Tasman Keith shares new single ‘CONFIDENT’; announces forthcoming debut mixtape

Off the back of two sold-out shows in Sydney and the 2020 J Award for Best Australian Music Video Of The Year overnight, ascendant Bowraville-born rapper Tasman Keith today shares his latest single, ‘CONFIDENT’, and announces the forthcoming release of his debut mixtape To Whom It May Concern due this year.

Muscular and minimal, ‘CONFIDENT’ leans into the trunk-rattling, bare-bones style of previous single ‘BILLY BAD AGAIN’. With twisted, nocturnal synths, skittish percussion, and a late beat switch leading to a raucous, half-time climax, ‘CONFIDENT’ is not the first time Keith’s music can compare to Kendrick Lamar’s. What makes the comparison all the more apparent is Tasman’s finely-tuned craft; a flow that moves between leisurely, unapologetic aplomb and razor-sharp lucidity, oozing tenacity, perseverance, and an elemental self-assuredness no matter which gear he’s operating in. The result is goosebump inducing furore.

“Over the three verses in this song, I’m speaking to three different things,” Tasman shares. “In the first verse, I’m speaking on the confidence within myself. The second is me showing my confidence to the suits in the industry, and the third is showing it to racists/bigots. The third verse is also a moment where all three things are addressed in one verse.”

2020 has seen Tasman’s profile continue to rise through collaborations and guest features, appearing on Jimmy Nice’s ‘Same Water’, Northern Territory producer Kuya James’ powerful single ‘No Country’, including its own stripped-back version ‘No Country (Piano In F Minor)‘, and alongside Jessica Mauboy on ‘First Nation’, the second single lifted from The Makarrata ProjectMidnight Oil’s first studio album in over 18 years. Tasman capped yet another banner year with his debut TV performance twice on the second season of The ABC‘s live music series, The Sound.

Despite ‘CONFIDENT‘ being only his second solo release of the year this far, Tasman Keith continues to live up to its title – and then some.  ‘CONFIDENT’ by Tasman Keith is out now, buy/stream it here. To Whom It May Concern Mixtape out Dec 11.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Hooligan Hefs Drops His Hard-Hitting New Single And Video For “Send It!”

Since his monumental breakthrough in 2019, Western Sydney emcee Hooligan Hefs has been redefining homegrown hip-hop with his street-ready anthems, trademarked with his own unapologetic flair and uniquely brazen style. A newfound pioneer of Australian drill, the Samoan/Chinese artist today drops his new hard-hitting, party rap single “SEND IT!”.  

On the single, Hooligan Hefs notes “me and open till l8 cooked this one up over a year ago, when we made it, we knew it was a big tune, keen to finally get it out to the people. This is the song for summer, grab your drink, SEND IT! and party hard.”

The single also comes along side an epic new music video, directed by Jaen Collective. On the video, Hefs adds “we just wanted to have fun with it, so we pulled out the mailman idea, something different, but you know we had to still party.” 

Dubbed the biggest rap act and breakout solo act in Australia for 2019, Hefs backed that up earlier this year by releasing his highly-anticipated and #1 iTunes debut EP, Living In SinThe EP saw Hefs delve into a more reflective and reserved side of his artistry, working with melodic vocalists and fellow Australian rising stars like Blueboy and Billymaree and UK drill favourite Dimzy of 67.

Now with five singles landing at #1 on the YouTube trending charts, over 70 million plays on Spotify, one ARIA Platinum record (“No Effect”), three ARIA Gold records (“The Party”, “Tell Em I’m Doing Eetswa and “IYKYK”), headline performances at Lost City, Meredith Music Festival and Spotify’s ‘A1 Live’ event and collaborations with global stars including AitchS1mba and Dimzy, Hefs is one of the few Australian rappers with proven worldwide reach. With the release of his new single “SEND IT!”, Hefs delivers yet another smash hit that’s best played at festivals, clubs and kick-ons, and one that’ll stay on repeat all summer.

With Hefs having been in the spotlight for just over a year, his achievements read like that of a seasoned veteran. But for Hefs, the best is yet to come.

