The Making of A Postcard From The Edge Of The Underside - Part Three
Classic Material
by N'Fa Jones, Hau Latukefu, Steve Duck, Rosano, Paul Buchanan, Kode Blue
2w ago
Sound Unlimited had an album out, a song that cracked the top 20, and had been on the road with some of the rap world's biggest names. But, sadly, this would be the pinnacle of the group's success. Sound Unlimited split, and Australian hip-hop would be ignored by the mainstream for the next ten years. In this episode, Rosano and Kode Blue talk about the last days of Sound Unlimited, before two artists from the next generation of Australian hip-hop speak on the legacy and impact of the group. Hosted by Steve Duck Post Production by Posterboy Media Classic Material is a co-production of Acclaim ..read more
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The Making of A Postcard From The Edge Of The Underside - Part Two
Classic Material
by Steve Duck, Rosano, Kode Blue, Paul Buchanan
3w ago
Having secured a deal with Sony Music, Sound Unlimited get on the road to tour and earn new fans, but quickly learn that being the first hip-hop group to tour across the country raises a whole series of unforeseen issues. It's their work supporting travelling acts, though, that really begins to open doors for the pioneering Australian hip-hop group. Hosted by Steve Duck Post Production by Posterboy Media Classic Material is a co-production of Acclaim Magazine and Complex AU Support Classic Material with a 5-star rating and review to help us tell more of Australian hip-hop's untold stories ..read more
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The Making of A Postcard From The Edge Of The Underside - Part One
Classic Material
by Complex Australia
1M ago
In this episode, we go back to the early '80s to trace the origins of Sydney's hip-hop scene. Rappers Rosano and Kode Blue discover breaking, graffiti, DJing and MCing with their crew Westside Posse, and build a rep throwing impromptu outdoor jams across the city. Meanwhile, a young DJ named Paul Buchanan scores a job with Sony Music and relocates from Perth to Sydney, soon catching a Sound Unlimited show, and setting the wheels in motion for the biggest moment in Australian hip-hop history thus far. Hosted by Steve Duck Post Production by Posterboy Media Classic Material is a co-production of ..read more
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The Making of Choose One: part three
Classic Material
by Complex Australia
8M ago
In the final episode of Classic Material: The Making of Choose One, 1200 Techniques ride the success of "Hard As Hell" and "Karma" all the way from Triple J to commercial radio. Their success brings industry recognition, awards, non-stop touring opportunities and, ultimately, places the group at a difficult crossroads. Complex AU on Instagram Support Classic Material with a 5-star rating and review to help us tell more of Australian hip-hop's untold stories ..read more
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The Making of Choose One: part two
Classic Material
by Complex Australia
8M ago
After connecting through Melbourne's small independent hip-hop scene in the late-'90s, N'fa and Peril began working on tracks together and quickly developed a winning chemistry. But it wasn't until they added Peril's brother Kemstar to the mix that things really began to take off. In this episode, N'fa, Peril and Kem are dealt an early setback before regrouping and releasing the biggest single Australian hip-hop had ever seen. "Karma" combined a great beat, guitar solo, and lyrics ... and an unforgettable music video. Complex AU on Instagram Episode 3 drops Wednesday August 30. Support Classic ..read more
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The Making of Choose One: part one
Classic Material
by Complex Australia
8M ago
Throughout the Classic Material podcast series, we’ve heard about the importance of Triple J. The alternative radio station that represented the only chance of airplay for Australian hip-hop artists. But, what made Triple J decide Australian hip-hop was worth a chance? The station has been responsible for giving a platform to so many of our local hip-hop acts. But it might never have happened if it weren’t for one group. One group that broke through in the early 2000s and made local hip hop appeal to the average suburban Australian kid. One group that used a little rock influence to introduce ..read more
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The Making of The Crusader: part three
Classic Material
by Complex Australia
9M ago
After connecting years earlier and experiencing a long journey to get to the point of working together in the studio, Scribe and P-Money were able to record ‘The Crusader’ in just a matter of days. The album was an instant success, but as we find out in this episode, people always want more, and that can have both beautiful, and ugly, consequences.   Complex AU on Instagram ..read more
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The Making of The Crusader: part two
Classic Material
by Complex Australia
9M ago
The individual journeys of Scribe and P-Money had put them on a collision course, leading up to the moment they connected in the studio. On just their first day of recording for ‘The Crusader’, the duo creates two of the biggest tracks in New Zealand history. Complex AU on Instagram ..read more
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The Making of Day of the Dog: part two
Classic Material
by Complex Australia
1y ago
In this episode, Bliss N Eso travel to Melbourne to hit the studio with Weapon X, creating fan-favourite tracks including ‘Get Your Boof On’ and ‘Then Til Now’ as they work toward the release of their second album Day Of The Dog. Complex AU on Instagram ..read more
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The Making of Day of the Dog: part one
Classic Material
by Complex Australia
1y ago
Rappers Jonathan (Bliss) and Max (Eso) reflect on the time before their hip–hop careers became a full-time gig – when working a day job and slinging mix CDs after shows in tiny venues was their reality. We tell the story of Bliss n Eso’s scrappy, underground beginnings, signing a one-album deal with independent powerhouse rap label Obese Records before cutting their teeth as the opening act for major tours by acts including Cypress Hill, Xzibit and 50 Cent. A touring schedule that ultimately paved the way to signing with Illusive Sounds – their record label to this day. Complex AU on Instagram ..read more
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