CHASM: Day Turns To Night EP, Out 11.10.2013

The third installment of Chasm’s EP series comes in the form of Day Turns to Night.

Taking a very different approach with his production, this EP is unlike any work Chasm has ever put out. With a strong focus on ambient electronic sounds, reflective of a fast approaching Summer, Day Turns to Night is sure to be make it onto a lot a seasonal playlists.

 

The EP features sultry vocals from some of Australia’s best, including Jane Tyrrell (The Herd), Daniel Misfud, Momo (Diafrix) and more.

 

“With this EP I was trying to bring together all my varied musical influences and inject them into my production.” – Chasm

The Day Turns to Night EP is available 11.10.2013 for digital purchase only from iTunes.

Calski: Eyes and Ears, out 11.10.2013

Release Date: 11.10.2013
Released By: LookUp Records & Obese Records Distribution

“Calski won’t stop. He is sonically deep, lyrically honest and brutally disciplined. So act like you know and peep the production or check the discography in 15 years and ask yourself how you missed him.” DJ 2Buck

Eyes and Ears is MC/producer Calski‘s second release through Look Up Records. It follows the debut album Love Drive Commission which scored a place as album of the week on triple j’s hip-hop show.

The 5 track EP is a bold blend of social commentary and straight up flexing, addressing issue’s relevant to all Australians and some particular to the national Hip Hop community.

One of the most progressive producers in Australia shifts gears seamlessly from smooth soul to rugged boom bap providing a versatile backdrop for collaborations with Hau (Koolism), Mr. HillKryptimistikLuka Lesson4th (Vegas Aces), One Sixth and DJ Bacon.

Track List:

1.Fire It Up feat Kryptimistyk

2. Formulated feat One Sixth & DJ Bacon

3. It’s My Crib feat. Mr.Hill & 4th of Vegas Aces

4. Lost Or Found feat Luka Lesson

5. Get ‘Em Out feat Hau 

Purchase Eyes and Ears now from iTunes.

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FORTAY: Living Proof, Out 20.09.2013

Hailing from Sydney’s West, Fortay is about to take the country by surprise with new album Living Proof is out now through At Large Productions and Obese Distribution. The first single from the album ‘Chasing the Tail’ features the one and only Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion, a friend of Fortay’s. The production is by DJ L.T., Snoop’s long-time tour DJ.

“I’ve been friends with DJ L.T for many years and he introduced me to Snoop” Fortay retells. “We meet up and we did the song in the hotel.”

The concept behind the song ties in with its title, which is also slang for chasing women, something Snoop in particular is infamous for doing. With a smooth vibe provided by L.T’s 70’s tinged beats, Snoop and Fortay glide lyrically, their contrasting styles complimentary.

Another great demonstration of international hip hop, ‘Chasing the Tail’ reinforces Australian rap’s worldwide legitimacy.

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FOTAY: Living Proof, out 20.09.2013

Hailing from Sydney’s West, Fortay has taken the country by surprise with new album Living Proof  out now through At Large Productions and Obese Distribution.

The first single from the album ‘Chasing the Tail’ features the one and only Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion, a friend of Fortay’s. The production is by DJ L.T., Snoop’s long-time tour DJ.

“I’ve been friends with DJ L.T for many years and he introduced me to Snoop” Fortay retells. “We meet up and we did the song in the hotel.”

The concept behind the song ties in with its title, which is also slang for chasing women, something Snoop in particular is infamous for doing. With a smooth vibe provided by L.T’s 70’s tinged beats, Snoop and Fortay glide lyrically, their contrasting styles complimentary.

Another great demonstration of international hip hop, ‘Chasing the Tail’ reinforces Australian rap’s worldwide legitimacy.

Purchase Living Proof from iTunes or JB Hi-Fi

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Hunter: Bring it All Back (album) + For The Record (DVD), Out 04.10.2013

The 20th of October 2013 was the 2nd year anniversary of the untimely passing of Robert Hunter or ‘Huntz’, a much loved, characterful and prolific Western Australian rapper.

Huntz has since been immortalized, in a documentary by Periscope pictures called ‘Hunter: For the Record’, about his struggle with Neuroendocrine cancer, the support of the hip-hop community, his adoration of his young son Marley, and his endearing love of his art in its purest form.

The DVD is now available for purchase via Obese Records Distribution from
JB Hi-Fi and Soul Clap Records.

On the 4th of October 2013, Hunter‘s final surprisingly soulful album Bring it All Back was also released through Obese Records Distribution. The release comes after a culmination of 2 years of work by friends and family.
Purchase Bring it All Back from JB Hi-FiiTunes and Soul Clap Records.

