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RECORD STORE DAY MELBOURNE APRIL 16th 2016

As the weekend approaches so too does another World Record Store Day. For many, it’s kind of like Valentine’s Day and other gimmick orientated days – why should we be told to show love on one day specifically, and not all year round? As many diggers are 365 and dedicated to finding that hidden gem in dusty crates, many do not subscribe to this day. Well, fuck that! I love it. It’s a great celebration of all things music, culture, independence and a kunt load of piss with good mates! Sounds dope to me!

So as many rush out to buy that 20th edition of Dilla’s Fuck Tha Police, Illmatic, Operation Doomsday & a slew of other re-re-re-releases, keep one thing in mind – it’s an ace day and a great excuse to see many friends in various spots throughout your city you may not have seen in a hot minute. Great live performances from MC’s, DJ’s & limited edition wax will be the flavour of the day. To all the diggers & hanger-on-ers, enjoy your day! I certainly will.

Here is a select few events happening in the Melbourne Hip Hop scene. For more info on your city hit this link…

http://www.recordstoreday.com.au

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CIECMATE – “Yang” (12″ EP)

Broken Tooth Entertainment honcho CIECMATE has just released his new EP entitled “Yang”. Side A contains four tracks and the B Side hosts the instrumentals. The EP also features the legendary HG soldier Gargoyle on the track “The Drill” alongside HG/BTE artists. Only available on wax through http://www.brokentoothentertainment.bigcartel.com & all good independent record stores. Check it out!

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Track listing:
A Side:

1.) KEEP WORKING
2.) ONE TIME FOR YOUR MIND
3.) THE ONE & ONLY
4.) THE DRILL (Ft Bonezy 3 Bladez, Bunks, Gargoyle, Gutz, Alex Jones, Fraksha, Tornts, Diem, Bigfoot, Scotty Hinds, Murky, Mouf & Heata)

B Side:

1.) KEEP WORKING – Instrumental
2.) ONE TIME FOR YOUR MIND – Instrumental
3.) THE ONE & ONLY – Instrumental
4.) THE DRILL – Instrumental

 

 

CORRUPTED CITIZENS Pt.1

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Tomorrow the 26th November marks the official kick off for the Kings Konekted-Corrupted Citizens LP trilogy of terror. We’re launching the release in 3 key parts with bits n pieces littered in between over the next couple of months, so please keep Unkut Recordings bookmarked on all media forms for updates regularly.

Pt.1 excitingly commences tomorrow with both the CD pre sale, by itself & in a LTD CD & T-Shirt pre sale pack and the launch of the first video to accompany the release.

The CD will continue to sell throughout the campaign. Many heads get caught sleepin’ on the humble CD these days with the recent love for black plastic, but best believe you don’t wanna sleep on this CD…
Like all good hard to obtain triple threats in any collection, each format brings something different to the next, in this case, the CD is packed with goodies from the 16 track deep audio to the incredible photography, illustration & design courtesy of Josh Davis, Sam Hillcoat and April77 respectively, throughout the packaging, including a 20 page booklet containing all track lyrics.

The CD/Tee pack is limited. We’ll be running limited quantities of each merch design dropping in conjunction with each audio format. The first flavour is in theme with the title track.
Pre orders for the 1st pack will run from THURSDAY 26th NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER.
NO NEED TO PANIC, that’s 4 days and nights to lock in your pack with selected size. After Sunday, we will pull the CD / Tee pre order from the site. That style T-Shirt will then only be available from supporting stores in limited sizes.

All Corrupted Citizens Pre Orders will ship week commencing 14th December. CD’s will hit supporting stores & outlets 21stDecember.

Tomorrow night the first big visual component will also unfold.
The clip for the track “Value Of Adaption” will unveil across the globe at 8pm AEDT. Set aside an hour and tune in for youtube links to get a glimpse of this 5 minute plus banger. Unkut Recs award winning visual squadron have taken this one well beyond, so please do take the time to pop the corn, chill the brews, and press repeat…

Digi, Tape & Wax to follow to complete the cipher, but when the shits pure dope, only a little at a time…

On behalf of all involved in the entire project, we thank you for your support in advance and hope you enjoy the ride.

**above press release courtesy of Unkut Recordings**

WATCH YOUR STEP – Brisbane 21/11/2015

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The Francis Wolves – Debut 7 inch

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Local funk groups come few and far between up here in the Sunshine State. So when I heard of a new outfit making the transition from stage to wax I was immediately excited..

The Francis Wolves are a seven piece instrumental band from Brisbane, Australia. The self-described heavy soul and rare groove merchants play music influenced by soul, late 60s funk, jazz, afrobeat and garage psych. The players are; Dave Kemp, Drums, Brian L’Huillier, Bass, Jason Elliot, Guitar, Kellee Green, Organ, Rohan Hardy, Baritone Saxophone, Andrew Butt, Tenor Saxophone, and Michael Rogers, Trumpet. Forming their very own ‘Garage Afro Soul’.

Their debut 7 inch release “Deep In The Ju Ju” / “Valley Heat” is now available to preorder via PledgeMusic. With only 100 pieces pressed and the pledge at 96% complete you better be quick if you want to scoop up a copy. Follow them on Facebook for upcoming shows/more release info and peep the heat below!

45 FRIDAY – ALBATROSS – Dancin’

RUN ROYAL EXCLUSIVE – “98:Foundation” (Trailer)

In the late 2000’s Bias B approached Heata regarding an idea to make a local documentary about the release of his Beeswax LP from 1998. Together with Discourse they formed a film crew and began interviewing people regarding the early years and development of Australian Hip Hop pre the 2000’s.
As more people were interviewed, the team started to realise that the project was bigger than just the story of one album. And so, the film took a different direction.This here is a Trailer cut from their interviews over time with original stock footage.

We feel that “98:Foundation” is a very important story to tell, not just for those who were around in the early days, but also for future generations to understand and respect the architects. This project has not been completed, with ideas waiting to be developed and funded towards a full length Doco feature. The trailer is just an example of what it could be with many more people yet to be interviewed and filmed.
With the assistance and hard work of people such as B Wiv (Daniel Cowan), Josh Davis & Trem One, the “98” trailer stands ready for future development. The burning question is….”would any one want to see this made into a full length Film?” So where to from here……

45 Friday: Must Volkoff Ft. Dialect Homestasis / Time Wields Everything

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Released: 21/11/13
Label: Pang Productions
Label / Catalogue: PP-016
Artwork: Mr Volkoff
Artists: Must Volkoff, Dialect

Two of the most humble, productive and original artists out of this country coming together for last years, Must Volkoff – White Russian album. Crackin’ swing on the drums, smoked out open keys and samples. I think this might have only come out with a deluxe pack for the album? Absolute cracker. Cheers for hook up Musty, appreciate that.

‘Homeostasis’ got the visuals.

Delta – Diggin’ for a livin’

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“In the early 2000’s I started This Mix of Australian Records.. And after years of more digging, and messing around with the playlist, I have finally finished ‘DIGGIN FOR A LIVIN version 1.0 – FACEMELTING AUSTRALIAN WAX’. It was damn near impossible to choose what records to use on this because Australia has some truly CRAZY Music, so I’ve decided to make this the first instalment with more to come in the future. This goes out to everybody who loves vinyl.”