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Guilty Simpson and Katalyst Australian Tour

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For years Guilty Simpson has been a rock on the Detroit hip-hop circuit alongside those such as J Dilla, Slum Village, Eminem (whom Guilty still calls “Marshall”) & D12, Obie Trice, Proof, Phat Kat and Black Milk. Since the early 00’s, Guilty has emerged as a sound to be reckoned and an MC to keep on your radar.

Sydney based Katalyst has been behind the scenes of the music industry for years, producing for others since the mid-90s; and every one of his solo releases has earnt him an ARIA nomination in Australia, establishing him with a strong fan base worldwide.

Detroit MC Guilty Simpson and Sydney DJ / Producer Katalyst first linked up to work on the Quakers album with Geoff Barrow for Stones Throw Records. It was a good match and not long after Stones Throw approached Katalyst to do more work with Guilty.

Since then, they have both been cooking up something special in the lab with a collaborative record, due for release in 2015. Whilst no-one knows for sure what exactly they’ve been working on, you can get a sneak peek if you grab a ticket to one of their shows on this national tour.

Song From Scratch: Chet Faker x GoldLink

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GoldLink describes himself as ‘Rick James meets Justin Timberlake (*NSYNC days) with Backstreet Boys and a little D12 and Tupac’. Interesting.

Chet Faker, on the other hand.. well you all should know how I feel about him.

Now, imagine the two in the studio together creating a song from scratch. Hit the link below to see the outcome.

Quantic: Magnetica

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Quantic aka Will Holland has made himself known as a tasteful producer of dance-floor gems.

His album, ‘Magnetica’, dropped in the US today and the title track proves that he hasn’t lost his touch.

Have a listen and get ready to feel the funk!

Artist Spotlight: Sean McCabe

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Sean McCabe creates beautiful hand lettering and typography designs, using motivational / life quotes. The complexity and creativity of his work almost makes it impossible to believe that a person can draw with such intricacy and accuracy.

NBA TV: The Dream Team Documentary

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An amazing and engaging hour-long documentary has been released this week following the most incredible team ever assembled: the 1992 United States Olympic basketball squad that participated at the games in Barcelona – the Dream Team.

If you’re a fan of basketball, you should most definitely watch this.