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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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360 - Yesterday     Hip Hop 27/09/2017
Matthew James Colwell, better known by his stage name 360, is an Australian hip hop recording artist.
Recently stepping back onto the stage for a 3 night solo residency at Melbourne’s Howler, on Friday September 22nd 360 releases ‘Yesterday’, the first taste of Vintage Modern – a brand new LP that punctuates 60’s return to the fold.

2018 ARIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Urban Album

Ben Iota - Do Dat     Hip Hop, Jazz, Rap 27/09/2017
Ben Iota: Emcee and vocalist of the personal, political and laid back variety. Member of Adroit Effusive, contributor of the Butterthief collective, formerly of Common Cause.
Fun call-and-response Hip Hop music, displaying verbal gymnastics and speaking volumes. Inspired by Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest.

Vocals written and performed by Ben Iota
Beat produced by Dan the Underdog

Other tracks by Ben Iota:  By the Fear  -  Beautiful Thing
Ecca Vandal - Future Heroine     Rock, Punk, Hip Hop 27/09/2017
Melbourne’s genre-defying and electrifying force in music, Ecca Vandal. Self-titled, debut album will be unleashed into the world on October 20
Wielding a dark and primal industrial beat ‘Future Heroine’ is painted with Ecca’s incredible vocal dexterity, while harnessing her explosive energy and commanding aggression.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Zara Kravchenko , SYN, Melbourne (VIC)


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Spinifex Gum featuring Briggs & Marliya - Locked Up     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 27/09/2017
Spinifex Gum is a collective made up of Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill, Marliya (of Gondwana Choirs), an all-female choir of teenage Indigenous singers from Cairns and BRIGGS (A.B Original).
‘Locked Up’ is the new single from BRIGGS (A.B Original) and Spinifex Gum, a collective made up Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire), Marliya (of Gondwana Choirs), an all-female choir of teenage Indigenous singers hailing from Cairns.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Zara Kravchenko , SYN, Melbourne (VIC), Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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The Taste - Sunday Funk     World, Instrumental, Chill, Easy Listening 27/09/2017
With a buffet of musical influences ranging from funk, rock, soul and hip-hop, The Taste unique genre mashing sound will have you craving your next bite in no time!
The near instrumental four word two chord jam ’Sunday Funk’ highlights the collective mash of musical talent across The Taste with instruments such as Saxophone, Trumpet, Flute, Congo’s and Electric Guitar all taking centre stage throughout the five minute tropical infusion.

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Other tracks by The Taste:  Take Over  -  The Calling
Daz Jones & Dimes - Elements     Hip Hop, Rap 22/09/2017
Debut release from Melbourne producer Dimes and Philly rapper Daz Jones. Entirely produced by Dimes and featuring both Dimes and Daz, here's the outcome of two Australian visits from Daz.
'Elements' is an ode to the golden era of hip hop. Driven by a layed back sampled bass line and accompanied by some relaxed drums, this song will put you in the mind state of when hip hop was more than just 808's and mumble rap.

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Other tracks by Daz Jones & Dimes:  Burn City  -  Lonely
SO.Crates - Divide/ 30/70 Replay     Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul 19/09/2017
Hip hop traditionalists, producer Skomes and Californian born Australian resident MC Cazeaux O.S.L.O, AKA SO.Crates have already staked their claim as one of Melbourne's most sought after live acts.
SO.Crates have provided an early taste tester of the reissue with the newly reworked version of ‘Divide’, handled by Melbourne’s very own 30/70 Collective featuring the vocals of Allysha Joy showcasing her honest energy of love and light, that is channelled through Soul and Jazz music.

Requiem - Takeaway Coffee     Hip Hop, Rap 16/09/2017
Hip-hop artist Requiem is an artist with Melbourne in his heart and Darwin in his blood, with music that sounds like A Tribe Called Quest survived the tropical monsoon season.
Takeaway Coffee ruminates on getting older and the mundane spectacle of daily existence. Over moody head-nodding production made to soundtrack late night thoughts, Requiem ponders whether you can really have a quarter life crisis when you're already 30 and how like takeaway coffee, life is both amazing and disposable.

Whit3 Boy - Anti     Hip Hop 16/09/2017
Whit3 Boy is an 18 year old hip-hop artist from New Zealand, currently based in Australia, who flips his middle finger as he admirably challenges the album concept.
This is song wasn't from my point of view exactly, and from this persons perspective they are expressing their distaste of getting played like a fool.

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Other tracks by Whit3 Boy:  Funké (feat. Griffin Puatu)  -  Given (feat. Sugna)
Lyall Moloney - Wylin     Hip Hop, Chill, RnB, Rap 13/09/2017
Australia's South Coast trapper - Lyall Moloney - floats trap beats and R&B melodies in an intergalactic alien discotheque on a Friday night.
This other-worldly single is LYMO's latest of his upcoming mixtape, LBTC. Slime tethered with Ivan Ooze creating a sublime time bending number. Sonically the record floats between trap and R&B, then walks into an alien discotheque on a Friday night.

