Hip Hop Events 2016

  • Scenario Festival 2018: The Newstead Hip Hop Festival

    Scenario Festival 2018: The Newstead Hip Hop Festival

    Scenario Festival 2018 The Newstead Hip Hop Festival

    PRESENTED BY ELEFANT TRAKS & THE TRIFFID

    THE SECOND ANNUAL SCENARIO: THE NEWSTEAD HIP HOP FESTIVAL

    SATURDAY 5TH MAY 
    1PM -1AM
    FREE

    1st Announcement:
    Resin Dogs
    Ziggy Ramo
    Jesswar
    iiiConic
    Gratis Minds

    Renowned for some of the most exciting shows in Brisbane, The Triffid will host the second annual Scenario Festival on May long weekend (Saturday May 5th). Proudly presented by Elefant Traks & The Triffid, the festival shows off some of the best established and up and coming Hip Hop artists in Australia all for FREE.

    Resin Dogs, one of Australia’s biggest Hip Hop pioneers lead the first announcement, with a very special 20th anniversary party set which will be a not-to-be-missed performance by any fans or anyone excited by live music mixed with turntables and guest MCs.

    Fresh from his spot on Falls Festival & Sydney City Limits, Perth based Ziggy Ramo will be bringing his refreshingly conscious hip hop sound alongside the fearless Fiji born Jesswar who is no stranger to festivals, having played Brisbane’s Laneway and supporting 360, Tkay Maidza and Bliss N Eso just to name a few. Young up and comers Gratis Minds and iiiCONIC bring their buzzing Brisbane flavour to what promises to be a massive second year for The Newstead HipHop Festival.

    Kicking off at 1pm there’ll be non stop music all day, food, cold drinks and more acts to be announced! With free entry, acts you love, and more to discover, this years Scenario is the perfect plan for your May Long weekend.

    Date: 5/05/18

    Address: The Triffid

    7-9 Stratton Street, Newstead, Queensland, Australia 4006
     
  • The Doppelgangaz Australian Tour Interview!

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    The Doppgangaz could be considered two of New York’s most underrated and hardest-working double threats in hip-hop. But really, they would most probably shrug off such an accolade.

    With this MC and producer pairing of EP and Matter Ov Fact there’s an air of kicked-back ease they bring to The Doppelgangaz style which seems a black cloak well-fitted to their infectious character. With a supposed cloaked-up vagrant lifestyle, they make conjuring up some of the most soul-searched and jazzed-soaked sampology in hip-hop to complement their antic-themed raps seem a lot more than supporting a depraved lifestyle of frequenting brothels, dollar-bin vinyl diving and getting their drank on. But, this is half their charm and formula to their apparent chemistry. Testament to this, with a reach of fans spread across the sphere, their vagrant life finds them jetsetting down for an Australian tour this coming week.

    For the duo out of Orange County, New York, who don’t know anybody outside of their immediate circle, they’ve made it happen with a strong Do-It-Yourself work ethic across a killer discography. Over five studio albums, four mixtapes and as many EPs, which includes the widely-acclaimed HARK! (2013) and Peace Kehd (2014) LPs, they’ve shared verse drops with just enough guests with which to puff-puff-pass a skinny joint, which includes their manager and a few close homies, (Brothels Series 3 and 3.5 with Thonio, PartyManThanks and Scooby). With all production being broke in, beat out and cooked up in-house, repurposed dusty-ass vinyls are brought back to life with a jolt of hardened East coast sampling. Plated and served together with a steaming side of bars from EP, it makes anything The Doppelgangaz have got bubbling on the stove a hot mess.

    Pen it, the vandals are demented /
    And for the last time, no the candle’s not scented.
    Panhandle, cause scandal up in the senate /
    Known to quote a rhyme, but he rambled when he read it...

    Ozhiphopshop got the chefs out of the kitchen and on the hook, where we cut the crap on that cloak-life mystique and dive back into the dollar-bins that bring them so much dope-ass beat work on record. We discuss their DIY work, done not by design but because they don’t know anybody, the current state of hip-hop and the effect the internet has had on the culture and lastly, coming to Australia and “cramming” flight attendants on their way over. This is some cards-on-the-table, open-book, out-in-the-open interview that only OHHS knows how to present. What that vagrant life like, kehd?

