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HIPHOP101 – One Life

2019 saw the delivery of Downsyde’s pilot educational program HIPHOP101. Supported by Healthway through Act-Belong-Commit, HIPHOP101 uses the power of Hip-Hop to empower, build self-esteem, and impact young lives.

‘One Life’ was recorded at Butler College, Churchlands Senior High School and Governor Stirling Senior High School. This song was created through contributions from student rappers, singers, keyboardist, DJs, beat producers and more. ‘One Life’ is a catchy number and is filled with youthful optimism whilst still conveying feelings of loss and hopelessness that are challenges many young people face.

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Otiuh – One For Me

The two deliver fierce flows over vibrant instrumentation that offers one of the more unique voices in the Australian hip hop landscape.

The two released a string of singles in 2018 that earned themselves national radio play on Home & Hosed, as well as the Hip Hop Show on Triple J. Papa and Baker also formed a tight three-piece band during this time and have become renowned for their high energy live shows at venues across their hometown.

With tracks resulting from sessions with local musicians as well as featuring self-produced songs, Cold Recreation is a diverse and unpredictable body of work with beats being likened to that of El-P or Brockhampton.

Their first single from the project, Move, was affectionately dubbed “the track of the summer” by Purple Sneakers. While the second, Pink Gelato, has earned national recognition after being added to Apple Music’s ‘The New Australia’ playlist as well as receiving Rage and MTV adds.

To celebrate the release of Cold Recreation, Otiuh have also recently completed a debut national tour in May which will saw them bring a full live band to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

About this track…

One For Me is the single up first. Love song about getting off of Tinder. Chorus heavy. Tight summer-like production and our first foray into singing. Short and sweet. Video will reflect this. Handheld camera style, lots of deadpan closeups in a beautiful garden.
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The Stoops – If I Had a Kid

Guess what!? The Stoops are back! It has been 6 years since our last track, Middle of a Riot, and while all has seemed quiet on the Western Front, the arsenal of tracks we’ve got ready to drop would suggest otherwise. So get ready, we’re about to peel the poster back from our own Andy Dufresne tunnel.

We are a 3-piece outfit from Perth, WA, who have been making golden era inspired hip hop for going on 15 years. We comprise of three core members; DJ – Arms In Motion and emcees -Roc Walla and Pronto. We’ve spent the majority of the last few years tweaking and evolving our soul- fuelled signature sound in preparation for what could now be almost regarded as a Debut release (although it is our third). “Boom Cycle”, is an entirely self produced album which we are beyond excited to finally reveal to you.

Now we are finally ready to release the first of a small run of singles before releasing the album later this year. First off the ranks is “If I Had a Kid”, due to be released Feb 28th, 2020.

About this track…

Emerging as a playful thought experiment which, in an ironic twist of fate, would become a foretelling as Pronto recently became a proud father. It was this personal milestone that reignited the release, marking a new chapter & setting the stage for Boom Cycle.

An acknowledgement of our own mistakes disguised in the form of parental guidance.

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Tobias – I’m Just Trying

Up and coming performing artist Tobias is emerging onto the Perth scene in a big way. At just 21, Tobias is already an internationally recognised performer, having showcased at the 2015 International Presentation of Performers in LA, USA and on home turf, was the inaugural winner of the Senior Kelmscott Idol in 2014 and Michael Johns Award For Songwriting, 2017. Tobias is a singer, songwriter, dancer and music producer. Having studied extensively at the Classic Sounds School of Music and at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Tobias has performed at various festivals and concerts around Perth including WAMFest and Collision Fest and is currently represented by Perth agencies FilmBites Casting Agency and KJ Entertainment. With heavy musical influences from Michael Jackson and current rap artists such as Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper, Tobias aims to take break down the barriers of these musical worlds and combine them, challenging Australia’s perception of rap artists. Tobias prides himself on bringing musicality, integrity and high energy to all his performances, leaving a lasting impression.

About this track…

“Sometimes we’re just trying to survive to get through to the next breath, not giving up but not trying to thrive because we just need to wait for that next breath.” – Tobias

“I’m Just Trying” produced by Lawsxn, shares a positive message despite sounding melancholy. Tobias details the struggle of not giving up despite the stressful entailments of life.