Mr. Grevis: My Escape, out 13.09.2013

Mr. Grevis, WA’s most affable emcee and most recent inductee into the almighty Sylabollix crew returns with his second album My Escape after the popularity of his debut release The Sampler in 2012. Already receiving triple j airplay for singles ‘So Beautiful’ featuring Joyride and Ness, and ‘The Apology Song’ featuring Drapht, things are looking promising for Mr. Grevis’s sophomore release.

Combining his supreme knack for story-telling with structurally savvy song writing, Grevis has teamed up with fellow SBX cohort Dazastah for the bulk of the album’s production, with additional beats from Cam Bluff and Rob Shaker. Tinged with new-age sounds and live instrumentation to match the array of subjects explored, My Escape reflects the times through Mr. Grevis’ eyes both sonically and lyrically.

With plenty of guest spots from Grevis’ expansive network of industry friends, My Escape features verses from Drapht, Layla, Dazastah, K21, Hons, Sesta, Trials, Apathy, Mortar, Complete, and Optamus, as well as vocal embellishment from Joyride, Ness and Drapht.

An honest and personal track, ‘The Apology Song’, as its title suggests, is a gesture of redemption to a past sweetheart. Dazastah on production created the stripped back acoustic loop from a riff Grevis had hummed him, which sets a melancholy, exposed stage for the hook and raps. Drapht, a man of many talents, sings on the mournful chorus to spine-tingling effect.

Also produced by Dazastah, ‘So Beautiful’ is set apart by its disco strings and heavy synth lines. An ode to newfound positivity, Grevis raps on his perception of the world now that he is happy within himself. Featuring Sydney’s master crooner Joyride, along with WA based newcomer Ness, the track’s infectiously uplifting hook floats over an electronic pulse.

‘Living the Dream’, another gem by produced Dazastah, sees Grevis light heartedly reflecting on the reality that he may never ‘blow up’ and make a lot of money from his music, but it is still healthy to pursue one’s dreams.

Mr. Grevis’s music is ridden with honesty and humour in equal measure. Drawing from his colourful past, the emcee has a lot to offer when it comes to song writing content. From Party track to heartfelt ballad, My Escape truly is one of the most personally generous bodies of work from an Australian hip hop artist to date.

“I’m a reformed ‘bad guy’, a person trying to right my wrongs. I want to educate the youth about using music as outlet rather than taking more destructive roads. I want people to see me not only as a musician, but as a real person. I try to be as open as I can, it’s pretty evident in my public interactions; I am publicly as I am personally, i am who i am and I’m not ashamed to state my opinions”Mr. Grevis


Track list:

  1. Intro
  2. Living the Dream
  3. Curse of the Kennedys ft. Drapht
  4. Still High ft. Dazastah
  5. Sex With a Demon ft. Trials
  6. Wake Up and Do It Again ft. Hons
  7. The Apology Song ft. Drapht
  8. Dazastah Strikes ft. Apathy & K21
  9. Schizo ft. Layla, Sesta & Mortar
  10. Yin and the Yang
  11. We Need Order
  12. Corporate Wheel ft. Optamus exercise
  13. F#@K Tonight
  14. Give Lance a Break ft. Complete
  15. What Happens When You’re Dead?
  16. The Traffic Courtesy Song
  17. So Beautiful ft. Joyride & Ness

Release Date: 13.09.2013
Distributed By: Obese Records Distribution

Purchase My Escape from JB Hi-Fi here.

GHOSTS IN THE ROOM: BARBARIANS EP OUT 13.09.2013

 

Canberra producer Ghosts in the Room returns with his second release in 12 months teaming up with New York artists Ruste Juxx, Block McCloud and Shabaam Sahdeeq for the Barbarians EP (out September 13th).

From the opening track listeners are taken on a journey through the dark streets of Brooklyn with the Barbarians combining street raps with heavy hitting beats.

Featuring guest verses from Australian talents Ras Kass, Fortay and Tornts as well as instrumental tracks, this release is a must have for any hip hop fan.

 

TRACK LISTING:

1. THROUGH THE FLAMES

2. BUCKTOWN

3. GLADIATORS

4. DANGER feat. RAS KASS & FORTAY

  5. UNDER YOUR SKIN

6. DARK STREETS feat TORNTS

7. THROUGH THE FLAMES (INSTRUMENTAL)

8. BUCKTOWN (INSTRUMENTAL)

9. GLADIATORS (INSTRUMENTAL)

10. DANGER (INSTRUMENTAL)

11. UNDER YOUR SKIN (INSTRUMENTAL

Release Date: 13.09.2013
Released By: Obese Records Distribution

Purchase Barbarians from iTunes or JB Hi-Fi.

MR GREVIS: New single ‘The Apology Song’ featuring Drapht out 16.08.2013

Mr. Grevis returns with the second single ‘The Apology Song’ featuring fellow Sylabollix member Drapht, from upcoming album My Escape (out September 13th).

