Category Archives: ARTS & CULTURE

All things that aren’t entirely hip hop based but still connected to the movement

“Australian 2017 DMC DJ Championships”

DMC

Once again it’s on! 2017 DMC dates are here. This year has seen a major resurgence of the Hip Hop DJ and a new generation coming through flying the flag. But I must say, there are some fuckboy stiletto button pushers out there that need to be served a few lessons this year!

Victoria starts off proceedings on August 11th 2017. Keep an eye out for the kid Wallzee (VIC) who is hungry as fuck to take out weak toys. Go in homie!

Legend Total Eclipse of the mighty X-ECUTIONERS will be showing his skills for all y’all scratch junkies to froth over!

 

Hit up http://www.dmcaustralia.com.au for more info.

 

 

 

“SUSS ONE” EP Launch 29/7/2017 Brisbane

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Karsniogenics MC “Suss One” will be bringing the heat at the end of this month for the launch of his EP “Konekt Game”. Suss has been around for a minute now and is sure to smash this out the park with a stellar local line up and hosted by the king Len-One.

Gaz Hazard & DJ DCE will back the great man on stage, ensuring a killer night for all fans.

Brisbane stand up!

Pre-sales are available here at http://woollymammoth.com.au or 20 clams on the door.

Website – http://www.karsniogenics.com.au

 

Check Suss One’s filmclip from the “Konekt Game” EP below, Executed by Josh Davis & Heata HG.

 

“WATCH YOUR STEP” Turns 10 & Record Fair. Weekender July 21st & July 22nd 2017

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The mighty “Watch Your Step” will be celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this July 21st & 22nd 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. An exceptional night run by the legends Paolo, Len-One & Gaz Saint that will feature Mod, Soul, Garage & Funk DJ’s from around the country joining forces to bring you the best in 45’s from their amazing and powerful collections. This is a weekender held over 2 big nights and on top of that, the Saturday will boast a record fair from 1pm til 4pm. If you haven’t checked out one of these nights, we highly recommend that you do. It’s going to be nothing short of large!

Click on the flyer above for more details or….

Hit up their Facebook page for more info….

https://www.facebook.com/watchyourstepqld/

750 Rebels – Visionaries


With an emphasis on quality designs and garments Australia’s hip hop pioneers, the 750 Rebels are set to launch their new clothing based web store.

The 750 Rebels have been active as a collective within hip hop culture in Australia for almost 20 years and have solidified their place among the greatest crews in the country.
Their “hockey style” logo – designed by graffiti pioneer Malis – is immediately identifiable and synonymous with the group’s unapologetic approach to music and art.

For the past decade 750 have sold out their limited logo print T-shirts and hooded jumpers upon printing having rarely met the demand that existed for their clothing.

With the new web store 750 Rebels aim to not only fulfil the demand for their product but introduce new and limited designs, kicking off with their “Visionary” crewneck jumpers.

Inspired by the Los Angeles based skate and footwear company Vision Street Wear, the crew have reinterpreted the celebrated branding with a focus on the future.

Having vision requires the knowledge of what once existed and the focus to reimagine the possibilities of what can be, the way we dress is an extension of our individual creativity.

With roots entrenched in the traditions of hip hop music and culture the infamous 750 Rebels have their sights set firmly on the future of their brand, and beyond that, the future of global streetwear.


The 750 ‘Visionary’ crewneck jumpers are available tonight from 7:30pm AEST at www.750rebels.com. These are mad limited. Don’t sleep! 

PUBLIC ENEMY – “Nothing Is Quick In The Desert” (FREE DOWNLOAD)

 

Legendary Public Enemy have just released their new studio LP on their 30 year anniversary and have decided to give a lil’ sumthin back to the fans worldwide as a massive thank-you…..a free download of the said LP.

Thank you PE and now a word from the Minister himself….

 

“After 30 years, 106 tours across 105 countries and countless records, THANK YOU! This one is on Public Enemy. Get it while it’s free. ”
– Chuck D

 

http://bandcamp.com/download?from=email&id=705942802&payment_id=1322724185&sig=b6d35461defa463003aa572d17bc26a5&type=album

Tornts – Life Death Truth 

Hellsburnian Tornts remains one of the most consistent artists in the country with his latest offering Life Death Truth officially dropping today. Handling the majority of production himself, Tornts drops sinister street visions in his signature style. Available for purchase direct on his band camp page. Hired Goons!!

 

HEATA – “Interference” Limited Cassette

INTERFERENCE BLK&WHITE

“Interference” is a limited run of 20 homemade CASSETTES mixed live by DJ Heata. But it’s not what you think. During the course of working on my forthcoming official album “Executions” (due for release in the summer of 2017 through the mighty Unkut Recordings), I got distracted one night by crazy synthesizer records and decided to make a DJ mix unlike anything I had done before.

This is NOT a Hip Hop mixtape, but a collection of weird & wonderful synth music from wax LP’s spanning from the 60’s to the 80’s. There are no beats or singing on here, but a stack of bizarre, evil & at times beautiful synthesizer arrangements. The mix is 90min long spread over two sides and is mixed live in one take each straight to tape with a few live synths and samples played over the top. The tapes used are brand new TDK’s from my personal stash.

If you’re up for something a bit different , and perfect for that late night steez, check this out. A massive thank-you to the visual master Joshua Davis for the photography & artwork.

Limited to 20 Cassettes only.

10 x Black Cover – Recorded to TDK D90

10 x White Cover – Recorded to TDK B90

$16 inc. postage to anywhere in Australia. Please email for postage if you wish to purchase from overseas.

