Ciecmate is in it for the long haul. His label, Broken Tooth Entertainment, is eighteen releases deep, each one another move in a coordinated plan of attack. Since BTE’s inception, Ciecmate has craftily built a stable of some of Australia’s most influential underground hip hop artists. A scene builder. It’s time for him to reveal the vision he’s been refining over the past ten years.Game Over is Ciecmate’s magnum opus. Entirely self-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered, with the exception of one track produced by fellow grim soothsayer Tornts, Game Over captures the jagged texture of Wu Tang, and the savage truths of Immortal Technique.
Continuing on from their exciting summer tours including DaM-FunK, Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Mayer Hawthorne & The County and Roy Ayers – Niche Productions presents Ladi6 joining forces with Electric Wire Hustle performing Friday 15th April at The Corner Hotel Getting her start with seminal all-girl crew Sheelahroc, Ladi6 is New Zealand’sfirst lady of hip-hop. Releasing her debut solo album Time Is Not Much (produced by Fat Freddy’s Drop’s DJ Mu and later released by UK label BBE) in2008, Ladi along with her musical partner/producer DJ Parks have been on a whirlwind advernture over the past 12 months including relocating to Berlin for sixty tour dates across Europe supporting the likes of Gil-Scott Heron, Masta Ace and Mayer Hawthorne. Fellow countrymen Electric Wire Hustle are one of New Zealand’s newest offerings, featuring a fresh combination of modern hip-hop, psychedelia and soul. Forming in 2007, they released their self titled debut album through BBE unique sound which features the unmistakable vocals of Mara TK who has been compared to Marvin Gaye. Collaborating with the likes of Georgia Anne Muldrow, Steve Spacek and NZ Blues legend Billy TK on their album, EWH have also supported Shapeshifter, DaM-FunK, Talib Kweli and Peanut Butter Wolf whilst garnering a lot of support from BBC Radio 1 jocks Gilles Peterson and Benji B.
After Hours are back with their third release, an EP titled Darker Days. Darker Days is a departure from their earlier work – with a nastier, more evil sound. 11 tracks deep, packed with some serious heat – this is a release not to be slept on. Darker Days features the talents of Pohetikut (Southern Skeptics) as well as production from Trials (Funkoars), Newsense (Hospice Crew) and Debate (Train of Thought).
Rising from a self-imposed hiatus, one of Australian hip hop’s hardest hitting artists returns to the recording fold with his brand new album Drama. With rhymes like ransom letters, the latest is an unrelenting, no-holds barred assault on politics, global issues, Australian life and hip hop. Like the unmistakable voice, Pegz is never one to hold back with the fire, all while maintaining a humorous streak of clever lyricism and biting commentary.
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