One of Australian Hip Hop’s more diverse trios, Astronomy Class feat. Srey Channthy attended WOMAD 2015 over the weekend showcasing their unique musical style with their third album ‘Mekong Delta Sunrise’. Having performed with Srey Channthy, from the Cambodian Space Project only a handful of times the audience were treated to the creative exploration of hip hop beats by Astronomy Class. The on-stage energy did not leave one person in the audience untouched as the story of the Khmer Rouge genocide and the death of Cambodia’s musical greats was unwoven by the albums display of reggae, club, psych and Khmer – pop. So … Continue reading Astronomy Class hit WOMADelaide 2015
Drawing on Khmer pop music from the 1950s to the mid ‘70s, astronomy class and Srey Channthy (The Cambodian Space Project) pay tribute to a lost Cambodian generation; their eclectic soundtrack seen in a new light. Mekong Delta Sunrise spawned in 2012 when Astronomy Class were invited to Phnom Penh by Cambodian hip hop crew Klap Your Handz to perform a version of a classic Khmer rock song with Cambodian star Preap Sovath. During a six hour taxi ride through the Cambodian countryside, the band fell in love with the intoxicating, soulful sounds of Khmer pop that came drifting from … Continue reading Tonight: Astronomy Class play first hometown show in 5 years tonight!
Fresh from the release of their acclaimed new album Mekong Delta Sunrise, Astronomy Class announce launch dates in Sydney & Melbourne. Astronomy Class’ journey to the heart of golden age Cambodian music has captured the attention of many. The hip hop storytellers drew on Khmer pop music from the 1950s to the mid-‘70s, teaming up with vocalist Srey Channthy (The Cambodian Space Project) to pay tribute to a lost Cambodian generation. Fresh from hitting the road with Thundamentals on their sold-out So We Can Remember Tour, Astronomy Class embark on their own headline launch dates in Sydney and Melbourne next … Continue reading Astronomy Class Announce Album Launch Dates
In the lead up to the upcoming Astronomy Class release Mekong Delta Sunrise. The crew consisting of Ozi Batla, Sir Robbo and Chasm have just released a mixtape featuring music sampled from a recent trip to Cambodia. You can grab the Bong Man Business mixtape as a free download now. Read on as Astronomy Class discuss in further depth this interesting new release. “These are some of our favourite tunes from the “golden age” of Khmer pop music, a style that meshed the sounds of traditional Cambodian music with soul and rhythm and blues, cha cha, beat music, mambo, jazz, psychedelic and … Continue reading Astronomy Class ‘Bong Man Business’ (Khmer rock mixtape)