Space Invadas Announce new album Wild World Share single & video ‘Now That I Know’

Invada Records and Remote Control Records are excited to announce Wild Word, the new album fromSpace Invadas, is to be released on Friday 13th April. Today, the duo share a new single and video for ‘Now That I Know.’ Along with previously released single ‘Wild World … Continue reading Space Invadas Announce new album Wild World Share single & video ‘Now That I Know’

This Kids Got Beats For Days

Little Wonder Productions release’s Oath – 2wenty8days By now, you may have heard of a little independent label based in Victoria doing BIG, BIG things. Little Wonder Productions is a hip hop, funk and soul label involved in the production, manufacture and distribution of its products on various audio formats. Headed up by Doc Felix, the label specialises in small run and limited edition music. Their latest project, an absolute ground shaker. The beat scene in Australia has seen massive changes over the past decade. Artists such as Katalyst, Pasobionic, Hermitude, Plutonic Lab and more lead the way with their … Continue reading This Kids Got Beats For Days

Daily Operation Episode 1 feat. House Shoes, Katalyst & Alchemist

Grindin‘ and photographer Tristan Edouard join forces to present “Daily Operation” a web TV series dedicated to showcasing music, art, lifestyle, fashion and culture in Australia featuring local and international artists. The premiere episode of Daily Operation features House Shoes, Katalyst & Alchemist hanging out, digging for wax and talking all things sampling. Filmed at Katalyst’s lab and Revolve Records, Sydney, Australia. More information. Continue reading Daily Operation Episode 1 feat. House Shoes, Katalyst & Alchemist

Guilty Simpson & Katalyst AUS/NZ Tour 2014

Detroit MC Guilty Simpson and Sydney DJ / Producer Katalyst first linked up to work on the Quakers album with Geoff Barrow for Stones Throw Records. It was a good match and not long after Stones Throw approached Katalyst to do more work with Guilty. Since then, they have been busy cooking up something special in the lab. The details of which are still mysterious, but its safe to say while he’s on our shores for a run of live shows with Katalyst they will be showcasing some hot tunes off this upcoming release along with the classics that has … Continue reading Guilty Simpson & Katalyst AUS/NZ Tour 2014

Prince Naeem Cloudboy EP

Indie rapper and producer Prince Naeem has unleashed his debut EP Cloudboy. A solo effort providing airy hip hop beats with a lush electronic sheen that listeners of all genres it seems just can’t seem to get enough of. The Cloudboy EP has been out for a moment now you can pick it up here, for a name your price download.   Download  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter Continue reading Prince Naeem Cloudboy EP

Mr Clean With A Vengeance

Sydney local Mr Clean is back ‘With A Vengeance‘… his brand new LP titled With A Vengeance is out now. After a long build up, Mr Clean has dropped this banger through the indie label Hard Yak Records. After album leaks including nostalgia-GFK, Faith In The Raw, steroid frauds and Diamond Thrust, the 15 track album is out now. Featuring production from Colourd Noyz, Katalyst, P-Money, Beat Butcha and more, this album is packed with originality and style.  Vocal guests include Odessa Kane, Sinks, Prince Naeem, Empress MC, 13th Son, Ello C, Abuse, Monchichi, Don Data & Lee Monro. With A Vengeance is … Continue reading Mr Clean With A Vengeance

Mr Clean – Steroid Frauds

Mr Clean presents Steroid Frauds, the 3rd track from his forthcoming debut album With A Vengeance. Steroid Frauds features production from Sydney producer Colourd Noyz. A video clip was released alongside the new track which you can check out below. Steroid Frauds has been proceeded by the singles Hard Yak b/w Casket, also produced by Colourd Noyz and Faith In The Raw, featuring production from Australian heavy hitter Katalyst.  Expect Mr Clean’s debut album With A Vengeance towards the end of August. Facebook  ||  Tumblr  ||  Bandcamp  ||  Twitter Continue reading Mr Clean – Steroid Frauds

Mr Clean x Common Goods

Mr Clean drops his 2nd track of the upcoming debut album With A Vengeance set for August release. This track coincides with the release of the COMMON GOODS X Mr CLEAN T-Shirt available here. The track is titled Faith In The Raw and features production by none other than Australian beatsmith Katalyst. The clip is directed by Josh Heath & Robin Hearfield. Common Goods  ||  Facebook  ||  Website Continue reading Mr Clean x Common Goods

Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine

Def Wish Cast are back in full force with the release of their 20th Anniversary album, Evolution Machine! Always staying true to the culture, DWC utilize Hip Hop’s purist elements to transport us through time and space. This is futuristic B-boy funk at its finest!  Production is handled by M-Phazes, Plutonic Lab, DJ JS1, Katalyst, Resin Dogs, Dizz1 plus more, and features a stack of guests, including Thomas Rock on vocoder, Joyride, Tom Thum, Thvy Ear, Spikey Tee, and more. Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine  is available May 18th on Creative Vibes Track list:  01. Entry feat Tom Thum (prod by the Human Beatbox … Continue reading Def Wish Cast – Evolution Machine

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

Quakers – Russia With Love feat. Coin Locker Kid + Free Download

Quakers is a 35-member hip-hop collective centered on a core trio of producers – 7-Stu-7, Katalyst and Fuzzface, who is better known as Geoff Barrow of Portishead. Russia With Love, a new track featuring Coin Locker Kid, is up for free download, production by Katalyst. “When I made this beat, I knew who to send it to, the track is in 7/8 and seemed like it might be a bit of a challenge, but Coin Locker Kid came up with the goods the first time round.” – Katalyst. Quakers’ self-titled debut album is in stores now, a new clip for … Continue reading Quakers – Russia With Love feat. Coin Locker Kid + Free Download

