We are the Boilermakers. Sometimes we create music, most of the time we listen to it and talk shit about it. The music we create can be downloaded for free below. All for the love.



Vince Staples is the type of rapper I've been waiting for, and his latest album is my favourite rap album of the year so far. He's unassuming and ironic, and perhaps Def Jam sent him to a legal writing skills course because he speaks in plain english, which makes the music more relatable. Nu wave of legally trained plain english speaking rappers shakin the game UP.      DD



I hate starting sentences with, 'You know you're getting old when', but ... You know you're getting old when your favourite song of the year so far is a Roisin Murphy song. My much younger girlfriend of course thinks it's crap. *Looks at himself in the mirror.*       DD 



There should be a term for the distress that an arm-chair critic like me feels when they discover great new music only to realise that it can't be put on this year's top albums list because it was released last year. Feeling that right now listening to Slumberjack's self titled EP, released last year, which is incredible. Slumberjack if you are reading this please put out a deluxe edition so I can wack it on this year's list. Ok thanks.       DD


Take Me Home

Check out our new song, Take Me Home, which premiered last week on Triple J's Hip Hop show. Thanks to Hau for the spin! Beat and production on this one by Chiefs / C1.         DD



Massive thanks to DEX who let us support him at the launch on Friday of his new mixtape, Something To Say. Check the tape out here!    DD



Brisbane band Avaberee killing it with their new song which I think is about wanting to nest with some guy. To whoever this guy is: come on, pls.  DD



We're back in 2015, baby! New music in the form of an EP called 'Pete Smoke 2' is in the works and will be released soon. Here's a preview!



Top 5 Albums of 2013

Here are Dinnertime's top 5 albums of the year:

5. Jai Paul - (no title)

You can't accuse Jai Paul of being a fame hungry artist who's only in it for the money, attention and record company hors d'oeuvres. He's released two songs in the last 2.5 years, and is so low profile that ever since creating a Twitter account either his face looks a lot like the default Twitter egg or he hasn't bothered to change his profile picture. He's also only Tweeted just once, which was when these demos were leaked on the net earlier in the year. Thankfully this 'release' is an exception to the rule that when an artist is coy about releasing work it means the work is shit - these are a bunch of expertly crafted songs, eccentric and unique but soulful - a surprise in more ways than one.

4. James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - the man who, with his first album, started a raft of pointless genre debates, starts a few more with this album by creating something even more diverse. Hip hop, rnb, jazz, folk, dance and yes, dubstep - everything except Aussie pub rock gets a reference. Genre is important for armchair wise crackers like me because we need things to compare things to, but here all comparisons seem contrived. The man in other words is without peer, and on Overgrown he hits it out of the park, whatever it is.

3. Drake - Nothing Was The Same

There is a lot of derision out there for Drake - amongst the hip hop intelligentsia he's about as popular as Nickleback. Why? From what I can gather it's mainly because he's perceived as a boring melancholy sensitive pussy. Honestly, if Drake is a boring melancholy sensitive pussy then I'm pretty much Ryan Gossling in the Notebook. How many girls does he need to treat like shit before the man is taken seriously! Or more specifically, how many dope albums does he need to make before the man is taken seriously. On this his raps are hard to fault, the production is quality and the beat selection is all class - what a pussy.

2. Kanye West - Yeezus

If I ever meet Kanye I'm going to say 'Bro ... I hate being the one person at the dinner party who defends you!' YES I AM THAT GUY - the Kanye Apologist. And I must say, albums like this one, no matter how great they are, make the job of defending Kanye even harder. This album is essentially a resignation letter to the mainstream - an album by a man who has earned the cachet to do what he wants and so yes, he's doing what he wants, by creating an album of bold purpose and intent with a mission statement that should be the mission statement of all albums - to be new and different.

1. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Look at the circumstances surrounding this album and tell me if you don't think this is the recipe for letting down your fans Chinese Democracy style: long hiatus leading to rabid fan anticipation; concept album of electronic artists using 'real' instruments'; album with a lofty message about the emotional vacuum of contemporary music. However instead the album is a triumph - Daft Punk's Thriller moment - the album they will be remembered for. Masterfully executed, not just in terms of music but in terms of their ability to control the zeitgeist. They have succeeded in giving mainstream music back its emotional backbone, and as a result created an album so thorougly unattainable and beyond imitation that I can hear all the electronic musicians crying into their midi contollers. EMOTIONS.