Known for his willingness to explore new territory, Paulie P is currently putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming debut record Until That Time which is due for release in March 2014.
Self-produced, Until That Time is a double-disc showcasing of Paulie P’s ability to push the boundaries of the ever evolving hip hop scene.
Working with a seven-piece band and incorporating live drums and triggers the record oozes funk and soul, layered with breezy dub rhythms and slick jazz undertones, adding to his fresh hip hop sound.
“It’s taken a lot longer than expected so I’m hoping this gets the ball rolling so I can release another soon!” -Paulie P
Purchase Until That Time from iTunes.
Rawthentic Records is a small independent label which was formed early 2012 by Melbourne emcee P.Link. In the short time since, the label’s growing roster has been represented at an international & local level throughout Australia supporting the likes of Ultra Magnetic MC’s, Trem One, Brad Strut, Funkoars, Maundz & Jake Biz, just to name a few.
In between shows the label has released 3 solo EP’s from label stalwarts – P.Link, J.Mac & DownPat. Also with spots on the Obesecity 2 & White Russian compilations. All the while enlisting fresh young talent in the form of Eazy MC, Jestar Dharma, & DJ T-Nuc.
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Now after a solid year of shows and studio sessions and a bit of recruiting, Rawthentic Records is proud to present THE ROSTER LP. A collection of new solo & crew tracks with no guest features, straight from the Rawthentic Fam – The Aphilliates (P.Link, J.Mac, DownPat, DJ Rellik), Eazy, Jestar Dahmer, DJ Metaphor & DJ T-Nuc.
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Thundamentals have just announced, in a triple j exclusive, a massive run of dates to celebrate the [seriously] long-awaited release of third album So We Can Remember, out Fri 2 May through Obese Records. To kick things off, the much-loved Blue Mountains via Newtown hip hop trio will be dropping second single ‘Something I Said’ this Friday. Featuring vocals by Oscar nominee Thom Crawford, the track is destined to be a crowd favourite on the album tour.
Getting across as much of the country as possible, Thundamentals are touring So We Can Remember as part of the national, regional Groovin The Moo festival juggernaut, as well as playing their own major city launches.
Fri 25 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Oakland SA
Sat 26 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Maitland NSW
Sun 27 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Canberra ACT
Sat 3 May @ Groovin The Moo, Bendigo VIC
Sun 4 May @ Groovin The Moo, Townsville QLD
Sat 10 May @ Groovin The Moo, Bunbury WA
New single ‘Something I Said’ is out now via iTunes.
Citing acts such as J Dilla, Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Hermitude, and Rudimental as his inspirations. 7‘6 prides himself on having an eclectic and unique sound selection spanning across genres. What sets a 7’6 release apart is his ability to set the scene via soundscape.
A dexterous musician, 7’6 has composed the album so that each instrument tells its own story to form a cohesive whole. Having either produced for or recorded many recognized artists previously, 7’6 felt that it was time to step out from behind the boards and into the forefront with a new sound.
Organic Synthesis features acclaimed guests such as veteran WA native emcee N’Fa Jones,the dulcet vocals of Jace Excell, divine soul songstress Ginger Van Handley, the beautiful tones of Melanie Rutherford, the talented Screamy, the masterful lyric stylings of emcee 1/6, and drums by Mercury Award winning producer Plutonic Lab for the track ‘Launch’.
Synth-heavy ‘Comic Books’ featuring N’Fa Jones and Jace Excell, is the direct response to the question and theme posed by 7’6; “if you had superpowers, what would they be?” With a smooth soul vibe, the track is decorated by sparkling keys and gentle boom bap.
‘Listen’ is the first single off Organic Synthesis. The ethereal track features vocals from Detroit artist Melanie Rutherford. As the production slowly builds, the lyrics ask nothing of you but to meditate on the soundwaves.
Opened by tribal chants and percussion, ‘Nomad’ is a meeting of the modern and traditional. Featuring Melbourne artists 1/6 and Ginger Van Handley, lyrical themes of time and circumstance are explored with eloquence.
