Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic – Australia + NZ Tour

For the first time since 2011, indie-rap surrealist Aesop Rock will return to Australia for a headlining tour this September, with performances in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, as well as, for the first time ever, a special one off headline show in Auckland, NZ.

Aesop Rock’s last Australian performances left a great impression, receiving  high accolades, such as AU Review’s, “Aesop Rock gave us one of the best hip-hop shows Sydney has seen all year”.

With an undeniable flow and a penchant for rhyming over some of the best productions available in the genre, this is a live show that needs to be seen. Aesop will also be joined on this tour by his Hail Mary Mallon counterpart, Rob Sonic, as well as DJ Zone.

Two decades under his belt and Aesop’s only improving. His extensive vocabulary was reported to be the largest in rap. His choice of words warp time and disrupt balance with phonetic pairings that sprout out unpredictably. His latest album The Impossible Kid is a testament to this.

” one of the best MCs in terms of both rhyme complexity and content.” – Ellenwood

Live, Aesop Rock delivers a highly engaging and gripping performance. The energy levels keep on rising throughout the set with hands in the air and bouncing beats. The show is incredibly tight and precise, and given how complex and obscure some of Aesop Rock’s lyrics are, along with his unorthodox flow, the whole experience just leaves you in awe!

“But he was in the thick of the rager, commanding the crowd that displayed some of the best energy, dexterity and emotional power I’ve ever seen at a hip-hop show.” – Rhyme Junkie

An icon in indie-rap circles, Aesop still  finds new ways to improve on his skills and still keeps pushing it forward. Witness Aesop Rock in his absolute prime.

Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Zone – Australia + New Zealand Tour Dates

September 21– Auckland – Kings Arms
September 23– Perth – Amplifier
September 27– Adelaide – The Gov
September 28 – Brisbane – Woolly Mammoth
September 29 – Sydney – Manning Bar
September 30 – Melbourne – Corner Hotel

ATMOSPHERE & BROTHER ALI – National Tour

US hip-hop trailblazers ATMOSPHERE (USA) & BROTHER ALI (USA) return to Australia and New Zealand in February! With buzzing reviews for their current shows, this is sure to be an inspiring alliance of live lyricism.

Get Your Tickets Now  http://www.metropolistouring.com/atmosphere-brother-ali

Saturday 25th February – Auckland – Powerstation

Monday 27th February – Adelaide – The Gov 

Wednesday 1 March – Brisbane – The Tivoli

Thursday 2nd March – Sydney – Metro Theatre 

Friday 3rd March – Melbourne – 170 Russell

Saturday 4th March – Perth – Metro City

 

Book Now http://www.metropolistouring.com/atmosphere-brother-ali

Atmosphere and Brother Ali have long been at the forefront of the independent hip-hop scene, continually pushing the boundaries and making music unlike anything heard in the commercial sphere.

Atmosphere will perform hits like ‘Trying to Find A Balance’, ‘Sunshine’, ‘Yesterday’ and ‘The Best Day’ as well as songs from their new album Fishing Blues.

Brother Ali is sure to get hands in the air with bouncing beats ‘Forest Whitiker’ and ‘Uncle Sam Goddamn’

Buzzing reviews are rolling in for their current shows, boasting crowds awash with old and new generations of fans. This is sure to be an inspiring alliance of live lyricism.

Get Tickets  http://www.metropolistouring.com/atmosphere-brother-ali

DJ Z-TRIP – Melbourne and Sydney Shows

DJ Z-Trip returns to Sydney and Melbourne to Mash Up Di Place!

Z-Trip is considered to be one of the best live performance DJs in history. Notably for being dubbed as the Rick Rubin of the DJ world with his roots based in Hip Hop, but he covers and loves all music styles.

Z-Trip received the title of “America’s Best DJ” and still remains on the top 10 lists year after year.

Just like Rick he helped design his own signature series DJ mixer, the Rane 62Z. Z-Trip has collaborated with some of the very best to ever do it: Nas, Bassnectar, Public Enemy, DJ Shadow, Rakim, Shepard Fairey, Talib Kweli and many others.

