Category Archives: dope beats

Fluent. Cursed by a Merch Table.

Yo Yo Yo Yo Yoa Yoaaahhh Back in Aug 13 my boy Dex hits me about the Basement getting involved with a Cairns Festival esplanade event. I had a massive plate of ‘everyday bullznit’ to chow down at the time … Continue reading

Group: australian hip hop, cairns hip hop, cairns hip hop events, dope beats
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The Base’MINT’ Grits Project.. a handful of snaps ..

When it comes to our local scene, we always look to do something different. A couple of months back whilst planning our monthly phat friday event, we came up with the idea to panel up 21 white Basement Grits LP’s … Continue reading

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Gallery: Phat Friday October 2013 – The Return of the Back Stage

October 2013 saw the return of PHAT FRIDAY to the back area of the Green Ant Cantina. As per usual the night was filled with Phat Tunes courtesy of Dex Mo & Ricky Grits, plus some DOPE open mic activity … Continue reading

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2 Minutes with Apollo Grimes

Beat maker and original member of the Beat Basement artist collective, Apollo Grimez is set to make his mark in 2014, with a beat/mix tape featuring some of the finest names in Australian Hip Hop. “2mins with Apollo Grimez” is … Continue reading

Group: australian hip hop, beat making, cairns hip hop, dope beats, hip hop video clips
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Sample Cypher – beatmaking comp

Apollo Grimez, Develop and Jimmy Flipshyt are the architects of the sound of the Beat Basement. To showcase their skill we have created a monthly beatmaking competition. In every round of the competition the producers are challenged with the same … Continue reading

Group: australian hip hop, beat making, cairns hip hop, dope beats, production
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There’s a Situation on the Homefront

There’s a Situation on the Homefront by Tha Grimm Teachaz There’s a Situation A Situation on the Homefront is the debut album of Tha Grimm Teachaz out of Chicago. The album dropped in 2011. We played a track from this … Continue reading

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The Baroness – Class A and Aoi in full effect

The Baroness by The Baroness Being voted best female MC in 2008 and 2009 Class A has had a fair bit of exposure in the Australian hip hop scene over the last couple of years. With her new record “The … Continue reading

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Monkie, Dutch Beatboxing Champion 2011

A Dutch lad who called himself Monkie Bonky Beatbox hit the stage at REPRESENT FNQ almost two years ago as part of the open mic session, and smashed it. He has recently won the Duch Beatboxing Championship. The good news … Continue reading

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I am J. DePina, beat maker, producer…

Until a few day ago I hadn’t heard of J. DePina, then I cam across this clip and did some research. For me J. DePina’s beats have everything I look for in a hip-hop beat. If you haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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Yonkers, dope shit by Tyler The Creator

Tyler The Creator is only 20 years old and his second Album called ‘Goblin’ is due to be released in May this year. The track in the clip above is Yonkers, the first single released off Goblin. Tyler is part … Continue reading

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