    RIP NICHOLSON for OHHS with EP & Matter Ov Fact from THE DOPPELGANGAZ

    RIP: What’s going on guys? How are we?

    EP: What’s happenin’ man. We’re good, we’re chillin.

    MOF: How you been man?

    Good! Do you enjoy these media jobs? Having to answer the same shit from guys like me?

    EP: Nah man, we’re chillin’.

    MOF: It’s awful. This is the worst part of the gig, you know? 

    Look, I would think so, man. You can be real.

    EP: Nah no lie. This is never a bother to us,

    MOF: We’re chillin’. We’re about to go to Australia! We’re hyped, very excited!

    What’s that black cloak life like, it’s got you two jetting to Australia for a couple shows. Can’t be all that bad?

    EP: Can’t be that bad, right?

    MOF: It ain’t too bad (in a New York Italian mobster accent).

    EP: We’re just speaking it into existence. We’re talking about something it happens. So, next day we’re gonna start talking about money.

    You both came from a bigger group, was there a plan from the outset on what you wanted to achieve as pair, where you wanted this to go, or even if there was a thought to anything further than let’s just make some music and maybe an album?

    MOF: Nah we always knew as little kids we wanted to go all-in. I think it’s just as you get older it’s kinda hard to figure out when and how. But the time came when it was just like, ‘yo, the time is now!’ We’re just gonna figure out as we go on, so let’s just do it. Because I think as time goes on you just understand you are put here for a reason. We figured we were meant to get it poppin’ so let’s just take a shot at it.

    Let’s rewind a lil’ to your older albums - Lone Sharks - devoid of any features. Was this a case of no-one knew who you were to jump on board or you wanted a solid project to show you two could stand alone?

    EP: Still nobody knows who we are. That’s pretty much the case.

    MOF: Still the same, nuttin’ has changed. Starting out we didn’t know anybody in the music industry whatsoever. So anybody we met was just us goin’ out and literally runnin’ into people and buildin’ relationships. But, we didn’t know anyone in the game at all. Especially at that time period, so it was just us two making stuff, you know? If we knew some heavy-hitters they’d be some on there, that’s definitely for sure.

    Well that DIY throughout has been a noticeable staple through your catalogue. I was going to ask if that was by design, but you’ve answered that. So, if Alchemist or Ski Beats rocks up are you giving up the boards to these beatheads?

    EP: Yo, if somebody better comes along we droppin’ everything. Someone dope comes along they producing for us, if a writer comes along, they writin’ for us. If a performer comes along then we’ll just do like the music video aspects, we’ll let them lay down the vocals.

    MOF: They just put the cloak on, with the same build - one white guy, one black guy.

    Get the fuck outta here, now I know you’re talking shit!

    MOF: We just started out doing everything by necessity, we didn’t know anybody. But to answer your question, we’re definitely down. We love Alchemist so we’re definitely down to work with other people, you know? It’s just that, thus far, we haven’t really come into contact with too many other people. But DIY-wise, I definitely think it helps to be self-sufficient in this game because anything can happen. People who you mess with cannot mess with you, label situation could fall through, so it’s always good to know how to put  two and two together by ya damn self just in case.

    EP: You never wanna get in a situation where you need such-and-such in order to do such-and-such.

    Now on Beats For Brothels Vol 3 & 3.5 the guests start jumpin’ off with the likes of Thonio / PartyManThanks / Scooby. What brought this about and what was it like sharing the booth with some outsiders?

    EP: These are our friends, these are people that we’ve known for years. Scoob, he manages us and he was just there. Thonio we’ve known for about ten-plus years now and we just think he’s a talented individual. He can rap, sing - he’s just really talented. The time was right that we had some stuff that we would fit on, so he was all over that album - he can sing better than us. So it’s a case of, like you said, falling back on somebody who’s got the skills to do it. ANd, PartyMan is just another talented producer and he’s our friend too, so it just makes sense for those situations.

    On the latest album, production is tight like prom night though!

    Hahahaha - Heeey!

