Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 by Cassie

Seriously Sound System Line-Up‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas and the fun and funky of Perth congregated in the Hyde Park parklands for a musical celebration of summer. Seriously Sound System – RTR’s festival of local music was on again!

Hundreds basked in the 35 degree heat of the day drinking in the great tunes and the great Coopers served up to chill us out. The afternoon’s entertainment was comprised of RTR jockeys Rex Monsoon, Mama Cass and Sardi riding the decks, a sprinkle of dope rhymes from Mathas and some electro beats by The Transients, Declan and Gonzo.

At 5 o’clock The Brow Horn Orchestra took to the stage. The 9 piece ska/hip hop outfit consisting of percussion, brass, keys and vocals put on an entertaining show, grabbing the audiences’ attention with their fun music and quirky stage presence (which included partial nudity from Rezide ending up in naught but cock jocks). Taking us into the evening was the beat-mastery of Diger Rockwell, Naik and Micah VS Ben Mac.

With only a couple of hours of the night left, energetic twelve piece band Askari Afrobeat Orchestra took to the stage. This talented collective controlled the dance floor with their afro funk party music. Dan Tha Man and Rok Riley fed the vibe with a fun face-off and capping off the night was The Typhoons. The hip hop act teamed up for their last performance together before MC Able relocates to M-Town. Putting in their all, Able, Galaga, Alley and their army of talented musicians pushed out a kick-ass performance while basking in the audiences’ enthusiasm and appreciation.

RTR did it again – SSS hit the festive nail on the head!



Monday, November 9th, 2009 by John


Following on from the release of his debut album Brains.Pizza.Booze in 2008, Perth based emcee/producer Able has been in the studio working solidly on new material. The result comes in the form Ice Cream Won’t Save You, a five track EP. Ice Cream Won’t Save You shows the maturity and development of an artist who continues to push the boundaries in Australian hip-hop.

Title track Ice Cream Won’t Save You combines Able’s master story telling delivery alongside guest vocalist Mathas, from The Community. 2008 WAM Song of the Year Animal draws the EP to a close an is Able at his raw, lyrical best and is accompanied by live-drums and violin from members of The Typhoons. Ice Cream Won’t Save You will be out online and in stores through Paper Chain, and distributed via Firestarter.

Ice Cream Won’t Save You will be launched at the Rosemount Hotel on Friday Nov 13.

Get your pre-sales here //

$10 Entry / $10 EP’s / $5 Brains pizza Booze Album’s!

Featuring support from //
Snow Bros [live]
Dan The Man
DJ Silence