After many years in the game, and many more to come, 7’6 has brought you an album from the heart.
“When I first set out in the creation of this album, I just wanted to do an album, so I could finally say after all my years in the game, I did it, but the deeper I got the more effort I put in, and ended up creating something that I am extremely proud of, something I just want to share with the world.” - 7’6
Purchase Organic Synthesis from iTunes here.
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Featuring 192, 120gsm acid-free cartridge pages enclosed in a sleek black exterior, these blackbooks come equipped with an elastic closure band, an internal document pocket, a ribbon book-mark and bonus stickers.
Available in four sizes: Small (portrait orientation – 21 x 13cms) Small (landscape orientation – 13 x 21cms) and A4 (portrait orientation – 21 x 29.7cms) and A4 (landscape orientation – 21 x 29.7cms).
Delta is a living hip hop legend. Known globally for his razor-sharp rhymes, allegiance to hip hop culture and perfectionism, Delta has been honing his craft for over 20 years.
On the 14th of February 2014 Delta will be releasing his third album Pyramid Schemes, five years after sophomore album The Second Story was released.
Demonstrative of his formidable creative flair, Pyramid Schemes is an opus to behold for any hip hop enthusiast. For listeners less familiar with the genre, Deltaepitomises what hip hop is about; intelligent lyricism, selection and structure of quality beats, and honouring the genre in its purest form.
Pyramid Schemes showcases Delta’s expansive musical understanding combining elements of jazz, rock, funk, and soul served with a large side of hip hop. The majority of the beats have been produced by Delta, with the additional guest producers being his long time partner in crime Mark B (UK), and Amed of the all mighty DITC /Wildlife family (USA).
Vocal guests include Melbourne soul songstress Candice Monique, Brisbane king Lazy Grey, Peter Tilbrook of the legendary band the Masters Apprentices, the unstoppable Mojo the Cinematic and Milano Constantine (USA) and forewords by scene pioneer Kool Herc (USA).
‘Still Kings’ is a sequel to Delta’s oz hip hop anthem ‘For the Kings’, which was the title track on Culture of Kings 2 in 2002. The compilation was the first oz hip hop album to achieve triple j’s album of the week, and for many, ‘For the Kings’ is the first Australian hip hop song they had ever heard.
Another shining moment on Pyramid Schemes is ‘A Mad Man Roams Tonight’. The track samples a long forgotten single from 1971 by Australian rock stalwart Peter Tilbrook of the band The Masters Apprentices. Delta had heard about this famous vinyl rarity for years, and after decades of searching he found a copy. Deltarang Peter to ask if he could sample the song shortly after the two had met at a garage sale at Peter’s home! Not only did Peter agree, but offered to hit the studio and record his original chorus to seal the deal.
Delta prides himself on creating classic hip hop; sample-heavy and lyrical with “no filler and no scams”. As a writer he is famous for delivering songs with a crucial element of sentimentality and cultural nostalgia, evoking emotion in his listeners and inviting them to lose themselves within his lyrical themes, and concepts.Pyramid Schemes is a pinnacle release for hip hop worldwide, and another master achievement for Delta.
“It is great to see Obese distribution making sure that my music reaches Australian listeners who may not be familiar with my music until now. It has all come full circle after my song ‘For the Kings’ was put in record stores by Obese 12 years ago.”
1. PYRAMID SCHEMES
2. GOURMET (featuring MOJO THE CINEMATIC AND MILANO CONSTANTINE)
3. ALIEN (Foreword by KOOL HERC)
4. MISSING LINK (Produced by AMED (DITC)
5. NO WORRIES (Feat CANDICE MONIQUE )
6. A MADMAN ROAMS TONIGHT (Featuring PETER TILBROOK of THE MASTERS APPRENTICES)
7. OCCULT WISDOM (Featuring LAZY GREY )
8. FITS OF RAGE
9. CARRY ON (Produced by MARK B)
10. STILL KINGS
11. THIRTY THREE & A THIRD
12. MAD MAX