HARLEIGHBLU INTERVIEW

Harleighblu is a name that will soon be on everyone’s lips. Not just for the simple fact that it appears that every female English soul singer that cracks it, seems to crack it bigger than big time, but because Harleighblu is uniquely different. A young chanteuse, with street style and an old soul, she’s effortlessly

APRIL77 CREATIVE INTERVIEW

April77 is an experienced, full-service creative studio located in Sydney’s Inner West offering design solutions over an extensive range of disciplines including: branding/logo design, print communications, web design and environmental graphics. Led by Ben and Nerrida Funnell of diverse attitude, style and background, they are collectively able to supply creative solutions from Hip Hop to

FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTERVIEW

The Foreign Exchange have travelled a road most independent bands only dream of, from literally meeting through a foreign exchange on a message board to Grammy Awards and achieving longevity in an ever changing musical landscape. With the recent release of their 4th studio album, Love In Flying Colors, Kristie Nicolas had a chat with

KEV BROWN INTERVIEW

Brazil is not an odd place for an American producer to travel to, but what makes Low Budget rapper/producer Kev Brown’s story stand out is that he’d booked two shows initially — one in Rio De Janeiro and one in Sao Paulo. “Lets just say I got talked into staying and leave it at that,”

THE MAKING OF SCRIBE’S “THE CRUSADER” ALBUM

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of Scribe’s “The Crusader” album Grindin’ caught up with the people who played their part in making what is widely considered a modern day Hip Hop classic in Australia and New Zealand. THE CONTRIBUTORS Malo Luafutu AKA Scribe – Christchurch MC Peter Wadams AKA P-Money – Auckland DJ/Producer Chris

DEREK GLASS (MANIFEST WORLDWIDE CLOTHING) INTERVIEW

North Carolina based Manifest has been designing and manufacturing golden era inspired Hip Hop clothing since 2001. Their ranges pay homage to some of the greats including A Tribe Called Quest, Run DMC, Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killah, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and De La Soul. Grindin’ caught up with the founder Derek Glass to discuss Manifest’s

14KT INTERVIEW

“It’s crazy how beat makers are more important than rappers and DJs to a certain degree now. Hip Hop changed a lot since I was a kid,” says Kendall Tucker — producer name, 14KT. Of late, beatmakers have been peaking in the music and Hip Hop cycle. As KT promotes his latest album, Nickel &

ASKEW ONE INTERVIEW

“I like to paint the head floating as if it’s an immense entity in space, like a gas giant or something but they are in an entropic state.” This is Elliot O’Donnell or Askew One. He is one of New Zealand’s most highly cherished and revered graffiti artists. “I think mostly my works are about

SUFF DADDY INTERVIEW

Suff Daddy is a German producer who discovered his love for beat making after a friend gave him a copy of Acid to install onto his new laptop one day. He’d just graduated high school and was needing to kerb his boredom. Acid was a good alternative to computer games. Fast forward to present day,

TA-KU INTERVIEW

“You’re the music maker, you’re the person they want because your music sounds this way or the other — that self belief again comes into play — knowing that you’re the product they want. Therefore you should call the shots…If they’re not down for it, then they’re not the right ones for ya.” They, are