THA KOJ (Vocals), DJVJ aka VOODOO DRED (Vocals, Production), MISTA MONK (Vocals, Production), MR. BIRDS (Vocals), BASSMAN (Bass, Production), AIRI I (Drums, Percussion, MPC), EVAN (Guitar)
– Culture Connect are a seven-piece live hip-hop outfit originally hailing from Darwin but now call Melbourne home. Featuring up to four MCs and a band made up of bass, guitar, drums, and samples via MPC and keyboard, the crew bring a dynamic live show that is renowned to get the crowd amped up and dancing while still delivering food for thought. Over the last eight years theyve played events as diverse as the Darwin and Adelaide festivals, Federation Centenary celebrations, on Channel V as part of their Leg-Up comp, supporting The Herd on the east-coast leg of their tour. Recording wise, the culture crew has done live shows for Triple Js breakfast show, Live at the Wireless, had their track Check 1,2 added to high rotation, and recorded for SBS as part of their Whatever program. Culture Connect have released their debut EP Natural Intelligence independently (check your local hip-hop specialists), from which a film-clip is about to be released. The crews debut album is in the works and will feature a number of special guests including TZU, The Herd, Elf Tranzporter, Sista Native, Impossible Odds and Tribal SUNS.
I’ve known these boys and their music for years and they are the sort of group Australia has to hear to appreciate. Culture Connect offer the balance much needed in this scene. As for the this particular tune. Beautiful. Melodic rhymes. Musical approach. Creative and insightful lyrics. For real – what more could you ask for??? Judging by the love left on here – these boys should be getting out more. Thumbs up! – HAU