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The simplicity of an uptempo break over some quick wordplay. Spit Gemz always gets mad slept on. Had to post this. East NY muh!
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 email@example.com.
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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.
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
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.
Haven’t really had much of an opportunity to get on here and talk about other peoples rap talk, arrange any DSTT for the year or edit the clusterfuck of interview footage I got on hand but it’s all there ready and waiting to be done. It’s worth waiting on. For a good part of the end of last year, life (as we all know) put on the full court press and didn’t let me get the outlet pass for the buckets haha.
Due to this, I missed a lot of new music. Aside from the face album, which is nothing short of awesome I haven’t actively sought out anything or really been feeling much so I’ve fallen back to my staples.
Thankfully, the new ways of finding out about things, sent me my feed to which I was graced with this new joint by Rozewood. Have enjoyed some his past work but I’m really feeling this one. DJ Skizz’s laid back beat is perfect. “Death/Life, everything will come together” to kick the hook off. Works!
I guess after tasting the sour so often you learn to appreciate sweetness when it comes round…With so much going in life it’s refreshing to connect on something with someone over the other side of the world saying real shit with conviction.
I still be about that brolic ignat shit that makes you wanna belt a fucks face in but this caught my vibe today.
Give it a listen.
The Yokohama charmer, Matty Fresh has been busy tappin’ the pads and put together a tight 7 track instrumental up for free download to kick the year off right. Dope sample selection over some fresh MP drum patterns all tied in with some cool retro interludes. Get your bars up to it and just get down with it.
For this round of DSTT I put forward a track from a German record I picked up for $2 at a fair earlier in the year. It’s a strange record, a real mash Jazz, funk and some really open sounds of keys etc with varying tempos. Everything I want in a record to sample really. Some tracks have some German spoken word laid over the instrumentation . I’d love to get a translation of what he’s saying, that shit sounds serious.
Great use of the track from all producers. This segment was never intended to be a competition of who can make the best beat from the sample, that’s is a very subjective question in itself and we don’t want that shit here. It’s intention is about listening to where the sample takes the producer and how their creativity gets them to the end result, if they use a whole loop or just a few notes of the melody. Thinking outside the box and putting forward a sample or a style of music to sample that’s out of someone’s comfort zone brings forward creativity in my opinion. Utilizing the skills and techniques to bring out your sound and letting the public see if they can pick it. This gives the public the opportunity to seek out some of the producers previous works also if they haven’t heard of them.
The sample probably wasn’t out of everyone’s comfort zone this round but it’s been fucking awesome to see what parts people chopped and looped and how creative everyone was. Thanks to all involved in the round.
Have a crack at guessing who made which beat during the week and I’ll reveal them Friday.
The poll tool on this host is fucking waksauce. If anyone has any better 3rd party suggestion that will work better please let me know in the comments!
Track I recorded back in 2013 that never made the cut on the Kold Heat album.
Beat by Sean B.
A good guest appearance seems to be few and far between these days. Maybe I’m not listening hard enough, no doubt I’ve probably been sleeping on releases but when a market is so flooded with singles, mixtapes and convoluted crossover cunts doing wak compilation type albums I either couldn’t be fucked catching it or I just go back to my staples. I’m all for change with production techniques, equipment, and sound and open to new artists and all that but there just doesn’t seem to be many ‘above the clouds’ or ‘verbal intercourse’ guest tracks of late?
It’s all so disposable. Too much invested trying to get industry placements from producers, weak attempts at getting vets on track that simply fall short..Simple lazy bars and weak attempts at albums. Where are the dudes coming up on guest spots, where’s the competitiveness between label mates? the list goes on….
Enough of me talking shit on the industry. Here’s 5 body bagging guest spots that I’ve caught from the last 5 or so years that have made the track or put the main artist/s back in their place.
Ghostface – In the Park ft. Black Thought
Ghost set it off nice and had some nice references in there and all but Black Thought took the meat off the rack with this. His delivery was hard as hell and his verse had that extra level of reference tied in painting the picture better. Ghost should have taken Action’s advice after this session, but you don’t wanna come at the god like that. One of the stand out track off this album in my opinion.
A$AP Nast – Trillmatic ft. Method Mad
Another one of those Harlem hipsters looking get a bit of shine by enlisting Mr. Mef. I’ve never been a huge fan of Method Man but when he’s on point he’s on point and this is a perfect example of putting young dudes in check. I don’t think Nast has put out a song since haha.
Evidence – Fame ft. Roc Marciano, Prodigy .
Classic album. Solid assists from Ev and Marc, they set it up and P corner pocketed that bitch. Still get amped on this verse with P giving his delivery a little more push and change up.
Statik Selektah – Carry On ft. Joey Bada$$, Freddie Gibbs.
Freddie Kane pretty much blacks out on every guest verse he does most recently, burning young boy Josef who stayed shooting the shit with his bars and sounding a little struggled for breath, Freddie came with that water whipping cracked out automatic flow that everyone knows him for. I won’t bother listening to whatever album this is from unless someone puts it in my system for me. Dudes hate on me for saying it but I swear this Statik cunt brings out an album with every season! Whatever happened to quality over quantity? It aint all bad and this being one of those exceptions but a lot of his beats sounds like some talentless jacking over drum breaks, or he’s trying to emulate a another producers or sound. I respect the hustle if you use your muscle and I don’t see it all here.
Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes ft. Zack de la Rocha
The ones more of a case of the guest making the track as Killer Mike goes hard a fuck. Being a massive RATM fan and not hearing anything from the front man in so long, my opinion towards this is slightly skewed. As repetitive as the hook is it works and his verse is on point. That dude is such a good writer he needs a album with the right beats put behind him. I read somewhere in an interview that el-p is working with him again on RTJ3 which should be something to look forward to. Do yourself a number and get both the albums if you haven’t already.
Jedi Mind Tricks – Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story ft. R.A. The Rugged Man
I know its old but I couldn’t go past mentioning R.A’s verse on this as I was listening to it the other week. It raises hairs on the back of my neck. Stoupe’s production is so haunting with RA’s war tales. No surprise, Vinnie gets bodied a few times on this album as he has on his previous works. I’m not a huge fan of JMT so it’s easy for me to say. He’s goes alright on this joint though. It’s worth a look for this and Ill Bills verse on Heavy Metal Kings.
Can’t think of anything else right now but feel free to link us up some more of recent in the comments.
Rest in Peace Bottles!