Katalyst - What's Happening  FLAC - CaRNaGE
So what is happening? In this age of information it seem lots of important things going
down are ignored by an increasing number of artists. Seemingly not interested in anything
but disposable subject matter with little or no substance.
Some may say this is a reflection of the disposable society in which we live and they may be right?
Traditionally throughout time, the artist’s role has been to make social comment.
To put forward views that are not always in line with the views forced upon us by
"the powers that be". This album makes social comment through the use of a theme.
That theme being "What’s Happening". Be it personally, socially, politically,
environmentally or economically. The album addreses issues that we all face. Katalyst
enlists a broad range of guests from the US, UK and Australia that all have their own
take on What’s Happening. Many new collaborations here - as well as teaming up with
some old favourites
The new album "What’s Happening" is a musical excursion through many different styles,
brought together with Katalyst’s signature sound. Moving seamless though space-aged soul,
hip hop, funk and rock, this project is truly diverse.
Katalyst enlists an all star guest line up to make comment on what’s happening -
Stephanie McKay (US) - New York based soul artist who has worked with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Amp Fiddler, Geoff Barrow an many others
Steve Spacek (UK) - Soul artist whose been likened to Marvin Gaye and has worked with J Dilla, Slum Village and more.
Giles Peterson has hailed him as the voice of modern soul.
Ru C.L - An Australian Jamaican MC. One of the top MC in Australia today.
Hau - from the Aria Award winning hip hop duo Koolism
Diverse (US) - He has worked with artists such as Mos Def, Madlib, J Dilla. His last album was Feature Album on Triple J.
Yungun (UK) - One of the UK's finest MC's with supporters like BBC Radio 1?s Zane Lowe.
Mat McHugh - The main man from The Beautiful Girls
Joe Volk (UK) - A talented singer/songwriter and front man for Gonga and Cripple Black Phoenix
Katie Noonan - former front woman from George, has just released her new solo project.
J-Live (US) - Has worked with DJ Premier ,Pete Rock, DJ Spinna, Prince Paul, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Numark, Dan the Automator, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and many more.
Adalita - iconic front woman from Magic Dirt. She needs no introduction
Supernatural (US) New York MC -arguably the worlds best freestyle MC.(vinyl only)
What’s Happening. Real music for real people.
01. How Bout Us - feat. Steve Spacek
02. All You've Got - feat. Ru C.L, Hau (Koolism), and Yungun.
03. I Know A Place
04. Say What You Feel - feat. Stephanie McKay
05. Over And Over - feat. Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls)
06. May Have Been James Brown
07. Loaded Gun - feat. Joe Volk
08. Dedicated - feat. Diverse
09. What Are We Talking About
10. Step Up - feat. Ru C.L
12. To Dust - feat. Katie Noonan
13. Killing Ya Self - featuring J-Live
14. He Is Society
15. Bladewalker - feat. Adalita (Magic Dirt)
Format : FLAC
Format/Info : Free Lossless Audio Codec
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 838 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Replay gain : -6.59 dB
Replay gain peak : 1.000000
Writing library : libFLAC 1.1.2 (UTC 2005-02-05)
My Fav of his CD's thus far. Look out for a new single coming out soon - hopefully in lieu of a 2011 LP
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