- “Who?” – 3:56
- “Summer Days” – 3:53
- “Position Correction” – 3:57
- “Good Dog” – 4:23
- “Dam Busters” – 2:32
- “Wild Stylee feat. Mark Pearl” – 4:15
- “Curse of the Word” – 4:21
- “The Horse You Rode In On” – 3:35
- “Back Up!” – 3:57
- “Bold Digger” – 5:55
- “The Travel Song” – 10:32
It seems like all of a sudden Australian hip-hop is everywhere you look & listen.
Nothing new there, it’s always been around, playing to those that dig it. 2002 was the year that a handful of acts peeked into the larger world of the mainstream.
You know the names – they made strong albums, backed up the albums with strong live performances.
The underground’s been healthy for a long time, but it suddenly seemed like the overground was listening. 2003, and the story gets widescreen.
TZU have been making a name for themselves in their home town of Melbourne since 2000.
Their live sets invariably leave jammed rooms sweating for more, and they self-released an exceptional EP titled “um… justaliddlbidova mic check” in 2002, sold it at shows, and at independent retailers. Well worth checking out.
It got some good local radio support, a little JJJ airplay & respect. Following on the release of the EP, they picked up some key shows locally, and secured some good opening slots with acts like Spearhead, De La Soul too. All the while, the band was writing the album you hold in your hands now/
Recorded at Ancient China on the fringes of Melbourne, and produced by Peter Brennan (formerly of Good Buddah fame and a talented producer/engineer in his own right) “Position Correction” sounds like no other hip hop release this week, Month, Or even year.
Beats, scratches & lyrical skills that represent TZU’s pure essence on a CD (and a soon to be released vinyl version).
The radio tracks and/or singles, “Summer Days” and “Dam Busters” both appear, but also included is an impressive spread of concepts, cuts, and lyrical bombs.
The album closer “The Travel Song” is as epic as hip-hop comes in Australia, the live staple, “Back Up” is larger than life, and the corrosive humour of “Cowboys” will turn your head so fast you’ll double take.