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Exclusive Video Feature: 1200 Techniques "Time Has Come" - Songwriters' Perspective

Hip-hop legends 1200 Techniques recently announced their return, with their new EP Time Has Come being revealed and slated for a January 23rd release. Fans have already gotten a taste of the new material, with the "Time Has Come" single dropping through Rubber Records earlier this week.

Single Stream: Flying Lotus Featuring DOOM "Masquatch" (2014)

The release of Flying Lotus' latest LP You're Dead clearly wasn't the end of new FlyLo material, and so we have been enjoying a drip feed of collaborations between the masterful artist and various rappers. Just the other day it was Krayzie Bone with "Medication Medication", now it's DOOM with a short and sweet street knock called "Masquatch". There's that raspy, whispered flow from DOOM that melts right into the beating production, complete with eerie, atmospheric noises to really make this a pairing we want to see much more of.

Festival Review: Airlie Beach Music Festival (07.11.14 - 09.07.14)

Why didn't anyone think of this sooner? Only in it's second year, the Airlie Beach Music Festival stands in the ineffable surrounds of, well, Airlie Beach in the famed Whitsundays. Yes, that's right - a music festival in The Whitsundays. Already you're beginning to get a picture of something much different than what festival regulars are used to, and you'd be right. The festival is not only unique in atmosphere, but also structure and style; the direction the line-up points in is quite obvious when headliners includes The Screaming Jets, John Paul Young, and The Eurogliders.

Red Bull Music Academy announces special free showcase for ARIA week

Oh ARIA week, how we love thee. There's a bunch of free music events celebrating Australian music coming up real soon, flipping Sydney into a platform for some of the best established and rising talent the scene has to offer - both local and international. Never a purveyor to sit something like this out, the reputable Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) are fixing to host a FREE showcase in at The X Studio in Kings Cross with some of the best and brightest in innovative electronic music.

Photo Gallery: Kimbra + Banoffee - The Metro Theatre, Sydney (20.11.14)

Supported by Banoffee, Kimbra returned to The Metro Theatre last night and Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

the AU interview at Face The Music: Kirin J Callinan on recording 'Embracism's' follow up, touring internationally and more!

Bridget chats with the wonderful Kirin J Callinan following his session at Face The Music in Melbourne about making the follow up record to the acclaimed Embracism album, touring internationally and more!

Second announcement of Asian artists confirmed to play SXSW 2015

The second round of Asian bands and artists who are showcasing at SXSW 2015 has just been dropped. An additional eight Asian artists were announced with four each from Japan and South Korea. Notable artists include Korean rock acts Asian Chairshot and YB and Japanese rock band LITE and all girls act TsuShiMaMiRe.

The AU fashion: top local designers on show at new InHabit concept (Melbourne)

Melburnians are in for a treat with InHabit, a new fashion forward concept by Scentre Group which sees a carefully curated selection of Australia’s top designers, those that don’t already have a presence within Westfield shopping centres, showcase their wares at Westfield Doncaster.

AU Abroad Feature: 15 things to do and places to visit on a Singapore Stopover

The Singapore Tourism Board recently carried out some research that revealed that over one million Australians have missed their first day back at work as a result of a holiday, costing businesses thousands of dollars.

Supergroove to be honoured tonight at the NZ Music Awards

Musical legends Supergroove from across the ditch will be receiving the NZ Herald Legacy Award at the 49th Vodafone NZ Music Awards tonight in Auckland.

Album Review: Mineral - Discography 1994-1998 (2014 reissue double LP)

Mineral shocked the majority of the punk world back in the time of April 24th by announcing they were getting back together to break some hearts once more. Despite the images of boy band comebacks that the above intro conjures up, Mineral remains one of the best kept secrets of the 1990 emo scene. Beginning in Texas in 1994, it took three years to cement their legacy as pioneers of the modern emo sound.

Single Stream: I Know Leopard "Perfect Picture" (2014)

Sydney four-piece I Know Leopard are back with new single “Perfect Picture”, the first taste off the band’s sophomore EP. Known for their celestial, ‘70s inspired pop tunes with a tendency to pull at the heart strings, I Know Leopard are showing great signs of growth through this kraut-rock inspired groove and it’s lush layers of strings and synths. Take a listen below:

Hello Asia! Interview: Miyavi (Japan) discusses the film "Unbroken" and working with Angelina Jolie

Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, premiered this week in Sydney - ahead of its Australia wide release on January 15th. In the film, singer Miyavi plays Mutsushiro “The Bird” Watanabe, a World War II POW camp guard. We spoke to him earlier in the year about the performance and are excited to be able to share that chat with you today:

The best photos of the year to feature in "Australia's Year in Music: 2014 Edition" - pre-orders now open!

Heath Media - publishers of this very website - are excited to announce that their annual photo book Austraila's Year in Music - capturing the best in live performance - has opened for pre-orders.

Party with the AU: Hijinks Retro Dance Party - Sealife (Sydney Aquarium) (13.11.14)

Who doesn’t love a trip to the aquarium? Not only do you see some odd squiggly things, memories of primary school excursions followed by sherbet lollipops abound! But now I’ve realized there’s a reason so many songs exalt praises of living under the sea.