a Jamaican-Australian MC from Melbourne (unconfirmed)
does shows with catalyst..
Went to U.K to record his record w/ Katalyst and Geoff(Portishead).
RuCL� a.k.a Rueben Campbell is one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Australia’s thriving Hip Hop scene. His talent is evident on every track of his debut album “Straight Down The Line”. Hailing from Melbourne with Jamaican/Australian heritage RuCL is a MC with truly universal appeal.
RuCL has been performing in various capacities for some time. Throughout the years he has built a reputation within the hip hop community, supporting international acts such as Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, Mad Professor, Lee Scratch Perry, Supernatural and DJ Craze and more.
RuCL has been making his presence felt in the underground scene since the early nineties. His first release being a track with the group ‘Mama’s Funk’ in 1995. Through the nineties RuCL has been honing his style through much live performance. His experience has been broad � with projects like Guerrilla Style Tactics (his self-funded EP) to live performances at festivals such as The Big Day Out, Homebake and Vibes on a Summers Day. In 1998 RuCL made a guest appearance on 1200 Techniques �Hard as Hell� album and video clip.
RuCL’s skills & musical background are evident in his diverse lyrical styles. He moves effortlessly between rugged hip hop vocals, Jamaican Dancehall (Sean Paul style), and soulful R&B. His exceptional talent was recognised by Invada Records who immediately signed him to their label after spotting him at an open mic session during UK duo Rodney P & Skits’ show in Melbourne.
RuCL’s has made numerous trips to Jamaica to visit family and friends over the years. In the nineties he studied music in Kingston at the Jamaican School Of Music. RuCL’s mother ‘Jigzie’ who is Jamaican born, has been a big influence in his musical upbringing and appears on two tracks on his album. His mother is a singer dancer, choreographer and is part of �Jamaica Irie� the educational stage show that tours schools. Rueben comes from a very creative family � his sister is a singer & dancer in large theatre productions and his late father was an renowned artist.
I performed after being pushed up on stage by friends at a Rodney P concert.
Luckily for me the graphic designer from Invada Records was at the concert.
He put me in contact with Katalyst. The rest is history.
Working with Katalyst is great, we are both on the same page allowing a good
connection and working relationship. I respect his work and he respects mine
as we’re both aiming for great results. Working with Katalyst and Geoff
Barrow has taught me about what’s involved running a record label, the
intricacies of the industry, and the thoughts and processes behind making an
album. It certainly gave me a great insight into the production side of the