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Hip Hop

Aussie Hip Hop is flourishing, from underground battles to major festivals. community radio loves it, and you can catch the latest crews, MCs, and tunes here.


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Indigenoise - The New Code     Hip Hop, Indigenous 18/08/2018
INDIGENOISE are a 5 piece Indigenous Australian Hip Hop act
'The New Code' is the band’s ode to change. ‘The new code is about the matrix encompassing the globe. So many people are caught up in the black mirrors of this world.’

Indigenoise hope to insert a ‘new code’ into this realm, utilising the digital world to create a positive virus to change the nature of the people.

Lakshane - All Mine     Hip Hop 18/08/2018
Lakshane has been making strides over the last couple of years in Melbourne by performing at Clubs such as Lux, Laundry Bar, revolver and Alumbra.
‘All Mine’ showcases a new stylisitic approach for Lakshane in comparison to his previous
club & melancholic R&B infused singles by adding a lighter acoustic element coupled with a
brighter overall narative. Paying homage to his inspiration Byrson Tiller, Lakshane sings
‘Trap Soul, R&B your flavour’ whilst harmonising ‘Don’t play with her don’t be dishonest’.

Omijah - Lights Out     Hip Hop 18/08/2018
With his debut single accumulating over 50 thousand streams, 17-year-old Sydney-based vocalist 'Omijah' is set to do great things and returns with sophomore single "Lights Out" this August.
The mellow driving baseline of the track compliments the atmospheric vocal sample transforming ‘Lights Out’ into a soundtrack for a late night drive.

Tentendo - Dance With Me     Hip Hop, RnB 18/08/2018
Tentendo has built a solid catalogue of work, producing for Billy Davis (and performing as part of their live set up), and fellow band members Jordan Dennis and Blasko.
Dance with me is actually two tracks that ended up merging together - I wrote the skeleton of the instrumental as a remix of another song and the vocals came from another draft of a song Jordan and I had thrown together for a live set.

Gabreal - On the Beat True Story     Hip Hop, Electronic, Experimental, Pop 13/08/2018
Born in East Africa, South Sudan, Sydney-based Gabreal is solo indie artist/songwriter.He was a child born in the war of Sudan.
“One day I picked up pen and started writing, I was brainstorming to go back digging for stories and there were these stories and pictures that stuck into my mind. I was living through them, but wasn’t opened to them. It was so hard to talk about personal things,” said Gabreal.

Sirpit - Selfish Love     Hip Hop, Pop, RnB, Soul 10/08/2018
“Selfish Love” is a stunning example. While romantic intricacies is not a story we haven’t heard before in music
Selfish Love sonically expresses the regrets and bad decisions that Sirpit has done in the past through his lyrics and the soulfoul vocals.

KWAME - NO TIME     Hip Hop, Rap 09/08/2018
KWAME is a rapper, producer and writer from Western Sydney. His breakout single WOW led to him winning the triple j Unearthed Splendour comp. He is also playing BIGSOUND.
No Time is about breaking that cycle and finding balance in my own life. No Time is a more mature approach to inform somebody that things
can’t continue when you simply don’t have the time, when you need to work on yourself as a person, to grow
and understand life outside of a relationship.

Nooky - Black Future     Hip Hop, Rap, Indigenous, Australian Indigenous 08/08/2018
An unsubtle mix of class and street, Nooky has risen through the ranks on the back of energetic live shows and intricate wordplay, imbued with truth and humour.
NOOKY has come out firing with a chant for the next generation of Black Excellence, with a stand-alone track - BLACK FUTURE. Today, the Bad Apples signee has dropped the explosive song ‘BLACK FUTURE” accompanied by a blistering clip.

The track points to Black Excellence and the opportunities for the rappers Peoples to achieve anything. They are the future.

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Hvncoq - Switch Up     Hip Hop, Rap 08/08/2018
Following the success of his debut self-titled EP released on WVS in March this year, Melbourne’s Hvncoq returns with the effortlessly melodic new single SWITCH UP.
Having proved himself to be a singularly talented and eclectic contemporary rapper on his debut, Hvncoq has spared no time in adding another layer to his already impressive repertoire with the GXNXVS produced early-hours anthem SWITCH UP, mixed by Andrei Eremin.

Em Flach - Crushed     Hip Hop, Downbeat, Chill, Atmospheric 07/08/2018
Em Flach continues to craft beautifully crafted lofi, downtempo hip hop inspired by the vistas around his home in the Blue Mountains. This track co-produced with The Silent Titan.
Crushed is a melodic blend of riveting piano licks, down-tempo drums and piercing trumpets combine to form a lush soundscape. Lofi hip hop at its most atmospheric.

