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Katalyst - Deep Impressions - out on BBE

Katalyst Deep Impressions
Katalyst - Deep Impressions
(CD/Digital/Instrumental Digital) Barely Breaking Even BBE178, 2011-10-11

The follow up album to Katalyst highly acclaimed 2007 album What's Happening, a former triple j feature album, Deep Impressions is his 3rd 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". On Deep Impressions, Katalyst collaborated with the likes of Los Angeles hip-hop artist Bootie Brown (of The Pharcyde), Sydney's own KweenG (KillaQueenz), underground legend Mr Clean, and upcoming North Carolina MC Coin Locker Kid. Katalyst also teams up with long-term collaborators Stephanie McKay (USA), Steve Spacek (UK), Hau (Koolism), and Jade MacRae.

Katalyst Deep Impressions
Katalyst - Deep Impressions
(CD/Digital/Instrumental Digital) Barely Breaking Even BBE178, 2011-10-11

Day Into Night - feat Stephanie McKay by KATALYST

Ready To Drop - feat KweenG by KATALYST

The Clapping Song feat CLK by KATALYST

Tracklisting :
01. Day Into Night feat. Stephanie McKay
02. Black Dragon feat. Mr Clean
03. Pot or Pills
04. Ready To Drop feat. KweenG
05. Clapping Song feat. Coin Locker Kid
06. Beware
07. Prince of Cool feat. Jade Macrae
08. It’s a Blast
09. U Can’t Save Me feat. Buff 1 & Stephanie McKay
10. Number 1
11. The Popcorns feat. Bootie Brown & Steve Spacek
12. Who’s Doing It
13. Time Ticks On feat. Hau
14. Dreaming Of You

Links :
Katalyst : officialdiscogsfacebookmyspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | wikipedia | youtube
BBE : official | facebook (page) | facebook (group) | soundcloud | myspace | twitter | youtube

KATALYST - "READY TO DROP" feat. KweenG - The 2nd single, from Katalyst's new album, "Ready To Drop" is a nod to the early 80's scene out of New York, where many different styles of music were being fused with early rap.

KATALYST "DAY INTO NIGHT" feat. STEPHANIE MCKAY - The first single from Katalyst's 3rd LP out in Aug 2011 features Stephanie Mckay.

Press Release :
"I was first introduced to Katalyst more than 20 years ago while I was studying at university in central west New South Wales. I remember vividly his elaborate hi-fi set up and vast music collection CDs & LPs stacked high, music magazines like The Source , Down Beat and Straight No Chaser littered with his house - and of course, the ever present sound of reggae blasting from the speakers. Amongst the many records for the likes of Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Public Enemy and Gangstarr plus a bizarre list of artists I had never heard of like Electric Prunes, CAN and Eeka Mouse. Eeka who?...

20 years on, Katalyst has still got the jump on me with his obscure soul 45s, Czech big bands LPs and Italian library records, not to mention his on his own unique brand of music that encompasses 25 years of record collecting, DJing and music production. The latest product of Katalyst's audiophilliac obsession is 'Deep Impressions' an album that brings together the soul, hip hop, funk, jazz, reggae and electronic music - deconstructed and distilled into what is perhaps most accurately described as 'the Katalyst sound'.

Duke Ellington once observed that music cannot be categorised - neither into jazz nor classical, not into rock or soul or folk or anything else. There are, stated Ellington only two kinds of music - good and bad. Katalyst seems almost aggressively aware of this - for this we are all the richer. In this album, Katalyst offers an assortment of tunes so disparate as to resist classification under any other heading then the title. Deep Impressions suggests the enormously varied types of tunes that engage Katalyst's attention every day - any day - in his life.

As to the company he keeps on this LP, the Pharcyde's Booty Brown needs no introduction, nor do the accomplished Stephanie Mckay and Steve Spacek. Previous collaborators Hau, Mr Clean, Buff 1 and Jade Macrae joined by the talented KweenG and Coin Locker Kid, elevating good music to greatness."
Mr Rex. Art Director @ Invada 2002-2011

From Katalyst: "Writing music for me is a continual process so when it came time to put the third Katalyst album together I had already a collection of songs I had written and recorded for the new release. Looking at the songs as a body of work its clear that many styles of music have made deep impressions on me as a producer. Hence the name of my album."

