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11 Jul '18 TV TV: Able8

New episode of TV featuring Able8

27 Jun '18 music biz
18 May '18 TV TV: Scotty Hinds

New episode of TV featuring Able8

02 May '18 the process

Interview with Fraksha

Fraksha has been at the forefront of the Melbourne ans Australian Grime scene for over a decade.

27 Feb '18 the process

Interview with Fresh Violet

Quick catch-up with the rising Producer / Rap Queen Fresh Violet

10 Jan '18 the process

Interview with PASIKA

Pasika talks 'Man Down', his creative process and his hometown of Soweto

22 Dec '17 the process

Interview with Carl Allision

Get to know one of Melbourne's most prolific Music Video producers.

19 Dec '17 the process

Interview with Sally Sherriff

Sally Sherriff talking motivation, beginnings and what to expect from her in the future.

21 Nov '17 the process

Interview with Melbourne's finest on the Drum Pads "Amin Payne"

Interview with Amin Payne about his production process and favourite festivals

18 Nov '17 the process

The Tip Of The Spear

Pataphysics giving us the lowdown on his new album 'Tip Of The Spear'

01 Nov '17
23 Oct '17
16 Oct '17 the process

Catching up with Loanwolf at Groove Penguin Records

Loanwolf talks sextape and the background of his nickname "Gator"

28 Sep '17 the process

In the studio with Phil Gektor

Phil Gektor talks about changing genres, sources of inspiration and his collaboration with Flu.

14 Sep '17 blog

HFNR Interview

Reason enough for us to have a chat to the man while he is exploring LA. for a couple of months.

10 Aug '17 spotlight

Album Review: 'Aquanaut' by Must Volkoff

Alex Osborne reviews 'Aquanaut', the feature-boasting production album by Melbourne's Must Volkoff

31 Jul '17 spotlight

Interview: Willy Dynamo

The Melbourne rapper and producer talks about his debut release 'Dynamic'

18 Jul '17 spotlight

Iterview with Rapaport ahead of his Melbourne show at Grumpy's this Friday

Rapaport with the low-down on new music and the upcoming Melbourne show

13 Jul '17 spotlight

Online Music Promotion: 3 things that don't work

Here are three common practices that don't work and how to avoid them.

07 Jul '17 music news

Last call to help save iconic music venue Howler!

Help Howler by objecting to the proposed property development on Michael Street that is threatening the venue's future

08 Jun '17 spotlight

Interview: Eloquor

Melbourne rapper Eloquor talks about his new album 'Lunch' and his journey as an artist and human being.

28 Apr '17 spotlight

Q&A with Maundz's worst enemy

Being your own toughest critic is a curse many artist share. Maundz explains how it effects the work on his new album.

27 Apr '17 spotlight

Catching up with Melbourne beat makers MelloWolf and Oxcyde in between tours

After recently returning from a 7-stop US tour, the two producers are about to take their LAB Co. crew on the road.

20 Apr '17 spotlight

Interview: Flu

We speak to Melbourne rapper Flu as he is preparing to release his new project #FTIBAG

28 Feb '17 spotlight

Review: 'Oddz Odyssey' by Oddz McFable

"It's in this juxtaposition between the futuristic warped production and the relatable lyrics that the listener will find the most unique aspects of this EP"

26 Feb '17 spotlight

Premiere: 'The Landing' video clip by Context

The Landing is the final single from Context's forthcoming 'Rogue Astronaut EP' that will be released on March 1

24 Feb '17 spotlight

'When I Died' - an interview with Motley

A captivating and inspiring chat with the UK-born rapper from Melbourne

06 Feb '17 spotlight

This is what was hot on in 2016

The ultimate breakdown of the most popular artists and articles on our site.

01 Feb '17 music news

Premiere: Amalagamation EP by Emerald and Kayboku

The pair today releases their joint 4-track EP

31 Jan '17 event news

Don't miss the two last instalments of the Can I Kick It? x LAB Co. collab

This week you have two more chances to catch this madness live.

23 Jan '17 spotlight

Avid Melbourne producer Sadiva is about to dish out some 'Lethal Chops'

Producer, vocalist and overall power house Sadiva, making moves with a brand new beat tape.

