Friday August 9 was another cracking Cultura Clandestino production at Polish White Eagle Club.

Headliners Midnight tea Party (Sydney) took Canberra next level on some extended, eclectic original grooves and melodies, with plenty of power for the heaving dancefloor.

Basically they rocked it and represented the sunny city with fun and fire.

Los Chavos are always a delight and didn’t disappoint at this informal mash of titans. great to hear more of the rap style vocals coming in from the guitarist to bounce off the soaring, soulful lyrics.

Dub Militia opened with a scorching assault of mpc-driven rubadub and vocals by the ACT’s newest and oldest recruits mc Tomaski and 3ocloc Bogey respectively. Coolio Desgracias added some highly spacey guitar fx that really brought out the dubbership connection.

shout outs to Agency Dub Collective, Rondo, Brain, Pat Kilby, Sam Young (the beggars battalion), Dub Ninja – los maestros.

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The debut track and video from Melbourne Hiphop duo The Ombudsmen is produced by international dub legend John Green (Old Skool Johnny).

This track was conceived by John and The Master, written and recorded in Melbourne and Austria – Get High was developed over seas and forged through interstate travel back in Oz.

We were so happy with the lyrics and beat vibes that a video became necessary. This low-fi, single shot clip (filmed by DJ Elev8 and featuring local Melbourne legend China Sky) was filmed in a session while 3oB was en route home to the ACT (via Tathra NSW). Lets just say whether it’s old-growth or saplings – this track definitely has trees in its DNA.

Enjoy ‘Get HIgh’

It is always timely to acknowledge and oppose the ongoing genocide of Indigenous People in Australia.

3oB wrote this track in Melbourne in early 2007.

It is dedicated to the ongoing fight for Land rights, Treaty and Human Justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people everywhere.  get active! get involved!

Shock the System

 

 

 

It’s here! The long-awaited second album by Australian producer/emcee 3ocloc Bogey.  Shock the System is an 11-track dialogue with the world of the artist’s past.  The topics: Imperialism and greed must end!!  People need to get off their arse, curb their own decadence and act.

Delayed warning or misplaced manifesto? The LP finds Bogey clawing at the brink of a Global Financial Crisis, multiple US-led wars and a burgeoning climate change argument, pleading for sanit-damit-hanit…nup, ya fucked it.  How we rebuild is upon us.

Written between 2007 and 2017, the interrupted long player contains takes from a younger 3oB, as well as later tracks, written and recorded in real time. There are some songs born in the aftermath of severe illness and neurosurgery (in late 2009) that slowed his roll to a standstill; whatever it is, it is all classic Bogey.  It’s a more radical collection, compared to the 2013 debut 3ocloc Bogey, with no lyrical collaborators: just 3oB laying it down from start to finish.  It’s like there was a lot he needed to get off his chest and you better not be a neocon.

‘From here the future is mine to do with as I please creatively, I’ve no more cross to bear, at least time can heal some wounds’

The long-awaited LP documents this transformation from youthful rebel, to wounded soldier and back again as vengeful phoenix.  How does it feel to return from the brink of deadly bad luck to find the world in such a state?  The answer: a Shock to the System.

‘The world has changed a lot since the receding of the neo-con era, and not all for the better I’d argue.  I urge people to learn to see beyond their own material interests and to work together to build a more just world for all.’

now available from bandcamp – Feb 28 2019.

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‘special mention must go to all the supportive students at Marist College Canberra (2014-18) who encouraged me to continue my work as an emcee.’