    Them samples you let ride out on Nexium - they’re on some next level shit! [You’ve Got to Learn (Il Faut Savior) by Charles Aznavour (1974)]

    Beautiful, man! Glad you like it!

    My question is, who does that anymore? Seems like new kids haven’t got the patience to appreciate a nice vinyl tune.

    MOF: For us, we just like cool shit. We come across it and if it sounds good. We come across a lot of stuff that does nothin’ for us and we don’t see anything in, so when we come across some cool shit, we just try to manipulate it, fuck with it and use it to our advantage, you know? So, but a lot of it is luck of the draw and unplanned. It’s almost like the cards falling in our favour at times because you just happen to find some cool shit in a dollar bin or somebody’s grandma is gettin’ rid of some shit or whatever you never know man, so we just try to keep our ears and eyes open and always listenin’ to shit and seein’ what tickles the fancy and we see how we could fuck with it, you know?

    EP: A lot of it is just luck man, we could have easily not come across some of this shit, so I’m just glad we did.

    I imagine that’s half the sweat put into a record?

    EP: Yeah, luckily for us, if we didn’t get another record tomorrow, we’d still be making music, you know? But that’s something that we enjoy and I think that when it comes to production we like to attack from all angles whether sampling or playing some shit out or thinking of some shit so we like to combine all aspects and we have so many ways of arriving at the final product but sometimes something just sticks out and we’re like, ‘yo, we gotta use this!’

    Speaking of that process and the final product - most artists go into a full-length LP with a more careful approach to work than say a mixtape where they fuck around over any given beat they see fit and experiment, you know freestyle, ad-lib. What do you guys do for your Brothel series that you wouldn’t attempt on a studio LP like Peace Kehd or HARK! Where is the major difference in how you construct each?

    EP: The series, initially, was so we could showcase other beats. Because we wanted to make sure that people knew that we were producing, we’re not just rappers, we handle our production as well. So, at first it was kinda like a means to showcase that and also be like a talking point to mention it and just have another opportunity to work with other artists or get placements or you know,and  advertise in film whatever. So that’s what it initially started out as. Then it kind of became an outlet for anything creative that we wanted to do in the moment and maybe it’s more a spur of the moment feels. Like, sometimes on the album you make a real concentrated effort to keep to a theme or a sound and the Series just kinda gave us a chance to just do what we wanted. So, it’s just another good outlet for us. I dunno if we do anything necessarily different but sometimes our approach is a little more loose but it’s kinda hard for us to make music any other way than how we typically make it, so I don’t think it’s too much difference but it’s just another good outlet for us to be creative.

    Can you guys do me a favour and say the name of your album, Peace Kehd?

    Haha oh yea, Peace Keehd, but you can say ‘kid’, it’s all good.

    I wasn’t sure whether it’s some New York shit I didn’t have the accent for, you know?

    Haha course you do. It’s like, when you talk to someone around here they’re like, ‘what up keehd’

    OK, what up keehd, haha. So speaking of Peace Kehd, I’ve got a question for you guys and I want you to put your hand on the bible on this shit. Have you motherfuckers ever actually robbed a Hess gas station?

    Of course!

    Get the fuck outta here.

    Not at gun point but we took some candy haha.

    Oh shit, then we’re all some criminals in here then! It just popped out to me in the lyrics to Holla x2 - apart from where your homeboy describes the female.

    And we got your local Hess robbed /
    Cashier looking like she work a desk job.
    Natural looking like she got a breast job /
    Shorty had the shaved nape with the fresh bob.

    Brilliant. Fucking brilliant.

    EP: It sounds beautiful hearing it back.

    So, off topic now, I checked out the BET Hip Hop Awards couple weeks back... Do you guys watch it?

    EP: Yeah we try to catch it online or wherever.

    I mainly do it for the cyphers, but even they’re fabricated as fuck. My point being, seeing the acts they had perform, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Dae Dae, Desiigner... Desiigner, man what the fuck is he saying? Can you understand him?