Z-Trip’s sound has a unique place in todays music scene. As a performer, he is one of the very few able to play traditional festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonaroo, SXSW and Australia’s Big Day Out, as well as the EDM circuit. His Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Zoo sets were both festival highlights.

His artist debut album “Shifting Gears” received 4 stars in Rolling Stone. As a producer, he worked on Activision’s DJ Hero series.

He’s also a featured avatar in the game alongside Daft Punk, Tiesto, Grandmaster Flash and Deadmau5. Z-Trip also remixed tracks for Nirvana, The Beastie Boys, Dead Weather and The Jackson 5 to name a few.

Most recently, he collaborated with Lee Scratch Perry to rework Bob Marley’s classic “Punky Reggae Party” and with Brillz for Jay Z’s hit “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”.

 

THURS 26TH JAN – MELBOURNE – LAUNDRY BAR

 SAT 28TH JAN –  SYDNEY – FACTORY THEATRE

 

DENZEL CURRY JANUARY 3 – AUCKLAND

Robin Fernando, with Slingshot Touring & Events, & Rhythm and Vines present Denzel Curry.Live in Auckland for one headline show at

The Kings Arms Tavern Tuesday 3 January 2017

Tickets from Just The Ticket - http://bit.ly/DenzelCurryTix

Delivering powerful, politically-charged rap, Floridian Denzel Curry is bringing his raw hip-hop to New Zealand for the first time playing at Rhythm and Vines 2016, and a headline sideshow in Auckland.

2016 has been Denzel Curry‘s year, releasing his second studio album in March, “Imperial” with guest appearances from Joey Badass and Rick Ross; and in June, Curry was featured as one of the much hyped XXL Freshman Class.

Check out Denzel Curry on:
Facebook - facebook.com/ultimatedenzelcurry
Twitter - twitter.com/RavenxMiyagi
Instagram - instagram.com/denzelcurryph
YouTube - youtube.com/channel/UCiKxNv_MHAShqT2lATxG_Wg
SoundCloud - soundcloud.com/denzelcurryph

Souls Of Mischief @ Northern Bass Festival 16/17

Fuzen in association with George FM, is proud to announce the second phase of artists that will take to the Northern Bass stages in Mangawhai this Summer.

 

Bad Company UK * Goldie vs dBridge 

Krept & Konan * Souls of Mischief 

Akil the MC * Bailey Wiley * Che Fu 

Chiccoreli + MC Tali * Concord Dawn 

Cut Chemist * Died in 69 * Eavesdrop 

Ekali * Electric Wire Hustle * Haan808

Icicle Live * Maala * Newham Generals 

Novelist * Om Unit * Onra * Sacha Vee 

Safire * Scribe & P-Money * SpectraSoul 

Spikey Tee * SP:MC * Team Dynamite 

Totems * TwoFace 

 

will join the already announced:

Chase & Status + MC Rage (DJ Set) 

Dub FX * Hudson Mohawke * JME 

Lunice * Noisia * The Upbeats 

Calyx & Teebee * Cern * Dom & Roland 

Dylan C * EPROM * Ivy Lab B2B Alix Perez 

Krafty Kuts * Montell2099 * Pacific Heights 

Pitch Black * Spycc & INF * Tokimonsta 

Tom Francis * Truth * Villette 

Yoko-Zuna + Third3ye 

 

With more still to come!

Now opening 29-31 December, Northern Bass is three days and nights of celebration, music and experience in a uniquely New Zealand summer setting.

Festival director Gareth Popham said “We’ve gathered a well-rounded, diverse line up this year, all with the excellent quality that Northern Bass artists are known for; from international legends making their first Northern Bass appearance through to the local heroes.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to Worsfolds’ Farm to enjoy their favourite artists, discover new ones and keep building the positive legacy of Northern Bass.”

The previous two festivals sold out and the 16/17 edition is on track to do the same.

