Kansel & Dj Juice
The Battlehoggs are a championship DJ crew doing good things for oz hip-hop and who are labeled as pioneers of the Aussie mixtape scene.DJ Kansel started the group in 2000 in ADL who has produced a collective group of some of the country’s first mixtapes to have featured Australian artists.
Kansel’s Battlehogg tapes established a strong following within the underground and later got a deal with Shogun Distribution in 2007 to release ‘Battlehoggs Official Mixtape Series Volume 1 – Hosted by Trials [Funkoars]’.
Following the huge success of their first national release, Battlehoggs released Vol.2 – Hosted by Brad Strut [Lyrical Commission] in 2008. Both tapes received huge props by both the fans and artists for uniting the states for the first time since the early days of ‘Culture Of Kings’.
Hoggs is the home for all aussie artists (signed/not signed) and the Battlehogg tapes will remain to be a platform to feature oz hip-hop in it’s entirety.
DJ Kansel has established his name in the US working with various artists for the ‘Oz-Tex Connect Series’ also working exclusively with Brooklyn’s Red Café for the ‘All Frames of the Game Mixtape’.
DJ Kansel won the Australian Scratch DJ title at Scribble Jam in 2006 winning him a trip to the states to compete and experienced the grind of the rap industry in Houston, Texas.
The mixtape trend down under has increased significantly in the past decade having influenced the recent start up of Hussletapes.com allowing all aussie artists to promote their music together online to a nationwide hip-hop market.