SKULLCANDY, PUMA and KATALYST have joined forces with 2 amazing prize packs up for grabs. Enter the comp to win now! Winners will be announced via Facebook on 20 October 2011 so stay tuned.

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Sponsor Skull Candy
Guilty Simpson album Detroit's Son on Stones Throw Records

"Detroit's Son distils the essence of what made Ode To The Ghetto an underground classic. With the subject of life in the Motor City placed front and center, Guilty's uncompromising rhymes fit seamlessly with Katalyst's hard-hitting beats. The raps are every bit as gritty as on Ode or OJ, but there's also a little light relief on tracks such as "Smoking," probably about as close as Guilty will get to a summer anthem.

This is the Detroit MC on his best form, rapping over beats perfectly tailored to his rough baritone. Guilty Simpson has always been skillful at combining hardcore rap with thought-provoking observations about the world around him, and it’s this talent that comes to the fore on Detroit's Son."
Text from Stones Throw

Released Sept 11, 2015


1. R.I.P.
2. Blunts In The Air, feat. Cysion
3. The D
4. Ghetto
5. Detroit's Son
6. Fractured, feat. Fat Ray
7. Radiation Burn
8. Money
9. Smoking, feat. Spacek
10. Rhyme 101
11. The Music
12. Beautiful Death
13. Blue Collar, feat. Elzhi
14. The Time Is Now
15. Dirty Glove, feat. Phat Kat
16. Say What?
17. Power Outage, feat. Spacek

Guilty Simpson album Detroit's Son on Stones Throw Records
Quakers project Geoff Barrow

Quakers is a hip-hop collective boasting 35 members which orbits around a core of three producers: Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst.

Fuzzface is better known as Portishead's Geoff Barrow, a long-time Stones Throw supporter in touch with Peanut Butter Wolf since championing the Jaylib album back in 2004. 7-Stu-7 is Portishead's engineer and in-house producer at Invada Records in the UK. Katalyst is one of the most respected producers in Australia and a partner in Invada Records.

Disillusioned with much of the hip-hop around them, the like-minded producers set out to create the type of rap record they'd want to listen to. That meant gathering one of the most varied arrays

of talent ever seen on a hip-hop record. Rather than just sending beats to the hottest names of the moment, the producers sought out genuine collaborators, regardless of whether they were legendary or simply stumbled upon around the world wide web. Invitations were sent out to golden era legends such as Prince Po and The Pharcyde's Booty Brown, indie rap titans such as Dead Prez and Phat Kat, and of course some of Stones Throw's finest: Aloe Blacc, Guilty Simpson, MED and newest signings Jonwayne and Dave Dub all make memorable contributions. There are also some lesser known talents present: Lyric Jones, Estee Nack & more hold it down with their more celebrated peers.

Released 2012


01 Intro
02 Big Cat [ft. Synato Watts]
03 Fitta Happier [ft. Guilty Simpson & MED]
04 Smoke [ft. Jonwayne]
05 The Lo
06 Russia With Love [ft. Coin Locker Kid]
07 What Chew Want [ft. Tone Tank]
08 Flapjacksmm
09 Jobless [ft. Quite Nyce]
10 Sidewinder [ft. Buff1]

11 Mummy [ft. Diverse]
12 Belly of the Beast [ft. Emilio Rojas]
13 Up the Rovers
14 The Turk [ft. King Magnetic]
15  There it Is [ft. the Champs]
16 RIP
17 I Like to Dance [ft. Krondon & General Steele]
18 Dark City Lights [ft. Frank Nitty]
19 The Beginning [ft. Coin Locker Kid]
20 Kreem
21 War Drums [ft. Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson]
22 R.A.I.D. [ft. Lyric Jones]
23 Fresh
24 Something Beautiful
25 Chicken Livers [ft. FC the Truth]
26 Rock My Soul [ft. Prince Po]
27 Lost and Found [ft. Estee Nack]
28 My Mantra [ft. Dave Dub]
29 Hunnypots of Beeswax
30 TV Dreaming [ft. Booty Brown]
31 Don’t Make it Worthless
32 Soul Power [ft. Dead Prez]
33 Glide
34 Get Live [ft. Coin Locker Kid]
35 Sign Language [ft. Aloe Blacc]
36 Earth Quaking [ft. Akil]
37 You're Gonna Be Sorry
38 Outlaw [ft. Deed]
39 The Tax Man [ft. Sareem Poems]
40 Chucky Balboa [ft. Silverust]
41 Oh Goodness [ft. Finale]


Katalyst Deep Impressions

Released 2011

Katalysts third and final album in the Katalyst trilogy was entitled Deep Impressions and released in 2011 on INVADA / BBE. Guests include Stephanie McKay, Bootie Brown (Pharcyde), Buff 1, Steve Spacek, Coin Locker Kid, Kween G, Jane Doe, Hau and Mr Clean. Again the album was met with critical acclaim both in Australia and abroad.



