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  • Across The Globe Vol.1 - Beats By Apollo Brown

    Across The Globe Vol.1 - Beats By Apollo Brown

    Across The Globe Vol.1 beats by Apollo Brown

    “Across The Globe” is the new series of releases from Low Key Source which sees established producers team up with vocalists and MC’s from Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

    Volume 1 showcases the beats of Detroit’s Apollo Brown known for his production through Mello Music Group which has seen him work with the likes of Oddisee, Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Ras Kass, OC, Sean Price, Boog Brown, Big Pooh and most recently Planet Asia on their new album “Anchoives”.

    “Reminiscing” sees the UK’s Jehst team up with Children Of Zeus vocalist Tyler Daley and has them reflecting about back in the day and giving a special mention to the passing of UK Producer Mark B. It’s special boom-bap throwback sound with sweeping strings captures perfectly the message of what life was once like being free from responsibilities.

    The English city of Nottingham is represented on the posse cut “Time’s Different” showcasing the lyrical skills of up and comers Juga-Naut and Vandal Savage alongside veteran Cappo. It’s hard hitting snare snaps into a crispy beat which instantly takes you into headnod mode.

    Apollo Brown never fails to execute his signature robust Hip Hop production as heard on "World Revolves" where Dialectrix spits fire with a rhythmical flow that resembles the way a sparrow would slice across the air - in short bursts left and right, up and down with ease. Rounding out the EP is Brisbane’s Lazy Grey with “First Come First Served”. Another sharp serving of distinct Apollo Brown production paired with Grey's own verbal dexterity.

    With the renowned illustrator and designer Dan Lish holding down the artwork for each volume in this series, “Across The Globe” is a limited edition release every good music lover needs in their collection.

    Across The Globe Vol.1 beats by Apollo Brown Vinyl

     

    TRACKLISTING:

    Side A

    1. Jehst Feat. Tyson Daley (Children Of Zeus) - Reminiscing
    2. Juga-Naut, Vandal Savage & Cappo - Time’s Different

    Side B

    1. Dialectrix - World Revolves
    2. Lazy Grey - First Come First Served
     
  • 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

     
  • Gaz Hazard "The Lower 42nd" b/w "A King" Out Feb 7th

    Gaz Hazard "The Lower 42nd" b/w "A King"

    Gaz Hazard "The Lower 42nd" b/w "A King"

     

    Brisbane's premier home of hip hop music, Karsniogenics is proud to present "The Lower 42nd b/w A King"; the debut 7" single from GAZ HAZARD's upcoming sophomore release 'Welcome to Gullywood'.

    Produced by SEAN B (The Statesmen, Kold Heat), The Lower 42ND sees GAZ HAZARD teaming up with his Karsniogenics label mates for an all-star, roster heavy posse cut.

    Featuring LAZY GREY, SUSS ONE, JAKE BIZ, OVERPROOF PETE and SIMPLEX, The Lower 42nd is a sparse and drum heavy excursion into sonic malevolence, complete with a forthcoming video clip shot by Dolan at DFDES1GN, art directed by HAMS and produced by DJ DCIDE.

    The B-Side, A King is a heart-felt dedication to fallen soldier and former CRS and TBK member, Beza aka Bezrock.

    A King is masterfully produced by Hired Goons heavyweights HEATA and BIGFOOT - with HEATA supplying additional scratches - and conveys the endearing and all too identifiable story of losing someone close after following separate paths later in life.

    Both tracks are taken from the long awaited follow up to GAZ HAZARD's 2013's cult classic album 'Hazardous To Ya Health'; in 2018 Karsniogenics are proud to present, 'Welcome To Gullywood'.

    #W2G #GAZHAZARD  #KARSNIOGENICS

    Available Wednesday February 7th through www.karsniogenics.com.au and digitally through all your favourite streaming & download outlets.

     
  • LIVE: DISCOURSE - Megalomaniac Album Launch

    14715469_1309860079047799_9087960220983360594_oDISCOURSE, STARVIN B, LAZY GREY, FLUENT FORM, MAUNDZ, EXIT STRATEGY
    @ The Back Room - Chardons Corner Hotel, Annerley
    Friday 14 October, 2016

    It’s a turn out tonight of real hip-hop heads. While everyone is here to witness DJ Discourse wreck the decks, the General is in the building and he later shows why he’s kept the state on lock the last twenty plus.

    Local grinders Exit Strategy broke peace early on, before Jake Biz and Gaz Hazard pace the stage like uncaged beasts to DJ DCE’s cuts, their roar in fine form. DJ Vawnagraphic keeps it stirring before the call to assemble by way of deafening sirens for Crate Cartel’s Discourse to step to the mound.

    Batting hard, Flu AKA Fluent Form makes himself known on the mic in warm up for one of the country’s most slept on rap heads - none other than the mighty Maundz, or the Maundzsta as he grew into tonight. He’s hitting homers straight off the bat, as to be expected. Nobody fucks with Maundzilla! Going way back to the days of his track with Beezwax’s own Bias B before belting out Nobody’s Business. His performance, as usual, killing the night’s standard. He was kind enough to step to the side for Starvin B, all the way live from Queens, New York where he takes Discourse’s Megalomaniac LP party to the brownstone stoops of where it all began.

    Discourse is firmly planted at the decks while the call for the General was put out. Someone scrambles to awaken the giant. In a gust, bounds out the man himself. Banned in Queensland’s own and still Off Tap, Lazy Grey - killing it without a word to the wise. Wrecks the mic, and kicks the mic stand until it’s taken out of his path before hacking down the track long held as his own. Tonight is a rare gem, holding down for the state’s fraternity of true hip-hop respect.

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