Katalyst – Deep Impressions [Out Today]

Internationally renowned, ARIA nominated producer Katalyst returns with new album Deep Impressions, set for release today via Invada Records / Remote Control. The follow up album to his highly acclaimed 2007 album What’s Happening, a former triple j feature album, Deep Impressions is Katalyst’s third full length album and his most impressive work to date. The latest product of his audiophiliac obsession, Deep Impressions deconstructs and distils soul, hip hop, funk, jazz, reggae and electro influences into what is perhaps most accurately described as “the Katalyst sound“. Deep Impressions is a reflection of the large variety tunes that influence Katalyst’s own musical … Continue reading Katalyst – Deep Impressions [Out Today]

Katalyst announces 3rd album ‘Deep Impressions’ and drops a free mixtape ‘Back To Basics Vol. 1’

Internationally renowned, ARIA nominated producer Katalyst returns with new album Deep Impressions, set for release on the 16th of September 2011 via Invada Records / Remote Control. The follow up album to his highly acclaimed 2007 album What’s Happening, a former triple j feature album, Deep Impressions is Katalyst’s third full length album and his most impressive work to date. The latest product of his audiophiliac obsession, Deep Impressions deconstructs and distils soul, hip hop, funk, jazz, reggae and electro influences into what is perhaps most accurately described as “the Katalyst sound”. Deep Impressions is a reflection of the large variety tunes … Continue reading Katalyst announces 3rd album ‘Deep Impressions’ and drops a free mixtape ‘Back To Basics Vol. 1’

Katalyst – Ready To Drop feat. Kween G

Producing since the mid nineties, Sydney based Ashley Anderson initially recorded under the moniker of Moonrock with the late Illpickl, releasing a self titled album in early ’98 to critical acclaim, and went on to contribute tracks to the internationally renowned Cafe Del Mar. Katalyst, he had his first solo release with a track on the internationally respected, Dope on Plastic compilation. May 2002 saw the release of the Katalyst’s debut album Manipulating Agent. The first release for Invada Records, this well crafted album received remarkable acclaim. Initially Triple J album of the week, the album went on to earn … Continue reading Katalyst – Ready To Drop feat. Kween G

Koolism – The Umu (Sept. 3)

Koolism are considered to be one of Australia’s first ever hip hop groups. They formed in 1992, and consist of world-class DJ Danielsan, and equally as impressive emcee Hau. They were the first Hip Hop outfit in Australia to win an ARIA award for their album Part 3 – Random Thoughts in 2004. The Umu is dedicated to the essence of original and classic hip hop. What does the album’s name mean you ask? As Hau puts it: “‘Umu is a Tongan word for an underground oven. It’s a long and tiring process in which to prepare and to cook … Continue reading Koolism – The Umu (Sept. 3)

Koolism – Behind The Scenes IX (Can’t Stand It)

Koolism has started their journey back into the game and in this video you get to play fly on the wall and watch Hau laying down the first verse to Koolism’s new single, Can’t Stand It. Ignorant crew duck down! Canberra’s finest, Koolism, are back! The mighty combination of emcee Hau Latukefu and DJ Danielsan Ichiban return more vitriolic, more pissed off, than ever. On Can’t Stand It, Hau takes fire at the Australian government’s policy of refugee detaining, the seeming hypocracy of lambasting Pauline Hanson but cheering for her on Dancing With The Stars and the general air of … Continue reading Koolism – Behind The Scenes IX (Can’t Stand It)

Koolism – Cant Stand It (Stream)

Koolism have just leaked their brand new single Can’t Stand It. The track is making waves at the moment and has made a few ears twitch and a lot of heads turning.DJ Danielsan as always provides the backdrop to this up-tempo track, while Plutonic Lab chips in with the drums. As for the words, emcee Hau, explains: “The lyrics were inspired by, to put it simple and plain, a lot of fuckery in this country. I definitely believe we have it a lot better than many places around the world, but at the same time, that doesn’t mean I’m not … Continue reading Koolism – Cant Stand It (Stream)

Space Invadas annouce tour with Koolism

Space Invadas video clip Done It Again is here! Starring Katalyst and Steve Spacek. Featuring Alex Young, Pat Torres, Warren Jackson and Fantine. The clip was directed by Nick Fogarty, who produced Art V Science J Award winning video for “Parlez-Vous Francais?” The monochromatic treatment creates a world where the artist is floating in an undefined space. The world of the “Space Invadas”. Dont miss the Space Invadas album launch show in your city. Get your tickets now. Come witness the landing of SOUL:FI,  Space Invadas live band with special guests plus Koolism giving you a taste on their forthcoming … Continue reading Space Invadas annouce tour with Koolism

Hau – Love The Beast Mixtape (FREE)

On Hau’s down time he likes to do a lot of writing and recording. Koolism business gets taken care of first, but every other chance he gets, he’s busting into someone’s studio to make music. That’s why you’ll hear Hau working with the likes of Astronomy Class, Urthboy, A-Love, Hilltop Hoods, Resin Dogs… etc etc. Not only because they are his peoples, but just because he loves to make music. Well, penning lyrics and rapping them. Hau’s also gotta big up the folks who have played hospitable producers/ engineers like Katalyst, D’Opus, BVA, DJ Bonez, Trials and the list goes … Continue reading Hau – Love The Beast Mixtape (FREE)

Koolism New Track – Hanz High

Koolism dropped a gem of an email today to those on their mailing list, calling it a belated Xmas present (cheers guys!). I like the style Koolism use’s to deliver these types of free downloads (see Jam Master Jay Tribute post/track here). I hope we can expect to see some more freebies leading up to the release of The Umu, which is expected sometime 2010. Here is a little bit of what Hau had to say about the free track titled Hanz High (see artwork above). This is just another example of what Daniel and I can come up with … Continue reading Koolism New Track – Hanz High

The Dojo Sessions – Koolism

We have previously informed you about Koolism’s doco series titled Koolism VI: The Dojo Sessions (here). We now have another update on the series with a few more parts released. To check out the latest instalment of Koolism’s doco series click here. Danielsan & Hau as we know, have joined forces with The Herd for a run of shows in the eastern states of Australia. Both the opening night at the POW in Melbourne and the following night at Sydney’s The Manning Bar sold out with a huge reaction to Koolism’s new material. With the Brisbane show at The Zoo … Continue reading The Dojo Sessions – Koolism

KOOLISM – Umu

After a three year hiatus, DJ/ producer Danielsan, and MC Hau are back with hip hop act Koolism’s fifth album. It’s titled Umu (pron. Oo-moo). Hau explains that “Umu” is a Tongan word for an underground oven – a cooking technique that is practiced throughout the South Pacific. “It’s a long and tiring process in which to prepare and to cook food slowly and thoroughly, but it’s results are rewarding and enjoyed by all who feast on it. That’s what I feel this album is like. A lot of time, money, heart and soul went into making this album, in … Continue reading KOOLISM – Umu

DAN ELLESON’S A TWITTERING KINDA GUY

Having given up on Myspace over a year ago and with Facebook starting to lose steam, Danielson has picked up with Twitter. Here are a few of his latest posts “Wrapped up solid week of recording. Nearly sorted track listing for new Koolism + done some new stuff. when it rains….” 10:49 AM Jun 6th from web “Koolism is in session, recorded new tune on wed, recording another today, new album “The ‘Umu” is looking like the beast from Cloverfield” 2:37 PM Jun 4th from web We have also found out that the lads from Dopus and Roshambo are recording … Continue reading DAN ELLESON’S A TWITTERING KINDA GUY