From amidst the hard-living notoriously crime ridden suburbs of Sydney’s outer west, an epitomizing voice has emerged in the form of Kerser.
Following the success of chart topping No Rest for The Sickest National Tour 2013 DVD which slammed P!nk and hailed #1 place on the ARIA chart week of release, comes the highly anticipated second installment in the Kerser DVD series, S.C.O.T National Tour 2014. With up close and personal behind the scenes footage as well as high powered performances captured in the countries capitals, we take a journey with Kerser as he’s joined by fellow mate and hype man Jay (UF), DJ Victor Lopez, as well as close brother and fellow hype man Rates.
For fans this is a chance to relive the experience all over again, for those new it’s an introduction to an energetic and truly inspiring performer.
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Growing up in the northeastern NSW town of Lismore, Profecy had little to no exposure to the ever-changing Hip Hop scene of Australia, through which he developed his own unique sound by trial and error. Profecy then relocated to Brisbane in 2010 where he completed and released his debut EP ‘Let the Music Play’, which gave him exposure amongst the larger Hip Hop community and enabled him to perform alongside some of Hip Hop’s best selling artists including Thundamentals, Illy and M-Phazes.
In 2013 Profecy gained positive recognition from music critics nationally when he dropped his ten track mixtape ‘The Arrival’. Now in 2014, Profecy is back with his forthcoming EP ‘The Release’ set to drop as a digital only release through Obese Records Distribution August 29thexhibiting the constant search for the witty wordplay and startling beat.
Walk With Me encompasses youthfulness in the most adept way possible; the anger, the unrequited emotions, the frustration and bliss and the bittersweetness of life. Walk With Me is bass heavy, but still carrying a summer-breeze sense to it.
Profecy, already receiving positive feedback from the media, is quite hopeful to receive a warm welcome back with ‘The Release’.
“Honest rhymes coupled with killer vocals.” – Maggie Collins, Triple J
“Quite honestly one of the finest Australian hip hop tracks I’ve heard in some time, with stand out production. Definitely an artist to watch.” – Mark Dragham, TheAUReview
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Teaming up as 750 Rebels, Jake Biz, Lazy Grey and DCE are set to drop their first official single ‘Pig City‘ with their fellow rebel Overproof Pete. ‘Pig City‘ is taken from the upcoming Kold Heat album set to release through Obese Records Distribution in October.
To accompany the digital single release, the boys have teamed up with Dolan from DF Des1gn to put together two video clips.
Check out the clip for ‘Griz vs Biz’ below, also taken from the soon to be released Kold Heat album.
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Born in 1993 also known as on of the golden eras in hip hop, Double L has been a rap baby from day dot, reciting Eminem lyrics from the tender age of four. Now, sixteen years later, Double L has made an impact on the Australia’s underground hip hop scene with his YouTube videos which have attracted thousands of views. With a reputation as a notorious misfit among past teachers and peers, Double L expresses his unique approach to life through his lyrics. Teaming up with up and coming producer Marvelous (MRVLS) for the album’s entirety, Double L‘s sound is riding a new wave of hip hop. Watch the Still Waters Run Deep Album Teaser: Follow Double L on Facebook.
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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
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