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It’s been 20 years since the great Eric ‘Eazy-E’ Wright passed. If Eazy had’ve been gunned down in a flurry of shotgun blasts, or caught a blade in the jugular, we probably would’ve shown the man’s legacy a great deal more respect in the years that have passed since his untimely death. Pour yaself a little liquor and raise a toast to “the actual street n***a from Compton”… Turn this one up!
“…fee, fi, fo, fuck fum!”
E’ry day is MdotOdotPdot day around here… Mashout Monday, Warriors Wednesday, Fizzy Wo Fridays. We even do Bukka Bukka Blaow Sundays.
KA and Preservation drop another jewel exactly 1 month after the first for the upcoming release Days with Dr. Yen Lo. Some people can’t get into him but personally I’ve been a big fan of KA. Even though he’s got a laid back flow it’s mad aggressive and abrasive in it’s delivery at times with his back ups, which is dope. Minimalistic beats with selective tones create a sick backdrop for him..His handywork with the camera and the B&W edits give his work an additional depth in my opinion.
A true poet with originality in league of his own..
MCs Species and Pleura of Fundamental Elements have long shared a vision to put the Boom-Bap back into a local rap scene that has at times, somewhat lost focus. Both rappers have been able to cage their energy of a live show and hype of a full house in the studio and unleash it through their recordings. Their honest and direct lyrical approach to personal issues, politics and representing hip hop culture is laid over rap tracks cooked by seasoned beatsmiths Leaf Dog, Soley & FE’s own Pleura. F.E. are on the move!
Early 2013, F.E. dropped their second EP, The Homecoming. The first single & title track, received radio airplay nationwide on Triple J’s Hip Hop Show (with Hau). They also caught the attention of Aussie hip hop’s crowned royals, Hilltop Hoods who supported the film clip for their second single ‘Independence’ through social media. ’Independence’ also received national airplay & regular rotation on Brisbane local station 4ZZZ and the film clip also getting rotation on ABC’s legendary video programme, Rage. Production came primarily from Species and Pleura, accompanied with a healthy shot of beats from local Brisbane beatsmith, Cam Bluff (Vegas Aces, Born Fresh) who, in his own right, is steadily carving out his place in the Australian hip hop scene.
Fundamental Elements were recently the main support for the High Focus Records’ Smoke My Tour Brisbane show. Past shows have seen the crew share the stage with international headliners like Immortal Technique (US) and Eastborn (UK) ,
not to mention the long list of local heavy weights- Muph & Plutonic, Lazy Grey, Jake Biz, Illzilla, The Tongue, Maundz, Tommy Illfigga, Dialect & Despair, DJ Katch (Resin Dogs), Brass (Celcius Crew), Rainman & Calksi, Daily Meds, Kings Konekted, Pure Product and Coalition Crew As well as releasing their debut EP Living Secrets, Fundamental Elements have also featured on various albums and releases including Read Between The Rhymes by The Allegiance, Velvet Couch and Clockwork Records: Fun Not Fame Mixtape Vol 1, 2 & 3, Nurcha Mixtape Vol. 2 by Nurcha Records and other solid collaborations across the national scene.
During 2014, Fundamental Elements have been busy turning out new music. Their latest work, The Prerequisite hosts strong in-house production by Pleura with help from Leaf Dog (High Focus Records, Four Owls) on “The Prerequisite”.
Fundamental Elements have not changed their game plan, they’ve always been about making dope rap to reflect their scene, and throw back to that boom-bap soundscape. Their third installment through Clockwork Records and the Velvet Couch massive, The Prerequisite EP shines with the same crispness as any F.E. hip-hop release. The voice of Bris City’s finest, at it’s loudest.
Available now via Fundamental Elements site
In the late 2000’s Bias B approached Heata regarding an idea to make a local documentary about the release of his Beeswax LP from 1998. Together with Discourse they formed a film crew and began interviewing people regarding the early years and development of Australian Hip Hop pre the 2000’s.
As more people were interviewed, the team started to realise that the project was bigger than just the story of one album. And so, the film took a different direction.This here is a Trailer cut from their interviews over time with original stock footage.
We feel that “98:Foundation” is a very important story to tell, not just for those who were around in the early days, but also for future generations to understand and respect the architects. This project has not been completed, with ideas waiting to be developed and funded towards a full length Doco feature. The trailer is just an example of what it could be with many more people yet to be interviewed and filmed.
