Def Wish Cast – Forever

Forever is the 2nd release from their forthcoming album, Evolution Machine, which features production from Sydney’s king of beats, The Manipulating Agent from Invada Records, Katalyst. The track pays homage to the incredible 20 year career that Def Wish Cast has endured. The journey hasn’t always been easy, but through hard work and sheer determination, Def Wish Cast has proven, time and time again, that they are here to stay. They will be here forever, because it is their passion for Hip Hop culture that drives them… The video is a preview of the upcoming Def Wish Cast documentary, and … Continue reading Def Wish Cast – Forever

aahh album art of the month: Quakers

Stones Throw debuts the most exciting hip hop project since Dilla and Madlib joined forces for Jaylib – a 40+ track album from production outfit Quakers, featuring Golden Era crate dug beats and visceral verses from the likes of Dead Prez, Jonwayne, Aloe Blacc and so many more. Quakers consists of local beatmaster Katalyst, Fuzzface (a.k.a. Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow), and 7-Stu-7, a triage of venerable producers in their own right whose combined efforts prove boom-bap is far from dead. Fuzzface is better known as Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, a long-time Stones Throw supporter in touch with Peanut Butter Wolf since championing the … Continue reading aahh album art of the month: Quakers

Announcing: Quakers

Quakers is a hip-hop collective boasting 35 members which orbits around a core of three producers: Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst. Fuzzface is better known as Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, a long-time Stones Throw supporter in touch with Peanut Butter Wolf since championing the Jaylib album back in 2004.  7-Stu-7 is Portishead’s engineer and in-house producer at Invada Records in the UK. Katalyst is one of the most respected producers in Australia and a partner in Invada Records.  Disillusioned with much of the hip-hop around them, the like-minded producers set out to create the type of rap record they’d want to listen to. … Continue reading Announcing: Quakers

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 – 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)

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