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Back to the Lab Book

 

Raph boogie’s back with another, 214 page full colour documentation of production nerds in their labs. 

Independent producers and DJs have been busy creating world class music in bedrooms, kitchens and garages for years. Meanwhile, photographer Raph Rashid has traveled the globe, gaining access to these inner sanctums, one by one. The tremendous variety of set-ups and layouts used by in-home producers is artfully documented in the pages of Back to the Lab. Intimate photos of the creators amongst their instruments, gear, record collections and ephemera offer unprecedented access. Notes about the producers, their environment and “essential” releases round out this love-letter to the underground.  

Featured artists include..

Alchemist, Ant , Babu, Dabrye, Diamond D, El-P, Flying Lotus, Dj Format, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Harry Love, Jale One , Jazzy Jeff, Joe Buhdha, Juco, Juliano, Just Blaze, Kenny Dope, Khalil, Lord Finesse, Mitsu the Beats, Oddisee, Oh No, Plutonic Lab, Rhettmatic, Sa Ra, Vadim, Waajeed & Young RJ. 

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Locked Up – Ft BRIGGS & MARLIYA

Big track. Big visual. Big message.

Kings Konekted – Hippopotamus Rex Interview

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Great interview from Ronan of Hippo Rex with the Konekted Boys on their recent trip to Melbourne. Dude checks the resume and knows his shit. Alot of history covered here. Hit the links below.
Be sure to catch them on their national tour. Adelaide’s up next, July 8 @ The Edinburgh Castle Hotel.

Interview Part 1:
https://pbsfm.org.au/taxonomy/term/132/2017-05-29

Interview Part 2:
https://pbsfm.org.au/taxonomy/term/132/2017-06-05

Bleacher Report – V Don x Willie The Kid

Both parties are mad overlooked.
Deutsche Marks is out now. Feeling it off the first listen.

A.B. Original – Report to The Mist

The conclusions are clear.

When the Royal Commission provided their recommendations in 1991, they quoted “Aboriginal people die in custody at a rate relative to their proportion of the whole population which was totally unacceptable and which would not be tolerated if it occurred in the non-Aboriginal community. But this occurs not because Aboriginal people in custody are more likely to die than others in custody but because the Aboriginal population is grossly over-represented in custody. Too many Aboriginal people are in custody too often.”

But since the report, the proportion of adult prisoners who are Indigenous has doubled – 13% of the prison population then to 27% now. So while the rate of Aboriginal deaths in custody has gone down slightly (rate per 1000 people in prison) more Aboriginal people are dying in custody today than when the inquiry happened. And many in circumstances where the recommendations have been ignored.

Please visit reporttothemist.com for more details and talk about whats been ignored and swept up under the rug. 

PSA from The General

The following is a statement from Lazy Grey with regards to recently aired SBS viceland documentary below. I’d say for the most part our subscribers know whats up but the more people this can reach the better.

First off, i want to say thanks to those that had my back on these recent events. I saw those that spoke out to support me when i got thrown under the bus, and those that said nothing. I see you.

The way SBS portrayed me in their recent Viceland Episode, making me the poster boy for a racist white Australian rap culture is fucking putrid.  And in true misleading journalistic fashion, they used a couple of sound bites, an ignorant narrative, tied in with an interview with some uniformed children talking on the future of Hip Hop on this continent. I have never, and will never, rely on the media to inform me on what Hip Hop is. It has been a long hard slog to get an ounce of respect, or some acknowledgement for the music we made, way before rappers sold out festivals and stadiums all over the country.

 Its typical for the media to use divide and conquer tactics, so we all turn on each other, instead of coming together and focusing our attentions to chanting down Babylon.

Don’t take my advice, do your own research. There needed to be a Have a Beer. There needed to be a Matty B’s Fridays. There needed to be The Herds Scallops, so we can look back and see how far its come. Peace to the O.G’s from a time before my time. And peace to the future kings and queens.

Fuck you SBS and fuck you Viceland for presenting such a biased and limited view. I would expect this click bait journalism from channel 7, 9 or 10 but not you guys. Two middle fingers for you!

Respect the General

Devin the Fucking Dude

Had a laugh at this. Devin’s new release Acoustic Levitation is the fucking goods. Give it a listen! H-Town veteran that says rappin’ like rap-a-lot.

Da Villins x DJ Skizz – Nia (Passin’ me by  remix by Akidcalledchubz)


Akidcalledchubz ain’t comin off the wave. A clever remix of the Brooklyn duos track, Nia off their Cashmere Dice release which gives JSwift’s beat a new lease on life. Stay woke off it

Calski – Folkus EP/7″ Launch

Next Thursday night we celebrate the launch of Calski’s Folkus EP at The Bearded Lady, West End. DJ Katch (Resin Dogs/Hydrofunk Records) & I AM D on supports to get shit lit. Entries $5 and doors are from 8pm. 

Spit Gemz – Al SwearenGemz (prod. by Junior Makhno)

The simplicity of an uptempo break over some quick wordplay. Spit Gemz always gets mad slept on. Had to post this. East NY muh!

Keep Your Hands To Yourself – Download Link

Keep Your Hands To Yourself – JAKE BIZ & OVERPROOF PETE feat. GAZ HAZARD

 

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 dolanfunk@yahoo.com.au.

Follow the Keep Ya Hands To Yourself campaign on Facebook and Instagram.

Follow the crew on IG:

@Jakebiz750

@overproof750

@gazhazard

@dfdes1gn

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.

10 Seconds Sample Time – Ciecmate

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.

Thanks again!

A Lostralian In New York – Ep. 1. The Bronx

I’m mad late on this but it’s great to such a stand up and humble dude like Delta documenting and sharing his experience of Hip-Hop culture in New York..Shit makes me wanna take the pilgrimage again. Hard out!

This 4 part series follows Australian Hip Hop artist Ben Delta as he journeys through boroughs of New York, in episode 1 Delta visits the Bronx.

A Visit to the TATS CRU studio in Hunts point is some fun viewing as Nicer ( one of the founders of the legendary Graffiti crew ) is in a mood to talk about the history of New York and how graffiti spread across the world.

The second part of the episode takes us to the home of Lord Finesse ( DITC ). Ness gives us an insight into what he looks for in records and how different sounds can be the basis of a production, he also discusses working with Delta ( which is explored in more detail in a upcoming episode).

This was made for the love of the music and culture, Delta has always carried the torch high for Australia so we thought it time we showed everyone what’s been going on.
– Luke Eblen

Epic Safety Clip

This ones for you Heata. Run Royal will commence back to it regular schedule when we fucking feel like it. Enjoy this powerful shit in between drinks.