TRANSIT BAR   //   7 Akuna St, Canberra City   //   02 6162 0899   //   Open 7 Days

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Full/Frequency & Transit Bar invite you to enjoy the deft styles of KATALYST, hot on the heels of the release of QUAKERS - his collaboration with Portishead's Geoff Barrow, out now on Stones Throw Records. A night of funk, soul, deep grooves, and more from some fine crate-digging company.

"Quakers is the best display of rapping I have heard in 2012. No question."Dylan Grier -





Producing since the mid nineties, Sydney based Ashley Anderson aka KATALYST, under then moniker of Moonrock, releasing a self titled album in early '98 to critical acclaim, and went on tocontribute tracks to the internationally renowned "Cafe Del Mar" and "Dope on Plastic" compilations.

May 2002 saw the release of the Katalyst's debut album 'Manipulating Agent'. The first release for INVADA Records, a label formed by himself and Geoff Barrow of Portishead fame, thealbum received much critical acclaim. Receiving an ARIA nomination, also winning "Best Producer" and "Best Album" at the 2002 Australian DMAs.

In 2007 Katalyst released the long awaited follow up album '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 (JJJ) followedby another ARIA nomination in 2008.

What's Happening was picked up for worldwide release by tastemaker label BBE Records in the UK. The collaboration with Steve Spacek on the album was in Giles Peterson’s top 20 tracksfor 2008. Katalyst went on to form a group with Spacek called Space Invadas. Their debut album Soul Fi received an ARIA nomination, and released in 2010 worldwide on INVADA / BBE Records.

His 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, SteveSpacek, Coin Locker Kid, Kween G, Jane Doe, Hau and Mr Clean. Again the album was met with critical acclaim both in Australia and abroad.

2012 sees Katalyst taking a new direction musically, starting with the release of QUAKERS on Stones Throw Records in March, to be followed later in the year by more beat orientatedprojects including Coin Locker Krew and more.

Quakers is a hip-hop collective currently boasting 35 members, which orbits around a core of three producers: Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst. FUZZFACE is better known as Portishead’s founder and producer Geoff Barrow. 7-STU-7 is Portishead’s engineer and in-house producer at Invada Records in the UK. Some of the 32 MCs on the record include Dead Prez, Phat Kat, GuiltySimpson, Prince Po and Booty Brown to name just a handful. Since the album's release, it has garnered stellar reviews from Okayplayer (91/100!) and Pitchfork.


KATALYST uprocks this at Transit Bar on Saturday May 5th, supported by Faux Real, Jemist, and more.

Presale tickets $15 inc. BF from Moshtix and Landspeed Records. Doors open at 8pm.




Transit Bar, one of Canberra's most popular bars and live entertainment venues. Three times AHA's best Live Entertainment Venue and an AHA National finalist for 2013.

Transit Bar supports Australian craft beer, pouring the finest draught this country has to offer by the pint or the bottle, with unique and seasonal limited editions available.

Transit Bar is ideal for a gourmet pizza, after work drinks, corporate functions, Christmas parties, birthday celebrations, social get togethers or that big night out.

TRANSIT BAR   //   7 Akuna St, Canberra City   //   02 6162 0899   //   Open 7 Days
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