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BLISS N ESO | the AU review

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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.

the AU interview: Talking cars, new tunes and plans for 2015 with Bliss n Eso (Sydney)

What are you doing this New Year's Day? Recovering from the big night before? Perhaps you're still planning on partying through. Or maybe, like thousands of mad rev-heads, you're going to be making the pilgrimage to Canberra for the annual Summernats car festival. Much like the Clipsal 500 is in Adelaide, Summernats draws quite the number of car lovers out for an intense automotive love in. And, like Clipsal, Summernats' live music line up is also a big drawcard for many recent attendees. This year, Bliss n Eso, Illy, The Radiators and Havana Brown will be on entertainment duties and we've got no doubt they'll be getting the job done to a tee.

Album Review: Mind Over Matter - This Way to Elsewhere (2014 LP)

Highly underrated Sydney hip-hop duo (now a trio) Mind Over Matter have been rapping their hearts out for six years now, always proving clever songwriters and rhythmic rhymers in the process. They have supported the biggest names in Australian hip-hop, yet never seem to have climbed to the level of popularity which hosts acts like Bliss N Eso and Hilltop Hoods. Their latest LP This Way to Elsewhere begs the question of why, serving as a showcase of success long overdue.

New Music Video: Bliss N Eso Featuring Nas "I Am Somebody" (2014)

What is one of the biggest international collaborations an Australian hip-hop artists has ever pulled with an endearing icon of rap, Aussie kings Bliss N Eso trade bar-for-bar with Nas on "I Am Somebody." The track itself has been making waves for quite awhile, but now there is finally a visual for it and it's as grand as the song's hook. Bliss, Eso, and Nas trade bars atop the city skyline, glistening in the sun to complement the triumphant song.

New Music Video: Mind Over Matter Featuring Bliss N Eso "What They Say" (2014)

Gearing up for the release of their third LP - This Way to Elsewhere - on May 30, highly skilled Sydney emcees Mind Over Matter deliver a banging soulful jam with fellow duo Bliss N Eso to give us the album's second single and a nice taste of what to expect from the LP.

Live Review: Bliss N Eso + Seth Sentry + Horrorshow + Ceekay Jones - Riverstage, Brisbane (24.04.14)

On April 24 people of all ages turned up to Brisbane's Riverstage to see Ceekay Jones, Horrorshow, Seth Sentry and headliners Bliss N Eso on their 15 date national “Circus Under The Stars” tour.

Bliss N Eso to bring Circus Under The Stars to Adelaide

Adelaide Aussie hip-hop fans need worry no longer; Bliss N Eso's outdoor extravaganza Circus Under The Stars is coming to town on the 24th of May. Featuring performances by not only Bliss N Eso but Seth Sentry, Horrowshow, Ceekay Jones and an opening slot given to a local, unsigned artist in each town determined by the public, Circus Under The Stars will be an event that no Aussie hip-hop fan will want to miss.

Bliss n Eso set for huge national tour with Horrorshow and Seth Sentry!

Having recently shown Australian crowds at the Big Day Out just how massive they've become, Bliss n Eso have gone a step further in announcing a freaking huge national tour, bringing Horrorshow and Seth Sentry! The 'Circus Under the Stars' tour will take the Sydney trio to 15 epic outdoor venues through April and May.

Top 20 Hip-Hop Releases of 2013: Part 1 - 20-11

2013 has been a whirlwind for hip-hop the world over. The growth on our shores has been insane with artists like Horrorshow, Remi, and Jackie Onassis spoiling us with quality; classic sounds of the South continue to pervade commercial music over in the states (Juicy J and Mike WiLL Made It are taking over pop/Miley Cyrus); the future leaders of hip-hop (eg, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper) are still cropping up with stunning debut albums and noteworthy mixtapes; and the more established artists are either breaking new ground (Yeezus) or reinforcing their reputation (Legends Never Die).

MARCS collaborate with ARIA nominees in support of Australian music #UNITEDBYMUSIC

Australian fashion brand MARCS has launched 5 limited edition band T-shirts in support of the Australian Record Industry. With perfect timing for ARIA week, the brand has teamed with official fashion partner David Jones to bring us some awesome designs aimed at celebrating Australian music with the following ARIA nominees:

CLOSED Win a double pass to Bliss n Eso at ARIA Week NOVA Red Room in Sydney TOMORROW!

To celebrate the 27th Annual Aria Awards, Nova is hosting an exclusive invite only Nova’s Red Room with Bliss N Eso as part of Aria week. It's all happening TOMORROW NIGHT (28th November) in Sydney at The Standard. To celebrate, we have FIVE double passes to give away to the event.

New Music Video: Bliss N Eso "My Life (feat. Ceekay Jones)

Bliss N Eso have released the clip for 'My Life', from their Circle in the Sky album. It was created with footage taken from the band's recent travels performing for Australian troops in Afghanistan and from touring North America.

Big Day Out announces second artist announcement - Primus, Vista Chino and more added!

The Big Day Out is already bringing some pretty big guns in summer 2014, with the likes of Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire set to perform - today, the festival has announced a slew of acts set to join the original bill, showcasing some great international and local acts.

Album Review: Illy - Cinematic (2013 LP)

Australian hip-hop has made it into the mainstream and Illy’s fourth album release, Cinematic, has been highly anticipated, however with Aussie hip-hop making it into the mainstream it’s susceptible to the same problems hip-hop has globally: over-production.