Koolta 2011 Wrap Up

2011 proved to be the biggest year thus far for Koolta’s music. In March, he was awarded $10,000 to put towards his debut album thanks to the Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Following this, Koolta digitally re-released The Deportation EP (2010) and dropped another free EP, The Influx. Stomp, the single off The Influx, saw Koolta getting solid support from JJJ and community radio. In November, the Adelaide MC/Producer teamed up with longtime DJ PT on the acclaimed free mixtape release The Forked Road, which featured collaborations with Prime (Soulmate) and Allday (UKW). This year has also seen Koolta open up his … Continue reading Koolta 2011 Wrap Up

The Forked Road Album Launch

Hilltop Hoods initiative winner Koolta has recently released a free mixtape (digital and physical) titled The Forked Road –  Presented and mixed by DJ PT. The release is a preview of what’s to come from this talented emcee and producer.  The Forked Road launch will be held this weekend in Adelaide Saturday Dec 1 at The Jade Monkey, everyone that rolls through the door will also get a copy of the mixtape! Performing on the night: Koolta and DJ PT  The Funky Scum Rumour  Allday  Gabriella Hyde  Hosted by Mase and Mattic $5 entry – Doors open @ 9pm Giveaways throughout night by GTNBZY and … Continue reading The Forked Road Album Launch

DJ PT Presents: Koolta The Forked Road

In the lead up to his debut album, this year’s Hilltop Hoods initiative winner has decided to give listeners a small taste of what’s to come. Today marks the release of The Forked Road – a free mix (digital and physical) from the Adelaide MC/Producer, Koolta and mixed by DJ PT. Your just about to release a new mixtape titled The Forked Road, where you’ve teamed up with DJ PT. Tell us a little bit about this project in how it came about? Koolta: PT is my main man! I’ve known PT since high school, he’s always been my DJ – … Continue reading DJ PT Presents: Koolta The Forked Road

Allday – Noue Yesue

Allday is another in the long line of rappers coming from the seemingly fertile breeding grounds of Blackwood, Adelaide.‘I basically grew up in the hip hop scene; I would have been about eleven years old when I went to my first show. I’ve done the shaved head and the air max thing when I was younger. As Jay Z says, I’m off that,’ he laughs. Like many, after completing an apprenticeship on the battle circuit, Allday made his way into the recording studio. This culminated in a collection of angry battle-style tracks that are still for the most part unheard. … Continue reading Allday – Noue Yesue

Koolta – The Influx EP (Exclusive Download)

Emerging South Australian Hip Hop artist Koolta, is a 22yo MC/Producer who was recently announced the winner of the 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. With an all-round skill set, Koolta employs a DIY mentality, handling all his own production, writing, recording and mixing. Hailing from the Adelaide Hills, the last few years Koolta has contributed production and vocals on various local releases, such as K21’s – The Greenhouse compilation. In 2008 and 2009, Koolta shared the stage with K21 and DJ PT for a stack of shows around the country supporting the likes of the Funkoars, Drapht, Pegz, Vents, Terra Firma … Continue reading Koolta – The Influx EP (Exclusive Download)

Subsketch – Department Of Human Services

Subsketch is a Sydney based Hip Hop artist (MC & Producer), originally from the Adelaide foot hills. The Subsketch story dates back to 2002 and the short lived group Def Before Dishonour. DBD were a 3-piece consisting of DJ Mula, MC Trubador & a then 17 year old Subsketch. Arriving out of nowhere, performing alongside some of Adelaide’s best including Delta, Terra Firma, Hilltop Hoods, After Hours and more, DBD wrote and produced an entire album before throwing it away, breaking up and vanishing as quickly as they had appeared. Subsketch cautiously re-emerged as a solo artist in 2004 with … Continue reading Subsketch – Department Of Human Services

