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Well here’s a little doco that slipped through my viewing crackholes about a song ya may have heard before called “Apache” by Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band.
Cold lampin’ on the couch the other night I was scrolling through the endless amount of generally subpar shit on Aus Netflix looking for a new show or movie to replace the life changing experience of Stranger Things. Could anything compare or compete with the brilliance I had just witnessed over 8 episodes…probably not!
So anyway, I came across a new release called ” Sample This”. Great! New music doco. Well, kinda. It’s a 2012 doco, but either way I had never heard of it. The title seemed familiar, but then again it’s pretty stock.
So I sat down and began watching….and low and behold….I quickly realised I’m watching a doco about the Incredible Bongo Band’s seminal B-Boy record of choice,”Apache”.
An hour and 25 minutes of breaking down the track, the band members, Michael Viner’s life, politics and various interviews with original band members and Hip Hop Kings (I’m excluding Af Bam’s fuckin’ retarded glasses from this) and narration from Gene Simmons, I came to the conclusion that this is well worth a watch. I can listen to this track over and over everyday for the rest of my life, and it will never bore me.
That’s pretty much the premise of the doco. It’s a great watch but quite disjointed in it’s narrative at times and takes some strange paths. I learnt so much from it regardless, especially about who Michael Viner actually was. But the highlight for me, has to be the Grandmaster Caz interviews. What a legend and ultimate Hip Hop head. Scroll past the standard Bam shit, and look out for Caz! Genius! Plenty of great people interviewed. I’ll leave that for you to discover.
Anyways, “Sample This” is well worth checking out. There’s a lot of great moments and knowledge dropped. And yeah, Gene Simmons was actually a friend of MV’s, that’s why he’s narrating. Recommended.
On Netflix now.
“Southside Soul” is kicking off once again tonight in Burn City. This month, local PBS legend Ronin (Hippopotamus Rex)and his mate Heata (The Royal Runners/Hired Goons) will be hitting the 1’s & 2’s for a night of heavy Funk 45’s and Northern Soul for y’all to get ya groove on to. Resident DJ’s Big Daddy Warbucks & DJ Lady Soul will as always be bringing the soul for ya ear to hear throughout the night too. Doors at 8pm & $5 entry.
The awesome people over at Dope Folks have just put up for free download a mix of 21 tracks from their catalogue to celebrate their 6 Year Anniversary.
Peep it here…
Damn 7 yrs old! How did I miss this one! Respect to the homie DJ 2Buck for the game connect on this slept on banger!
The simplicity of an uptempo break over some quick wordplay. Spit Gemz always gets mad slept on. Had to post this. East NY muh!
Brisbane MC/Producer Calski has announced the release of the third single from his EP ‘Folkus’. The track, ‘Just Clap’, is an undeniably funky dancefloor starter featuring renowned Canberra-born MC, Hau, and will be released on 7” vinyl by pioneer Queensland hip hop label Hydrofunk Records.
The ‘Just Clap’ 7” is out 19 July 2016 and boasts the equally impressive B-side track ‘One Hand On The Bible’ featuring favourites Briggs and I AM D. While the EP ‘Folkus’ drops on the same date, those who purchase the ‘Just Clap’ 7″ vinyl single will receive the full 5 track EP via free download. Along with the vinyl tracks ‘Folkus’ features Aus MC’s Dialectrix, Sinks & Raven.
Calski has been a consistent and unmatched presence in the Hip Hop community in Australia since the early 2000’s. Known for his unmistakable production and profound lyricism, Calski is also a DJ and multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, keys and guitar.
Having supported the likes of Ghostface Killah (USA), Public Enemy (USA), Total Eclipse (USA), The Herd, Urthboy, Mantra, Spit Syndicate and Joelistics, Calski has long been considered a peer amongst Australian Hip Hop greats and attributes his style to the influences of Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Black Milk, Apollo Brown and more.
Purchase your copy from the Hydrofunk Records online store HERE or hitup your local independent record store.
A decade ago friends, family and associates from all over the country came together to say goodbye to Stephen John Dawson Atkinson, better known in hip-hop circles as JEEPS aka Gunnery Sergeant Problem Child.
