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the AU interview: Alex Sowinski from BADBADNOTGOOD (Toronto) talk Sour Soul, Wu-Tang, Jazz Fusion, and more

BADBADNOTGOOD have cemented themselves as a creative force to be reckoned over the past couple years with their powerful fusion of instrumental jazz and hip hop. Ahead of the release of Sour Soul, a new collaborative album with Ghostface Killah, the AU Review had a chance to chat with Alex (drums) about recording in an analog studio, the happy marriage between jazz and hip hop and why Wu-Tang is forever.

Album News Weekly: 28th January 2015

In This Issue: Artists back from hiatus and one collab that promises to be a killah! (pun bell). The press releases are well and truly rolling in so take a look at the list of goods coming your way.

Single Stream: Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD Featuring Doom "Ray Gun" (2015)

Five musicians and one very soulful, drum-heavy blend of two distinctive styles in hip-hop. Wu Tang legend Ghostface Killah and underground hero DOOM have come together over this evolving, jazz soundscape from the very excellent BADBADNOTGOOD. Check out "Ray Gun", a track which could easily soundtrack the next James Bond clip and instantly turn the film franchise into a hood classic. The track is taken from Ghost and BBNG's collaborative album Sour Soul.

the AU interview: Matt of BadBadNotGood (Canada) on collaborations, nervousness, and playing over New Years!

BADBADNOTGOOD have released three albums, all called BBNG1, BBNG2, and finally III. Sure, not the most creative titles, but the content of all three albums are swivelling lush sounds of instrumental composition. Keyboardist Matt chatted to us about their process and their upcoming tour.

BADBADNOTGOOD release single 'Triangle' and announce Oz tour!


They've received praise from all over the globe and collaborated with the likes of Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt and most recently Ghostface Killah. Now the boys from BADBADNOTGOOD have released the latest single 'Triangle' off their third self titled album III, and are coming to the land of Oz.

Album Review: BadBadNotGood - III (LP 2014)

Sometimes it feels pretty good being bad; BadBadNotGood have nailed that one straight up with their most recent album III. They persist on their album titles remaining simple, (Read: BBNG and BBNG2) something they can easily do when their music does all the legwork. Their dirty jazz improvisations and naughty hip-hop interpretations bring out a reverb-soaked suite of songs.

Live Review: OutsideIn Festival - Factory Theatre, Sydney (21.09.13)

I walked away from OutsideIn well after midnight with two things, an ear to ear grin, and a splitting headache. The people at Astral People had curated a collection of up and coming local producers, underground hyped international acts making their first visit and one genuine ticket shifter in headliner Hermitude. This made for a diverse and constantly engaging bill.

Photo Gallery: OutsideIn Festival - Factory Theatre (21.09.13)

The OutsideIn Festival presented by Astral People was held at the Factory Theatre last Saturday featuring a stellar cast of local and international acts. OutsideIn was headlined by US Hip Hop star Freddie Gibbs (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au

CLOSED Win a double pass to OutsideIn Festival 2013!

Due to popular demand Astral People and Yes Please are humbled to announce a 2nd, ALL AGES, show for OutsideIn Festival 2013. Taking place on Sunday September 22 at The Factory Theatre, Sydney, the day after the 18+ show, the event will be repeated with the same forward thinking lineup and the same loving ethos.

OutsideIn 2013 lineup and tickets and ticketing details announced.


The forward thinking music festival OutsideIn is back and will be taking place on September 21!

Headlining the event is the UK's Zomby and Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs. The lineup also includes Since I Left You, Badbadnotgood, Jam City, Objekt, Laurel Halo, Mark Pritchard, Cosmo's Midnight, Oisma, Andras Fox and Oscar Key Sung and Rainbow Chan. And there is still many more to be announced!

OutsideIn releases first line-up announcement for 2013!

OutsideIn is coming back to Sydney this year, with tickets poised to go on sale this Friday 28th of June at 9am. Today marks the release of the first line-up announcement for the festival presented by Astral People and Yes Please, and as you will see it includes both homegrown musicians and many artists whose visits to Australia are few and far between.