RETAIL SALE – ON NOW!

Get in while stocks last! SALE is on at both Prahran and Frankston.  Please note that only our Prahran store is moving location

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OBESE RECORDS – PRAHRAN – WE ARE MOVING!!!!

Time has come and we’re on the move. Make sure you’re following our social media accounts for updates as we prepare to move into a new store.
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crooks & castles – sale – on now!

Save 20% off all Crooks and Castles apparel and accessories only at our Prahran store. No laybys and while stocks last.

SUGAR SIX PACK DEAL

Buy six SUGAR 400ml aerosol cans and get one free! Strictly limited offer, until stock lasts. Kicks off Friday 18/7/14 only at our Prahran store. 

Cooking with Caustic: From Mercury to Pluto, out 18.07.14

Hailing from the artistically bountiful Blue Mountains come Cooking with Caustic, a soul/hip hop/funk collective unlike any other.

Cooking with Caustic consists of core members Caustic (beats, keys and production), DJ Cost (turntables), Jarv Benaud (bass), Stephen Noble (saxophone), and Marc Brown (trombone).

Though they’ve been jamming for years; first meeting whilst working in hospitality together, From Mercury to Pluto is the group’s debut LP. The album pays homage to the classic sounds of 90’s hip hop, as well as focusing on big beat, groove, and turntablism.

“Rather than an album being about one vocalist, this is about a collection of voices that work together but provide the listener with variety too. We also have a focus on instrumentals, where turntables and musicianship can come to the fore.”Caustic

Guest vocalists on the LP include Queen B, Blackjack Davey, Madame Wu (Madame Wu and Elise Graham), Mikoen (Daily Meds, Reverse Polarities), P.Smurf (Daily Meds, Reverse Polarities), Mute MC (Reverse Polarities, Mute X Roleo), Tenth Dan (Big Village), Charlotte Craib (Rumpunch), Broken Thought Theory, Ev Jones (Jones Jnr), and Loose Wayne.

“A lot of us are kind of science/music/cartoon nerds. Hence all the sci-fi samples and references.
Voice samples are mostly from old radio shows, there’s something awesome about those old accents.”
Caustic

The track ‘Journey from the Inside Out’ features Mute and Blackjack Davey, explores themes of birth and life’s journey in a sombre fashion, juxtaposed with its cartoon-like production. With its 50’s doo-wop backing vocal performed by the band, the heavily swung beat and double bass groove gives the song a lurchy feel.
‘About to Fly’ features Tenth Dan, Madame Wu, Ev Jones, and Queen B. Lyrically the track is about doing the things you love, cos you only live once”. Though uplifting overall, the track’s minor key combined with the melancholy of the lyrics gives the ‘About to Fly’ further depth. “There’s a bird call throughout which was recorded from my garden. It’s a wattle bird, they make that call a lot in the morning, so it’s a real waking up in the mountains sound for me.” – Caustic

‘No One’ is an instrumental track speckled with vocal samples which include the words “no one”. The track got its origins from a pitched down guitar sample taken from a Two Toes track, and a Queen B vocal sample from a 2005 recording. The beat; constructed from MPC sequenced beats, is layered with live drums and percussion.

Possessing a cohesiveness and maturity rarely found in a debut album, Cooking with Caustic have come to define their own unique brand of music in the form of From Mercury to Pluto.

“Music’s a pretty compulsive creative outlet for us; we fill most of our time with it. The band’s a big creative family.”Caustic

Watch the From Mercury to Pluto  promo video:

Pre-order From Mercury to Pluto from Obese Records or  iTunes.

scribe apparel winter 14

Fresh new arrivals from the crew at Scribe Apparel now instock. Graffiti print by Yeps and ‘The elements” by Ken Taylor

Thundamentals: So We Can Remember vinyl

Thundamentals have had a whole lot of success with their most recent album So We Can Remember, so much so they’ve decided to release a run of vinyl!

Watch this space for more info…

OMAC & BITTER BELIEF – INSTORE APPEARANCE – OBESE PRAHRAN 15.6.14

 

Omac and Bitter Belief will be in store at Obese Prahran this Sunday 2-3pm.

Make sure you catch the live show Saturday 14th at Revolver Upstairs

Pre sale tickets available online and in store at Obese Records Prahran

The D.Y.E: Sorry for the Stickers EP, out 13.06.14

Introducing The D.Y.E. A three man hip hop group from Melbourne’s north, hell bent on getting their music to the people.
Made up of DJ Marshall, MHz and Slam Master D, The D.Y.E already have two mix-tapes to their name. The debut EP entitled Sorry for the Stickers, references the infamous D.Y.E stickers, which any local could tell you, have been plastered all over Melbourne.

With their energetic party sound reminiscent of J5 or Beastie Boys; The D.Y.E pride themselves on being masters of the live show. The EP’s general vibe is custom-made for a festival crowd, with plenty of call-and-response and catchy hooks.

‘Lighters in the Sky’ is a track about the ongoing rejection aspiring artists encounter when trying to secure shows and opportunities.  In this song, the trio maintain the idea of being able to play a huge show one day, seeing lighters in the sky is what keeps them driven. With a sample from Bedouin Soundclash, the track features vibrant vocals from Melbourne jazz/soul singer Mo.

Watch video clip for first single ‘Lighters in the Sky’ featuring Mo here.

No Matter the Weather’ is a syncopated, beat driven track featuring metal-core turned blues singer Emil on the hook. The lyrics reflect The D.Y.E’s rain or shine mentality to performing, determined to deliver no matter the weather.

‘Front to the Back’ is a traditional call and response crowd-pleaser with a strong emphasis on cutting samples. The track demonstrates the diversity of DJ Marshall’s samples arsenal; featuring pop culture references from Ferris Bueller and Shepard Fairey, to original recordings from 1970’s news-radio broadcasts.

“The D.Y.E are here to entertain.  There are 10 year olds out there that have a tighter flow than me, but they ain’t got the presence or style to back it up.” – The D.Y.E


Facebook ||  Twitter || D.Y.E website

 

Kade: Sooner EP, out 06.06.14

This is one half of Mr. Ruckman‘s concept record. With his second EP “Later” dropping later in the year to comprise the full record. Every song topic focuses on a specific verb, be it abstract, ironic or just straight literal. Such limitations could be considered a creative-hinderance to an artist, but Mr. Ruckman proves the contrary with refreshingly canny results. The concept comes from a place of monotony, with Mr. Ruckman feeling as though his passion is stagnant and his life going through the motions. This project is his strive for change and something greater. Mr. Ruckman‘s music speaks for itself and Sooner is another fine fingerprint in his durable discography. The future can only tell what will come of the Later.

“Mr. Ruckman (evolved from the former Kade MC) is a syllable-twisting, rhyme-scheme junkie in the process of a rise to prominence” – SPA

Purchase the Sooner EP from iTunes here.

Follow Mr. Ruckman on facebook.