    EP: We’re just fans of music, man. We just love music. But yea, we feel like music is back to being diverse again. Everybody’s doing their own thing and where you’re from doesn’t necessarily dictate your sound anymore and it’s just cool to see where it goes every year. Every year something new’s coming out and somebody’s doing something that’s breakthrough and someone else is doing somethin’ different and you hear somebody you think you know exactly where they’re from and you find out their story and it’s totally different. So it’s in a cool and interesting place.

    MOF: I’m waitin’ for that big, Australian act to infiltrate the US market, to take over. Anything’s possible, man..

    Doppelgangaz Interview Australian Tour

    That’s the life of the internet, though. It’s like you said, you can listen to someone and not know where they’re from because so many styles are influenced from the internet it gets harder to pinpoint a geographical sound to hip-hop.

    EP: I guess it’s what you gravitate towards, naturally.

    MOF: Word!

    If you two had to make new rap names starting with ‘Lil’, what are you going with?

    MOF: I might keep it basic and go with Lil Matty, you know? M-A-T-T-Y. E is easy ‘cause he is little in real life. It works perfectly.

    EP: Yeah, I just go with Lil’ E

    Four shows starting early November from Sydney to Perth. What’s the plan? Before you pack a suitcase, what is the must-do when you come down here?

    MOF: Our time is very limited, we got a lot of back-to-back shows. So, our goal is to cram... You know, we’re not trying to sleep at all. Our goal is to just cram as much we can in the short period of time that we’re there. That’s the goal. No sleep, I wanna see as much as we can, I wanna eat as much as we can and cram as many women as we can. We wanna come back, absolutely shot! Then sleep for like, two weeks straight.

    Well if you cram women the way you say you’re gonna do you’re gonna need that much sleep, right?

    EP: Hahaha.

    So Matty Van Rooy hasn’t got anything planned on an itinerary, hold a koala, kiss a kangaroo?

    EP: We’d love to, I just don’t think it’s gonna happen.

    MOF: This is our first time down so next time maybe, we can come down and experience a lot more of every city. We’ve made moves in the past where it’s short. We landed in, um, Greece for a show in Athens and we had no time to do anything. We just crammed as much as we could and saw as much as we could. So we’re not strangers to it so I think we’ll be able to make it happen.

    Just cram less woman, you’ll be fine.

    EP: Yeeah, that’s hard to give up though! They attack us! We be mindin’ our own business.

    Oh it ain’t your fault, huh?

    EP: Right!

    Long fucking flight to get here. What do you do for 20 plus hours in the clouds?

    MOF: We just hope that they got a good movie list.

    EP: Yeah!

    MOF: Good movie list and some beautiful flight attendants.

    You’re going to cram some fucking flight attendants now? Geez.

    EP: You know what’s funny man. I was watching, like, a murder doco and they were talking about a couple who died while hittin’ turbulence while they were taking part in the act to be a part of the Mile High club. The stewardess they had on the show said it’s not, like, illegal to have sex in the air. If they see two people go in the bathroom it’s like, no problem I didn’t realise that. I thought it was legal

    I woulda thought you’d hit max occupancy in a toilet or something.

    EP: For some reason, the way she broke it down, she said they can’t stop it. There’s no consequence for it. So I’m definitely gonna be up in that.

    Well boys, I hope you get some.

    EP: We hope so, too!

    I appreciate your time, have a safe trip. All the best for your shows when you get down here.

    EP:Nah we appreciate it, man!

    MOF: Thank you!

    Catch The Doppelgangaz live this week on their Australian tour.

    Tickets available now at www.mattvanrooy.com

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  • Gig News! Claz 'Take A Seat' Single Launch Adelaide

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    Local hip hop homie Claz is releasing a brand new single titled 'Take A Seat' and is launching it at Cats at Rocket before embarking on a national tour!

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    Melo & Lobe
    Cats DJs on the warm ups and late heaters like usual.

    $10 presale tickets on sale now: bit.ly/CatsNov4th
    $15 on the door.

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    Cats Drank Bargains:
    • $5 West End Draught tinnies ALL NIGHT
    • $5 Vodka, Sailor Jerry & Gin til 11, $7.50 til 1
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    Message the Cats page for bday packages and group doorlists.
    At Rocket Bar & Rooftop. Every Friday since 2012!

