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PREMIERE: A revealing take on party culture with Lotus and LARKS’ ‘Drinking Hard’

Written by on 18 October 2018

Local to Local‘s Lotus and LARKS has written a soul-driven R’n’B track which dives into the reality behind clubbing and drinking to forget the bad times. Drinking Hard is the latest track from Melbourne hip hop crew Local to Local’s Day One mixtape. The group of four artists – LARKS, Anbar, Lotus and Kiid Koda, led and directed by […]

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Spit Syndicate – ‘Orbit’

Written by on 11 May 2018

Despite being the second album from the hip hop duo in two years, Orbit serves as a re-birth of the Sydney outfit Spit Syndicate. Where 2017’s One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly was a slick offering (4.5 stars), Orbit brings Jimmy Nice and Nick Lupi back to the independent space, releasing the album under their [...]

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Dylan Joel: On Breaking Free Of The Hip Hop Label

Written by on 15 March 2018

Melbourne singer, songwriter and rapper Dylan Joel has returned with his brand new single, Run To The River, which gave us the first taste of his new music in two years. “It feel like a big weight is off my shoulders. It’s been a long time coming and it’s super nice to have something out, [...]

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360, Pez, Lil Spacely

Written by on 6 March 2018

2 Mar, Metro Theatre When Lil Spacely walked onto the stage at the Metro Theatre on Friday night, the crowd shared whispers of confusion. Bouncing onto the stage in parka jackets, bum bags and shoulder bags, and swinging around a sweat towel, they looked like it was a surprise to them that they were about [...]

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Thundamentals: On How They Use Fear To Drive Them

Written by on 21 February 2018

2017 was one hell of a year for the Thundamentals - their most successful year to date, musically speaking. Hot off a well-deserved, #8 place in the Hottest 100, I was lucky enough to have a chat with Tuka (one third of the current incarnation of the Thundamentals, along with Jeswon and DJ Morgs) about their [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Kirklandd

Written by on 25 January 2018

Name: Kirklandd Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? When I was 12, my cousin introduced me to Lupe's first Food & Liquor record. That record single-handedly inspired my creative direction and songwriting style. After initially believing hip hop was confined to superfluous, [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Mike Wang

Written by on 24 January 2018

Name: Mike Wang Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you?  Growing listening to R'n'B and old school music I guess set the vibe for me and listening to some of the greatest rappers of all time doing their thing on TV always [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: DEVARN

Written by on 23 January 2018

Name: DEVARN Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you? Dancing drew me to hip hop. I use to dance. Joey Bada$$, Kanye West, Travis Scott. How have you seen the hip hop genre / community change over the years? People finally became [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: iiiConic

Written by on 22 January 2018

Name: iiiConic Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you?  I was a fan of rock music before I became a fan of hip hop. I guess that transition was mainly because rock and hip hop have that same kind of aggression behind [...]

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WVS Next Gen 2018 InFocus: Lordholani

Written by on 21 January 2018

Name: Lordholani Growing up, what drew you to hip hop? Where there any artists or aspects of the scene which inspired you?  Hip hop has no boundaries; it is what you make it and that's what I like about it because there are no rules to the artistry. I felt isolated when I first started [...]

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