Emerging South Australian Hip Hop artist Koolta has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Kultar Ahluwalia, aka Koolta, is a 22yo South Australian MC/Producer. With an all-round skill set, Koolta employs a DIY mentality, handling all his own production, writing, recording and mixing.
Making music since the age of 15, Koolta has shared the stage with such artists as Urthboy, Drapht, Funkoars, Foreign Beggars and C Rayz Walz. Koolta receives $10,000 from Hilltop Hoods and APRA to release and promote his debut LP. He also receives a prize pack valued at $1000 from DC clothing and legal advice from David Vodika of Media Arts Lawyers.
MC Suffa of Hilltop Hoods said: “We’d like to thank APRA, Blue Max Music, DC Clothing and Media Arts Lawyers for making the grant possible, and we’d also like to thank our judges Hau (NSW), Ran-Dee (NSW), Raph (VIC) and Nish (SA) for their invaluable input into this years initiative. Finally we’d like to give a big shoutout to everyone that entered, the judges were amazed at the standard of the entries this year”.
To hear more music from Koolta check here.
You can check out our review of Koolta’s – The Deportation EP right here as a part of our 2010 Lookback Series.