11 Jan '17 spotlight

Interview: Sinks

Melbourne MC Sinks recently released his highly anticipated album Cold Fury

29 Dec '16 spotlight

Three must-have cassette tape releases of 2016

A slection of some of the best music released on tape in 2016 by Melbourne Hip Hop artists.

14 Dec '16 spotlight
29 Nov '16 spotlight

Premiere: Melbourne rapper Context releases new clip 'Route 11'

'Route 11' is the first single from Context's upcoming EP 'Rogue Astronaut''

28 Nov '16 spotlight

The Shadow: A message of encouragement by Hugo The Poet

A message of encouragement for those dwelling in a dark state of mind.

18 Nov '16 spotlight

Interview: Dos Boy

We spoke to Dos Boy about his move to Melbourne and his new EP

17 Nov '16 spotlight

Premiere: Dante's 'Inferno' Canto 10 by Hugo The Poet

The rap version of the seven hundred year old poem by Dante Alighieri

10 Nov '16 spotlight

Premiere: 'The Verse Fleet' by Hugo The Poet

Imagine if the British had decided to send poets instead of convicts, soldiers and resource prospectors...

10 Nov '16 spotlight

Your Melbourne lo-fi Hip Hop starter kit

The lo-fi sound is gaining momentum in Melbourne Hip Hop

25 Oct '16 event news

"Are you feeling yourselves, Melbourne?" - An evening with Horrorshow

A recap of Horrorshow's sold out show at Howler, Melbourne

19 Oct '16 event news

'THE LEDGE' Hip Hop School - a free program teaching business and technical skills

A free eight-week programm those aged 12 - 25 who live, study, work or recreate in the Moreland area

13 Oct '16 spotlight
12 Sep '16 music news

Entropy releases full-lenght album 'Ornament' on vinyl

Melbourne born and bred rapper Entropy releases ’Ornament’, a full-length album boasting features from fellow Melbourne arists Elf Tranzporter and One Sixth as well as Sydney rapper Mikoen.

31 Aug '16 spotlight

Interview: L-FRESH The Lion

Sydney rapper L-FRESH The Lion is about to hit Melbourne as part of his 'Become' Tour

27 Aug '16 spotlight

Ciecmate talks BTE, Hospice Crew and music biz in 2016

An in-depth interview with the Melbourne rapper, producer and head of Broken Tooth Entertainment

24 Aug '16 music news

New clip by Melbourne's VictoriousVIC and Denver rapper Smook Deville

The cross-continental act brings us 'How We Living', a new track and video clip.

15 Aug '16 event news

Today's Future Sound is bringing another epic Beat Battle to Melbourne

Top-tier judges and A-grade performances will once again raise the bar for beat battles in Melbourne.

03 Aug '16 spotlight

Fraksha and Scotty Hinds on a mission to help those sleeping in the streets

The Melbourne rappers collected and distributed donations to the city's homeless.

31 Jul '16 music news

Experience Chris Brown with Sonic Vibe's latest RnB mixtape

Sonic Vibes just released his Chris Brown themed mix “The Chris Brown Experience”.

31 Jul '16 event news

Hibernation: New Lab Co residency kicks off at Grumpy's

Monthly residency with changing line-ups.

27 Jul '16 spotlight

Decoded: 'Labyrinth' Part 1 - 1/6 breaks down his thoughts behind his poem

Dig into some of what's said in the #BlackLivesMatter inspired piece

22 Jul '16 event news

"Thinking of a Master Plan" - Morganics explains why it's more than just a Hip Hop gig

Morganics is one of the most seasoned artists you will find kicking around in the Melbourne scene. Poet, MC, bboy, ...

20 Jul '16 spotlight

Megalomaniac: An interview with Discourse, the greatest Hip Hop artist of all time

The multi-talented Melbourne artist is about to step into the limelight with his highly anticipated debut solo album 'Megalomaniac'.

14 Jul '16 spotlight

Album Review: Bastian Killjoy's 'Golly Gosh'

"It needs to be different, but familiar. Somefuckinghow, Bastian has managed to achieve both on Golly Gosh"

12 Jul '16 music news

Premier: 'William Foster' Video Clip by Defron

The Nerf-psycho you just pushed too far!

07 Jul '16 spotlight

Interview: Canadian MC Xolisa and local rapper and promoter Emerald bridging gaps across the pond

An in-depth Interview with Canadian emcee Xolisa and Melbourne rapper and event promoter Emerald ahead of their two upcoming shows in Melbourne.

