Smiley kicks in the door on new track ‘Stick Up Kids’

Anything you need to know about Smiley you can find out from his lyrics. The Perth emcee has always let his music do the talking; communicating in crystal clear, brutally honest terms. From his philosophies to his politics – from how he feels about cops, to how he feels about the community – it’s all there.

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Produced by multi platinum, multi Juno Award winner Rob The Viking, Stick Up Kids is quintessential Smiley – viciously up-tempo and relentless – giving him all the room he needs to spit with precision and impunity. Dark and shady as only Smiley can do it, Stick Up Kids is raw, real and sinister. But versatility is the key to Smiley’s successes.

Colliding skill and tenacity, Smiley has always been a legit contender. Proudly carrying the torch passed down from exalted artists like Downsyde and late icon Hunter, Smiley is the next heir to the throne in Perth’s hip hop lineage – a challenge he has risen to with gusto. Brash, free-thinking and relatable, Smiley typifies the wave of new artists that are currently ushering in an exciting new era of the genre.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Macshane Makes His Mark On 2019 With Long-Awaited Debut EP, The Macshane EP

Half man, half machine: Macshane is a rap anomaly. Born and bred in the Perth hills, he exploded onto the Perth music scene out of nowhere in 2015, and quickly rose to prominence as an MC and force not to be reckoned with. Now, he’s set to make his mark on 2019 with the release of his long-awaited debut EP, The Macshane EP.

Drawing on influences from all corners of hip-hop and electronic music to deliver intricate wordplay, complex flows and a unique perspective on concepts and themes, Macshane explores all of this and more on his debut EP. In 2018, Macshane released three singles further highlighting his innate skills not just as an MC but as a lyrical wordsmith as well, capitalising on his collaborative friendship with producer Unkle Ricky to create genre-defying tracks that see the two working in perfect harmony, with the pair “bouncing drums and melodies back and forth until we found a vibe.”

Straight off the back of his most recent single, ‘I Said’, which was described by Macshane as a “declaration of intent, a call to arms and an assertion of self in three minutes of fury,” Macshane is doubling down with the release of his long-awaited debut. Describing it as “nothing less than a journey from conception to writing and recording,” he went onto say he felt “lucky to finally tap a highly talented musical medium to unleash my thoughts, struggles and self realisations.” “I finally learnt to speak my mind and make music for myself as opposed to appeasing a trend or particular sound. Therefore I was unapologetic in dealing with themes such as self doubt, relationships, and ultimately the battle between who I think I am and what others think of me.” Solidifying his reputation as one of the country’s finest rappers, Macshane delivers a consistent body of work that isn’t afraid to dig deep into his own mind as well as society at large. Not shying away from trying new things and subverting preconceived notions of rap and hip hop in Australia, Macshane lays it all out on the table across seven tracks that each showcase a different element of his artistic identity.

With four singles already out in the world and three previously unheard new tracks, The Macshane EP highlights a rapper truly stepping into his own as an artist, and serves as not only the end of one chapter but the start of another – this really is just the beginning for Macshane.

The Macshane EP is out April 12th.

Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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ChillinIT Releases Who I Am/The Parkway Parts 1 & 2

ChillinIT wastes no time in 2019 by dropping Who I Am/The Parkway Parts 1 & 2. This follows on from his recent announcement of his upcoming national tour, and what has been touted as one of the top film clips of 2018 in Wish You Well Pt. 2.

Debuting on his YouTube channel, part 1 of Who I Am/The Parkway dropped Tuesday night featuring production from Syndrome Beats. ChillinIT had this to say about the new track.

“This one is for the family, for my smokers, for the people who are chasing good vibes and good energy, keep your heads up and make it your year. I put this together for the family…”

 

 

ChillinIT is an artist not afraid to push the limits of his style, challenging not only himself but also his listeners as he takes his style global. We’ve already seen him make waves in numerous videos including his appearance last year on JDZ Media. To keep his bar hungry fans fed, Part 2 followed last night. This one was all about the wordplay. You can check it out below.

