactly as it says on the tin, back in the land of head-nods and boom-bap on this Sunday afternoon anthem, foregoes the daily grind because tomorrow ain’t promised.

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    This fresh track celebrates one of Brisbang’s most visceral MCs return to the thick of it in the first release from his forthcoming LP The Biromaniac. However, while there is more substance abuse in this joint than Charlie Sheen’s medicine cabinet there is less ability to Biotic’s range shown off here than what’s expected of him. What’s revealed here is the lighter shade to the comic book rapper’s colourful spectrum as opposed to his usual tendency to break bars down into unrelenting shards of sharp pains administered from the ballpoint Bic. Simply, this is Biotic getting fucked up on the day of the sabbath. If you caught him on a day off, half maggot and under the influence of a few ill-advised concoctions it would amount to this little ditty.

    The beat that bangs behind this jam bursts out on a 30-plus degree Queensland drunken summer escapade in full effect. Courtesy of Rob Shaker from the almighty Shake Down Studios then recorded and mixed down at the hands of local producer and engineer Sneaky T, it’s a shaken not stirred cocktail. The visuals were filmed and edited by Mitchell Macrae for iki Magic completing a package that perfectly captures the summer sweats of a typical Velvet Couch backyard Sunday arvo session from the moment the first brew is cracked to the final falcon.

    Slicing up the first fruits to his offseason of hard work putting pen to paper, Biotic bounces back in the booth to pound out the dopest anthem with a bangin’ splash in the kiddies pool. From guzzling goon from a shoe and blazing haystacks in the AM, this is the track you play loud for doing nothing on your last day off of the week.

    Biotic - 'Drunk on a Sunday'
    Taken from my up and coming debut release The Biromaniac 
    Beat by Rob Shaker
    Filmed and edited by Mitch Macrae
    Recorded and mixed by Tristan Pearson

     
  • 'Mesmerize' The Brand New Video From Melbourne Rapper Harvest

    Melbourne rapper Harvest - Mesmerize

    Melbourne rapper Harvest has just dropped a heavy hitting clip for the track 'Mesmerize' taken off his World Record Store Day 2016 release Letterheads. The brand new video has great visuals and really suit the mesmerizing beat. Harvest has definitely brought the goods with his Letterheads release.

    Check out the brand new video 'Mesmerize' below.

    Produced, Mixed, Filmed & Edited by Matt Bane
    Mastered by L-Rox of Redsecta
    Cuts from Dj Rellik - Turnstyle Records

     
  • Melbourne Rapper One Sixth Releases Brand New Music Video 'Insomnia'!

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    Melbourne Rapper One Sixth Releases Brand New Music Video 'Insomnia'!

     

    Melbourne rapper One Sixth known from his many releases under Pang Productions and now has teamed up with Crate Cartel  to bring you a brand new video 'Insomnia' taken from the upcoming album Hemicrania. Insomnia was produced by Phil Gecktor with Discourse on the edit.

    Check the new video One Sixth - Insomnia below.

    Keep up to date with Crate Cartel and Pang Productions via the links below.

    Crate Cartel

    Pang Productions

     
  • New Music Video! Ciecmate - The One And Only

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    Ciecmate - The One And Only

     

    Broken Tooth Entertainment head honcho Ciecmate has just dropped a brand new track and video 'The One And Only' taken from his brand new album Yang out now and will be available to purchase in the shop this week.

    Check out the brand new clip below.

     

     
  • New Music Video Premier! Cheap Sober - Secluded

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    New Music Video Premier! Cheap Sober - Secluded

     

    Sydney rapper Cheap Sober has just released the second track "Secluded" off his brand new album Wicked Retreat with a brand new video. This refreshing track gives us some insight into Cheapy's life and the decisions and demons he faces. The video was shot by Avene with production from Cosmo.

    Watch Cheap Sober - Secluded(Official Video) Below.

     

    Keep up to date with Cheap Sober via the links below.

    Cheap Sober Facebook

    Cheap Sober Instagram

     
  • Australian Hip Hop Artist Spotlight - Exit Strategy

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    Australian Hip Hop Artist Spotlight - Exit Strategy

     

    The name is Exit Strategy but the aim is to remain in the game and based on the strength of their latest release, you wouldn't expect them to be heading for the back door just yet. The new LP Seventh Dimension is the first full-length release from the boys outta Brisbane, something they consider to be a conscious riddle wrapped in a rap of a deeper focus like some hypnotic enigma that suitably frames the character of Exit Strategy.  OHHS goes in on the members, untangling each record like a bunch of tied cables, from guest features to beats layered and lyrics unfolded to the strong influences that have helped with this almighty creation of this auspicious local hip-hop album.