Stream and download it HERE.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Video For “Come & Go” By Juice WRLD And Marshmello Out Now

The latest video from Juice WRLD’s posthumous album, Legends Never Die has been released. The visual for “Come & Go” by Juice WRLD and Marshmello, directed, shot and edited by Steve Cannon, is out now. The highly anticipated new album Legends Never Die is available now (Grade A / Interscope Records).

This week also brought a special commemorative collaboration with gaming organization FaZe Clan. FaZe Adapt and many members of FaZe were close friends with Juice WRLD and the Grade A team sharing a common love for video games and paintball. Marked by a tribute game of “Team 999 vs Team FaZe Clan” last week, the limited-edition collection is available at www.juicewrldxfazeclan.com 

In April, Juice’s mother Carmela Wallace announced the establishment of the Live Free 999 Fund, which will receive additional support via Grade A and Interscope Records. The Live Free 999 Fund will honor the legacy of her son by supporting young people in their battles and to do so with love, joy, and emotional honesty. For more information on the Live Free 999 Fund see HERE

Listen to Legends Never Die here

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Sophiya Channels Her Boss Alter Ego With New Single ‘Chief O’ Kief’

After making her long-awaited return earlier this year with the hard hitting ‘Rosie’, Melbourne rapper SOPHIYA is back for more this week with new single ‘Chief O’ Kief’. Originating from a freestyle recording she wrote last year, SOPHIYA pays tribute to her favourite recreational herb while also going deeper in her mission to personify self-empowerment with this latest single.

Over a deep, rumbling bass, she remains as formidable as ever on the mic as she effortlessly takes aim at Melbourne’s underground rap scene. Drawing inspiration from pioneering rapper Chief Keef, SOPHIYA explained, “Chief O’ Kief is an alter ego I created that runs the streets in the underground rap scene of Melbourne. The song pays tribute to my favourite recreational herb.”

Released alongside the song is another stellar visual from SOPHIYA, taking her on a wild trip down the rabbit hole thanks to a very welcome herbal surprise. “I thought it would be perfect to release a super chill music video during these uncertain times for everyone to enjoy and de-stress,” SOPHIYA said

SOPHIYA is always one to bring her community along with her, and this clip is no different. Teaming up with models Jassyyfizzle, Babygyal, Vanessa Librea and Iannah as well as linking up with formidable dancer Xavier Gibson once again, the ‘Chief O’Kief’ video also sees SOPHIYA work with previous collaborators 76m Films X Fun Films who she worked with on the ‘White Ivory’ video, as well as Johnny Yayo who directed the video for previous single ‘Rosie’. “I thought it would be dope to fuse their styles to bring together two of Melbourne’s best filmmakers.”

New single ‘Chief O’ Kief’ also sees SOPHIYA once again in the producer seat, working alongside rising Melbourne producer HAMLEY for added co-production flair. Also teaming up again with DOPAM!NE for mixing duties, ‘Chief O’ Kief’ is an exercise in SOPHIYA’s versatility, effortlessly switching up her flow without ever missing a beat. From the addictive hook that will be stuck in your head for days, to the playful, spitfire verses she lays down like it’s no big deal, ‘Chief O’ Kief’ puts her impressive lyrical prowess on full display.

From receiving love from triple j, triple j Unearthed and tastemakers Acclaim and Purple Sneakers, to unleashing a show-stopping freestyle for Red Bull’s 64 Bars series (which sits at 500K views and counting), SOPHIYA’s brand of empowered, bold and braggadocious hip hop continues to shake things up. And there’s still plenty more to come.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Jimblah drops new single ‘About these Demons’

First Nations artist and Blak Visionary Jimblah stops us in our tracks with ‘About These Demons’.

‘About These Demons’ drives home the grief, loss and dispossession experienced by First Nations communities at the hands of colonisers. Speaking more directly, lyrics like ‘Balanda Balanda y’all need an intervention’ and ‘y’all missed the message when you fail to see what you inherit’ ask white Australia to stop pretending things are getting better when it’s still business as usual. 

What more can I possibly say, I’m exhausted. Running since I was 12, since I started noticing that the world was a very different place for me compared to the other kids. Running with a target on my back. 

