Gen 15 2009, 1:28 di bolgy99
Gen 11 2009, 11:38 di eidesWith great anticipation I rocked up to the 3rd Trinity Block Party, in the carpark of Trinity Bar Dickson. Earlier rumours floating around had hinted this would be the final block party, despite raising $18,000 for charity the previous year.
D'Opus & Roshambo played to the small early bird crowd. They delivered exactly as expected, although it must be hard to get pumped up so early in the afternoon.
DJ Just 1 played little 15 minute 'sets' in between each of the main acts. He played a good decent party mix, even dropping in some Hilltop Hoods. It's a shame it's a rarity when you here an Australian DJ play Australian music in set.
Next up were Melbourne's funk band, The Bamboos. Due to a change of plans, I didn't get to catch them on Boxing Day, so I was happy to see their name on the Block Party list. After playing a few tracks they were joined on stage by Kylie Audlist, who added some serious soul. A cover of The Meters 'I Need More Time', was one of many brilliant songs in fun set.
Nov 15 2006, 22:47 di rightroundmusic[ excerpt from Annette Loudon's: Inside Sydney blog @ rightround.com ]
Throw another shrimp on the barbie, chuck us a coldie, and crank those phat beats, mate! Sure, Australia is a long way away from the mean streets of Compton or the Bronx. And it's true, our cultural mix is conspicuously lacking in African Americans. But does that mean we're automatically disqualified from wearing baggy pants and bandanas and busting the occasional rhymes to some funkalicious beats? Hell no!
Oz hiphop is on the rise. Our rock-centric great-southern-thunderstruck-land-down-under has not been kind to the pioneers of Australian hiphop, and I imagine the rest of the world will have trouble suppressing their giggles, but if they manage, they may just be impressed.
I'm not sure if it's my imagination, or my allergy to commercial media, but it seems like Australia's emerging hiphop scene has way more underground/conscious hiphop flavour. The Oz hiphop I'm digging seems to be more influenced by artists like De La Soul…
Feb 9 2006, 11:17 di sebsnarlCYCLIC DEFROST MAGAZINE REVIEWS INDEX (current to end 2005)
See full hyperlinked index at http://www.cyclicdefrost.com/all_index.php?type=2
!!! - Louden Up Now (Warp/Inertia) (Issue #008 (June 2004))
13 & God - Self-Titled (Anticon/Stomp) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
@c - V3 (Cronica) (Issue #009 (November 2004))
A Gun Called Tension - A Gun Called Tension (Rogue/Inertia) (Issue #012 (September 2005))
A Hawk and a Hacksaw - s/t (Leaf/Inertia) (Issue #009 (November 2004))
A Silver Mt Zion - Horses In The Sky (Constellation/Inertia) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
A-ux - Duotone (Sigma Records) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
Accelera Deck - Pop Polling (Scarcelight) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
Adult - D.U.M.E (Thrill Jockey/Inertia) (Issue #012 (September 2005))
AGF - Language Is The Most (Quecksilber) (Issue #008 (June 2004))
agf/Vladislav Delay - Explode (AGF/Inertia) (Issue #011 (May 2005))
Ai Yamamoto - Euphonius (Outer) (Issue #012 (September 2005))
Aidan Baker - Cicatrice (Dreamland) (Issue #008 (June 2004))