RELEASES: OBR001-050

Bias B: Been There Done That

Cat. Number: OBR 050
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2007

When it comes to quality Australian Hip Hop, the most influential name that comes to mind is Bias B.

With a career spanning over a decade, he has been at the forefront of the development of the local hip hop scene since the early 90’s.

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Hilltop Hoods: What a Great Night 12″

Cat. Number: OBR 049
Format: 12″ / CD-Single
Released: 2007

The Hilltop Hoods ‘What A Great Night’ CD single and 12” release contains the original track, radio edit, instrumental, as well as a number of remixes from fellow Certified Wise Crew member Simplex and F & D, each putting their unique spin on the track. ‘What A Great Night’ focuses on lyrics that acknowledge the inebriated state that we all too often find ourselves in – the highs and the lows that create a ‘great night.’

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Muph & Plutonic: Silence The Sirens

Cat. Number: OBR 048
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2007

2006 proved to be a stellar year for Muph & Plutonic with the release of their 2nd album “Silence The Sirens” which went on to receive rave reviews from fans and media and is destined to further cement their position as innovators in this ever evolving scene. In a time when hip hop artists are striving to achieve commercial success, Muph & Plutonic released an album that speaks honestly on making music, local culture and attitudes.

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Hilltop Hoods: The Hard Road 12″

Cat. Number: OBR 047
Format: 12″ / CD-Single
Released: 2007

Hilltop Hoods made Australian music history when their highly anticipated album The Hard Road debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Album Charts. To coincide with Hilltop Hoods’ massive ‘Stopping All Stations’ national tour in July of 2006, the title track from the album ‘The Hard Road’ was released as a CD single and 12”. With a number of remixes from producer Suffa and beat smith Plutonic Lab, the single also features a remix by Sesta (of Funkoars).

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Funkoars: The Greatest Hits

Cat. Number: OBR 046
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2007

Continuing the success coming from Adelaide’s Certified Wise crew is The Greatest Hits, the 2nd full length release from Masters of Underground Hip Hop – Funkoars. The Oars relish in their label as smut-hop and are a name synonymous with immorality and debauchery. Well known for their passionate and outrageous lyrics (if somewhat unconventional), onstage antics and energy, The Greatest Hit captures the reckless spirit that is Funkoars.

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Funkoars: The Greatest Hit

Cat. Number: OBR 045
Format: 12″
Released: 2007

This is the first single from The Greatest Hits, the 2nd full length release from Masters of Underground Hip Hop – Funkoars. The Oars relish in their label as smut-hop and are a name synonymous with immorality and debauchery. Well known for their passionate and outrageous lyrics (if somewhat unconventional), onstage antics and energy, The Greatest Hit captures the reckless spirit that is Funkoars.

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Jase: Jase Connection Volume 1

Cat. Number: OBR 044
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2006

Jase of Nu-Breed fame has put together a killer of a compilation.

Jase, in this collection, has asked all his friends to spit rhymes over classic Jase beats.

This one is sure fiah!!!

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Reason: Life’s a Lesson

Cat. Number: OBR 043
Format: 12″
Released: 2006

7 track EP titled ‘Life’s A Lesson,’ an aptly fitting title for an MC who has been a high school teacher for the last over a decade.

Featuring a mix of international and local guests, the EP was only released as a limited edition CD and vinyl.

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Hilltop Hoods: The Hard Road

Cat. Number: OBR 042
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2006

The ARIA winning super Hip Hop group from South Australia, Hilltop Hoods strike back after more than a 2 year hiatus. ”The Hard Road” is their second release on Obese Records and was expected to surpass “The Calling” as their best release to date.

“The Hard Road” debuted at No. 1 on the national ARIA album chart and went gold in just 2 short weeks. This has been a massive achievement for the Hoods.

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Hilltop Hoods: Clown Prince

Cat. Number: OBR 041
Format: 12″ / CD-Single
Released: 2006

The first release from the national ARIA album chart No.1 “The Hard Road”.

