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Exclusive: Go behind the scenes on the set of Asta's "Dynamite" music video!

Asta's tune "Dynamite", featuring Allday, has proved to be as explosive as the title suggests, rocketing the Tassie born artist to the ARIA Chart's Top 10 upon its release. More recently, Asta dropped the official music video for "Dynamite", matching up brilliantly with the 80s infused jam that has been captivating audiences around the country. We've got a bit of a fun insight into how this one came together - click through to go behind the scenes with Asta and Allday as she gets made up for the video.

Asta announces national tour dates for July & August!

Asta's not long been off the road, having completed a successful national run of dates with "Dynamite" mate Allday, but today a new run of national tour dates have been announced for the lady who also has dropped the official video for "Dynamite"! The tune has been sitting pretty in the ARIA Singles Chart since its release and it's no surprise it's taken off as well as it has with live crowds around the country.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: June 12th - June 14th.

Photo: Thom Rigney

Mad to think we're already hurtling through June, but here we are. Some of our faves are out on the road this weekend, check out who we'll be turning up for tonight and through the weekend!

Allday set for the 'I Should Be Working On My Album But I'm Doing a Tour' national dates this May & June!

In what may be one of the most apt and awesome tour names I've heard in a while, Adelaide rapper Allday will be hitting venues around the country once again soon, when he should really be working on touching up his album. The 'I Should Be Working On My Album But I'm Doing a Tour' tour will have him travelling with Asta and Gill Bates, two artists Australian music fans may already know of, or soon will be vibing on, that's for sure.

the AU interview at Festival of the Sun: Allday (Adelaide) reflects on 2014

We're wrapping up our year by bringing you backstage coverage from Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, talking to some of Australia's finest artists about the festival and getting them the reflect on 2014. First up, we bring you our full chat with Adelaide based rapper Allday:

Best of 2014: Allday picks his favourite Aussie Hip Hop records of the year.

While at Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, we asked Allday to share with us what he reckoned were the best Aussie Hip Hop albums of 2014. Here's what he had to say:

Photo Gallery: Festival of the Sun Day 2 Part 2 - Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park (13.12.14)

Part 2 of all the action from Day 2 of Festival of the Sun from Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie. Artists include Dune Rats, Allday, Shihad and The Jezabels (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au.

Best of 2014: Top 50 Hip Hop and R&B songs of 2014 (Part One: 50-41)

2014 closes in a matter of weeks, and with its end comes a myriad of reflective best of lists that serve as a good way to round up the array of sounds that really made an impact this year. Undoubtedly you'll be seeing a bunch of these lists published on the AU in the coming weeks, but I wanted to kick mine off with a round up of 50 tracks I feel were the best moments of hip hop and R&B - what some people call 'urban music' - this year.

New Music Video - Allday “Wolves” (2014)

Downbeat hip-hop is so hard to find these days. Well, good hip-hop, that is. so thankfully, Allday comes along and drops a new album and a new video to accompany it. Just in time for a summer chill out. Check it out below.

Bad//Dreems, Timberwolf and more score at the 2014 Fowler's Live Music Awards!

South Australian music and its industry was celebrated last night, with the Fowler's Live Music Awards being held at Fowler's Live down Adelaide's West End. A great turn out, winners were announced from 17 Peer Voted Categories as well as those from the five Public Voted Categories, which were decided upon by over 2000 people who cast their vote. Bad//Dreems and emerging band Slick Arnold performed live at the ceremony, which was MC'd by APRA|AMCOS' Gary Burrows.

Chet Faker, Matt Corby, Celia Pavey and more for Forbes' VANFEST!

Image: Lisa Frieling

When the first VANFEST was held back in May, it brought some great live music and DJs through to The Vandenberg in Forbes, NSW for the first time and was a resounding success. Now, another installment of the festival has been announced for the Forbes Showgrounds, bringing a strong selection of Australian talent to the regional area on December 6th. The festival, brainchild of Grant and Matt Clifton will be headlined by Chet Faker and Matt Corby, wrapping up a diverse day and night of music in the Central West!

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 23rd September 2014.

In This Issue: De La Soul Meredith sideshow in Melbourne on sale now, The Clouds to play at The Corner, The Pollydevlins announce Melbourne single launch, The Sleepy Dreamers announce October residency, Party with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs at the Juke and Organic Sounds all ages show.

Danny Brown, Hermitude and more feature on Beyond the Valley's second artist announcement!

Australia's newest New Year's festival, Beyond the Valley, welcomes an impressive second round of artists to its inaugural event this year! Tickets have been flying out the window for the festival, with an additional 50 further powered sites now being made available for punters. The glamping packages are also halfway sold, so if you want to roll high class at this festival, best get on it quickly! For now though, you can expect the following artists to be heading to Philip Island, spending their New Years with you!

Violent Soho, Sia, Courtney Barnett and more nominated for 2014 Carlton Dry AIR Awards!

The nominees for the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards have been announced, once again representing a great and diverse range of Australian musicians who have produced some standout material over the past 12 months. Alongside some of the country's best emerging artists (REMi, Kilter, DMA's), are nominations for some of Australia's established favourites, including the likes of the John Butler Trio, Sara Storer, Violent Soho and more.