    EXIT STRATEGY Interview 

    Insideus (Producer/MC)  //  Elaborate (MC)  //  Audacity (MC)

    Congratulations on delivering the debut album. It really is an old fashioned body of work, cohesive tracks that fit together like a story. How critical were you guys of the album when it was in your hands?

    Insideus: Cheers! It was scrutinized heavily when picking tracks from a list of roughly 22. The aim was to end up with 12 songs, each being different enough from the last to keep it interesting for the listener. We spent a good amount of time discussing which were the best picks out of any that sounded marginally similar to each other. It was a good feeling to finally sort the puzzle pieces into a picture. I'm stoked on how it turned out.

    Your lyrics have a very broad scope to them, very globally-aware rather than being personally-reflective or environmental, in terms of rapping about your world, your town, etc. Is that a purposeful style the group has adopted?

    Insideus: We've seldom spoke about a particular style to adhere to as a group. Our overall sound (lyrics, production etc.) from beginning to now has been more of a natural progression of picking beats, bouncing ideas and forming track topics we can each grasp in our own way. I think we push each other into putting a good amount of effort and substance into our verses, on some friendly competition shit haha.

    ‘Honor the elders with monoliths from esophagus/
    Melodic offerings on another level of consciousness/
    Fine solemn solace plotting methodical documents/
    Autonomous operatives blocking the devils reconnaissance/
    Harness spirits drinking the witch doctors elixir /
    Speak chronicles from a philosophical scripture.
    Smoke signals drift and we spit toxic charisma /
    lost on a mixture of this hypnotic enigma.

    - from Smoke Signals(track 4) - Audacity

    God damn! Those lyrics pretty much sum you guys up, right?

    Audacity: This is pretty much my mission statement when it comes to making music and I'm sure it's the same with the other boys. In short, I'm basically saying, we are inspired by the pioneers that led the way for us, and we honour them with our brand of music. We believe knowledge is something that is often overlooked in the current scene and we won't be dragged down by that. We treat our music almost on a spiritual level, putting our all into it and leaving a part of ourselves on the track.

    Exit Strategy Seventh Dimension, Australian Hip Hop

    Do you see ‘Seventh Dimension’ as this hypnotic enigma framing Exit Strategy’s taste and character just right?

    Audacity: Yes, we have always been inspired by artists that speak on a more conscious level with a hidden meaning behind what they say. We try to portray this from our own perspective in our music. And for the listener, it can be seen as a puzzle that often takes a few listens to grasp the message.

    Elaborate: Seventh Dimension took around about two-and-a-half years to make including the tracks we didn’t use, and in that time i think we all grew personally, mentally and musically. Seventh Dimension pretty much paints the canvas.

    As you would know, the most talked-about rap tracks in Oz hip-hop are often the simple and more relatable party raps and anthems, something more from Drapht or Seth Sentry, say. Do you feel any lack of connection from fans because the content of your music is more big-picture and not  anthemic of something more-relatable to them?

    Audacity: Not at all, that type of music has its place. Not everyone views music in the same way that we do, and we realise that not everyone wants to hear what we have to say when trying to push a deeper message. This is why, on seventh dimension, we have added such tracks as "The Strategy" to diversify the release and make it a little easier for listeners to relate.

    Collaborating with Dwiz seemed an organic match on ‘Web Of Lies’. Is it important that you’re on the same page on a song idea with outside guests (like Rezedent and Mata) or do you let them interpret the idea in their own way?

    Audacity: I think we picked those guys because their music is in the same vein as ours. So yes, we did let them interpret the idea in their own way, but it blends well because of the similarity in styles.

    Insideus Australian Hip Hop Producer

    Insideus on the beats. How does the process start for you when creating a track for the album? And how early on do you know whether you’ve got an album hit or an EP/mixtape banger?

    Insideus: I don't necessarily start making a beat with a destination for the track in mind, it's more so trying to make anything that sounds dope at that time from what I can find on old records. When i end up with something decent I send it to the Elaborate and Audacity and if we're all feeling the beat it becomes an Exit Strategy track.

    What feeds the creative kernel to a song idea, the beat or the lyrics first generally?

