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Photo Gallery: OutsideIn Festival - Manning Bar, Sydney (26.09.15)

The OutsideIn Festival returned to Sydney on Saturday, filling the Manning bar with a diverse range of local and international artists from electronica to hip hop. Some of the highlights included Sable, Cosmo's Midnight, Devin The Dude, Pender Street Steppers, Africa HiTech and headlining the main stage - Big K.R.I.T. It was an incredible day. Check out photos from the event here:

Six Artists Not to Miss at OutsideIn Festival in Sydney

OutsideIn Festival returns to Sydney this September 26 with a mass of great performers. With local and international artists from genres ranging from hip-hop to electronica, the festival is a melting pot of this generation's contemporary sound. So for all you music lovers out there, here are six artists you should definitely not miss at OutsideIn this year.

the AU interview: Devin the Dude (Houston) on his first Australian tour, career, DJ Screw, and more

Rap-a-Lot Records may not have the same profile the great southern rap empire once had, but that certainly hasn't stopped the label's legacy from flowing freely throughout both the underground and commercial hip hop of today. The Houston-based label played an unmistakable role in lifting "Southern Rap" to the point where it has played a highly influential role in not just the hip hop industry, but the contemporary music world in general. From DJ Screw to OutKast, Devin the Dude to DJ Toomp, you can find a lot that borrows from the south these days, even with performers like Miley Cyrus and that confusing EDM perversion of "trap music". It's then reasonable to call these Southern rap figures originators, and few deserve that title as much as the aforementioned Devin the Dude, who is finally making his way out to Australia as of next week for a five-show tour. I caught up with the man often referred to as "raps best kept secret" to find out more what he has in store for us.

CLOSED Win a double pass to boutique music festival OutsideIn

With their biggest line up to date right around the corner, Sydney festival OutsideIn at Sydney University's Manning House will once again be bringing that refreshing mix of hip-hop, soul, electronica, grime, and house for a full day of good times.

OutsideIn sideshows announced for Devin the Dude

One of the first left-field rapper-singers to really make an impact on the hip-hop scene, Devin the Dude is heading to Australia for the first time ever to play as part of the impressive lineup for OutsideIn. Now, the influential rapper has announced a round of sideshows that will take him up and down Australia's east coast.

the AU playlist: 10 songs we cannot wait to hear at OutsideIn 2015

For fans of hip hop and soul, today's first line up announcement for OutsideIn has been some big news. First, we've got neo-soul luminary Bilal heading down with his 8-piece band in tow, and then we've got two southern rap heavyweights from two very different eras, both obsessed with Cadillacs: Devin the Dude from the 90's, and Big K.R.I.T from the now. In addition to this, we've got nice list of acts that span various styles in electronica, techno, and house, most of which have a very loyal fanbase to place Sydney's most innovative boutique festival once again at the front of the pack of music events happening later this year. While half the line-up is still yet to be announced (20 acts coming, to be exact), we thought we'd look at the current list of names and bring you 10 songs we cannot wait to hear live at Manning House on Satuday 26th September.

Gig Announcements: SA & QLD - 7th January 2014

In This Issue: Funkoars change Adelaide show venue, The Good Ship performing at The Bearded Lady, Little Odessa announce Black Bear Lodge residency, Smoking Martha launching new single at the Tempo Hotel, Julian Marley coming to The Arena; the Bondi Cigars celebrating 25th anniversary at the Gov, Renee Geyer cancels Adelaide date and Devin The Dude comes to the Gov in February!

Devin The Dude is heading down under for the first time next February!

Heading to our country straight from the U.S is the rapper who is most dapper, Devin The Dude. He is so excited to be able to perform in front of his Aussie fans that he expressed it himself on Youtube.