Tickets are currently on sale for $249 for the full three days with glamping packages and VIP options available. Public transport info, carpool options and additional travel information is available at www.northernbass.co.nz

 

NORTHERN BASS 16/17

29,30, 31 December 

Worsfold Farm, 420 Settlement Road, Mangawhai

 

Tickets are on-sale now from www.iticket.co.nz

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Keith Ape Australia and New Zealand Tour

Robin Fernando and Slingshot Touring presents: Keith Ape Australia and New Zealand Tour

Notary Korean MC Keith Ape has announced his first Australian and New Zealand tour in November 2016.Keith went viral with his smash hit “It G Ma” instantly putting Keith on the map and he went from underground artist to a blogosphere sensation.

It gained so much critical attention that it was later remixed in a video which featured the likes of A$AP Ferg,
Father, Dumbfounded and Waka Flocka.

Keith also collaborated with underground heavyweight Denzel Curry with a track called ‘Vigorous.’

He went on to partner with iconic fashion brand Converse to craft a visually arresting interactive video for his new single, “Diamonds.”

Vice’s NOISEY even jumped on the bandwagon and created a documentary of Keith, showcasing ‘The Great Korean Invasion of Keith Ape.’

Keith continues his streak with the release of his latest song “Let Us Prey” and features Bryan Cha$e already clocking over 490k views in just a week.

He also performed at SXSW with NOISEY describing it as the craziest rap show at SXSW. “Living up to the rock star, hardcore aesthetic Keith Ape’s denim-clad cohort projected, and it blew the crowd away,” NOISEY

Aside from his killer rap skills, Keith is also an obscure performer with some serious fashion style. From his face masks to his tattered denim and metal t-shirts, the rapper also made his New York Fashion Week debut at the VFILES SS16 show where he performed his global call-to-fame single, “It G Ma.”

Joining Keith on the stage is the infamous DJ Matthew Law. Matthew is known as the man on the 1’s and 2’s for Black Thought and Dice Raw, providing the beatscapes for two Legendary Roots Crew MCs.

 

Tour Details

TUES 8TH NOV // HOWLER // MELBOURNE

WEDS 9TH NOV // FACTORY THEATRE // SYDNEY

FRI 11TH NOV // SAN FRAN // WELLINGTON

SAT 12TH NOV // NECK OF THE WOODS // AUCKLAND 

 

Tickets are on sale Tuesday, October 11th at the following outlets:

Sydney – www.factorytheatre.com.au

Melbourne – http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/keith-ape/90772

New Zealand – justheticketnz.com

Big Daddy Kane

Legendary BIG DADDY KANE announces Meredith Music Festival sideshows

From Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn to Australia – legendary Big Daddy Kane has announced his Meredith Music Festival sideshows for Sydney and Melbourne in December.

On his first visit to Australia, the hip-hop icon – still one of the sharpest rappers in the game – will bring his inimitable baritone and smooth flow to the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on December 12 and at The Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on December 13.

One of the titans of hip-hop’s golden age, BDK has had an astonishing career. He went from “raw” rap king to “Smooth Operator” R&B star, he even did “ladies only” shows. A known showman – with sharp suits and a high top fade – Kane put pressure on rappers to step their style up. He became a fashion icon, even appearing in the Madonna Sex book, half nude with Madonna and Naomi Campbell. But whilst his playa style caught him some attention, he could always back it up on stage. He always catches the time and spirit, he’s fun and he’s funny.

“To me, Big Daddy Kane is still today one of the best rappers. I would put Big Daddy Kane against any rapper in a battle. Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, any of them. I could take his ‘Raw’ “swagger” from ‘88 and put it up against any record from

today. Kane is one of the most incredible lyricists… and he will devour you on the mic. I don’t want to try to out-rap Big Daddy Kane. Big Daddy Kane can rap circles around cats.” – ICE T

“Even today I use some of his ideas for my own show. His flow was sick: He was condensing, stacking rhymes one on top of another. Trying to keep up with him was an exercise in breath control, wordplay, speed and imagination.

