Author: Hamza Ali Khan

Hamza writes as he wills and articulates as only he does.

JPEGMAFIA

JPEGMAFIA set to return to Australia in 2025

For many years now JPEGMAFIA has been expanding his hold across the infinitely deep underground rap scene. Primary to his growth has been his incredible consistency through every release of his. If you ask fans of JPEGMAFIA – or ‘Peggy’ as he is known to them – what their favourite album of his is, you’ll…

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Yasiin Bey pays tribute to the late great supervillain; MF DOOM at Sydney’s Vivid (12.06.24)

In 2004 MF DOOM released Madvillainy and MM..FOOD, often cited as the two best albums of his career, in 238 days. For the years following up until DOOM’s death in late 2020, these two albums and the entirety of his discography have garnered consistent critical acclaim, frequently appearing in year and decade-end lists. Universally accepted…

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Childish Gambino announces The New World Tour and will be heading to Australia

Four years ago in 2020, the website donaldgloverpresents.com began circulating online, containing a continuous loop of different songs, some previously performed and others completely new. Not long later Childish Gambino’s final album was released as 3.15.20. At the time many agreed that the album seemed unfinished; there was no album rollout, the cover was blank…

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Film Review: The Road to Patagonia twists and turns towards self-discovery

The Road to Patagonia opens with Matty Hannon – the director, cinematographer, and centre-man – telling how he’s headed to the top of Alaska, which if you know your American geography, is distinctly away from Patagonia, which encompasses the southern end of South America. But worry not, the title is not a metaphor nor figurative. …

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JPEGMAFIA

Live Review: JPEGMAFIA treats fans at UNSW Roundhouse (27.09.23)

Since I attended JPEGMAFIA’s Sydney concert last year in July, JPEGMAFIA has only confirmed further what I stated to be true. That being that Peggy (as he is known to fans) “is of the breed of talented artists who just sound better live.” 2023 has once again proved that he is one of the hardest…

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JPEGMAFIA announces headline shows for Melbourne and Sydney

Fans of JPEGMAFIA, or ‘Peggy’ as he’s otherwise known, would tell you that this year he’s announced he’ll be releasing two new albums and a remastered one from his early music days. And if the first album, SCARING THE HOES, a collab album with fellow trailblazer Danny Brown, is anything to go by then 2023…

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Live review: Little Simz brings big charisma to Hordern Pavilion (21.07.2023)

Michael Jackson’s iconic 1993 Superbowl halftime performance is one of the greatest displays of performative presence. Famously, he stood still for close to two whole minutes, during which the screams of his fans only increased in intensity. There was a reason that MJ could do that, and not many others could. His charisma and presence…

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Live Review: Harry Styles and Wet Leg bring the love to Sydney

Since the announcement and indefinite postponement of his original tour dates in 2020, Aussie fans of pop megastar Harry Styles have been on quite the ride. Tour postponement after tour postponement, a new album, a tour cancellation, and, then – at long last – a tour announcement for Love On Tour. The last time Styles…

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Splatoon 3 Review: more than just a new paintjob

You may be wondering what new grounds Nintendo could explore with Splatoon 3, especially when Splatoon 2 is already such a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I was too. Yet, what may initially come across as laziness in minimal core changes to multiplayer soon becomes an experience of wonderful re-identification of the Splatoon series. Splatoon 3 is…

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TCL 30+ Phone Review: You gave me a plus, now give me the guts

When you think of mid to low range phones, who do you think of? Oppo, Google’s A series, Samsung, Xiaomi maybe even Huawei. TCL, anyone? Probably not. Best known for their dexterity in the consumer tech world, you may not have realised their venture into the smartphone world. It’s a lucrative market, the most lucrative…

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Live Review: JPEGMAFIA keeps it raw and real at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (21.07.22)

It’s crazy sometimes to see how few people seem to share your interest in your favourite smaller artists, especially when you can’t get over just how brilliant they are. This is exactly how I feel about JPEGMAFIA, a.k.a Peggy. As one of my favourite artists, I can never seem to get enough of his music….

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Oppo Reno 8 Lite 5G Review: Value for variety

It seems that few markets have grown so rapidly in the past few years as the market for mid-range phones has. It’s a fact that tech in general is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, since 2007 worldwide smartphone sales have increased by almost twelve times. Amongst the largest contributors to this…

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Review: Kendrick Lamar moves beyond being your saviour on Mr Morale & The Big Steppers

Kendrick Lamar is a virtuoso of rap. His music often takes on a dramatic form that unfurls itself into so many branches of spectacle. West Coast greats like Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre have vocalised adamant support for Lamar, for keeping alive a pure form of hip-hop that exemplifies the characteristics that built the genre….

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Nintendo Switch Sports Review: A fun, yet lacking experience

It’s perhaps one of the most onerous tasks to live up to a legacy in any case, but in the case of the legacy of Nintendo’s Wii Sports from 2006, the task becomes that much more difficult. Wii Sports was at the forefront of technological advancements in the gaming sphere at the time of its…

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Epos H3Pro Hybrid Gaming Headset Review: A premium alternative

The high-end gaming headset market has assumed a predictable but ultimately reliable cycle; good sound quality, comfort for longer listening periods and a decent microphone, capable of making both the necessary callouts in your games and the odd phone call. Every new headset needs to bring something new to the table if they want to…

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Harry Styles

It’s official: Harry Styles IS coming to Australia

It hasn’t even been a week since Harry Styles performed ‘As It Was’ for the first time and unveiled two brand new songs. Yet, fans from Australia and New Zealand are getting more sensational news, further satiating their voracious desire for all things Harry Styles. Harry Styles will be coming to Australia and New Zealand…

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Live Review: Genesis Owusu + 1300 + Bukhu – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (09.03.22)

It has been rapidly coming together for Genesis Owusu. After releasing an EP in 2017, and some singles in the following years, everything was set and bubbling, on the threshold of an explosion; a big, dramatic and impossible to miss kind of explosion. With the release of his debut studio album, Smiling with No Teeth,…

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