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PREMIERE: A revealing take on party culture with Lotus and LARKS’ ‘Drinking Hard’

Written by on 18 October 2018

Local to Local‘s Lotus and LARKS has written a soul-driven R’n’B track which dives into the reality behind clubbing and drinking to forget the bad times. Drinking Hard is the latest track from Melbourne hip hop crew Local to Local’s Day One mixtape. The group of four artists – LARKS, Anbar, Lotus and Kiid Koda, led and directed by […]

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Spit Syndicate – ‘Orbit’

Written by on 11 May 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8865″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] Despite being the second album from the hip hop duo in two years, Orbit serves as a re-birth of the Sydney outfit Spit Syndicate. Where 2017’s One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly was a slick offering (4.5 stars), Orbit brings Jimmy Nice and Nick Lupi back to the independent space, releasing […]

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Dylan Joel: On Breaking Free Of The Hip Hop Label

Written by on 15 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Melbourne singer, songwriter and rapper Dylan Joel has returned with his brand new single, Run To The River, which gave us the first taste of his new music in two years. “It feel like a big weight is off my shoulders. It’s been a long time coming and it’s super nice to have something out, […]

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360, Pez, Lil Spacely

Written by on 6 March 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”2 Mar, Metro Theatre” color=”white”][vc_column_text] When Lil Spacely walked onto the stage at the Metro Theatre on Friday night, the crowd shared whispers of confusion. Bouncing onto the stage in parka jackets, bum bags and shoulder bags, and swinging around a sweat towel, they looked like it was a surprise to them that they […]

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GALLERY: 360 by Sedric Mendoza

Written by on 4 March 2018

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Sarah Connor – ‘Just Breathe’

Written by on 27 February 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8007″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Sydney rapper Sarah Conner is an artist that brings poetic prowess with a social message into being. She has created her own path in the Australian hip hop scene and has fostered a positive image amongst a hip hop culture that at times glamorises toxic masculinity and misogynistic lyrics. Her latest EP […]

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Thundamentals: On How They Use Fear To Drive Them

Written by on 21 February 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 2017 was one hell of a year for the Thundamentals – their most successful year to date, musically speaking. Hot off a well-deserved, #8 place in the Hottest 100, I was lucky enough to have a chat with Tuka (one third of the current incarnation of the Thundamentals, along with Jeswon and DJ Morgs) about […]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Kirklandd

Written by on 25 January 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Name: Kirklandd Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? When I was 12, my cousin introduced me to Lupe’s first Food & Liquor record. That record single-handedly inspired my creative direction and songwriting style. After initially believing hip hop was confined to superfluous, […]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Mike Wang

Written by on 24 January 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Name: Mike Wang Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you?  Growing listening to R’n’B and old school music I guess set the vibe for me and listening to some of the greatest rappers of all time doing their thing on TV always […]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: DEVARN

Written by on 23 January 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Name: DEVARN Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? Dancing drew me to hip hop. I use to dance. Joey Bada$$, Kanye West, Travis Scott. How have you seen the hip hop genre / community change over the years? People finally […]

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