 

 

Catch ChillinIT on tour with Wombat:
Fri 15 March – Republic, Hobart.
Fri 22 March – Cambridge, Newcastle.
Sat 23 March – Transit Bar, Canberra.
Sat 30 March – Cooly Hotel, Gold Coast
Sat 6 April – The Gov, Adelaide. (ALL AGES)
Fri 12 April – Rosemount, Perth.
Mon 15 April – Freo.Social, Fremantle. (ALL AGES)
Tues 16 April – Evelyn, Melbourne (ALL AGES)

Tickets & merch available here: chillinit.net/420family/

Original Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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NEW MUSIC // BIRDZ feat ECCA VANDAL – PLACE OF DREAMS




BIRDZ RELEASES NEW SINGLE AHEAD OF FORTHCOMING EP

“PLACE OF DREAMS” FEAT. ECCA VANDAL

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Bad Apples Music signee Birdz is proud to share his new single “Place of Dreams” feat. Ecca Vandal, taken from his forthcoming EP of the same name. As premiered via Complex, the release arrives ahead of a huge year for Bad Apples Music, announcing their partnership with Universal Music Australia to offer a platform for excellence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices.

Balancing moments of delicate keys between formidable beats, the track tells a tale of limitations laid down by others and ultimately having the strength to believe in oneself. Leading with the explosive vocal prowess of Ecca Vandal, the single flows with production by Trials, and the raw rap that has cemented Birdz’ status as one of the country’s most exciting hip hop acts today. Always formed by his heritage, the track evokes a compelling story told through both lyrics and organic composition.

Birdz says of “Place of Dreams”The song really touches on the concept of a glass ceiling and the limitations people try put on you, especially where I come from and if you’re Indigenous… Ultimately, Place Of Dreams is about believing in yourself, having the strength to break through the bullshit and continue paving your own path.

Born & raised in the Northern Territory and now based in Melbourne, Birdz has seen accolades galore following the release of his debut record in 2017, Train of Thought. Combined with a compelling Like a Version performance, the young emcee was launched into the national spotlight through support from community radio, triple j and triple j unearthed for his honest words and raw perspective on prolific social issues. The debut record, awarded Best Independent Hip Hop Album at the 2018 AIR Awards, included singles “This Side” feat. Serina Pech, “Rise” feat. Jimblah, and the politically charged “Black Lives Matter, which collectively hold over 600k streams on Spotify. The groundbreaking artist’s burgeoning popularity has also seen him take the stage with the likes of BriggsSampa The GreatLoyle CarnerThe Funkoars, and Thundamentals, while also igniting crowds across WoodfordSprung FestivalThe Hills Are AliveSt Kilda FestivalGroovin the Moo and this year’s Bad Apples showcase at Melbourne’s CHANGES Music Industry Summit.

This first taste of Birdz’s forthcoming EP is set to lead the way for many new releases on the horizon from Bad Apples. A commanding message delivered with fervent passion, the first bite with “Place of Dreams” will leave you craving more.

“PLACE OF DREAMS” FEAT. ECCA VANDAL
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LOVE FOR BIRDZ

“Birdz’s passion and conviction is off the charts.” TRIPLE J

“Black Lives Matter is the latest example of BIRDZ’s ability to wrap a masterful delivery around the oppression of our Indigenous community.” AU REVIEW 

“The content in Birdz’ songs is abundantly important, and he still manages to be musically interesting and creative plus, the dude got skills for days!” THE MUSIC 

“Get onto it immediately, be blown away, and boast to people in 20 years time that you were a fan before it was cool.” BEAT MAGAZINE

Source: BadApplesMusic.com

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Bliss N Esso – Shakkafest

Last chance to grab some tickets for Shakkafest ! See you soon Gold Coast! https://www.shakafest.com.au/

Original Source: Bliss N Esso Facebook

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🚨LIMITED EDITION VINYL ALERT🚨 We’ve just released a limited run of 500 ‘Clark Griswold’ 7”…

🚨LIMITED EDITION VINYL ALERT🚨 We’ve just released a limited run of 500 ‘Clark Griswold’ 7” vinyl. Featuring Adrian Eagle, produced by SixFour and mixed by Plutonic Lab. Only $15 from https://hilltophoods.lnk.to/MusicStore

Source: Hilltop Hoods on Facebook

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