He was relentless on the mic.” – JAY Z

With several Gold albums to his name, Kane brings a slew of hits to Australia – from late-80s classics like ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin’” and “Raw”, which showcased his high-speed style, to the Terry Riley-produced “I Get The Job Done” and his duet with Barry White, “All Of Me”. That baritone voice has also narrated the documentary film “Notorious” and made a couple of cameo appearances in “Brown Sugar” and “Gunmen”.

“I get physical, mystical, very artistical… Giving party people something ! funky to listen to.” – BIG DADDY KANE

As a powerful figure in the rap game Kane has collaborated with artists such as Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Craig G, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Busta Rhymes and Patti LaBelle. All of that along with one Grammy and a coveted VH1 Hip Hop Honor, which he received in 2005.

!Don’t miss the ultimate playa Big Daddy Kane on his first ever Australian tour. !

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Saturday 12 December | Corner Hotel | Melbourne

Sunday 13 December | The Oxford Art Factory | Sydney

 

Funk Volume 2015 Tour

One of the most recognised and most wanted tours in the world, we are proud to announce THE FUNK VOLUME 2015 TOUR featuring the artillery of awesomeness HOPSIN alongside DIZZY WRIGHT, JARREN BENTON & DJ HOPPA. The power packed tour that takes place only once every few years makes it’s way to Australia and New Zealand this December.

HOPSIN has established himself in the Rap/Hip Hop scene as one of the most refreshing artists around. Getting on stage with an intensity second to none, a HOPSIN Live Performance delivers on all fronts. HOPSIN has the attitude and charisma that makes Hip Hop unpredictable again. Set out on stage to always give a performance of a lifetime, there is always a sense of connection between HOPSIN and everyone at the venue. While he delivers intense and powerful lyrics, he also takes time to bring out fans on stage, rap with them, and make their dreams come true.

Having just released his 4th album “Pound Syndrome”, HOPSIN is back stronger and better than ever, and his ambitions are larger than ever! “Pound Syndrome” debuted at #15 on the ARIA Chart and #24 on the NZ Chart. The album covers a wide spectrum of topics, venomous lyrics yet still laced with some great poetry. HOPSIN is set out to take the crown away from your favourite rapper.

The FUNK VOLUME 2015 Tour sees this eccentric rapper get joined on stage by fellow label mates DIZZY WRIGHT, JARREN BENTON & DJ HOPPA. It is sure to be an epic night that will not be forgotten. There aren’t any exact words that best describe this collective, and similar to that, you are sure to leave this show absolutely speechless in awe.

Thursday 10th December CHRISTCHURCH The Bedford -BUY TICKETS

Friday 11th December AUCKLAND The Studio-BUY TICKETS

Wednesday 16th December MELBOURNE 170 Russell St-BUY TICKETS

Thursday 17th December BRISBANE Eatons Hill-BUY TICKETS

Friday 18th December SYDNEY Enmore Theatre-BUY TICKETS

Sunday 20th December ADELAIDE The Gov-BUY TICKETS

Monday 21st December PERTH Amplifier-BUY TICKETS

 

Brother Ali Australian Tour-September 2015

Slingshot Touring Presents

Brother Ali Australian Tour 2015

Minneapolis MC Brother Ali announces exclusive shows in September

Controversial Minneapolis MC and community activist Brother Ali has announced a run of select exclusive shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra for September this year.

Never one to shy away from the world’s problems, Ali has won the hearts and minds of hip hop fans world wide with his intimate song writing, captivating live performances and outspoken stance on issues of justice and human dignity.

His extensive resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with iconic hip hop legends Chuck D and Rakim as well as performances on late night talk shows Conan O Brien and Jimmy Fallon.

He’s been the subject of Al-Jazeera and NPR pieces and was a keynote speaker at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum. He’s landed coveted press features such as Rolling Stone’s 40th anniversary “Artist to Watch” and Source Magazine’s “Hip Hop Quotables.”

