Distill rap music down to its base elements and what do you have: a MC and a DJ. Axiom is Kay Illa and Bom. Kay Illa is in front of the mic and Bom is behind the decks and production boards. The Axiom partnership was forged in 2004 while Kay and Bom were still in school on the North Coast of NSW.
Hip Hop was only just beginning to creep into the local music scene at the time and classic releases like Brad Strut’s – The Authentic were big influences on the early Axiom sound and subject matter. By 2005, the members of Axiom were pushing their music on opposite ends of the East coast of Australia. The distance between Kay in Brisbane and Bom in Sydney didn’t break up the group.
By the time the crew had regrouped in Sydney’s Inner West, Kay Illa and Bom already had hours of DJ gigs and open mics events behind them in both States. In late 2008, Axiom released their Home Brew mixtape Featuring Scott Burns, Rinse (Bingethinkers), LouLou (Gabi & LouLou) with guest cuts from DJ Jmez. In 2010, Axiom released Digi 12 Inch 01 and Digi 12 Inch 02 each featured two new tracks with accompanying instrumentals and acapella’s. The Digi 12 Inches are free to download here.
In 2012 Axiom bring you the Back Against The Wall EP, with 6 banging tracks this little gem is available for free download here.