Since the initial days when hip hop culture first arrived in Australia, there are many who’ve become obsessed with the traditional four elements; B-boying/B-Girling, Emceeing, Deejaying and Graffiti. They symbolise hip hop at its most pure and are the living embodiment of all four elements in their rawest form as each member was born from the 80’s explosion. Def Wish Cast embraces all the aspects and ideology but never imitates.
They created something localised that was revered and is now mythologised: they are Def Wish Cast; they are Australian; they are Hip Hop. In 1990 Def Wish Cast began taking there skills to the stage. Every show was an experience. Already at this early period in their career they were perfecting stage techniques and crowd interactions that hadn’t been witnessed previously by local crowds. Def Wish Cast championed the importance of representing oneself by having a very identifiable style and sounding distinctly Australian.
It’s been a few years in the making but we finally have a sneak preview of what Def Wish Cast has been working on over the hiatus. Dun Proppa is the lead track from their forthcoming album, Evolution Machine, which features production from Queensland’s Resin Dogs who team up with the UK’s own Brad Baloo (Nextmen). As if that wasn’t enough talent on the beats, the track is also overseen by the mighty Plutonic Lab (Muph n Plutonic), who lends some of his hit making abilities to the mix.
Evolution Machine – Out Early 2012