Competition: Win a signed copy of Realizm – Nasty Ill Filthy 12″

You may have heard of Realizm, you may not have. He’s been cutting his teeth for the better half of a decade in the studio and the stage with a bunch of guest spots littered across various local and international releases. He has recently released a vinyl only 12″ called Nasty Ill Filthy featuring DJ Snair (The Battlehoggs), IDE (Creative Juices) from Brooklyn and Koolta from Adelaide. The vinyl only 12″ features four tracks and their four counterpart instrumentals; all produced by unsung beatsmith Amayze. This is the first project between the two Adelaide natives, with an album currently in the works. The … Continue reading Competition: Win a signed copy of Realizm – Nasty Ill Filthy 12″

Koolta @ Jade Monkey (Friday April 29)

After the success of winning this years Hilltop Hoods Initiative, Koolta is doing his first joint set in a while! Going down this friday night at the Jade Monkey (Twin St, Adelaide), Koolta with live band the Funky Scum Rumour will be doing a set, with supports from Penny Farthing and Allday. If you can’t wait till Friday, you can purchase a copy of Koolta’s – The Deportation EP above with new bonus tracks. Entry is only $5 and doors open at 9. T-Shirts and CDs will be available on night for real cheap! Myspace  ||  Twitter  ||  Facebook  ||  … Continue reading Koolta @ Jade Monkey (Friday April 29)

MC/Producer Koolta Wins The 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

Emerging South Australian Hip Hop artist Koolta has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Kultar Ahluwalia, aka Koolta, is a 22yo South Australian MC/Producer. With an all-round skill set, Koolta employs a DIY mentality, handling all his own production, writing, recording and mixing. Making music since the age of 15, Koolta has shared the stage with such artists as Urthboy, Drapht, Funkoars, Foreign Beggars and C Rayz Walz.

 Koolta receives $10,000 from Hilltop Hoods and APRA to release and promote his debut LP. He also receives a prize pack valued at $1000 from DC clothing … Continue reading MC/Producer Koolta Wins The 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

2010 Look-Back Series #1: “Koolta – The Deportation EP”

Koolta is a 21 year old mc and producer hailing from the Adelaide Hills. In the last few years Koolta has contributed production and vocals on various local releases, such as K21’s – The Greenhouse compilation. In 2008 and 2009, Koolta shared the stage with K21 and DJ PT for a stack of shows around the country supporting the likes of the Funkoars, Drapht, Pegz, Vents, Terra Firma and C Rayz Walz. 2010 saw Koolta release his debut effort The Deportation EP. This 8 track EP written and produced entirely by Koolta is an impressive debut from this upcoming all-rounder. … Continue reading 2010 Look-Back Series #1: “Koolta – The Deportation EP”

What’s The Feel?! K21 – Greenhouse [Available Free]

One of the hardest workers in the business has just posted a his latest releases The Greenhouse up for FREE! K21, South Australian emcee and mic destoryer has decided to end the year with a gift for all you hip hop heads. To get the Greenhouse for free all you have to do is read on below. Look out for K21 in 2011. It’s bound to be a big year for him. Check the message from K21 below: What’s The Feel?! I’m hoping everyone has enjoyed their Xmas celebrations and are looking forward to the New Year and the festivities! … Continue reading What’s The Feel?! K21 – Greenhouse [Available Free]

FULL CIRCLE COMP! (Win, Win, Win)

We’re giving away 1 free entry to Full Circle at the Jade Monkey (Sept 17) plus a free copy of Realizm’s new 12″ and Koolta’s EP – What more could you want?! To win, all you have to do is be the first person to email kooltamusic@gmail.com with “Full Circle @ The Jade Monkey” in the subject heading and in the body of the email tell us the name of Realizm’s new 12″ and Koolta’s EP. It’s that simple! Enter Now! Full Circle will be held at the Jade Monkey on September 17. Featuring Social Change performing tracks off their … Continue reading FULL CIRCLE COMP! (Win, Win, Win)

Integer1 – A Thousand Words Album Launch

Integer1 – A Thousand Words Album Launch The launch of the debut album by Integer1 from After Hours, Certified Wise and Crackhouse Crew. Performing on the night will be: Integer, Kolaps & Jugular DJ Staen 1 (3x Australian DMC champion) Koolta & PT Chris Bass Train Hosted by 2Biz & Jekl $10, 18+, doors open at 9pm. Open mic after the show. Come and have a drink for Kolaps’ birthday. August 28 @ Crown and Sceptre, Adelaide. Q&A with Integer1 I go by the name of… Integer1 or Intalekt or Oy You. Fave thing in my workspace/studio is my: bottle … Continue reading Integer1 – A Thousand Words Album Launch