    Insideus: For this album we were mostly forming concepts after hearing the beats. Usually one of us would come up with an idea, write a verse, show the others and they'd follow along and build on the topic.

    On the opening of ‘Glasshouse’ sounds like Son Doobie. Who else influences the music behind Exit Strategy?

    Insideus: A few of my influences lyrically have been Eyedea, Taskforce, Rezadent, Phi-Life Cypher, Ill Bill. Production influence has come from Pete Rock, Necro, J Dilla, Chemo, Harry Love, Madlib.

    You’ve supported Masta Ace, RA Rugged Man, Taskforce, High Focus and shared stages with hometown heroes 750 Rebels. How much of the live performance comes into the thought process when you’re creating tracks for the album?

    Audacity: If I'm honest, for me, there is no thought about that at all (lol). We just make what feels right and go from there.

    Elaborate: I second that, every crowd is different so it would be unrealistic for us to produce a track made to cater for a crowd. For us, we tend to figure what tracks go well live after we’ve performed it a couple times.

    Any new music on the way?

    Insideus: At the moment Elaborate and Audacity are working on solo EP's produced by me and I'm working on a production release with various artists on the rhymes. A new Exit Strategy project is definitely on the cards though.

    Elaborate: All of us have features on a few upcoming local projects as well so keep an eye out for them too.

    Where can the people get this album along with other releases?

    Insideus: We have recently released 'Seventh Dimension' on 12" vinyl. Heads can cop it from exit-strategy.bandcamp.com and ozhiphopshop.com as well as our previous EP's as digital downloads.

    Elaborate: The Seventh Dimension wax is also available at limited stores - Rockinghorse Records in Brizzy, Clinic 116 in Adelaide, and Rarekind Records in Brighton for the UK heads.

    Cheers boy's been bangin the latest release and can't wait for the new stuff to drop.

     

    Cop some of Exit Strategy's music from the links below.

     

    Buy Exit Strategy - Seventh Dimension on vinyl here.

    Buy and download your digital copy of  Exit Strategy - Seventh Dimension here.

    Download Exit Strategy - Preliminaries EP for free here.

    Download Insideus & Elaborate - Disclosure Project for free here.

     

    Keep up to date with Exit Strategy via the links below.

     

    Exit Strategy Facebook

    Exit Strategy Logo

     
  • Gig News! Night Of Rhymes - Soul Benefits

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    Night Of Rhymes - Soul Benefits

     

    Night of Rhymes is back October 16th, this time we got the boys from Soul Benefits coming up from Sydney to promote their new single!

    16TH OCT - $10 - The Cambridge Hotel - FREE Giveaways - 8PM

    & LOCAL SUPPORTS:

    Soul Benefits

    Relevent

    Eightfold

    Pyne

    Barzone & Competition Winner

     

    Soul Benefits are the next generation of Sydney Hip Hop. They are a 3 man crew from West Sydney, Australia, which formed back in 2010. The group, consisting of rappers Storme, Young Supreme, and rapper / producer 26th Letter, are ready to show the country what they are made of. Having hustled hard over the last few years, they are quickly gathering a devoted following and praise from some of the industry's heavy hitters.

    "Soul Benefits on the come-up. Keep your ears to the streets and your eyes locked on the prize " - Scribe (NZ)
    "When I'm in Aussie and not chasing Kangaroos, I listen to Soul Benefits" - Tom Scotch (Home Brew Crew/NZ)

    Over the last 3 years they have supported international acts such as Hopsin, Xzibit, DJ Quik, Kurupt, Pharoahe Monch, Scribe, P-Money, David Dallas, Savage, Home Brew Crew, Horsemen Family & Deceptikonz. They were the official support act for comedian Tahir Bilgic aka Habib's (Fat Pizza) comedy show 'Casula Hahaha'.

    In late 2012 they also won the Mindfield Project Competition and were chosen to perform at the 2012 NRL Grand Final infront of an audience of 50,000+ with Good Charlotte (USA) and The Script (UK).

     

    For more event info head over to our Australian Hip Hop Gig Guide.

     

    Catch Soul Benefits via the links below.


    Youtube

    Soundcloud
    Twitter
    Bandcamp

     
  • Maundz Announces Nobody’s Business Australian Tour 2015 and Dates!

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    Maundz Announces Nobody’s Business Australian Tour and Dates!

     

    The Maundzini Navajo, that tracky-dack rapscallion outta Prestonia who throws bars like bricks through windows in a riot, has just announced a national tour starting late October! Scared? Yeah... You should be!

