For over a year these 2 contemporaries have locked themselves in the studio once a week to diligently shape and craft a new offering, Ashes To Dust. Ciecmate & Maggot Mouf trade verses back and forth, bar-for-bar in an epic team effort that interlocks prose and sonic aesthetics seamlessly.
The joint delivery puts forth a tag-team approach reminiscent of a classic hip hop style that has not yet permeated Australia’s often individually focused scene. The insane turntable prowess of DJ No Name Nathan (2 x ACT DMC Champion) stitches the release together, officially making Known Associates a triple threat.
The production on Ashes To Dust is rich in melody, hypnotic drums, and deep bass. With a heavily atmospheric and diverse aesthetic, ranging from dark and brooding to bright and positive. The thematic landscape is all encompassing, covering a diverse range of relevant topics with a strong conviction and symbiosis. From party anthem Known Associates, to the thought provoking Beware Of Bio Chips, or the summertime soundtrack Short Shorts, this is no mere journey, it’s an adventure.
Ashes To Dust is a sure shot hit for discerning Hip-Hop aficionados, recent converts, and the occasional rap fan. Ashes To Dust featured guests include: Bias B, Conor Farrell, Gutz, Newsense & Scotty Hinds
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return”