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Monday
Nov282016

UK Grime duo Krept & Konan announce Sydney and Melbourne shows

The Kings of underground UK Grime duo Krept & Konan have announced shows in Sydney and Melbourne for January 2017.

The duo otherwise known as "Play Dirty" are two influential grime artists hailing from South London who are killing the UK underground scene. 

The dynamic rap duo effortlessly fuse together hip hop, grime, trap and even some R&B to create a diverse project that has continuously pushed them further into the spotlight.

Krept & Konan’s success has largely been off their own back with their mixtape Young Kingz becoming a huge chart success considering that it was unsigned, and their street single “Don’t Waste My Time” went viral in January 2014. Artists to remix the track include French Montana, Wretch 32, Chip and Stormzy. 

Their debut album ‘The Long Way Home’ was released in 2015, preceded by the singles “Certified” featuring the boss Rick Ross and the chart hit “Freak of the Week” featuring Jeremih. 

The album was named no. 2 on the UK album charts and also features collaborations from Wiz Khalifah, Ed Sheeran, YG, Jeremih, Emeli Sande and Skepta.

Krept & Konan's are also known for their politically charged track "Dunya" which appears on the soundtrack to a new British film Brotherhood. The track starts off with the duo watching Alton Sterlings death on TV and what comes after is an unveiling of a story of what would happen if the tables were turned. 

Recently they dropped a remix with MoStack with a track called ‘Liar Liar’ featuring J.Hus. 

Event Details

TUES 2ND JAN // LAUNDRY BAR // MELBOURNE

WEDS 3RD JAN // THE BASEMENT // SYDNEY

Melbourne: Laundry Bar 

Sydney: The Basement 

Monday
Oct102016

Korean MC Keith Ape announces Australian 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.

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 

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 

 

Monday
Oct102016

Australia's Afro-Latin powerhouse ensemble Veneno announces show at Sydney’s Venue 505

Australia's Afro-Latin powerhouse ensemble Veneno returns to Venue 505 for one night on the 22nd of October 2016.  

Following the success their last sold-out show at the popular Jazz venue, Veneno are back playing a stripped back acoustic set of latin classics and original music.

Dubbed as the Spanish version of the ‘Black Eyed Peas,’ Veneno is an Afro/Latin and Hip hop fusion band with a sound and musicianship like no other. 

The band consists of C Major, Steve Marin, Cesar Marin and Ricky Cancino. Together they form a life-long brotherhood of Australian/Latino musicians that push the boundaries with their incredibly tight sound and world class performance.

Veneno are 15-years strong and continue to remain at the forefront of the Latino music industry in Australia through TV performances, national tours and original album releases. 

Opening up the night will be the virtuosic talents of the Martinez family, presenting their acclaimed Martinez Akustika show.

Veneno’s journey has led them to collaborate and perform with many international bands/artists including: Ozomatli (LA), Aloe Blacc (US), Los Lobos (US), Los De Abajo (MEX), Cubanismo (CUBA), Reve Y Su Charangon (CUBA), Fulanito (DOM) and vocalists: Osvaldo Chacon (CUBA) Mystro (UK) Merenia Gillies (NZ) and Maya Jupiter (AUS).  

Event Details

When: 22nd October 2016

Where: Venue 505, Surry Hills

Time: 8:30pm

Cost: $20.00

Ticket Link

Links:

Veneno Facebook

Veneno Facebook Event

Monday
Sep052016

Detroit MC/Producer Black Milk announces show in Sydney

Grindin' is proud to present Detroit MC Black Milk’s show at Sydney’s Plan B Small Club on Saturday 19th November. 

Black Milk is a master of beats and rhymes, renowned for his top-flight production, insightful lyrics and thrilling live shows.

The infamous Producer / MC will be supported by local artists’ The Goods, DJ Mike Who and Edseven. 

Far from your typical rap act, Black has steadily added new sounds and styles to his repertoire while working with a diverse group of collaborators - from Jack White and Robert Glasper to his own band Nat Turner.

As a producer, Black has held down his hometown of Detroit for over a decade, working with the city’s top talent including Danny Brown and the legendary Slum Village, who gave him his start on their album The Trinity. 

On his own, he’s created a catalog of solid solo rap albums: Popular Demand (2006), Tronic (2008), Album of the Year (2010), No Poison No Paradise (2013) and his latest If There’s A Hell Below (2014).  

He also teamed up with Guilty Simpson and the late Sean Price to form the supergroup Random Axe. In 2015, Black released a live instrumental album, The Rebellion Sessions, with his band Nat Turner.

Event Details

When: 19th November 2016

Where: Plan B Small Club, Sydney

Cost: $38.00

Ticket Link: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/black-milk-us-australian-tour/88751  

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586434758329010/ 

Monday
Aug152016

Sounds of Afrobeats Festival celebrates the Life of Fela Kuti

Sounds of Afrobeats Festival is back again and is welcoming patrons to another one of Australia's largest outdoor Afrobeats Festival for a third time on the 15th October 2016.

On Saturday 15th October Sounds of Afrobeats (S.O.A) DJ's & performers will be returning to North Sydney's iconic venue at The Greenwood Hotel.

This time around they'll be celebrating the life of Fela Kuti with artists to be advised in due course.

Dj's will deliver an intense energy, exuberant style and African polyrhythms from genres including;

Further details of the upcoming line up will be released shortly.

Facebook: @soundsofafrobeats
Instagram: @soundsofafrobeats
Facebook Event

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