DJ FLAGRANT INTERVIEW

Australian born / US raised Nate Flagrant began the pursuit of his hip hop career in the early 90’s starting out on a single Sony turntable, Flagrant spent many sleepless nights perfecting his sound to replicate the DMC flavor that had influenced him. After returning to his hometown of Melbourne in 1999, it wasn’t long

DJ SHORTEE BLITZ INTERVIEW

Shortee Blitz is the UK’s #1 Hip Hop and Club DJ and one of the scene’s most popular personalities. He is a tireless supporter of urban music and, through his numerous performances with artists ranging from De La Soul & L.L. Cool J to Jay-Z and Nas, and he has firmly established himself on the

ODDISEE INTERVIEW

Oddisee, born Amir Mohamed, is a MC/producer currently signed by Mello Music Group splitting his time between Brooklyn, Washington DC and London. He was born in Washington DC and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland and his love for this area is clear in his work. As a member of the Low Budget Crew, Diamond

ISAAC AESILI (FUNKOMMUNITY) INTERVIEW

Isaac Aesili is no stranger to the NZ Music Scene. Having played, toured and collaborated with some of the country’s top artists, he has now joined forces with vocalist Rachel Fraser to create Funkommunity and release their debut album “Chequered Thoughts” which is out now. Over the past decade, Isaac has been an integral part

DJ SARAH LOVE INTERVIEW

The UK’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” and “One Woman Wrecking Machine”, DJ Sarah Love has a genetic talent for music, over the last half-dozen years Sarah’s skills on the wheels of steel have been honed and recognized in live performances throughout five continents, and on urban music radio in the UK, USA, Australasia and

ELZHI INTERVIEW

Detroit MC Elzhi made his international debut on “Come and Get It,” a stand out song from Jay Dee’s (J Dilla) debut album, “Welcome 2 Detroit”. The widespread praise for the track led to Elzhi joining the group Slum Village in 2002 and becoming a member of one of the most respected Hip Hop groups

GAPPY RANKS INTERVIEW

Gappy Ranks was born and grown in Harlesden NW10, London. Father Jamaican, Mother Dominican, a good combination like Rice & Peas. Early support and recognition of this rising young talent who had made his studio debut with the Ruff Cutt band aged 11 came from local sound system operators and pirate radio stations and soon

MR. THING INTERVIEW

The UK’s Mr.Thing is a world class DJ capable of rocking any party in any town. He is also a multiple DJ title winner which includes the World Team DMC title in 1999 when he was a member of the Scratch Perverts. Mr. Thing has performed/toured with the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff, J Live,

HAU LATUKEFU INTERVIEW

Hau Latukefu is a true pioneer of the Hip Hop scene in Australia. Along with DJ/Producer Danielsan he is a member of Koolism one of the most respected groups in this country releasing 5 critically acclaimed albums and in 2004 and winning the ARIA Award for Best Urban Act. Hau also hosts the only national

DJ HOUSE SHOES INTERVIEW

Having worked with J Dilla, Big Proof, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Phat Kat and a host of others House Shoes has been an integral part of the long burgeoning Motown resurgence. We caught up with House Shoes just before he embarked on his second tour of Australia. How did you get into Hip Hop