OBESE DISTRIBUTION : ONE SIXTH- ELECTRONIC MAIL, OUT NOW! (Purchase link and 'LOL (Love or Lust)' music clip available)
One Sixth Electonic Mail
Release Date: 24.08.2012 Record Label: Pang Producitons Distributed By: Obese Records
One Sixth has been hip hop’s best kept secret for too long. Come August the brilliant young lyricist will release his highly
anticipated debut album Electronic Mail through local indie label Pang Productions together with Obese Distribution. After winning the
prestigious Hilltop Hoods Initiative in 2010, buzz surrounding One Sixth’s first LP has been building rapidly. Bolstered
by his memorable on-stage presence, and frequent stand-out guest verses, One Sixth‘s name is constantly dropped by the Oz hip hop
elite (usually in the context of “most promising” or “favourite” Australian rapper). Notoriously personable and comical, One
Sixth has connections among all facets of the scene, and a strong and supportive following as a result.
Electronic Mail is a concept album themed around the poignant and increasing apparentness of digital communication. Together with the Nokia
3310 inspired album artwork, song titles such as ‘SMS’, ‘LOL’ and title track ‘Electronic Mail’, surmise the digital
experience. Working alongside some of the most exciting modern producers in the Australian game, including Dyl Thomas (Polo Club),
Must Volkoff (Mata & Must, Pang Productions), Tony Wolf & the late Charles Parker, and
Geko (GOATMOB, Crate Cartel).
The use of evocative samples throughout the album assist to colour the tracks with clever pop-culture cues while lyrically One Sixth
shines. Instantly impressive for his stylistic dexterity and use of language, the underlying messages woven masterfully through the album allow
stories to unravel more after each listen. With his dulcet tones draped over illustrative metaphor and double entendre, One Sixth
bares his soul with the upmost conviction. Guest vocalists include Mantra, Maundz, Lotus,
The Tongue, Candice Monique, Class A, Dyl Thomas, Fluent Form and
Lead single ‘Round The Sun’, produced by long-time comrades Charles Parker and Tony Wolf, encompasses a
mélange of vintage vocal samples, driving bass lines and melancholy woodwind loops. The track is especially sacred to One Sixth
representing one of the last opportunities to work with Charles Parker, who tragically passed away in 2011.
‘SMS (Six Million Stories)’ is produced by the ingenious Must Volkoff, who produced, recorded and mixed the bulk of the
album. A sample heavy track, the full base line plods alongside strings nuances. Lyrically the track empathetically examines a series of unhappy
stories; the concept derived from One Sixth’s interest in foreign films, and the SBS slogan ‘six billion stories’.
Track five on the album is the mesmerising ‘Around You’, a highlight production from Dyl Thomas. Melancholy strings,
heartbeat bass lines, and boom-bap kits set the cinematic backdrop for the track. The sensitivity of the femme fatale style sample juxtaposed with the
assurance of One Sixth’s flow is a moving combination.
With multiple interpretations, One Sixth is somewhat of an alluring enigma. Brimming with heartfelt professions, Electronic
Mail is a magnum opus, a work of art, crafted by a true connoisseur of his genre.
“I hope anyone who listens to the album can see how much respect I have for music, and for my craft. There are many dimensions to who I am as a
person; I try to incorporate that idea into my music, because I think a lot of people can relate to that self perception.” - One
1. Electronic Mail
2. Round The Sun
3. Sick ft. Mantra and Mandz
4. SMS (Six Million Stories)
5. Around You
6. Electrolude 1
7. LOL (Love or Lust)
8. Let Me Know
9. VHS (Virtual Hot Stepper)
10. Crossed Wires ft. Lotus, The Tongue and Candice Monique
11. The Night Market
12. Electrolude 2
13. Think of You ft. Class A and Dyl Thomas
14. System Error
15. #HTTP ft. Fluent Form and Raven
Watch One Sixth's music video for 'LOL (Love or Lust):
Listen to 'Sick' ft. Mantra and Maundz from One Sixth's Electronic Mail:
[rquote=2491711&tid=135190&author=Nerje]What the fuck are you actually talking about Gex? I like you and your music. I think you have a chip
on your shoulder or something.
Gex is like the underdog or the peoples champ or some shit. Glad someone finally put to bed all this food day faggotry.[/rquote]
[rquote=Jenga]Narrrrr ain't buyin it. You about as Geko as I'm kool Keith[/quote
[rquote=2490700&tid=134425&author=Thunda] you try and be a hardcore rapper guy but you sit on Ozhiphop.com all day talking shit! [/rquote]
You just try so hard to be different to the point where its often nonsensical. Disliking Sean Penn is one example, there's been many before it.