Biography :
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 as a solo artist had his first release 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. Triple J Album of the week, the album went on to earn Katalyst an ARIA nomination and won the two most coveted "Best Producer" and "Best Album" awards at the 2002 Australian Dance Music Awards.

Late 2002 Katalyst enlisted some top Australian and UK producers to remix tracks from his album, "Manipulating Agent". The result was the remix album "Agent Manipulated". Released in April 2003, it cemented his position as one of the premier producers in Australia.

In 2007 Katalyst released the long awaited follow up album “What's Happening” enlisting guest vocalists from the US, the UK and Australia featuring J-Live, Stephanie McKay, Steve Spacek, Supernatural, Diverse, Katie Noonan, Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), Adalita (Magic Dirt), Ru C.L, Hau (Koolism) and more...

“What's Happening” was Feature Album on Triple J in Sept 2007 and soon after was nominated for the prestigious J Award followed by another Aria nomination in 2008.

"What's Happening" was released worldwide on UK label BBE. Katalyst is in the esteemed company of artists such as J-Dilla, Jazzy Jeff, J-Live, Pete Rock and many more. The collaboration with Steve Spacek on the album was in Giles Peterson’s top 20 tracks for 2008.

Katalyst went on to form a group with Steve Spacek called Space Invadas. Steve Spacek, is the acclaimed voice behind the UK groundbreaking group Spacek. Championed by everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Mos Def. Has worked with the likes of J Dilla, Slum Village, Common and many more.

Key tastemakers around the globe championed the album. Giles Peterson on BBC1 in the UK, Garth Trinadad on KCRW in LA, Tyler Askew in NYC, Andrew Jervis (Ubiquity), San Fran, Nova in France to name a few. The album was nominated for an ARIA Award 2010 and has been signed and released internationally on BBE Records.

He has just released the 1st 2 singles from his new album to critical acclaim. Its is due for release in August this year and features a host of local and international talent. There are so many great songs on this new LP and we look forward to playing you more in the coming months.

Katalyst has also just finished a project is with Geoff Barrow from UK super group Portishead who he has worked closely with for some years now. They are label partners in Invada Records which operates in Australia and the UK. The project is a hip hop album called Quakers and features an all-star cast of 32 MCs, mainly from the US. Soon to be released on Stones Throw/ Invada Records. Katalyst has performed along side some of the biggest international acts to come to Australia, including The Roots, Jack Johnson, Jurassic 5, DJ Shadow, DJ Premier, Guru, The Black Eyed Peas, Mix Master Mike, Ben Harper, and many more...

Katalyst has played all the major Australian festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Homebake, The Falls Festivals, Good Vibrations, Groovin In The Moo, Southbound and more.

LPs Releases :
Katalyst – Deep Impressions
Space Invadas - Soul:Fi
What's Happening (BBE – released April 2008)
What's Happening (Invada Records – released Aug 2007)
Dusted – hip hop rare groove compilation
Agent Manipulated Remix LP
Manipulating Agent LP
Moonrock self titled Album

Remixes :
Anika -Yang Yang Stones Throw - Aug 2011
Old Man River Vs Katalyst Mixtape 2010
OC – “Times Up”
The Beautiful Girls “Thought About You” Katalyst Remix
McKay - “Jackson Ave” Katalyst Remix
Ugly Duckling - “Slow The Flow” Katalyst Remix
McKay - “Tell It Like It Is” Katalyst Remix
Motown Remixed - The Undisputed Truth - “Smiling Faces Sometimes” Katalyst Remix
Dynamo Productions “Casbah” Katalyst remix (Unique)
Vassy - “Cover You In Kisses” Katalyst Remix
Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) “Combustible”
Machine Gun Fellatio - “Horny Blonde 40”, remixed by Ashley Anderson & Geoff Barrow
Rockmelons – “Game Tight”

Compilations :
Ministry Of Sound Chill Out Sessions
Brownswood Bubblers vol 3
Like A Version
Good Vibrations 2008
Motown Remixed
The Best of Cafe Del Mar Cafe Del Mar Volume 6
Dope on Plastic Volume 3
Splendour in the Grass
Home and Hosed Volume 1
Sub Urban Files
Vibes on a Summers Day
and many more...


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