Obese Records are the label that defined what we now come to think as the archetypical ‘Oz Hip Hop Sound’. They have at one time or another been the label behind the majority of ‘Oz Hip Hop’s’ biggest acts. A genre specific label with a roster of acts, producers and MC’s that includes Muph and Plutonic, Hyjack N Torcha, Gully Platoon, Drapht, Illy, Pegz, Bias B, Gully Platoon and also used to release Downsyde and the mighty Hilltop Hoods.
That’s why it’s interesting to see them branch out. Perhaps marking a new era for the label, or at least an expansion, Sydney Producer Chasm has teamed up with Ghanaian born Melbourne resident Vida Sunshine to release an album that may well be the soundtrack to my summer. Yep, from what I’ve heard so far, its awesome!
Vida has worked variously with Australian acts like Mista Savona, Illzilla and Diafrix, guesting on various albums over the years but this full album of dubstep and reggae influenced beat is a step up. A whole album of gorgeous vibes, slick, bright and clever production with Vida’s rich voice and fantastic turn of phrase.
01. Lion Up
02. Where Did We Go Wrong? [WATCH VIDEO]
03. Reaching [STREAM]
04. The Highest (feat. Damajah) [STREAM]
05. Don Dada
06. Twinkle Twinkle (feat. Million Dan)
07. For All You Knew
09. Stress (feat. Damajah)
10. Give Thanks (feat. Mantra)
11. Set Me Free
12. Arguments (feat. Damajah)
13. Move (feat. Damajah)
All tracks writen by V. Borquay except 1, 5, 8, 11.
Tracks 4, 9, 12, 13 writen by V.Borquay e & M.Laverack.
Track 6 writen by S.Kennedy & M.Dunn.
Track 10 writen by V.Borquay e & R.Tremlett.
All tracks produced by: Chasm