“Australian hip hop has a strong new voice”  Inpress Magazine

With his multicultural, multi-instrumental crossover of styles and distinct sound so rich in character, Pataphysics is pushing the boundaries of contemporary music in Australasia. With live shows carrying a deep groove element and extensive improvisation, Pataphysics is moving crowds with the unique vibe created & the riddim’s served having more character and depth than audiences have come to expect.

A Mercury prize Winning Song Writer for Speech Debelle (Ninja Tune). Pataphysics has crowds vibin’ with just a mic and his MPC. When Jammin’ with his crew/funk posse the live warm organic textures mixed with the dirty drums and electronic sub frequencies take it to the next level.

Ninja Trumpet

Feeling at home at a Hip Hop show or festival music has taken him all over Australia, culminating in performances in front of over 3,000 people at the Falls Festival and 20,000 at the Adelaide Fringe. Unpredictable live shows have seen Pataphysics perform, and collaborate, along side artists including: Dead Prez, Poirier (Ninja Tune), M-Phazes, Diafrix, Mista Savona, Joelistics (TZU), NFA, Curse ov Dialect, The Melodics, Barons of Tang, Pablo Discobar, 360 & Pez, Speech Debelle, Lotek, and Darktower (NZ) just to name a few.

With a hypnotic vocal flow, smooth tone, and insightful rhymes blended by time signatures and the English and Sri Lankan language, Pataphysics‘ lyricism deals with issues from local/international politics, the streets, dreaming, eastern philosophy and our existence. His Trumpet glistens in between the rhythm, with a tone reminiscent of Chet Baker, and at times and envelope filtered mono synth.

Pataphysics debut album ‘The Ology Unknown’ will be released in Australia in 2010, featuring Stic man (Dead Prez), Rob Swift (The X-Ecutioners), NFA (1200 Techniques), Braille (Lightheaded USA), Rashaan Ahmad (Crown City Rockers USA) among others. The first single off ‘The Ology Unknown’, ‘Cloaked Guerilla’ (streaming at the top of this profile) reached Triple J’s Unearthed #1 position June, with another of his songs, ‘Fuck Captain Cook’ sitting at number 2. ‘Over’ featuring Vida-Sunshyne is the second release from this highly anticipated album, departing from the more traditional perception of hip hop, into a soulful lounge/jazz piece, highlighting some of the finer poetry rap style that is building throughout Australia’s underground current (Release date 9.9.09)

Pataphysics independant underground Releases “X:Patriots” (2010) and “The Christmas Album, Episode 6:The third Space” (2007) has seen Nationwide Airplay from Triple J, SBS, FBi, PBS, RRR, and a host of community stations round the country as well as being played weekly on channel 31.

Pataphysics Live at Bar Open

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and you can check out a brief recent interview


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