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End of Birthdays.


I have some sad news.  I will be posting (even) less on this blog than usual.  But this sad cloud has a silver lining.  The reason I will be posting less here is because I’ve been welcomed into the open arms of The Community and will, instead, be blogging mostly at their site –

Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about becoming part of The Community.  I’ve blogged about them before but for those that don’t know, The Community is a music and arts collective based in Perth, Australia but with connections to artists across the whole country and internationally.  It was founded by Diger Rokwell and Triple M.U.M eight years ago and has since been going from strength to strength.  With members such as Mathas, Ourobonic Plague, Marksman, Wisdom2th, The Empty Cup and ASAP I have to admit that I feel a bit outclassed but it’s not competitive or combative so it’s still a cosy fit.  The Community defiantly declares that it is “not a crew” but a loose association of active musicians and artists with a communitarian and do-it-yourself attitude (which are not mutually exclusive terms – as any independent artist knows).

On that note, The Community is celebrating its 8th Birthday today from 7:30pm at The Bakery in Northbridge, Perth.  So if you’re a Perfian and you’re looking for something to do then come on down.  It’ll be a killer night with the likes of The Boost Hero Man, NAIK and DOS4GW with (US emcee) GDP sure to blow the fucking roof off.

Anyway, I will still be dropping in here when I can to talk rubbish about zombie films and audio gear but be sure to sink your claws into my blog at The Community if you want to keep up with the goings on in my world of music.  While you’re there, be sure to check out the other artists and musicians on the site – it’s a beautiful thing.


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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in blogging, Hip Hop, social media


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Crazy people on my album recording session.

It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you… 10 points if your brain read that in Timbaland’s voice. But, yeah, I’ve been away from the blog for a while.  I had a good reason (or more than one, actually).

I’ve been trying to pull together a bunch of loose ends for my album.  As of yesterday, the final guest vocal had been recorded and the first four tracks had entered the mixing stage.  I have a few minor adjustments to make for the remaining tracks to bring them up to mix readiness and then it’s on like Donkey Kong.  And Donkey Kong was one on arse monkey fucker.

In addition to getting the album together I’ve been constructing an interactive Flash animation for some promo materials.  That has slowly been doing my head in but it’s damn near ready now.  Which brings me to the topic of crazy people – no, really.  You see, if you’re anything like me then you won’t be able to resist reading the comments on various blog posts that you happen across.  Sometimes I skim the post and meticulously read the comments.  It’s a glaring fault in my character. However, you can’t really blame me when it’s possible to stumble across intellectual gems such as the comment below (I was looking for some random shit to do with ActionScript 2):

m polson Dec 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm

a university and or others thought they could use the flash cordinate and ora carttession cordinate systems and by using vowifi and bluetooth cell phones manipulate sound and to stream imiages with cell phones by actionscript and flash cordinate systems by pointing a cell phone at ur headf will u sleep and using angles and xyz from base puter could stream imiages back to cell phone and stream it at ur head is it possable hell yes it is and by accessing directorys and altering the sound onfourier transform actionscripts and using symmetrics of cell phones could stream dangerous radio waves to streaming the same way

I’m betting that the “m” in this dude’s name stands for “mind”.  Or maybe “machine” because I think this was generated by a bot.  But that just makes it even more stupid.

Seriously though, these sorts of barely literate, paranoid and borderline psychotic ramblings are EVERYWHERE on the internet.  People are seriously fucked in the head.

On a side note, here’s a flick from a recent show in Perth. Image

Odette Mercy belts it out @ The Bakery.  This girl can sing soooo nice.




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ASAP makes me laugh… New track!

Hey folks,

Long time, no type…

Here’s a fresh track from local Perth emcee, ASAP.  This guy is an awesome freestyle emcee and he’s been recording a bit recently.  He’s also one of the funniest guys you could ever meet.  Anyway, the beat is by Lenny Rudeberg (Wisdom2th) and it’s worth listening to the lyrics as you nod your head…



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Posted by on October 3, 2011 in Hip Hop


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New music!


Perth... some people call it P-town... but we ignore them.

Hey folks,

You know it’s been a while since your last post when you log in and the interface has changed so it takes you about 10 minutes to figure out how to add a new post.

Anyways, local Perth emcee Marksman has been working on an album recently.  Lenny Rudeberg (Wisdom2th) has been handling the production side of things.  Marksman has put a couple of the tunes up on Soundcloud recently so I thought I do my local support thing.  Oh, and I mastered the tunes for Soundcloud (I’m not mastering the final product though – haven’t got the best set up for that sort of thing).

Have a listen.

Not as much of a fan of the one below, but it’s horses for courses – you know?


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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Hip Hop


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Scene Update!

Sunrise over Perth, Western Australia, taken f...

Perth - the hip hop is right next the third building from the left.


Hey folks,

Being a producer in a small city like Perth, I quite often get to see the background work that artists are putting in to various releases.  So, being the kindly gentleman that I am, I thought I’d give you a heads up on a couple of releases that are in the pipelines at the moment.

Wisdom2th and Gbox have been hard at work on their conceptual sci fi epic “Null/Void: Existence is futile” for probably a year or so now.  Based in a dystopian alternate reality this release is probably 80% done at the moment – at the very least it’s in the mixing stage.  It’s equal parts hip hop noir, speculative fiction, introspective funk and glitchy experimentation.  I’ve heard probably every track they’ve made for it so far and I have to say that this is one to keep an eye/ear out for.

Another project involving Wisdom2th is Marksman’s upcoming release.  I’m not sure what he’s going to call it but the tracks I’ve heard so far are quite cool.  He rocked a few of the finished tracks a couple of weeks back at The Bird to a healthy response.  Wisdom2th is handling the majority of production and the beats are sounding tight (as most of Lenny’s beats do).

Aside from that I know that The Empty Cup is working on something at the moment.  He seems to be calling it a mixtape but I’m hoping it evolves into a full LP because the dude is pretty damn talented.

I guess that means that The Community is doing the business at the moment.  It’s a beautiful thing.

On a side note, if you haven’t already checked it out you should definitely get your hands on two recent releases: “Sri Diger” by Diger Rokwell, the first in what promises to be a number of “beat tourism” albums from this legend of the Perth hip hop scene; and “Dust Moats” by Maxy Bills who describes his music as “future cosmic funky glooping intergalactic resonance” – which is pretty accurate really.  Both are well worth your time and money.

Here’s a taster for your enjoyment!




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