After a very successful 2012 centred around his widely revered album This is How We Never Die, Chasm has returned in 2013 with a fresh approach to releasing his music.
The Chasm EP series, the second of which will be released on June 14th, comprises of four separate digital releases, each featuring a different vocal artist. The collaborations, in true Chasm style, will spotlight artists from his international network including Guilty Simpson (USA), Blak Twang (UK), and our very own Monchichi (AUS), Skryptcha & Rachael Berry (AUS).
Entitled Smoking Aces, the second instalment from the EP series features rising star and triple j Unearthed feature artist Monchichi. With a mish-mash of production styles on offer, Smoking Aces switches between reggae samples, synth leads, and boom bap beats.
Chasm first encountered the Sydney-based emcee when Monchichi supported the legendary Smoke DZA live. Impressed, Chasm checked out Chi’s work with Coloured Noyz, before inviting him to join forces on what would become the second instalment in the EP series, Smoking Aces.
Watch Smoking Aces mini doco:
Release Date: 14.06.2013
Released By: Obese Records
Purchase Chasm’s first EP Diamond Cuts from iTunes here.
Providing an insight into a dark world constructed within the walls of a racing mind. The album boasts solid features including Sydney’s king Kerser, crazily talented Jay (uf), and Geelong’s very own Fatty Phew, all bringing their own flavour to this crazy album. With great production from Discourse, Tornts, Nebs, Elliot Waite, Geko and Seven Six. Destroy and Rebuild truly is a journey from start to finish.
Watch ‘Ferocious’ promo clip:
Release Date: 14.06.2013
Released By: Rates & Obese Distribution
Pre-order Destroy and Rebuild from Soul Clap Records here.
Keep up to date with Rates on facebook here
From the underground hip hop group Window Down, Nekta & Flush lock pens and embark on a long overdue project. Common Wealth, the name of this album, comprises of 15 straight up hip hop tracks, which extends the barriers of written words.
From concept driven themes, to raw punch line bangers, the two emcee’s have brought it together to give homage to their roots as well as a fresh new chapter of hip hop for this country’s ears to bounce their heads to.
Release Date: 07.06.2013
Released By: Nekta & Flush & Obese Distribution
Check out Nekta & Flush‘s official Facebook here
Perth native Bitter Belief (Syllabolix) will be dropping his sophomore album The Gallery through Obese Records Distribution.
The LP features the likes of The Tongue, Purpose, Briggs, Hau, Creed Birch, Mr Grevis and more.
With producer Creed Birch handling most of the album’s production, the two have been working together for years developing their sound. Production credits also include M-Phazes, Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker (who also handled cuts, mixing and mastering).
Check out the video clip for lead single ‘The Circus’:
Release Date: 31.05.2013
Released By: Bitter Belief & Obese Distribution
Purchase The Gallery from iTunes here.
Ciecmate & Maggot Mouf are Known Associates.
For over a year these 2 contemporaries have locked themselves in the studio once a week to diligently shape and craft a new offering, “Ashes to Dust”. Ciecmate & Maggot Mouf trade verses back and forth, bar-for-bar in an epic team effort that interlocks prose and sonic aesthetics seamlessly. The joint delivery puts forth a tag-team approach reminiscent of a classic Hip-Hop style that has not yet permeated Australia’s often individually focused scene. The insane turntable prowess of Dj No Name Nathan (2 x ACT DMC Champion) stitches the release together, officially making Known Associates a triple threat.