While a founding member of Perth music and arts collective The Community and heavily involved in underground hip hop and electronic music since 2004, it’s only now that master MC/producer/singer/genre-bender/song psychologist Mathas is truly ready to make a massive statement far wider than at home.
Releasing his 10 Pound Hairless Sasquatch (Paper Chain/Community) album to rave reviews in 2009, an evolution in style last year saw Mathas taking out the WAMi Award for Best Hip Hop Artist and a Most Popular Single nomination for White Sugar, a sweet taste of new things to come. His sophomore album Armwrestling Atlas is set to redefine how local hip hop is viewed and who listens to it. With a unique style appealing as much to indie kids as future-diggin’ hip hoppers and electronic souls, it’s some next level shiz.
And if you haven’t experienced a Mathas show yet, they’re like taking a hit of thought-provoking, impossibly smooth-flowing shot of pure adrenaline. The live arena is where Mathas rules, seeing him mesmerising audiences and the go-to support act for the likes of RZA (US), Ghostpoet (UK), Shabazz Palaces (US), Sage Francis (US), Foreign Beggars.. to name a few.
Mathas has recently released a new song from his forthcoming sophomore album Armwrestling Atlas, featuring Australia’s new Queen of Doom-Pop Abbe May! Download it for FREE by following the link below.