What these songlines represent is, we as First Peoples don’t want to see this happening, the difference is we aren’t able to just turn our backs on it. We don’t have that option. So we have to be active about confronting these demons, we have to activate in a way that is working towards this healing of Country. So many people claim they love this Country, but the truth is – they love to exploit this Country. If they really loved this Country, they would love us, & we would be side by side battling these demons together.

We need every single person who stands on this sacred Country to be activated, not just on socials, but at the dinner table, at the march, at the workplace, on the stage, in the board rooms, at parliament – that’s what true reconciliation will look like – when we are actually working together on this healing and it’s not just on the First Peoples to rid this Country of its on-going genocide and our beautiful way of being”.

Jimblah

With gorgeous, soulful production, Jimblah’s vocals and heart are front and centre on ‘About These Demons’. The track builds on a string of powerful releases from 2019 that speak to race politics within Australia including ‘No Clapstick’, ‘Black Paint’ and ‘House N***er’, each offering crucial guidance on the journey to decolonisation and highlighting Jimblah’s essential voice.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Freesouls Keep Delivering With ‘Living Legend’ Music Video

Freesouls deliver yet another blow with the brand new music video from their recent single ‘Living Legend’. The film clip welcomes you into their South-West Sydney lifestyle when good times are ever present. Light hearted, homegrown and vibe friendly, Freesouls stay true to their music as it pays homage to their friends and family.

The video orchestrates that feeling you get when you just want to kiss your mum and say thanks after 3 beers. Dancing for a good time, drinking with your mates and getting up to date with happiness. Something we can all agree we have missed more than anything. The clip highlights what we are so eager to be a part of once again, making it so relatable.

From the moment it launches, you are instantly drawn in by the melodic hook that quickly paints a picture of gratitude of which is the group’s intention with ‘Living Legend“. World class production combined with varied but effortless vocals, makes for a great visual and a wave of nostalgia.

Living Legend is a special release for us as it’s an ode to those who have shared this journey with us from the beginning. Our family and day 1’s have been our biggest support.”

Freesouls

With proven versatility as a collective, together with their live show and recorded content, we are reminded that Freesouls are a group in love with their art and it’s hard to not get excited about the trajectory they are on, and with a debut EP slated for late this year, ‘Living Legend’ presents itself as the perfect breakthrough.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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DAY1 “BOSS” MNTYMVDEMUSIK Remix Out Now

Time 2 Party like a BOSS

After a head-turning entry to the Australian hip-hop game, Day1 is fast becoming one of the country’s most noteworthy names.

Today, the 19-year-old up and comer from South Brisbane and member of the taste-making Australian rap/drill crew, the Area Movement, drops the official  MNTYMVDEMUSIK remix for his monster single “BOSS”.

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Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Triple One share new single ‘Loverose’, the first from their debut album

Triple One has finally given fans a glimpse of their first full-length release. That comes in the form of ‘Loverose‘, a reflective yet triumphant single that continues to challenge the bounds of Australian Hip Hop.

Touching on sacrifice, the tentative nature of success, and what it means to achieve something in both their personal and professional lives, the new track contrasts these narratives with Elon Musk type exploration.  

“Loverose is a song about the flawed nature of intimate love. Humans are an imperfect creation and also mortal. This makes love a lot harder, but also a lot more beautiful.

Marty Bugatti

Triple One’s debut album has no set date for release just yet. The release of ‘Loverose’ follows three EPs and a torrent of standalone singles that have catapulted the foursome to international acclaim, including their ARIA Gold-certified mental health anthem ‘Butter‘ and radio favourites ‘So Easy‘ and ‘Handyman‘. 

Triple One’s notoriously chaotic live gigs include a sold-out national tour in 2019, and show-stealing sets at Listen OutHidden, and Falls Festival. ‘Loverose‘ by Triple One is out now, buy/stream it here.

Stay connected with Triple One:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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L-FRESH The LION drops new single ‘Mother Tongue’

L Fresh The Lion Drops New Single Reminding Us That Policing Of Language In Australia Isn’t A Story Of Our Past

Pulling no punches, Mother Tongue arrives as an honest recount of L-FRESH The LION losing the ability to speak his native language, his Mother Tongue. The track captures the experience of many migrant and BIPOC communities here in Australia and throughout the world, diving deep into the shame, grief and disconnect L-FRESH has felt losing not only his connection to his first language of Punjabi but to the roots of his culture. 

