The Scoville Unit is the mind numbingly hot follow-up to APHSUB‘s 2011 hip hop LP, The Crust. This venerable selection of homegrown chilli infused delights includes ingredients by featured guest producers Trials (Funkoars), Koolta (2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner) and J57 (Brown Bag AllStars, New York) alongside APHSUB‘s own Sublime and DJ Ollie. To garnish, expect a tempting selection of guest vocals by Evan The Evolve, Koncept (Brown Bag AllStars, New York) and Rani Simone. These elements are mixed together by APHSUB members Sev (MC), Sublime (MC, Production), Perennial (MC) and DJ Ollie (Production, DJ) to create a meal for the mind and soul not easily forgotten.
APHSUB are an Adelaide based Australian Hip Hop group formed in 2001, comprised of Sev, Sublime, Perennial and DJ Ollie. 2006 saw the release of Sev‘s solo album titled Sevva – Screws Loose, which saw marked underground success and had APHSUB members sharing a stage with the likes of Funkoars (Golden Era), Vents (Golden Era), and Pegz (Obese Records) to promote the album’s release at the Obese Block Party. Moving forward from this release the boys put together their independently released debut album The Crust in 2011. This marked an important step in APHSUB’s development with international feature artist Koncept (Brown Bag AllStars) joining them on a track as well as DJ Hacksaw (Full Tote Odds, Train of Thought) on a number of tracks.
The lead single ‘I Like People’ saw regular play on local radio, with the film clip (their first) gaining thousands of views on YouTube. This has helped establish them as a respected group in the local hip hop scene, known for their energetic live performances and consistent quality.
In anticipation of the August 16th release date, APHSUB have released a free single titled ‘Never Be A Soldier’ currently downloadable through the group’s Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages. Also in preparation for the albums release, a follow up single and video clip to the track ‘The Jump Off’ will be released online. This video clip features accomplished stunt motorcycle rider Allan Morrison from the team Stuntz Inc. Well known for their dare devil performances, Stuntz Inc have performed throughout Australia, including crowd pleasing burnouts and wheelies at V8 Supercars pre race shows. ‘The Jump Off’ video clip will be released just prior to The Scoville Unit and can be expected early August.
The Scoville Unit establishes an entirely new scale to measure heat and sets itself apart from all that came before it. All fourteen tantalisingly fiery morsels are packed with quality goodness and are served by some of Australia’s best. Think you enjoy spicy? You have no idea what hot is…
Release Date: 16.08.2013
Released By: APHSUB
Distributed By: Obese Records Distribution
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