Available for purchase here on Runroyal.com Thursday June 8th 2017 at 8pm AEST.

THANK-YOU EVERYONE *****SOLD OUT*****

Kings Konekted ‘Corrupted Citizens’ album launch

Tonight down Melwayz.. Get There!

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

Record Store Day 2017

I know where I wanna be tomorrow!

750 Rebels – Pig City / Magnum Opus 7″

Karsniogenics announces the official release of the 750 Rebels “PIG CITY / MAGNUM OPUS” double A-Side 7inch vinyl for World Record Store Day, April 22, 2017.

Following on from the full-length album “KOLD HEAT” released late 2014, the team at Karsniogenics have put together a limited edition 7 inch vinyl release specifically for this years WRSD.

The A-side joint “PIG CITY” artwork pays homage to Brisbane band THE PARAMETERS “PIG CITY” track originally recorded at 4ZZZ radio and released in 1984. The release has provided it’s name to Brisbane author Andrew Stafford, (PIG CITY; from The Saints to Savage Garden) focusing on the Brisbane music scene and tracking the political climate from the 1970’s to the 2000’s.

The AA-side joint “MAGNUM OPUS” was a personal favourite of the artists and well received by 750 fans alike. To celebrate this release the crew has cooked up an abstract piece of visual art to accompany the song, which will be available via the Karsniogenics YouTube channel on our online preorder day, Wednesday April 19.

Korewrekt ft. Dengar, Fett & 88 – ‘Join Pull Leather’

I  purchased this CD on a whim from Rockinghorse Records in 1998. ’98 was a time of true creative experimentation, before the ‘ozhiphop’ branding and everything coming out Australia wide sounded refreshing. As far as I can tell, it’s a CD only release named ATOMIKLEE by a Sydney producer KOREWREKT?

The song ‘Join Pull Leather’ features FETT, 88 and the unmistakable vocals of DEFWISH who goes under the nom de plume DENGAR. Hit the comment section with any corrections or further information you can add. Peace!

WAVE TO THE GRAVE

It ain’t no joke, we’ve been slackin’ here at Run Royal. This got me thinking tonight that maybe the blog is over.. Hell no! I don’t care what anyone else says, the boppin’ days ain’t over, lotsa guys still swinging… So what the fuck have we been upto?

Well, I can’t speak for everyone here but me, I’ve been busy the first quarter of ’17 re living my yout. I didn’t throw out my clothes and hit H&M for a new wardrobe or get a trendy ass haircut, I simply changed my way of thinking. The Peter Pan fantasy led me to living vicariously through myself, which sounds like alotta fun but in reality is a greater pain than squeezing a matchbox car out your sphincter. A week ago I prayed that one of my close friends would break up with his missus so I had an excuse to take a weeks long service leave and book two tickets to Thailand. I hear many people using a roller coaster ride as a metaphor for their current lifestyle. Mines been more like one of them epic wing suit jumps where the idiot pretending to fly narrowly misses trees, boulders and bridges; inevitably you can only go one way and that is down.

So after a disappointing third and final meeting with a Vice TV executive about my reality show idea called ‘Wave To The Grave’ – kinda like Mad Max meets the Hangover; life stooped to an all time low. Before you ask; yes, I tried the Costanza line “it’s a show about nothing” – they didn’t get it.. So what is ‘Wave To The Grave’? Well a wave is like water, in fact a wave is water growing and moving at a rapid rate; It’s all about adapting to your current environment and situation in any given moment. And a grave, well that’s where we all end up my friend.

I ain’t gonna play it down, this nuwave comes with great responsibility and a shit load of illegible iPhone notes, which is mostly made up of drunken mind diarrhoea and vague descriptions of vehicles I thought were following me at some point in time. During these last few months I got my heart broken once, had two blood tests (all good), locked myself out of my house three times and got rinsed at the casino four or five times but hey, who’s counting. I nearly od’d on md, had benders that led into bigger benders and many a night on the tiles. I found some dope new records in some very strange places, randomly picked up a milf during a fire evacuation and walked 2km’s with a B grade celebrity comedian; roasting him the whole way. I caught a snake in my living room which somehow escaped twice before I finally released it at a neighbouring suburb, had more Mondays off work then the 4 years prior combined all while making some great new friends and some vicious new enemies. Each of those adventures has an accompanying story worthy of biblical publication. But what does it all mean?

I guess you can say, we’re back! The plan is to re open the rehearsal room and get the band back together. Shit, we might even go all out and recruit some new troops. Aye Sarina Russo; paging all Saxamaphonists.

For now, I leave you with a song from the ‘Wave To The Grave’ soundtrack – the waviest compilation since brazzers teamed up with dat piff. This goes down best loud at 6am on a weekday, projected onto your living room wall with a fresh mojito in hand and a pair of novelty glasses on deck.

“SOUTHSIDE SOUL” Friday 28th October 2016

SOUTHSIDE SOUL

Southside Soul fires up again tonight for yet another cracker instalment of Northern Soul & Funk music for all your dance floor needs.

This month features DJ Lady Soul, Heata HG of The Royal Runners & The Soul Twins digging deep into their 45 crates to bring you the soul we have come to love and dig. We will sorely miss our great friend DJ Big Daddy Warbucks who has moved interstate. I’m sure he will be back soon! So if anyone in the Canberra area is looking for a top notch Soul DJ he’s your man!

Doors from 8pm til late and only 5 clams to get in.

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.