Release of Mother Tongue is coupled with the announcement of L-FRESH The LION’s forthcoming album SOUTH WEST on July 17. The body of work will be a celebration of South West Sydney, the area that raised him and continues to inspire him. Levelling up in every possible way, listeners can expect L-FRESH The LION at his best on this album with sounds reminiscent of his personal heroes Kendrick LamarJ Cole and Talib Kweli. Like his heroes, L-FRESH is inspired by the community around him. SOUTH WEST, a homage to the place that raised him up, and a nod to the rise of his fellow Western Sydney artist, including the likes ONEFOURBecca HatchJessica JadeHooligan Hefs and A.GIRL.

Mother Tongue was written about my story with my native language, my mother tongue. As a kid, English wasn’t the first language I spoke. It was Punjabi. My experiences of being born within 2, sometimes competing, cultures meant I lost touch with my language. I lost my fluency because I was conditioned to think my language wasn’t cool. Mother Tongue explores my regret in letting my language go, and how I’m working now to relearn it so I can keep close to my roots”.

L-FRESH The LION

Flexing his ability to lay down hard-hitting bars with unmissable truths, Mother Tongue teaches us something new with each repeat listen. Flow and lyrical-mastery are at the forefront of this track. Exploring the politics of otherness, lyrics like “Nothing is sacred, even the tongue is gentrified” explore white Australia’s ongoing issues with exploitation and discrimination against Australians of non-anglo background.

While some may think the policing of language or banning of tongues is a thing of the past, scratch a little deeper and you can see this practice is still alive and well. Too often people are asked to choose between their culture and the ‘Australian way’. To adopt words, to soften their message, to ‘speak properly.’ Mother Tongue arrives today as a reminder that culture is to be upheld and celebrated. 

 Mother Tongue is out now via Elefant Traks.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Uno Stereo Drops New Beat Tape ‘Innerludes’

Multi-platinum, ARIA-award winning producer UNO Stereo today drops his debut major label release, a compelling collection of beats and collaborations dubbed ‘Innerludes’, available to stream now. Following his lauded production work behind the scenes with a multitude of hip-hop and R&B music’s biggest names including Khalid, Wale, Wiley, Kaiit, Denzel Curry and more, UNO Stereo delivers a typically stylish and richly textured set on ‘Innerlude’s, spearheaded by the instant energy of lead track “PLAYIN”.

UNO’s curatorial nature is on full display with ‘Innerludes’, as he deftly weaves chopped up vocal samples from close collaborators into beats featuring his rare taste in classic hip-hop, traditional soul, neo-soul standards and a modern electronica, held together by sharp attention to detail and impeccable sound design.

“’Innerludes’ is what happens when I get the freedom to create music that sounds like what I imagined in my head 20 years ago as a kid tryna make beats after school. Because each song is kinda like an ode to my idols, I think the tape sounds strangely nostalgic but at the same time distinctly unfamiliar. Maybe it was the product of being in lockdown but the little vocal chops that I scattered throughout each song became the soundtrack to how I felt this year.
The artists who I collaborated with, I’m proud to say are all Australian artists that are my homies. And I’m just a straight up fan of their art regardless, so it’s an honour to be in their company. The exciting thing about Innerludes to me is, it’s organically become the perfect segue into the next phase of music I have planned for later this year.”

UNO Stereo aka Nic Martin

As one of Australia’s most agile producers, UNO forgoes glossy productions in favour of bright textured grooves and local emerging talent. On “Vinny’s Interlude” frequent collaborator 18YOMAN provides the hazy, melancholic soundscape, as Jordan Dennis brings his syrupy lilt to the piano-laden beat on “Keynote Interlude”. Meanwhile, Majerle’s vocoder-treated vocals melt into the melody of “On My Mind”, and the magnetic funk of “Need 2 Say” heralds Ojikae’s powdery alto. UNO’s trademark innovative use of percussion keeps the dreamy collection upbeat, with primarily instrumental tracks “PLAYIN” and “Purple Tape” featuring as standouts.

Even without company, UNO reveals multifaceted tracks, with the kind of chopped up samples and crisp production that have cemented him as one of Australia’s best kept production secrets.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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