Category Archives: NEW RELEASES
Brisbane’s home of hip-hop, Karsniogenics are proud to present the sophomore release for GAZ HAZARD and his label debut, the uncompromising and incomparable, WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD.
Following 2012’s cult classic Hazardous To Your Health, W2G plays as the perfect juxtaposition between Gaz’s criminal past and his current path in life; as a family man, business owner and MC.
After a lifestyle change and rebuilding Gullywood Studios Gaz decided to commence work on the follow up to his independent debut, 6 years in the making, W2G works as Gaz’s salvation and redemption, a testament to a life lived and the lives lost along the way.
The title track WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD kicks the album off with features from 750 REBELS veteran KEN OATH on the hook and a standout second verse from one of Gaz’s great friends, another stalwart of the Australian hip-hop game of both Hired Goons and 750 Rebels crews; the on stage and microphone monster BIGFOOT.
WU TANG is a LAZY GREY produced burner that elaborates on Gaz’s time spent on the opposite side of the law and how the music then influenced his actions and continues to do so to the present day. A vivid true story of underworld dealings that Scorcese himself couldn’t have scripted.
Wretched poetry is the order of the day on INCOGNITO. Produced by and featuring long- time friend, collaborator and Hired Goon veteran TORNTS, the two street level warriors trade bars like Spartans over a murky and belligerent soundscape that is without doubt an album highlight.
Prolific Adelaide producer REALIZM contributes three heat rocks with one of the standouts being HINDSIGHT. An amazing and soulful production, REALIZM lays the perfect bed for Gaz to give you a brief insight into how he used to live, in his own words;
“As a young man I got involved in some heavy shit when being infiltrated by an undercover cop in a police investigation where they offered sums of cash for lists of goods. This is called Entrapment but it’s a law that does not exist in this country and so the whole crew got pinched and copped our charges on the chin.. As you do in my world.”
Alongside the afore mentioned highlights, packs a crew heavy ensemble without sounding guest heavy or overbearing. GAZ HAZARD shines alongside the likes of KEN OATH, BIGFOOT, TORNTS, LAZY GREY, SUSS ONE, JAKE BIZ, OVERPROOF PETE, SIMPLEX and PORSE 1 with a heavy roster of production assists from LAZY GREY, TORNTS, REALIZM, HEATA, AKIDCALLEDCHUBZ and DONTEZ of KINGS KONEKTED; all showing up to lend a fluid and complete sound to the album. Karsniogenics Head honcho DJ DCIDE lends cuts to several tracks while also overseeing the overall arrangements and flow of the record.
WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD plays like Gaz’s magnum opus, an amazing collection of tracks that display phenomenal growth as not just an MC but as a man. As an MC, Gaz brings an incredible ear for beat selection – on clear display across W2G – and spits with a brutal honesty few could muster, because very few have tread the path GAZ HAZARD has. WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD is as entertaining a listen as it is intensely personal and brutal.
A funky journey through the heart and mind of someone that has been there and lived it, WELCOME TO GULLYWOOD.
The fucking live guy with the glasses laying some hypnotic bass and chopped keys for the Cali native, Fashawn. All I wanted from it was another verse!
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.
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
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!!
“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*****
Both parties are mad overlooked.
Deutsche Marks is out now. Feeling it off the first listen.
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.
If you’ve ever wondered what you get when you mix the sperm of a Queensbridge thoroughbred street poet and the alter ego of a Californian ill loop digga.. Ponder no longer cause here it is; Nasimoto is a mix of Nas accapellas over Quasimoto instrumentals compiled by David Begun. The bearing of this bambino is 21 songs of pure musical delightment, if you’re familiar with these artists then your ears are in for wonders. Hit it from the Get Down!
Planet Asia dropped a dope lo-fi EP earlier this year entirley produced on a SP-1200 by Sonny Vintage. Visuals for the joint ‘Made It’ featuring Rozewood and Hus Kingpin surfaced a few days ago. Catch the wave below.
2017 just keeps on giving! Wake and bake to the new DaVillins ‘HOW HIGH’ video featuring BRNGTN. Taken from the Cashmere Dice EP produced by Dj Skizz. Bong!
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.
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.
This is on the top of a ‘shit we missed’ list I put together over the weekend. Playing catch up ain’t no fun like when the homies can’t have none but there is a bunch of stuff that’s worth sharing as a reminder of how good this year is shaping up already.
Milano Constantine ‘The Way We Were’ produced by Dj Skizz and Marco Polo – holy fuck! This has been banged daily since release date, if I had to sum it up in one word it would be; “Cocaina!”.