Tuesday, September 4, 2012

End of an era...

Hey all, Perth Underground at the website level will cease to be updated with news from Perth Hip Hop. If you would like to keep up with the general local scene I suggest you subscribe to our frequently updated Facebook page.

I will continue to update this site with Perth Underground related news. Perth Underground will be shifting focus to music production and distribution (sort of like a record label).

This is not the end of Perth Underground at all so don't worry, the previous content will still be available and I will continue to post music and information for Perth Underground Artists.

Cheers, #Loftee

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Omac & Complete - The Devil's Resume (VIDEO)

Yo, check out this video from Omac & Complete for The Devil's Resume. Pretty cool track.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

KnoeFM - FourthMove

Hey, check this new EP just released from Perth Hip Hop artist KnoeFM. Some HUGE features and is free to download. Features Skyzoo, Substance and Sonnyjim.

Sever - Batter Up (Featuring Solitary, Complete and Bitter Belief) - Video

Yo, check this new video from Sever's upcoming mixtape 'Hooligan Lagoon'. Features from Solitary, Complete and Bitter Belief. Huge track.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ill mind of Hopsin 5

This track is crazy, I love it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Album Credits - Part 2 - Mobb Deep - The Infamous...

Hey all, so a few days back I did a small analysis of the credits in MMLP and now I am back with part 2. This time around I will be covering Mobb Deep's classic The Infamous... (again chosen at random out of my collection).

Mobb Deep - The Infamous...

The credits in this album are laid out as follows (I am going to just list them properly as I can't be bothered thinking of random names again).

Eye For A Eye (Your Beef Is Mines)            4:54
(A. Johnson/K. Muchita/N. Jones/ C. Woods)
produced by Mobb Deep
Featuring Nas and Raekwon The Chef
recorded by Tim Latham at Platinum Island Studios, NYC
mixed by Mobb Deep and Tony Smalios at Unique Recording Studios, NYC
Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc./Albert Johnson/Ramecca
Music, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc.
(BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered
by BMG Songs, Inc./Zomba Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Again this is the way it is unless one of the roles is different or not required. It seems that they weren't as anal retentive as me when it comes to capital letters but the font they used is all caps anyway (capital letters are just larger than the smaller ones). The credits in this album get the point across and don't seem too fussed about grammar. So it seems I am incorrect once again :D. I am getting the idea that it doesn't matter so much as long as the credits are consistent with the rest of the album.

M-Phazes - Ones Clothing Interview

Yo, check this interview with M-Phazes from Ones Clothing.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Album Credits: Part 1

Hey all, for some of you that may have seen there was a bit of a discussion on album credits and roles of beat makers, song writers, session musicians and producers. Instead of beating a dead horse and debating a topic where everybody is correct I thought I would pick out 5 albums at random from my collection and have a look at how they have set out their album credits. It was my opinion that the beat maker does not always necessarily have to be credited as a producer but others may not agree with me.

Instead of doing all 5 albums at once (which I stated yesterday) I will do one at a time due to having to do actual work at my job (I know right?!).


First off, I was wrapped that this came out and I am surprised that it came out first. Dr Dre has been a massive inspiration to anything music related I have ever done and is still one of my overall favourites.

The credits in this booklet are laid out professionally in the below format.

Song Name
(D.A Rapper, A beatjacker, S Equencer) - writers
Produced by: A Producer
Mixed by: T.A Engineer
Recording and Mix Engineer: M Assistant
Bass: U Bassplayer
Guitar: M Strummer
Keyboards: I.M Creative
Assistant Engineer: D.A Biatch
Published by: Music Label

All songs are laid out like this unless one of the roles is not filled.

In the MMLP my idea of how an album should be credited is wrong (although I don't know exactly how this album was recorded and produced so I could be right). In this case the rapper, and beat-makers are listed as song writers and producers and the extras such as mixing and recording engineers, session musicians, assistants and publishers are also credited. The mastering engineer does not make an appearance here as in most cases the mastering for an entire album is done by one person (or one team).

I will continue tomorrow (hopefully) with another random album and hopefully anybody involved can gain some knowledge and release some more professional looking albums.

** Note, they used Produced by in the credits... GRRR

Mr Grevis - The Sampler (Pre Order)

Pre Order Mr Grevis' new album 'The Sampler' at Soul Clap Records.

KevWest & KillahTrakz - #IHateMixtapes EP (US)

Check out this EP from Seattle based producer KevWest linking up with KillahTrakz. It is a golden era style EP that you can really dig into.

MC-Exclusivo - Beat Tape (UK)

Yo, check out this free beat tape from a producer in the UK known as Exclusivo. It is a very sample orientated raw sounding tape. Good to zone out with it in the background.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The New Breed - Two For One

Hey, check out this free CD from The New Breed. I've been slack as and not really posting much lately. Am trying to get something sorted to get more content but until then you guys just have to deal with my inconsistencies.

Mr Grevis - So High (Video)

Yo, check out this new clip from Mr Grevis for his track 'So High'. Pretty cool clip and even doper track.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dry July 2012 - Loftee Beats

Hey all, I am doing Dry July this year so if you can please donate some money to a good cause. I am raising money for The Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Freakz Of The Nature - Live Swan Lounge

The Freakz of The Nature keep kickin' it live styles, this time with fellow old skoolers JR and FG plus fresh faced 6.0 Krew. DJ Krazie Kraze will be droppin' classics in between. 5 acts for $5. Can't go wrong. It's a Saturday too, so you mostly likely can't complain about work as an excuse! Get on down..

The Freakz of The Nature
6.0 Krew
DJ Krazie Kraze

Saturday 16th June 2012
Swan Lounge - 201 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle
8pm - Midnight - $5 entry

The Freakz of The Nature's 2000Zen album out now at www.thefreakz.com and select CD stores 

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