This 12″ includes a Trials (from Funkoars) remix on the B-side. Limited edition.

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Plutonic Lab: The Waiting / Midnight on Pluto

Cat. Number: OBR 040
Format: 12″
Released: 2006

Double A side 12″ of tracks from the “Codes over Colours” full length.

“The Waiting” features guest verses from Pegz, Muph and Ivens while “Midnight on Pluto” features an appearance by Lotek (UK).

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Plutonic Lab: Codes Over Colours

Cat. Number: OBR 039
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2006

This renowned producer has single handily upped the production status quo with two critically acclaimed albums — Muph n Plutonic’s ‘Hunger Pains’ (2004) and ‘Axis’ by Pegz (2005). ‘Codes Over Colours’ is arguably the finest collection of beats ever composed in this great brown land of ours, with Plutonic Lab playing keys, bass, guitar, turntables and adding his 20 years of drumming experience to the mix.

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Muph & Plutonic: Heaps Good

Cat. Number: OBR 038
Format: 12″
Released: 2005

From the hit-selling LP “Hunger Pains”.

This 12″ has the much sought after “Heaps Good” – Vocal, Instr. and Acapella.

“Beer Googles” – Vocal and Instr. and “Moment of Clarity Instr.

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Pegz: Chechen Gorilla

Cat. Number: OBR 037
Format: 12″
Released: 2005

The second 12″ from the “Axis” LP.

Tracks include “Chechen Gorilla” – Vocal and Instr.

“Two Sides of the Map” feat. Debaser and “Fuckin wid Pegz” – Vocal and Instr.

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Pegz: Back Then

Cat. Number: OBR 036
Format: 12″
Released: 2005

From the “Axis” LP comes the first radio track off the LP.

“Back Then” has had heavy rotation on JJJ and the filmclip was featured on Channel V.

This 12″ contains the “Back Then” track along with “This is for Life” featuring The Hilltop Hoods and “Cro-Magnon”.

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GRAYSKUL + DEBASER Ft. ILLMACULATE: International

Cat. Number: OBR 035
Format: 12″
Released: 2005

Hailing from Oregon, Debaser, Grayskul and iLLmacuLate attack this 3 track 12″ with dark, innovative beats and complex lyrics. Ethic of Debaser is no stranger to the Obese Crew, having featured on the Obesecity compilation in 2002. iLLmacuLate claimed the title to the 2005 Scribblejam and Grayskul have released an album and several singles through the infamous Rhymesayers label.

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Pegz: Axis

Cat. Number: OBR 034
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2005

“Axis” is Pegz’ finest work to date—an uplifting album with serious undertones created to inspire thought and emotion. After almost two years of fine tuning with production master Plutonic Lab, Pegz has created a masterpiece for the aural senses. The organic feel of breaks, keyboards and guitars, blended with obscure and courageous samples creates a dark but funky soundtrack with upbeat energy.

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DJ Bonez: Aces High

Cat. Number: OBR 033
Format: 12″
Released: 2005

“Aces High” is the first installment in an ongoing project by DJ Bonez to showcase Australian and International artists together on the same 12”.

After a long wait, Drapht has collaborated with Hyjak n Torcha to create the head nodding A Side track ‘Big Boys’. The International aspect sees Bonez join forces with solo UK MC Mystro, on the comical B Side ‘Hoppin Around’.

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Drapht: Who Am I

Cat. Number: OBR 032
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2005

Drapht is a solo Lyricist emerging from the remote sands of the western divide.

Only 22 and having already released his first album ‘Pale Rider’ in Oct 03, Drapht is in the express lane and taking no prisoners.

His new album, ‘Who Am I’ is a quantum leap for Local Hip–Hop and a huge step forward for Drapht.

