Street Struck magazine is a Melbourne based limited edition publication focusing on all elements of graffiti. Issue 02 is 80 pages and packed full of high quality mostly unseen pictures. Including full colour productions, legals, tracksides, panels, blackbooks & bombing; from some of the city’s (and its visitors) most active writers.
Features include GDS CREW, LEO ONE and blackbook entries from PUDL, PRESTO, ISPY & JOHN KAYE.
The magazine is limited to only 500 copies.
Kogz, one of Perth’s younger emcee’s to emerge recently, has been working on his debut project for the good part of a year now.
After entering a competition for ‘up and coming’ rappers organised by SBX member Mr. Grevis, Kogz won a weeks worth of studio time with Rob Shaker. The opportunity allowed Kogz to adapt his idea for a project from mixtape to full LP. Supporting Grevis a couple of times, the young emcee caught the attention of a few local stalwarts of the Perth scene.
Guest verses and collaborators on the album include Mr. Grevis, Bitter Belief, Complete, Sever, Soma and Still J. With production mainly from Rob Shaker, but also featuring beats from Matt Rafle, Soma and Creed Birch.
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Purchase link coming soon.
After what has been a strategically and seductively long lead up to its release, Thundamentals are back once again with third album So We Can Remember. Members Jeswon, Tuka and DJ Morgz have every reason to be confident about the album’s reception on the 2nd of May this year. The trio have already enjoyed the success of their first single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ ranking at #32 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 2013, and second single ‘Something I Said’ featuring Thom Crawford ahead of the album’s release. Both tracks were added straight to triple j, charting well across iTunes, ARIA and Spotify.
Putting a new spin on their much-loved sound, So We Can Remember sees the Thundas embrace modern production elements and song structure to brilliant effect. Rappers in their prime; emcees Tuka and Jeswon are absolute professionals at their craft. The two impress with their trademark mischievous exchange. All beats are produced by DJ Morgz, who has skilfully constructed something wondrous to behold in every track.
Guest’s featured on So We Can Remember include Solo (Elefant Traks), Mataya, Ev Jones, Thom Crawford, Steve Clisby and Laneous.
The So We Can Remember National Tour has begun, so make sure you don’t miss out on tickets for a show near you!
Speaking of this Friday; if you’re in the area head down to Obese Records Prahran between 4pm & 5pm to meet Jes, Tuka and Morgz. You could have your copy of SO WE CAN REMEMBER signed by the guys!
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Chasm’s final release from his four part EP series comes in the form of Night Vision. This time, Chasm has teamed up with UK rap legend Blak Twang for the EP’s entirety.
After working together on Chasm’s last album This Is How We Never Die, the two developed a strong collaborative bond. A short while later Blak Twang flew out to Australia to hook up with Chasm again. The result was the Night Vision EP, fresh and full of scope.
The feel of the EP travels from chilled and summery to moody and dark. Imagery is vividly brought to life by Blak Twang, the grimy streets of London materialise through his rhymes.
In lead single ‘Summer’, Chasm features Blak Twang, and Australian Kings of hip hop Ozi Batla (The Herd/Astronomy Class) and Hau (Koolism/triple j hip hop show). A chilled out track; ‘Summer’ is set alight by its warm strings and laid back beats.
As a producer, Chasm has become synonymous with the local hip hop scene, never failing to deliver innovative, quality music, and Night Vision is no exception to the rule.
“I came up listening and being inspired by Blak Twangs music. ‘So Rotton’ was an anthem for a lot of people I was around back then. So it was an honour and kind of unbelievable for me to work with the God himself. Just having him in the studio was a privilege’. – Chasm
Watch the video for first single ‘Summer’:
Purchase ‘Summer’ from iTunes here.
EP pre-order link coming soon.
Omac of The Psych Ward crew has wasted no time since entering the local scene in Perth. He has released numerous mix-tapes and free music online, as well as performing at dozens of memorable shows over the last few years. Omac has opened for international hip hop acts such as Jeru the Damaja, Naughty By Nature, Obie Trice, Hopsin and Masta Ace.
Twice touring nationally as a support to Kerser, Omac is now preparing for his own national tour for the 2nd part of 2014 to showcase debut album Inside My Insomnia.
The 16 track album is produced by Rob Shaker and is blessed with beats from the likes of WA’s finest in Dazastah, Rights, Raiz, MX Axis, Cortext, Paulie P, Optamus, and Creed Birch. Feature artists include the legendary Layla, Bitter Belief, Complete, Deezy, Monique, Polaroid & M.O.C.
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This year the crew at Obese Records Prahran will have local DJs and producers – Sheriff Rosco, Dyl Thomas, Alter Ego and Slap618 – dropping by to spin a selection of hip hop, funk, soul and more.
Expect limited edition RSD releases from local labels Crate Cartel, Pang Productions and Elefant Traks plus (fingers crossed) some US stock.
BURN CREW have printed a limited edition RSD t-shirt exclusively for the store and available on the day.
DJ Vame has assembled the country?s most hardcore MCs to create an album that tours the dark side of the world, a trip through the minds and lives of psychos and killers.
The album features Tornts, Bigfoot, Reason, Ciecmate, Axxin the Supernova (US), AJ (UK), The Holy Sinner, DJ K-Works, Mute MC and many more.
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