14 Jun '16 spotlight

Interview: Plutonic Lab

Pluto speaks on his new solo release 'Deep Above The Noise' and the feeling of artistic isolation that inspired the artwork.

08 Jun '16 music news

Discourse gives us 'Testimony', a new clip featuring AG of DITC

New video clip from his upcoming release 'Megalomaniac'

03 Jun '16 music news

Plutonic Lab's 'Deep Above The Noise' LP pre-orders are live

It’s been a long time in-between drinks for Melbourne producer Plutonic Lab, when it comes to solo releases. After ...

25 May '16 music news
19 May '16 music news

PREMIER: New track 'Think Fast' by Able8 feat. Manix

'Think Fast' is the first single from Able8's upcoming Program.02 EP

18 May '16 in the place

In The Place: with Melbourne producer SKOMES

'In The Place' episode #2 featuring Melbourne producer Skomes

16 May '16 music news

'Crib', new clip by Plutonic Lab featuring Guilty Simpson

Plutonic Lab just released this clip for 'Crib', a new track featuring US heavyweight rapper Guilty Simpson.

10 May '16 music biz

I asked 5 female artists 5 questions about their experiences in a male dominated genre

Much respect to Mistress, MzRizk, Nastaij, Empress and Muma Doesa for being part of this article.

03 May '16 music news

The end of an era at Melbourne's premier freestyle open mic night as host Tom Kwan leaves

After two years the host MC Tom Kwan is leaving the Can I Kick It? crew.

24 Apr '16 music news

Meet Willy Dynamo aka 2nd Thought who just released this gem of a video clip

Willy Dynamo, also know as 2nd Thought, also know as Steamboat Willy, producer of fine beats, DJ, brother of Melbourne ...

20 Apr '16 music biz

How asking your mum to like your Facebook page is wasting your promo money

Friends and family liking your Facebook page will cost you a lot of money in the long-term.

05 Apr '16 spotlight

SwiftBoi met Soul Language at the state library to talk about their debut EP 'Whadup Life?'

Interview with MC Tom Kwan and producer Stay Nice also known as the Melbourne hip hop duo Soul Language.

30 Mar '16 music biz

How crowdfunding is changing the way we pay musicians and our relationship with them

More and more musicians, including hip hop artists, use crowdfunding to finance their projects and it is actually changing the relationship between musicians and their fans.

16 Mar '16 music news

Remi is giving us a glimpse of the sound of his upcoming album

The single "For Good" features Sydney’s Sampa The Great and is the first release of Remi’s upcoming album “Demons ...

15 Mar '16 spotlight

Interview: Ivan Ooze - SwiftBoi talks to the Melbourne rapper who supported Wu-Tang in 3 states

Ivan Ooze just opened up for the Wu-Tang Clan on their Australian tour. In three cities. Melbourne, his home-town and ...

03 Mar '16 event news

Recap: "Can I Kick It?" Freestyle Rap Games Competition

It was a long night at Horse Bazaar, with 25 freestyle MC’s competing in the third edition of the "Can I Kick It?" ...

09 Feb '16 music biz

Music Videos: How to not suck at making them

Wherever you look - websites, social media platforms, everywhere - video content is more popular then ever. Your ...

19 Jan '16 event news

Spaceport 2our headliners Cooking with Caustic are serving up some Blue Mountains flavour in Melbourne this weekend

A couple of years ago I played a gig in Sydney, and it just so happened that Cooking with Caustic were the headlining ...

14 Jan '16 spotlight

Interview with One Sixth

On January 7th I sat down with One Sixth over a few drinks and a piece of meat off the BBQ and talked depression, ...

07 Jan '16 spotlight

6 Melbourne freestyle MC’s who never disappoint

Not being a rapper myself, I am a pretty unlikely candidate to be a regular at a weekly freestyle open mic. Yet, for ...

22 Dec '15 music news

Want the last available vinyl copy of Hybrid Wavelength - for free?

Well, you might just get lucky. We are giving away the last available vinyl copy of Hybrid Wavelength, the album by ...

10 Dec '15 in the mix

IN THE MIX: DJ Decktektive

DJ Decktektive, the man in charge of the beats at the freestyle open mic night "Can I Kick It" alongside DJ Daily, is ...

