Monthly Archives: April 2010

Mark Drew x Soulmate preview

Classic material.

Stat D on new Herb EP

Stat D produced the opening track on this one… a whiiile back. (Funnily enough, it’s a beat that was initially destined for Muneshine’s Status Symbol release.) Nice to see it finally seeing the light of day.

I’ma let the bio tell it:

Basic Equipment, Unda K9 and Defeat Industries Present HERB – THE MORNING SUN EP. OUT NOW!

After honing his craft on Sydney’s burgeoning live Hip Hop and Freestyle scene, Herb is ready to take his first step into the spotlight with his debut release The Morning Sun EP.

A five-track chronicle of life in Sydney and its surrounding area, Herb uses his dexterous flow and vivid lyrical imagery to immerse the listener in the world of the characters that inhabit his stories. From the backyards of the Blue Mountains to the bars of the back streets of the Inner West, Herb has kept his eyes and ears open in order to imbue these narratives with a startling realism.

The EP is driven by a strong musical back-drop comprising an even variety of straight up hip hop bangers through moody acoustic electronica and laid-back grooves. Herb handles many of the production duties, working alongside close friend and long time co-collaborator Ivan Lisyak (Paper Scissors), who also served up the beat for “Restless Night” and mixed the EP. Stat D (13th Son) provides a horn-rich banger in opener “Loose Lips Sink Ships”. Cuts are provided by veteran Sydney DJ Sandro (13th Son, Ozi Batla).

Herb combines serious lyrical skill and a strong ear for song-craft with fresh, energetic production and a tight, fat sound to create an impressive debut.

The EP is available now through iTunes and at all good retailers through MGM Distribution.

Supastition calls it quits

“Waking up to see a blog giving away your entire discography for free followed by a single sentence saying “support the artist” is a very humbling thing to see when your rent is due.”

Very sad news this week from the North Carolina vet.

We had a little involvement in his 2007 Australian tour and got to meet the man himself – a true Southern gentleman.

Those hungry for a parting shot from the artist also known as Kam Moye should stay tuned to this blog (he makes an appearance on an upcoming Soulmate release, to be announced very shortly).

Mixtape: 360 – Please Be Seated

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, it’s finally here… the new 360 mini-mixtape Please Be Seated!

This is a little something to tide you hungry bastards over til the release of Falling & Flying later in the year. It features six brand new heatrocks, only one of which you’ve heard previously, and a long-awaited new verse from the homie Pez. Essential listening over the Anzac Day long weekend.

Download here:

… and spread the word!

RIP Guru

They say it’s lonely at the top, in whatever you do
You always gotta watch motherfuckers around you
Nobody’s invincible, no plan is foolproof
We all must meet our moment of truth

Just as you’ll receive what is comin’ to you
Everybody else is gonna get theirs too
I ain’t no saint, therefore I cannot dispute
That everyone must meet their moment of truth

Actions have reactions, don’t be quick to judge
You may not know the hardships people don’t speak of
It’s best to step back, and observe with couth
For we all must meet our moment of truth

Video: Got Beef? Presents 360 vs Keynote

“… the only two rappers signed to Soulmate Records.”


All will be revealed shortly…