Purchase the new album The Prerequisite from the Fundamental Elements
“The Prerequisite” Features DJ Johnny Love, DJ Upryt, Nuggy Gee, Insideus, & features production by Leaf Dog (High Focus Records), Soley & Pleura.
MCs Species and Pleura of Fundamental Elements have long shared a vision to put the Boom-Bap back into a local rap scene that has at times, somewhat lost focus. Both rappers have been able to cage their energy of a live show and hype of a full house in the studio and unleash it through their recordings. Their honest and direct lyrical approach to personal issues, politics and representing hip hop culture is laid over rap tracks cooked by seasoned beatsmiths Leaf Dog, Soley & FE’s own Pleura. F.E. are on the move! Early 2013, F.E. dropped their second EP, The Homecoming. The first single & title track, received radio airplay nationwide on Triple J’s Hip Hop Show (with Hau). They also caught the attention of Aussie hip hop’s crowned royals,Hilltop Hoods who supported the film clip for their second single ‘Independence’ through social media. ’Independence’ also received national airplay & regular rotation on Brisbane local station 4ZZZ and the film clip also getting rotation on ABC’s legendary video programme, Rage. Production came primarily from Species and Pleura, accompanied with a healthy shot of beats from local Brisbane beatsmith, Cam Bluff (Vegas Aces, Born Fresh) who, in his own right, is steadily carving out his place in the Australian hip hop scene. Fundamental Elements were recently the main support for the High Focus Records’ Smoke My Tour Brisbane show. Past shows have seen the crew share the stage with international headliners like Immortal Technique (US) and Eastborn (UK).