BRAND NEW: Smiles Again – “Isn’t It Ironic ft. I Forget, Sorry!”

In case you missed before, Sydney based hip-hop collective I Forget, Sorry! have big plans for Christmas Eve.

They’re going to be dropping five free mixtapes, one from each artist, and they’re looking to be pretty good.

Read more about the project over here if you’re interested, but in the meantime, check out this exclusive we’ve got for all of you!

Smiles Again (also from Mind Over Matter) has a track featuring every member from the collective, and it closes his mixtape entitled Fuck I’m Lonely. Not only is it hilarious, but it’s got a great beat driving it. Bit of a language warning on this one, but if you love your hip-hop, this is definitely something you’ll wanna jump on. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for those mixtapes tomorrow as well!

Download it here!

INTERVIEW: Coptic Soldier

Coptic Soldier

I recently sent a few questions across to Coptic Soldier – one of the members of excellent Sydney-based hip-hop collective I Forget, Sorry! I asked him about a very interesting project the guys are throwing together for this festive season…

Hi Luke! Hope all is well. I hear there’ll be five mixtapes from IFS! members dropping for free on Christmas Eve – whose work are we going to get to hear?

You will hear a full mixtape from each member in our camp. That is; Johnny Utah, Mind Over Matter, Phatchance, Smiles Again and myself all releasing a mixtape each – free. :)

How did the idea for the mixtapes come about?

Haha, it’s actually quite funny because Smiles wrote a song on his mixtape about how it all went down. Basically the mixtapes were his idea, however I’ll wait for you to hear the song, because Smiles tells the story there more funnily than I can. Maybe we can get On The Tune a Christmas Eve eve exclusive?

That’d be great! Five mixtapes is quite a lot of music though – are you worried that you could over-saturate listeners with too much new material at once?

It was definitely something we discussed. However as a fan, I love it when artists drop mixtapes in between albums, and I know all of us in I Forget, Sorry! haven’t dropped one in ages… so we are due I think. Besides, as a fan, mixtapes always make me want to hear more from an artist. It’s the artists that drop albums so close together consistently that are the ones who outstay their welcome I feel.

Any chance of a cheeky single including everyone involved in the project?

That song I mentioned earlier on the Smiles Again mixtape has everyone on it, even if they are only brief appearances. :)

Thanks for your time, and good luck with the releases!

Thanks for your support Jeremy, heads like you really help us get the music to the people!

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Check out an IFS! mixtape I put together a while ago – it’s legal and free. Get over here!

Check out a couple of teasers from the mixtapes below!

TOUR: Graffiti at the Wall 2010

This year Big Tree Artists and 3D World are presenting Graffiti at the Wall 2010! What’s that, you might be wondering. It’s Sydney‘s new independent, all ages, hip-hop and street art festival!

With amazing Aussie artists like Mind Over Matter, Phatchance, Coptic Soldier, Daily Meds, Johnny Utah, and other local acts, it’s going to be a fun night. There will be graffiti artists showcasing their work, and freestyle battles throughout the night. Be sure to get down there and support Australian hip-hop.

Festival details:
27th of November
Live at the Wall (formerly the Bald Faced Stag)
343 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt, NSW
6.30 pm until around 1 am
Tickets are $20+bf for pre-sale, and $25 at the door.
Pre-order here!

MIXTAPE: On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 2

Hey. Got another mixtape for you here. This time it’s a mixture of bands from a few countries. You’ll also notice I decided to begin and end it with songs from Phatchance. I don’t normally put two songs from the one artist on a mixtape, but I thought it seemed appropriate. They’re both really good.

This one features a bit more hip-hop, some post-rock, some electronica, and some good ol’ fashioned indie-rock. One song has a particularly folky vibe, and another features a banjo! I’m hoping everyone can find something to enjoy in there.

Thanks again to all the great artists for the free mp3’s, and don’t forget to spread the word about the mix! Oh. And lastly, for frequent updates on mixtapes and music news/reviews, become a fan of my Facebook page here. Happy listening!

Tracklist:

1. Phatchance – Inkstains

2. MiniBoone – Cool Kids Cut Out of the Heart Itself

3. The Trivs – Survival Guide For Forgetful Friends

4. The Walk Ons – Forget You

5. Of the Red Sea – Easy

6. Washington – Clementine

7. Timothy Nelson & The Infidels – Sleeping Alone

8. Bang Bang Boss Kelly – Lone Rider

9. Mind Over Matter – It’s Not A Secret

10. Cults – Go Outside

11. Coptic Soldier & Miriam Waks – Why Suffer

12. Sensual Harassment – Fever

13. The Words – Got No Charm

14. Chase Nation – Come Home

15. sleepmakeswaves – One Day You Will Teach Me to Let Go of My Fears

16. The Shiny Brights – Not Too Old

17. Phatchance – Mountain Of Glass

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By the way, all these tracks are offered up with permission from the artists and their management. It’s all completely legal. Just so you know.