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SUPEREGO – Outer Body Stranger

On March 4th WA hip-hop collective SUPEREGO released their fiery new single ‘Outer Body Stranger’, from upcoming sophomore EP, Nautilus, out March 25th. The track features Sampa The Great. OBS is a very personal coming of age story, written by frontman POW(ER)! Negro in collaboration with Sampa the Great.

“OBS is about singer POWs’ attempt for a deeper connection to his African heritage, while coming to terms with being a person of mixed race living in Australia. At odds with the educational system and westernised Australian rites of passage, POW turns to unconventional methods to find the man he is becoming and expose what is beyond the confines of materialist western society. The-song follows the summoning of ancestral African spirits, represented by Sampa the Great, for guidance, life direction and answers. What unfolds is a sonic exhalation of the internal struggle and anguish of understanding oneself.’

Brought together through their love of hip-hop production and unique live music, SUPEREGO-speak to the black experience in a predominantly white Australia, as well as the unique social and individual challenges we face in the modern world. SUPEREGO draw upon an array of influences from the US underground hip-hop scene, to UK experimental-pop.

About this track…

OBS is about singer POWs’ attempt for a deeper connection to his African heritage, while coming to terms with being a person of mixed-race living in Australia. At odds with the educational system and westernised Australian rites-of-passage, POW turns to unconventional methods to find the man he is becoming and expose what is beyond the confines of materialist western society.
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Michael Trovato – Bringing Back Old School Hip Hop

 

 

Grew up in Perth, the suburb of Bentley.

Went to Santa Clara primary school and Saint Norberts High School.

Studied Sound and audio engineering at SAE.

Studied arts and teaching at Murdoch Uni.

Teach for the corrective services and through this my love of making hip hop songs emerged. The juveniles I teach, have a passion for hip hop that is infectious. I combined my sound and audio engineering skills, into my teaching the street kids how to write lyrics, make beats, and record their own music. It is a rewarding career and I have learnt as much from my students as they have learnt from me.

About this track…

Hip hop song with the ELEMENTS & STORY TELLING of the classics. It’s about cruising through Bentley, on the way to perform at the ‘Battle for the Streets”, which has become home to one of the biggest hip hop shows in the world.
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HOODZY – The Land

 

With roots laying deep in New Zealand to reaching her birth place of the west coast of Australia, Hoodzy flows through like the sea breeze between the two countries. The 17yo MC boasts the skills and passion of a veteran with the young girls steez energy.

At just 16, Hoodzy launched triple j’s new online series, Bars of Steel – showcasing her charm and confidence despite her little experience in the booth. From there, she performed her first ever gigs to sold out shows opening for Triple One, and played her first festival at Perth’s Listen Out 2019.

To put it simple and plain, Hoodzy best describes herself as

“17, female, gay, brown skin & chasing the same dream even if the odds are already against me. I’ll never be ashamed of who I am. The world is mine. If you’re rocking with me, all love is for ya’ll”

About this track…

Produced by Papertoy and mixed and mastered by i.amsolo, ‘The Land’ showcases Hoodzy’s unparalleled flow and lays out her manifesto from the drop.

Hoodzy says of ‘The Land’:
“For this single I just wanted everyone from all areas and postcodes to be able to rep’ where they’re from, and to ultimately be proud of where they came up.”

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Shep – False Tendencies (Official Audio)

Living in Perth, Western Australia, I currently work as a a personal trainer but am on my way to fulfilling my dreams as an established artist in the hip hop and pop community. I love every avenue of music, including the production, live production, writing and mastering phases. I have had a number of influences over my 10 years of playing music, starting out with acoustic artists such as ben howard and jack johnson, later moving on to more rock influences such as greenday, the living end and birds of tokyo. During highschool i transitioned into the hip hop scene and fell in love with artists such as Drake, Russ and Post Malone. I like to think of my music as a combination of all of my greatest influences over the years.

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BEST NEW RELEASES West Coast

Shep – False Tendencies (Official Audio)

Living in Perth, Western Australia, I currently work as a a personal trainer but am on my way to fulfilling my dreams as an established artist in the hip hop and pop community. I love every avenue of music, including the production, live production, writing and mastering phases. I have had a number of influences over my 10 years of playing music, starting out with acoustic artists such as ben howard and jack johnson, later moving on to more rock influences such as greenday, the living end and birds of tokyo. During highschool i transitioned into the hip hop scene and fell in love with artists such as Drake, Russ and Post Malone. I like to think of my music as a combination of all of my greatest influences over the years.

