Facebook brings word that Canberra’s leading hip hop exports, Koolism, are launching their new album at Transit.
KOOLISM are back, this time with the launch of their new album THE ‘UMU. This new record has already received momentous amounts of praise and we are lucky enough at TRANSIT BAR, to be able to witness a grand performance of new and old work by DJ DANIELSAN and MC HAU.
Front man and lyricist Hau (Langomi-e-Hau Latukefu) uses his Tongan heritage to bring strong positive energy to the mix and has a reputation as one of the finest wordsmiths and freestyle MCs Australia has to offer.
Renowned DJ and producer Danielsan (Daniel J Elleson) is one of Australia’s top DJs and his production skills have seen him remixing tunes for Motown and Ministry. Respected for his own accomplishments, he is also found regularly filling the judges seat at notable DJ competitions (DMC).
Koolism’s 1998 release “Lift Ya Game” is tagged as one of the classics of Australian Hip Hop. Each new Koolism release follows in its footsteps and the movement of Hip Hop culture, and music to which they are dedicated and which supports them, continues to grow stronger.
Locally, Koolism are the definitive when it comes to any hip hop program, appearing on multiple home-grown compilations and performing at live events like the Big Day Out, Vibes On A Summer’s Day and Freaky Loops. Their genuine approach to music has also been recognised on a global scale, with invitations to perform with some massive international artists, namely De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Jurassic 5, The Roots, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, Massive Attack, Kool Keith, X-Zibit, Black Eyed Peas, Jungle Brothers, Rock Steady Crew and Blackalicious to name a few.
The duo feature in Australian street press on a weekly basis and have received rave reviews in publications abroad such as Blast in Japan, the UK’s Muzik Mag and Hip Hop Connection, even the New York Times.
Transit bar welcomes the boys with open arms, as they come to offer us new music that we have been waiting 3 years to hear.
$10 entry before 10pm, $15 after.