It’s an exciting time for Australian hip-hop. While the original masters continue to draw huge audiences here in Australia, there are heaps of young artists diversifying the genre. Whether they be drawing inspiration from the US or fusing together hip-hop with Australian electronic sounds, they’re making hip-hop in this country evolve.
Hot damn. The new Macklemore & Ryan Lewis sounds like Uptown Funk and Thrift Shop had a baby that was delivered by Freddie Mercury and IT'S GLORIOUSLY EPIC.
Is it just us, or does Daye Jack's newie Save My Soul sorta sound like what you'd get if Flume hit the studio with Kendrick Lamar or Childish Gambino??
As far reaching as Aussie hip-hop's sound currently is we haven't heard anything like Sampa The Great.
Here are a handful of artists who aren’t allowed to throw down a drink in their country of residence but do have a licence to make banging tunes.
Tracking the Brits transformation from indie rockers to full blown superstars.
For me most of my vinyl collection was a cool accident. Mainly because I knew a few amazing record selectors at various record stores or labels across Australia who gave me these following gems.
12 months ago, for the first time in forever, it looked like US R&B wasn’t leading the pack. It seemed like urban music was scrambling behind a bunch of MJ influenced, EDM based, self-interested “black pop” stars and had nothing to say but the tragic events of Charleston, Staten Island and Ferguson have changed all that.
Enter the chill zone thanks to our 'music to chill the f#*k out to' playlists.
You know how you've been waiting for Outkast to release some new music? well guess what? YOU CAN STOP WAITING because Golden Rules have arrived.
Welcome back Mac Miller, we've been missing your witty brand of story telling and charisma and hip hop has never needed you more than it does in 2015...
When Adam Lambert was in Australia last week, we asked him to give us his picks for a TGIF playlist, and no surprises here, he delivered and then some. From ASAP Rocky to Jamie XX... it's challenging, then dreamy, then unexpected.
This weekend I'm set to draw another enthusiastic tick on my bucket list at Tobacco Docks in East London. Acid Future Festival is in town and bringing with it the legendary and somewhat mysterious house crew Paranoid London. If you haven't heard of these guys before it's wholly down to the fact that they avoid all attempts at publicity and definitely not down to a lack of musical endeavour.
We gave Foals the keys to our Instagram account and in turn they gave us a behind the scenes peek into their Australian promo trip as well as letting us know their fave tunes of 2015 so far.