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Macshane – Patient Zero ( Full Mixtape)

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Early Bird MC – 21st Century Blues

Perth local hip-hop artist Early Bird MC is a fun-loving lyricist with a unique style that is optimistic and uplifting. Being inspired by the greats of hip-hop, this is reflected in his cadence and flow with profound rhyme schemes and lyrical content. From meaningful and serious to funny and light-hearted Early B’s music is diverse and he loves to take his listeners on a journey through each song and album. After releasing his first two EP’s in 2017 that would later be combined to create the Ways Of A Wordsmith compilation in 2019, Early B has been working hard to produce his new concept album titled Ultra-trusim set for release in June 2020. Early B has been organising live hip-hop shows in the last year at The Sewing Room, as well as collaborating with numerous artists and professionals to bring you a string of releases over the first half of 2020. Expect multiple singles and music videos coming your way in the lead up to the release of his new album Ultra-trusim.

About this track…

21st Century Blues is an account that reflects the status quo of our society in its intricate balance between hope and despair. Early B expresses his take on social and economic conditioning, depression, suicide and the state of mental health in our so called “developed” nations.
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Early Bird MC – 21st Century Blues

Perth local hip-hop artist Early Bird MC is a fun-loving lyricist with a unique style that is optimistic and uplifting. Being inspired by the greats of hip-hop, this is reflected in his cadence and flow with profound rhyme schemes and lyrical content. From meaningful and serious to funny and light-hearted Early B’s music is diverse and he loves to take his listeners on a journey through each song and album. After releasing his first two EP’s in 2017 that would later be combined to create the Ways Of A Wordsmith compilation in 2019, Early B has been working hard to produce his new concept album titled Ultra-trusim set for release in June 2020. Early B has been organising live hip-hop shows in the last year at The Sewing Room, as well as collaborating with numerous artists and professionals to bring you a string of releases over the first half of 2020. Expect multiple singles and music videos coming your way in the lead up to the release of his new album Ultra-trusim.

About this track…

21st Century Blues is an account that reflects the status quo of our society in its intricate balance between hope and despair. Early B expresses his take on social and economic conditioning, depression, suicide and the state of mental health in our so called “developed” nations.
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Kogz X Shaker X Idol X Madava – Let It Rain

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Parys X – Luminescent Thrillseeker

Hailing from Perth, Parys X is Music producer, DJ, singer songwriter and multi-disciplinary artist.

Parys X digs deep in his latest release “Luminescent Thrillseeker”.

Dealing with questions about lifes meaning, it is a conversation with the self, wondering about ones own sanity when all alone in the early hours of the morning.

“Luminescent Thrillseeker” is an insomniacs urning for deep rest and a last cry for respite.

We’re all a little crazy…

Right?

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Jaycee – New Style (Official Music Video)

Check out the official music video for ‘New Style’ by Jaycee.
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I am releasing a new SONG & music VIDEO every Monday for 6 months straight. Follow me on this Journey. #OneSongOneDream
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Produced, Mixed, Mastered & Written by Jaycee

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LYRICS*

[Intro]
Man I’m prepared to do this shit for however long it takes
And whatever it takes
It’s love, doesn’t bother me
And I’m gonna do it my way
About 6: 30 Perth time, sunset, It’s beautiful
And I’m gonna do it my way
Yeah thats it
Ok ok

[Verse 1]
Ok I admit it I am different now
Maybe coz I wanna make a difference now
You not the same as when we used to kick it now
I got new style new style new style
And it came with a new smile
Put my old self on the shelf like some clue files
Create and pave the way like some roof tiles
I’ve got the heat these other rappers just are too mild
Studio my habitat i’m too wild
Manifesting this shit since I was a little rude child
All I ever wanted was some views now
These days it’s opinions I don’t really those want them views now
I just wanna make my mum smile make my dad proud
Sell enough tickets to pay off what’s left of my dad’s house
Penthouse top floor with the boys while we cheers and talk about
How we built this from the bottom floor now we up now
And it all came true
Yeah I knew it would too
Never do what you should do
Do all you can and you will see what you could do
For now I have to trust the journey like a treasure map
See we all have flaws so wear them them like a leather cap
I dream for fun like its a leisure nap
See passion is doing your best then tryna fuckin better that (facts)
One day imma blow like it’s a pressure tap
Till that day it’s hustle hustle hustle imma never slack
This is just the light weights like a feather scrap
I’m done playing games i’m no joker like heath ledger’s act
I got vision like 20/20 gone break out like 2020
I’m 20 with plenty vision that’s dreams on like 20 million
Got drive with tunnel vision
I thrive and stay winning
Foot down and wheels spinning