     

    Last seen hijacking Hau’s triple j airwaves, to play three hours of the shit he nods his head to, the so-called Mr Nobody is getting known at a runner’s pace of late and a tour has been highly-anticipated for the Melbourne rapper who has great cause for celebration with the release of his third album Nobody’s Business released on wax, CD and digitally last Friday, through Golden Era and Crate Cartel.

     

    Maundz dropped his first album, Mr Nobody, in twenty-ten and drew respect among heads and from thereon in he rarely went unheard. The last time Maundz and the lethal weapons of Crate Cartel dropped wax, Zero (2012), he let Burn City’s legendary kings Bias B and Brad Strut loose in the booth, cooked up with New York chef Action Bronson and chewed beats with Drapht and Golden Era’s Vents and Sesta. Nobody's Business marks a triumphant return for Maundz and again lines up an all-star guest roster in Hilltop Hoods, Phil Gektor, Billy Bunks, Seth Sentry, Trials, Timeless Truth and Nitida Atkinson.

     

    Maundzilla is showing to be a giant ascending towards the top tier of Australian hip-hop. The acid tongue rapper grinds his rhymes to the pavement every time he busts loose and a live Maundz gig will put you in the firing line with one of the the sharpest emcees at work. Mr Nobody takes his business on the road this late October and plans to take over the country with DJ Discourse and a host of supporting artists to be announced in the coming weeks.

     Maundz Nobody's Business Australian Tour 2015

    Maundz Nobody's Business Australian Tour Dates!

     

    Perth – Friday October 30 Babushka

    Tasmania – Friday November 13 Brisbane Hotel

    Sydney – Thursday November 19 New Town Hotel

    Brisbane – Saturday November 21 Prince of Wales Hotel

    Melbourne – Friday November 27 The Workers Club

    Adelaide – Friday December 4 Edinburgh Castle

     

    For info and tickets head over to www.mattvanrooy.com

     

    We will be doing some ticket competitions throughout the coming weeks so keep an eye out on our networks.

     

    Check out some tracks from Maundz below including the latest single Whiplash Ft Nitida Atkinson.

     

     

     

     

    Words written by ozhiphopshop and cannot be reproduced without prior consent.

     
  • Seth Sentry Announces 50th Show Of The Strange New Past Tour.

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    Seth Sentry Announces 50th Show Of The Strange New Past Tour.

     

    To lesser creatures, 49 dates would be a worthy feat, but for completest nerds like your boy Seth Sentry – 49 will eat at your soul. Today, Seth Sentry has announced the 50th show for his massive national Strange New Past Tour, rounding off the dates with an up close-and-personal performance at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Tuesday, 22nd September

    Whether or not you found yourself at one of the former live dates, Seth Sentry and ‘Strange New Past’ have gone on to soundtrack the past few months for us all. Lead singles Run, Hell Boy and his most recent single Dumb have kept Seth at the forefront of Australian music lover’s attentions in a way that only he can. After all, it takes a certain type of artist to celebrate the end of a tour by touring some more.

    The date will be the first Sydney metro stop since his Come Together headline appearance, bookending what is currently the undisputed champion for one of the biggest tour in Aussie hip hop history.

    Seth Sentry ‘Strange New Past’ #HalfSentry Show
    Tuesday, September 22 – Oxford Art Factory
    Tickets on sale Thursday September 10 via Moshtix

     

    Keep up to date with Seth Sentry via the links below.

     

    Seth Sentry Website

    Seth Sentry Facebook

    Seth Sentry Instagram

     
  • The Holy Sinner Released Brand New Album 'Possessed'

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    The Holy Sinner Releases Brand New Album 'Possessed'

     

    The Holy Sinner original member of Tha Cannibal Tribe has released another hardcore classic to stack amongst you Aussie hip hop collectables. This album boasts heavy beats mixed with violent melodies to keep the most dedicated hip hop activist ready for war.

    Produced by Legendary Dj Vame along side the incredible Dj Kworks this album is sure to entertain. Featuring some of Hip Hops Finest Mc's from all around Australia including Tha Cannibal Tribe, Layla, Hunter, Bigfoot, Lenz One, Plarks, Lil Jayo E, Profitz, MrCee, (Nunga Style), Gaz Hazard, Fortay, Zeed Mantis and Alice Adriaanse.

    This hardcore hip hop album is not to be slept on.

     

    Grab your copy of The Holy Sinner - Possessed now!

     

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