2Up - The Boomin EP
2Up - The Boomin EP
(12") Knowfoowl foowlcd002, 2007-08-20
A1. Boomin (produced by DJ Soups)
A2. Arse Grabbin' (Mezs's S-M-L remix)
A3. Why Do I try So Hard? (Mezs's 007 edit)
B1. Hardcore For Sure (Hard To The Core mix)
B2. Club Shakers (The Bamboos Version)
B3. Boomin (Noodles & Noel Boogies Remix)
Press Release :
2UP are MC's Maccy D (Mike Corbett) & Breaker J (Joel Slack-Smith); two very gifted party-starters with a knack for keeping people in stiches whilst the rocking the room. Having captured the country's attention in 2002 with their anti-homie anthem "Why Do I Try So Hard?" the group (backed in production and cuts by Mez and DJ Diverse, respectively) went on to sell in excess of 15 000 copies of the debut EP "Tastes Like Chicken" and make a considerable amount of noise at radio and retail with the full length album "Players Club". Time on the road including dates in Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and Falls Festival plus supports with Ugly Duckling and The Pharcyde has kept the boys busy until now...
Joined by legendary Hip Hop ambassador and producer DJ Soup (John Blake, also of the newly reformed Fonke Knomaads), 2UP's return is like a monster unleashed on a city. The combination of straight-up party rhymes and a gritty-funk-meets-club-banger beat are undeniably effective as the boys leave the narratives aside and deliver a massive club tune.
Also lending a hand are co-founding members Mez & Diverse and 2UP's new touring DJ Noel Boogie, who has the rep of a seasoned turntable warrior the world over having supported every notable hip hop act to tour Australia. Mez and Diverse re-recorded and produced their now classic contributions to the "Players Club" and "Tastes Like Chicken" releases in collaboration with the country's best, including William Bowden on mastering.
For added fire Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity recording artists from Melbourne The Bamboos turn out a 3 minute instrumental deep funk rendition of "Club Shakers" that's sure to get a caning by DJs on the upcoming vinyl release.
2up are an Australian hip hop outfit that's guaranteed to get a party started quicker than a 6 pack of west coast coolers! Combining Breaker & Maccy's witty often humorous lyrics with head nodding beats and fr-fr-freshhh scratches, 2up create a style of hip hop a long way removed from the 'bling, bling! where my bitches at?' rap we're subjected to on TV and radio.
With subject matter covering everything from girls, popular culture, sports, homeboys, R.S.L clubs, hip hop itself of course, self promotion and back to girls there's a little sum'n sum'n for everyone.
2up have released 3 cds - an EP 'Tastes Like Chicken' in 2001, a full length album 'Player's Club' in 2004 both of which received radio support from Triple J and a stack of community stations nation wide, and more recently 'The BOOMIN EP' in 2007.
2up played at The Falls Festival in both 2005 and 2006 and have supported overseas acts Ugly Duckling and The Pharcyde, locals Butterfingers, Gerling, Koolism and even Amiel as well as head lining their own shows around the country.
Currently in the studio, 2up plan on releasing their next full length CD in early 2008... stay tuned for vinyl releases too!