Koolta’s new album Revolutions Per Minute will be independently released 25 March 2015. Koolta continues his DIY ethic handling all production, writing, recording and mixing on the new album.
Koolta hails from Adelaide, South Australia. He has been awarded numerous accolades including 2015 Clipsal 500 Bands On Track Winner, 2012 JJJ Unearthed Parklife Winner and 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative Winner. Koolta has self-produced his entire back catalogue as well as producing for the likes of Allday. He has supported some of the biggest hip hop artists in the country including the Hilltop Hoods, Mantra and Urthboy.
Sonically, Koolta’s production on RPM varies greatly from song to song. From the heavy hitting pulsating bass on Building, to the aggressive tempo change on title trackRevolutions Per Minute, to the neo-soul of Keep On, Koolta is not only exploring new ground for himself but hip hop in Australia as a whole. But with this variety in production comes cohesion in the song writing.
Lyrically, this album is about change: striving for change across a broad spectrum of issues – personal (Toodaloo); political and social (All Together; Big Brother is Watching; A Couple Of Words); the music industry (Building). This also involves looking at things a little differently, as two of the finest Australian MCs Prime and Tommy Illfigga (aka world famous beatboxer Tom Thum) trade tongue-in-cheek raps with Koolta about their flaws rather than the expected bragging from most rappers.
Melbourne MC Sinks comes to the table with a rapid fire, heavily distorted verse threatening to “take out” today’s politicians on Decent. The album closes with something Koolta doesn’t want to change at all – a loving relationship – as he is joined by the heartbreaking voice of Jesse Francis on You.
Change is coming…
Revolutions Per Minute will be released independently on 25 March 2015. Limited Pre-Order Packages are now available. Stay tuned for news of album launches across Australia.