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Eyo... Plenty been goin on here with the label and crew. We've recently signed one of our Brisbane brothers GAZ HAZARD to the label, while LAZY GREY, JAKE BIZ & DJ DCIDE have just completed the first launch show for KOLD HEAT in Melbourne at the Laundry Bar... now these gents are ready to drop the DOUBLE LP GATEFOLD VINYL alongside the BRISBANE LAUNCH of KOLD HEAT, all in the next few weeks!! Time to pay attention right now... Let's Go!
Hailing from Brisbane’s south side Gaz Hazard was a founding member of underground rap group CRS (Cool, Rad, Skills or Cunt Rap Syndicate). CRS garnered cult-like support in the mid to late 2000’s following the release of the crew’s debut album, Gully Down Crooks. Known for their rowdiness and a “back to basics” approach the Cunt Rap Syndicate finally reopened their doors in 2013 with the first full-length release from one of their most promising MC’s with Gaz Hazard’s Hazardous To Ya Health album.
Hazardous To Ya Health saw Gaz trawling through a lifetime of memories from the opposite side of the law, a vantage point from which very few local MC’s can truly speak. The album featured the remarkable talents of fellow CRS members Pors 1 and Servo who provide five verses and nine stellar beats respectively. The album also relished collaborations with close mates the 750 Rebels and Hired Goons; Ken Oath, Billy Bunks, Bigfoot, Jake Biz and Tornts bringing a powerhouse of Australian hip-hop to it’s forefront.
Since the release of Hazardous To Ya Health, Gaz has been honing his skills and perfecting his craft both on stage and in the lab. With a number of admirable shows under his belt including three Stand Up supports in 2014 (Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide) and a few local headliners between. The time has come for Gaz to once again embark on his solo journey with his sophomore album well in the works and expected to release late 2015.
In celebration of the label announcement Gaz has composed a new track and video titled ‘The Blueprint’ shot, cut and stabbed by long time friend Heathen Steelberg. The track is produced by a Gemini Method collaboration of label compadre Akidcalledchubz and Dontez of Kings Konketed (Unkut Recordings) and features killah cuts from the Karsniogenics head honcho Dj Dcide. Please help us welcome Gaz to the brotherhood that be Karsniogenics records and wish him a long productive career of independently released Hip-Hop music.
750 REBELS - JAKE BIZ // LAZY GREY // DJDCIDE
“KOLD HEAT ALBUM LAUNCH”
BRISBANE | NEW GLOBE THEATRE | SAT MARCH 7
MORE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED SOON!!!!
750 REBELS - JAKE BIZ // LAZY GREY // DJDCIDE
“KOLD HEAT VINYL RELEASE ANNOUNCMENT”
..IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW..
Karsniogenics & the 750 REBELS present JAKE BIZ, LAZY GREY & DJDCIDE. Three of Brisbane hip-hop’s finest underground artists comin’ correct with the long awaited latest installment from members of the infamous 750 Rebels, “KOLD HEAT”.
Following on from the short film prequel to the album “KOLD HEAT | BRING IT TO YA CITY” DVD released in late 2013, the crew are set to burn up ya sound system with this latest body of work.
Produced by SEAN B of THE STATESMEN, with additional production from veteran MC/Producer LAZY GREY, KOLD HEAT is a record that’s reminiscent of the sound and style from 10 years ago, the early/mid 2000s; a time when Australian hip-hop was relatively unscathed by the masses and owned by the rawest and purists alike.
Three years in the making, the album has taken many twists and turns along the way since its first inception. Riding high off the back of his debut solo album “Commercial Hell”, JAKE BIZ began work on a follow up EP. At this time, production duo SEAN B and DJDCIDE were also in the early stages of their next EP, while the Little General aka LAZY GREY had began work on his next solo LP. The guys decided then to combine their efforts and thus KOLD HEAT was born. To set it off right the team went into isolation for a condensed pressure cooker style production session over 3 days at a house in the secluded Mt Crosby area. Dubbed “The Kompound” the crew produced the initial 6-8 tracks which formed the basis of the album KOLD HEAT.
Continuing the creative momentum, the crew excelled week after week in the studio producing more and more tracks, further developing the sound for the record. During this period the guys began developing concepts for the first video clip and engaged long time friends and filmmakers HEATA and JOSH DAVIS. With the production team on board, the short film prequel to the album “KOLD HEAT | BRING IT TO YA CITY” was now in motion, and the Rebels put forth 7 tracks to form the soundtrack to the film.