Realizm – Nasty Ill Filthy 12″ OUT NOW

You may have heard of Realizm, you may not have. He’s been cutting his teeth for the better half of a decade in the studio and the stage with a bunch of guest spots littered across various local and international releases. He has a vinyl only 12″ about to drop called Nasty Ill Filthy featuring DJ Snair (The Battlehoggs), IDE (Creative Juices) from Brooklyn and Koolta from Adelaide. The vinyl only 12″ features four tracks and their four counterpart instrumentals; all produced by unsung beatsmith Amayze. This is the first project between the two Adelaide natives, with an album in … Continue reading Realizm – Nasty Ill Filthy 12″ OUT NOW

Urthboy – The Sneakquel Tour (Adelaide Leg Review)

Elefant Traks giant Urthboy, Jane Tyrell and Elgusto (Hermitude) hit Adelaide last weekend, bringing an in your face, energetic live show that had the punters out of control.  Joining Urthboy on The Sneakquel Tour this time round is Melbourne emcee and lyrical magician Mantra. Local lads Mase and Mattic kicked the night off, warming up the crowd early on. It was then on to Koolta who performed tracks of the recently released Deportation EP, both groups were well received by the eager crowd. You could tell that the atmosphere was hyped, a real sense of excitement hung in the air. … Continue reading Urthboy – The Sneakquel Tour (Adelaide Leg Review)

Koolta – The Deportation EP + EP Launch

Koolta is a 21 year old emcee and producer hailing from the Adelaide Hills. In the last few years Koolta has contributed production and vocals on various local releases, like K21’s “The Greenhouse” compilation. In 2008 and 2009, Koolta shared the stage with K21 and DJ PT for a stack of shows around the country supporting the likes of the Funkoars, Drapht, Pegz, Vents, Terra Firma and C Rayz Walz. Now in 2010, Koolta is ready to release his debut solo effort. The Deportation is an 8 track EP written and produced by Koolta. You will find no braggadocio rhymes … Continue reading Koolta – The Deportation EP + EP Launch

Phatchance hits SA

Phatchance, hot off the release of his debut album Inkstains is set to hit Adelaide in the new year. Triple J recently crowned Phatchance the Unearthed Artist of the week as a part of Aus music month. Fellow I forgot, Sorry crew member Coptic Soldier will also be appearing. Support list is is large with Dialect, Grifters Inc, Koolta feat. PT, Hektic feat. Phat MC, Eskatology, Chase and Lariken and Dropt At Birth, doors open at 9. This will all go down March 20, 2010 at L!ve on Light Square. Presale tickets $12 (Available from the artists plus Da Klinic … Continue reading Phatchance hits SA

Grifters Inc – New EP (Special Pre-Order deal)

About a three years ago, Trumps and Kast started making music together. About one year ago they released their first album; A Creature Of The Night, under the name Grifters Inc. An acrobatic year full of leaps and bounds later, they are back with their new EP, Checkout Chicks, Bargirls and Goths. The eight-track release is the second chapter in the life of Trumps, delivered over the uniquely constructed production of Kast. For a very limited time, there is a pre-order offer available at the guy’s website here. Head to the site and fill in your details to cop this … Continue reading Grifters Inc – New EP (Special Pre-Order deal)

Hunter and Crew at L!ve.

18+ Event. Entry is $15. Raffle at the door, prize = 5 free drinks & 2 free entries To The 100% Aus Beef Emcee Battles. Come down to L!VE on Light Square, November 6 for a huge night of raw aussie hip-hop. Hunter (SBX Crew) drops in all the way down from Perth, supported by After Hours (Certified Wise), K21 feat. Koolta & DJ Pt, Chase,  Lariken and Train. If you don’t know already, here is a bit of a bio on each artist. Hunter – Myspace / Facebook Hunter, born in Yokine, emerged as one of Perth’s most venomous … Continue reading Hunter and Crew at L!ve.