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the AU interview: Briggs (Shepparton) on his first experience with NWA, comparisons to Ice Cube, and new music

While he walking the red carpet for the Sydney premiere of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, awarded Aussie rapper Briggs chats to us about his first experience with The World's Most Dangerous Group, as well as being compared to Ice Cube by none other than Ghostface Killah. We also get an update on his new music and more.

Tinashe gets a workout in joint music video for "Bet" and "Feels Like Vegas"

As she continues making her undeniable mark on the mainstream music world Tinashe releases the final two singles off her incredible debut LP Aquarius with the Dev Hynes assisted (and one of our absolute favourite songs of 2014) "Bet" and the slinky "Feels Like Vegas".

the AU interview: Ice Cube talks Straight Outta Compton and new music at the film's Sydney premiere

At the Sydney red carpet premiere for N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton we talked to legendary emcee Ice Cube about the film's success, the timeline of the plot, and find out if filming has inspired him, in a similar way to Dr Dre, to release new music.

the AU interview: O'Shea Jackson Jr on portraying his father at the Australian premiere for Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton is fresh of a huge three-week dominance in the U.S Box Office, holding onto the number 1 position despite some strong competition. The N.W.A biopic, which currently has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, has finally made it's way down to Australia and at the Sydney premiere we caught up with O'Shea Jackson, Jr, son of Ice Cube, who portrays his father in the film.

Eating with the AU: Altair Restaurant - Warrandyte (Melbourne)

Just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne, you will find the heart of Warrandyte – a verdant village tucked away in the once gold-rich rolling hills at the doorstep to the Yarra Valley. This secluded, sleepy township along the banks of the Yarra River is home to one of the area’s most resplendent gems – Altair Restaurant – a place where visitors may discover the regional passion for good food and fine wine.

Music Video of the Day: I Know Leopard “Close My Eyes” (2015)

I Know Leopard make vibrant and beautiful music, and the new video for their single “Close My Eyes” perfectly represents that. Directed by Charlie Ford, who’s worked with the likes of Courtney Barnett, Holy Holy and Vance Joy, the video takes us from sun drenched outdoors to warping city scapes to darkness; all with flawless cinematography. Don’t miss out of “Close My Eyes”:

WAM Festival Reveals first speakers, Early bird tickets, new venue and much more!

This year's West Australian Music Festival (WAM) is jumping in leaps and bounds to deliver an amazing event for everyone from musicians to producers, industry professionals, bookers and of course, music fans! On the 6th and 7th of November 2015, WAM is preparing for an event full of fun, music and rare opportunities to rub shoulders with industry professionals.

Sydney Burger Spotlight: 'Burgers by Josh' residency at Hashtag Burger - Cafe Lounge (Surry Hills)

Burgers by Josh Residency at Hashtag Burger – Café Lounge (Surry Hills)

Burger season has been here for a while now. Hunting for incredible creations of bread, a patty and sauce are occupying your social media feeds and conversations at a high rate. This past August, Sydney’s most notorious burger chef, Josh Arthurs, was hosted in a month long residency at Café Lounge by Hashtag Burgers. Check out all four of Josh’s creations here…

Single of the Day: World’s End Press “Tall Stories” (2015)

After their last single “Spirals (Slide Away)” got a huge amount of airplay, World’s End Press have treated us with the follow up “Tall Stories”. An unmistakably club oriented track, “Tall Stories” is driven by an array of expertly crafted synth sounds working with a perfect combination of drum machine grooves and energetic live drums. This one is the first cut from the upcoming Tall Stories EP, a 6-track due for release on the 25th of September. Listen to the title track here:

Hein Cooper, The Lockhearts and more confirmed in second round of artists for Australian Music Week

Announced back in August, Australia Music Week (AMW) is a brand new music Summit coming to Sydney this November! Today another 30 amazing acts have been added to the incredible line-up for AMW's live showcase. Featuring the likes of indie pop of Hein Cooper and and eccentric rock act The Lockhearts , AMW is set to be an amazing week full with live musical performances, celebrity interviews, music workshops, and the premiere of Captured: Australia.

Eating with the AU: Dining around King Street Wharf (Sydney)

It was a wet and windy evening when we made our way down to Darling Harbour for our foodie tour of King Street Wharf. From what I had gathered beforehand, it was going to be a bit of a bloggers bar crawl but instead of a drink at each place, we’d be sampling the diverse culinary treats the wharf has to offer. Needless to say, I had had a light lunch and was seriously looking forward to what the Wharf had in store for us.

the AU interview: Bliss N Eso (Sydney) talk NWA at the Australian premiere for Straight Outta Compton

While they were walking the red carpet at the recent Sydney premiere for N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, we grabbed some time with Bliss N Eso (while DJ Izm was chopping it up on the decks in the background) to chat about The World's Most Dangerous Group and the respected Aussie hip hop group's experience with their music.

BIGSOUND industry and conference tickets sell out; live tickets still available.

It seems like everyone is keen to discuss, analyse, and celebrate all corners of Australian music because BIGSOUND industry and conference tickets have now completely sold out out. The annual event, which is held in Brisbane and brings in a stupendous amount of Aussie acts alongside 1200 international music industry delegates, is often seen as this country's biggest music party and the increasing demand for it has seen it grow rapidly in the past few years.

Accomodation Review: Adge Apartments (Surry Hills, Sydney)


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It was an easy 15 minute walk from Sydney’s Central Station to our home for the weekend at Adge Apartment Hotel in the heart of hip Surry Hills. “Home” is the definitely the right word to use, as our stay at Adge felt more like a home away from home (please excuse the cliché) then a stay at your average hotel.

the AU playlist: Big Daddy Kane - 10 of our favourite tracks from the hip hop pioneer

Big Daddy Kane is finally making his way to Australia to play as one of the headliners of Meredith Music Festival and today the hip hop pioneer has announced two very intimate sideshows in Melbourne (on sale now) and Sydney (on sale tomorrow). Kane is often referred to as the ultimate emcee, with a strong hold on the New York style from the 80's all the way to now; the man was integral in shaping the many styles you now hear today, even with legends in their own right Jay-Z and Nas. To celebrate the legend finally coming out to Australia we go back to bring you 10 of our favourite tracks from the all-time great.