OptiMystic - Dreams Alive     Hip Hop, Pop, Rap 06/08/2018
Not a stranger to the music scene with a plethora of tracks and collaborations. OptiMystic surrounds himself with so many talented artists it's hard not to stumble upon his music.
The latest release "Dreams Alive" fosters raw emotion, driven by powerful anecdotes and social excerpts, engaging the contemporary listener.

The track opens with a smooth, lustrous and compassionate vocal performance from the talented Tenette Smith allowing the floodgates to open for what is an onslaught of cut throat truths from the talented MC's Sickflo & Mic Handz.

T$oko - Blasphemy/The Mirror     Hip Hop, Jazz 05/08/2018
Zimbabwean born, Perth based rapper. “I rap because I love it. I love to tell all my stories and experiences through this music"
Hiphop vibes

Other tracks by T$oko:  Hakuna Matata  -  Yola
KayCent - Relapse     Hip Hop, Christian, Rap 03/08/2018
KayC is new to the scene, but she isn’t one to miss. With that old school vibe and nostalgia, you don’t want to sleep on her music.
Relapse is all about my struggles with quitting my addictions, and falling back into it.

Kirklandd - Faded     Hip Hop, Electronic 03/08/2018
Blending a distinct influence of 90s hip hop and a progressive production style, Canberra artist Kirklandd has begun to carve a unique lane in the Australian hip hop scene.
Blending hard hitting 808s, vocal synths and live electric guitar, Kirklandd's latest single is an anthemic sound from co-producers Cam Bluff (Allday) and Citizen Kay.

The Rascal Collective - Charles     Hip Hop, Jazz, Rap 03/08/2018
The Rascal Collective are a collective of rascal rappers comprised of five guys and two producers; Caesar Crow, Peaco, Ckay, Logan Livin, BWZA, The Bunny and Bilby.
Charles is a perfectly delivered debut single that introduces not only the crew but each individual member in a cypher style record.

The Rascal Collective's sound brings strong classic vibes from the roots of Australian hip hop with a modern touch on their production, giving them a very unique sound in Australia's thriving hip hop scene.

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DOBBY - My Mind     Hip Hop, Indigenous, Rap 02/08/2018
DOBBY is a Hip Hop artist and drummer. Aged 24, he is an Aboriginal and Filipino musician that incorporates Rap, drums and freestyling all into his music. Simultaneously.
My Mind is a dedication to my Aboriginal brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles and cousins. The song explores notions of anxiety and self worth, internal and external pressures, and brings the conversation of Aboriginal struggle to the forefront. "My brother my brother been working so hard all day / My tidda my tidda been working so hard all day"

Kwasi x HFNR - Aura Glow     Hip Hop, Rap, Hip Hop, Chill 02/08/2018
Coming out of the WVS camp is Melbourne rapper/producer duo Kwasi x HFNR, who have enlisted the help of Allday and Gracelands on their lustful new hit AURA GLOW.
AURA GLOW matches Kwasi’s slick, crooning vocals with those of Australian Hip-Hop superstar Allday and rising east-coast songwriter Gracelands, making for a grand new love anthem that melds pop and alternative trap elements effortlessly via some trademark HFNR production.

Kwasi x HFNR well-and-truly keep the ball rolling with AURA GLOW, in what is an undeniable, genre-bending smash.

Luke D'Arth - The Chase     Hip Hop 02/08/2018
Melbourne local Luke D'arth is back with his new single "The Chase". With a Macklemore-esque vibe, D'arth has evolved his sound since releasing his debut single "Star Crossed".
Replacing 808’s for a live band, the upbeat and incredibly catchy single "The Chase" explores fame, love and everything that comes along with it.

Alex Parkman - Out Of Touch     Hip Hop, Pop, RnB 01/08/2018
Emotive, new-wave hip hop drawing inspiration from Travis Scott, Trippie Redd and Juice WRLD. Wavy auto-tuned vocals, minimalist percussion and heavy lead synths
Out of Touch is an emotional anthem that explores aspects of lust, communication, and love. It delves into the idea of a distant relationship that is constantly out of reach. The single utilises a range of moody synths and leads to create an emotional canvas for Alex’s deep, distorted vocals.

Tigermoth - The Phantom     Hip Hop, Instrumental, Experimental 01/08/2018
Equally influenced by US and Japanese Hip-hop, Tigermoth weaves an abstract, instrumental canvas/soundscape, backed by orchestrated beats.
‘The Phantom’ is a sampled collage of East meets West, that takes it cues from Tarantino ‘pulp’ as much as it does Hip Hop. Utilising some upbeat 70s Bollywood funk, and Zen Buddhist inspired narration, ‘The Phantom’ perfectly introduces the themes of ‘Gung Fu’ - evil and good, life and death and yin and yang.