Category Archives: LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

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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“Australian 2017 DMC DJ Championships”

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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

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

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!!

 

LAZY GREY – THE RIDE TO FIGHT MS

On Sunday the 18th of June Lazy Grey will ride 50km for The Ride to Fight MS – Brissie to the Bay.

Riders hope to raise $1.5m for MS Queensland who provide invaluable care, support and hope to ensure no one has to face MS alone. This includes therapy sessions, accommodation, free phone advice and case coordination, ensuring people living with MS live as independent a life as possible.

To show your support click on the link below and sponsor Lazy with a few dollars.

Thanks everyone for your support and props to LG!

Kings Konekted ‘Corrupted Citizens’ album launch

Tonight down Melwayz.. Get There!

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

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!