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KATALYST

Something For Kate, Sarah Blasko, Dan Sultan and more featuring on the 2015 Twilight at Taronga series!

Today the Twilight at Taronga Series was launched in Sydney, with a stellar line up of Australian and international musicians confirmed to perform as part of the 2015 series. In a perfect setting of the harbour-side ampitheatre, these shows will return for it's 20th year in 2015 from January 30th through until March 21st.

In The Studio with... Katalyst (Sydney) reflecting on the Quakers track "War Drums" with Guilty Simpson.

In parts two and three of our In The Studio... video interview series with Sydney's Katalyst, we delve deeper into his career, festivals, his past and future - plus, Katalyst reflects on the Quakers track "War Drums" with Guilty Simpson.

In the Studio With... Katalyst (Sydney) talking Guilty Simpson, Quakers, Space Invadas & what he's been up to lately...

the AU review heads into the studio with Sydney based DJ and Producer Katalyst. In the first part of our chat, Katalyst reveals what he's been working on lately, reflects on his work with Guilty Simpson, the unexpected success of his project Quakers, Space Invadas (his project with Steve Spacek) and much more... Don't miss Katalyst performing in Australia with Guilty Simpson - the final shows are tonight in Melbourne (August 8th at Laundry Bar) and tomorrow night (August 9th) at the Basement in Sydney.

Stones Throw artists Guilty Simpson and Katalyst announce joint Australian tour

Respected Detroit emcee Guilty Simpson will team with up Sydney DJ/Producer Katalyst for a joint tour of Australia in a few weeks time, fusing their distinctive styles together in what is bound to be an unmissable concert for hip hop heads nation wide.

9th annual Gum Ball festival reveals more artists set to perform in the Hunter Valley this year.

The Gum Ball Festival is known for its penchant of assembling quite the eclectic line-up of musicians from Australia and abroad, and 2013 is no different. Following on from the festival's initial announcement of bands, The Gum Ball has revealed that the alt-country 'supergroup' The Hillbilly Killers are set to headline this year's installment.

The full line up of artists announced so far reads as follows:

The Hillbilly Killers
Tumbleweed
The Medics
The Eastern (NZ)
Money For Rope
Benjalu

Jagermeister Independent Music Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have been announced, with Chet Faker leading the pack with five nominantions! The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards is returning for its seventh year in 2012, acknowledging Australia's brightest emerging artists alongside established and well-respected performers. Check out the full list of nominations below!

2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

Gig Announcements: Oddisee, Katalyst, M-Phazes, Mark McGuire, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!, Pajama Club and more

Oddisee

There's a whole heap of gigs to keep you satisfied throughout the end of February and into March. So make sure you save up your pennies because you don't want to be sitting at home eating cold pizza and watching re-runs of Jersey Shore when these shows come into town.

the AU interview: Katalyst (Sydney)

Australian DJ/Producer, Katalyst, or Ashley Anderson to his mum, is one busy man. He’s released two solo albums, Manipulating Agent and What’s Happening, which garnered ARIA nominations and numerous Australian Dance Music Awards. In between all this he’s produced and remixed many acts and also put together his own two compilations of remixes. He set up a label and produced a record as part of the project Space Invadas with fellow artist, Steve Spacek.

Fat As Butter announces their massive 2011 lineup

Over the past four years, the Fat As Butter Festival has grown into one of the … well… FATTEST musical and cultural events in Newcastle, and indeed the country. But this year, we’re set to exceed all expectations with a line up of local and international acts that is sure to send your musical taste buds into a fat frenzy!

Katalyst + Push/Pull + Kween G + Steve Spacek - Beresford Upstairs (09.07.11)

At first, Sydney band Push/Pull seemed somewhat of an odd choice to support Katalyst, but their set was brilliant and the crowd seemed to appreciate their flavour of Indie/Pop. Then I realised these atypical pairings are beneficial for the live music scene; combining musical styles and bringing different kinds of people together to experience genres they may not have come into contact with otherwise. Nonetheless, the sense of anticipation for the main act was palpable.

Single Review: Katalyst featuring Kween G - Ready To Drop (2011 SP)

For at least the last couple of decades Sydney-based hip hop and beats producer Katalyst has gained some extensive experience up his sleeve.