Katalyst - Whats Happening

Released 2007

In 2007 Katalyst released What's Happening enlisting guest vocalists from the US, the UK and Australia including J-Live, Stephanie McKay, Steve Spacek, Supernatural, Diverse, Katie Noonan, Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), Adalita (Magic Dirt), Hau (Koolism) and more. What's Happening was nominated for the prestigious J Award, followed by another ARIA nomination in 2008.



Katalyst - Manipulating Agent

Released 2002

In 2002 Katalyst released his debut album Manipulating Agent which received critical acclaim - receiving an ARIA nomination, also winning "Best Producer" and "Best Album" at the 2002 Australian DMA's. The album is predominantly an instrumental producer record.. featuring a couple of guest vocalists such as Gift of Gab.


Space Invadas - Soul:Fi Steve Spacek and Katalyst

Katalyst is the Sydney based producer Ashley Anderson of international acclaim. All of his solo releases have been nominated for ARIA Awards in Australia and there's a strong fan base established for his work worldwide. He also runs the Invada label in Australia with with Portishead's Geoff Barrow

Steve Spacek originates form London landed in Sydney via and LA. He has worked with the likes of J Dilla, Mos Def, Slum Village, Common and many more. He is likened to classic soul singers Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye and has been championed by everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Mos Def.

Entitled Soul:Fi the album features an impressive cameo cast of guest talent, including the likes of Detroit rappers Dank (Frank & Dank) and Buff 1, Australian soul divas Jade MacRae and Fantine and Australian Jamican RuCL. On Soul:Fi Space Invadas successfully create an innovative, unique, futuristic sound by fusing bonafide Soul and laid back Hip Hop.

1. Soul Transportation (Interlude)
2. Imaginist
3. Original (feat. Buff1 & RuCL)
4. Super Sweet
5. Soul Ship (Interlude)
6. Recognise
7. Life (feat. Jade Macrae)
8. See Em Hear Em
9. One Child (Interlude)
10. Listen
11. Closer
12. Rise
13. Ready or Not (Feat. Dank)
14. Give Me The Love
15. Check It Out (Interlude)
16. Done It Again
17. So Strong





Essential Mix Of Rare Groove & Hip Hop Joints

Released 2005

'Dusted' is a collection of sounds that have inspired Katalyst over the years. This is not a collection of rare songs that no-one has heard of, more a collection of tunes that have withstood the test of time. Put it on, kick back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Disc: 1
1. California Soul - Marlena Shaw
2. Let It All Hang Out [Pete Rock Remix] A.D.O.R.
3. Slow Down - Brand Nubian
4. I'm Your Mechanical Man - Jerry Butler
5. Satisfied - J-Live
6. Uprock This - Katalyst
7. I Need More Time - The Meters
8. Take Me Over - McKay
9. For What It's Worth - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
10. I Got The... - Labi Siffre
11. The Red - Jaylib
12. Message from the Soul Sisters, Pts. 1 & 2 - Myra Barnes
13. I Put a Spell on You - Nina Simone
14. Cry Baby Cry - Ramsey Lewis
15. Get Down - Nas
16. Charlies Theme - The Jimmy Entley Sound
17. Burn Hollywood Burn - Public Enemy

Disc: 2
1. I Chase the Devil - Max Romeo
2. Numbed in Moscow - Portishead
3. Cherrystones - Eugene McDaniels
4. 3 tha Hard Way - Bahamidia
5. We Live in Brooklyn - Roy Ayers
6. I Changed My Mind - Quannum
7. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
8. Home Is Where the Hatred Is - Gil Scott-Heron
9. Much Too Much (Mack a Mil) - Gang Starr
10. (It's Not the Express) It's the Jb's Monaurail, Pt. 1 - Fred Wesley & The New JB's
11. Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
12. Let the Music Talk - Katalyst & Ru.C.L.
13. Space Blues - The Shunters
14. Uzi (Pinky Ring) - Wu-Tang Clan
15. I Am the Black Gold of the Sun - Rotary Connection
16. Down with the King - Run-DMC