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SEMINAL AUSTRALIAN UNDERGROUND HIP-HOP ACT ‘BRIZTRONIX’ RELEASE THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN 11 YEARS
After an 11-year hiatus, seminal underground hip-hop act Briztronix roars back with their fourth studio album, simply titled 'IV'.
Founded in 2000 in Brisbane by primary school friends Ben Eltham and DJ Bacon, Briztronix became one of the best-loved underground beat makers that formed in the Australian hip-hop explosion of the late 90s and early millennia. The group released an EP and two cult albums in the 2000s to wide airplay and considerable acclaim, touring nationally supporting the likes of The Herd, Hermitude, Buck 65 and Grandmaster Flash and winning a Big Sound Q Song Award for best hip-hop single in 2007.
After a decade in the wilderness raising families and working on their day jobs, Briztronix are back with one of the freshest underground beats releases of 2018.
Band leader DJ Bacon has been making international waves with his mashups of famed 80s acts like Public Enemy, Run DMC and Ice-T, gaining airplay in the US from none other than Chuck D on his LA radio show and a Twitter shout-out from Ice T. After years of collaboration, Briztronix are also officially joined on this album by Melbourne electronica producer RUFFLES (Dub Temple Records).
Briztronix 'IV' is the band's most assured release yet, blending cuts and scratches, live drums and synth washes with studio wizardry to teleport listeners back to the glory days of 90s underground hip-hop.
All instrumental and harking back to the glory days of 90s illbient hip-hop giants such as DJ Shadow and DJ Krush, IV by Briztronix builds a rich musical soundscape complete with the incredible scratches of DJ Bacon and live drums from session drummer Chris O'Neill (Mia Dyson).
BRIZTRONIX IV releases worldwide on 1 September 2018.
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