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

Mr Clean – Hard Yak b/w Casket

Born from an Indonesian father and a white Australian mother, Sydney resident Mr. Clean aka Andrew Wiradilaga, has been doing his thing in the Sydney scene since the late 90’s. Finding his name with stable crew Ear Infection which consisted of Sleeping monk, APEX (R.I.P) & Az One. Around the beginning of local Hip Hop’s prominent rise to radio and othe forms of media, Mr Clean became a proud father to his 1st born son. Rap took a back seat, it wasn’t until 4 years later that a combination of elements brought him back to hunger. The rise of his friend and … Continue reading Mr Clean – Hard Yak b/w Casket

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 – 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

Stolen Records Gala Ball – Ozi Batla Clip

Returning after a sellout show last year during last year’s Save FBi, Sydney’s hip hop community is banding together and donning their finest to bring you the Stolen Records Gala Ball. Hosted by FBi’s own Shantan Wantan Ichiban, dust off your tux and grab a date, we promise a night you won’t forget. Line up: Koolism Thundamentals Ozi Batla The Optimen APSCI Daily Meds Phatchance feat. Coptic Soldier Loosechange + DJ sets from; Katalyst and Stolen Records Skrillionaires $12 supporters / $17 non supporters / $22 on the door. All proceeds go to FBi Radio. Shantan Wantan Ichiban (aka Emperor … Continue reading Stolen Records Gala Ball – Ozi Batla Clip

‘The Out Of Brisbane Experience’ Tour – The Optimen

Following on from the shining release of their sophomore album The Out Of Money Experience in April, Brisbane’s The Optimen are hitting the road this July/August and taking their tunes to the nation on the official album launch. A five-year sojourn that culminated in one of Australia’s finest-hip hop releases this year, The Out Of Money Experience has been robustly received. The Optimen are getting ready to blast off on the long awaited Album Launch Tour. Taking in the East-Coast and Adelaide (Sorry Perth, we owe you!), The Optimen are taking to the road, bringing brand new tunes from The … Continue reading ‘The Out Of Brisbane Experience’ Tour – The Optimen

Stolen Records Gala Ball

Returning after a sellout show last year during last year’s Save FBi, Sydney’s hip hop community is banding together and donning their finest to bring you the Stolen Records Gala Ball. Hosted by FBi’s own Shantan Wantan Ichiban, dust off your tux and grab a date, we promise a night you won’t forget. It all goes down on Friday July 16 @ Gaelic Theater Performing: Koolism Thundamentals Ozi Batla The Optimen (QLD) Daily Meds Phatchance Feat. Coptic Soldier Katalyst (DJ SET) and more to be announced. $12 supporters / $17 non supporters / $22 on the door. All proceeds go … Continue reading Stolen Records Gala Ball

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

Happy Valentines day?? Hau – Love The Beast Mixtape

To kick off this corporate day of love, Hau from Koolism is celebrating with a free mixtape for all  ‘Love the Beast’. Named after the Eric Bana doco, it’s bits and pieces Hau’s been working on, with original beats and other people’s instrumentals. Jacob Giles helped Hau put this one together but we also see a track produced by Katalyst (Space Invaders) and MGO on the artwork (Obeast Records ‘Badder Than Osama’….classic!). To grab this banging mixtape click here. Hau has also been busy working on his own blog which you can check out, by following the link here. Feel free … Continue reading Happy Valentines day?? Hau – Love The Beast Mixtape

Spit Syndicate – The Tongue – Chasm & Vida Update

Three of Sydneys premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of slamming hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday the 18th of December, the Oxford Art Factory will host Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne in what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar. After bursting onto the Australian hip-hop scene last year with an ARIA-nominated album and two national tours, Sydney wonderkids Spit Syndicate have been relatively quiet in 2009 as they prepare their sophomore record. They are breaking their 12-month hiatus with their … Continue reading Spit Syndicate – The Tongue – Chasm & Vida Update

Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, Chasm & Vida Concert

Three of NSW premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of aussie hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday  December 18 @ the Oxford Art Factory,  Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne hit the stage for what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar. After bursting onto the aussie hip hop scene last year with an ARIA-nominated album and two national tours, Sydney wonderkids Spit Syndicate have been relatively quiet in 2009 as they prepare their sophomore record. They are breaking their 12-month hiatus with … Continue reading Spit Syndicate, The Tongue, Chasm & Vida Concert

TZU guest program rage

Catch the lads from TZU hooking us up with a killer playlist this weekend. Tune in from 10am – 11am Saturday morning for an hour long taste of what’s to come, with the full guest programming from 11.45pm Saturday night, ABC1. Check below for the allaussie hip hop version or for a full program rundown go to the rage website here. AUSSIE HIP HOP TIMES 1:00am ILLZILLA Cut Feet (Shock) 2:00am KID KOALA Fender Bender (Creative Vibes) 2:30am TZU Dam Busters (Liberation) TZU Wild Stylee (Independent) TZU She Gets Up (Liberation) TZU In Front Of Me (Liberation) TZU Computer Love (Liberation) TZU Mondays (Liberation) … Continue reading TZU guest program rage