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NT hip-hop artist Requiem gives us his Top 10 Jams for Darwin Chillin'!

Photo Credit: Daniel Hartley-Allen

While us Southerners continue to freeze our way through the final bits of winter, our mates up in the north battle with the dry season conditions that are envied by the rest of us. We recently reconnected with Darwin hip-hop artist Requiem on our recent trip to the NT, where he's been busily working on the release and promotion of his debut album Louvres - ahead of his launch gig at the Darwin Festival this weekend, Requiem has gone through his music library and sourced us his top ten tunes to bump when looking to kick back and chill.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival (Part One) - Hart's Mill, Port Adelaide (06.02.15)

Perfect Pussy
Pictured: Perfect Pussy

The Hart's Mill area of Port Adelaide played host to the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival on Friday. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review and brings you part one of her gallery from the day.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 1 - Sydney College of the Arts (01.02.15)

Part 1 of the AU Review's photo series from St Jerome's Laneway Festival at Sydney College of the Arts. Featuring Andy Bull, Connan Mockasin, Highasakite, Eves The Behavior, Perfect Pussy, Benjamin Booker, Sohn, Angel Olsen, Eagulls, Ratking, Courtney Barnett, Dune Rates and Mac DeMarco. Photos by Johnny Au.

the AU interview: Ratking (New York) talk Laneway, New York Hip Hop and their upcoming free record.

the AU review sits down with Wiki and Sporting Life from New York's Ratking to chat about their Australian tour with Laneway Festival, the New York Hip Hop Scene, their upcoming album release - which will be dropping for free next month (February 2015). Find out all the details here:

The Laneway Festival announces partnership with the Red Bull Music Academy, presenting the Future Classic Stage!

With a line up as delectable as the Laneway Festival one is, fans around the country have quite a task on them this year in deciding who to get along and see. There have been minor line up additions, with the announcement of Tkay Maidza, stepping into Lykke Li's original place on the bill and now, Laneway has announced that all legs of the festival are very close to selling out.

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 20 Hip Hop Albums - Part 1: 20-11

The year may have started off slow for hip hop in 2014, but this year has ended up giving us some excellent projects ranging from stunning, experimental debuts to some of the best one-producer albums we have seen in years. Some albums may not have one stand-out single, but surpass the competition when taken as a whole, hence the differences seen in our top hip hop and R&B tracks of 2014.

Future Islands, FKA twigs, St Vincent and more on the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival!

After much speculation and wondering, the line up for the 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival has been announced with a list of artists that has indeed impressed. With the likes of Lorde, CHVRCHES and HAIM making the journey to Australia for the festival tour last year, the Laneway crew have gone and levelled up with their 2015 class, featuring some massive names including Future Islands, St Vincent, Flying Lotus and more.

Festival Review: Lollapalooza (Day Two) ft. The Temper Trap + Grouplove + Foster the People + Outkast - Grant Park, Chicago (02.08.14)

Day Two of Lolla started later for a lot of people, I gathered, with Friday night's aftershow/party antics continuing well on into the early hours of Saturday morning. Nursing a Red Bull, I arrived back at Grant Park on Saturday afternoon to a party which was already well cranked.

Chet Faker included on the lineup for San Francisco's Treasure Island Festival!

The full line-up for San Francisco's Treasure Island Festival has been announced! The two day festival is held at an island that is (seriously) called Treasure Island, with headliners OutKast and Massive Attack taking the helm for both nights. Melbourne's own Chet Faker has been announced on the line-up, which also includes TV on the Radio, The New Pornographers, Alt-J and Janelle Monáe. Treasure Island takes place from 18-19 October, and the rest of the gem-studded line-up is below.

New Music Video: Ratking ft. King Krule "So Sick Stories" (2014)

Manhattan-based rap crew Ratking have released a music video for "So Sick Stories," a grimy track fleshed out by the British wordsmith King Krule. It comes off Ratking's forthcoming debut album So It Goes and you can watch it here:

Album News Weekly: 13 February 2014

In This Issue: It's a ridiculously eclectic mix this week. Dolly Parton rubs shoulders with Chet Faker, Ball Park Music come up against RATKING... a great mix. It's also a pretty exciting list for fans of local indie. Chet Faker has finally given us a release date, Cloud Control come back with an acoustic album, Kate Miller-Heidke is gearing up for the release of her album, Caitlin Park is also about to set her second album free. Big news from overseas as well, as Band Of Horses stream their live record on their website, and country queen Dolly Parton comes back with another record. It's a big week. Get amongst it.