With the film released in late 2013, the guys went straight back to studio creating even more tracks. Now with some 20+ tracks in the can it was time to craft the final arrangement for the LP. Their devotion to deliver a no-frills style hip-hop release amongst the myriad of commercial sounds the culture produces today was a natural step for the crew, given they felt this is a sound that’s been missing in recent years. To solidify this mantra the crew released the next single from the album “PIG CITY” on iTunes with a hot new video clip on YouTube in August this year.
KOLD HEAT brings forth a mature ‘grown-man hip-hop” sound from JAKE BIZ and LAZY GREY, with topics and storylines that range from your traditional boom-bap style party joints, to some of the heavier content around their personal beliefs in the machinations of the political world today, through to paying homage to the foundation architects of Australian hip hop culture. With both MCs comes a distinct level of comfort between one another’s sound, reinforced by having performed on stage together with DJDCIDE consistently over the past 3-4 years, and further enhanced by the raw production style from the pioneering crate digger and 4ZZZ Phattape Hip-hop Show 10 year veteran SEAN B. The chemistry between these artists shown across this album is evidence of their commitment to their beloved hip-hop culture, friends and artists alike.
Featuring some of the underground hip-hop scene’s most respected artists including DELTA, CIECMATE, OVERPROOF PETE, BIGFOOT, BIAS B & MISS BROWN, KOLD HEAT is a record that will excite the older generations of a time they’ve known and loved, while engage the younger audiences on a level that’s not of the mainstream radio festival pop-rap sound the majority are exposed to today.
Available from OCTOBER 17, 2014 through KARSNIOGENICS and OBESE RECORDS DISTRIBUTION, 750 REBELS are the crew to look out for in 2015 and beyond.
BUY AT JB HIFI HERE
750 REBELS - JAKE BIZ, LAZY GREY & DJDCIDE
“PIG CITY”feat. OVERPROOF PETE
Karsniogenics & the 750 REBELS present JAKE BIZ, LAZY GREY & DJDCIDE with the first official single “PIG CITY” featuring fellow 750 Rebel OVERPROOF PETE taken from their forthcoming album KOLD HEAT.
Following on from the album prequel KOLD HEAT | BRING IT TO YA CITY DVD release late last year, the crew are locked and loaded on this next banger. Produced by LAZY GREY this joint has all the hallmarks of classic Lazy production, bringing forth a sound that’s reminiscent of the Banned In Queensland era he’s so well known for. Each of the three MC’s take a glass and raise a toast to “..a rock n roll city where they smash guitars!”, with DJDCIDE layin’ the cuts in true 750 fashion of which these Brisbane stalwarts are well known and respected for the past 15 years and more.
Alongside the digital release of “PIG CITY” on Friday August 8, the boys have teamed up again with Dolan from DF Des1gn to produce a fresh new video clip celebrating their beloved city of Brisbane. The 750 crew worked with Dolan earlier in the year to produce the clip GRIZ VS BIZ, a video only leak drop also taken from the forthcoming album KOLD HEAT, out now on the Karsniogenics YouTube channel. The brand new video clip for PIG CITY drops Thursday afternoon ahead of the single drop on Friday.
- PIG CITY feat. Overproof Pete
- PIG CITY Instrumental
- PIG CITY Acapella
Hit the cover below to grab it on iTunes... gotta search on Friday!
Check the PIG CITY video below from 2pm Thurs 7-8-14
Click below to see GRIZ VS BIZ video clip
“RISE” The photo-documentary of Hiphop in AUS
by Michelle Grace Hunder
Lazy, Jake and Dcide couldn’t be more proud of being featured in this amazing photographic history of our beloved culture as it stands today. The astoundingly talented photographer Michelle Hunder has undertaken a task no other has attempted in Australian Hiphop history; to document the artists that truly represent the vast diversity around today. Featuring 118 portraits of 182 artists from foundering fathers to the latest innovators, all wrapped up in this sensationally packaged book that’s an absolute must-have for any true dedicated hiphop head and young fan alike. Take our word, this book will be one monumental moment that one should NOT sleep on.
Get your RISE preorders on here and support this rising Australian artist the way we do.
