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Mike Who – Fresh Mixtape for yo ears… Niceness Vol 1

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 | News | No Comments
Mike Who - Fresh Mixtape for yo ears... Niceness Vol 1

A lot of DJ’s are boring – FACT!  Mike Who’s different mannn.

Our Favourite Australian DJ “Mike Who” has dropped a new mix-tape to chill back with in the nasty winter…

Usually known for his eclectic and uplifting live hip hop crossover sets across Sydney, he chills back in this one a little to accommodate to any mood or setting at home, at the party, at the beach, or really just anywhere.

Take it in, and if you like what you hear, you can catch this dude all around NSW generally, if the musics good chances are he’ll be setting the vibe from the opening set.

Niceness Vol 1 – from Mike Who

Check it out here


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Omar Musa – World Goes to Pieces

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 | News | No Comments
Omar Musa - World Goes to Pieces

Hey Peoples…

Throwing back to an earlier piece on Australian Slam Poet Champion Omar Musa, the man’s released his first studio album of Australian hip hop with a unique twist.

Always the gentleman, he’s decided to post the album online for free download for all of those looking for some new materials to chill out to this coooooooooooooooold winter! so head on down to www.obmmusic.com to take a listen.

Press release comin at ya:
Omar Musa is a rapper cut from a different cloth. The 26 year old from Queanbeyan, Australia, won the Australian Poetry Slam at the Opera House in 2008 and believes his debut album “World Goes to Pieces” sets a new standard in poetry and genre-bending in Australian hip-hop. Produced entirely in Seattle, USA, with rock veteran Geoff Stanfield (Sun Kil Moon, Black Lab) it is jam packed with chunky beats, thoughtful lyrics and outright weirdness. From the wild, industrial opening track Nomad to the luscious ode to summer and love Pura Vida (The One), the Malaysian-Australian MC brings a poetic flair to “World Goes to Pieces”. He bears down on wide ranging subjects such as Aboriginal poverty on What We See, his hometown on Raise Up, his relationship with his father on Sunshine and one night stands and “black-lit dreams” on the space age Neon Address.

An ambitious representation of a young man caught between activism and partying, love and depression, Musa says “I treated this album as if it was my last, so everything had to count.” Stanfield and Musa called in help from inspirational keys player Dave LeBolt (Paul McCartney, David Bowie), French jazz pianist Pierre Savoye, as well as Bay Area rappers Young Murph and Mighty Joe. The artwork, an original painting by Vancouver’s Ben Tour, is a testament to this perfectionist approach.

“I know Geoff was influenced by Massive Attack, Bjork and Portishead, but you can also hear the West Coast influence on there,” says Musa. “In terms of lyrical approach, I took influences from everyone from Kanye West and Ben Okri to Gil Scott-Heron. We weren’t afraid to push things a bit and I wasn’t afraid to be brutally honest about my life. Considering the cookie cutter music out there at the moment, it seemed the natural thing to do.”



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Rise Festival – Melbourne Sunday

Friday, May 21st, 2010 | News | No Comments
Rise Festival - Melbourne Sunday

This Sunday in Melbourne marks the official launch of the Rise Refugee organisation in Fed Square.

In their own words:

“RISE (Refugees, Survivors & Ex-Detainees) will be holding their first multicultural arts and dance festival in Melbourne. The festival has an amazing line up of singers, musicians, comedians, break dancing, DJs, Fashions and so much more! Acts will include rap, funk reggae, hip hop amongst other musical styles

The event will be hosted by Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain, the creators of the critically acclaimed standup comedy show FEAR OF A BROWN PLANET which was awarded the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Best Newcomer Award.

From African Gospel to Brazilian Capoeria, this showcase of young talent is an expression of the vast experience and cultural assets within the ethnic community.

RISE aspires to address issues of social isolation, identity and inequity by creating a safe place for young people and practicing social inclusion, trust, generosity and respect.

Come along and join us in our celebration of cultural diversity and to officially launch our organisation.”

Performing at 6pm will be Very Good’s own Pataphysics with full band

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010

Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Federation Square (BMW Edge)

Limited seats available, arrive early to secure your spot!

Media Contacts:- Sally Saadeldin, Reem Mussa or Nawal Ali (03 9639 8623)

For more information, contact info@riserefugee.org

Make a donation:

RISE is a Tax deductible organization and your support help us to build the community in Victoria. To make a donation to RISE contact admin@riserefugee.org

ABN :- 83 916 539 886

Ph: – (03) 9639 8623

Fax: – (03) 9650 3689

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Space Invadas Launch Soul-Fi Tour

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 | News | No Comments
Space Invadas Launch Soul-Fi Tour

Kicking off next Thursday (22nd April) is the Space Invadas Launch tour, hitting 5 Australian city’s for a series of one off shows. Along for the ride will be special guests Koolism making for a double header of some strong Australian hip hop crossover artists.

We spoke to half of Space Invadas (Katalyst) not so long ago when he was gearing up for these shows with partner Steve Spacek and their live band / vocalists… well it’s finally here so check it out people…

Space Invadas feat. Buff 1 and RuC.L



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Pataphysics Remix – Mos Def: History featuring Talib Kweli (REMIX)

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 | News | No Comments
Pataphysics Remix - Mos Def: History featuring Talib Kweli (REMIX)

Mos Def – History feat Talib Kweli (Pataphysics Remix) by Pataphysics

Check out the first remix Pataphysics has done for a Mos Def, Talib Kweli joint complete with JDilla gymnastic beat flip navigation..

Weaponry: Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Bass, MS2000, MPC, B4 Organ, Guitars (Acoustic & 330 Jap copy)


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