Jeeps was a cool ass dude who loved the culture and expressed his passion for it through signature double E graffiti pieces. He was down with most writers in the River City, showing love East, North, South and West and represented PMC/BRA crews and the 750 Rebels. Beyond that he was a quiet achiever, a kind friend with a cold beer and helping hand for anyone in need. For those reasons and many more the funeral home in Bowen Hills was packed from front to back with people keen to pay their respects and wish him well in the afterlife. After the ceremony the crowd assembled at the Queens Arms hotel in Fortitude Valley to do it up big daddy Jeeps style one last time.
During the wake, words from mourners were recorded and later blended between songs requested by close friends on a mix put together by the Phat Tape crew and aired on 4ZzZ the following Sunday night. The tribute served as the perfect drinking companion for those that wished to feel close to him again and went on to be played 10 years straight on 4ZzZ 102.1FM at this time of the year. Some years ago the files got corrupted and ruined the last 5 minutes or so of the original mix.. If you got it holla!
MISS YA HEAPS, REST IN PARADISE BRO!! Peace Chubba
Quick post to let y’all know that we are have a Soundcloud page that includes free downloads and whatever. Jeah!
Simplex Presents 845AM Volume 1. Limited Edition AA Side 7″ Vinyl Produced by Simplex (Terra Firma/Certified Wise) featuring Lflows (Unkut Recordings) and Pace Won (Outsidaz) Cuts By DJ Juice. Cover artwork by Lee Harnden/Linz (Ironlak)
Check the promo video below;
Side A : The Pain – Lflows (Unkut Recordings) AUS
Side AA : Run Along – Pace Won (Outsidaz) US & Dj Juice
Head HERE to purchase digitally or on delicious black crack vinyl.
In an attempt to stay inspired and true to Run Royal’s promise of exclusive material, I recently found myself diggin’ through a tonne of shoe boxes in search for unreleased and lessor known content to share with ya bad selves. In amoungst the madness of old flyers, cassettes, ticket stubs, stickers, magazines and cd’s I unearthed bookoo gems that had been long forgotten..
First back ride to jump off is a posse cut from Brisbane’s WDTS crew circa 2000? I ripped this joint from a Lewkwarm demo cd who at the time was murkin’ mics with a layed back Brisbane style at Rics Cafe, Drop Zone, 8-ball and other local hip-hop nights from that era.
Lewkwarm kicks things off followed by a rare verse from Leva (“you ain’t up like the ducks”) K-West from The Optimen and Yuin Huzami from The Coalition. The Rasco sample hook always stuck with me although I somehow convinced myself it was Rakim! Thanks K-West for clearing that up for me recently. Who produced the beat though?? Someone in the know, feel free to comment and fill in the gaps.
Stay tuned for more regular posts of this nature coming soon. Enjoy!
Jake Biz, Overproof Pete and Gaz Hazard – members of Brisbane’s 750 Rebels and Karsniogenics Records – were recently given the opportunity to team up with Olympic boxer Brad Hore for his Keep Your Hands To Yourself campaign, a movement against the spate of coward punch attacks that have been happening in Brisbane’s night life precincts and around Australia. Not only are these cowardly attacks killing people in the streets they are affecting our night life precincts with stringent and ineffective lock-out laws.
Keep Ya Hands To Yourself is Produced by Overproof Pete aka Brookes Cullings and recorded at Gullywood Studios.
Video filmed by 750 Rebels collaborator Dolan for DF Des1gn. For videography and filmwork please contact Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thank you to all our friends in the hip hop community across Australia for being involved. Too many to name but thank you all for being involved!
Special thanks to Gareth and all the boxers from the Boxing Shop.
Keep Ya Hands To Yourself and help stop the madness.
Studio engineer, emcee and producer, Ciecmate takes some time out to have a conversation with us about how his production journey started, his equipment and the changes over years plus a few tips for other producers/engineers out there. Acknowledge the man that’s put in so much work on and off the court for one of Australia’s most consistent Hip-Hop labels.