Brother Ali’s latest album release ‘Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color’ is a politically charged album which aims to reawaken people at this time.

“This is not just a new album, but a new chapter. There’s a kind of democratic reawakening in people at this point in time. I was really looking to take these topics and really hit them hard. To try to open ears and hearts and invite people to take some action and feel empowered. To be engaged and take some agency and responsibility for what’s going on in the world.” Brother Ali.

More recently he dropped ‘Left in the Deck’ which is a collection of raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world produced entirely by Jake One.

Tickets go on sale today, please check venues for further information.

September 11 | Sydney | Oxford Art Factory

September 13 | Melbourne | Laundry Bar

September 14 | Canberra | Transit Bar

 

 http://rhymesayers.com/brotherali

Bilal Australian Tour- September 2015

Slingshot & Astral People Presents

BILAL Australian Tour 2015

Fresh from gracing two back-to-back standouts on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly LP (“Institutionalized” & “These Walls”) Bilal has launched us into the stratosphere with his highly anticipated In Another Life LP, featuring production exclusively from the analog redeemer Adrian Younge & boasting guest appearances by Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar & New Zealand’s own Kimbra.

On the lead single “Satellites”, he takes the perspective of an extra-terrestrial visitor observing a world in ruin. “We’re making music that speaks to the times that we’re in,” says Bilal, who’s collaborated with everyone from Beyoncé to Justin Timberlake to Robert Glasper. “So we have to make something that people of the future can go back to and say, ‘This is the way it felt back then.”

A Philly native; Bilal was virtually born in to the music scene though his church and his father’s passion for Jazz, becoming a child prodigy, which placed him as the conductor of the church choir by the age of eleven. After attending Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, which boasts Questlove, Jazmine Sullivan and Boyz II Men as alumni, Bilal enrolled in The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, where he’d pursue a career as a singer.

In the late ’90s, Bilal quickly began making his name in Big Apple’s underground music scene, where he met The Roots, Q-Tip and Erykah Badu. In 2001, he released his eclectic debut album 1st Born Second, a critically hailed project that incorporates R&B, jazz, hip-hop, scat, reggae and rock and features contributions from J Dilla, Dr. Dre, Mos Def, Common and Raphael Saadiq. The album sold more than 300,000 copies, cementing the one-of-a-kind talent as one of soul music’s most important new voices. His follow-up LP, Love For Sale, was even more experimental in sound yet was prematurely leaked onto the Internet in 2006, causing the album to be shelved despite positive feedback from critics and fans. In 2010, Bilal re-emerged with Airtight’s Revenge, earning a Grammy nomination for “Little One,” dedicated to his sons. Following, he dropped A Love Surreal in 2013, favouring romance over its predecessor’s darker storytelling. “I was writing a lot of love songs but I was talking about transformation, renewing and new love,” Bilal says. “It was a warm and fuzzy time.”

Bilal’s latest release, In Another Life, was born from chemistry of a purely musical sort. An impromptu 2014 studio session with Adrian Youngebegan a quick and seamless recording process that resulted in Younge sonically taking full reins of the project. Bilal was drawn to the throwback sound and vintage feel of the instrumentals, thanks to Younge’s all-analog studio. “I feel like somebody from the future going into a time chamber making something that’s futuristic with this ancient equipment,” Bilal says, comparing their work to a mashup of London prog-rock band King Crimson and legendary soul group The Delfonics. “I like static, white noise, dirt, all of that stuff. Recording on the analog shit and listening, it was dirty. You get a certain feeling from it.”

To celebrate & support the Philly-bred vocal fiend’s new album and sonic digs, catch one of his high-octane, borderline spiritual, live sets at:

 

The Prince, Melbourne – Thursday 24th September – Buy Tickets

Max Watts, Sydney – Friday 25th September – Buy Tickets

OutsideIn Festival, Sydney – Saturday 26th September – Buy Tickets

 

http://bilalmusic.com/

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