Monday, August 31, 2009
Ghostface Killah hinted at it when he toured Australia solo earlier in the year, but I can now officially reveal that the remaining members of the Wu-Tang Clan have been billed to play at the Megarampage festival in Melbourne on Halloween, Saturday 31 October. Reread that it your head just exploded. The point of contention lies in the absence of a Sydney show; surely Wu-Tang can’t ignore us, can they? Or is this another let down waiting to happen. I can live in hope but until I see them walk on stage I have my doubts.
Oh Really Gallery is celebrating its 1st year since opening by launching Oh Really Magazine issue 5 with a group show of hand painted books.
anton benois ape7 beastman ben frost bennett bridge claire nakazawa
creepy daek drewfunk ears esjay fox glove haha hazzy bee hello there
houl jae copp james powditch john fellows(us) joe wilson jota jumbo
kid zoom kitty horton kwan la luke taffe max berry mike egan(us)
mini graf mr gauky(uk) neli0(frnc) onshow phibs pickle dick plump oyster
roter ryan weston sam smith sean morris seekayem(nz) skael smc3 striker
syke tane andrews teagues teazer tulsi vars vokal wei2 will coles yok zap
Opening 6pm Friday 4th September
OH REALLY GALLERY
55 Enmore rd Newtown
Sunday, August 30, 2009
It just gets better with the the Thundacats, they be heating up like Sydney weather & with their debut record Sleeping On Your Style dropping early next month its could be time to bust out the 50+spf. Large up to the whole crew for sneaking me through the back door & putting on one hell of a party.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thundamentals "Move It Up" Single launch @ Club77 TONIGHT featuring Daily Meds, Nikkita, Host manifest & Mathijs and DJ Diaz.
The debut album SLEEPING ON YOUR STYLE is out next month through Obese Records.
This track is off the self titled EP that dropped last year (08). Enjoy!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
installation by street artist smc at ohreally gallery 55 enmore road, newtown opening 09/09/09
smc, usually known for violent characters in simple sydney lines, is now experimenting with different colours & more abstract images. Winged creatures, tattooed monsters & classic cartoon characters, but still always holding a weapon or a bottle of poison . . .
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
508 George presents IN FULL BLOOM a pop-up art & photography installation exhbition featuring a selection of Australia’s best emerging artists & photographers.
ALEX BLOOM ANTON BENOIS APESEVEN BEASTMAN BEN FROST BENNETT BRIDGE CAINY CREON DREWFUNK EARS GEORG JOHN DOE JUAN MON KAREENA ZEREFOS LUKE TAFFE MAX BERRY MINI GRAFF PHIBS SAM STEPHENSON SMC STEVE TIERNEY
at 508 George St Sydney 1-25 September 2009
OPENING NIGHT IS 3 SEPTMEBER
I realize i have slept on this but late is better than never. This DVD was filmed at the Forum in Sydney late last year & it was a doozy of a night. Not only does it showcase the fine Elefant Traks roster but it also fills in some serious black spots i have of the night. The DVD features performances from The Herd, Hermitude, The Tongue, Horrorshow, Urthboy, Astronomy Class and Unkle Ho. Large up Elefant Traks.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Lister goes turbo large with one of the nicest murals i’ve seen put up in a while (277 Parramatta Rd). Lister takes over this billboard with a cherry picker. Ohhh the things you could paint with a cherry picker. Look for more Lister news as he gets set to open a show at New Image Art in September. I was lucky enough to peep some of the pieces he has been working on & as always they are something special.
Check this ridiculous new Raekwon mixtape in anticipation of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, dropping September 8th. None of the songs on it will be on OB4CL. Lex Diamonds on fire. This tape is hot.
1.Cuban Revolution Intro
2.All That Money Is Us
3.Run Away (ft. Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Method Man & GZA)
4.Better Shoot Something
5.Cipher Born (ft. Ghostface Killah & U-God)
6.Get Your Shit Beat In (ft. Polite, Chip Banks, Ghostface Killah & Trife Diesel)
7.Slang Copulation (ft. Nas, Cappadonna & Ghostface Killah)
9.Iron Chef (ft. Ghostface Killah, Polite & Inspectah Deck)
10.A Wise Man
11.Cuban Revolution Interlude
12.We Gettin’ Knots (ft. Fat Joe, Armageddon & Big Pun)
13.Fearless Ninjas (ft. Ghostface Killah)
14.The All-Time Lineup (ft. American CREAM Team, Inspectah Deck & Method Man)
15.Live Kid (ft. Notorious BIG & Ghostface Killah)
Download: Raekwon - Cuban Revolution (Mixtape)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Obese Records boss is back from a self-imposed recording hiatus & has brought a personal favorite, Dialectrix & and former Down Under Beats Crew member, Joe New along for the gully ride. This three-pronged attack from three of Australian hip hop’s most formidable talents is unafraid to venture into different musical realms & break rank on the orthodox & formulated landscape of Australian releases. With production duties handled by Plutonic Lab, Jase and J.Square & all underlined by the surgically precision of DJ 2buck this release is a must have. Run out & cop it asap.
1. Survive Intro
2. Gully Kicks
3. Nothing To Lose (feat. Kel Timmons)
5. Human Graffiti (feat. Cisco Tavares)
6. Bank Job
7. For Those That Don’t Know
8. The Great Divide
9. Coat Of Paint
11. Gully’s In Town
12. Late Nights
13. Where Do I Go (feat. Cisco Tavares, Kulaia)
Gully Platoon (Myspace)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sydney-based graffiti artist Mistery has been a practicing graffiti writer since 1983. Typical of his generation he was involved in all elements of early hip-hop; dance, graffiti, and music. Mistery's commitment to hip-hop and graffiti has been consistent since then.
"He (Mistery) was really behind the resurgence of breaking culture...He sets a really good example for young people ... leading by example... you can make something of yourself - you can be anything you want to be" - Maya Jupiter (ABC Compass, 2006)
Mistery is a long-serving hip-hop artist, dedicated community worker and exception Graffiti talent. He is one of Australia's most renowned Graffiti Writers and a crucial member of the internationally recognised Graffiti Crews Bounty Hunterz, 21st Century, DCA and more recently Krosswerdz. His graffiti is reflective of the "hip-hop" style that was born in New York in the 1970's but he is quick to acknowledge Australia's own place in the historical Graffiti landscape.
"Australia has one of the oldest histories in wall painting - with the indigenous Australians having work dating back many thousands of years and from this we learn much of their history. In fact archeologists have learned a great deal by study of a country's Graffiti - I wonder what their conclusion would be if they discovered us (the work of Australian Graffiti Artists) thousands years down the track?" - Mistery, 2008
Mistery and his crew will be painting in May Lane from Tuesday August 25 until the launch on Friday August 28, 6-8pm.
OPENING: 6-8PM FRIDAY AUGUST 28, 2009
MAY LANE, ST PETERS (next to St.Peters Train Station)