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Midas.Gold - Location     Hip Hop, Electronic 12/09/2017
Hip-hop from Australia is on the brink of international stardom and Seattle born, Brisbane based emcee Midas.Gold stands out as a premier name at the top of the new wave.
Midas.Gold returns in 2017 with new single “Location”- premiered by Red Bull Music on 29th August and then given a radio debut on Triple J. Over booming 808’s & euphoric trap risers, Gold delivers a refined version of the flow which has seen him labelled Australia’s equivalent to Travis Scott.

Genesis Owusu - Sideways     Hip Hop, Rap 12/09/2017
19-yo Australian/Ghanaian musical genius making catchy, idiosyncratic hiphop. Top Five finalist in Triple J Unearthed High School. Winner 2016 Triple J Unearthed Laneway. Triple J Unearthed feature artist January/February 2017.
Created with Simon and Perrin from Hiatus Kaiyote, dual Grammy nominees.

Recorded in a Melbourne home studio with 33 keyboards, drums, an assortment of guitars, and miscellaneous music equipment. Plus a couple of cats!

Sideways is a catchy song and is the first release from a five-track body of work.

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Hip-Hop Live Act of the Year (National Awards)

Airileke and Dizz1 - Full Freedom     Hip Hop, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle, World, Industrial 07/09/2017
Airileke’s former band Grrilla Step w DJ Dexter was the first in AU to create & perform Krump. His PNG & Oz roots creates a new sound with futuristic ideas.
Airileke and Dizz1 use the energy of Krump to deliver a powerful message for West Papua. It’s the first time the Krump community has rizen for a solitary cause.
Merging rap, spoken word and the aggression of Krump mashed up this is a powerful call for Full Freedom.

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Gold Member - Sweetest Thing     Pop, Hip Hop, RnB 01/09/2017
Sydney's mintest, electro-skank-hop duo Gold Member, transitions from modern hip-hop infused verses to its infectious 80s pop-style chorus. Az on guitar + vocals and Goldie's Gus tearing up the turntables.
GLDMBR are back with that sugar, spice and everything nice. ‘Sweetest Thing’ is sweeter than the two lovely ladies at the lemonade stand and will leave you with a sugar high like a kid on Halloween night. It comes from their forthcoming album due February next year.

Five Coffees - The Heist     Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz 30/08/2017
A collection of jazz and hip-hop musicians since 2009.
The Heist is the first single from Five Coffees debut album 'A Little Revolting.' Produced by Drew Bisset and mastered by Don Bartley (INXS, Crowded House). For more information visit

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Other tracks by Five Coffees:  Trip To Mars  -  A Little Revolting
Hash - Closer     Hip Hop, RnB, Pop 29/08/2017
Born in Pakistan, Hash is a musician and producer from Perth, Australia. Starting off with the guitar, he built on his passion for Hip Hop and RnB.
Have you ever thought about the cost of your goals and dreams? The relationships compromised, the time you will never get back?

Have you ever felt soo close but yet soo far? To the point where you question your ambitions?

'Closer' is a conversation within myself in search of validation.

Hemingway - Me & You     Reggae/Dub, Electronic, Psychedelic, Hip Hop 25/08/2017
The genre-bending crew, Hemingway, sits outside the stratosphere of Pshyc, Reggae, Dub and Hip-Hop to create what is now known as Astronaut-Reggae.
Me & You is about unity, on a singular level and a greater level, it's about life being easier when you share your burden with others.

Me & You was written and produced by Hemingway.

Flight Tonight - Gxnki     Electronic, Hip Hop, Instrumental 23/08/2017
Flight Tonight is the alias of Milwaukee Banks producer Edo. He writes Electronic and Hip-Hop influenced beats.
Gxnki is the single from the North EP. A mix of electronic melodies, Distorted synths and booming beats. This is Flight Tonight at it's most lit.

Other tracks by Flight Tonight:  North  -  Drift
Marksman Lloyd - NOMO     Hip Hop, Rap 23/08/2017
Marksman Lloyd is one of Perth's finest rappers who after building an arsenal of radio singles from three EP's has been touring nationally for the last three years.
Featuring production courtesy of rising star Jia Lih and taken from the upcoming EP Portals, NOMO is a straight out jam that takes aim at our need for recognition and the psychological and substance issues we are plagued by as a result.


Benny Sinclair - Vices     Hip Hop 19/08/2017
Melbourne-based Hip-Hop artist Benny Sinclair is set to release his debut solo album, The Impeccable Word.
‘Vices’ is the latest single from the forthcoming album. It touches on “vices” Benny’s witnessed amongst the pockets of Australian culture dealing with tough times. A chant-like refrain contributes to an eerie aroma, alongside a distant piano and relentless breakbeats.