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Drip World Festival postponed due to “unforeseeable circumstances”

Australia’s rocky history with hip-hop festivals has continued, as the mysteriously promoted and haphazardly advertised Drip World Festival has been officially postponed due to unforeseeable circumstances. The Festival sent out notifications today that the show has been officially postponed, with news on updates yet to come. The show promised to be Australia’s “biggest urban festival”, […]

Baker Boy & Mojo Juju lead winners at National Indigenous Music Awards

Australia’s biggest celebration of First Nations music, the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) has just wrapped up its celebrations of another massive year in Australian music tonight at Darwin’s iconic Ampitheatre, with Baker Boy and Mojo Juju bringing home the big awards. Baker Boy walked home with the Artist Of The Year award, which follows […]

Scheduled ONEFOUR show shutdown by NSW Police

Australia’s first and only drill rappers from Mt. Druitt, ONEFOUR, have taken to Instagram to announce their upcoming show next month, has been shut down by NSW Police. ONEFOUR have been on the up and up since they first started releasing music. Their song ‘The Message’ has over 3 million views, and has been the […]

A 20-year Kraftwerk copyright dispute could change the course of music

The European Union’s top court has handed down a ruling regarding the sampling of a Kraftwerk track in a case that could change the course of music forever. Back in 1977, German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk released their sixth studio album, Trans Europa Express. In addition to featuring classic songs such as the record’s title track, […]

Chance the Rapper cancels Splendour in the Grass set

American hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper has pulled out of his Splendour in the Grass performance, just 24 hours before he was scheduled to go on stage. This news left Splendour organisers with minimal time to find a replacement, but, luckily enough, Hilltop Hoods have stepped up to the occasion. The Australian group will now […]

Live Review: The Streets @ Festival Hall, Melbourne

Review: The Streets supported by The Avalanches (DJ Set) at Festival Hall, Melbourne, July 18th, 2019 Back in 2009, a review of The Streets’ most recent Adelaide performance appeared in The Advertiser. Although my memory is hazy, the article mentioned how the turnout to Mike Skinner’s Monday night show was less than stellar, so much […]

Our 9 favourite Allday social media posts

Ever since MySpace burst onto the scene with its questionable wallpaper layouts and sociopathic ‘Top 8′ feature, social media revolutionised the music industry. Artists’ careers have been built and broken on social network platforms; and with 45% of the world’s population on social media, communities and cult-like obsessions have formed in the most disparate of […]