SimmerDown Productions are proud to announce the first ever Australian appearance of OC from the infamous Hip Hop crew D.I.T.C.
SimmerDown have reached out to get arguably one of the underground’s finest MCs to Australia in February 2015.
OC’s first album ‘Word…Life’ to his follow up Jewelz has established him as a foundation contributor of the New York Boom Bap sound. Not to mention his contribution to the DJ Premier produced classic Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers which also featured Masta Ace, Chubb Rock and Jeru the Damaja.
In 2012, OC joined forces with a true school Detroit producer Apollo Brown to create a modern day classic Trophies. This album was critically acclaimed as “fifteen tracks of unapologetically pure uncut hip-hop” by rapreviews.com and has been claimed as 2012’s best Hip Hop album by many reviewers.
Earlier in 2014, the pairing of OC with talented beatsmith Ray West produced their debut collaborative full-length album, Ray's Cafe.
Australian MC Tour Support - Brad Strut (Lyrical Commission)
A prolific MC/wordsmith, Brad Strut has been fine tuning his craft and contributing to the growth and evolution of Hip Hop in Australia since the early nineties. With an extensive back catalog that’s testament to his dedication and commitment to Hip Hop culture, Brad has developed a reputation as a live spot purveyor of technical microphone stylings.
He has performed to audiences Australia wide and Internationally in Spain, Austria, Czech Republic (Hip Hop Kemp), Scotland and England and worked with a long list of credible artists such as Trem, Beat Butcha, Sean Price, Q-Unique, Celph Titled and Action Bronson to name a few. The Melbournian returns to the stage with a national support slot for the forthcoming OC (D.I.T.C) tour.
A once in a lifetime bill he is proud to share alongside one of his childhood rhyme idols. Times Up. You lack the....
Sydney Special Guest - UK MC - Rodney P
The Godfather of British Hip Hop - Rodney P from the seminal UK Hip Hop group London Posse. joins the Sydney show Inspiring a whole generation of British emcees and producers by being the first to rap in his authentic London accent, he produced a homegrown Hip Hop/Reggae vibe that is distinctly rooted in the UK.
Rodney P has collaborated with fellow UK hip hop giants; Skinnyman, Blak Twang, Roots Manuva and The Nextmen; featured on various soul and R&B productions with artists such as Omar, Terri Walker and The Brand New Heavies; and appeared on dance and electro tracks with MJ Cole, Roni Size, The Stanton Warriors, Timo Maas and recently, French producer/DJ Flore. More unusual affiliations with artists like Bjork and Nitin Sawhney demonstrate his role as a genre defying emcee as well as reflecting his own diverse musical taste.
Adelaide Support - Dialect & Despair
Australia's most precocious young hip hop duo, Dialect & Despair have a passion for maintaining a universal hip hop culture. The group was formed in 2008 through a mutual love of collecting records. They have since released 2 albums, toured nationally & recorded music with labels in New York scheduled for release in 2015. Staying focused on the music, principles and stories behind the movement, D&D are set to bring their message to a whole new audience in the wake of a new LP.