“in Melbourne in 1989 we had the PARK BENCH ROYALS who released a 2-track 12” single “One Time, Live/I Hate Hi-nrg”. Strange that the rhymer, NEMO, was dissing the fuck out of house music on the obviously titled track would then himself venture into esoteric Hip-House a few years later. Adelaidian DJ, K-JAY produced this as well as being a member of the famed AKA BROTHERS, who also released a 3-track 12″ single in 89 “Coming Out Large/Poetry In Motion/Tall Poppy Sundrome”.
This is when Australian Hip Hop music was truly born. It had crunchy breaks, funky scratching and the true aesthetics of Hip-Hop styles courtesy of RANSON, CHOICE CUTS and PAC. Years later in 1990 they released another 12″ single “What Is It/On the T-Cozy Tip” also on STRAIT UP records. They also took this with them when they performed at the New Music Seminar “Standing On the Verge” gig in New York in 1990. Yeah, the Americans realised their skills before most Australian Hip-Hop fans had even heard of them.” – -= Blaze
P.B.R. – appeared on the compilation 15.Oz Vinyl 15 Years Of Australian Hip-Hop On Vinyl
‘One time live’ (1989) and ‘I hate hi-nrg’ (1989) ; ‘Coming out large’ (1989),
Melbourne VIC, Australia