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Mr Trials: For The Ladies

Cat. Number: OBR 031
Format: 12″
Released: 2005

Mr Trials, from the Funkoars and Certified Wise crews, releases his debut 12inch “For The Ladies”. DJ duties on this 4 track 12″ are handled by Certified Wise’s resident wax assassin, DJ Reflux. Trials is joined on the mic by Vents 1 (SA), Robby Balboa (QLD) and fellow Funkoar Sesta. To ensure fat funk breaks, undiluted lyrics and a healthy dose of arrogance, “For The Ladies” enlists the production services of Trials, Sesta and Suffa of the Hilltop Hoods.

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Muphin: More Than Music

Cat. Number: OBR 030
Format: CD
Released: 2005

‘More than Music’ offers the familiar honest, down to earth approach that has evolved from two – three years of solid work to this album. His immaculate delivery flows over jazzy horns, funky bass-lines and enormous drums second to none. After the 1999 release of his first solo LP (Who I Am) followed with large contributions to the ‘Puah Hedz’ debut release (Despite the odds), and appearances on compilations ‘Obesecity’ and ‘Beats from the Vaults’, Muphin finally dropped his second solo release ‘More than Music’.

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DJ Bonez: Mamma’s Kitchen Mix

Cat. Number: OBR 029
Format: CD
Released: 2005

To celebrate our 10th year. Obese Records presents the Mamma’s Kitchen Mixtape.

Over 35 tracks over 2 Cds mixed by our master chef DJ Bonez.

This release is limited to 2000 and is at a very nice cheap price for all our fans.

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Layla: Heretik

Cat. Number: OBR 028
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2005

Layla is a by-product of the seemingly endless talent flowing from the West Australian music scene.

As a lyricist, poet and pen smith Layla does not ever mince words.

Her effortless delivery and strong emphasis on subject matter have become a trademark of her sound.

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Layla: The Fuss About Sluts

Cat. Number: OBR 027
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2005

Layla is a by-product of the seemingly endless talent flowing from the West Australian music scene.

As a lyricist, poet and pen smith Layla does not ever mince words. Her effortless delivery and strong emphasis on subject matter have become a trademark of her sound.

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Downsyde: When the Dust Settles

Cat. Number: OBR 026
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2005

Since finishing the national Big Day Out tour in Feb 04 there has been a creative avalanche at Downsyde central; where Optamus, dazastah, Dyna-Mikes, Salvatore, Cheeky and Armee have been putting together an epic new album entitled: ‘WHEN THE DUST SETTLES’

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Downsyde: LesFortunate

Cat. Number: OBR 025
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2004

As a precursor to the much anticipated new album “WHEN THE DUST SETTLES” is the ultimate summer block party rocker featuring 6 killer tracks from WA six piece hip-hop crew DOWNSYDE. Featuring the current JJJ/Nova favourite “Bring It All Back” and live & radio favourite “Clap Your Hands” they release the “LESFORTUNATE” EP with a blockbusting summer title track that blends a stinging attack on greed and power with a monster chorus, supreme beats and extra-wide sub-curdling bass.

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Muph & Plutonic: Hunger Pains

Cat. Number: OBR 024
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2004

Plutonic Lab and Muphin’s album “Hunger Pains” is released through Obese Records. It is an energetic album with reflection on Australian life as we know it.

Tackling concepts including work life, introversion, finding love, the struggle of life, all blended with samples, atmosphere and scratching courtesy of DJ FX on dozens of releases.

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Reason: One Step Ahead

Cat. Number: OBR 023
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2004

“One Step Ahead” is the 3rd album from Melbourne’s veteran lyricist and Australia’s Hip Hop pioneer “Reason”. The tracks on the release represent the multi-talented emcees greatest work to date. Including nine new songs and four remixes, “One step ahead” is Hip Hop for mature listeners. Reason takes us on a socially conscious journey, through local landscapes and public domains expressing his passions for the environment, indigenous Australians, politics, sport and Hip Hop.

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Pegz: Capricorn Cat

Cat. Number: OBR 022
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2004

This very special release is a journey into the private, humourous and passionate world of a Capricorn Cat. 12 tracks of pure energy Hip Hop delivers the world-class quality you would expect from MC Pegz (formally known as MC Pegasus). His descriptive honesty magnetizes new listeners and his familiar complex, multi layered rhymes make him an underground favourite. Collaborations include: Taskforce (UK), Plutonic Lab, Jase (NuBreed), Derm and MC Muphin.

