The Station in Murray Bridge will thump to a hip hop beat this Saturday night as two local artists launch mixtapes and eight more take the stage in support.
Tungkillo-based Aiden Fargher, better known as Subliminal, said his release Proletarian was the product of countless lunch breaks spent writing lyrics.
"It's an old Marxist term for a wage earner, a back-breaker," he said.
"It has a lot to do with that worker mentality, but also following your dreams."
Chapta One will also release a tape titled Waste Junk Words, Lotek 1200 will present a DJ set, and up-and-coming artists Barnabas, Karma, Skeptik, TAKS, Inquest, Lil Creep, 2KWK-GEE and Eternal will also make appearances.
Youth worker Paul Ankerson said he had been motivated to bring hip hop back to The Station after seeing how it resonated with different cliques to the venue's Band Connections program, including Aboriginal youth.
"It's a whole separate section of the community," he said.
"They do drawing and painting and create beats as well as performing rap."
Entry is free at the mixtape double launch, which will run from 6.30-10.30pm at the alcohol-free venue on Railway Terrace.