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the AU interview: Hau (Sydney) on 'The No End Theory', House of Beige & a momentum shift in Australian hip-hop!


Photo: Rush Photography

Hau Latukefu demonstrated a strong return to the game with the release of his debut solo album, The No End Theory. Really, he hasn't gone anywhere, though this record has been a long time in the making for fans waiting for the Koolism legend to drop a full batch of new material. Most Australian fans have spent each Thursday evening with Hau as he hosts Triple J's Hip-Hop Show but with the release of 2014's Football, Feasts & Funerals mixtape, the MC got us excited for what was still to come from one of the country's best.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: August 14th - 16th.

The weekend is here once more and there is a great diverse range of artists lined up to hit venues near you, ready to showcase their best and latest tunes. Check out the following shows the AU is particularly keen to check out and get behind these talented artists!

REMI announces release of "Call It What You Want" mixtape and June tour dates!

It's not long now before REMI and Sensible J head back off overseas to play shows in Europe, continuing the great momentum they generated in March when they blew people away and got industry folk talking at SXSW in the U.S. Representing for Aussie hip-hop brilliantly, the two creatives out of Melbourne have made a stamp completely their own with the release and live development of the acclaimed Raw x Infinity album and next week, fans are going to have some new material to be getting around, no doubt enthusiastically as ever.

Briggs announces national Sheplife tour for October and November!

Lord of Shepparton, Briggs, is continuing the positive momentum his new album Sheplife have been generating by announcing a huge run of tour dates for October and November! The record which has seen recent chart success, earning Briggs his first ARIA Top 20 Accredited album, has also struck a chord with the industry as well as fans. Brigg's followers have been marching to the beat of his drum for years now, but it's with Sheplife that the rapper has truly cemented his place in the Australian hip-hop industry as a force to be aware of.

Katalyst + Push/Pull + Kween G + Steve Spacek - Beresford Upstairs (09.07.11)

At first, Sydney band Push/Pull seemed somewhat of an odd choice to support Katalyst, but their set was brilliant and the crowd seemed to appreciate their flavour of Indie/Pop. Then I realised these atypical pairings are beneficial for the live music scene; combining musical styles and bringing different kinds of people together to experience genres they may not have come into contact with otherwise. Nonetheless, the sense of anticipation for the main act was palpable.