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Pegz / Task Force: 12 Apostles

Cat. Number: OBR 021
Format: 12″
Released: 2004

A collaboration between Pegz and the TaskForce crew (Farma G and Chester P).

This track was made when the TaskForce crew toured Australia in early 2002.

Side A – 12″ Apostles (beats by Plutonic Lab, cuts by DJ H20). Side B – True to the Art (beats by Dazastah, cuts by Louie Slippaz).

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Pegz: Celebrate Daily / Rogue / Everyshow – 12″

Cat. Number: OBR 020
Format: 12″
Released: 2004

The first 12″ release from Obese CEO Pegz.

Track list includes:

‘Every Show’ featuring Reason and produced by Suffa (Hilltop Hoods) plus DJ Selekt on cuts. ‘Fatter’ featuring Reason and produced by Lazy Grey. ‘Celebrate Daily’ produced by Jase (Beathedz) and ‘Rogue’ (Remix) produced by Plutonic Lab.

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Bliss N Eso: Flowers in the Pavement

Cat. Number: OBR 019
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2004

If the immediate metaphor is lost on you, imagine a bleak, grey concrete jungle. Then picture an amazing bunch of flowers somehow not only growing but blooming in these unlikely conditions. That is Bliss n Eso. The colours and intricate textures in “Flowers in the Pavement” include melodic accordions, roaming and hypnotic synths, choruses that borrow from the P-Funk tradition of multi-octave singing and chanting, and a very strong sense of musicality that many hip hop groups spend years cultivating.

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Andy Struksha: Andy Social

Cat. Number: OBR 018
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2004

Andy is a self confessed Jazz addict-This album oozes smooth riffs, funky bass and swinging drums. His various talents and styles are demonstrated over the nine diverse tracks. Reflective story telling and cohesive samples combined with thick effortless vocals and intelligent songs ensure these tracks to be summer classics. Collaborations include some of Australia’s finest MC/Producers including: Scarz on 45, Delta, Pegz, Jase and Plutonic Lab.

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Hilltop Hoods: The Calling

Cat. Number: OBR 017
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2004

On the stage, Hilltop Hoods consisting of MC’s Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris, bring their music alive with their warm-blooded rhymes and electric stage presence . Their latest album “The Calling” is released through Obese Records. Their trademark combination of jazz influenced beats, solid lyrics, tight flows and a localised viewpoint is why so many people are taking about Hilltop Hoods and why they won’t be labelled up-and-coming for much longer.

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Hyjak N Torcha: Drastik Measures

Cat. Number: OBR 016
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2004

Hyjak and Torcha are two of Australia’s most respected and innovative MC’s. Accompanied by veteran DJ Bonez on the decks and production, ‘Drastik Measures’ is their long awaited debut full length album. As a group Hyjak and Torcha have been working together on numerous projects while building their sound and gaining experience for over five year alongside DJ Bonez and Mass MC in Sydney’s legendary and recently reformed Dominion crew.

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Culture of Kings: Volume 3

Cat. Number: OBR 015
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2004

‘Culture Of Kings’ steps to new heights with the release of volume 3, containing 19 tracks from some of the best and newest hip hop talent this wide brown land has to offer. Produced by Pegz and Dyems, the album covers a diverse range of topics with every track being strong in its own right. MC Que speaks out about women in the work place having to deal with sexual harassment and chauvinistic behaviour and Terra Firma have their say about the rise of Aussie Hip Hop and the financial greed that can come with such success.

