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Hyjak n Torcha

Hyjak and Torcha are two of Australias most respected and innovative MCs. They have toured extensively throughout Australia and many overseas spots from N.Z to Bali. They have collaborated musically with an array of diverse artists from Murs & Living Legends, Drapht, Tim Freedman (The Whitlams), Bobby Kim & Buga Kingz to Ozi Battler (The Herd), Mark 'Chopper' Read, Hilltop Hoods and even had a track 'The road is lost', together wit band A Broken Silence played live by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to sold out shows.

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DJ Bonez

Regarded as one of Australia's No.#1 Live Turntable assassins. DJ Bonez has been in the forefront of Australian DJ'ing culture as a performer, releasing Australia's first series of Mix tape / CD's and also catering to DJ's world wide with break beats and scratch records including producing his own albums which feature MC's both locally and international for artist such as: Funkoars, Blade, Motion Man, Grand Agent, Lotek, Omni, MC Mell'O', Muph & Plutonic, Sandpeople, Speaque Eazie, Pegz, Low Budget, Rainman, Tommy I'llfigga, Mystik Journeyman and much more...

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Fluent Form

After the success of his independently released debut album Chapters Of Substance, Fluent Form wasted no time in returning to the studio to begin work on his sophomore LP, The Furnace. Across these 14 tracks, Fluent continues to demonstrate his ability as a lyricist to combine concepts with complexity. To add to this release, Fluent has recruited a stellar line-up of guests including veterans Brad Strut and Ciecmate alongside some Melbourne’s premier talents; Mata N Must, 1/6, Maundz, Fatty Phew and crew members Raven and Geko.

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2 Dogs

2 Dogs is a spin-off group created by two of the members of the Brisbane band Resin Dogs, Dave and DJ Katch. Their albums contain a larger variation of both ambient hip-hop beats and also some lyrics thrown in for measure. Prozac Beats, their first album is focused heavily on down-tempo beats and rythms whilst their most recent, D&K Sessions contains both uplifting (Fire in the Belly, Funky 2+1) as well as downtempo interlude tracks.

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Phrase

Harley Webster (born 1981), better known as Phrase is an Australian hip hop MC, originating from Melbourne, Victoria. Growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne, Phrase’s love of hip hop kicked off in his early teens when he started listening to Ice T, NWA, Ice Cube, and 2Pac. Whilst he was a certified fan of these US rappers, it wasn’t until he began listening to community radio and new Australian rappers that he started to feel a real affinity with hip hop as an art-form. “These dudes were rapping about issues that I relate to like cops, graffiti, and crime in Australia.

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The Melodics

The Melodics are a cross genre band. They mess around with New wave, Synthpop, 2 Tone and Hip-Hop to create some damn fresh flavours... Crowds get down to it; they dance, they sing, they think and they get into Electro-Dionysian trances. Melodics play colourful music for a grey world. They have painted a fluorescent foundation across Australia selling thousands of EP's including The Glen Shnieblic EP and the Nought n' Crosses EP. They have played along side such acts as Dizzee Rascal, Lyrics Born, TZU and Jackson Jackson and have come out crowd favourites at festivals like Woodford.

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Morganics

Morgan Lewis, better known in the hip-hop world as Morganics, is an MC, Beatboxer, Bboy producer. He is also involved in hip hop theatre and teaching beat-boxing and MC'ing to community centres, jails, schools, theatre companies and remote Aboriginal communities. Known for the hit 'Down River' by the Wilcannia Mob featuring three young Aboriginal boys rapping to a beat-boxing soundtrack, Morganics continues to encourage others to use their own words, terms and language as he does to try to make hip hop our own.

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The Optimen

The Optimen are an Australian hip hop group, originating from Brisbane, Queensland.
The crew consisting of Sammsonite, Datsun, K-West and DJ Damage released their first album "02 Breath Control" in 2002. The album 02 Breath Control is a solid Hip-Hop journey with little emphasis on the battle style that seems to be so prevalent in Aus releases. They tend to focus on entertaining picture painting style tracks with solid but not too technical flows.

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Kerser

Reigning champion of the notorious Got Beef? battles, achieving a staggering million plus YouTube views and selling more than 3000 copies of his two mixtapes comes Sydney’s cocky, charismatic MC Kerser. Joining forces with freakish beat-banging producer Nebs, Kerser has put together The Nebulizer, his keenly anticipated first album available now on iTunes and from JB HiFi (Australia)