     
  • Gig News! Freshly Squeezed Fridays - Plutonic Lab (Album Launch)

    Freshly Squeezed Fridays - Plutonic Lab (Album Launch)

    Freshly Squeezed Fridays presents the album launch for one of the most highly regarded producers in the country, Plutonic Lab (one half of group Muph & Plutonic). With A career spanning over 20 years, Plutonic Lab’s eclectic music production has provided the backdrop for a vast number of artists with over 80 releases locally and Internationally on several record labels including work with, Guilty Simpson, Miles Bonny (US), Notes To Self (Canada), G-Love (US), Coma-Chi (Japan) Renee Geyer, Dialectrix, Drapht, Hilltop Hoods, Wiley (UK), Speech Debelle (UK), Task Force (UK), Fat Lip (Pharcyde), Eternia (Canada), The Grouch & Eligh (US), amongst many, many more.

    Joining the festivities, we have DJ Danialsan from the Aria award winning duo Koolism, who will be performing with Pluto. Blue mountains young guns Otherside will be launching their debut EP 'The Grass Is Greener". Direct from Katoomba, these two numbskulls have been hibernating in the fountain of illness for somewhat 26700000 years now, shadowboxing with aliens from a dark cosmos. They are finally ready to unleash the beast, with the classic Boom Bap stylings produced entirely by the don Caustic Yoda, and legendary Down Under Beats originator DJ Platterpush on the cuts, Otherside are set to tear the scene to shreds.

    To round out the evening we have Broken thought Theory, A Hip Hop outfit melding styles from west coast Canada, the Innerwest and South Sydney regions. Featuring production and turntablism from Prolifik The Gifted combined with rhythmic vocal blasts from emcees State Advanced and EaRelevant. We also have Big Vilage Records producer Roleo (Daily Meds/FBI's Future Face) who will be spinning some bass heavy beats til 3am.

    Presale tix only $10 - Get them now!

     

    - Plutonic Lab 'Deep Above The Noise' Album Launch
    Featuring DJ Danielsan (Koolism)
    - Otherside. 'Grass Is Greener' EP Launch
    - Broken Thought Theory
    - ROLEO
    - DJ Platterpush
    Hosted by P.Smurf & Rivals

     
  • 2016 Australian DMC Championships - National Finals

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    The time has come!! All the State DMC Champs will be flying into Melbourne from all across Australia on Friday 9th September for the Ultimate Showdown ''The 2016 Australian DMC DJ Championships - National Final''! Get ready to witness the best of the best this country has to offer going head to head for the Title 2016 Australian DMC DJ Champion!

    Often referred to as the Olympics of DJing, the competitors have just 6 minutes to prove themselves so there will be no time for anything else other than pure hands on decks!! Original art form highlighted in an environment made for pure lovers of the art. This Worldwide DMC Competition has now been running for 31 Years Strong and have recently seen a resurgence in mainstream media in many parts of the world and social media alike.

    We are very excited to be hosting the National Finals of the Australian DMC DJ Championships and looking forward to see who will be representing us at the World DMC DJ Championships in London. Last year Broke from NSW took the title for the first time since Samrai in 2001. Can VIC bring back the Gold or will it go to another State this year!! All the competitors have been of high caliber and equal standards across Australia so far and will be a very interesting year!! We wish all the competitors the best of luck.

    The Night will also feature performances from Heavy Weights: Total Eclipse (X-Ecutioners) and I-Dee (Online DMC World Champ)

    Judges: Total Eclipse (X-Ecutioners), I-Dee (Online DMC World Champ), Dexter (4 X Australian DMC Champ), Perplex (3 X Australian DMC Champ), and J Red (ITF World Champ).

    What: The 2016 Australian DMC DJ Championships / National Finals

    Where: Laundry Bar, Melbourne

    When: 9th September (8PM - 12AM)

    More info: www.dmcaustralia.com.au

     
  • The Chop x Today's Future Sound Fundraiser Beat Battle

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    THE CHOP, Today's Future Sound & PLAY BAR Present The Chop X Today's Future Sound Beat Battle Fundraiser.