750 REBELS mad limited Tee’s available Friday 8-8-14
We’ve got a handful of 750 Rebels Tee’s left over from Standup Melb show available for purchase online this Friday to celebrate the new PIG CITY single release. Available exclusively through the Karsniogenics online shop and CRUSH CITY
store in Annerley Brisbane only.
Don’t miss out on these one off designs, 110 total ever printed and already out the frying pan like hot cakes at Standup Melb show a few weeks back. Featuring a camouflage design and the classic Jordan elephant print design, these badboys won’t last long at all so get in FAST!
The Karsnio shop is also running a short 'on sale' period on current stock of Tee's and more, so be sure to check it out. while stocks last.
Lastly we have to give mad shouts n respect to the 469 boys Dwiz and Gil Goon for having us along for Standup 2014 in Brisbane and Melbourne this year. Both shows were an amazing experience for us playing alongside some of Aus Hiphops finest. As any who attended either Bris or Melb shows know, the magic moment of 2 of the greatest ever to bless the mic finally joined forces on stage - LAZY GREY AND TREM ONE. Not to forget any of the other amazing artists who turn each venue a hot dam new one, including the mighty Broken Tooth families Hired Goons, the exceptional Pang Productions and Crate Cartel artists, plus many many more. We hope to be back in your city real soon with more shows, as you know we love stompin stages state to state!
So it’s back to the studio for us with the final stages of production happening for the long awaited album from the 750 Rebels JAKE BIZ, LAZY GREY & DJ DCIDE produced by SEAN B - KOLD HEAT. We gots some feature productin from LAZY GREY & AKIDCALLEDCHUBZ, along with guest MC's BIAS B, BIGFOOT, DELTA, CIECMATE and Karsniogenics own OVERPROOF PETE & SUSSONE. All we’ll say right now is… there’s some extra special goodness in store for ya’ll that’s coming before 2014 comes to a close. Let’s just say that 2014 will be rounded up nicely, and quite possible touted as the year of the killer K!
Word. Karsniogenics. 750. Out.
KOLD HEAT | BRING IT TO YA CITY
There’s a back-story to this forthcoming release from Karsniogenics like none ever before, something of a tale even. A story that today still has those involved somewhat baffled as to how we actually arrived here. Nonetheless, it’s one worth telling since the product itself is out there for all to experience and enjoy, after all this IS WHAT WE DO!
Late 2012 the Karsniogenics crew were still riding high with the mid year release of JAKE BIZ’s debut full length album COMMERCIAL HELL, and looking toward future shows and releases alike. Respectively, label mates & long time collaborators JAKE BIZ, LAZY GREY and DJCIDE hit the road taking on many headlining shows around the country throughout late 2012 and well into 2013. This time also saw the beginnings of the next installment from the crew; from conceptual EP releases to video ideas, KOLD HEAT was born.
Teaming up once again with Melbourne’s well renowned filmmakers HEATA and JOSH DAVIS, the crew began thrashing out ideas on the what, how and when this could all happen. Discontent with the standard ‘run of the mill’ style rap vidz, the collective decided to take things in a new direction entirely through the creation of a short film that would feature many of the tracks the KARSNIOGENICS artists had in the pipeline for the forthcoming KOLD HEAT album.
Shortly followed by a flurry of script writing and pre-production the wheels were set in motion and we were underway. The 750 artists put out the call to their fan base with just 6 days notice for a live show shoot in Brisbane’s Coniston Lane, then turned out the club with 300+ punters to shoot one scene for the film, among several other locations across a four day shoot. Now some 10 months on since inception, KOLD HEAT | BRING IT TO YA CITY the DVD single was launched last Friday 13th of December 2013.
BITYC sees JAKE BIZ, LAZY GREY & SEAN B paying homage of sorts to their beloved hometown Brisbane with Overproof Pete providing the most anthemic city-loyal hook since Lyrical Commission’s revered Press Release. The DVD single also includes the instrumental and vocal acapella of BITYC alongside the bonus DVD only “Behind The Scenes” feature.
Available through KARSNIOGENICS the VERY limited edition KOLD HEAT | BRING IT TO YA CITY release on DVD, VHS cassette and iTunes. More than just a hip hop video and another rap song, this is the beginning of KOLD HEAT… The game done changed!
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