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Hunter & Dazastah: Done DL

Cat. Number: OBR 014
Format: LP
Released: 2003

Dazastah (MC/Producer for Downsyde) and Hunter (Solo MC) have been recording and performiong together since 2000, their first collaboration was the song “Mic Masters” which ended up being released on Downsyde’s debut LP “Epinomonous”. Representing WA and the Syllabolics family; Hunter and Dazastah work well together and it shows on tracks like: “Adolescence”, “Kids of the future”, ‘Busindustry” and “MysticAL Alliance”. The vinyl contains 10 tracks.

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Obesecity: Various Artists

Cat. Number: OBR 013
Format: CD / DoLP
Released: 2003

After the success of the ‘Culture of Kings’ series here comes the most anticipated and finest compilation to date! The name – ‘ObeseCity’. This release comprises of over 73 mins and 21 original tracks performed by established and up and coming artists from all over the nation. Artists include: Terra Firma, Brothers Stoney, Sol Klept, Chopper Read-Brad Stru -Bias B-Balans, The Hospice, Koolism plus many more.

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Reason: ReOgraphy

Cat. Number: OBR 012
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2003

Reason’s much anticipated second release, the CD contains 12 tracks while the LP has 9 tracks.

Guest artists include Bigfoot, Afterhours and Flak, production by Debris and Vame-O. Standout tracks are “Danger Danger”, “True Aussie Icon” and “Comtemplate the Future”.

This new release is a must have for all Reason fans.

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Upshot: Unsuspected

Cat. Number: OBR 011
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2007

The 12″ features 4 tracks by the band Upshot and features MC Sleeping Monk, Quro and Urthboy.

Upshot also appeared on the “Obesecity” CD, their track “Unsuspected” received great reviews and is one of the standout tracks on the “Obesecity” compilation.

 

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Brad Strut: Authentic

Cat. Number: OBR 010
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2002

BRAD STRUT has been emceeing extensively in the local and national hip hop scene since early 1991. With numerous releases under his belt including this release “The Authentic” LP. Brad Strut has been the headlining local artist supporting International acts including Aceyalone, Company Flow, Mystic Journeymen, Bukue 1, Airforce Crew and J-Zone just to name a few.

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Matty B: Courageous

Cat. Number: OBR 009
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2002

Perth MC Matty B is one of a kind. Beyond his straight up, uninflected delivery and natural charm, it’s his unflinching honesty that sets Matty apart. Listen to tracks like ‘Reconciliation’ and ‘A.D.I’, you won’t find a rapper trying to look cool, just a man being totally honest about himself and the world around him. A member of Syllabolix, Perth’s premier hip hop collective, Matty is the old dog of the crew.

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Various Artists: Culture of Kings Volume 2

Cat. Number: OBR 004 – 008
Format: 2CD (OBR 004) /  LPs (OBR 005 – 008)
Released: 2002

The biggest and baddest Australian compilation EVER!!! This double Cd features over 30 Australian Hip Hop acts including our very own Solomon Klepto, Pegz as well as Bob Balans (of the Lyrical Commission).

Other feature artists include the Hilltop Hoods, Hospice, Art of War, Layla amongst many many others. This was the most anticipated Hip Hop release of 2002.

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Bias B: Hip Hop Life 12″

Cat. Number: OBR 003
Format: 12″
Released: 2001

Bias B released Hip Hop life in 2001. Due to overwhelming demand this 12″ has been sold out.

Tracklisting:
A – Hip Hop Life, One in a million.
B – Hursty, Hip Hop Life (Instr).

A solid four tracker of Bias B at his best.

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Culture of Kings: Volume 1

Cat. Number: OBR 002
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2000

Culture of Kings Volume 1 set the standard for Hip Hop compilations in Australia.

A CD full of talent from all parts of Australia.

The Culture of Kings tour was one of the biggest Hip Hop events of 2000 with over 15 acts from all over Australia performing for one night in Melbourne.

 

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Reason: Solid

Cat. Number: OBR 001
Format: CD / LP
Released: 2000

The first Obese release. Reason is a Melbourne favourite and one of the purveyors of the Australian Hip Hop movement. This is his first full length CD release and was put out on the Obese label in 2000. “Solid” has been repressed due to popular demand.

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