07 Dec '15 music news

Insomnia: One Sixth is back with a new collab with Crate Cartel's Phil Gektor

While you were sleeping One Sixth and Crate Cartel's Phil Gektor were not. The freshly released clip to Insomnia is a ...

03 Dec '15 music news

Man Made Mountain: Billy Hoyle and Cazeaux O.S.L.O’s new outfit just released their first single

Melbourne label House of Beige have announced a new artist signing. Producer and DJ Billy Hoyle and rapper Caseaux O.S ...

30 Nov '15 music news

Three Melbourne Hip Hop vinyl releases you may have missed

In terms of Melbourne Hip Hop, the majority of recent vinyl releases would have come out of the Crate Cartel or Pang ...

22 Nov '15 music news


BeatLAB Melbourne has been hosting a monthly producer night at Horse Bazaar for a few months now. 'BeatLAB Vol.1' is a ...

20 Nov '15 music news

Plutonic bargain: Plutonic Lab is selling all his solo works for under 20 bucks

The Melbourne producer announced a temporary discount, selling a package of his entire solo catalogue - digital ...

18 Nov '15 event news

Free Show: Edo-G and Natural Born Spitters

What are you going to be doing this Sunday night? Chances are, you will be crashing on a smelly couch, still treating ...

16 Nov '15 in the place

In The Place: with Hip Hop photographer Michelle Grace Hunder

  Michelle Grace Hunder's photography career was kickstarted when she was given a camera as a present. A few ...

09 Nov '15 spotlight

Interview with Perth rapper Mathas ahead of his Melbourne show this Saturday

Mathas is hitting the road to launch his highly praised album 'Armwrestling Atlas'. We wanted to get to know the man a ...

29 Oct '15 spotlight

Interview with Tornts, one of the longest standing Melbourne Hip Hop artists

We spoke to Melbourne rapper Tornts about his latest album No Compromise, his recent move to Darwin and his career in ...

22 Oct '15

Faded: The new video clip by Milwaukee Banks is promising big things

Edo and Dyl Thomas, the duo officially known as Melbourne rap act Milwaukee Banks, are back with a clip for ‘Faded’ ...

15 Oct '15 music news

1200 Techniques: Flow Is Trouble video clip is out. And they pulled it off!

Imagine if you had one of Hip Hop's all time greats featuring on your track, in this case Wu Tang's Ghostface Killah, ...

14 Oct '15 music news

Soulfest 2015 cancelled

Earlier this morning the organizers of Soulfest 2015 cancelled both, the Melbourne and Sydney shows, as well as all ...

13 Oct '15 music news

3 reasons not to miss the Battle 8 Grand Final this Sunday

Section 8 have been doing Battle 8 a few years in a row now and this Sunday is when the last two teams of this years ...

05 Oct '15 music news

1200 Techniques - Flow Is Trouble 7" pre-orders are now available from Rubber Records

When Ghostface Killah toured Australia last year, Melbourne hip hop veterans 1200 Techniques were presented with a ...

19 Sep '15 music biz

Want your music on vinyl? Things you should know:

It seems more independent artists than ever are getting their music pressed on vinyl. The new world order in the music ...

17 Sep '15 music news

Remi and Sensible J launch their label "House of Beige" published an article today, announcing that Melbourne rapper Remi and producer Sensible J are ...

16 Sep '15 music news

Walla C: New remix of Cash Krzma's Templeton

Melbourne producer Walla C dropped a remix of Western Australia rapper Cash Krzma's track Templeton. It's pretty lo-fi ...

14 Sep '15 music news

High Focus Records (UK) are sending Dead Players to tour Australia

After the twat Dirty Dike returned to Australia earlier this year, High Focus Records are sending another act our way. ...

08 Sep '15 spotlight

Meet Sol'Manic, who just released his solo project LOS|SOL

I had a chat to Sol'Manic, about Los|Sol, 90's RD, THC and how it all started for him. Most artist in Hip Hop can name ...

04 Sep '15 spotlight

We spoke to Melbourne rapper Dyl Thomas about his new vinyl beat tape and life

We're kicking of the artist spotlight series on with Pang Production's Dyl Thomas - producer, rapper ...

03 Sep '15 music news

Dam Proud's Hybrid Wavelenght now on vinyl!

Hybrid Wavelngth is only a few months old, but it is one of those joints that have potential to be a future classic. ...