    Renowned Hip Hop producer and founder Of Today's Future Sounds Philthybeats is here all the way from Oakland/San Fran USA for his national Aus fundraising and awareness beat battle Tour for his charity Today's Future Sound which is hitting Australian shores.
    Also Joining him on the night The 26th Letter of Soul Benefits with a live set and defending his is winning tittle as 2015 Beat Battle Champion, The Chop Family members MUMBLES (Live Finger Drumming Showcase, Dj's Dewis repping FBI Radio/Crown St Cut Collective & BENNY HINN.
    Not to mention our main feature of the night some of Sydney's most talented local Beat-Makers/Producers battling it out head for some major prizes from The Chop & Today's Future Sounds sponsors with our major prize from Akai Pro Australia and Ortofon DJ Australia.
    Defiantly not a night to miss out on!!!

    ***$5 Door Donation towards Today's Future Sounds****
    ***Happy Hour 6pm - 8pm***
    ***All Night Drink Specials from Sailor Jerry***

    ***BEAT BATTLE***
    Some of Sydney's most talented local Beat-Makers/Producers battling it out for some major prizes from The Chop & Today's Future Sounds sponsors confirmed so far AKAI PRO, ORTOFON DJ, SAILOR JERRY, ABLETON, OZHIPHOPSHOP, FRUITY LOOPS, HARDCORE CLASSIC RADIO, CROWN ST CUT COLLECTIVE, THE CHOP AND TODAYS FUTURE SOUNDS and more to be announced.

    Contact The Chop if you are interested in competing.

    ***JUDGES***
    RAINE SUPREME, Scotty B The Digital Assassin + More

    For more info check out our Australian hip hop gig guide.

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  • Sunday Vibes June Is Set To Be A Massive Sydney Sunday Sesh

    Autralian Hip Hop Gig Sunday Vibes June 19th 2016

    Sunday Vibez returns June 19th to The Louis Hotel for it's 3rd installment with another huge line up consisting of live music, Dj's and art all day including:

    - Godqueen Showcase
    - Stayfly Sydney Showcase
    - Broken Thought Theory
    - Nix & Pat Psyfa
    - Beastside
    - Nhostic
    - Kid Tsunami
    - Dojo Crew
    - Mighty ASH
    - Boxay
    - Jessica Jade
    - Rivals Live Beatbox Set
    - DJs - DJ Cost & Platterpush
    - Live MPC Set - Mumbles
    - Live Street Art - SEKEM X SOT + More!!

    Free Entry and Good Vibes from 2PM - 10PM

    Every 3rd Sunday of the Month!!!!

    For more info head over to our Australian hip hop gig guide and check out more details - http://ozhiphopshop.com/Gig-Guide/sydney-hip-hop-sunday-vibes-june-2016/

     
  • Bitter Belief Announces 'Horizon Haze' Album Launch/Party

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    Bitter Belief is returning from a 2 and a half year hiatus with new release Horizon Haze and doing things differently.  Horizon Haze will be released on the night of the show and free to anybody who buys a ticket and walks through the door.

    Awesome line up, New venue, A live show (new set) and copy of 'Horizon Haze' for only $20 a ticket!

    Its very possible it could sellout as there are only 200 tickets available online so follow the link, don't miss out and get yours now!

    BUY TICKETS HERE!

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  • Vents Announces Adelaide Show

    Vents Live In Adelaide

    VENTS live at HQ (18+)

    The Lesson and Golden Era Records are proud to present Vents live at HQ on Thursday 24th March (Easter Thursday), licenced until 2am. Supporting Vents is Purpose, Claz, Quillmore and DJ's Sanchez + Lotek (UZN).

    VENTS

    Since releasing ‘Hard to Kill’ in 2007, a loyal following eagerly anticipated his next release. An extended hiatus didn’t tarnish Vents’ standing with hip hop fans; in fact it fed the anticipation. ‘Marked for Death’ served as the big brother to his debut release, with a more mature, introspective, sometimes cynical but always honest view of the world, that is both unique and entirely relatable.

    In 2011 ‘MARKED FOR DEATH’ proved to be the follow up everyone was waiting for. The lead single ‘HISTORY OF THE WORLD’ was a scathing review of corporate greed. The follow up single ‘ROLLIN BALLS’ was an underground hit and the accompanying video has over 385,000 views on YouTube.

