As much as she has been lacking in manners the last time or so she came by the studio, Sky’high’s new stuff is pretty nice. For those unacquainted, Sky is semi a representative of the searcher/adlay culture in Sydney. Kinda like our version of a ‘chav’, you will see lads wearing Nike hats and shorts, air max, nautica polos, talking in pig latin and generally being a nuisance. Their fearless leader, Sky has been making big moves, working with New Zealand hit maker P Money. Here are some of their tunes…
P Major is really nice on production so I think it is understandable that I thought this Statik Selectah beat was another one of his. Here are some tracks that he did produce for Sydney rapper Ellesquire on his album Ready
I really had to stop myself from singing along to this. Ahead of the Player Haters Ball on this Saturday at Good God, Joyride gives us a little taste of what you can expect from his set. With just an acoustic guitar and his voice, he gives us a superb rendition of Frank Ocean’s ‘Novacane’. It is a rather raw recording from the show, I just added a bit compression in garage band. Hopefully the quality is okay.
Not so long ago, former Slum Village emcee, Elzhi came out to Sydney to do some rapping. He has been getting a bit of a buzz from his Illmatic tribute album Elmatic. Not just your average mixtape, he uses live band Will Sessions to rework the classic Nas instrumentals. Here is a taste of the record, and a video from his show at Tone.
Ok Rodney P is a Boss. Easily one of my fav mc’s ever. If you don’t like the P i don’t like you. This is massive New posse cut from some of the Uk’s finest on a rework of the classic truth and rights riddim…Heaaaavvvvyyyyy
Also some bonus Rodney P tunes because we rule and i’m in such a good mood after watching the above clip.
When you think this video couldn’t get any more awesome the mummy appears. I think I have a new hero. I love the poses he makes every time he says ‘Tell em what I am’. The one at 1:43 seconds is the best. I think I will spend today just practicing that.
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Kween G again in take over mode, while I was overseas. P Smurf of Daily Meds and the Big Village Massive popped by the studio. Not wanting to rap on his lonesome, the Kween dropped a verse or two with Mr Smurf. Watch out!
One Day Crew – Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate and Joyride – break out the banjos and other questionable instruments, and get a little Mumford and Julia Stone on us. It wasn’t exactly hood, but we still had a knee slapping good time as the One Dayers play an all acoustic gig. The night included guest spots from Illy, Jane Tyrell, Milan and more. Here is a little glimpse of the One Day hoedown.
That Kween G is a problem. While I was away eating tacos and trying not to get kidnapped by taxi drivers, she was filling in on my show plotting a coup. This is her interview with Kurtis Blow backstage at Tone Nightclub in Sydney, before his performance. Pssssttt… whatever.