An honest and personal track, ‘The Apology Song’, as its title suggests, is a gesture of redemption to a past sweetheart.  Some time ago, Grevis made a few bad decisions which lead to serious consequences, his then fiancé, who had already endured infidelities on his part in the past, broke off the engagement. Her decision was at first rejected by a scornful Grevis, but as he came to choose a more dignified path of life, he began to feel guilt and sorrow.

Now the two do not speak, both have moved on in life and in love. But Mr. Grevis has not forgotten the part he played, so this is ‘The Apology Song’.

Dazastah on production created the stripped back acoustic loop from a riff Grevis had hummed him, which sets a melancholy, exposed stage for the hook and raps. Drapht, a man of many talents, sings on the mournful chorus to spine-tingling effect.

“The song’s about an ex I was engaged too who left me when I was in prison. I was pretty rude to her after it all happened and made her feel pretty bad, when really I didn’t deserve her in the first place. Now we never speak and this is just my way of making her feel better about herself, because she never felt good enough and this is my way of saying sorry and making her proud of my lifestyle changes at the same time.”Mr. Grevis

Single Title: ‘The Apology Song’ featuring Drapht
Single Release Date:
 16.08.2013

Purchase ‘The Apology Song’ featuring Drapht from iTunes here.

Album Title: My Escape
Album Release Date: 13.08.2013

KERSER: NO REST FOR THE SICKEST TOUR DVD, OUT 23.08.2013

On the brink of releasing third LP dropping October 25th through Obese Records Distribution Kerser will be releasing first ever live DVD. Including footage recorded during his No Rest for the Sickest Tour, the DVD will include show highlights from his Melbourne and Sydney tour dates.

Produced by Full Clip, Australia’s leading hip hop production company, the DVD will give an insight into Kerser’s life, allowing fans to see a more personal side to the emcee. Including bonus features as well as footage from hype men Rates and Jaydee, the No Rest for the Sickest National Tour DVD will be available from JB Hi-Fi and independent record stores throughout Australia, with limited signed copies available.

Watch the DVD trailer below:

APHSUB: THE SCOVILLE UNIT, out 16.08.2013

The Scoville Unit is the mind numbingly hot follow-up to APHSUB‘s 2011 hip hop LP, The Crust. This venerable selection of homegrown chilli infused delights includes ingredients by featured guest producers Trials (Funkoars), Koolta (2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner) and J57 (Brown Bag AllStars, New York) alongside APHSUB‘s own Sublime and DJ Ollie. To garnish, expect a tempting selection of guest vocals by Evan The Evolve, Koncept (Brown Bag AllStars, New York) and Rani Simone. These elements are mixed together by APHSUB members Sev (MC), Sublime (MC, Production), Perennial (MC) and DJ Ollie (Production, DJ) to create a meal for the mind and soul not easily forgotten.

APHSUB are an Adelaide based Australian Hip Hop group formed in 2001, comprised of Sev, Sublime, Perennial and DJ Ollie. 2006 saw the release of Sev‘s solo album titled Sevva – Screws Loose, which saw marked underground success and had APHSUB members sharing a stage with the likes of Funkoars (Golden Era), Vents (Golden Era), and Pegz (Obese Records) to promote the album’s release at the Obese Block Party. Moving forward from this release the boys put together their independently released debut album The Crust in 2011. This marked an important step in APHSUB’s development with international feature artist Koncept (Brown Bag AllStars) joining them on a track as well as DJ Hacksaw (Full Tote Odds, Train of Thought) on a number of tracks.

The lead single ‘I Like People’ saw regular play on local radio, with the film clip (their first) gaining thousands of views on YouTube. This has helped establish them as a respected group in the local hip hop scene, known for their energetic live performances and consistent quality.

In anticipation of the August 16th release date, APHSUB have released a free single titled ‘Never Be A Soldier’ currently downloadable through the group’s Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages. Also in preparation for the albums release, a follow up single and video clip to the track ‘The Jump Off’ will be released online. This video clip features accomplished stunt motorcycle rider Allan Morrison from the team Stuntz Inc. Well known for their dare devil performances, Stuntz Inc have performed throughout Australia, including crowd pleasing burnouts and wheelies at V8 Supercars pre race shows. ‘The Jump Off’ video clip will be released just prior to The Scoville Unit and can be expected early August.

The Scoville Unit establishes an entirely new scale to measure heat and sets itself apart from all that came before it. All fourteen tantalisingly fiery morsels are packed with quality goodness and are served by some of Australia’s best. Think you enjoy spicy? You have no idea what hot is…

Release Date: 16.08.2013
Released By: APHSUB
Distributed By: Obese Records Distribution

Purchase The Scoville Unit from JB Hi-Fi here.

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