With the assistance and hard work of people such as B Wiv (Daniel Cowan), Josh Davis & Trem One, the “98” trailer stands ready for future development. The burning question is….”would any one want to see this made into a full length Film?” So where to from here……
Label / Catalogue: GF7004
Artists: Roc Marciano Ft. Hus
Few years back a new indie kid popped up on the scene called ‘Good Felons’. Now defunct and for good reason, they put out a bunch of 7’s and ep’s that only spanned from around 2010-2013 and featuring the likes of MOOD, Kev-E-Kev & AK-8 and a repress of J-Force’s 93 ‘Bullseye’, which I managed to get a test pressing of (one good thing that came out of all their fuck ups).
I feel pretty bad for much of the artists involved with this label, some of the which addressed the fans personally via the labels facebook offering personal copies signed.
As the saying goes…Put the music before the money!!!
Besides these cunts being fuck ups, sending out warped copies or none at all like a pack of low dogs and not to mention having about as much communication as a rapist to it’s victim, the above mentioned is pretty dope track. One thing I will critic on though is that it looses it’s intensity at the end with Marc switching up the delivery and flow. Almost sounds like he’s recorded the last verse on kane up in Malibu 4 years later.
Respect the Arch Druids back drop but I’m in favor of the J Force remix below. Sounds tougher with the vocal having some more room to breath around those SP-1200 stabs and strings on loop.
Here’s the results from Round 5. Solid round, I thought people might have had a tough time picking the Must Volkoff and Indiseus but alas, seems like you all got it right apart from the split votes between the Brookes Cullings and Servo beats.
Lets see what we can come up with out them dust bins for Round 6!
Drop a comment and let us know how well you picked it and what made you pick em.
A few years back the Pete Rock tweeted a co-sign for a young dude out the North Cakalak going by the name of Lute, rapping over one of Pete Rocks beats jacked for his mixtape, West1996. I dig the laid back flow.
Haven’t really been checking much since but other than his crews mixtape ‘704’ there’s been a big bit of fuck all, which is a shame.
I’ll leave you with the mixtape that created a buzz. Worth a look incase you missed it.
Check the clip from his Forever FC crew titled, ‘Warning’
This month I reached out to our DSTT main stay regular Servo for a sample to flip. He hit us off with one of his recent op-shop digs Dudley Moore (British actor/ Jazz Musician) – The World of Dudley Moore. I would have picked this up for that hair alone. That mop perm stay one hunid son!
Servo dropped a gem on us, choosing, ‘A sad one for George’. Slinky Jazz bass, aired out keys and dusted grooves on this joint.
Thanks to all producers and servo for supplying the dig. From the feedback I’ve had I think we all enjoyed making something out of this sample, there was so many options.
Take a listen to the OG and peep the parts used for the beats and take a guess at who you think made what. I’ll follow up this post with the results next week.
Released: Sep/1984 – Brisbane, Australia
Label: A Records
Label Catalogue: SUN 0106
Artists: The Parameters
Yesterday, like most days I woke with an insatiable itch to search my city for records. The hunt usually starts by checking a few web pages and venturing out to thrift shops, bazaars, record stores and everything in between. I was browsing local classifieds on the internets and came across a post that read “small LP’s assorted – $2.50″. As every wax digga knows, no record can be left unturned so I clicked on the post and read through the names of five 7″ records on offer.
My attention was instantly caught by the name Herbie Hancock with his Future Shocking composition ‘Rockit’ among the singles for sale. However it was the last record on the list that had my head spinning like a Rock Steady breaker at Happy Warrior Playground. ‘The Parameters – Pig City/Material Possession’. An obscure, historical piece of local music that’s been high on my want list since the 750 Rebels dropped their song/video ‘Pig City’ and I was first enlightened of the story behind the title.
So, thinking it must be my lucky day I made the call but got nothing but a series of answerless rings. Dang! Maybe someone beat me to the punch? Within a few minutes of anxious pacing and second guessing a call back from the same number lit up my phone. I arranged a time to see the records for sale and shortly after an address came through via txt message.
I’m on a mutha fuckin mission..
The txt lead me to a back street in Hemmant out on Brisbane’s bayside, somewhere between suburbia and an industrial estate. I was welcomed by one of those long dirt driveways with overgrown vegetation making the house impossible to see from the road. It reminded me of a scene from the HBO series True Detective. My spidey sensors told me to park out on the main road and walk up the long drive so that if I went missing someone might remember my vehicle parked outside the dubious looking address. The house was exactly as my wild imagination had already painted; an old Queenslander with car parts and bric-a-brac covering the ground and front balcony. Thankfully the lady inhabiting the run down residence did not resemble a swamp person and we got straight down to business. She handed me a bunch of 45’s and walked me to where she was storing some LP’s I’d asked to peep. We had the standard ‘records are having a come back’ conversation and I walked away with one LP plus the Rockit and Pig City singles all for a galah and some change.
So what was all the fuss about? Check the song and super 8 footage to boot