THUNDAMENTALS IN STORE APPEARANCE – PRAHRAN FRIDAY 2ND MAY

Big up Thundamentals for landing feature album on both triple j and FBi Radio this week! It is of course the week of release for their brand new album SO WE CAN REMEMBER, which drops this Friday!

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!

Haven’t ordered one yet? Get yours from:

JB Hi-Fi or Soul Clap Records

Chasm: Night Vision EP, Out 16.05.2014

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: Inside My Insomnia, Out 09.05.2014

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 DamajaNaughty By NatureObie TriceHopsin 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.

Buy your copy here.

RECORD STORE DAY SAT 19TH APRIL 2014

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.

Click here for more details  

DJ Vame: DECORUS VULNERO DELECTATIO, OUT 11.04.2014

A true pioneer of the Australian Hip-Hop scene, DJ Vame is back in 2014 with new album Decorus Vulnero Delectatio.

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 TorntsBigfootReasonCiecmate, Axxin the Supernova (US), AJ (UK), The Holy SinnerDJ K-WorksMute MC and many more.

Purchase Decorus Vulnero Delectatio from JB Hi-Fi or Soul Clap Records.

Follow DJ Vame on facebook.

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’:

Follow Kid Selzy on facebook.

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.

Follow Prophet Rayza on Facebook and Twitter

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.

Follow Nekta on facebook.

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.