In September 2013, Joint Adventure and Grindin’ presented the Australian Beatmaker Invitational, a one off beat battle that took place in Sydney at the Civic Underground. With international headline act & guest judge Kev Brown joined by local beatmaker legends Katalyst and Chasm, the night was a huge success, and crowned The 26th Letter (Soul Benefits) as the very 1st champion. This would prove to be the testing ground for what is set to be the biggest beat battle in the southern hemisphere…
2014 is now upon us, and this February the internationally re-branded, Australasian Beatmaker Invitational, will be holding adrenaline filled beat battles across most major Australian cities, while also checking in with our skillful neighbours in New Zealand to see what they can come up with.
Having started to grow a ground swell in the Sydney Hip hop scene with their dynamic live shows and acid tongues, Broken Thought Theory is one crew to keep an ear out for. Featuring the perfect combination of two emcees and one fly singer, Broken Thought Theory know how to bring raw hip hop energy to their shows. Which is why you won’t want to miss them today at RAIN - A Festival For Bush Fire Relief at The Basement in Sydney. Before then take a minute to get to know them a little better.
Here at SoulBounce we like to spread that soul flavor all over the world, and today our Australian Bouncers are in for a deliciously soulful treat. Soul icon and SoulBounce fave Jill Scott is touring the land down under this November and thanks to our friends at IEG we have one pair of tickets per show to give away to her An Evening With Jill Scott shows in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. To enter simply fill in your details on the entry form, and keep your fingers crossed that you’ll be one of the lucky winners who gets to take a long walk (or whatever your mode of transportation) to see Jill Scott live. This will be a night to remember for Australian soul music fans, with Jill performing complete with a 10-piece band and with supporting special guests, including nu-soul duo Jones Jnr. Be sure to head over toIEG’s website to keep up to date with their tours and to snap up the remaining tickets for Jilly from Philly’s first ever Australian tour. Good luck, Bouncers!