[Outro]
I got a new style for you
Came with a new smile for you
I know its gonna be awhile for you
I got new style new style new style
I got a new style for you
Came with a new smile for you
I know its gonna be awhile for you
I got new style new style new style

© Modern Day Entertainment 2019.

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Not Just Yet (Official Music Video)

devantum – not just yet

[INTRO]
Knock you out…
NOT JUST YET!
Yo…
South Side Perth, yeah-yeah, that’s me..!

[VERSE]
I fight with the lyrics that I spit on the mic
I’m dark with the force – with the light, let it shine
The party and it’s here – get together – burn a fire
I’m a fighter, I’m a fighter, don’t forget; don’t forgive
No regrets; no grief, want beef little bitch?
You don’t even know me, you’re not on my level – I’m the devil in his living flesh, rhyme for life is the niche
The moral of the plot is to find out, if the death is the end
Then go and tell me how you think it ends?
What? You don’t even think like what I feel
I can feel what the eyes can’t see, in this odyssey it’s hard to see the real that you seek,
Honestly, you ain’t never had a friend like me, I’m like you we despise the demise of the night
You can try – never why you will die
Like the past resurrects, the party never stops

[HOOK]
You don’t wanna test me, not just yet
You don’t wanna doubt me, not just yet
You don’t wanna fight me, not just yet
You don’t wanna tempt me, not just yet
The cops wanna arrest me, not just yet
You don’t even know me, not just yet
You don’t wanna judge me, not just yet
The party never stops, not just yet

[VERSE]
The law wanna stop me, not just yet
Your parents won’t like me, not just yet
Don’t forget, don’t fret, disrespect, get slit, shit bricks, no peace – what peace? fuck peace!
What you write? the city, clique, pride,
Search you will find, the signs everything
Click clack, boom, boom, drop dead, don’t test infidels don’t threat, never get that we never fret this life; fear death, never lack, or forget
Said, “I’m dead,” not just yet
Oh Allah, can I pledge my revenge, to address:
The karma’s coming back, antichrist, with your eyes and your lies you will pay, with your souls evil dead devils
Cradle to the grave, wrestle waves, in the maze
That amaze, all the peeps
On the path of straight out legend
When I leave all the life, that I really wanna live, in this life

[HOOK]
You don’t wanna test me, not just yet
You don’t wanna doubt me, not just yet
You don’t wanna fight me, not just yet
You don’t wanna tempt me, not just yet
The cops wanna arrest me, not just yet
You don’t even know me, not just yet
You don’t wanna judge me, not just yet
The party never stops, not just yet

[VERSE]
You sound like a sheep when you rap
Sense, you can see that my mind never sleeps
Thunderclaps on the mic and we spit deep
Deepest from the deep and it creeps like the weed
Got the venom in the fire, when I speak kill the weak
Devantum, wreak the mayhem no facade in the mix
Knock you out, knock you out, knock you out, not just yet!
You don’t wanna kill me, not just yet!
The bitch wanna get drunk, talk bullshit!
The next day, text on the phone, no shit!
“Where the fuck you at?” (d2thaO),
Round the block – at the spot, midnight 12 ’o’ clock, oath high on earth
Distraction! Why you lookin in me for?
When you tryna’ fake fit in yeah, nah, not cool
Pre-judging!
I’m sitting at the back of the class, and the bus, and the clubs

[HOOK]
You don’t wanna test me, not just yet
You don’t wanna doubt me, not just yet
You don’t wanna fight me, not just yet
You don’t wanna tempt me, not just yet
The cops wanna arrest me, not just yet
You don’t even know me, not just yet
You don’t wanna judge me, not just yet
The party never stops, not just yet

[OUTRO]
Not just yet!