    Vents is currently working on his 3rd album which will see the light of day very soon.

    PURPOSE

    The restless mind behind the ‘If the City Had A Voice’ mixtape series, Purpose defied the odds in 2013 by landing on the ARIA Album Charts for his debut 'Where It Starts’, topping the MGM distribution chart before it’s release – all without a record deal. This album delivered his biggest hit both as a performer & as a producer, a top 10 highest played song on national radio rotation. This allowed him to embark on a 40-date tour, further solidifying his following.

    Although a celebrated song-writer, producer & performer, Purpose continues to represent Australia at the biggest landmark international emceeing battles in the world (OZ, USA, Canada & UK). With a chest full of medals and a hard-drive full of new music, he is looking forward to his biggest year yet in 2016 which will see the release of his second album “Make Yourself At Home”.

    CLAZ

    Claz has steadily been releasing music since 2010, released in 2012 the excellent ‘Living in the Meantime EP’. Claz has supported Briggs, Mata & Must, Remi & Hau, Maundz, Oddisee and has most recently released the mixtape '7th Floor Blues' on February 29th, celebrating the balance between space and time and is available now at -http://claz.bandcamp.com/.

    QUILLMORE

    Quillmore are an up and coming Adelaide Hip Hop group consisting of two emcees, Gilly n Chocka-Block with DJ Luter back them up on the 1’s & 2’s creating original Hip Hop with a nostalgic Golden Era boom bap vibe. Quillmore have supported Anecdote, La Coka Nostra, Mobb Deep, Onyx and have released their Demo with their single ‘G-Down’ and accompanying film clip.

    DJ Sanchez + Lotek1200 are the resident DJ’s on The Lesson on Fresh 927. Catch them every Tuesday night from 10pm – Midnight on Fresh 927 dropping a mixture of brand new, classic and rare golden era hip hop jems along with interview’s and performances with a who’s who of International and Australian hip hop artists.

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    Vents at HQ Tickets available now.

     
  • Gig Review! Exit Strategy - Seventh Dimension Brisbane Album Launch

    Gig Review! Exit Strategy - Seventh Dimension Brisbane Album Launch

     

    Gig Review! Exit Strategy - Seventh Dimension Brisbane Album Launch

     

    Down in South Brisbane’s Milk Factory at the VCclothing.com and Ozhiphopshop.com Presents the Exit Strategy Album Launch, Bris Vegas’ hip hop truest swarm a small corner milk bar tonight for Seventh Dimension.

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    Hosted by VC’s own Biotic with Pauly B working the wheels, Northside’s MCs Truth and Direct from Grime Connoisseurs deliver just as it says on the label in round one of tonight’s shoot- out. Nuggy Gee guests on For The Raw Remix and as usual his vocals play boss across the mic, owning it again not long after winning full attention of a hundred deep, head-nodding to stand-out Day 2 Day Thing before hosting an impromptu freestyle sesh before Rezadent, the vet MC takes back a tight grip of the reigns spitting out a catalogue as far back as The Way Of The Intercepting Fist E​P with beat work provided by Sammsonite and Crate Creeps alongside a swag of new readies with cohort and producer, femcee Meek Starkiller to a half-filled room.

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    Drink, smoke one and return to the sweatbox for Exit Strategy to headline the night, the ill few’s MCs Elaborate and Audacity with producer Insideus peel off the duration of Seventh Dimension in unrelenting shots ringing out for the longest set they’ve accomplished yet. DwizofOz makes a grand appearance, fresh off a support role for Kerser at Eaton Hills, representing 469, to unload his verse on Web Of Lies showing no half measures when he’s on the job. As Exit Strategy wraps up before midnight, the highlight rode out when Brisbane’s own Nate Dogg in Irrelevant joined the crew on stage to belt out the hook on Strategy – the lingering note that sings into Sunday morning. While the bar was slow and moody at best, the venue once again proved worthy for a raucous show-out of boom-bap.

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    Pics – Gerard Ahrens

    Words – RIP NICHOLSON

     

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