Another notable omission from the Catch The Throne GOT mixtape.
Another notable omission from the Catch The Throne GOT mixtape.
WTF?! New Skrillex album drops out of nowhere and drops HEAVY.
While Recess is officially not out until March 18, you can stream the whole darn thing below thanks to a fan sourced playlist.
Not only is it heavy on the beats it’s also heavy on the features with guest spots from Diplo, Chance The Rapper, The Ragga Twins, Fatman Scoop, One of the dudes from Passion Pit and a bunch more.
Give it a go below and prepare yourself for a lot of whoa! moments, our faves after the first listen are Coast Is Clear with CA fave Chance The Rapper, the Diplo assisted Dirty Vibe and the face melting Ragga Bomb.
You can preorder the album on iTunes HERE
New music from SBTRKT
6 unused instrumentals from his new record. Brilliant but just a tease.
It’s always around this time of year that we hear from Notorious B.I.G posthumously as March 9 marks the anniversary of his death and producers and DJs pay homage to the man with remixes and tribute mixes aplenty.
This year is no exception with a couple of choice tributes doing the rounds, on this, the 17th anniversary of his passing.
First up is the Picasso Biggie remix by !llmind which takes Jay Z’s Picasso Baby beat and pitch shifts it down then adds Biggie’s Sky’s The Limit raps as well as Hova’s verse from Success and flips it all into an absolute jam that sounds like it was meant to be together all along. !llmind then (and this is probably our fave part) teamed up with artist Naturel to create some killer Picasso inspired Biggie artwork. Look and listen below.
Next up, mixtape master J. PERIOD delivers the final installment in the #MARCH9REVISITED trilogy.
J.PERIOD revisits the catalog of Brooklyn’s Finest to re-imagine classic B.I.G. verses over a diverse collection of tracks that speculate on what hip hop might be like if The Notorious was still around… The result is a non-stop collection of remixes over new and classic instrumentals from Nas, Jay Z, Fabolous, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, 2Chainz, Cam’ron, Busta Rhymes and more. Also includes J.PERIOD’s signature interview clips and personal insights from Puffy, Jay, Snoop, and B.I.G himself.
Life after death indeed.
The sound limiter at Melbourne’s Hi-Fi Bar was set to 105 decibels for Illy’s sold out show last Friday.
The crowd noise registered as the hometown hero took the stage, 112 decibels.
Job well done.
We have absolutely no idea of what it clocked as Illy tore through the numerous singles off his Cinematic album including the latest offering Tightrope which has just been given a new mix with Scarlett Stevens from San Cisco providing the vocal assist. Keep your ear out for it on triple j and cop it HERE.
Listening to this makes us want to go back in time and play the NES or Sega Master System video game adaptation of True Detective. Awesome.
I grew up on a healthy diet of Country Music & 70’s Rock’n’Roll, which was pretty strange for a kid in Newcastle. Well, not so much the 70’s rock’n’roll part, but the Country part, definitely … I was too young to know, I just loved music!
My first musical performance was in the primary school hall where I sang/yodelled Frank Ifield’s She Taught Me To Yodel in front of all my school mates … seriously …
I was waaaay too young to know!!! Ha!
My folks moved from Armidale to Newcastle in their early 20’s to find work and have a family, and they brought their record collection with them.
Despite the strong country presence in the house my first favourite song was Walk Of Life by Dire Straits. I can remember doing the “walk of life”, whatever my interpretation was at the time, around the living room at full pelt as a young kid! I had the “action”, I had the “motion” and I loved singing at the top of my lungs “Oldies Goldies” and “Be-Bop-A-Lula”, my favourite lyrics, obviously …
As the years progressed some of my fondest, and most vivid, music memories were weekend morning drives to the beach, in the ute, with music BLARING!
The tape collection was limited, but they were all favourites from Garth Brooks: The Hits; Lee Kernaghan: Three Chain Road; Led Zeppelin IV; and a greatest hits record Mum and Dad had brought back from their trip to the USA, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 20 Years Of Dirt.
I didn’t know about genres back then but I loved the fast songs; Ain’t Goin’ Down Til The Sun Comes Up, She’s My Ute, Black Dog (air guitar central), Rock’n’Roll (air drum central), High Horse … and I loved the slower ones too; Unanswered Prayers, Stairway To Heaven, Stand A Little Rain …
Oh yeah, and my dad had a serious obsession with Rodriguez: Cold Fact, in particular the song I Wonder. My first job was in a record store and my first mission from dad was to order this album on CD!
I remember when we got a CD player. That was cool. The music sounded better and you didn’t have to rewind and fast-forward to find tracks!! It also meant that a new collection started to form from which I discovered Jim Croce: Photographs and Memories; Sam Cooke: Wonderful World; Fleetwood Mac: Rumours; and my doorway into a new musical universe, a Triple M Compilation called “Unleashed In The 70’s”.
Unleashed In The 70’s was EPIC! The Angels, Lou Reed, Meatloaf, ZZ Top, Dylan, Sabbath, JJ Cale … and heaps more.
I needed to play guitar.
To convince my folks I would be “committed” to the instrument I had to teach myself for 3 months on an old nylon string my mum had in the back of her wardrobe.
The first song I ever learned wasTake It Easy by The Eagles (from a chord book) and the first song I ever performed on guitar was The Vasectomy Song by John Williamson … again, seriously.
From there I distanced myself from my parents record collection, going on to discover Metal, Rap and Punk music. I played in bands that played all these genres. I wrote tunes, we toured, we spent time in recording studios, we independently released EPs …
Now, all these years later, I find myself releasing my first record! A record that both sonically and song wise can clearly be traced back to the very first influences in my musical memory, in the ute, on the way to the beach!
So yeah, they f**cked me up good …
As we all wait patiently by our
favourite download torrent website televisions for the new series of Game Of Thrones to begin on April 6, to keep us occupied the good people at HBO have hooked up a rap mixtape titled Catch The Throne. It features tracks from hip hop heavyweights such as Big Boi, Common, Wale and a bunch more who, based on the fantasy fueled wordplay are all obviously big fans of the program.
You can stream it in full below, and although it’s good we’ve gotta admit we’re a bit bummed out that Lil’ Jon Snow didn’t make an appearance…
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are coming off a stunning run of form that culminated in a Grammys take-over: three-peating the rap categories and melting twitter with a live performance of Same Love featuring Queen Latifah, Madonna and the biggest wedding of the year.
As their live show rolls through Australia for Future Music, I boarded a bus to the spiritual home of Joey, Matty & Daniel Johns for the only sideshow on the tour. The Newcastle Entertainment Centre was packed out with an all-ages crowd that demonstrated just how popular rap is in Australia in 2014.
The hits were there: Thrift Shop, Same Love & Can’t Hold Us were highlights, but the show felt bigger than the songs, it felt like a celebration of what the pair have achieved. I couldn’t help leaving the show feeling like Ben and Ryan are just two guys who weren’t sure they would ever “make it” who are incredibly proud of their music and the impact it is having. And why not…
-Words & pics by Chris