I knew that long ago, there was good music coming from all corners of the world including hip hop. I used to frequent this trade show called MIDEM and would come across so much goodness from cats all across. And, part of my schooling might have been growing up french speaking, and listening to French rap. They were making their own beats. So, naturally I knew there was talent in EU.
Fast forward to 2011, these comps have been surfacing, showcasing the best of the best from all territories.
To highlight the talent coming from South Pacific's Australia and New Zealand is the Finest Ego: New Zealand / Australian Beatmaker Compilation
PMC033 - Finest Ego | New Zealand / Australian Compilation by Project Mooncircle
On it are many names we've not been so familiar with (until now), and a few others i've come across previously. Featured are ppl like RBMA graduate Ta Ku, ppl like Galapagoose who I knew was a fave of Daedelus, as well as Adi Dick, Ben Houghton, Ben Jamin w/ Matt Miller, Christoph El Truento, D:UNK, Electric Sea Spider, Isaac Aesili, Kilter, Lewis McCallum, Mike Kay, Panorama and Slamagotchi. You can download the mixed sampler for preview and enjoyment or hit the bandcamp page to listen to all the tracks.
The comp is out now, and you can hit Finest Ego or Project Mooncircle for more deets