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.

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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.


Delta will be dropping by both our stores signing up copies of his latest release Pyramid Schemes and he might even drop some free styles! Get on down!


New Single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ + Clip + Tour

 Blues Mountains via Newtown hip hop trio Thundamentals continue to flip the concepts of what ‘Oz hip hop’ is supposed to be with new single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ from their upcoming, as-yet-untitled, third album, proudly announcing their first and only headline tour for 2013 – taking in Sprung Festival and FBi’s 10th Birthday celebrations – to bring the new music to fans. Already added to rotation on triple j, debuting at #5 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts, and an unashamed love letter, ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ would not have been an obvious single choice for the boys – MCs Tuka and Jeswon and DJ Morgs – a year ago.

Though Jeswon had remarked earlier last year that Thundamentals material is, “pretty eclectic, and very musical; a reflection of our willingness to experiment with different genres,” the huge response to a more sensitive Thundas on their triple j Like A Version of Matt Corby’s ‘Brother’ reminded them that the template of hip hop isn’t set in stone for them: as long as the music and meaning is there, a connection can be made. As Tuka points out, “I felt that it would be good to honour our new found sound and following before unveiling the rest of what is by far our most experimental record to date.”

Says Jeswon, “For me, ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ is a nostalgic, heartfelt song which celebrates many of the things I appreciate about the fairer sex, and my girlfriend in particular. I feel like the song really captures that daydream-like quality of yearning for a loved one when you aren’t in their presence. My motivation for writing this song is that it is a great opportunity to express my respect, admiration and love for my partner who has always been so supportive of my music. I can imagine her driving to work and hearing this song come on the radio and seeing a big smile break out across her face, knowing that she is the inspiration behind my lyrics. To be able to elicit an honest reaction of joy in the person I love the most as a result of something I have made would be an amazing feeling. I just want to make her, and hopefully the rest of Australia, feel good as a result of this song.”

It was following the response from their sophomore record Forevolution and, in particular, the enormously popular recording they made of ‘Brother’ that the band realised that their music was speaking to people outside the tried and successful Thunda’s paths.

‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ follows on from what has been a wildly successful few years for the Newtown trio. Moving backwards through the past twelve months, Thundamentals could commit to only one serious tour the aptly-titled ‘Get Busy’ tour between the scheduled writing and recording breaks set aside for the upcoming album.

Tuka had also been racing round in the wake of his second LP Feedback Loop, which saw him taking on a serious amount of solo shows, as well as support slots for everyone from Seth Sentry to Kendrick Lamar. Similarly, DJ Morgs and Ev Jones (‘Brother’ collaborator) have embarked on a side project called JONES Jnr whose soul drenched neo-gospel beats have attracted the attention of international blogs and seen them just announced to tour with – firstly – NZ Legends Fat Freddy’s Drop, followed by shows with soul troubadour Cody ChestnuTT.  This adds to a resume that boast shows with everyone from soul royalty Bettye Lavette to Blue Note singer Jose James, neo-soul hero Bilal and underground trendsetters Oddissee & Olivier Daysoul.

2011 saw the release of Thundamentals’ second album Foreverlution which saw their first inclusion in both the ARIA and AIR Charts [debuting at #19 on ARIA Australian Charts, #17 on ARIA Urban Charts and #3 on the AIR Charts], not to mention the first two singles [‘Paint The Town Red’ and ‘How You Been?’] sliding into rotation on triple j.

Sleeping On Your Style [2009] had previously produced singles that leapt onto high rotation on the J’s [‘Move It Up’ and ‘The Mash’] with the release proper garnishing the band spots on 2010’s Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘Acts To Watch’ list and Sydney Morning Heralds ‘Next Big Things’ list and fourth single  T.H.U.N.D.A achieving MTV Rotation.

With a touring history includes A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi (Outkast), MF Doom, Lyrics Born, Drapht, Bone Thugs N Harmony Thundamentals have grown into one of Australia’s most accomplished and energetic live acts, raising roofs and causing hangovers wherever they go, but as well invoking thoughtfulness and delivering new sounds to a genre scene that is seriously, and finally, beginning to spread its wings in this country. The last tour sold out fast…you know what to do.


Niche Productions & Nathan Farrell Entertainment proudly presents…

Thundamentals ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ Tour
Sunday 8th September – FBi 10th Bday @ Carriageworks – Sydney, NSW

Saturday 21st September – Sprung Festival – Brisbane, QLD

Wednesday 25th September – Beach Road Hotel – Bondi, NSW
Free Entry

Thursday 3rd October – Small Ballroom – Newcastle, NSW

Friday 4th October – Carmens – Miranda, NSW
Sunday 6th October – Splashes – Wollongong, NSW

Thursday 10th October – Flyrite – Perth, WA

Friday 11th October – Mojo’s – Fremantle, WA

Saturday 12th October – Studio 146 – Albany, WA

Saturday 19th October – Sprung Festival – Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 26th October – Rocket – Adelaide, SA

Thursday 31st October – Entrance Leagues Club – Gosford, NSW

Friday 1st November – Baroque Room – Katoomba, NSW



New Single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ Out Now through Obese Records

Dialectrix ‘The Cold Light of Day’ National Tour


Record Store Day – Sat 20th April 2013



Elefant Traks  has teamed up with Obese Records (Prahran) on RSD  with an exclusive offer. Purchase Hermitude’s Parallel Paradise remix EP and Urthboy’s  Smokey’s Homies Remix EP and receive a FREE Elefant Traks t-shirt. this deal is exclusive to our Prahran store and only available on RSD. Get in quick as stock is limited.

Here’s more info on the two releases:

Hermitude’s Parallel Paradise remix EP is available for the first time on vinyl and features the all-conquering 50,000+ selling Flume Remix of HyperParadise. Hermitude’s phenomenal rise has continued into 2013 when they took out the coveted Australian Music Prize (AMP) for their breakthrough album HyperParadise. The vinyl is limited to 400 copies: 100 clear and 300 black.

Urthboy will release the Smokey’s Homies Remix EP. It features Urthboy reimagining? Hungry Kids of Hungary’s ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ as well as a new version of ‘Stories’ featuring? Drapht andMantra. There are remixes from TrialsJaytee and Trailblazers. It comes off the back of Urthboy’s most stunning album to date, Smokey’s Haunt. His profile keeps rising off the back of the massive Smokey’s Tour and the upcoming national Groovin the Moo tour (plus the odd appearance on QandA).