OBESE RECORDS EASTER SUNDAY 20th APRIL @ LUCKY COQ

 

The crew at Obese Records are set to resurrect your faith in hip hop this Easter Sunday blessing the dance floor with old school classics, dance floor rump shakers and underground head bangers. Taking you to church is Melbourne’s turntable Queen – DJ Ayna, Discourse (Crate Cartel), Slap618 (Obese Records) and T-Nuc (Rawthentic Records) with Carl Allison on the visuals/VJ tip. Be born again with the testament of real hip hop this Easter Sunday. Give-aways from Obese Records throughout the night.

KID SELZY: DIAL M FOR MELBOURNE, OUT 04.04.20

Almost 4 years since Melbourne underground rapper Kid Selzy released The Creepshow LP he now returns with the highly anticipated follow up album Dial M for Melbourne.

Themes range from stories of St. Kilda locals, to the effects anti-depressants and being homeless. There are also songs about everyday life and how Kid Selzy views the world. Listening to the vivid images he paints with words the audience is able to see the world though his perspective.

The Dial M for Melbourne LP release has only two collab tracks as Selzy wanted people to buy the album for artist, not the guests appearing on it. GargoyleGutz Illuminate feature on a banging posse cut and Hospa the Horrible drops a verse about a binge. The rest of the album is a personal journey into Selzy‘s life and thought processes.

Production for the album is handled by EndemicTorntsIllumiateBonezy 2 BladezWikPaddy-OKid Selzy and more.
Dial M for Melbourne will be released on April 4th through Selzy‘s independent label Frank Castle Entertainment co-owned by a.DD with distribution handled by Obese Records.

Watch the music video for ‘In The Past’:

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RAYZA: YEAR OF THE RAYZA, OUT 04.04.2014

Brisbane based emcee Prophet Rayza returns with his long awaited debut LP Year Of The Rayza out nation-wide April 4th 2014. The album follows the release of Rayza‘s previous works the Six Books EP, as well as his Spits & Pieces mixtape series.

One of this Australia’s most promising lyricists, Prophet Rayza has worked tirelessly at his craft to master the art of language and story telling through music.Year Of The Rayza is testament to this. The album’s lyrical content is themed around astrology and the zodiac, and has been inspired by eastern and western philosophies. The production is ridden with heavy drums, haunting melodies and sharp stanzas.

Watch Prophet Rayza‘s new music video for ‘Year of the Rayza’ :


Purchase Year of the Rayza from iTunes or Soul Clap Records.

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NEKTA: DEAR DIARY EP, OUT 21.03.2014

Nekta has risen from the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. His journey began with the Street Science program run by Solomon ThetaJ-Red Son-Zu. It’s there he began to hone his skills on the mic and with a spray can. He would also connect there with future members of Window Down crew. 

Some difficult times in Nekta‘s personal life were channeled into the writing of Dear Diary, his debut solo release. It was written and recorded over a 6 month period at the Pang Productions studio. The result is a personal journey of self discovery, life lessons learned and an appreciation for hip-hop that still burns strong over 10 years later.

Purchase Dear Diary from iTunes here.

Nekta will be making a return to the stage for the first time in a while. Performing with partner in crime Celphysh at The Laundry Bar in Melbourne this Saturday 29th for the ESKAPISM Tour.

The OFFICIAL LAUNCH for Dear Diary will be held at Boney (58 Little Collins st, Melbourne) Friday 9th of May with supports to be announced shortly.

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Paulie P: Until That Time, out 14.03.2014

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: The Rawthentic Roster, out 07.03.2014

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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Pre-order your copy now from Soul Clap Records

Thundamentals: New Single ‘Something I Said’ featuring Thom Crawford + Album Tour Dates

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
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Sat 26 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Maitland NSW
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Sun 27 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Canberra ACT
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Sat 3 May @ Groovin The Moo, Bendigo VIC
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Sun 4 May @ Groovin The Moo, Townsville QLD
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Sat 10 May @ Groovin The Moo, Bunbury WA
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New single ‘Something I Said’ is out now via iTunes.

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7’6: Organic Synthesis, Out 28.02.2014

UK import 7’6 presents debut album Organic Synthesis, a body of work which breathes new life into hip hop as we know it.

Citing acts such as J DillaBonoboFlying LotusHermitude, 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.

DELTA: PYRAMID SCHEMES, OUT 14.02.2014

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 GreyPeter 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 ApprenticesDelta 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.”
-Delta

Track List

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

Purchase Pyramid Schemes from JB Hi-Fi or Soul Clap Records

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THUNDAMENTALS: NEW PROMO CLIP FOR UPCOMING ALBUM

Thundas have recently dropped a brand new promo track and accompanying video for ‘Noodle Soup’, an album track taken from their upcoming 3rd LP So We Can Remember.

Watch ‘Noodle Soup’ here

Purchase Thundamentals most recent album Foreverlution from iTunes or JB Hi-Fi.

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